Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

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 Nashua, NH-MA 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 134,310 $17.76 $23.32 $48,510 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 8,440 $51.10 $56.51 $117,530 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 610 (5) $85.89 $178,650 4.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,460 $52.31 $58.93 $122,580 2.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 50 (4) (4) $16,430 3.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 460 $51.15 $54.58 $113,520 4.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 350 $60.34 $65.26 $135,740 4.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $41.90 $45.79 $95,250 5.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 990 $62.25 $65.60 $136,440 3.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 860 $47.99 $51.76 $107,660 4.4 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 90 $51.27 $56.54 $117,600 6.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 260 $45.42 $47.54 $98,880 2.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 150 $49.65 $50.05 $104,100 2.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 210 $45.80 $48.76 $101,420 8.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 140 $38.28 $37.62 $78,250 3.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 80 $24.88 $23.35 $48,570 9.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $78,980 2.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 $34.91 $39.81 $82,800 6.6 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 70 $41.95 $38.06 $79,150 8.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 470 $61.99 $63.60 $132,280 4.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $23.65 $24.21 $50,350 4.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 170 $37.05 $42.17 $87,720 5.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 230 $27.31 $28.48 $59,240 7.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $26.30 $26.55 $55,230 3.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,080 $55.28 $61.66 $128,260 4.1 %
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 6,310 $28.57 $30.17 $62,750 1.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 190 $24.39 $30.24 $62,900 10.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 450 $29.48 $30.11 $62,620 2.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $30.64 $30.91 $64,300 3.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1051 Cost Estimators 240 $28.69 $30.71 $63,880 3.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $22.45 $25.87 $53,810 6.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $26.82 $28.09 $58,430 3.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 120 $27.76 $29.57 $61,510 4.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 280 $25.63 $25.71 $53,480 6.5 %
13-1081 Logisticians 130 $33.83 $33.36 $69,380 1.6 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 50 $24.47 $23.55 $48,990 5.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,160 $29.42 $29.85 $62,080 2.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,150 $29.85 $30.24 $62,900 2.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $27.30 $36.18 $75,260 5.9 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 540 $23.09 $26.73 $55,610 10.7 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 40 $23.58 $22.78 $47,380 7.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 220 $22.38 $23.56 $49,000 8.0 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $24.35 $28.25 $58,750 6.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 320 $32.61 $34.29 $71,330 3.0 %
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 7,340 $41.50 $42.15 $87,680 2.2 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 40 $54.57 $53.04 $110,330 3.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 410 $27.23 $31.70 $65,940 5.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 2,670 $44.16 $45.08 $93,770 3.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 1,570 $50.58 $51.15 $106,390 2.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 640 $24.67 $25.63 $53,310 2.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 910 $42.17 $41.91 $87,170 2.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 370 $33.97 $33.84 $70,380 1.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 260 $38.06 $38.76 $80,630 3.0 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 250 $26.04 $30.78 $64,020 15.5 %
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 4,150 $33.90 $36.54 $76,000 2.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors (8) $29.18 $29.23 $60,800 5.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 $32.14 $35.95 $74,770 8.3 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 130 $40.05 $47.89 $99,610 12.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 740 $45.47 $47.08 $97,920 1.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 300 $45.18 $45.95 $95,570 2.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 510 $39.53 $39.71 $82,600 2.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 460 $39.72 $42.44 $88,280 2.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 460 $37.66 $38.43 $79,930 1.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $20.38 $20.36 $42,350 7.0 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 80 $28.76 $27.08 $56,330 4.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $26.80 $27.15 $56,480 5.7 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 120 $22.21 $23.55 $48,970 6.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 450 $25.24 $25.22 $52,470 1.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 180 $23.14 $23.41 $48,700 2.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 120 $22.50 $22.29 $46,370 3.3 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 190 $22.35 $23.18 $48,210 3.8 %
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 550 $30.73 $32.95 $68,530 3.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 30 $42.31 $41.44 $86,200 4.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 140 $28.90 $30.93 $64,340 3.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $31.59 $33.74 $70,170 4.2 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 50 $27.62 $29.12 $60,570 10.9 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 30 $17.41 $19.84 $41,270 13.9 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,250 $18.19 $19.50 $40,550 2.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 290 $22.72 $23.91 $49,720 4.2 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 40 $15.90 $15.17 $31,540 7.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 170 $19.47 $20.26 $42,140 5.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $14.25 $16.38 $34,080 13.9 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other (8) $17.59 $16.66 $34,660 14.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 140 $17.65 $18.44 $38,360 3.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $26.38 $27.23 $56,630 4.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $15.45 $15.54 $32,320 4.1 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 30 $14.00 $15.43 $32,090 4.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $26.58 $24.55 $51,060 4.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 90 $12.22 $12.72 $26,460 6.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $15.91 $16.49 $34,290 6.6 %
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 330 $22.80 $27.06 $56,290 6.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 150 $31.30 $37.46 $77,920 11.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 160 $18.15 $18.88 $39,260 7.8 %
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 9,320 $18.52 $19.82 $41,230 2.1 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $59,680 3.6 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $54,030 2.6 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 50 (4) (4) $47,530 3.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 790 $12.60 $12.74 $26,490 3.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 100 (4) (4) $47,570 3.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,690 (4) (4) $50,240 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,100 (4) (4) $48,930 1.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,070 (4) (4) $50,610 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 180 (4) (4) $51,070 3.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 140 (4) (4) $50,650 3.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $52,310 2.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 220 $24.53 $25.04 $52,090 5.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 820 (4) (4) $29,590 7.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $23.89 $24.42 $50,790 1.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $15.40 $16.37 $34,040 3.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $32.53 $31.26 $65,010 6.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,220 (4) (4) $26,480 1.7 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 50 $25.53 $26.05 $54,190 7.3 %
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 820 $20.32 $23.37 $48,610 4.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $12.14 $12.72 $26,450 4.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 160 $17.58 $19.70 $40,970 3.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $12.38 $15.78 $32,810 25.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $24.94 $26.92 $55,990 3.6 %
27-3041 Editors 90 $23.90 $25.96 $54,000 6.0 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 90 $39.31 $39.35 $81,850 2.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 30 $17.64 $21.64 $45,010 8.7 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $17.20 $19.15 $39,820 6.6 %
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 7,210 $30.05 $35.01 $72,810 5.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 80 (5) $87.01 $180,980 16.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $25.85 $26.74 $55,620 2.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (8) $55.96 $54.31 $112,960 3.4 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (8) $70.36 $67.64 $140,680 4.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons 50 (5) (5) (5) 14.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 210 (5) $95.00 $197,600 9.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 90 $45.34 $44.98 $93,550 3.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,210 $28.77 $29.57 $61,500 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 120 $26.20 $27.85 $57,920 4.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 260 $32.01 $33.13 $68,910 3.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $26.02 $24.74 $51,450 4.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $30.04 $29.79 $61,970 3.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $38.67 $47.18 $98,140 18.4 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other (8) $29.38 $29.60 $61,570 4.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $26.53 $26.27 $54,640 2.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 280 $37.43 $36.35 $75,600 3.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $23.91 $24.06 $50,040 3.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $34.56 $33.48 $69,630 2.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $29.58 $28.76 $59,820 3.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 360 $15.12 $15.84 $32,940 4.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 270 $12.85 $13.33 $27,730 2.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 140 $14.64 $14.31 $29,750 3.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 360 $21.63 $21.72 $45,180 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 210 $14.53 $15.92 $33,120 3.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $16.77 $17.71 $36,840 4.3 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 100 $19.56 $20.13 $41,870 5.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 $36.94 $37.07 $77,110 4.7 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 110 $21.83 $23.96 $49,830 3.1 %
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 2,540 $13.75 $14.55 $30,270 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 360 $11.18 $11.21 $23,310 3.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,100 $12.78 $13.42 $27,900 2.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 50 $17.79 $19.71 $40,990 20.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 400 $19.30 $19.53 $40,630 3.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 300 $14.79 $14.94 $31,070 2.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $16.08 $17.28 $35,940 8.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $10.63 $10.96 $22,810 8.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 150 $14.78 $14.27 $29,670 4.7 %
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 1,940 $22.00 $22.02 $45,790 3.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 90 $36.95 $36.97 $76,890 1.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 110 $30.00 $30.46 $63,360 2.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 300 $22.88 $22.71 $47,240 2.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $32.85 $32.26 $67,090 3.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 560 $26.70 $25.47 $52,980 1.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 290 $15.72 $17.63 $36,680 5.3 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (8) $11.44 $11.83 $24,610 3.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 120 $13.48 $14.37 $29,900 3.8 %
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 10,420 $9.39 $10.71 $22,270 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 210 $19.05 $20.81 $43,280 10.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 750 $16.72 $17.00 $35,360 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 590 $8.60 $8.84 $18,390 3.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $12.92 $12.87 $26,780 3.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 890 $10.85 $11.33 $23,560 4.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 230 $10.50 $10.73 $22,330 5.3 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) $11.82 $12.33 $25,640 5.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 510 $9.18 $9.88 $20,550 3.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 820 $8.97 $10.44 $21,710 5.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,210 $9.06 $9.50 $19,760 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 620 $8.79 $9.02 $18,750 4.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,950 $9.41 $10.41 $21,660 5.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 240 $9.07 $9.57 $19,900 5.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 160 $8.33 $9.71 $20,200 5.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 610 $8.65 $8.79 $18,270 3.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 270 $8.90 $9.39 $19,540 4.5 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 50 $9.49 $10.53 $21,900 10.7 %
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 3,750 $12.00 $13.03 $27,100 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $19.54 $19.37 $40,300 2.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 210 $21.71 $21.68 $45,100 4.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,970 $11.61 $12.29 $25,550 3.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 500 $10.02 $10.21 $21,230 2.3 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other (8) $8.96 $10.06 $20,920 14.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 880 $13.09 $13.42 $27,910 2.5 %
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 2,940 $10.74 $11.99 $24,940 3.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $17.25 $17.72 $36,870 6.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $8.98 $9.73 $20,250 5.1 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 70 $9.05 $9.59 $19,950 7.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 140 $8.26 $8.63 $17,950 3.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 560 $12.25 $13.58 $28,250 7.0 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (8) $10.37 $10.23 $21,270 7.8 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 100 $12.96 $13.12 $27,300 10.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 460 $9.20 $9.21 $19,160 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 600 $11.16 $10.94 $22,760 3.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 360 $16.02 $16.35 $34,000 9.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 170 $11.45 $12.60 $26,220 3.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 $12.12 $13.14 $27,330 5.8 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 17,570 $13.27 $20.66 $42,980 6.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,560 $18.04 $20.77 $43,200 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 570 $40.79 $47.45 $98,700 7.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,800 $8.71 $9.11 $18,940 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 470 $13.70 $14.55 $30,260 5.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 220 $15.35 $16.49 $34,310 5.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,490 $11.20 $12.92 $26,880 2.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $22.34 $25.67 $53,390 7.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 $20.74 $24.57 $51,110 10.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 490 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3041 Travel Agents 80 $18.14 $18.21 $37,870 4.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 310 $21.40 $24.60 $51,180 7.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,560 $40.69 $52.87 $109,970 20.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,640 $27.43 $31.72 $65,970 5.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 70 $7.42 $8.09 $16,830 6.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 100 $15.62 $17.41 $36,220 9.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 220 $52.09 $48.27 $100,410 3.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 260 $18.71 $24.56 $51,090 9.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 360 $10.37 $12.67 $26,350 8.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 20,100 $15.49 $16.31 $33,930 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,550 $22.80 $23.47 $48,820 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 $12.69 $13.00 $27,040 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 170 $15.78 $15.88 $33,020 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 440 $16.69 $17.06 $35,490 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,500 $17.08 $17.74 $36,890 2.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $19.10 $18.99 $39,510 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 150 $14.68 $15.86 $32,980 7.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 420 $12.09 $12.07 $25,110 3.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 $15.87 $16.73 $34,800 2.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,990 $16.91 $16.94 $35,230 2.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $17.25 $17.59 $36,580 3.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $12.51 $12.62 $26,260 3.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 110 $10.74 $10.72 $22,290 2.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 100 $13.72 $13.83 $28,760 2.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 200 $10.08 $10.78 $22,420 2.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 60 $17.24 $17.65 $36,720 6.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 130 $15.58 $15.70 $32,660 4.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 120 $15.16 $15.53 $32,310 3.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $19.15 $19.80 $41,170 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,000 $12.93 $12.68 $26,370 2.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 230 $12.65 $13.56 $28,210 4.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $11.09 $10.83 $22,520 4.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 200 $17.71 $18.44 $38,350 1.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $20.61 $21.31 $44,330 4.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $23.47 $22.68 $47,170 3.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $25.26 $25.09 $52,180 1.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 390 $24.13 $22.80 $47,420 1.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 290 $23.45 $23.26 $48,380 4.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 420 $21.66 $22.33 $46,440 2.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 810 $14.52 $14.97 $31,150 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,740 $10.93 $11.92 $24,790 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $17.28 $16.59 $34,500 3.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 590 $22.91 $22.88 $47,600 1.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $16.19 $17.00 $35,370 6.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 470 $15.44 $15.99 $33,270 4.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,980 $15.31 $15.44 $32,110 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $19.30 $19.45 $40,450 3.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 180 $10.96 $11.90 $24,760 7.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $21.87 $21.86 $45,470 6.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $14.10 $13.80 $28,710 3.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,950 $15.41 $15.56 $32,370 1.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $17.18 $18.05 $37,540 2.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 640 $10.10 $11.26 $23,410 3.1 %
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 3,740 $19.80 $20.93 $43,530 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 470 $28.89 $29.98 $62,360 2.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $20.32 $20.38 $42,390 7.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 620 $19.23 $19.53 $40,610 4.4 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (8) $17.11 $17.48 $36,350 7.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 430 $15.58 $15.71 $32,670 3.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 240 $21.52 $21.67 $45,070 2.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $18.56 $19.19 $39,900 14.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 320 $20.48 $20.45 $42,540 10.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 $14.27 $14.66 $30,490 4.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 310 $23.69 $24.60 $51,170 5.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $19.17 $18.96 $39,440 6.3 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 80 $23.32 $25.34 $52,710 7.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $18.55 $19.13 $39,800 12.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $27.42 $26.99 $56,140 4.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 200 $16.62 $16.97 $35,310 3.8 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 50 $19.56 $20.46 $42,560 12.0 %
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 4,700 $19.72 $21.13 $43,940 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 410 $31.83 $32.46 $67,510 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 230 $16.90 $16.75 $34,850 4.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $23.00 $24.90 $51,800 13.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $24.62 $25.70 $53,460 4.9 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 150 $18.12 $19.51 $40,570 3.5 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $16.34 $17.79 $36,990 5.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 210 $17.38 $20.24 $42,100 11.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 780 $19.23 $20.13 $41,880 3.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 $21.09 $20.88 $43,430 2.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 80 $20.73 $21.25 $44,200 2.7 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $15.29 $14.11 $29,340 13.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $9.57 $10.61 $22,060 9.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 340 $22.46 $22.64 $47,100 2.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 300 $20.50 $21.83 $45,400 3.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 790 $18.81 $19.28 $40,100 1.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (8) $27.14 $27.47 $57,140 13.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 150 $26.11 $24.76 $51,500 16.8 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 30 $15.39 $17.71 $36,840 10.8 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 60 $19.70 $20.72 $43,090 4.6 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $13.09 $12.10 $25,170 5.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 200 $15.80 $15.18 $31,580 3.9 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 12,790 $15.15 $16.37 $34,050 1.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 910 $27.14 $27.80 $57,820 1.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 830 $15.40 $15.70 $32,660 2.5 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 550 $13.78 $14.56 $30,290 3.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $17.96 $18.39 $38,260 2.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 910 $13.85 $14.19 $29,510 4.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 1,030 $12.53 $13.97 $29,060 4.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 100 $11.57 $11.98 $24,920 4.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $17.70 $17.65 $36,710 2.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 500 $15.56 $15.69 $32,640 6.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $18.41 $18.54 $38,570 4.0 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $15.35 $14.82 $30,840 8.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 270 $14.66 $15.06 $31,320 2.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $13.20 $14.04 $29,200 3.7 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $15.98 $16.22 $33,740 4.7 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $18.27 $18.55 $38,580 4.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 520 $19.48 $19.56 $40,680 2.6 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal (8) $15.39 $15.11 $31,440 3.7 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 190 $12.58 $12.79 $26,610 3.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $13.56 $13.94 $29,000 5.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 $24.70 $24.32 $50,580 2.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 190 $21.88 $22.12 $46,010 3.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $14.20 $15.16 $31,540 4.7 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $17.39 $17.90 $37,230 1.9 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 60 $12.37 $13.52 $28,130 6.5 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 520 $11.94 $12.60 $26,220 2.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 50 $15.70 $16.22 $33,740 8.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $14.53 $15.21 $31,650 11.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 330 $18.92 $19.28 $40,100 3.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $9.89 $12.16 $25,280 10.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 100 $11.08 $11.03 $22,940 3.0 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $17.39 $17.37 $36,120 5.3 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.47 $13.49 $28,070 2.6 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 80 $14.04 $14.14 $29,400 2.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $20.91 $20.25 $42,120 3.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $21.45 $20.82 $43,310 3.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $12.28 $14.83 $30,840 10.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $12.39 $13.14 $27,330 5.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 830 $16.20 $17.10 $35,580 2.1 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $16.77 $18.81 $39,120 13.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 590 $11.87 $12.69 $26,400 6.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $15.42 $16.34 $33,990 3.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $10.88 $11.33 $23,580 5.1 %
51-9141 Semiconductor Processors (8) $14.90 $15.76 $32,790 6.8 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $15.83 $15.82 $32,900 2.9 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) $18.16 $18.28 $38,030 3.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $17.75 $19.65 $40,870 8.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 230 $12.60 $12.56 $26,120 3.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 910 $14.25 $14.62 $30,410 3.2 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8,080 $14.57 $17.93 $37,280 8.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $22.26 $22.50 $46,810 3.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $26.09 $25.50 $53,040 4.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 830 $12.90 $13.08 $27,220 6.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 610 $7.84 $10.33 $21,490 5.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,440 $19.03 $19.94 $41,470 3.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,050 $15.22 $16.36 $34,020 8.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 280 $10.68 $10.69 $22,230 6.1 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 70 $9.90 $11.03 $22,950 5.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 80 $9.15 $9.90 $20,590 6.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $14.35 $17.17 $35,710 15.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 370 $15.43 $15.14 $31,500 3.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 100 $10.62 $11.67 $24,270 5.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,130 $13.53 $13.95 $29,010 3.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 720 $9.70 $10.54 $21,920 5.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (8) $15.46 $15.46 $32,150 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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