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

Bellingham, Washington MSA

Bellingham is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Washington.

Occupational divisions in Bellingham:

  • 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 290 $21.80 $25.50 $53,050 3.3%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 100 $19.65 $21.91 $45,580 2.3%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 100 $14.08 $17.85 $37,120 3.9%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 150 $25.43 $27.31 $56,810 2.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 130 $19.19 $20.85 $43,360 2.8%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 130 $34.82 $32.59 $67,780 3.4%
      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 190 $32.64 $28.72 $59,740 3.9%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 80 $20.64 $21.73 $45,200 3.1%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 90 $11.97 $12.32 $25,620 6.1%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 120 $20.80 $23.30 $48,450 3.6%
    15017 Construction Managers 170 $21.43 $23.05 $47,950 4.5%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 100 $29.84 $29.48 $61,320 2.6%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 300 $8.89 $10.82 $22,500 14.2%
      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 40 $27.59 $24.99 $51,970 8.3%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,710 $22.44 $25.62 $53,280 1.9%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 260 $23.20 $23.40 $48,670 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)
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 360 $16.75 $17.67 $36,750 2.0%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 80 $18.99 $20.80 $43,260 3.2%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $12.73 $14.77 $30,730 2.6%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $18.60 $20.21 $42,040 1.8%
    21902 Cost Estimators 170 $20.00 $21.19 $44,080 2.8%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $20.07 $26.17 $54,440 18.3%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 220 $15.77 $17.30 $35,990 1.9%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22114 Chemical Engineers 50 $33.89 $31.42 $65,350 4.3%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 90 $24.85 $25.72 $53,490 3.1%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 110 $33.74 $30.75 $63,960 4.2%
    22127 Computer Engineers (*) $19.16 $19.96 $41,510 4.5%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 130 $33.07 $30.39 $63,220 4.4%
    22199 All Other Engineers 30 $33.57 $30.29 $63,010 5.4%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 40 $18.79 $20.05 $41,700 12.6%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 80 $19.51 $20.49 $42,630 3.0%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 190 $22.11 $22.36 $46,500 4.2%
    22514 Drafters 80 $15.86 $16.70 $34,740 3.1%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $15.19 $15.41 $32,060 3.8%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 70 $11.25 $15.21 $31,630 2.1%
      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 30 $19.32 $20.89 $43,450 3.4%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 50 $16.25 $16.14 $33,560 1.4%
      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 (*) $23.89 $32.40 $67,400 15.2%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 220 $15.92 $16.05 $33,390 2.7%
    25105 Computer Programmers 140 $23.03 $23.73 $49,370 8.0%
      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 (*) $27.76 $28.57 $59,430 4.1%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 110 $13.75 $14.45 $30,050 1.1%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 240 $16.42 $16.54 $34,400 1.6%
    27307 Residential Counselors 220 $9.45 $9.08 $18,880 2.9%
    27308 Human Services Workers 200 $9.90 $10.25 $21,320 3.9%
    27311 Recreation Workers 350 $8.06 $8.83 $18,360 3.5%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 120 $26.55 $31.67 $65,870 15.9%
      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 40 * * $45,950 3.6%
    31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 60 * * $49,530 12.4%
    31226 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $50,050 10.3%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 170 $7.46 $8.78 $18,260 9.5%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 90 * * $38,130 7.5%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 840 * * $41,570 8.2%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 790 * * $42,640 6.7%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 150 * * $41,660 9.2%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 340 $18.31 $18.08 $37,610 2.0%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 200 $12.38 $13.52 $28,130 4.9%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 220 $13.03 $13.33 $27,730 1.9%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 90 $21.44 $21.42 $44,560 7.7%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 110 $12.83 $13.35 $27,780 3.6%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 90 $18.52 $19.86 $41,310 6.0%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 40 $26.56 $24.80 $51,590 9.8%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 420 $9.73 $9.12 $18,960 1.7%
      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 140 $53.09 $45.68** $95,010** 12.0%
    32105 Dentists 40 # $53.56** $111,400** 22.8%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 40 $20.80 $22.17 $46,110 8.8%
    32308 Physical Therapists 60 $34.73 $30.64 $63,740 5.8%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 30 $22.34 $23.15 $48,160 5.0%
    32502 Registered Nurses 700 $19.32 $19.92 $41,430 1.6%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 350 $11.92 $12.39 $25,770 2.7%
    32517 Pharmacists 90 $32.91 $29.06 $60,440 3.3%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 110 $10.94 $10.96 $22,800 2.2%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $13.85 $13.96 $29,040 2.4%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 70 $33.61 $29.14 $60,620 7.0%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 110 $9.40 $9.79 $20,350 2.4%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 30 $9.18 $8.88 $18,480 10.5%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 100 $13.65 $17.94 $37,320 3.1%
      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 30 $14.57 $14.35 $29,850 4.1%
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors 40 $16.09 $16.69 $34,710 1.9%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 60 $12.24 $11.03 $22,950 9.5%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 60 $10.95 $11.83 $24,600 1.9%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 90 $9.62 $10.90 $22,670 2.8%
      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 130 $14.97 $18.04 $37,530 2.4%
    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 950 $14.22 $15.80 $32,860 2.1%
      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 150 $13.72 $13.34 $27,760 3.5%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 50 $14.32 $22.52 $46,840 18.6%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 80 $19.08 $18.19 $37,840 3.4%
    43021 Travel Agents 90 $8.79 $9.04 $18,800 17.6%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 50 $14.42 $16.96 $35,280 3.5%
      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 100 $19.34 $21.38 $44,470 2.9%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 410 $16.49 $18.33 $38,120 3.5%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,560 $8.18 $9.63 $20,040 3.8%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 140 $12.57 $12.91 $26,840 3.6%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 170 $7.99 $8.68 $18,060 1.4%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 490 $8.47 $9.09 $18,900 4.3%
    49023 Cashiers 1,610 $8.32 $9.40 $19,540 1.6%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 40 $7.26 $8.95 $18,620 24.8%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters (*) $7.73 $8.94 $18,600 3.7%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 160 $9.09 $10.40 $21,640 1.2%
    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 610 $14.70 $15.75 $32,760 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)
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 50 $10.67 $10.86 $22,590 1.8%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 120 $12.05 $12.71 $26,440 3.3%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 130 $8.28 $9.17 $19,060 2.2%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 40 $10.70 $10.69 $22,240 1.6%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 80 $10.45 $10.60 $22,060 4.9%
    53705 Municipal Clerks (*) $14.17 $15.08 $31,360 9.5%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 50 $8.60 $8.49 $17,650 3.2%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 110 $7.05 $7.09 $14,760 3.8%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 160 $8.09 $8.28 $17,230 4.0%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 200 $13.90 $14.24 $29,620 1.8%
    55105 Medical Secretaries (*) $10.24 $11.20 $23,300 3.9%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 790 $11.33 $11.70 $24,340 0.9%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 870 $9.49 $9.58 $19,930 1.2%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 100 $10.89 $10.46 $21,750 1.7%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 30 $13.10 $12.99 $27,010 2.0%
    55321 File Clerks 140 $8.06 $8.70 $18,090 3.2%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 140 $9.40 $9.99 $20,780 1.1%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 30 $15.49 $16.11 $33,510 1.5%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,230 $11.14 $11.44 $23,800 0.9%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $12.06 $12.38 $25,750 0.8%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 160 $12.22 $12.35 $25,700 1.6%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,350 $9.92 $10.13 $21,080 1.1%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 30 $8.81 $9.08 $18,880 6.0%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 30 $16.30 $15.87 $33,010 1.5%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 160 $10.60 $10.83 $22,520 1.9%
      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 120 $8.19 $8.63 $17,950 1.3%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service (*) $7.75 $8.37 $17,410 2.2%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $12.40 $12.82 $26,670 5.1%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 90 $15.52 $16.98 $35,320 1.6%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $17.51 $17.23 $35,830 3.5%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 250 $10.48 $11.77 $24,480 2.0%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 470 $10.93 $11.61 $24,140 1.8%
      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 220 $10.15 $10.38 $21,590 0.7%
    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 90 $31.48 $28.71 $59,710 6.0%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 100 $8.30 $8.77 $18,240 5.1%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 350 $13.03 $13.17 $27,390 4.1%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 150 $23.69 $24.86 $51,700 7.6%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 340 $8.86 $9.72 $20,220 4.2%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 60 $10.05 $11.22 $23,330 2.0%
      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 210 $6.27 $6.51 $13,530 2.8%
    65005 Bartenders 310 $7.43 $7.45 $15,490 1.4%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,300 $5.78 $5.84 $12,140 1.7%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 150 $6.07 $6.36 $13,220 4.3%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 150 $9.90 $10.13 $21,080 1.8%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $16.69 $16.24 $33,780 1.6%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 530 $8.26 $8.54 $17,760 3.1%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 190 $9.36 $9.15 $19,030 1.3%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 200 $5.91 $6.11 $12,720 4.6%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order (*) $7.87 $8.24 $17,140 3.7%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 770 $6.57 $7.15 $14,860 2.7%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,660 $6.16 $6.58 $13,690 2.4%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 120 $6.82 $7.00 $14,560 1.7%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 200 $12.17 $12.00 $24,950 4.2%
    66005 Medical Assistants 180 $10.53 $10.60 $22,050 2.5%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 630 $7.73 $7.78 $16,180 2.0%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 60 $12.45 $13.45 $27,970 8.5%
      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 570 $6.98 $7.34 $15,270 1.9%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,160 $8.69 $9.16 $19,050 2.2%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 90 $9.11 $15.92 $33,120 26.8%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 130 $10.55 $9.24 $19,210 6.8%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 360 $5.83 $6.44 $13,390 3.6%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 50 $5.84 $5.97 $12,420 3.4%
    68038 Child Care Workers 210 $6.12 $7.53 $15,660 8.5%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 190 $5.86 $6.31 $13,120 2.5%
    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 40 $17.13 $15.88 $33,030 8.0%
      Timber Cutting and Logging Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    73002 Fallers and Buckers 30 $23.36 $23.74 $49,390 12.5%
    73008 Log-Handling Equipment Operators 50 $14.68 $15.08 $31,360 3.3%
      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 $6.34 $6.49 $13,490 4.5%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 460 $9.49 $9.87 $20,520 3.0%
    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 $19.62 $19.64 $40,840 2.3%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 240 $19.36 $20.75 $43,150 2.5%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 370 $13.54 $16.78 $34,900 2.3%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $15.77 $20.42 $42,480 3.8%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 150 $21.39 $23.06 $47,960 3.5%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83002 Precision Inspectors, Testers, and Graders 100 $17.85 $18.35 $38,160 2.2%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 140 $11.85 $13.86 $28,820 1.3%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 40 $12.48 $12.63 $26,260 1.5%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 90 $16.05 $19.44 $40,430 4.3%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 30 $21.38 $21.83 $45,400 3.1%
    85123 Millwrights 220 $21.15 $20.37 $42,370 2.9%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 60 $16.96 $16.68 $34,690 2.1%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 760 $14.55 $14.94 $31,080 4.9%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 240 $13.98 $14.21 $29,560 5.8%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $14.19 $14.33 $29,800 5.0%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $16.08 $16.25 $33,790 0.9%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $16.07 $15.88 $33,030 1.3%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 60 $12.77 $13.04 $27,120 10.8%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 40 $20.71 $19.40 $40,360 3.7%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $14.64 $14.50 $30,160 2.9%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 80 $13.59 $14.02 $29,150 11.4%
    85951 Bicycle Repairers (*) $9.37 $9.50 $19,750 5.8%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $8.69 $9.36 $19,460 12.3%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 120 $12.86 $15.53 $32,300 2.4%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 630 $17.90 $18.42 $38,310 5.4%
    87202 Electricians 490 $20.81 $21.30 $44,300 3.9%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 60 $17.23 $18.19 $37,840 7.2%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (*) $21.66 $21.22 $44,140 5.4%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 90 $13.92 $14.97 $31,140 2.7%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 380 $24.36 $24.21 $50,350 8.1%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (*) $18.21 $19.99 $41,580 11.7%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 90 $19.08 $21.31 $44,330 12.6%
    87808 Roofers 110 $11.81 $12.94 $26,920 3.6%
    87811 Glaziers 60 $15.68 $15.73 $32,720 6.9%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers (*) $14.64 $16.37 $34,050 15.4%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 120 $15.33 $16.18 $33,660 9.7%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89102 Tool and Die Makers 40 $12.92 $15.49 $32,220 1.5%
    89108 Machinists 110 $16.01 $16.04 $33,370 2.3%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $18.12 $18.10 $37,640 2.1%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (*) $15.78 $15.48 $32,200 2.4%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $14.07 $17.07 $35,500 8.1%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $10.21 $10.45 $21,730 3.5%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $12.48 $12.77 $26,550 9.1%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 70 $7.70 $8.00 $16,650 5.6%
    92926 Boiler Operators and Tenders, Low Pressure 50 $16.63 $16.14 $33,580 4.2%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $11.53 $14.54 $30,240 2.4%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 190 $9.89 $12.08 $25,120 2.4%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers (*) $9.18 $9.45 $19,660 3.3%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 130 $15.40 $15.69 $32,630 1.3%
    93938 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 180 $10.09 $10.44 $21,710 6.6%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (*) $7.87 $8.30 $17,260 2.7%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 440 $9.51 $10.20 $21,220 3.4%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 450 $8.17 $8.97 $18,650 1.6%
      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 30 $21.43 $27.47 $57,140 13.0%
    95021 Power-Generating Plant Operators, Except Auxiliary Equipment Operators 30 $21.42 $21.61 $44,940 2.9%
      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 700 $14.82 $15.52 $32,280 2.8%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 780 $8.57 $9.79 $20,360 5.0%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 240 $12.84 $12.92 $26,870 2.1%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 100 $13.40 $13.70 $28,490 5.3%
    97805 Service Station Attendants (*) $7.38 $7.56 $15,720 7.4%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 70 $20.89 $19.96 $41,510 4.9%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 160 $18.41 $20.24 $42,090 4.1%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 30 $16.61 $17.82 $37,060 3.0%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 230 $12.16 $12.38 $25,750 1.8%
      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 110 $9.75 $11.49 $23,910 11.0%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 200 $11.42 $14.22 $29,590 5.2%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (*) $13.62 $12.26 $25,490 10.8%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 30 $8.22 $8.46 $17,600 3.7%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 60 $10.46 $10.72 $22,290 1.5%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 210 $9.96 $11.11 $23,110 2.4%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 290 $7.79 $8.77 $18,230 4.6%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 360 $7.12 $7.68 $15,980 1.3%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 200 $7.48 $8.63 $17,960 2.3%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,040 $10.48 $11.27 $23,440 0.9%

    (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 Washington

    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