Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area.

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 Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area (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 11,990 4.2 % 1000.000 1.000 $15.01 $18.66 $38,810 2.2 %
Management 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)
11-0000 Management Occupations 600 7.6 % 49.989 1.055 $35.10 $39.37 $81,880 3.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 15.8 % 5.188 2.411 $58.71 $63.99 $133,100 6.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 190 11.0 % 15.556 1.158 $34.35 $36.24 $75,370 4.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 30 25.6 % 2.744 1.451 $41.50 $45.40 $94,430 11.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 40 17.4 % 3.253 0.863 $24.63 $30.62 $63,690 11.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 17.3 % 3.887 1.746 $45.19 $54.07 $112,470 10.7 %
Business and Financial Operations 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)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 240 9.8 % 19.619 0.409 $23.65 $28.90 $60,120 7.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 30 27.9 % 2.728 1.886 $26.29 $25.78 $53,620 12.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 60 15.0 % 4.780 0.566 $29.82 $38.62 $80,330 14.9 %
Computer and Mathematical 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)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70 11.3 % 5.597 0.217 $25.77 $28.36 $58,990 5.4 %
Architecture and Engineering 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)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 60 24.5 % 4.646 0.256 $29.99 $32.95 $68,540 11.1 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science 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)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 50 8.7 % 3.770 0.450 $26.16 $27.86 $57,950 7.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 30 2.5 % 2.602 3.284 $26.61 $29.56 $61,490 8.7 %
Community and Social Service 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)
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations 270 26.3 % 22.146 1.480 $18.53 $19.98 $41,550 4.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 30 15.3 % 2.502 1.288 $28.73 $28.36 $58,990 5.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 30 28.3 % 2.869 1.321 $20.33 $19.95 $41,500 3.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 30 31.6 % 2.619 2.775 $17.88 $21.07 $43,830 9.8 %
Legal 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)
23-0000 Legal Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 930 9.9 % 77.816 1.169 $19.73 $21.56 $44,850 4.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 170 20.3 % 13.897 1.189 (4) (4) $52,260 4.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 80 9.2 % 6.765 1.313 (4) (4) $54,530 3.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 80 25.9 % 6.957 0.840 (4) (4) $48,290 5.0 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School* 50 17.6 % 4.137 2.317 (4) (4) $48,980 6.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 35.0 % 3.929 3.102 $16.76 $17.50 $36,390 5.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 25.8 % 3.478 4.047 $13.91 $14.23 $29,590 4.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 210 26.8 % 17.767 1.807 (4) (4) $24,770 4.4 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 130 17.0 % 10.935 0.810 $19.07 $22.27 $46,320 4.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 20.2 % 3.320 1.870 $24.45 $25.83 $53,730 5.3 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 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)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 700 20.0 % 58.155 1.006 $29.98 $34.47 $71,710 5.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 280 23.9 % 23.547 1.127 $30.62 $31.46 $65,430 5.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 45.3 % 4.629 5.866 $43.53 $41.62 $86,570 6.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 38.2 % 3.620 2.552 $34.52 $38.46 $79,990 5.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.76 $22.11 $45,980 2.2 %
Healthcare Support 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)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 470 40.9 % 39.396 1.263 $13.48 $15.35 $31,920 9.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.02 $12.96 $26,960 2.7 %
Protective Service 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)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 200 7.5 % 16.349 0.652 $15.02 $16.68 $34,690 3.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 80 18.4 % 6.640 1.310 $17.79 $20.08 $41,770 8.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 30 2.6 % 2.794 0.353 $14.26 $14.43 $30,020 1.9 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related 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)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 1,550 11.1 % 128.989 1.487 $9.97 $11.23 $23,360 3.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) (8) (8) (8) $23.31 $21.88 $45,520 15.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 80 25.4 % 6.273 1.031 $16.68 $17.09 $35,550 5.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 40 5.7 % 3.670 1.203 $12.52 $12.92 $26,870 2.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 120 44.8 % 9.868 1.392 $10.96 $11.98 $24,920 6.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.91 $9.47 $19,710 5.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 90 40.5 % 7.199 1.847 $12.17 $13.20 $27,450 4.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 210 36.6 % 17.458 0.824 $9.61 $10.18 $21,170 2.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.33 $9.52 $19,800 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 430 18.4 % 35.926 2.034 $10.85 $11.41 $23,740 5.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.01 $9.40 $19,550 3.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 100 23.1 % 8.566 2.152 $9.23 $9.55 $19,870 3.9 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 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)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 660 10.7 % 55.111 1.677 $13.93 $14.45 $30,060 3.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 27.4 % 3.261 4.119 $19.86 $21.59 $44,910 9.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 200 24.1 % 16.507 1.019 $11.31 $12.56 $26,120 4.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 110 15.4 % 8.942 1.312 $10.81 $11.18 $23,250 2.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 280 16.9 % 23.189 3.554 $15.51 $15.56 $32,370 3.4 %
Personal Care and Service 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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 660 8.2 % 55.194 2.048 $12.58 $15.64 $32,530 10.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 40 15.6 % 3.111 3.000 $17.12 $17.40 $36,190 6.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 70 14.1 % 5.806 2.898 $9.37 $9.76 $20,300 3.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 40 23.0 % 2.928 1.065 $10.76 $12.15 $25,270 8.8 %
39-9011 Childcare Workers 140 4.0 % 12.003 2.496 $12.52 $12.99 $27,020 3.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 60 35.9 % 5.122 2.219 $12.38 $12.79 $26,610 6.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 32.5 % 3.345 6.479 $11.51 $11.55 $24,020 3.2 %
Sales and Related 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)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,470 11.0 % 122.642 1.160 $10.92 $14.59 $30,340 4.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 200 19.9 % 16.632 1.804 $19.73 $19.27 $40,090 3.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 280 17.3 % 22.972 0.870 $9.47 $9.84 $20,470 1.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 790 15.6 % 66.096 2.022 $9.88 $11.14 $23,170 3.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 50 25.9 % 3.937 0.366 $40.23 $37.26 $77,500 10.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 40 8.3 % 3.103 1.366 $20.73 $20.38 $42,400 4.3 %
Office and Administrative Support 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)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 1,940 4.5 % 162.046 0.958 $14.42 $15.29 $31,790 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 150 11.2 % 12.754 1.192 $19.71 $21.32 $44,340 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 210 10.4 % 17.884 1.357 $15.36 $16.13 $33,560 3.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 18.1 % 3.261 2.299 $14.45 $15.21 $31,650 8.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 100 8.9 % 8.591 1.963 $12.28 $12.17 $25,310 3.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 120 12.3 % 10.093 0.598 $15.27 $15.53 $32,290 3.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 50 20.3 % 4.037 2.306 $12.27 $12.50 $26,010 3.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.23 $15.66 $32,580 5.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 90 7.7 % 7.649 0.975 $12.42 $12.85 $26,730 3.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 50 32.0 % 4.279 0.791 $13.95 $14.99 $31,180 6.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 270 18.1 % 22.271 1.576 $11.90 $12.34 $25,660 3.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 80 15.8 % 6.723 0.755 $18.30 $19.41 $40,370 2.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 40 46.3 % 3.553 0.913 $15.79 $15.52 $32,280 4.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 190 14.3 % 16.157 1.115 $14.88 $15.25 $31,720 2.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 250 9.8 % 20.895 0.952 $13.67 $14.00 $29,130 2.1 %
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 60 34.1 % 4.613 1.437 $13.05 $13.67 $28,430 7.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 50 37.6 % 4.154 2.310 $12.69 $12.53 $26,060 3.9 %
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 560 7.6 % 46.544 1.166 $20.70 $20.93 $43,540 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 50 21.6 % 3.770 1.010 $26.31 $25.99 $54,070 4.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 120 17.6 % 9.642 1.975 $22.46 $23.74 $49,380 4.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 50 29.6 % 4.429 0.724 $14.26 $14.58 $30,320 5.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 40 40.5 % 3.595 1.365 $25.75 $24.03 $49,970 11.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 50 34.0 % 4.020 0.993 $25.50 $24.74 $51,460 5.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 30 38.8 % 2.836 1.899 $17.13 $17.91 $37,250 12.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 22.9 % 2.969 1.052 $22.14 $21.64 $45,000 5.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 40 48.5 % 3.011 8.158 $13.78 $13.63 $28,360 4.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 60 9.9 % 5.088 4.537 $19.80 $19.73 $41,030 2.5 %
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 430 8.4 % 35.559 0.917 $19.42 $20.01 $41,620 3.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 30 13.3 % 2.511 0.767 $25.22 $27.82 $57,870 5.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 90 22.8 % 7.274 1.574 $20.33 $20.72 $43,100 5.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 50 21.2 % 4.029 2.283 $20.44 $20.54 $42,720 7.0 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 150 16.8 % 12.587 1.314 $16.81 $16.04 $33,350 3.8 %
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 540 16.7 % 45.318 0.699 $17.11 $17.83 $37,080 4.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 50 26.7 % 3.912 0.895 $26.36 $26.74 $55,630 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 410 16.7 % 34.091 0.507 $13.29 $14.45 $30,070 7.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.68 $8.73 $18,170 6.3 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 90 31.8 % 7.199 0.624 $16.33 $17.29 $35,970 4.4 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30 25.0 % 2.536 0.413 $18.95 $19.12 $39,770 5.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.31 $11.26 $23,430 4.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 60 15.2 % 5.205 0.327 $13.36 $13.36 $27,800 3.1 %

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.

(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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Massachusetts's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage 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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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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