May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Northwest Alabama 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 XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 61,340 1.8 % 1000.000 1.000 $12.67 $15.62 $32,490 1.4 %
 
Management Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,930 5.3 % 31.470 0.664 $35.35 $41.34 $85,980 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 24.0 % 1.099 0.511 $79.75 $81.94 $170,430 9.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 930 8.4 % 15.212 1.132 $35.61 $43.96 $91,440 4.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 70 16.1 % 1.167 2.257 (4) (4) $22,730 9.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 13.2 % 0.686 0.273 $41.48 $49.05 $102,020 8.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 29.9 % 0.584 0.257 $34.71 $38.41 $79,890 4.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 18.3 % 1.555 0.413 $37.58 $47.64 $99,090 7.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 4.9 % 1.669 1.480 $34.61 $35.79 $74,440 3.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 170 11.2 % 2.716 1.553 (4) (4) $83,300 2.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 60 41.0 % 0.931 0.633 $33.22 $32.32 $67,230 8.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 80 21.0 % 1.311 0.589 $34.59 $36.08 $75,040 2.7 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 0.0 % 0.734 3.709 $29.64 $28.67 $59,640 1.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 28.9 % 0.771 0.841 $22.34 $24.37 $50,680 6.1 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 960 4.8 % 15.607 0.326 $22.20 $24.23 $50,400 2.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 12.9 % 1.655 0.772 $21.14 $22.41 $46,620 2.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers 50 6.6 % 0.849 0.529 $24.79 $24.37 $50,700 2.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 27.5 % 1.164 0.805 $23.37 $22.89 $47,600 4.9 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 70 9.8 % 1.079 0.328 $21.34 $22.96 $47,750 5.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 30.3 % 0.685 0.162 $29.84 $27.18 $56,540 11.0 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 50 30.8 % 0.887 0.553 $15.73 $21.77 $45,290 16.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 250 9.5 % 4.045 0.479 $23.40 $25.92 $53,900 3.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 110 17.7 % 1.841 0.826 $23.49 $26.29 $54,690 6.0 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 230 12.4 % 3.715 0.144 $18.88 $21.76 $45,260 2.8 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 50 14.6 % 0.848 0.323 $23.98 $24.78 $51,530 3.2 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 120 14.8 % 1.982 0.435 $14.34 $15.64 $32,530 4.4 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 500 6.2 % 8.168 0.450 $24.74 $26.81 $55,750 3.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 33.7 % 0.846 0.432 $24.52 $27.12 $56,410 4.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 100 7.1 % 1.603 1.004 $32.49 $32.45 $67,490 3.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 25.3 % 1.014 0.550 $31.27 $32.59 $67,790 3.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 1.4 % 1.249 2.060 $14.62 $17.18 $35,730 2.3 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 100 15.6 % 1.648 0.197 $24.20 $24.80 $51,580 3.9 %
 
Community and Social Service Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations 790 11.9 % 12.883 0.861 $15.53 $16.57 $34,460 5.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 120 17.8 % 1.965 1.012 $26.03 $26.28 $54,660 2.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) (8) (8) (8) $7.67 $7.97 $16,570 6.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 10.1 % 2.144 0.987 $19.25 $20.04 $41,670 3.2 %
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers 120 18.6 % 1.994 1.771 $19.17 $18.88 $39,270 3.2 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.78 $12.63 $26,280 4.3 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.90 $13.55 $28,190 23.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 160 34.2 % 2.576 0.916 $8.41 $8.52 $17,720 4.2 %
 
Legal Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 90 16.3 % 1.446 0.185 $26.09 $26.35 $54,800 8.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 30 43.6 % 0.505 0.114 $33.38 $34.48 $71,720 5.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.35 $20.10 $41,810 16.3 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4,440 6.3 % 72.436 1.089 $20.73 $19.35 $40,250 4.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 47.2 % 1.536 1.126 (4) (4) $48,070 2.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 650 41.2 % 10.641 0.910 (4) (4) $50,630 2.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $46,740 3.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 1,120 33.3 % 18.298 2.208 (4) (4) $47,290 3.1 %
25-2032 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 240 42.4 % 3.859 5.349 (4) (4) $50,750 2.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School* 50 40.1 % 0.765 0.428 (4) (4) $49,360 2.2 %
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $46,340 2.7 %
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 35.1 % 2.007 1.804 (4) (4) $52,930 3.4 %
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 1,040 25.9 % 16.981 3.039 (4) (4) $22,410 9.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 24.5 % 1.472 1.262 $24.16 $23.23 $48,310 2.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 29.7 % 1.392 1.374 $28.08 $28.02 $58,270 7.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 250 18.6 % 4.156 0.423 (4) (4) $18,260 3.2 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 370 25.4 % 6.058 0.449 $10.53 $13.60 $28,280 7.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 34.2 % 1.128 0.636 $18.89 $19.26 $40,050 6.0 %
 
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3,990 12.4 % 65.026 1.125 $21.34 $26.74 $55,610 4.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 11.1 % 3.057 1.450 $55.17 $58.63 $121,960 19.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 110 12.6 % 1.744 0.755 (5) $105.80 $220,050 11.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 1,520 22.5 % 24.772 1.186 $24.96 $26.54 $55,200 3.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 30 35.2 % 0.553 0.643 $20.03 $19.92 $41,430 2.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 25.9 % 0.823 0.636 $23.65 $24.26 $50,460 2.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 17.7 % 0.745 0.605 $17.74 $17.28 $35,950 4.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 160 5.8 % 2.620 1.876 $17.54 $18.01 $37,460 10.4 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 38.3 % 0.538 1.404 $22.89 $22.21 $46,190 2.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 43.0 % 0.766 1.837 $23.57 $23.65 $49,200 2.7 %
29-2037 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians* 140 18.6 % 2.356 1.382 $21.21 $22.52 $46,840 4.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 70 16.8 % 1.187 0.680 $13.02 $14.49 $30,140 11.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 410 10.5 % 6.753 2.574 $10.96 $11.11 $23,100 6.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.75 $15.43 $32,100 3.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 670 9.4 % 10.887 1.895 $15.95 $16.06 $33,400 3.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 19.3 % 1.355 0.978 $13.52 $14.41 $29,970 4.6 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,770 7.6 % 28.892 0.927 $10.00 $10.73 $22,310 3.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 320 41.4 % 5.253 0.679 $7.78 $8.54 $17,770 3.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* 980 5.3 % 16.052 1.406 $9.92 $9.88 $20,540 1.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 80 13.8 % 1.306 0.565 $14.32 $14.03 $29,180 3.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 200 23.4 % 3.210 0.780 $12.22 $12.16 $25,300 6.2 %
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.41 $10.57 $21,980 6.7 %
 
Protective Service Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 930 10.2 % 15.087 0.602 $14.49 $14.68 $30,530 3.3 %
33-2011 Firefighters 110 12.8 % 1.725 0.725 $12.42 $12.33 $25,650 5.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 150 0.0 % 2.491 0.692 $14.66 $14.60 $30,360 5.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 430 20.1 % 7.005 1.382 $14.98 $15.39 $32,010 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 90 32.8 % 1.459 0.184 $8.51 $8.77 $18,240 5.9 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4,900 4.0 % 79.876 0.921 $8.07 $8.69 $18,080 1.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 420 14.0 % 6.790 1.116 $13.21 $13.52 $28,120 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 450 31.1 % 7.385 1.787 $7.88 $8.02 $16,680 2.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 350 19.3 % 5.732 1.879 $8.34 $8.51 $17,690 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 260 43.3 % 4.296 0.606 $8.32 $9.54 $19,840 9.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 310 24.3 % 5.008 0.793 $8.14 $8.44 $17,560 2.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,960 12.2 % 32.016 1.511 $7.89 $8.07 $16,780 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 90 48.5 % 1.402 0.399 $8.95 $8.99 $18,710 6.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 670 6.9 % 10.978 0.622 $7.68 $7.81 $16,240 3.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 80 32.6 % 1.250 0.774 $8.49 $8.67 $18,030 3.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 180 38.4 % 2.970 0.746 $7.88 $7.99 $16,610 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.56 $8.41 $17,500 3.7 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,450 5.1 % 23.719 0.722 $9.18 $10.37 $21,580 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 11.3 % 0.590 0.434 $13.52 $15.67 $32,590 6.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 830 5.7 % 13.523 0.835 $8.95 $9.91 $20,610 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 270 13.9 % 4.353 0.639 $8.62 $8.83 $18,370 2.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 90 27.5 % 1.456 2.961 $15.03 $14.15 $29,430 9.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 200 17.6 % 3.207 0.491 $9.68 $10.28 $21,380 2.9 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
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Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 920 7.6 % 14.976 0.556 $8.70 $9.98 $20,770 4.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 50 40.7 % 0.872 0.841 $13.55 $14.16 $29,460 7.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 30 31.9 % 0.564 0.531 $8.40 $8.34 $17,350 3.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 50 13.1 % 0.856 0.427 $8.16 $8.23 $17,110 3.0 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.53 $8.67 $18,030 6.9 %
39-4831 Funeral Service Managers, Directors, Morticians, and Undertakers 30 8.1 % 0.507 2.363 $21.52 $22.73 $47,280 3.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 10.6 % 1.448 0.527 $8.72 $9.22 $19,170 7.1 %
39-9011 Childcare Workers 240 16.6 % 3.975 0.826 $7.76 $8.16 $16,960 3.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 180 8.6 % 2.877 1.246 $8.65 $8.95 $18,610 3.6 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 38.3 % 0.730 1.414 $10.16 $11.37 $23,660 15.7 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 5,290 4.6 % 86.318 0.816 $9.21 $12.75 $26,520 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 700 8.9 % 11.337 1.229 $13.96 $15.34 $31,900 4.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 70 25.8 % 1.125 0.585 $24.62 $26.97 $56,100 6.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,210 8.7 % 36.030 1.365 $8.22 $8.32 $17,310 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 170 15.3 % 2.714 0.832 $8.63 $9.51 $19,780 6.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 110 36.1 % 1.749 1.103 $16.79 $15.95 $33,170 6.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,250 7.8 % 20.323 0.622 $9.22 $11.76 $24,470 4.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 80 25.0 % 1.340 0.534 $20.94 $20.80 $43,270 6.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 40 40.7 % 0.670 0.160 $15.76 $16.27 $33,840 3.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 580 8.1 % 9.457 0.879 $20.00 $24.46 $50,880 4.3 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9,360 3.2 % 152.581 0.902 $11.90 $13.20 $27,450 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 600 7.3 % 9.827 0.918 $18.32 $19.88 $41,350 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 26.3 % 1.030 0.947 $10.92 $11.02 $22,930 3.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 110 14.4 % 1.824 0.580 $13.77 $14.58 $30,330 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 220 12.0 % 3.600 0.946 $12.35 $13.05 $27,150 3.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 770 7.5 % 12.495 0.948 $13.13 $13.59 $28,270 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 19.2 % 2.491 1.756 $12.60 $13.39 $27,850 3.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 510 11.9 % 8.385 1.916 $10.91 $11.05 $22,990 3.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 110 22.2 % 1.728 1.778 $12.37 $12.95 $26,940 5.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 980 7.0 % 15.983 0.947 $11.39 $12.67 $26,360 3.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 80 19.7 % 1.224 1.308 $16.79 $16.91 $35,170 4.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 26.1 % 0.758 0.551 $9.19 $10.79 $22,430 10.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 80 4.6 % 1.301 0.743 $8.24 $8.38 $17,430 3.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 22.6 % 1.823 1.132 $9.03 $10.04 $20,880 3.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.49 $9.33 $19,410 5.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 180 31.6 % 2.874 2.011 $11.99 $12.71 $26,450 3.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 22.5 % 1.079 2.042 $12.30 $12.48 $25,960 3.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 9.3 % 0.884 0.749 $15.01 $15.18 $31,570 3.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 380 13.1 % 6.140 0.783 $10.33 $10.65 $22,150 2.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 150 24.4 % 2.375 3.088 $10.39 $10.55 $21,940 1.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 24.0 % 1.294 0.911 $18.05 $18.55 $38,570 5.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 17.0 % 1.083 3.427 $12.81 $13.79 $28,680 12.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 0.0 % 0.717 1.354 $25.53 $25.28 $52,580 2.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 0.0 % 4.842 1.894 $19.45 $21.97 $45,710 1.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 18.0 % 1.731 0.827 $17.57 $18.25 $37,960 3.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 340 7.6 % 5.506 1.017 $13.47 $13.99 $29,110 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 680 14.4 % 11.029 0.781 $8.86 $10.37 $21,570 4.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 19.5 % 0.518 0.990 $15.42 $15.43 $32,090 5.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 120 13.7 % 1.875 0.211 $19.91 $21.15 $44,000 3.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 50 15.1 % 0.854 0.475 $12.45 $12.85 $26,730 8.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 100 23.1 % 1.567 0.403 $11.69 $12.90 $26,840 5.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,140 7.9 % 18.585 1.283 $13.46 $13.64 $28,370 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 21.9 % 0.802 1.237 $10.48 $11.71 $24,350 7.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.98 $9.54 $19,840 5.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.03 $12.52 $26,050 7.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,160 10.9 % 18.846 0.859 $9.17 $9.77 $20,330 1.4 %
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 150 7.7 % 2.385 1.197 $8.77 $10.22 $21,260 12.1 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 610 17.0 % 10.023 3.122 $14.16 $14.11 $29,360 6.6 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.85 $13.67 $28,440 7.8 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 50 0.0 % 0.766 7.181 $21.76 $21.93 $45,600 2.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 170 15.5 % 2.827 11.271 $12.58 $12.36 $25,710 12.6 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 200 40.5 % 3.327 18.478 $14.51 $15.35 $31,920 9.2 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3,440 6.2 % 56.071 1.405 $12.92 $14.86 $30,900 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 280 10.6 % 4.537 1.215 $21.88 $23.84 $49,590 5.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 860 18.2 % 14.055 2.879 $12.44 $12.59 $26,180 2.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 80 49.9 % 1.270 1.145 $13.95 $14.02 $29,170 4.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 350 17.4 % 5.660 0.925 $10.64 $13.11 $27,260 5.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 250 9.1 % 4.020 1.526 $14.16 $15.34 $31,910 4.3 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 60 6.2 % 0.941 1.453 $12.01 $12.96 $26,950 9.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 140 6.2 % 2.344 0.579 $14.86 $19.12 $39,770 16.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 20.4 % 1.500 1.004 $11.36 $11.52 $23,950 3.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.18 $13.60 $28,290 4.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 140 34.4 % 2.294 0.813 $23.13 $21.11 $43,910 7.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 22.9 % 1.469 1.881 $12.05 $12.10 $25,160 15.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.66 $15.57 $32,380 4.3 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 40 29.8 % 0.724 1.574 $11.69 $12.91 $26,840 9.2 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 40 20.5 % 0.621 1.090 $10.67 $10.60 $22,040 3.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.95 $9.66 $20,080 8.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 240 17.0 % 3.949 3.521 $12.63 $12.69 $26,400 2.3 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,480 6.3 % 40.506 1.044 $16.83 $17.76 $36,940 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 10.6 % 3.482 1.064 $23.60 $24.57 $51,100 2.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 13.6 % 0.512 0.963 $24.88 $24.40 $50,750 2.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 26.8 % 1.418 1.389 $16.83 $17.57 $36,550 9.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 210 28.0 % 3.420 0.740 $11.48 $13.93 $28,970 8.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 360 14.7 % 5.830 3.326 $15.97 $16.07 $33,420 3.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 40.6 % 0.549 0.643 $13.96 $15.61 $32,470 9.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.14 $9.28 $19,310 3.4 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 18.6 % 0.960 2.809 $13.62 $15.07 $31,350 9.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.72 $14.03 $29,170 6.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 240 8.9 % 3.900 1.800 $17.59 $18.45 $38,380 3.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 170 38.1 % 2.692 3.242 $28.30 $27.59 $57,390 5.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.96 $21.45 $44,610 10.6 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 560 10.6 % 9.055 0.945 $16.00 $15.86 $32,990 2.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 25.9 % 1.819 1.876 $10.46 $10.21 $21,250 2.9 %
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 50 25.2 % 0.802 0.858 $23.49 $22.65 $47,120 3.3 %
 
Production Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 9,950 3.2 % 162.291 2.504 $12.48 $13.25 $27,550 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 570 5.1 % 9.267 2.121 $19.49 $21.09 $43,860 2.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 50 10.8 % 0.765 0.539 $11.70 $12.65 $26,310 10.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 220 17.9 % 3.588 5.734 $11.86 $12.75 $26,520 3.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,660 3.0 % 27.042 3.703 $12.57 $12.29 $25,550 2.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 27.4 % 0.833 0.752 $9.70 $10.59 $22,030 4.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 40.1 % 1.206 1.217 $10.13 $10.56 $21,970 10.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 430 4.7 % 7.072 5.512 $7.91 $8.36 $17,390 4.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 30 12.5 % 0.530 0.693 $11.97 $11.70 $24,330 6.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 450 7.0 % 7.415 7.625 $13.67 $14.10 $29,330 4.0 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.20 $12.49 $25,980 3.2 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 12.6 % 3.383 2.360 $14.23 $14.00 $29,120 2.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 15.5 % 1.788 3.241 $11.46 $12.32 $25,630 4.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 410 5.4 % 6.660 2.400 $16.95 $17.78 $36,990 6.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.01 $12.79 $26,610 4.2 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.68 $13.96 $29,040 5.1 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 30.6 % 0.639 1.221 $21.13 $21.82 $45,380 7.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 730 7.6 % 11.945 4.831 $12.84 $13.25 $27,570 2.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 33.9 % 1.086 3.582 $16.08 $15.76 $32,780 3.0 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 50 0.0 % 0.773 4.068 $13.05 $13.61 $28,310 2.5 %
51-5112 Printing Press Operators 70 13.2 % 1.060 0.705 $9.48 $10.91 $22,690 10.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 18.0 % 1.521 0.944 $9.24 $9.34 $19,430 3.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 30 19.8 % 0.545 1.224 $8.26 $8.33 $17,330 4.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 530 20.4 % 8.566 7.405 $8.84 $9.27 $19,290 2.7 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 30 26.0 % 0.546 2.297 $12.63 $12.00 $24,950 8.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 410 14.8 % 6.656 10.050 $11.01 $11.06 $23,000 3.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 400 17.6 % 6.567 22.527 $10.92 $11.15 $23,180 2.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 220 33.7 % 3.650 7.589 $8.92 $9.63 $20,040 3.1 %
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 41.0 % 1.454 1.706 $19.61 $19.46 $40,470 5.8 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 110 22.0 % 1.766 8.187 $11.86 $12.21 $25,400 3.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 24.1 % 0.584 0.599 $14.97 $15.86 $32,990 5.0 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 40 8.5 % 0.618 4.509 $12.67 $12.85 $26,720 3.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 11.8 % 0.683 1.415 $18.38 $17.55 $36,510 4.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 22.3 % 1.233 2.407 $15.46 $15.10 $31,410 4.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 280 6.7 % 4.632 1.433 $14.28 $15.07 $31,350 3.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 170 4.5 % 2.825 1.049 $13.13 $14.20 $29,530 4.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 13.0 % 4.250 6.937 $16.38 $16.20 $33,690 6.9 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 19.7 % 4.149 5.966 $18.44 $16.67 $34,680 7.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 740 2.6 % 12.023 3.876 $9.84 $11.33 $23,570 4.8 %
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 60 5.3 % 0.934 0.518 $19.31 $17.17 $35,710 5.6 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Employment RSE (3) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6,820 4.2 % 111.204 1.653 $12.73 $13.94 $28,990 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 15.3 % 2.155 1.646 $20.78 $21.36 $44,420 3.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 13.7 % 1.947 1.260 $20.30 $22.82 $47,470 5.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 510 23.6 % 8.274 2.249 $7.77 $7.95 $16,540 2.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 110 20.3 % 1.790 0.612 $13.53 $13.71 $28,520 5.9 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2,370 6.5 % 38.586 3.344 $17.53 $17.75 $36,930 3.4 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 260 16.3 % 4.200 0.684 $9.84 $10.61 $22,070 4.2 %
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 100 43.2 % 1.581 2.325 $8.97 $9.93 $20,650 13.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 27.7 % 1.365 3.530 $14.56 $15.15 $31,510 8.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 510 14.1 % 8.282 2.031 $12.80 $13.27 $27,590 3.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 80 29.7 % 1.330 0.587 $9.02 $9.89 $20,560 3.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,070 9.0 % 17.482 1.098 $10.52 $11.41 $23,720 4.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 440 14.6 % 7.141 7.581 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 720 10.1 % 11.764 2.209 $9.74 $10.04 $20,880 3.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 16.3 % 1.381 1.389 $11.68 $11.52 $23,970 4.5 %

About May 2010 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.




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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011