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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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1998 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Abilene, Texas MSA

Abilene is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Texas.

Occupational divisions in Abilene:

  • Managerial and Administrative Occupations
  • Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
  • Sales and Related Occupations
  • Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
  • Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
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    Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
      Staff and Administrative Specialty Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    13002 Financial Managers 330 $21.89 $23.45 $48,780 2.8%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 70 $21.16 $22.17 $46,120 3.1%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 80 $16.37 $19.02 $39,570 13.3%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 140 $20.08 $21.96 $45,670 3.1%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 180 $19.50 $21.20 $44,090 3.6%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 80 $28.11 $28.29 $58,830 2.4%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 110 $23.36 $22.85 $47,530 2.6%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 80 $24.03 $24.79 $51,570 3.5%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 50 $10.53 $10.32 $21,470 7.0%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 40 $20.43 $20.83 $43,330 3.1%
    15017 Construction Managers 50 $18.63 $19.70 $40,980 3.3%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 80 $22.11 $22.21 $46,200 6.1%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 190 $12.14 $15.71 $32,670 17.9%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,890 $17.61 $21.43 $44,580 2.2%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 500 $18.74 $20.43 $42,500 3.9%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
      Management Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters 100 $8.80 $10.03 $20,850 8.8%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 80 $15.16 $16.60 $34,520 6.6%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 530 $16.32 $16.24 $33,780 3.3%
    21117 Budget Analysts 30 $18.12 $19.37 $40,290 2.4%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 100 $13.76 $15.86 $33,000 4.5%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 60 $13.14 $15.06 $31,330 1.6%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 140 $16.05 $16.64 $34,620 1.8%
    21902 Cost Estimators 80 $16.53 $17.42 $36,240 2.5%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 50 $14.43 $16.77 $34,880 2.3%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 220 $11.23 $14.42 $29,990 6.2%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 30 $10.84 $10.39 $21,610 4.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 80 $7.53 $9.63 $20,030 6.7%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $21.81 $22.13 $46,020 2.9%
    22514 Drafters 140 $11.44 $10.98 $22,850 3.7%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 90 $18.50 $19.63 $40,830 1.8%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 50 $18.45 $20.18 $41,970 3.5%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 200 $14.14 $15.27 $31,750 1.9%
    25105 Computer Programmers 100 $21.27 $21.76 $45,270 2.0%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 90 $9.95 $11.05 $22,990 1.5%
    27307 Residential Counselors (*) $7.66 $10.00 $20,800 10.9%
    27308 Human Services Workers 70 $7.79 $8.46 $17,600 3.7%
    27311 Recreation Workers 40 $7.85 $8.46 $17,600 4.4%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 110 $22.85 $28.11 $58,470 22.2%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 30 $15.41 $15.83 $32,920 6.9%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 100 $8.09 $10.57 $21,980 4.5%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 110 * * $33,710 1.8%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 930 * * $33,070 1.6%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 940 * * $33,510 2.0%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 120 * * $32,960 2.1%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 240 $11.98 $13.07 $27,190 5.1%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 190 $8.00 $10.73 $22,330 5.1%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors (*) * * $33,020 2.0%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 50 $19.01 $15.78 $32,820 8.1%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library (*) $11.96 $10.99 $22,860 3.9%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 80 $13.04 $13.07 $27,190 6.0%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 410 $6.39 $6.67 $13,880 3.4%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 230 # $56.14** $116,760** 25.5%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 50 $21.04 $21.91 $45,560 2.4%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 90 $13.79 $15.10 $31,420 3.3%
    32511 Physician Assistants (*) $47.82 $43.42 $90,320 11.0%
    32517 Pharmacists 90 $32.10 $28.95 $60,220 9.3%
    32908 Dental Hygienists (*) $22.33 $20.34 $42,310 12.7%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 140 $9.83 $13.28 $27,620 5.6%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors (*) $15.78 $17.39 $36,160 2.5%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 30 $12.65 $14.49 $30,130 4.3%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents (*) $8.70 $10.11 $21,030 2.4%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television (*) $8.92 $8.90 $18,510 2.3%
    34023 Photographers 30 $9.92 $11.86 $24,660 7.4%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 30 $13.01 $13.36 $27,780 4.3%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 70 $6.92 $8.41 $17,500 2.4%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 110 $16.96 $18.19 $37,840 2.4%
    Sales and Related Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    41002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Sales and Related Workers 710 $11.93 $14.06 $29,230 3.5%
      Sales Occupations, Services top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43002 Sales Agents and Placers, Insurance 40 $28.35 $30.16 $62,740 16.5%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services (*) $14.66 $22.72 $47,250 18.1%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services (*) $13.62 $13.37 $27,800 1.2%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 160 $12.05 $13.19 $27,430 5.6%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 70 $17.86 $18.78 $39,070 10.9%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 650 $13.98 $14.76 $30,710 5.5%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,860 $7.11 $8.96 $18,630 2.8%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 140 $11.35 $12.38 $25,740 6.3%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 210 $6.25 $6.44 $13,380 1.6%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 750 $7.97 $8.01 $16,660 1.7%
    49023 Cashiers 1,780 $6.71 $6.98 $14,510 2.1%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 120 $6.13 $6.47 $13,460 2.3%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 150 $7.99 $9.45 $19,650 2.0%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    51002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 610 $12.48 $14.12 $29,370 1.7%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 350 $7.72 $7.90 $16,440 2.7%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 60 $7.94 $8.31 $17,280 4.5%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 60 $9.41 $9.68 $20,140 2.9%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 150 $8.24 $8.52 $17,720 4.5%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 80 $13.03 $12.09 $25,150 4.4%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $9.82 $11.07 $23,020 4.1%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers 50 $13.13 $13.95 $29,020 2.5%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 90 $8.74 $9.39 $19,540 3.7%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 90 $8.00 $9.83 $20,440 16.7%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 80 $5.80 $6.06 $12,610 3.3%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 60 $7.76 $8.20 $17,060 2.4%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical (*) $6.72 $7.36 $15,300 2.8%
    53914 Real Estate Clerks 30 $8.17 $8.39 $17,450 1.6%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 50 $12.89 $13.50 $28,070 6.8%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 50 $8.81 $9.38 $19,500 2.8%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,060 $8.06 $8.64 $17,980 1.1%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 570 $7.47 $8.05 $16,740 1.6%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 120 $7.56 $7.84 $16,310 2.0%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $9.18 $9.29 $19,320 2.9%
    55321 File Clerks 150 $5.97 $6.44 $13,390 2.8%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 30 $9.35 $9.97 $20,740 1.5%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 90 $10.71 $12.34 $25,670 4.0%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 730 $9.56 $9.90 $20,580 1.0%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $8.86 $9.50 $19,760 1.6%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 160 $8.48 $9.11 $18,950 4.5%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,070 $7.77 $8.18 $17,010 0.8%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 40 $8.86 $9.26 $19,250 1.4%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 40 $9.04 $9.67 $20,120 2.4%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators (*) $6.07 $6.64 $13,820 2.6%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 40 $6.57 $6.85 $14,250 1.9%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $12.00 $12.18 $25,330 1.8%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 310 $8.03 $8.55 $17,780 1.5%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 340 $10.57 $11.52 $23,960 2.9%
      Other Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    59999 All Other Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 530 $8.29 $8.86 $18,420 3.7%
    Service Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 50 $8.02 $8.30 $17,270 4.2%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 260 $8.36 $9.94 $20,680 3.4%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 50 $16.58 $16.21 $33,720 9.1%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 30 $9.24 $10.27 $21,360 2.7%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 280 $6.44 $7.60 $15,810 1.7%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    65002 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop 160 $5.86 $5.86 $12,190 2.0%
    65005 Bartenders (*) $5.78 $5.85 $12,160 2.6%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,140 $5.75 $5.69 $11,830 3.1%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 230 $5.75 $5.81 $12,090 2.0%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 90 $7.48 $7.45 $15,500 1.6%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 60 $6.95 $7.39 $15,370 3.1%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $11.19 $10.14 $21,090 5.1%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 300 $6.32 $6.69 $13,910 3.0%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 310 $7.18 $7.08 $14,720 1.9%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 350 $6.10 $6.40 $13,300 3.8%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order (*) $7.39 $7.53 $15,650 2.7%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 710 $5.92 $6.03 $12,550 1.6%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,210 $5.85 $5.93 $12,340 1.9%
      Health Service and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 160 $7.89 $8.15 $16,950 4.2%
    66005 Medical Assistants 120 $8.51 $8.84 $18,390 4.1%
    66011 Home Health Aides (*) $7.53 $8.49 $17,660 3.2%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers (*) $8.41 $9.29 $19,320 1.9%
      Cleaning and Building Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    67002 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 370 $5.87 $6.08 $12,650 2.0%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 870 $6.36 $6.90 $14,340 1.2%
      Personal Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $6.57 $6.87 $14,290 4.7%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 130 $7.46 $7.31 $15,210 2.9%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 30 $5.76 $5.54 $11,520 3.7%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 820 $5.75 $5.81 $12,080 3.3%
    68038 Child Care Workers 380 $5.87 $5.84 $12,150 2.0%
      Other Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 80 $6.29 $7.31 $15,210 3.8%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 40 $5.95 $6.11 $12,710 4.0%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 400 $7.08 $7.15 $14,880 2.6%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants (*) $7.21 $7.21 $14,990 5.2%
    Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    81002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $16.93 $18.09 $37,630 3.5%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 120 $16.35 $16.86 $35,070 2.7%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 150 $13.90 $14.78 $30,730 0.8%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 $15.40 $15.21 $31,630 3.2%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $14.81 $14.87 $30,930 1.7%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 100 $11.84 $13.76 $28,620 4.4%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 100 $8.02 $9.18 $19,100 1.1%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 70 $12.03 $12.28 $25,530 1.5%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 620 $8.80 $9.33 $19,410 2.0%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 320 $11.75 $12.44 $25,870 5.1%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $9.78 $11.66 $24,240 6.8%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $11.45 $12.01 $24,990 3.5%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $11.93 $11.91 $24,770 5.8%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 30 $16.70 $17.47 $36,340 10.3%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $11.34 $11.82 $24,590 1.2%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $5.92 $6.32 $13,140 5.8%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 70 $12.55 $13.36 $27,800 2.7%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 90 $11.80 $11.56 $24,040 2.0%
    87202 Electricians (*) $11.93 $12.33 $25,640 2.0%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers (*) $10.16 $9.80 $20,390 1.2%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 190 $10.08 $10.18 $21,170 1.6%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (*) $12.35 $13.49 $28,060 3.8%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers (*) $9.95 $10.51 $21,860 3.4%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers (*) $11.70 $11.92 $24,790 2.0%
    87914 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction 90 $9.76 $9.50 $19,760 3.3%
    87921 Roustabouts 40 $8.49 $9.70 $20,180 15.3%
    87989 All Other Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 90 $8.84 $9.31 $19,360 5.9%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 70 $10.63 $10.55 $21,940 1.9%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers (*) $10.57 $11.20 $23,290 1.6%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (*) $7.96 $9.11 $18,940 2.1%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics (*) $7.39 $7.13 $14,820 5.1%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 100 $6.46 $6.67 $13,870 2.9%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 100 $6.09 $6.18 $12,860 2.5%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $6.41 $7.41 $15,410 18.1%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $8.66 $8.97 $18,650 1.3%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 220 $8.91 $10.38 $21,590 6.4%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 140 $8.30 $8.43 $17,520 1.4%
      Plant and System Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    95002 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (*) $11.57 $12.69 $26,400 1.6%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 740 $10.32 $11.28 $23,470 3.2%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 650 $8.55 $9.75 $20,270 4.0%
    97108 Bus Drivers 100 $6.98 $7.78 $16,170 3.2%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School (*) $7.39 $7.72 $16,060 4.0%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 180 $10.17 $10.04 $20,890 7.2%
    97908 Oil Pumpers, Except Wellhead (*) $9.98 $11.76 $24,450 8.0%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 40 $8.15 $8.42 $17,520 2.2%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 70 $7.62 $7.67 $15,950 2.6%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 40 $7.44 $7.46 $15,520 3.4%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 50 $7.33 $7.31 $15,210 6.4%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $7.84 $8.09 $16,830 2.4%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 260 $6.55 $7.00 $14,560 1.3%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 270 $6.07 $6.90 $14,340 1.8%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 280 $5.81 $6.13 $12,740 2.0%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 840 $7.30 $7.59 $15,780 3.0%

    (1) = Relative standard error (RSE) of the mean wage. 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.

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    # = Median hourly wage is over $60.01.

    ** = This mean wage estimate may be understated because 25% or more of the employment was estimated as earning more than $60.01 per hour. The larger the share of employment estimated in the upper open-ended interval ($60.01 and over), the more likely it is that the mean wage is underestimated.

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    Statewide estimates for Texas

    1998 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    Technical Notes and Survey Method and Reliability Statement for 1998 OES Estimates

    Last modified: October 16, 2001