May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bellingham, WA



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 Bellingham, WA, a metropolitan statistical area in Washington.

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 Excel files (XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Bellingham, WA (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 76,800 $15.93 $19.17 $39,870 1.5 %
 
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 2,370 $41.03 $45.19 $93,990 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives (8) $70.02 $81.23 $168,960 12.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 460 $47.03 $56.43 $117,370 3.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 50 (4) (4) $41,560 8.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $34.53 $42.39 $88,180 8.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 110 $51.54 $56.19 $116,870 6.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $40.27 $40.09 $83,390 2.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $39.06 $40.46 $84,160 2.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 250 $40.03 $41.88 $87,100 4.0 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $36.16 $36.08 $75,040 2.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $37.72 $45.49 $94,630 9.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $32.94 $37.94 $78,920 8.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $44.26 $46.94 $97,630 5.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $86,270 3.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $58.06 $58.89 $122,480 6.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $23.28 $25.38 $52,790 15.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $37.79 $39.43 $82,010 7.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 100 $28.13 $30.42 $63,260 7.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $29.96 $31.62 $65,760 6.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 150 $43.40 $43.64 $90,770 3.7 %
 
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 2,690 $25.97 $27.37 $56,920 2.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $12.12 $16.46 $34,240 14.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 $20.64 $21.42 $44,550 3.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $28.55 $29.51 $61,390 3.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 550 $30.76 $28.44 $59,150 2.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $30.34 $32.11 $66,790 3.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $21.71 $24.93 $51,860 10.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $25.76 $25.18 $52,380 4.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $25.45 $26.37 $54,850 4.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 110 $23.72 $24.81 $51,610 2.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $34.81 $39.81 $82,800 11.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 310 $24.91 $26.74 $55,610 2.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 530 $27.79 $29.16 $60,660 1.8 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $26.35 $30.95 $64,370 16.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 80 $21.76 $22.10 $45,960 6.5 %
 
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 1,000 $27.12 $27.98 $58,190 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 70 $32.16 $32.64 $67,900 9.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 150 $36.61 $37.21 $77,390 2.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 60 $37.88 $36.16 $75,200 5.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 260 $18.63 $19.89 $41,380 4.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 120 $30.87 $31.41 $65,340 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $29.11 $28.28 $58,810 2.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 140 $23.65 $24.22 $50,390 4.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 $22.93 $24.82 $51,620 5.6 %
 
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 1,300 $31.29 $33.15 $68,950 1.7 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 70 $31.12 $32.97 $68,570 2.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 230 $31.60 $33.21 $69,070 2.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 90 $37.52 $37.50 $78,000 5.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $32.77 $34.96 $72,710 4.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $43.68 $40.78 $84,820 5.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 120 $44.42 $46.10 $95,890 6.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $23.91 $25.20 $52,430 4.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (8) $26.90 $27.37 $56,930 3.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $18.12 $20.63 $42,910 6.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $24.70 $24.56 $51,080 1.8 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) $25.17 $23.80 $49,500 5.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $22.82 $22.39 $46,560 2.8 %
 
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 750 $25.85 $27.32 $56,830 3.6 %
19-2031 Chemists (8) $27.54 $31.59 $65,700 16.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (8) $34.28 $35.79 $74,440 8.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (8) $32.58 $33.73 $70,150 4.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $21.88 $23.78 $49,470 3.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $28.03 $28.36 $58,990 5.4 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 80 $27.39 $27.75 $57,720 2.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $18.74 $21.06 $43,810 12.7 %
 
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 1,040 $19.10 $19.82 $41,230 3.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 130 $24.61 $25.64 $53,340 3.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 80 $19.87 $20.65 $42,950 3.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 160 $17.64 $18.33 $38,120 11.2 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 40 $20.71 $24.49 $50,930 5.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 50 $20.30 $20.83 $43,330 7.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $19.47 $20.32 $42,270 2.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 70 $18.02 $19.28 $40,090 4.2 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 70 $24.84 $24.54 $51,040 2.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 180 $11.28 $12.03 $25,020 3.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 70 $18.33 $19.42 $40,400 3.9 %
 
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 350 $24.14 $28.77 $59,830 5.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 110 $38.51 $37.54 $78,080 2.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 160 $19.94 $20.68 $43,000 5.4 %
 
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 5,070 $20.82 $22.13 $46,040 2.8 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 230 $25.18 $23.72 $49,330 3.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $11.84 $12.68 $26,360 5.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 (4) (4) $45,680 3.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 810 (4) (4) $52,160 2.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 340 (4) (4) $55,610 2.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 460 (4) (4) $54,390 4.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $60,730 1.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 60 (4) (4) $53,290 2.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $50,070 4.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 100 $18.24 $19.09 $39,710 5.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 100 $21.63 $21.59 $44,910 4.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 510 (4) (4) $35,920 6.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $29.70 $28.51 $59,290 2.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $16.69 $17.18 $35,740 3.1 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors (8) $20.04 $22.47 $46,740 10.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $22.58 $23.02 $47,870 3.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 880 (4) (4) $27,750 2.6 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other (8) $22.15 $22.18 $46,130 2.4 %
 
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 920 $17.17 $20.38 $42,380 6.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $11.02 $11.40 $23,720 10.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $17.55 $18.36 $38,180 3.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 290 (4) (4) $32,200 7.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $25.95 $30.16 $62,730 7.7 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $21.21 $24.53 $51,010 9.4 %
27-4021 Photographers (8) $20.04 $23.05 $47,940 4.3 %
 
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 3,550 $25.30 $32.24 $67,050 5.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $52.27 $51.57 $107,270 3.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $69.09 $71.18 $148,050 12.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $95.35 $198,330 9.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $50.79 $51.30 $106,710 6.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (8) $24.48 $26.60 $55,330 3.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $33.57 $34.71 $72,190 3.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $29.31 $30.12 $62,640 4.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $40.45 $41.06 $85,410 6.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (8) $33.11 $32.33 $67,240 3.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 $18.13 $19.46 $40,480 3.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $43.36 $42.75 $88,920 5.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 250 $16.83 $17.19 $35,760 3.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 $15.85 $15.81 $32,890 3.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 400 $18.96 $19.20 $39,940 2.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $17.37 $17.12 $35,620 4.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $18.12 $18.28 $38,030 2.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $15.72 $19.33 $40,200 7.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $25.07 $26.16 $54,410 4.2 %
 
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 2,130 $12.17 $14.02 $29,150 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 360 $10.07 $10.41 $21,660 4.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 760 $11.03 $11.14 $23,170 2.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (8) $19.99 $20.39 $42,400 2.8 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 80 $28.60 $29.25 $60,840 9.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 250 $19.09 $18.44 $38,350 5.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 150 $15.27 $14.96 $31,120 3.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (8) $18.74 $18.55 $38,590 2.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $12.34 $13.55 $28,190 16.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $10.92 $10.97 $22,810 4.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 80 $16.06 $16.37 $34,040 2.3 %
 
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 1,660 $23.44 $24.19 $50,310 6.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $39.17 $41.01 $85,290 2.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $36.42 $35.95 $74,780 3.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 230 $25.59 $25.68 $53,420 3.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 240 $32.95 $31.91 $66,370 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 500 $13.67 $14.44 $30,030 4.6 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 50 $17.58 $18.59 $38,660 10.0 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 $9.66 $10.48 $21,810 4.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $17.94 $18.73 $38,970 5.7 %
 
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 8,780 $9.89 $11.23 $23,360 2.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $19.92 $21.60 $44,920 7.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 540 $17.05 $16.56 $34,450 4.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $11.90 $12.32 $25,620 4.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 810 $11.75 $11.84 $24,630 1.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 40 $9.10 $9.56 $19,890 4.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 360 $9.41 $10.55 $21,940 2.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 370 $13.48 $13.34 $27,750 3.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,900 $9.28 $9.89 $20,570 3.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,300 $9.34 $9.92 $20,640 4.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,630 $12.93 $12.29 $25,570 5.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 250 $11.00 $11.83 $24,600 7.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 370 $9.07 $9.37 $19,490 3.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 460 $9.40 $9.78 $20,340 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 190 $9.04 $9.14 $19,010 3.4 %
 
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 2,630 $12.82 $13.87 $28,840 3.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 $17.93 $18.76 $39,020 2.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (8) $26.94 $27.78 $57,780 17.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,420 $13.19 $13.61 $28,320 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 490 $9.60 $10.01 $20,830 1.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 490 $15.11 $15.60 $32,440 4.9 %
 
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 2,830 $10.73 $12.55 $26,110 2.3 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 70 $20.26 $21.52 $44,770 5.7 %
39-1012 Slot Key Persons 50 $11.37 $12.55 $26,090 4.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $17.63 $18.80 $39,100 3.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $10.96 $11.62 $24,180 7.1 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 140 $13.52 $13.65 $28,400 11.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 380 $9.74 $11.83 $24,600 7.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 230 $12.22 $14.99 $31,180 13.7 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 70 $9.14 $9.28 $19,300 3.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 470 $9.70 $10.12 $21,050 2.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 700 $10.75 $11.16 $23,210 2.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 150 $18.97 $18.27 $38,000 3.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $10.14 $11.59 $24,100 3.3 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $9.64 $12.21 $25,400 15.0 %
 
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 8,720 $11.25 $15.36 $31,960 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 670 $18.73 $20.21 $42,040 3.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 170 $28.69 $34.95 $72,700 5.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,330 $9.46 $10.68 $22,210 2.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 590 $10.17 $11.57 $24,070 3.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 170 $14.74 $15.64 $32,530 5.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,980 $10.11 $11.83 $24,600 2.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $21.43 $22.42 $46,630 5.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $18.57 $21.05 $43,780 9.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 180 $23.88 $25.89 $53,840 12.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 130 $20.75 $25.54 $53,130 8.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 130 $26.71 $28.57 $59,430 8.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 720 $22.65 $27.54 $57,270 5.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (8) $9.38 $9.61 $19,980 5.0 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9041 Telemarketers 150 $9.76 $11.38 $23,670 6.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $17.99 $21.49 $44,690 13.8 %
 
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 12,090 $14.83 $15.78 $32,830 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 780 $23.06 $23.76 $49,420 1.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $13.01 $13.13 $27,310 2.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 50 $15.54 $16.06 $33,410 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 250 $14.99 $15.53 $32,310 3.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,520 $16.27 $17.28 $35,940 2.0 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 40 $12.90 $12.95 $26,930 3.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $17.65 $18.18 $37,820 2.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 440 $12.12 $12.51 $26,030 2.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 270 $17.00 $17.39 $36,170 4.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 860 $13.91 $14.34 $29,840 1.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $21.51 $21.24 $44,180 3.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $11.55 $12.22 $25,410 3.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $9.68 $10.12 $21,050 2.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) $14.05 $14.63 $30,430 16.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $9.82 $11.39 $23,690 4.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 90 $19.39 $18.90 $39,320 6.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $14.30 $14.97 $31,140 5.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $16.19 $16.55 $34,430 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 880 $12.29 $12.66 $26,330 2.6 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 60 $12.02 $12.07 $25,110 3.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 $15.00 $15.75 $32,760 5.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 90 $21.71 $21.84 $45,420 6.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $17.14 $17.25 $35,880 3.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $25.26 $25.13 $52,270 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 200 $24.91 $23.19 $48,240 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $18.17 $19.71 $40,990 3.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 490 $13.50 $13.92 $28,950 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 860 $10.72 $11.92 $24,780 3.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 330 $20.00 $20.78 $43,210 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 160 $15.09 $16.28 $33,860 5.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 400 $17.13 $17.39 $36,180 1.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 850 $15.44 $15.67 $32,590 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 90 $14.31 $15.05 $31,300 6.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 50 $18.60 $19.80 $41,190 10.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 100 $16.42 $16.71 $34,750 5.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,570 $12.75 $13.46 $27,990 1.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $11.22 $11.71 $24,350 3.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 270 $14.91 $15.01 $31,220 4.3 %
 
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 250 $17.64 $17.62 $36,660 4.8 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 30 $21.34 $21.23 $44,160 3.6 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other 70 $19.52 $19.71 $41,000 9.3 %
 
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 4,890 $21.74 $22.94 $47,720 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 410 $30.38 $30.69 $63,830 2.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 950 $23.23 $24.09 $50,120 4.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 $21.65 $26.32 $54,750 11.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 580 $14.73 $17.19 $35,760 6.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 250 $30.66 $31.23 $64,950 2.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 110 $31.74 $28.54 $59,360 8.3 %
47-2082 Tapers 50 $22.33 $22.21 $46,190 3.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 580 $22.20 $22.17 $46,110 3.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 280 $16.34 $16.45 $34,210 4.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 30 $19.39 $20.73 $43,120 5.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 520 $24.81 $26.01 $54,100 3.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 140 $18.39 $19.02 $39,560 7.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 210 $17.69 $19.59 $40,740 4.2 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $25.39 $24.37 $50,680 13.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $29.98 $29.43 $61,210 3.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 110 $21.14 $20.54 $42,720 2.6 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $15.73 $15.58 $32,400 3.1 %
 
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 3,380 $20.71 $21.21 $44,120 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 $26.69 $27.29 $56,760 3.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $17.83 $17.69 $36,800 4.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $23.86 $23.15 $48,150 4.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 30 $18.98 $19.92 $41,430 12.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 310 $20.89 $20.41 $42,450 3.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 $22.77 $22.86 $47,550 2.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 70 $19.88 $19.67 $40,920 2.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $21.52 $21.73 $45,210 3.3 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 60 $20.06 $20.29 $42,190 5.8 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 40 $16.94 $16.53 $34,390 4.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $16.08 $16.47 $34,250 4.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $25.88 $25.15 $52,310 3.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 230 $23.93 $24.57 $51,100 6.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 200 $21.50 $21.96 $45,680 3.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 830 $19.50 $18.91 $39,340 2.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $20.80 $20.36 $42,350 2.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 160 $27.62 $28.49 $59,270 12.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 50 $37.24 $36.86 $76,670 4.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $22.92 $22.73 $47,270 6.1 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (8) $21.79 $22.77 $47,350 2.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $17.20 $17.15 $35,680 4.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (8) $11.77 $13.06 $27,160 4.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 110 $15.40 $16.32 $33,950 5.8 %
 
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 6,160 $15.43 $16.80 $34,950 3.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 400 $26.25 $26.87 $55,890 3.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 140 $12.75 $13.52 $28,120 4.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $19.35 $19.43 $40,410 2.9 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 130 $15.04 $15.39 $32,000 3.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 530 $11.91 $12.67 $26,340 2.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 160 $15.32 $15.18 $31,580 2.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 110 $13.80 $13.85 $28,810 4.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 30 $21.99 $21.88 $45,520 3.1 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 360 $9.18 $9.79 $20,360 3.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $12.43 $12.33 $25,640 3.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $18.18 $19.08 $39,680 6.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $15.58 $15.67 $32,590 2.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 $20.47 $21.16 $44,000 4.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 470 $18.71 $19.08 $39,690 2.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $15.09 $16.00 $33,280 2.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 70 $11.80 $11.60 $24,130 5.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 110 $12.48 $12.03 $25,020 10.7 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $12.03 $12.26 $25,500 4.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $17.48 $17.27 $35,920 3.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) $11.82 $14.36 $29,870 8.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $15.17 $15.43 $32,090 2.9 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (8) $16.53 $19.22 $39,980 3.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $23.89 $23.65 $49,200 2.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $16.15 $15.80 $32,850 3.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $17.50 $17.20 $35,770 3.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $10.64 $11.02 $22,930 4.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 210 $18.34 $19.66 $40,900 3.0 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $19.64 $22.56 $46,920 9.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 420 $11.56 $11.90 $24,750 3.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) $13.62 $15.27 $31,770 3.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 560 $14.71 $15.25 $31,710 3.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 50 $11.60 $14.18 $29,500 15.1 %
 
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 4,230 $15.51 $16.33 $33,970 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $21.21 $22.43 $46,650 3.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $28.06 $28.45 $59,180 3.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 220 $17.29 $17.07 $35,510 2.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 110 $13.64 $16.73 $34,800 12.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 780 $17.45 $17.67 $36,760 1.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 330 $14.88 $15.95 $33,170 6.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 $12.08 $13.92 $28,950 8.8 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (8) $10.25 $11.38 $23,670 5.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $9.95 $11.16 $23,220 6.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 270 $15.74 $15.77 $32,790 2.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $10.70 $12.13 $25,230 4.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 860 $11.77 $12.76 $26,530 2.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 160 $11.44 $11.92 $24,790 4.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 330 $11.95 $12.57 $26,140 4.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 90 $21.61 $21.20 $44,100 5.3 %

About May 2009 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) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010