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

Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas MSA

Beaumont-Port Arthur is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Texas.

Occupational divisions in Beaumont-Port Arthur:

  • 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 630 $20.85 $22.71 $47,240 2.7%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 390 $22.49 $23.76 $49,420 3.7%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 160 $22.91 $24.43 $50,810 4.6%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 400 $21.38 $25.14 $52,290 4.7%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 340 $18.02 $22.73 $47,290 4.2%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 230 $38.17 $36.04 $74,950 2.3%
      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 590 $24.37 $25.37 $52,770 3.8%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 270 $20.17 $20.06 $41,730 7.0%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 120 $11.81 $12.20 $25,370 9.1%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 270 $43.78 $39.24 $81,620 4.2%
    15017 Construction Managers 500 $18.83 $20.40 $42,440 3.8%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 160 $23.82 $25.09 $52,190 2.8%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 440 $10.25 $12.86 $26,750 9.0%
    15032 Lawn Service Managers 30 $9.03 $10.60 $22,040 14.5%
      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 110 $12.44 $13.00 $27,030 13.1%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 4,530 $20.46 $24.24 $50,410 2.4%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 1,100 $23.03 $24.24 $50,420 2.7%
    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 30 $11.31 $10.78 $22,430 3.9%
    21105 Credit Analysts 50 $12.56 $13.17 $27,390 8.9%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 230 $16.49 $18.42 $38,310 4.6%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 770 $17.12 $19.19 $39,920 2.2%
    21117 Budget Analysts 40 $19.21 $22.01 $45,780 2.8%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 180 $20.36 $22.30 $46,370 3.7%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $12.05 $11.83 $24,600 3.7%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 310 $20.25 $22.64 $47,090 4.4%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 460 $17.61 $19.92 $41,440 3.0%
    21902 Cost Estimators 240 $21.14 $22.26 $46,300 2.7%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $18.07 $16.20 $33,700 4.3%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 150 $19.61 $20.16 $41,940 3.1%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 660 $20.88 $21.49 $44,700 3.4%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22111 Petroleum Engineers 130 $35.52 $33.32 $69,300 4.2%
    22114 Chemical Engineers 260 $34.59 $32.19 $66,950 3.9%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 330 $31.55 $29.66 $61,680 3.9%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 180 $32.57 $32.21 $67,000 12.3%
    22127 Computer Engineers 210 $24.02 $25.51 $53,050 3.3%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 180 $35.90 $33.75 $70,200 3.4%
    22132 Safety Engineers, Except Mining 70 $23.42 $23.59 $49,070 3.7%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 410 $30.94 $28.67 $59,620 3.5%
    22199 All Other Engineers 730 $30.83 $31.42 $65,360 10.3%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 80 $17.38 $18.49 $38,470 11.0%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 90 $15.02 $15.23 $31,670 2.6%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 280 $18.17 $18.03 $37,500 2.6%
    22508 Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists 70 $22.84 $23.77 $49,440 2.5%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 170 $21.83 $22.64 $47,090 4.8%
    22514 Drafters 330 $13.43 $16.17 $33,630 14.9%
    22517 Estimators and Drafters, Utilities 30 $17.25 $18.72 $38,940 10.1%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $10.38 $10.95 $22,770 9.8%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 350 $15.17 $17.58 $36,560 5.5%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24105 Chemists, Except Biochemists 140 $30.18 $28.21 $58,670 3.8%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 110 $22.15 $24.29 $50,520 3.3%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 580 $23.41 $24.36 $50,670 5.0%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 150 $15.40 $18.82 $39,150 2.6%
      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 370 $25.39 $25.67 $53,400 3.1%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 70 $16.88 $18.55 $38,580 5.3%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 270 $15.39 $16.65 $34,630 1.8%
    25105 Computer Programmers 110 $20.76 $22.62 $47,040 5.0%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 40 $31.12 $27.43 $57,050 5.9%
      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)
    27105 Urban and Regional Planners (*) $21.44 $20.79 $43,250 2.1%
    27108 Psychologists 30 $19.21 $21.72 $45,180 5.8%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 200 $12.48 $12.82 $26,670 3.8%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 380 $10.18 $13.57 $28,230 9.5%
    27307 Residential Counselors 50 $8.12 $9.57 $19,900 4.3%
    27311 Recreation Workers 220 $8.59 $9.23 $19,200 2.7%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28102 Judges and Magistrates 50 $15.60 $23.34 $48,540 9.5%
    28108 Lawyers 390 $36.03 $35.12 $73,050 12.6%
    28302 Law Clerks (*) $12.49 $12.16 $25,300 1.8%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 110 $14.02 $14.68 $30,530 5.2%
      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 380 $6.13 $8.93 $18,560 7.4%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 320 * * $33,810 1.5%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 2,010 * * $33,490 1.3%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 2,600 * * $34,250 1.3%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 550 * * $34,040 2.3%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 330 $14.35 $14.57 $30,300 3.9%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 450 $14.22 $13.78 $28,670 3.4%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 700 * * $29,210 7.2%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 160 $18.12 $17.78 $36,990 2.0%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 80 $9.08 $9.48 $19,720 8.5%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 240 $21.37 $21.42 $44,540 2.8%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 80 $21.03 $20.97 $43,610 4.4%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 880 $5.87 $6.15 $12,800 2.0%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 400 # $54.48** $113,320** 17.4%
    32105 Dentists 60 $47.01 $41.24** $85,780** 14.8%
    32108 Optometrists (*) $34.18 $31.03 $64,540 8.1%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 200 $16.08 $16.04 $33,350 1.2%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 40 $22.99 $24.99 $51,990 5.1%
    32308 Physical Therapists 110 $25.73 $25.56 $53,160 4.6%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 100 $18.57 $19.23 $40,010 2.8%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,700 $17.92 $17.57 $36,540 2.5%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 1,400 $11.94 $12.78 $26,590 2.4%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 320 $8.78 $9.31 $19,360 4.8%
    32511 Physician Assistants (*) $14.52 $15.50 $32,240 8.0%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 110 $7.94 $8.37 $17,420 5.7%
    32517 Pharmacists 180 $30.74 $29.39 $61,130 6.0%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 260 $7.97 $9.36 $19,460 11.9%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $16.92 $17.48 $36,360 2.4%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians 30 $7.06 $8.37 $17,410 5.4%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 150 $16.30 $16.40 $34,110 1.4%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 180 $10.97 $11.74 $24,430 4.3%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 130 $17.72 $17.05 $35,470 7.3%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 100 $7.88 $8.95 $18,610 5.3%
    32914 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 30 $17.89 $18.18 $37,820 3.0%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 210 $13.09 $13.79 $28,690 3.0%
    32925 Cardiology Technologists 40 $17.11 $16.89 $35,120 2.4%
    32926 Electrocardiograph Technicians (*) $10.66 $11.51 $23,930 2.6%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians (*) $11.14 $11.17 $23,230 1.5%
    32931 Psychiatric Technicians (*) $8.81 $9.29 $19,320 2.1%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 700 $7.69 $10.50 $21,840 3.2%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 90 $11.79 $12.84 $26,700 2.7%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 30 $13.55 $15.17 $31,560 2.6%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 80 $9.54 $11.03 $22,940 7.2%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 60 $6.72 $10.88 $22,620 9.1%
    34023 Photographers 90 $10.18 $10.34 $21,500 7.6%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 50 $7.51 $8.48 $17,640 6.6%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers (*) $11.84 $11.38 $23,680 2.4%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 130 $8.37 $13.85 $28,800 5.3%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $8.87 $8.48 $17,630 2.1%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 30 * * $32,120 4.0%
      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 50 $18.48 $21.11 $43,920 16.1%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 370 $19.40 $20.25 $42,110 3.6%
    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 1,940 $12.22 $15.60 $32,450 4.2%
      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 180 $12.95 $14.27 $29,670 8.0%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 90 $10.04 $10.36 $21,560 5.0%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 80 $14.70 $17.29 $35,970 9.2%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 140 $13.29 $15.13 $31,470 4.2%
    43021 Travel Agents 60 $9.36 $9.49 $19,740 7.1%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 170 $14.00 $16.83 $35,010 6.3%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 160 $10.00 $10.39 $21,610 5.5%
      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)
    49002 Sales Engineers 130 $9.71 $17.25 $35,880 6.0%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 330 $22.20 $24.83 $51,640 6.1%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 1,120 $16.62 $18.52 $38,520 2.7%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,740 $7.25 $8.73 $18,160 2.2%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 480 $10.07 $11.77 $24,470 5.0%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 780 $6.09 $6.39 $13,290 2.0%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,170 $6.48 $7.22 $15,020 1.4%
    49023 Cashiers 4,550 $6.24 $6.57 $13,670 1.1%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 150 $8.55 $9.52 $19,800 1.1%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters (*) $6.86 $7.06 $14,690 1.9%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 560 $8.59 $11.84 $24,630 4.0%
    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 1,180 $13.46 $14.44 $30,040 1.6%
      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 610 $7.82 $7.96 $16,560 1.3%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 140 $9.57 $9.55 $19,860 2.1%
    53117 Credit Checkers 30 $7.51 $8.10 $16,850 1.9%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 230 $9.39 $9.23 $19,200 1.8%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 340 $9.53 $9.79 $20,360 2.3%
    53126 Statement Clerks (*) $8.75 $8.65 $17,990 2.9%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks 60 $9.53 $9.97 $20,730 5.8%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 140 $15.35 $17.68 $36,770 5.2%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 110 $11.29 $11.51 $23,940 3.2%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 80 $9.97 $9.91 $20,610 2.5%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 290 $9.30 $9.55 $19,860 2.1%
    53702 Court Clerks 50 $8.55 $10.06 $20,920 7.3%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 140 $5.88 $6.11 $12,710 3.2%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 90 $7.13 $7.38 $15,340 3.1%
      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 320 $13.14 $12.97 $26,980 2.8%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 320 $8.64 $8.33 $17,320 3.6%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 3,450 $9.31 $10.38 $21,580 2.3%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 100 $14.67 $16.34 $33,980 20.1%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,270 $7.72 $8.07 $16,780 1.9%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 290 $8.69 $8.89 $18,480 2.6%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 190 $15.19 $18.34 $38,150 14.4%
    55321 File Clerks 460 $6.14 $6.66 $13,840 1.8%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 260 $10.42 $11.28 $23,460 3.0%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 70 $12.30 $12.70 $26,420 4.0%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 40 $9.51 $9.93 $20,660 2.3%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 120 $8.44 $8.96 $18,650 3.4%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 90 $10.67 $10.98 $22,840 4.4%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,800 $9.65 $10.19 $21,200 1.5%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 200 $10.26 $12.14 $25,260 2.9%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 350 $9.54 $10.20 $21,220 3.1%
    55347 General Office Clerks 3,290 $7.80 $8.44 $17,550 1.3%
      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 180 $9.27 $10.07 $20,950 7.9%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 50 $7.25 $7.38 $15,350 1.9%
    56008 Mail Machine Operators, Preparation and Handling 80 $6.59 $8.06 $16,770 7.8%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 110 $11.64 $11.95 $24,860 1.4%
    56014 Peripheral EDP Equipment Operators (*) $9.70 $10.08 $20,970 1.0%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 260 $8.17 $8.61 $17,900 0.9%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 240 $7.63 $7.97 $16,570 1.2%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 30 $7.29 $7.80 $16,220 5.0%
    57311 Messengers 150 $6.27 $6.72 $13,980 3.5%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance 160 $10.24 $10.02 $20,850 2.6%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 260 $11.65 $12.21 $25,390 4.9%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 200 $15.58 $16.37 $34,050 5.1%
    58011 Transportation Agents 30 $9.49 $10.51 $21,860 9.7%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $10.20 $10.68 $22,220 6.8%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 760 $9.15 $10.43 $21,690 2.5%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales (*) $6.29 $7.66 $15,930 3.2%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,000 $10.40 $11.48 $23,880 2.8%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 100 $13.95 $13.81 $28,710 1.3%
      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 640 $9.92 $10.40 $21,640 1.2%
    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)
    61002 Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 40 $19.04 $21.04 $43,770 3.4%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 220 $20.20 $20.63 $42,910 2.7%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 100 $7.94 $8.56 $17,810 3.6%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 790 $9.66 $11.57 $24,060 3.1%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 610 $16.99 $16.33 $33,960 4.7%
    63011 Police Detectives 60 $15.85 $15.74 $32,730 2.1%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 810 $17.72 $17.41 $36,210 2.8%
    63044 Crossing Guards 100 $5.82 $6.02 $12,520 5.4%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 1,080 $7.30 $8.41 $17,500 2.4%
      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 280 $5.87 $6.31 $13,130 2.7%
    65005 Bartenders 340 $6.27 $6.54 $13,610 3.4%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,500 $5.76 $5.77 $11,990 1.5%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside (*) $5.79 $5.63 $11,710 3.9%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 420 $5.77 $5.94 $12,360 1.7%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria (*) $5.83 $5.85 $12,170 3.8%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 260 $7.36 $7.36 $15,320 2.9%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $10.25 $10.99 $22,870 5.8%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 930 $6.35 $6.80 $14,150 2.8%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 840 $6.57 $6.87 $14,280 1.4%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 690 $5.82 $5.73 $11,920 2.0%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order (*) $5.84 $6.29 $13,070 7.3%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,060 $5.96 $6.17 $12,830 1.5%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 2,820 $5.94 $5.92 $12,310 2.7%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 150 $6.12 $6.82 $14,190 2.5%
      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 300 $9.23 $9.21 $19,170 3.7%
    66005 Medical Assistants 310 $7.64 $7.86 $16,350 3.4%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,700 $5.79 $5.81 $12,080 1.8%
    66011 Home Health Aides 1,120 $6.72 $8.27 $17,210 6.3%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 110 $9.10 $11.23 $23,360 2.4%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 240 $7.50 $8.03 $16,700 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 940 $5.79 $5.74 $11,940 1.2%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,130 $6.62 $7.10 $14,780 2.4%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 170 $6.08 $6.81 $14,160 10.6%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 220 $7.96 $8.25 $17,150 0.8%
      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 320 $7.81 $8.83 $18,360 6.5%
    68008 Manicurists (*) $6.05 $6.40 $13,310 14.5%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $5.84 $6.34 $13,180 11.2%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,340 $5.76 $5.75 $11,950 3.0%
    68038 Child Care Workers 480 $5.91 $6.15 $12,800 2.9%
    68041 Funeral Attendants 30 $8.76 $9.01 $18,730 11.6%
      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 240 $6.09 $7.60 $15,810 6.5%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      Timber Cutting and Logging Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    73002 Fallers and Buckers (*) $13.11 $13.08 $27,200 4.0%
      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 60 $5.97 $5.96 $12,400 2.9%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1,080 $8.42 $8.53 $17,730 2.5%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 80 $7.51 $7.38 $15,340 3.3%
    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 670 $20.51 $21.95 $45,660 2.0%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 1,000 $17.89 $19.02 $39,570 2.6%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 1,180 $28.22 $25.43 $52,900 3.5%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 250 $18.34 $19.22 $39,990 2.7%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $15.52 $15.65 $32,560 3.1%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 550 $15.96 $16.97 $35,290 3.7%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83002 Precision Inspectors, Testers, and Graders 150 $20.61 $20.52 $42,670 4.7%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 330 $15.51 $16.83 $35,000 2.2%
      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 480 $20.56 $18.25 $37,950 2.3%
    85116 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Marine Equipment 30 $17.07 $16.69 $34,720 3.2%
    85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 180 $14.89 $15.21 $31,630 4.4%
    85123 Millwrights 140 $15.56 $16.01 $33,300 3.0%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 150 $18.15 $16.51 $34,350 2.4%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,490 $11.41 $12.88 $26,800 3.2%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 830 $12.19 $13.08 $27,220 2.8%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 210 $13.41 $14.32 $29,780 6.8%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 270 $11.67 $12.61 $26,240 1.8%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 220 $12.46 $13.33 $27,720 6.5%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 60 $8.48 $9.34 $19,430 6.0%
    85502 Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers 30 $21.61 $20.28 $42,190 4.3%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 170 $21.13 $18.55 $38,580 2.3%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 80 $12.70 $13.30 $27,650 8.6%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers 120 $8.96 $10.86 $22,590 4.3%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 40 $11.01 $12.61 $26,230 5.5%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $16.60 $16.98 $35,320 6.4%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 70 $14.39 $14.50 $30,160 2.0%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 440 $14.80 $15.56 $32,370 5.4%
    85905 Precision Instrument Repairers 260 $22.32 $22.07 $45,910 2.2%
    85935 Riggers 110 $13.65 $15.38 $31,990 1.3%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 40 $10.88 $10.26 $21,340 1.3%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 $7.15 $8.02 $16,690 9.5%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 280 $9.99 $11.97 $24,900 5.0%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 910 $13.88 $13.08 $27,200 3.1%
    87108 Drywall Installers (*) $13.81 $13.95 $29,010 5.8%
    87202 Electricians 1,240 $20.49 $18.81 $39,120 3.1%
    87302 Brickmasons (*) $16.97 $15.93 $33,140 2.3%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers (*) $8.60 $9.44 $19,640 7.6%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 660 $11.40 $11.30 $23,500 1.2%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,190 $15.87 $15.92 $33,110 2.1%
    87508 Pipelayers (*) $12.36 $13.14 $27,330 5.9%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (*) $9.76 $10.85 $22,560 2.5%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 330 $10.60 $10.38 $21,590 1.9%
    87802 Insulation Workers 840 $13.30 $13.32 $27,700 3.7%
    87803 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 50 $10.77 $11.01 $22,910 3.5%
    87808 Roofers 60 $11.16 $11.43 $23,770 4.1%
    87811 Glaziers (*) $11.21 $11.91 $24,770 3.4%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 260 $8.98 $10.24 $21,290 10.7%
    87921 Roustabouts 130 $7.47 $7.55 $15,710 2.8%
      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 30 $14.81 $14.48 $30,110 2.9%
    89108 Machinists 720 $14.96 $15.75 $32,760 3.5%
    89117 Precision Lay-Out Workers, Metal 50 $12.18 $12.12 $25,200 1.9%
    89121 Shipfitters 370 $11.74 $11.84 $24,620 2.6%
    89123 Jewelers and Silversmiths 30 $12.31 $12.10 $25,170 8.0%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 270 $12.75 $13.19 $27,440 4.0%
    89135 Boilermakers 360 $14.53 $14.82 $30,820 1.7%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $9.36 $10.09 $20,980 2.9%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 30 $7.52 $7.97 $16,590 3.6%
    89508 Upholsterers (*) $14.25 $13.18 $27,410 4.1%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics 30 $5.79 $5.62 $11,680 3.7%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91105 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $13.97 $14.14 $29,410 2.8%
    91114 Grinding, Lapping, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 110 $9.28 $9.73 $20,230 1.5%
    91117 Machine Tool Cutting Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $10.22 $10.34 $21,510 1.8%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (*) $8.56 $9.45 $19,650 2.0%
    91505 Combination Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic (*) $6.30 $7.23 $15,040 10.2%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $11.44 $11.90 $24,760 2.6%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 90 $11.84 $12.14 $25,250 1.7%
    91932 Heat Treating, Annealing, and Tempering Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.10 $11.91 $24,770 1.3%
    91935 Furnace Operators and Tenders 30 $10.49 $10.65 $22,150 1.4%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $6.02 $7.18 $14,940 18.5%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $10.37 $10.19 $21,190 1.8%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 370 $5.84 $5.74 $11,930 3.0%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (*) $5.94 $6.35 $13,210 5.2%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $5.96 $5.92 $12,300 5.5%
    92926 Boiler Operators and Tenders, Low Pressure 60 $20.97 $19.85 $41,290 2.8%
    92935 Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators 830 $22.46 $22.83 $47,490 6.1%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 110 $11.59 $14.01 $29,150 2.9%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $16.26 $15.03 $31,270 3.2%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $16.70 $15.11 $31,420 1.1%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $10.52 $11.49 $23,900 2.0%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93108 Fitters, Structural Metal, Precision 160 $12.87 $12.64 $26,290 1.3%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 2,010 $13.71 $14.88 $30,940 2.4%
    93947 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers, Hand (*) $5.90 $6.17 $12,840 4.4%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 100 $7.78 $8.13 $16,910 3.4%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 1,010 $8.91 $9.88 $20,540 3.8%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 190 $10.31 $10.40 $21,620 2.2%
      Plant and System Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    95002 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 230 $17.74 $16.88 $35,100 4.1%
    95008 Chemical Plant and System Operators 1,070 $24.01 $24.97 $51,950 7.9%
    95014 Petroleum Refinery and Control Panel Operators 940 $22.26 $22.26 $46,300 2.4%
    95017 Gaugers 50 $20.63 $20.70 $43,050 7.2%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 300 $12.28 $14.29 $29,730 2.6%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 2,470 $11.12 $12.07 $25,110 2.2%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,750 $7.88 $9.23 $19,190 6.1%
    97108 Bus Drivers 130 $10.17 $10.02 $20,840 4.4%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 470 $6.37 $6.90 $14,360 4.7%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 $6.55 $6.64 $13,810 3.3%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 270 $10.02 $10.03 $20,870 2.4%
    97302 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 50 $18.78 $20.09 $41,780 2.4%
    97502 Captains, Water Vessel 80 $20.53 $25.96 $54,000 8.3%
    97505 Mates, Ship, Boat, and Barge 90 $21.28 $28.47 $59,220 10.5%
    97514 Able Seamen 80 $12.54 $12.53 $26,060 2.2%
    97517 Ordinary Seamen and Marine Oilers 90 $10.70 $11.08 $23,050 2.3%
    97521 Ship Engineers 70 $20.36 $25.66 $53,370 9.0%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 40 * * $46,440 4.5%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 220 $6.04 $6.10 $12,680 4.0%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 290 $15.59 $15.82 $32,910 2.5%
    97905 Tank Car and Truck Loaders 70 $20.19 $19.81 $41,200 2.9%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 170 $11.00 $11.91 $24,780 3.5%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 370 $11.30 $12.33 $25,640 2.0%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 190 $12.32 $12.50 $26,000 1.9%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 540 $10.16 $10.61 $22,060 1.6%
    97956 Operating Engineers 330 $16.02 $15.56 $32,370 8.2%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 80 $10.78 $11.92 $24,790 2.1%
      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 590 $8.00 $9.11 $18,940 1.7%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters (*) $9.79 $9.73 $20,230 1.4%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 1,150 $10.79 $10.98 $22,830 2.9%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 70 $10.67 $10.56 $21,970 2.9%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (*) $8.83 $8.91 $18,520 3.0%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 630 $8.02 $8.56 $17,800 3.7%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 80 $10.37 $11.18 $23,250 3.5%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 160 $11.44 $12.05 $25,070 7.3%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 570 $8.18 $8.78 $18,250 2.6%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 460 $5.86 $6.25 $13,000 1.7%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 410 $6.17 $7.24 $15,060 6.1%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,230 $7.53 $8.04 $16,710 2.3%

    (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