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

Benton Harbor, Michigan MSA

Benton Harbor is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Michigan.

Occupational divisions in Benton Harbor:

  • 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 320 $22.14 $23.66 $49,200 2.5%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 140 $23.76 $24.41 $50,780 2.4%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 140 $20.57 $21.17 $44,040 3.1%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 170 $20.02 $24.94 $51,880 3.0%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 130 $20.69 $23.34 $48,560 2.8%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 280 $34.26 $31.97 $66,490 3.4%
      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 210 $32.33 $28.25 $58,760 5.3%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 90 $21.11 $23.39 $48,650 7.4%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 70 $9.86 $11.76 $24,460 6.2%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 230 $25.58 $26.65 $55,430 3.7%
    15017 Construction Managers 80 $18.69 $19.87 $41,320 4.8%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 70 $23.38 $24.69 $51,350 2.3%
      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 $18.10 $20.78 $43,230 10.1%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,490 $25.48 $29.27 $60,880 2.0%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 270 $24.36 $25.02 $52,050 4.1%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
      Management Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 110 $16.83 $18.82 $39,140 4.6%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 320 $17.44 $20.20 $42,020 2.9%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 80 $25.30 $25.56 $53,170 4.0%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (*) $11.76 $13.21 $27,470 7.2%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $15.98 $17.52 $36,430 2.5%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 220 $19.44 $20.61 $42,880 5.8%
    21902 Cost Estimators 90 $18.29 $20.04 $41,670 3.1%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $12.74 $11.86 $24,660 16.9%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents (*) $12.98 $14.41 $29,960 7.9%
    21917 Assessors (*) $8.77 $12.92 $26,870 6.3%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 220 $21.25 $24.16 $50,250 8.7%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 70 $30.04 $27.56 $57,330 5.0%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 140 $23.08 $24.19 $50,320 2.7%
    22127 Computer Engineers 50 $25.82 $25.41 $52,850 4.0%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 150 $30.33 $31.61 $65,750 6.4%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 390 $23.33 $27.06 $56,280 6.0%
    22199 All Other Engineers 270 $32.66 $30.82 $64,100 4.1%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $10.40 $11.92 $24,790 2.9%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 100 $16.01 $16.37 $34,050 3.4%
    22508 Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists 70 $24.58 $23.23 $48,310 9.3%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 100 $20.66 $21.42 $44,540 2.3%
    22514 Drafters 150 $11.29 $12.71 $26,440 2.5%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $7.91 $10.04 $20,880 5.1%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 90 $17.53 $20.07 $41,740 5.8%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 50 $10.92 $11.48 $23,880 6.7%
      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 100 $27.03 $26.80 $55,750 5.2%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 40 $27.15 $25.38 $52,800 5.8%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 120 $15.72 $18.58 $38,650 2.8%
    25111 Programmers, Numerical Tool and Process Control 30 $18.04 $19.10 $39,730 4.7%
      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)
    27108 Psychologists (*) $25.28 $26.55 $55,230 22.5%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 70 $16.08 $15.60 $32,440 3.0%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 100 $18.54 $19.18 $39,880 4.0%
    27307 Residential Counselors 30 $8.16 $10.96 $22,800 6.0%
    27308 Human Services Workers 170 $13.53 $12.42 $25,840 3.7%
    27502 Clergy 30 $9.75 $13.22 $27,500 15.9%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 90 $36.20 $36.24** $75,370** 29.8%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel (*) $13.08 $12.96 $26,960 2.8%
      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 70 $10.67 $12.51 $26,010 7.1%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 80 * * $40,030 2.8%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 960 * * $35,380 2.5%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 900 * * $38,880 2.7%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 240 * * $42,540 2.0%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 100 $18.28 $16.62 $34,560 4.5%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 90 $10.43 $10.91 $22,680 3.6%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 70 $18.15 $17.99 $37,410 3.5%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 50 $8.72 $9.20 $19,130 2.4%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 80 $22.55 $23.28 $48,420 3.7%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 70 $23.65 $23.77 $49,430 4.2%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 520 $8.95 $8.84 $18,380 1.8%
      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 180 $59.24 $48.50** $100,870** 15.6%
    32105 Dentists 50 $49.94 $43.43 $90,340 10.1%
    32108 Optometrists (*) $34.83 $32.18 $66,920 8.0%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 30 $20.47 $21.38 $44,470 3.4%
    32308 Physical Therapists 50 $27.06 $29.53 $61,420 8.6%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 40 $22.20 $23.05 $47,930 3.2%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,200 $16.62 $16.84 $35,020 1.7%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 280 $14.13 $14.08 $29,290 2.4%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring (*) $7.99 $8.70 $18,100 10.6%
    32517 Pharmacists 90 $32.09 $29.03 $60,380 5.0%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 90 $8.37 $8.52 $17,730 4.8%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $18.18 $18.52 $38,510 1.5%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $12.92 $12.51 $26,030 3.8%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 90 $17.80 $16.95 $35,250 6.3%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 30 $8.08 $8.73 $18,160 7.7%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 90 $15.08 $15.19 $31,590 2.0%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 170 $12.47 $14.97 $31,130 5.2%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 40 $14.55 $15.49 $32,230 4.3%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 50 $14.90 $14.10 $29,330 5.0%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 30 $16.58 $17.33 $36,060 4.3%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 200 $20.12 $19.99 $41,580 5.0%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 310 $22.55 $22.86 $47,550 4.2%
    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 700 $13.11 $16.03 $33,340 2.1%
      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 160 $12.68 $15.50 $32,250 9.2%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $8.88 $10.36 $21,550 16.8%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 70 $20.08 $20.59 $42,820 6.7%
    43021 Travel Agents 60 $9.74 $9.67 $20,110 6.8%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 120 $13.49 $15.42 $32,080 1.6%
      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 70 $27.06 $28.98 $60,280 5.8%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 180 $17.98 $21.93 $45,600 5.4%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 360 $15.39 $18.11 $37,670 4.7%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,740 $7.38 $8.75 $18,190 2.6%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 120 $11.92 $12.91 $26,860 4.6%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 $6.37 $7.28 $15,140 4.6%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 890 $6.38 $6.91 $14,360 1.5%
    49023 Cashiers 1,760 $6.97 $7.54 $15,690 3.0%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 220 $11.94 $13.49 $28,060 4.9%
    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 440 $12.44 $13.35 $27,760 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 330 $7.87 $8.05 $16,730 2.3%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 50 $10.81 $10.81 $22,490 3.2%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks (*) $9.64 $10.02 $20,830 1.6%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 30 $9.55 $10.04 $20,880 3.0%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 40 $10.80 $10.57 $21,990 6.6%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 80 $10.51 $11.16 $23,200 2.3%
    53705 Municipal Clerks (*) $6.09 $10.12 $21,050 17.6%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 70 $6.94 $6.92 $14,400 2.8%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 30 $8.98 $8.99 $18,700 2.5%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical (*) $7.77 $8.04 $16,720 2.9%
      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 110 $13.13 $13.18 $27,410 1.7%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 70 $11.85 $11.15 $23,190 3.9%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,520 $10.83 $10.60 $22,050 2.0%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 60 $11.86 $11.69 $24,310 4.1%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 620 $8.01 $8.21 $17,070 1.0%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing (*) $10.45 $10.53 $21,890 1.7%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $10.36 $11.13 $23,150 1.5%
    55321 File Clerks 110 $7.69 $8.01 $16,660 2.7%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 140 $10.39 $10.41 $21,650 1.5%
    55328 Statistical Clerks (*) $10.11 $10.26 $21,340 2.3%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 30 $9.34 $9.50 $19,750 4.7%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 890 $9.92 $10.64 $22,130 1.4%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $10.73 $10.98 $22,850 1.8%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 180 $10.06 $10.32 $21,460 1.1%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,350 $8.31 $8.59 $17,870 3.3%
      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)
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 50 $11.02 $11.97 $24,900 2.6%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing (*) $8.87 $9.37 $19,500 3.6%
      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 70 $8.02 $8.58 $17,850 4.6%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 30 $8.11 $8.38 $17,440 3.0%
    57311 Messengers (*) $6.09 $6.58 $13,680 3.3%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 $11.01 $12.69 $26,390 4.3%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $13.33 $13.54 $28,160 1.6%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 370 $9.27 $9.76 $20,290 2.5%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 110 $8.19 $9.39 $19,540 1.5%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 470 $10.96 $11.80 $24,550 1.6%
      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 460 $10.94 $11.50 $23,910 1.8%
    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 $19.78 $20.55 $42,730 6.6%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 40 $20.89 $22.28 $46,350 3.0%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $10.20 $9.76 $20,300 1.9%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 470 $9.13 $11.19 $23,270 7.1%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 200 $10.76 $13.23 $27,530 6.4%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 360 $14.77 $15.03 $31,260 2.1%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 30 $10.68 $14.78 $30,740 7.2%
    63044 Crossing Guards 70 $5.71 $5.85 $12,160 4.8%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards (*) $6.15 $7.50 $15,600 9.1%
      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 120 $5.93 $6.18 $12,860 3.8%
    65005 Bartenders 390 $7.12 $7.19 $14,960 3.6%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,240 $5.80 $5.70 $11,860 1.4%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 340 $6.62 $6.79 $14,130 2.0%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 270 $5.77 $6.00 $12,470 2.8%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 60 $7.38 $7.55 $15,700 1.8%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $10.66 $10.71 $22,280 2.9%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 380 $8.91 $8.83 $18,360 4.2%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 160 $8.10 $8.05 $16,750 2.4%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 150 $5.92 $5.97 $12,410 5.4%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 80 $6.02 $6.83 $14,200 7.1%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 710 $6.93 $7.28 $15,150 1.9%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 100 $6.95 $7.04 $14,640 1.4%
      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 110 $10.90 $10.74 $22,330 4.9%
    66005 Medical Assistants 170 $9.40 $9.58 $19,930 2.8%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 570 $7.62 $7.72 $16,050 1.6%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 160 $9.78 $9.66 $20,100 1.0%
      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 340 $6.55 $7.41 $15,410 7.8%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 980 $8.28 $8.95 $18,610 2.8%
      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 170 $5.90 $7.03 $14,620 4.9%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $7.25 $7.60 $15,810 5.5%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides (*) $7.42 $7.56 $15,730 2.5%
    68038 Child Care Workers 90 $6.50 $6.89 $14,340 3.2%
    68041 Funeral Attendants (*) $8.08 $7.92 $16,480 2.5%
      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 380 $7.66 $8.39 $17,440 3.2%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers top
    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 (*) $11.25 $13.44 $27,950 12.3%
      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 $6.74 $6.67 $13,880 2.3%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 460 $6.85 $7.63 $15,870 2.4%
    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 190 $17.45 $18.53 $38,540 2.9%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 140 $18.40 $19.67 $40,910 5.1%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 650 $15.44 $15.67 $32,590 1.5%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 50 $18.80 $21.93 $45,610 3.3%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $12.47 $13.31 $27,690 7.4%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 150 $18.89 $20.03 $41,670 3.1%
      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 170 $14.13 $14.58 $30,320 2.4%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 260 $10.02 $10.07 $20,950 1.2%
      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 210 $14.60 $15.12 $31,440 1.3%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 60 $21.94 $22.90 $47,630 14.7%
    85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics (*) $22.89 $23.99 $49,890 4.8%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 90 $11.69 $12.89 $26,800 1.0%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 530 $10.61 $11.40 $23,710 1.6%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 320 $14.59 $14.62 $30,410 5.0%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $15.48 $15.74 $32,730 5.0%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 $13.07 $14.17 $29,480 3.2%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $11.19 $12.67 $26,350 2.6%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 70 $11.03 $13.91 $28,920 15.9%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $14.22 $15.92 $33,110 4.0%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 120 $14.10 $14.29 $29,720 2.4%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 380 $13.02 $12.58 $26,170 4.3%
    87202 Electricians 300 $20.65 $20.36 $42,350 4.0%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers (*) $10.88 $11.50 $23,920 4.2%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 70 $15.71 $15.44 $32,110 6.6%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $19.58 $19.65 $40,870 2.9%
    87508 Pipelayers (*) $16.07 $15.92 $33,110 5.4%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (*) $11.66 $12.20 $25,380 3.2%
      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 550 $16.52 $15.98 $33,250 1.7%
    89108 Machinists 600 $12.60 $13.24 $27,540 2.3%
    89111 Tool Grinders, Filers, Sharpeners, and Other Precision Grinders 40 $14.62 $15.24 $31,690 2.8%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 130 $12.23 $14.35 $29,850 5.7%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $9.11 $9.76 $20,290 1.9%
    89718 Platemakers 30 $11.57 $12.67 $26,350 3.9%
      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 90 $14.76 $14.43 $30,020 2.9%
    91108 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 120 $12.30 $12.87 $26,780 7.1%
    91111 Milling and Planing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.37 $14.15 $29,420 2.8%
    91114 Grinding, Lapping, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 90 $10.98 $11.63 $24,190 4.1%
    91117 Machine Tool Cutting Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 320 $11.62 $13.69 $28,480 7.6%
    91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $9.50 $10.61 $22,070 3.5%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 150 $9.44 $10.69 $22,230 1.7%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $10.48 $11.04 $22,960 1.3%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $12.53 $13.05 $27,150 4.0%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $10.58 $11.55 $24,030 5.2%
    91902 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $10.65 $10.88 $22,620 1.7%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 590 $7.87 $8.09 $16,820 1.6%
    91908 Metal Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 40 $12.35 $12.35 $25,680 2.6%
    91911 Metal Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $10.28 $10.34 $21,500 2.3%
    91935 Furnace Operators and Tenders (*) $9.82 $9.92 $20,630 2.3%
    92198 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $11.42 $12.49 $25,980 4.5%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $13.33 $14.18 $29,490 2.2%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $10.89 $11.86 $24,670 4.5%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 70 $8.93 $9.44 $19,630 2.3%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 100 $6.27 $6.67 $13,870 2.9%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $11.71 $11.87 $24,690 1.1%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $20.94 $18.70 $38,900 8.3%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $8.86 $9.28 $19,300 1.2%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $10.43 $9.93 $20,650 1.7%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $10.02 $10.15 $21,120 4.5%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 40 $10.09 $11.58 $24,080 4.6%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $20.54 $17.65 $36,720 2.5%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93105 Machine Builders and Other Precision Machine Assemblers 80 $14.63 $14.93 $31,050 5.6%
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision 120 $12.50 $12.53 $26,060 3.1%
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 80 $11.32 $12.83 $26,690 9.1%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 290 $11.13 $12.39 $25,770 3.0%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 100 $10.08 $10.09 $20,980 1.7%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 1,070 $9.23 $9.16 $19,040 1.7%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 450 $7.22 $8.04 $16,730 3.1%
      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 120 $14.89 $14.53 $30,220 2.1%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 150 $18.17 $17.71 $36,840 2.0%
      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 490 $12.96 $13.31 $27,690 1.5%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 420 $9.43 $9.63 $20,040 1.1%
    97108 Bus Drivers 80 $8.07 $8.01 $16,650 1.9%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 310 $10.26 $10.55 $21,940 2.4%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 100 $6.39 $8.12 $16,900 2.8%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 30 $6.69 $6.90 $14,360 5.8%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 100 $12.89 $13.42 $27,910 4.4%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 30 $14.76 $15.42 $32,080 8.7%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 400 $10.65 $10.70 $22,250 0.9%
    97956 Operating Engineers 90 $16.54 $17.20 $35,770 4.7%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 70 $11.64 $13.11 $27,260 9.8%
      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 90 $8.57 $9.29 $19,320 2.6%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 90 $8.84 $9.27 $19,280 2.7%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 40 $6.26 $7.36 $15,300 28.2%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $8.32 $8.22 $17,100 3.3%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 100 $8.04 $8.11 $16,870 1.6%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 240 $8.65 $8.66 $18,020 1.3%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers (*) $6.17 $6.29 $13,080 5.5%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 240 $6.08 $6.53 $13,590 3.8%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,080 $7.74 $9.75 $20,270 3.9%

    (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.

    ** = 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 Michigan

    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