May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Merced, CA



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 Merced, CA, a metropolitan statistical area in California.

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 Merced, CA (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 61,880 $13.74 $18.04 $37,520 2.6 %
 
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 2,200 $38.37 $42.50 $88,390 3.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 (5) $83.81 $174,310 6.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 740 $40.64 $48.27 $100,390 5.2 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (4) (4) $30,630 3.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 $36.35 $42.82 $89,070 10.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 $29.16 $32.16 $66,900 6.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 130 $42.34 $43.54 $90,560 4.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $43.39 $45.72 $95,110 7.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $38.15 $42.60 $88,600 9.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $99,660 8.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 150 $18.67 $19.54 $40,640 2.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $44.00 $47.21 $98,190 7.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $9.79 $14.78 $30,750 19.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $23.77 $25.41 $52,860 8.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $50.26 $49.55 $103,070 4.7 %
 
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 1,320 $25.30 $28.23 $58,720 5.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (8) $22.87 $22.23 $46,240 4.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 60 $21.84 $22.88 $47,580 4.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $28.63 $27.38 $56,940 7.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $22.79 $25.62 $53,290 7.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $26.18 $26.28 $54,670 5.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $24.96 $24.39 $50,740 3.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $28.94 $29.62 $61,600 3.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $35.52 $35.78 $74,430 4.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 410 $26.70 $32.16 $66,880 13.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 210 $24.51 $26.37 $54,840 4.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 80 $23.44 $26.33 $54,760 13.7 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $21.73 $24.92 $51,840 12.2 %
 
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 330 $24.96 $26.90 $55,940 3.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $32.48 $33.65 $70,000 6.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 120 $21.76 $21.94 $45,640 4.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 30 $16.36 $21.90 $45,560 8.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $27.59 $28.79 $59,880 3.8 %
 
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 290 $30.65 $30.99 $64,450 4.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (8) $41.73 $43.97 $91,460 3.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $28.13 $26.47 $55,050 17.5 %
 
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 390 $28.46 $29.61 $61,590 4.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $39.44 $39.68 $82,540 11.1 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (8) $30.05 $30.51 $63,460 4.8 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 80 $21.96 $21.30 $44,290 3.3 %
 
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 560 $15.69 $21.70 $45,130 9.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 170 $28.25 $28.31 $58,890 13.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 50 $14.14 $16.84 $35,030 10.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $14.67 $17.47 $36,340 7.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 120 $11.39 $11.79 $24,520 5.6 %
 
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 120 $31.84 $39.22 $81,580 9.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 40 $43.65 $47.12 $98,020 6.8 %
 
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 7,170 $25.37 $26.01 $54,100 5.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 160 $13.36 $14.52 $30,200 7.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 320 (4) (4) $60,670 4.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,060 (4) (4) $60,790 2.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 580 (4) (4) $60,810 3.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 650 (4) (4) $62,000 4.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 250 (4) (4) $55,490 5.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $45,760 6.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $28.89 $28.91 $60,140 6.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 140 $15.67 $16.00 $33,280 2.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $29.32 $33.48 $69,650 8.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,350 (4) (4) $30,150 3.5 %
 
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 420 $15.34 $16.78 $34,900 7.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $20.88 $19.61 $40,790 3.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 160 (4) (4) $32,250 8.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $26.85 $23.45 $48,780 14.4 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $13.29 $12.30 $25,580 15.1 %
 
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 1,870 $33.16 $37.06 $77,090 5.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) $36.31 $36.67 $76,270 4.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 50 $59.49 $58.17 $120,990 2.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $63.85 $67.70 $140,830 11.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) (5) (5) 25.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 $44.91 $43.31 $90,090 4.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $31.21 $31.15 $64,790 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (8) $29.41 $31.90 $66,360 3.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $13.90 $14.01 $29,130 5.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 100 $47.42 $45.39 $94,410 5.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 90 $15.96 $16.08 $33,450 3.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $17.24 $17.74 $36,890 3.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 200 $22.77 $22.77 $47,370 2.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 40 $18.52 $20.12 $41,860 7.4 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 50 $14.82 $15.89 $33,060 2.3 %
 
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 1,550 $11.52 $12.31 $25,600 3.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 240 $8.83 $9.23 $19,190 4.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 470 $11.32 $11.58 $24,080 2.2 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $10.71 $10.53 $21,910 3.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 140 $15.86 $15.85 $32,960 5.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 450 $11.94 $12.32 $25,630 3.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 110 $15.15 $15.84 $32,940 6.5 %
 
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 1,700 $27.63 $28.30 $58,870 10.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 590 $32.07 $32.90 $68,440 4.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 270 $10.36 $11.49 $23,900 8.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 160 $15.94 $17.37 $36,140 10.2 %
 
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 5,120 $8.86 $9.73 $20,230 2.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 420 $11.95 $13.63 $28,340 4.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 700 $8.60 $8.65 $17,990 1.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 270 $12.65 $12.89 $26,810 3.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 360 $9.53 $9.94 $20,670 4.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $11.04 $10.92 $22,720 3.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 440 $8.13 $9.01 $18,730 3.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 120 $8.10 $8.44 $17,560 2.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,170 $8.52 $8.98 $18,670 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 330 $8.57 $8.95 $18,620 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 610 $8.90 $9.66 $20,100 7.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 220 $8.53 $9.03 $18,780 5.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 240 $8.57 $8.66 $18,020 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 130 $8.79 $8.77 $18,240 2.9 %
 
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 1,890 $12.12 $13.30 $27,670 2.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $21.74 $21.38 $44,460 4.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $24.57 $24.41 $50,780 5.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 970 $11.60 $12.16 $25,290 3.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 240 $9.08 $9.34 $19,420 2.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 40 $14.36 $14.84 $30,860 8.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 410 $13.36 $14.36 $29,860 4.6 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 70 $17.37 $17.09 $35,540 8.1 %
 
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 1,500 $9.57 $11.85 $24,650 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $14.34 $16.31 $33,920 5.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $8.10 $8.94 $18,600 9.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $8.92 $9.34 $19,420 2.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $9.62 $10.14 $21,090 8.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 340 $10.41 $10.82 $22,510 3.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $10.01 $13.76 $28,610 9.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (8) $9.41 $13.08 $27,200 5.3 %
 
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 5,520 $9.58 $13.11 $27,270 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 560 $17.09 $17.51 $36,430 5.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 40 $21.73 $25.02 $52,040 7.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,750 $8.94 $10.01 $20,810 4.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 280 $10.57 $11.40 $23,720 3.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 180 $12.66 $14.23 $29,600 8.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,030 $9.23 $10.67 $22,190 3.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $14.47 $18.52 $38,530 26.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 80 $17.50 $25.30 $52,620 26.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 120 $19.32 $27.06 $56,290 11.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 210 $28.68 $29.71 $61,800 4.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $20.17 $18.15 $37,750 14.4 %
 
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 8,910 $13.90 $15.01 $31,210 1.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 570 $20.10 $21.51 $44,740 2.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 30 $11.12 $12.12 $25,220 7.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $12.67 $12.75 $26,510 3.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 250 $14.22 $14.33 $29,800 3.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 640 $17.31 $16.97 $35,300 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $17.29 $17.33 $36,050 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 320 $11.33 $11.64 $24,210 6.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,070 $12.43 $14.26 $29,660 3.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $10.35 $11.08 $23,040 4.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 40 $9.11 $9.12 $18,970 3.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $13.11 $13.71 $28,520 5.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) $14.90 $17.15 $35,680 16.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $18.58 $18.53 $38,540 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 330 $10.92 $11.54 $24,000 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 110 $18.26 $18.86 $39,230 4.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $22.57 $23.26 $48,380 4.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $19.27 $20.38 $42,400 5.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $26.16 $23.77 $49,440 3.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.23 (c) $48,320 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 200 (c) $22.81 (c) $21.77 (c) $45,280 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 $22.29 $23.04 $47,930 6.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 250 $12.70 $13.55 $28,190 4.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 790 $9.67 $10.88 $22,640 5.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 460 $18.95 $19.16 $39,850 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 60 $15.13 $15.95 $33,180 8.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 330 $11.69 $12.22 $25,410 3.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 540 $15.66 $15.82 $32,900 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 30 $13.48 $16.48 $34,270 16.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $17.09 $18.51 $38,500 6.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 80 $14.47 $14.57 $30,300 7.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,450 $11.56 $11.91 $24,770 1.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $15.27 $18.79 $39,090 8.4 %
 
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 4,030 $8.89 $9.85 $20,480 2.6 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 110 $17.17 $19.31 $40,170 5.2 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 550 $9.10 $9.63 $20,040 2.3 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 340 $10.78 $11.05 $22,980 6.3 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 2,770 $8.61 $8.80 $18,310 2.0 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $9.37 $9.57 $19,910 3.8 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 60 $21.49 $19.06 $39,640 12.6 %
 
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 2,370 $17.48 $19.31 $40,170 4.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 180 $27.43 $29.13 $60,590 3.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 240 $21.13 $23.05 $47,950 13.0 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 30 $14.99 $16.20 $33,690 15.5 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $21.38 $21.61 $44,950 3.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 140 $14.49 $16.46 $34,240 10.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 640 $11.49 $13.44 $27,950 7.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 160 $20.63 $20.47 $42,580 6.2 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $23.05 $23.75 $49,410 3.8 %
47-2082 Tapers (8) $19.42 $20.46 $42,550 5.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 160 $21.75 $23.32 $48,510 3.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $19.07 $20.48 $42,610 8.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 200 $16.44 $19.18 $39,890 11.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $17.05 $19.80 $41,190 2.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $28.11 $28.74 $59,770 10.6 %
 
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 2,630 $18.42 $19.51 $40,590 3.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 190 $28.28 $28.96 $60,230 3.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $26.96 $26.40 $54,900 6.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $19.54 $21.67 $45,060 9.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 440 $15.19 $16.02 $33,310 4.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $19.71 $20.22 $42,060 3.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 100 $21.14 $21.39 $44,490 9.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $23.52 $24.05 $50,030 4.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $9.68 $11.36 $23,630 10.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 50 $20.45 $21.45 $44,620 5.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 150 $27.90 $27.25 $56,680 4.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 860 $16.71 $16.47 $34,250 4.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 30 $14.18 $15.45 $32,140 11.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 70 $42.18 $38.72 $80,540 3.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $11.40 $12.15 $25,270 6.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $12.21 $15.38 $31,990 6.6 %
 
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 6,710 $12.07 $14.81 $30,800 6.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 350 $25.32 $27.01 $56,190 4.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 40 $13.63 $15.12 $31,450 13.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 120 $15.02 $14.47 $30,090 5.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 80 $10.39 $11.68 $24,290 5.4 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $10.11 $10.71 $22,270 4.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $15.62 $15.53 $32,300 8.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 460 $20.32 $19.83 $41,240 2.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 170 $15.07 $16.80 $34,940 6.6 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (8) $11.65 $12.93 $26,890 2.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (8) $17.62 $17.50 $36,410 2.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $9.23 $10.13 $21,070 5.4 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (8) $13.58 $13.82 $28,760 7.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $11.67 $12.02 $25,000 2.8 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $22.54 $22.76 $47,340 3.1 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 90 $10.29 $11.02 $22,920 3.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $14.34 $14.37 $29,890 5.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 150 $11.44 $12.93 $26,890 9.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $11.75 $12.67 $26,350 4.2 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $17.59 $19.28 $40,110 9.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) $9.54 $10.51 $21,870 5.1 %
 
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 5,280 $12.23 $14.23 $29,600 5.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 100 $18.36 $19.40 $40,360 4.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $26.04 $24.86 $51,700 3.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 270 $13.32 $13.70 $28,490 6.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 290 $8.88 $11.02 $22,910 10.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,010 $18.55 $21.67 $45,070 11.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 260 $16.28 $16.43 $34,170 12.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $9.06 $9.15 $19,030 2.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 460 $17.31 $17.08 $35,530 3.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 180 $9.75 $11.01 $22,900 5.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,460 $10.18 $10.88 $22,640 4.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 780 $8.78 $8.85 $18,420 2.4 %

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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May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009