May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lake Charles, LA



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 Lake Charles, LA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana.

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 Lake Charles, LA (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 89,840 $13.95 $17.28 $35,940 2.0 %
 
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 3,570 $33.47 $38.76 $80,610 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $60.88 $68.92 $143,340 7.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,310 $37.03 $45.55 $94,740 3.2 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (4) (4) $15,420 5.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 130 $35.32 $35.61 $74,060 5.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 140 $24.33 $24.79 $51,570 3.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $34.13 $34.01 $70,750 6.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 190 $40.30 $42.29 $87,970 6.0 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 70 $38.16 $39.67 $82,510 3.0 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $36.80 $36.76 $76,470 4.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $38.05 $39.78 $82,750 4.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $30.10 $31.18 $64,860 4.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 180 $34.22 $36.06 $75,010 3.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 120 $59.79 $58.01 $120,660 6.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $18.03 $20.13 $41,870 5.0 %
11-9071 Gaming Managers 60 $26.11 $25.74 $53,540 4.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $25.47 $26.60 $55,330 10.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 $29.61 $31.15 $64,800 3.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $18.11 $19.00 $39,530 4.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $22.37 $24.55 $51,070 4.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 290 $36.16 $37.57 $78,150 5.7 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,130 $22.33 $23.81 $49,520 1.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $23.14 $24.20 $50,340 2.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $29.83 $29.20 $60,740 13.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 180 $24.47 $25.12 $52,250 3.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $23.63 $25.47 $52,970 2.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $18.43 $23.34 $48,540 12.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 110 $17.57 $20.24 $42,100 4.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $19.35 $20.90 $43,470 3.7 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 $23.79 $24.68 $51,330 11.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $36.72 $36.66 $76,260 3.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 400 $21.27 $22.35 $46,500 4.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 540 $23.57 $24.09 $50,100 2.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $21.34 $23.58 $49,040 12.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 40 $12.15 $13.71 $28,520 6.2 %
 
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 470 $25.75 $27.60 $57,400 3.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $28.02 $29.31 $60,970 4.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $18.34 $21.10 $43,890 4.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 70 $29.07 $28.66 $59,620 4.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $26.17 $27.49 $57,180 3.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $26.05 $26.90 $55,950 6.9 %
 
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 1,550 $32.60 $33.76 $70,210 3.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 $52.49 $45.33 $94,280 15.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $17.48 $20.38 $42,390 7.6 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 160 $40.11 $42.05 $87,460 2.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $35.12 $38.26 $79,590 2.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 $31.05 $33.49 $69,660 4.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 $31.39 $32.55 $67,700 2.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 100 $44.09 $44.07 $91,670 4.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 140 $40.48 $40.95 $85,170 3.1 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 30 $47.68 $48.28 $100,410 5.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 240 $33.21 $35.56 $73,960 6.6 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 40 $19.91 $20.75 $43,150 6.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $22.18 $23.84 $49,600 5.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 30 $35.40 $34.50 $71,760 5.0 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 120 $26.90 $26.27 $54,640 3.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $12.96 $15.23 $31,680 12.9 %
 
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 650 $29.47 $29.19 $60,720 3.0 %
19-2031 Chemists 80 $38.23 $38.85 $80,800 3.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $22.31 $24.39 $50,740 3.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 240 $30.27 $29.86 $62,120 3.5 %
 
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 1,120 $18.55 $18.87 $39,240 2.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 260 $26.31 $25.67 $53,400 2.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $17.88 $16.38 $34,070 4.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 $16.40 $17.26 $35,910 5.1 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 50 $17.49 $17.92 $37,270 2.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 120 $20.70 $21.79 $45,320 2.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $20.12 $20.15 $41,910 3.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 70 $18.65 $19.39 $40,340 3.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 220 $12.31 $13.27 $27,610 4.8 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 110 $10.86 $12.55 $26,090 9.9 %
 
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 $19.16 $27.96 $58,160 12.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 150 $38.93 $44.73 $93,040 10.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 170 $17.48 $18.12 $37,690 11.1 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5,350 $20.44 $19.03 $39,580 2.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 230 $7.84 $10.10 $21,000 5.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 160 (4) (4) $43,290 4.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 90 $22.91 $23.09 $48,030 2.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 120 (4) (4) $41,200 9.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $22.73 $22.64 $47,100 3.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 210 $25.63 $24.77 $51,520 6.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 980 (4) (4) $16,320 4.4 %
 
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 440 $14.78 $17.94 $37,310 6.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $11.81 $11.90 $24,760 6.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $13.80 $14.84 $30,860 5.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $17.30 $19.75 $41,090 4.0 %
 
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 4,960 $23.11 $26.83 $55,800 3.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $19.16 $19.57 $40,710 5.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $46.43 $47.41 $98,610 6.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 40 (5) $87.73 $182,480 13.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100 $56.30 $73.31 $152,480 14.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,550 $26.84 $28.21 $58,680 2.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $40.29 $40.43 $84,100 2.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 150 $37.60 $39.53 $82,230 6.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $23.19 $22.76 $47,340 1.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $26.42 $25.93 $53,940 2.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $11.65 $12.19 $25,360 6.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 80 $17.78 $20.19 $41,990 18.7 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $13.37 $15.76 $32,770 2.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $26.75 $27.36 $56,910 4.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 190 $22.23 $22.43 $46,660 2.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 150 $15.48 $16.08 $33,450 2.0 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 280 $12.05 $12.24 $25,460 1.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 70 $18.41 $17.98 $37,390 4.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $9.95 $10.74 $22,340 7.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 840 $17.74 $17.99 $37,420 2.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 $11.10 $11.96 $24,880 5.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $12.29 $12.47 $25,930 2.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $32.45 $32.05 $66,660 1.8 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,870 $9.75 $10.39 $21,610 3.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 660 $8.36 $8.68 $18,060 2.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,010 $9.67 $9.64 $20,060 2.8 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 230 $10.14 $10.31 $21,450 3.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $24.32 $22.79 $47,400 12.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $11.27 $11.33 $23,570 3.6 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 40 $8.03 $10.16 $21,130 16.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 170 $12.14 $12.48 $25,970 6.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 230 $9.96 $10.37 $21,570 3.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $11.54 $12.13 $25,240 3.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $8.86 $8.86 $18,420 7.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $9.97 $9.96 $20,710 9.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 210 $10.47 $10.63 $22,110 4.0 %
 
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 2,610 $15.34 $18.58 $38,650 9.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $23.41 $23.87 $49,640 2.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 100 $16.22 $16.15 $33,580 2.5 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $18.45 $20.76 $43,180 7.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 220 $10.70 $11.53 $23,980 3.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 650 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 70 $15.14 $16.17 $33,640 3.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 740 $9.82 $10.44 $21,710 4.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 40 $7.93 $7.76 $16,150 5.8 %
 
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 8,020 $7.90 $9.10 $18,930 2.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 170 $18.78 $19.78 $41,150 6.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 680 $13.02 $13.41 $27,900 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 600 $7.81 $7.80 $16,220 3.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 580 $7.38 $7.82 $16,260 6.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 390 $11.57 $11.61 $24,150 3.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.98 $7.94 $16,520 6.6 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) $9.38 $9.46 $19,670 4.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,640 $7.74 $8.06 $16,760 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 320 $7.51 $9.26 $19,260 17.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 490 $7.94 $8.27 $17,200 4.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 220 $7.59 $7.99 $16,620 4.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,830 $7.60 $8.55 $17,770 7.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $7.74 $7.79 $16,200 5.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 230 $7.43 $8.22 $17,090 9.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 190 $7.89 $7.90 $16,440 3.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 160 $8.27 $8.34 $17,350 5.0 %
 
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 3,010 $9.09 $9.95 $20,690 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $15.42 $15.08 $31,370 3.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $18.21 $17.38 $36,160 4.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,430 $9.31 $9.78 $20,340 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 940 $8.18 $8.18 $17,020 2.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $14.14 $14.20 $29,530 8.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 320 $10.48 $11.07 $23,030 4.3 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $11.17 $11.83 $24,600 6.1 %
 
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 3,270 $8.05 $10.20 $21,220 3.4 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 290 $23.06 $22.62 $47,060 6.3 %
39-1012 Slot Key Persons (8) $14.39 $16.29 $33,880 5.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $16.37 $16.65 $34,640 2.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $8.73 $9.65 $20,070 6.3 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 870 $7.50 $7.64 $15,890 7.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $8.23 $8.28 $17,220 4.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 180 $7.74 $9.42 $19,580 10.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 330 $8.16 $8.75 $18,190 7.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 520 $7.57 $7.63 $15,870 5.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $13.28 $13.93 $28,970 5.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 240 $9.35 $9.68 $20,130 3.2 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 100 $7.99 $8.42 $17,520 3.4 %
 
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 9,760 $9.16 $11.85 $24,640 2.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,020 $14.34 $15.15 $31,510 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $21.35 $23.47 $48,820 14.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,400 $7.52 $7.85 $16,330 1.6 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 150 $9.11 $10.22 $21,260 15.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 310 $9.78 $11.09 $23,070 4.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 160 $12.86 $13.28 $27,620 4.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,960 $9.06 $10.02 $20,850 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $12.39 $14.27 $29,690 14.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 300 $13.23 $13.56 $28,210 6.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 130 $35.17 $30.66 $63,770 13.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 140 $15.48 $17.95 $37,330 13.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 140 $28.43 $31.21 $64,910 9.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 770 $18.72 $21.16 $44,000 5.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 30 $9.09 $11.68 $24,290 15.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $13.20 $16.76 $34,860 15.1 %
 
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 13,580 $11.87 $13.04 $27,120 1.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 830 $17.31 $19.01 $39,550 2.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 170 $8.78 $8.89 $18,500 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 150 $10.24 $10.61 $22,080 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 250 $12.91 $13.53 $28,140 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,260 $14.82 $14.86 $30,910 1.5 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 190 $11.43 $11.22 $23,350 5.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $14.48 $14.55 $30,270 3.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $15.25 $16.10 $33,490 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 570 $9.53 $9.73 $20,230 2.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 800 $11.23 $11.89 $24,720 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $18.02 $18.71 $38,910 3.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $9.85 $10.76 $22,370 4.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $9.09 $9.59 $19,950 8.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 60 $11.74 $12.13 $25,220 2.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $12.15 $12.31 $25,610 7.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $12.27 $12.35 $25,680 2.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $11.73 $13.10 $27,250 8.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $16.36 $18.16 $37,780 5.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,020 $10.28 $10.40 $21,620 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other (8) $17.27 $16.82 $34,980 4.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $7.61 $8.24 $17,150 3.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $11.92 $12.44 $25,880 4.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 310 $13.27 $13.53 $28,140 4.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $15.56 $15.97 $33,220 5.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $25.26 $24.89 $51,780 4.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 $25.28 $23.64 $49,180 3.4 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 70 $25.25 $23.91 $49,740 4.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 $19.93 $19.47 $40,500 9.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 230 $13.86 $14.64 $30,440 3.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 940 $9.27 $9.93 $20,650 2.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 800 $17.23 $17.45 $36,300 2.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 160 $15.51 $15.39 $32,010 4.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 140 $10.89 $11.09 $23,070 2.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,760 $11.51 $11.69 $24,310 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 170 $9.79 $10.97 $22,810 6.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,700 $10.10 $10.93 $22,740 1.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $12.13 $13.16 $27,380 3.0 %
 
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 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7,510 $17.35 $19.21 $39,960 4.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 690 $26.41 $26.71 $55,560 2.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 80 $17.88 $18.66 $38,810 3.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 900 $18.56 $18.92 $39,360 2.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $14.52 $17.02 $35,410 12.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 820 $11.69 $12.51 $26,020 3.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $13.74 $15.83 $32,930 11.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 480 $16.24 $16.74 $34,820 4.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 100 $17.16 $17.13 $35,640 3.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 590 $20.15 $19.99 $41,570 2.8 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $15.53 $15.92 $33,110 16.7 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 110 $15.04 $15.81 $32,890 3.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 440 $14.81 $15.82 $32,900 3.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 730 $21.95 $21.77 $45,280 2.4 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 50 $15.10 $17.10 $35,570 11.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 170 $17.05 $18.86 $39,230 14.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 180 $18.94 $19.15 $39,840 6.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 210 $11.07 $11.46 $23,840 3.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 200 $13.31 $13.20 $27,450 5.6 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (8) $11.12 $12.17 $25,320 5.1 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $11.67 $12.46 $25,920 5.7 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 100 $14.91 $14.65 $30,470 4.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (8) $29.55 $27.89 $58,010 5.2 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 60 $18.28 $19.23 $40,010 4.9 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 150 $19.11 $20.04 $41,690 2.9 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 60 $13.51 $14.47 $30,090 3.8 %
 
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 5,400 $18.07 $19.76 $41,100 2.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 480 $25.83 $28.68 $59,650 4.6 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 80 $23.10 $24.26 $50,460 15.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 80 $31.27 $30.98 $64,440 3.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 180 $22.60 $22.39 $46,560 3.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $18.42 $17.93 $37,300 7.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 400 $14.97 $16.07 $33,420 4.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 $16.79 $17.17 $35,720 3.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 230 $17.17 $18.41 $38,290 3.0 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.09 $10.05 $20,910 3.4 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 140 $28.53 $27.37 $56,930 4.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $20.31 $25.74 $53,530 21.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 320 $22.25 $22.65 $47,110 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,810 $15.07 $16.94 $35,240 3.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 140 $17.99 $19.94 $41,480 6.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $25.69 $25.46 $52,960 9.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 170 $25.82 $24.87 $51,730 7.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $27.67 $26.12 $54,330 6.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 80 $12.87 $12.62 $26,260 7.7 %
49-9096 Riggers 110 $13.58 $14.54 $30,240 8.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 120 $10.20 $11.38 $23,670 8.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 150 $16.78 $19.30 $40,140 6.1 %
 
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 6,170 $23.44 $23.00 $47,840 3.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 460 $30.10 $30.72 $63,900 4.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 100 $20.30 $20.09 $41,780 4.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $11.35 $12.30 $25,590 2.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-3011 Bakers 80 $9.94 $10.34 $21,510 3.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (8) $12.46 $12.74 $26,500 2.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.01 $13.90 $28,900 7.6 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $22.13 $23.10 $48,060 4.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 310 $25.78 $24.06 $50,050 4.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 740 $22.39 $23.89 $49,690 4.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $9.88 $10.77 $22,400 2.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $8.45 $8.57 $17,830 3.6 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 1,080 $30.53 $29.99 $62,380 2.0 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 930 $29.38 $29.42 $61,190 4.6 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 40 $24.74 $26.89 $55,940 8.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $23.81 $21.40 $44,510 11.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 400 $20.90 $21.07 $43,820 4.4 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 50 $10.08 $9.97 $20,740 2.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $19.79 $17.82 $37,060 22.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 330 $12.10 $12.94 $26,900 4.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 120 $15.45 $16.77 $34,880 4.6 %
 
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 6,950 $13.55 $15.12 $31,460 3.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $21.43 $22.89 $47,610 4.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $24.14 $24.27 $50,480 2.8 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (4) (4) $70,420 3.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 430 $7.25 $7.48 $15,560 8.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 240 $7.64 $9.82 $20,420 9.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,100 $15.99 $17.77 $36,960 5.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 580 $12.29 $12.65 $26,320 6.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $10.54 $10.02 $20,840 8.5 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 320 $18.45 $18.68 $38,850 3.0 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (8) $31.25 $32.28 $67,150 4.7 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 150 $7.80 $8.28 $17,220 5.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 220 $21.56 $20.26 $42,150 5.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $15.85 $16.42 $34,160 2.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 220 $15.36 $16.87 $35,080 4.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $8.25 $9.30 $19,330 5.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,990 $11.49 $12.25 $25,480 3.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 110 $9.22 $9.40 $19,540 4.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $11.41 $12.58 $26,160 9.2 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (8) $17.73 $18.64 $38,780 18.0 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) $11.54 $12.22 $25,420 4.2 %

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