Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

New Bedford, MA



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 New Bedford, MA, a metropolitan statistical area in 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 New Bedford, MA (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 63,420 $15.50 $19.66 $40,890 1.9 %
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 2,280 $42.51 $47.81 $99,450 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 120 (5) $81.70 $169,930 8.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 660 $39.32 $46.28 $96,260 3.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $59.51 $58.92 $122,560 5.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 110 $53.21 $65.72 $136,710 9.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $43.53 $45.71 $95,080 5.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $49.72 $52.40 $109,000 7.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 $50.60 $50.74 $105,540 7.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $42.83 $43.30 $90,070 4.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $41.53 $42.79 $89,010 2.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $20.02 $21.90 $45,540 8.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $85,900 3.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $60.62 $62.49 $129,980 7.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 $30.42 $32.78 $68,180 8.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $42.20 $43.59 $90,670 4.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 $23.26 $24.21 $50,360 6.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $39.30 $43.79 $91,080 10.5 %
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 1,470 $29.30 $30.05 $62,500 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $26.96 $25.68 $53,410 9.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $24.54 $25.78 $53,630 3.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $31.56 $31.33 $65,170 6.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 30 $35.30 $38.32 $79,700 5.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $28.90 $30.81 $64,080 11.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $19.20 $22.69 $47,200 8.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $28.05 $27.65 $57,510 6.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $20.32 $21.04 $43,750 7.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 130 $21.26 $23.19 $48,240 6.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $31.89 $37.74 $78,490 14.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 100 $22.87 $24.58 $51,130 4.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 370 $33.12 $35.22 $73,260 4.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $25.62 $22.72 $47,250 7.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 100 $34.71 $38.02 $79,080 8.3 %
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 400 $31.53 $31.85 $66,260 2.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $35.63 $38.32 $79,700 10.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $23.71 $24.93 $51,860 4.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $37.05 $37.53 $78,050 4.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $33.21 $33.68 $70,040 5.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $32.94 $33.56 $69,810 3.1 %
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 690 $30.45 $32.34 $67,270 6.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors (8) $24.39 $24.64 $51,240 2.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $35.87 $37.40 $77,790 4.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $38.05 $38.72 $80,530 5.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $42.28 $40.93 $85,140 4.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 110 $10.89 $14.09 $29,310 15.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $21.02 $21.41 $44,520 4.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 (8) (8) (8) (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 430 $25.21 $28.35 $58,960 8.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $21.92 $26.65 $55,430 10.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $24.04 $24.77 $51,530 11.3 %
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 1,830 $16.65 $20.44 $42,520 6.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 100 $26.56 $25.31 $52,640 9.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $17.63 $21.66 $45,050 13.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $18.90 $23.37 $48,620 7.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 70 $16.95 $17.73 $36,880 3.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 320 $33.32 $32.77 $68,160 4.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 410 $16.22 $19.12 $39,760 8.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $19.19 $19.62 $40,810 3.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 540 $11.49 $12.94 $26,910 4.1 %
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 230 $41.57 $43.95 $91,420 15.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $47.21 $51.40 $106,910 9.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $19.18 $19.93 $41,450 12.4 %
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 5,430 $27.04 $26.03 $54,140 3.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 330 $10.63 $11.48 $23,880 3.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 130 (4) (4) $48,800 4.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 540 (4) (4) $60,350 4.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 950 (4) (4) $64,000 3.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 860 (4) (4) $63,300 2.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 270 (4) (4) $66,220 4.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 160 (4) (4) $68,120 2.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 110 (4) (4) $63,170 2.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $66,530 3.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 50 $28.75 $26.91 $55,970 7.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 160 $17.37 $17.83 $37,080 7.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $29.12 $31.17 $64,830 5.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 $19.24 $18.99 $39,500 4.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $34.61 $30.55 $63,550 12.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 940 (4) (4) $26,980 5.9 %
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 610 $17.91 $21.46 $44,640 6.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $21.29 $22.40 $46,580 4.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 130 $13.40 $13.69 $28,470 4.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $23.51 $25.09 $52,190 4.7 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 4,460 $29.25 $33.02 $68,670 3.4 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (8) $25.42 $33.44 $69,550 11.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 (5) $98.61 $205,100 16.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 120 $50.25 $51.06 $106,210 3.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 (5) $101.04 $210,160 10.4 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 60 $69.76 $77.85 $161,920 7.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $45.99 $48.69 $101,270 8.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,500 $33.57 $33.21 $69,080 2.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 140 $36.99 $35.75 $74,350 2.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 190 $37.59 $37.88 $78,790 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $30.97 $32.30 $67,190 9.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $31.00 $33.01 $68,660 6.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (8) $28.29 $26.17 $54,430 17.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 150 $30.38 $29.78 $61,940 4.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 $17.84 $18.33 $38,130 5.1 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (8) $10.68 $11.50 $23,920 7.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 230 $13.02 $13.00 $27,040 3.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) $17.95 $19.19 $39,920 8.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $15.63 $15.89 $33,050 3.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 540 $22.47 $22.63 $47,070 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $13.16 $14.02 $29,160 3.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $17.26 $18.62 $38,720 7.0 %
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 $13.55 $14.80 $30,790 3.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 260 $13.45 $13.57 $28,230 3.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,220 $12.12 $12.43 $25,860 1.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants (8) $24.71 $24.46 $50,870 2.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 170 $25.66 $26.02 $54,110 2.8 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $16.37 $18.34 $38,150 15.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 120 $17.14 $15.82 $32,890 15.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 360 $13.96 $14.85 $30,890 3.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 $18.17 $17.71 $36,830 2.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $15.31 $15.39 $32,010 7.4 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,480 $22.55 $22.66 $47,120 4.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 90 $37.94 $38.05 $79,150 3.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 250 $23.61 $22.21 $46,200 6.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 410 $27.12 $27.25 $56,670 1.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 150 $12.14 $12.85 $26,730 6.3 %
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 6,540 $10.33 $11.61 $24,150 2.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 540 $14.34 $15.72 $32,710 5.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 200 $14.08 $13.76 $28,630 4.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 580 $11.75 $12.26 $25,500 4.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 570 $9.19 $9.86 $20,510 3.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 520 $10.68 $11.17 $23,220 4.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,600 $9.24 $9.95 $20,700 4.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 430 $9.14 $9.68 $20,130 3.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,250 $13.42 $13.25 $27,570 5.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $9.14 $10.21 $21,240 6.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 190 $9.13 $9.31 $19,360 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 80 $10.67 $10.94 $22,750 6.7 %
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 1,590 $12.40 $14.03 $29,170 3.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 $18.90 $20.12 $41,850 4.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $21.55 $23.96 $49,830 6.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 730 $13.12 $13.48 $28,040 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 240 $9.73 $10.27 $21,360 2.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $11.93 $14.56 $30,270 11.8 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 120 $13.31 $15.05 $31,300 3.6 %
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 1,270 $10.56 $12.69 $26,400 6.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $17.92 $20.36 $42,350 6.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 30 $11.45 $12.19 $25,360 10.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 220 $11.08 $16.49 $34,300 18.4 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (8) $14.56 $14.73 $30,640 11.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 240 $9.43 $9.97 $20,740 3.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 260 $10.53 $11.24 $23,370 7.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 90 $12.24 $15.22 $31,650 15.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $9.77 $10.49 $21,810 2.9 %
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 6,230 $9.74 $14.37 $29,880 4.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 600 $17.26 $18.27 $37,990 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 100 $32.61 $36.52 $75,960 7.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,170 $8.93 $9.36 $19,480 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $10.10 $11.05 $22,980 7.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 60 $14.13 $14.63 $30,420 6.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,150 $9.30 $11.04 $22,960 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 30 $17.25 $25.11 $52,240 26.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 160 $18.40 $21.40 $44,510 10.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 $42.36 $47.59 $98,980 22.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 400 $27.96 $31.33 $65,170 4.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $21.58 $20.91 $43,500 5.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 60 $13.02 $16.11 $33,510 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 10,220 $14.98 $15.96 $33,200 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 870 $22.05 $22.78 $47,380 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $13.03 $13.45 $27,970 2.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $17.84 $19.32 $40,190 3.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 260 $15.50 $16.05 $33,380 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 970 $15.35 $15.87 $33,020 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $18.58 $19.67 $40,920 4.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $15.56 $16.06 $33,410 4.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 390 $12.43 $12.69 $26,400 4.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $17.00 $17.32 $36,020 2.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 990 $14.23 $14.73 $30,640 3.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $9.67 $11.16 $23,220 4.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 40 $15.04 $14.90 $30,990 6.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $12.81 $13.15 $27,350 2.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 40 $16.20 $16.08 $33,450 4.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $13.23 $14.35 $29,840 5.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $18.18 $19.54 $40,650 3.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 440 $12.03 $12.54 $26,080 2.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other (8) $15.02 $16.97 $35,300 2.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $10.28 $12.07 $25,110 5.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $18.79 $18.25 $37,970 2.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $16.60 $17.30 $35,990 5.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $25.25 $24.17 $50,270 1.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 220 $25.27 $23.87 $49,650 2.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 $20.00 $20.66 $42,980 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 750 $11.88 $12.92 $26,880 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,080 $11.30 $12.88 $26,790 4.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (8) $17.40 $18.29 $38,050 2.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 490 $19.33 $19.74 $41,070 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $16.39 $17.45 $36,300 8.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 430 $14.99 $15.60 $32,440 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 530 $17.18 $17.60 $36,600 4.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $15.92 $16.58 $34,480 3.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 110 $17.68 $17.65 $36,700 4.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,240 $13.27 $13.86 $28,840 2.4 %
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 250 $9.61 $10.93 $22,740 5.0 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 120 $9.18 $9.57 $19,910 2.4 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 80 $9.73 $10.34 $21,510 3.5 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,230 $20.94 $21.79 $45,320 2.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 140 $28.33 $29.28 $60,910 3.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 110 $36.98 $31.64 $65,810 9.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 440 $23.57 $23.76 $49,410 4.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 70 $19.08 $20.12 $41,840 5.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 290 $22.64 $20.66 $42,970 7.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 170 $19.77 $20.82 $43,310 4.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 140 $18.88 $18.70 $38,900 2.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 120 $22.31 $21.85 $45,440 7.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $16.39 $16.08 $33,450 7.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $27.63 $26.73 $55,600 11.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 50 $15.98 $16.35 $34,010 5.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $26.78 $24.47 $50,890 8.5 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 90 $16.38 $18.29 $38,050 8.2 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $17.37 $19.12 $39,760 6.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 70 $12.97 $13.02 $27,090 4.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $24.88 $24.72 $51,420 4.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $17.14 $17.28 $35,940 3.4 %
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 1,880 $18.60 $19.56 $40,690 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $24.08 $25.63 $53,320 2.6 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $24.06 $21.60 $44,930 17.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 $17.22 $18.90 $39,310 7.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 280 $14.26 $15.41 $32,050 5.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 $18.29 $18.55 $38,580 6.0 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 120 $20.15 $19.96 $41,520 3.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 70 $18.92 $19.33 $40,200 3.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 80 $20.97 $22.95 $47,730 6.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 540 $18.07 $17.89 $37,220 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 $18.30 $20.13 $41,870 5.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 30 $16.48 $15.62 $32,500 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 6,450 $13.88 $15.01 $31,220 2.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 410 $24.92 $23.94 $49,790 2.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 130 $10.84 $11.24 $23,380 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 570 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 90 $10.91 $11.68 $24,290 4.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $11.05 $11.37 $23,660 1.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 180 $10.71 $11.10 $23,090 4.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 200 $19.62 $20.36 $42,340 7.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $15.22 $16.30 $33,890 2.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $11.82 $12.84 $26,720 6.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $14.63 $15.15 $31,500 4.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 220 $20.10 $19.31 $40,170 6.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $13.84 $13.81 $28,720 3.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $25.73 $25.45 $52,950 3.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 160 $16.87 $18.09 $37,620 7.0 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.70 $11.99 $24,940 7.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $15.90 $16.01 $33,310 6.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 250 $9.17 $9.57 $19,910 2.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 790 $14.45 $14.41 $29,980 4.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $18.66 $19.38 $40,310 3.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) $11.98 $12.61 $26,220 6.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $12.21 $12.36 $25,700 4.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 30 $21.55 $21.83 $45,410 7.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $17.04 $16.94 $35,240 6.1 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 40 $12.72 $13.05 $27,140 5.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $12.48 $12.52 $26,040 3.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 460 $12.75 $13.51 $28,090 4.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $10.82 $12.81 $26,640 8.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.08 $15.73 $32,730 8.2 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $17.42 $17.62 $36,640 6.4 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 130 $15.28 $16.31 $33,930 3.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 120 $12.66 $13.06 $27,150 3.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 70 $14.66 $14.83 $30,840 5.6 %
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 4,920 $14.36 $15.53 $32,290 3.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 100 $20.98 $21.71 $45,160 4.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $19.03 $21.34 $44,390 6.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 260 $14.53 $15.89 $33,050 13.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,070 $19.36 $20.00 $41,600 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 620 $11.88 $13.24 $27,540 5.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $11.27 $11.62 $24,160 2.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 30 $9.68 $10.21 $21,230 5.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 30 $36.82 $31.57 $65,670 12.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 140 $14.18 $15.10 $31,410 4.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 90 $13.08 $13.81 $28,720 9.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,330 $13.11 $13.49 $28,060 4.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 430 $9.84 $10.57 $21,980 3.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 30 $16.72 $16.86 $35,060 3.3 %

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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