May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Burlington, NC



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 Burlington, NC, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina.

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 Burlington, NC (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 57,170 $13.15 $16.73 $34,800 2.3 %
 
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 2,420 $39.09 $46.42 $96,540 2.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 750 $48.33 $57.49 $119,580 5.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $46.62 $55.34 $115,100 9.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 $32.58 $44.76 $93,100 8.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $34.12 $34.21 $71,150 2.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 150 $48.16 $49.99 $103,980 3.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 $36.89 $42.36 $88,110 3.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 $31.43 $35.01 $72,810 4.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 120 $38.93 $39.20 $81,530 6.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $62,900 3.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $27.11 $27.98 $58,200 9.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $24.89 $26.49 $55,100 7.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 80 $34.00 $38.72 $80,540 3.1 %
 
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 1,360 $23.67 $25.94 $53,950 2.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $22.86 $23.66 $49,220 3.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $27.86 $26.12 $54,320 7.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $22.54 $23.09 $48,020 3.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $17.58 $20.40 $42,430 5.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 $22.39 $23.85 $49,620 4.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $24.37 $26.65 $55,420 7.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $22.40 $23.56 $49,010 2.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 230 $25.51 $27.60 $57,410 3.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 290 $25.52 $28.81 $59,920 4.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $21.32 $24.15 $50,220 9.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $22.84 $25.41 $52,850 15.3 %
 
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 910 $29.30 $30.94 $64,360 2.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 $20.48 $23.54 $48,970 4.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 260 $36.12 $35.18 $73,170 2.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 210 $21.23 $22.54 $46,880 1.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 200 $36.30 $36.97 $76,900 1.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $31.01 $31.23 $64,950 2.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $25.86 $29.98 $62,360 5.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 30 $24.84 $26.62 $55,370 7.4 %
 
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 330 $27.92 $29.16 $60,650 3.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 30 $39.67 $42.65 $88,720 5.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $29.66 $30.57 $63,590 5.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $35.68 $34.33 $71,400 1.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $14.54 $14.85 $30,890 2.9 %
 
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 210 $24.96 $31.38 $65,270 9.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 $27.67 $35.60 $74,040 19.9 %
 
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 550 $18.31 $18.67 $38,830 2.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 70 $20.31 $22.02 $45,810 10.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $18.16 $18.02 $37,480 3.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 110 $18.89 $19.40 $40,360 2.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $19.76 $19.61 $40,790 5.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $13.00 $13.26 $27,580 3.7 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $19.22 $18.98 $39,480 2.6 %
 
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 190 $24.61 $34.86 $72,510 12.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 90 $40.88 $48.15 $100,150 17.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 $20.74 $20.68 $43,000 3.7 %
 
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 4,810 $18.18 $18.90 $39,320 9.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 290 $9.13 $9.14 $19,010 3.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 50 (4) (4) $40,750 10.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 770 (4) (4) $40,260 3.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $36,220 3.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $41,540 2.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 180 $17.21 $16.59 $34,510 7.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $22.18 $22.70 $47,220 2.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $17.54 $17.58 $36,570 2.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 30 $23.28 $22.79 $47,410 2.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 610 (4) (4) $18,740 2.4 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 110 $17.27 $17.95 $37,340 1.9 %
 
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 480 $14.66 $17.10 $35,570 7.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $17.63 $17.48 $36,360 5.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 110 (4) (4) $46,440 6.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 $20.42 $21.29 $44,280 1.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 $9.23 $11.16 $23,210 16.3 %
 
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 3,280 $24.18 $29.53 $61,410 7.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 100 $51.20 $50.21 $104,430 2.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 (5) $88.15 $183,350 17.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) (5) (5) 20.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,170 $27.06 $26.77 $55,680 2.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 70 $36.87 $34.41 $71,570 4.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 370 $20.40 $21.83 $45,400 2.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 300 $17.78 $18.07 $37,580 2.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $32.90 $31.68 $65,900 5.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 60 $23.15 $23.25 $48,350 2.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $12.39 $12.49 $25,980 8.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 190 $20.78 $21.16 $44,010 4.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 60 $14.29 $14.81 $30,810 3.2 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 30 $23.01 $22.79 $47,410 3.5 %
 
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 2,480 $10.42 $11.31 $23,520 3.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,180 $8.88 $9.12 $18,960 3.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 380 $10.90 $10.95 $22,780 3.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 120 $17.09 $17.11 $35,580 4.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 160 $15.17 $15.95 $33,170 5.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 50 $11.28 $12.83 $26,690 2.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $17.61 $17.40 $36,200 2.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $10.80 $11.02 $22,920 5.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 460 $11.88 $12.45 $25,890 4.6 %
 
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 860 $16.83 $17.14 $35,650 2.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 90 $24.81 $25.37 $52,780 3.3 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $20.22 $20.96 $43,600 2.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 150 $12.78 $13.11 $27,260 3.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 220 $19.16 $19.60 $40,760 2.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 110 $12.61 $15.84 $32,950 11.1 %
 
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 5,690 $8.43 $9.32 $19,380 2.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 510 $16.00 $15.79 $32,840 3.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 100 $11.14 $11.34 $23,580 3.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 420 $9.98 $10.13 $21,070 3.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 330 $8.85 $8.94 $18,600 2.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 70 $10.23 $10.02 $20,830 9.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,100 $7.78 $8.14 $16,940 3.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.09 $8.40 $17,460 8.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,490 $8.22 $8.92 $18,550 4.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $8.03 $8.01 $16,670 8.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.89 $8.12 $16,880 5.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 260 $8.07 $8.22 $17,100 3.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $7.81 $7.81 $16,240 4.2 %
 
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 1,350 $9.16 $10.42 $21,680 3.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $12.94 $13.56 $28,200 6.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 90 $19.53 $22.04 $45,840 7.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 540 $8.45 $9.10 $18,920 4.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 330 $8.60 $8.83 $18,360 3.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 320 $9.74 $10.19 $21,190 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 1,340 $8.72 $9.78 $20,330 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $16.55 $18.37 $38,200 5.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $8.98 $9.34 $19,440 3.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 260 $8.10 $8.37 $17,420 3.8 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (8) $8.08 $8.44 $17,560 12.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $7.63 $9.60 $19,960 12.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 190 $8.32 $8.38 $17,430 4.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (8) $8.89 $8.85 $18,400 4.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $10.87 $11.54 $24,010 10.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 170 $9.53 $11.11 $23,120 8.0 %
 
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 7,060 $9.48 $13.63 $28,350 5.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 930 $15.28 $17.22 $35,810 5.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $29.49 $33.71 $70,110 7.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,090 $7.96 $8.30 $17,260 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 190 $8.37 $9.46 $19,670 4.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 180 $11.68 $11.95 $24,860 4.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,260 $8.76 $9.99 $20,780 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $20.61 $23.87 $49,640 19.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 30 $26.22 $28.75 $59,790 15.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 130 $21.32 $23.85 $49,600 12.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 230 $24.72 $24.44 $50,840 8.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 550 $17.11 $21.04 $43,760 4.9 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 70 $17.06 $18.65 $38,790 8.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 30 $13.08 $14.06 $29,240 2.5 %
 
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 7,650 $13.73 $14.42 $29,980 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 440 $19.80 $20.17 $41,950 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 $11.29 $11.49 $23,890 4.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 140 $14.47 $14.49 $30,130 2.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 200 $14.14 $14.40 $29,960 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 730 $14.26 $14.91 $31,010 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $15.07 $15.11 $31,440 2.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 200 $12.05 $12.34 $25,670 2.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 30 $13.99 $13.73 $28,550 3.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 900 $14.75 $15.47 $32,170 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 80 $15.08 $15.53 $32,300 3.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 40 $10.95 $11.39 $23,680 3.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 100 $8.41 $8.82 $18,340 4.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 40 $15.33 $15.67 $32,580 4.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $13.15 $13.56 $28,210 5.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $15.34 $16.02 $33,320 3.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 400 $12.01 $11.89 $24,740 4.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $17.56 $18.59 $38,670 6.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 $24.60 $23.16 $48,180 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $14.90 $16.22 $33,740 4.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 290 $13.22 $13.62 $28,320 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 770 $10.21 $10.77 $22,400 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $10.62 $11.66 $24,250 6.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 490 $18.29 $18.80 $39,110 3.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 40 $20.31 $19.43 $40,420 9.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 100 $12.14 $12.07 $25,100 2.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 740 $13.75 $13.81 $28,720 2.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 110 $12.03 $12.20 $25,370 2.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 120 $15.72 $16.02 $33,330 5.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 660 $11.54 $11.82 $24,600 3.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 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 2,300 $14.68 $15.82 $32,900 3.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 250 $24.95 $25.77 $53,610 4.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 110 $16.43 $15.79 $32,840 7.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 150 $14.20 $14.04 $29,210 8.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $16.18 $16.18 $33,660 8.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 270 $10.97 $11.02 $22,920 3.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $14.19 $14.26 $29,660 3.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 120 $14.16 $14.57 $30,300 2.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $11.85 $11.72 $24,390 6.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 230 $19.15 $19.53 $40,620 7.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $13.43 $13.28 $27,620 2.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 60 $13.22 $13.01 $27,060 2.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $14.98 $15.10 $31,400 5.0 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 30 $11.32 $11.09 $23,070 4.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 70 $13.18 $14.14 $29,410 8.0 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $9.90 $10.90 $22,660 10.7 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,500 $15.93 $16.89 $35,130 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $22.55 $23.94 $49,800 4.2 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $15.82 $15.52 $32,290 3.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 30 $20.06 $19.47 $40,490 16.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 320 $15.75 $16.59 $34,500 6.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 80 $16.80 $16.85 $35,040 6.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 180 $10.58 $10.86 $22,600 5.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $16.77 $17.11 $35,580 6.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 240 $17.55 $17.35 $36,080 2.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 600 $16.10 $16.58 $34,480 2.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) $14.47 $14.30 $29,740 3.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 180 $9.56 $9.76 $20,290 2.7 %
 
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 7,570 $11.15 $12.49 $25,990 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 560 $20.37 $21.88 $45,510 1.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 70 $9.95 $10.48 $21,800 8.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,480 $12.16 $11.84 $24,630 3.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 30 $10.67 $11.53 $23,980 4.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 110 $16.47 $16.11 $33,500 2.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $9.40 $10.69 $22,240 5.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 100 $16.08 $14.98 $31,150 6.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $10.99 $11.67 $24,270 6.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 50 $14.95 $14.78 $30,730 3.4 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 $19.21 $19.84 $41,270 3.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 160 $11.13 $12.85 $26,730 6.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $8.43 $8.83 $18,360 2.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 110 $8.37 $8.72 $18,140 5.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 370 $9.77 $10.50 $21,850 3.7 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 240 $10.93 $10.98 $22,830 2.3 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 600 $11.16 $11.21 $23,320 2.8 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $9.06 $9.12 $18,970 4.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $18.22 $18.77 $39,030 3.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.83 $13.93 $28,970 2.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 570 $10.74 $11.56 $24,040 4.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 490 $8.79 $9.29 $19,320 3.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $13.48 $13.30 $27,670 4.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $13.30 $13.78 $28,650 8.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 320 $9.07 $9.77 $20,320 3.1 %
 
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 3,850 $11.76 $13.04 $27,110 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 $16.97 $23.61 $49,120 21.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $22.20 $22.32 $46,420 4.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 100 $10.69 $11.03 $22,950 3.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 260 $12.38 $12.11 $25,190 13.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 640 $16.42 $17.59 $36,600 4.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 350 $11.75 $11.83 $24,610 3.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 $9.40 $10.04 $20,880 4.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 80 $8.58 $8.53 $17,750 3.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 290 $11.24 $11.56 $24,040 2.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 120 $8.03 $8.54 $17,770 6.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 790 $10.96 $11.11 $23,120 1.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 650 $9.04 $10.58 $22,020 8.3 %

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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May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010