Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwestern Washington 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 Southwestern Washington 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 Southwestern Washington 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 64,810 $15.59 $18.43 $38,330 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 1,790 $37.14 $40.04 $83,290 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $38.60 $47.92 $99,670 9.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 460 $40.03 $46.24 $96,180 5.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 50 (4) (4) $28,950 9.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $43.26 $55.01 $114,420 8.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $39.63 $37.11 $77,180 4.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 170 $37.16 $39.10 $81,320 6.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $47.22 $45.78 $95,220 5.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $88,360 1.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 30 $47.87 $50.67 $105,400 6.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $21.54 $24.68 $51,330 20.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 80 $41.83 $43.82 $91,140 7.7 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 70 $26.12 $27.08 $56,320 1.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 $17.27 $19.87 $41,330 13.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $30.17 $27.12 $56,410 8.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 30 $34.55 $36.35 $75,610 5.2 %
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 1,300 $25.17 $26.45 $55,010 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $21.37 $22.77 $47,370 8.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $27.74 $27.48 $57,160 5.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $28.39 $27.94 $58,110 4.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (8) $27.61 $27.83 $57,880 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists (8) $24.92 $23.62 $49,130 8.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 $23.72 $24.40 $50,750 1.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 170 $26.63 $28.20 $58,660 3.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 290 $28.46 $30.01 $62,420 5.0 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 $24.30 $27.09 $56,340 4.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 130 $20.62 $21.53 $44,780 6.8 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 100 $20.92 $21.07 $43,830 2.3 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 370 $25.20 $26.03 $54,150 2.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 30 $29.23 $28.55 $59,380 7.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 140 $18.18 $18.37 $38,210 3.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $32.11 $34.56 $71,880 5.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $29.76 $28.29 $58,840 3.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $26.97 $28.94 $60,200 4.1 %
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 560 $28.49 $30.04 $62,490 3.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $30.82 $28.85 $60,010 7.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 130 $30.71 $30.24 $62,890 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $43.74 $45.60 $94,850 4.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) $39.01 $37.55 $78,110 4.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $22.40 $22.57 $46,950 2.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $28.11 $28.41 $59,090 4.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $21.35 $20.78 $43,230 3.4 %
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 480 $25.10 $25.51 $53,070 2.3 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 40 $28.23 $28.94 $60,190 2.3 %
19-1032 Foresters 70 $25.23 $25.30 $52,620 3.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $26.88 $27.15 $56,480 4.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $31.81 $32.04 $66,640 2.0 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $29.17 $29.30 $60,950 5.6 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 70 $19.59 $19.63 $40,820 1.5 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 60 $15.28 $17.34 $36,070 2.5 %
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 1,550 $21.67 $21.49 $44,700 4.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $17.73 $18.02 $37,480 4.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $26.17 $26.36 $54,830 2.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $23.21 $24.15 $50,220 3.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 210 $21.86 $23.57 $49,020 23.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (8) $18.86 $19.48 $40,510 7.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 90 $20.53 $20.05 $41,710 3.2 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 150 $25.16 $24.64 $51,250 1.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $14.06 $16.07 $33,430 3.9 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 330 $25.89 $25.87 $53,810 2.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 280 $12.94 $13.68 $28,450 2.6 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 50 $18.06 $19.09 $39,700 10.7 %
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 450 $27.95 $31.55 $65,620 4.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 $29.47 $31.11 $64,710 5.7 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 70 $53.41 $53.08 $110,410 6.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $22.11 $21.43 $44,570 2.8 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 30 $21.55 $22.19 $46,160 3.8 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $19.73 $21.37 $44,440 6.9 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 40 $29.12 $29.01 $60,340 4.4 %
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 5,270 $19.25 $20.77 $43,210 1.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 210 $9.48 $11.73 $24,400 4.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $53,790 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 920 (4) (4) $54,090 1.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 370 (4) (4) $56,460 1.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 510 (4) (4) $57,000 1.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $57,300 1.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $52,760 2.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $51,350 3.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 120 $21.68 $22.71 $47,240 4.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $18.84 $19.61 $40,790 2.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 790 (4) (4) $36,790 6.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $26.25 $25.97 $54,010 3.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 120 $15.65 $16.21 $33,730 2.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $33.94 $32.20 $66,970 4.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,210 (4) (4) $27,600 1.6 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 110 $20.70 $20.88 $43,430 5.1 %
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 530 $15.39 $17.93 $37,300 2.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $10.92 $11.68 $24,290 5.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $17.23 $17.08 $35,520 4.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 210 (4) (4) $35,840 4.4 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $11.98 $12.16 $25,280 6.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $27.04 $25.82 $53,700 13.9 %
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 2,920 $27.11 $33.07 $68,790 4.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 $54.92 $63.33 $131,730 12.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 $53.25 $57.27 $119,120 8.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 30 $72.43 $68.63 $142,750 4.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 110 (5) $81.57 $169,660 6.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 970 $31.95 $32.27 $67,130 2.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 $35.39 $36.47 $75,860 3.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $28.04 $27.66 $57,540 2.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $34.64 $38.17 $79,390 15.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $29.00 $29.87 $62,120 3.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 80 $43.76 $41.82 $86,990 5.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 90 $27.02 $27.28 $56,730 4.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 180 $19.53 $20.42 $42,470 12.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 260 $17.12 $17.24 $35,870 3.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 70 $20.48 $20.61 $42,880 3.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 310 $19.01 $19.24 $40,020 2.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 50 $17.90 $19.22 $39,990 13.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $24.17 $25.85 $53,770 3.8 %
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 1,750 $12.65 $13.41 $27,890 4.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 210 $9.29 $9.39 $19,540 3.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 820 $11.74 $11.92 $24,800 5.6 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 30 $34.07 $30.66 $63,770 12.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 170 $18.23 $18.44 $38,360 4.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 210 $14.23 $14.50 $30,160 2.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $17.31 $17.75 $36,920 2.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $10.37 $11.00 $22,870 5.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 130 $14.80 $15.45 $32,130 2.3 %
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 2,650 $21.37 $21.88 $45,500 2.8 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $28.78 $29.66 $61,700 2.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $31.91 $34.35 $71,460 2.2 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $44.31 $42.43 $88,260 5.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 150 $29.03 $28.12 $58,500 4.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,180 $21.02 $21.14 $43,970 2.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $28.96 $29.82 $62,030 2.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 410 $26.92 $26.31 $54,720 2.8 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 70 $12.70 $13.55 $28,180 5.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 430 $11.58 $15.30 $31,820 11.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 120 $16.95 $18.81 $39,120 3.4 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6,360 $9.71 $11.35 $23,610 3.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $16.39 $18.28 $38,020 10.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 400 $15.33 $16.96 $35,270 6.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $10.11 $10.39 $21,610 4.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 330 $14.11 $14.50 $30,160 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 270 $10.68 $10.89 $22,660 3.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 110 $9.85 $10.31 $21,450 4.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 300 $9.59 $10.25 $21,320 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 400 $11.99 $12.24 $25,460 5.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,910 $9.12 $9.64 $20,040 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 660 $9.14 $9.35 $19,450 2.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 990 $13.96 $13.72 $28,540 5.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $10.26 $11.10 $23,080 6.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 160 $9.20 $9.43 $19,620 4.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 170 $9.34 $9.44 $19,640 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 70 $9.25 $9.45 $19,650 2.8 %
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 1,920 $12.04 $12.66 $26,330 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $21.03 $21.64 $45,010 5.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 980 $12.46 $12.47 $25,940 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 510 $9.87 $10.92 $22,720 5.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $11.87 $12.72 $26,460 2.3 %
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 1,960 $10.04 $11.63 $24,190 2.3 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 80 $21.27 $21.44 $44,600 5.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $20.81 $20.34 $42,300 6.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $9.26 $10.40 $21,640 9.4 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 210 $8.73 $10.29 $21,400 5.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 290 $9.51 $9.70 $20,180 2.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 370 $9.65 $10.36 $21,560 2.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 350 $10.85 $10.75 $22,370 2.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $12.43 $12.97 $26,970 8.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 100 $11.07 $12.34 $25,670 8.8 %
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 5,940 $11.11 $14.51 $30,190 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 570 $17.52 $19.98 $41,560 4.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 60 $33.25 $31.82 $66,180 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,080 $9.43 $11.13 $23,140 6.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 470 $9.63 $10.79 $22,450 4.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 80 $13.86 $15.25 $31,710 8.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,750 $10.65 $12.51 $26,010 3.4 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 $15.09 $16.08 $33,450 10.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 70 $25.76 $29.18 $60,690 11.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 80 $23.71 $26.42 $54,950 6.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 50 $24.01 $25.95 $53,980 12.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 $27.18 $29.37 $61,090 16.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 370 $24.51 $26.01 $54,090 4.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 30 $16.33 $18.00 $37,430 7.0 %
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 9,400 $14.48 $15.50 $32,250 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 570 $20.46 $22.66 $47,120 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 30 $16.47 $16.20 $33,690 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 80 $20.35 $19.19 $39,910 2.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 300 $14.53 $14.47 $30,090 3.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,190 $15.60 $15.94 $33,150 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $19.61 $19.52 $40,600 5.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $14.51 $15.14 $31,490 3.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 540 $11.56 $12.06 $25,090 4.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 260 $18.31 $19.03 $39,580 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 250 $14.55 $15.79 $32,850 3.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 $9.97 $11.51 $23,940 3.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 170 $9.42 $9.97 $20,730 3.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 90 $14.49 $14.91 $31,010 2.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 $10.94 $11.39 $23,680 4.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $13.66 $14.68 $30,540 3.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $13.75 $13.82 $28,740 3.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $13.40 $13.27 $27,610 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $18.66 $18.18 $37,820 4.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 390 $12.10 $12.51 $26,020 2.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 70 $15.72 $16.04 $33,360 4.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $21.18 $21.03 $43,740 3.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $20.76 $20.94 $43,550 6.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $19.49 $20.76 $43,180 3.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $24.94 $23.89 $49,690 1.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 $23.54 $22.64 $47,080 1.8 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $10.66 $12.68 $26,380 1.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 $21.41 $23.01 $47,870 9.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 180 $13.19 $13.52 $28,130 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 620 $11.76 $12.90 $26,840 2.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 210 $19.51 $20.23 $42,080 3.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 60 $18.77 $18.23 $37,930 7.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 340 $17.61 $17.90 $37,230 4.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 840 $15.00 $15.25 $31,720 1.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 80 $9.90 $12.06 $25,080 7.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 70 $14.10 $14.40 $29,950 6.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,390 $12.50 $13.13 $27,320 1.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $12.72 $12.70 $26,410 2.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 200 $13.87 $14.19 $29,510 4.2 %
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 1,370 $17.58 $17.68 $36,780 7.0 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 80 $30.72 $30.00 $62,400 4.9 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (8) $10.02 $15.29 $31,810 10.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $11.05 $11.28 $23,470 5.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 40 $9.87 $10.85 $22,560 4.0 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $16.48 $17.50 $36,390 17.5 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 330 $19.84 $19.98 $41,560 2.8 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other 230 $17.97 $17.60 $36,600 6.1 %
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 3,220 $19.63 $21.61 $44,940 3.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 340 $29.83 $31.25 $65,000 4.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 730 $16.79 $17.75 $36,920 4.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 50 $22.76 $24.65 $51,280 9.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 540 $14.66 $16.75 $34,840 7.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 260 $25.07 $25.84 $53,750 6.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $21.72 $22.42 $46,630 5.8 %
47-2082 Tapers 30 $18.20 $19.87 $41,330 13.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 300 $22.14 $24.11 $50,140 10.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 $18.59 $19.06 $39,630 12.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $15.80 $15.48 $32,200 8.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $15.17 $16.29 $33,890 6.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $33.81 $31.03 $64,540 5.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $28.33 $28.73 $59,760 3.6 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 40 $16.90 $17.20 $35,770 6.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 260 $20.97 $20.94 $43,550 2.2 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,030 $19.60 $20.95 $43,570 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 $32.05 $32.04 $66,640 3.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 30 $29.21 $28.67 $59,630 4.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $14.68 $15.72 $32,700 4.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 280 $17.50 $18.57 $38,620 4.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 310 $21.08 $21.74 $45,210 3.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 110 $21.99 $22.86 $47,550 4.2 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $17.79 $17.61 $36,630 4.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 130 $13.64 $14.12 $29,370 8.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $19.04 $21.16 $44,000 2.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $17.70 $18.08 $37,610 11.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 80 $19.08 $19.50 $40,560 5.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 760 $16.80 $17.71 $36,840 2.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $20.45 $20.97 $43,610 5.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights 160 $20.24 $22.36 $46,520 5.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $34.33 $32.80 $68,230 2.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $25.88 $24.45 $50,860 5.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 120 $13.39 $15.19 $31,600 6.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 30 $16.83 $17.17 $35,710 9.0 %
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 5,430 $15.38 $17.04 $35,450 3.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 280 $33.29 $31.89 $66,320 3.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 80 $17.05 $17.16 $35,690 6.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 540 $13.58 $15.70 $32,650 10.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 70 $11.88 $12.14 $25,250 3.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $10.73 $11.85 $24,640 2.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $11.83 $14.32 $29,790 4.1 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $9.52 $10.88 $22,630 5.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $12.25 $12.03 $25,010 6.3 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $11.80 $13.54 $28,170 20.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $16.72 $16.19 $33,670 2.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 $20.73 $19.41 $40,380 9.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 110 $18.88 $22.88 $47,580 9.3 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 80 $22.00 $22.89 $47,620 7.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 40 $12.19 $14.38 $29,910 13.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 70 $9.34 $10.11 $21,020 4.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 30 $12.95 $13.52 $28,120 9.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 610 $21.21 $19.87 $41,330 6.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $16.61 $16.63 $34,590 5.1 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 70 $35.02 $34.98 $72,750 2.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $22.59 $23.07 $47,980 3.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $14.66 $13.55 $28,190 9.2 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 30 $13.80 $15.14 $31,500 10.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $17.72 $17.44 $36,280 7.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 240 $18.57 $17.23 $35,840 8.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $9.76 $11.70 $24,330 9.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 70 $17.36 $19.45 $40,450 4.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 370 $18.55 $16.25 $33,790 10.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 30 $13.74 $15.28 $31,780 4.2 %
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 6,560 $15.32 $16.21 $33,720 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $21.93 $22.57 $46,940 6.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $26.95 $27.43 $57,060 3.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 260 $17.66 $18.02 $37,470 4.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 390 $16.00 $15.93 $33,140 1.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $13.96 $14.38 $29,900 11.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,500 $18.41 $19.04 $39,590 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 540 $14.07 $15.69 $32,640 5.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $12.71 $12.89 $26,800 5.4 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 50 $19.84 $18.74 $38,980 7.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 30 $9.53 $10.09 $20,990 2.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $29.73 $27.97 $58,190 4.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 580 $14.28 $15.44 $32,120 6.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $10.52 $11.15 $23,200 2.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,400 $11.86 $12.88 $26,790 2.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 340 $14.07 $14.46 $30,090 6.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 460 $9.42 $10.71 $22,280 5.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $18.20 $18.65 $38,800 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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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010

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