May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southern West Virginia 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 Southern West Virginia 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 Southern West Virginia 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 131,050 $12.48 $15.85 $32,960 1.3 %
 
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 4,930 $29.05 $33.16 $68,980 2.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 560 $35.08 $37.97 $78,970 6.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,350 $33.66 $39.84 $82,860 5.2 %
11-1031 Legislators 140 (4) (4) $27,270 17.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $26.23 $27.66 $57,530 5.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $35.60 $43.22 $89,890 11.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 $37.33 $35.29 $73,410 5.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $23.08 $25.43 $52,890 5.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $36.63 $37.56 $78,130 3.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 290 $30.61 $33.12 $68,890 6.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $38.28 $39.01 $81,150 4.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $25.96 $28.99 $60,310 7.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $22.71 $23.59 $49,070 15.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 420 (4) (4) $63,110 1.6 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 120 $32.42 $37.02 $77,000 7.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $48.34 $50.15 $104,320 5.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 190 $17.62 $18.72 $38,940 5.1 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 120 $32.97 $31.59 $65,710 7.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 $17.73 $21.81 $45,360 12.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 270 $31.29 $38.19 $79,430 7.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 280 $23.81 $22.35 $46,490 0.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 120 $13.22 $14.41 $29,980 12.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $19.75 $20.93 $43,540 4.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 160 $26.33 $34.28 $71,290 17.1 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,920 $22.01 $23.96 $49,830 3.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $19.84 $26.37 $54,860 21.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 $21.76 $22.09 $45,940 2.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 140 $32.55 $31.72 $65,980 2.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $17.97 $18.83 $39,170 4.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $24.98 $26.31 $54,730 9.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $15.51 $16.44 $34,190 4.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $19.71 $23.20 $48,260 7.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $13.52 $16.52 $34,370 7.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 110 $22.41 $21.86 $45,460 11.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $31.44 $30.85 $64,160 5.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 450 $22.53 $22.68 $47,170 10.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 640 $22.94 $24.93 $51,860 4.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 140 $14.06 $16.14 $33,560 5.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 $33.59 $34.96 $72,720 11.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $12.96 $14.90 $30,990 5.1 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 100 $10.27 $12.10 $25,170 11.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 160 $27.71 $30.49 $63,430 6.6 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 550 $20.89 $23.10 $48,050 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 120 $21.90 $23.15 $48,150 4.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 120 $16.16 $17.49 $36,390 4.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 80 $24.96 $25.15 $52,310 3.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $18.56 $19.40 $40,350 3.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $19.82 $21.56 $44,840 4.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $19.38 $21.61 $44,940 5.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 $34.67 $32.03 $66,630 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 1,400 $22.92 $25.83 $53,720 4.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $19.08 $20.03 $41,660 4.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 190 $30.73 $31.31 $65,120 3.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $34.82 $36.65 $76,230 12.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $24.83 $26.63 $55,390 4.9 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 90 $37.89 $39.05 $81,210 5.6 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 $41.60 $40.79 $84,850 6.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (8) $17.93 $18.22 $37,900 6.5 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 50 $19.35 $20.09 $41,780 7.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (8) $17.19 $19.26 $40,060 4.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 170 $17.41 $17.79 $37,000 3.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $29.56 $28.03 $58,300 3.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 60 $18.00 $18.29 $38,050 5.6 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 30 $26.89 $25.99 $54,060 5.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $12.70 $14.25 $29,650 10.7 %
 
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 870 $19.53 $22.49 $46,780 5.0 %
19-1032 Foresters 40 $18.80 $20.89 $43,450 6.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 110 $19.88 $22.31 $46,390 5.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 90 $23.05 $23.49 $48,860 4.8 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 110 $21.04 $24.04 $50,010 2.2 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (8) $18.24 $18.62 $38,740 2.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 110 $15.24 $15.75 $32,760 7.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 80 $12.06 $15.21 $31,650 19.3 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 40 $15.75 $17.00 $35,350 1.6 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 2,230 $12.82 $13.80 $28,710 3.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 290 $21.18 $20.97 $43,610 2.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 150 $15.57 $15.18 $31,580 6.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 120 $8.80 $11.18 $23,250 7.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 500 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (8) $19.17 $19.81 $41,210 5.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 210 $13.77 $14.36 $29,880 3.5 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 110 $12.32 $12.21 $25,390 2.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 680 $8.43 $8.90 $18,520 2.5 %
 
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 730 $16.10 $20.55 $42,740 5.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 $30.10 $31.70 $65,930 4.6 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 80 $25.99 $29.88 $62,150 4.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 350 $14.40 $14.33 $29,800 4.1 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (8) $8.62 $8.91 $18,530 9.7 %
 
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 7,780 $20.04 $20.32 $42,260 2.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $67,840 11.8 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $83,790 12.0 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $92,230 9.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $53,150 6.5 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $58,540 7.6 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $58,010 5.4 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 90 (4) (4) $54,860 12.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 220 $13.71 $14.01 $29,150 7.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 250 (4) (4) $45,760 4.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,680 (4) (4) $45,040 2.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,060 (4) (4) $41,320 2.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 840 (4) (4) $43,090 1.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 460 (4) (4) $44,260 2.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 640 (4) (4) $40,590 3.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 220 (4) (4) $38,960 2.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 290 (4) (4) $46,160 3.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $8.63 $9.87 $20,530 12.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 140 (4) (4) $43,100 6.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $22.52 $21.97 $45,700 3.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (8) $7.96 $9.96 $20,710 15.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 120 $26.58 $25.63 $53,300 3.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 690 (4) (4) $22,570 2.3 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 110 $11.82 $12.28 $25,540 3.2 %
 
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 740 $11.40 $14.45 $30,060 5.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 160 $7.58 $8.64 $17,980 10.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 $14.53 $17.39 $36,160 8.0 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 30 $11.63 $12.00 $24,960 5.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (8) (4) (4) $40,640 2.2 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 50 $9.23 $10.76 $22,370 4.6 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $14.37 $14.87 $30,930 8.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 9,460 $19.33 $24.93 $51,850 3.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $22.21 $22.15 $46,060 11.0 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $73.42 $73.35 $152,580 19.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 370 $52.39 $51.64 $107,410 7.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 250 (5) $86.71 $180,360 10.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 120 (5) $91.26 $189,830 12.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 150 $38.79 $38.71 $80,510 4.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,740 $23.56 $24.05 $50,030 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $38.81 $37.54 $78,090 4.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $34.61 $36.12 $75,120 2.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 140 $21.28 $21.76 $45,270 3.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $23.82 $25.61 $53,280 5.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $40.08 $40.63 $84,500 10.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $22.80 $22.50 $46,790 2.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 180 $15.79 $16.14 $33,570 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 160 $22.02 $21.22 $44,130 5.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $12.86 $14.83 $30,860 9.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 110 $22.82 $22.24 $46,270 6.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 350 $17.70 $18.56 $38,610 2.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 640 $9.74 $10.90 $22,660 4.0 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 40 $9.99 $11.44 $23,800 10.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 840 $11.62 $11.77 $24,480 3.0 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 80 $18.09 $18.29 $38,040 3.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $15.01 $15.88 $33,040 4.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,730 $15.15 $15.25 $31,710 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 230 $11.12 $12.61 $26,230 2.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $10.95 $10.64 $22,140 13.5 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 70 $14.69 $15.48 $32,190 5.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 190 $32.51 $32.22 $67,020 2.2 %
 
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 4,790 $9.51 $10.42 $21,670 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,510 $8.34 $8.72 $18,130 2.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,670 $9.90 $10.27 $21,370 1.4 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants (8) $23.01 $23.04 $47,930 4.7 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 150 $21.30 $21.04 $43,760 4.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $9.16 $10.45 $21,740 4.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 310 $11.01 $11.19 $23,280 2.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 530 $9.41 $9.90 $20,590 3.7 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 30 $13.61 $13.86 $28,820 2.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 190 $10.85 $11.41 $23,720 4.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $8.10 $8.78 $18,270 3.3 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $9.56 $10.05 $20,900 4.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $10.84 $12.65 $26,310 4.3 %
 
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 3,030 $12.11 $13.73 $28,550 4.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $32.34 $29.88 $62,150 7.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $27.24 $23.35 $48,560 7.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 90 $9.86 $11.69 $24,310 3.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $16.98 $18.84 $39,190 2.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 680 $13.77 $14.90 $31,000 2.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,090 $8.47 $10.49 $21,820 6.7 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 60 $7.77 $8.75 $18,200 3.5 %
 
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 11,800 $7.91 $8.96 $18,630 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 $24.14 $23.34 $48,550 6.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 790 $10.57 $12.72 $26,460 4.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $8.06 $8.20 $17,050 5.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,050 $8.85 $9.35 $19,440 1.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 790 $8.30 $9.37 $19,490 6.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 300 $8.44 $8.71 $18,110 2.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 590 $8.48 $9.20 $19,140 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 330 $8.50 $9.04 $18,800 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,980 $7.72 $8.03 $16,700 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.85 $8.08 $16,810 4.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,190 $7.77 $8.83 $18,370 3.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 220 $8.06 $9.15 $19,030 4.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 220 $7.67 $7.86 $16,350 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 430 $8.06 $8.41 $17,500 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 420 $7.80 $8.53 $17,750 4.4 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 40 $8.56 $8.76 $18,220 4.8 %
 
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 4,000 $9.10 $10.07 $20,950 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $13.51 $14.72 $30,620 3.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $14.90 $16.86 $35,060 11.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,010 $9.50 $10.15 $21,110 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,170 $8.27 $8.73 $18,150 2.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 50 $10.88 $10.97 $22,820 12.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 540 $9.39 $9.96 $20,720 2.2 %
 
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 3,390 $8.03 $9.64 $20,050 2.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 110 $12.35 $14.27 $29,680 12.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 140 $7.81 $8.67 $18,020 5.8 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $7.50 $7.51 $15,620 9.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 150 $8.59 $8.92 $18,550 5.8 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 60 $11.54 $11.70 $24,330 5.0 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (8) $8.49 $9.29 $19,330 4.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $12.18 $13.39 $27,850 13.6 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $10.38 $11.25 $23,400 4.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 770 $7.79 $8.72 $18,150 4.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 680 $7.62 $7.84 $16,310 2.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 150 $8.28 $9.32 $19,390 7.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 220 $11.92 $13.30 $27,670 3.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $10.40 $11.50 $23,930 5.4 %
 
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 13,990 $8.77 $12.16 $25,290 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,200 $13.85 $17.39 $36,180 7.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $29.11 $30.16 $62,740 8.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,670 $7.53 $8.02 $16,690 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 230 $9.20 $9.90 $20,590 4.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 280 $11.71 $11.99 $24,940 2.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,560 $8.79 $11.30 $23,500 4.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $10.40 $13.42 $27,900 12.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 340 $15.53 $20.35 $42,330 16.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 60 $17.75 $28.83 $59,960 30.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 240 $16.76 $20.32 $42,270 10.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 170 $20.17 $24.82 $51,630 9.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 930 $17.82 $19.63 $40,820 5.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $11.36 $11.46 $23,840 9.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 70 $21.41 $22.62 $47,060 11.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 890 $9.05 $10.89 $22,650 5.4 %
 
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 $11.10 $12.51 $26,020 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 930 $15.34 $17.39 $36,160 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 140 $9.08 $9.51 $19,780 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 150 $9.32 $10.24 $21,300 7.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 440 $10.33 $10.66 $22,180 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,220 $13.56 $14.57 $30,310 3.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $13.09 $13.27 $27,590 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 $13.83 $15.23 $31,670 5.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 720 $9.22 $9.44 $19,640 2.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $15.06 $15.39 $32,020 6.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 720 $11.59 $12.85 $26,740 3.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 $12.86 $12.00 $24,950 3.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 370 $8.51 $9.19 $19,110 3.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 $10.35 $10.95 $22,770 5.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $8.13 $9.59 $19,940 7.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $13.61 $13.50 $28,080 6.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 170 $13.20 $13.11 $27,260 3.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $16.07 $17.72 $36,860 5.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 610 $9.55 $9.76 $20,290 1.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 70 $11.39 $11.45 $23,820 6.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 150 $15.61 $16.83 $35,000 2.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $8.90 $9.63 $20,030 5.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 230 $10.62 $11.02 $22,920 2.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $13.96 $13.80 $28,690 5.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $13.06 $15.01 $31,220 16.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $25.25 $24.39 $50,740 1.4 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 240 $24.47 $22.83 $47,490 1.4 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 260 $11.64 $14.94 $31,070 1.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $21.83 $19.91 $41,400 6.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 310 $11.45 $13.16 $27,380 4.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,470 $9.03 $10.02 $20,850 1.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $21.02 $18.88 $39,270 6.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 750 $16.43 $16.29 $33,880 2.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 190 $15.43 $15.35 $31,930 6.9 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 220 $9.77 $10.50 $21,850 3.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,810 $10.85 $11.42 $23,750 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $14.57 $14.73 $30,640 5.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 160 $7.72 $9.05 $18,830 6.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $12.49 $13.62 $28,320 6.3 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $8.20 $9.83 $20,450 6.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 6,190 $10.06 $11.31 $23,520 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 550 $12.33 $13.18 $27,410 8.7 %
45-4021 Fallers 140 $12.86 $13.61 $28,300 12.1 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 160 $14.12 $14.21 $29,560 14.6 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 50 $15.68 $18.48 $38,440 20.0 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other (8) $7.57 $10.94 $22,770 25.6 %
 
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 11,630 $19.54 $20.36 $42,340 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 950 $31.80 $33.46 $69,600 6.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 250 $22.50 $20.70 $43,050 11.9 %
47-2022 Stonemasons (8) $11.40 $11.57 $24,060 12.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 750 $13.94 $16.16 $33,620 6.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 780 $11.90 $13.21 $27,470 5.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 2,100 $18.60 $19.07 $39,670 5.2 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 120 $12.37 $14.47 $30,100 15.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,250 $19.94 $21.82 $45,380 4.6 %
47-2121 Glaziers 120 $9.47 $9.90 $20,590 7.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 $15.54 $15.86 $32,990 8.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 30 $15.06 $15.89 $33,050 4.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 300 $15.78 $20.25 $42,120 14.6 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 70 $12.08 $17.76 $36,950 30.0 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $13.24 $13.48 $28,040 3.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $14.86 $16.03 $33,350 8.0 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 60 $15.29 $15.59 $32,420 6.5 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 150 $13.34 $15.97 $33,210 8.3 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 270 $9.63 $10.89 $22,660 10.1 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $7.97 $8.48 $17,640 8.0 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (8) $17.47 $16.77 $34,890 9.1 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 120 $19.61 $18.81 $39,130 4.2 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 130 $20.45 $21.57 $44,870 6.0 %
47-5041 Continuous Mining Machine Operators 1,080 $23.46 $24.35 $50,660 8.7 %
47-5042 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 910 $20.82 $20.99 $43,660 2.4 %
47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining 680 $24.40 $25.10 $52,200 3.8 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 560 $21.86 $20.57 $42,780 5.9 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6,950 $15.20 $16.41 $34,140 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 620 $21.75 $23.88 $49,680 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 90 $14.07 $14.74 $30,660 5.6 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 80 $11.45 $12.68 $26,370 9.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $21.24 $20.55 $42,740 8.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 170 $12.88 $12.61 $26,230 10.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 700 $10.67 $12.88 $26,780 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 380 $14.41 $15.75 $32,760 4.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 440 $18.05 $17.65 $36,710 3.1 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (8) $9.54 $10.90 $22,660 14.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 210 $9.43 $10.52 $21,880 5.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 70 $24.91 $23.02 $47,890 7.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 230 $11.20 $11.91 $24,770 4.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 500 $15.88 $16.49 $34,290 4.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,810 $14.03 $15.23 $31,680 3.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 220 $20.50 $20.64 $42,920 4.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights 70 $20.49 $20.11 $41,820 3.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 210 $20.98 $23.43 $48,740 6.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 270 $26.11 $23.51 $48,900 11.5 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 40 $15.80 $17.14 $35,640 4.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 170 $11.08 $12.02 $25,000 10.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 120 $9.58 $10.53 $21,900 6.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 180 $11.28 $12.79 $26,600 9.7 %
 
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 6,850 $13.67 $14.67 $30,510 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 440 $25.45 $27.02 $56,200 5.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 260 $12.44 $13.85 $28,810 6.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $15.68 $16.24 $33,780 11.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 260 $13.15 $12.44 $25,860 6.0 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 160 $7.81 $9.09 $18,910 8.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 150 $10.58 $12.07 $25,110 12.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 160 $11.21 $11.07 $23,030 9.0 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $8.84 $9.17 $19,070 2.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $12.66 $12.12 $25,210 3.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 700 $14.38 $14.62 $30,410 3.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,130 $15.98 $16.09 $33,470 4.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $15.26 $14.99 $31,190 3.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $9.04 $9.50 $19,770 5.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $10.36 $12.46 $25,920 9.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 250 $8.78 $9.38 $19,500 2.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 70 $7.79 $8.48 $17,630 4.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $15.06 $14.55 $30,270 4.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 270 $11.48 $12.74 $26,490 8.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 110 $13.24 $13.10 $27,250 3.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 340 $10.98 $12.82 $26,660 11.1 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) $18.23 $18.63 $38,740 6.7 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $18.50 $17.95 $37,330 6.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.19 $13.34 $27,750 8.0 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (8) $9.91 $11.18 $23,260 4.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 410 $13.00 $13.96 $29,050 2.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $15.10 $16.62 $34,570 15.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $12.02 $12.98 $27,000 10.8 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 60 $8.58 $9.25 $19,250 4.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 320 $13.42 $13.65 $28,400 6.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $10.27 $10.74 $22,340 7.3 %
 
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 12,750 $12.02 $14.20 $29,540 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $24.08 $23.75 $49,400 6.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 270 $19.28 $23.00 $47,840 6.1 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 350 $8.29 $8.88 $18,480 7.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 140 $10.37 $11.36 $23,630 9.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 820 $10.74 $10.83 $22,530 1.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 690 $8.19 $10.08 $20,960 10.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,370 $14.86 $16.40 $34,120 5.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 980 $10.83 $13.03 $27,100 6.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $8.96 $9.63 $20,030 6.3 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 160 $7.55 $8.94 $18,590 8.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 190 $22.34 $22.26 $46,300 4.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 80 $12.76 $12.94 $26,920 6.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 550 $19.62 $20.36 $42,340 3.4 %
53-7033 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 90 $22.23 $22.08 $45,930 4.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 190 $12.24 $14.64 $30,450 9.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 250 $8.30 $8.94 $18,590 2.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,890 $9.39 $10.99 $22,850 3.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 140 $10.27 $10.86 $22,600 4.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 220 $7.76 $9.27 $19,280 5.3 %
53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators 60 $23.01 $22.64 $47,090 3.6 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers 120 $17.66 $17.00 $35,350 4.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 200 $8.77 $9.72 $20,210 4.5 %
53-7111 Shuttle Car Operators 600 $22.77 $24.00 $49,920 5.4 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (8) $21.37 $21.04 $43,770 8.8 %

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