Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA



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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA, a metropolitan statistical area in Virginia.

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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA (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 68,580 10.0% 1000.000 1.00 $15.92 $20.60 $42,850 3.9%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 2,160 12.6% 31.511 0.63 $41.35 $48.24 $100,340 3.4%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 90 6.6% 1.261 0.73 $52.13 $58.32 $121,310 13.7%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 610 8.3% 8.858 0.57 $39.72 $49.12 $102,170 4.2%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 40 18.5% 0.561 0.21 $66.49 $58.15 $120,940 9.0%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 50 22.2% 0.782 0.40 $41.33 $39.82 $82,830 4.2%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 100 15.9% 1.464 0.59 $55.70 $60.79 $126,450 5.4%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 110 18.7% 1.556 0.40 $52.92 $52.82 $109,870 6.0%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 40 10.8% 0.644 0.52 $57.08 $56.06 $116,610 3.5%
11-3061 Purchasing Managers detail 30 18.6% 0.442 0.84 $46.51 $49.01 $101,930 5.5%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 30 13.2% 0.455 0.51 $50.95 $55.61 $115,670 5.9%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $38.25 $37.53 $78,060 4.2%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 80 18.2% 1.175 0.69 (4) (4) $71,830 2.3%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 80 15.3% 1.094 0.84 $57.77 $61.21 $127,310 5.5%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 80 37.6% 1.142 0.78 $21.92 $22.84 $47,510 3.2%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 110 19.7% 1.605 0.70 $37.40 $38.90 $80,910 4.4%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers detail 40 40.6% 0.608 1.57 $62.69 $63.53 $132,140 9.7%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 40 45.0% 0.595 0.47 $35.67 $39.63 $82,430 14.6%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 50 25.2% 0.691 0.80 $28.28 $30.10 $62,610 6.1%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 130 36.6% 1.945 0.71 $46.47 $63.72 $132,540 23.0%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 2,380 18.5% 34.767 0.68 $28.84 $32.26 $67,100 2.8%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 140 11.4% 2.022 0.96 $27.93 $30.20 $62,820 4.7%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 50 11.8% 0.714 0.38 $24.43 $25.70 $53,460 2.1%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 100 18.3% 1.407 0.90 $26.69 $26.10 $54,300 4.5%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 160 18.9% 2.401 0.67 $21.80 $24.27 $50,480 3.4%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 40 20.7% 0.611 0.63 $33.39 $37.70 $78,420 7.5%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 290 16.7% 4.204 0.94 $47.31 $50.69 $105,440 5.9%
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners detail 40 34.3% 0.639 1.01 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 190 44.8% 2.757 1.50 $26.81 $25.09 $52,180 4.0%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 180 17.0% 2.592 0.71 $25.80 $30.15 $62,720 6.5%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 460 49.0% 6.675 0.99 $33.64 $34.25 $71,230 2.4%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 390 19.3% 5.756 0.65 $28.63 $31.24 $64,980 4.9%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 80 16.4% 1.095 0.50 $22.18 $27.33 $56,840 10.8%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other detail 30 44.6% 0.461 0.50 $22.26 $35.49 $73,820 10.2%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 1,350 17.2% 19.739 0.68 $29.01 $32.04 $66,640 3.4%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 150 14.4% 2.226 0.55 $27.53 $31.30 $65,110 4.7%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 50 16.7% 0.784 0.37 $25.49 $28.25 $58,750 5.6%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 320 17.4% 4.695 0.87 $33.05 $34.80 $72,390 3.8%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software detail 140 21.7% 2.037 0.72 $34.95 $37.14 $77,250 10.3%
15-1134 Web Developers detail 40 10.0% 0.580 0.63 $24.04 $27.27 $56,720 5.2%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 140 22.5% 2.084 0.77 $29.32 $32.66 $67,940 5.1%
15-1143 Computer Network Architects detail 60 18.9% 0.822 0.77 $39.76 $41.20 $85,700 7.2%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 260 36.0% 3.771 0.89 $19.31 $20.58 $42,800 2.2%
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $23.92 $25.48 $52,990 5.6%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 50 1.1% 0.678 0.42 $42.91 $42.43 $88,260 2.4%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 1,550 9.2% 22.668 1.26 $32.43 $34.05 $70,830 2.1%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval detail 50 15.2% 0.730 1.07 $42.46 $42.82 $89,060 10.7%
17-2041 Chemical Engineers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $44.59 $46.10 $95,890 3.7%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 110 22.4% 1.591 0.80 $36.92 $38.06 $79,170 4.7%
17-2071 Electrical Engineers detail 160 27.9% 2.404 1.86 $34.94 $35.87 $74,600 6.5%
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer detail 60 11.4% 0.853 0.87 $40.85 $42.18 $87,730 4.0%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 310 4.9% 4.447 2.48 $33.89 $34.64 $72,050 2.2%
17-2131 Materials Engineers detail 40 17.1% 0.644 3.29 $51.58 $49.01 $101,940 2.3%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 120 14.4% 1.690 0.84 $41.70 $42.95 $89,340 2.9%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters detail 40 20.4% 0.608 0.88 $18.51 $20.65 $42,950 4.7%
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters detail 40 12.0% 0.577 1.22 $23.08 $24.06 $50,050 3.5%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians detail 140 20.2% 2.030 2.01 $21.28 $22.69 $47,190 3.6%
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $22.57 $23.08 $48,010 4.5%
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians detail 90 5.4% 1.376 3.05 $26.54 $26.06 $54,210 3.0%
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other detail 50 35.6% 0.691 1.35 $23.83 $24.87 $51,730 6.1%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 1,130 36.9% 16.489 1.98 $22.91 $25.76 $53,570 5.5%
19-2031 Chemists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $32.97 $35.19 $73,200 7.4%
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health detail 50 35.8% 0.716 1.13 $30.88 $36.68 $76,300 7.9%
19-4021 Biological Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.59 $20.92 $43,500 4.9%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians detail 140 25.4% 2.051 4.37 $19.48 $21.93 $45,610 9.1%
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.94 $22.04 $45,840 3.0%
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $18.63 $19.20 $39,940 2.6%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 1,290 9.9% 18.873 1.32 $18.50 $19.66 $40,890 2.6%
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors detail 100 0.0% 1.404 2.22 $17.10 $17.17 $35,710 3.0%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 230 25.0% 3.291 1.79 $21.77 $23.02 $47,880 4.6%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail 270 17.4% 3.919 4.22 $18.74 $20.54 $42,710 4.4%
21-1019 Counselors, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.22 $20.21 $42,040 4.8%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 270 18.9% 3.878 1.82 $17.44 $18.06 $37,560 2.4%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $20.77 $20.22 $42,070 11.3%
21-1091 Health Educators detail 40 35.3% 0.515 1.23 $20.88 $20.81 $43,290 7.6%
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists detail 30 0.0% 0.500 0.78 $20.36 $21.57 $44,870 2.1%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 120 10.1% 1.677 0.64 $14.38 $14.42 $29,990 3.7%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 180 39.5% 2.576 0.33 $29.62 $40.94 $85,150 15.3%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 80 32.4% 1.145 0.26 $43.93 $60.73 $126,310 23.4%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $22.31 $22.45 $46,690 4.9%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 7,930 39.8% 115.561 1.87 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary detail 80 30.0% 1.184 4.84 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary detail 160 49.6% 2.286 5.85 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary detail 30 45.9% 0.477 4.84 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary detail 80 48.7% 1.206 4.33 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary detail 230 46.1% 3.387 8.14 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary detail 110 49.5% 1.575 2.87 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary detail 50 40.8% 0.736 4.29 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary detail 40 5.2% 0.521 3.99 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 150 38.3% 2.250 0.84 $12.19 $14.03 $29,180 6.0%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 100 0.6% 1.505 1.31 (4) (4) $60,650 3.1%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 570 22.6% 8.269 0.83 (4) (4) $60,260 3.7%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 270 28.5% 3.934 0.86 (4) (4) $57,640 5.5%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 360 18.4% 5.277 0.76 (4) (4) $60,470 3.2%
25-2032 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 80 16.3% 1.143 2.04 (4) (4) $63,870 4.2%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail 90 23.6% 1.242 0.87 (4) (4) $57,740 4.0%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School detail 30 7.9% 0.507 0.77 (4) (4) $62,800 5.4%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 60 21.3% 0.875 0.93 (4) (4) $56,590 3.9%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers detail 140 12.2% 1.993 1.26 $16.22 $18.13 $37,710 13.9%
25-3097 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers detail 50 48.4% 0.776 0.39 (4) (4) $61,650 5.4%
25-3098 Substitute Teachers detail 600 37.0% 8.820 1.94 $11.10 $11.87 $24,700 4.8%
25-4021 Librarians detail 90 12.6% 1.341 1.41 $23.82 $24.80 $51,580 2.9%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail 40 18.2% 0.526 0.77 $14.36 $14.28 $29,700 3.0%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail 40 29.4% 0.652 0.64 $25.72 $26.80 $55,750 3.1%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 560 17.5% 8.185 0.92 (4) (4) $22,970 3.7%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 810 22.4% 11.877 0.89 $18.22 $23.30 $48,460 6.1%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 70 35.5% 1.029 0.69 $18.90 $20.64 $42,930 9.4%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 230 35.4% 3.329 2.05 (4) (4) $37,480 6.4%
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials detail 30 20.6% 0.464 3.43 (4) (4) $35,260 7.2%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 160 34.1% 2.372 1.49 $17.83 $25.12 $52,250 11.1%
27-3041 Editors detail 50 27.5% 0.712 1.01 $24.25 $26.85 $55,850 11.2%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 3,130 9.9% 45.672 0.79 $25.11 $30.73 $63,920 3.3%
29-1021 Dentists, General detail 30 27.0% 0.480 0.66 (5) $101.22 $210,530 20.6%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 100 7.9% 1.499 0.70 $64.64 $63.02 $131,080 1.8%
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners detail 110 23.0% 1.626 1.76 $61.08 $59.67 $124,110 18.5%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $70.01 $77.52 $161,250 13.7%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 60 42.9% 0.946 0.62 $38.43 $38.54 $80,150 8.6%
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists detail 40 31.6% 0.637 0.73 $27.39 $29.28 $60,890 6.2%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 70 22.0% 0.968 1.02 $30.38 $32.22 $67,020 9.5%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 40 23.3% 0.604 1.27 $41.87 $41.15 $85,590 3.9%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 1,020 10.8% 14.853 0.75 $26.94 $27.26 $56,700 2.5%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 60 24.1% 0.923 0.94 $43.77 $43.36 $90,180 4.3%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 80 1.3% 1.238 0.85 $37.07 $39.73 $82,640 11.6%
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers detail 30 7.7% 0.468 1.05 $29.83 $29.11 $60,540 9.5%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 60 23.8% 0.821 0.58 $25.74 $25.59 $53,220 4.8%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 170 8.0% 2.543 0.92 $11.58 $12.21 $25,400 3.2%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail 60 45.9% 0.831 1.14 $16.84 $17.10 $35,560 7.6%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians detail 60 10.2% 0.923 1.33 $15.57 $15.45 $32,140 5.9%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 350 10.8% 5.134 1.02 $17.16 $17.39 $36,160 2.7%
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other detail 70 11.3% 0.999 1.32 $25.33 $23.95 $49,820 8.0%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 50 26.6% 0.703 1.38 $22.38 $23.11 $48,070 2.2%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,230 11.5% 17.984 0.62 $12.26 $13.69 $28,480 3.7%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 610 15.8% 8.944 0.87 $11.16 $11.50 $23,910 2.4%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants detail 60 24.2% 0.824 1.40 $27.13 $28.14 $58,530 7.9%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 80 45.9% 1.131 0.48 $14.77 $18.93 $39,360 16.1%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 240 30.9% 3.569 0.82 $13.46 $13.55 $28,180 2.5%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.96 $14.36 $29,860 10.4%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 40 44.0% 0.525 0.61 $14.28 $14.56 $30,280 2.9%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,440 10.4% 21.013 0.86 $17.17 $18.85 $39,210 5.5%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 80 7.6% 1.107 1.52 $29.81 $34.30 $71,330 4.6%
33-2011 Firefighters detail 70 37.3% 0.954 0.41 $11.69 $12.77 $26,560 4.8%
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers detail 220 0.0% 3.259 1.05 $16.58 $16.66 $34,660 3.4%
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators detail 130 6.8% 1.901 2.46 $38.88 $34.04 $70,800 7.1%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 390 16.2% 5.745 1.21 $21.11 $21.54 $44,810 2.0%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 300 16.4% 4.329 0.54 $9.69 $12.27 $25,530 10.1%
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers detail 90 8.9% 1.266 1.23 $8.53 $8.52 $17,710 3.6%
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other detail 50 26.7% 0.732 0.84 $13.80 $13.97 $29,060 3.0%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 7,010 3.0% 102.215 1.12 $8.97 $9.86 $20,500 1.8%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.01 $11.71 $24,350 4.1%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 500 11.5% 7.353 1.15 $14.38 $14.14 $29,410 3.4%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.97 $9.17 $19,070 4.2%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 110 29.0% 1.611 0.55 $12.19 $12.20 $25,370 1.9%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 400 35.0% 5.854 0.70 $10.49 $11.62 $24,160 8.2%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 360 34.7% 5.229 0.84 $8.95 $9.20 $19,140 2.6%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 200 43.5% 2.985 0.70 $13.96 $14.11 $29,350 8.0%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 3,180 10.7% 46.325 1.99 $8.54 $8.44 $17,550 1.6%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.47 $8.85 $18,400 7.1%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 1,100 15.2% 16.090 0.89 $10.54 $11.26 $23,430 2.4%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 140 19.6% 1.992 1.07 $9.13 $9.34 $19,420 3.9%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.96 $9.10 $18,920 2.7%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 250 13.6% 3.613 1.27 $8.58 $8.75 $18,200 3.8%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 2,160 7.0% 31.503 0.99 $10.17 $11.14 $23,170 2.3%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 60 23.4% 0.927 0.77 $16.15 $16.99 $35,330 4.0%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail 60 13.1% 0.913 1.22 $20.17 $19.85 $41,290 9.0%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 850 10.5% 12.357 0.79 $10.30 $11.09 $23,060 3.5%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 610 11.9% 8.826 1.31 $8.87 $9.11 $18,950 2.3%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 460 14.5% 6.679 1.03 $11.03 $11.54 $24,010 2.3%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,940 11.6% 28.215 0.90 $9.23 $11.69 $24,310 4.2%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 90 18.2% 1.331 1.03 $14.33 $16.86 $35,080 8.6%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail 110 14.1% 1.553 1.23 $9.22 $10.83 $22,520 5.3%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 130 32.7% 1.930 0.97 $8.53 $8.79 $18,280 3.5%
39-4021 Funeral Attendants detail 40 28.4% 0.611 2.39 $11.22 $12.12 $25,210 6.5%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 190 18.7% 2.763 1.09 $10.24 $12.18 $25,340 9.2%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.91 $9.37 $19,490 4.6%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 650 23.9% 9.549 0.96 $8.69 $8.67 $18,040 2.9%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors detail 150 39.8% 2.178 1.26 $18.07 $18.18 $37,820 3.2%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 150 20.6% 2.132 0.87 $10.56 $13.24 $27,540 7.9%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 6,610 4.5% 96.357 0.92 $10.14 $15.80 $32,860 6.7%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 680 9.1% 9.868 1.14 $17.57 $19.22 $39,980 3.2%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 50 14.6% 0.717 0.40 $29.83 $36.54 $76,010 9.1%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 2,160 9.2% 31.526 1.25 $8.69 $8.92 $18,550 1.6%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 310 13.6% 4.511 1.39 $12.32 $13.72 $28,540 6.3%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 140 26.2% 2.084 1.20 $11.80 $15.09 $31,380 8.5%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 2,050 8.4% 29.838 0.89 $9.40 $10.69 $22,230 2.7%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.64 $19.01 $39,540 17.7%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 120 27.8% 1.702 0.61 $27.10 $29.53 $61,430 15.6%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 40 41.0% 0.631 0.27 $39.93 $41.46 $86,240 12.7%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 200 17.0% 2.929 0.46 $20.69 $23.46 $48,800 7.8%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail 90 44.9% 1.250 0.52 $30.86 $42.58 $88,560 15.3%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 540 28.6% 7.910 0.77 $36.44 $41.64 $86,610 11.7%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 130 33.7% 1.909 1.73 $21.61 $25.58 $53,220 9.8%
41-9031 Sales Engineers detail 30 27.7% 0.451 0.86 $39.73 $40.15 $83,510 5.6%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 9,770 13.6% 142.382 0.90 $13.59 $14.78 $30,750 1.4%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 690 10.3% 10.119 0.98 $18.91 $20.43 $42,480 2.6%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.31 $13.03 $27,100 5.0%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 40 19.8% 0.591 0.26 $15.76 $15.93 $33,140 2.9%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 110 17.3% 1.540 0.43 $16.10 $15.90 $33,060 3.1%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 710 12.9% 10.406 0.91 $14.63 $15.88 $33,020 2.9%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks detail 40 14.3% 0.573 1.11 $18.21 $18.92 $39,350 7.2%
43-3071 Tellers detail 310 8.7% 4.556 1.26 $13.77 $13.88 $28,870 2.5%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 40 17.2% 0.566 0.60 $15.57 $16.90 $35,150 2.7%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 910 12.7% 13.311 0.71 $12.10 $12.69 $26,390 2.6%
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs detail 70 31.8% 0.954 1.01 $16.31 $16.24 $33,790 2.4%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 30 25.6% 0.504 0.49 $12.06 $12.30 $25,570 3.0%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 160 17.2% 2.361 1.34 $8.87 $8.87 $18,450 3.9%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 40 38.8% 0.554 0.42 $13.20 $13.45 $27,970 3.4%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.26 $12.32 $25,630 3.9%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks detail 40 29.2% 0.564 0.36 $17.27 $18.17 $37,800 4.7%
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks detail 50 19.0% 0.656 1.85 $13.07 $13.42 $27,920 4.2%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 50 25.5% 0.735 0.73 $16.99 $17.27 $35,930 2.8%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 380 11.8% 5.560 0.79 $11.46 $12.54 $26,080 4.3%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 70 47.5% 1.047 0.81 $17.36 $17.74 $36,900 2.3%
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers detail 70 24.3% 1.043 1.50 $16.50 $16.69 $34,710 1.9%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 40 19.7% 0.577 0.40 $13.21 $16.18 $33,660 13.5%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks detail 50 0.0% 0.744 1.30 $19.14 $21.00 $43,690 2.0%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 170 0.0% 2.479 1.08 $27.19 $24.79 $51,560 2.0%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 190 5.5% 2.799 1.25 $20.18 $20.75 $43,150 3.6%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 160 9.9% 2.342 0.48 $15.35 $15.59 $32,440 3.1%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 990 9.6% 14.430 1.03 $9.65 $11.52 $23,960 6.3%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 230 42.6% 3.400 0.70 $23.15 $23.28 $48,430 2.1%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.74 $15.31 $31,840 14.1%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.50 $17.02 $35,400 6.5%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 680 10.9% 9.877 0.60 $14.22 $14.60 $30,370 1.6%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 70 4.3% 1.083 0.75 $11.19 $11.69 $24,310 5.0%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 2,020 31.7% 29.491 1.38 $12.98 $13.68 $28,450 2.0%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.88 $12.74 $26,500 2.8%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 120 20.1% 1.729 0.52 $11.87 $12.30 $25,590 7.0%
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals detail 60 28.5% 0.888 3.65 $12.10 $10.99 $22,850 11.2%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,160 7.8% 31.492 0.79 $16.25 $17.78 $36,980 2.7%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 260 12.9% 3.734 0.99 $20.83 $21.74 $45,210 4.6%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail 40 5.3% 0.526 1.18 $21.40 $21.18 $44,060 12.6%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 280 24.0% 4.036 0.87 $17.22 $19.10 $39,730 9.7%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 70 36.8% 0.997 0.84 $13.96 $14.61 $30,390 4.1%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 330 13.7% 4.785 0.74 $13.10 $13.34 $27,740 5.3%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 160 21.7% 2.279 0.88 $15.80 $16.68 $34,700 2.2%
47-2111 Electricians detail 220 14.0% 3.181 0.74 $19.98 $21.41 $44,530 9.3%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 30 17.6% 0.504 0.33 $14.41 $14.94 $31,070 4.8%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 210 28.5% 3.120 1.10 $18.48 $20.18 $41,980 6.8%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.20 $15.25 $31,730 13.8%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 40 20.6% 0.532 0.80 $22.15 $22.61 $47,030 3.0%
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers detail 60 45.4% 0.916 2.97 $16.72 $17.54 $36,480 8.9%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 90 12.1% 1.371 1.33 $14.01 $14.44 $30,040 2.8%
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.70 $17.10 $35,560 20.7%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 3,110 6.5% 45.290 1.16 $18.39 $19.12 $39,780 3.0%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 200 12.6% 2.942 0.91 $27.50 $28.48 $59,240 2.7%
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.42 $13.67 $28,440 11.7%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 140 18.6% 2.028 1.96 $15.25 $15.95 $33,170 5.6%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 480 19.2% 7.013 1.52 $16.03 $16.48 $34,280 8.8%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 290 4.1% 4.282 2.35 $24.75 $23.04 $47,920 4.8%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 80 16.4% 1.220 0.61 $18.72 $19.70 $40,970 2.2%
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.31 $15.08 $31,370 6.2%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 200 13.8% 2.869 1.22 $21.32 $21.40 $44,510 2.6%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery detail 40 12.7% 0.563 0.84 $21.36 $20.70 $43,060 5.5%
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers detail 140 18.5% 1.971 2.56 $17.47 $18.07 $37,590 3.6%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 940 9.1% 13.776 1.45 $17.04 $18.19 $37,840 4.1%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 50 13.2% 0.770 0.85 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 30 48.0% 0.506 0.49 $18.72 $19.97 $41,540 6.6%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 7,380 7.5% 107.534 1.63 $18.36 $19.55 $40,670 3.7%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 400 9.4% 5.772 1.32 $32.20 $31.21 $64,920 3.0%
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.01 $21.68 $45,100 5.1%
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.11 $15.90 $33,080 4.7%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 870 10.3% 12.624 1.56 $19.39 $18.16 $37,770 6.1%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail 1,320 1.8% 19.286 11.62 $21.96 $21.68 $45,090 3.8%
51-3011 Bakers detail 30 20.2% 0.507 0.40 $10.94 $11.33 $23,580 6.0%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.66 $11.96 $24,890 3.7%
51-3092 Food Batchmakers detail 130 42.5% 1.910 1.97 $12.78 $13.00 $27,040 4.9%
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 30 17.9% 0.487 0.91 $11.82 $13.81 $28,720 9.0%
51-4041 Machinists detail 630 5.3% 9.181 3.17 $20.63 $20.48 $42,600 3.4%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 210 9.1% 3.087 3.14 $11.26 $11.97 $24,890 8.8%
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers detail 50 14.4% 0.663 1.23 $21.35 $21.15 $44,000 5.1%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 80 40.6% 1.161 0.41 $20.05 $19.35 $40,260 5.9%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 70 37.9% 0.964 0.79 $11.27 $11.51 $23,950 4.2%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 120 21.4% 1.677 1.15 $9.12 $9.52 $19,800 3.2%
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators detail 30 16.8% 0.471 0.46 $11.15 $12.46 $25,910 9.9%
51-6093 Upholsterers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.24 $16.26 $33,830 2.6%
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters detail 60 39.9% 0.905 1.33 $13.49 $14.16 $29,460 7.5%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 150 21.2% 2.183 2.62 $17.31 $18.62 $38,730 3.7%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 230 32.6% 3.415 3.64 $18.92 $19.19 $39,920 3.8%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 260 8.4% 3.849 1.04 $18.05 $19.91 $41,410 3.5%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 130 37.8% 1.849 0.67 $12.68 $13.04 $27,130 4.1%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 40 36.2% 0.649 1.01 $12.83 $13.33 $27,730 5.4%
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment detail 150 4.6% 2.259 6.02 $25.55 $24.78 $51,530 4.3%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.53 $13.57 $28,220 7.5%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 200 1.8% 2.893 1.65 $13.08 $13.24 $27,540 7.0%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 3,740 5.4% 54.550 0.79 $13.39 $15.26 $31,740 5.0%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 100 11.0% 1.519 1.03 $30.15 $34.30 $71,350 6.9%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 280 21.6% 4.151 1.13 $12.93 $13.61 $28,310 6.0%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.00 $13.43 $27,930 8.8%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 580 15.0% 8.457 0.69 $15.94 $16.46 $34,230 3.0%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 440 18.5% 6.477 1.08 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs detail 90 14.2% 1.269 0.97 $9.07 $9.56 $19,890 5.1%
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators detail 60 39.5% 0.920 2.54 $14.65 $14.97 $31,140 2.1%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 560 3.5% 8.099 2.07 $24.51 $21.76 $45,260 9.2%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 150 21.5% 2.145 0.88 $9.22 $9.74 $20,260 4.6%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 800 4.4% 11.678 0.65 $12.01 $12.62 $26,250 2.8%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 220 19.8% 3.219 0.62 $9.09 $9.86 $20,510 3.8%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 80 15.7% 1.104 1.33 $11.32 $11.83 $24,610 3.6%

About May 2015 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 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 $187,200 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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Virginia's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016

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