Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Chico, CA



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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Chico, CA, a metropolitan statistical area in California.

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 Chico, CA (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 67,450 3.0% 1000.000 1.00 $14.97 $20.12 $41,860 2.6%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 2,710 6.9% 40.142 0.83 $37.66 $43.86 $91,240 3.7%
11-1011 Chief Executives 120 17.3% 1.754 0.84 $68.90 $78.66 $163,610 7.4%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 920 6.8% 13.612 0.97 $37.59 $44.52 $92,600 3.7%
11-1031 Legislators 30 48.9% 0.489 1.01 (4) (4) $39,370 7.0%
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 19.7% 1.784 0.70 $36.41 $47.83 $99,480 8.3%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 12.9% 1.449 0.74 $27.68 $33.65 $69,990 8.4%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 18.7% 0.652 0.28 $46.90 $49.45 $102,850 8.1%
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 13.9% 3.321 0.89 $37.15 $44.70 $92,980 7.2%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 40 15.1% 0.620 0.52 $36.37 $38.03 $79,100 8.1%
11-9021 Construction Managers 70 15.6% 1.033 0.68 $46.07 $50.16 $104,320 7.2%
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program 50 34.9% 0.804 2.09 $22.41 $23.54 $48,970 9.7%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 28.7% 1.466 0.84 (4) (4) $95,350 4.3%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 30 14.1% 0.480 0.33 $57.64 $69.50 $144,560 18.0%
11-9051 Food Service Managers 120 16.7% 1.812 1.26 $21.76 $22.57 $46,950 4.0%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 8.9% 2.019 0.90 $44.45 $46.10 $95,880 2.7%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 160 23.0% 2.317 1.95 $14.61 $17.94 $37,310 16.2%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 8.8% 1.281 1.42 $28.74 $31.34 $65,190 6.1%
11-9199 Managers, All Other 140 49.9% 2.055 0.77 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 2,130 7.2% 31.521 0.65 $25.49 $27.30 $56,780 3.9%
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 8.2% 1.010 1.23 $19.63 $21.39 $44,500 4.7%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 21.0% 1.148 0.54 $24.18 $25.25 $52,520 3.3%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) (8) (8) (8) $31.96 $30.75 $63,960 2.4%
13-1041 Compliance Officers 70 11.7% 1.005 0.61 $24.35 $26.49 $55,110 7.0%
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 12.3% 1.342 0.92 $27.82 $31.51 $65,530 5.8%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 110 12.4% 1.704 0.50 $23.24 $24.20 $50,340 5.5%
13-1111 Management Analysts 170 15.6% 2.506 0.60 $31.03 $31.45 $65,420 3.2%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 60 13.4% 0.909 0.57 $18.51 $22.07 $45,920 8.0%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 80 26.1% 1.256 0.51 $25.44 $28.20 $58,660 8.5%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 530 10.8% 7.848 1.04 $21.77 $24.63 $51,240 12.7%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 370 11.5% 5.526 0.65 $27.91 $30.93 $64,330 6.4%
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 17.5% 0.697 1.57 $35.98 $36.39 $75,700 5.9%
13-2051 Financial Analysts (8) (8) (8) (8) $34.11 $37.38 $77,750 9.7%
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 49.1% 0.729 0.58 $26.62 $33.32 $69,300 15.9%
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 30.2% 1.741 0.78 $26.20 $27.39 $56,970 3.5%
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 21.8% 0.700 1.52 $12.70 $13.53 $28,140 4.5%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 45.4% 0.910 0.77 $17.75 $19.42 $40,390 7.7%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 710 10.9% 10.505 0.40 $29.82 $31.78 $66,090 3.2%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 60 10.3% 0.894 0.24 $34.19 $34.92 $72,630 3.5%
15-1131 Computer Programmers 50 11.8% 0.685 0.27 $24.88 $28.77 $59,840 6.7%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 80 36.0% 1.155 0.27 $42.05 $43.02 $89,480 9.0%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 90 14.8% 1.285 0.48 $32.69 $35.95 $74,770 4.4%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 240 13.6% 3.578 0.73 $24.29 $24.00 $49,920 5.7%
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 50 17.2% 0.777 0.37 $27.86 $32.06 $66,680 5.6%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 520 7.0% 7.694 0.43 $32.04 $32.83 $68,280 2.8%
17-2051 Civil Engineers 130 6.0% 1.953 0.99 $34.49 $34.61 $71,990 4.3%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 30 18.9% 0.501 0.27 $36.93 $38.70 $80,500 5.4%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 8.2% 0.927 1.39 $22.27 $22.87 $47,560 3.3%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 530 6.2% 7.812 0.93 $23.88 $26.25 $54,590 6.0%
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 17.7% 0.614 0.95 $26.38 $27.00 $56,170 2.3%
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 31.7% 0.651 0.83 $31.83 $31.74 $66,020 8.8%
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 22.2% 0.523 1.75 $32.83 $33.68 $70,050 5.5%
19-4021 Biological Technicians 70 1.1% 1.042 1.85 $15.67 $16.49 $34,310 3.1%
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 80 0.0% 1.177 4.93 $16.56 $18.40 $38,260 2.3%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 1,650 6.0% 24.510 1.66 $21.59 $21.83 $45,410 4.9%
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 160 10.0% 2.310 3.87 $20.10 $20.19 $41,990 8.4%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 150 20.0% 2.184 1.15 $30.88 $31.68 $65,900 6.5%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 130 14.1% 1.930 2.17 $24.68 $23.29 $48,430 7.0%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 19.0% 1.910 0.89 $16.71 $17.95 $37,330 7.1%
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 70 4.8% 1.035 2.10 $25.70 $24.91 $51,800 3.5%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 310 13.0% 4.627 1.65 $13.80 $15.10 $31,400 5.0%
21-1798 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other* 50 28.0% 0.765 0.81 $17.29 $18.22 $37,900 6.1%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 300 11.9% 4.457 0.57 $37.35 $40.03 $83,260 8.1%
23-1011 Lawyers 160 13.7% 2.344 0.53 $50.62 $50.67 $105,390 10.1%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 80 25.3% 1.173 0.60 $20.31 $19.44 $40,440 14.4%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 6,070 9.6% 89.940 1.37 $26.15 $27.79 $57,810 7.7%
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (8) (8) (8) $33.06 $31.35 $65,210 9.9%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 370 13.6% 5.465 2.01 $10.63 $12.66 $26,340 9.8%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 110 43.2% 1.567 1.22 (4) (4) $60,220 7.9%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,170 25.9% 17.317 1.57 (4) (4) $72,460 9.5%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $95,120 7.5%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 630 21.2% 9.399 1.20 (4) (4) $62,590 12.0%
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School* 90 18.1% 1.361 0.79 (4) (4) $84,190 16.1%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 20.8% 1.328 1.28 (4) (4) $62,880 6.7%
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 300 44.6% 4.445 0.69 (4) (4) $48,630 10.1%
25-4021 Librarians 30 32.0% 0.492 0.43 $27.37 $28.89 $60,090 11.1%
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 13.4% 0.581 0.70 $20.12 $20.23 $42,080 6.2%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 38.2% 1.066 1.05 $34.20 $33.71 $70,110 4.9%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 950 17.3% 14.069 1.49 (4) (4) $26,970 4.0%
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 450 4.0% 6.727 8.30 $8.92 $10.01 $20,820 8.0%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 750 14.4% 11.061 0.82 $15.35 $19.45 $40,470 6.4%
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 9.5% 0.915 0.61 $15.74 $16.98 $35,330 5.5%
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 31.9% 0.523 0.81 $16.44 $19.40 $40,350 16.7%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 230 34.9% 3.481 2.30 (4) (4) $41,480 7.9%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 30.3% 0.787 0.48 $21.14 $22.82 $47,470 13.2%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 5,060 17.2% 74.968 1.28 $35.96 $38.99 $81,100 3.8%
29-1021 Dentists, General 70 37.5% 0.995 1.40 (5) $114.36 $237,860 15.5%
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 9.3% 0.488 1.11 $27.36 $27.57 $57,350 4.1%
29-1051 Pharmacists 170 12.5% 2.454 1.16 $65.96 $65.28 $135,780 1.8%
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 25.4% 0.770 0.97 $70.59 $84.64 $176,060 19.2%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (8) (8) (8) (5) $106.31 $221,120 14.1%
29-1071 Physician Assistants 90 13.0% 1.278 1.96 $42.32 $43.75 $91,010 8.8%
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 2,090 32.2% 30.931 1.46 $43.14 $43.45 $90,370 2.3%
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 26.6% 0.678 0.47 $47.54 $46.36 $96,420 7.1%
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 140 29.8% 2.114 2.38 $32.63 $32.50 $67,590 2.7%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 27.6% 1.472 1.61 $38.62 $40.73 $84,710 9.3%
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 22.3% 0.645 1.49 $41.05 $41.55 $86,420 8.6%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 42.1% 0.881 0.68 $40.38 $39.25 $81,640 3.2%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 9.8% 0.906 0.74 $15.38 $19.61 $40,790 4.4%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 34.5% 2.048 1.43 $43.62 $45.14 $93,900 7.4%
29-2037 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians* 130 12.8% 1.917 1.12 $28.88 $28.72 $59,730 2.8%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.81 $15.38 $31,990 1.9%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 320 21.3% 4.724 1.76 $17.99 $18.67 $38,820 2.9%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 40 40.6% 0.606 0.82 $27.71 $28.32 $58,900 4.3%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 16.2% 1.014 1.65 $15.86 $15.35 $31,930 4.0%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 730 8.4% 10.829 1.91 $24.06 $24.05 $50,030 2.1%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 18.4% 1.924 1.37 $15.38 $16.89 $35,140 3.6%
29-2799 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other* 90 32.7% 1.351 1.68 $16.56 $16.85 $35,050 4.1%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 3,390 7.2% 50.310 1.63 $11.52 $12.47 $25,930 2.7%
31-1011 Home Health Aides 800 21.2% 11.851 1.64 $8.92 $9.31 $19,370 3.7%
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* 1,220 7.7% 18.062 1.58 $11.44 $12.05 $25,060 2.9%
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 90 44.9% 1.374 3.70 $9.14 $9.92 $20,640 3.5%
31-9091 Dental Assistants 260 33.1% 3.849 1.66 $16.29 $16.25 $33,790 4.0%
31-9092 Medical Assistants 540 10.9% 7.997 1.90 $13.48 $13.64 $28,370 2.4%
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 50 23.8% 0.738 1.91 $14.47 $13.84 $28,790 6.1%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 16.5% 0.777 1.30 $17.28 $18.17 $37,790 2.9%
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.19 $12.23 $25,440 9.0%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 100 19.4% 1.443 2.55 $11.83 $12.65 $26,310 7.6%
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* 190 27.6% 2.816 1.84 $16.08 $16.01 $33,300 4.5%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,240 8.5% 18.323 0.73 $22.30 $22.23 $46,250 7.5%
33-2011 Firefighters 290 8.9% 4.368 1.84 $17.43 $19.62 $40,810 7.8%
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 40 4.2% 0.646 6.60 $21.59 $21.85 $45,460 5.6%
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 19.3% 0.470 0.54 $34.97 $35.42 $73,680 3.2%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (8) (8) (8) (8) $30.62 $31.77 $66,080 3.2%
33-9032 Security Guards 310 30.9% 4.546 0.56 $9.17 $11.07 $23,020 8.7%
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other * 40 21.0% 0.608 1.05 $19.90 $19.00 $39,520 4.6%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 7,040 4.0% 104.397 1.19 $9.03 $9.71 $20,190 1.3%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 470 11.5% 6.997 1.14 $12.50 $13.40 $27,880 3.3%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 630 14.0% 9.357 2.39 $8.82 $8.74 $18,180 1.8%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 190 13.7% 2.826 0.91 $12.28 $13.44 $27,950 4.4%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 500 11.3% 7.388 1.00 $10.34 $10.32 $21,470 2.4%
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 40 46.4% 0.566 0.43 $9.24 $9.98 $20,760 4.8%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 460 17.0% 6.841 1.13 $9.13 $9.99 $20,770 3.4%
35-3011 Bartenders 470 21.8% 7.022 1.76 $8.94 $9.05 $18,820 2.8%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,000 15.1% 29.628 1.36 $8.96 $9.44 $19,630 2.2%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.01 $9.63 $20,030 5.5%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,030 17.2% 15.322 0.86 $8.81 $8.79 $18,290 1.9%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 250 26.7% 3.716 1.22 $8.89 $9.20 $19,140 4.0%
35-9021 Dishwashers 480 13.2% 7.123 1.81 $8.81 $8.73 $18,150 2.1%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 14.2% 2.896 1.13 $8.83 $8.73 $18,160 2.2%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 2,260 6.9% 33.478 1.02 $11.34 $12.74 $26,500 2.5%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 23.9% 1.022 0.76 $13.96 $15.88 $33,040 5.7%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 23.5% 0.649 0.83 $21.42 $22.58 $46,970 3.2%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,040 10.9% 15.426 0.96 $11.59 $12.35 $25,680 3.0%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 410 19.5% 6.094 0.89 $9.49 $10.76 $22,380 5.2%
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 100 24.1% 1.542 3.18 $14.43 $15.99 $33,260 8.2%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 490 10.4% 7.204 1.12 $11.42 $13.43 $27,940 5.9%
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.81 $10.08 $20,970 4.2%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 2,240 16.0% 33.275 1.18 $9.22 $10.93 $22,730 3.8%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 60 19.2% 0.841 0.79 $16.11 $16.65 $34,640 5.0%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 26.7% 1.068 0.95 $9.20 $9.53 $19,830 2.8%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 170 32.4% 2.467 1.25 $8.95 $9.18 $19,100 2.2%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.71 $10.82 $22,510 8.3%
39-9011 Childcare Workers 360 15.2% 5.354 1.09 $10.06 $10.76 $22,380 3.4%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.91 $9.02 $18,750 4.0%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 170 33.0% 2.451 1.36 $17.17 $16.57 $34,460 10.8%
39-9032 Recreation Workers 320 3.7% 4.786 2.03 $9.26 $10.76 $22,370 7.8%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 7,880 5.1% 116.894 1.10 $11.12 $15.10 $31,410 3.5%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 700 11.7% 10.345 1.11 $17.21 $18.41 $38,290 3.4%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 100 20.4% 1.437 0.78 $25.51 $25.86 $53,780 5.2%
41-2011 Cashiers 2,190 10.5% 32.527 1.26 $9.44 $11.27 $23,440 3.4%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 560 13.1% 8.275 2.53 $13.14 $14.32 $29,790 3.4%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 180 19.6% 2.698 1.66 $12.35 $13.07 $27,190 4.1%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,880 10.2% 42.702 1.28 $9.53 $11.20 $23,300 2.8%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 17.7% 1.050 0.93 $20.34 $26.16 $54,410 12.2%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 150 14.4% 2.187 0.87 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 140 18.5% 2.088 0.87 $26.14 $32.00 $66,550 13.4%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 14.2% 2.670 0.57 $20.74 $24.35 $50,650 5.0%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 48.0% 1.183 0.40 $37.76 $45.65 $94,960 9.0%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 310 7.3% 4.555 0.42 $24.28 $31.12 $64,720 5.3%
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 70 45.6% 0.968 1.71 $10.37 $10.31 $21,440 3.8%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 41.5% 0.682 0.55 $20.81 $21.51 $44,740 11.3%
41-9041 Telemarketers 90 46.7% 1.355 0.67 $14.43 $16.32 $33,940 12.8%
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 80 37.0% 1.161 0.86 $12.79 $18.06 $37,560 9.9%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 11,830 4.7% 175.416 1.05 $14.50 $15.86 $33,000 2.5%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 850 4.3% 12.594 1.18 $24.72 $27.46 $57,110 6.2%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 33.8% 0.943 0.91 $11.09 $11.91 $24,760 4.0%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 90 19.2% 1.305 0.43 $16.61 $16.57 $34,460 1.9%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 290 10.0% 4.282 1.13 $15.18 $15.39 $32,010 1.5%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,020 6.2% 15.181 1.18 $16.21 $16.68 $34,690 2.2%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 16.6% 1.830 1.33 $18.34 $19.21 $39,950 2.5%
43-3071 Tellers 390 13.8% 5.782 1.36 $12.22 $12.13 $25,230 3.1%
43-4071 File Clerks 90 24.6% 1.318 1.02 $10.66 $11.99 $24,940 4.8%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 100 10.9% 1.454 0.83 $9.22 $9.67 $20,100 4.5%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 80 24.5% 1.195 0.77 $15.73 $15.98 $33,240 4.5%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 21.6% 0.944 1.11 $17.03 $17.84 $37,100 7.5%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 30 35.4% 0.463 0.32 $18.11 $17.64 $36,690 3.7%
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 30 40.4% 0.454 0.96 $13.64 $13.85 $28,810 3.2%
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 8.2% 2.736 1.63 $13.24 $13.71 $28,510 3.4%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 17.4% 0.863 0.76 $16.77 $17.17 $35,720 2.6%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 660 13.6% 9.846 1.30 $11.39 $11.92 $24,790 2.7%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 60 14.3% 0.853 0.57 $15.45 $16.39 $34,090 4.5%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 0.0% 0.638 1.26 $25.52 $25.19 $52,400 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 190 0.0% 2.787 1.13 $25.96 $24.49 $50,930 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 23.6% 1.084 0.51 $18.20 $19.96 $41,520 3.2%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 290 14.2% 4.362 0.81 $13.99 $15.26 $31,750 3.0%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 850 15.4% 12.552 0.90 $10.59 $12.27 $25,530 3.9%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 380 11.6% 5.673 0.76 $19.24 $20.43 $42,490 3.2%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 220 27.4% 3.189 1.85 $14.52 $14.89 $30,960 6.0%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 350 17.3% 5.197 1.33 $15.30 $15.37 $31,970 3.8%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 830 9.3% 12.273 0.81 $14.83 $15.38 $31,990 2.5%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 10.5% 1.440 0.87 $10.16 $11.10 $23,080 8.6%
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 31.5% 0.657 0.87 $14.46 $16.27 $33,830 8.3%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 160 25.3% 2.380 1.40 $13.83 $15.06 $31,310 6.2%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,960 19.5% 29.004 1.32 $11.64 $13.22 $27,490 5.2%
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 390 44.1% 5.803 2.84 $9.28 $10.70 $22,270 2.9%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 980 19.2% 14.579 4.57 $9.46 $11.57 $24,070 5.1%
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 30 16.7% 0.452 3.07 $28.81 $33.36 $69,390 9.9%
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.42 $10.63 $22,110 4.0%
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 670 34.8% 9.900 5.44 $9.09 $9.42 $19,590 3.5%
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 40 48.2% 0.568 10.85 $17.83 $18.23 $37,910 6.7%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,080 5.2% 30.771 0.80 $21.94 $23.30 $48,470 3.7%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 200 19.2% 2.993 0.84 $31.71 $31.82 $66,180 3.0%
47-2031 Carpenters 160 12.5% 2.300 0.51 $22.59 $26.52 $55,150 6.0%
47-2041 Carpet Installers (8) (8) (8) (8) $23.62 $21.17 $44,040 18.0%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 190 12.8% 2.817 2.67 $21.47 $23.84 $49,580 11.1%
47-2061 Construction Laborers 410 17.5% 6.125 1.01 $15.58 $20.17 $41,960 11.3%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 130 17.0% 1.975 0.76 $26.75 $27.56 $57,330 6.5%
47-2111 Electricians 150 9.3% 2.194 0.55 $24.51 $25.24 $52,510 4.7%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 9.3% 1.090 0.76 $14.90 $17.35 $36,080 5.5%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 39.4% 1.818 0.67 $26.57 $26.59 $55,300 4.7%
47-2181 Roofers 60 28.7% 0.841 1.13 $20.47 $20.57 $42,780 3.7%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 50 48.3% 0.694 0.68 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 34.8% 0.529 2.54 $13.52 $13.63 $28,360 9.5%
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 60 46.4% 0.950 3.36 $24.29 $23.58 $49,050 3.5%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.69 $22.02 $45,790 4.7%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 2,350 8.7% 34.816 0.90 $18.70 $20.55 $42,750 3.7%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 190 17.2% 2.789 0.85 $29.68 $31.30 $65,090 3.8%
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.05 $15.58 $32,410 4.2%
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.85 $14.06 $29,250 4.5%
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.63 $19.07 $39,670 2.7%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 12.8% 1.072 1.05 $21.60 $21.93 $45,620 4.7%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 350 9.9% 5.210 1.13 $18.30 $19.21 $39,950 5.1%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 50 27.1% 0.789 0.45 $17.63 $19.20 $39,940 5.8%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 50 13.8% 0.796 3.18 $16.15 $16.28 $33,860 3.2%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (8) (8) (8) (8) $23.97 $23.02 $47,880 2.4%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 31.3% 0.595 0.81 $10.92 $12.13 $25,220 14.4%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 50 17.9% 0.729 0.40 $25.42 $24.77 $51,530 6.7%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 140 45.3% 2.062 0.90 $37.20 $33.07 $68,790 6.6%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 580 9.1% 8.595 0.90 $16.44 $16.91 $35,170 3.2%
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers 40 36.9% 0.630 18.73 $14.23 $15.63 $32,510 10.8%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 30.4% 0.829 0.87 $9.86 $10.70 $22,260 3.6%
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.04 $16.54 $34,400 6.0%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 2,940 11.8% 43.639 0.67 $14.45 $16.90 $35,150 3.0%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 240 16.8% 3.601 0.83 $22.06 $23.21 $48,280 2.7%
51-2092 Team Assemblers 140 17.8% 2.006 0.27 $11.43 $12.71 $26,440 6.6%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 50 24.8% 0.718 0.35 $12.01 $12.50 $26,000 4.4%
51-3011 Bakers 100 40.5% 1.440 1.23 $11.99 $12.90 $26,830 3.6%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 45.0% 2.151 2.11 $18.89 $18.01 $37,450 2.5%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 32.9% 0.718 0.51 $13.83 $16.04 $33,360 9.1%
51-4041 Machinists 50 26.5% 0.682 0.24 $17.77 $19.25 $40,040 6.4%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 46.5% 0.666 0.72 $9.79 $10.30 $21,430 9.5%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 150 16.9% 2.266 0.92 $15.38 $16.81 $34,960 4.1%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators 80 26.6% 1.182 0.85 $12.77 $13.42 $27,910 4.2%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 80 11.6% 1.171 0.75 $9.49 $9.83 $20,440 3.4%
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 80 44.9% 1.133 1.02 $9.12 $10.10 $21,000 8.2%
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 17.0% 1.389 2.19 $14.98 $15.18 $31,570 4.1%
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 40 0.0% 0.519 1.67 $40.41 $41.30 $85,900 2.3%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 25.0% 1.821 2.14 $31.93 $32.83 $68,280 2.4%
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 2.7% 2.027 8.24 $10.81 $11.82 $24,570 3.3%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 80 45.0% 1.145 0.34 $23.22 $20.79 $43,240 6.9%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 280 37.6% 4.217 1.52 $12.37 $12.77 $26,550 3.6%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 44.3% 0.850 1.41 $14.01 $15.73 $32,710 6.6%
51-9151 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.86 $17.02 $35,410 2.6%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 70 22.1% 1.076 0.33 $12.14 $12.80 $26,620 4.7%
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 40 34.0% 0.614 0.33 $11.00 $13.41 $27,890 5.3%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 2,800 6.5% 41.492 0.62 $13.06 $15.28 $31,790 3.8%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 19.8% 0.869 0.67 $18.80 $20.24 $42,090 5.0%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 25.6% 0.857 0.55 $26.08 $27.21 $56,590 5.4%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 210 45.2% 3.157 0.85 $14.66 $15.29 $31,810 5.2%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 210 31.0% 3.041 1.01 $10.76 $15.32 $31,870 13.0%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 450 10.4% 6.616 0.56 $17.44 $19.33 $40,210 4.5%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 390 20.4% 5.799 0.96 $13.31 $17.57 $36,540 15.1%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 20.4% 0.746 0.57 $10.84 $11.21 $23,320 3.4%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 120 13.8% 1.727 0.44 $16.54 $17.54 $36,480 2.3%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 140 24.9% 2.039 0.90 $9.49 $10.91 $22,690 6.3%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 600 10.2% 8.831 0.55 $11.71 $12.35 $25,700 2.6%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 300 17.6% 4.470 0.86 $9.46 $10.27 $21,360 3.3%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50 23.0% 0.706 0.74 $15.68 $14.53 $30,210 4.7%

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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