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

Amarillo, Texas MSA

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

Occupational divisions in Amarillo:

  • 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 490 $20.53 $22.16 $46,100 2.7%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 140 $20.53 $21.95 $45,660 2.7%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 130 $20.82 $20.14 $41,900 2.2%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 220 $18.41 $21.22 $44,130 1.9%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 300 $18.20 $19.73 $41,050 3.8%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 100 $34.73 $33.05 $68,740 4.6%
      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 330 $27.97 $28.58 $59,440 5.3%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 170 $18.48 $18.40 $38,260 3.1%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 50 $14.09 $14.52 $30,200 9.6%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 70 $21.00 $22.98 $47,790 3.0%
    15017 Construction Managers 210 $17.36 $16.75 $34,850 5.8%
    15021 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Well Drilling Managers 30 $10.70 $18.89 $39,280 10.7%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 160 $17.49 $18.48 $38,440 2.1%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 270 $13.37 $14.26 $29,670 3.4%
      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 3,070 $19.47 $23.15 $48,150 2.3%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 560 $19.99 $22.21 $46,200 5.2%
    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 (*) $9.50 $10.71 $22,280 14.6%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 210 $13.40 $16.75 $34,830 9.6%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 550 $16.01 $17.62 $36,640 2.4%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $13.69 $14.27 $29,690 2.9%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $14.95 $15.60 $32,440 1.7%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 90 $15.13 $16.68 $34,700 1.7%
    21902 Cost Estimators 110 $17.70 $18.60 $38,680 2.3%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 110 $14.92 $15.54 $32,320 1.1%
    21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance (*) $19.34 $19.22 $39,980 1.9%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 390 $12.83 $14.67 $30,520 1.9%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22111 Petroleum Engineers 50 $37.22 $34.19 $71,110 6.4%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 60 $21.95 $23.33 $48,520 5.2%
    22199 All Other Engineers 100 $29.24 $27.44 $57,080 3.5%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 50 $11.72 $15.80 $32,870 5.9%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $16.90 $15.88 $33,020 3.9%
    22514 Drafters 190 $10.99 $13.15 $27,350 3.3%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $10.65 $11.03 $22,940 5.2%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 150 $12.98 $14.12 $29,360 1.1%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24111 Geologists, Geophysicists, and Oceanographers 40 $34.83 $30.61 $63,670 7.1%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 100 $12.43 $13.23 $27,520 1.3%
      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 120 $18.92 $20.65 $42,950 3.7%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 30 $22.54 $23.46 $48,810 3.1%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 210 $15.49 $18.58 $38,660 3.2%
    25105 Computer Programmers 220 $20.17 $21.98 $45,710 3.7%
      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 110 $15.17 $16.61 $34,550 3.3%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 160 $12.34 $12.83 $26,690 1.1%
    27307 Residential Counselors 50 $8.33 $11.07 $23,030 8.4%
    27308 Human Services Workers 130 $10.09 $10.64 $22,140 5.2%
    27311 Recreation Workers 140 $6.54 $7.41 $15,400 4.0%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 320 $28.99 $32.14 $66,850 12.9%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 60 $14.21 $15.44 $32,120 6.9%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 50 $14.20 $16.34 $34,000 11.1%
      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 70 * * $39,320 1.5%
    31202 Life Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $40,010 3.0%
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $42,130 3.0%
    31218 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 90 * * $40,220 2.0%
    31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $39,190 2.6%
    31226 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $41,490 3.2%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $41,040 2.9%
    31252 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $39,670 3.4%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 150 $10.60 $11.45 $23,820 21.5%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 230 $15.25 $15.76 $32,780 1.3%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 60 $9.23 $14.47 $30,100 27.9%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training (*) $16.12 $16.00 $33,270 5.9%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 90 $17.96 $17.79 $37,000 2.5%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 50 $8.96 $9.48 $19,720 4.7%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 190 $19.46 $19.20 $39,940 5.2%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 40 $18.10 $17.28 $35,950 16.8%
      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 310 # $49.85** $103,690** 13.6%
    32105 Dentists 110 # $49.02** $101,950** 27.6%
    32108 Optometrists (*) $39.65 $36.55 $76,030 15.3%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $29.08 $25.65 $53,360 7.3%
    32305 Occupational Therapists (*) $30.67 $31.30 $65,100 7.4%
    32308 Physical Therapists 80 $23.82 $24.83 $51,640 10.6%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 60 $18.35 $19.62 $40,810 11.0%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,300 $17.46 $17.74 $36,900 1.5%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 850 $11.88 $12.10 $25,170 1.0%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 110 $10.61 $11.36 $23,630 3.6%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 50 $9.18 $11.89 $24,720 10.5%
    32517 Pharmacists 180 $31.10 $28.54 $59,360 3.2%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 190 $9.13 $8.95 $18,620 4.1%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $15.12 $13.50 $28,080 2.1%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 170 $15.51 $15.42 $32,070 3.5%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $10.83 $11.48 $23,890 4.3%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 120 $15.83 $14.73 $30,640 12.5%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 90 $8.01 $9.07 $18,860 2.7%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 150 $13.39 $13.92 $28,940 4.1%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 350 $9.29 $11.12 $23,120 1.5%
      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 40 $17.19 $15.89 $33,050 1.7%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 80 $6.94 $8.35 $17,380 7.6%
    34023 Photographers 50 $8.45 $9.24 $19,210 5.5%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 30 $8.30 $9.45 $19,660 6.3%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers (*) $5.84 $8.74 $18,190 12.6%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 80 $10.05 $10.02 $20,840 3.4%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 60 $7.47 $7.96 $16,550 6.0%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 30 * * $22,660 10.7%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39011 Funeral Directors and Morticians 30 $15.75 $16.45 $34,210 4.0%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 380 $13.67 $15.31 $31,850 1.5%
    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 1,570 $10.73 $13.06 $27,160 4.5%
      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 (*) $9.50 $14.43 $30,020 28.8%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 90 $24.36 $25.79 $53,630 9.6%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 150 $15.59 $16.51 $34,330 2.6%
    43021 Travel Agents 30 $10.27 $11.66 $24,250 6.7%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 90 $14.93 $16.16 $33,620 5.8%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 30 $11.79 $13.04 $27,120 15.8%
      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 120 $18.30 $17.80 $37,030 1.7%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 790 $15.70 $17.75 $36,930 4.8%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 3,610 $7.02 $9.16 $19,050 3.3%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 340 $10.31 $11.42 $23,750 5.9%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $6.95 $7.49 $15,580 2.0%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 880 $6.32 $6.76 $14,070 1.6%
    49023 Cashiers 2,590 $6.27 $6.57 $13,660 1.1%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters (*) $8.40 $9.83 $20,440 1.5%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 260 $8.99 $10.95 $22,770 1.9%
    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 1,070 $12.25 $13.18 $27,420 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 500 $8.04 $8.26 $17,180 1.6%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 140 $9.10 $9.22 $19,180 2.9%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 100 $9.68 $9.60 $19,960 1.0%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 220 $9.35 $9.84 $20,460 1.8%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $19.78 $21.47 $44,650 2.8%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 190 $10.18 $10.34 $21,510 1.3%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 110 $8.55 $9.31 $19,370 6.7%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 240 $8.58 $9.07 $18,860 1.7%
    53702 Court Clerks (*) $7.56 $8.16 $16,970 2.1%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 170 $6.17 $6.36 $13,230 2.5%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers (*) $6.75 $7.15 $14,870 6.7%
      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 170 $12.19 $11.85 $24,650 10.1%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 210 $8.23 $8.41 $17,480 3.5%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,740 $8.75 $9.18 $19,090 1.8%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 50 $13.60 $14.97 $31,140 1.6%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,150 $7.54 $7.84 $16,300 1.4%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 300 $6.28 $7.33 $15,250 3.5%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $11.13 $11.80 $24,550 1.9%
    55321 File Clerks 150 $8.04 $8.38 $17,420 1.9%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 180 $10.31 $10.27 $21,370 1.0%
    55326 Procurement Clerks (*) $8.08 $8.81 $18,330 1.8%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 70 $8.02 $8.25 $17,170 2.2%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,240 $9.54 $10.11 $21,020 1.4%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $10.77 $10.88 $22,630 2.3%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 160 $8.48 $9.76 $20,300 4.2%
    55347 General Office Clerks 2,120 $7.70 $8.12 $16,890 1.1%
      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 100 $10.08 $9.98 $20,770 3.4%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 30 $7.57 $7.61 $15,830 1.7%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 120 $11.23 $12.25 $25,480 3.5%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 130 $8.45 $8.87 $18,440 1.2%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 100 $6.82 $7.06 $14,670 3.3%
    57311 Messengers 60 $7.03 $7.28 $15,150 2.4%
      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 80 $8.92 $10.85 $22,570 4.3%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 120 $10.10 $12.01 $24,980 9.0%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 650 $7.78 $8.54 $17,750 2.1%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 130 $8.21 $9.73 $20,230 6.9%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 620 $10.11 $11.51 $23,940 2.2%
      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 680 $9.66 $9.68 $20,140 1.0%
    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 70 $8.41 $10.24 $21,300 6.9%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 590 $9.69 $10.63 $22,110 1.8%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63011 Police Detectives 30 $19.91 $19.23 $40,000 7.1%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public (*) $7.55 $8.08 $16,800 4.0%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 380 $6.95 $7.59 $15,790 1.5%
      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 340 $5.86 $5.98 $12,440 2.0%
    65005 Bartenders 240 $6.03 $6.47 $13,450 4.8%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,720 $5.83 $6.11 $12,720 4.3%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 300 $5.84 $6.02 $12,530 2.5%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 60 $7.49 $7.51 $15,620 2.2%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 80 $7.33 $7.53 $15,660 2.3%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $11.08 $10.84 $22,540 2.6%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 710 $7.90 $7.88 $16,400 1.8%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 410 $6.52 $6.80 $14,140 4.3%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 390 $5.72 $5.69 $11,830 3.0%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 170 $6.93 $7.11 $14,800 6.6%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 600 $6.12 $6.53 $13,590 1.8%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 2,480 $5.83 $5.85 $12,180 1.7%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 280 $6.03 $6.48 $13,470 3.0%
      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 130 $8.17 $8.47 $17,610 4.0%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 990 $7.50 $7.50 $15,590 1.2%
    66011 Home Health Aides 140 $7.85 $8.70 $18,100 3.4%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 50 $12.12 $11.54 $24,000 4.2%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 250 $8.33 $9.37 $19,490 5.3%
      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 760 $5.98 $6.17 $12,840 2.0%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,690 $6.99 $7.20 $14,980 2.2%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 110 $7.73 $8.14 $16,920 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 200 $6.42 $7.45 $15,490 6.6%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 130 $5.76 $6.17 $12,830 2.8%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $5.75 $5.56 $11,570 3.2%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 30 $5.89 $5.99 $12,470 2.9%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides (*) $6.00 $6.03 $12,550 4.1%
    68038 Child Care Workers 540 $5.91 $6.13 $12,740 2.6%
      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 120 $6.81 $7.76 $16,150 2.9%
    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 (*) $6.10 $6.61 $13,750 3.1%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 630 $7.40 $7.64 $15,890 1.9%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 30 $5.75 $6.49 $13,490 14.4%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 40 $7.77 $8.87 $18,440 5.4%
    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 380 $17.78 $18.44 $38,350 3.1%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 200 $17.92 $18.16 $37,780 2.6%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 270 $15.42 $16.54 $34,400 1.9%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $15.33 $15.45 $32,130 2.2%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $13.44 $12.71 $26,440 2.7%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 290 $13.57 $16.24 $33,780 2.9%
      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 160 $16.78 $15.55 $32,350 3.9%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,120 $9.73 $10.12 $21,050 2.5%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 540 $12.02 $11.98 $24,910 3.1%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $15.99 $17.02 $35,410 6.5%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 400 $12.81 $13.46 $28,000 1.8%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 $11.39 $11.34 $23,600 5.0%
    85323 Aircraft Mechanics 70 $11.29 $12.50 $25,990 2.0%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 60 $9.98 $10.48 $21,800 3.8%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers (*) $16.97 $14.58 $30,330 16.9%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $12.86 $14.08 $29,280 6.0%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers (*) $12.36 $14.58 $30,330 4.4%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers (*) $9.46 $9.55 $19,860 2.0%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $7.42 $7.50 $15,600 5.9%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 170 $9.42 $9.97 $20,740 0.9%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 580 $11.44 $12.56 $26,120 2.2%
    87202 Electricians 370 $14.50 $14.61 $30,400 1.9%
    87302 Brickmasons 50 $13.60 $13.73 $28,560 25.2%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 170 $11.60 $11.35 $23,610 3.4%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 270 $11.18 $11.10 $23,080 2.7%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230 $17.11 $16.83 $35,010 2.6%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (*) $10.21 $10.38 $21,590 3.6%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers (*) $7.64 $7.87 $16,360 5.4%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 50 $14.47 $13.87 $28,850 2.4%
    87811 Glaziers 50 $9.63 $10.08 $20,960 4.8%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 110 $9.80 $10.48 $21,790 2.9%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89102 Tool and Die Makers (*) $11.81 $12.79 $26,600 1.4%
    89108 Machinists 120 $13.44 $12.74 $26,490 2.9%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $12.53 $13.36 $27,780 1.7%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $8.30 $8.86 $18,430 1.2%
    89514 Spotters, Dry-Cleaning (*) $7.63 $7.67 $15,950 3.6%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics (*) $7.22 $7.19 $14,960 2.7%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 30 $10.30 $10.46 $21,750 1.2%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $9.99 $10.03 $20,850 2.1%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment (*) $9.20 $13.82 $28,750 5.2%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $7.73 $8.44 $17,560 2.8%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 190 $8.92 $9.24 $19,210 1.7%
      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 190 $10.50 $13.71 $28,510 7.7%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 390 $7.26 $7.61 $15,830 1.0%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 70 $6.45 $6.82 $14,190 2.5%
      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 (*) $11.49 $12.72 $26,460 14.7%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 90 $15.07 $13.81 $28,730 7.4%
      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 1,650 $12.90 $13.75 $28,600 4.9%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,200 $8.45 $9.36 $19,460 2.5%
    97108 Bus Drivers 240 $7.73 $8.87 $18,450 5.9%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 360 $7.25 $7.58 $15,760 2.5%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers (*) $9.72 $9.89 $20,570 3.5%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 50 * * $47,700 4.1%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 30 $6.10 $6.89 $14,340 2.6%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 100 $9.47 $10.59 $22,020 1.5%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 110 $10.55 $10.42 $21,660 1.1%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 50 $17.13 $15.26 $31,740 3.6%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 210 $10.77 $10.89 $22,650 2.6%
      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 240 $7.59 $8.45 $17,580 2.6%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 270 $9.24 $9.45 $19,660 1.9%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 40 $7.82 $8.02 $16,690 2.5%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $7.79 $9.54 $19,850 14.2%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 760 $7.47 $7.93 $16,480 3.0%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 470 $6.48 $7.51 $15,610 2.9%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 430 $5.93 $6.16 $12,820 2.8%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,110 $8.23 $9.12 $18,970 2.5%

    (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