May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Erie, PA



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 Erie, PA, a metropolitan statistical area in Pennsylvania.

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 Erie, PA (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 126,150 $13.67 $17.41 $36,220 1.8 %
 
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 4,210 $33.81 $40.20 $83,610 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 430 $60.81 $67.41 $140,220 3.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 940 $37.07 $44.77 $93,120 4.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 50 (4) (4) $27,060 9.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $31.02 $38.66 $80,400 12.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 160 $35.73 $42.24 $87,850 5.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $24.09 $31.73 $66,010 8.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 230 $29.98 $30.86 $64,190 4.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $32.50 $37.95 $78,940 6.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 330 $37.19 $39.21 $81,570 3.9 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $29.69 $35.08 $72,970 11.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 260 $31.87 $39.48 $82,110 4.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $32.98 $34.61 $71,980 4.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 70 $32.51 $33.38 $69,440 4.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 70 $14.61 $14.94 $31,070 3.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 220 (4) (4) $87,560 4.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 100 $30.24 $38.46 $79,990 12.7 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 50 $15.21 $17.83 $37,080 8.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $41.58 $43.30 $90,070 4.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 160 $20.50 $20.73 $43,120 4.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 210 $30.02 $33.25 $69,160 4.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 190 $23.35 $23.91 $49,740 3.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 170 $34.04 $35.42 $73,680 4.1 %
 
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 4,260 $23.91 $26.37 $54,850 4.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $18.76 $21.68 $45,090 6.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 440 $19.54 $23.32 $48,500 1.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $20.61 $22.21 $46,200 2.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 180 $23.67 $25.45 $52,940 4.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 160 $19.16 $21.34 $44,380 5.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 120 $24.03 $25.00 $51,990 4.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 190 $19.33 $22.69 $47,190 7.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 220 $25.33 $25.18 $52,370 9.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 320 $32.28 $35.34 $73,510 4.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 160 $24.66 $26.22 $54,530 4.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,030 $23.57 $25.81 $53,680 6.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $20.26 $31.09 $64,670 19.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $16.91 $19.85 $41,280 7.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 70 $38.05 $42.06 $87,480 8.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 100 $35.33 $42.78 $88,990 10.7 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors (8) $15.16 $17.25 $35,880 8.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 150 $19.63 $19.58 $40,720 5.5 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $9.92 $17.39 $36,170 3.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 $19.05 $19.75 $41,090 12.0 %
 
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 1,560 $25.13 $27.27 $56,710 5.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 260 $24.09 $25.31 $52,650 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 100 $39.77 $37.82 $78,660 7.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 80 $34.94 $39.89 $82,970 11.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 420 $15.10 $16.62 $34,580 4.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 190 $31.96 $32.45 $67,490 3.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 90 $29.00 $30.23 $62,880 6.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 240 $27.84 $29.27 $60,880 6.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $34.65 $34.63 $72,020 3.6 %
 
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 2,780 $26.48 $26.61 $55,350 2.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $28.44 $31.12 $64,730 6.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $27.08 $32.16 $66,890 18.5 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 40 $23.84 $28.82 $59,950 17.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 210 $35.46 $36.64 $76,200 2.9 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) $27.23 $31.24 $64,980 3.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 360 $26.38 $28.20 $58,660 2.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 340 $37.11 $38.18 $79,410 6.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $18.28 $18.43 $38,330 4.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 140 $19.10 $19.91 $41,410 4.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $21.46 $21.08 $43,850 6.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) $15.71 $20.35 $42,330 5.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $20.50 $20.37 $42,370 6.8 %
 
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 610 $22.55 $25.07 $52,150 4.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 70 $31.13 $34.47 $71,700 2.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 130 $23.79 $27.93 $58,100 5.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $27.35 $28.05 $58,350 6.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (8) $15.21 $16.85 $35,040 9.8 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (8) $12.79 $14.89 $30,960 15.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $21.15 $21.60 $44,920 4.0 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 2,720 $15.48 $16.90 $35,140 2.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $15.93 $16.42 $34,160 6.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 260 $21.08 $22.24 $46,260 5.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 600 $16.02 $17.17 $35,720 3.1 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 250 $12.56 $14.24 $29,630 3.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 280 $14.93 $15.77 $32,810 2.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $17.44 $18.72 $38,940 3.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 220 $17.73 $17.97 $37,370 4.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $14.02 $16.79 $34,920 7.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 530 $13.44 $13.18 $27,420 2.6 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $14.54 $14.77 $30,720 4.2 %
21-2011 Clergy 40 $11.14 $15.78 $32,810 6.9 %
 
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 410 $29.92 $42.97 $89,390 12.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 250 $43.47 $57.85 $120,320 16.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 $16.84 $18.99 $39,500 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 8,640 $21.37 $22.46 $46,720 4.8 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 240 (4) (4) $80,860 8.6 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $70,460 7.7 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $62,100 4.5 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $75,590 9.3 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $92,540 15.8 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $75,100 10.7 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 250 (4) (4) $62,670 5.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $67,640 5.8 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $74,750 13.2 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $78,520 8.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $22.43 $22.86 $47,540 4.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 540 $10.67 $11.68 $24,300 8.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (8) (4) (4) $44,540 6.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,010 (4) (4) $48,640 6.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 420 (4) (4) $57,890 10.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,220 (4) (4) $54,890 4.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 290 (4) (4) $42,570 4.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (8) (4) (4) $55,260 13.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $52,640 7.2 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 70 $15.26 $15.94 $33,160 4.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 210 $11.47 $12.62 $26,260 5.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 90 (4) (4) $30,490 6.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $25.35 $24.82 $51,630 4.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $10.67 $10.90 $22,660 7.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $25.16 $26.92 $56,000 7.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,460 (4) (4) $20,450 2.6 %
 
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 1,310 $15.70 $19.13 $39,780 8.2 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 60 $18.58 $21.77 $45,270 4.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $11.74 $11.58 $24,090 3.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $16.44 $17.73 $36,870 3.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 $15.40 $17.96 $37,360 10.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 240 (4) (4) $25,350 21.6 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers (8) $38.19 $39.46 (4) 9.5 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $14.62 $15.93 $33,140 6.0 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $17.94 $19.78 $41,150 6.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 220 $22.00 $24.39 $50,730 5.8 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $7.70 $13.03 $27,110 18.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors (8) $7.76 $15.03 $31,260 12.5 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 30 $11.18 $13.30 $27,670 15.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $12.87 $13.44 $27,960 10.8 %
 
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 8,240 $24.38 $30.20 $62,830 5.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 110 $60.58 $62.67 $130,350 8.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 70 $25.54 $25.40 $52,820 2.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 220 $48.09 $45.59 $94,830 2.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 (5) $87.64 $182,300 10.9 %
29-1063 Internists, General 30 (5) $120.87 $251,410 18.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons 60 (5) (5) (5) 12.4 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 380 (5) $100.59 $209,220 12.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 110 $34.18 $33.82 $70,340 3.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,380 $25.72 $26.43 $54,980 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $29.01 $29.09 $60,510 3.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 260 $31.68 $33.10 $68,840 7.8 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $15.88 $18.35 $38,170 8.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 110 $25.08 $25.48 $52,990 3.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $31.44 $31.87 $66,290 6.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $37.93 $45.68 $95,010 9.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 240 $22.73 $23.30 $48,460 3.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 210 $12.84 $14.09 $29,320 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $26.42 $26.76 $55,670 4.0 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 80 $17.53 $20.54 $42,710 3.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $25.87 $27.97 $58,180 5.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 270 $20.60 $20.65 $42,950 3.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 290 $10.19 $11.22 $23,350 2.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 240 $12.19 $13.00 $27,050 6.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 80 $13.10 $13.63 $28,350 3.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50 $12.43 $13.19 $27,430 10.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 820 $17.97 $18.31 $38,090 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 230 $12.72 $13.93 $28,980 3.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 100 $14.56 $15.16 $31,530 5.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $21.34 $22.23 $46,240 12.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (8) $26.00 $27.48 $57,150 10.2 %
 
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 5,250 $10.58 $11.45 $23,810 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 2,070 $9.07 $9.79 $20,360 2.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,760 $11.02 $11.82 $24,580 2.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 100 $17.54 $17.61 $36,620 3.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $11.51 $11.18 $23,240 5.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 220 $14.56 $16.56 $34,440 13.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 540 $11.22 $11.45 $23,820 2.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $14.58 $14.92 $31,030 2.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $9.12 $9.54 $19,840 4.4 %
 
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 2,600 $18.26 $19.71 $40,990 8.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $39.95 $39.80 $82,780 3.2 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $21.41 $21.29 $44,280 4.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 90 $29.62 $29.16 $60,660 4.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 580 $27.74 $26.92 $56,000 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 880 $10.08 $10.91 $22,690 3.4 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards (8) $11.08 $10.87 $22,600 4.4 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 100 $8.73 $9.42 $19,600 6.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $7.79 $9.73 $20,240 4.8 %
 
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 12,620 $8.50 $9.48 $19,720 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 930 $12.13 $13.04 $27,130 4.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 480 $8.05 $8.30 $17,260 4.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 450 $11.03 $11.21 $23,310 1.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 970 $10.20 $10.67 $22,190 5.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 270 $10.34 $10.29 $21,410 2.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 770 $9.13 $9.72 $20,220 3.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,070 $8.04 $9.02 $18,760 3.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,040 $8.03 $8.52 $17,720 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 470 $7.70 $8.06 $16,770 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,450 $8.18 $9.28 $19,300 4.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 280 $8.22 $8.63 $17,950 3.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 420 $8.44 $9.03 $18,780 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 580 $8.05 $8.34 $17,350 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 390 $8.40 $9.23 $19,200 3.8 %
 
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 3,950 $9.19 $10.65 $22,140 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $16.55 $16.54 $34,410 4.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $15.57 $17.80 $37,020 7.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,230 $9.00 $10.45 $21,740 3.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 710 $8.83 $9.03 $18,780 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 750 $9.46 $10.53 $21,910 3.7 %
 
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 3,610 $9.34 $10.45 $21,730 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $17.14 $17.40 $36,200 4.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 150 $8.38 $9.19 $19,110 3.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 380 $7.99 $8.44 $17,560 2.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 100 $11.47 $11.65 $24,240 5.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 640 $9.69 $11.16 $23,220 7.3 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (8) $9.30 $9.49 $19,730 4.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 610 $9.98 $10.13 $21,080 3.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 740 $8.90 $9.39 $19,530 5.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 260 $9.48 $9.56 $19,880 4.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 270 $11.57 $12.48 $25,950 4.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 $15.05 $15.08 $31,370 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 14,130 $9.51 $13.90 $28,900 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 940 $17.07 $17.88 $37,180 4.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 170 $28.05 $34.60 $71,960 7.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,720 $7.94 $8.42 $17,510 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 430 $10.45 $11.20 $23,290 5.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 200 $15.62 $15.94 $33,160 3.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,910 $9.09 $10.66 $22,170 2.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $23.23 $25.48 $52,990 9.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 270 $24.00 $30.09 $62,580 8.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $35.69 $38.48 $80,040 11.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $13.63 $14.33 $29,810 10.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 $23.84 $28.00 $58,240 8.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 190 $27.54 $29.98 $62,350 7.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,450 $22.19 $26.48 $55,070 5.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 320 $8.80 $9.09 $18,900 4.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 120 $17.76 $21.29 $44,280 11.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $30.42 $31.74 $66,010 5.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 790 $8.98 $9.42 $19,590 5.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 30 $20.52 $19.58 $40,730 13.2 %
 
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 20,440 $13.25 $14.27 $29,680 1.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,010 $20.19 $21.46 $44,630 2.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 170 $10.64 $10.87 $22,610 2.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 210 $14.88 $14.58 $30,320 3.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 420 $13.32 $13.65 $28,380 2.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,420 $13.89 $14.16 $29,450 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 200 $13.89 $14.11 $29,350 3.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $16.77 $16.10 $33,490 3.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 650 $10.89 $11.17 $23,230 3.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) $17.45 $19.48 $40,510 6.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,810 $13.98 $14.74 $30,660 2.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 260 $19.57 $19.67 $40,910 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 150 $11.05 $12.38 $25,740 4.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 120 $9.54 $9.93 $20,640 3.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $12.89 $13.26 $27,580 3.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 120 $13.56 $13.10 $27,250 3.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 550 $9.87 $11.07 $23,020 5.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 190 $15.21 $15.96 $33,200 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,280 $10.73 $11.08 $23,040 3.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 100 $17.78 $17.05 $35,470 3.4 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 40 $14.75 $15.28 $31,780 10.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $9.12 $9.54 $19,850 2.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $16.53 $15.47 $32,180 6.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $15.12 $15.60 $32,440 11.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $21.74 $21.59 $44,910 4.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $25.26 $24.99 $51,980 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 330 $25.14 $23.40 $48,660 (8)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 130 $25.25 $23.46 $48,800 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 320 $20.25 $22.31 $46,400 8.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 730 $13.11 $13.67 $28,440 1.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,480 $9.23 $10.49 $21,820 2.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $15.19 $15.60 $32,450 7.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 700 $17.56 $18.38 $38,220 3.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 180 $15.37 $15.59 $32,420 4.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 510 $12.21 $13.27 $27,600 3.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,770 $13.31 $13.54 $28,170 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 110 $20.53 $19.54 $40,640 8.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 180 $10.91 $11.33 $23,560 3.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 270 $14.07 $14.33 $29,800 3.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 150 $11.25 $11.91 $24,780 3.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,050 $12.13 $12.85 $26,730 1.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 50 $13.59 $14.05 $29,220 5.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $16.16 $15.66 $32,570 8.1 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 40 $14.02 $15.08 $31,360 12.7 %
 
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 3,470 $17.44 $18.80 $39,090 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 220 $24.82 $26.32 $54,740 4.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 $17.98 $18.96 $39,430 13.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 640 $15.36 $16.89 $35,130 6.0 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 30 $11.83 $12.69 $26,390 15.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 70 $19.08 $18.87 $39,250 2.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 430 $13.20 $13.93 $28,970 3.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 320 $16.65 $18.08 $37,610 5.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $17.08 $19.85 $41,290 11.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 450 $23.97 $23.72 $49,340 4.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 160 $15.63 $16.28 $33,870 8.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 $22.73 $22.54 $46,890 7.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $20.38 $20.08 $41,770 5.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 120 $20.28 $21.55 $44,830 5.3 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 30 $13.38 $13.62 $28,330 7.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 40 $11.28 $11.13 $23,150 12.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $20.69 $21.09 $43,870 4.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 140 $15.10 $15.38 $31,990 5.6 %
 
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 5,750 $17.57 $18.29 $38,050 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 360 $24.51 $27.76 $57,740 4.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $17.50 $17.43 $36,250 2.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 80 $18.17 $19.45 $40,460 5.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $18.98 $17.93 $37,290 5.4 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 50 $21.59 $19.92 $41,440 10.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $16.80 $16.67 $34,680 4.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 690 $16.85 $17.58 $36,560 4.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 250 $18.84 $18.93 $39,380 2.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 80 $18.65 $18.28 $38,020 4.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $11.22 $12.03 $25,020 10.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $18.30 $20.63 $42,900 9.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $16.28 $16.44 $34,200 7.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 930 $19.20 $19.27 $40,080 2.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,570 $15.46 $15.75 $32,770 1.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $14.51 $15.96 $33,200 5.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 40 $18.06 $19.45 $40,450 4.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 260 $24.25 $22.85 $47,530 4.2 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 60 $18.07 $17.65 $36,710 11.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $16.77 $16.68 $34,700 3.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $12.46 $12.86 $26,750 5.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $8.68 $9.60 $19,970 7.9 %
 
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 13,480 $13.77 $14.95 $31,090 1.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,000 $22.97 $23.90 $49,710 1.7 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (8) $10.13 $10.00 $20,800 3.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $13.07 $13.84 $28,780 4.5 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 90 $13.85 $14.23 $29,590 7.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 80 $15.79 $15.51 $32,260 4.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,200 $11.38 $11.85 $24,650 1.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 170 $9.25 $10.07 $20,950 4.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 170 $12.73 $13.14 $27,330 4.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $16.67 $15.70 $32,650 5.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 60 $13.92 $13.48 $28,030 4.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 90 $13.72 $13.95 $29,020 10.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 590 $14.56 $15.22 $31,670 8.7 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 40 $18.35 $19.48 $40,530 10.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $14.29 $14.72 $30,630 3.8 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $15.45 $16.03 $33,340 5.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 640 $11.35 $11.98 $24,920 2.8 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $11.77 $12.52 $26,050 2.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $12.78 $12.67 $26,360 3.0 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $16.54 $16.02 $33,330 2.2 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $16.96 $16.99 $35,350 3.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 680 $17.19 $17.07 $35,500 2.4 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 40 $14.01 $14.74 $30,650 6.1 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers (8) $13.60 $13.95 $29,010 6.4 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 550 $16.57 $16.12 $33,520 2.9 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 480 $13.39 $14.28 $29,700 5.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 320 $18.86 $18.67 $38,840 4.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 690 $12.51 $14.26 $29,670 2.9 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $11.47 $13.07 $27,190 8.0 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $14.95 $15.99 $33,250 8.3 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 30 $15.39 $15.14 $31,490 7.5 %
51-5021 Job Printers 30 $14.51 $14.97 $31,140 9.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $14.75 $15.98 $33,230 3.1 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 190 $11.88 $13.43 $27,930 6.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 220 $9.07 $9.99 $20,780 4.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $8.52 $8.79 $18,290 2.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $11.89 $14.08 $29,290 6.8 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (8) $12.32 $11.98 $24,930 6.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $14.47 $16.62 $34,560 16.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 40 $14.25 $13.79 $28,680 6.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 100 $11.52 $12.57 $26,150 4.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $22.92 $22.72 $47,250 3.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 $20.26 $20.16 $41,940 2.4 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (8) $27.50 $26.02 $54,120 4.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $18.91 $17.76 $36,930 8.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $13.74 $13.69 $28,470 4.4 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) $10.50 $10.77 $22,410 4.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $17.25 $18.22 $37,900 13.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $14.67 $14.79 $30,770 3.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $17.90 $16.99 $35,330 13.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 740 $13.27 $13.60 $28,290 1.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 520 $12.05 $12.59 $26,200 5.7 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $13.08 $13.62 $28,330 6.5 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $17.71 $17.59 $36,590 4.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 770 $10.91 $11.91 $24,760 4.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 50 $15.51 $16.78 $34,910 5.4 %
 
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 6,080 $12.41 $13.60 $28,280 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $20.79 $22.68 $47,180 5.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $22.29 $23.75 $49,400 3.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 480 $11.86 $12.48 $25,970 12.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 140 $12.94 $13.57 $28,220 6.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,150 $15.92 $16.12 $33,530 3.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 760 $11.17 $12.79 $26,610 6.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $9.57 $10.02 $20,850 2.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 30 $8.69 $9.62 $20,010 3.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 30 $15.53 $17.25 $35,890 10.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 460 $13.70 $14.08 $29,280 2.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 250 $11.39 $11.18 $23,260 5.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,330 $10.68 $11.35 $23,600 2.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 130 $13.77 $14.24 $29,620 2.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 320 $9.53 $10.22 $21,260 3.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $20.14 $18.31 $38,090 8.0 %

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