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

Bangor, Maine MSA

Bangor is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Maine.

Occupational divisions in Bangor:

  • 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
      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 270 $21.37 $23.27 $48,400 2.2%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 110 $22.28 $23.28 $48,420 2.3%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 70 $16.54 $17.72 $36,850 2.1%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 120 $18.07 $20.46 $42,550 3.8%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 120 $19.79 $20.22 $42,060 3.6%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 70 $28.75 $27.71 $57,630 3.0%
      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 200 $24.62 $25.62 $53,300 5.3%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 130 $24.51 $26.78 $55,700 4.6%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators (*) $16.12 $19.52 $40,610 25.0%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 40 $23.65 $25.27 $52,560 4.3%
    15017 Construction Managers 80 $19.36 $20.80 $43,260 3.3%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 70 $21.56 $22.17 $46,120 3.1%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 200 $11.61 $13.49 $28,060 4.9%
      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 30 $17.04 $17.54 $36,480 17.5%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,300 $23.17 $25.88 $53,840 2.8%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 190 $21.13 $22.66 $47,140 2.4%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
      Management Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 80 $16.34 $17.74 $36,900 9.5%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 230 $15.61 $16.03 $33,330 1.3%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 50 $16.86 $17.69 $36,790 1.9%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 40 $14.55 $15.44 $32,120 2.2%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 80 $15.01 $16.30 $33,910 2.0%
    21902 Cost Estimators 40 $16.58 $16.91 $35,180 2.7%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 70 $14.25 $14.25 $29,630 3.2%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 350 $14.31 $15.51 $32,260 1.1%
      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 80 $22.79 $23.76 $49,410 3.8%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 70 $23.54 $25.17 $52,350 3.7%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 70 $24.71 $26.49 $55,110 10.7%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 70 $15.77 $16.24 $33,770 5.2%
    22514 Drafters 60 $14.60 $14.63 $30,430 2.5%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 30 $19.42 $20.58 $42,810 2.3%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 150 $15.25 $15.54 $32,310 1.5%
    25105 Computer Programmers 50 $18.28 $20.01 $41,630 3.4%
      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)
    27108 Psychologists 70 $24.15 $30.83 $64,140 21.9%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 280 $14.18 $14.72 $30,610 3.7%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 240 $14.61 $14.91 $31,010 0.9%
    27307 Residential Counselors 360 $8.15 $8.45 $17,570 2.1%
    27308 Human Services Workers 280 $9.02 $9.03 $18,780 3.3%
    27311 Recreation Workers 150 $7.46 $8.22 $17,090 10.0%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 160 $24.09 $28.08 $58,400 9.9%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 80 $12.99 $12.87 $26,760 3.9%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 130 $6.91 $7.85 $16,340 5.8%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 50 * * $30,030 4.9%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 700 * * $31,840 1.9%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 330 * * $34,220 2.0%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 170 * * $30,740 3.1%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 190 $14.46 $13.94 $28,990 5.9%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 180 $8.35 $10.21 $21,250 4.7%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 170 $11.25 $12.81 $26,640 6.1%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 50 * * $27,340 2.4%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 60 $17.34 $17.70 $36,820 1.6%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 70 $8.10 $8.38 $17,440 2.2%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 70 $15.85 $16.32 $33,940 3.0%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 50 $18.92 $19.50 $40,560 2.6%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 430 $9.04 $9.25 $19,230 2.7%
      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 320 $59.66 $49.91** $103,810** 12.1%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 30 $19.67 $20.44 $42,510 3.5%
    32308 Physical Therapists 50 $22.97 $24.92 $51,840 3.3%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 50 $17.30 $17.86 $37,150 1.8%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 290 $11.93 $12.15 $25,270 1.1%
    32511 Physician Assistants 60 $32.72 $29.13 $60,580 4.9%
    32517 Pharmacists 70 $33.06 $30.02 $62,430 4.1%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 90 $8.57 $9.43 $19,610 6.1%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $13.70 $13.81 $28,730 8.1%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 80 $18.38 $18.68 $38,860 2.7%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 120 $14.96 $15.83 $32,920 3.2%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 170 $23.34 $22.39 $46,570 9.9%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 80 $10.77 $12.95 $26,930 12.7%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $10.38 $10.65 $22,140 3.9%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 40 $10.35 $12.38 $25,760 12.5%
    34023 Photographers 50 $10.91 $11.37 $23,640 6.5%
    34026 Camera Operators, Television and Motion Picture 30 $8.10 $10.45 $21,740 13.1%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 50 $9.32 $10.60 $22,050 6.6%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 30 $12.15 $12.35 $25,690 3.8%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 50 $10.17 $11.20 $23,290 1.6%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 40 * * $25,660 7.2%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 200 $14.59 $18.42 $38,320 13.4%
    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 900 $12.92 $14.97 $31,140 1.9%
      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 90 $12.57 $16.50 $34,310 8.8%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 70 $37.74 $34.00 $70,730 6.4%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 110 $16.43 $17.56 $36,520 2.8%
    43021 Travel Agents 50 $9.84 $10.28 $21,370 2.5%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 70 $11.18 $15.08 $31,380 6.4%
      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 90 $20.52 $22.58 $46,970 6.9%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 370 $15.10 $16.10 $33,490 2.0%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,740 $6.68 $8.36 $17,390 2.2%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 220 $9.78 $11.09 $23,080 3.4%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 $6.17 $7.29 $15,170 3.3%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 530 $8.25 $8.67 $18,020 2.4%
    49023 Cashiers 1,560 $6.48 $6.87 $14,300 1.1%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 150 $11.18 $11.22 $23,340 8.2%
    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 560 $12.96 $13.60 $28,290 1.3%
      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 260 $7.92 $8.19 $17,030 1.9%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 30 $10.80 $10.65 $22,150 7.3%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 80 $9.86 $10.03 $20,860 1.8%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 100 $9.96 $10.60 $22,050 2.1%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (*) $12.46 $13.05 $27,130 3.7%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 60 $10.82 $10.65 $22,160 2.0%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 50 $8.41 $8.51 $17,700 4.1%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 140 $7.02 $7.05 $14,670 1.6%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 70 $7.63 $7.70 $16,020 2.7%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 100 $12.28 $12.26 $25,510 1.6%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 190 $10.17 $10.11 $21,030 1.8%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,030 $9.61 $9.90 $20,590 0.8%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 470 $7.76 $7.88 $16,390 1.5%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 150 $9.38 $9.74 $20,260 1.6%
    55321 File Clerks 80 $7.27 $7.25 $15,080 1.6%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 120 $10.77 $11.16 $23,220 0.9%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 770 $10.06 $10.12 $21,040 1.0%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $10.50 $10.74 $22,330 1.0%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 260 $9.15 $8.93 $18,570 5.0%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,190 $8.60 $9.08 $18,890 2.7%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 80 $10.30 $11.10 $23,090 2.4%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 120 $8.66 $8.85 $18,400 1.0%
      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 80 $8.11 $8.31 $17,280 1.3%
      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 80 $10.78 $10.73 $22,320 1.6%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $11.29 $12.75 $26,510 1.8%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 $11.61 $12.97 $26,990 1.3%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 240 $9.12 $9.21 $19,150 1.4%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 80 $8.54 $8.67 $18,030 1.4%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 290 $9.15 $9.01 $18,730 2.7%
      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 70 $9.12 $9.12 $18,960 1.1%
    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)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 30 $16.68 $17.36 $36,110 3.3%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 60 $9.94 $10.88 $22,640 3.7%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 330 $8.70 $9.91 $20,610 3.3%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 110 $10.05 $10.22 $21,260 6.0%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 140 $12.55 $12.17 $25,320 2.0%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 690 $6.64 $7.95 $16,540 14.4%
      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 100 $6.96 $7.02 $14,590 2.2%
    65005 Bartenders 200 $6.10 $6.82 $14,180 4.4%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 740 $5.82 $6.11 $12,710 3.0%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $6.01 $6.34 $13,180 1.6%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 110 $6.53 $6.73 $14,000 2.4%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 180 $7.49 $7.81 $16,250 1.2%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $11.77 $11.65 $24,230 1.1%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 230 $7.43 $7.64 $15,890 3.2%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 180 $9.10 $9.28 $19,300 1.5%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 540 $5.93 $6.10 $12,690 2.1%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 60 $6.67 $6.93 $14,410 2.2%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 540 $6.47 $6.84 $14,230 2.1%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 460 $6.21 $6.44 $13,400 2.5%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 60 $7.17 $7.29 $15,160 4.2%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 100 $9.90 $10.07 $20,940 4.2%
    66005 Medical Assistants 100 $9.67 $9.71 $20,190 4.1%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 750 $7.95 $8.09 $16,820 1.4%
    66011 Home Health Aides 190 $7.55 $7.63 $15,870 1.9%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 60 $9.50 $9.98 $20,750 1.2%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 90 $9.20 $9.21 $19,160 1.6%
      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 470 $6.02 $6.47 $13,450 1.3%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 900 $7.92 $8.15 $16,960 2.8%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 60 $8.21 $8.26 $17,190 2.2%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $6.01 $7.31 $15,200 6.8%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides (*) $7.54 $7.53 $15,670 3.8%
    68038 Child Care Workers 220 $7.12 $7.20 $14,990 3.0%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 100 $5.86 $7.55 $15,710 2.7%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
      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 30 $7.54 $7.56 $15,710 3.7%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 230 $7.57 $7.80 $16,220 2.5%
    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 230 $17.76 $19.90 $41,390 3.2%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 110 $16.32 $16.42 $34,150 1.6%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 130 $17.62 $19.32 $40,190 8.0%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 $19.36 $19.97 $41,530 5.5%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $12.46 $12.70 $26,410 1.8%
      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 170 $6.69 $8.85 $18,400 4.6%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 120 $14.43 $14.39 $29,930 1.4%
    85123 Millwrights (*) $18.77 $19.35 $40,260 2.5%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 90 $16.92 $15.53 $32,290 5.2%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 360 $9.49 $10.02 $20,840 2.2%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 410 $11.12 $11.64 $24,210 2.2%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $11.27 $11.58 $24,080 5.3%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $13.05 $13.32 $27,700 1.6%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $13.19 $13.14 $27,330 2.4%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 30 $13.02 $12.76 $26,550 4.7%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (*) $17.73 $17.12 $35,610 2.2%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 50 $11.78 $12.27 $25,520 7.6%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $10.38 $10.06 $20,920 3.1%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $7.88 $8.09 $16,820 4.4%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 60 $13.51 $14.11 $29,350 1.4%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 260 $10.91 $11.10 $23,080 2.0%
    87202 Electricians 200 $16.94 $16.87 $35,080 2.3%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 80 $10.36 $10.55 $21,950 1.8%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $14.53 $14.92 $31,030 3.3%
    87508 Pipelayers 30 $12.21 $11.39 $23,690 2.9%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 100 $13.92 $14.16 $29,460 1.4%
    89111 Tool Grinders, Filers, Sharpeners, and Other Precision Grinders 50 $8.11 $8.84 $18,390 3.0%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $11.78 $11.43 $23,770 3.5%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 60 $6.57 $7.33 $15,240 2.4%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 30 $7.04 $7.27 $15,130 3.5%
    92926 Boiler Operators and Tenders, Low Pressure (*) $17.27 $17.07 $35,510 3.3%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $13.02 $13.46 $27,990 1.8%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $11.06 $12.30 $25,580 2.0%
      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 60 $11.84 $12.74 $26,490 1.2%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 140 $9.49 $9.97 $20,740 1.4%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 40 $8.13 $8.51 $17,690 1.7%
      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 1,040 $11.34 $12.70 $26,420 3.5%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 780 $9.30 $12.51 $26,010 3.9%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 150 $13.10 $13.41 $27,880 7.1%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 340 $6.14 $6.71 $13,960 3.4%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 70 $8.87 $8.73 $18,150 0.9%
    97956 Operating Engineers 50 $11.88 $11.28 $23,460 1.7%
      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 60 $6.77 $7.37 $15,320 3.9%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 80 $8.49 $8.58 $17,850 4.6%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 40 $8.29 $9.10 $18,930 5.2%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (*) $7.83 $8.13 $16,900 4.3%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (*) $8.37 $8.47 $17,610 4.9%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 230 $8.14 $8.60 $17,880 4.2%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 400 $6.77 $6.83 $14,200 2.2%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 60 $7.53 $7.57 $15,740 2.8%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 480 $8.40 $8.40 $17,480 3.7%

    (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.

    * = 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.

    Statewide estimates for Maine

    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