Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2012 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 file.

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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 its profile) Level Employment Employment RSE Employment per 1,000 jobs Location quotient Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 63,080 2.1% 1000.000 1.00 $12.66 $15.83 $32,920 1.5%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 1,740 4.5% 27.561 0.56 $36.71 $41.25 $85,810 2.7%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 50 13.0% 0.778 0.40 $61.48 $74.01 $153,940 9.6%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 680 6.0% 10.804 0.74 $41.17 $47.95 $99,730 3.7%
11-1031 Legislators detail 70 38.5% 1.179 2.71 (4) (4) $18,500 3.3%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 30 10.9% 0.476 0.20 $28.42 $30.19 $62,800 7.8%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 70 10.3% 1.088 0.29 $41.89 $52.02 $108,200 6.7%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 150 7.3% 2.303 1.87 $32.91 $35.08 $72,970 3.4%
11-3061 Purchasing Managers detail 40 23.4% 0.650 1.22 $38.56 $43.95 $91,410 8.7%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 170 13.3% 2.705 1.56 (4) (4) $81,330 2.6%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 50 30.0% 0.726 0.50 $22.26 $23.78 $49,470 4.7%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 90 15.4% 1.408 0.62 $39.19 $44.88 $93,340 8.5%
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents detail 40 0.0% 0.666 3.65 $30.33 $28.70 $59,690 1.4%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 30 41.3% 0.490 0.55 $22.67 $26.18 $54,460 5.8%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 40 16.2% 0.601 0.23 $23.76 $26.79 $55,720 5.5%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,070 7.0% 17.018 0.35 $24.47 $26.11 $54,320 3.3%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 160 16.7% 2.549 1.18 $23.06 $23.98 $49,880 2.3%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators detail 50 34.9% 0.751 0.37 $30.26 $29.42 $61,200 5.5%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 50 11.6% 0.794 0.45 $25.16 $24.39 $50,730 4.0%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 70 28.1% 1.035 0.69 $26.20 $27.18 $56,540 5.5%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 80 9.2% 1.300 0.43 $24.77 $25.81 $53,690 2.7%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail 40 38.1% 0.596 1.02 $8.88 $12.78 $26,580 23.7%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 50 32.6% 0.788 0.47 $13.91 $16.60 $34,530 7.3%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 260 8.2% 4.182 0.48 $23.27 $26.49 $55,100 2.4%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 100 13.7% 1.646 0.75 $26.47 $29.57 $61,500 7.7%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 330 41.2% 5.284 0.19 $16.07 $19.79 $41,160 6.3%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 80 42.4% 1.292 0.48 $21.97 $24.12 $50,160 4.8%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.51 $14.50 $30,170 3.6%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 580 7.3% 9.217 0.51 $26.00 $27.88 $57,980 3.7%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 50 13.4% 0.772 0.39 $27.71 $30.59 $63,620 4.4%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 140 11.3% 2.145 1.27 $33.52 $34.13 $70,990 4.2%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 60 19.8% 0.886 0.46 $33.81 $33.15 $68,950 3.8%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters detail 60 14.4% 0.899 1.40 $18.79 $18.55 $38,580 5.9%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 110 16.3% 1.698 0.20 $26.41 $35.83 $74,520 21.0%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 760 11.4% 12.090 0.84 $16.06 $16.55 $34,430 5.9%
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.74 $14.94 $31,070 4.4%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 100 18.7% 1.585 0.87 $25.20 $24.51 $50,990 2.3%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 160 11.2% 2.502 1.19 $19.11 $20.40 $42,430 4.3%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 120 13.2% 1.874 1.74 $21.52 $20.85 $43,370 3.6%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.75 $14.29 $29,720 5.3%
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists detail 30 1.2% 0.488 0.73 $22.10 $21.58 $44,880 3.5%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 240 29.5% 3.762 1.39 $8.62 $8.68 $18,060 3.7%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 160 10.1% 2.471 0.31 $20.83 $28.08 $58,410 10.5%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 50 37.8% 0.774 0.17 $22.18 $31.66 $65,840 4.5%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 60 35.5% 0.923 0.45 $18.99 $20.67 $42,990 10.8%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 4,530 5.9% 71.840 1.12 $20.22 $18.39 $38,250 4.7%
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary detail 60 6.5% 0.913 2.22 (4) (4) $30,000 6.0%
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary detail 60 7.3% 1.024 1.84 (4) (4) $31,270 8.5%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 70 25.7% 1.140 0.94 (4) (4) $49,940 4.3%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 500 24.4% 7.942 0.76 (4) (4) $50,080 2.8%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 230 49.4% 3.622 0.76 (4) (4) $53,350 7.1%
25-2023 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $49,180 3.3%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 1,110 22.8% 17.559 2.38 (4) (4) $49,190 2.3%
25-2032 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 160 39.1% 2.611 3.88 (4) (4) $52,430 3.5%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail 70 22.0% 1.046 0.69 (4) (4) $50,210 3.0%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School detail 40 46.2% 0.620 0.84 (4) (4) $48,980 2.1%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 60 27.7% 0.943 0.92 (4) (4) $48,870 4.6%
25-3011 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors detail 40 15.1% 0.693 1.37 $16.58 $17.22 $35,820 2.3%
25-3098 Substitute Teachers detail 1,060 29.3% 16.741 3.52 $8.47 $8.13 $16,920 2.9%
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers detail 40 30.0% 0.621 0.30 (4) (4) $27,990 6.4%
25-4021 Librarians detail 90 13.3% 1.484 1.38 $26.14 $25.58 $53,210 1.5%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail 30 16.5% 0.525 0.51 $26.72 $25.76 $53,580 8.5%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 310 10.9% 4.992 0.55 (4) (4) $17,360 2.3%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 280 10.4% 4.493 0.33 $10.51 $12.70 $26,410 3.9%
27-1023 Floral Designers detail 60 26.3% 0.921 2.55 $9.19 $9.85 $20,480 5.5%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.65 $8.83 $18,360 9.1%
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents detail 30 44.5% 0.537 1.54 $9.52 $9.62 $20,000 7.1%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 3,950 11.2% 62.550 1.07 $22.37 $28.12 $58,500 4.4%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 210 12.9% 3.358 1.55 $60.79 $61.80 $128,540 13.9%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 80 24.9% 1.206 0.51 (5) $112.54 $234,080 13.6%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 40 28.3% 0.623 0.42 $41.34 $42.14 $87,640 3.3%
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists detail 70 18.6% 1.057 1.18 $20.75 $21.30 $44,310 2.4%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $27.92 $34.44 $71,630 16.0%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 1,380 19.4% 21.934 1.08 $26.22 $26.75 $55,650 3.1%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 40 23.0% 0.579 0.71 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists detail 50 20.0% 0.864 0.70 $24.26 $24.36 $50,670 2.2%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 50 16.2% 0.797 0.66 $15.94 $15.92 $33,120 3.2%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 120 9.6% 1.887 1.29 $18.17 $19.11 $39,740 6.9%
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers detail 30 24.4% 0.531 1.20 $25.22 $24.23 $50,400 6.5%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 150 32.3% 2.327 1.56 $19.78 $20.60 $42,850 2.9%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.81 $14.17 $29,470 12.5%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 320 22.0% 5.124 1.89 $10.67 $11.53 $23,980 7.0%
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians detail 40 27.6% 0.575 1.11 $9.55 $9.72 $20,210 4.9%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.03 $15.98 $33,250 2.8%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 750 6.6% 11.888 2.15 $16.33 $16.38 $34,080 2.7%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 90 22.2% 1.495 1.07 $14.13 $14.75 $30,690 4.1%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,880 5.9% 29.848 0.99 $10.37 $11.16 $23,210 3.1%
31-1011 Home Health Aides detail 240 25.9% 3.730 0.58 $8.61 $8.62 $17,930 4.0%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 1,060 5.9% 16.773 1.54 $10.37 $10.22 $21,260 1.7%
31-2011 Occupational Therapy Assistants detail 30 15.9% 0.514 2.27 $25.13 $25.51 $53,050 6.5%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants detail 80 13.1% 1.249 2.33 $25.70 $25.26 $52,530 3.9%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.26 $10.65 $22,160 13.2%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 220 15.8% 3.504 0.83 $11.63 $11.76 $24,470 4.1%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.73 $8.99 $18,700 7.6%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 50 36.5% 0.797 1.04 $10.53 $10.62 $22,080 3.4%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 930 5.9% 14.815 0.60 $14.46 $14.99 $31,170 3.4%
33-2011 Firefighters detail 100 14.2% 1.557 0.68 $13.45 $12.72 $26,460 5.7%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 440 10.8% 7.010 1.45 $14.85 $15.26 $31,750 2.8%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 60 18.6% 1.011 0.13 $8.82 $10.38 $21,580 8.2%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,690 4.5% 74.310 0.84 $8.56 $8.77 $18,240 1.6%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 430 10.4% 6.885 1.10 $12.30 $13.20 $27,450 5.7%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail 220 37.7% 3.534 0.91 $8.44 $8.11 $16,860 2.8%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 400 16.3% 6.278 2.07 $8.84 $8.91 $18,540 2.4%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 250 23.9% 3.887 0.51 $8.74 $8.88 $18,460 3.7%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 380 22.6% 6.080 1.01 $8.62 $8.65 $17,990 2.2%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 2,020 9.0% 31.987 1.42 $8.40 $8.14 $16,940 2.2%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail 60 31.6% 0.964 0.29 $8.45 $8.17 $16,990 3.1%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 540 13.2% 8.577 0.48 $8.43 $8.19 $17,030 2.6%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 170 15.6% 2.698 0.70 $8.43 $8.18 $17,000 2.2%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.40 $8.09 $16,820 4.4%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,470 4.9% 23.233 0.71 $9.46 $10.67 $22,190 2.4%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 50 12.8% 0.772 0.59 $16.06 $17.96 $37,360 6.6%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 760 7.4% 12.064 0.75 $9.18 $10.24 $21,310 2.9%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 310 10.8% 4.848 0.71 $9.08 $9.09 $18,910 2.1%
37-2021 Pest Control Workers detail 90 2.8% 1.462 3.10 $11.58 $12.07 $25,110 8.4%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 220 13.6% 3.546 0.56 $10.18 $10.70 $22,260 2.7%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,170 8.4% 18.566 0.63 $8.73 $9.50 $19,760 3.1%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 60 19.1% 0.905 0.83 $11.96 $13.80 $28,700 10.4%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail 40 49.1% 0.647 0.56 $8.58 $8.73 $18,150 4.9%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 60 21.9% 0.980 0.50 $8.49 $8.23 $17,110 3.0%
39-4021 Funeral Attendants detail 40 42.6% 0.577 2.36 $10.85 $11.01 $22,900 5.3%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 90 16.1% 1.430 0.52 $9.01 $9.72 $20,220 6.5%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 290 20.6% 4.518 0.94 $8.56 $8.64 $17,960 4.3%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 270 29.7% 4.263 0.56 $8.49 $8.36 $17,390 3.8%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 200 5.5% 3.169 1.33 $8.78 $9.13 $18,980 3.4%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.64 $9.42 $19,590 10.1%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 6,070 4.2% 96.306 0.91 $9.53 $13.51 $28,100 4.2%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 690 9.3% 11.005 1.18 $15.51 $17.36 $36,100 6.0%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 60 20.8% 0.907 0.49 $26.38 $33.11 $68,870 11.1%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 2,500 8.1% 39.639 1.56 $8.59 $8.45 $17,570 1.2%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 210 17.8% 3.286 0.99 $9.15 $10.66 $22,170 6.8%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 140 39.5% 2.181 1.30 $15.35 $15.80 $32,860 8.7%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 1,510 12.1% 23.992 0.72 $10.14 $11.74 $24,430 3.8%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents detail 30 30.6% 0.506 0.45 $14.19 $14.67 $30,500 7.9%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 70 25.8% 1.099 0.43 $16.26 $17.66 $36,730 9.0%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 30 49.3% 0.476 0.19 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 70 23.6% 1.056 0.20 $18.35 $20.40 $42,420 11.1%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 720 11.4% 11.340 1.04 $20.35 $28.25 $58,770 11.2%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 8,990 2.9% 142.551 0.87 $12.30 $13.57 $28,220 1.4%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 510 8.2% 8.093 0.78 $19.35 $20.82 $43,310 2.6%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service detail 60 26.7% 0.913 0.95 $10.86 $10.90 $22,660 3.9%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 110 19.6% 1.822 0.62 $13.41 $13.86 $28,830 4.1%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 280 24.5% 4.393 1.17 $14.30 $14.71 $30,600 7.5%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 730 9.1% 11.562 0.94 $13.93 $14.39 $29,940 2.2%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 120 19.4% 1.975 1.49 $13.36 $13.87 $28,860 2.1%
43-3071 Tellers detail 470 14.5% 7.391 1.78 $11.66 $11.70 $24,340 4.0%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 130 12.6% 2.110 2.24 $13.43 $14.05 $29,220 2.0%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 840 7.1% 13.347 0.76 $10.44 $12.03 $25,030 6.0%
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs detail 100 26.0% 1.550 1.55 $16.08 $16.31 $33,930 2.3%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 110 20.7% 1.696 0.97 $8.47 $8.23 $17,110 3.3%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.47 $10.69 $22,240 5.5%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 70 41.9% 1.121 1.40 $8.79 $9.07 $18,870 2.1%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks detail 130 17.4% 1.996 1.35 $13.41 $13.93 $28,980 3.3%
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks detail 50 21.5% 0.724 1.71 $14.11 $13.85 $28,800 6.7%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 30 30.8% 0.510 0.32 $15.54 $13.76 $28,620 6.6%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 50 6.3% 0.739 0.69 $16.10 $15.43 $32,090 2.8%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 370 12.7% 5.907 0.80 $10.40 $10.52 $21,870 2.6%
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents detail 50 8.5% 0.823 1.36 $20.91 $20.93 $43,540 4.2%
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers detail 110 40.2% 1.704 2.32 $10.45 $10.76 $22,380 2.3%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 80 18.8% 1.278 0.90 $17.50 $17.88 $37,190 4.7%
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities detail 50 37.0% 0.750 2.47 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks detail 50 0.0% 0.856 1.61 $25.52 $22.56 $46,930 1.7%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 290 0.0% 4.645 1.98 $19.93 $22.41 $46,620 1.2%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 90 17.4% 1.462 0.68 $17.82 $18.28 $38,030 2.6%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 270 8.2% 4.303 0.81 $14.39 $14.84 $30,870 2.4%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 690 8.7% 10.872 0.78 $9.58 $11.35 $23,610 5.0%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 90 16.5% 1.474 0.24 $21.60 $23.88 $49,670 5.0%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 70 6.9% 1.095 0.66 $14.12 $14.44 $30,040 5.7%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 160 30.1% 2.568 0.66 $11.70 $12.27 $25,520 4.8%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 1,200 7.0% 19.090 1.19 $13.63 $14.01 $29,150 1.8%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.83 $13.61 $28,310 10.2%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service detail 30 29.9% 0.484 0.62 $8.92 $8.82 $18,340 6.4%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 1,260 11.8% 19.911 0.92 $9.02 $9.73 $20,240 1.9%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 540 24.4% 8.481 2.58 $15.25 $14.73 $30,630 8.9%
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors detail 30 0.0% 0.491 4.72 $22.38 $22.06 $45,890 3.0%
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals detail 180 28.3% 2.881 12.69 $13.12 $12.67 $26,350 9.8%
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.58 $17.07 $35,510 8.3%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 3,320 4.7% 52.562 1.38 $12.94 $14.80 $30,780 3.3%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 380 18.4% 6.026 1.72 $22.75 $25.23 $52,480 6.3%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 1,150 2.1% 18.299 4.20 $12.28 $12.50 $26,000 1.9%
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.15 $9.68 $20,130 10.1%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 40 40.4% 0.631 0.61 $14.23 $14.75 $30,670 4.5%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 190 14.7% 2.990 0.48 $9.63 $10.01 $20,820 3.7%
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators detail 80 26.7% 1.322 3.16 $16.01 $17.34 $36,070 16.4%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 230 36.0% 3.724 1.45 $13.56 $13.83 $28,760 1.9%
47-2111 Electricians detail 110 15.7% 1.701 0.43 $16.42 $20.13 $41,870 20.3%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 90 13.2% 1.373 0.97 $11.00 $11.44 $23,790 3.4%
47-2151 Pipelayers detail 100 23.5% 1.543 4.61 $14.02 $14.33 $29,800 4.4%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 210 27.4% 3.381 1.29 $18.07 $18.46 $38,390 12.8%
47-2181 Roofers detail 40 4.6% 0.574 0.77 $12.91 $12.47 $25,940 7.5%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.99 $15.26 $31,740 7.1%
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters detail 40 21.6% 0.599 2.18 $9.84 $9.83 $20,450 3.8%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians detail 50 33.5% 0.801 1.75 $10.22 $9.97 $20,730 4.9%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 180 15.8% 2.917 2.69 $12.52 $12.73 $26,470 1.9%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 2,660 6.7% 42.103 1.08 $17.82 $18.92 $39,360 2.7%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 190 10.1% 3.072 0.95 $26.21 $27.19 $56,560 3.8%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $24.75 $23.43 $48,740 11.0%
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment detail 30 8.1% 0.528 1.04 $25.40 $24.97 $51,940 2.2%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 100 15.0% 1.509 1.45 $15.40 $16.13 $33,550 5.4%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 150 24.6% 2.410 0.53 $19.02 $20.07 $41,750 10.5%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 330 31.0% 5.224 2.96 $16.03 $16.26 $33,820 4.4%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 70 19.0% 1.043 1.23 $16.20 $17.39 $36,170 5.8%
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.01 $12.35 $25,680 7.7%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.80 $10.70 $22,260 3.8%
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door detail 50 18.9% 0.772 2.50 $15.96 $19.12 $39,780 14.4%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 430 8.6% 6.776 2.93 $19.52 $19.65 $40,860 3.7%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery detail 70 14.8% 1.048 1.54 $14.88 $16.09 $33,460 9.4%
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers detail 130 32.2% 2.116 2.45 $32.36 $31.56 $65,650 3.2%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 590 16.0% 9.391 0.99 $17.21 $17.01 $35,380 3.1%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 120 24.9% 1.866 1.95 $9.03 $9.51 $19,780 4.0%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 50 32.9% 0.823 0.83 $22.23 $22.40 $46,580 3.7%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 11,410 5.3% 180.860 2.74 $12.93 $13.70 $28,490 2.2%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 680 7.1% 10.744 2.46 $21.20 $22.60 $47,010 2.7%
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.83 $11.68 $24,300 5.8%
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters detail 130 22.5% 2.101 3.49 $13.93 $14.12 $29,360 2.4%
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators detail 70 40.2% 1.049 7.78 $15.96 $16.05 $33,380 11.2%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 2,330 12.6% 37.014 4.79 $12.91 $12.82 $26,670 2.5%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail 70 40.0% 1.076 0.52 $9.44 $10.61 $22,080 4.0%
51-3011 Bakers detail 50 16.7% 0.870 0.72 $9.43 $10.14 $21,090 5.0%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 80 49.4% 1.346 1.31 $12.87 $13.05 $27,140 2.9%
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders detail 50 40.1% 0.739 2.89 $13.04 $12.91 $26,850 3.5%
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic detail 180 17.3% 2.781 2.61 $13.81 $14.97 $31,140 10.0%
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 30 44.3% 0.482 1.74 $16.81 $16.51 $34,350 5.5%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 240 12.5% 3.733 2.66 $15.73 $14.93 $31,050 3.2%
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 40 12.5% 0.560 1.92 $19.94 $19.11 $39,750 4.8%
51-4041 Machinists detail 230 23.5% 3.659 1.23 $20.57 $20.67 $43,000 6.4%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 60 45.0% 1.010 1.06 $12.19 $12.20 $25,380 4.7%
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 440 12.3% 6.899 10.56 $16.00 $15.60 $32,450 4.6%
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers detail 50 20.9% 0.813 1.39 $19.58 $19.22 $39,980 3.2%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 650 15.6% 10.347 4.09 $14.43 $14.59 $30,350 2.2%
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 70 22.9% 1.111 2.93 $16.87 $16.88 $35,110 4.2%
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 50 5.3% 0.862 5.16 $15.86 $15.43 $32,090 3.7%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 50 21.5% 0.774 0.58 $10.54 $12.58 $26,160 12.9%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 70 27.6% 1.103 0.72 $9.05 $9.09 $18,900 3.5%
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators detail 200 12.7% 3.196 2.92 $9.02 $10.00 $20,790 9.0%
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters detail 520 10.4% 8.283 13.81 $11.70 $11.23 $23,360 4.4%
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood detail 330 16.7% 5.189 17.46 $10.12 $10.83 $22,520 3.3%
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing detail 480 25.6% 7.584 16.17 $9.96 $10.35 $21,540 4.9%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 80 30.2% 1.256 1.51 $22.16 $22.15 $46,070 7.1%
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand detail 110 27.6% 1.709 7.31 $12.40 $12.25 $25,470 2.5%
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand detail 50 43.3% 0.840 7.96 $13.94 $13.90 $28,910 4.7%
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 60 22.2% 0.964 2.22 $17.29 $16.89 $35,140 6.7%
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 90 14.3% 1.504 2.88 $15.43 $15.50 $32,240 3.3%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 440 9.1% 6.899 1.98 $13.21 $13.82 $28,750 3.4%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 270 2.6% 4.226 1.50 $13.06 $12.92 $26,880 2.8%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 210 7.5% 3.383 5.51 $15.70 $15.50 $32,240 5.2%
51-9191 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders detail 40 14.7% 0.658 5.10 $9.08 $10.51 $21,850 10.2%
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 130 0.0% 2.121 2.89 $20.24 $18.47 $38,420 3.7%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 780 8.5% 12.373 3.84 $10.70 $11.82 $24,590 4.9%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 60 4.5% 0.964 0.57 $20.03 $18.37 $38,210 5.2%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 6,440 5.3% 102.148 1.52 $11.84 $13.34 $27,740 2.1%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 110 16.3% 1.704 1.31 $20.67 $20.14 $41,880 5.5%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 100 16.1% 1.587 1.05 $20.71 $23.97 $49,860 4.0%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 250 15.7% 3.919 1.04 $8.50 $8.26 $17,180 3.4%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.71 $15.07 $31,340 5.3%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 2,080 13.3% 32.960 2.76 $14.10 $15.48 $32,200 3.4%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 290 20.3% 4.601 0.78 $10.03 $11.05 $22,980 5.5%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants detail 90 39.0% 1.443 1.73 $9.29 $10.19 $21,190 11.3%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 520 16.8% 8.188 2.15 $12.97 $13.88 $28,860 3.1%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 190 17.9% 3.047 1.31 $10.89 $10.90 $22,670 3.4%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 1,510 9.1% 23.933 1.45 $10.48 $11.22 $23,340 3.0%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 570 11.0% 8.959 1.77 $10.27 $10.46 $21,760 3.7%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 90 11.4% 1.495 1.66 $11.22 $11.66 $24,250 4.6%

About May 2012 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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Alabama's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: December 24, 2013

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