May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Decatur, AL



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 Decatur, AL, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama.

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 Decatur, AL (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 51,600 $13.60 $17.04 $35,440 1.9 %
 
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 1,830 $34.90 $40.98 $85,240 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $53.14 $65.94 $137,160 11.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 830 $33.94 $42.44 $88,280 4.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 30 (4) (4) $16,910 5.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $42.20 $49.19 $102,310 9.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $43.88 $48.20 $100,260 9.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 110 $38.73 $44.69 $92,960 7.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $42.15 $42.10 $87,580 6.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 110 $34.77 $37.47 $77,940 6.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $81,950 3.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $48.61 $49.85 $103,680 6.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $20.19 $20.41 $42,460 4.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 60 $29.58 $32.61 $67,840 6.8 %
 
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 1,120 $23.82 $26.57 $55,260 3.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $22.68 $22.88 $47,580 2.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $24.83 $28.09 $58,430 6.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $18.36 $18.69 $38,880 6.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other (8) $28.41 $28.21 $58,670 2.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 260 $21.75 $23.58 $49,060 2.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $43.06 $53.06 $110,370 13.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 170 $25.20 $32.88 $68,380 10.8 %
 
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 260 $26.70 $27.71 $57,650 4.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 30 $24.47 $27.16 $56,500 6.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 50 $15.03 $16.54 $34,390 5.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $28.73 $28.40 $59,060 2.5 %
 
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 830 $29.56 $30.12 $62,650 4.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (8) $35.44 $35.39 $73,620 4.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $26.21 $29.92 $62,230 3.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $41.85 $40.49 $84,230 2.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 140 $39.19 $39.04 $81,200 5.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $35.17 $35.03 $72,870 3.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 30 $48.22 $46.88 $97,520 4.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $17.01 $14.81 $30,800 9.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $16.94 $17.40 $36,200 2.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $28.28 $28.28 $58,820 8.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $13.29 $13.57 $28,230 2.4 %
 
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 220 $26.98 $28.09 $58,420 2.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $25.69 $25.61 $53,270 3.4 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 $24.79 $23.74 $49,390 5.6 %
 
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 450 $18.72 $19.30 $40,130 3.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 70 $27.09 $27.04 $56,240 2.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 90 $20.86 $21.82 $45,390 6.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $21.07 $21.27 $44,250 4.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 $12.62 $13.87 $28,850 13.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 60 $13.27 $12.77 $26,560 6.0 %
 
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 140 $20.72 $26.51 $55,140 10.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 60 $29.16 $30.74 $63,950 7.4 %
 
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 2,810 $21.73 $20.07 $41,740 3.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 140 (4) (4) $51,340 2.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 850 (4) (4) $48,180 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 530 (4) (4) $47,260 1.6 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $54,520 2.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 100 (4) (4) $49,750 6.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $50,350 3.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 320 (4) (4) $24,080 14.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $25.43 $24.69 $51,340 2.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $9.33 $9.35 $19,450 5.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 30 $42.44 $36.73 $76,400 10.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 360 (4) (4) $18,400 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 220 $12.91 $14.98 $31,150 5.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $17.78 $19.27 $40,080 6.2 %
 
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 2,900 $20.67 $30.03 $62,450 6.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 140 $50.22 $48.55 $100,980 3.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 $75.74 $82.21 $171,000 13.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $92.59 $192,580 13.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 980 $21.93 $25.46 $52,950 4.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 $37.66 $39.35 $81,850 4.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $30.05 $33.95 $70,620 12.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $22.79 $23.85 $49,600 3.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $15.77 $15.87 $33,010 4.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 50 $18.53 $18.76 $39,030 5.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $26.60 $26.19 $54,480 3.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 80 $20.47 $20.66 $42,970 6.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) $11.79 $12.03 $25,030 4.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $11.58 $11.98 $24,920 3.7 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians (8) $15.70 $15.85 $32,960 4.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 420 $16.75 $17.49 $36,390 5.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 50 $13.19 $13.98 $29,080 4.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $13.20 $13.37 $27,810 11.6 %
 
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 1,320 $10.04 $11.19 $23,270 3.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 250 $8.72 $8.84 $18,380 4.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 390 $9.20 $9.31 $19,370 3.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $22.50 $21.86 $45,470 9.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 150 $15.14 $15.60 $32,450 6.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 150 $11.22 $11.33 $23,560 2.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $7.89 $8.11 $16,870 9.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $10.35 $10.67 $22,200 4.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) $13.42 $13.89 $28,880 7.9 %
 
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 1,100 $15.00 $16.01 $33,310 8.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $26.00 $27.16 $56,490 3.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 180 $11.87 $12.70 $26,420 3.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 330 $17.68 $18.29 $38,040 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 280 $8.33 $9.26 $19,250 7.8 %
 
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 4,060 $7.67 $8.27 $17,200 1.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 420 $11.27 $11.88 $24,720 3.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 520 $7.57 $7.70 $16,020 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 140 $7.91 $8.16 $16,970 4.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 300 $8.98 $9.11 $18,950 4.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 380 $7.75 $8.42 $17,500 4.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 60 $7.53 $7.65 $15,910 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,080 $7.42 $7.52 $15,640 2.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 820 $7.44 $7.48 $15,550 3.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 90 $7.81 $7.99 $16,630 4.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 120 $7.80 $8.12 $16,880 5.1 %
 
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 $10.01 $10.76 $22,390 3.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 $16.37 $16.40 $34,110 4.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $16.02 $17.16 $35,680 6.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 580 $10.05 $10.16 $21,120 1.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 310 $7.90 $8.39 $17,450 3.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 270 $12.53 $12.31 $25,600 8.8 %
 
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 1,070 $8.41 $9.99 $20,780 5.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $10.49 $12.51 $26,030 9.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $8.53 $10.41 $21,650 3.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $12.95 $15.48 $32,200 17.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 250 $7.46 $7.73 $16,070 4.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 260 $8.43 $8.54 $17,770 4.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 50 $7.48 $10.45 $21,740 22.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 60 $9.52 $12.00 $24,950 9.9 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 100 $7.73 $8.55 $17,790 4.6 %
 
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 5,580 $9.48 $13.16 $27,370 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 700 $14.35 $15.62 $32,480 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 100 $23.49 $30.54 $63,510 8.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,920 $7.48 $8.19 $17,040 3.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 200 $10.88 $11.38 $23,680 9.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 130 $11.91 $13.24 $27,530 12.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,610 $8.96 $10.11 $21,020 4.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 90 $20.64 $24.33 $50,600 12.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $16.90 $22.40 $46,580 14.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 80 $19.80 $21.28 $44,250 4.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 620 $23.38 $27.15 $56,470 5.1 %
 
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 6,780 $12.91 $13.94 $29,000 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 520 $19.16 $22.14 $46,040 3.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $11.07 $11.06 $23,010 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 70 $12.56 $13.28 $27,610 3.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 250 $14.02 $14.51 $30,170 5.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 590 $13.57 $13.77 $28,640 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $13.11 $13.11 $27,280 5.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 310 $10.78 $10.69 $22,240 3.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 110 $12.18 $12.79 $26,590 2.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 510 $13.52 $14.05 $29,230 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 40 $17.39 $17.45 $36,300 2.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 60 $7.78 $8.15 $16,950 6.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 90 $12.29 $15.13 $31,460 13.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 180 $13.30 $13.63 $28,350 4.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 $11.27 $12.58 $26,160 7.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $14.79 $15.03 $31,260 5.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 370 $9.84 $10.22 $21,260 2.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $14.42 $14.88 $30,960 3.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $15.38 $17.36 $36,110 4.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $9.85 $11.11 $23,120 5.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 $23.19 $22.68 $47,180 2.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 $17.47 $18.36 $38,180 4.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 240 $14.32 $14.81 $30,810 4.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 550 $10.08 $11.56 $24,050 5.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 130 $18.52 $19.01 $39,540 2.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 70 $13.09 $12.88 $26,800 5.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 900 $13.63 $13.82 $28,750 2.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $13.11 $13.04 $27,120 4.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 700 $9.21 $10.08 $20,970 1.9 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 60 $14.06 $16.42 $34,150 4.1 %
 
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 2,830 $16.87 $17.59 $36,580 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 390 $23.87 $24.00 $49,920 3.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 280 $15.48 $16.54 $34,410 4.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 80 $13.62 $13.98 $29,070 3.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 240 $11.00 $10.99 $22,870 5.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 220 $17.58 $17.55 $36,500 1.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $14.50 $14.85 $30,890 7.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 330 $19.63 $22.36 $46,500 11.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 70 $18.69 $17.52 $36,440 6.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 $19.14 $19.53 $40,620 4.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 120 $15.72 $15.70 $32,660 4.0 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 80 $19.77 $20.25 $42,110 6.8 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 80 $11.30 $11.50 $23,910 2.6 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 130 $11.84 $12.67 $26,360 6.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $11.79 $12.80 $26,620 6.0 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $11.40 $12.28 $25,530 11.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 30 $12.93 $13.85 $28,810 4.8 %
 
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 2,720 $18.78 $20.86 $43,400 4.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 240 $25.53 $27.80 $57,810 4.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 110 $24.93 $21.51 $44,740 3.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $17.12 $18.97 $39,450 9.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 250 $16.32 $16.51 $34,340 5.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $16.82 $17.32 $36,020 4.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $17.31 $17.64 $36,700 2.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.32 $11.91 $24,770 8.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60 $19.04 $20.31 $42,240 6.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 410 $27.57 $26.96 $56,080 8.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 570 $19.12 $20.42 $42,480 5.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 130 $17.89 $18.57 $38,640 3.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 40 $26.81 $26.23 $54,550 5.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $11.31 $11.96 $24,880 5.2 %
 
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 8,770 $13.56 $15.62 $32,480 3.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 520 $21.92 $25.33 $52,680 4.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 50 $14.17 $14.24 $29,610 3.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 120 $13.63 $14.69 $30,560 5.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 960 $12.40 $12.36 $25,710 4.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 220 $11.53 $11.63 $24,200 4.5 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 850 $11.32 $11.14 $23,170 3.1 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 130 $14.33 $14.47 $30,100 3.4 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.95 $13.53 $28,140 14.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 290 $14.56 $18.82 $39,140 12.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 380 $13.36 $13.57 $28,230 7.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 380 $15.43 $16.72 $34,780 4.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.78 $14.57 $30,300 7.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $11.16 $11.89 $24,720 6.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $8.80 $8.83 $18,360 5.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $9.57 $9.25 $19,240 3.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $11.33 $11.92 $24,780 3.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $7.63 $9.10 $18,930 8.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $12.33 $12.88 $26,780 4.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $17.21 $19.01 $39,550 5.0 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 130 $24.21 $24.67 $51,320 2.4 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 230 $24.01 $23.89 $49,680 4.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $17.18 $17.45 $36,290 7.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 360 $14.58 $15.54 $32,320 2.9 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 60 $14.26 $14.47 $30,100 6.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $11.40 $11.47 $23,860 2.8 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $13.29 $13.20 $27,460 5.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 510 $9.59 $11.71 $24,360 6.5 %
 
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 5,180 $11.76 $14.29 $29,720 4.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 $19.74 $23.03 $47,910 6.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $23.46 $23.58 $49,040 3.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 330 $7.44 $7.65 $15,910 3.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,220 $17.02 $17.83 $37,080 3.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 370 $11.23 $14.09 $29,300 7.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 90 $21.90 $22.64 $47,080 14.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 420 $15.19 $15.96 $33,190 5.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 130 $10.77 $10.86 $22,590 5.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,310 $9.86 $10.46 $21,760 2.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 390 $8.82 $9.33 $19,400 2.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 130 $13.93 $14.20 $29,530 2.6 %

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