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

Alexandria, Louisiana MSA

Alexandria is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Louisiana.

Occupational divisions in Alexandria:

  • 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 200 $19.27 $21.13 $43,940 4.6%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 90 $18.06 $19.35 $40,240 1.8%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 60 $13.30 $17.11 $35,580 7.8%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 110 $17.57 $20.51 $42,670 2.9%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 150 $19.84 $20.58 $42,800 2.8%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 50 $31.56 $29.06 $60,440 3.4%
      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)
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 260 $24.70 $24.90 $51,790 3.6%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 40 $11.46 $11.95 $24,860 5.0%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 50 $28.57 $26.16 $54,410 4.7%
    15017 Construction Managers 190 $17.63 $18.97 $39,450 6.4%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 80 $15.75 $18.19 $37,820 5.2%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 110 $13.36 $18.43 $38,340 18.9%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19002 Public Administration Chief Executives, Legislators, and General Administrators 40 $6.21 $15.02 $31,250 22.9%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,500 $18.34 $22.02 $45,800 1.8%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 380 $18.83 $19.46 $40,480 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)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 150 $14.78 $16.93 $35,210 4.3%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 230 $15.67 $16.76 $34,860 2.8%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 70 $15.56 $17.44 $36,280 2.8%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $13.00 $14.52 $30,210 8.6%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $16.84 $17.97 $37,370 2.3%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 80 $14.79 $15.89 $33,050 1.5%
    21902 Cost Estimators 60 $16.19 $17.77 $36,970 2.8%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 80 $14.91 $14.28 $29,710 1.1%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 280 $11.18 $13.07 $27,190 2.1%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 70 $22.32 $23.46 $48,810 3.4%
    22199 All Other Engineers 90 $20.99 $20.20 $42,020 2.7%
    22308 Landscape Architects (*) $13.81 $14.61 $30,380 3.5%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 30 $14.36 $15.09 $31,380 6.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 60 $17.29 $16.21 $33,720 2.2%
    22514 Drafters 90 $11.19 $12.19 $25,350 1.3%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 100 $18.04 $18.12 $37,680 1.6%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 30 $15.99 $17.63 $36,670 3.9%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 90 $14.56 $14.84 $30,870 9.6%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 40 $16.30 $16.98 $35,320 5.3%
      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)
    27108 Psychologists 40 $21.51 $21.43 $44,580 3.5%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 180 $15.82 $15.35 $31,930 3.3%
    27307 Residential Counselors (*) $7.92 $8.40 $17,470 4.6%
    27308 Human Services Workers 180 $8.28 $9.41 $19,580 2.4%
    27311 Recreation Workers 70 $5.95 $6.49 $13,490 3.2%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 200 $41.29 $40.73** $84,730** 21.6%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 40 $12.23 $13.78 $28,670 9.0%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31114 Nursing Instructors, Postsecondary (*) * * $41,270 2.6%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 60 $6.07 $6.86 $14,280 7.6%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 30 $6.83 $7.12 $14,810 3.3%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 270 * * $25,410 3.0%
      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 270 $59.10 $49.65** $103,270** 15.0%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 80 $16.67 $17.37 $36,130 4.0%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 60 $24.09 $24.56 $51,090 4.8%
    32308 Physical Therapists 70 $34.71 $30.88 $64,240 5.4%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 30 $28.24 $25.99 $54,060 7.7%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,520 $19.27 $20.01 $41,620 2.3%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 900 $11.63 $12.03 $25,020 2.1%
    32511 Physician Assistants 90 $19.08 $21.04 $43,770 5.6%
    32517 Pharmacists 150 $28.35 $27.46 $57,120 2.4%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 110 $7.52 $7.86 $16,350 1.3%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $13.04 $13.17 $27,400 3.7%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $9.55 $11.69 $24,310 8.6%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 50 $22.78 $22.17 $46,120 3.0%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 40 $11.09 $11.85 $24,660 6.7%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 130 $14.62 $15.10 $31,410 2.4%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 180 $10.42 $11.54 $24,010 3.5%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 30 $14.87 $15.16 $31,540 3.5%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 70 $5.79 $6.96 $14,470 12.8%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers (*) $6.36 $7.53 $15,670 4.8%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $8.05 $8.07 $16,790 1.8%
      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 250 $10.38 $12.64 $26,290 3.4%
    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 690 $11.16 $13.49 $28,050 2.3%
      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 200 $18.30 $19.01 $39,550 16.4%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services (*) $12.79 $14.25 $29,630 2.3%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services (*) $13.31 $17.30 $35,990 5.1%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 40 $14.60 $16.74 $34,830 6.6%
      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)
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 300 $11.24 $13.74 $28,580 5.3%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,170 $6.55 $7.97 $16,570 2.3%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 160 $10.54 $12.10 $25,170 5.8%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 280 $6.07 $6.12 $12,720 1.9%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 530 $7.30 $8.02 $16,680 2.2%
    49023 Cashiers 1,430 $6.20 $6.53 $13,580 1.6%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 90 $10.99 $11.62 $24,170 3.2%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 260 $9.26 $10.72 $22,290 5.3%
    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 660 $12.07 $13.31 $27,690 2.2%
      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 220 $7.53 $7.46 $15,510 3.0%
    53111 Loan Interviewers 40 $7.80 $8.44 $17,550 3.7%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 60 $8.39 $8.91 $18,530 3.8%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 110 $7.86 $8.35 $17,360 2.0%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 50 $9.26 $9.80 $20,380 11.2%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 60 $9.48 $9.71 $20,190 6.3%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 120 $8.98 $9.32 $19,380 4.9%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 30 $10.12 $11.65 $24,240 10.3%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 100 $5.80 $5.64 $11,720 2.6%
      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 210 $12.46 $11.98 $24,930 2.1%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 100 $9.11 $9.02 $18,750 2.4%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 780 $8.91 $9.30 $19,350 1.2%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 60 $10.37 $13.62 $28,330 4.0%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 600 $7.50 $7.57 $15,740 1.3%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 120 $7.82 $8.10 $16,840 1.4%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 30 $11.49 $10.99 $22,850 2.1%
    55321 File Clerks 110 $6.47 $6.84 $14,230 3.0%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 90 $8.05 $8.60 $17,890 1.1%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 670 $9.26 $9.64 $20,050 1.2%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 50 $10.00 $10.04 $20,880 1.0%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 150 $8.18 $8.90 $18,510 2.4%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,620 $7.85 $8.59 $17,870 2.5%
      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 (*) $8.25 $8.91 $18,520 1.6%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 40 $10.44 $10.93 $22,720 1.0%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 70 $7.17 $7.66 $15,930 1.5%
      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 50 $7.60 $7.82 $16,270 1.8%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service (*) $10.31 $9.59 $19,940 2.8%
    57311 Messengers 40 $6.83 $8.23 $17,130 3.8%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance (*) $7.50 $7.81 $16,240 4.3%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $14.47 $14.12 $29,380 2.4%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $10.53 $11.68 $24,290 2.4%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 410 $7.63 $8.30 $17,270 1.3%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 420 $9.36 $10.82 $22,500 3.1%
      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 230 $11.17 $11.20 $23,290 1.7%
    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)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 30 $15.50 $19.47 $40,500 7.8%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $8.60 $8.60 $17,890 5.7%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 330 $8.20 $9.33 $19,400 2.5%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers (*) $10.80 $10.67 $22,180 1.9%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 360 $5.95 $6.25 $13,010 3.3%
      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 70 $5.80 $5.99 $12,450 3.9%
    65005 Bartenders 160 $5.82 $5.74 $11,940 4.3%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 660 $5.78 $5.83 $12,130 2.3%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (*) $5.79 $5.70 $11,860 3.5%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 50 $5.79 $5.76 $11,970 3.2%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 90 $8.48 $9.65 $20,080 2.4%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $8.91 $9.35 $19,440 2.9%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 330 $6.22 $6.70 $13,930 3.7%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 270 $6.05 $6.58 $13,680 2.8%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 180 $5.81 $5.66 $11,780 2.4%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 100 $5.92 $5.80 $12,060 2.2%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 700 $5.83 $5.80 $12,070 2.4%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 700 $6.01 $6.53 $13,580 4.4%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 170 $6.00 $6.07 $12,620 2.3%
      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 70 $9.98 $10.13 $21,070 4.5%
    66005 Medical Assistants 140 $9.31 $10.65 $22,150 4.6%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,420 $6.14 $6.60 $13,730 2.3%
    66011 Home Health Aides 130 $7.06 $7.26 $15,100 4.0%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 60 $7.95 $9.77 $20,310 22.3%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 110 $8.04 $8.71 $18,120 2.6%
      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 560 $5.86 $5.81 $12,090 1.8%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 850 $6.16 $6.70 $13,940 1.6%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants (*) $10.16 $9.30 $19,350 7.0%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 80 $5.93 $6.28 $13,060 2.4%
      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 90 $8.85 $8.34 $17,350 7.1%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 50 $6.02 $6.56 $13,640 8.2%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 650 $5.81 $5.75 $11,960 2.5%
    68038 Child Care Workers 220 $6.06 $6.52 $13,560 3.9%
      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 170 $5.85 $6.36 $13,240 1.6%
    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 $5.93 $6.23 $12,960 3.3%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 390 $6.86 $7.16 $14,890 1.8%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants (*) $5.88 $5.96 $12,400 7.0%
    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 240 $18.56 $19.39 $40,330 2.6%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 180 $15.60 $16.38 $34,070 3.3%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 120 $17.47 $17.76 $36,940 1.2%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $17.95 $18.29 $38,050 2.3%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $11.61 $11.04 $22,970 3.0%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 120 $16.78 $17.51 $36,420 1.8%
      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 60 $16.30 $14.92 $31,030 3.1%
      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 60 $12.52 $12.25 $25,480 1.4%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 610 $8.57 $9.35 $19,450 1.4%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 330 $10.80 $12.07 $25,100 3.3%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $10.32 $11.55 $24,020 2.5%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 30 $12.92 $12.46 $25,910 7.3%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 $13.77 $15.26 $31,740 2.1%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 350 $13.70 $13.31 $27,690 2.8%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $11.78 $12.47 $25,930 4.7%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $6.66 $6.91 $14,360 2.5%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 130 $9.77 $10.44 $21,720 2.0%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 330 $11.58 $12.31 $25,600 2.6%
    87202 Electricians 190 $14.66 $13.76 $28,630 5.1%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 230 $11.50 $11.93 $24,810 1.7%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 340 $15.34 $14.25 $29,630 3.1%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers (*) $10.77 $10.79 $22,450 4.7%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $11.10 $10.68 $22,210 1.3%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $8.63 $9.22 $19,190 5.8%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 40 $6.49 $7.61 $15,830 3.9%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 80 $5.91 $6.12 $12,730 2.0%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $5.79 $5.92 $12,300 3.4%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $11.86 $11.69 $24,310 3.4%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $10.11 $14.18 $29,490 13.5%
      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 180 $9.32 $10.27 $21,360 1.2%
      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 (*) $10.61 $11.15 $23,190 1.7%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 50 $12.39 $13.07 $27,180 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 530 $11.38 $11.90 $24,750 4.0%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 620 $7.98 $9.33 $19,400 2.8%
    97108 Bus Drivers (*) $9.65 $9.30 $19,340 2.9%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $6.62 $7.00 $14,570 6.4%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 90 $11.38 $11.57 $24,060 1.9%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 110 $6.60 $6.96 $14,470 2.9%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 230 $8.19 $9.12 $18,960 1.7%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators (*) $11.05 $11.12 $23,140 1.5%
      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 80 $7.37 $7.55 $15,700 2.1%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 150 $8.14 $8.24 $17,140 2.1%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 60 $8.71 $8.81 $18,320 9.4%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $9.34 $10.21 $21,240 2.8%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $7.78 $7.82 $16,270 1.8%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 130 $5.90 $6.24 $12,990 2.4%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 130 $5.82 $6.68 $13,900 2.2%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 820 $8.68 $8.82 $18,340 1.9%

    (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.

    ** = 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 Louisiana

    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