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

Arecibo, Puerto Rico PMSA

Arecibo is a primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA) in Puerto Rico.

Occupational divisions in Arecibo:

  • Managerial and Administrative Occupations
  • Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
  • Sales and Related Occupations
  • Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
  • Due to confidentiality and quality criteria, the BLS cannot produce estimates for every occupation in every area. However, States may be able to release additional OES occupational estimates after obtaining release authorizations from establishments. To check if additional information is available from the OES program in a State, call the appropriate office on the State Contact List.

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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 90 $15.55 $17.41 $36,210 3.0%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 50 $15.26 $17.38 $36,160 2.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 40 $11.54 $13.94 $29,000 7.8%
      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)
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 50 $24.20 $23.55 $48,980 4.9%
      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 (*) $22.75 $26.02 $54,110 4.9%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 170 $20.28 $23.86 $49,630 3.7%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 210 $13.34 $16.22 $33,740 7.6%
    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 40 $8.58 $10.03 $20,870 4.0%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 150 $9.06 $10.24 $21,290 3.1%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 40 $10.56 $11.82 $24,580 2.2%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 30 $9.67 $11.01 $22,890 1.6%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 50 $9.14 $9.08 $18,890 2.8%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 230 $7.82 $9.57 $19,900 4.7%
      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 50 $16.69 $18.46 $38,400 4.1%
      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)
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 130 $9.71 $9.57 $19,900 1.7%
    27308 Human Services Workers (*) $6.52 $6.66 $13,850 3.9%
    27311 Recreation Workers 30 $5.85 $5.90 $12,280 3.5%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 90 $17.06 $18.59 $38,670 10.9%
      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 40 $6.30 $7.12 $14,800 4.1%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 90 $9.84 $9.74 $20,260 1.3%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 50 $10.82 $11.08 $23,060 1.1%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 60 $10.78 $10.37 $21,580 1.3%
      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 50 $17.49 $18.64 $38,770 6.8%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 240 $5.95 $6.11 $12,700 2.9%
    32517 Pharmacists 50 $15.42 $14.24 $29,610 8.6%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 130 $5.88 $5.78 $12,030 2.4%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $8.57 $8.91 $18,530 3.0%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 50 $7.37 $7.35 $15,290 2.4%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 30 $6.72 $7.79 $16,210 6.7%
      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 $7.97 $9.71 $20,200 1.7%
    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 440 $8.93 $9.71 $20,200 1.5%
      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 70 $10.46 $11.46 $23,840 6.5%
      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 130 $10.43 $11.67 $24,280 6.8%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,520 $6.01 $6.39 $13,300 3.0%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 70 $6.58 $7.49 $15,570 2.2%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 50 $5.90 $5.75 $11,960 2.8%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 530 $5.95 $5.90 $12,280 1.3%
    49023 Cashiers 930 $5.94 $5.75 $11,950 1.0%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 40 $6.40 $7.26 $15,110 7.8%
    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 230 $9.67 $10.67 $22,190 5.3%
      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 130 $6.09 $6.35 $13,210 2.3%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 50 $8.84 $8.99 $18,690 4.8%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 110 $6.51 $6.86 $14,270 2.3%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 50 $6.17 $6.72 $13,970 2.9%
    53705 Municipal Clerks (*) $10.75 $12.51 $26,020 10.3%
      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 90 $7.64 $7.79 $16,210 10.4%
    55105 Medical Secretaries (*) $5.73 $5.80 $12,070 4.4%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 710 $6.65 $7.23 $15,030 2.5%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 150 $5.90 $6.16 $12,820 3.7%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 110 $6.12 $6.42 $13,360 3.1%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 190 $6.11 $6.79 $14,130 1.3%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 $6.52 $6.75 $14,050 1.5%
    55347 General Office Clerks 710 $5.80 $6.07 $12,630 2.2%
      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)
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 40 $6.21 $6.41 $13,330 1.9%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57311 Messengers 50 $5.94 $6.09 $12,680 4.6%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 130 $5.92 $6.60 $13,720 2.3%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 170 $5.91 $6.45 $13,420 2.4%
      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 110 $6.32 $7.10 $14,780 3.4%
    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)
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 160 $6.96 $7.55 $15,700 2.4%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 410 $5.70 $5.69 $11,840 2.1%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 40 $5.89 $6.01 $12,490 3.8%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 100 $5.79 $5.75 $11,960 3.2%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 150 $5.70 $5.56 $11,570 2.0%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 70 $5.74 $5.71 $11,880 2.1%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $5.92 $6.30 $13,100 2.6%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 60 $5.75 $5.55 $11,550 2.0%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 50 $5.75 $5.85 $12,160 5.8%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 50 $5.73 $5.58 $11,600 2.9%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 100 $5.75 $5.56 $11,570 2.0%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 360 $5.70 $5.53 $11,510 1.8%
      Health Service and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 50 $5.79 $5.97 $12,420 2.3%
      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 60 $5.71 $5.51 $11,450 3.1%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 500 $5.83 $5.78 $12,020 1.1%
      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 $5.79 $5.72 $11,900 3.7%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 50 $5.76 $5.55 $11,540 3.0%
    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 70 $10.30 $11.51 $23,940 2.3%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 120 $8.39 $9.27 $19,270 2.6%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 170 $13.82 $13.25 $27,570 2.3%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 60 $7.80 $10.50 $21,850 3.3%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 160 $6.27 $7.30 $15,190 1.1%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 180 $6.18 $6.62 $13,780 3.1%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 110 $5.86 $7.29 $15,160 17.0%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 40 $6.50 $7.66 $15,940 2.2%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 110 $6.37 $6.49 $13,490 2.4%
    87202 Electricians 40 $7.25 $7.78 $16,180 1.2%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 50 $6.49 $6.58 $13,680 2.3%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 80 $5.74 $6.11 $12,720 2.0%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 $6.70 $7.07 $14,710 4.0%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 60 $6.47 $6.41 $13,330 2.4%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 50 $6.05 $6.00 $12,480 2.4%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $6.56 $7.37 $15,340 1.9%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $5.81 $5.91 $12,290 3.5%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 30 $5.90 $6.04 $12,560 2.9%
      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 190 $5.87 $6.54 $13,610 4.7%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 310 $5.69 $6.10 $12,680 2.4%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 50 $5.69 $5.72 $11,890 3.1%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 140 $5.67 $5.64 $11,720 3.2%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 140 $5.89 $5.73 $11,910 3.9%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 210 $5.92 $6.36 $13,220 1.7%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 260 $5.81 $6.01 $12,510 1.7%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 30 $5.74 $5.55 $11,540 2.7%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 840 $5.70 $5.77 $12,000 2.7%

    (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.

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