May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Spartanburg, SC



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 Spartanburg, SC, a metropolitan statistical area in South 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 Spartanburg, SC (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 116,710 $14.78 $18.41 $38,300 1.9 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 5,740 $39.53 $46.46 $96,630 3.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 460 (5) $84.50 $175,770 4.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,690 $40.25 $47.30 $98,380 5.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 30 (4) (4) $15,300 5.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 130 $49.35 $56.17 $116,820 7.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 420 $48.46 $51.70 $107,540 5.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $36.64 $46.59 $96,910 16.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 310 $31.90 $37.38 $77,750 12.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 160 $39.14 $42.68 $88,770 4.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 350 $40.78 $46.35 $96,400 5.0 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $41.57 $46.00 $95,680 9.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 270 $43.92 $46.93 $97,610 5.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 $48.17 $49.39 $102,720 3.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 140 $36.92 $39.50 $82,160 5.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 230 $39.36 $45.01 $93,630 9.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (8) $22.35 $24.66 $51,280 10.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $71,680 5.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 $34.70 $37.60 $78,200 2.6 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 90 $30.18 $30.48 $63,400 2.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 160 $42.98 $44.71 $92,990 2.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 220 $20.64 $22.31 $46,400 8.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 240 $36.37 $39.62 $82,410 4.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 $24.39 $27.14 $56,460 10.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $24.16 $28.80 $59,910 6.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 70 $26.44 $30.26 $62,940 7.2 %
 
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 3,210 $25.60 $28.05 $58,340 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $28.05 $34.21 $71,160 7.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 220 $26.33 $26.62 $55,360 1.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $29.88 $29.64 $61,650 2.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $19.27 $22.61 $47,020 6.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 190 $26.65 $26.94 $56,030 3.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $15.39 $17.64 $36,680 4.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $20.89 $24.96 $51,920 4.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 90 $22.00 $27.00 $56,160 10.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 $22.31 $24.46 $50,880 6.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 160 $29.32 $42.77 $88,960 11.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 160 $23.86 $25.16 $52,330 3.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 830 $24.22 $27.64 $57,490 3.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $33.06 $45.01 $93,630 29.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $24.05 $26.20 $54,500 12.6 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $15.93 $15.57 $32,390 9.7 %
 
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 1,310 $29.61 $30.77 $64,010 3.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 270 $35.21 $36.37 $75,640 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 90 $30.78 $30.62 $63,680 6.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 110 $30.56 $30.07 $62,550 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 380 $22.30 $25.28 $52,580 6.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 130 $29.43 $30.98 $64,450 2.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 200 $30.35 $31.28 $65,060 3.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $25.56 $28.39 $59,050 5.3 %
 
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 1,740 $29.97 $30.94 $64,360 2.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 50 $38.74 $38.74 $80,580 8.9 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (8) $14.80 $17.26 $35,900 13.3 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 90 $41.87 $42.82 $89,060 2.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $30.16 $32.15 $66,870 3.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 90 $34.00 $35.97 $74,810 3.0 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $27.66 $30.34 $63,110 4.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 450 $30.99 $32.18 $66,940 1.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 230 $34.14 $34.42 $71,600 2.6 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) $18.92 $21.46 $44,640 15.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $22.42 $24.09 $50,120 6.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (8) $23.25 $24.20 $50,330 2.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $23.30 $23.58 $49,050 3.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $19.82 $20.74 $43,140 4.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $30.80 $29.47 $61,300 4.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 110 $18.59 $19.63 $40,840 3.4 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $29.45 $28.24 $58,730 10.0 %
 
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 380 $20.74 $25.10 $52,220 4.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $29.40 $31.22 $64,940 4.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 30 $35.24 $41.50 $86,310 11.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 130 $16.91 $17.83 $37,090 3.1 %
 
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 900 $16.97 $18.31 $38,090 3.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 210 $25.18 $25.27 $52,560 2.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $16.58 $17.39 $36,180 3.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $15.94 $16.60 $34,540 7.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 230 $15.86 $16.27 $33,830 3.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $19.00 $19.56 $40,690 4.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $12.61 $12.93 $26,890 2.9 %
 
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 490 $22.02 $33.49 $69,650 14.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 210 $52.43 $54.58 $113,530 12.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 180 $14.73 $16.95 $35,250 7.1 %
 
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 6,880 $21.01 $20.73 $43,120 1.8 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $59,750 1.8 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $56,450 2.3 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $56,770 2.2 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $59,740 2.5 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $50,650 1.7 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $51,950 2.0 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 140 (4) (4) $40,970 1.6 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $52,090 2.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $44,650 1.6 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $60,190 1.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 120 $17.16 $18.26 $37,990 7.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 270 (4) (4) $47,430 2.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,590 (4) (4) $46,950 1.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 570 (4) (4) $48,600 2.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 750 (4) (4) $50,720 3.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $56,580 3.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 290 (4) (4) $43,260 8.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $50,870 2.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $54,310 2.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 180 $22.49 $21.71 $45,160 3.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $26.19 $25.13 $52,280 2.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $28.06 $28.59 $59,470 5.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,160 (4) (4) $18,730 2.0 %
 
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 1,030 $17.85 $19.49 $40,530 2.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 $18.21 $19.14 $39,820 5.1 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (8) $18.19 $19.85 $41,280 12.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $11.77 $12.06 $25,090 3.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 50 $19.97 $21.45 $44,620 2.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 140 (4) (4) $37,370 5.9 %
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers 50 $20.77 $21.26 $44,220 4.1 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $25.91 $26.78 $55,700 27.4 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $19.72 $19.39 $40,320 7.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 160 $18.75 $21.53 $44,780 4.9 %
27-3041 Editors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3042 Technical Writers 30 $25.01 $24.85 $51,680 2.6 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $19.12 $19.02 $39,560 6.0 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 60 $12.30 $13.81 $28,710 9.9 %
 
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 6,600 $23.51 $30.39 $63,220 3.6 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $92.95 $193,340 15.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $22.73 $21.72 $45,170 5.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 250 $55.38 $52.39 $108,960 5.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 290 $78.84 $80.97 $168,420 11.8 %
29-1063 Internists, General 70 (5) $95.08 $197,760 11.5 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 30 (5) $87.11 $181,180 12.6 %
29-1067 Surgeons 30 (5) $117.95 $245,330 15.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $96.11 $199,910 14.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $36.96 $35.94 $74,760 5.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,600 $25.20 $26.13 $54,360 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $33.39 $34.20 $71,140 4.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 230 $34.99 $34.53 $71,830 2.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $26.39 $28.22 $58,700 7.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $18.11 $18.76 $39,020 4.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $18.45 $19.16 $39,850 5.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 180 $25.32 $24.59 $51,150 7.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $29.65 $29.37 $61,100 2.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $21.12 $21.54 $44,800 4.1 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 40 $11.18 $11.09 $23,070 4.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 420 $12.85 $12.70 $26,410 4.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 60 $15.99 $16.38 $34,070 3.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $10.67 $11.68 $24,290 11.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 650 $17.96 $17.91 $37,260 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $13.37 $14.38 $29,900 4.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 60 $11.40 $11.79 $24,520 4.8 %
 
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 3,100 $11.13 $11.83 $24,600 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 620 $10.12 $9.94 $20,670 3.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,450 $10.74 $10.90 $22,670 1.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $22.08 $23.67 $49,240 9.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $11.16 $14.11 $29,340 19.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $15.45 $15.49 $32,220 4.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 340 $13.00 $13.22 $27,500 1.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $12.49 $12.12 $25,210 16.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $9.60 $10.77 $22,400 6.6 %
 
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 2,130 $14.67 $14.89 $30,970 3.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 110 $23.69 $24.08 $50,080 2.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 50 $24.06 $23.82 $49,540 5.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 440 $11.90 $13.29 $27,650 5.1 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators (8) $15.25 $15.50 $32,230 5.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $19.06 $19.28 $40,100 5.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 380 $16.22 $16.14 $33,570 2.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 440 $10.77 $12.39 $25,770 8.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 $10.65 $10.93 $22,730 2.7 %
 
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 10,360 $7.88 $8.96 $18,650 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 70 $19.55 $21.39 $44,490 13.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 680 $15.19 $17.29 $35,960 6.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 550 $7.74 $7.88 $16,380 3.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $10.23 $10.55 $21,950 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 750 $9.02 $9.48 $19,720 4.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 380 $8.20 $8.58 $17,850 6.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 760 $8.58 $8.83 $18,370 2.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 270 $7.44 $8.32 $17,310 6.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,700 $7.63 $7.91 $16,460 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.35 $7.57 $15,740 5.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,120 $7.53 $8.07 $16,780 3.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $8.82 $9.28 $19,300 2.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.50 $7.82 $16,260 4.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 360 $8.39 $8.48 $17,650 3.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 320 $8.33 $8.48 $17,640 4.2 %
 
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 4,050 $9.83 $10.56 $21,970 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 220 $14.20 $15.65 $32,560 5.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $22.36 $22.00 $45,750 4.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,920 $9.09 $9.68 $20,130 3.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 920 $9.50 $9.60 $19,970 3.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $13.96 $13.92 $28,960 2.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 780 $10.65 $10.94 $22,750 4.5 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $13.87 $13.74 $28,590 4.8 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,440 $8.93 $9.98 $20,760 3.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $14.66 $17.49 $36,380 7.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $7.86 $8.59 $17,870 6.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $7.70 $8.19 $17,040 3.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 60 $10.91 $11.24 $23,390 3.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 180 $9.70 $12.11 $25,180 15.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 710 $8.34 $8.77 $18,230 4.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 230 $8.56 $8.53 $17,750 4.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $11.08 $13.00 $27,030 17.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 320 $9.65 $9.86 $20,520 2.6 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 30 $12.08 $12.01 $24,990 3.7 %
 
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 10,630 $10.23 $14.71 $30,600 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,030 $16.16 $17.60 $36,610 3.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 310 $32.46 $33.66 $70,000 5.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,250 $8.16 $8.53 $17,740 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 220 $9.55 $11.63 $24,190 6.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 200 $11.04 $12.42 $25,840 4.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,400 $9.47 $10.64 $22,120 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $18.91 $20.55 $42,750 8.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 260 $17.53 $21.95 $45,660 9.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 90 $11.95 $13.56 $28,210 5.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 270 $23.11 $25.74 $53,540 8.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,220 $25.95 $31.87 $66,290 4.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 40 $9.32 $13.14 $27,330 8.5 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (8) $26.80 $24.27 $50,490 14.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 30 $14.37 $16.96 $35,280 15.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 30 $9.70 $11.62 $24,160 6.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 100 $7.77 $9.48 $19,720 14.0 %
 
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 16,690 $13.54 $14.47 $30,090 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,100 $19.13 $20.84 $43,340 3.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $11.26 $11.25 $23,410 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 310 $13.21 $14.28 $29,710 3.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 450 $15.05 $15.47 $32,180 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,220 $14.68 $15.14 $31,490 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $16.80 $16.85 $35,040 1.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 120 $15.41 $15.25 $31,710 5.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 550 $11.94 $11.98 $24,920 2.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 40 $13.76 $14.22 $29,570 3.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $8.88 $9.52 $19,790 4.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,100 $13.23 $13.96 $29,030 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $10.94 $11.38 $23,670 5.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 90 $9.64 $9.55 $19,870 4.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 180 $11.35 $11.22 $23,340 3.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) $13.66 $14.69 $30,550 8.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $14.48 $14.77 $30,720 4.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 150 $13.77 $15.08 $31,370 4.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $16.16 $16.96 $35,270 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 780 $12.42 $13.04 $27,130 3.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 30 $14.99 $14.75 $30,680 2.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 80 $7.72 $8.64 $17,970 5.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $14.28 $14.08 $29,280 3.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $16.78 $16.95 $35,250 3.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $25.26 $24.81 $51,600 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 290 $24.09 $22.53 $46,860 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 300 $18.75 $19.58 $40,730 2.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 870 $13.02 $13.55 $28,190 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 960 $10.30 $11.04 $22,960 2.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $14.42 $15.40 $32,020 2.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 610 $18.67 $19.65 $40,860 1.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $15.64 $15.84 $32,940 10.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 360 $11.46 $12.16 $25,290 6.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,630 $14.38 $14.69 $30,550 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $19.94 $20.34 $42,310 7.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $11.49 $12.17 $25,320 2.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $14.61 $16.45 $34,210 7.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 180 $10.82 $11.26 $23,430 2.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,100 $11.01 $11.42 $23,760 2.0 %
 
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 (8) $7.44 $8.47 $17,630 15.5 %
 
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 4,200 $15.50 $16.50 $34,330 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 550 $23.39 $24.64 $51,260 3.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 90 $20.32 $19.80 $41,190 3.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 400 $15.02 $15.40 $32,030 3.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 160 $14.14 $14.24 $29,620 4.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 530 $11.11 $11.43 $23,780 3.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 120 $14.81 $15.17 $31,550 4.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 210 $14.50 $15.34 $31,900 3.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 300 $17.58 $17.47 $36,350 3.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 $12.63 $12.55 $26,100 5.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 430 $18.63 $20.48 $42,590 5.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 130 $12.29 $12.17 $25,320 2.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 130 $15.35 $16.11 $33,500 3.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $14.91 $14.81 $30,800 3.8 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 50 $10.68 $10.84 $22,550 2.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 70 $11.28 $11.30 $23,500 2.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 190 $12.22 $11.78 $24,490 4.6 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $11.12 $11.33 $23,580 3.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $18.26 $19.93 $41,460 7.5 %
 
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 5,600 $18.19 $19.01 $39,550 2.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 430 $25.48 $25.99 $54,060 2.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $16.51 $15.20 $31,620 14.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $15.15 $19.90 $41,390 17.2 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 30 $19.66 $19.09 $39,700 2.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 160 $21.15 $21.47 $44,660 3.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $20.54 $22.97 $47,780 14.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 500 $15.65 $16.32 $33,940 4.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 $16.62 $17.32 $36,020 3.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 170 $20.54 $22.32 $46,420 6.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $12.62 $12.09 $25,150 10.0 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians (8) $14.53 $15.98 $33,240 9.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $9.22 $9.57 $19,900 4.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 380 $17.96 $18.58 $38,640 5.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 910 $22.39 $22.77 $47,370 4.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,530 $17.17 $17.25 $35,880 1.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 100 $14.01 $14.97 $31,140 4.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 150 $19.98 $19.90 $41,390 4.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 80 $29.65 $27.42 $57,040 9.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $21.13 $22.04 $45,840 5.5 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 50 $15.68 $16.27 $33,850 3.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 230 $11.23 $11.84 $24,620 3.6 %
 
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 19,600 $16.51 $18.22 $37,890 6.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,310 $25.57 $25.99 $54,050 2.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 70 $12.72 $12.23 $25,440 8.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 170 $16.18 $16.27 $33,850 2.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 5,990 $27.11 $23.31 $48,490 9.8 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $8.30 $8.43 $17,530 7.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $12.50 $12.39 $25,770 3.0 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $14.39 $14.45 $30,050 4.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 360 $18.59 $18.73 $38,960 2.7 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers (8) $17.17 $17.51 $36,430 7.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 350 $16.17 $16.29 $33,870 8.5 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $19.61 $20.27 $42,150 7.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 440 $14.66 $14.78 $30,750 3.2 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.45 $16.62 $34,560 7.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $16.90 $16.21 $33,710 3.4 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $16.92 $16.17 $33,640 9.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 700 $16.41 $16.28 $33,860 4.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $12.36 $13.93 $28,980 5.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $15.54 $16.00 $33,290 4.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 170 $20.24 $20.67 $42,990 2.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 610 $16.88 $17.42 $36,240 3.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.69 $14.79 $30,760 3.0 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $14.02 $14.04 $29,210 8.9 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.89 $14.93 $31,060 8.4 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 70 $16.41 $16.88 $35,120 2.2 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 250 $16.46 $16.31 $33,930 3.8 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 130 $18.79 $18.45 $38,380 6.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $15.23 $14.99 $31,170 7.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 340 $16.45 $15.93 $33,140 4.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $9.67 $9.96 $20,710 4.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 120 $8.85 $9.45 $19,650 6.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 160 $9.10 $9.73 $20,230 6.9 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $11.38 $12.34 $25,670 4.7 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $16.67 $16.31 $33,930 5.6 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 520 $12.52 $12.50 $25,990 6.6 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 240 $11.19 $11.84 $24,630 4.4 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 180 $19.32 $18.76 $39,030 5.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $13.34 $13.02 $27,080 6.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $20.13 $20.16 $41,930 4.2 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 390 $17.97 $18.27 $38,010 3.2 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 150 $16.41 $16.58 $34,480 3.5 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) $13.20 $13.14 $27,340 3.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 290 $16.97 $16.85 $35,040 3.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $13.13 $13.25 $27,560 7.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 950 $14.54 $15.22 $31,660 2.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 520 $12.67 $12.41 $25,810 3.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $14.89 $14.83 $30,850 2.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $13.93 $13.08 $27,200 22.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) $9.95 $10.74 $22,340 8.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 830 $10.85 $11.03 $22,940 3.5 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 9,560 $12.77 $14.03 $29,190 1.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 280 $19.89 $21.30 $44,300 3.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $24.40 $25.46 $52,960 7.2 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 60 (4) (4) $79,790 3.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 180 $11.23 $11.59 $24,110 2.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 210 $10.84 $12.94 $26,920 13.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,180 $16.37 $17.17 $35,710 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 820 $12.42 $15.06 $31,320 6.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $9.32 $10.47 $21,780 5.8 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $17.08 $15.49 $32,230 17.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $17.12 $17.21 $35,790 4.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 100 $15.90 $16.04 $33,360 4.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,120 $13.03 $13.30 $27,650 2.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 350 $9.65 $10.87 $22,610 7.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,650 $11.21 $11.48 $23,880 1.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 190 $11.40 $11.15 $23,190 3.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 880 $8.83 $10.23 $21,280 5.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $14.85 $13.89 $28,900 3.5 %

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