Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Olympia, WA



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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Olympia, WA, a metropolitan statistical area in Washington.

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 Olympia, WA (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 93,850 1.8% 1000.000 1.00 $19.11 $22.37 $46,530 4.6%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 5,210 2.5% 55.537 1.13 $41.66 $44.06 $91,640 3.2%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 100 9.0% 1.037 0.53 $60.58 $70.96 $147,590 7.8%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 1,160 4.6% 12.333 0.85 $47.29 $51.30 $106,700 3.5%
11-1031 Legislators detail 170 5.9% 1.766 4.05 (4) (4) $40,790 5.0%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 70 18.3% 0.748 0.57 $48.45 $61.67 $128,280 11.6%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 130 12.3% 1.387 0.52 $35.32 $44.12 $91,760 5.5%
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers detail 120 7.0% 1.293 3.15 $42.50 $49.27 $102,480 9.2%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 220 4.7% 2.322 1.15 $39.53 $40.30 $83,810 2.4%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 380 5.5% 4.035 1.70 $43.80 $45.31 $94,230 3.6%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 540 3.9% 5.765 1.55 $41.88 $44.59 $92,740 3.2%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 60 9.1% 0.652 0.53 $31.13 $37.70 $78,410 9.8%
11-3061 Purchasing Managers detail 40 14.2% 0.473 0.89 $38.51 $42.20 $87,780 7.1%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 50 15.3% 0.488 0.64 $35.87 $38.67 $80,430 3.0%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 150 3.3% 1.578 2.10 $41.28 $42.09 $87,540 2.5%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers detail 40 13.2% 0.381 1.82 $38.91 $41.09 $85,470 4.1%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 70 19.0% 0.695 0.44 $34.09 $42.25 $87,890 7.0%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 160 2.3% 1.690 0.97 (4) (4) $101,210 1.7%
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary detail 40 36.9% 0.450 0.48 $48.53 $51.48 $107,070 6.7%
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other detail 40 19.4% 0.439 1.95 $41.18 $41.15 $85,600 5.9%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 140 6.4% 1.542 1.07 $49.78 $50.69 $105,440 3.7%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 80 42.2% 0.862 0.59 $21.74 $23.82 $49,540 5.2%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 250 6.5% 2.617 1.16 $44.47 $49.03 $101,980 4.8%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers detail 230 6.1% 2.447 6.56 $41.54 $41.83 $87,000 3.9%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 150 28.5% 1.576 1.29 $23.13 $25.68 $53,420 6.3%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 330 4.9% 3.536 3.99 $34.09 $34.72 $72,210 2.7%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 430 6.6% 4.616 1.78 $37.71 $39.88 $82,940 2.9%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 7,330 2.2% 78.153 1.59 $27.75 $28.41 $59,100 2.2%
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products detail 50 39.1% 0.575 0.69 $22.70 $22.80 $47,420 4.7%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 430 7.3% 4.535 2.10 $26.43 $26.59 $55,300 2.4%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators detail 750 0.8% 7.962 3.94 $25.81 $25.43 $52,890 3.0%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $28.45 $28.65 $59,580 2.8%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 120 22.2% 1.269 0.85 $25.17 $26.16 $54,420 4.1%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 560 6.9% 5.940 1.96 $27.76 $27.53 $57,250 2.3%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail 100 28.9% 1.110 1.91 $21.13 $24.07 $50,070 8.9%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 570 9.4% 6.034 1.45 $27.75 $30.03 $62,460 5.8%
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners detail 70 26.6% 0.717 1.33 $23.83 $22.22 $46,230 5.3%
13-1131 Fundraisers detail 50 16.0% 0.501 1.34 $22.16 $23.06 $47,960 2.9%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists detail 100 4.7% 1.115 1.70 $21.70 $25.43 $52,900 5.7%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 110 13.9% 1.126 0.67 $30.65 $29.69 $61,750 3.1%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 210 15.9% 2.200 0.73 $25.07 $26.91 $55,970 6.6%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 1,000 7.0% 10.671 1.49 $29.06 $29.54 $61,450 1.7%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 890 3.4% 9.521 1.10 $29.18 $31.20 $64,910 2.4%
13-2031 Budget Analysts detail 190 4.3% 2.077 4.64 $30.65 $31.98 $66,510 2.4%
13-2051 Financial Analysts detail 80 10.6% 0.854 0.46 $34.86 $34.57 $71,900 4.3%
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $58.15 $50.81 $105,690 23.6%
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters detail 100 21.3% 1.057 1.50 $21.69 $23.65 $49,180 8.9%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 200 18.9% 2.158 0.98 $27.89 $30.91 $64,280 4.9%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other detail 70 18.9% 0.713 0.63 $26.65 $29.94 $62,270 3.1%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 4,520 4.5% 48.209 1.76 $33.72 $34.04 $70,800 2.0%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 690 5.0% 7.305 1.97 $33.71 $33.70 $70,100 3.9%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $39.22 $38.97 $81,060 3.5%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 590 11.2% 6.331 1.41 $37.22 $39.90 $82,990 2.8%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software detail 260 12.1% 2.823 0.94 $41.08 $43.61 $90,720 7.0%
15-1134 Web Developers detail 80 27.6% 0.903 1.14 $23.64 $25.51 $53,060 5.6%
15-1141 Database Administrators detail 40 13.2% 0.423 0.49 $30.84 $31.41 $65,330 3.7%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 910 2.1% 9.729 3.62 $35.41 $34.53 $71,820 3.8%
15-1143 Computer Network Architects detail 340 5.0% 3.596 3.40 $41.07 $39.91 $83,010 3.4%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 580 15.6% 6.207 1.54 $25.69 $25.40 $52,820 2.1%
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists detail 470 14.6% 5.024 3.90 $30.53 $28.47 $59,220 5.1%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 110 34.8% 1.177 0.83 $32.75 $32.98 $68,600 3.4%
15-2041 Statisticians detail 180 0.9% 1.962 10.00 $27.44 $29.03 $60,370 3.3%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 1,660 4.9% 17.651 0.98 $32.90 $33.86 $70,420 1.9%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval detail 50 15.6% 0.570 0.90 $38.15 $36.35 $75,600 4.9%
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists detail 30 6.1% 0.341 3.87 $29.81 $30.24 $62,890 2.7%
17-1022 Surveyors detail 30 7.4% 0.328 1.06 $32.90 $35.76 $74,390 1.9%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 750 5.3% 8.018 4.05 $35.40 $35.84 $74,540 3.2%
17-2081 Environmental Engineers detail 110 7.8% 1.205 3.09 $42.11 $43.32 $90,100 11.6%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $38.30 $37.39 $77,780 4.8%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 30 30.4% 0.353 0.18 $42.71 $43.13 $89,710 3.8%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other detail 80 12.9% 0.859 0.91 $31.29 $28.95 $60,210 4.7%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters detail 50 20.2% 0.567 0.89 $21.54 $22.79 $47,400 3.5%
17-3019 Drafters, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $26.29 $25.86 $53,780 7.0%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians detail 190 14.9% 2.020 3.72 $25.71 $25.39 $52,800 2.4%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 2,240 7.5% 23.873 2.82 $29.59 $30.41 $63,250 2.5%
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $28.17 $28.36 $59,000 2.5%
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists detail 210 2.9% 2.210 15.44 $28.36 $31.20 $64,890 2.7%
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other detail 60 0.7% 0.601 2.52 $38.29 $38.05 $79,150 2.3%
19-1031 Conservation Scientists detail 180 8.0% 1.963 13.86 $32.08 $31.23 $64,960 4.0%
19-2031 Chemists detail 60 18.1% 0.666 1.02 $28.36 $29.54 $61,440 9.2%
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health detail 380 2.9% 4.066 6.29 $27.29 $28.56 $59,400 3.8%
19-3011 Economists detail 60 3.6% 0.643 5.31 $32.90 $33.39 $69,450 2.8%
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists detail 80 20.3% 0.845 1.06 $36.31 $41.82 $86,990 10.5%
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners detail 390 2.9% 4.105 14.22 $32.90 $33.31 $69,280 3.2%
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other detail 70 11.3% 0.724 3.07 $37.75 $35.97 $74,830 4.2%
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.69 $19.42 $40,390 3.2%
19-4021 Biological Technicians detail 90 13.3% 1.005 1.80 $17.74 $18.36 $38,180 2.0%
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians detail 40 46.4% 0.380 1.56 $19.11 $21.51 $44,740 4.7%
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other detail 50 30.4% 0.565 1.29 $20.02 $20.36 $42,340 2.8%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 1,710 8.3% 18.260 1.26 $21.02 $20.91 $43,490 4.9%
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors detail 100 26.3% 1.068 1.74 $20.72 $21.09 $43,870 3.9%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 170 11.0% 1.854 1.02 $29.20 $29.67 $61,710 2.7%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail 100 25.3% 1.095 1.24 $19.19 $20.59 $42,820 7.3%
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors detail 180 10.5% 1.891 2.37 $24.46 $23.77 $49,450 5.5%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 250 20.3% 2.678 1.27 $24.39 $22.67 $47,150 4.0%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 120 21.0% 1.285 1.20 $27.32 $26.48 $55,080 5.0%
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists detail 190 17.8% 2.066 3.10 $24.45 $23.02 $47,880 6.2%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 430 25.8% 4.564 1.69 $10.59 $12.06 $25,090 4.6%
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other detail 60 15.6% 0.622 0.81 $18.44 $19.55 $40,660 5.7%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 1,090 2.8% 11.662 1.49 $33.30 $35.17 $73,150 6.5%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 490 13.6% 5.188 1.16 $38.13 $42.00 $87,350 9.4%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 220 38.2% 2.387 1.16 $24.52 $22.95 $47,730 6.3%
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other detail 150 30.1% 1.575 4.37 $24.90 $25.99 $54,070 9.9%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 6,040 5.2% 64.394 1.00 $21.26 $22.88 $47,600 2.3%
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary detail 40 25.6% 0.396 0.63 (4) (4) $51,180 1.6%
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary detail 80 45.5% 0.875 1.81 (4) (4) $68,050 12.9%
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary detail 110 19.4% 1.159 1.24 $27.78 $29.57 $61,510 14.9%
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $35,340 4.5%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 150 39.9% 1.591 0.61 $11.32 $12.69 $26,390 7.3%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 100 4.6% 1.023 0.85 (4) (4) $51,950 2.6%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 950 1.6% 10.119 0.97 (4) (4) $58,930 1.6%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 390 1.7% 4.133 0.87 (4) (4) $58,840 1.7%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 550 3.8% 5.822 0.79 (4) (4) $61,100 2.0%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail 120 0.8% 1.258 0.83 (4) (4) $56,830 1.8%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School detail 40 0.8% 0.453 0.61 (4) (4) $56,150 2.1%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 70 3.3% 0.736 0.72 (4) (4) $60,310 1.7%
25-3011 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors detail 60 6.6% 0.590 1.16 $22.22 $22.95 $47,730 3.8%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers detail 250 19.9% 2.647 1.92 $18.67 $20.98 $43,650 5.6%
25-3098 Substitute Teachers detail 660 0.5% 7.009 1.47 $16.98 $17.03 $35,420 3.1%
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers detail 190 44.9% 2.010 0.96 (4) (4) $44,570 6.5%
25-4021 Librarians detail 130 17.2% 1.365 1.27 $29.63 $29.02 $60,360 2.4%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail 70 25.4% 0.699 0.91 $18.13 $17.98 $37,400 2.9%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail 140 25.7% 1.490 1.46 $28.58 $29.44 $61,230 3.6%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 1,330 4.0% 14.152 1.56 (4) (4) $29,870 2.8%
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other detail 60 29.1% 0.597 0.76 $21.89 $24.14 $50,210 6.7%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 1,260 4.7% 13.419 1.00 $18.63 $20.19 $41,990 5.7%
27-1023 Floral Designers detail 40 6.9% 0.426 1.18 $11.50 $13.77 $28,650 9.5%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 120 13.3% 1.284 0.87 $20.82 $21.38 $44,470 4.8%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 410 7.0% 4.317 2.79 (4) (4) $30,240 5.5%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 360 4.9% 3.818 2.47 $28.15 $28.08 $58,410 2.5%
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians detail 30 23.1% 0.352 0.84 $14.84 $19.45 $40,460 5.8%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 4,660 4.1% 49.671 0.85 $34.02 $36.11 $75,110 2.0%
29-1011 Chiropractors detail 40 45.4% 0.405 1.90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1021 Dentists, General detail 80 12.9% 0.801 1.12 $60.62 $65.73 $136,710 27.4%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 140 6.7% 1.523 0.70 $54.21 $53.72 $111,740 1.7%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 70 35.6% 0.762 0.32 $61.70 $63.07 $131,190 16.9%
29-1071 Physician Assistants detail 70 30.8% 0.763 1.19 $53.71 $53.19 $110,640 4.9%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists detail 90 19.0% 0.925 1.14 $38.89 $37.13 $77,240 2.3%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 170 17.3% 1.771 1.21 $37.53 $37.70 $78,410 2.2%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 100 31.0% 1.089 1.17 $33.23 $32.81 $68,240 2.0%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 50 19.4% 0.511 1.19 $36.41 $37.63 $78,280 6.1%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 1,650 5.7% 17.530 0.87 $38.05 $37.41 $77,810 3.1%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 70 21.6% 0.773 0.95 $41.95 $42.52 $88,440 2.7%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $25.27 $25.20 $52,430 4.5%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 70 1.9% 0.780 0.64 $17.27 $17.04 $35,440 2.2%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 260 8.3% 2.801 1.92 $44.73 $45.51 $94,670 3.5%
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers detail 50 38.0% 0.543 1.23 $34.18 $34.17 $71,070 3.0%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 70 7.5% 0.770 0.52 $25.96 $26.67 $55,480 2.6%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail 50 28.7% 0.542 0.30 $33.38 $31.83 $66,210 6.1%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 210 14.0% 2.224 0.82 $19.55 $19.45 $40,450 5.2%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail 60 21.5% 0.622 0.83 $23.79 $23.95 $49,810 5.0%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians detail 70 25.7% 0.726 1.13 $15.42 $15.69 $32,630 4.6%
29-2057 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians detail 40 17.1% 0.458 2.05 $18.79 $19.40 $40,360 2.1%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 400 11.3% 4.212 0.76 $20.74 $20.88 $43,420 3.6%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 160 13.9% 1.738 1.24 $18.46 $19.26 $40,060 4.3%
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing detail 80 32.5% 0.800 1.61 $18.73 $18.73 $38,960 2.8%
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other detail 40 34.4% 0.469 0.72 $30.59 $28.33 $58,930 9.3%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 110 7.9% 1.210 2.65 $29.81 $30.80 $64,060 2.5%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 2,070 6.1% 22.080 0.73 $15.03 $16.54 $34,400 3.5%
31-1011 Home Health Aides detail 80 37.8% 0.865 0.13 $12.52 $12.81 $26,640 7.4%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 530 9.6% 5.628 0.52 $11.86 $12.16 $25,290 3.3%
31-2011 Occupational Therapy Assistants detail 30 27.8% 0.365 1.61 $25.91 $25.75 $53,570 4.4%
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides detail 90 41.3% 1.011 2.71 $12.40 $12.26 $25,510 4.3%
31-9011 Massage Therapists detail 230 22.8% 2.476 4.54 $27.27 $25.75 $53,550 8.0%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 300 17.3% 3.183 1.38 $20.25 $20.05 $41,690 3.2%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 380 10.5% 4.057 0.96 $16.06 $16.29 $33,880 2.7%
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers detail 50 29.9% 0.559 1.45 $15.69 $15.94 $33,160 4.8%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists detail 60 31.7% 0.595 1.04 $17.89 $18.04 $37,520 4.3%
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.13 $12.85 $26,730 4.8%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers detail 110 42.0% 1.170 2.13 $10.07 $10.45 $21,740 3.8%
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other detail 130 13.1% 1.364 1.71 $17.00 $17.55 $36,500 2.2%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,710 14.6% 18.265 0.74 $27.15 $26.75 $55,630 5.8%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 120 23.6% 1.245 1.62 $41.61 $41.88 $87,110 2.9%
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers detail 100 33.1% 1.050 2.26 $40.39 $40.12 $83,440 4.5%
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other detail 60 18.1% 0.610 1.29 $29.10 $26.70 $55,530 5.6%
33-2011 Firefighters detail 310 35.3% 3.260 1.43 $32.08 $30.49 $63,420 6.2%
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators detail 90 3.3% 0.915 1.09 $29.65 $29.79 $61,960 3.9%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 360 36.7% 3.841 0.79 $33.29 $33.35 $69,360 3.6%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 280 27.6% 2.961 0.37 $12.66 $13.95 $29,020 3.1%
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers detail 40 14.1% 0.376 0.39 $9.52 $10.33 $21,490 3.0%
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other detail 100 7.6% 1.096 1.76 $13.40 $15.68 $32,620 7.8%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 8,250 3.9% 87.891 0.99 $10.28 $11.66 $24,260 1.5%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail 240 49.7% 2.539 3.40 $16.18 $17.38 $36,150 7.5%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 620 11.5% 6.564 1.05 $15.04 $15.34 $31,910 3.8%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.20 $9.59 $19,950 2.9%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 360 19.3% 3.800 1.25 $13.45 $13.74 $28,590 3.8%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 710 24.7% 7.546 0.98 $11.86 $12.34 $25,660 2.8%
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.42 $10.00 $20,790 4.0%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 360 29.2% 3.840 0.64 $10.25 $11.03 $22,930 2.3%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 500 21.8% 5.276 1.28 $11.22 $11.87 $24,690 3.8%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 1,920 14.1% 20.427 0.90 $9.45 $10.65 $22,150 2.4%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail 710 21.5% 7.569 2.27 $9.29 $10.26 $21,350 3.3%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 1,480 11.1% 15.764 0.88 $9.41 $11.62 $24,160 5.5%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 200 29.0% 2.166 1.19 $10.17 $11.06 $23,010 9.2%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail 190 42.9% 1.980 0.65 $9.34 $10.74 $22,330 4.3%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 390 17.7% 4.134 1.07 $9.65 $10.22 $21,260 2.5%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 190 30.1% 2.034 0.78 $9.43 $10.59 $22,030 4.5%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 2,580 7.4% 27.455 0.84 $11.70 $12.89 $26,820 2.3%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 90 28.9% 0.955 0.73 $13.82 $15.64 $32,530 5.1%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail 80 28.0% 0.849 1.12 $14.63 $17.39 $36,170 9.2%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 1,110 8.2% 11.878 0.74 $12.27 $13.29 $27,640 3.1%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 730 20.0% 7.752 1.13 $10.67 $11.39 $23,700 5.0%
37-2021 Pest Control Workers detail 30 16.0% 0.334 0.71 $16.47 $16.63 $34,590 5.8%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 530 12.5% 5.608 0.88 $11.99 $12.79 $26,600 4.8%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 2,950 6.4% 31.456 1.08 $11.42 $12.91 $26,850 2.5%
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors detail 40 22.8% 0.406 2.14 $20.85 $21.03 $43,740 2.2%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 140 14.8% 1.537 1.41 $16.99 $18.16 $37,780 4.7%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail 170 18.2% 1.862 1.62 $11.09 $12.59 $26,180 6.6%
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.78 $13.63 $28,360 5.4%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 220 19.3% 2.307 1.17 $9.36 $9.83 $20,440 2.1%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 370 13.8% 3.962 1.45 $11.29 $12.06 $25,080 6.8%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 440 20.6% 4.654 0.97 $9.28 $10.15 $21,100 2.4%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 630 10.4% 6.725 0.89 $11.50 $11.71 $24,360 3.3%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors detail 310 19.3% 3.255 1.81 $19.36 $19.37 $40,280 3.9%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 270 36.6% 2.848 1.20 $10.97 $11.93 $24,810 1.9%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 10,820 8.5% 115.262 1.09 $12.69 $15.55 $32,350 2.7%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 1,030 6.9% 10.926 1.17 $20.23 $21.18 $44,060 2.7%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 140 11.1% 1.459 0.78 $26.19 $26.68 $55,500 2.9%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 2,330 7.9% 24.878 0.98 $11.50 $13.32 $27,710 2.6%
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers detail 60 43.5% 0.637 3.78 $10.90 $11.09 $23,070 2.2%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 540 13.5% 5.702 1.72 $12.58 $14.33 $29,800 5.9%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 200 6.7% 2.156 1.29 $15.52 $15.63 $32,510 5.3%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 3,630 7.2% 38.733 1.16 $11.36 $12.84 $26,700 2.2%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents detail 80 21.6% 0.867 0.78 $19.62 $23.32 $48,500 10.9%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 240 17.8% 2.531 0.98 $16.57 $18.90 $39,310 6.7%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 100 16.5% 1.059 0.42 $18.04 $25.86 $53,790 17.0%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 290 14.4% 3.045 0.59 $20.72 $24.07 $50,070 7.5%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail 150 41.2% 1.583 0.57 $32.51 $33.64 $69,980 5.2%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 580 11.8% 6.219 0.57 $20.61 $23.96 $49,850 4.8%
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters detail 130 0.0% 1.351 2.41 $11.57 $11.94 $24,830 1.9%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 140 7.6% 1.520 1.22 $29.43 $26.65 $55,440 3.7%
41-9041 Telemarketers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.75 $10.98 $22,830 2.5%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail 110 19.9% 1.130 1.16 $12.32 $13.67 $28,430 6.7%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 16,380 1.8% 174.559 1.06 $17.23 $17.97 $37,380 2.4%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 1,080 4.4% 11.548 1.11 $25.05 $25.77 $53,610 2.5%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service detail 40 23.0% 0.392 0.41 $11.07 $11.94 $24,840 4.4%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 180 16.3% 1.895 0.64 $18.18 $18.59 $38,660 4.9%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 260 14.8% 2.767 0.73 $16.52 $17.01 $35,390 3.6%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 1,860 4.6% 19.774 1.60 $19.66 $19.80 $41,190 2.3%
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.65 $12.35 $25,690 4.9%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 100 17.4% 1.105 0.83 $17.54 $17.37 $36,130 5.4%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks detail 40 49.4% 0.380 0.71 $17.81 $18.61 $38,710 2.7%
43-3071 Tellers detail 400 8.4% 4.209 1.01 $13.93 $14.03 $29,170 4.1%
43-3099 Financial Clerks, All Other detail 30 42.2% 0.323 1.07 $21.59 $22.90 $47,620 8.0%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 170 12.8% 1.849 1.96 $19.12 $20.26 $42,140 1.9%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 1,320 6.0% 14.071 0.80 $16.94 $16.06 $33,390 2.8%
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs detail 140 8.9% 1.492 1.49 $20.09 $20.06 $41,720 2.5%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 60 28.0% 0.648 0.53 $11.09 $11.39 $23,680 3.2%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 120 31.9% 1.231 0.70 $11.09 $11.43 $23,780 3.6%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 180 3.3% 1.936 1.28 $13.64 $13.84 $28,790 6.5%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.98 $13.22 $27,490 3.7%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks detail 190 24.0% 2.019 1.37 $16.82 $17.04 $35,450 3.5%
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks detail 130 21.6% 1.412 3.33 $16.46 $16.30 $33,910 3.2%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 100 17.3% 1.080 0.67 $14.41 $15.08 $31,360 2.8%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 140 4.6% 1.453 1.36 $19.95 $18.98 $39,470 2.3%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 610 13.6% 6.502 0.88 $12.60 $13.23 $27,510 2.9%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 120 22.0% 1.278 0.93 $17.34 $17.78 $36,970 3.0%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 80 19.9% 0.846 0.60 $19.31 $19.76 $41,090 5.4%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks detail 40 0.0% 0.426 0.80 $25.53 $24.71 $51,400 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 200 0.0% 2.121 0.90 $27.16 $25.75 $53,570 (8)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators detail 90 0.0% 0.980 0.95 $25.52 $24.18 $50,300 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 110 26.8% 1.121 0.52 $19.91 $20.07 $41,740 3.4%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 290 12.4% 3.086 0.58 $15.83 $16.18 $33,650 2.9%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 1,330 8.4% 14.132 1.02 $11.71 $12.97 $26,970 2.3%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 1,290 2.2% 13.785 2.24 $22.72 $23.86 $49,620 1.9%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 230 8.8% 2.404 1.45 $20.09 $20.67 $43,000 4.5%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 690 13.6% 7.360 1.88 $17.74 $18.08 $37,610 3.0%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 1,300 4.9% 13.840 0.86 $16.94 $17.56 $36,510 1.7%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 90 8.4% 0.974 0.61 $18.19 $17.51 $36,420 6.6%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks detail 450 4.7% 4.812 2.77 $20.55 $19.55 $40,670 2.5%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 2,270 3.6% 24.219 1.12 $14.86 $15.01 $31,220 1.9%
43-9111 Statistical Assistants detail 120 0.0% 1.317 11.54 $18.18 $19.14 $39,810 2.6%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 170 17.6% 1.826 1.06 $14.61 $15.36 $31,940 3.7%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 310 12.0% 3.282 1.00 $15.29 $18.11 $37,670 7.5%
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse detail 50 49.1% 0.538 0.28 $10.68 $11.44 $23,790 8.7%
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals detail 40 34.5% 0.404 1.78 $12.70 $13.42 $27,910 3.5%
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators detail 40 26.1% 0.451 2.53 $23.58 $24.40 $50,760 6.7%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 3,030 6.2% 32.292 0.85 $21.81 $24.38 $50,700 3.1%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 300 14.6% 3.215 0.92 $34.19 $37.91 $78,850 7.5%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 440 22.0% 4.717 1.08 $21.53 $23.72 $49,340 4.5%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 400 19.0% 4.248 0.68 $18.97 $20.59 $42,830 6.6%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 150 24.4% 1.559 0.61 $23.32 $25.26 $52,530 4.1%
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers detail 30 38.1% 0.364 0.63 $16.72 $19.35 $40,250 16.6%
47-2111 Electricians detail 260 31.1% 2.718 0.68 $25.24 $27.30 $56,780 13.1%
47-2121 Glaziers detail 70 33.5% 0.730 2.25 $18.34 $23.73 $49,360 22.8%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 340 37.0% 3.622 2.56 $17.35 $18.65 $38,800 8.5%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 170 14.4% 1.785 0.68 $27.87 $27.82 $57,860 7.8%
47-2181 Roofers detail 120 24.4% 1.293 1.72 $12.78 $14.82 $30,830 10.2%
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $22.02 $22.46 $46,730 4.1%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 80 16.1% 0.895 1.31 $32.34 $32.47 $67,530 3.2%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 60 5.9% 0.679 0.63 $19.42 $20.53 $42,710 2.9%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 2,970 5.6% 31.626 0.81 $21.91 $22.56 $46,930 2.1%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 270 9.0% 2.849 0.88 $30.44 $30.74 $63,930 2.5%
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers detail 80 46.9% 0.810 0.93 $18.10 $17.66 $36,730 4.4%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail 120 32.9% 1.242 0.78 $25.61 $25.27 $52,560 4.5%
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment detail 50 13.9% 0.566 1.11 $31.22 $31.04 $64,560 5.3%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 70 32.4% 0.701 0.67 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 330 10.5% 3.516 0.77 $20.05 $20.49 $42,610 3.5%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 160 15.3% 1.702 0.96 $22.65 $22.06 $45,880 2.4%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 40 12.2% 0.374 0.44 $27.91 $29.37 $61,080 4.8%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers detail 140 26.7% 1.541 2.07 $15.42 $16.31 $33,930 9.3%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 60 34.3% 0.686 0.37 $23.77 $26.50 $55,130 17.5%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 110 42.9% 1.219 0.53 $26.59 $26.30 $54,700 5.4%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 980 6.0% 10.402 1.10 $20.48 $20.75 $43,150 2.7%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 70 23.9% 0.709 0.74 $11.17 $12.53 $26,070 9.5%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $18.13 $19.58 $40,730 6.7%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 2,490 10.0% 26.575 0.40 $15.75 $16.94 $35,230 2.5%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 190 7.9% 2.013 0.46 $22.26 $24.09 $50,110 2.5%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 70 27.4% 0.786 0.10 $12.20 $13.26 $27,580 3.0%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail 120 19.7% 1.236 0.59 $13.90 $14.15 $29,420 2.9%
51-3011 Bakers detail 110 10.1% 1.182 0.98 $15.30 $14.83 $30,850 4.1%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 80 16.0% 0.879 0.85 $18.82 $17.49 $36,390 3.3%
51-4041 Machinists detail 130 36.6% 1.338 0.45 $17.32 $17.52 $36,440 3.9%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 140 27.8% 1.463 0.58 $20.76 $23.12 $48,100 10.0%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 60 13.3% 0.660 0.50 $17.49 $18.35 $38,170 3.7%
51-5113 Print Binding and Finishing Workers detail 40 6.4% 0.376 0.93 $17.04 $17.91 $37,250 6.2%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.06 $11.86 $24,680 7.0%
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters detail 50 44.3% 0.489 0.82 $16.67 $16.41 $34,130 12.3%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $26.48 $26.68 $55,500 3.8%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.07 $17.90 $37,220 4.9%
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians detail 40 4.6% 0.478 1.69 $21.23 $21.23 $44,150 10.1%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 40 33.0% 0.449 0.16 $16.31 $15.95 $33,170 6.2%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.93 $15.38 $31,990 4.6%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 130 38.0% 1.436 0.45 $9.28 $10.35 $21,530 5.5%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 90 23.5% 0.928 0.55 $13.42 $13.74 $28,580 3.4%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 4,540 5.7% 48.428 0.72 $16.50 $17.12 $35,600 2.4%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 70 22.2% 0.718 0.55 $20.16 $20.85 $43,370 4.6%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 110 15.9% 1.167 0.77 $29.39 $27.73 $57,670 4.5%
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity detail 240 37.0% 2.551 2.04 $26.25 $25.70 $53,450 3.2%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 320 10.7% 3.462 0.92 $16.12 $15.79 $32,840 3.8%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 110 8.4% 1.219 0.40 $11.64 $14.39 $29,920 4.5%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 830 9.0% 8.870 0.74 $19.81 $19.81 $41,210 3.0%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 700 10.7% 7.443 1.26 $16.52 $16.39 $34,100 2.9%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs detail 130 11.8% 1.386 1.08 $15.96 $15.77 $32,800 6.7%
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.42 $11.65 $24,220 5.3%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants detail 80 35.3% 0.843 1.01 $13.26 $13.90 $28,910 3.4%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 220 27.5% 2.314 0.61 $12.89 $14.13 $29,380 5.7%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 200 21.1% 2.135 0.92 $11.18 $12.25 $25,470 3.9%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 830 7.1% 8.835 0.54 $14.78 $14.87 $30,920 4.0%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 380 19.7% 4.012 0.79 $9.55 $11.36 $23,630 5.3%

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.

(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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Washington'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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