May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area



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 the Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area.

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 Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (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 135,330 $12.12 $15.01 $31,220 1.8 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 6,460 $27.49 $30.91 $64,280 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 410 $48.06 $55.02 $114,440 3.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,730 $29.85 $34.88 $72,560 3.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 170 (4) (4) $17,140 5.2 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 30 $20.81 $22.17 $46,110 8.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $28.06 $28.17 $58,600 4.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 200 $32.19 $35.56 $73,960 4.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 240 $15.34 $19.39 $40,340 5.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $27.41 $30.00 $62,390 3.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 600 $29.72 $30.45 $63,330 3.5 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 50 $31.40 $33.53 $69,740 4.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 160 $30.27 $31.14 $64,780 2.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $27.96 $29.49 $61,340 3.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $25.65 $30.59 $63,620 4.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 180 $25.33 $29.18 $60,690 5.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $14.38 $21.10 $43,890 15.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 270 (4) (4) $63,120 1.4 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 50 $22.82 $26.01 $54,110 7.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 140 $43.93 $50.39 $104,820 9.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 630 $18.97 $20.81 $43,280 5.7 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (8) $16.05 $17.76 $36,950 15.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 140 $17.32 $21.00 $43,680 16.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 240 $32.84 $32.73 $68,080 3.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $34.17 $32.65 $67,900 1.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 180 $14.99 $15.32 $31,870 5.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $19.80 $23.89 $49,690 7.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 470 $28.32 $30.00 $62,410 9.7 %
 
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 1,860 $21.25 $23.06 $47,970 2.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $22.34 $22.54 $46,880 4.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 $20.44 $22.87 $47,580 3.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $29.38 $28.83 $59,960 1.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $23.27 $22.21 $46,190 4.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $15.80 $21.65 $45,030 8.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 90 $18.22 $20.36 $42,340 4.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $20.46 $23.02 $47,870 4.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 30 $36.42 $44.53 $92,630 22.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 30 $18.34 $26.21 $54,530 21.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 220 $17.18 $19.68 $40,930 7.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 440 $22.12 $23.49 $48,850 4.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $23.58 $21.62 $44,960 6.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 310 $21.13 $23.09 $48,030 7.4 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $10.35 $11.01 $22,900 7.8 %
 
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 610 $25.80 $27.36 $56,900 3.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $23.82 $24.02 $49,960 3.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 170 $24.04 $25.79 $53,640 6.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 70 $33.11 $33.52 $69,720 5.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $21.26 $21.04 $43,770 7.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 170 $25.05 $25.18 $52,370 7.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $25.28 $29.49 $61,340 7.0 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (8) $27.29 $28.36 $59,000 5.0 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,790 $29.28 $30.14 $62,700 2.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $19.52 $22.24 $46,250 14.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $35.95 $37.21 $77,390 2.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $34.39 $36.40 $75,710 7.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (8) $31.31 $31.70 $65,940 2.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $27.94 $28.48 $59,230 2.6 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 50 $35.86 $36.25 $75,390 5.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $19.73 $20.70 $43,050 4.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $22.24 $22.26 $46,300 4.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $23.28 $23.18 $48,220 5.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 160 $15.97 $17.13 $35,620 3.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 $17.65 $17.03 $35,420 3.4 %
 
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 370 $22.42 $24.89 $51,770 5.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 30 $22.72 $23.05 $47,950 3.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $25.47 $31.94 $66,430 10.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $26.97 $26.48 $55,080 1.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 50 $18.59 $20.38 $42,380 5.3 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 60 $15.29 $15.79 $32,850 2.1 %
 
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 1,280 $16.36 $16.95 $35,270 2.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 300 $20.38 $20.29 $42,200 2.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 110 $13.81 $14.82 $30,820 4.9 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 30 $16.29 $16.61 $34,540 2.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 390 $15.64 $16.10 $33,500 2.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $12.22 $15.38 $32,000 20.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 $19.21 $19.21 $39,950 5.7 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 70 $16.92 $16.84 $35,040 2.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 80 $12.34 $13.03 $27,110 5.5 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 70 $13.27 $13.76 $28,620 3.1 %
 
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 200 $18.24 $26.57 $55,260 13.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 60 $39.00 $46.25 $96,210 24.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $16.88 $16.85 $35,050 4.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $13.14 $15.87 $33,020 13.1 %
 
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 8,280 $19.57 $19.18 $39,890 2.7 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $64,640 12.6 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $52,550 4.2 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $67,840 19.8 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $52,800 7.7 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $47,330 2.7 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $53,900 2.6 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $52,790 4.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70 $21.50 $21.19 $44,070 2.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 190 $9.89 $12.48 $25,950 8.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 280 (4) (4) $44,470 1.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,120 (4) (4) $48,240 3.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 460 (4) (4) $43,060 1.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 960 (4) (4) $48,830 2.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $45,950 2.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 300 (4) (4) $49,920 3.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $41,700 1.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $47,270 2.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 60 $26.10 $24.30 $50,540 3.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $10.95 $13.33 $27,730 4.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $42,690 6.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 220 $20.37 $19.42 $40,400 2.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 110 $8.70 $9.72 $20,210 4.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 110 $34.02 $30.08 $62,570 10.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,060 (4) (4) $19,170 4.9 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 70 $15.22 $16.49 $34,300 2.9 %
 
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 1,040 $12.40 $14.81 $30,810 3.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 30 $26.82 $25.22 $52,450 5.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $9.24 $9.44 $19,630 3.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $14.34 $15.64 $32,530 5.7 %
27-2011 Actors 40 $11.33 $13.77 (4) 10.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 40 (4) (4) $31,330 6.7 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 160 $12.98 $16.42 (4) 11.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $11.55 $13.07 $27,190 9.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $18.11 $20.90 $43,480 5.3 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 40 $10.71 $10.80 $22,460 8.4 %
27-4021 Photographers (8) $8.98 $9.45 $19,660 4.6 %
 
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 6,480 $20.04 $24.23 $50,400 2.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 400 $57.07 $54.08 $112,490 5.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $37.53 $46.26 $96,220 19.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 80 (5) $98.14 $204,130 10.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,800 $24.02 $24.92 $51,830 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $32.70 $32.42 $67,430 2.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $33.06 $32.26 $67,090 3.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (8) $21.30 $21.51 $44,740 3.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $25.70 $28.06 $58,350 3.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 70 $34.35 $37.97 $78,970 12.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $22.32 $23.41 $48,690 2.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 $15.19 $15.74 $32,740 3.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 170 $25.61 $25.60 $53,260 9.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $25.67 $25.88 $53,820 2.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 240 $22.57 $22.92 $47,680 1.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 510 $13.04 $15.02 $31,230 8.5 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (8) $9.15 $9.64 $20,050 11.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 530 $11.88 $12.01 $24,980 2.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 60 $14.57 $14.00 $29,120 3.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $9.52 $10.05 $20,900 9.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,240 $15.74 $15.69 $32,640 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $14.81 $14.22 $29,580 2.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $15.90 $15.16 $31,540 3.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 $38.61 $37.53 $78,060 6.4 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 80 $14.49 $16.14 $33,570 3.9 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 4,020 $10.55 $11.16 $23,220 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 260 $8.63 $8.94 $18,590 4.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,680 $10.45 $10.58 $22,010 1.5 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $26.02 $25.32 $52,660 5.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 120 $21.45 $21.52 $44,750 3.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $10.99 $10.86 $22,580 3.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 240 $12.81 $12.09 $25,140 9.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 340 $11.87 $12.31 $25,600 5.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 $13.09 $13.50 $28,090 4.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 70 $9.10 $9.31 $19,360 5.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 80 $9.07 $9.32 $19,380 2.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $9.01 $9.35 $19,460 4.9 %
 
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 2,780 $13.90 $14.99 $31,180 2.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 50 $21.73 $22.13 $46,030 4.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (8) $26.93 $26.60 $55,340 2.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 500 $14.16 $14.48 $30,110 2.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 620 $13.49 $13.70 $28,500 2.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $22.10 $24.28 $50,510 2.0 %
33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens 30 $24.50 $23.43 $48,740 1.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (8) $15.47 $15.75 $32,770 1.8 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (8) $22.28 $21.85 $45,440 5.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 370 $11.38 $13.39 $27,850 5.0 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 220 $8.26 $8.32 $17,310 4.0 %
 
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 14,590 $8.33 $9.02 $18,760 1.8 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $16.66 $17.78 $36,990 6.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,050 $11.88 $13.98 $29,090 7.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,120 $7.96 $8.01 $16,650 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,130 $9.06 $9.20 $19,140 2.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,000 $9.50 $9.95 $20,690 1.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 690 $8.86 $9.15 $19,030 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 280 $8.29 $8.68 $18,060 3.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,170 $7.95 $8.05 $16,740 2.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.92 $7.81 $16,250 6.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,840 $7.73 $9.10 $18,930 5.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $7.99 $8.19 $17,040 4.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 460 $7.62 $7.82 $16,270 3.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 540 $8.26 $8.32 $17,310 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 510 $8.55 $8.60 $17,880 2.3 %
 
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 5,180 $9.04 $9.85 $20,490 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 200 $13.09 $12.70 $26,430 3.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 110 $15.28 $16.15 $33,600 4.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,380 $9.28 $9.97 $20,750 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,420 $8.58 $8.74 $18,190 2.2 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 50 $14.28 $15.50 $32,230 9.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 980 $9.89 $10.71 $22,270 4.5 %
 
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 3,040 $8.68 $9.54 $19,840 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $14.64 $15.01 $31,220 3.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $8.10 $8.75 $18,190 7.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 90 $8.64 $8.77 $18,240 4.9 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 610 $8.40 $9.32 $19,380 7.8 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (8) $11.11 $13.08 $27,210 25.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $11.37 $11.64 $24,220 9.4 %
39-6012 Concierges 50 $8.68 $9.06 $18,840 7.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 500 $8.25 $8.34 $17,350 3.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 680 $8.59 $9.19 $19,120 5.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $7.73 $8.01 $16,650 4.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 300 $9.80 $10.46 $21,750 3.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $9.18 $10.09 $20,990 7.8 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $8.22 $8.62 $17,920 9.2 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 14,490 $8.83 $11.12 $23,120 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,950 $13.65 $14.94 $31,070 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 170 $21.81 $23.27 $48,400 7.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,480 $7.45 $7.96 $16,550 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 $9.28 $9.60 $19,970 4.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 90 $12.73 $13.04 $27,120 5.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,000 $8.95 $9.94 $20,670 2.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $11.65 $15.29 $31,790 13.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 $16.27 $18.14 $37,740 8.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 290 $14.02 $16.94 $35,230 6.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 110 $27.37 $31.67 $65,870 11.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 640 $14.91 $20.59 $42,830 6.7 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (8) $17.40 $17.27 $35,920 7.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $14.05 $15.11 $31,420 6.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 120 $10.73 $13.29 $27,650 12.5 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 19,690 $11.38 $12.66 $26,340 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,280 $15.62 $17.97 $37,380 2.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 180 $9.89 $10.20 $21,210 1.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $11.01 $11.74 $24,420 3.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 380 $13.75 $14.10 $29,330 2.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,440 $12.56 $13.47 $28,020 2.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $15.26 $16.41 $34,140 3.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $13.32 $13.58 $28,240 3.9 %
43-3071 Tellers (8) $10.35 $10.11 $21,020 2.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 180 $13.54 $14.83 $30,840 2.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,470 $10.63 $12.10 $25,180 3.6 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (8) $14.93 $15.41 $32,050 1.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $10.17 $10.60 $22,050 2.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 610 $8.88 $9.13 $18,990 4.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 180 $10.48 $11.18 $23,260 3.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $10.14 $9.74 $20,250 4.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 190 $13.77 $14.67 $30,510 4.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (8) $9.86 $11.45 $23,820 5.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $14.84 $14.95 $31,100 1.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 640 $10.84 $11.39 $23,690 1.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 130 $10.03 $10.25 $21,320 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 50 $15.63 $15.43 $32,100 2.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $10.02 $9.94 $20,680 4.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) $13.71 $14.03 $29,180 4.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (8) $13.56 $14.55 $30,260 3.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $16.70 $17.13 $35,620 2.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $25.25 $24.53 $51,010 1.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 530 $22.77 $22.62 $47,060 1.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 220 $16.24 $17.17 $35,720 2.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 520 $12.66 $12.84 $26,710 2.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,340 $9.66 $10.45 $21,730 2.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $15.73 $16.46 $34,230 3.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 920 $14.94 $15.81 $32,880 2.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $10.59 $11.03 $22,950 11.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 180 $11.07 $11.69 $24,310 4.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,770 $10.65 $11.10 $23,080 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $10.86 $10.87 $22,610 2.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,830 $10.66 $11.04 $22,960 1.6 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 260 $11.57 $12.26 $25,490 8.3 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 50 $8.03 $7.88 $16,380 4.3 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $8.89 $11.25 $23,390 23.9 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 30 $13.44 $13.58 $28,250 5.1 %
 
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 5,930 $14.38 $15.90 $33,080 3.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 330 $18.92 $22.89 $47,610 5.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 360 $14.76 $15.51 $32,260 3.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $14.31 $14.59 $30,340 2.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,330 $12.27 $12.82 $26,660 3.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 120 $13.85 $13.67 $28,430 2.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 720 $15.63 $15.80 $32,860 2.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 700 $20.52 $22.21 $46,190 4.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $12.48 $12.46 $25,910 6.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 $15.63 $15.55 $32,350 4.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 100 $13.83 $14.07 $29,270 2.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 520 $16.81 $17.02 $35,400 2.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 170 $17.36 $18.73 $38,950 9.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $11.09 $10.59 $22,030 13.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $17.85 $19.65 $40,880 4.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 540 $11.84 $11.97 $24,890 1.7 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 30 $13.36 $13.36 $27,780 5.7 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry (8) $8.64 $9.17 $19,070 7.7 %
 
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 5,570 $15.67 $17.07 $35,500 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 410 $22.29 $24.18 $50,290 3.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $27.10 $25.35 $52,720 5.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 60 $20.34 $22.51 $46,820 9.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $15.80 $15.31 $31,840 16.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 560 $13.46 $13.96 $29,040 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $15.30 $17.12 $35,600 7.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 50 $14.94 $15.46 $32,150 4.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $16.18 $17.29 $35,970 3.2 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 70 $10.60 $10.57 $21,990 3.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.04 $11.83 $24,610 6.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 90 $14.88 $16.71 $34,760 5.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 70 $14.45 $15.17 $31,550 2.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 220 $17.15 $17.48 $36,360 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,220 $14.53 $15.54 $32,310 2.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 300 $22.89 $23.78 $49,460 9.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 160 $25.88 $24.69 $51,350 2.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 100 $24.45 $22.30 $46,380 14.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $10.05 $11.42 $23,760 2.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 220 $11.36 $13.51 $28,100 7.4 %
 
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 19,570 $13.47 $14.35 $29,860 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,100 $21.87 $23.14 $48,140 2.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $9.91 $10.19 $21,200 5.0 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers (8) $16.61 $17.14 $35,650 7.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,540 $13.28 $13.47 $28,030 3.0 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 510 $12.27 $11.82 $24,590 4.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $8.60 $8.70 $18,090 4.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 230 $11.15 $11.23 $23,350 7.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $12.53 $11.44 $23,800 5.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $10.41 $10.41 $21,650 8.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $16.22 $15.49 $32,220 3.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 360 $13.69 $13.73 $28,550 4.6 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $15.64 $15.67 $32,580 3.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 800 $14.49 $15.23 $31,670 5.7 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 220 $15.13 $15.90 $33,070 4.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 370 $13.68 $13.52 $28,110 5.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 90 $21.55 $21.11 $43,920 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 780 $16.08 $15.72 $32,700 3.3 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.04 $13.06 $27,160 3.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $12.84 $13.93 $28,970 4.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 260 $14.80 $14.71 $30,600 3.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 300 $8.33 $8.40 $17,480 3.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 830 $9.37 $9.80 $20,390 3.1 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $10.49 $10.28 $21,380 3.9 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $10.33 $10.29 $21,400 3.5 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $11.38 $11.65 $24,240 5.0 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (8) $11.71 $12.49 $25,980 7.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $14.96 $13.76 $28,620 3.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 170 $13.18 $13.13 $27,300 7.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 170 $11.34 $12.28 $25,540 2.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 300 $15.07 $15.70 $32,660 3.6 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 30 $20.15 $19.50 $40,560 7.2 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $12.77 $13.53 $28,150 5.9 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 130 $13.43 $13.26 $27,580 3.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $13.13 $13.63 $28,350 2.7 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 80 $12.34 $12.91 $26,860 6.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $12.61 $13.84 $28,780 5.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 570 $13.61 $14.12 $29,370 2.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 190 $10.79 $10.60 $22,050 3.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $13.40 $13.28 $27,610 2.5 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $9.26 $9.46 $19,680 2.7 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 570 $28.46 $24.69 $51,350 3.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,380 $12.55 $13.26 $27,590 8.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 710 $12.14 $12.65 $26,320 3.1 %
 
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 10,850 $12.14 $12.99 $27,030 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 280 $20.02 $20.84 $43,340 4.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $21.47 $21.79 $45,320 2.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $8.68 $9.94 $20,680 11.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 700 $7.67 $9.99 $20,790 8.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 1,090 $7.39 $8.52 $17,720 7.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,150 $14.66 $15.78 $32,830 4.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,170 $11.37 $12.76 $26,550 5.7 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 40 $9.88 $11.50 $23,910 6.8 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 100 $8.15 $8.03 $16,710 7.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 170 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 820 $13.29 $13.13 $27,310 2.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 100 $8.86 $9.08 $18,880 4.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,490 $12.61 $12.55 $26,100 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 620 $8.35 $8.68 $18,060 2.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 210 $11.61 $11.80 $24,540 4.1 %

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