May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

North Central Massachusetts 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 North Central Massachusetts 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 North Central Massachusetts 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 22,690 $18.71 $22.82 $47,470 5.9 %
 
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 1,220 $38.78 $43.93 $91,370 5.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $37.71 $53.46 $111,190 15.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 140 $29.49 $35.69 $74,240 7.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $34.26 $33.28 $69,220 5.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $46.47 $47.83 $99,490 4.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $35.53 $42.78 $88,990 9.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $87,800 3.4 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 340 $47.88 $52.44 $109,080 10.8 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other (8) $31.75 $35.72 $74,290 11.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 $28.48 $29.19 $60,710 2.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 30 $35.81 $43.57 $90,620 11.9 %
 
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 840 $26.51 $28.57 $59,420 3.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 50 $27.98 $27.49 $57,180 3.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $21.49 $22.30 $46,380 6.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $27.17 $27.22 $56,620 3.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $25.54 $24.44 $50,840 5.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 110 $27.62 $35.08 $72,960 14.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 180 $29.70 $31.22 $64,930 3.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 100 $25.00 $28.38 $59,020 5.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $10.09 $12.60 $26,210 9.7 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $29.89 $31.87 $66,300 5.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 $23.14 $25.82 $53,700 19.4 %
 
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 480 $28.55 $29.46 $61,280 2.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $28.13 $28.86 $60,030 2.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 170 $22.57 $22.51 $46,820 3.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 $33.64 $33.32 $69,300 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $31.05 $31.81 $66,170 2.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $34.02 $33.61 $69,910 2.4 %
 
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 240 $31.63 $32.30 $67,180 3.9 %
 
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 280 $26.57 $28.55 $59,370 4.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 30 $16.21 $16.38 $34,070 2.3 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $18.35 $19.40 $40,350 3.0 %
 
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 590 $20.71 $22.03 $45,810 8.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 240 $26.03 $25.25 $52,510 6.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (8) $20.07 $17.88 $37,190 26.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $13.45 $15.09 $31,390 9.3 %
 
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 (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
 
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 4,540 $30.07 $32.77 $68,170 8.2 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $104,240 8.2 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $94,540 5.8 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $72,450 6.2 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 230 (4) (4) $75,540 5.5 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 150 (4) (4) $92,400 9.7 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $83,870 3.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 100 $14.07 $16.14 $33,560 6.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $55,090 2.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 430 (4) (4) $59,080 2.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $57,790 3.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 230 $18.95 $20.63 $42,910 4.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $28.72 $30.23 $62,880 7.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $26.89 $27.01 $56,180 16.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $24.55 $26.57 $55,260 6.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 400 (4) (4) $23,830 3.4 %
 
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 440 $23.45 $25.92 $53,900 6.2 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 $20.49 $22.63 $47,080 2.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 150 (4) (4) $57,780 17.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $29.45 $29.56 $61,490 2.9 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $28.01 $29.13 $60,590 5.3 %
 
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 770 $27.88 $35.19 $73,200 7.2 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (5) $98.75 $205,400 25.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 210 $29.32 $29.86 $62,110 2.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 $34.05 $34.13 $70,980 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (8) $15.54 $15.69 $32,630 4.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 80 $22.24 $22.23 $46,240 2.0 %
 
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 390 $13.19 $14.24 $29,620 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 200 $12.20 $12.55 $26,110 2.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 40 $15.48 $15.13 $31,470 5.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $12.95 $13.43 $27,920 8.8 %
 
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 480 $18.52 $20.72 $43,100 6.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $28.99 $31.88 $66,300 4.0 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $25.84 $27.38 $56,960 15.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 110 $19.20 $20.67 $43,000 9.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 190 $18.22 $20.03 $41,670 6.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 50 $12.48 $14.27 $29,690 11.6 %
 
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 2,130 $10.16 $11.73 $24,390 2.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 150 $17.23 $17.48 $36,360 7.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 140 $16.19 $16.84 $35,020 2.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 110 $10.72 $10.70 $22,260 6.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 300 $10.24 $10.90 $22,660 5.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 80 $14.08 $13.58 $28,240 5.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 370 $8.66 $9.49 $19,750 4.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.96 $9.36 $19,470 6.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 410 $11.49 $11.72 $24,370 4.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 130 $14.25 $13.92 $28,950 5.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 150 $8.99 $9.56 $19,890 3.7 %
 
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 1,180 $15.23 $15.55 $32,340 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $20.80 $20.42 $42,470 3.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $22.56 $23.98 $49,890 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 540 $14.56 $14.59 $30,350 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 70 $11.10 $11.77 $24,480 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 440 $15.87 $15.65 $32,540 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 700 $10.88 $13.26 $27,570 6.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $9.86 $10.80 $22,470 6.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 70 $11.39 $13.59 $28,280 11.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (8) $10.93 $10.94 $22,750 4.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 60 $11.18 $11.09 $23,070 2.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 40 $12.57 $13.44 $27,940 5.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $18.23 $19.69 $40,950 6.2 %
 
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 1,460 $10.53 $14.57 $30,310 4.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 180 $17.22 $17.47 $36,340 4.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 30 $26.55 $26.94 $56,030 7.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 550 $8.96 $9.48 $19,720 3.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 50 $9.35 $10.46 $21,760 6.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 380 $10.24 $11.44 $23,780 4.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 30 $24.18 $31.86 $66,280 21.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 90 $24.78 $27.74 $57,690 4.1 %
 
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 3,790 $16.93 $17.48 $36,350 3.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 170 $26.43 $26.09 $54,270 3.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 40 $17.96 $19.14 $39,800 7.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 370 $18.54 $18.51 $38,510 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 120 $12.35 $13.29 $27,640 5.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $12.09 $13.34 $27,750 6.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 230 $14.04 $14.50 $30,160 4.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 30 $11.00 $11.48 $23,870 5.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 70 $17.45 $17.54 $36,490 5.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 130 $19.58 $18.43 $38,320 6.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 30 $20.53 $20.47 $42,570 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 190 $12.97 $13.12 $27,280 5.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 $15.36 $16.85 $35,040 5.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.62 (c) $51,210 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 80 (c) $24.24 (c) $22.56 (c) $46,920 (9)
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (8) $15.70 $15.67 $32,600 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 180 $11.46 $12.45 $25,910 2.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 190 $21.17 $22.06 $45,880 3.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 50 $12.82 $13.99 $29,100 5.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive (8) $19.27 $19.27 $40,070 3.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 40 $16.40 $15.59 $32,420 12.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 470 $13.32 $13.98 $29,080 3.5 %
 
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 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
 
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 410 $18.84 $19.03 $39,580 4.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 40 $20.03 $19.20 $39,940 5.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 50 $14.37 $14.51 $30,180 5.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 50 $22.23 $21.31 $44,320 7.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $9.69 $14.70 $30,580 29.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 70 $17.11 $17.35 $36,090 5.2 %
 
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 740 $20.50 $20.79 $43,250 3.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 70 $27.43 $27.35 $56,890 5.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 80 $17.23 $17.68 $36,780 3.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $22.01 $21.77 $45,280 3.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 320 $20.58 $20.73 $43,120 2.4 %
 
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 1,170 $14.97 $15.98 $33,250 5.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 90 $16.23 $19.02 $39,560 14.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $13.16 $13.21 $27,490 4.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $9.69 $11.05 $22,980 5.9 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $21.76 $21.32 $44,340 4.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $9.72 $10.43 $21,700 4.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $22.08 $21.85 $45,450 3.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 30 $9.35 $10.91 $22,680 5.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $26.79 $26.55 $55,220 2.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (8) $22.80 $23.18 $48,220 5.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $11.21 $11.22 $23,340 3.0 %
 
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 770 $13.46 $14.82 $30,820 4.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $15.65 $21.93 $45,610 15.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 140 $18.09 $19.63 $40,820 6.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services (8) $9.09 $10.12 $21,050 9.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $11.62 $11.91 $24,770 3.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $15.47 $17.74 $36,900 11.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 40 $13.80 $13.75 $28,590 3.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $11.59 $13.59 $28,270 7.4 %

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