May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Erie, PA



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 Erie, PA, a metropolitan statistical area in Pennsylvania.

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 Erie, PA (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 129,790 $13.25 $16.83 $35,000 1.7 %
 
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 4,740 $33.13 $38.14 $79,330 3.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 440 $57.74 $60.34 $125,510 5.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 970 $38.16 $44.39 $92,330 4.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (4) (4) $28,250 17.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $33.86 $37.24 $77,450 7.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 180 $33.48 $36.52 $75,960 3.9 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $24.98 $31.30 $65,100 11.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 370 $27.38 $27.83 $57,890 8.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 170 $38.19 $40.18 $83,570 5.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 320 $36.01 $36.99 $76,940 3.2 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 50 $28.53 $33.60 $69,890 8.6 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 40 $38.20 $45.03 $93,670 10.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 290 $32.23 $37.58 $78,180 3.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $33.00 $35.90 $74,660 5.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $33.40 $40.46 $84,170 15.2 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $13.83 $14.62 $30,410 3.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 210 (4) (4) $83,820 3.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 110 $24.93 $30.86 $64,190 10.9 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 40 $14.90 $20.83 $43,330 12.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 120 $38.97 $39.97 $83,130 3.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 200 $20.66 $20.60 $42,850 3.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 280 $30.69 $35.08 $72,970 5.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 170 $22.34 $23.59 $49,060 4.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 180 $34.54 $35.91 $74,700 3.6 %
 
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 4,390 $21.76 $24.32 $50,580 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $18.01 $20.23 $42,090 6.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 470 $18.46 $21.72 $45,190 2.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $19.10 $20.75 $43,160 1.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 250 $23.54 $25.83 $53,720 6.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 220 $18.30 $19.41 $40,370 4.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 130 $21.48 $22.79 $47,400 5.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 210 $19.68 $22.83 $47,480 7.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 190 $27.08 $27.51 $57,230 12.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 280 $25.43 $27.78 $57,780 3.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 180 $24.41 $25.03 $52,050 4.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,020 $22.57 $24.73 $51,430 5.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 $21.00 $22.30 $46,380 7.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $31.13 $34.90 $72,590 8.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 $37.48 $46.05 $95,790 10.6 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors (8) $14.52 $15.45 $32,140 7.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 170 $18.32 $18.66 $38,820 4.7 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 120 $14.71 $17.48 $36,350 2.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 70 $18.74 $18.85 $39,220 8.6 %
 
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 1,650 $24.17 $25.93 $53,930 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 290 $23.75 $25.03 $52,060 3.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 120 $36.61 $35.49 $73,820 5.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 60 $34.91 $35.18 $73,180 6.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 410 $14.90 $16.05 $33,370 3.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 210 $29.82 $29.39 $61,130 2.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 $24.48 $27.21 $56,600 6.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 230 $27.20 $27.97 $58,180 3.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $33.40 $33.42 $69,510 5.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 100 $26.85 $29.16 $60,660 3.1 %
 
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 2,930 $26.21 $26.53 $55,190 2.8 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $28.65 $31.84 $66,220 6.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $32.01 $38.01 $79,060 25.2 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 110 $27.58 $29.61 $61,590 1.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $34.07 $35.62 $74,090 2.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $29.06 $30.29 $63,010 2.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 440 $26.01 $28.21 $58,680 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 420 $37.47 $37.29 $77,570 6.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $18.36 $18.19 $37,830 5.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 100 $18.84 $19.55 $40,670 4.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) $12.04 $19.01 $39,550 3.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $13.08 $12.94 $26,920 12.8 %
 
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 600 $21.83 $24.32 $50,580 4.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 60 $29.53 $32.37 $67,340 4.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 130 $22.38 $25.68 $53,410 7.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $28.20 $28.10 $58,450 7.3 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (8) $15.30 $17.00 $35,360 10.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 50 $20.06 $19.89 $41,380 4.1 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (8) $19.07 $19.43 $40,410 4.7 %
 
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 3,010 $15.59 $17.34 $36,070 3.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 160 $16.09 $16.46 $34,230 6.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 500 $21.62 $22.19 $46,150 8.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 550 $15.85 $17.28 $35,950 3.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $15.75 $16.78 $34,900 7.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 320 $14.76 $15.66 $32,580 2.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $20.00 $19.90 $41,400 3.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 180 $16.86 $17.67 $36,750 3.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $15.19 $17.44 $36,280 4.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 620 $12.91 $12.97 $26,970 3.1 %
 
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 420 $31.23 $42.69 $88,800 14.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 260 $45.85 $55.38 $115,180 16.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $19.06 $21.32 $44,340 7.1 %
 
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 8,120 $20.24 $21.23 $44,150 4.2 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $65,260 3.8 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $61,440 5.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $58,770 4.2 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $75,410 8.3 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $90,820 15.4 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $70,950 8.9 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 220 (4) (4) $61,560 5.1 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $64,900 5.2 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $22.17 $22.78 $47,380 4.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 430 $9.40 $10.78 $22,430 6.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 140 (4) (4) $42,740 4.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,000 (4) (4) $45,990 6.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 570 (4) (4) $56,460 7.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $55,460 3.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 390 (4) (4) $45,310 4.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $55,600 6.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $53,930 6.0 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 80 $17.21 $17.34 $36,070 5.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 210 $11.73 $13.48 $28,050 7.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $30,870 6.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $23.81 $23.66 $49,210 4.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $10.61 $11.05 $22,990 5.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $25.63 $27.33 $56,850 5.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,460 (4) (4) $20,490 2.8 %
 
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 1,310 $15.53 $18.04 $37,520 7.0 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 60 $18.07 $21.26 $44,220 3.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $10.51 $10.57 $21,990 5.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 150 $17.34 $17.76 $36,940 3.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 $17.49 $17.88 $37,200 6.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 290 (4) (4) $26,190 16.6 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $15.08 $16.51 $34,350 3.8 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 70 $17.59 $19.18 $39,890 7.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 190 $21.03 $22.09 $45,960 6.8 %
27-3041 Editors 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $9.14 $14.47 $30,100 20.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $15.49 $15.04 $31,280 10.0 %
 
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 7,910 $23.55 $28.02 $58,280 3.6 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 110 $56.91 $53.68 $111,650 12.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $24.62 $24.68 $51,330 1.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $45.54 $43.09 $89,640 2.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 (5) $98.32 $204,500 18.0 %
29-1063 Internists, General 40 (5) $101.42 $210,950 21.3 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General (8) (5) $104.88 $218,140 24.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons 90 (5) (5) (5) 13.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 190 $76.73 $71.87 $149,490 16.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $36.38 $35.69 $74,230 2.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,140 $25.65 $26.23 $54,550 1.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $28.20 $27.70 $57,610 2.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 310 $32.64 $35.39 $73,610 7.7 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $16.50 $17.74 $36,900 8.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 90 $23.00 $22.78 $47,380 2.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $28.28 $28.71 $59,710 3.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $35.43 $39.36 $81,880 9.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 200 $13.58 $14.46 $30,070 2.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $25.44 $25.36 $52,750 9.5 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $27.15 $28.04 $58,310 5.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 290 $20.33 $20.73 $43,130 3.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 300 $10.42 $11.11 $23,100 2.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 280 $12.32 $13.29 $27,640 6.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 80 $14.38 $14.80 $30,790 2.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $12.64 $12.93 $26,890 9.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 790 $17.87 $17.98 $37,410 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 230 $12.95 $14.02 $29,160 2.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 140 $13.75 $14.34 $29,830 5.5 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 30 (4) (4) $37,470 2.7 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (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 5,290 $10.90 $11.34 $23,580 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 2,000 $9.24 $9.85 $20,480 3.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,630 $11.41 $11.51 $23,940 2.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 160 $15.33 $15.08 $31,370 4.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 80 $11.83 $12.21 $25,390 2.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 270 $13.22 $15.15 $31,510 14.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 620 $11.49 $11.69 $24,320 3.2 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 30 $12.25 $12.26 $25,500 3.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $14.36 $14.55 $30,260 1.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $9.13 $9.88 $20,550 7.5 %
 
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 2,680 $18.52 $19.99 $41,570 8.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $38.06 $37.95 $78,940 2.7 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $21.66 $20.78 $43,210 5.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $26.72 $27.48 $57,160 4.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 620 $27.09 $26.78 $55,700 3.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 840 $9.90 $11.19 $23,280 5.0 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (8) $10.50 $10.33 $21,490 5.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 120 $7.98 $8.65 $18,000 5.3 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $9.05 $10.41 $21,660 3.0 %
 
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 12,730 $7.97 $9.11 $18,940 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $15.50 $15.81 $32,890 3.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 930 $10.74 $11.97 $24,890 4.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 210 $7.59 $7.81 $16,250 2.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 410 $10.67 $10.83 $22,530 1.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 930 $10.31 $10.83 $22,520 4.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 290 $10.24 $10.10 $21,010 2.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 800 $8.90 $9.58 $19,930 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,150 $7.75 $8.81 $18,330 4.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,470 $7.79 $8.34 $17,340 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 570 $7.53 $7.81 $16,250 2.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,430 $7.71 $8.59 $17,870 2.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $7.69 $8.14 $16,940 3.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 350 $7.94 $8.61 $17,910 2.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 540 $7.79 $8.24 $17,130 1.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 440 $8.36 $9.12 $18,960 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 4,190 $9.02 $10.26 $21,340 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $16.97 $16.92 $35,190 4.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (8) $14.63 $16.20 $33,700 6.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,400 $8.95 $10.15 $21,110 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 810 $8.65 $9.01 $18,740 2.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 740 $8.97 $9.85 $20,480 3.3 %
 
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 3,650 $9.13 $10.06 $20,930 2.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $16.99 $17.73 $36,890 3.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $8.25 $9.19 $19,120 3.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 450 $7.78 $8.44 $17,560 3.0 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 90 $11.44 $11.47 $23,860 3.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 740 $9.61 $10.57 $21,990 6.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 610 $9.24 $9.52 $19,800 5.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (8) $8.94 $9.05 $18,830 3.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 210 $9.41 $10.71 $22,270 5.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 260 $10.87 $11.52 $23,960 3.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $8.07 $10.37 $21,570 10.3 %
 
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 14,700 $9.95 $14.43 $30,020 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 920 $17.31 $17.77 $36,950 3.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 170 $30.30 $34.21 $71,160 6.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,680 $7.82 $8.52 $17,720 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 490 $9.47 $10.40 $21,640 4.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 170 $14.52 $15.31 $31,840 4.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,300 $9.33 $11.03 $22,940 2.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $23.89 $26.64 $55,420 8.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 290 $24.91 $31.33 $65,170 7.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 120 $30.39 $37.12 $77,220 11.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $14.29 $15.01 $31,210 16.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 200 $24.46 $32.27 $67,120 10.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 200 $23.71 $26.30 $54,700 7.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,610 $22.49 $27.53 $57,250 5.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 180 $17.22 $19.65 $40,860 10.1 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 $33.18 $33.80 $70,300 3.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $9.80 $10.10 $21,000 4.9 %
 
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 20,970 $12.59 $13.70 $28,500 2.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 970 $18.88 $20.03 $41,660 4.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 240 $10.04 $10.51 $21,870 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 200 $14.30 $14.58 $30,320 3.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 510 $12.50 $12.88 $26,800 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,450 $13.52 $13.91 $28,940 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 $13.49 $13.58 $28,240 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $16.49 $16.10 $33,480 3.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 670 $10.11 $10.54 $21,930 2.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $16.92 $18.85 $39,210 6.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,860 $12.87 $13.59 $28,260 2.2 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 230 $18.65 $19.48 $40,530 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 190 $9.77 $11.13 $23,140 6.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 190 $9.16 $9.40 $19,550 5.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 100 $12.88 $13.38 $27,820 5.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 140 $13.02 $12.59 $26,180 2.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $13.40 $14.14 $29,400 8.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 470 $9.71 $11.11 $23,110 5.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 200 $14.63 $15.36 $31,960 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,310 $10.24 $10.64 $22,120 2.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 80 $9.16 $9.47 $19,690 2.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $16.42 $15.28 $31,790 6.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $16.26 $16.93 $35,200 13.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.28 (c) $50,500 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 350 (c) $23.77 (c) $22.40 (c) $46,590 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 140 (c) $23.97 (c) $21.84 (c) $45,430 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 310 $18.46 $20.71 $43,070 8.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 610 $12.37 $13.26 $27,570 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,500 $9.30 $10.26 $21,340 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $12.21 $12.39 $25,780 3.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 650 $16.35 $16.71 $34,760 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 220 $13.40 $13.69 $28,480 2.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 500 $11.99 $12.93 $26,900 3.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,700 $12.90 $13.21 $27,470 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 130 $16.12 $17.68 $36,770 11.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 170 $10.39 $10.67 $22,200 2.7 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 310 $13.55 $13.64 $28,370 4.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 130 $10.76 $11.45 $23,810 4.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,150 $11.87 $12.83 $26,680 1.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 70 $13.59 $14.16 $29,440 4.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $16.37 $15.61 $32,470 9.5 %
 
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 60 $13.49 $14.34 $29,830 10.2 %
 
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 3,970 $16.58 $18.13 $37,710 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 200 $23.93 $23.87 $49,640 3.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 $22.27 $21.81 $45,370 10.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 790 $14.66 $16.31 $33,930 5.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 $16.04 $16.80 $34,940 4.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 550 $12.35 $13.40 $27,880 4.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 190 $17.92 $18.26 $37,970 5.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 50 $14.99 $16.97 $35,300 11.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 520 $23.98 $23.60 $49,080 5.0 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical (8) $30.26 $26.86 $55,860 14.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 200 $14.99 $15.96 $33,200 9.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230 $19.76 $21.03 $43,750 5.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $18.91 $18.33 $38,140 6.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $26.79 $23.66 $49,210 5.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $21.48 $22.74 $47,290 15.0 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 30 $14.65 $13.67 $28,440 20.8 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 50 $12.08 $11.72 $24,380 10.3 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $14.12 $14.02 $29,160 10.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $21.74 $22.60 $47,010 4.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 140 $14.65 $15.00 $31,190 6.3 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 40 $13.83 $13.40 $27,880 4.6 %
 
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 5,720 $16.86 $17.51 $36,420 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 $22.56 $24.68 $51,320 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $17.22 $17.01 $35,390 3.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $27.04 $25.48 $53,000 6.4 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $15.06 $17.02 $35,400 16.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $16.26 $16.43 $34,170 7.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 710 $17.27 $17.76 $36,930 4.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 240 $16.10 $17.31 $36,000 2.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (8) $18.16 $18.07 $37,580 4.0 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (8) $17.48 $16.67 $34,680 4.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 50 $13.63 $13.70 $28,490 5.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $11.29 $11.75 $24,450 10.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $16.46 $18.23 $37,920 9.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 970 $18.62 $19.30 $40,140 4.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,690 $14.87 $15.24 $31,710 1.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $14.67 $15.71 $32,670 5.8 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 50 $19.83 $18.87 $39,240 4.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $16.36 $16.53 $34,380 3.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $9.71 $10.80 $22,470 7.5 %
 
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 14,700 $13.17 $14.37 $29,890 1.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,150 $22.27 $23.07 $47,990 2.1 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (8) $9.78 $9.73 $20,230 3.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $12.94 $13.83 $28,770 2.8 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 70 $15.70 $15.65 $32,560 4.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 150 $13.90 $14.14 $29,410 5.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,540 $10.55 $11.23 $23,350 2.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $9.90 $10.65 $22,140 3.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 210 $10.88 $11.42 $23,740 4.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $15.05 $14.63 $30,420 4.5 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 60 $13.18 $12.56 $26,130 5.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 70 $11.98 $12.10 $25,160 3.9 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 590 $12.42 $13.79 $28,680 6.5 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 30 $16.95 $18.83 $39,160 10.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $16.35 $15.58 $32,400 3.9 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $14.54 $15.25 $31,720 7.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 650 $10.61 $11.21 $23,320 3.1 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $11.21 $12.00 $24,960 3.3 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $12.90 $12.99 $27,010 2.9 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $14.93 $14.73 $30,650 3.2 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $17.20 $16.97 $35,300 3.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 660 $15.31 $15.52 $32,290 2.7 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 40 $14.68 $15.69 $32,640 7.1 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 60 $13.95 $13.91 $28,930 7.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 910 $14.68 $14.69 $30,550 3.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 440 $15.12 $15.60 $32,460 7.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 360 $18.23 $18.29 $38,040 3.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 740 $12.44 $13.86 $28,830 2.6 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $15.99 $15.31 $31,850 6.7 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $13.96 $13.63 $28,360 9.0 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $14.73 $15.22 $31,650 7.3 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $13.84 $13.96 $29,030 7.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers 60 $17.14 $16.52 $34,360 5.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 50 $13.95 $14.67 $30,510 4.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 250 $11.86 $13.90 $28,900 8.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 220 $8.91 $9.62 $20,000 2.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $8.43 $8.59 $17,860 2.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $11.78 $14.05 $29,230 4.4 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (8) $11.77 $11.65 $24,240 6.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $13.87 $13.81 $28,720 3.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 50 $13.22 $13.35 $27,770 6.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 70 $11.76 $13.41 $27,880 5.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $18.91 $19.11 $39,760 2.4 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (8) $26.66 $24.85 $51,700 8.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $13.82 $13.72 $28,530 4.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $16.34 $16.41 $34,130 2.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.86 $13.91 $28,930 3.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $17.60 $18.72 $38,940 14.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 820 $12.99 $13.49 $28,060 2.0 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 40 $12.12 $12.80 $26,620 4.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 490 $12.74 $13.99 $29,100 7.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $10.51 $11.01 $22,910 3.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $17.36 $17.23 $35,830 4.4 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 50 $10.34 $12.39 $25,780 4.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 640 $9.68 $10.47 $21,770 2.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 50 $13.00 $13.93 $28,980 9.7 %
 
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 6,080 $12.16 $13.41 $27,890 3.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $20.57 $22.25 $46,290 4.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $23.77 $23.86 $49,630 3.2 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 60 $8.73 $9.02 $18,760 4.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 420 $11.13 $11.04 $22,970 2.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 150 $11.21 $12.54 $26,070 11.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,270 $15.63 $17.06 $35,480 7.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 640 $11.39 $12.81 $26,640 6.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 210 $10.68 $10.78 $22,430 3.8 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $7.75 $8.85 $18,420 5.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 450 $13.87 $14.05 $29,220 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 280 $10.29 $10.53 $21,910 6.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,320 $10.55 $11.00 $22,880 2.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 110 $12.47 $11.80 $24,540 4.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 350 $9.54 $10.43 $21,700 3.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $10.34 $11.63 $24,180 5.5 %

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