Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sector 21 - Mining


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 21 - Mining.

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 21 - Mining consists of:

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Sector 21 - Mining

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Group Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations major 693,400 0.9% 100.00% $22.16 $27.81 $57,840 1.1%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 39,810 3.6% 5.74% $55.67 $64.52 $134,200 2.0%
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,520 8.6% 0.22% (5) $95.21 $198,030 4.2%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 16,010 2.5% 2.31% $53.40 $63.07 $131,190 1.6%
11-2021 Marketing Managers 530 17.6% 0.08% $69.64 $74.51 $154,970 6.1%
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,190 7.3% 0.17% $49.95 $55.28 $114,990 3.0%
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 170 13.0% 0.02% $59.27 $65.34 $135,900 5.8%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,060 7.5% 0.15% $43.12 $47.01 $97,770 2.7%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 450 10.6% 0.06% $56.45 $61.38 $127,670 3.6%
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,980 7.2% 0.43% $61.81 $68.37 $142,200 3.3%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 2,330 5.8% 0.34% $46.31 $52.79 $109,790 3.2%
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 430 8.1% 0.06% $50.72 $53.64 $111,580 3.0%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 400 12.3% 0.06% $54.17 $63.79 $132,670 5.3%
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 80 13.8% 0.01% $52.25 $56.74 $118,010 7.4%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 610 9.0% 0.09% $51.25 $57.66 $119,930 4.8%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 80 15.5% 0.01% $47.21 $52.92 $110,080 7.1%
11-9021 Construction Managers 1,480 5.8% 0.21% $42.31 $48.74 $101,380 3.1%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 6,770 17.2% 0.98% $67.56 $77.18 $160,540 7.0%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 240 30.3% 0.04% $72.40 $80.16 $166,740 9.2%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 1,600 9.4% 0.23% $38.59 $46.76 $97,270 6.2%
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,840 7.7% 0.26% $54.00 $60.03 $124,850 4.1%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 24,760 3.5% 3.57% $34.03 $37.01 $76,970 1.7%
13-1021 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products 30 35.6% (7) $25.96 $30.32 $63,070 6.9%
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 18.5% 0.01% $25.47 $26.62 $55,360 3.4%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 1,980 4.6% 0.29% $28.43 $30.87 $64,220 1.6%
13-1041 Compliance Officers 1,430 10.1% 0.21% $32.05 $36.38 $75,670 4.7%
13-1051 Cost Estimators 400 15.3% 0.06% $29.32 $32.61 $67,840 4.3%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 1,650 5.4% 0.24% $30.23 $32.91 $68,460 2.9%
13-1081 Logisticians 860 11.3% 0.12% $41.07 $42.22 $87,820 2.2%
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,370 13.1% 0.20% $41.23 $45.18 $93,980 4.7%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 270 10.7% 0.04% $30.26 $32.47 $67,540 2.9%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 750 16.1% 0.11% $32.70 $32.87 $68,380 3.4%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 380 10.7% 0.06% $34.41 $37.35 $77,690 4.6%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 4,540 14.5% 0.65% $36.23 $40.46 $84,160 3.9%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 9,100 4.3% 1.31% $33.27 $35.25 $73,310 1.5%
13-2031 Budget Analysts 110 9.0% 0.02% $42.62 $42.85 $89,140 9.6%
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,570 10.8% 0.23% $40.97 $43.96 $91,450 3.1%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 220 20.4% 0.03% $32.28 $36.97 $76,890 7.1%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 6,100 7.7% 0.88% $38.34 $42.70 $88,820 3.7%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 2,510 17.2% 0.36% $44.57 $50.75 $105,560 6.1%
15-1131 Computer Programmers 430 10.1% 0.06% $39.37 $39.16 $81,460 3.3%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 100 27.1% 0.01% $45.25 $45.70 $95,050 4.4%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 130 36.2% 0.02% $46.83 $45.02 $93,640 4.7%
15-1141 Database Administrators 220 18.3% 0.03% $30.68 $36.26 $75,430 4.1%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 990 7.1% 0.14% $35.08 $36.88 $76,720 1.9%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 1,040 8.1% 0.15% $26.64 $29.67 $61,710 4.3%
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 210 15.2% 0.03% $39.98 $42.51 $88,420 4.6%
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 440 17.5% 0.06% $45.62 $45.84 $95,340 5.3%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 30 22.2% (7) $40.45 $47.95 $99,740 13.8%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 40,770 5.4% 5.88% $46.33 $53.74 $111,790 2.6%
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 90 18.2% 0.01% $28.87 $30.82 $64,100 5.5%
17-1022 Surveyors 820 15.3% 0.12% $23.87 $24.55 $51,070 5.6%
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 700 21.7% 0.10% $51.39 $56.70 $117,930 5.7%
17-2051 Civil Engineers 980 21.3% 0.14% $35.50 $38.89 $80,890 4.1%
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 630 23.4% 0.09% $48.74 $49.02 $101,950 3.5%
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 240 39.5% 0.03% $42.00 $43.44 $90,350 3.4%
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 840 6.8% 0.12% $42.96 $51.88 $107,900 4.6%
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 440 13.2% 0.06% $35.86 $39.38 $81,910 5.7%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,490 10.1% 0.22% $44.31 $48.08 $100,000 2.0%
17-2131 Materials Engineers 350 26.5% 0.05% $36.90 $39.61 $82,390 4.4%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 1,390 9.3% 0.20% $41.38 $44.32 $92,190 2.2%
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 2,810 4.7% 0.41% $40.19 $43.00 $89,440 2.6%
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 20,170 6.3% 2.91% $60.69 $68.35 $142,180 2.9%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 2,400 33.4% 0.35% $49.46 $50.26 $104,540 2.5%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 20.6% 0.01% $28.17 $27.97 $58,170 5.5%
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 320 21.1% 0.05% $22.88 $23.85 $49,600 5.3%
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 120 16.3% 0.02% $25.74 $29.09 $60,510 7.7%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 1.8% 0.01% $26.69 $26.83 $55,800 2.6%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 1,300 11.1% 0.19% $30.43 $30.75 $63,950 4.8%
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 1,050 38.7% 0.15% $21.00 $23.85 $49,610 7.1%
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 660 9.5% 0.09% $28.24 $30.09 $62,580 2.7%
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 670 16.8% 0.10% $33.06 $34.38 $71,520 3.0%
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 280 16.1% 0.04% $28.37 $29.03 $60,380 4.1%
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 2,410 8.4% 0.35% $31.37 $32.03 $66,620 2.2%
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 430 12.2% 0.06% $22.00 $25.03 $52,060 4.8%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 19,260 5.4% 2.78% $35.67 $44.72 $93,010 3.3%
19-2012 Physicists 100 26.2% 0.01% $52.81 $59.19 $123,120 8.3%
19-2031 Chemists 250 18.2% 0.04% $40.32 $42.42 $88,240 3.7%
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 240 9.1% 0.03% $37.62 $42.35 $88,090 4.7%
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 9,000 7.3% 1.30% $57.13 $63.72 $132,530 3.4%
19-3011 Economists 180 27.6% 0.03% $44.58 $45.90 $95,470 7.9%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 1,240 6.0% 0.18% $25.00 $24.56 $51,080 1.7%
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 7,540 8.3% 1.09% $24.07 $26.83 $55,810 2.7%
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 270 39.9% 0.04% $25.60 $26.77 $55,680 3.4%
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 350 40.5% 0.05% $22.94 $24.89 $51,770 11.4%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 2,350 12.7% 0.34% $45.26 $58.18 $121,010 6.9%
23-1011 Lawyers 1,030 19.6% 0.15% $82.59 $86.33 $179,560 7.3%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 240 29.6% 0.03% $33.26 $33.95 $70,620 6.1%
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 970 11.8% 0.14% $32.50 $37.56 $78,130 9.2%
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 100 29.0% 0.01% $24.66 $26.60 $55,320 5.5%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 350 16.6% 0.05% $25.71 $29.88 $62,140 5.8%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 190 16.4% 0.03% $32.80 $35.10 $73,020 6.9%
27-4013 Radio Operators 100 44.9% 0.01% $17.29 $20.12 $41,850 13.9%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 3,020 6.5% 0.44% $32.88 $33.76 $70,230 1.9%
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 60 43.6% 0.01% $38.42 $38.52 $80,120 1.9%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 40 17.1% 0.01% $32.01 $30.87 $64,200 10.4%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 2,090 5.3% 0.30% $35.85 $36.38 $75,680 1.5%
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 790 15.6% 0.11% $24.95 $26.72 $55,590 6.0%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,120 15.3% 0.16% $10.52 $13.49 $28,070 5.1%
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 14.0% 0.01% $28.45 $28.16 $58,570 6.7%
33-9032 Security Guards 1,000 16.4% 0.14% $10.62 $12.62 $26,250 4.5%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 620 26.1% 0.09% $12.98 $13.84 $28,790 7.8%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 150 28.4% 0.02% $12.52 $13.75 $28,610 8.3%
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 220 21.5% 0.03% $13.24 $14.53 $30,230 7.2%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (8) (8) (8) $10.97 $12.34 $25,660 14.8%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,480 9.2% 0.21% $10.90 $12.31 $25,590 3.0%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,060 6.9% 0.15% $11.15 $12.65 $26,320 3.0%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (8) (8) (8) $8.93 $11.39 $23,680 23.1%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 200 32.8% 0.03% $10.17 $10.77 $22,400 4.1%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 7,810 5.8% 1.13% $30.15 $32.67 $67,960 2.0%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 300 11.3% 0.04% $36.73 $40.65 $84,550 4.1%
41-2011 Cashiers 40 21.4% 0.01% $16.33 $16.03 $33,340 11.5%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 60 24.6% 0.01% $16.15 $17.20 $35,780 10.0%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,980 13.8% 0.29% $29.53 $33.20 $69,060 5.7%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,300 10.5% 0.19% $36.66 $38.78 $80,660 2.9%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 3,140 6.7% 0.45% $28.68 $30.86 $64,190 2.6%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 750 19.1% 0.11% $26.27 $30.15 $62,710 6.3%
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* (8) (8) (8) $9.16 $17.84 $37,120 18.0%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 56,960 1.7% 8.21% $16.58 $18.15 $37,750 0.7%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,880 4.7% 0.56% $24.31 $27.51 $57,210 1.9%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 360 23.1% 0.05% $16.59 $19.04 $39,600 3.1%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 9,970 3.4% 1.44% $16.42 $16.97 $35,290 1.2%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,180 4.6% 0.17% $17.02 $17.77 $36,960 1.3%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 190 15.0% 0.03% $20.21 $20.35 $42,330 2.7%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 330 9.2% 0.05% $17.38 $18.84 $39,190 2.5%
43-4071 File Clerks 460 13.9% 0.07% $13.84 $15.83 $32,920 4.5%
43-4151 Order Clerks 240 15.2% 0.03% $15.67 $16.91 $35,170 4.4%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 540 5.8% 0.08% $18.17 $19.20 $39,940 1.9%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,750 6.1% 0.25% $12.81 $13.42 $27,920 1.3%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 650 40.8% 0.09% $19.47 $19.88 $41,350 4.7%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 2,290 5.2% 0.33% $17.81 $19.43 $40,420 1.6%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,830 9.2% 0.26% $23.30 $24.88 $51,750 1.8%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,200 10.6% 0.17% $16.82 $18.74 $38,970 5.3%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,540 5.2% 0.22% $16.04 $16.39 $34,080 2.1%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 1,590 9.0% 0.23% $14.80 $15.30 $31,820 1.8%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 5,930 4.5% 0.86% $23.38 $24.60 $51,170 1.5%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 11,340 4.2% 1.63% $14.85 $15.48 $32,200 1.5%
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 37.8% 0.01% $17.60 $19.37 $40,290 15.9%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 250 23.7% 0.04% $15.34 $15.86 $32,980 3.4%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 21.5% 0.01% $13.51 $14.09 $29,310 3.6%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 10,900 3.0% 1.57% $13.57 $14.93 $31,060 1.5%
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 31.6% 0.01% $16.52 $16.32 $33,940 4.9%
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 310 19.9% 0.04% $20.48 $24.59 $51,140 9.0%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 220 28.3% 0.03% $14.35 $16.45 $34,210 6.8%
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 80 33.6% 0.01% $12.01 $11.82 $24,590 4.7%
45-4021 Fallers (8) (8) (8) $17.01 $18.92 $39,350 9.5%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 281,560 1.5% 40.61% $20.43 $22.41 $46,610 0.6%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 28,950 2.3% 4.18% $32.72 $34.41 $71,560 1.0%
47-2031 Carpenters 640 5.0% 0.09% $24.70 $25.39 $52,810 4.8%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 20.7% 0.02% $20.48 $19.71 $40,990 9.5%
47-2061 Construction Laborers 10,440 6.7% 1.51% $14.21 $16.06 $33,410 2.3%
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 230 10.2% 0.03% $21.85 $23.18 $48,200 6.4%
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators 90 33.2% 0.01% $31.97 $30.20 $62,810 8.0%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 31,040 4.6% 4.48% $19.96 $21.07 $43,830 1.4%
47-2111 Electricians 9,040 4.5% 1.30% $27.32 $27.98 $58,200 1.7%
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 490 41.5% 0.07% $12.79 $13.98 $29,070 6.0%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 210 33.0% 0.03% $17.52 $19.70 $40,970 5.5%
47-2151 Pipelayers 120 39.7% 0.02% $20.15 $20.74 $43,130 5.9%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,830 19.4% 0.26% $27.98 $28.63 $59,540 4.6%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 40 31.0% 0.01% $20.99 $21.18 $44,050 2.5%
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 70 30.3% 0.01% $21.50 $21.69 $45,120 6.9%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 130 23.2% 0.02% $15.32 $16.48 $34,280 5.2%
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (8) (8) (8) $11.02 $11.28 $23,460 2.6%
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 44.3% 0.02% $13.31 $15.37 $31,970 10.6%
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 150 38.6% 0.02% $13.01 $12.84 $26,700 3.6%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 410 37.7% 0.06% $26.96 $27.11 $56,380 4.0%
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 150 14.4% 0.02% $20.28 $20.59 $42,830 2.6%
47-4799 Construction and Related Workers, All Other* 100 16.4% 0.02% $23.53 $21.60 $44,920 4.6%
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 19,380 6.0% 2.79% $21.75 $22.67 $47,160 1.0%
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 20,980 5.7% 3.03% $24.69 $28.10 $58,440 2.4%
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 44,330 4.1% 6.39% $19.50 $21.31 $44,330 1.1%
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 6,350 7.4% 0.92% $19.91 $20.86 $43,400 1.7%
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 2,090 7.9% 0.30% $22.71 $22.93 $47,700 2.5%
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 12,180 6.2% 1.76% $24.37 $23.90 $49,710 1.5%
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 5,430 6.6% 0.78% $23.40 $22.52 $46,840 1.9%
47-5049 Mining Machine Operators, All Other 2,590 11.1% 0.37% $21.79 $21.81 $45,370 2.7%
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 2,820 9.4% 0.41% $15.57 $16.24 $33,770 2.3%
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 6,060 5.0% 0.87% $25.54 $25.52 $53,090 1.1%
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 46,840 3.9% 6.75% $15.92 $16.71 $34,760 1.0%
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 20,460 7.5% 2.95% $16.38 $17.90 $37,230 2.9%
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other 7,260 11.0% 1.05% $19.37 $19.49 $40,540 1.8%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 57,010 2.7% 8.22% $22.62 $23.92 $49,750 1.2%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 5,990 7.4% 0.86% $35.09 $36.07 $75,030 2.2%
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) (8) (8) $16.72 $18.02 $37,480 4.2%
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 120 7.2% 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 300 18.5% 0.04% $31.76 $32.04 $66,650 4.1%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 800 15.5% 0.12% $22.08 $22.83 $47,480 4.6%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 4,130 7.3% 0.60% $20.72 $21.32 $44,340 3.2%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 9,980 3.9% 1.44% $23.28 $23.19 $48,220 1.2%
49-3043 Rail Car Repairers 230 8.8% 0.03% $26.81 $26.77 $55,690 3.6%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 200 18.9% 0.03% $21.60 $20.48 $42,600 7.8%
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 750 15.0% 0.11% $27.67 $26.67 $55,470 5.6%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 12,930 5.0% 1.86% $23.85 $24.78 $51,530 1.7%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 4,290 5.4% 0.62% $20.07 $20.52 $42,680 1.4%
49-9044 Millwrights 890 23.1% 0.13% $26.04 $25.21 $52,440 3.0%
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other 80 22.1% 0.01% $20.83 $20.73 $43,110 5.6%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 10,400 5.4% 1.50% $18.76 $20.49 $42,630 2.1%
49-9096 Riggers 2,160 16.0% 0.31% $18.12 $19.43 $40,410 3.0%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 2,340 8.0% 0.34% $14.96 $15.99 $33,270 3.7%
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 830 8.2% 0.12% $26.58 $27.34 $56,870 2.8%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 49,500 3.1% 7.14% $21.47 $23.60 $49,090 1.7%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 6,580 4.3% 0.95% $32.53 $33.79 $70,280 1.7%
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) (8) (8) $16.58 $16.31 $33,930 5.1%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 460 24.7% 0.07% $14.44 $15.14 $31,490 8.7%
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 48.7% (7) $14.26 $16.36 $34,040 8.0%
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 280 32.0% 0.04% $20.04 $19.75 $41,090 4.6%
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 35.6% 0.01% $16.71 $16.42 $34,160 4.4%
51-4041 Machinists 1,290 14.4% 0.19% $20.81 $21.05 $43,780 3.2%
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 360 18.0% 0.05% $18.25 $20.79 $43,230 7.0%
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 44.1% 0.02% $17.53 $20.24 $42,090 18.1%
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 100 31.2% 0.01% $21.39 $22.66 $47,130 3.8%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 6,820 5.5% 0.98% $20.92 $23.31 $48,490 2.5%
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) (8) $24.35 $22.45 $46,700 10.9%
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 150 20.3% 0.02% $30.01 $29.37 $61,100 1.9%
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 110 12.9% 0.02% $29.49 $28.58 $59,440 4.5%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 18.4% 0.01% $28.38 $27.79 $57,800 3.1%
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 80 41.5% 0.01% $31.36 $31.12 $64,740 3.9%
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 1,760 12.1% 0.25% $27.88 $28.06 $58,360 1.2%
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 8,590 8.3% 1.24% $26.74 $26.94 $56,040 1.9%
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 760 7.8% 0.11% $24.31 $25.66 $53,370 4.2%
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,150 9.5% 0.31% $22.04 $22.52 $46,830 3.2%
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 5,050 5.7% 0.73% $18.37 $18.93 $39,370 1.6%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 400 9.8% 0.06% $18.23 $18.57 $38,620 3.7%
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 270 19.6% 0.04% $16.00 $15.94 $33,150 3.4%
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 38.2% 0.01% $17.00 $18.10 $37,660 9.9%
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 860 8.0% 0.12% $21.47 $20.78 $43,230 4.0%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 4,780 8.2% 0.69% $17.60 $19.50 $40,560 3.2%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,340 9.8% 0.19% $16.01 $16.41 $34,140 2.5%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 32.5% 0.01% $13.88 $14.73 $30,630 4.9%
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 180 34.8% 0.03% $21.73 $20.24 $42,090 7.4%
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 90 29.4% 0.01% $17.96 $18.16 $37,780 5.5%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 3,840 11.4% 0.55% $11.76 $13.49 $28,070 3.3%
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 2,430 9.6% 0.35% $22.27 $27.48 $57,160 15.4%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 100,650 2.1% 14.52% $18.85 $20.25 $42,120 0.8%
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 40 10.7% 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,390 6.3% 0.20% $25.76 $27.45 $57,090 1.6%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 4,090 4.4% 0.59% $30.69 $31.05 $64,590 1.5%
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 260 14.3% 0.04% (4) (4) $90,600 4.2%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 40 10.6% 0.01% $17.34 $18.21 $37,880 6.7%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 30,210 3.5% 4.36% $17.66 $18.68 $38,860 0.9%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1,350 12.9% 0.19% $16.36 $16.98 $35,310 5.3%
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 100 27.7% 0.01% $21.32 $20.41 $42,460 4.6%
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers 160 21.5% 0.02% $22.07 $23.04 $47,930 6.6%
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 150 21.7% 0.02% $23.29 $22.34 $46,460 3.5%
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 650 41.7% 0.09% $26.62 $25.93 $53,930 2.5%
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 1,310 24.1% 0.19% $36.38 $38.47 $80,020 6.7%
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 2,600 6.0% 0.37% $19.86 $20.12 $41,850 2.2%
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 3,650 14.2% 0.53% $21.98 $23.29 $48,440 3.2%
53-7031 Dredge Operators 990 12.2% 0.14% $14.74 $15.90 $33,080 3.3%
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 13,090 3.9% 1.89% $18.56 $19.45 $40,450 1.1%
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 2,210 9.2% 0.32% $21.91 $22.46 $46,720 1.7%
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 330 27.6% 0.05% $19.12 $18.78 $39,060 6.0%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3,740 8.6% 0.54% $17.15 $17.22 $35,810 1.9%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 320 26.2% 0.05% $10.17 $13.03 $27,110 7.7%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 9,410 5.1% 1.36% $12.73 $14.05 $29,220 1.5%
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 130 19.7% 0.02% $18.08 $16.60 $34,530 6.9%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 120 22.2% 0.02% $12.07 $12.63 $26,270 8.3%
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 810 14.9% 0.12% $25.90 $26.32 $54,750 1.6%
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 6,580 7.9% 0.95% $21.68 $22.70 $47,220 2.8%
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 12,970 5.3% 1.87% $19.82 $20.18 $41,970 1.3%
53-7111 Mine Shuttle Car Operators 3,080 6.0% 0.44% $24.44 $24.50 $50,970 1.6%
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 340 24.7% 0.05% $15.43 $18.01 $37,450 9.0%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 250 17.7% 0.04% $20.89 $22.38 $46,550 5.8%

About May 2011 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.




Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

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May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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