Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Decatur, AL



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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Decatur, AL, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama.

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 XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Decatur, AL (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 51,670 2.0 % 1000.000 1.000 $14.23 $17.72 $36,850 2.6 %
Management Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,710 4.0 % 33.170 0.700 $37.51 $43.18 $89,820 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 25.3 % 1.105 0.514 $54.14 $69.33 $144,200 13.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 750 5.3 % 14.524 1.081 $36.98 $44.67 $92,910 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 30 15.4 % 0.673 1.302 (4) (4) $17,360 3.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 19.4 % 0.732 0.291 $41.20 $44.34 $92,230 7.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 90 15.6 % 1.780 0.472 $38.70 $45.72 $95,100 8.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 160 4.9 % 3.118 2.765 $45.04 $47.63 $99,070 4.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 13.8 % 1.496 0.993 $32.14 $36.92 $76,800 9.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 7.7 % 1.703 0.974 (4) (4) $80,760 2.6 %
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 60 9.4 % 1.235 0.898 $59.40 $59.16 $123,060 5.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 21.3 % 1.213 0.825 $21.01 $21.25 $44,210 4.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 60 13.8 % 1.173 0.527 $35.81 $39.18 $81,490 3.7 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,100 7.0 % 21.288 0.444 $25.17 $27.34 $56,860 3.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 11.3 % 2.208 1.030 $24.12 $24.82 $51,620 2.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 13.3 % 0.991 0.685 $25.26 $33.00 $68,640 10.0 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 120 5.6 % 2.245 0.683 $17.44 $20.10 $41,820 8.8 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 8.8 % 0.836 1.014 $41.82 $38.51 $80,100 4.6 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 90 6.0 % 1.757 1.095 $39.75 $35.91 $74,690 6.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 90 47.9 % 1.778 0.227 $29.91 $30.19 $62,800 4.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 230 10.1 % 4.532 0.537 $25.14 $25.57 $53,190 1.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 130 26.1 % 2.549 1.143 $23.37 $26.19 $54,480 9.6 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 250 8.8 % 4.896 0.189 $27.48 $28.93 $60,160 3.9 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 40 13.3 % 0.710 0.182 $26.59 $27.36 $56,910 5.7 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 60 17.7 % 1.184 0.452 $26.96 $27.37 $56,930 3.2 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 40 12.8 % 0.776 0.170 $19.16 $20.34 $42,310 3.8 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,100 4.3 % 21.322 1.175 $38.76 $36.61 $76,150 4.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 21.3 % 1.111 0.567 $29.54 $32.59 $67,780 3.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 17.5 % 1.316 1.124 $44.74 $41.78 $86,900 3.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 50 2.5 % 0.873 0.830 $43.24 $39.97 $83,130 2.3 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 10.2 % 0.815 4.428 $43.71 $42.43 $88,250 4.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 140 8.8 % 2.794 1.749 $41.83 $41.77 $86,880 2.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 200 7.3 % 3.859 2.092 $40.71 $39.96 $83,110 3.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 39.8 % 0.666 0.944 $16.89 $16.41 $34,130 19.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 40 1.9 % 0.811 0.698 $17.47 $18.15 $37,750 5.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 14.3 % 0.871 1.796 $29.02 $29.02 $60,360 7.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 37.6 % 0.764 1.803 $14.71 $18.15 $37,760 17.2 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 310 14.2 % 5.997 0.716 $28.21 $29.57 $61,510 4.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 3.5 % 0.648 1.008 $26.68 $28.10 $58,450 9.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 100 29.9 % 1.958 4.186 $24.82 $23.64 $49,180 4.8 %
Community and Social Service Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations 480 7.9 % 9.206 0.615 $17.02 $18.19 $37,830 5.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 70 9.9 % 1.424 0.733 $27.46 $27.69 $57,600 2.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 60 7.2 % 1.211 0.557 $20.82 $21.32 $44,350 2.3 %
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers 60 15.8 % 1.090 0.968 $19.64 $19.96 $41,520 3.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 90 18.7 % 1.657 1.756 $11.95 $13.42 $27,910 13.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 120 23.7 % 2.417 0.859 $12.07 $12.41 $25,810 2.6 %
Legal Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 110 20.2 % 2.191 0.281 $20.91 $28.67 $59,640 10.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 60 12.4 % 1.194 0.270 $28.07 $29.96 $62,310 10.7 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2,890 3.7 % 55.928 0.840 $22.27 $20.38 $42,400 3.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.61 $11.82 $24,580 3.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 20.5 % 3.445 2.526 (4) (4) $52,440 4.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 950 15.9 % 18.445 1.578 (4) (4) $49,420 1.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 230 35.6 % 4.389 0.852 (4) (4) $46,480 2.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 380 34.9 % 7.269 0.877 (4) (4) $48,690 2.2 %
25-2032 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 28.1 % 1.324 1.835 (4) (4) $54,980 2.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School* 100 22.7 % 1.997 1.118 (4) (4) $50,650 4.7 %
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 22.0 % 1.124 1.421 (4) (4) $48,260 2.4 %
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 34.5 % 1.167 1.049 (4) (4) $51,520 3.3 %
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 330 10.7 % 6.324 1.132 (4) (4) $20,550 4.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 6.1 % 1.312 1.125 $25.98 $25.17 $52,350 1.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 7.5 % 0.693 0.806 $9.17 $9.46 $19,670 5.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 310 7.7 % 6.073 0.618 (4) (4) $19,050 2.7 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 250 9.6 % 4.910 0.364 $12.20 $14.89 $30,970 5.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 30.1 % 0.832 2.210 $8.91 $9.20 $19,130 7.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 20.0 % 1.095 0.617 $18.25 $19.34 $40,240 6.3 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2,820 7.7 % 54.521 0.943 $20.43 $26.89 $55,930 4.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 140 12.2 % 2.680 1.271 $53.01 $52.46 $109,120 3.7 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) (8) (8) (8) $78.30 $83.71 $174,120 17.4 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 60 22.9 % 1.213 0.525 (5) $103.89 $216,080 16.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 980 8.3 % 18.929 0.906 $22.04 $24.71 $51,390 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 42.8 % 0.594 0.753 $28.20 $31.05 $64,580 6.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 30.0 % 0.801 0.565 $38.94 $39.98 $83,160 7.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 30 26.0 % 0.668 0.516 $23.15 $23.34 $48,550 3.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 14.2 % 1.699 1.380 $15.56 $15.07 $31,340 4.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 60 49.3 % 1.169 0.837 $19.48 $19.94 $41,470 5.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 16.6 % 0.662 1.587 $23.98 $23.69 $49,280 5.9 %
29-2037 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians* 120 18.8 % 2.264 1.328 $19.91 $20.09 $41,790 3.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 15.6 % 1.897 1.087 $12.47 $12.62 $26,250 3.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 180 8.1 % 3.387 1.291 $12.05 $12.37 $25,730 2.6 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 35.7 % 0.681 6.376 $15.91 $15.89 $33,050 3.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 30 8.7 % 0.654 0.901 $14.66 $14.51 $30,180 4.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 460 27.6 % 8.834 1.537 $16.49 $16.52 $34,370 4.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 60 14.1 % 1.070 0.772 $13.40 $13.36 $27,780 2.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 47.0 % 0.792 1.618 $13.82 $14.73 $30,630 15.2 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,350 15.9 % 26.190 0.840 $9.96 $11.21 $23,310 4.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 440 17.5 % 8.604 1.113 $8.59 $8.59 $17,860 2.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.98 $10.11 $21,030 2.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 25.8 % 1.051 2.025 $24.56 $24.34 $50,620 7.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 150 15.0 % 2.876 1.243 $15.64 $15.88 $33,030 6.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 120 15.1 % 2.390 0.581 $11.61 $11.76 $24,450 2.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.38 $8.49 $17,660 6.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 22.8 % 0.850 1.532 $10.85 $11.18 $23,250 3.3 %
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* 50 16.4 % 1.033 0.677 $11.22 $12.86 $26,740 4.4 %
Protective Service Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,280 9.9 % 24.744 0.987 $16.46 $16.78 $34,900 5.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 30 3.7 % 0.602 0.749 $28.54 $29.17 $60,660 2.1 %
33-2011 Firefighters 170 20.3 % 3.309 1.391 $20.92 $21.16 $44,020 4.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 190 0.0 % 3.586 0.996 $12.10 $12.98 $27,010 3.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 340 3.4 % 6.578 1.298 $19.09 $19.31 $40,170 1.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 420 28.5 % 8.041 1.015 $11.36 $12.95 $26,940 14.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4,150 4.4 % 80.241 0.925 $8.27 $8.70 $18,090 1.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 420 28.2 % 8.064 1.325 $10.92 $11.81 $24,570 3.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 320 16.8 % 6.108 1.478 $7.98 $8.23 $17,120 2.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 17.4 % 4.532 1.486 $8.48 $8.52 $17,720 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 320 24.5 % 6.106 0.861 $9.10 $9.40 $19,550 4.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.53 $8.44 $17,560 3.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 300 48.6 % 5.728 0.907 $8.72 $9.26 $19,260 4.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 90 38.2 % 1.763 0.452 $8.03 $7.98 $16,600 2.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,230 12.1 % 23.823 1.125 $7.91 $8.01 $16,650 1.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 880 21.4 % 17.075 0.967 $7.96 $8.00 $16,650 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 70 14.7 % 1.444 0.363 $8.41 $8.55 $17,780 3.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 31.8 % 3.342 1.291 $8.24 $8.28 $17,230 3.4 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,290 6.4 % 24.949 0.759 $10.25 $11.13 $23,140 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 18.8 % 0.900 0.663 $18.94 $18.59 $38,660 4.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 22.9 % 0.977 1.234 $15.90 $16.47 $34,260 5.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 590 7.6 % 11.507 0.710 $10.20 $10.29 $21,400 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 250 16.5 % 4.863 0.714 $8.66 $8.81 $18,320 3.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 110 41.5 % 2.119 4.310 $11.81 $12.66 $26,340 2.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 220 12.9 % 4.228 0.648 $11.11 $12.07 $25,100 6.8 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 900 11.2 % 17.377 0.645 $8.69 $9.84 $20,470 4.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 50 34.8 % 1.033 0.996 $10.50 $12.21 $25,400 9.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 34.6 % 0.962 0.905 $8.65 $8.90 $18,520 3.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.41 $8.29 $17,230 3.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 60 22.0 % 1.175 0.427 $10.41 $10.86 $22,590 14.1 %
39-9011 Childcare Workers 200 20.9 % 3.814 0.793 $7.96 $8.00 $16,650 3.1 %
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 240 32.9 % 4.676 0.866 $8.67 $8.85 $18,400 3.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 70 20.9 % 1.376 0.596 $12.97 $13.54 $28,160 8.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 35.1 % 1.024 1.984 $8.69 $8.84 $18,380 3.5 %
Sales and Related Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 5,550 4.6 % 107.383 1.016 $10.30 $13.70 $28,490 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 740 8.0 % 14.307 1.551 $14.97 $16.52 $34,370 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 14.4 % 1.688 0.878 $26.06 $29.77 $61,920 4.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,890 9.0 % 36.547 1.385 $8.41 $8.91 $18,530 3.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 150 15.6 % 2.806 0.860 $8.83 $9.67 $20,120 3.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 180 35.8 % 3.400 2.143 $13.61 $14.33 $29,800 13.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,540 8.8 % 29.851 0.913 $9.44 $11.10 $23,090 3.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 22.2 % 0.772 0.676 $16.71 $22.02 $45,800 27.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 21.0 % 2.440 0.973 $14.41 $18.92 $39,350 14.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 100 14.4 % 1.908 0.456 $20.47 $21.10 $43,880 5.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 550 8.0 % 10.683 0.993 $22.53 $26.80 $55,750 4.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 45.0 % 0.687 0.568 $11.66 $19.36 $40,270 23.7 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.15 $10.00 $20,790 3.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6,980 3.0 % 135.091 0.798 $12.81 $14.04 $29,200 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 520 6.9 % 9.990 0.934 $19.49 $22.12 $46,020 3.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 18.9 % 1.420 1.306 $10.50 $10.61 $22,060 2.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 80 16.9 % 1.552 0.493 $13.09 $13.58 $28,250 3.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 220 14.2 % 4.298 1.130 $13.40 $13.56 $28,210 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 630 9.2 % 12.240 0.929 $13.72 $14.27 $29,680 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 17.3 % 2.514 1.772 $13.13 $13.49 $28,050 4.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 10.6 % 0.693 1.196 $13.68 $14.82 $30,820 6.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 310 9.0 % 6.069 1.387 $10.32 $10.49 $21,810 3.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 100 4.0 % 1.966 2.023 $12.38 $13.09 $27,220 2.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 580 10.2 % 11.259 0.667 $12.61 $13.54 $28,160 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 50 13.8 % 1.061 1.134 $16.13 $16.29 $33,880 3.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 60 21.6 % 1.074 0.613 $8.59 $8.51 $17,690 4.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 80 11.0 % 1.643 1.020 $11.95 $14.33 $29,800 12.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 23.0 % 0.733 0.845 $8.56 $8.69 $18,070 3.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 180 21.1 % 3.404 2.382 $13.53 $13.81 $28,720 4.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 17.2 % 1.672 1.005 $16.05 $15.33 $31,880 3.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 14.4 % 1.099 0.931 $13.51 $14.82 $30,820 5.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 370 12.2 % 7.174 0.914 $9.80 $10.34 $21,500 2.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 4.2 % 0.929 1.208 $13.80 $14.19 $29,520 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 22.0 % 1.225 0.862 $14.58 $16.76 $34,860 8.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 0.0 % 3.000 1.173 $24.45 $23.42 $48,720 2.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 12.8 % 1.310 0.626 $17.82 $18.89 $39,290 4.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 270 6.9 % 5.310 0.981 $13.57 $14.44 $30,030 4.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 600 14.7 % 11.650 0.824 $9.95 $11.58 $24,100 3.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 27.7 % 0.776 1.484 $14.87 $16.36 $34,040 10.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 100 13.3 % 1.885 0.212 $18.84 $20.11 $41,820 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.93 $14.67 $30,510 7.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 100 34.8 % 1.935 0.497 $15.21 $15.42 $32,080 6.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 880 7.3 % 17.013 1.175 $13.79 $14.18 $29,500 1.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 29.0 % 0.997 0.577 $11.26 $12.08 $25,120 4.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 720 9.2 % 14.011 0.638 $9.48 $10.35 $21,530 1.9 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 70 10.0 % 1.297 0.404 $12.65 $15.44 $32,120 2.0 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,680 4.9 % 51.793 1.298 $17.26 $18.08 $37,610 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 410 13.2 % 7.873 2.109 $24.00 $24.36 $50,660 3.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 250 12.2 % 4.757 0.975 $15.39 $16.49 $34,310 4.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 32.5 % 1.192 1.075 $15.78 $16.01 $33,290 6.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 220 12.0 % 4.348 0.711 $10.42 $11.33 $23,570 9.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 240 10.7 % 4.592 1.744 $16.90 $17.00 $35,360 1.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 250 6.4 % 4.925 1.216 $20.48 $23.66 $49,200 9.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 18.2 % 0.687 0.460 $19.91 $19.36 $40,260 4.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 21.4 % 0.956 2.681 $15.53 $15.81 $32,880 2.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 140 29.9 % 2.709 0.960 $17.27 $18.27 $38,000 3.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 15.0 % 2.160 2.086 $16.70 $16.84 $35,040 2.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 120 6.7 % 2.398 5.213 $22.04 $21.92 $45,590 5.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 80 20.9 % 1.554 4.210 $11.64 $12.22 $25,420 5.2 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 110 8.8 % 2.044 3.589 $13.00 $13.29 $27,650 4.2 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 23.8 % 0.850 1.874 $10.26 $11.29 $23,490 6.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 3.3 % 0.762 1.085 $23.95 $22.86 $47,540 2.9 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,940 3.8 % 56.912 1.468 $20.50 $22.23 $46,230 4.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 6.1 % 5.318 1.625 $27.40 $30.03 $62,470 4.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 130 18.2 % 2.572 1.720 $23.93 $21.54 $44,800 7.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 30.2 % 0.902 0.884 $14.85 $15.10 $31,410 7.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 190 12.8 % 3.654 0.790 $15.13 $15.07 $31,350 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 12.3 % 2.812 1.604 $17.23 $17.69 $36,790 3.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 22.6 % 1.287 1.507 $17.60 $17.96 $37,350 2.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.74 $10.38 $21,600 6.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 70 32.0 % 1.268 0.718 $20.43 $21.17 $44,040 2.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 600 10.1 % 11.606 5.357 $29.53 $26.93 $56,010 5.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 23.5 % 0.610 1.116 $23.27 $19.71 $40,990 11.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 130 13.2 % 2.462 8.532 $20.47 $20.79 $43,240 3.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 40 36.6 % 0.780 0.939 $26.27 $26.02 $54,110 4.0 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 30 24.8 % 0.673 2.594 $16.95 $17.85 $37,120 9.9 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 510 4.9 % 9.852 1.028 $19.14 $20.56 $42,760 5.2 %
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 60 35.6 % 1.144 1.225 $12.95 $13.55 $28,190 11.5 %
Production Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 8,420 4.4 % 162.953 2.515 $15.19 $17.35 $36,080 3.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 470 7.1 % 9.092 2.081 $23.39 $26.59 $55,310 4.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 80 12.3 % 1.579 1.112 $13.89 $15.72 $32,700 6.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 6.7 % 0.890 1.422 $20.19 $19.08 $39,690 5.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 970 3.6 % 18.820 2.577 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-3011 Bakers 40 19.6 % 0.733 0.662 $8.99 $9.38 $19,520 4.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 34.5 % 1.064 1.074 $12.95 $13.26 $27,590 6.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 70 24.7 % 1.405 1.445 $15.40 $15.26 $31,740 4.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 49.3 % 0.780 1.300 $11.20 $11.95 $24,850 11.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 12.7 % 4.809 3.355 $14.53 $19.99 $41,590 13.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 40.8 % 0.728 2.258 $13.25 $14.48 $30,130 13.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 320 18.3 % 6.141 2.213 $15.48 $15.58 $32,400 7.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 400 5.3 % 7.776 3.145 $19.10 $19.09 $39,720 4.4 %
51-5112 Printing Press Operators 60 26.7 % 1.134 0.754 $11.67 $12.54 $26,090 6.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 33.6 % 1.165 0.723 $8.89 $9.12 $18,960 5.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 13.5 % 1.082 2.430 $9.76 $9.55 $19,860 3.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 70 12.7 % 1.440 1.245 $11.07 $11.48 $23,870 3.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 17.6 % 1.119 2.327 $10.73 $11.13 $23,150 9.3 %
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 14.0 % 1.099 1.289 $22.06 $21.08 $43,840 2.8 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 130 17.4 % 2.605 7.676 $25.60 $25.33 $52,680 3.1 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 210 14.0 % 4.130 11.349 $24.26 $23.22 $48,290 3.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 30.2 % 4.828 4.955 $17.97 $18.93 $39,370 7.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 45.3 % 0.648 1.342 $25.85 $23.25 $48,350 6.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 23.8 % 3.123 6.097 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 280 13.8 % 5.465 1.691 $14.40 $15.71 $32,680 4.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 23.7 % 0.596 1.975 $14.14 $13.94 $29,000 3.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 280 7.2 % 5.395 2.003 $10.84 $11.07 $23,020 2.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 6.5 % 1.539 2.512 $14.95 $14.14 $29,420 5.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 590 23.9 % 11.453 3.692 $10.73 $12.08 $25,120 4.5 %
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 90 9.8 % 1.668 0.925 $11.57 $13.30 $27,660 4.7 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5,050 5.4 % 97.644 1.452 $11.78 $14.55 $30,270 4.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 9.3 % 2.125 1.623 $19.33 $23.04 $47,920 7.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 17.6 % 1.641 1.062 $22.78 $22.21 $46,200 4.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.75 $8.86 $18,430 3.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 200 15.8 % 3.807 1.035 $8.03 $8.35 $17,370 3.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $7.70 $9.44 $19,630 15.9 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1,170 18.9 % 22.557 1.955 $17.67 $17.83 $37,080 3.6 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 330 10.0 % 6.390 1.041 $11.17 $14.37 $29,890 8.1 %
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 40 29.3 % 0.766 1.126 $9.00 $9.24 $19,220 2.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 80 5.0 % 1.477 4.752 $29.84 $26.96 $56,070 3.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 380 6.2 % 7.275 1.784 $18.22 $17.18 $35,740 4.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 240 26.1 % 4.708 2.077 $10.39 $10.84 $22,550 3.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,390 5.3 % 26.836 1.685 $10.32 $10.97 $22,820 2.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 380 10.5 % 7.426 1.394 $9.08 $9.89 $20,570 3.2 %

About May 2010 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.




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