May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Decatur, AL



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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Decatur, AL, a metropolitan statistical area in Alabama.

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 file.

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Major Occupational Groups in Decatur, AL (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

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Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view its profile) Level Employment Employment RSE Employment per 1,000 jobs Location quotient Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 52,710 1.5% 1000.000 1.00 $14.68 $18.24 $37,940 2.9%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 1,570 4.8% 29.773 0.61 $39.52 $44.43 $92,420 2.7%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 40 36.5% 0.755 0.38 $69.78 $79.08 $164,490 11.3%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 640 7.3% 12.124 0.83 $41.14 $46.49 $96,690 2.6%
11-1031 Legislators detail 50 26.2% 0.996 2.29 (4) (4) $16,970 1.3%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 40 23.7% 0.713 0.30 $52.18 $53.47 $111,210 4.6%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 60 10.0% 1.214 0.33 $40.66 $46.45 $96,620 4.6%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 170 4.3% 3.174 2.58 $50.39 $53.21 $110,680 3.5%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 60 20.3% 1.121 0.70 $33.81 $35.16 $73,140 2.8%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 90 12.2% 1.698 0.98 (4) (4) $76,810 3.5%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 50 18.7% 1.002 0.70 $64.91 $62.25 $129,480 4.8%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 70 27.7% 1.411 0.97 $22.87 $28.37 $59,020 13.2%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 40 5.2% 0.852 0.38 $41.31 $42.94 $89,320 2.9%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 30 17.2% 0.613 0.24 $37.72 $39.28 $81,700 4.2%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,000 4.8% 19.056 0.39 $28.67 $30.44 $63,310 3.5%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 120 9.0% 2.189 1.02 $26.97 $27.75 $57,710 2.5%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 60 20.3% 1.157 0.77 $21.68 $24.20 $50,340 4.7%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 70 7.7% 1.282 0.42 $28.07 $30.98 $64,430 3.5%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail 50 8.1% 0.873 1.50 $19.14 $21.15 $43,990 17.7%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 60 11.4% 1.161 1.27 $42.29 $40.05 $83,310 2.4%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $37.00 $37.04 $77,050 9.6%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 110 5.3% 2.062 1.23 $39.27 $37.38 $77,740 8.5%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 40 21.6% 0.706 0.23 $30.70 $33.32 $69,300 8.5%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 70 26.7% 1.245 0.17 $30.86 $31.76 $66,060 8.4%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 230 7.9% 4.318 0.50 $29.61 $30.02 $62,440 2.6%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 30 13.9% 0.590 0.27 $25.28 $25.51 $53,060 3.5%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 390 19.3% 7.465 0.27 $30.58 $32.22 $67,020 4.0%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 30 29.0% 0.655 0.18 $29.68 $32.77 $68,160 7.1%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 90 37.5% 1.677 0.69 $28.89 $31.94 $66,440 13.3%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $41.01 $39.15 $81,430 3.4%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 60 9.2% 1.140 0.42 $27.80 $29.93 $62,260 4.2%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 60 35.5% 1.051 0.26 $23.33 $21.51 $44,740 5.1%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 1,530 3.5% 28.959 1.60 $41.25 $39.94 $83,070 2.8%
17-2041 Chemical Engineers detail 30 10.7% 0.575 2.33 $44.56 $44.32 $92,180 4.8%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 50 11.4% 0.954 0.48 $35.92 $39.97 $83,140 3.7%
17-2071 Electrical Engineers detail 110 9.9% 2.043 1.66 $46.43 $46.85 $97,450 4.4%
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer detail 60 17.1% 1.212 1.17 $42.33 $41.17 $85,640 3.8%
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors detail 40 11.9% 0.816 4.52 $48.04 $45.87 $95,420 3.6%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 200 6.3% 3.844 2.27 $44.17 $44.09 $91,710 1.9%
17-2131 Materials Engineers detail 60 1.5% 1.133 6.49 $39.23 $40.46 $84,150 2.0%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 270 3.6% 5.124 2.64 $44.75 $44.34 $92,220 2.0%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters detail 30 28.7% 0.630 0.98 $23.09 $24.99 $51,970 5.6%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians detail 50 34.0% 0.871 0.79 $28.99 $28.28 $58,820 4.7%
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians detail 70 47.9% 1.349 9.45 $18.30 $20.67 $42,990 5.3%
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians detail 110 1.8% 2.075 4.01 $32.75 $33.74 $70,180 3.1%
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other detail 30 7.0% 0.615 1.23 $27.42 $28.27 $58,800 8.8%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 380 22.2% 7.150 0.84 $26.35 $26.87 $55,890 8.2%
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health detail 50 26.9% 1.036 1.60 $25.45 $28.71 $59,710 5.9%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians detail 70 43.5% 1.343 2.85 $27.87 $25.47 $52,970 6.8%
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other detail 40 38.8% 0.670 1.53 $14.11 $17.49 $36,370 10.9%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 650 14.8% 12.269 0.85 $16.87 $18.40 $38,280 5.6%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 70 18.9% 1.279 0.70 $28.96 $28.82 $59,940 1.8%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail 50 0.0% 1.034 1.17 $17.59 $19.16 $39,860 1.8%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 80 10.9% 1.472 0.70 $18.56 $19.63 $40,830 3.6%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 80 24.5% 1.495 1.39 $21.21 $22.59 $46,980 2.2%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers detail 50 4.8% 0.954 1.13 $13.17 $16.88 $35,110 1.9%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 210 33.9% 4.050 1.50 $11.90 $12.64 $26,290 3.1%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 120 10.9% 2.290 0.29 $25.34 $33.97 $70,670 7.2%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 50 17.8% 1.042 0.23 $34.69 $34.87 $72,520 7.5%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 2,740 5.4% 51.992 0.81 $22.56 $20.08 $41,760 5.2%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.98 $14.34 $29,840 14.4%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 120 36.4% 2.360 1.95 (4) (4) $53,330 5.7%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 870 14.1% 16.516 1.58 (4) (4) $50,420 1.7%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 290 16.1% 5.409 1.13 (4) (4) $48,850 2.4%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 340 32.2% 6.357 0.86 (4) (4) $50,030 2.5%
25-2032 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 60 37.5% 1.115 1.66 (4) (4) $55,340 4.5%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail 120 8.6% 2.220 1.46 (4) (4) $49,840 2.6%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School detail 40 48.5% 0.782 1.06 (4) (4) $50,340 3.3%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 50 39.2% 0.992 0.97 (4) (4) $52,910 3.2%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers detail 40 17.5% 0.793 0.58 $8.56 $10.66 $22,180 7.8%
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers detail 70 49.4% 1.421 0.68 (4) (4) $26,420 2.9%
25-4021 Librarians detail 50 12.5% 1.015 0.94 $26.86 $26.97 $56,090 2.9%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 290 11.9% 5.530 0.61 (4) (4) $17,570 3.3%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 250 12.9% 4.822 0.36 $14.43 $15.90 $33,070 7.2%
27-1023 Floral Designers detail 30 48.8% 0.653 1.80 $9.56 $9.48 $19,730 5.2%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 30 32.8% 0.651 0.44 $17.00 $17.04 $35,440 3.8%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers detail 50 7.8% 0.892 1.58 $8.69 $9.68 $20,140 10.0%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 2,970 5.7% 56.357 0.96 $21.01 $25.43 $52,890 2.9%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 150 9.1% 2.840 1.31 $53.99 $52.28 $108,740 4.8%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 60 29.0% 1.167 0.49 $70.73 $83.21 $173,080 16.2%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists detail 30 45.3% 0.658 0.81 $29.29 $31.55 $65,630 5.3%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 50 39.5% 0.873 0.59 $44.24 $41.45 $86,210 11.2%
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists detail 40 2.7% 0.791 0.88 $19.85 $19.43 $40,410 3.0%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 1,070 8.1% 20.282 1.00 $22.79 $23.64 $49,170 2.1%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 40 41.4% 0.784 0.97 $36.91 $36.10 $75,080 2.7%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 90 28.8% 1.705 1.41 $13.99 $14.91 $31,020 5.6%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 100 13.6% 1.863 1.28 $21.32 $21.42 $44,560 3.6%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 80 9.1% 1.476 0.99 $20.64 $20.28 $42,180 2.6%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail 60 37.7% 1.076 0.60 $13.93 $14.46 $30,080 7.5%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 190 16.1% 3.631 1.34 $12.60 $12.63 $26,280 3.0%
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.25 $13.90 $28,900 8.0%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail 70 40.4% 1.408 1.89 $15.10 $14.88 $30,950 2.5%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 420 5.9% 8.002 1.45 $16.77 $16.63 $34,600 1.5%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 50 4.8% 0.992 0.71 $14.38 $14.16 $29,450 2.3%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,190 9.6% 22.634 0.75 $9.84 $10.93 $22,730 2.7%
31-1011 Home Health Aides detail 350 21.3% 6.655 1.03 $9.06 $9.39 $19,530 3.7%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 380 1.8% 7.287 0.67 $9.75 $9.84 $20,460 1.8%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants detail 30 16.9% 0.630 1.18 $26.14 $26.16 $54,420 3.7%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 70 7.6% 1.282 0.56 $16.20 $15.80 $32,870 6.3%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 170 25.4% 3.153 0.74 $12.34 $12.64 $26,280 6.9%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,440 18.5% 27.404 1.11 $18.51 $18.85 $39,210 2.5%
33-2011 Firefighters detail 180 23.8% 3.479 1.52 $21.20 $21.60 $44,930 3.7%
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers detail 180 0.3% 3.470 1.04 $14.02 $14.46 $30,070 3.1%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 350 6.3% 6.594 1.36 $20.32 $20.50 $42,650 1.6%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 570 46.1% 10.741 1.34 $18.28 $17.68 $36,770 2.4%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,100 2.4% 77.838 0.88 $8.65 $9.04 $18,810 1.2%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 430 10.9% 8.074 1.29 $13.20 $13.47 $28,030 2.7%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail 300 17.0% 5.600 1.45 $8.45 $8.25 $17,160 2.6%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 340 10.3% 6.374 2.10 $8.54 $8.52 $17,720 1.8%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 340 19.1% 6.407 0.83 $9.31 $9.78 $20,340 4.8%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 150 25.3% 2.933 0.49 $8.79 $9.29 $19,330 2.7%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 100 30.0% 1.816 0.44 $8.42 $8.14 $16,930 3.0%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 1,130 11.7% 21.517 0.95 $8.41 $8.10 $16,850 1.9%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.45 $8.67 $18,040 7.7%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 830 14.3% 15.807 0.88 $8.46 $8.24 $17,150 2.4%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 90 38.7% 1.772 0.46 $9.15 $9.13 $19,000 4.2%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 160 21.3% 3.075 1.17 $8.64 $9.06 $18,840 4.6%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,250 9.0% 23.733 0.73 $10.15 $11.41 $23,730 3.2%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 40 16.6% 0.821 0.63 $17.70 $20.60 $42,850 9.3%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail 60 21.8% 1.093 1.44 $23.85 $24.05 $50,020 15.4%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 560 6.7% 10.648 0.66 $10.30 $10.45 $21,740 1.6%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 230 8.8% 4.390 0.64 $8.88 $8.90 $18,520 2.7%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 210 21.5% 3.971 0.62 $10.45 $11.52 $23,950 4.5%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,180 8.0% 22.471 0.77 $8.95 $9.79 $20,370 2.7%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 50 28.3% 1.030 0.95 $14.37 $15.06 $31,330 4.6%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail 70 17.9% 1.311 1.14 $8.59 $8.60 $17,900 3.1%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 90 46.5% 1.652 0.84 $8.58 $8.52 $17,720 4.9%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 110 45.7% 1.992 0.73 $9.48 $11.34 $23,590 7.6%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 180 16.3% 3.491 0.73 $8.42 $8.13 $16,910 2.9%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 480 13.1% 9.138 1.21 $8.88 $8.85 $18,400 2.8%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 100 34.7% 1.808 0.76 $9.69 $11.92 $24,790 6.0%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 5,370 4.4% 101.890 0.96 $10.37 $14.22 $29,590 3.3%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 650 8.3% 12.303 1.32 $15.38 $17.36 $36,110 2.7%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 80 14.8% 1.506 0.81 $28.94 $29.47 $61,290 4.3%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 1,880 10.8% 35.654 1.40 $8.71 $8.84 $18,380 1.6%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 130 13.5% 2.466 0.74 $10.33 $11.02 $22,930 4.4%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 110 33.2% 2.007 1.20 $17.28 $17.18 $35,730 7.4%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 1,510 6.3% 28.726 0.86 $9.70 $11.84 $24,640 3.8%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents detail 40 31.7% 0.732 0.66 $18.81 $25.66 $53,370 22.4%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 120 23.5% 2.225 0.86 $16.40 $18.36 $38,190 9.2%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 40 25.5% 0.806 0.32 $21.13 $34.48 $71,720 22.2%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 120 24.4% 2.187 0.42 $17.07 $19.90 $41,400 8.8%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 600 8.9% 11.403 1.05 $23.62 $27.78 $57,790 4.7%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 7,060 2.9% 133.939 0.82 $13.26 $14.46 $30,080 1.5%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 430 6.0% 8.211 0.79 $21.82 $22.87 $47,570 2.7%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service detail 60 21.3% 1.093 1.13 $10.38 $10.33 $21,480 3.0%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 60 24.1% 1.072 0.36 $15.33 $15.04 $31,290 4.3%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 140 14.4% 2.658 0.71 $13.45 $13.81 $28,720 2.3%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 650 6.9% 12.259 0.99 $15.06 $15.35 $31,940 1.8%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 90 16.2% 1.688 1.27 $15.77 $16.05 $33,380 2.1%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks detail 30 8.5% 0.655 1.22 $14.33 $15.88 $33,030 4.5%
43-3071 Tellers detail 350 4.7% 6.628 1.59 $10.95 $11.07 $23,020 4.2%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 120 8.8% 2.286 2.43 $14.26 $15.37 $31,970 2.6%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 680 13.5% 12.988 0.74 $12.73 $13.42 $27,910 2.0%
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs detail 60 6.1% 1.106 1.11 $16.97 $17.17 $35,710 2.6%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 30 5.2% 0.658 0.54 $9.91 $9.76 $20,290 4.3%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 70 23.1% 1.284 0.73 $8.49 $8.16 $16,970 2.9%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 40 15.0% 0.774 0.51 $13.40 $14.21 $29,550 8.9%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 50 19.3% 0.947 1.19 $8.54 $8.42 $17,520 3.0%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.47 $14.33 $29,800 4.0%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 40 11.2% 0.766 0.72 $14.88 $15.87 $33,010 2.8%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 360 18.6% 6.890 0.93 $10.27 $10.71 $22,290 2.7%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 80 21.5% 1.529 1.08 $15.43 $17.19 $35,750 7.1%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 150 0.0% 2.846 1.21 $25.17 $24.09 $50,110 2.2%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 40 29.8% 0.852 0.40 $24.76 $23.65 $49,190 5.3%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 350 7.3% 6.702 1.26 $13.88 $14.89 $30,980 4.6%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 550 11.7% 10.387 0.75 $10.22 $11.21 $23,320 1.9%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping detail 70 39.9% 1.402 2.61 $14.90 $15.35 $31,920 5.6%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 50 11.3% 0.964 0.16 $22.67 $23.83 $49,560 2.9%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 70 19.1% 1.417 0.85 $15.36 $15.10 $31,410 5.9%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 180 28.3% 3.413 0.87 $14.64 $15.24 $31,690 6.2%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 1,000 7.9% 19.005 1.19 $14.64 $15.09 $31,400 1.6%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 50 16.1% 1.024 0.64 $11.21 $11.41 $23,730 1.8%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.37 $16.35 $34,010 3.4%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 740 9.3% 14.126 0.66 $9.83 $10.98 $22,830 2.4%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 200 18.8% 3.730 1.14 $10.33 $11.73 $24,390 6.2%
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.15 $10.67 $22,200 20.2%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,540 7.4% 48.149 1.26 $16.29 $17.29 $35,960 2.7%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 290 10.2% 5.519 1.57 $25.57 $26.03 $54,140 3.1%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 310 13.3% 5.932 1.36 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 360 28.6% 6.909 1.11 $11.58 $12.48 $25,960 6.3%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 200 19.5% 3.768 1.46 $14.76 $15.88 $33,030 2.9%
47-2111 Electricians detail 250 16.5% 4.805 1.20 $19.31 $19.93 $41,450 4.0%
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical detail 150 6.8% 2.891 13.35 $19.60 $19.85 $41,290 2.7%
47-2151 Pipelayers detail 70 16.9% 1.318 3.94 $15.86 $16.14 $33,560 2.2%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 150 30.7% 2.882 1.10 $18.49 $18.99 $39,490 5.7%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail 110 37.2% 2.041 1.99 $15.81 $16.27 $33,840 3.5%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians detail 60 28.4% 1.207 2.64 $11.06 $11.17 $23,240 2.4%
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 80 45.0% 1.535 4.30 $9.27 $9.92 $20,630 7.1%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 50 13.9% 0.863 1.26 $21.76 $21.22 $44,130 5.5%
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers detail 70 45.7% 1.317 4.58 $11.56 $19.92 $41,430 12.2%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 40 18.2% 0.784 0.72 $11.72 $12.51 $26,030 2.6%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 3,470 6.4% 65.767 1.69 $18.56 $20.43 $42,490 5.0%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 260 8.1% 4.961 1.53 $31.77 $32.45 $67,490 4.2%
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers detail 30 44.8% 0.662 0.76 $14.00 $13.97 $29,060 5.7%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail 70 27.8% 1.334 0.83 $26.65 $26.15 $54,390 4.3%
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment detail 150 3.1% 2.781 5.45 $29.90 $26.27 $54,640 5.7%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 40 20.2% 0.827 0.79 $13.69 $15.14 $31,490 9.1%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 250 22.9% 4.786 1.04 $17.33 $17.54 $36,490 5.2%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 160 16.7% 3.066 1.74 $17.96 $18.46 $38,390 3.9%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 40 46.0% 0.738 2.82 $17.28 $16.98 $35,330 12.2%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 40 8.9% 0.844 1.00 $14.53 $15.83 $32,940 6.4%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers detail 200 49.0% 3.813 5.13 $9.35 $9.75 $20,280 5.9%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 220 22.6% 4.257 2.31 $19.56 $19.21 $39,950 6.5%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 580 5.8% 10.973 4.74 $30.06 $27.30 $56,780 4.7%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery detail 40 25.2% 0.728 1.07 $23.76 $20.26 $42,150 9.8%
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers detail 30 32.8% 0.601 0.70 $27.64 $27.27 $56,730 4.1%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 500 6.2% 9.486 1.00 $17.95 $19.01 $39,540 4.3%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 390 21.2% 7.454 7.81 $8.71 $8.83 $18,370 5.8%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 40 36.8% 0.823 0.83 $14.55 $15.10 $31,400 3.6%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 9,280 3.5% 175.977 2.67 $15.66 $17.93 $37,290 4.5%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 480 4.3% 9.193 2.11 $27.05 $29.99 $62,370 4.8%
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers detail 340 3.9% 6.389 4.22 $8.42 $9.10 $18,930 10.3%
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $18.23 $18.18 $37,810 6.5%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 1,020 5.7% 19.326 2.50 $19.66 $17.12 $35,600 4.8%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail 170 34.4% 3.257 1.57 $8.62 $8.85 $18,410 3.5%
51-3011 Bakers detail 30 17.2% 0.607 0.50 $9.55 $9.99 $20,790 2.9%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 60 13.0% 1.138 1.11 $12.39 $12.53 $26,050 7.1%
51-3092 Food Batchmakers detail 40 33.9% 0.673 0.87 $9.09 $9.98 $20,750 6.5%
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic detail 60 30.3% 1.159 1.09 $16.90 $17.06 $35,480 3.5%
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 150 33.2% 2.821 4.93 $15.04 $14.94 $31,070 3.3%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 240 18.3% 4.509 3.22 $14.20 $14.41 $29,960 3.5%
51-4041 Machinists detail 300 15.6% 5.614 1.88 $18.06 $17.83 $37,080 3.9%
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.06 $11.04 $22,960 16.1%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 440 28.0% 8.330 3.29 $17.35 $18.46 $38,390 5.6%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 60 27.0% 1.117 0.73 $10.67 $10.65 $22,160 2.7%
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators detail 70 20.7% 1.368 1.25 $13.21 $12.80 $26,630 5.7%
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood detail 180 18.1% 3.396 11.43 $10.96 $14.85 $30,890 10.2%
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing detail 40 24.0% 0.827 1.76 $9.10 $9.87 $20,530 2.5%
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators detail 140 12.8% 2.703 9.69 $27.22 $27.18 $56,530 2.7%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 50 12.3% 0.988 1.19 $24.63 $23.25 $48,360 3.7%
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators detail 190 29.6% 3.669 12.52 $26.46 $25.36 $52,740 4.1%
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders detail 240 6.4% 4.530 10.53 $26.05 $25.25 $52,520 3.7%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 210 8.4% 4.026 4.47 $22.28 $22.08 $45,930 7.2%
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 40 8.3% 0.782 1.80 $25.06 $22.25 $46,290 10.1%
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 180 12.7% 3.502 6.70 $17.40 $19.25 $40,040 10.4%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 240 13.6% 4.633 1.33 $15.46 $17.32 $36,030 5.8%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 310 23.5% 5.839 2.07 $11.20 $11.46 $23,840 2.6%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 70 4.8% 1.362 2.22 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 560 22.1% 10.647 3.30 $10.65 $11.02 $22,920 3.9%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 80 9.2% 1.537 0.92 $13.97 $16.31 $33,920 7.1%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 4,020 5.7% 76.332 1.13 $13.27 $15.13 $31,480 3.1%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 100 10.0% 1.867 1.44 $21.76 $22.98 $47,800 5.0%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 120 15.9% 2.229 1.47 $23.07 $24.35 $50,640 3.6%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 100 25.1% 1.901 0.51 $8.69 $8.91 $18,530 6.0%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 150 35.2% 2.920 0.97 $14.23 $14.87 $30,930 14.8%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 1,170 11.1% 22.168 1.86 $17.30 $17.80 $37,030 3.0%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 280 11.2% 5.350 0.91 $13.36 $16.75 $34,840 8.3%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants detail 50 35.0% 0.924 1.11 $8.89 $9.06 $18,840 3.8%
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators detail 50 10.4% 1.024 3.10 $13.73 $14.39 $29,920 7.3%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 350 7.8% 6.553 1.72 $17.91 $17.23 $35,840 6.3%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 200 26.5% 3.756 1.62 $10.84 $11.50 $23,910 3.7%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 780 8.3% 14.877 0.90 $10.24 $10.94 $22,760 2.8%
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers detail 140 6.4% 2.620 3.23 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 310 32.8% 5.832 1.15 $9.05 $9.88 $20,550 6.2%

About May 2012 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.

(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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Alabama's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: December 24, 2013