May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, 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 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, 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 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, 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 144,150 $13.89 $16.84 $35,020 1.0 %
 
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 5,350 $37.04 $44.05 $91,620 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 120 (5) $86.30 $179,500 6.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,850 $43.19 $50.63 $105,300 2.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 170 $52.61 $56.48 $117,490 4.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 270 $42.57 $50.93 $105,930 4.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 120 $29.10 $31.96 $66,480 4.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 150 $38.81 $42.95 $89,330 5.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 470 $38.22 $41.29 $85,890 3.1 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $41.46 $47.95 $99,750 7.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 370 $34.50 $36.59 $76,100 2.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $36.60 $40.75 $84,750 3.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 130 $32.41 $34.16 $71,040 3.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 190 $36.82 $46.22 $96,130 12.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $21.47 $21.26 $44,210 5.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 270 (4) (4) $65,920 3.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 140 $29.75 $32.93 $68,500 6.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 140 $41.59 $42.26 $87,900 3.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 160 $22.25 $23.25 $48,360 4.6 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 200 $33.17 $37.15 $77,280 5.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $22.18 $24.83 $51,650 8.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 150 $31.37 $37.97 $78,970 4.9 %
 
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 2,970 $24.11 $27.86 $57,950 4.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $21.83 $25.56 $53,170 11.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 280 $21.21 $22.60 $47,010 1.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $27.56 $27.75 $57,720 3.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 60 $21.39 $25.34 $52,700 4.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $21.29 $24.42 $50,800 5.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 160 $19.94 $22.19 $46,150 2.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $23.80 $24.77 $51,530 2.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $20.60 $22.20 $46,170 2.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $24.46 $25.31 $52,640 3.8 %
13-1081 Logisticians 30 $32.42 $30.80 $64,060 2.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 390 $30.02 $31.33 $65,170 2.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 610 $25.11 $29.01 $60,340 4.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $18.75 $20.79 $43,250 7.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $19.95 $21.22 $44,130 2.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $31.34 $31.17 $64,830 7.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 80 $30.29 $38.06 $79,160 13.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 220 $20.22 $21.75 $45,240 6.0 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $21.09 $23.57 $49,030 1.6 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $11.56 $11.35 $23,600 5.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $33.14 $33.20 $69,050 7.0 %
 
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 1,100 $26.60 $28.32 $58,910 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 180 $27.34 $27.99 $58,220 5.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 90 $30.61 $33.95 $70,610 3.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 60 $34.60 $38.68 $80,450 6.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 270 $18.63 $19.85 $41,290 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 170 $31.42 $33.01 $68,670 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 180 $28.73 $29.61 $61,590 2.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $30.33 $33.27 $69,200 8.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (8) $25.75 $26.25 $54,600 7.7 %
 
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 1,250 $26.31 $27.89 $58,020 1.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $31.49 $32.92 $68,480 2.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 90 $34.64 $39.85 $82,900 8.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 50 $35.92 $36.38 $75,670 3.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 370 $29.51 $30.33 $63,090 1.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 120 $29.07 $29.89 $62,180 2.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $24.42 $27.39 $56,970 9.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $19.09 $20.63 $42,910 8.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $21.37 $22.17 $46,110 3.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 110 $20.21 $20.59 $42,830 2.1 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $17.12 $17.65 $36,710 3.9 %
 
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 640 $22.76 $24.35 $50,640 2.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $22.45 $25.51 $53,050 4.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 170 $27.64 $28.19 $58,630 2.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 160 $24.19 $25.41 $52,860 3.5 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $20.99 $22.76 $47,350 1.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $11.49 $13.92 $28,950 3.9 %
 
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 1,950 $18.53 $18.48 $38,440 1.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 210 $22.83 $23.05 $47,950 1.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 240 $21.35 $21.50 $44,720 3.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 50 $19.62 $20.05 $41,710 2.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 310 $20.23 $20.60 $42,840 2.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $20.30 $20.50 $42,640 2.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 160 $19.56 $19.86 $41,310 1.9 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 50 $15.77 $16.49 $34,290 8.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $21.35 $20.86 $43,380 2.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 510 $12.17 $12.82 $26,660 2.8 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 90 $17.25 $17.24 $35,850 3.7 %
 
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 $19.93 $28.47 $59,210 7.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 $42.06 $46.77 $97,270 9.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 180 $17.38 $17.60 $36,600 2.3 %
 
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 8,630 $19.02 $18.97 $39,460 3.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $64,810 10.4 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $57,170 4.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $55,310 4.4 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $59,410 4.9 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $60,070 11.0 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $59,300 2.9 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $60,950 2.5 %
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $50,200 3.6 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $59,780 4.5 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $56,510 4.4 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $57,440 5.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 230 $24.59 $25.19 $52,400 5.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 340 $10.15 $11.12 $23,120 3.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 310 (4) (4) $36,430 2.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,710 (4) (4) $42,760 1.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 570 (4) (4) $42,040 1.5 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $44,420 7.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 600 (4) (4) $42,670 1.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $46,840 2.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 650 (4) (4) $42,520 2.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $42,920 4.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $43,450 4.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 500 $21.66 $20.49 $42,620 2.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 120 $11.32 $14.58 $30,320 16.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 130 (4) (4) $31,450 14.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $22.72 $22.59 $46,980 1.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $14.48 $15.04 $31,290 1.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 140 $26.95 $27.73 $57,690 5.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,650 (4) (4) $20,700 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 1,000 $16.48 $23.01 $47,870 10.2 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 60 $27.05 $38.87 $80,850 15.9 %
27-1022 Fashion Designers 40 $24.58 $26.43 $54,970 8.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $10.85 $10.73 $22,320 8.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 170 $18.07 $19.88 $41,340 3.3 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $20.33 $20.74 $43,140 5.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $8.61 $10.28 $21,390 7.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $26,980 5.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $18.72 $20.15 $41,910 3.0 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 90 $12.95 $13.76 $28,620 7.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $11.71 $11.38 $23,660 5.0 %
 
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 7,470 $24.49 $30.96 $64,390 3.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $21.60 $22.33 $46,450 2.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 290 $52.48 $53.32 $110,910 4.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 180 (5) $100.54 $209,120 9.2 %
29-1063 Internists, General 40 $78.71 $87.18 $181,340 17.9 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) $94.07 $195,660 14.3 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (8) $73.66 $73.72 $153,340 6.0 %
29-1067 Surgeons 80 (5) (5) (5) 13.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 30 (5) $95.80 $199,260 12.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 100 $41.58 $40.70 $84,660 2.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,900 $26.36 $27.35 $56,880 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $29.56 $29.87 $62,130 3.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $36.92 $38.05 $79,140 2.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $23.82 $23.78 $49,460 1.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $26.07 $29.74 $61,850 6.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $43.31 $51.84 $107,820 9.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $25.19 $25.22 $52,450 2.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $15.84 $15.61 $32,460 2.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $28.44 $27.88 $57,990 7.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 90 $27.51 $27.43 $57,050 2.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 300 $22.48 $23.20 $48,270 2.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 380 $13.01 $13.56 $28,210 6.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 470 $12.36 $11.97 $24,890 4.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $18.80 $18.98 $39,480 1.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 90 $11.64 $11.78 $24,500 9.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 680 $19.76 $19.58 $40,730 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 250 $13.05 $13.34 $27,750 3.0 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $17.32 $17.49 $36,380 3.9 %
 
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 6,410 $11.20 $11.61 $24,150 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 3,390 $10.58 $10.77 $22,390 4.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,370 $10.28 $10.40 $21,630 2.4 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $24.62 $24.44 $50,830 3.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $22.36 $22.49 $46,770 2.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 320 $16.09 $16.25 $33,790 6.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 690 $13.19 $13.23 $27,520 1.5 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 30 $12.28 $12.74 $26,490 1.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 100 $15.37 $15.54 $32,330 1.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $10.65 $10.36 $21,550 7.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 270 $11.97 $12.23 $25,440 2.1 %
 
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 3,590 $13.97 $14.61 $30,380 2.0 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 60 $18.66 $18.98 $39,470 2.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 170 $21.64 $23.02 $47,890 1.4 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 70 $23.31 $24.21 $50,360 2.2 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $24.92 $23.48 $48,850 5.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 480 $11.28 $12.78 $26,590 2.8 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,100 $13.74 $14.00 $29,110 3.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 130 $19.49 $20.31 $42,240 1.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 730 $16.45 $17.27 $35,920 1.5 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 40 $12.34 $12.70 $26,410 2.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 520 $8.23 $9.72 $20,230 5.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 160 $7.50 $7.78 $16,180 4.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $9.51 $10.60 $22,050 3.8 %
 
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 11,720 $8.02 $8.88 $18,470 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,020 $13.04 $13.74 $28,570 3.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.89 $7.94 $16,510 6.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 250 $9.20 $9.67 $20,110 3.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 780 $8.79 $9.14 $19,010 4.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.27 $8.36 $17,380 4.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,210 $9.76 $9.49 $19,750 5.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 150 $7.69 $8.02 $16,670 3.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,800 $7.59 $7.98 $16,610 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 220 $8.22 $9.37 $19,500 11.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,110 $7.82 $8.36 $17,380 4.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 $8.99 $9.48 $19,720 5.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 90 $7.43 $7.49 $15,570 3.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 380 $8.04 $7.96 $16,550 3.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 310 $7.75 $8.06 $16,760 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 3,280 $9.86 $10.66 $22,170 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $16.42 $16.94 $35,230 2.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 130 $15.86 $17.02 $35,410 4.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,660 $10.42 $10.65 $22,150 3.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 620 $8.47 $8.58 $17,840 2.1 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $13.78 $14.14 $29,410 3.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 700 $9.41 $10.09 $20,980 3.6 %
 
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 2,610 $8.80 $9.91 $20,620 2.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $17.30 $16.96 $35,270 3.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $9.68 $9.59 $19,950 3.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 240 $7.69 $7.96 $16,550 2.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 60 $11.09 $11.39 $23,690 11.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 80 $8.26 $9.99 $20,790 15.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 750 $8.89 $9.20 $19,140 3.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 620 $8.48 $8.43 $17,530 3.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 100 $12.98 $12.37 $25,730 9.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 140 $11.70 $12.88 $26,780 3.4 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $7.44 $7.60 $15,810 7.3 %
 
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 13,200 $10.41 $14.64 $30,460 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,590 $15.54 $17.96 $37,350 6.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 210 $33.05 $36.55 $76,020 4.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,920 $7.75 $8.22 $17,100 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 320 $9.90 $10.89 $22,650 5.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 310 $10.89 $11.51 $23,940 5.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,090 $9.37 $11.32 $23,540 4.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $18.53 $20.50 $42,650 8.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 250 $20.12 $26.17 $54,440 16.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 90 $28.35 $38.50 $80,090 17.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 230 $22.29 $24.75 $51,490 5.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 150 $21.85 $24.58 $51,130 5.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,680 $22.31 $25.87 $53,810 4.5 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 70 $13.82 $18.37 $38,220 21.3 %
 
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 19,690 $13.48 $14.08 $29,280 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,160 $19.01 $20.17 $41,950 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 190 $11.00 $11.10 $23,080 1.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 230 $14.01 $14.61 $30,390 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 620 $13.44 $13.89 $28,880 1.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,650 $14.77 $15.26 $31,740 2.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 220 $15.56 $16.06 $33,400 1.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $15.24 $15.81 $32,880 1.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 400 $11.43 $11.53 $23,980 2.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $14.14 $14.65 $30,480 2.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $14.28 $14.94 $31,070 4.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,950 $14.06 $14.32 $29,790 1.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 140 $14.55 $15.09 $31,390 1.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $10.94 $10.97 $22,820 3.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $9.18 $9.36 $19,480 6.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $12.25 $12.78 $26,590 1.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $11.50 $11.75 $24,440 2.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $14.34 $14.64 $30,450 3.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $14.01 $13.88 $28,870 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 300 $13.93 $14.10 $29,330 2.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 220 $15.30 $15.68 $32,620 1.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,080 $11.06 $11.24 $23,370 1.9 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 40 $18.69 $19.81 $41,200 5.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $11.20 $11.52 $23,960 5.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 150 $13.41 $13.67 $28,440 1.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $16.12 $16.88 $35,110 3.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $14.60 $15.56 $32,360 6.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $25.25 $21.39 $44,490 6.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 370 $23.18 $22.56 $46,930 1.8 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 180 $24.95 $22.86 $47,540 3.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 520 $15.55 $16.90 $35,150 1.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,330 $13.39 $13.35 $27,770 1.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,730 $9.53 $10.43 $21,700 3.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 $11.52 $11.88 $24,720 3.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,180 $16.87 $17.30 $35,980 1.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 360 $12.87 $13.14 $27,330 2.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,840 $13.28 $13.21 $27,470 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $15.16 $16.36 $34,030 4.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 170 $12.23 $12.30 $25,590 2.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 130 $15.25 $16.85 $35,050 5.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $7.86 $9.15 $19,030 5.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,800 $11.83 $12.01 $24,970 2.6 %
 
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 180 $11.60 $12.91 $26,860 7.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 80 $9.58 $10.20 $21,210 8.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 30 $9.47 $10.10 $21,020 3.2 %
 
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 3,850 $14.90 $15.75 $32,770 1.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 570 $22.11 $22.41 $46,620 3.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $14.70 $15.21 $31,640 7.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 470 $15.71 $15.86 $32,980 3.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 80 $15.03 $14.97 $31,130 5.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 310 $12.15 $12.32 $25,630 4.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $14.96 $15.07 $31,340 13.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 400 $16.04 $16.01 $33,300 2.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2111 Electricians 310 $15.94 $15.85 $32,960 6.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers 130 $14.09 $14.36 $29,870 7.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 120 $13.91 $13.75 $28,600 4.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 60 $12.88 $13.84 $28,790 3.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $15.45 $15.99 $33,250 7.2 %
47-2181 Roofers 130 $15.23 $15.61 $32,470 9.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 260 $14.81 $15.02 $31,250 2.6 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 50 $11.09 $11.24 $23,370 3.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $9.84 $10.19 $21,190 6.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 230 $10.84 $11.05 $22,980 7.0 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $13.87 $13.41 $27,900 6.4 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $12.71 $11.82 $24,580 17.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $18.82 $19.49 $40,540 1.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 70 $13.76 $13.56 $28,200 2.0 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 50 $13.12 $12.86 $26,750 2.3 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) $13.34 $13.50 $28,090 5.3 %
 
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 5,220 $17.42 $18.02 $37,480 1.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 490 $24.14 $25.47 $52,970 1.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $14.62 $15.79 $32,850 6.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $25.16 $23.56 $49,000 7.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $21.30 $21.52 $44,760 3.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 90 $20.72 $21.29 $44,280 2.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $17.58 $17.83 $37,090 7.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 640 $16.53 $16.97 $35,290 5.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 280 $17.43 $17.38 $36,150 4.3 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $17.99 $17.57 $36,550 5.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $20.06 $19.48 $40,520 2.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $14.30 $14.39 $29,920 15.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $19.25 $19.95 $41,490 9.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 250 $16.89 $17.06 $35,480 4.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 480 $17.06 $17.68 $36,760 2.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,580 $16.46 $16.63 $34,590 1.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 110 $15.13 $16.43 $34,170 7.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 80 $25.28 $24.05 $50,020 2.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 50 $24.47 $21.62 $44,970 16.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $14.98 $14.88 $30,950 3.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $10.87 $11.40 $23,720 6.4 %
 
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 29,600 $13.84 $14.56 $30,280 0.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,920 $21.66 $22.33 $46,440 1.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 50 $14.85 $16.98 $35,330 14.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 $15.31 $15.52 $32,290 4.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,370 $12.21 $12.91 $26,850 1.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 170 $11.53 $11.69 $24,320 5.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 330 $15.34 $13.83 $28,760 7.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $13.64 $13.21 $27,480 5.0 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 160 $8.88 $8.92 $18,560 3.6 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 120 $8.41 $8.32 $17,310 3.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 160 $14.37 $14.42 $29,980 4.0 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,110 $16.58 $16.74 $34,830 4.3 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $13.61 $14.04 $29,190 3.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 350 $11.41 $11.94 $24,840 3.2 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.26 $14.06 $29,240 5.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.24 $13.21 $27,470 3.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 240 $17.81 $17.64 $36,700 3.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 600 $15.67 $15.60 $32,450 2.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $15.94 $15.63 $32,510 2.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 340 $13.86 $13.82 $28,750 2.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 130 $17.78 $17.63 $36,680 2.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 280 $13.74 $13.81 $28,720 4.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.71 $14.85 $30,900 4.9 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $15.41 $14.88 $30,940 5.7 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $12.94 $12.62 $26,260 4.3 %
51-5021 Job Printers 70 $19.60 $19.74 $41,060 9.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 200 $17.18 $16.39 $34,090 3.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 250 $8.89 $8.94 $18,600 2.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 210 $9.09 $9.50 $19,760 3.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 2,170 $14.13 $14.27 $29,680 1.6 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 590 $10.76 $10.68 $22,220 2.8 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 $14.23 $14.65 $30,480 2.9 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 650 $12.94 $12.65 $26,310 2.2 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 530 $11.78 $11.67 $24,280 3.9 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 70 $11.85 $12.82 $26,670 4.6 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 180 $16.79 $17.66 $36,740 2.2 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 2,500 $18.09 $18.44 $38,350 1.9 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other (8) $8.63 $9.24 $19,220 8.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 630 $13.52 $13.31 $27,680 4.6 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 830 $13.54 $13.60 $28,280 1.6 %
51-7031 Model Makers, Wood 60 $14.99 $15.85 $32,960 5.2 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood (8) $13.29 $13.79 $28,690 6.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 440 $12.36 $12.76 $26,530 3.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 980 $12.07 $12.36 $25,710 2.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 170 $14.94 $15.91 $33,080 3.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.40 $12.60 $26,220 3.6 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 160 $12.36 $12.31 $25,610 2.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 430 $12.50 $13.07 $27,190 3.4 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 730 $15.17 $15.79 $32,840 1.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 380 $11.90 $12.61 $26,230 3.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $12.38 $13.77 $28,640 5.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 50 $17.71 $16.43 $34,180 5.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,380 $13.57 $13.91 $28,930 1.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 700 $12.15 $12.10 $25,170 2.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 880 $13.43 $13.44 $27,960 2.8 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 100 $12.01 $12.17 $25,310 2.9 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $12.90 $12.45 $25,910 3.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $16.31 $16.77 $34,870 5.7 %
51-9197 Tire Builders 80 $12.24 $12.56 $26,120 8.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,870 $12.10 $12.67 $26,350 3.1 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 110 $11.98 $12.63 $26,270 3.3 %
 
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 14,040 $13.91 $15.22 $31,660 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 520 $17.54 $18.98 $39,470 3.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 320 $24.21 $23.77 $49,430 2.8 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 40 (4) (4) $49,540 9.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 640 $12.69 $12.62 $26,250 2.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 420 $14.78 $15.27 $31,770 9.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,580 $20.89 $20.46 $42,560 3.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,000 $13.31 $14.54 $30,240 4.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $9.94 $10.05 $20,910 4.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $8.35 $8.17 $17,000 6.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $13.51 $14.00 $29,110 6.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 870 $13.93 $14.12 $29,360 2.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 380 $10.31 $11.09 $23,060 8.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,320 $12.24 $12.39 $25,770 2.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 350 $12.43 $12.41 $25,800 2.4 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 960 $11.10 $11.82 $24,590 3.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 150 $12.01 $11.81 $24,560 3.8 %

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