Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing


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 NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing.

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.

NAICS Industry 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing is part of: NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing.

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing:


NAICS 331400 - Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing

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 56,900 100.00% $18.48 $21.62 $44,970 0.9 %
Management 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)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,860 5.03% $48.56 $56.28 $117,060 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 200 0.35% (5) $91.27 $189,830 5.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 890 1.56% $55.93 $65.01 $135,210 2.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 200 0.35% $51.08 $55.77 $115,990 3.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 30 0.05% $39.95 $45.47 $94,580 7.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 0.16% $45.90 $48.92 $101,740 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 260 0.46% $46.69 $50.46 $104,950 2.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 630 1.11% $41.68 $44.12 $91,770 1.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 100 0.18% $39.64 $44.24 $92,030 6.7 %
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 0.07% $33.75 $34.96 $72,720 4.9 %
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 60 0.11% $44.52 $44.32 $92,180 2.3 %
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 200 0.35% $50.32 $54.65 $113,680 3.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 80 0.14% $48.20 $49.37 $102,700 2.8 %
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 1,320 2.32% $28.21 $29.22 $60,790 1.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 310 0.54% $25.70 $26.15 $54,400 1.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 30 0.05% $26.59 $26.39 $54,880 6.6 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 90 0.16% $27.71 $28.92 $60,150 2.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 30 0.05% $34.07 $33.80 $70,290 4.1 %
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 0.14% $28.88 $29.82 $62,030 2.5 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 40 0.07% $25.00 $26.17 $54,430 4.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 100 0.18% $28.07 $29.84 $62,060 3.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 510 0.90% $29.54 $30.34 $63,100 1.6 %
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 550 0.97% $28.98 $30.63 $63,700 2.6 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 40 0.07% $34.68 $36.64 $76,200 5.2 %
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 50 0.09% $37.70 $39.18 $81,500 2.9 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 160 0.28% $31.03 $32.64 $67,880 1.7 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 190 0.33% $22.07 $23.39 $48,650 3.1 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 40 0.07% $36.02 $38.82 $80,750 4.1 %
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 2,260 3.97% $31.51 $33.14 $68,930 2.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 0.12% $34.65 $34.85 $72,480 1.9 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 0.09% $35.26 $36.74 $76,420 6.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 580 1.02% $34.72 $35.90 $74,680 2.3 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 450 0.79% $37.04 $40.27 $83,770 6.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 230 0.40% $35.44 $36.26 $75,420 2.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 50 0.09% $36.37 $35.82 $74,510 3.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 250 0.44% $25.85 $26.27 $54,650 3.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 290 0.51% $23.67 $25.25 $52,510 3.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 0.09% $18.84 $19.24 $40,030 9.9 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 100 0.18% $22.53 $22.66 $47,120 2.7 %
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 430 0.76% $21.44 $23.99 $49,900 3.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 100 0.18% $27.87 $30.44 $63,320 2.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 210 0.37% $18.79 $19.14 $39,810 1.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 0.11% $20.58 $20.97 $43,620 2.9 %
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 40 0.07% $21.21 $22.75 $47,310 2.9 %
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 200 0.35% $29.43 $29.49 $61,340 1.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 170 0.30% $30.77 $30.55 $63,550 1.7 %
Protective Service 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)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 250 0.44% $13.76 $14.78 $30,740 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 220 0.39% $13.26 $13.38 $27,830 2.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 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)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 230 0.40% $13.13 $13.56 $28,210 2.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 230 0.40% $13.19 $13.62 $28,320 2.4 %
Sales and Related 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)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,290 2.27% $28.95 $33.31 $69,280 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 0.19% $41.45 $42.46 $88,320 3.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 0.12% $29.07 $34.04 $70,800 7.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,020 1.79% $27.91 $32.58 $67,770 3.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 0.09% $31.08 $36.73 $76,400 5.7 %
Office and Administrative Support 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)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 4,970 8.73% $17.10 $18.10 $37,650 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 310 0.54% $27.24 $28.24 $58,740 1.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 140 0.25% $16.75 $16.65 $34,620 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 480 0.84% $17.86 $18.22 $37,890 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 0.21% $18.24 $18.08 $37,600 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (8) (8) $15.77 $16.71 $34,750 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 480 0.84% $17.85 $18.44 $38,350 1.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 0.23% $18.94 $19.11 $39,740 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 130 0.23% $13.38 $13.37 $27,810 2.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 630 1.11% $20.55 $21.16 $44,010 2.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 890 1.56% $15.37 $15.83 $32,920 1.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 340 0.60% $14.21 $14.88 $30,950 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 0.09% $17.91 $17.89 $37,210 4.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 200 0.35% $20.63 $21.01 $43,690 4.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 290 0.51% $15.73 $16.08 $33,440 3.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (8) (8) $17.80 $17.74 $36,890 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 480 0.84% $15.28 $15.47 $32,170 1.9 %
Construction and Extraction 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)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,040 1.83% $23.22 $24.11 $50,150 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 60 0.11% $27.11 $29.61 $61,580 6.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 520 0.91% $22.84 $23.23 $48,320 2.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 0.09% $25.60 $24.39 $50,740 4.9 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 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)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,840 8.51% $21.57 $22.09 $45,940 1.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 460 0.81% $29.40 $29.94 $62,260 1.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 0.16% $25.49 $26.07 $54,240 3.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 60 0.11% $21.59 $22.38 $46,540 9.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 0.05% $23.85 $22.74 $47,300 3.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 30 0.05% $19.74 $19.40 $40,360 3.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,690 2.97% $21.71 $21.63 $45,000 2.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 300 0.53% $21.06 $20.47 $42,570 2.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights 400 0.70% $22.38 $24.08 $50,080 4.1 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons (8) (8) $20.37 $20.65 $42,960 2.6 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,660 2.92% $19.93 $19.98 $41,560 1.5 %
Production 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)
51-0000 Production Occupations 31,530 55.41% $17.17 $18.01 $37,460 1.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 2,710 4.76% $25.95 $27.23 $56,640 1.1 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 1,090 1.92% $15.04 $15.64 $32,530 2.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 100 0.18% $16.70 $17.37 $36,120 8.8 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (8) (8) $10.44 $11.10 $23,080 5.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,180 2.07% $12.69 $13.28 $27,610 2.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 240 0.42% $12.56 $14.14 $29,420 7.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 410 0.72% $17.27 $17.33 $36,040 2.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5,190 9.12% $15.99 $16.70 $34,730 2.1 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 540 0.95% $17.25 $18.84 $39,190 4.7 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,370 2.41% $17.91 $18.52 $38,510 2.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,180 2.07% $15.89 $15.86 $32,990 1.9 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 0.11% $16.72 $16.30 $33,910 2.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 550 0.97% $17.35 $17.65 $36,710 2.6 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 0.42% $16.79 $17.31 $36,010 2.9 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 290 0.51% $19.25 $19.32 $40,190 3.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,500 2.64% $19.03 $19.56 $40,690 2.0 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 2,470 4.34% $18.10 $18.38 $38,220 2.0 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal (8) (8) $16.14 $16.27 $33,850 2.0 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 80 0.14% (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 100 0.18% $18.41 $18.86 $39,220 5.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 420 0.74% $15.45 $15.56 $32,370 4.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,030 1.81% $17.79 $17.79 $37,010 4.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 470 0.83% $22.63 $22.12 $46,010 5.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 730 1.28% $17.58 $19.05 $39,620 4.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 0.12% $18.27 $18.32 $38,100 4.9 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 920 1.62% $15.42 $15.82 $32,900 5.2 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 0.46% $16.16 $16.11 $33,510 2.9 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 0.07% $17.67 $17.10 $35,570 4.2 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 860 1.51% $16.87 $18.05 $37,540 4.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 0.09% $30.13 $29.00 $60,310 5.0 %
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 0.12% $20.63 $20.85 $43,360 2.3 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 270 0.47% $21.69 $22.16 $46,080 3.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 300 0.53% $18.89 $18.46 $38,400 2.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 0.23% $19.21 $19.17 $39,880 4.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 90 0.16% $13.37 $13.85 $28,810 4.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 0.30% $14.92 $15.31 $31,850 3.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $17.51 $18.00 $37,440 7.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 0.19% $12.45 $12.44 $25,870 5.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 380 0.67% $17.06 $17.41 $36,220 3.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2,030 3.57% $16.94 $17.37 $36,120 1.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 560 0.98% $15.37 $15.33 $31,880 2.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 0.14% $17.44 $18.41 $38,290 6.0 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 50 0.09% $17.56 $17.29 $35,970 3.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,410 2.48% $14.68 $14.86 $30,920 3.1 %
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 430 0.76% $16.63 $16.93 $35,220 2.7 %
Transportation and Material Moving 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)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5,090 8.95% $15.51 $16.25 $33,800 1.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 0.35% $24.61 $25.24 $52,500 2.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 0.12% $26.63 $27.13 $56,420 3.1 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 170 0.30% $20.13 $20.51 $42,670 3.9 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30 0.05% $14.41 $13.54 $28,170 5.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 390 0.69% $18.14 $19.10 $39,730 3.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) (8) $18.00 $18.36 $38,200 4.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,500 2.64% $15.35 $15.75 $32,750 1.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 0.19% $12.72 $13.26 $27,580 8.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,810 3.18% $14.03 $14.64 $30,460 4.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 270 0.47% $15.34 $15.93 $33,130 4.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 350 0.62% $12.24 $13.55 $28,170 6.4 %

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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.




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