Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 22 - Utilities


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in Sector 22 - Utilities.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Sector 22 - Utilities consists of:

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Sector 22 - Utilities

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 550,680 100.00% $29.22 $30.48 $63,400 0.6 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 34,490 6.26% $52.01 $55.98 $116,430 1.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,490 0.27% (5) $88.13 $183,300 3.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 11,510 2.09% $52.82 $57.38 $119,360 1.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 0.01% $48.89 $53.10 $110,440 5.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,090 0.20% $46.95 $52.26 $108,700 2.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 880 0.16% $48.41 $52.48 $109,150 3.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 430 0.08% $50.98 $55.12 $114,650 3.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,800 0.33% $45.00 $47.05 $97,850 1.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,520 0.28% $53.64 $54.16 $112,650 1.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,620 0.48% $52.68 $56.23 $116,960 1.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 2,080 0.38% $49.60 $50.99 $106,060 1.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 410 0.07% $49.48 $51.52 $107,150 2.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 780 0.14% $46.07 $48.52 $100,920 2.3 %
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 290 0.05% $44.80 $47.24 $98,260 2.4 %
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 400 0.07% $51.45 $54.06 $112,440 2.4 %
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 260 0.05% $52.72 $53.27 $110,790 1.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 760 0.14% $47.05 $48.67 $101,230 1.9 %
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 4,250 0.77% $54.50 $57.07 $118,710 1.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 150 0.03% $60.42 $61.50 $127,920 2.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 160 0.03% $44.22 $50.46 $104,960 21.5 %
11-9161 Emergency Management Directors 320 0.06% $40.60 $40.47 $84,180 2.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 3,220 0.58% $50.89 $52.85 $109,930 2.6 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 39,450 7.16% $34.56 $35.23 $73,280 0.9 %
13-1021 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products 50 0.01% $42.00 $41.71 $86,760 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 260 0.05% $29.74 $35.09 $72,980 17.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 3,050 0.55% $31.62 $32.69 $68,000 1.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 170 0.03% $30.35 $30.99 $64,450 1.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers 2,020 0.37% $36.36 $36.28 $75,450 1.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 1,320 0.24% $35.77 $34.30 $71,350 1.5 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 1,600 0.29% $33.20 $33.69 $70,080 1.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 1,920 0.35% $36.99 $37.67 $78,350 1.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 5,910 1.07% $36.54 $37.43 $77,860 1.3 %
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 720 0.13% $31.56 $31.73 $66,000 1.9 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 3,220 0.58% $36.57 $35.87 $74,610 1.9 %
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 1,710 0.31% $34.56 $34.93 $72,660 1.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 7,710 1.40% $34.94 $35.57 $73,980 1.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 7,160 1.30% $32.27 $33.20 $69,060 0.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2031 Budget Analysts 350 0.06% $33.91 $34.61 $72,000 1.6 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 140 0.03% $31.02 $32.61 $67,830 2.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,350 0.25% $36.78 $38.82 $80,750 2.5 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 140 0.03% $37.88 $39.62 $82,410 2.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 570 0.10% $33.87 $34.99 $72,770 1.8 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 14,910 2.71% $37.51 $37.65 $78,300 1.2 %
15-1111 Computer and Information Research Scientists 30 0.01% $43.27 $44.12 $91,770 3.8 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 4,220 0.77% $40.00 $39.95 $83,100 1.6 %
15-1131 Computer Programmers 920 0.17% $35.35 $36.63 $76,180 1.7 %
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 1,570 0.29% $40.95 $40.23 $83,680 1.3 %
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 1,190 0.22% $44.21 $44.76 $93,100 1.7 %
15-1141 Database Administrators 470 0.09% $41.10 $39.96 $83,110 2.0 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 1,970 0.36% $35.66 $36.46 $75,840 1.5 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 2,380 0.43% $28.41 $29.14 $60,610 1.6 %
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 1,260 0.23% $36.99 $38.27 $79,610 2.3 %
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 420 0.08% $37.39 $38.03 $79,110 2.1 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 470 0.09% $33.25 $35.19 $73,200 2.7 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 49,600 9.01% $36.70 $37.91 $78,850 0.8 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 190 0.03% $28.16 $29.79 $61,970 1.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 280 0.05% $28.84 $29.63 $61,620 1.7 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 310 0.06% $51.06 $55.55 $115,550 4.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 2,420 0.44% $39.26 $39.70 $82,580 1.5 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 50 0.01% $40.74 $41.43 $86,160 4.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 15,760 2.86% $40.53 $41.19 $85,680 0.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 370 0.07% $39.87 $41.59 $86,500 2.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 670 0.12% $41.45 $41.25 $85,800 1.9 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 430 0.08% $40.27 $41.00 $85,280 2.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,140 0.21% $36.19 $36.22 $75,350 2.6 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 190 0.03% $35.87 $37.05 $77,060 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 1,280 0.23% $39.33 $41.02 $85,320 1.4 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 40 0.01% $36.65 $40.19 $83,600 10.7 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 6,790 1.23% $47.30 $47.96 $99,760 1.7 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 700 0.13% $44.72 $53.02 $110,270 5.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 1,810 0.33% $42.59 $42.53 $88,450 2.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 250 0.05% $27.72 $28.09 $58,430 1.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 2,200 0.40% $29.51 $29.92 $62,230 1.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 440 0.08% $32.21 $33.17 $68,990 6.6 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 140 0.03% $27.15 $27.10 $56,360 2.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 830 0.15% $27.86 $27.80 $57,820 1.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 8,260 1.50% $30.32 $29.98 $62,350 0.9 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 510 0.09% $30.88 $30.28 $62,990 1.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 260 0.05% $29.09 $29.76 $61,900 3.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 380 0.07% $24.92 $25.96 $53,990 4.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 200 0.04% $24.51 $23.96 $49,840 3.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 970 0.18% $30.70 $30.76 $63,980 1.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 2,640 0.48% $24.27 $24.96 $51,910 1.4 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 8,380 1.52% $34.07 $34.19 $71,110 1.3 %
19-1032 Foresters 230 0.04% $33.25 $32.79 $68,200 1.6 %
19-2012 Physicists 100 0.02% $39.66 $43.08 $89,610 5.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 600 0.11% $37.94 $37.90 $78,820 1.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 1,440 0.26% $40.16 $39.17 $81,460 2.3 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 90 0.02% $38.25 $41.03 $85,350 4.7 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 510 0.09% $40.23 $39.90 $82,990 1.8 %
19-3011 Economists 90 0.02% $44.44 $44.20 $91,940 3.0 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (8) (8) $28.49 $28.20 $58,660 6.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 970 0.18% $28.19 $28.03 $58,310 2.4 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 190 0.03% $33.02 $31.57 $65,670 5.9 %
19-4051 Nuclear Technicians 3,150 0.57% $33.21 $32.71 $68,040 2.1 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 480 0.09% $31.59 $30.60 $63,640 2.8 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 250 0.05% $26.50 $26.47 $55,060 2.6 %
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,350 0.25% $58.84 $62.88 $130,780 4.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 1,020 0.19% $69.79 $73.57 $153,030 4.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 280 0.05% $28.80 $30.29 $63,010 2.6 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 110 0.02% $31.06 $31.26 $65,010 4.9 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 40 0.01% $30.36 $29.22 $60,790 3.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 0.01% $35.43 $35.95 $74,770 9.5 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,960 0.36% $30.63 $31.36 $65,230 1.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 170 0.03% $25.03 $26.76 $55,670 3.3 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 50 0.01% $34.42 $33.60 $69,890 3.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 1,430 0.26% $30.30 $31.18 $64,850 1.9 %
27-3041 Editors 50 0.01% $32.18 $35.76 $74,390 10.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 160 0.03% $38.70 $38.25 $79,570 3.2 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 1,640 0.30% $35.00 $34.54 $71,830 1.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 50 0.01% $31.94 $32.55 $67,700 2.0 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,330 0.24% $36.15 $35.59 $74,030 0.8 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 230 0.04% $31.29 $29.95 $62,300 3.9 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 4,540 0.82% $22.86 $24.08 $50,080 2.9 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 270 0.05% $35.22 $36.22 $75,330 2.0 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 110 0.02% $28.84 $30.32 $63,070 4.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 3,690 0.67% $22.15 $22.89 $47,620 3.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other * 440 0.08% $21.42 $24.20 $50,340 6.6 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,120 0.57% $16.34 $17.10 $35,560 1.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 140 0.03% $26.32 $26.12 $54,320 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,330 0.24% $13.56 $14.57 $30,300 1.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 310 0.06% $13.27 $14.67 $30,510 7.4 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 1,270 0.23% $18.70 $19.21 $39,960 1.6 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 9,490 1.72% $26.30 $30.72 $63,900 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 100 0.02% $25.28 $24.52 $50,990 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 310 0.06% $37.79 $42.29 $87,970 4.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,760 0.32% $14.33 $14.29 $29,710 1.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 60 0.01% $11.72 $15.56 $32,360 12.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 590 0.11% $47.51 $54.19 $112,700 6.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2,260 0.41% $28.54 $32.32 $67,230 6.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 760 0.14% $36.32 $41.58 $86,480 6.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,440 0.44% $31.05 $32.67 $67,950 3.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 430 0.08% $33.62 $33.50 $69,670 1.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 120 0.02% $36.68 $53.65 $111,590 24.0 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 510 0.09% $18.46 $20.69 $43,030 8.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 108,140 19.64% $19.39 $20.79 $43,240 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 8,770 1.59% $29.96 $30.58 $63,600 1.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 100 0.02% $11.93 $17.61 $36,630 12.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 3,010 0.55% $19.01 $20.07 $41,740 1.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 3,180 0.58% $17.15 $17.57 $36,540 1.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 6,090 1.11% $17.92 $18.38 $38,220 1.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 740 0.13% $20.83 $20.87 $43,400 1.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 210 0.04% $23.01 $23.35 $48,560 2.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 110 0.02% $30.30 $27.55 $57,310 5.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 29,230 5.31% $18.43 $20.08 $41,770 1.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 250 0.05% $16.47 $16.87 $35,090 5.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 120 0.02% $20.08 $20.15 $41,910 2.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 260 0.05% $20.19 $20.56 $42,760 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 500 0.09% $12.56 $14.07 $29,270 5.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 190 0.03% $22.67 $22.22 $46,210 2.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 0.01% $14.46 $16.00 $33,290 4.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 3,400 0.62% $22.61 $23.84 $49,600 1.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 18,020 3.27% $18.36 $19.36 $40,270 0.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2,780 0.50% $25.66 $26.52 $55,170 1.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 270 0.05% $18.71 $19.51 $40,570 5.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4,170 0.76% $20.55 $19.96 $41,520 1.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 200 0.04% $22.35 $20.89 $43,460 3.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 7,800 1.42% $22.89 $23.58 $49,060 1.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 120 0.02% $27.27 $26.34 $54,800 6.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 6,690 1.21% $16.26 $16.50 $34,310 1.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 400 0.07% $29.95 $27.29 $56,760 3.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 220 0.04% $16.54 $16.97 $35,290 2.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 330 0.06% $29.80 $26.96 $56,080 2.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 250 0.05% $19.50 $18.90 $39,310 3.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 9,610 1.75% $16.72 $17.74 $36,910 1.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 0.01% $21.93 $23.57 $49,020 5.3 %
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 900 0.16% $19.34 $20.95 $43,570 2.3 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 270 0.05% $12.13 $13.00 $27,040 4.3 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 30 0.01% $20.83 $22.31 $46,400 7.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 130 0.02% $11.98 $11.70 $24,340 5.4 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 90 0.02% $11.27 $12.11 $25,190 8.2 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 32,140 5.84% $26.89 $26.67 $55,480 0.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 3,740 0.68% $34.47 $34.43 $71,620 1.2 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 160 0.03% $25.44 $26.06 $54,200 5.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 210 0.04% $26.07 $26.20 $54,500 4.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 50 0.01% $22.28 $22.61 $47,030 3.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 3,870 0.70% $21.00 $21.98 $45,710 3.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 3,580 0.65% $25.67 $25.54 $53,130 1.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 8,410 1.53% $29.00 $28.53 $59,350 1.1 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical (8) (8) $28.22 $27.26 $56,690 5.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 140 0.03% $28.75 $28.91 $60,140 4.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 1,050 0.19% $20.25 $20.13 $41,870 2.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 8,150 1.48% $26.09 $25.64 $53,330 1.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 320 0.06% $14.00 $14.01 $29,140 4.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 200 0.04% $15.30 $14.82 $30,830 4.3 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 100 0.02% $16.30 $19.26 $40,060 11.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 780 0.14% $32.50 $31.64 $65,800 2.1 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 390 0.07% $22.82 $23.63 $49,140 4.9 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 140 0.03% $15.36 $15.89 $33,050 5.1 %
47-4799 Construction and Related Workers, All Other* 210 0.04% $30.66 $28.77 $59,830 4.2 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 240 0.04% $26.69 $26.34 $54,790 5.0 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 110 0.02% $24.16 $24.19 $50,320 7.2 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 110 0.02% $17.89 $18.43 $38,330 7.2 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 146,720 26.64% $29.57 $29.00 $60,320 0.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 16,360 2.97% $36.68 $35.95 $74,770 0.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) (8) $31.44 $30.76 $63,980 10.5 %
49-2021 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairs 40 0.01% $31.22 $30.45 $63,330 7.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 290 0.05% $37.68 $35.31 $73,440 2.3 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) (8) $10.99 $16.36 $34,030 16.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 1,030 0.19% $32.06 $30.81 $64,080 2.3 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 17,850 3.24% $31.86 $31.38 $65,270 0.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (8) (8) $37.05 $36.87 $76,690 3.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 2,310 0.42% $26.77 $25.48 $52,990 1.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 2,780 0.50% $28.68 $27.45 $57,090 1.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 250 0.05% $27.80 $26.04 $54,170 6.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 20,810 3.78% $27.14 $26.61 $55,350 1.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 1,100 0.20% $26.20 $25.96 $54,000 2.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 1,450 0.26% $28.29 $26.08 $54,240 2.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 9,780 1.78% $27.53 $27.17 $56,510 1.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 770 0.14% $24.84 $25.68 $53,420 3.0 %
49-9044 Millwrights 100 0.02% $31.75 $31.09 $64,680 2.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 54,190 9.84% $29.94 $29.55 $61,470 0.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 990 0.18% $25.94 $26.66 $55,440 4.6 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 210 0.04% $30.12 $29.31 $60,970 2.5 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 9,620 1.75% $23.57 $23.83 $49,560 1.3 %
49-9096 Riggers 50 0.01% $32.38 $30.13 $62,680 6.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 3,360 0.61% $16.59 $16.93 $35,220 1.7 %
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 3,150 0.57% $27.53 $27.02 $56,200 2.2 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 82,200 14.93% $30.07 $29.85 $62,080 0.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 11,810 2.14% $37.88 $37.03 $77,010 1.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) (8) $17.53 $19.24 $40,030 9.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 760 0.14% $31.43 $29.83 $62,060 2.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 2,410 0.44% $29.64 $27.93 $58,100 1.5 %
51-8011 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators 4,320 0.78% $36.77 $37.50 $78,000 1.4 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 7,480 1.36% $32.70 $32.59 $67,780 0.8 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 30,430 5.53% $30.98 $30.60 $63,640 0.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 2,400 0.44% $27.91 $27.68 $57,580 2.0 %
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 12,550 2.28% $19.61 $20.58 $42,800 1.3 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 40 0.01% $30.12 $27.41 $57,020 5.5 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 5,170 0.94% $27.32 $27.74 $57,700 1.3 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 400 0.07% $27.45 $27.69 $57,590 3.0 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 820 0.15% $29.67 $30.71 $63,880 2.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,190 0.40% $26.68 $25.95 $53,970 2.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 560 0.10% $14.73 $17.17 $35,710 5.3 %
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 550 0.10% $18.05 $19.83 $41,250 8.4 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12,120 2.20% $22.46 $22.81 $47,440 1.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 0.04% $33.52 $31.43 $65,370 2.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 510 0.09% $32.34 $32.15 $66,860 3.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (8) (4) (4) $77,100 12.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 270 0.05% $11.71 $14.21 $29,550 9.6 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2,020 0.37% $22.93 $22.47 $46,740 2.8 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 350 0.06% $17.99 $18.59 $38,660 3.4 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 160 0.03% $25.79 $23.35 $48,560 6.7 %
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants (8) (8) $8.70 $9.53 $19,820 6.4 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other (8) (8) $21.31 $22.95 $47,730 7.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 60 0.01% $15.01 $18.31 $38,090 10.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 310 0.06% $27.91 $27.27 $56,730 2.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 1,030 0.19% $28.12 $28.29 $58,850 1.9 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 150 0.03% $25.83 $24.95 $51,900 2.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 900 0.16% $27.44 $25.32 $52,670 2.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,800 0.69% $15.90 $17.49 $36,380 2.1 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 970 0.18% $27.39 $28.72 $59,730 6.4 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 340 0.06% $21.96 $23.19 $48,220 4.3 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 100 0.02% $28.48 $27.73 $57,670 4.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 490 0.09% $28.74 $27.01 $56,190 2.4 %

About May 2010 National Industry-Specific 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) Estimate not released.




Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

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May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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