Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwestern 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 Northwestern 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 Northwestern 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 120,200 $13.99 $16.75 $34,840 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 3,800 $34.52 $38.19 $79,440 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 140 $50.99 $53.99 $112,290 11.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,330 $35.46 $41.27 $85,850 3.7 %
11-1031 Legislators 80 (4) (4) $15,340 3.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 170 $21.90 $28.83 $59,960 8.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $30.50 $30.04 $62,490 4.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $51.13 $52.06 $108,280 5.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 $38.97 $39.50 $82,170 4.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 190 $41.20 $45.37 $94,370 4.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $37.31 $41.35 $86,020 5.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $39.67 $39.89 $82,970 3.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $34.77 $39.63 $82,430 9.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $25.96 $28.10 $58,450 8.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 290 (4) (4) $73,370 1.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 90 $37.27 $42.86 $89,140 9.0 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 30 $25.08 $29.27 $60,890 11.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $42.76 $45.25 $94,120 4.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 130 $19.90 $21.60 $44,920 8.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $17.86 $22.47 $46,730 14.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 170 $35.50 $40.23 $83,690 7.1 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 100 $26.12 $26.23 $54,570 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 40 $32.71 $30.41 $63,260 11.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $32.16 $32.23 $67,050 3.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 90 $33.99 $35.83 $74,520 4.0 %
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 3,160 $23.70 $26.15 $54,390 1.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $28.76 $29.58 $61,520 8.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 250 $21.99 $23.36 $48,580 2.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $30.73 $29.76 $61,900 6.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $22.07 $22.02 $45,800 3.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 210 $23.65 $25.04 $52,070 4.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $18.04 $20.03 $41,660 4.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $22.07 $23.11 $48,070 4.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 190 $22.98 $23.53 $48,950 2.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 180 $22.71 $23.41 $48,690 3.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 230 $37.55 $39.26 $81,660 5.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 60 $17.79 $25.59 $53,230 17.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 390 $23.57 $25.23 $52,470 2.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 650 $24.23 $26.89 $55,930 3.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 $20.50 $22.89 $47,620 6.5 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $32.24 $34.18 $71,090 5.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 $18.33 $24.93 $51,850 21.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 $36.91 $40.92 $85,110 22.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 170 $23.00 $24.78 $51,540 8.5 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $14.92 $17.87 $37,160 4.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 $23.09 $23.38 $48,620 5.2 %
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 1,210 $28.03 $30.88 $64,220 5.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $24.61 $24.59 $51,150 2.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 220 $30.84 $33.07 $68,780 6.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 70 $37.60 $39.72 $82,630 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 240 $17.57 $18.59 $38,670 2.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 230 $41.58 $40.83 $84,930 8.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $29.62 $32.34 $67,260 7.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 240 $26.74 $29.44 $61,230 6.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 100 $28.27 $32.14 $66,840 7.4 %
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 1,240 $28.34 $29.17 $60,680 2.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (8) $29.80 $27.94 $58,110 21.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $21.81 $23.91 $49,730 10.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $29.04 $30.42 $63,260 3.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $37.95 $37.07 $77,110 3.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 $28.53 $29.50 $61,370 3.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 150 $35.91 $36.20 $75,290 2.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 170 $33.91 $34.71 $72,200 2.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 30 $24.78 $25.15 $52,320 5.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $19.73 $19.95 $41,490 4.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $22.11 $22.57 $46,940 2.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 120 $24.57 $24.75 $51,470 6.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $14.96 $17.97 $37,370 7.5 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 30 $21.91 $23.59 $49,060 12.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $17.34 $17.97 $37,380 3.7 %
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 730 $22.68 $24.10 $50,130 3.5 %
19-1032 Foresters 30 $30.45 $28.21 $58,680 5.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $26.05 $24.78 $51,550 3.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $24.24 $23.85 $49,620 8.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $30.77 $30.92 $64,320 1.6 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 70 $25.10 $26.74 $55,630 6.1 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 50 $12.02 $12.27 $25,520 5.8 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 30 $18.32 $18.11 $37,660 2.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 $22.11 $21.76 $45,260 4.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) $27.22 $22.62 $47,050 28.7 %
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 1,800 $17.94 $18.65 $38,790 2.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $19.58 $19.19 $39,910 3.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 250 $22.70 $23.28 $48,420 1.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 150 $19.15 $20.33 $42,300 6.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 220 $14.84 $16.84 $35,020 4.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 230 $18.04 $18.76 $39,030 1.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $21.16 $21.78 $45,300 2.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 140 $17.70 $18.61 $38,710 2.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $17.24 $18.68 $38,850 4.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 120 $19.04 $19.77 $41,130 2.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 220 $13.51 $13.88 $28,860 2.3 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 60 $23.38 $23.45 $48,770 2.6 %
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 $18.86 $26.87 $55,890 14.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $39.82 $49.52 $103,000 11.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 170 $17.10 $17.80 $37,030 7.1 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 40 $15.74 $17.26 $35,910 2.6 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 9,650 $18.99 $19.00 $39,510 2.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $70,940 18.1 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $52,390 9.0 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $64,150 13.0 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $58,920 8.2 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $50,030 6.2 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $52,130 6.1 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $58,400 8.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $20.52 $20.50 $42,650 11.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 300 $11.47 $12.67 $26,360 9.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 170 (4) (4) $45,170 1.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,650 (4) (4) $43,510 1.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 870 (4) (4) $42,760 1.2 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $46,970 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,290 (4) (4) $44,100 1.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 210 (4) (4) $47,040 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 280 (4) (4) $42,550 2.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 110 (4) (4) $43,640 1.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 90 $21.83 $20.24 $42,090 18.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $17.04 $16.91 $35,160 12.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 1,230 (4) (4) $32,640 5.9 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators 50 $9.04 $10.24 $21,300 9.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 190 $22.52 $22.81 $47,440 2.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 150 $13.32 $13.90 $28,920 4.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $24.18 $26.14 $54,370 5.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,340 (4) (4) $17,950 2.6 %
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 1,150 $14.77 $18.12 $37,690 5.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $10.54 $10.77 $22,400 9.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $15.61 $17.41 $36,220 4.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 190 (4) (4) $26,820 16.3 %
27-2032 Choreographers 70 $18.50 $23.30 $48,470 13.4 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $13.43 $13.83 $28,760 5.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 200 $17.19 $19.82 $41,230 4.9 %
27-3041 Editors 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $17.61 $25.66 $53,370 25.3 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 60 $10.72 $13.05 $27,140 7.9 %
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 6,160 $24.36 $31.42 $65,350 6.5 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 (5) $92.80 $193,020 17.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $21.42 $21.99 $45,740 4.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 230 $54.74 $56.52 $117,550 5.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 $65.08 $68.75 $143,000 13.9 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) $66.55 $76.21 $158,530 8.1 %
29-1067 Surgeons 40 (5) $110.19 $229,190 18.4 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $110.73 $230,320 17.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $43.23 $39.72 $82,620 10.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,070 $26.94 $27.32 $56,830 4.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 120 $36.39 $36.13 $75,150 6.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 200 $35.16 $35.85 $74,560 3.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $27.12 $27.14 $56,460 2.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $28.84 $31.58 $65,700 4.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $34.36 $35.46 $73,750 16.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 120 $25.77 $25.93 $53,940 2.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $14.64 $15.68 $32,610 5.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $38.81 $35.91 $74,700 13.0 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (8) $27.42 $26.77 $55,670 2.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $31.64 $30.33 $63,080 3.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 140 $26.95 $26.85 $55,840 2.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 110 $15.90 $15.64 $32,530 2.4 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 50 $10.23 $10.21 $21,240 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 330 $11.55 $12.17 $25,300 3.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) $20.76 $20.84 $43,340 2.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $13.88 $14.15 $29,430 3.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 780 $17.83 $17.89 $37,210 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $15.69 $15.50 $32,250 3.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $17.98 $17.77 $36,950 1.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $14.04 $15.80 $32,860 5.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 70 $21.54 $23.29 $48,440 4.2 %
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 3,360 $10.73 $11.53 $23,970 2.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 450 $8.95 $9.72 $20,220 4.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,700 $10.10 $10.35 $21,520 2.5 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 50 $27.36 $26.77 $55,680 7.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 100 $22.97 $21.93 $45,610 11.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $12.23 $14.09 $29,300 8.6 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 50 $15.07 $18.70 $38,900 7.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 230 $13.85 $13.83 $28,770 2.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 270 $12.23 $12.21 $25,400 4.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $14.15 $14.83 $30,850 3.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $9.35 $10.21 $21,240 4.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 170 $8.68 $8.76 $18,230 5.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) $12.82 $13.13 $27,320 2.4 %
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 3,130 $17.08 $18.71 $38,910 1.8 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 190 $21.73 $22.76 $47,350 2.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 110 $33.43 $34.61 $71,980 2.5 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $24.07 $22.97 $47,780 3.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 190 $16.02 $17.28 $35,950 4.4 %
33-3011 Bailiffs 60 $15.91 $15.62 $32,500 2.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 940 $16.27 $16.53 $34,390 2.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 200 $34.37 $33.59 $69,870 1.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 680 $18.61 $19.06 $39,640 2.0 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 60 $13.38 $13.18 $27,400 2.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 330 $12.47 $13.11 $27,280 3.5 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 $10.30 $10.41 $21,640 9.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 80 $8.40 $8.74 $18,170 4.3 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 160 $14.80 $16.76 $34,850 4.1 %
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 11,220 $8.15 $9.01 $18,740 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $18.18 $20.04 $41,680 6.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 860 $13.66 $14.61 $30,390 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 640 $8.29 $8.63 $17,950 6.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 360 $10.23 $10.73 $22,310 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 820 $10.15 $10.41 $21,660 5.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 90 $12.08 $12.18 $25,320 3.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 690 $8.58 $9.00 $18,720 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders (8) $7.75 $8.25 $17,150 6.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,680 $7.68 $8.00 $16,640 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 420 $7.55 $7.90 $16,430 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,330 $7.69 $8.11 $16,870 3.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $8.51 $8.60 $17,890 5.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 190 $7.93 $8.55 $17,780 3.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 670 $8.22 $8.27 $17,190 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 240 $7.70 $7.85 $16,340 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 4,100 $9.76 $10.75 $22,360 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $14.60 $14.69 $30,560 3.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 130 $17.31 $17.73 $36,870 4.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,570 $10.30 $10.89 $22,660 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,060 $7.98 $8.44 $17,550 2.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 40 $13.84 $15.68 $32,610 3.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,070 $10.38 $10.91 $22,690 5.5 %
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 3,440 $8.47 $10.01 $20,810 4.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $15.58 $17.07 $35,500 6.9 %
39-2011 Animal Trainers (8) $13.67 $16.80 $34,940 18.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $9.29 $9.88 $20,560 4.3 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $7.24 $7.33 $15,250 9.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 350 $7.68 $8.31 $17,270 3.2 %
39-4011 Embalmers 50 $24.61 $24.75 $51,470 11.6 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 80 $10.27 $9.93 $20,650 5.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 390 $10.68 $12.32 $25,620 11.3 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 90 $8.92 $10.22 $21,260 7.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 290 $8.85 $9.74 $20,270 2.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,220 $7.83 $8.14 $16,940 6.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $9.71 $11.84 $24,630 4.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 310 $9.30 $10.35 $21,520 4.3 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 70 $13.62 $13.09 $27,230 3.6 %
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 12,280 $9.51 $13.31 $27,680 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,140 $16.05 $17.12 $35,610 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $30.98 $39.25 $81,640 16.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,500 $7.96 $8.31 $17,280 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 290 $8.31 $10.14 $21,100 6.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 190 $11.82 $12.70 $26,420 5.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,800 $9.39 $10.53 $21,900 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 140 $15.33 $17.84 $37,110 10.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 300 $24.97 $25.17 $52,350 11.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 100 $21.15 $28.12 $58,480 17.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 390 $19.64 $21.53 $44,790 6.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $29.30 $44.73 $93,040 21.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 800 $27.46 $30.13 $62,670 6.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (8) $13.19 $11.98 $24,910 15.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 260 $14.29 $15.49 $32,220 4.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $25.16 $22.12 $46,000 9.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 17,720 $13.27 $14.16 $29,440 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,020 $20.55 $21.56 $44,840 2.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $11.86 $11.66 $24,240 3.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $13.37 $13.98 $29,070 4.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 270 $14.73 $15.29 $31,800 3.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,590 $15.17 $15.42 $32,070 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $15.83 $15.74 $32,730 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $18.61 $20.12 $41,850 8.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 620 $11.32 $11.42 $23,750 3.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 100 $14.34 $15.16 $31,520 2.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 720 $12.54 $13.48 $28,040 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 110 $15.58 $16.52 $34,370 1.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $9.28 $9.94 $20,680 2.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 330 $8.62 $8.92 $18,550 3.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $12.45 $12.46 $25,910 2.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 150 $10.87 $11.72 $24,370 8.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $14.63 $15.53 $32,300 5.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $13.01 $13.11 $27,270 6.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 160 $13.11 $13.89 $28,890 5.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $16.50 $17.15 $35,680 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 970 $10.89 $11.18 $23,260 2.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 40 $12.45 $12.04 $25,030 6.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other (8) $15.17 $15.90 $33,070 2.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 60 $14.78 $15.61 $32,460 7.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $11.35 $11.58 $24,100 6.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 260 $14.58 $14.79 $30,770 1.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 160 $18.94 $19.86 $41,310 6.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $13.85 $14.68 $30,540 5.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $25.26 $24.53 $51,020 1.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 380 $22.76 $22.16 $46,090 0.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 $11.92 $14.72 $30,620 1.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 240 $18.64 $19.34 $40,240 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 600 $12.68 $13.37 $27,810 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,460 $11.55 $12.32 $25,630 6.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 90 $16.82 $16.81 $34,970 2.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 520 $18.20 $18.85 $39,220 2.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $14.23 $14.82 $30,820 12.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 130 $12.18 $12.60 $26,200 3.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 730 $14.43 $14.71 $30,600 1.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $11.43 $12.09 $25,150 5.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 110 $14.07 $14.16 $29,450 6.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 200 $8.17 $9.29 $19,330 4.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,890 $12.24 $12.34 $25,670 1.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 150 $15.82 $15.44 $32,120 3.7 %
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 450 $12.07 $12.90 $26,840 4.3 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 30 $19.63 $22.21 $46,190 8.4 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 130 $11.60 $12.59 $26,180 7.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 120 $11.48 $11.59 $24,120 3.9 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (8) $11.02 $11.36 $23,630 10.4 %
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 5,890 $15.75 $16.89 $35,130 1.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 700 $19.99 $22.37 $46,540 3.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 130 $21.66 $20.96 $43,600 5.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,110 $16.43 $16.81 $34,970 2.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 70 $16.68 $16.33 $33,960 6.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 700 $11.40 $11.80 $24,540 2.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $14.25 $14.02 $29,150 2.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 540 $15.15 $15.79 $32,840 3.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 70 $15.04 $15.31 $31,840 3.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 310 $21.44 $21.19 $44,080 3.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $15.18 $15.84 $32,950 3.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 190 $14.62 $14.78 $30,740 3.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 90 $13.57 $14.17 $29,480 4.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 340 $17.80 $19.49 $40,540 4.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $14.81 $15.48 $32,190 4.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 90 $16.16 $16.90 $35,150 8.5 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 70 $14.95 $14.81 $30,800 5.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 270 $12.56 $12.11 $25,190 5.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 120 $12.51 $12.28 $25,550 6.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $11.56 $12.14 $25,240 3.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 140 $20.69 $27.56 $57,310 18.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 360 $16.04 $16.15 $33,600 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 5,500 $17.46 $18.30 $38,060 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 410 $26.08 $27.29 $56,760 2.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 110 $16.65 $18.11 $37,670 3.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $26.96 $25.85 $53,770 6.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 170 $19.05 $16.57 $34,460 17.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 630 $16.19 $15.86 $32,980 3.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 400 $16.73 $17.60 $36,600 5.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $16.79 $17.47 $36,330 3.8 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 80 $14.91 $14.54 $30,240 4.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $10.06 $10.98 $22,840 6.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 70 $20.65 $20.62 $42,900 4.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 280 $17.65 $18.07 $37,580 3.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 410 $21.33 $21.31 $44,330 3.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,480 $16.02 $16.12 $33,530 1.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 170 $17.60 $17.24 $35,850 3.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 170 $26.08 $23.30 $48,460 8.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 210 $19.47 $21.19 $44,070 9.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $9.33 $10.48 $21,790 10.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 160 $10.04 $11.45 $23,820 7.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 $15.20 $14.70 $30,570 14.3 %
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 12,960 $14.83 $15.61 $32,460 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 810 $23.77 $25.17 $52,350 2.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 240 $13.97 $14.31 $29,770 2.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 80 $16.87 $16.97 $35,290 6.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,070 $13.92 $14.48 $30,110 4.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 160 $10.33 $10.56 $21,970 3.8 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $8.95 $9.08 $18,880 3.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $15.12 $17.66 $36,720 14.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $14.55 $15.08 $31,360 3.4 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $8.87 $9.78 $20,340 7.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 220 $16.23 $16.21 $33,720 7.7 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 360 $13.45 $13.65 $28,390 6.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 280 $15.74 $14.89 $30,960 3.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $14.93 $15.67 $32,600 5.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 450 $17.24 $17.65 $36,700 3.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $15.81 $14.64 $30,450 6.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $18.50 $18.51 $38,500 4.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 100 $19.34 $19.80 $41,180 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 300 $17.88 $17.50 $36,400 5.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $18.59 $18.05 $37,540 5.9 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $13.70 $14.40 $29,950 4.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 50 $19.59 $19.06 $39,640 3.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 210 $12.57 $12.93 $26,890 3.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 260 $8.66 $8.91 $18,530 2.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 200 $9.13 $9.28 $19,290 3.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 280 $11.56 $11.35 $23,610 5.4 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $9.42 $10.21 $21,240 5.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 400 $13.31 $13.69 $28,480 2.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 120 $12.56 $12.57 $26,150 5.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 300 $13.92 $13.54 $28,160 2.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 190 $17.35 $17.55 $36,500 1.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $18.83 $18.25 $37,970 4.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $19.56 $18.57 $38,630 6.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $14.55 $14.52 $30,200 7.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $19.96 $20.02 $41,650 4.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 800 $15.90 $15.64 $32,540 3.9 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 60 $12.35 $13.45 $27,980 5.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 540 $14.71 $14.64 $30,460 8.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $13.84 $14.95 $31,090 3.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $10.09 $10.31 $21,450 5.4 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 80 $13.14 $13.35 $27,780 3.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 460 $10.99 $10.96 $22,800 2.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 670 $11.42 $13.21 $27,480 8.4 %
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 10,900 $13.56 $14.38 $29,920 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 190 $20.14 $20.61 $42,860 2.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 280 $23.75 $25.22 $52,460 3.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 920 $9.06 $11.74 $24,430 5.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 350 $16.64 $15.97 $33,210 8.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,320 $15.52 $16.97 $35,300 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 930 $16.37 $17.09 $35,540 8.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 220 $9.25 $9.65 $20,060 3.5 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 50 $9.48 $12.03 $25,020 4.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 90 $10.33 $10.85 $22,560 4.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $14.47 $15.56 $32,370 3.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $14.94 $15.43 $32,080 6.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 930 $12.59 $13.12 $27,300 3.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 240 $11.21 $11.78 $24,510 4.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,070 $11.17 $12.08 $25,130 3.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 590 $16.58 $15.64 $32,530 6.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,060 $10.90 $11.28 $23,460 4.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 210 $9.64 $10.78 $22,430 2.6 %

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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