May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwestern Washington 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 Northwestern Washington 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 Northwestern Washington 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 49,310 $15.93 $19.01 $39,530 1.5 %
 
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 1,360 $38.26 $41.88 $87,110 3.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $55.46 $66.15 $137,590 15.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 320 $42.62 $45.17 $93,940 3.2 %
11-1031 Legislators 30 (4) (4) $63,920 9.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 $44.19 $51.76 $107,670 12.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 $33.41 $32.78 $68,170 3.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $44.49 $44.47 $92,500 4.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $40.63 $43.71 $90,910 6.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 50 $42.36 $50.84 $105,740 9.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $88,350 2.8 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 30 $31.78 $31.97 $66,500 4.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $38.54 $38.03 $79,090 6.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $18.12 $25.45 $52,940 13.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $28.25 $28.26 $58,790 5.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 50 $34.63 $37.92 $78,880 6.4 %
 
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 1,390 $26.26 $28.03 $58,290 2.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (8) $14.73 $20.52 $42,680 11.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 60 $24.17 $26.06 $54,210 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $27.38 $28.17 $58,600 2.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $24.30 $25.12 $52,250 5.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $29.24 $29.12 $60,570 3.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $39.01 $44.02 $91,560 19.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 420 $25.40 $26.44 $55,000 2.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 200 $28.09 $28.19 $58,640 1.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $25.79 $32.34 $67,270 21.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 $30.19 $30.50 $63,450 6.2 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 360 $28.08 $30.70 $63,850 5.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $35.26 $42.07 $87,510 16.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 30 $36.93 $40.63 $84,510 12.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 90 $19.57 $19.56 $40,690 2.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 30 $34.04 $36.15 $75,190 10.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $29.96 $29.65 $61,670 1.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 $31.71 $30.92 $64,310 4.3 %
 
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 500 $28.77 $32.62 $67,850 9.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 140 $30.33 $30.59 $63,620 2.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $21.16 $21.06 $43,800 6.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $20.69 $20.29 $42,200 3.1 %
 
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 540 $24.12 $25.03 $52,070 2.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $24.16 $24.38 $50,710 2.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $25.23 $28.43 $59,140 11.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $34.27 $32.67 $67,960 3.9 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $25.91 $26.16 $54,410 3.2 %
 
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 980 $19.74 $20.26 $42,140 3.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $16.32 $16.83 $35,010 7.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $25.29 $25.49 $53,030 2.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $21.12 $21.68 $45,100 2.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 120 $19.64 $19.80 $41,180 6.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 50 $19.56 $20.14 $41,890 2.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $21.59 $22.42 $46,620 4.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 30 $23.59 $22.39 $46,560 14.1 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 100 $26.56 $26.10 $54,280 2.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $18.18 $19.64 $40,860 9.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 70 $24.78 $24.15 $50,230 3.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $12.52 $13.01 $27,060 3.1 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 70 $18.02 $16.87 $35,090 6.6 %
 
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 250 $24.12 $26.71 $55,550 4.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 90 $25.37 $26.55 $55,230 3.8 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 $38.32 $46.81 $97,370 4.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 $23.44 $22.42 $46,640 7.3 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 30 $20.26 $20.62 $42,890 4.6 %
 
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 3,660 $20.26 $21.81 $45,360 1.4 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $41,920 2.1 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $39,710 4.0 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $21.17 $22.22 $46,210 4.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $9.89 $11.51 $23,940 5.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 40 (4) (4) $50,900 3.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 580 (4) (4) $56,240 3.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 290 (4) (4) $57,070 2.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 390 (4) (4) $56,210 1.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $58,540 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 50 (4) (4) $56,950 1.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $56,380 2.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 240 $18.41 $19.96 $41,510 4.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 430 (4) (4) $41,960 7.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $27.80 $26.48 $55,080 6.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $14.87 $15.11 $31,430 2.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $24.12 $25.01 $52,020 4.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 670 (4) (4) $28,750 2.1 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 40 $20.18 $21.69 $45,110 3.4 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 490 $16.47 $18.61 $38,720 4.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $10.46 $11.38 $23,670 3.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $16.20 $18.65 $38,790 7.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 170 (4) (4) $32,440 3.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $23.96 $24.65 $51,270 3.4 %
 
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 2,850 $28.28 $32.84 $68,310 3.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 $75.19 $74.92 $155,830 16.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 120 $50.54 $47.38 $98,560 5.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 $64.25 $66.98 $139,310 13.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 40 $63.13 $82.37 $171,330 19.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $40.85 $40.36 $83,950 5.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,050 $29.92 $30.60 $63,640 3.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $36.50 $38.64 $80,380 5.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $37.21 $40.39 $84,010 8.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 $27.71 $27.87 $57,970 2.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $46.12 $44.76 $93,110 4.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 90 $27.15 $26.43 $54,960 2.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 60 $11.84 $16.01 $33,300 21.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 170 $17.83 $17.67 $36,750 2.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $14.87 $15.43 $32,100 4.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 260 $19.17 $19.23 $40,000 3.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $16.02 $16.57 $34,460 3.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $13.29 $14.11 $29,340 3.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 50 $15.28 $17.21 $35,790 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 1,520 $12.84 $13.86 $28,820 3.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 200 $11.10 $10.98 $22,850 5.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 490 $11.26 $11.71 $24,360 2.9 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $27.14 $26.54 $55,200 14.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $18.10 $18.61 $38,710 4.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 290 $14.11 $13.85 $28,810 6.2 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 40 $16.92 $16.84 $35,020 2.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $10.75 $11.21 $23,320 5.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 130 $15.04 $15.44 $32,120 2.1 %
 
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,880 $22.54 $23.46 $48,800 3.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $34.63 $34.22 $71,170 1.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 80 $38.10 $39.49 $82,140 5.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 490 $24.92 $24.68 $51,330 11.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 440 $21.02 $21.15 $43,990 3.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $30.74 $34.23 $71,190 4.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 250 $26.72 $26.45 $55,020 2.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 150 $12.71 $14.08 $29,290 4.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 40 $9.60 $11.06 $22,990 4.8 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 220 $15.51 $18.48 $38,440 4.4 %
 
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 6,050 $9.84 $11.31 $23,520 2.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $12.14 $14.06 $29,240 8.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 450 $15.04 $15.53 $32,300 7.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $11.93 $12.68 $26,380 4.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 560 $11.57 $12.36 $25,710 5.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 70 $10.01 $10.68 $22,210 5.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 270 $10.35 $10.83 $22,520 3.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 250 $11.15 $11.60 $24,120 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,620 $9.26 $9.60 $19,980 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 590 $9.19 $9.44 $19,640 2.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,050 $13.87 $13.68 $28,460 6.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 80 $9.32 $10.31 $21,440 5.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 280 $9.24 $9.57 $19,910 1.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 400 $9.44 $9.61 $19,990 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $9.00 $9.17 $19,060 5.5 %
 
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 2,020 $12.38 $12.86 $26,740 2.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 $16.28 $16.64 $34,600 7.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $23.45 $23.10 $48,040 9.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 780 $13.78 $13.73 $28,570 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 590 $9.40 $9.84 $20,470 3.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 480 $13.46 $13.51 $28,110 2.5 %
 
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 1,740 $10.78 $12.55 $26,100 3.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $15.88 $18.36 $38,190 7.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 120 $10.84 $13.03 $27,100 9.3 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners (8) $11.61 $12.75 $26,520 11.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $9.32 $10.07 $20,940 3.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $9.46 $11.85 $24,650 11.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 340 $9.54 $9.94 $20,670 2.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 340 $11.12 $11.31 $23,520 4.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 $14.51 $14.55 $30,260 2.7 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $12.13 $14.35 $29,850 5.1 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $9.22 $9.23 $19,200 3.4 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 4,730 $11.65 $14.75 $30,680 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 400 $17.23 $18.49 $38,450 3.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $40.50 $40.00 $83,200 14.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,530 $10.14 $11.32 $23,550 2.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 280 $11.14 $11.88 $24,720 3.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 130 $11.76 $11.90 $24,750 4.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,610 $10.83 $11.73 $24,400 2.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $19.80 $27.55 $57,300 22.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 70 $19.08 $30.35 $63,120 17.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 250 $23.43 $27.22 $56,620 10.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $22.02 $20.44 $42,510 17.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 70 $16.80 $18.82 $39,150 6.8 %
 
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 8,460 $14.80 $15.64 $32,540 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 520 $22.41 $22.47 $46,730 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $11.18 $12.40 $25,800 8.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 30 $14.98 $14.76 $30,700 7.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 210 $15.51 $15.99 $33,260 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,090 $16.32 $16.58 $34,490 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $16.56 $17.60 $36,610 3.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $18.27 $18.57 $38,620 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 290 $11.94 $12.46 $25,930 2.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 210 $17.69 $17.72 $36,860 2.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 250 $14.93 $14.60 $30,370 4.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 $12.61 $13.26 $27,580 4.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 220 $10.34 $10.70 $22,260 3.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 80 $13.85 $13.92 $28,960 2.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $10.36 $11.25 $23,400 2.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 50 $17.37 $17.66 $36,740 6.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 120 $14.36 $14.75 $30,670 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 30 $13.21 $13.80 $28,710 5.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $18.02 $18.16 $37,770 1.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 570 $11.39 $11.77 $24,490 2.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 90 $15.16 $16.84 $35,020 3.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (8) $23.76 $26.88 $55,910 17.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 $21.09 $21.29 $44,280 6.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $21.25 $21.77 $45,290 5.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $19.54 $20.06 $41,720 4.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $25.25 $24.56 $51,090 2.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 $23.19 $22.26 $46,300 1.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 150 $16.15 $16.89 $35,130 8.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 710 $10.80 $11.90 $24,750 3.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $15.31 $15.31 $31,840 4.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 200 $21.14 $21.02 $43,730 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 50 $16.49 $16.86 $35,060 4.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 340 $14.73 $15.55 $32,350 3.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 640 $16.46 $16.67 $34,680 1.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 $12.94 $13.48 $28,040 2.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,170 $13.42 $13.68 $28,450 1.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 120 $13.78 $15.03 $31,260 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 290 $20.53 $20.08 $41,760 6.1 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 50 $21.82 $24.41 $50,770 6.2 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 90 $21.10 $20.61 $42,860 4.2 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other 60 $22.24 $21.79 $45,320 4.4 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3,370 $21.78 $22.72 $47,270 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 320 $31.66 $32.87 $68,370 3.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 820 $23.41 $23.76 $49,430 4.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $19.13 $21.27 $44,240 16.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 480 $15.83 $16.63 $34,590 4.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 240 $26.62 $26.26 $54,620 3.8 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $22.48 $23.61 $49,110 4.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 310 $25.54 $26.67 $55,460 6.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 $16.50 $17.57 $36,540 4.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $20.94 $21.08 $43,840 7.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $17.97 $19.08 $39,690 6.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $14.94 $15.80 $32,850 10.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $25.68 $26.65 $55,430 3.8 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (8) $19.09 $19.60 $40,760 3.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $19.00 $18.86 $39,220 4.4 %
 
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 2,250 $20.64 $21.17 $44,030 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $29.09 $29.47 $61,290 2.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 $27.82 $27.43 $57,060 3.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $26.18 $26.03 $54,140 5.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $20.44 $20.12 $41,840 6.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 200 $18.54 $17.94 $37,310 6.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $21.72 $22.68 $47,170 4.0 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 50 $22.19 $22.22 $46,210 5.1 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $15.39 $15.39 $32,020 6.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $18.30 $18.92 $39,360 5.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $15.13 $15.54 $32,320 7.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (8) $23.22 $25.58 $53,200 3.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 570 $19.35 $19.73 $41,040 2.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 80 $25.14 $24.48 $50,930 5.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (8) $39.00 $38.37 $79,800 5.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $23.36 $22.11 $45,990 9.8 %
49-9096 Riggers (8) $15.42 $16.01 $33,300 6.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 140 $10.28 $12.16 $25,300 7.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 110 $22.72 $22.37 $46,530 7.3 %
 
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 1,880 $16.20 $17.65 $36,710 4.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 160 $29.59 $30.40 $63,240 7.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 60 $17.10 $18.23 $37,910 6.4 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (8) $12.83 $13.29 $27,630 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 160 $12.73 $13.55 $28,180 4.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 50 $12.32 $14.58 $30,330 12.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 140 $14.14 $14.21 $29,550 3.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (8) $21.66 $20.04 $41,670 5.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $9.32 $10.68 $22,220 10.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 70 $19.65 $19.73 $41,040 4.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $10.63 $13.19 $27,440 12.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $14.96 $16.03 $33,340 7.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 50 $17.56 $19.24 $40,020 15.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 $23.31 $23.28 $48,430 3.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 $20.67 $20.96 $43,590 3.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 30 $16.17 $15.69 $32,630 2.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $19.96 $19.83 $41,250 5.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 130 $17.13 $16.37 $34,040 8.5 %
 
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 2,760 $15.89 $16.81 $34,960 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $25.49 $26.22 $54,550 7.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $27.48 $27.88 $57,980 3.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 230 $16.64 $16.64 $34,620 1.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 70 $14.75 $15.68 $32,620 7.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 550 $20.31 $20.39 $42,410 3.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 250 $11.88 $13.55 $28,180 8.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $10.03 $11.14 $23,180 5.9 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 30 $26.99 $26.41 $54,940 6.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 110 $9.47 $10.06 $20,930 3.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 30 $21.09 $22.62 $47,050 3.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (8) $15.68 $16.36 $34,020 8.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $10.38 $10.96 $22,800 4.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 450 $13.74 $14.38 $29,910 4.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 180 $9.82 $12.22 $25,420 6.4 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010