May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division



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 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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 the Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division (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 115,700 $20.56 $26.02 $54,110 2.1 %
 
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 7,060 $52.47 $57.84 $120,310 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 530 (5) $83.87 $174,440 5.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,340 $50.60 $60.06 $124,920 3.8 %
11-1031 Legislators 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2021 Marketing Managers 380 $60.80 $64.25 $133,640 3.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 410 $59.58 $63.73 $132,560 6.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 $61.33 $60.66 $126,160 5.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 280 $42.19 $42.86 $89,160 2.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 680 $65.41 $68.07 $141,590 4.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 510 $52.00 $56.31 $117,120 3.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 50 $54.47 $54.85 $114,080 4.6 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 40 $53.00 $53.21 $110,680 3.3 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 100 $58.98 $60.08 $124,970 5.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 160 $51.46 $54.55 $113,460 5.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 130 $47.43 $52.80 $109,830 4.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $42.72 $40.90 $85,060 3.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 120 $41.56 $44.96 $93,520 4.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 100 $38.73 $32.47 $67,540 13.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 340 (4) (4) $90,570 1.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 620 $68.56 $69.94 $145,470 4.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 180 $24.21 $24.48 $50,910 7.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 210 $42.02 $44.11 $91,750 7.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 130 $54.70 $59.59 $123,950 7.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $24.86 $25.54 $53,120 4.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 170 $40.71 $43.06 $89,560 4.5 %
 
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 5,310 $31.54 $33.93 $70,560 1.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 170 $25.80 $27.06 $56,290 2.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 360 $31.33 $32.90 $68,420 2.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $24.66 $26.55 $55,220 2.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 150 $34.50 $35.78 $74,420 6.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $31.12 $33.66 $70,020 3.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (8) $31.37 $31.26 $65,010 3.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $31.40 $31.19 $64,880 2.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 200 $30.85 $31.41 $65,340 2.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 240 $34.46 $34.56 $71,880 2.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians 160 $35.25 $36.96 $76,870 4.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 660 $42.39 $45.03 $93,650 5.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 660 $29.95 $33.04 $68,730 3.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 970 $32.83 $33.14 $68,940 2.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 100 $30.95 $28.10 $58,450 12.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 60 $33.63 $35.78 $74,430 3.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 $22.80 $26.00 $54,080 6.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 230 $38.79 $39.13 $81,390 2.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $29.27 $43.74 $90,980 29.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 90 $28.48 $34.40 $71,550 9.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 200 $24.50 $24.22 $50,380 3.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 100 $27.32 $27.98 $58,190 5.7 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 8,040 $46.20 $46.24 $96,170 2.0 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (8) $61.31 $63.03 $131,110 5.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 410 $46.51 $49.20 $102,340 8.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 2,030 $50.84 $50.73 $105,530 1.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 2,620 $50.90 $50.79 $105,650 2.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 920 $27.47 $28.87 $60,040 2.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,040 $44.85 $45.35 $94,320 1.7 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 130 $38.10 $39.20 $81,540 3.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 380 $37.68 $38.81 $80,730 1.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 220 $43.95 $42.65 $88,720 2.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 160 $38.82 $37.51 $78,020 4.2 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 50 $38.76 $39.06 $81,240 5.5 %
 
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 5,940 $39.23 $40.33 $83,880 2.1 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 110 $40.66 $41.83 $87,000 4.5 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 130 $39.68 $40.23 $83,670 1.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 190 $34.81 $38.99 $81,100 7.1 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 680 $54.40 $54.82 $114,020 2.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 1,070 $49.92 $50.11 $104,220 3.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 610 $40.91 $43.04 $89,520 3.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 220 $40.15 $41.75 $86,850 2.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 560 $42.09 $41.96 $87,290 2.5 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 60 $44.58 $46.85 $97,460 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 540 $44.82 $44.44 $92,430 2.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 50 $47.65 $45.01 $93,610 7.6 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (8) $33.11 $32.33 $67,250 5.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $29.26 $29.26 $60,860 4.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 1,020 $21.72 $23.05 $47,950 3.4 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 80 $23.11 $24.85 $51,680 7.0 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 60 $23.65 $22.81 $47,440 2.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 90 $23.47 $23.50 $48,890 2.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 130 $24.01 $25.33 $52,690 4.1 %
 
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 1,620 $33.70 $36.39 $75,690 1.9 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 40 $34.50 $37.31 $77,600 5.4 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (8) $41.70 $46.29 $96,280 7.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 190 $41.26 $41.38 $86,070 6.0 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 90 $46.69 $50.95 $105,980 8.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 150 $28.30 $32.76 $68,150 2.2 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 70 $34.62 $35.20 $73,210 3.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 290 $32.47 $35.65 $74,150 3.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 110 $37.53 $37.73 $78,480 2.4 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $30.88 $31.54 $65,600 3.5 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (8) $27.24 $27.10 $56,370 3.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 180 $24.26 $24.26 $50,460 5.3 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 70 $27.48 $30.45 $63,330 2.2 %
 
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 1,850 $19.69 $21.38 $44,470 3.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $23.82 $23.85 $49,610 6.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 200 $31.67 $31.23 $64,960 2.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 120 $17.84 $18.71 $38,920 3.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 $22.12 $22.92 $47,670 2.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 140 $20.45 $21.71 $45,170 5.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 310 $26.41 $26.06 $54,210 2.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 440 $17.95 $18.80 $39,110 9.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $23.80 $23.65 $49,190 13.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 430 $13.99 $16.47 $34,260 5.6 %
 
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 380 $32.81 $42.30 $87,980 7.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $41.19 $52.90 $110,030 9.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 120 $27.30 $26.82 $55,790 7.0 %
 
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 7,530 $24.78 $23.31 $48,480 3.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 740 $12.88 $13.88 $28,860 2.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 220 (4) (4) $59,140 1.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,190 (4) (4) $60,940 2.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,020 (4) (4) $61,010 2.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,080 (4) (4) $59,330 1.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $68,590 2.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 280 (4) (4) $58,910 2.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 200 (4) (4) $59,680 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $60,580 2.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 280 $17.55 $19.44 $40,430 12.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $31.02 $32.50 $67,600 5.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $16.63 $17.04 $35,440 2.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $35.27 $38.72 $80,530 6.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,240 (4) (4) $21,740 3.8 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,110 $27.42 $28.70 $59,700 3.0 %
27-1011 Art Directors 40 $45.75 $46.87 $97,490 6.4 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 $37.14 $35.85 $74,560 8.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $14.40 $14.42 $29,980 2.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 $26.48 $27.06 $56,280 4.8 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $51,760 12.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 160 $31.58 $33.99 $70,690 3.5 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $23.94 $25.55 $53,130 2.6 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 160 $40.99 $39.29 $81,710 1.9 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 30 $14.95 $17.33 $36,040 3.0 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-4021 Photographers 70 $12.29 $14.23 $29,600 12.0 %
 
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 6,210 $29.61 $35.18 $73,170 4.5 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 100 (5) $97.91 $203,640 21.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $53.18 $52.44 $109,070 2.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $70.69 $77.08 $160,320 24.4 %
29-1063 Internists, General 80 (5) $107.13 $222,840 11.5 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 30 (5) $94.22 $195,980 13.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $105.67 $219,790 20.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 100 $41.97 $42.25 $87,880 3.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,180 $32.70 $33.00 $68,640 2.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $33.22 $33.14 $68,930 2.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 170 $34.18 $33.89 $70,480 1.5 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $18.10 $18.48 $38,440 2.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $31.58 $32.65 $67,910 3.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $38.91 $36.60 $76,120 9.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $30.00 $30.02 $62,430 2.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $17.58 $18.95 $39,420 4.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 260 $38.95 $38.45 $79,980 2.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 140 $29.78 $29.75 $61,870 4.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) $16.47 $17.73 $36,870 4.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 300 $13.14 $13.54 $28,160 2.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) $18.02 $18.46 $38,390 4.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $16.71 $16.39 $34,100 3.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 850 $22.27 $22.47 $46,740 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (8) $18.82 $20.60 $42,850 2.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $22.15 $25.35 $52,720 13.4 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 30 $32.49 $32.61 $67,830 2.6 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,340 $13.97 $14.68 $30,530 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 320 $12.74 $12.52 $26,040 3.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,040 $13.47 $13.53 $28,140 1.8 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $22.21 $21.85 $45,450 7.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $23.09 $23.52 $48,930 4.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $13.29 $14.22 $29,580 3.7 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 60 $17.33 $17.73 $36,890 4.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 210 $21.24 $21.26 $44,210 4.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 410 $16.19 $16.64 $34,610 3.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 $18.47 $18.32 $38,110 3.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $12.20 $13.72 $28,530 3.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 $13.49 $13.77 $28,650 2.4 %
 
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 2,510 $18.24 $20.28 $42,180 8.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $42.64 $41.82 $86,980 2.4 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 110 $33.00 $33.01 $68,660 3.0 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $20.77 $25.59 $53,240 9.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 380 $24.66 $25.17 $52,360 3.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 580 $27.26 $27.58 $57,380 1.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,110 $12.06 $12.87 $26,760 3.8 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 $9.72 $10.20 $21,210 3.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $12.48 $15.66 $32,560 9.6 %
 
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 8,570 $9.91 $11.28 $23,470 2.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 160 $21.01 $20.93 $43,540 10.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 630 $16.06 $16.94 $35,240 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 260 $9.77 $10.12 $21,050 4.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 150 $13.82 $13.95 $29,010 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 620 $12.76 $12.67 $26,350 2.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $11.21 $11.93 $24,810 15.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 700 $9.02 $10.18 $21,170 6.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 550 $11.38 $10.97 $22,820 6.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,070 $8.99 $9.30 $19,340 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 630 $8.81 $9.50 $19,750 2.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,580 $11.72 $11.78 $24,500 3.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 210 $10.09 $11.15 $23,190 7.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 370 $9.17 $10.81 $22,490 7.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 300 $9.69 $9.96 $20,710 3.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 280 $10.47 $10.90 $22,670 5.1 %
 
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 3,010 $13.32 $14.23 $29,600 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 250 $18.15 $19.54 $40,650 5.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $17.69 $20.87 $43,410 13.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,370 $13.19 $14.06 $29,250 4.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 550 $10.79 $11.26 $23,420 3.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 680 $13.79 $14.18 $29,490 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 2,100 $10.74 $12.80 $26,630 4.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 100 $16.91 $17.64 $36,690 4.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $10.46 $11.16 $23,220 6.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $9.33 $9.81 $20,410 3.4 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants (8) $9.94 $9.83 $20,460 3.5 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 $9.22 $12.67 $26,350 18.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 330 $8.87 $10.63 $22,120 11.4 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (8) $13.88 $14.03 $29,180 15.9 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (8) $18.83 $19.54 $40,640 10.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (8) $10.16 $10.67 $22,200 4.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 340 $11.77 $11.74 $24,410 2.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 220 $12.83 $17.67 $36,740 9.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 240 $11.49 $12.62 $26,250 4.8 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $9.04 $9.10 $18,940 4.0 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 10,510 $15.77 $22.50 $46,810 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 660 $20.40 $22.90 $47,640 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 240 $40.53 $44.04 $91,600 4.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,180 $8.97 $9.87 $20,530 4.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 240 $10.93 $11.18 $23,250 3.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 90 $17.82 $18.41 $38,280 4.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,070 $11.72 $14.21 $29,550 3.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 30 $29.56 $31.53 $65,580 14.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 180 $27.76 $32.47 $67,530 16.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 60 $36.40 $37.85 $78,730 9.2 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 30 $18.70 $20.52 $42,680 7.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 450 $30.02 $34.67 $72,110 5.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,320 $38.06 $42.93 $89,300 5.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,180 $29.83 $32.88 $68,380 4.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 90 $16.40 $17.72 $36,850 11.6 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 400 $42.31 $44.94 $93,470 3.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 210 $15.70 $16.06 $33,400 3.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 40 $18.74 $23.47 $48,820 9.4 %
 
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 17,210 $17.49 $18.35 $38,160 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,230 $26.39 $27.24 $56,650 1.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $12.67 $13.21 $27,480 4.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 130 $19.51 $21.45 $44,620 7.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 360 $15.94 $15.68 $32,610 4.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,430 $18.79 $18.85 $39,210 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $19.80 $21.01 $43,710 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $20.78 $19.37 $40,290 6.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 460 $13.33 $13.61 $28,300 3.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 30 $19.69 $19.70 $40,980 2.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,040 $17.78 $18.90 $39,320 3.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 180 $24.31 $23.46 $48,800 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $11.69 $12.20 $25,380 5.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 130 $12.06 $11.96 $24,870 2.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 150 $18.32 $20.21 $42,030 5.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 160 $11.14 $12.41 $25,820 2.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 50 $16.93 $17.57 $36,540 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 150 $18.29 $18.93 $39,360 3.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 190 $24.04 $23.98 $49,880 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 900 $12.91 $13.54 $28,170 2.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 $18.11 $18.04 $37,510 4.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 130 $18.12 $18.34 $38,150 1.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 180 $16.53 $17.49 $36,370 6.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $25.26 $25.18 $52,380 1.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 310 $25.80 $23.93 $49,780 1.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 $25.26 $25.45 $52,930 3.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 330 $22.52 $23.73 $49,360 3.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,170 $17.67 $17.58 $36,560 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,300 $11.00 $13.26 $27,570 2.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,270 $22.81 $23.59 $49,070 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 120 $15.52 $18.07 $37,580 16.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 370 $16.52 $16.60 $34,530 3.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 930 $17.31 $17.54 $36,480 2.4 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $19.16 $19.83 $41,240 3.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 240 $14.06 $14.68 $30,540 2.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 30 $17.20 $16.99 $35,330 2.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 120 $16.67 $16.60 $34,520 4.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $14.41 $15.04 $31,270 3.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,150 $14.83 $15.37 $31,980 2.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 $17.96 $18.15 $37,750 6.0 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,470 $21.28 $22.75 $47,310 2.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 400 $31.37 $32.40 $67,390 3.4 %
47-2022 Stonemasons 40 $33.85 $30.87 $64,210 9.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 530 $23.90 $25.28 $52,590 5.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $19.88 $21.54 $44,810 10.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 520 $16.62 $16.38 $34,060 3.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 190 $24.52 $26.49 $55,110 8.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 100 $21.30 $21.67 $45,070 7.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $20.96 $21.37 $44,450 10.3 %
47-2082 Tapers (8) $36.80 $34.50 $71,770 7.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 660 $24.34 $23.96 $49,830 7.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $17.40 $18.11 $37,680 3.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $20.53 $22.41 $46,620 11.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 300 $22.37 $25.32 $52,660 8.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 190 $20.37 $22.29 $46,350 5.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 $19.22 $20.99 $43,670 9.8 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 130 $15.47 $16.44 $34,190 6.5 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 200 $14.89 $15.10 $31,400 3.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $15.12 $15.15 $31,510 11.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $27.52 $28.50 $59,290 3.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 70 $20.49 $19.91 $41,420 3.8 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $18.31 $18.69 $38,880 3.1 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (8) $17.67 $19.89 $41,370 11.1 %
 
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 4,710 $22.18 $23.05 $47,940 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 300 $29.28 $30.15 $62,700 3.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 100 $21.83 $22.34 $46,470 4.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 230 $31.14 $30.99 $64,460 3.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 200 $24.55 $25.50 $53,040 3.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 140 $22.45 $22.94 $47,710 5.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $19.18 $20.36 $42,360 3.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 780 $17.48 $19.45 $40,450 10.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 $22.25 $22.47 $46,750 2.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $25.18 $25.23 $52,480 4.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 360 $31.46 $30.72 $63,890 5.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 160 $23.45 $23.77 $49,430 4.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 700 $18.73 $19.00 $39,510 2.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $22.91 $22.90 $47,630 2.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 510 $28.54 $26.02 $54,130 6.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $12.64 $12.44 $25,860 8.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 120 $17.57 $19.89 $41,370 10.9 %
 
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 7,790 $16.03 $18.02 $37,480 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 600 $29.78 $31.94 $66,430 2.9 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (8) $12.46 $13.00 $27,040 4.6 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1,030 $14.54 $14.96 $31,130 2.2 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 180 $16.24 $16.20 $33,700 7.3 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 40 $19.49 $20.74 $43,130 18.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $18.28 $18.54 $38,550 10.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 520 $13.78 $15.29 $31,810 7.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 70 $17.60 $17.76 $36,940 3.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $12.72 $16.12 $33,530 14.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $16.81 $17.77 $36,960 8.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $17.76 $17.51 $36,420 3.8 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.56 $14.77 $30,710 5.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $14.70 $15.69 $32,630 4.0 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $18.13 $18.32 $38,110 3.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.21 $12.97 $26,980 9.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 280 $21.28 $21.39 $44,490 4.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $16.15 $16.65 $34,630 4.3 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 530 $14.79 $15.19 $31,590 3.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 100 $20.22 $21.03 $43,750 5.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $17.04 $17.92 $37,280 5.5 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $14.13 $14.88 $30,940 7.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (8) $13.85 $15.67 $32,580 6.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 80 $19.11 $20.43 $42,490 4.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 240 $19.56 $19.70 $40,970 3.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $11.17 $11.51 $23,940 5.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 100 $11.09 $11.42 $23,760 3.7 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 40 $24.95 $26.51 $55,140 4.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $23.75 $24.36 $50,660 4.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 $22.77 $22.02 $45,800 3.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $22.81 $22.12 $46,010 7.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $11.81 $12.33 $25,650 8.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 520 $16.84 $17.55 $36,500 3.6 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 310 $12.86 $13.41 $27,890 6.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $14.54 $15.65 $32,550 3.2 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) $9.18 $10.21 $21,240 15.1 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 50 $14.54 $15.91 $33,090 4.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 130 $12.10 $12.33 $25,650 4.5 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 160 $15.99 $16.09 $33,460 8.4 %
 
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 6,390 $15.16 $16.35 $34,020 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 230 $18.41 $20.67 $42,990 3.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $25.91 $26.74 $55,620 4.1 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (8) $16.35 $15.46 $32,160 7.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 480 $16.71 $15.43 $32,100 5.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 40 $13.70 $15.36 $31,940 9.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,330 $20.79 $21.45 $44,620 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 760 $18.29 $19.54 $40,650 10.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $10.81 $12.11 $25,180 8.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $10.06 $10.13 $21,070 3.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 260 $15.85 $15.83 $32,920 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 80 $10.59 $11.41 $23,720 4.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,650 $12.06 $13.32 $27,720 2.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 810 $10.13 $10.76 $22,380 5.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (8) $15.54 $19.60 $40,770 12.8 %

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