2001 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

SIC 281 - Industrial Inorganic Chemicals

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in SIC Industry Group 281 - Industrial Inorganic Chemicals.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable excel files. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

SIC Industry Group 281 - Industrial Inorganic Chemicals is part of: SIC Major Group 28 - Chemicals and Allied Products.

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SIC 281 - Industrial Inorganic Chemicals

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Industry Total top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 Industry Total 91,260 100.00% $20.81 $23.11 $48,080 1.3 %
 
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 8,350 9.15% $40.09 $41.10 $85,500 1.9 %
  11-1011 Chief Executives 320 0.35% $67.83 $58.74 $122,170 4.1 %
  11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,760 1.93% $47.29 $47.25 $98,280 2.0 %
  11-2021 Marketing Managers 340 0.37% $40.42 $40.87 $85,000 3.5 %
  11-2022 Sales Managers 470 0.52% $41.19 $41.12 $85,540 2.7 %
  11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 0.07% $44.40 $38.77 $80,640 5.8 %
  11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 180 0.20% $32.53 $35.00 $72,800 4.5 %
  11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 380 0.42% $40.02 $39.23 $81,600 3.7 %
  11-3031 Financial Managers 490 0.54% $40.17 $41.43 $86,170 2.3 %
  11-3040 Human Resources Managers 330 0.36% $37.94 $38.45 $79,970 2.0 %
  11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,240 1.36% $36.19 $36.95 $76,860 1.6 %
  11-3061 Purchasing Managers 220 0.24% $34.11 $36.20 $75,300 3.4 %
  11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 240 0.26% $29.80 $31.41 $65,330 2.1 %
  11-9021 Construction Managers 50 0.05% $36.96 $36.25 $75,410 7.0 %
  11-9041 Engineering Managers 650 0.71% $42.49 $42.40 $88,190 1.7 %
  11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 260 0.28% $47.79 $47.66 $99,130 2.0 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3,550 3.89% $24.83 $25.73 $53,520 1.1 %
  13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 590 0.65% $21.71 $23.27 $48,400 2.3 %
  13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 0.11% $28.87 $29.27 $60,880 3.1 %
  13-1051 Cost Estimators 300 0.33% $26.51 $27.96 $58,150 3.2 %
  13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 0.08% $25.51 $26.38 $54,870 3.3 %
  13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 0.09% $22.90 $23.58 $49,050 2.7 %
  13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 270 0.30% $25.41 $25.96 $54,000 2.4 %
  13-1111 Management Analysts 210 0.23% $30.34 $30.43 $63,290 2.6 %
  13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 880 0.96% $24.77 $25.69 $53,440 1.7 %
  13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 0.04% $26.22 $27.01 $56,180 2.9 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2,360 2.59% $27.11 $28.10 $58,450 2.0 %
  15-1021 Computer Programmers 150 0.16% $28.96 $29.08 $60,480 4.5 %
  15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 0.05% $30.06 $30.41 $63,250 8.1 %
  15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 270 0.30% $21.27 $23.56 $49,000 5.4 %
  15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 720 0.79% $29.95 $30.71 $63,870 2.0 %
  15-1061 Database Administrators 50 0.05% $28.22 $27.40 $57,000 3.3 %
  15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 190 0.21% $28.38 $29.17 $60,670 4.0 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 8,650 9.48% $31.12 $32.15 $66,870 2.0 %
  17-2041 Chemical Engineers 2,730 2.99% $31.07 $32.28 $67,140 3.3 %
  17-2051 Civil Engineers 240 0.26% $35.72 $34.51 $71,780 3.7 %
  17-2071 Electrical Engineers 120 0.13% $34.97 $34.58 $71,920 2.5 %
  17-2081 Environmental Engineers 170 0.19% $32.20 $32.12 $66,800 1.8 %
  17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 260 0.28% $29.66 $30.37 $63,170 1.9 %
  17-2112 Industrial Engineers 380 0.42% $32.91 $33.90 $70,510 3.2 %
  17-2131 Materials Engineers 150 0.16% $29.32 $29.68 $61,730 4.1 %
  17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 370 0.41% $32.21 $32.37 $67,340 2.0 %
  17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers (6) (6) $29.03 $29.40 $61,160 1.8 %
  17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 0.07% $20.42 $21.21 $44,120 3.5 %
  17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 160 0.18% $23.42 $22.87 $47,570 3.0 %
  17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 80 0.09% $19.78 $19.79 $41,170 3.7 %
  17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 500 0.55% $23.52 $24.37 $50,690 7.7 %
  17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (6) (6) $19.10 $20.85 $43,360 4.7 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 6,330 6.94% $21.88 $23.78 $49,450 1.5 %
  19-2031 Chemists 2,110 2.31% $25.47 $27.34 $56,860 1.7 %
  19-2032 Materials Scientists 60 0.07% $37.62 $34.47 $71,700 3.5 %
  19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 680 0.75% $28.57 $28.63 $59,540 2.0 %
  19-4031 Chemical Technicians 2,770 3.04% $18.63 $19.03 $39,580 1.4 %
  19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 100 0.11% $22.21 $22.84 $47,500 2.7 %
 
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 120 0.13% $53.25 $51.02 $106,120 10.9 %
  23-1011 Lawyers 100 0.11% $56.69 $55.04 $114,480 12.0 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 160 0.18% $22.71 $24.20 $50,330 4.4 %
  27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 0.09% $21.88 $24.27 $50,470 7.3 %
 
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 420 0.46% $24.70 $25.54 $53,130 3.2 %
  29-1111 Registered Nurses 60 0.07% $24.06 $24.57 $51,100 4.6 %
  29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 90 0.10% $24.55 $26.12 $54,340 3.6 %
 
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 290 0.32% $16.11 $17.37 $36,130 4.8 %
  33-9032 Security Guards 120 0.13% $12.26 $12.73 $26,470 3.4 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 420 0.46% $12.91 $15.09 $31,400 5.9 %
  37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 0.08% $30.79 $28.73 $59,760 2.1 %
  37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 280 0.31% $10.81 $11.78 $24,500 4.2 %
  37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 50 0.05% $14.14 $14.05 $29,220 2.8 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 2,060 2.26% $26.16 $28.27 $58,810 1.7 %
  41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 200 0.22% $30.71 $33.67 $70,030 3.9 %
  41-2031 Retail Salespersons 40 0.04% $13.04 $12.82 $26,670 4.6 %
  41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 860 0.94% $27.15 $28.78 $59,860 2.2 %
  41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 570 0.62% $23.24 $25.60 $53,240 2.6 %
  41-9031 Sales Engineers 240 0.26% $32.75 $34.48 $71,730 5.1 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9,930 10.88% $15.23 $16.00 $33,270 0.9 %
  43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 500 0.55% $22.87 $23.59 $49,070 1.7 %
  43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 0.09% $12.68 $13.08 $27,210 2.7 %
  43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 60 0.07% $15.37 $15.49 $32,220 10.0 %
  43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 160 0.18% $13.46 $13.69 $28,470 2.1 %
  43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 730 0.80% $14.01 $14.51 $30,170 1.2 %
  43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 0.15% $15.48 $15.53 $32,290 2.1 %
  43-3061 Procurement Clerks 150 0.16% $15.39 $15.56 $32,370 2.0 %
  43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,020 1.12% $15.57 $16.15 $33,600 1.1 %
  43-4071 File Clerks 40 0.04% $12.03 $12.58 $26,170 4.4 %
  43-4151 Order Clerks 410 0.45% $13.58 $13.91 $28,920 2.4 %
  43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 210 0.23% $16.78 $17.32 $36,030 2.1 %
  43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 160 0.18% $11.79 $12.27 $25,520 1.7 %
  43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 0.03% $19.19 $19.30 $40,140 6.5 %
  43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 870 0.95% $17.70 $18.86 $39,230 4.0 %
  43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 920 1.01% $14.48 $14.96 $31,130 1.5 %
  43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 540 0.59% $13.54 $14.10 $29,320 3.4 %
  43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 0.05% $12.53 $12.96 $26,950 3.2 %
  43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,430 1.57% $16.75 $17.25 $35,880 2.4 %
  43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 950 1.04% $15.01 $15.36 $31,940 2.0 %
  43-9011 Computer Operators 40 0.04% $16.80 $16.61 $34,540 3.3 %
  43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 0.04% $10.94 $11.55 $24,020 4.7 %
  43-9061 Office Clerks, General 820 0.90% $12.30 $12.44 $25,880 2.2 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,320 1.45% $20.21 $20.40 $42,430 1.5 %
  47-2031 Carpenters 40 0.04% $22.79 $21.38 $44,470 5.6 %
  47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 100 0.11% $16.47 $16.73 $34,790 3.4 %
  47-2111 Electricians 720 0.79% $20.12 $20.29 $42,210 1.4 %
  47-2130 Insulation Workers 30 0.03% $22.42 $22.49 $46,780 2.8 %
  47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 0.27% $22.05 $22.03 $45,820 3.0 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8,030 8.80% $20.60 $20.92 $43,510 0.9 %
  49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,120 1.23% $27.92 $27.96 $58,150 1.1 %
  49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 140 0.15% $20.55 $20.21 $42,040 2.5 %
  49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 400 0.44% $22.15 $22.02 $45,790 1.8 %
  49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 80 0.09% $19.22 $18.98 $39,490 5.5 %
  49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 220 0.24% $17.07 $17.45 $36,290 1.8 %
  49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 80 0.09% $19.22 $18.97 $39,460 3.4 %
  49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,480 1.62% $20.13 $19.94 $41,480 1.4 %
  49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,730 4.09% $19.60 $19.40 $40,340 1.6 %
  49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 220 0.24% $21.07 $21.26 $44,220 4.0 %
  49-9044 Millwrights 220 0.24% $21.13 $21.24 $44,190 3.0 %
  49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 0.05% $15.37 $17.39 $36,160 11.9 %
 
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 30,930 33.89% $19.13 $19.21 $39,950 1.2 %
  51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 3,260 3.57% $25.54 $26.17 $54,430 1.8 %
  51-2092 Team Assemblers 140 0.15% $17.71 $16.78 $34,910 3.9 %
  51-4041 Machinists 250 0.27% $16.22 $16.42 $34,150 4.1 %
  51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders (6) (6) $15.00 $14.57 $30,300 6.3 %
  51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 0.04% $16.09 $14.91 $31,010 7.8 %
  51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 200 0.22% $16.32 $16.99 $35,350 4.2 %
  51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 90 0.10% $14.22 $14.42 $29,980 3.2 %
  51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 370 0.41% $20.51 $20.67 $43,000 2.1 %
  51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 140 0.15% $22.43 $21.91 $45,570 2.7 %
  51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 11,960 13.11% $20.67 $20.57 $42,780 1.7 %
  51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 1,270 1.39% $21.04 $20.87 $43,420 2.4 %
  51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 4,600 5.04% $18.53 $18.08 $37,620 1.6 %
  51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 390 0.43% $15.99 $16.08 $33,460 2.6 %
  51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 270 0.30% $13.26 $13.18 $27,410 4.0 %
  51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,110 2.31% $14.58 $14.96 $31,120 1.7 %
  51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 0.16% $16.76 $15.78 $32,820 5.0 %
  51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 510 0.56% $13.88 $14.72 $30,620 2.9 %
  51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,060 1.16% $16.13 $17.01 $35,370 2.9 %
  51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,530 1.68% $13.03 $13.67 $28,430 2.9 %
  51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 240 0.26% $11.70 $11.45 $23,810 3.8 %
  51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 30 0.03% $16.93 $15.67 $32,590 3.7 %
  51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 540 0.59% $11.51 $12.71 $26,440 4.2 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8,340 9.14% $16.54 $17.12 $35,610 1.5 %
  53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors (6) (6) $26.55 $27.54 $57,280 3.7 %
  53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 0.18% $21.36 $22.71 $47,240 3.2 %
  53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 270 0.30% $22.83 $23.69 $49,270 2.4 %
  53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,600 3.94% $17.31 $18.18 $37,810 1.7 %
  53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 650 0.71% $15.35 $16.44 $34,200 5.4 %
  53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 50 0.05% $11.98 $12.94 $26,920 6.4 %
  53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 0.09% $15.08 $15.00 $31,200 3.8 %
  53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 770 0.84% $15.50 $15.64 $32,520 2.9 %
  53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 830 0.91% $12.91 $13.42 $27,910 2.4 %
  53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (6) (6) $8.39 $9.26 $19,260 4.1 %
  53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 500 0.55% $12.87 $13.47 $28,010 4.6 %
  53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 220 0.24% $16.05 $16.20 $33,690 4.3 %
  53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 150 0.16% $19.12 $18.67 $38,830 3.6 %
  53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 380 0.42% $19.36 $19.24 $40,020 2.2 %

About 2001 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately.

(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.

(6) Estimates not released.



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SIC 28 - Chemicals and Allied Products

2001 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

 

Last Modified Date: December 23, 2002