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

Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, Mississippi MSA

Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Mississippi.

Occupational divisions in Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula:

  • 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 510 $20.12 $22.18 $46,140 3.7%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 180 $21.32 $22.15 $46,070 1.7%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 180 $21.31 $22.41 $46,620 3.7%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 250 $19.34 $23.66 $49,220 2.4%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 290 $20.70 $22.17 $46,120 2.4%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 430 $33.57 $31.17 $64,820 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 360 $26.71 $25.65 $53,350 2.9%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 380 $18.77 $20.82 $43,300 2.3%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 240 $10.80 $11.80 $24,530 3.9%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 350 $30.59 $28.67 $59,630 4.2%
    15017 Construction Managers 280 $18.09 $20.55 $42,750 4.1%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 150 $23.69 $28.05 $58,340 7.8%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 600 $12.38 $13.73 $28,560 3.4%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 2,820 $19.27 $23.39 $48,660 2.1%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 420 $23.64 $25.77 $53,610 2.3%
    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 210 $13.10 $15.49 $32,220 5.5%
    21111 Tax Preparers 30 $13.09 $13.75 $28,600 4.6%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 570 $16.63 $19.05 $39,630 3.2%
    21117 Budget Analysts 80 $18.78 $20.59 $42,830 2.4%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 100 $16.65 $20.43 $42,490 2.9%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $12.86 $15.92 $33,110 3.3%
    21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 30 $13.77 $16.19 $33,680 25.0%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 340 $16.95 $18.23 $37,920 1.5%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 80 $12.25 $12.50 $25,990 1.0%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 430 $16.78 $18.13 $37,710 5.4%
    21902 Cost Estimators 300 $16.98 $17.81 $37,050 1.6%
    21905 Management Analysts 100 $21.26 $22.40 $46,590 2.6%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $12.54 $13.59 $28,260 1.8%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 100 $11.40 $15.07 $31,340 3.3%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 350 $18.37 $20.55 $42,750 2.0%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22114 Chemical Engineers 60 $33.81 $30.66 $63,780 3.9%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 120 $23.62 $23.94 $49,790 3.0%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 580 $28.28 $27.36 $56,910 2.4%
    22127 Computer Engineers 60 $25.09 $26.32 $54,750 2.3%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 170 $21.96 $23.41 $48,690 2.6%
    22132 Safety Engineers, Except Mining 60 $22.19 $22.96 $47,750 2.5%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 180 $26.01 $26.29 $54,690 2.8%
    22199 All Other Engineers 320 $28.85 $26.97 $56,110 3.6%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 60 $14.98 $16.43 $34,170 3.6%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 420 $17.27 $18.09 $37,630 1.2%
    22508 Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists 30 $17.88 $18.44 $38,350 2.2%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 160 $17.62 $17.80 $37,020 2.7%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 150 $9.68 $10.61 $22,070 4.0%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 360 $16.38 $17.30 $35,980 1.3%
      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 150 $17.72 $19.59 $40,750 2.1%
    24308 Biological Scientists 80 $21.30 $22.13 $46,030 3.0%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 140 $16.13 $16.86 $35,060 1.2%
      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 390 $21.45 $22.53 $46,870 2.0%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 30 $19.60 $20.18 $41,970 2.2%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 190 $15.91 $16.80 $34,940 4.4%
    25105 Computer Programmers 400 $16.68 $19.40 $40,360 6.8%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 70 $9.97 $10.96 $22,790 1.1%
      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 30 $16.51 $16.36 $34,040 1.7%
    27108 Psychologists 50 $19.67 $21.19 $44,080 2.9%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 200 $13.22 $13.76 $28,620 0.8%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 250 $12.45 $13.57 $28,220 1.9%
    27307 Residential Counselors 60 $7.82 $8.69 $18,070 1.8%
    27308 Human Services Workers 140 $9.31 $9.78 $20,340 3.2%
    27311 Recreation Workers 270 $8.62 $9.48 $19,710 1.4%
      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 30 $17.36 $18.37 $38,210 3.8%
    28108 Lawyers 270 $31.74 $32.79 $68,210 12.0%
    28302 Law Clerks 50 $8.67 $10.00 $20,810 12.6%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel (*) $12.07 $12.42 $25,830 4.9%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31111 Lecturers 40 $7.89 $9.13 $18,990 7.1%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 280 $6.15 $8.00 $16,640 9.3%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 220 * * $27,350 2.3%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,600 * * $31,110 1.8%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,510 * * $32,220 2.4%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 430 * * $30,260 1.9%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 660 $16.67 $16.38 $34,070 1.3%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 160 $14.25 $15.14 $31,490 5.1%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 480 * * $13,910 2.9%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 200 $16.01 $16.26 $33,820 2.0%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 40 $8.11 $8.95 $18,610 3.6%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 160 $17.89 $18.17 $37,790 2.7%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 940 $5.75 $5.72 $11,900 2.7%
      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 520 # $52.29** $108,770** 10.3%
    32105 Dentists (*) $44.83 $43.29** $90,050** 19.3%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 80 $14.57 $14.78 $30,730 1.1%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 40 $22.41 $23.96 $49,840 5.3%
    32308 Physical Therapists 140 $23.68 $26.19 $54,470 3.4%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 80 $17.34 $18.94 $39,390 2.2%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 30 $13.08 $14.02 $29,160 1.5%
    32502 Registered Nurses 3,300 $18.06 $18.57 $38,620 0.8%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 850 $10.60 $10.90 $22,680 0.9%
    32511 Physician Assistants 80 $10.18 $11.38 $23,660 4.8%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 50 $8.61 $9.17 $19,080 3.5%
    32517 Pharmacists 210 $27.32 $26.05 $54,170 5.3%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 190 $7.93 $8.33 $17,340 3.0%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 70 $16.52 $16.16 $33,610 1.4%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 210 $17.47 $17.65 $36,710 0.9%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $11.79 $12.86 $26,750 1.0%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 80 $14.25 $15.09 $31,390 8.4%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 110 $9.66 $10.42 $21,670 1.3%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 230 $13.69 $14.18 $29,490 1.6%
    32925 Cardiology Technologists 30 $18.09 $18.47 $38,420 1.9%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 120 $10.30 $10.63 $22,110 0.8%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 40 $7.72 $7.76 $16,140 2.8%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 220 $12.82 $14.50 $30,160 1.9%
      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 $14.72 $15.35 $31,940 1.2%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 80 $14.76 $15.86 $32,990 2.1%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $13.90 $15.21 $31,630 2.0%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 70 $8.71 $11.34 $23,590 9.4%
    34023 Photographers 70 $8.65 $11.30 $23,510 13.2%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 30 $7.70 $8.03 $16,710 4.4%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 70 $13.29 $14.70 $30,580 1.7%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 140 $9.18 $10.32 $21,470 3.5%
    34041 Interior Designers (*) $14.17 $13.98 $29,070 2.1%
    34053 Dancers and Choreographers 50 $8.40 $10.18 $21,170 2.2%
      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 430 $17.92 $17.84 $37,110 2.0%
    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 1,970 $11.96 $13.62 $28,330 1.6%
      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 140 $12.83 $18.64 $38,770 9.5%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 300 $9.17 $12.54 $26,080 5.7%
    43021 Travel Agents (*) $7.88 $8.01 $16,650 3.7%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 120 $12.93 $15.22 $31,660 6.6%
      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)
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 90 $18.23 $18.74 $38,970 1.9%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 620 $14.81 $15.34 $31,900 1.7%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,110 $7.21 $7.99 $16,610 1.5%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 440 $9.46 $9.69 $20,150 3.4%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 660 $6.73 $7.19 $14,960 2.3%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,470 $6.58 $7.02 $14,590 1.1%
    49023 Cashiers 4,580 $6.35 $6.79 $14,130 1.5%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 170 $6.37 $7.21 $15,000 1.8%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 1,620 $8.81 $9.20 $19,130 0.6%
    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 1,590 $12.91 $14.62 $30,410 1.3%
      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 740 $7.82 $7.93 $16,500 2.6%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 120 $9.74 $9.68 $20,140 3.3%
    53117 Credit Checkers 30 $9.66 $9.77 $20,330 1.8%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 200 $8.81 $9.45 $19,660 4.9%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 130 $8.09 $8.72 $18,130 1.1%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $15.66 $18.14 $37,730 10.5%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 120 $9.87 $9.65 $20,070 2.7%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 150 $8.14 $8.67 $18,040 1.4%
    53702 Court Clerks 90 $8.76 $9.04 $18,800 1.2%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 200 $7.85 $8.33 $17,320 3.3%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 580 $6.94 $6.99 $14,550 1.9%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 350 $6.55 $7.08 $14,730 3.9%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 410 $5.87 $6.34 $13,190 2.9%
    53914 Real Estate Clerks 30 $7.55 $7.77 $16,160 11.9%
      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 460 $11.20 $11.76 $24,460 5.0%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 260 $9.20 $8.64 $17,980 1.9%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,340 $9.21 $9.52 $19,810 1.0%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 110 $8.56 $9.26 $19,260 1.4%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 940 $7.72 $7.95 $16,540 1.2%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 340 $9.02 $9.24 $19,220 0.7%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 240 $11.15 $11.68 $24,300 0.7%
    55321 File Clerks 240 $6.46 $6.95 $14,460 1.6%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 350 $8.87 $10.78 $22,420 2.1%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 70 $11.25 $11.78 $24,510 0.8%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 70 $9.69 $10.18 $21,160 0.9%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 120 $8.20 $8.30 $17,260 1.4%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 160 $9.70 $11.30 $23,500 5.2%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,680 $9.93 $10.40 $21,630 1.0%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $10.87 $11.08 $23,040 0.5%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 290 $8.53 $9.26 $19,250 1.2%
    55347 General Office Clerks 2,450 $7.82 $8.36 $17,380 0.8%
      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 80 $9.46 $9.30 $19,350 0.9%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 280 $10.79 $10.88 $22,630 0.6%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 300 $8.58 $8.74 $18,180 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 300 $7.14 $7.23 $15,030 1.3%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 50 $8.54 $8.54 $17,760 1.0%
      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 120 $8.30 $8.64 $17,960 1.4%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $10.55 $10.96 $22,790 1.3%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $9.00 $9.71 $20,190 3.4%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $13.68 $12.96 $26,950 2.5%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 1,140 $8.42 $9.18 $19,090 1.5%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 90 $7.90 $8.76 $18,220 1.5%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 890 $10.34 $11.39 $23,690 1.5%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 70 $12.13 $13.25 $27,550 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 690 $8.64 $9.68 $20,130 2.2%
    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 80 $16.61 $16.28 $33,860 1.9%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 150 $16.04 $17.44 $36,280 1.6%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 220 $8.76 $9.93 $20,640 2.7%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,940 $12.26 $14.04 $29,200 1.8%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 440 $12.25 $11.74 $24,410 1.5%
    63011 Police Detectives 60 $14.05 $14.38 $29,910 1.3%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 480 $12.41 $12.28 $25,530 1.2%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 140 $10.17 $11.99 $24,940 2.1%
    63044 Crossing Guards 70 $8.77 $9.45 $19,650 3.7%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 1,800 $7.60 $8.04 $16,720 4.6%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 150 $10.33 $10.37 $21,570 1.1%
      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 680 $6.88 $7.22 $15,020 2.9%
    65005 Bartenders 2,110 $6.02 $5.94 $12,360 2.8%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 3,180 $5.74 $5.60 $11,650 1.2%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside 60 $7.12 $6.93 $14,420 1.9%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 830 $5.94 $6.15 $12,790 2.3%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 430 $5.89 $6.27 $13,040 1.9%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 100 $8.14 $8.29 $17,240 2.6%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 210 $9.56 $10.07 $20,950 3.4%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 970 $7.93 $8.06 $16,770 1.3%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 650 $6.49 $6.98 $14,520 1.5%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 850 $6.19 $6.70 $13,930 3.1%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 570 $6.97 $6.94 $14,440 2.4%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,080 $5.89 $6.25 $12,990 1.8%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 2,030 $6.02 $6.50 $13,520 2.8%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 240 $6.34 $6.64 $13,810 1.8%
      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 240 $8.22 $8.47 $17,620 5.3%
    66005 Medical Assistants 200 $8.76 $8.68 $18,060 2.4%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,380 $6.97 $7.28 $15,130 1.1%
    66011 Home Health Aides 210 $7.47 $7.48 $15,560 1.5%
    66014 Psychiatric Aides 100 $6.77 $6.75 $14,050 2.0%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 150 $8.29 $9.30 $19,340 4.8%
      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 2,450 $6.16 $6.50 $13,520 1.4%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,920 $6.61 $7.10 $14,780 1.8%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 140 $8.44 $10.39 $21,600 14.1%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 140 $7.31 $7.71 $16,030 1.4%
      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 290 $8.17 $8.55 $17,790 7.3%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 460 $6.31 $6.87 $14,290 3.0%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $5.99 $6.06 $12,610 2.4%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 130 $5.86 $5.89 $12,260 2.1%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 100 $6.26 $6.66 $13,850 3.9%
    68038 Child Care Workers 480 $5.96 $7.13 $14,830 10.7%
      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 2,750 $5.93 $6.59 $13,700 1.3%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      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 110 $6.32 $6.61 $13,740 3.0%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 850 $7.11 $7.30 $15,180 1.5%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 30 $7.45 $7.40 $15,390 3.7%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 60 $11.89 $11.24 $23,380 2.1%
    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 1,020 $18.54 $19.78 $41,150 1.6%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 750 $17.22 $17.87 $37,160 2.4%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 1,150 $18.63 $20.25 $42,130 1.7%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $18.74 $20.30 $42,230 2.0%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 250 $17.13 $18.76 $39,010 4.6%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 380 $18.57 $19.12 $39,770 5.2%
      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 280 $16.99 $16.93 $35,210 1.6%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 250 $14.22 $13.33 $27,720 1.1%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 80 $8.75 $9.56 $19,880 3.3%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85116 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Marine Equipment 110 $14.50 $12.93 $26,900 1.7%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant (*) $20.91 $19.65 $40,880 3.5%
    85123 Millwrights 180 $14.14 $14.78 $30,740 1.3%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,490 $9.41 $10.41 $21,660 1.3%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 620 $11.37 $12.14 $25,260 3.3%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $13.62 $13.25 $27,560 4.5%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $13.10 $13.16 $27,380 0.8%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 250 $17.38 $16.84 $35,020 3.6%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 60 $16.13 $17.41 $36,210 4.0%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers 30 $11.28 $11.29 $23,480 3.4%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers (*) $11.10 $11.43 $23,770 1.8%
    85726 Station Installers and Repairers, Telephone 40 $17.89 $17.29 $35,970 4.7%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 410 $11.82 $11.89 $24,720 1.7%
    85908 Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers 30 $15.26 $15.63 $32,520 4.8%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 50 $14.30 $14.15 $29,430 2.4%
    85928 Mechanical Control and Valve Installers and Repairers 30 $8.77 $8.89 $18,490 3.4%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $7.23 $7.20 $14,980 3.6%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 220 $12.31 $13.08 $27,200 0.9%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 1,290 $12.92 $12.77 $26,550 1.4%
    87105 Ceiling Tile Installers and Acoustical Carpenters (*) $12.98 $12.50 $26,000 4.1%
    87202 Electricians 1,410 $15.06 $14.79 $30,750 1.5%
    87302 Brickmasons 90 $14.45 $13.46 $27,990 13.4%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 70 $10.40 $10.70 $22,260 1.9%
    87314 Reinforcing Metal Workers 100 $13.14 $12.73 $26,480 2.9%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 40 $14.99 $14.99 $31,180 3.0%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 470 $12.66 $12.88 $26,790 2.0%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,410 $14.58 $14.19 $29,520 1.1%
    87508 Pipelayers 150 $9.35 $9.57 $19,890 2.6%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (*) $10.22 $9.91 $20,620 1.6%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 280 $8.56 $8.77 $18,250 1.1%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 80 $13.95 $13.29 $27,640 1.8%
    87808 Roofers 30 $12.46 $12.77 $26,570 3.3%
    87811 Glaziers 40 $9.80 $10.00 $20,800 5.8%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 280 $14.26 $14.18 $29,500 4.1%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 140 $10.06 $10.21 $21,240 1.0%
      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 50 $14.94 $14.24 $29,620 1.9%
    89121 Shipfitters 1,690 $14.50 $14.08 $29,280 1.2%
    89123 Jewelers and Silversmiths 40 $14.95 $15.90 $33,060 17.3%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 490 $15.21 $14.70 $30,580 1.7%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $10.64 $10.96 $22,800 3.1%
      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)
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $13.57 $12.63 $26,270 1.7%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 70 $11.37 $12.10 $25,160 2.6%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $11.03 $10.67 $22,190 4.2%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 350 $6.57 $6.79 $14,130 2.2%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 110 $6.61 $6.85 $14,240 3.9%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $13.70 $13.50 $28,080 1.2%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $8.12 $8.97 $18,660 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 170 $12.82 $12.80 $26,630 1.2%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 2,580 $14.87 $14.82 $30,830 1.4%
    93935 Cannery Workers 240 $6.54 $7.37 $15,340 2.3%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 80 $14.13 $13.35 $27,760 2.3%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 480 $8.22 $9.04 $18,810 1.5%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 250 $7.73 $8.13 $16,920 1.3%
      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 100 $9.89 $10.13 $21,070 1.2%
    95032 Stationary Engineers 170 $16.59 $17.18 $35,740 1.6%
      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 1,410 $10.91 $11.93 $24,820 3.0%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 890 $8.25 $9.88 $20,540 1.8%
    97108 Bus Drivers 230 $7.64 $7.83 $16,280 1.6%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 550 $5.87 $6.14 $12,770 2.2%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (*) $6.00 $6.00 $12,480 4.1%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 310 $10.86 $10.18 $21,180 2.0%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 110 $6.14 $6.52 $13,570 7.9%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 270 $5.78 $5.75 $11,960 2.7%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 50 $5.85 $11.76 $24,460 2.9%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 100 $11.88 $11.90 $24,740 1.4%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 80 $11.93 $12.05 $25,070 1.7%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 170 $14.73 $14.49 $30,140 1.6%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 300 $10.20 $10.44 $21,720 1.4%
    97956 Operating Engineers 140 $11.64 $12.22 $25,420 3.2%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 130 $9.28 $9.18 $19,090 1.2%
      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 730 $8.23 $8.78 $18,250 1.5%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters (*) $8.30 $8.55 $17,780 2.1%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 320 $8.62 $8.98 $18,690 2.9%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 160 $8.98 $9.45 $19,650 3.6%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 60 $8.26 $8.17 $16,990 4.5%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 220 $8.46 $9.03 $18,780 1.4%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 650 $8.78 $9.03 $18,780 6.0%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 690 $8.91 $9.47 $19,690 1.6%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 910 $5.86 $6.14 $12,770 1.6%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 260 $5.89 $6.49 $13,500 2.5%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,960 $7.36 $7.73 $16,090 2.0%

    (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 Mississippi

    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