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

Atlantic-Cape May, New Jersey PMSA

Atlantic-Cape May is a primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA) in New Jersey.

Occupational divisions in Atlantic-Cape May:

  • 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
  • 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
      Staff and Administrative Specialty Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    13002 Financial Managers 620 $24.91 $27.64 $57,490 2.3%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 150 $28.54 $28.44 $59,150 4.1%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 80 $24.91 $29.78 $61,940 6.7%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 280 $29.39 $29.51 $61,380 2.3%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 230 $29.17 $28.52 $59,330 3.9%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 240 $40.80 $38.13 $79,310 4.0%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 460 $35.00 $32.18 $66,930 2.6%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 210 $25.63 $29.85 $62,080 5.4%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 140 $32.58 $35.85** $74,560** 26.4%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 90 $33.06 $31.92 $66,390 3.9%
    15017 Construction Managers 140 $35.31 $33.26 $69,190 4.0%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 270 $31.20 $30.64 $63,740 3.9%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 790 $18.89 $20.38 $42,390 8.6%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations
    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 170 $31.38 $30.19 $62,800 6.2%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,880 $36.19 $35.37 $73,560 2.0%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 730 $23.69 $25.05 $52,100 2.6%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
      Management Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters 30 $14.56 $15.22 $31,660 3.0%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 120 $22.05 $25.04 $52,070 7.3%
    21111 Tax Preparers 60 $8.37 $10.44 $21,720 6.9%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 730 $18.37 $21.70 $45,140 4.2%
    21117 Budget Analysts 50 $23.37 $25.44 $52,920 3.7%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 190 $23.59 $27.65 $57,510 9.2%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $15.04 $18.46 $38,400 3.7%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 230 $15.73 $18.34 $38,160 2.7%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 80 $16.91 $16.83 $35,000 1.1%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 350 $16.65 $18.99 $39,500 4.6%
    21902 Cost Estimators 190 $21.88 $22.84 $47,520 4.5%
    21905 Management Analysts 110 $28.12 $27.56 $57,320 4.7%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 170 $15.18 $17.89 $37,220 3.1%
    21917 Assessors 30 $25.18 $24.69 $51,350 6.0%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 610 $18.47 $20.63 $42,910 3.4%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 150 $31.23 $29.19 $60,710 5.8%
    22127 Computer Engineers 230 $30.83 $29.94 $62,270 4.9%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 100 $22.16 $22.78 $47,380 3.9%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 40 $28.05 $29.00 $60,310 10.7%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists (*) $18.24 $19.08 $39,680 5.4%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 50 $19.93 $21.24 $44,180 5.0%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 590 $29.74 $26.58 $55,290 6.2%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $16.71 $18.87 $39,240 2.6%
    22514 Drafters 230 $15.73 $15.45 $32,140 4.2%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (*) $11.08 $12.29 $25,560 4.5%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 120 $17.92 $18.07 $37,590 3.4%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24105 Chemists, Except Biochemists 50 $27.19 $26.18 $54,440 6.4%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 40 $22.87 $24.52 $51,000 3.2%
    24308 Biological Scientists 60 $24.23 $25.24 $52,500 3.6%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 50 $15.41 $15.90 $33,070 1.9%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25103 Data Base Administrators 70 $26.82 $26.96 $56,090 9.9%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 210 $17.16 $18.07 $37,580 2.4%
    25105 Computer Programmers 570 $27.59 $27.99 $58,210 3.3%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 40 $12.47 $13.65 $28,400 11.1%
    25302 Operations and Systems Researchers and Analysts, Except Computer 80 $24.90 $26.77 $55,690 4.5%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27105 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $17.24 $17.22 $35,810 2.5%
    27108 Psychologists 100 $29.90 $28.02 $58,280 3.2%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 420 $14.41 $16.02 $33,320 3.8%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 660 $17.40 $18.28 $38,020 2.4%
    27307 Residential Counselors 370 $9.67 $11.11 $23,110 2.4%
    27308 Human Services Workers 280 $9.88 $10.82 $22,510 2.1%
    27311 Recreation Workers 410 $11.27 $10.37 $21,570 3.8%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 650 $33.71 $33.92 $70,560 9.9%
    28302 Law Clerks (*) $10.27 $10.74 $22,340 11.9%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 120 $15.91 $17.18 $35,740 4.8%
    28308 Title Searchers 30 $11.30 $12.78 $26,570 3.2%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31114 Nursing Instructors, Postsecondary 30 * * $52,270 4.5%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 220 $9.60 $10.17 $21,140 4.1%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 120 * * $42,770 6.2%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,660 * * $48,830 3.8%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,840 * * $51,520 3.4%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 740 * * $46,780 2.4%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training (*) $26.64 $25.15 $52,300 6.9%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 50 $15.26 $14.94 $31,080 2.2%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 260 $10.63 $12.23 $25,430 6.7%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 50 * * $33,490 11.4%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 130 $19.90 $22.47 $46,730 5.1%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 50 $9.91 $10.45 $21,740 3.3%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 250 $23.54 $23.35 $48,560 7.1%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 100 $11.41 $15.86 $33,000 9.9%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 380 $8.20 $9.15 $19,040 6.2%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 570 # $55.71** $115,880** 11.8%
    32105 Dentists 150 $38.59 $39.40 $81,940 16.6%
    32108 Optometrists 40 $33.01 $32.34 $67,270 13.1%
    32113 Chiropractors 30 $51.53 $46.23 $96,160 17.1%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $31.44 $30.94 $64,350 13.1%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 160 $19.50 $19.87 $41,340 3.7%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 50 $30.20 $27.97 $58,180 6.0%
    32308 Physical Therapists 150 $28.06 $31.11 $64,700 13.2%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 90 $24.92 $26.78 $55,710 4.1%
    32399 All Other Therapists 60 $16.72 $18.37 $38,210 3.2%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,470 $18.99 $19.84 $41,270 2.7%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 1,000 $14.93 $14.94 $31,080 1.3%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 310 $8.57 $9.46 $19,680 8.4%
    32511 Physician Assistants 50 $21.53 $20.97 $43,610 10.6%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 30 $14.97 $14.83 $30,840 2.3%
    32517 Pharmacists 210 $34.09 $30.07 $62,550 3.0%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 240 $7.55 $7.79 $16,200 3.3%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $19.87 $20.57 $42,780 2.6%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 40 $18.18 $18.14 $37,730 3.1%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $16.93 $18.94 $39,400 3.1%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 110 $27.51 $26.20 $54,510 6.9%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 60 $11.83 $12.36 $25,700 1.8%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 200 $17.73 $19.43 $40,420 8.5%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 50 $12.67 $12.61 $26,230 4.3%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 40 $10.30 $10.63 $22,110 5.9%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 210 $12.91 $13.60 $28,290 6.7%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors 40 $22.04 $22.62 $47,050 3.2%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 140 $15.42 $16.32 $33,940 1.6%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 80 $10.06 $10.69 $22,240 3.6%
    34023 Photographers 50 $10.05 $11.19 $23,270 8.7%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers (*) $14.24 $17.49 $36,370 1.8%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 190 $14.25 $14.59 $30,340 7.9%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $10.24 $10.24 $21,290 3.3%
    34051 Musicians, Instrumental 200 * * $34,970 13.0%
    34053 Dancers and Choreographers 50 $17.20 $14.25 $29,630 23.3%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 160 * * $44,870 21.3%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39011 Funeral Directors and Morticians (*) $25.09 $26.37 $54,860 7.2%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 590 $22.63 $22.88 $47,590 4.8%
    Sales and Related Occupations
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers
    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 2,650 $13.94 $16.05 $33,370 2.2%
      Sales Occupations, Services
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43002 Sales Agents and Placers, Insurance 250 $20.49 $23.98 $49,870 11.1%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 110 $21.50 $21.85 $45,460 10.2%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 170 $31.14 $29.27 $60,890 5.9%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 250 $14.14 $14.92 $31,030 4.7%
    43021 Travel Agents 130 $10.10 $10.34 $21,510 5.7%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 130 $19.56 $20.68 $43,010 3.4%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 70 $13.85 $15.23 $31,690 2.1%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations
    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 $23.15 $24.80 $51,590 3.6%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 730 $17.30 $19.44 $40,430 2.7%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 7,320 $7.48 $8.65 $17,980 1.5%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 260 $10.93 $11.61 $24,140 3.1%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 530 $6.79 $7.45 $15,500 2.2%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,590 $7.78 $8.57 $17,820 2.0%
    49023 Cashiers 8,010 $7.52 $8.11 $16,860 2.7%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 110 $10.31 $10.64 $22,140 1.0%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 240 $12.54 $16.02 $33,330 8.8%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers
    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 2,040 $16.31 $18.00 $37,440 1.5%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 600 $9.02 $8.99 $18,710 1.5%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 150 $12.23 $12.43 $25,850 2.8%
    53117 Credit Checkers 100 $10.69 $11.37 $23,660 1.3%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 50 $14.46 $14.81 $30,810 6.6%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 500 $11.52 $11.98 $24,920 1.6%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 90 $11.74 $12.03 $25,030 3.5%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 80 $12.73 $13.71 $28,520 4.7%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers (*) $13.36 $14.26 $29,670 3.6%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $12.19 $12.59 $26,180 2.0%
    53702 Court Clerks 100 $12.75 $13.48 $28,040 1.3%
    53705 Municipal Clerks 40 $18.47 $18.79 $39,070 4.5%
    53802 Travel Clerks 70 $9.36 $9.47 $19,690 9.3%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 580 $9.18 $9.39 $19,530 2.7%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 1,950 $7.62 $7.70 $16,010 1.3%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 160 $7.81 $8.16 $16,970 8.1%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 320 $7.79 $8.15 $16,950 3.0%
    53914 Real Estate Clerks 50 $12.08 $11.47 $23,860 4.9%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 410 $15.99 $15.70 $32,650 2.6%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 470 $10.64 $10.80 $22,470 2.5%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 3,350 $11.69 $12.36 $25,700 0.9%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 90 $12.49 $12.74 $26,490 2.2%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,690 $8.75 $8.96 $18,640 2.1%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 820 $10.57 $11.05 $22,990 2.8%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 190 $11.52 $12.14 $25,260 1.5%
    55321 File Clerks 240 $8.37 $8.86 $18,440 2.3%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 290 $11.09 $12.00 $24,960 1.3%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 50 $11.20 $11.27 $23,430 1.1%
    55328 Statistical Clerks (*) $12.01 $12.37 $25,730 1.3%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 70 $10.74 $10.77 $22,400 1.9%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 240 $20.68 $19.41 $40,380 1.6%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,770 $11.85 $12.45 $25,890 1.5%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 250 $12.25 $12.46 $25,920 1.8%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 360 $11.14 $11.83 $24,610 2.0%
    55347 General Office Clerks 3,150 $9.54 $10.43 $21,690 1.7%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 90 $12.24 $12.34 $25,660 2.4%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 30 $10.95 $10.92 $22,700 6.8%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 250 $13.50 $14.78 $30,750 2.1%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 300 $10.07 $10.64 $22,140 1.3%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 450 $9.47 $9.58 $19,920 1.0%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 30 $10.46 $11.13 $23,140 1.1%
    57311 Messengers 100 $12.06 $12.54 $26,070 2.5%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $12.84 $13.31 $27,690 2.6%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 360 $11.87 $14.12 $29,370 2.7%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 $13.69 $14.24 $29,620 1.5%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $15.89 $16.48 $34,270 4.5%
    58021 Marking Clerks (*) $6.29 $6.67 $13,860 4.2%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 790 $9.51 $10.28 $21,390 2.2%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 30 $7.79 $8.20 $17,060 4.8%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 680 $12.01 $12.36 $25,710 2.4%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 140 $13.55 $14.14 $29,420 4.8%
      Other Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    59999 All Other Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 1,090 $11.35 $11.95 $24,860 1.0%
    Service Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61002 Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors (*) $23.69 $24.67 $51,320 8.5%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 200 $35.37 $31.52 $65,550 5.6%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 630 $13.79 $13.40 $27,870 4.4%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 4,810 $11.97 $13.84 $28,780 8.0%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63002 Fire Inspectors 30 $16.85 $18.22 $37,900 13.5%
    63008 Fire Fighters (*) $27.27 $25.53 $53,100 7.1%
    63011 Police Detectives 220 $29.35 $26.65 $55,430 5.7%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 660 $23.89 $24.21 $50,360 2.3%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 330 $14.54 $14.43 $30,020 2.8%
    63044 Crossing Guards 160 $11.58 $10.77 $22,410 7.2%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 2,430 $8.57 $9.26 $19,250 2.4%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 930 $7.85 $10.16 $21,140 11.8%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations
    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 920 $7.46 $7.78 $16,190 2.6%
    65005 Bartenders 2,030 $6.49 $7.51 $15,630 3.7%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 9,600 $5.90 $6.07 $12,620 1.8%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside 790 $6.84 $7.16 $14,880 2.9%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 2,780 $6.43 $6.92 $14,400 3.2%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 1,160 $6.68 $6.88 $14,320 3.8%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 360 $9.73 $10.36 $21,560 2.0%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $14.69 $14.17 $29,480 3.3%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 2,690 $9.51 $10.16 $21,130 2.5%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 450 $13.55 $12.55 $26,110 4.4%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 720 $6.37 $6.89 $14,330 5.3%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 960 $8.47 $8.81 $18,320 2.6%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 4,920 $7.34 $7.65 $15,910 2.7%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 2,530 $6.22 $6.45 $13,420 2.1%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 1,060 $7.17 $8.52 $17,730 6.7%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 250 $12.42 $12.73 $26,490 3.8%
    66005 Medical Assistants 340 $10.19 $10.34 $21,500 2.2%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,270 $9.41 $9.86 $20,520 1.4%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 110 $13.18 $12.70 $26,410 7.2%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 200 $11.38 $11.34 $23,580 0.8%
      Cleaning and Building Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    67002 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 6,090 $6.65 $7.18 $14,940 4.0%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5,130 $9.91 $10.12 $21,040 1.7%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 90 $10.57 $11.26 $23,430 11.0%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 560 $9.15 $9.40 $19,560 1.7%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 680 $6.41 $7.62 $15,850 12.3%
    68008 Manicurists 80 $6.44 $7.61 $15,840 4.8%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 8,340 $6.06 $6.48 $13,480 2.3%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 190 $6.18 $6.42 $13,350 2.5%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 690 $6.79 $6.76 $14,050 1.7%
    68038 Child Care Workers 220 $8.14 $9.04 $18,800 5.3%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 1,590 $7.65 $8.49 $17,670 4.4%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    72002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 100 $14.61 $15.74 $32,740 7.5%
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 180 $6.73 $7.75 $16,120 3.3%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1,450 $7.93 $9.22 $19,180 3.7%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 60 $8.22 $8.51 $17,700 4.1%
    Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers
    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 580 $20.32 $21.43 $44,580 2.2%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 570 $23.63 $23.73 $49,360 2.3%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 300 $19.06 $20.79 $43,240 1.8%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 290 $18.13 $18.08 $37,600 2.2%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $17.35 $19.26 $40,060 2.9%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 310 $18.50 $19.42 $40,400 4.5%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations
    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 240 $11.47 $11.77 $24,490 1.0%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 80 $12.19 $13.55 $28,180 5.5%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 60 $14.08 $13.74 $28,580 1.2%
    85116 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Marine Equipment 30 $17.98 $18.35 $38,160 8.0%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 70 $21.15 $21.98 $45,710 7.5%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 50 $14.24 $14.05 $29,230 1.9%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 2,060 $10.78 $11.42 $23,750 3.8%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 880 $14.17 $15.03 $31,260 1.9%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $13.77 $14.84 $30,870 7.9%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 350 $15.31 $14.96 $31,120 1.7%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 $20.61 $19.84 $41,270 2.7%
    85323 Aircraft Mechanics 100 $17.40 $19.24 $40,020 3.7%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 130 $14.45 $14.09 $29,310 2.6%
    85502 Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers 320 $22.70 $22.19 $46,160 2.9%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 160 $15.33 $16.10 $33,500 2.1%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 30 $16.41 $13.83 $28,770 25.0%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (*) $21.74 $22.17 $46,120 5.3%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 80 $15.58 $16.54 $34,400 2.2%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 300 $15.02 $15.54 $32,330 3.2%
    85923 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 40 $18.36 $17.22 $35,820 6.0%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 40 $11.55 $12.59 $26,200 14.2%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers 130 $15.46 $16.11 $33,500 1.4%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $8.16 $9.63 $20,020 7.2%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 400 $16.18 $15.92 $33,110 2.3%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 1,580 $20.26 $22.05 $45,860 5.4%
    87202 Electricians 770 $19.08 $20.93 $43,530 4.4%
    87302 Brickmasons 120 $22.24 $21.77 $45,290 2.9%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 90 $19.51 $19.31 $40,160 3.3%
    87314 Reinforcing Metal Workers 30 $20.06 $20.30 $42,230 4.3%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 470 $15.88 $16.03 $33,330 4.0%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 350 $18.09 $20.31 $42,240 4.4%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $21.92 $22.19 $46,160 8.4%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 160 $18.21 $16.09 $33,460 3.1%
    87808 Roofers 210 $21.92 $21.54 $44,800 5.7%
    87811 Glaziers (*) $11.94 $12.75 $26,520 8.4%
    87817 Fence Erectors 40 $24.99 $20.90 $43,470 8.1%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 70 $16.55 $16.26 $33,810 1.8%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 90 $29.46 $25.62 $53,280 5.3%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $16.72 $16.47 $34,260 2.3%
    89508 Upholsterers 30 $11.01 $13.09 $27,230 10.6%
    89805 Bakers, Manufacturing 40 $7.02 $8.07 $16,780 9.5%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians (*) $20.56 $24.84 $51,670 8.7%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 30 $19.42 $21.91 $45,580 7.3%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 190 $9.05 $8.80 $18,310 2.1%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $14.31 $15.52 $32,270 2.8%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 100 $8.77 $8.96 $18,640 11.2%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 310 $7.51 $7.95 $16,550 7.1%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 90 $7.40 $7.56 $15,730 2.9%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $7.26 $7.02 $14,610 4.2%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $10.24 $11.51 $23,940 2.8%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $11.59 $13.19 $27,440 11.4%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $13.02 $14.60 $30,360 1.8%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $9.30 $9.94 $20,670 1.1%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $9.52 $10.37 $21,570 5.1%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 70 $12.45 $12.62 $26,240 1.2%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 270 $8.65 $9.23 $19,200 1.0%
      Plant and System Occupations
    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 180 $17.47 $17.80 $37,030 2.1%
    95032 Stationary Engineers 130 $20.19 $19.12 $39,770 4.0%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 1,000 $13.67 $13.60 $28,290 2.5%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,250 $9.62 $11.02 $22,920 1.9%
    97108 Bus Drivers 700 $9.86 $11.66 $24,250 3.1%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 280 $5.84 $6.82 $14,190 2.8%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 480 $10.81 $12.29 $25,570 3.6%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 70 * * $48,840 4.5%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 560 $6.77 $6.94 $14,440 2.6%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 880 $6.44 $7.26 $15,110 3.4%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 70 $9.69 $12.51 $26,010 5.4%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 30 $29.62 $25.37 $52,770 8.7%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 30 $20.64 $20.79 $43,250 3.4%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 170 $13.46 $12.72 $26,450 2.7%
    97956 Operating Engineers 210 $19.47 $21.35 $44,400 3.3%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 80 $17.40 $17.48 $36,350 7.4%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 280 $11.05 $11.45 $23,810 4.4%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 100 $20.91 $20.52 $42,670 5.3%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 80 $9.64 $9.95 $20,700 3.5%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers (*) $8.46 $8.88 $18,470 4.4%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $10.95 $11.28 $23,460 5.1%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 50 $8.09 $11.15 $23,190 2.7%
    98323 Helpers, Extractive Workers (*) $12.11 $13.50 $28,080 3.2%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 290 $7.48 $7.61 $15,820 2.5%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $10.33 $12.07 $25,100 9.7%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 650 $9.27 $10.40 $21,640 3.2%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,080 $6.97 $7.16 $14,900 1.7%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 310 $7.50 $7.91 $16,440 2.8%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,520 $9.05 $10.73 $22,330 3.6%

    (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.

    Statewide estimates for New Jersey

    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