Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwest Alabama 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 Northwest Alabama 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 Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

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Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Group Employment Employment RSE Employment per 1000 jobs Location quotient Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations major 62,120 2.0% 1000.000 1.00 $12.71 $15.77 $32,790 1.4%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 1,830 4.5% 29.496 0.61 $35.95 $41.57 $86,460 2.9%
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 14.5% 0.945 0.45 $72.68 $74.95 $155,890 10.8%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 800 7.7% 12.944 0.92 $39.22 $46.93 $97,610 4.2%
11-1031 Legislators 90 23.2% 1.405 2.90 (4) (4) $22,730 11.8%
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 12.2% 0.607 0.24 $39.97 $50.93 $105,940 13.2%
11-3031 Financial Managers 90 14.6% 1.466 0.39 $36.10 $48.97 $101,860 7.5%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 6.3% 2.246 1.90 $32.19 $35.01 $72,810 4.3%
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 19.3% 0.534 1.02 $36.27 $42.25 $87,880 9.7%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 170 9.0% 2.798 1.61 (4) (4) $81,070 2.5%
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 29.1% 0.657 0.46 $21.20 $22.39 $46,570 3.5%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 80 16.2% 1.251 0.56 $35.12 $40.99 $85,270 11.3%
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 0.0% 0.773 4.06 $30.57 $28.78 $59,870 1.3%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 33.5% 0.678 0.75 $20.51 $22.29 $46,360 6.9%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 960 6.3% 15.500 0.32 $23.10 $24.76 $51,500 2.0%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 17.5% 2.078 0.97 $21.99 $22.89 $47,620 2.6%
13-1041 Compliance Officers 50 6.3% 0.831 0.51 $25.47 $25.14 $52,280 3.0%
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 36.1% 1.088 0.74 $26.41 $27.41 $57,010 3.7%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 80 7.2% 1.367 0.40 $20.96 $21.34 $44,400 4.0%
13-1081 Logisticians 30 34.4% 0.494 0.56 $26.89 $28.27 $58,800 5.1%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 40 29.9% 0.654 0.41 $14.59 $18.15 $37,750 6.3%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 260 8.1% 4.256 0.50 $22.70 $26.45 $55,020 3.1%
13-2072 Loan Officers 90 18.6% 1.368 0.62 $24.32 $27.10 $56,360 7.3%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 350 46.2% 5.578 0.21 $15.75 $19.15 $39,840 7.2%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 90 46.4% 1.394 0.52 $21.06 $22.72 $47,260 8.4%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.48 $14.64 $30,460 4.4%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 540 8.6% 8.734 0.48 $24.86 $27.02 $56,200 3.8%
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 41.5% 0.969 0.49 $24.92 $27.57 $57,340 3.5%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 120 9.2% 1.953 1.18 $31.11 $31.98 $66,520 5.2%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 23.7% 0.882 0.47 $30.74 $30.45 $63,340 4.0%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 16.5% 0.663 0.99 $14.76 $16.45 $34,230 9.1%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 2.9% 1.125 2.01 $14.58 $17.33 $36,040 2.4%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 100 13.2% 1.653 0.20 $25.42 $26.06 $54,190 4.2%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 790 11.8% 12.792 0.87 $15.48 $16.33 $33,970 5.5%
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.88 $14.94 $31,070 4.8%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 110 14.0% 1.761 0.92 $25.88 $25.82 $53,700 2.4%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 11.3% 2.616 1.21 $18.69 $20.02 $41,640 3.1%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers 110 16.1% 1.811 1.73 $20.36 $19.83 $41,250 3.8%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.85 $12.89 $26,810 4.1%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 200 31.0% 3.273 1.17 $8.65 $8.79 $18,270 3.9%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 100 17.4% 1.615 0.21 $23.53 $24.28 $50,500 10.9%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.61 $21.29 $44,280 13.2%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 4,720 5.3% 76.048 1.16 $20.23 $18.69 $38,880 4.5%
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 30 32.8% 0.483 0.40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 17.8% 0.782 1.38 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 29.2% 0.982 1.01 $20.51 $19.89 $41,370 6.9%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 30 35.7% 0.533 0.20 $13.13 $14.29 $29,730 7.1%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 42.5% 1.022 0.80 (4) (4) $49,180 4.2%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 480 42.5% 7.683 0.70 (4) (4) $51,830 3.0%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 280 47.2% 4.586 0.92 (4) (4) $53,290 7.3%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 1,350 18.3% 21.655 2.76 (4) (4) $47,900 2.3%
25-2032 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $50,540 1.8%
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School* (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $49,720 4.3%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 42.6% 0.805 1.03 (4) (4) $47,780 3.1%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 28.4% 1.417 1.37 (4) (4) $49,610 4.9%
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 1,260 20.5% 20.289 3.14 (4) (4) $19,660 6.8%
25-4021 Librarians 90 22.1% 1.478 1.30 $25.86 $24.92 $51,830 1.5%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 30.3% 0.657 0.65 $25.58 $24.79 $51,560 8.6%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 270 10.5% 4.367 0.46 (4) (4) $17,660 3.1%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 470 9.2% 7.585 0.56 $9.30 $11.78 $24,490 6.2%
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 34.7% 0.711 1.93 $9.28 $9.86 $20,510 5.2%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 180 18.3% 2.957 5.64 $8.48 $8.37 $17,410 5.5%
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 7.8% 0.546 1.55 $10.31 $10.86 $22,600 9.0%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 3,940 12.9% 63.492 1.08 $21.94 $27.25 $56,680 4.7%
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 23.4% 3.004 1.41 $55.45 $54.55 $113,450 11.7%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100 20.8% 1.532 0.64 (5) $103.45 $215,170 12.6%
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 1,560 22.7% 25.161 1.18 $25.18 $25.61 $53,270 1.8%
29-1123 Physical Therapists 30 21.6% 0.530 0.37 $42.24 $44.41 $92,380 3.2%
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 26.8% 0.726 0.82 $19.65 $19.93 $41,460 2.1%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 21.0% 1.024 0.79 $23.54 $24.12 $50,170 2.2%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 12.8% 0.642 0.53 $16.86 $16.52 $34,370 3.6%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 27.2% 1.912 1.33 $20.12 $20.15 $41,920 7.8%
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 39.4% 0.829 1.94 $24.43 $24.48 $50,910 3.1%
29-2037 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians* 130 18.8% 2.109 1.23 $20.93 $20.50 $42,630 3.1%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 40 45.8% 0.723 0.40 $12.27 $14.68 $30,530 21.7%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 310 7.2% 5.066 1.89 $10.39 $10.47 $21,780 4.7%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.01 $15.77 $32,790 3.1%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 730 7.9% 11.707 2.06 $17.02 $16.92 $35,190 2.2%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 13.0% 1.421 1.01 $13.46 $14.36 $29,860 4.6%
29-9799 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other* (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.73 $10.81 $22,470 2.9%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,790 6.3% 28.791 0.93 $10.31 $11.02 $22,920 2.8%
31-1011 Home Health Aides 210 35.4% 3.316 0.46 $8.91 $9.10 $18,940 6.3%
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* 1,060 6.9% 17.013 1.49 $10.17 $10.03 $20,850 1.5%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 30.3% 0.897 1.70 $25.32 $24.82 $51,630 2.5%
31-9091 Dental Assistants 70 43.7% 1.196 0.52 $13.16 $13.32 $27,710 6.9%
31-9092 Medical Assistants 220 21.8% 3.504 0.83 $12.54 $12.49 $25,980 6.5%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 29.6% 0.485 0.81 $13.84 $13.97 $29,050 3.6%
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* 60 35.6% 0.982 0.64 $10.38 $10.66 $22,180 5.4%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 970 6.0% 15.658 0.63 $14.62 $15.01 $31,230 3.3%
33-2011 Firefighters 100 17.5% 1.681 0.71 $12.71 $12.60 $26,200 6.1%
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.65 $14.11 $29,360 4.8%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 460 10.0% 7.347 1.48 $15.09 $15.56 $32,370 3.0%
33-9032 Security Guards 70 17.9% 1.146 0.14 $8.61 $8.83 $18,370 4.4%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,590 4.5% 73.873 0.84 $8.54 $8.80 $18,300 1.5%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 400 8.0% 6.400 1.04 $12.17 $13.01 $27,070 6.2%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 360 27.0% 5.764 1.47 $8.39 $8.18 $17,020 2.3%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 350 14.1% 5.637 1.82 $8.64 $8.65 $18,000 2.1%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 270 32.7% 4.343 0.59 $8.87 $9.63 $20,040 6.7%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 330 25.6% 5.336 0.88 $8.52 $8.57 $17,830 2.1%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,840 8.9% 29.615 1.36 $8.40 $8.25 $17,150 1.8%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.20 $9.22 $19,180 7.2%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 560 10.5% 8.997 0.50 $8.37 $8.13 $16,910 2.8%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 70 19.2% 1.099 0.64 $8.60 $8.63 $17,950 3.0%
35-9021 Dishwashers 180 38.9% 2.888 0.73 $8.39 $8.19 $17,030 2.6%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.34 $8.05 $16,730 4.6%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,370 5.3% 21.992 0.67 $9.57 $10.62 $22,080 2.1%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 13.3% 0.589 0.44 $13.46 $15.55 $32,340 7.0%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 680 7.5% 10.922 0.68 $9.30 $10.38 $21,590 2.7%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 300 14.2% 4.839 0.71 $9.05 $9.16 $19,040 2.2%
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 100 9.1% 1.579 3.25 $12.09 $12.60 $26,210 7.2%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 220 13.7% 3.541 0.55 $9.74 $10.42 $21,680 3.5%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,060 8.9% 17.026 0.60 $8.77 $9.74 $20,250 2.6%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 60 36.4% 0.924 0.87 $14.11 $14.75 $30,670 8.0%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 23.7% 0.636 0.57 $8.47 $8.36 $17,380 4.1%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 21.5% 0.934 0.47 $8.49 $8.41 $17,480 2.9%
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 50 35.6% 0.779 3.23 $9.09 $9.79 $20,360 7.9%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 19.3% 1.428 0.51 $8.77 $9.19 $19,110 5.9%
39-9011 Childcare Workers 270 25.7% 4.271 0.87 $8.46 $8.43 $17,540 3.2%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 150 39.2% 2.374 0.37 $8.57 $8.57 $17,820 3.5%
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 8.5% 3.253 1.38 $8.71 $9.05 $18,830 3.4%
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.76 $9.15 $19,030 9.0%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 5,830 5.6% 93.788 0.88 $9.31 $13.29 $27,650 3.5%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 710 9.0% 11.485 1.23 $15.21 $17.88 $37,180 6.6%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 60 21.3% 0.885 0.48 $28.78 $30.04 $62,480 5.3%
41-2011 Cashiers 2,520 10.9% 40.508 1.57 $8.54 $8.47 $17,620 1.3%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 190 24.2% 3.012 0.92 $8.77 $9.57 $19,910 4.8%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 22.3% 2.547 1.56 $15.87 $15.21 $31,630 7.2%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,310 12.4% 21.116 0.63 $9.51 $11.91 $24,780 3.9%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 110 21.5% 1.710 0.68 $16.86 $18.04 $37,530 4.7%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 50 41.6% 0.876 0.19 $18.20 $20.52 $42,680 13.5%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 610 8.4% 9.876 0.91 $20.17 $27.31 $56,800 8.7%
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 40 15.8% 0.563 0.42 $8.77 $9.19 $19,120 4.6%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 8,780 3.5% 141.321 0.85 $12.15 $13.50 $28,090 1.3%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 570 10.6% 9.143 0.86 $18.75 $20.33 $42,290 2.3%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 22.3% 1.301 1.26 $10.75 $10.93 $22,730 3.3%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 90 17.6% 1.466 0.48 $13.75 $14.44 $30,040 3.2%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 220 25.4% 3.491 0.92 $13.38 $14.26 $29,670 8.4%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 720 8.7% 11.637 0.91 $13.42 $13.64 $28,360 2.5%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 23.0% 2.453 1.78 $11.57 $12.60 $26,200 2.3%
43-3071 Tellers 470 16.1% 7.553 1.78 $11.48 $11.71 $24,360 3.6%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 120 13.5% 1.893 2.00 $13.54 $13.77 $28,630 1.8%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 750 9.8% 12.129 0.70 $11.46 $13.38 $27,820 5.1%
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.38 $16.63 $34,600 2.3%
43-4071 File Clerks 40 27.8% 0.563 0.44 $9.22 $9.63 $20,040 6.4%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 90 9.2% 1.512 0.86 $8.56 $8.48 $17,630 3.2%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 24.2% 1.719 1.10 $9.24 $10.23 $21,270 3.9%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 24.0% 0.662 0.78 $8.74 $9.44 $19,640 5.2%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 14.8% 2.209 1.52 $12.88 $13.61 $28,310 3.9%
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 31.7% 0.771 1.63 $13.39 $13.53 $28,140 5.7%
43-4151 Order Clerks 40 34.0% 0.612 0.36 $13.59 $12.83 $26,690 6.4%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 6.3% 0.707 0.62 $16.91 $16.87 $35,090 3.2%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 330 12.5% 5.389 0.71 $10.17 $10.44 $21,710 2.5%
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 31.4% 1.576 2.08 $10.83 $11.08 $23,050 2.3%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 35.2% 1.449 1.02 $16.70 $18.08 $37,600 6.6%
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 33.7% 1.128 3.56 $12.66 $14.27 $29,690 18.2%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 0.0% 0.676 1.33 $25.53 $25.50 $53,030 2.0%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 290 0.0% 4.700 1.91 $19.52 $22.37 $46,520 1.4%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 19.9% 1.745 0.82 $18.76 $18.66 $38,820 4.0%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 360 10.6% 5.729 1.07 $13.41 $13.78 $28,670 2.1%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 640 13.6% 10.367 0.75 $10.00 $11.44 $23,790 3.8%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 28.2% 0.565 1.06 $15.13 $14.88 $30,950 5.4%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 100 16.6% 1.626 0.22 $21.20 $23.26 $48,370 4.9%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 60 38.3% 0.890 0.52 $13.80 $14.24 $29,620 5.5%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 90 27.4% 1.500 0.38 $11.63 $12.35 $25,690 7.3%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,060 7.4% 17.135 1.12 $13.45 $13.72 $28,530 1.7%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.44 $10.15 $21,120 6.2%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 110 48.1% 1.734 1.02 $12.64 $13.32 $27,700 9.2%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,140 13.0% 18.331 0.83 $9.16 $9.64 $20,060 1.3%
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.91 $10.13 $21,080 12.7%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 590 13.7% 9.515 2.98 $13.99 $14.31 $29,750 8.3%
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 50 0.0% 0.724 6.74 $22.38 $22.09 $45,960 2.6%
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 200 31.8% 3.170 13.65 $9.26 $11.56 $24,040 11.3%
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 230 18.5% 3.660 20.90 $16.44 $16.63 $34,590 7.4%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 3,140 6.8% 50.482 1.31 $13.41 $15.54 $32,320 3.1%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 350 11.7% 5.594 1.56 $22.62 $25.61 $53,280 6.7%
47-2031 Carpenters 760 23.4% 12.218 2.71 $13.08 $13.15 $27,360 2.1%
47-2061 Construction Laborers 220 16.4% 3.498 0.58 $9.20 $10.57 $21,990 7.8%
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 100 37.1% 1.627 3.86 $15.66 $17.10 $35,560 17.2%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 230 11.8% 3.630 1.39 $13.73 $14.33 $29,800 2.8%
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 60 5.6% 0.937 1.59 $12.22 $13.17 $27,400 9.2%
47-2111 Electricians 140 15.9% 2.263 0.57 $16.11 $20.43 $42,490 15.2%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 23.8% 1.632 1.13 $10.87 $10.99 $22,850 3.9%
47-2151 Pipelayers 100 35.6% 1.618 4.76 $13.19 $13.57 $28,230 4.2%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 20.3% 2.415 0.89 $18.01 $18.98 $39,480 13.4%
47-2181 Roofers 80 11.6% 1.278 1.71 $12.66 $12.61 $26,220 6.0%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.42 $15.31 $31,850 6.2%
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 40 45.9% 0.568 1.28 $11.77 $13.01 $27,070 10.8%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 60 12.6% 0.926 1.82 $10.09 $9.77 $20,330 6.0%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 230 13.9% 3.652 3.26 $12.69 $12.74 $26,500 2.1%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 2,500 4.5% 40.310 1.04 $17.53 $18.65 $38,800 2.8%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 190 9.3% 3.137 0.96 $24.88 $25.96 $54,000 3.5%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 80 16.3% 1.312 0.84 $25.68 $24.28 $50,490 9.7%
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 16.9% 0.552 1.05 $25.38 $24.96 $51,920 3.2%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 34.8% 1.420 1.39 $17.42 $17.25 $35,870 3.9%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 150 17.0% 2.471 0.54 $19.20 $19.23 $40,000 10.7%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 250 16.8% 3.978 2.29 $14.72 $16.00 $33,270 4.1%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 23.6% 1.132 1.32 $14.84 $16.36 $34,020 6.7%
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.57 $14.30 $29,740 6.0%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 49.1% 0.761 1.03 $10.33 $10.38 $21,590 3.0%
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 17.5% 1.027 3.10 $14.10 $16.72 $34,780 12.6%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 40 48.7% 0.649 0.36 $14.19 $14.63 $30,430 7.4%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 360 8.5% 5.789 2.54 $17.11 $18.18 $37,810 4.3%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 14.3% 0.906 1.49 $15.30 $16.12 $33,530 7.6%
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 160 29.7% 2.584 3.14 $30.95 $30.20 $62,810 3.9%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 540 8.7% 8.654 0.91 $16.94 $16.90 $35,160 2.6%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 120 21.8% 1.866 1.95 $8.99 $9.38 $19,520 4.0%
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 40 11.4% 0.668 0.72 $24.35 $23.00 $47,850 4.7%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 11,020 4.6% 177.454 2.72 $12.25 $13.23 $27,510 2.3%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 630 5.9% 10.138 2.32 $20.79 $21.91 $45,570 2.3%
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 50 14.4% 0.868 0.59 $11.21 $11.64 $24,200 7.3%
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 200 12.5% 3.142 5.30 $11.68 $12.78 $26,590 2.4%
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 60 34.4% 0.921 6.19 $15.75 $15.82 $32,910 11.6%
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,810 11.4% 29.202 3.93 $12.95 $12.85 $26,740 2.4%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 40 48.2% 0.649 0.31 $9.24 $10.44 $21,720 4.1%
51-3011 Bakers 40 13.1% 0.620 0.53 $11.10 $10.91 $22,700 5.9%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 31.8% 1.450 1.42 $12.09 $12.61 $26,220 3.7%
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 300 10.0% 4.795 4.77 $13.35 $13.85 $28,810 4.9%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 8.0% 3.577 2.53 $15.26 $14.72 $30,610 3.0%
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 12.1% 1.077 1.96 $14.84 $13.93 $28,980 5.1%
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 43.1% 0.824 2.65 $17.55 $17.53 $36,470 6.4%
51-4041 Machinists 410 13.9% 6.585 2.29 $17.60 $18.74 $38,980 7.2%
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.97 $14.30 $29,750 3.5%
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 25.5% 0.711 1.30 $21.02 $22.18 $46,140 7.7%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 610 17.3% 9.821 3.98 $13.31 $13.53 $28,140 2.7%
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 30.0% 1.167 3.71 $16.36 $15.95 $33,180 3.2%
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 70 46.3% 1.185 7.00 $13.80 $14.44 $30,040 2.9%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators 50 20.2% 0.860 0.62 $10.13 $12.07 $25,100 10.7%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 70 18.3% 1.138 0.73 $9.44 $9.53 $19,820 2.4%
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 510 30.3% 8.230 7.39 $9.00 $9.47 $19,690 3.5%
51-6093 Upholsterers (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.99 $11.88 $24,720 3.2%
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 410 18.3% 6.589 10.40 $11.29 $11.43 $23,770 4.1%
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 420 19.8% 6.732 22.95 $9.65 $10.27 $21,350 4.8%
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 380 26.7% 6.135 13.40 $9.09 $9.55 $19,870 3.5%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 44.4% 1.275 1.50 $20.76 $21.03 $43,740 5.7%
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 130 20.4% 2.157 10.01 $11.95 $12.26 $25,500 3.3%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 37.5% 0.713 0.77 $15.17 $15.89 $33,050 4.8%
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 30 30.5% 0.499 4.36 $13.54 $13.47 $28,020 4.1%
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 14.2% 0.771 1.66 $19.10 $18.38 $38,230 4.7%
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 21.1% 1.705 3.30 $15.77 $15.39 $32,000 4.5%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 400 9.6% 6.373 1.88 $13.02 $13.73 $28,560 5.0%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 270 1.7% 4.269 1.54 $12.86 $12.75 $26,520 3.6%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 5.2% 3.396 5.65 $16.42 $16.29 $33,890 5.3%
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 300 26.3% 4.866 6.69 $15.25 $15.69 $32,630 9.1%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 800 7.4% 12.915 3.94 $10.37 $11.48 $23,880 5.0%
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 70 4.1% 1.186 0.65 $19.68 $17.80 $37,010 4.9%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 6,670 3.8% 107.297 1.59 $12.75 $13.93 $28,960 2.5%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 14.0% 1.817 1.40 $20.53 $20.28 $42,190 5.1%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 16.2% 2.027 1.31 $19.98 $22.99 $47,820 6.1%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 290 20.8% 4.689 1.26 $8.44 $8.26 $17,180 3.1%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 70 31.4% 1.206 0.40 $12.12 $12.89 $26,820 5.7%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2,610 7.1% 42.047 3.58 $15.98 $16.83 $35,010 3.2%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 300 16.4% 4.757 0.79 $9.96 $11.01 $22,910 5.4%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 90 32.3% 1.473 1.85 $9.01 $9.97 $20,730 11.4%
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 5.8% 1.347 3.64 $14.28 $14.88 $30,940 9.2%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 490 15.0% 7.957 2.03 $11.78 $12.80 $26,630 3.2%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 210 11.1% 3.314 1.46 $11.66 $11.04 $22,950 3.1%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,160 7.2% 18.718 1.16 $10.47 $11.34 $23,580 3.8%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 550 14.3% 8.853 1.70 $9.93 $10.08 $20,970 3.6%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 100 11.8% 1.597 1.66 $11.35 $11.66 $24,260 3.8%

About May 2011 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,199 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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Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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