Table A: Occupations in each Gulf Coast area with the highest location quotients
Area/Occupation Title Location Quotient Annual Mean Employment

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

     

Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers

35.09 $60,850 1,960

Sailors and marine oilers

15.67 28,890 600

Chemical plant and system operators

15.14 66,290 850

Chemical equipment operators and tenders

11.97 50,780 710

Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers

9.62 50,620 120

Chemical engineers

9.50 103,750 330

Chemical technicians

8.10 53,500 630

Boilermakers

8.00 47,180 220

Gas plant operators

7.64 45,850 130

Petroleum engineers

7.50 101,900 240

Structural metal fabricators and fitters

6.34 38,890 750

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

5.82 56,600 260

Crane and tower operators

5.03 50,430 250

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

5.00 45,600 2,190

Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors

4.83 73,290 140

Roustabouts, oil and gas

4.23 30,220 320

Occupational health and safety specialists

4.20 66,760 270

Riggers

4.20 46,280 70

Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons

4.17 21,600 80

Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

4.12 44,960 210

 

     

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

     

Personal and home care aides

12.33 $15,750 7,320

Gaming and sports book writers and runners

11.64 22,010 160

Detectives and criminal investigators

8.21 57,100 850

Home health aides

5.07 15,930 4,550

Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation

3.90 54,230 910

Vocational education teachers, middle school

3.82 50,940 50

Structural metal fabricators and fitters

3.57 28,620 330

Counselors, all other

3.33 66,420 100

Automotive glass installers and repairers

3.25 23,890 50

Physical therapist aides

2.91 22,410 120

Demonstrators and product promoters

2.58 22,150 200

Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education

2.53 50,470 1,580

Special education teachers, middle school

2.44 47,290 230

Helpers--electricians

2.33 18,000 200

Educational, vocational, and school counselors

2.29 54,990 540

Pediatricians, general

2.22 200,280 60

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

2.20 24,530 740

Kindergarten teachers, except special education

2.19 49,850 380

Family and general practitioners

2.17 145,280 200

First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives

1.95 71,820 180

 

     

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

     

Mechanical door repairers

12.92 $32,780 310

Athletes and sports competitors

9.10 (1) 180

Plasterers and stucco masons

6.15 41,370 320

Real estate brokers

5.65 86,530 420

Construction and related workers, all other

5.00 36,340 360

Helpers--roofers

4.75 26,000 110

Helpers, construction trades, all other

4.38 25,300 140

Pest control workers

4.35 26,110 430

Motor vehicle operators, all other

3.93 27,800 440

Drafters, all other

3.79 37,970 110

Brickmasons and blockmasons

3.31 32,350 450

Reinforcing iron and rebar workers

3.21 30,580 120

Helpers--electricians

3.17 28,800 450

Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation

3.17 30,270 110

Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners

3.16 26,680 120

Etchers and engravers

3.00 30,160 40

Nuclear medicine technologists

2.94 71,190 100

Commercial pilots

2.86 65,370 130

Fire inspectors and investigators

2.78 65,750 50

Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other

2.68 28,090 520

 

     

Corpus Christi, TX

     

Derrick operators, oil and gas

12.25 $40,760 350

Rotary drill operators, oil and gas

12.15 58,730 430

Riggers

9.20 33,840 160

Roustabouts, oil and gas

8.49 30,010 710

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

7.73 52,310 1,180

Petroleum engineers

7.00 131,600 250

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

6.71 39,370 330

Psychiatric technicians

5.54 17,840 530

Structural iron and steel workers

4.96 33,150 440

Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons

4.83 25,160 100

Life, physical, and social science technicians, all other

4.72 54,060 390

Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

4.34 49,790 250

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

4.10 36,150 2,000

Recreational vehicle service technicians

4.00 26,880 60

Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials

3.70 17,520 300

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

3.61 66,950 150

Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators

3.58 29,960 540

Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

3.44 25,840 320

Helpers--electricians

3.40 29,070 420

Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

3.19 40,970 150

 

     

Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, FL

     

Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers

19.55 $40,710 460

Engineers, all other

7.21 89,640 670

Computer and information scientists, research

6.90 81,880 110

Animal trainers

6.75 18,480 40

Avionics technicians

6.07 51,790 70

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

5.72 48,330 380

Helpers--electricians

5.56 28,550 300

Aerospace engineers

4.94 92,800 200

Technical writers

4.91 53,210 130

Budget analysts

4.75 65,400 170

Social scientists and related workers, all other

4.64 69,130 80

Physical scientists, all other

4.47 78,690 60

Electronics engineers, except computer

4.01 89,210 320

All other information and record clerks

3.75 31,730 470

Electrical engineers

3.72 83,160 330

Computer hardware engineers

3.70 78,920 140

Property, real estate, and community association managers

3.37 36,280 300

Motorboat mechanics

3.36 30,340 40

Pest control workers

3.29 33,190 120

Operations research analysts

3.28 77,820 120

 

     

Gulf Coast Texas non-metropolitan area

     

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

40.71 $36,730 1,390

Shoe and leather workers and repairers

25.00 20,780 180

Roustabouts, oil and gas

19.87 25,610 1,140

Derrick operators, oil and gas

17.19 37,820 330

Gas plant operators

12.54 56,680 170

Agricultural sciences teachers, postsecondary

12.50 70,010 120

First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers

12.43 40,450 530

Petroleum engineers

9.55 116,210 230

Helpers--extraction workers

8.95 23,020 210

Correctional officers and jailers

8.54 32,870 3,630

Farmworkers, farm and ranch animals

7.15 18,110 240

Detectives and criminal investigators

6.81 48,610 700

Graduate teaching assistants

6.72 29,010 760

Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters

5.76 20,180 530

Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

5.41 31,780 210

Farm equipment mechanics

5.17 35,730 140

Personal and home care aides

4.82 15,720 2,840

Civil engineering technicians

4.62 35,470 350

Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders

4.42 33,080 60

Postmasters and mail superintendents

3.95 53,650 90

 

     

Gulfport-Biloxi, MS

     

Slot key persons

42.91 $29,100 480

Gaming cage workers

31.50 25,640 390

Gaming managers

31.00 74,290 90

Gaming supervisors

27.79 48,190 540

Gaming dealers

27.05 23,040 1,850

Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators

22.00 34,340 130

Gaming change persons and booth cashiers

21.80 23,440 330

Bridge and lock tenders

16.33 22,610 50

Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants

13.07 15,720 190

Gaming and sports book writers and runners

11.91 20,040 130

Computer and information scientists, research

7.35 76,820 150

Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers

4.69 32,740 140

Emergency management specialists

4.50 36,980 50

Logging equipment operators

4.28 31,940 80

Surveyors

4.18 40,120 170

Baggage porters and bellhops

3.92 18,900 150

Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons

3.83 21,390 50

Concierges

3.69 20,580 60

Conservation scientists

3.46 50,860 50

Lodging managers

3.46 48,810 80

 

     

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA

     

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

149.70 $75,130 3,260

Sailors and marine oilers

113.71 41,060 2,580

Ship engineers

91.00 62,240 690

Riggers

70.10 33,460 660

Commercial divers

35.00 60,910 70

Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers

17.62 37,740 130

Derrick operators, oil and gas

17.50 49,360 260

Cooks, all other

14.67 24,660 210

Roustabouts, oil and gas

14.40 38,930 640

Crane and tower operators

13.81 54,360 400

Commercial pilots

10.54 70,050 220

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

10.29 39,850 2,660

Structural metal fabricators and fitters

8.47 45,190 590

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

8.39 47,350 220

Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers

7.46 48,030 250

Drafters, all other

7.14 40,240 90

Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

6.73 42,590 590

Painters, transportation equipment

5.50 35,390 190

Maintenance workers, machinery

5.47 36,580 260

Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons

4.83 24,880 50

 

     

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

     

Petroleum engineers

16.40 $132,690 8,400

Geological and petroleum technicians

10.18 72,500 2,860

Chemical plant and system operators

8.89 62,070 7,960

Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers

8.54 138,370 5,240

Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers

8.00 52,610 7,190

Rotary drill operators, oil and gas

7.30 (1) 3,730

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

6.68 43,950 4,790

Material moving workers, all other

6.56 30,910 4,210

Marine engineers and naval architects

6.25 (1) 650

Derrick operators, oil and gas

6.12 42,110 2,520

Chemical engineers

4.64 101,270 2,610

Sailors and marine oilers

4.17 43,010 2,560

Chemical equipment operators and tenders

3.97 49,050 3,760

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

3.91 89,280 2,320

Boilermakers

3.77 57,360 1,640

Aerospace engineers

3.48 95,960 4,820

Riggers

3.40 40,060 880

Gas plant operators

3.27 51,760 920

Tank car, truck, and ship loaders

3.22 38,700 740

Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

3.19 28,640 4,250

 

     

Lake Charles, LA

     

Chemical plant and system operators

34.29 $62,380 1,080

Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers

29.46 61,190 930

Gaming managers

21.00 53,540 60

Gaming cage workers

18.00 23,350 190

Gaming supervisors

16.74 47,060 290

Sailors and marine oilers

14.96 38,850 320

Gaming dealers

14.48 15,890 870

Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators

13.33 33,640 70

Riggers

12.20 30,240 110

Gaming change persons and booth cashiers

10.80 21,260 150

Crane and tower operators

7.97 42,150 220

Chemical engineers

7.91 87,460 160

Helpers, construction trades, all other

6.88 30,470 100

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

6.07 41,690 150

Avionics technicians

6.00 50,460 80

Insulation workers, mechanical

5.43 32,890 110

Chemical technicians

5.43 62,120 240

Plant and system operators, all other

5.38 55,940 40

Psychiatric aides

5.35 21,450 230

Helpers--carpenters

4.96 23,840 210

 

     

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

     

Personal and home care aides

13.99 $15,920 14,870

Audio-visual collections specialists

10.00 26,240 110

Graders and sorters, agricultural products

7.16 15,550 490

Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders

6.47 17,180 210

Agricultural equipment operators

6.29 21,940 240

Shoe and leather workers and repairers

5.33 22,360 70

Counselors, all other

5.04 61,820 270

Detectives and criminal investigators

4.20 55,660 780

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

4.11 36,960 250

Physical therapist aides

3.68 20,090 280

Fire inspectors and investigators

3.67 40,690 70

Helpers--extraction workers

3.58 28,170 150

Vocational education teachers, middle school

3.46 54,260 80

Home health aides

3.19 16,480 5,130

Vocational education teachers, secondary school

3.14 54,450 490

Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education

3.02 52,090 3,380

History teachers, postsecondary

2.59 (1) 100

Elementary school teachers, except special education

2.57 50,680 6,680

Insulation workers, mechanical

2.52 24,900 130

Agricultural inspectors

2.46 27,260 60

 

     

Mobile, AL

     

Insurance appraisers, auto damage

30.75 $75,290 430

Sailors and marine oilers

15.12 32,890 630

Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

11.38 37,040 630

Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall

9.00 36,740 310

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

7.96 78,350 320

Choreographers

7.64 46,250 150

Chemical equipment operators and tenders

6.95 50,310 440

Marine engineers and naval architects

6.25 54,380 40

Respiratory therapy technicians

5.25 40,390 110

Structural metal fabricators and fitters

4.84 33,120 620

Crane and tower operators

4.32 44,330 230

Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

4.12 61,740 110

Painters, transportation equipment

3.75 34,480 230

Helpers--electricians

3.71 26,170 450

Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

3.60 27,590 320

Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers

3.40 22,060 610

Power plant operators

3.36 58,320 160

Motorboat mechanics

3.21 30,490 80

Chemical engineers

3.04 92,950 120

Pest control workers

2.92 21,210 250

 

     

Naples-Marco Island, FL

     

Graders and sorters, agricultural products

16.10 $16,930 570

Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants

7.21 30,490 120

Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons

6.58 22,950 90

Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics

6.45 36,870 150

Real estate brokers

5.54 82,590 230

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

5.12 25,020 3,850

Construction and related workers, all other

4.94 38,380 200

First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

4.76 46,500 430

Amusement and recreation attendants

4.42 19,390 1,000

Plasterers and stucco masons

4.04 39,180 120

Tile and marble setters

4.00 38,950 140

Musicians and singers

3.81 (2) 160

Motorcycle mechanics

3.67 42,150 50

Manicurists and pedicurists

3.66 27,700 170

Concierges

3.62 29,770 70

Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

3.50 18,810 720

Roofers

3.46 30,870 330

Baggage porters and bellhops

3.29 25,210 140

Fire inspectors and investigators

3.22 66,810 30

Helpers--carpenters

3.17 21,840 170

 

     

New Iberia non-metropolitan area

     

Commercial divers

124.00 $52,630 340

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

41.83 73,860 1,330

Ship engineers

37.00 58,650 410

Riggers

31.10 32,470 430

Sailors and marine oilers

29.50 35,070 980

Extraction workers, all other

24.50 46,650 200

Motorboat operators

22.50 36,680 60

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

20.96 49,710 820

Bridge and lock tenders

20.00 33,120 80

Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers

12.89 66,940 630

Roustabouts, oil and gas

11.30 26,600 740

Derrick operators, oil and gas

10.75 48,680 240

Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners

10.54 36,570 160

Crane and tower operators

10.13 43,860 440

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

7.87 37,330 2,990

Geological and petroleum technicians

7.09 58,380 110

Maintenance workers, machinery

6.57 33,190 460

Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons

6.33 24,850 110

Petroleum engineers

6.30 84,960 180

Helpers, construction trades, all other

6.19 22,430 140

 

     

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA

     

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

22.22 $72,780 2,600

Sailors and marine oilers

21.62 37,570 2,650

Wellhead pumpers

14.75 37,140 900

Petroleum engineers

12.00 102,070 1,220

Geological and petroleum technicians

10.73 62,560 600

Riggers

10.50 35,200 530

Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers

10.09 59,970 1,800

Ship engineers

9.25 81,870 380

Pile-driver operators

8.67 37,320 130

Chemical plant and system operators

7.43 56,510 1,320

Drafters, all other

6.21 54,950 440

Material moving workers, all other

5.84 38,760 740

Marine engineers and naval architects

5.50 78,730 110

Insulation workers, mechanical

4.09 39,370 480

Crane and tower operators

3.74 40,860 590

Plant and system operators, all other

3.62 47,050 150

Food preparation workers

3.56 17,600 11,780

Embalmers

3.50 44,010 110

Maintenance workers, machinery

3.41 39,790 890

Derrick operators, oil and gas

3.31 43,480 270

 

     

Northeast Florida non-metropolitan area

     

Correctional officers and jailers

14.76 $36,160 7,150

Fiberglass laminators and fabricators

10.41 25,140 250

Farm and home management advisors

9.50 50,050 110

First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers

9.31 51,790 450

Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood

7.03 30,330 310

Construction and related workers, all other

6.78 30,400 340

Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders

5.41 47,220 220

Fish and game wardens

5.33 38,290 40

Helpers, construction trades, all other

5.31 21,770 120

Pharmacy aides

5.30 19,160 290

Tile and marble setters

4.97 20,780 210

Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners

4.53 27,670 120

Foresters

4.25 44,430 50

Counselors, all other

4.21 28,480 140

Pest control workers

4.06 19,280 280

Bailiffs

4.00 40,680 70

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists

3.93 38,760 390

Court, municipal, and license clerks

3.36 27,980 430

Plasterers and stucco masons

3.27 27,070 120

Environmental scientists and specialists, including health

2.95 63,860 260

 

     

Northwest Florida non-metropolitan area

     

Fallers

28.00 $39,270 80

Correctional officers and jailers

18.51 35,530 3,590

Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood

13.00 21,770 230

First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers

11.80 49,900 230

Residential advisors

11.04 23,830 270

Fish and game wardens

10.17 40,510 30

Logging equipment operators

8.89 31,080 90

Pharmacy aides

8.55 19,280 190

Farm and home management advisors

8.38 46,260 40

Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators

6.09 28,250 140

Locker room, coatroom, and dressing room attendants

4.71 19,820 40

Environmental engineers

4.51 48,010 100

Construction and related workers, all other

3.92 26,500 80

Court, municipal, and license clerks

3.87 27,550 200

Surveying and mapping technicians

3.77 31,040 100

Teachers and instructors, all other

3.65 28,800 930

Real estate sales agents

3.54 42,120 230

Vocational education teachers, secondary school

3.15 41,120 120

Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers

3.04 26,810 130

Helpers--carpenters

2.96 27,740 80

 

     

Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL

     

Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers

9.45 $27,810 190

Personal care and service workers, all other

7.42 21,340 290

Hazardous materials removal workers

6.07 (1) 130

Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other

5.53 57,860 200

Zoologists and wildlife biologists

4.85 65,490 40

Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

4.48 26,120 160

Loan interviewers and clerks

4.36 29,140 450

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

4.13 46,290 70

Sailors and marine oilers

3.58 28,140 60

Pest control workers

3.39 24,350 110

Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop

3.28 16,930 580

Logging equipment operators

3.11 28,430 40

Construction and related workers, all other

3.08 30,930 80

Real estate brokers

3.08 40,080 80

Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

2.94 21,200 350

Appraisers and assessors of real estate

2.92 42,600 100

Construction and building inspectors

2.88 50,140 140

Cooks, restaurant

2.88 20,390 1,360

Mechanical engineers

2.80 90,210 340

Dishwashers

2.73 17,210 740

 

     

Pascagoula, MS

     

Tank car, truck, and ship loaders

39.00 $27,130 200

Ship engineers

10.00 57,440 40

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

9.70 69,650 120

Structural iron and steel workers

8.40 36,210 230

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

6.84 40,340 1,170

Hazardous materials removal workers

5.10 38,300 90

Sailors and marine oilers

5.08 30,900 70

Pipelayers

4.87 30,030 100

Surveyors

4.49 35,850 100

Electrical and electronic engineering technicians

4.18 62,780 270

Telecommunications line installers and repairers

3.98 37,310 270

Commercial and industrial designers

3.73 (1) 50

Ophthalmic laboratory technicians

3.70 28,170 50

First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers

3.29 62,580 740

Electrical power-line installers and repairers

3.11 52,600 140

Court, municipal, and license clerks

2.98 20,530 150

Cooks, fast food

2.74 16,320 630

Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

2.69 29,040 80

Nonfarm animal caretakers

2.63 16,540 150

Physical therapist aides

2.62 23,050 50

 

     

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

     

Orthodontists

7.25 (3) 40

Embalmers

4.67 $27,810 40

Construction and related workers, all other

4.08 29,430 220

Dental laboratory technicians

4.07 30,770 190

Glaziers

4.00 32,370 220

Medical equipment preparers

4.00 23,520 220

Elevator installers and repairers

3.89 56,610 110

Telemarketers

3.88 21,710 1,390

New accounts clerks

3.74 26,790 350

Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles

3.69 32,960 70

Helpers--electricians

3.66 24,050 390

Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers

3.50 35,470 40

Psychologists, all other

3.12 72,450 40

Correctional officers and jailers

2.93 36,070 1,550

Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

2.92 35,220 160

Motorcycle mechanics

2.83 31,800 50

Helpers, construction trades, all other

2.75 29,480 70

Community and social service specialists, all other

2.65 39,510 340

Pest control workers

2.63 29,070 200

Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators

2.60 26,520 170

 

     

South Florida non-metropolitan area

     

Farm labor contractors

115.00 $39,920 120

Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse

43.20 17,840 7,820

Motorboat mechanics

8.93 48,000 130

Tour guides and escorts

8.79 31,780 210

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

7.91 42,720 180

Fish and game wardens

7.17 36,650 40

First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

6.60 43,600 100

Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians

5.53 22,190 80

Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists

5.11 33,190 370

Agricultural inspectors

5.09 38,510 60

Counselors, all other

5.08 31,830 120

Farm and home management advisors

5.00 52,660 40

First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers

4.34 50,590 150

Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

4.34 21,970 750

Correctional officers and jailers

4.27 35,760 1,510

Zoologists and wildlife biologists

3.85 45,020 50

Construction and related workers, all other

3.64 31,820 130

Bailiffs

3.08 44,480 40

Bartenders

2.94 19,070 1,120

Appraisers and assessors of real estate

2.72 42,310 140

 

     

Southwest Alabama non-metropolitan area

     

Logging equipment operators

31.33 $33,700 740

Fallers

19.80 30,780 130

Chemical plant and system operators

12.14 57,590 560

Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders

7.27 40,390 140

Foresters

7.12 64,780 70

Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood

7.12 23,140 300

Tank car, truck, and ship loaders

6.78 23,590 80

Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders

6.77 45,590 500

Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders

4.92 31,220 80

Power plant operators

4.75 53,850 170

First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

4.40 50,010 90

Choreographers

4.27 (1) 60

Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders

4.26 34,480 400

Industrial machinery mechanics

4.19 54,920 1,160

Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders

4.13 27,990 120

Cutters and trimmers, hand

3.93 19,890 80

Postmasters and mail superintendents

3.84 55,340 100

Gas plant operators

3.82 51,290 50

Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners

3.68 30,080 90

Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

3.66 32,010 150

 

     

Tallahassee, FL

     

Psychiatric aides

20.52 $25,610 1,590

Construction and related workers, all other

7.56 30,950 440

Operations research analysts

7.51 45,730 570

Management analysts

6.92 55,090 4,720

Environmental scientists and specialists, including health

6.39 48,710 660

Postsecondary teachers, all other

5.47 86,010 1,390

Therapists, all other

5.30 48,870 90

Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation

4.56 36,270 1,400

Zoologists and wildlife biologists

4.31 52,220 90

Psychiatric technicians

4.07 26,520 350

Counselors, all other

3.96 32,520 150

Network systems and data communications analysts

3.83 52,670 1,070

Atmospheric and space scientists

3.67 73,910 30

Education, training, and library workers, all other

3.60 46,340 460

Instructional coordinators

3.22 48,220 490

Law clerks

3.20 37,570 130

Farm and home management advisors

3.12 42,670 40

Surveying and mapping technicians

3.10 34,730 240

Couriers and messengers

3.03 20,210 350

Community and social service specialists, all other

3.02 40,000 410

 

     

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

     

Travel guides

6.67 $22,380 230

Construction and related workers, all other

5.58 35,340 2,270

Hydrologists

4.40 73,500 250

Ophthalmic laboratory technicians

4.13 26,440 1,070

Pest control workers

3.43 29,090 1,900

Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other

3.40 63,890 960

Ship engineers

3.38 66,020 310

Helpers--roofers

3.17 22,810 430

Court reporters

3.07 26,160 490

Security and fire alarm systems installers

3.04 35,440 1,690

Medical appliance technicians

2.91 37,620 360

Correspondence clerks

2.75 30,580 250

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

2.70 64,370 700

Surveying and mapping technicians

2.56 33,760 1,390

Elevator installers and repairers

2.56 44,020 520

Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers

2.50 29,800 730

Operations research analysts

2.49 55,110 1,320

Insurance sales agents

2.49 59,030 7,000

Sales representatives, services, all other

2.45 52,380 11,540

Forensic science technicians

2.40 48,100 270

 

     

Victoria, TX

     

Roustabouts, oil and gas

27.83 $28,040 620

Chemical plant and system operators

27.46 63,710 460

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

20.14 38,870 270

Chemical technicians

17.65 61,020 410

Chemical engineers

14.04 88,110 150

Chemical equipment operators and tenders

9.05 44,580 160

Electrical power-line installers and repairers

7.28 38,380 290

Helpers--extraction workers

6.74 34,980 60

Industrial machinery mechanics

5.85 50,800 590

Counselors, all other

4.71 48,620 50

Helpers--electricians

4.13 25,350 140

Maintenance workers, machinery

3.90 41,780 90

Stationary engineers and boiler operators

3.76 57,760 50

Petroleum engineers

3.30 123,230 30

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

3.04 34,350 810

Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other

3.00 17,120 50

Mechanical engineering technicians

2.94 40,880 50

Surveyors

2.67 39,180 50

Occupational health and safety specialists

2.65 72,010 50

Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters

2.61 23,430 40

Footnotes:
(1) Estimates not released.
(2) 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.
(3) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

 

Last Modified Date: October 27, 2010