May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Modesto, CA



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 Modesto, CA, a metropolitan statistical area in California.

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 Modesto, CA (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 156,400 $15.28 $19.77 $41,120 1.7 %
 
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 6,470 $39.57 $44.03 $91,590 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 200 (5) $83.55 $173,790 5.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,070 $42.04 $47.67 $99,150 2.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 180 $63.42 $68.11 $141,680 14.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 470 $31.91 $42.16 $87,700 4.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $39.48 $47.57 $98,950 10.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 190 $29.90 $33.26 $69,190 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 110 $44.02 $43.69 $90,880 2.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 390 $42.93 $48.01 $99,850 4.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 60 $56.58 $55.33 $115,080 4.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 200 $41.38 $43.30 $90,070 2.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $42.60 $43.82 $91,140 5.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 150 $35.19 $37.73 $78,480 4.8 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers 40 $29.90 $38.21 $79,480 18.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 180 $37.39 $39.59 $82,340 3.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $26.93 $28.68 $59,660 7.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 320 (4) (4) $104,480 2.4 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 110 $41.11 $43.64 $90,760 11.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 $50.34 $51.45 $107,020 3.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 340 $20.09 $22.45 $46,700 5.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 300 $42.75 $43.88 $91,280 7.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 290 $12.07 $17.48 $36,350 13.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 150 $25.70 $28.06 $58,370 5.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 240 $42.93 $41.41 $86,130 2.9 %
 
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 4,310 $26.23 $28.13 $58,500 2.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $20.34 $23.97 $49,850 7.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 220 $22.52 $22.36 $46,510 3.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 180 $26.49 $25.54 $53,120 4.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $23.14 $27.36 $56,900 6.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 270 $30.43 $31.47 $65,450 3.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $22.94 $25.14 $52,290 5.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 150 $24.57 $26.24 $54,580 3.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $26.62 $26.67 $55,480 3.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 170 $24.53 $26.96 $56,080 2.7 %
13-1081 Logisticians 30 $31.13 $33.65 $69,990 7.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 270 $24.77 $27.58 $57,360 6.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $20.67 $22.32 $46,440 4.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 960 $23.78 $26.29 $54,690 6.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 810 $27.73 $29.22 $60,780 2.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 $27.08 $24.18 $50,300 16.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 90 $35.15 $35.91 $74,690 4.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 80 $29.71 $31.78 $66,100 6.9 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 120 $21.74 $31.46 $65,430 19.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 230 $33.69 $34.73 $72,230 4.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 90 $24.78 $29.86 $62,100 12.6 %
 
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 1,090 $31.70 $33.57 $69,820 3.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 100 $37.20 $39.39 $81,940 5.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 160 $40.95 $47.98 $99,810 7.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 30 $47.39 $45.38 $94,390 6.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 260 $22.51 $22.23 $46,250 3.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 150 $29.81 $30.80 $64,060 3.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 $30.98 $31.80 $66,140 4.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $33.90 $33.85 $70,410 4.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 130 $35.63 $35.47 $73,770 2.9 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 50 $28.15 $32.40 $67,390 12.8 %
 
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 1,160 $32.19 $34.14 $71,020 2.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 60 $36.58 $34.50 $71,760 12.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $31.20 $32.01 $66,570 2.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $36.43 $38.46 $80,000 2.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $35.40 $35.43 $73,690 4.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $35.81 $35.43 $73,700 3.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $31.96 $32.92 $68,470 3.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) $52.12 $53.43 $111,140 6.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 150 $22.23 $22.51 $46,820 3.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $27.40 $28.17 $58,600 4.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $23.69 $25.15 $52,310 7.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $27.96 $28.07 $58,390 3.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 180 $33.84 $34.07 $70,860 2.3 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 $31.66 $32.72 $68,060 7.3 %
 
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 1,090 $26.05 $28.03 $58,300 6.0 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 30 $27.86 $29.27 $60,870 9.1 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists (8) $28.57 $26.70 $55,530 3.6 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 190 $43.51 $43.25 $89,950 5.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $27.76 $27.55 $57,310 4.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 160 $26.86 $27.82 $57,870 4.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 100 $37.08 $38.66 $80,400 8.3 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 100 $17.18 $17.25 $35,890 3.4 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 170 $15.44 $16.50 $34,320 3.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $15.37 $16.07 $33,430 4.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 30 $14.90 $16.18 $33,660 9.7 %
 
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 2,940 $21.66 $22.81 $47,450 2.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 180 $20.72 $19.43 $40,420 7.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 280 $36.64 $34.11 $70,940 4.9 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (8) $25.11 $26.44 $55,000 8.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 90 $11.86 $14.97 $31,130 17.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 300 $21.33 $21.30 $44,310 2.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 260 $18.96 $21.49 $44,690 9.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 160 $21.16 $23.10 $48,050 8.1 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 240 $27.84 $26.41 $54,920 3.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 100 $19.70 $21.71 $45,150 4.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 770 $19.57 $19.52 $40,610 5.3 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 100 $18.36 $20.83 $43,330 10.0 %
21-2011 Clergy 50 $18.18 $20.21 $42,040 5.9 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education 30 $14.21 $18.19 $37,830 14.5 %
 
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 1,150 $34.26 $47.27 $98,310 11.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 530 $65.23 $73.82 $153,540 8.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 260 $23.64 $24.13 $50,190 6.3 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other (8) $27.06 $27.92 $58,070 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 13,090 $27.60 $27.65 $57,510 4.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 130 $16.04 $26.94 $56,040 4.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 440 $12.07 $14.29 $29,720 6.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 420 (4) (4) $67,770 2.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 3,440 (4) (4) $63,550 4.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 850 (4) (4) $67,140 4.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,730 (4) (4) $70,390 2.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $59,670 3.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 320 (4) (4) $63,440 2.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 100 (4) (4) $63,600 12.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $72,080 4.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 290 $12.49 $13.36 $27,780 5.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 990 (4) (4) $49,680 3.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $26.75 $29.28 $60,910 7.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 110 $17.14 $16.60 $34,520 3.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 320 $35.51 $34.88 $72,540 2.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,470 (4) (4) $29,580 2.5 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 150 $19.33 $19.95 $41,500 4.8 %
 
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 1,410 $14.66 $19.55 $40,670 8.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $9.71 $10.92 $22,720 8.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 120 $18.83 $19.83 $41,250 3.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 140 $11.58 $13.10 $27,240 5.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 160 (4) (4) $49,400 13.5 %
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials (8) (4) (4) $23,810 9.3 %
27-2032 Choreographers 130 $12.11 $19.79 $41,160 25.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 120 $18.80 $23.34 $48,550 7.9 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $25.49 $29.12 $60,570 5.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 90 $15.09 $17.14 $35,660 6.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 100 $12.23 $13.63 $28,340 9.8 %
 
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 9,230 $35.52 $37.37 $77,740 3.6 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 70 (5) $92.60 $192,610 19.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 70 $31.89 $33.55 $69,780 6.5 %
29-1041 Optometrists 40 $65.58 $65.00 $135,210 20.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 310 $61.75 $65.17 $135,550 9.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 $57.69 $67.49 $140,370 21.0 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) $77.41 $80.68 $167,820 16.6 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 50 (5) $103.21 $214,680 19.8 %
29-1067 Surgeons 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 210 (5) $91.35 $190,000 15.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $40.51 $42.50 $88,390 2.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,910 $45.23 $43.07 $89,590 3.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $29.35 $29.54 $61,450 13.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 180 $39.54 $39.38 $81,900 2.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 250 $30.06 $30.60 $63,660 5.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $39.55 $36.74 $76,420 6.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 $41.13 $50.97 $106,020 18.2 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other (8) $34.36 $50.39 $104,800 18.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $36.91 $36.65 $76,220 2.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 190 $34.94 $35.74 $74,340 7.7 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 $21.30 $24.63 $51,230 10.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 130 $28.57 $27.98 $58,190 2.8 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 60 $42.16 $43.04 $89,520 6.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 150 $34.08 $32.54 $67,680 4.6 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 310 $12.59 $13.09 $27,230 4.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 480 $17.24 $17.27 $35,930 3.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 140 $23.22 $23.42 $48,720 5.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 170 $10.98 $12.41 $25,810 12.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 670 $24.54 $24.28 $50,510 2.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 250 $13.44 $14.59 $30,360 4.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 90 $15.65 $16.11 $33,520 4.2 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 260 $19.82 $19.39 $40,340 4.0 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) $40.45 $39.08 $81,290 3.4 %
 
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 4,900 $12.52 $12.96 $26,950 2.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 760 $9.32 $9.57 $19,900 2.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,650 $12.56 $12.72 $26,450 3.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $27.65 $26.67 $55,470 4.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $13.38 $13.03 $27,100 4.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 580 $13.92 $14.06 $29,250 3.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 840 $12.51 $12.78 $26,580 3.2 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 150 $11.91 $11.97 $24,890 5.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $17.53 $17.53 $36,470 4.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $12.72 $12.77 $26,570 4.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 110 $11.19 $11.58 $24,080 7.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 340 $15.91 $16.52 $34,370 3.2 %
 
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 2,870 $18.29 $19.88 $41,350 8.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $50.77 $50.64 $105,340 2.5 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $17.05 $20.15 $41,900 9.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 520 $23.62 $23.88 $49,670 2.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (8) $28.63 $30.49 $63,430 1.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 750 $28.54 $28.76 $59,830 2.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 840 $9.77 $10.88 $22,620 4.4 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 $12.43 $12.71 $26,440 5.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 390 $11.73 $12.90 $26,840 8.3 %
 
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 13,860 $9.13 $9.93 $20,650 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $27.76 $26.87 $55,880 4.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,030 $12.64 $13.69 $28,480 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,970 $8.88 $9.15 $19,040 2.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 200 $12.15 $12.99 $27,010 5.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 720 $11.44 $11.62 $24,170 2.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $11.24 $11.34 $23,590 4.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,160 $9.16 $10.08 $20,960 3.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 350 $8.91 $9.10 $18,920 2.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,250 $9.05 $9.43 $19,610 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 260 $9.47 $10.92 $22,710 4.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,380 $8.89 $9.00 $18,730 1.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 350 $8.96 $9.04 $18,790 1.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 590 $8.93 $8.99 $18,700 1.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 360 $8.89 $8.99 $18,700 2.5 %
 
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 4,510 $12.45 $13.50 $28,090 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 230 $22.79 $22.18 $46,130 4.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $22.33 $22.68 $47,170 2.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,200 $13.48 $13.74 $28,580 2.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 760 $9.34 $9.65 $20,060 2.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 180 $14.44 $14.55 $30,270 4.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,010 $11.73 $12.77 $26,570 3.1 %
 
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 2,850 $9.55 $11.51 $23,940 2.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $16.43 $17.74 $36,900 4.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $9.24 $10.81 $22,490 3.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 70 $9.01 $9.74 $20,250 6.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 280 $8.99 $9.13 $18,990 2.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 $13.38 $13.57 $28,220 7.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 290 $9.29 $11.05 $22,980 15.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 800 $9.68 $10.71 $22,290 2.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 340 $9.45 $9.97 $20,730 5.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 210 $17.54 $19.74 $41,060 11.4 %
 
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 16,240 $11.25 $15.72 $32,700 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,380 $16.87 $18.78 $39,050 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $30.09 $30.38 $63,200 4.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,740 $9.28 $11.24 $23,380 3.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,010 $11.36 $12.15 $25,280 3.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 290 $15.04 $16.28 $33,870 4.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,570 $9.50 $11.34 $23,580 2.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $28.16 $26.06 $54,210 5.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 300 $27.81 $33.23 $69,120 17.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 120 $21.49 $37.02 $77,010 19.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 390 $23.60 $27.32 $56,830 6.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 140 $40.69 $46.60 $96,920 11.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,250 $29.48 $32.21 $67,000 5.6 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 130 $8.97 $9.88 $20,560 6.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9031 Sales Engineers 40 $47.49 $50.40 $104,820 9.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 280 $10.86 $11.64 $24,200 5.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 130 $17.72 $19.67 $40,920 7.1 %
 
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 23,690 $14.53 $15.69 $32,640 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,780 $20.13 $21.46 $44,630 1.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 250 $10.95 $11.56 $24,040 4.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 220 $13.49 $14.79 $30,770 7.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,160 $13.64 $14.58 $30,330 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,020 $16.77 $17.11 $35,590 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 340 $17.28 $17.37 $36,140 1.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $18.61 $18.58 $38,640 3.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 720 $11.42 $11.71 $24,360 2.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,290 $15.02 $16.97 $35,310 3.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 340 $10.79 $12.01 $24,970 4.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 220 $9.23 $9.35 $19,440 3.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 290 $14.94 $16.04 $33,360 4.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 $17.37 $16.93 $35,210 2.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 280 $16.15 $16.57 $34,460 3.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $16.22 $16.07 $33,430 4.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 200 $14.15 $14.60 $30,360 2.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $16.88 $17.85 $37,130 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 960 $11.63 $12.17 $25,320 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 200 $15.08 $15.66 $32,580 3.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $11.97 $11.95 $24,860 3.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $22.98 $22.73 $47,270 3.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 220 $18.07 $20.46 $42,560 5.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $24.49 $25.23 $52,470 3.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 $25.25 $24.54 $51,050 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 450 $24.75 $23.42 $48,710 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 280 $20.32 $20.86 $43,390 3.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 860 $14.89 $15.14 $31,500 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,380 $9.95 $11.61 $24,140 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 270 $10.59 $11.41 $23,720 4.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,560 $21.06 $21.23 $44,160 2.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 1,220 $12.22 $13.03 $27,100 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,040 $15.56 $15.44 $32,110 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $16.13 $17.94 $37,320 8.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $13.72 $14.06 $29,240 3.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 110 $17.28 $17.34 $36,060 2.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 270 $15.77 $17.50 $36,400 4.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (8) $11.53 $12.16 $25,290 3.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,840 $12.74 $12.89 $26,810 2.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 490 $11.14 $11.86 $24,660 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 5,490 $8.80 $10.11 $21,030 3.0 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 230 $18.34 $20.54 $42,730 5.7 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 450 $9.13 $9.68 $20,130 5.7 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 210 $11.67 $12.54 $26,090 4.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 4,330 $8.63 $9.20 $19,130 3.0 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 180 $9.77 $10.97 $22,810 5.8 %
 
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 6,820 $20.14 $21.90 $45,550 1.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 560 $30.22 $31.42 $65,360 2.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $22.02 $22.08 $45,930 5.2 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 30 $20.41 $19.39 $40,320 8.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 800 $19.59 $21.16 $44,010 4.1 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 30 $12.72 $16.93 $35,200 8.6 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles (8) $18.00 $19.50 $40,560 7.5 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 60 $22.26 $23.12 $48,090 6.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 210 $18.58 $18.83 $39,170 4.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 970 $17.07 $17.38 $36,150 2.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $17.24 $17.67 $36,760 6.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 300 $24.48 $25.41 $52,850 2.8 %
47-2082 Tapers 90 $19.37 $23.25 $48,370 3.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 710 $21.66 $22.17 $46,120 5.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 490 $15.61 $17.39 $36,180 4.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 30 $24.44 $25.18 $52,370 3.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 540 $28.98 $28.26 $58,780 4.4 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 230 $20.22 $20.33 $42,280 6.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 240 $23.36 $23.28 $48,430 6.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 120 $18.89 $21.65 $45,030 10.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 60 $15.76 $17.56 $36,520 8.9 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $15.40 $15.84 $32,950 4.2 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $11.91 $12.57 $26,140 7.8 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 80 $13.77 $14.83 $30,850 11.6 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $16.03 $16.64 $34,600 6.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $29.44 $30.17 $62,750 3.1 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 80 $14.25 $18.13 $37,700 11.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $22.16 $22.46 $46,720 4.3 %
 
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 6,040 $21.04 $21.34 $44,400 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 390 $29.18 $29.87 $62,120 2.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 120 $13.29 $14.08 $29,290 6.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 80 $27.84 $26.78 $55,700 6.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 100 $29.08 $27.78 $57,790 3.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 190 $19.45 $19.77 $41,110 3.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 820 $18.00 $20.08 $41,760 5.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 260 $20.49 $21.38 $44,480 4.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 170 $19.10 $19.34 $40,230 9.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 $22.23 $21.49 $44,700 4.7 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 50 $23.10 $24.54 $51,050 12.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 140 $13.33 $13.28 $27,630 11.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 30 $29.10 $28.37 $59,000 7.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 110 $19.16 $21.53 $44,790 9.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 600 $24.95 $24.54 $51,050 2.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,730 $20.48 $20.05 $41,710 2.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) $14.66 $14.74 $30,660 3.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 140 $36.44 $36.05 $74,990 2.4 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 40 $24.60 $24.31 $50,570 6.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 90 $16.12 $16.20 $33,690 4.0 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 50 $15.47 $15.76 $32,790 9.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 $10.12 $12.13 $25,230 7.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 110 $16.11 $18.93 $39,370 6.3 %
 
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 13,580 $14.61 $15.72 $32,700 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 820 $26.40 $27.06 $56,280 1.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 140 $17.92 $18.36 $38,180 4.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 620 $13.37 $13.43 $27,940 4.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 170 $9.63 $11.61 $24,150 5.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 160 $10.81 $11.98 $24,930 7.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 180 $18.62 $17.38 $36,140 4.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 330 $10.74 $10.77 $22,410 2.7 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 340 $16.25 $15.38 $31,990 6.2 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $17.54 $17.75 $36,930 10.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $13.85 $14.92 $31,030 3.9 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $20.42 $19.97 $41,530 4.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 280 $16.74 $16.12 $33,540 2.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $10.74 $11.85 $24,650 7.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 220 $19.94 $20.86 $43,390 5.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (8) $24.86 $23.55 $48,980 6.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 500 $18.10 $18.86 $39,220 2.1 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (8) $9.88 $11.70 $24,330 4.3 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 $17.38 $18.06 $37,560 10.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $19.99 $20.22 $42,060 4.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 180 $20.18 $20.22 $42,060 2.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $9.21 $9.41 $19,570 2.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 140 $9.56 $9.90 $20,590 6.1 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $10.84 $10.74 $22,340 4.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $15.29 $15.33 $31,890 3.7 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (8) $16.21 $16.82 $34,980 16.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 40 $10.03 $10.81 $22,480 4.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 140 $10.80 $11.79 $24,530 3.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 160 $24.85 $24.88 $51,740 1.9 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $22.08 $23.08 $48,000 4.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $15.11 $14.88 $30,940 2.8 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) $13.58 $13.41 $27,890 2.7 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 $16.39 $15.80 $32,870 2.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $17.44 $16.84 $35,020 4.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $14.51 $15.07 $31,340 4.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 940 $13.83 $14.62 $30,400 7.3 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $14.04 $19.46 $40,480 20.4 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 80 $12.96 $12.80 $26,620 7.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2,240 $13.87 $14.30 $29,750 5.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $16.13 $15.75 $32,770 4.5 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $20.76 $20.62 $42,880 5.5 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $10.69 $11.34 $23,600 4.6 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 180 $11.37 $12.21 $25,400 4.1 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 70 $19.74 $18.64 $38,760 4.4 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 70 $10.68 $11.19 $23,270 4.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 $18.14 $18.33 $38,130 2.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 590 $11.14 $11.27 $23,440 2.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 280 $11.62 $12.96 $26,970 6.0 %
 
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 13,630 $13.63 $14.84 $30,860 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 270 $20.11 $19.99 $41,580 3.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 280 $24.89 $26.08 $54,240 5.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $18.24 $18.26 $37,990 4.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 340 $8.70 $9.85 $20,490 6.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,710 $18.45 $19.43 $40,420 3.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,230 $13.89 $15.27 $31,770 6.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $10.37 $11.14 $23,180 8.0 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $9.01 $10.57 $21,980 9.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 200 $9.76 $10.65 $22,150 4.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 50 $10.71 $12.56 $26,130 8.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,650 $16.52 $16.34 $33,990 2.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 450 $9.58 $11.67 $24,280 9.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,240 $12.35 $12.67 $26,350 1.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 170 $12.74 $13.03 $27,100 3.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,120 $9.13 $10.29 $21,390 8.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (8) $18.41 $18.55 $38,580 10.6 %

About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010