Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division



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 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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 the Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division (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 56,630 $16.54 $21.24 $44,180 2.0 %
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 2,600 $46.09 $53.35 $110,970 3.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 300 (5) $83.40 $173,470 5.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 520 $45.94 $54.59 $113,540 4.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 $45.33 $52.92 $110,080 7.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 $55.17 $59.45 $123,660 4.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 $36.18 $36.16 $75,220 5.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $50.32 $50.74 $105,540 3.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 $41.93 $45.45 $94,530 2.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $46.25 $49.15 $102,240 4.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $41.95 $50.76 $105,580 9.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 30 $45.51 $47.56 $98,930 5.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $94,620 4.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $60.52 $61.62 $128,160 4.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 80 $23.76 $23.57 $49,020 5.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 150 $41.44 $58.36 $121,390 25.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $20.45 $20.20 $42,020 14.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 140 $26.84 $29.81 $62,000 5.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 200 $51.34 $61.69 $128,310 8.1 %
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 2,030 $25.60 $28.23 $58,730 2.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $22.22 $23.89 $49,690 7.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $27.73 $28.87 $60,050 2.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $26.85 $30.32 $63,060 7.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $31.61 $33.56 $69,800 6.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 210 $20.42 $21.45 $44,620 4.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $24.99 $27.15 $56,470 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $23.33 $23.81 $49,520 8.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $18.21 $19.67 $40,900 15.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $42.01 $46.41 $96,530 11.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 290 $27.63 $29.24 $60,820 2.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 290 $28.79 $30.08 $62,560 3.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 80 $29.25 $32.43 $67,460 9.3 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 30 $24.05 $26.09 $54,270 2.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 $23.51 $25.68 $53,420 6.8 %
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 1,140 $35.28 $36.87 $76,680 4.1 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (8) $57.94 $57.13 $118,820 3.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 180 $22.32 $29.71 $61,800 20.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 160 $45.48 $46.52 $96,750 2.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 110 $47.10 $48.80 $101,500 9.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 210 $26.29 $27.38 $56,960 2.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 160 $39.16 $38.72 $80,540 3.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $33.90 $34.05 $70,820 2.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $30.26 $32.78 $68,180 7.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 90 $30.39 $33.47 $69,630 12.5 %
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 990 $32.21 $34.40 $71,540 1.8 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 30 $31.72 $33.26 $69,170 7.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $40.81 $40.64 $84,540 4.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 120 $40.95 $40.68 $84,610 4.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 80 $46.91 $47.11 $97,990 3.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 80 $27.72 $29.58 $61,520 7.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 120 $37.92 $39.67 $82,510 2.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $38.23 $38.70 $80,490 3.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 $35.02 $37.85 $78,720 9.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (8) $29.60 $33.35 $69,370 10.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $31.72 $31.14 $64,770 6.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 100 $21.62 $22.72 $47,260 3.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $21.87 $21.78 $45,310 5.6 %
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 400 $31.10 $33.97 $70,650 5.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $32.74 $37.89 $78,800 8.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 140 $37.09 $36.08 $75,040 5.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 30 $19.19 $20.34 $42,310 3.2 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (8) $15.93 $15.91 $33,090 3.5 %
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 1,620 $18.94 $21.11 $43,910 4.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 160 $33.64 $31.31 $65,120 9.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 210 $13.92 $15.46 $32,170 6.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 290 $17.13 $17.96 $37,350 3.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 340 $24.76 $24.18 $50,280 3.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 130 $20.61 $22.16 $46,100 5.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 260 $13.79 $17.76 $36,950 10.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $22.08 $20.27 $42,150 2.9 %
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 280 $26.04 $31.16 $64,800 14.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 $34.61 $42.36 $88,110 16.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 140 $17.70 $20.63 $42,900 11.6 %
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 3,630 $26.46 $26.51 $55,150 6.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 240 $13.86 $14.89 $30,980 3.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 130 (4) (4) $69,620 10.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 600 (4) (4) $66,010 7.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 640 (4) (4) $68,580 7.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 500 (4) (4) $72,410 8.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 200 (4) (4) $63,310 8.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 110 (4) (4) $70,510 6.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $71,120 6.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 60 $22.92 $25.54 $53,130 9.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 100 $18.61 $19.77 $41,130 6.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 30 $30.80 $31.17 $64,830 3.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 $17.41 $17.79 $37,010 2.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 820 (4) (4) $27,810 5.0 %
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 430 $24.09 $27.73 $57,680 5.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $15.32 $16.12 $33,530 11.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $21.30 $21.85 $45,440 4.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $23.63 $25.35 $52,720 4.4 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 3,870 $31.71 $36.30 $75,500 5.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 $66.32 $78.86 $164,030 24.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 100 $52.98 $56.95 $118,460 6.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100 $28.06 $52.11 $108,390 20.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,820 $33.29 $37.27 $77,520 8.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $30.65 $32.25 $67,070 3.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 130 $33.69 $32.69 $67,990 3.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $33.54 $33.23 $69,120 3.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (8) $30.73 $30.84 $64,150 4.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $17.67 $19.26 $40,050 9.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 100 $37.29 $35.06 $72,930 7.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 90 $12.57 $13.49 $28,060 2.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 330 $24.34 $24.11 $50,150 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 $15.78 $17.16 $35,690 4.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $18.19 $18.37 $38,210 2.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $36.90 $35.68 $74,220 5.6 %
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 1,620 $14.28 $14.89 $30,980 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 270 $11.94 $12.21 $25,400 2.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 700 $14.09 $14.38 $29,910 2.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $12.77 $13.32 $27,710 4.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 160 $18.22 $18.71 $38,910 6.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 220 $14.60 $15.22 $31,660 5.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $10.97 $12.24 $25,450 6.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $11.14 $12.21 $25,410 7.1 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 50 $18.74 $20.25 $42,120 5.1 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,090 $23.17 $21.02 $43,720 7.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $36.14 $37.23 $77,450 2.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 70 $31.65 $31.90 $66,350 2.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 200 $25.04 $24.59 $51,140 3.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 230 $25.91 $25.55 $53,130 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 310 $12.62 $13.24 $27,540 7.7 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 80 $10.23 $10.09 $20,990 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 4,640 $9.61 $10.87 $22,610 2.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 320 $15.54 $16.37 $34,060 5.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 140 $15.16 $15.13 $31,480 3.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 420 $12.00 $12.14 $25,250 5.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $12.23 $11.50 $23,930 11.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 640 $8.44 $9.10 $18,920 7.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 250 $9.11 $10.63 $22,100 6.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,120 $8.93 $9.24 $19,210 2.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 330 $9.09 $9.86 $20,500 6.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 630 $11.23 $11.90 $24,750 3.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $10.25 $10.60 $22,040 6.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $9.00 $9.43 $19,620 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 170 $10.34 $10.22 $21,260 3.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 160 $10.66 $10.57 $21,980 2.7 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,870 $12.34 $13.63 $28,350 4.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $17.14 $17.89 $37,210 6.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $19.69 $20.12 $41,850 7.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,150 $11.45 $12.95 $26,940 6.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 200 $9.67 $10.57 $21,990 5.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 230 $13.72 $13.86 $28,830 2.4 %
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 1,420 $11.51 $12.79 $26,600 2.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $17.15 $17.34 $36,060 3.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $9.56 $9.98 $20,750 4.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $12.60 $12.97 $26,970 4.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 260 $11.39 $11.95 $24,850 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 170 $12.03 $12.11 $25,180 3.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $18.51 $19.33 $40,210 11.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 220 $10.92 $12.37 $25,720 4.6 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $11.91 $12.26 $25,500 4.5 %
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 7,630 $11.36 $16.19 $33,680 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 790 $17.51 $20.07 $41,740 3.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $32.77 $36.85 $76,650 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,220 $8.94 $9.34 $19,430 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $10.82 $12.88 $26,780 9.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 150 $14.59 $16.21 $33,710 5.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,780 $10.53 $12.84 $26,700 3.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 50 $16.89 $19.40 $40,360 15.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 70 $16.33 $16.32 $33,940 4.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 250 $21.71 $23.88 $49,670 4.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 210 $44.78 $48.19 $100,250 9.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 590 $31.12 $31.00 $64,490 4.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 30 $13.21 $14.20 $29,540 11.5 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 30 $56.78 $53.65 $111,590 5.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 50 $16.92 $17.22 $35,820 2.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 30 $17.32 $18.96 $39,440 5.5 %
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 9,260 $15.57 $16.56 $34,430 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 580 $22.71 $23.74 $49,380 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $12.43 $12.97 $26,980 7.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 330 $15.68 $16.48 $34,280 4.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 280 $15.74 $16.31 $33,930 2.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 820 $19.04 $19.27 $40,090 3.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $18.03 $19.21 $39,950 3.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 260 $13.06 $13.37 $27,810 2.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) $15.93 $15.97 $33,220 2.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 710 $16.94 $17.97 $37,370 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $12.71 $13.20 $27,460 4.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) $17.89 $18.01 $37,460 2.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $11.81 $11.51 $23,930 9.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $16.12 $16.90 $35,160 4.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $18.21 $21.52 $44,770 9.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 440 $12.43 $13.05 $27,140 2.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 50 $17.28 $17.31 $36,010 5.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $14.41 $14.33 $29,810 4.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $17.56 $17.37 $36,120 3.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $25.25 $24.26 $50,470 3.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 180 $25.80 $24.79 $51,570 3.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $20.10 $21.83 $45,400 3.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 390 $14.92 $15.30 $31,820 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,270 $11.91 $12.96 $26,970 4.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $13.07 $13.85 $28,810 6.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 220 $23.34 $23.62 $49,130 2.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $14.70 $15.74 $32,740 6.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 540 $14.41 $15.06 $31,330 4.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 640 $15.35 $15.31 $31,840 1.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 30 $14.14 $14.64 $30,450 5.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 90 $13.99 $15.66 $32,570 10.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $14.40 $14.51 $30,180 3.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,090 $14.76 $15.56 $32,360 2.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 190 $11.32 $12.38 $25,750 5.8 %
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 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 1,800 $20.80 $22.85 $47,530 4.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 120 $29.96 $31.06 $64,610 3.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 460 $17.55 $20.16 $41,920 7.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 60 $21.78 $24.18 $50,290 6.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 90 $24.79 $25.01 $52,020 4.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 $38.50 $34.35 $71,440 15.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $29.28 $29.50 $61,350 6.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $19.04 $19.78 $41,130 6.2 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 300 $15.62 $16.93 $35,210 6.4 %
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 1,920 $20.91 $21.64 $45,010 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $30.84 $31.84 $66,230 2.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $20.19 $20.00 $41,590 7.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $29.34 $28.06 $58,350 4.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 30 $27.53 $28.93 $60,180 9.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 340 $18.21 $19.09 $39,700 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $22.16 $22.14 $46,050 3.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $18.73 $20.91 $43,490 4.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.10 $11.37 $23,640 8.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $26.25 $26.74 $55,620 3.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 110 $22.85 $23.44 $48,760 2.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 310 $18.22 $18.09 $37,620 3.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 40 $21.27 $20.93 $43,540 6.0 %
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 5,200 $13.93 $15.13 $31,470 3.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 350 $25.45 $26.09 $54,270 2.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 150 $14.31 $15.02 $31,240 3.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,000 $10.39 $12.20 $25,370 8.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 90 $12.01 $12.76 $26,530 4.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 150 $10.77 $11.72 $24,380 4.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 30 $17.46 $18.59 $38,670 7.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 160 $10.65 $11.77 $24,470 2.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 70 $19.52 $20.12 $41,840 4.4 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $17.75 $17.82 $37,070 4.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $17.59 $17.89 $37,210 3.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 $19.81 $19.87 $41,320 3.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.36 $15.28 $31,770 5.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 40 $18.49 $18.98 $39,480 4.7 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $13.92 $14.85 $30,890 6.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 180 $14.37 $17.62 $36,650 14.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 210 $9.67 $9.99 $20,790 3.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 280 $13.08 $12.65 $26,310 4.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $16.80 $17.66 $36,720 3.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 180 $11.37 $11.47 $23,850 3.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 200 $16.64 $17.67 $36,750 4.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $11.94 $14.06 $29,250 9.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $15.11 $16.39 $34,090 4.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 140 $11.30 $12.59 $26,180 5.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 90 $12.15 $12.80 $26,630 2.2 %
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 3,110 $13.93 $14.70 $30,580 3.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $19.90 $22.26 $46,310 5.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $27.00 $27.90 $58,020 8.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 40 $10.73 $12.22 $25,420 4.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 110 $15.56 $17.72 $36,850 9.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 390 $17.30 $18.20 $37,860 2.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 440 $12.16 $13.38 $27,830 3.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $10.87 $11.52 $23,960 5.4 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $9.37 $10.15 $21,100 8.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $9.07 $9.47 $19,700 6.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 130 $17.20 $17.59 $36,590 4.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 130 $11.06 $11.12 $23,120 3.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,000 $16.07 $14.96 $31,120 7.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 400 $9.15 $9.74 $20,260 4.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (8) $16.37 $16.44 $34,190 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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