Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Tuscaloosa, AL



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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Tuscaloosa, AL, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama.

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 Tuscaloosa, AL (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 89,680 1.9% 1000.000 1.00 $14.78 $18.98 $39,470 2.9%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 2,740 3.1% 30.604 0.62 $41.98 $49.35 $102,650 2.3%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 40 15.6% 0.491 0.25 (5) $95.74 $199,130 9.3%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 1,100 4.7% 12.321 0.85 $45.76 $55.24 $114,890 3.8%
11-1031 Legislators detail 40 20.2% 0.408 0.94 (4) (4) $27,150 2.7%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 70 14.5% 0.728 0.28 $40.69 $50.15 $104,310 7.9%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 40 8.8% 0.493 0.24 $41.30 $46.34 $96,390 6.7%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 50 8.6% 0.524 0.22 $48.37 $53.06 $110,370 4.0%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 150 5.1% 1.703 0.46 $40.95 $45.97 $95,610 5.1%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 110 10.1% 1.204 0.98 $38.21 $47.38 $98,550 8.5%
11-3061 Purchasing Managers detail 30 17.7% 0.353 0.66 $49.67 $47.95 $99,740 5.1%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 40 4.6% 0.410 0.55 $39.61 $42.56 $88,520 5.0%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 100 12.1% 1.131 0.71 $40.45 $43.74 $90,980 5.3%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 140 15.0% 1.599 0.92 (4) (4) $74,050 4.4%
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary detail 210 10.6% 2.368 2.51 $49.47 $55.86 $116,190 10.3%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 70 13.5% 0.810 0.56 $60.96 $65.47 $136,170 4.7%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 90 20.4% 1.002 0.69 $24.84 $27.35 $56,890 8.4%
11-9081 Lodging Managers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.53 $22.89 $47,600 14.0%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 120 15.1% 1.330 0.59 $43.51 $46.44 $96,590 3.7%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 40 18.9% 0.497 0.56 $29.29 $30.20 $62,810 2.7%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 100 6.7% 1.154 0.44 $39.71 $41.86 $87,080 2.6%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 2,310 6.0% 25.767 0.52 $27.41 $29.67 $61,710 2.3%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 240 13.9% 2.620 1.22 $28.93 $27.79 $57,790 3.7%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators detail 40 9.1% 0.406 0.20 $34.03 $32.77 $68,160 5.0%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 60 13.7% 0.631 0.36 $26.47 $28.44 $59,160 4.9%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 90 19.4% 1.005 0.67 $23.74 $23.72 $49,340 3.1%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 200 10.9% 2.271 0.75 $26.65 $30.17 $62,750 4.7%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail 30 13.0% 0.360 0.62 $23.46 $18.88 $39,260 18.8%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 60 10.1% 0.706 0.77 $30.88 $31.84 $66,220 5.6%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 140 15.8% 1.505 0.36 $31.36 $32.60 $67,800 5.9%
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners detail 40 19.1% 0.481 0.89 $18.14 $20.07 $41,760 5.4%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 80 9.7% 0.863 0.52 $27.16 $28.95 $60,210 4.1%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 80 17.3% 0.850 0.28 $27.47 $28.89 $60,090 7.2%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 150 11.8% 1.631 0.23 $28.31 $28.21 $58,670 4.2%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 610 6.4% 6.750 0.78 $30.45 $32.21 $67,000 2.8%
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate detail 50 23.3% 0.551 1.21 $21.33 $25.96 $53,990 17.8%
13-2041 Credit Analysts detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $18.86 $25.00 $52,000 13.9%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 130 15.0% 1.415 0.64 $29.63 $39.14 $81,410 9.5%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 940 16.0% 10.426 0.38 $28.33 $30.18 $62,780 3.2%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 90 38.6% 0.977 0.26 $36.54 $38.18 $79,410 6.7%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 160 18.2% 1.835 0.75 $33.56 $34.45 $71,660 3.4%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 50 37.2% 0.565 0.13 $43.17 $43.25 $89,970 3.3%
15-1134 Web Developers detail 50 6.3% 0.525 0.66 $24.11 $24.30 $50,540 4.8%
15-1141 Database Administrators detail 40 9.9% 0.435 0.51 $22.30 $25.24 $52,510 3.3%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 290 29.9% 3.190 1.19 $25.83 $27.60 $57,400 2.4%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 120 10.2% 1.356 0.34 $17.71 $19.16 $39,860 3.6%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $36.39 $36.14 $75,170 2.5%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 1,290 8.5% 14.351 0.79 $33.69 $34.58 $71,930 2.9%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $38.56 $41.87 $87,080 5.8%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $28.83 $33.05 $68,750 4.6%
17-2071 Electrical Engineers detail 120 35.8% 1.329 1.08 $32.96 $33.64 $69,960 3.7%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 310 3.0% 3.453 2.04 $39.97 $38.63 $80,350 3.8%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 60 26.5% 0.680 0.35 $36.31 $37.67 $78,360 4.0%
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers detail 40 10.1% 0.486 8.29 $50.16 $46.24 $96,170 6.7%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters detail 50 47.0% 0.593 0.93 $21.41 $20.93 $43,530 5.5%
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians detail 100 10.3% 1.072 2.07 $30.09 $27.96 $58,160 5.1%
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians detail 50 10.4% 0.519 1.44 $16.27 $16.74 $34,820 1.8%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 430 11.9% 4.751 0.56 $25.05 $27.47 $57,140 3.4%
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers detail 60 27.2% 0.622 2.30 $30.99 $31.72 $65,970 4.0%
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists detail 70 13.6% 0.763 0.96 $30.36 $30.92 $64,310 1.3%
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other detail 70 5.0% 0.830 1.90 $18.12 $21.56 $44,850 5.5%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 1,040 12.7% 11.631 0.81 $19.79 $20.32 $42,260 3.4%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 290 3.3% 3.256 1.79 $20.79 $20.61 $42,870 5.4%
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists detail 40 34.0% 0.408 1.55 $21.46 $21.56 $44,840 5.0%
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors detail 60 20.5% 0.679 0.85 $11.26 $14.63 $30,430 20.6%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 110 39.8% 1.236 0.59 $19.85 $20.78 $43,210 3.5%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 170 12.0% 1.940 1.81 $19.31 $20.24 $42,110 2.7%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers detail 40 38.5% 0.496 0.59 $22.06 $22.19 $46,150 2.2%
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other detail 60 9.6% 0.618 1.38 $30.36 $27.53 $57,270 3.1%
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.14 $20.72 $43,090 9.0%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 80 36.7% 0.875 0.32 $15.51 $15.21 $31,640 7.2%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 360 13.5% 4.014 0.51 $26.83 $30.91 $64,290 10.2%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 230 15.3% 2.610 0.58 $29.16 $36.11 $75,100 13.8%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 70 46.9% 0.802 0.39 $13.83 $15.11 $31,420 7.1%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 6,030 3.9% 67.285 1.05 $21.86 $26.03 $54,140 15.4%
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary detail 70 9.2% 0.779 2.96 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary detail 90 7.4% 0.973 2.37 (4) (4) $70,930 13.3%
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary detail 60 0.0% 0.698 1.82 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary detail 200 20.5% 2.274 4.71 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 160 17.4% 1.767 1.46 (4) (4) $45,930 2.3%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 1,030 18.6% 11.519 1.10 (4) (4) $47,700 1.9%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 300 20.4% 3.327 0.70 (4) (4) $46,800 2.7%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 520 32.9% 5.819 0.79 (4) (4) $44,150 6.9%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail 120 22.6% 1.354 0.89 (4) (4) $48,050 2.5%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School detail 50 22.3% 0.527 0.71 (4) (4) $48,580 4.5%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 50 15.8% 0.598 0.59 (4) (4) $48,720 3.3%
25-3011 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors detail 40 9.1% 0.500 0.99 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers detail 130 39.4% 1.449 1.05 $16.13 $17.93 $37,290 8.0%
25-3098 Substitute Teachers detail 510 12.9% 5.698 1.20 $9.29 $9.17 $19,070 7.1%
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers detail 190 19.3% 2.134 1.02 (4) (4) $32,860 8.8%
25-4021 Librarians detail 110 18.4% 1.244 1.16 $24.88 $21.98 $45,710 6.4%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail 110 2.4% 1.252 1.63 $12.54 $13.07 $27,190 7.2%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 420 23.0% 4.678 0.51 (4) (4) $18,260 4.3%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 900 10.2% 10.033 0.75 $16.66 $20.29 $42,210 8.3%
27-1023 Floral Designers detail 30 24.6% 0.379 1.05 $11.14 $11.30 $23,490 3.9%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 70 25.6% 0.733 0.50 $18.83 $17.81 $37,040 3.5%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers detail 120 34.2% 1.354 2.40 $10.37 $10.91 $22,690 8.4%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 180 16.3% 2.022 1.31 (4) (4) $64,690 14.8%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 110 19.9% 1.171 0.76 $19.98 $20.70 $43,050 2.5%
27-3041 Editors detail 90 39.3% 1.021 1.34 $26.89 $26.30 $54,690 5.4%
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians detail 30 34.1% 0.338 0.81 $14.76 $17.83 $37,080 7.1%
27-4021 Photographers detail 50 6.6% 0.534 1.24 $13.86 $16.18 $33,660 17.0%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 6,310 4.0% 70.324 1.20 $23.84 $30.61 $63,680 4.2%
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists detail 50 12.0% 0.520 1.16 $24.78 $25.29 $52,610 2.8%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 260 13.3% 2.895 1.34 $56.92 $54.91 $114,200 3.2%
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners detail 30 35.6% 0.349 0.41 $72.86 $83.36 $173,380 26.7%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 190 16.8% 2.160 0.91 (5) $115.16 $239,540 8.4%
29-1071 Physician Assistants detail 40 48.9% 0.418 0.65 $48.00 $42.74 $88,900 6.0%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists detail 40 22.3% 0.448 0.55 $28.31 $28.05 $58,350 2.7%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 60 7.3% 0.637 0.43 $42.36 $43.40 $90,270 2.3%
29-1125 Recreational Therapists detail 30 1.8% 0.364 2.47 $19.45 $21.19 $44,070 1.8%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 40 9.5% 0.397 0.43 $27.07 $27.91 $58,040 3.2%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 30 35.5% 0.360 0.84 $37.11 $43.41 $90,290 18.0%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 2,300 6.5% 25.666 1.27 $27.90 $27.91 $58,050 1.7%
29-1151 Nurse Anesthetists detail 70 27.2% 0.742 2.83 $68.12 $66.27 $137,850 4.1%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 130 19.5% 1.444 1.78 $37.10 $38.55 $80,180 3.6%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 80 10.6% 0.937 0.77 $14.86 $16.04 $33,370 3.8%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 150 19.4% 1.670 1.14 $24.15 $23.95 $49,820 2.9%
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians detail 30 16.3% 0.388 1.00 $19.95 $19.80 $41,190 5.5%
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers detail 50 19.6% 0.546 1.23 $26.68 $28.09 $58,430 7.4%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 220 13.3% 2.432 1.63 $22.65 $22.90 $47,620 3.2%
29-2035 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists detail 30 13.7% 0.349 1.54 $28.48 $28.75 $59,810 2.1%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail 140 11.2% 1.550 0.87 $9.65 $11.93 $24,820 4.0%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 270 7.0% 3.041 1.12 $13.54 $13.62 $28,320 3.9%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail 90 29.5% 1.020 1.37 $17.52 $17.93 $37,290 5.8%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 1,060 8.1% 11.807 2.14 $16.59 $16.72 $34,790 2.0%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 160 14.1% 1.765 1.26 $16.77 $17.08 $35,520 3.4%
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.39 $16.25 $33,790 9.9%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 60 8.4% 0.636 1.39 $31.21 $32.87 $68,370 4.7%
29-9091 Athletic Trainers detail 40 11.0% 0.409 2.57 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other detail 50 44.3% 0.608 1.64 $16.85 $18.30 $38,060 3.6%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 3,270 9.8% 36.498 1.21 $10.76 $11.40 $23,720 2.3%
31-1011 Home Health Aides detail 670 46.4% 7.521 1.17 $11.20 $11.46 $23,840 3.8%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 1,280 6.6% 14.243 1.31 $9.73 $10.35 $21,530 4.4%
31-1015 Orderlies detail 120 32.4% 1.333 3.22 $10.06 $9.81 $20,400 3.9%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants detail 50 13.8% 0.580 1.08 $14.97 $18.37 $38,200 11.0%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 110 5.5% 1.280 0.56 $15.97 $15.01 $31,230 8.4%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 220 14.2% 2.500 0.59 $11.74 $12.04 $25,050 3.5%
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers detail 90 0.0% 0.973 2.52 $11.02 $11.45 $23,810 2.4%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists detail 100 10.6% 1.163 2.03 $12.59 $12.68 $26,370 7.4%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers detail 50 49.2% 0.503 0.92 $9.34 $9.92 $20,640 8.4%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,710 5.9% 19.094 0.78 $19.25 $18.47 $38,420 4.4%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 60 1.1% 0.648 0.85 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-2011 Firefighters detail 260 6.7% 2.857 1.25 $20.54 $19.72 $41,010 2.4%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 590 5.8% 6.569 1.35 $20.89 $20.72 $43,110 2.0%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 360 10.2% 3.964 0.49 $12.50 $14.37 $29,880 7.5%
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.47 $8.17 $17,000 5.0%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 8,570 3.1% 95.544 1.08 $8.67 $9.13 $19,000 1.2%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 920 7.7% 10.275 1.64 $13.24 $13.89 $28,900 3.3%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail 350 27.1% 3.901 1.01 $8.34 $8.03 $16,690 2.5%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 520 7.4% 5.836 1.92 $9.06 $9.48 $19,730 4.1%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 840 19.0% 9.330 1.21 $9.00 $9.31 $19,370 4.2%
35-2019 Cooks, All Other detail 120 18.2% 1.356 8.39 $9.32 $10.50 $21,840 12.5%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 440 26.7% 4.937 0.82 $8.87 $8.96 $18,630 2.8%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 210 18.3% 2.314 0.56 $8.54 $8.55 $17,780 2.8%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 2,590 10.7% 28.917 1.28 $8.41 $8.19 $17,040 1.5%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail 280 48.2% 3.071 0.92 $8.58 $8.40 $17,470 2.9%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 1,690 11.0% 18.797 1.05 $8.42 $8.25 $17,170 2.0%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 80 6.2% 0.938 0.51 (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail 40 37.6% 0.485 0.16 $8.99 $8.96 $18,640 3.0%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 220 14.1% 2.441 0.63 $8.72 $8.67 $18,030 2.1%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 230 28.5% 2.551 0.97 $8.39 $8.10 $16,840 2.4%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 2,660 3.4% 29.653 0.91 $10.12 $10.86 $22,580 2.2%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 110 22.9% 1.233 0.94 $15.67 $17.06 $35,490 4.1%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail 90 18.6% 0.986 1.30 $16.22 $17.93 $37,290 6.3%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 1,520 5.3% 16.973 1.05 $10.25 $10.63 $22,110 2.1%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 400 14.3% 4.411 0.64 $8.72 $8.95 $18,610 3.0%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 500 4.7% 5.552 0.87 $10.06 $10.34 $21,510 3.2%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 2,070 7.6% 23.056 0.79 $9.11 $10.49 $21,830 3.2%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 110 23.6% 1.180 1.08 $15.38 $15.21 $31,640 3.9%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail 70 20.1% 0.765 0.66 $9.01 $9.43 $19,620 8.8%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 40 30.6% 0.393 0.20 $8.88 $10.05 $20,910 7.0%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 180 18.8% 1.964 0.72 $8.98 $10.50 $21,840 10.1%
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.06 $10.74 $22,350 3.7%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 590 1.0% 6.534 1.36 $8.61 $8.49 $17,670 2.9%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 420 16.1% 4.673 0.62 $8.84 $8.89 $18,480 3.2%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors detail 170 43.1% 1.937 1.08 $15.89 $15.72 $32,690 10.6%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 110 16.5% 1.266 0.53 $11.94 $12.78 $26,590 4.5%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.25 $10.70 $22,250 4.1%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 9,290 4.6% 103.565 0.98 $9.48 $13.96 $29,040 3.8%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 1,080 7.1% 12.004 1.29 $17.08 $18.29 $38,040 2.4%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 90 11.4% 1.054 0.56 $30.74 $32.27 $67,120 8.9%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 3,370 7.7% 37.605 1.48 $8.72 $8.77 $18,230 1.2%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 620 20.4% 6.897 2.08 $9.46 $10.98 $22,840 4.9%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 130 26.2% 1.473 0.88 $15.97 $16.74 $34,810 5.2%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 2,680 8.3% 29.862 0.90 $9.20 $11.05 $22,970 3.4%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents detail 30 5.0% 0.346 0.31 $14.46 $14.79 $30,760 2.9%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 170 31.5% 1.863 0.72 $20.10 $29.66 $61,700 12.4%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 80 34.7% 0.908 0.36 $21.64 $30.57 $63,590 18.0%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 200 21.8% 2.270 0.44 $21.11 $23.95 $49,820 8.4%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $50.20 $47.83 $99,500 5.2%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 610 10.2% 6.766 0.62 $22.77 $31.97 $66,500 12.2%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 100 9.4% 1.112 0.89 $16.98 $21.98 $45,720 15.2%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 12,010 3.1% 133.891 0.82 $13.30 $14.59 $30,340 1.6%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 760 4.5% 8.489 0.81 $21.62 $23.34 $48,540 2.2%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service detail 50 7.9% 0.598 0.62 $11.41 $11.76 $24,470 2.0%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 200 13.9% 2.263 0.76 $12.86 $13.86 $28,830 6.5%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 250 11.8% 2.742 0.73 $13.87 $15.29 $31,790 4.5%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 1,020 8.2% 11.322 0.92 $15.59 $16.01 $33,310 1.6%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 160 8.5% 1.747 1.32 $18.13 $18.79 $39,090 6.9%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks detail 40 7.5% 0.494 0.92 $18.08 $17.22 $35,810 3.0%
43-3071 Tellers detail 430 11.8% 4.747 1.14 $12.46 $12.29 $25,560 2.4%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 170 16.6% 1.910 2.03 $14.38 $14.52 $30,210 1.7%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 590 7.0% 6.590 0.37 $12.38 $13.17 $27,390 3.0%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 90 22.0% 1.027 0.84 $9.68 $10.58 $22,000 3.9%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 250 9.5% 2.801 1.59 $8.63 $8.59 $17,860 3.7%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 100 9.4% 1.101 0.73 $11.61 $12.23 $25,440 2.6%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.59 $8.50 $17,670 5.4%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks detail 110 20.2% 1.175 0.80 $14.67 $15.52 $32,290 4.0%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 80 26.1% 0.856 0.53 $14.95 $13.42 $27,910 9.3%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 70 6.9% 0.827 0.77 $16.34 $16.82 $34,990 3.2%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 550 11.3% 6.178 0.83 $10.80 $11.00 $22,880 2.6%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers detail 110 10.8% 1.193 2.02 $8.78 $9.07 $18,860 3.9%
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers detail 90 2.7% 1.006 1.37 $12.92 $13.85 $28,810 1.8%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 120 12.1% 1.299 0.92 $18.78 $18.94 $39,380 3.7%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks detail 40 0.0% 0.468 0.88 $25.37 $22.89 $47,600 3.3%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 210 0.0% 2.331 0.99 $25.55 $24.13 $50,180 2.3%
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators detail 40 0.0% 0.413 0.40 $25.52 $21.20 $44,100 3.6%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 80 24.8% 0.901 0.42 $23.38 $23.40 $48,680 5.8%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 330 5.0% 3.700 0.70 $13.52 $14.97 $31,140 3.7%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 1,200 12.9% 13.327 0.96 $9.43 $11.59 $24,110 4.1%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 140 10.0% 1.581 0.26 $23.54 $25.24 $52,500 3.6%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 110 15.5% 1.189 0.71 $14.54 $15.01 $31,230 3.7%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 140 16.8% 1.567 0.40 $14.09 $14.62 $30,410 3.9%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 2,000 4.3% 22.354 1.40 $15.23 $15.66 $32,570 1.2%
43-9011 Computer Operators detail 30 19.2% 0.371 0.68 $15.33 $16.84 $35,020 3.2%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 60 36.3% 0.659 0.41 $10.09 $10.39 $21,610 5.7%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks detail 100 28.0% 1.096 0.63 $12.01 $14.03 $29,190 14.5%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service detail 30 5.1% 0.350 0.45 $12.75 $13.23 $27,510 3.1%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 1,780 8.2% 19.872 0.92 $9.80 $10.63 $22,110 1.9%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 110 8.1% 1.213 0.70 $18.42 $19.29 $40,120 5.8%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 130 4.3% 1.394 0.42 $16.04 $16.83 $35,000 3.9%
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators detail 90 8.3% 1.009 5.66 $15.54 $15.70 $32,650 3.6%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 5,810 3.1% 64.772 1.70 $17.32 $18.85 $39,210 3.9%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 570 6.3% 6.366 1.82 $26.69 $28.96 $60,240 3.1%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail 40 17.2% 0.461 1.05 $16.83 $16.85 $35,040 3.4%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 440 13.8% 4.889 1.12 $13.41 $13.88 $28,860 3.6%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 210 8.7% 2.319 2.24 $14.93 $15.52 $32,280 9.0%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 730 16.1% 8.137 1.30 $11.51 $12.17 $25,320 4.8%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 560 7.3% 6.270 2.44 $16.98 $17.24 $35,860 2.1%
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers detail 60 26.4% 0.723 1.24 $17.09 $17.10 $35,570 8.2%
47-2111 Electricians detail 600 6.9% 6.704 1.68 $23.82 $23.60 $49,100 3.6%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 170 19.2% 1.862 1.32 $16.00 $16.98 $35,310 5.4%
47-2151 Pipelayers detail 90 27.3% 1.014 3.03 $16.15 $15.86 $32,990 2.7%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 320 19.1% 3.573 1.37 $20.75 $20.75 $43,160 4.9%
47-2181 Roofers detail 70 12.0% 0.762 1.02 $14.27 $14.90 $31,000 3.2%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail 110 13.9% 1.205 1.18 $16.30 $16.72 $34,770 2.3%
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers detail 50 45.9% 0.587 1.34 $20.21 $19.62 $40,820 2.4%
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters detail 60 36.5% 0.629 3.37 $10.81 $11.17 $23,220 4.7%
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters detail 60 29.7% 0.675 2.45 $11.65 $10.76 $22,380 9.9%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians detail 160 14.5% 1.728 3.78 $11.00 $11.22 $23,340 8.2%
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 80 22.6% 0.901 2.52 $10.74 $11.19 $23,270 6.9%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 50 12.1% 0.575 0.84 $21.56 $21.88 $45,510 2.9%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 120 44.4% 1.384 1.28 $11.57 $12.05 $25,060 2.0%
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas detail 140 25.3% 1.550 8.05 $25.15 $23.62 $49,120 8.4%
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining detail 100 8.4% 1.084 2.47 $21.21 $20.72 $43,100 4.5%
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas detail 50 18.2% 0.529 3.90 $26.40 $28.10 $58,450 9.6%
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers detail 100 23.7% 1.136 5.73 $13.11 $14.38 $29,920 4.3%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 3,640 3.6% 40.563 1.04 $20.08 $21.34 $44,390 3.2%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 380 5.8% 4.240 1.31 $30.96 $31.69 $65,920 4.5%
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers detail 60 4.9% 0.691 0.79 $18.64 $20.01 $41,610 1.4%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail 80 24.0% 0.858 0.54 $27.99 $26.21 $54,520 6.6%
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers detail 30 29.9% 0.370 0.89 $18.96 $18.86 $39,220 3.8%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 100 23.6% 1.137 1.09 $20.75 $21.31 $44,320 3.9%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 290 5.6% 3.277 0.72 $16.59 $17.32 $36,020 4.8%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 180 17.1% 1.951 1.11 $20.07 $21.99 $45,740 6.5%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 90 11.8% 1.029 1.22 $20.23 $19.87 $41,330 1.9%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers detail 140 26.3% 1.537 2.07 $9.13 $10.03 $20,850 8.9%
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door detail 40 12.8% 0.416 1.34 $21.08 $21.21 $44,120 4.9%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 170 30.9% 1.841 1.00 $15.99 $17.28 $35,940 4.7%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 520 4.9% 5.812 2.51 $27.41 $27.43 $57,050 4.4%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery detail 40 12.7% 0.391 0.58 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers detail 80 19.4% 0.905 1.05 $29.11 $27.91 $58,060 5.8%
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers detail 30 25.0% 0.376 1.37 $17.90 $19.32 $40,180 6.9%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 760 6.8% 8.450 0.89 $17.04 $18.58 $38,640 5.6%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 200 26.4% 2.239 2.35 $10.37 $12.39 $25,780 6.7%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 90 24.2% 0.948 0.96 $16.84 $17.26 $35,890 2.7%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 11,790 3.7% 131.523 1.99 $17.84 $19.14 $39,820 6.3%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 970 4.7% 10.850 2.49 $31.78 $30.33 $63,080 4.5%
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters detail 140 15.5% 1.585 2.64 $24.85 $24.08 $50,080 7.0%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 3,610 6.0% 40.247 5.21 $21.32 $20.84 $43,350 7.0%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail 390 25.2% 4.382 2.11 $8.55 $8.47 $17,610 4.5%
51-3011 Bakers detail 70 34.1% 0.739 0.61 $9.58 $10.30 $21,430 6.1%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 100 41.4% 1.157 1.12 $12.18 $12.43 $25,860 2.9%
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers detail 730 22.2% 8.189 6.73 $10.29 $10.30 $21,420 4.7%
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic detail 30 41.8% 0.335 0.31 $21.78 $21.86 $45,460 4.4%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 80 17.7% 0.937 0.67 $37.10 $30.78 $64,010 26.0%
51-4041 Machinists detail 310 8.8% 3.445 1.16 $13.46 $17.20 $35,790 12.6%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 100 22.8% 1.063 1.11 $17.13 $22.63 $47,060 25.4%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 360 18.1% 4.013 1.59 $22.58 $22.08 $45,930 4.1%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 90 20.6% 0.969 0.73 $15.36 $14.67 $30,510 6.0%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 220 11.1% 2.453 1.61 $9.68 $10.04 $20,890 3.4%
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials detail 50 31.5% 0.560 1.38 $8.65 $8.51 $17,690 3.8%
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters detail 40 12.3% 0.395 0.66 $14.34 $14.05 $29,230 10.9%
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood detail 390 33.7% 4.303 14.48 $14.52 $15.03 $31,260 6.2%
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing detail 110 26.4% 1.248 2.66 $11.84 $11.98 $24,930 6.2%
51-8013 Power Plant Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $25.00 $24.55 $51,060 3.1%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 80 8.2% 0.837 1.01 $18.99 $19.04 $39,600 2.1%
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers detail 160 4.1% 1.773 5.63 $29.18 $30.62 $63,690 3.1%
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 50 18.4% 0.588 2.61 $10.73 $11.14 $23,160 4.6%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 120 6.8% 1.341 1.49 $26.26 $24.80 $51,590 4.8%
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 50 5.8% 0.502 1.16 $10.60 $10.93 $22,720 3.0%
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 380 37.4% 4.286 8.20 $24.57 $20.92 $43,510 10.4%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 470 8.9% 5.289 1.52 $17.58 $17.93 $37,300 6.4%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 70 18.7% 0.833 0.30 $15.41 $16.12 $33,530 6.7%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 100 30.4% 1.162 1.89 $14.14 $14.62 $30,420 3.2%
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 30 25.5% 0.388 0.53 $16.24 $15.60 $32,460 5.3%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 1,090 5.6% 12.127 3.76 $9.03 $11.77 $24,480 8.1%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 6,390 5.3% 71.259 1.06 $12.22 $14.62 $30,410 3.4%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 170 10.7% 1.848 1.43 $18.53 $20.89 $43,450 6.1%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 150 13.9% 1.638 1.08 $27.72 $29.65 $61,670 4.8%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 450 9.3% 5.070 1.35 $8.46 $8.16 $16,970 3.7%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 260 44.2% 2.895 0.96 $9.45 $12.44 $25,870 11.7%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 1,290 12.8% 14.415 1.21 $14.36 $16.28 $33,860 6.4%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 440 13.0% 4.899 0.83 $11.48 $14.26 $29,660 7.0%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.80 $11.00 $22,870 2.4%
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators detail 40 17.7% 0.448 1.36 $30.56 $27.15 $56,470 7.6%
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators detail 160 38.0% 1.741 5.04 $18.50 $20.73 $43,110 11.5%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 630 10.5% 7.014 1.84 $15.57 $16.95 $35,260 5.0%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 210 37.0% 2.309 0.99 $8.79 $8.94 $18,600 3.0%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 1,470 9.3% 16.429 1.00 $9.53 $11.86 $24,680 4.3%
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers detail 60 37.9% 0.697 0.86 $12.69 $12.35 $25,690 8.3%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 480 11.6% 5.400 1.06 $9.71 $10.38 $21,580 5.9%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 100 0.4% 1.094 1.21 $12.49 $11.94 $24,830 2.4%

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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