May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 238220 - Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS Industry 238220 - Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

NAICS Industry 238220 - Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors is part of: NAICS 238200 - Building Equipment Contractors.

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NAICS 238220 - Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 806,440 100.00% $20.01 $23.18 $48,210 0.5 %
 
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 33,470 4.15% $44.25 $52.52 $109,240 1.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,960 0.24% $71.56 $77.69 $161,600 2.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 16,850 2.09% $46.77 $54.77 $113,930 1.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 0.01% $51.82 $57.92 $120,470 14.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 230 0.03% $52.98 $61.60 $128,120 10.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 330 0.04% $37.91 $39.01 $81,150 6.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 (7) $54.90 $54.61 $113,600 3.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,450 0.18% $41.63 $47.32 $98,420 3.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 0.01% $41.98 $40.18 $83,570 6.3 %
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 40 (7) $45.78 $45.89 $95,460 3.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 11,870 1.47% $40.11 $46.23 $96,150 1.9 %
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 130 0.02% $51.72 $53.84 $112,000 2.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 380 0.05% $44.48 $48.49 $100,870 12.7 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 21,710 2.69% $28.45 $30.64 $63,740 1.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 0.01% $20.85 $20.75 $43,170 4.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,660 0.33% $24.21 $25.83 $53,720 1.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers 60 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1051 Cost Estimators 13,800 1.71% $29.48 $31.40 $65,300 1.3 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 240 0.03% $25.22 $26.66 $55,450 2.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 30 (7) $31.84 $35.30 $73,430 10.2 %
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 (7) $26.95 $26.76 $55,660 2.9 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 40 (7) $29.31 $28.10 $58,450 4.9 %
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 100 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 1,230 0.15% $22.58 $27.13 $56,430 7.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 3,350 0.42% $30.17 $33.32 $69,300 2.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 (7) $30.96 $33.32 $69,300 7.6 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 840 0.10% $26.70 $27.25 $56,680 4.7 %
15-1131 Computer Programmers 50 0.01% $33.97 $35.06 $72,910 3.8 %
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 140 0.02% $36.02 $38.21 $79,470 5.4 %
15-1141 Database Administrators 50 0.01% $32.09 $32.63 $67,880 3.3 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 130 0.02% $28.42 $29.56 $61,480 2.2 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists (8) (8) $18.22 $19.89 $41,380 6.1 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 6,870 0.85% $28.81 $31.30 $65,100 2.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 410 0.05% $34.48 $37.87 $78,780 5.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 170 0.02% $32.70 $37.96 $78,950 8.8 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 290 0.04% $28.78 $30.20 $62,820 3.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 0.01% $39.70 $43.77 $91,050 6.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 1,490 0.18% $34.80 $39.70 $82,570 7.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 240 0.03% $33.04 $34.27 $71,280 4.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 840 0.10% $24.99 $25.55 $53,150 3.4 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 1,270 0.16% $26.49 $28.20 $58,650 3.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 1,030 0.13% $24.15 $26.11 $54,310 2.7 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 330 0.04% $23.58 $25.46 $52,950 3.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 (7) $26.13 $25.68 $53,410 12.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 230 0.03% $26.24 $26.56 $55,250 4.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) (8) $24.54 $26.63 $55,400 11.1 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 320 0.04% (8) (8) (8) (8)
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 220 0.03% $25.16 $26.03 $54,150 3.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 130 0.02% $27.85 $27.97 $58,190 4.2 %
27-1029 Designers, All Other 30 (7) $17.81 $21.13 $43,950 6.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 (7) $21.82 $25.16 $52,330 6.0 %
 
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 210 0.03% $27.87 $28.47 $59,220 2.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 180 0.02% $28.46 $29.13 $60,580 2.9 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 30 (7) $25.78 $24.87 $51,730 5.4 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6,030 0.75% $13.08 $13.77 $28,640 2.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 340 0.04% $20.62 $22.29 $46,370 6.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,500 0.19% $9.90 $11.28 $23,460 2.7 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other (8) (8) $14.03 $14.20 $29,530 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 4,000 0.50% $13.60 $13.88 $28,860 3.2 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 16,840 2.09% $26.63 $30.09 $62,580 2.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (8) (8) $30.54 $30.31 $63,040 9.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 150 0.02% $35.42 $39.84 $82,860 5.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers (8) (8) $8.81 $8.97 $18,650 4.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 170 0.02% $13.29 $13.91 $28,930 5.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,080 0.13% (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 5,860 0.73% $27.48 $31.82 $66,180 4.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 430 0.05% $32.28 $33.90 $70,510 7.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 8,050 1.00% $28.32 $31.43 $65,380 2.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 190 0.02% $9.76 $10.67 $22,200 8.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 180 0.02% $45.40 $54.95 $114,300 13.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 230 0.03% $9.01 $10.07 $20,950 6.7 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 360 0.04% $18.07 $25.01 $52,030 22.8 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 101,620 12.60% $15.08 $16.16 $33,600 0.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 5,860 0.73% $23.58 $25.23 $52,480 1.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 0.01% $13.45 $13.70 $28,500 2.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 80 0.01% $14.37 $15.75 $32,760 7.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 640 0.08% $14.20 $15.17 $31,550 3.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 18,710 2.32% $16.89 $17.53 $36,460 0.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,080 0.26% $17.74 $18.18 $37,800 1.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 200 0.02% $16.21 $16.57 $34,470 3.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,120 0.26% $14.87 $16.06 $33,410 3.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 0.01% $12.71 $12.98 $26,990 6.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 290 0.04% $13.88 $13.97 $29,050 8.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 490 0.06% $19.33 $19.78 $41,150 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 4,670 0.58% $12.74 $13.14 $27,330 1.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 (7) $14.60 $14.37 $29,890 20.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 0.01% $10.69 $12.18 $25,340 13.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 6,990 0.87% $16.22 $17.62 $36,650 2.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 480 0.06% $19.75 $21.34 $44,390 5.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 290 0.04% $14.91 $15.62 $32,490 4.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3,480 0.43% $14.17 $14.88 $30,960 1.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 5,350 0.66% $20.65 $21.91 $45,580 1.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 21,820 2.71% $13.82 $14.24 $29,620 1.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (8) (8) $7.77 $9.09 $18,900 18.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 300 0.04% $15.65 $15.92 $33,110 4.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 27,160 3.37% $13.12 $13.76 $28,610 1.1 %
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 200 0.02% $13.90 $17.56 $36,530 10.6 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 422,390 52.38% $20.75 $23.03 $47,910 0.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 28,820 3.57% $30.10 $31.73 $65,990 1.0 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 3,160 0.39% $29.10 $28.30 $58,850 3.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 0.01% $18.30 $20.85 $43,360 10.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,890 0.23% $18.47 $20.34 $42,310 5.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 210 0.03% $13.60 $15.25 $31,730 6.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 12,570 1.56% $13.85 $15.41 $32,050 2.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,830 0.23% $23.71 $25.09 $52,180 4.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 7,160 0.89% $21.92 $23.43 $48,730 2.4 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 230 0.03% $16.30 $16.64 $34,610 8.9 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 5,530 0.69% $18.93 $20.43 $42,500 3.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 490 0.06% $16.73 $17.77 $36,960 9.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 4,440 0.55% $18.09 $19.91 $41,400 4.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 244,370 30.30% $22.23 $24.32 $50,580 0.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 620 0.08% $19.30 $20.69 $43,030 6.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60,330 7.48% $21.02 $23.31 $48,490 1.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 1,190 0.15% $23.42 $23.25 $48,370 4.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 110 0.01% $12.15 $12.87 $26,770 4.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 920 0.11% $13.16 $13.25 $27,560 2.4 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 40 (7) $9.37 $10.24 $21,300 9.7 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 43,740 5.42% $12.66 $13.17 $27,390 1.6 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers (8) (8) $12.56 $14.19 $29,520 12.2 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 1,550 0.19% $13.50 $14.21 $29,550 5.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 590 0.07% $21.94 $22.92 $47,670 3.2 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 840 0.10% $16.59 $17.44 $36,280 5.6 %
47-4799 Construction and Related Workers, All Other* (8) (8) $15.25 $16.76 $34,850 4.2 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 240 0.03% $17.54 $19.48 $40,520 10.1 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 179,990 22.32% $19.38 $20.97 $43,610 0.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 12,060 1.50% $28.68 $29.97 $62,340 1.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 80 0.01% $25.75 $25.48 $53,010 3.9 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 70 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 490 0.06% $28.36 $27.90 $58,040 5.6 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 1,720 0.21% $20.81 $22.17 $46,110 6.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 120 0.01% $18.76 $19.45 $40,460 4.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 0.04% $18.80 $19.54 $40,650 2.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 0.01% $20.05 $20.56 $42,770 4.1 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers (8) (8) $14.61 $17.05 $35,460 12.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 690 0.09% $21.76 $22.88 $47,600 8.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 145,300 18.02% $19.52 $20.96 $43,600 0.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 270 0.03% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 220 0.03% $20.74 $21.69 $45,110 4.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9044 Millwrights 1,210 0.15% $22.23 $22.97 $47,770 2.7 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,660 0.45% $18.72 $19.79 $41,160 3.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 12,210 1.51% $11.49 $12.07 $25,110 1.6 %
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 1,200 0.15% $15.27 $17.61 $36,620 6.1 %
 
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 5,900 0.73% $18.61 $19.72 $41,020 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 370 0.05% $24.33 $25.93 $53,930 3.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 1,370 0.17% $17.38 $18.54 $38,570 2.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 0.01% $11.19 $13.05 $27,150 15.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 3,160 0.39% $19.90 $21.01 $43,690 2.6 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) (8) $10.36 $11.33 $23,560 10.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 120 0.01% $20.54 $20.72 $43,090 5.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) (8) $12.86 $13.43 $27,940 5.7 %
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* (8) (8) $14.90 $16.44 $34,190 4.8 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10,150 1.26% $14.70 $15.81 $32,880 1.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 150 0.02% $19.32 $21.52 $44,770 6.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 0.02% $25.30 $27.07 $56,300 3.3 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1,000 0.12% $17.66 $18.95 $39,410 3.6 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 3,730 0.46% $14.56 $15.54 $32,320 1.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 80 0.01% $23.35 $24.79 $51,560 6.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 620 0.08% $19.55 $19.89 $41,370 3.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 280 0.03% $13.60 $14.21 $29,550 6.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (8) (8) $10.45 $12.35 $25,690 7.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,880 0.48% $13.20 $13.70 $28,490 1.4 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers (8) (8) $14.04 $15.43 $32,090 8.1 %

About May 2010 National Industry-Specific 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.




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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011