May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 138,400 $12.18 $15.37 $31,970 1.2 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,850 $32.04 $37.93 $78,890 1.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 250 $64.34 $70.68 $147,010 8.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,130 $34.20 $41.26 $85,820 2.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 260 (4) (4) $16,750 3.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 $50.94 $51.71 $107,570 9.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $33.40 $34.51 $71,780 2.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 $35.34 $39.81 $82,810 6.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $35.84 $37.78 $78,570 2.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 200 $42.28 $44.32 $92,180 3.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $41.02 $51.92 $107,990 19.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $30.45 $33.45 $69,570 4.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $31.84 $32.03 $66,610 7.2 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $20.84 $23.80 $49,500 16.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 290 (4) (4) $68,050 1.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 50 $47.62 $48.52 $100,920 5.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $47.42 $49.98 $103,950 4.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 200 $19.73 $20.50 $42,630 4.4 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 50 $17.95 $20.61 $42,870 12.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $17.23 $20.12 $41,840 14.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 $33.79 $35.73 $74,310 4.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 100 $27.21 $26.25 $54,590 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $23.23 $32.12 $66,810 28.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $24.80 $25.18 $52,370 5.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 90 $30.95 $32.09 $66,740 3.3 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,470 $22.29 $25.11 $52,220 3.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $20.60 $23.95 $49,820 16.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $23.37 $24.87 $51,720 2.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $29.99 $30.79 $64,050 2.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $21.32 $21.52 $44,750 4.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $23.03 $23.41 $48,690 6.1 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists (8) $14.87 $17.66 $36,740 10.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $15.03 $15.75 $32,760 7.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $21.42 $21.50 $44,730 4.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 200 $16.16 $17.62 $36,640 10.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 150 $35.13 $37.00 $76,950 6.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 120 $22.92 $24.23 $50,390 2.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 520 $23.61 $25.12 $52,250 2.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 110 $15.96 $17.89 $37,220 4.2 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $49.24 $67.36 $140,110 21.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 200 $22.30 $26.54 $55,200 6.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $21.91 $21.74 $45,210 9.3 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $7.93 $12.29 $25,550 9.2 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 500 $20.48 $22.55 $46,900 4.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (8) $31.96 $33.50 $69,680 7.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 180 $15.25 $15.48 $32,210 4.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $22.85 $24.37 $50,680 3.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $22.02 $24.38 $50,720 13.3 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,130 $26.37 $28.15 $58,550 3.1 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $28.94 $36.32 $75,550 22.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $22.22 $22.41 $46,620 4.8 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 $41.71 $40.97 $85,230 2.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $32.28 $32.02 $66,600 3.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $30.09 $31.29 $65,080 4.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 $28.93 $31.64 $65,810 6.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 170 $35.05 $35.64 $74,130 3.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $31.68 $31.67 $65,880 6.8 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 $18.33 $19.34 $40,230 3.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $17.13 $17.70 $36,820 3.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 100 $14.19 $15.45 $32,140 4.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $21.52 $21.78 $45,290 3.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $11.11 $12.50 $26,000 4.5 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 540 $24.59 $27.02 $56,200 5.3 %
19-1032 Foresters 80 $27.78 $28.88 $60,070 8.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 60 $41.61 $40.54 $84,320 4.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 70 $20.75 $22.84 $47,500 4.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 120 $22.80 $22.15 $46,070 2.4 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,400 $18.00 $18.31 $38,090 2.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 310 $24.02 $23.76 $49,410 1.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $15.58 $15.84 $32,950 2.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $14.23 $14.54 $30,250 10.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 270 $17.88 $18.78 $39,060 4.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 140 $19.05 $19.86 $41,310 4.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 60 $12.89 $13.33 $27,730 3.5 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) $14.09 $14.52 $30,200 5.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 50 $19.21 $20.59 $42,820 2.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $10.67 $12.60 $26,210 8.3 %
21-2011 Clergy 90 $16.48 $15.77 $32,810 9.7 %
 
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 400 $33.19 $38.53 $80,130 12.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 220 $54.24 $52.40 $108,990 14.3 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $23.40 $29.54 $61,440 8.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $16.98 $17.07 $35,510 8.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $17.66 $18.26 $37,990 8.5 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 9,660 $18.34 $17.62 $36,650 3.0 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $62,620 13.1 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $71,440 18.5 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $60,360 2.9 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $53,520 4.5 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $66,830 14.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $23.62 $23.88 $49,680 4.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $11.37 $12.78 $26,580 8.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 240 (4) (4) $42,860 1.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,400 (4) (4) $43,330 1.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,380 (4) (4) $42,610 1.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,280 (4) (4) $42,860 1.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 210 (4) (4) $50,170 1.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 260 (4) (4) $45,240 2.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 130 (4) (4) $44,630 2.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $44,970 1.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 110 $14.84 $16.97 $35,290 12.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $20.67 $20.05 $41,700 4.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $21,750 6.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 230 $22.53 $21.92 $45,600 1.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 150 $11.44 $12.19 $25,350 4.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $27.15 $28.29 $58,850 6.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 830 (4) (4) $16,160 2.0 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 730 $15.18 $16.70 $34,740 4.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $10.46 $10.49 $21,810 7.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $17.32 $18.28 $38,020 5.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $21.18 $22.95 $47,730 18.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) $11.50 $12.50 $26,000 5.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $32,320 15.9 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) $11.56 $11.88 $24,720 7.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 200 $21.49 $20.63 $42,900 7.5 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 6,920 $20.78 $27.35 $56,880 4.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 80 (5) $85.81 $178,480 12.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $24.95 $25.57 $53,180 3.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 320 $55.08 $56.81 $118,160 5.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 60 (5) $104.52 $217,400 17.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 180 (5) $96.44 $200,590 13.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,320 $24.74 $27.14 $56,450 3.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $29.25 $29.33 $61,010 2.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $34.06 $34.00 $70,720 3.0 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 40 $34.95 $46.35 $96,410 20.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $17.38 $17.52 $36,430 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 60 $24.37 $27.47 $57,140 9.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $28.63 $32.40 $67,390 15.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $21.27 $21.25 $44,200 1.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $15.44 $15.01 $31,220 4.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 190 $18.76 $19.36 $40,260 6.2 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $14.20 $17.03 $35,420 4.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 240 $19.93 $20.74 $43,140 2.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 440 $10.73 $10.99 $22,860 3.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 480 $11.49 $11.62 $24,160 5.1 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 60 $15.76 $15.89 $33,060 4.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 70 $14.54 $14.81 $30,810 3.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $12.07 $12.01 $24,970 7.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,130 $14.63 $14.63 $30,420 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 180 $10.99 $12.04 $25,050 4.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $15.23 $17.32 $36,030 15.3 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $12.86 $15.21 $31,640 6.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $33.70 $31.52 $65,560 4.8 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,620 $9.39 $10.21 $21,240 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 830 $8.73 $9.15 $19,030 6.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,520 $9.08 $9.23 $19,210 1.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 100 $20.54 $20.54 $42,720 5.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 120 $9.40 $10.60 $22,050 9.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 210 $11.56 $11.93 $24,810 5.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 450 $11.37 $11.39 $23,690 4.5 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 50 $9.71 $10.36 $21,540 7.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $12.80 $12.59 $26,190 2.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 110 $8.21 $8.12 $16,890 7.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 90 $13.52 $13.31 $27,670 4.9 %
 
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 3,140 $14.36 $15.27 $31,750 4.1 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 60 $23.28 $22.69 $47,190 10.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 110 $27.41 $26.51 $55,130 2.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $24.35 $25.37 $52,780 3.3 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-2011 Fire Fighters 250 $17.21 $17.59 $36,590 2.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 660 $14.61 $15.23 $31,690 6.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $21.00 $21.64 $45,010 2.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 890 $16.42 $16.87 $35,100 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 650 $8.70 $9.25 $19,240 4.3 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 $8.90 $8.98 $18,670 3.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 90 $10.46 $9.90 $20,600 2.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $13.46 $13.83 $28,770 1.6 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 12,100 $7.44 $8.34 $17,350 1.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,100 $12.08 $12.70 $26,420 2.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,330 $7.02 $7.08 $14,730 1.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 860 $7.38 $7.76 $16,150 1.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 990 $9.30 $9.74 $20,260 4.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 380 $7.64 $7.69 $15,990 3.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 840 $7.96 $8.41 $17,490 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 220 $7.28 $8.08 $16,800 5.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,670 $7.04 $7.16 $14,890 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 320 $7.89 $8.14 $16,930 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,290 $7.22 $8.27 $17,210 4.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $6.88 $6.97 $14,490 4.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 200 $7.11 $7.32 $15,220 3.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 510 $7.54 $7.69 $16,000 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 280 $8.20 $8.48 $17,650 3.0 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5,250 $8.99 $9.90 $20,590 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 200 $12.13 $13.08 $27,210 3.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 200 $18.08 $18.78 $39,060 5.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,100 $7.72 $8.60 $17,890 3.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,220 $8.08 $8.40 $17,480 2.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 160 $12.60 $12.57 $26,150 7.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,110 $10.86 $11.19 $23,280 3.0 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $10.11 $10.93 $22,740 14.1 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 30 $10.27 $11.37 $23,650 14.8 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,480 $8.05 $9.78 $20,340 3.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $14.47 $16.52 $34,350 6.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $9.41 $9.59 $19,940 6.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 250 $7.87 $8.93 $18,580 6.8 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $8.70 $8.96 $18,650 9.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 190 $8.80 $10.44 $21,720 18.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 900 $7.30 $7.94 $16,510 4.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 170 $11.54 $13.84 $28,790 9.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 310 $7.60 $8.85 $18,400 4.0 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 18,680 $9.35 $11.98 $24,920 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,970 $13.98 $15.36 $31,940 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 $25.88 $29.76 $61,910 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,690 $7.32 $7.81 $16,250 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 920 $9.12 $10.30 $21,420 4.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 340 $11.36 $11.66 $24,250 6.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,250 $9.14 $10.68 $22,210 4.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $9.43 $12.10 $25,160 9.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 340 $14.89 $19.13 $39,790 11.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $19.28 $26.99 $56,140 17.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 190 $11.71 $17.77 $36,970 13.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,320 $20.96 $24.16 $50,250 7.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 60 $10.46 $12.81 $26,640 11.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 120 $24.11 $24.57 $51,110 5.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $13.09 $13.18 $27,410 17.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $16.36 $19.04 $39,600 18.4 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 20,310 $11.68 $12.90 $26,820 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,500 $18.19 $20.00 $41,610 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $9.53 $9.75 $20,280 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 180 $13.21 $13.26 $27,570 2.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 460 $11.64 $12.30 $25,580 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,940 $12.63 $13.30 $27,670 2.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 250 $14.00 $14.04 $29,200 2.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $12.00 $12.63 $26,270 3.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,100 $9.20 $9.63 $20,020 3.1 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $14.11 $14.24 $29,620 6.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 120 $13.58 $13.91 $28,940 3.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $11.72 $12.03 $25,020 3.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,090 $12.73 $13.32 $27,710 2.2 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 150 $19.91 $18.97 $39,460 3.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $7.38 $8.56 $17,800 4.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 440 $8.16 $8.46 $17,590 4.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $10.90 $14.65 $30,480 9.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 $7.76 $9.14 $19,000 5.4 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 340 $10.83 $11.94 $24,830 7.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 140 $11.52 $11.58 $24,090 3.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 $11.02 $11.51 $23,930 7.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $14.35 $15.65 $32,550 3.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 960 $10.44 $10.35 $21,540 1.8 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 60 $13.38 $13.16 $27,370 7.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 50 $14.44 $16.23 $33,760 4.0 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (8) $27.52 $23.57 $49,020 16.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 390 $11.75 $12.07 $25,110 2.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 190 $15.54 $16.48 $34,270 4.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 100 $12.07 $12.77 $26,560 3.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.78 (c) $49,460 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 400 (c) $20.86 (c) $21.36 (c) $44,430 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 70 (c) $13.95 (c) $15.10 (c) $31,410 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 $17.72 $19.69 $40,950 4.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 430 $12.58 $13.47 $28,030 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,130 $9.23 $10.12 $21,040 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $11.67 $12.42 $25,830 4.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 430 $17.58 $18.64 $38,770 3.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $16.80 $16.47 $34,260 13.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 170 $10.78 $11.74 $24,410 9.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,880 $12.37 $12.70 $26,430 1.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 $11.34 $11.88 $24,710 5.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $10.97 $11.31 $23,530 6.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,310 $9.06 $9.59 $19,960 1.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 180 $11.74 $11.51 $23,950 10.6 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 1,420 $14.62 $15.28 $31,790 4.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 120 $24.11 $25.27 $52,570 5.3 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 30 $10.98 $10.94 $22,760 11.7 %
45-4021 Fallers 150 $14.58 $14.62 $30,420 4.1 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 770 $16.22 $16.20 $33,690 5.9 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 30 $13.95 $14.49 $30,140 2.8 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other 60 $10.11 $10.07 $20,950 9.5 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7,820 $13.87 $14.73 $30,640 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 850 $19.23 $20.01 $41,630 4.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 110 $18.22 $17.77 $36,960 8.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 810 $14.55 $14.84 $30,860 3.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $16.48 $16.63 $34,580 5.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,200 $10.10 $10.44 $21,710 4.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $13.63 $13.74 $28,570 4.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 810 $14.73 $15.33 $31,880 4.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 180 $12.97 $13.41 $27,900 9.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 790 $17.90 $17.87 $37,160 5.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $13.20 $14.78 $30,740 12.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 230 $13.34 $12.88 $26,800 11.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 130 $12.69 $13.49 $28,060 5.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 560 $15.99 $17.55 $36,500 6.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 50 $11.89 $12.61 $26,220 8.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $9.76 $12.63 $26,280 9.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $17.08 $16.40 $34,110 5.0 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $10.85 $10.68 $22,220 4.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 100 $12.59 $12.31 $25,610 6.2 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 170 $11.67 $11.65 $24,220 7.0 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 220 $8.77 $9.30 $19,340 7.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $20.59 $21.26 $44,210 2.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 420 $11.68 $12.26 $25,490 2.8 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 50 $11.65 $13.30 $27,670 11.7 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7,610 $16.82 $18.35 $38,180 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 660 $23.90 $25.98 $54,040 2.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $13.50 $13.42 $27,920 6.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 240 $17.01 $18.68 $38,850 7.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $27.93 $27.58 $57,370 2.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 220 $15.62 $18.70 $38,890 16.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 730 $15.26 $15.97 $33,210 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 410 $15.76 $16.55 $34,430 4.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $9.19 $11.12 $23,120 17.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 $18.58 $19.15 $39,830 2.9 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 40 $17.37 $18.21 $37,880 3.8 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $11.19 $11.45 $23,820 3.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 200 $9.47 $10.22 $21,250 5.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $14.43 $15.62 $32,480 4.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 240 $17.28 $17.06 $35,480 7.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $13.94 $14.51 $30,180 15.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1,010 $26.71 $24.94 $51,870 3.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,720 $14.48 $15.78 $32,820 4.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $15.98 $16.43 $34,180 10.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 60 $17.29 $16.98 $35,320 3.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 370 $21.18 $21.97 $45,690 5.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 190 $24.94 $23.53 $48,950 7.0 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $16.98 $15.88 $33,030 10.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 210 $9.97 $10.45 $21,730 4.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 180 $10.06 $12.80 $26,620 6.5 %
 
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 15,850 $12.59 $14.97 $31,140 3.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,100 $23.72 $24.61 $51,180 3.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $19.38 $18.40 $38,260 10.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 770 $10.06 $10.79 $22,440 3.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $10.41 $11.60 $24,140 16.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 180 $11.76 $11.86 $24,670 2.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $8.66 $9.96 $20,720 16.8 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers (8) $8.64 $8.60 $17,890 3.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 100 $16.68 $17.11 $35,590 7.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $13.89 $13.73 $28,570 4.4 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.10 $13.98 $29,070 2.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $13.31 $13.36 $27,790 2.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $13.82 $13.84 $28,790 3.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 150 $14.00 $14.63 $30,420 3.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $11.36 $12.25 $25,490 3.3 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $16.25 $16.12 $33,540 4.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $22.88 $23.80 $49,500 7.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (8) $15.92 $16.26 $33,810 3.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $14.41 $14.38 $29,900 4.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $12.85 $14.25 $29,640 10.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 130 $13.06 $13.32 $27,710 3.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $8.54 $9.39 $19,530 6.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 290 $6.89 $6.91 $14,370 3.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 1,600 $8.42 $8.68 $18,050 6.6 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $9.71 $10.56 $21,960 13.3 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $11.37 $11.12 $23,130 3.7 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $13.80 $13.74 $28,580 3.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 130 $11.94 $12.19 $25,360 3.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 350 $11.24 $12.00 $24,970 4.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 320 $10.67 $10.88 $22,620 2.9 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 40 $29.60 $29.15 $60,630 3.2 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 140 $25.77 $25.28 $52,580 2.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 170 $17.51 $19.60 $40,770 8.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 220 $14.84 $16.83 $35,010 5.0 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 560 $28.34 $27.54 $57,280 4.0 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 40 $23.16 $23.11 $48,060 4.4 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 160 $22.52 $22.52 $46,830 3.4 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $22.13 $22.19 $46,160 3.3 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 90 $13.07 $13.24 $27,540 4.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $22.11 $21.94 $45,640 5.1 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 70 $9.44 $9.62 $20,010 4.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $15.09 $18.30 $38,050 8.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 380 $22.86 $23.00 $47,840 2.1 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 180 $16.98 $18.75 $39,010 6.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 590 $12.88 $13.32 $27,710 3.4 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $13.96 $14.25 $29,650 8.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 410 $14.11 $14.56 $30,290 5.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $15.35 $16.76 $34,850 3.1 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $13.93 $15.94 $33,150 17.8 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $14.46 $14.17 $29,480 4.8 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $25.19 $23.22 $48,310 7.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 830 $20.52 $20.50 $42,640 6.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,090 $9.13 $9.77 $20,320 3.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 340 $15.59 $17.86 $37,150 5.0 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 11,510 $11.63 $12.94 $26,920 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $19.10 $19.68 $40,940 2.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 310 $17.81 $19.11 $39,750 3.3 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (8) $8.79 $8.75 $18,210 4.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 30 $8.45 $8.61 $17,900 7.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 1,010 $6.91 $6.91 $14,380 1.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 370 $11.09 $11.53 $23,980 9.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,270 $15.45 $16.86 $35,070 2.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 980 $11.19 $12.59 $26,190 5.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $7.19 $7.54 $15,680 5.6 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (8) $17.45 $18.61 $38,710 10.5 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 30 $7.12 $7.31 $15,200 5.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 220 $12.49 $15.17 $31,560 11.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7031 Dredge Operators 40 $12.82 $12.16 $25,290 10.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 90 $12.60 $13.17 $27,400 4.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 910 $13.11 $13.73 $28,560 3.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 290 $10.25 $10.47 $21,770 3.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,990 $9.23 $9.63 $20,040 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 400 $11.50 $12.87 $26,770 5.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 570 $7.37 $7.76 $16,150 2.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 290 $10.59 $10.82 $22,510 4.4 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (8) $9.44 $10.04 $20,890 8.4 %

About May 2008 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 $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009