May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA



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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA, a metropolitan statistical area in Virginia.

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 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA (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 61,390 1.6 % 1000.000 1.000 $14.61 $18.57 $38,630 3.3 %
 
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 2,190 3.2 % 35.681 0.753 $37.67 $42.92 $89,270 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 17.9 % 1.207 0.561 $68.96 $66.29 $137,890 15.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 550 6.3 % 8.957 0.666 $40.08 $47.43 $98,660 4.8 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 0.0 % 0.671 1.298 (4) (4) $18,880 5.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 16.1 % 0.683 0.527 $53.45 $48.12 $100,090 6.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 22.0 % 0.873 0.347 $32.34 $39.42 $81,990 4.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 7.5 % 0.648 0.343 $36.15 $38.78 $80,670 2.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 6.8 % 1.334 0.587 $48.28 $52.36 $108,920 3.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 120 14.9 % 2.033 0.539 $36.70 $41.94 $87,230 9.4 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 15.8 % 1.569 1.392 $42.84 $45.98 $95,650 4.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 15.0 % 0.583 1.136 $39.75 $42.34 $88,070 4.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 9.2 % 0.927 0.615 $32.40 $32.72 $68,060 3.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.47 $15.01 $31,210 6.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 110 9.3 % 1.722 0.985 (4) (4) $70,650 2.2 %
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 60 13.9 % 1.049 0.763 $50.14 $53.16 $110,570 3.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 26.0 % 1.187 0.808 $23.49 $23.36 $48,590 15.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 11.3 % 1.911 0.858 $40.17 $45.86 $95,390 7.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 15.1 % 0.756 0.825 $23.90 $26.54 $55,210 4.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 100 13.4 % 1.559 0.578 $34.28 $34.94 $72,670 2.8 %
 
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 2,120 4.8 % 34.515 0.720 $24.26 $27.27 $56,720 2.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 8.9 % 2.842 1.326 $22.90 $24.46 $50,870 2.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers 30 11.0 % 0.552 0.344 $21.56 $23.45 $48,780 3.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 20.4 % 1.165 0.806 $20.49 $21.72 $45,170 4.5 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 160 9.8 % 2.680 0.815 $22.58 $23.89 $49,700 2.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 270 20.5 % 4.387 1.040 $37.85 $39.18 $81,490 6.2 %
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 8.2 % 0.617 0.763 $23.20 $24.06 $50,040 3.0 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 80 5.4 % 1.261 0.786 $18.95 $26.44 $54,990 13.3 %
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 110 13.0 % 1.847 0.897 $24.13 $27.28 $56,730 5.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 520 2.0 % 8.389 1.073 $23.83 $25.67 $53,400 1.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 370 5.3 % 6.100 0.723 $24.83 $28.54 $59,370 3.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 47.2 % 0.565 0.325 $38.04 $36.54 $76,010 3.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 50 36.6 % 0.821 0.368 $22.88 $23.76 $49,420 10.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 10.1 % 0.878 1.958 $11.24 $11.74 $24,420 5.6 %
 
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 1,450 5.0 % 23.665 0.916 $26.49 $28.54 $59,370 1.6 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 140 9.6 % 2.357 0.604 $29.57 $29.51 $61,390 2.8 %
15-1131 Computer Programmers 80 2.7 % 1.282 0.488 $20.83 $22.01 $45,770 4.0 %
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 360 12.0 % 5.791 1.474 $26.85 $28.09 $58,430 3.3 %
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 240 21.5 % 3.898 1.307 $31.66 $32.48 $67,570 5.9 %
15-1141 Database Administrators 40 13.8 % 0.583 0.712 $28.64 $28.52 $59,320 4.0 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 100 15.4 % 1.644 0.627 $28.03 $29.18 $60,700 4.2 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 230 6.6 % 3.766 0.826 $18.01 $18.61 $38,700 1.6 %
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 90 17.2 % 1.500 0.783 $29.95 $30.07 $62,550 3.3 %
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 50 3.8 % 0.769 0.534 $39.05 $39.30 $81,740 2.2 %
 
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 1,460 7.7 % 23.712 1.307 $27.52 $30.17 $62,750 3.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 33.2 % 0.549 0.796 $27.07 $28.75 $59,800 8.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 43.6 % 0.554 1.602 $20.50 $21.74 $45,230 5.5 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 40 0.0 % 0.586 2.594 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2051 Civil Engineers 90 14.6 % 1.450 0.740 $31.70 $31.94 $66,430 1.6 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 40 22.4 % 0.650 1.234 $22.50 $24.51 $50,980 4.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 230 15.6 % 3.694 3.156 $31.94 $32.29 $67,150 4.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 32.4 % 0.924 0.879 $33.26 $34.54 $71,840 18.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 8.2 % 0.661 1.687 $33.97 $35.47 $73,780 2.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 180 15.6 % 2.976 1.863 $30.43 $30.95 $64,370 2.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 200 11.2 % 3.233 1.753 $35.75 $43.00 $89,440 11.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 35.6 % 0.766 1.086 $21.91 $22.76 $47,340 5.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 14.8 % 0.539 1.063 $20.91 $21.05 $43,790 3.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 13.0 % 0.699 1.153 $19.70 $19.50 $40,560 3.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 140 20.0 % 2.326 2.001 $19.75 $20.51 $42,670 2.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 3.8 % 0.945 1.949 $21.08 $23.54 $48,970 3.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50 13.8 % 0.858 2.469 $21.22 $22.11 $45,990 2.9 %
 
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 980 3.3 % 15.903 1.899 $22.09 $25.17 $52,340 2.8 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.05 $19.58 $40,730 2.6 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 50 20.0 % 0.850 3.550 $20.30 $22.13 $46,040 3.6 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 3.7 % 0.647 1.026 $25.36 $27.48 $57,170 6.1 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 50 17.9 % 0.841 12.742 $38.57 $37.91 $78,850 3.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 29.6 % 0.741 1.153 $25.91 $27.12 $56,410 2.7 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 60 21.9 % 0.961 4.946 $32.50 $36.28 $75,470 4.6 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 30 16.7 % 0.498 0.868 $18.34 $20.36 $42,350 9.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 5.8 % 1.290 2.758 $21.00 $20.00 $41,610 3.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 18.5 % 0.585 2.610 $7.73 $10.02 $20,840 8.0 %
 
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 780 3.6 % 12.665 0.847 $17.88 $18.91 $39,340 1.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 130 3.0 % 2.189 1.127 $23.13 $23.74 $49,380 2.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 21.8 % 0.632 0.728 $25.38 $23.25 $48,370 6.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 12.9 % 1.617 0.744 $16.86 $17.64 $36,690 2.7 %
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers 40 10.0 % 0.637 0.566 $22.85 $22.15 $46,060 3.0 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 70 9.1 % 1.137 2.067 $15.66 $16.92 $35,190 2.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 90 6.1 % 1.499 0.533 $14.13 $14.34 $29,820 2.7 %
 
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 140 8.4 % 2.232 0.286 $26.80 $33.50 $69,690 9.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 80 15.7 % 1.316 0.298 $42.72 $44.31 $92,160 4.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 40 49.3 % 0.668 0.342 $19.14 $19.15 $39,840 2.5 %
 
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 6,050 3.7 % 98.553 1.481 $24.52 $27.33 $56,850 7.7 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 120 0.0 % 1.955 3.143 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 130 0.0 % 2.069 5.059 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 60 0.0 % 0.899 3.327 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 110 0.0 % 1.841 2.694 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 60 0.0 % 0.963 4.281 (4) (4) $58,730 1.7 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 130 0.0 % 2.196 3.994 (4) (4) $55,310 1.6 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 0.0 % 0.722 3.949 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 260 48.9 % 4.155 1.430 $9.25 $11.87 $24,690 8.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 5.4 % 1.210 0.887 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 500 5.7 % 8.065 0.690 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 270 9.6 % 4.413 0.856 (4) (4) $54,810 4.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 330 5.8 % 5.370 0.648 (4) (4) $50,230 6.5 %
25-2032 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 8.2 % 1.394 1.932 (4) (4) $56,460 6.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School* 80 6.1 % 1.328 0.744 (4) (4) $48,770 5.1 %
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 10.0 % 0.813 1.028 (4) (4) $56,710 5.4 %
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 6.9 % 1.178 1.059 (4) (4) $51,910 5.9 %
25-3011 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 70 0.0 % 1.178 2.185 $20.81 $20.14 $41,890 2.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 60 25.6 % 0.942 0.744 $11.56 $17.75 $36,910 15.4 %
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 670 5.0 % 10.839 1.940 (4) (4) $25,090 6.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 2.9 % 1.790 1.535 $26.63 $27.25 $56,670 3.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 2.8 % 0.847 0.985 $14.09 $13.90 $28,900 2.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 550 11.6 % 8.988 0.914 (4) (4) $23,080 2.8 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 60 0.0 % 0.951 1.211 $16.66 $18.19 $37,830 1.7 %
 
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 660 6.1 % 10.793 0.799 $18.35 $22.00 $45,760 5.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 17.8 % 1.370 0.906 $20.68 $22.74 $47,290 5.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 200 8.6 % 3.180 2.193 (4) (4) $56,800 13.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 140 2.5 % 2.293 1.292 $19.12 $20.53 $42,710 2.2 %
 
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 3,060 2.3 % 49.851 0.862 $23.44 $29.57 $61,500 4.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 150 12.4 % 2.401 1.139 $56.26 $53.78 $111,860 4.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (8) (8) (8) (5) $85.97 $178,810 25.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 1,000 1.9 % 16.300 0.780 $25.44 $26.56 $55,230 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 17.6 % 0.632 0.801 $34.50 $34.04 $70,800 2.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 21.8 % 0.891 0.628 $35.13 $35.97 $74,820 3.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 25.9 % 0.754 0.877 $21.25 $22.62 $47,050 6.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 11.1 % 0.709 0.801 $34.40 $33.48 $69,640 3.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 18.2 % 1.047 2.442 $52.31 $48.74 $101,370 6.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 8.9 % 1.331 1.029 $18.95 $19.25 $40,040 2.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 13.4 % 1.142 0.928 $18.22 $17.52 $36,440 3.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 12.3 % 1.857 1.330 $29.60 $31.63 $65,790 8.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 0.0 % 0.666 1.597 $27.87 $28.14 $58,540 1.7 %
29-2037 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians* 100 7.3 % 1.705 1.000 $25.20 $25.16 $52,340 2.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 190 7.2 % 3.093 1.179 $12.41 $12.46 $25,920 2.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 32.6 % 0.547 0.870 $13.73 $14.00 $29,120 7.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 440 6.8 % 7.198 1.253 $15.79 $16.10 $33,500 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 50 11.9 % 0.883 0.637 $14.64 $14.97 $31,140 1.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.07 $20.72 $43,100 6.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 4.1 % 0.621 1.443 $22.52 $23.50 $48,880 2.5 %
 
Healthcare 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)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,360 8.7 % 22.096 0.709 $10.94 $11.67 $24,280 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 210 24.9 % 3.487 0.451 $9.24 $9.80 $20,390 4.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* 640 13.2 % 10.414 0.912 $10.61 $10.73 $22,320 1.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 9.0 % 0.634 1.222 $20.91 $20.30 $42,230 5.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 70 13.9 % 1.101 0.476 $13.73 $14.02 $29,160 3.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 130 23.1 % 2.142 0.520 $11.82 $12.55 $26,110 5.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 33.7 % 0.803 2.059 $9.47 $9.93 $20,650 5.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 110 31.7 % 1.720 3.100 $13.38 $13.74 $28,580 11.5 %
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* 50 6.7 % 0.753 0.493 $11.89 $12.61 $26,230 3.6 %
 
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 7.1 % 15.158 0.604 $17.24 $18.36 $38,190 2.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 60 1.7 % 1.046 1.301 $26.88 $28.57 $59,420 2.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 210 21.7 % 3.373 0.937 $16.28 $16.28 $33,850 3.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 1.9 % 1.150 1.321 $27.08 $29.71 $61,800 2.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 330 1.3 % 5.344 1.054 $18.76 $18.97 $39,460 1.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 120 33.5 % 2.015 0.254 $10.92 $11.47 $23,860 3.0 %
 
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 6,600 3.4 % 107.510 1.239 $8.74 $9.53 $19,820 1.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 520 7.2 % 8.500 1.397 $13.94 $14.80 $30,780 2.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 300 46.0 % 4.805 1.162 $8.14 $8.00 $16,640 3.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 190 15.3 % 3.142 1.030 $10.31 $10.58 $22,000 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 570 12.2 % 9.264 1.306 $9.86 $10.28 $21,370 4.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.40 $10.08 $20,970 15.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 230 18.6 % 3.675 0.582 $8.85 $9.32 $19,390 3.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 150 45.4 % 2.427 0.623 $9.58 $9.64 $20,040 4.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,830 16.8 % 29.819 1.408 $8.15 $8.36 $17,390 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.96 $9.19 $19,110 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,200 16.1 % 19.583 1.109 $8.67 $9.25 $19,250 4.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 100 5.8 % 1.653 1.023 $8.86 $8.93 $18,580 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.46 $8.83 $18,360 3.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 250 22.7 % 4.133 1.038 $8.33 $8.43 $17,540 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 320 17.2 % 5.154 1.991 $8.37 $8.69 $18,080 4.5 %
 
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 2,180 4.3 % 35.481 1.080 $9.17 $10.13 $21,060 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 9.6 % 1.194 0.879 $14.16 $15.39 $32,000 5.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 13.6 % 0.927 1.171 $19.36 $20.35 $42,320 5.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 660 11.4 % 10.785 0.666 $9.02 $9.66 $20,090 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 750 12.4 % 12.215 1.793 $8.84 $9.05 $18,830 2.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 580 10.3 % 9.456 1.449 $9.62 $10.27 $21,370 2.9 %
 
Personal Care and 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)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,580 12.2 % 25.701 0.954 $9.45 $11.39 $23,690 3.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 110 27.4 % 1.808 1.744 $15.37 $16.13 $33,560 10.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 22.4 % 1.481 1.394 $8.79 $9.18 $19,090 2.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 130 32.2 % 2.054 1.025 $8.40 $8.85 $18,410 4.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 30 27.5 % 0.547 2.332 $11.21 $11.59 $24,100 6.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.46 $12.68 $26,370 15.3 %
39-9011 Childcare Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.07 $9.63 $20,030 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal Care Aides 300 9.9 % 4.949 0.917 $9.20 $9.63 $20,020 7.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.48 $17.75 $36,930 7.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 220 2.0 % 3.553 1.539 $10.89 $12.55 $26,110 2.0 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.49 $12.85 $26,740 15.0 %
 
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 7,080 5.1 % 115.283 1.090 $9.40 $14.16 $29,450 5.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 650 6.9 % 10.519 1.141 $16.39 $17.74 $36,910 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 21.6 % 2.209 1.149 $28.58 $33.76 $70,210 9.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,370 7.7 % 38.615 1.463 $8.35 $8.47 $17,610 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 140 18.8 % 2.355 0.722 $8.56 $9.13 $18,990 3.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 230 18.0 % 3.807 2.400 $9.34 $11.49 $23,910 11.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,050 9.5 % 33.324 1.019 $9.84 $11.14 $23,170 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 34.2 % 0.676 0.592 $10.00 $13.08 $27,200 10.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 100 27.8 % 1.560 0.622 $21.63 $40.07 $83,340 24.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 48.5 % 0.691 0.318 $37.31 $37.83 $78,690 14.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 160 30.5 % 2.623 0.627 $16.26 $19.29 $40,110 12.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) (8) (8) (8) $32.43 $36.87 $76,680 3.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 270 11.5 % 4.413 0.410 $22.97 $26.62 $55,360 5.6 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 140 13.4 % 2.302 1.903 $12.22 $13.48 $28,050 6.3 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 40 25.0 % 0.678 0.570 $11.58 $13.88 $28,860 7.5 %
 
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 8,310 2.4 % 135.312 0.800 $13.09 $13.91 $28,930 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 520 5.8 % 8.532 0.797 $19.35 $19.97 $41,540 2.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 40 19.4 % 0.673 0.214 $13.78 $13.62 $28,320 4.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 90 24.1 % 1.404 0.369 $13.50 $14.18 $29,490 3.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 930 6.0 % 15.207 1.154 $14.42 $14.71 $30,590 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 13.4 % 1.008 0.711 $14.91 $14.83 $30,840 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 4.6 % 0.621 1.072 $20.14 $19.54 $40,650 2.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 250 7.8 % 4.033 0.921 $11.08 $11.28 $23,470 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 350 11.9 % 5.766 0.341 $13.41 $14.07 $29,260 4.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 50 33.7 % 0.893 0.954 $13.65 $14.39 $29,930 3.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 5.4 % 0.783 0.569 $9.57 $9.92 $20,630 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 12.5 % 2.440 1.394 $8.71 $8.89 $18,500 4.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 40 0.0 % 0.609 0.378 $13.57 $13.88 $28,880 2.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 1.9 % 0.867 1.000 $16.60 $16.61 $34,560 6.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 31.4 % 1.192 0.717 $12.18 $12.82 $26,660 7.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 7.2 % 0.977 0.827 $15.86 $16.10 $33,490 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 400 9.6 % 6.568 0.837 $10.55 $10.90 $22,670 2.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 110 9.5 % 1.762 1.117 $14.46 $15.07 $31,350 2.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 0.0 % 0.590 0.876 $10.34 $10.42 $21,680 3.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 0.0 % 1.113 1.447 $13.77 $14.17 $29,480 1.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 14.9 % 0.940 0.662 $12.09 $12.40 $25,790 4.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 0.0 % 0.521 0.984 $25.53 $25.00 $51,990 2.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 0.0 % 2.541 0.994 $25.10 $23.14 $48,140 2.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 150 18.2 % 2.406 1.149 $17.66 $18.79 $39,080 2.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 320 17.7 % 5.286 0.977 $14.57 $13.99 $29,100 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 750 13.0 % 12.241 0.866 $9.93 $10.95 $22,780 2.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 410 3.8 % 6.740 0.757 $17.93 $18.07 $37,590 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 28.4 % 1.064 0.591 $13.06 $13.01 $27,070 11.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 120 21.7 % 1.966 0.505 $13.04 $13.04 $27,130 3.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 200 10.6 % 3.183 0.220 $12.97 $13.13 $27,320 3.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 50 42.5 % 0.814 0.447 $13.83 $14.54 $30,240 8.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 20.9 % 0.814 0.862 $10.50 $10.88 $22,630 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,000 4.1 % 32.511 1.481 $11.74 $12.07 $25,110 2.0 %
 
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 110 21.6 % 1.836 0.572 $12.34 $13.27 $27,600 6.6 %
 
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 2,090 5.8 % 33.962 0.851 $15.01 $15.84 $32,950 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 260 11.0 % 4.237 1.135 $22.41 $24.29 $50,530 3.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.77 $16.55 $34,420 11.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 370 18.6 % 6.092 1.248 $14.59 $15.54 $32,330 5.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 230 29.6 % 3.755 0.614 $10.78 $11.41 $23,730 3.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 48.0 % 0.748 1.834 $14.70 $15.08 $31,370 13.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 180 11.2 % 2.922 1.109 $15.24 $15.03 $31,250 3.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 170 21.8 % 2.689 0.664 $20.71 $20.48 $42,600 3.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 13.9 % 0.870 0.582 $14.18 $14.76 $30,710 2.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.24 $12.50 $26,000 15.5 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.00 $10.50 $21,850 11.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 80 33.7 % 1.274 3.452 $8.50 $9.65 $20,070 10.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.85 $15.57 $32,380 4.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 10.8 % 0.604 0.860 $20.44 $20.35 $42,320 2.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 10.8 % 1.448 1.291 $12.52 $12.96 $26,950 4.4 %
 
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 2,970 3.9 % 48.367 1.247 $16.29 $17.18 $35,730 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 190 7.4 % 3.030 0.926 $24.27 $26.62 $55,380 2.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 6.8 % 1.600 1.568 $17.57 $19.08 $39,690 8.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 350 7.2 % 5.621 1.216 $13.44 $13.91 $28,920 5.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 200 11.0 % 3.191 1.821 $20.71 $20.03 $41,670 5.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 190 41.6 % 3.100 1.756 $15.36 $14.35 $29,840 12.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 250 11.0 % 4.018 1.854 $20.37 $19.97 $41,540 3.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 10.8 % 0.663 1.213 $20.16 $19.53 $40,630 3.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 50 20.3 % 0.878 1.057 $27.31 $26.99 $56,130 2.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 300 4.6 % 4.952 4.025 $14.19 $16.19 $33,680 2.8 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 790 4.6 % 12.798 1.336 $15.45 $16.26 $33,830 3.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 30.7 % 1.862 1.921 $9.19 $10.92 $22,720 3.0 %
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 60 9.6 % 0.928 0.993 $14.30 $14.94 $31,070 2.4 %
 
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 6,430 7.1 % 104.801 1.617 $16.91 $17.34 $36,070 4.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 320 5.6 % 5.208 1.192 $26.26 $26.45 $55,010 3.0 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 90 15.0 % 1.433 12.195 $15.49 $15.22 $31,660 3.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 600 22.6 % 9.708 6.838 $14.24 $14.13 $29,390 2.9 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 210 45.5 % 3.409 13.008 $18.55 $18.14 $37,730 6.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 410 29.7 % 6.745 0.924 $13.95 $15.23 $31,670 10.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 24.9 % 0.577 0.582 $11.98 $11.58 $24,080 9.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 9.4 % 0.800 0.558 $12.14 $12.28 $25,540 3.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 510 18.0 % 8.296 2.990 $17.18 $17.73 $36,880 3.4 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 4.5 % 1.484 1.643 $18.47 $18.17 $37,790 5.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 30 1.8 % 0.536 1.024 $20.37 $20.13 $41,860 2.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 90 40.8 % 1.458 0.590 $18.07 $17.92 $37,280 5.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 9.6 % 1.626 5.363 $23.54 $22.12 $46,010 6.0 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 19.3 % 1.443 5.998 $13.45 $13.58 $28,240 2.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 70 33.4 % 1.191 0.739 $8.11 $8.66 $18,010 5.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 30 42.9 % 0.523 0.790 $10.33 $10.42 $21,670 4.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 30 22.5 % 0.533 1.828 $11.31 $11.99 $24,940 4.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 80 1.6 % 1.280 2.661 $10.85 $11.09 $23,070 3.9 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 0.0 % 0.533 1.892 $17.90 $17.88 $37,190 2.9 %
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 13.8 % 1.718 2.016 $17.38 $17.66 $36,730 4.7 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 430 5.5 % 7.073 7.259 $19.51 $20.13 $41,880 3.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 250 13.3 % 4.080 1.262 $18.01 $17.69 $36,780 4.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 6.5 % 0.912 1.489 $13.12 $13.11 $27,260 3.6 %
51-9151 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators 30 15.6 % 0.500 1.104 $9.21 $9.79 $20,360 5.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.77 $11.95 $24,850 2.6 %
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* 640 26.3 % 10.464 5.802 $16.56 $16.02 $33,320 9.7 %
 
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 2,880 5.3 % 46.925 0.698 $12.53 $14.03 $29,170 4.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 19.2 % 0.801 0.612 $16.87 $17.38 $36,160 5.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 12.5 % 0.963 0.623 $21.92 $22.44 $46,670 3.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 260 13.0 % 4.263 1.159 $15.32 $14.41 $29,970 6.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 70 36.7 % 1.179 0.403 $16.04 $15.89 $33,040 5.1 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 560 20.0 % 9.075 0.786 $15.35 $15.87 $33,010 3.1 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 220 25.5 % 3.510 0.572 $10.56 $13.13 $27,310 11.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 7.3 % 0.883 0.693 $9.90 $10.56 $21,960 2.3 %
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 70 20.7 % 1.137 1.672 $8.28 $8.92 $18,550 5.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 340 2.5 % 5.483 1.344 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 90 4.7 % 1.530 0.675 $8.29 $8.87 $18,440 4.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 520 5.1 % 8.527 0.535 $10.30 $11.04 $22,950 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 30 40.5 % 0.534 0.567 $11.21 $13.21 $27,470 12.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 220 26.3 % 3.660 0.687 $8.54 $9.52 $19,800 5.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 10.1 % 1.256 1.263 $11.41 $11.79 $24,520 2.6 %

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