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

Bridgeport, Connecticut PMSA

Bridgeport is a primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA) in Connecticut.

Occupational divisions in Bridgeport:

  • 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 1,140 $32.88 $32.37 $67,330 2.9%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 360 $31.69 $32.11 $66,790 6.7%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 380 $22.20 $26.02 $54,120 2.8%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 920 $34.66 $33.64 $69,980 3.3%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 530 $28.81 $27.92 $58,080 2.4%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 990 $37.31 $35.19 $73,190 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 590 $34.23 $31.57 $65,660 5.1%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 320 $33.67 $31.96 $66,480 5.2%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 160 $19.89 $22.03 $45,830 12.2%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 580 $35.11 $33.37 $69,420 2.2%
    15017 Construction Managers 510 $22.55 $24.11 $50,140 2.6%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 190 $30.74 $28.60 $59,480 3.0%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 220 $16.41 $17.47 $36,340 3.5%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19002 Public Administration Chief Executives, Legislators, and General Administrators (*) $16.23 $19.66 $40,900 3.5%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 5,990 $35.74 $34.72 $72,220 1.9%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 1,040 $27.88 $28.82 $59,950 2.2%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
      Management Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters 120 $21.11 $22.99 $47,820 3.0%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 170 $21.06 $21.82 $45,380 3.8%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 1,110 $20.28 $22.38 $46,560 2.5%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 370 $22.66 $25.70 $53,460 2.8%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $18.10 $18.82 $39,140 3.0%
    21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 30 $20.95 $19.83 $41,240 5.0%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 350 $20.57 $21.48 $44,680 2.0%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 550 $20.16 $21.03 $43,730 5.8%
    21902 Cost Estimators 100 $20.76 $24.01 $49,940 3.9%
    21905 Management Analysts 80 $22.44 $24.61 $51,190 2.7%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $20.79 $23.33 $48,530 3.7%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 100 $21.67 $21.40 $44,520 2.8%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 940 $21.58 $22.66 $47,140 5.4%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22105 Metallurgists and Metallurgical, Ceramic, and Materials Engineers 70 $28.68 $27.37 $56,930 5.6%
    22114 Chemical Engineers 30 $35.34 $32.80 $68,230 4.6%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 220 $18.87 $22.73 $47,290 5.2%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 740 $32.33 $29.58 $61,520 2.4%
    22127 Computer Engineers 490 $33.08 $30.86 $64,190 3.3%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 380 $30.18 $28.03 $58,310 3.2%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 960 $30.23 $28.60 $59,480 3.0%
    22199 All Other Engineers 480 $28.73 $28.58 $59,450 3.3%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 40 $25.86 $27.67 $57,540 4.2%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 570 $17.76 $19.05 $39,610 2.6%
    22508 Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists 120 $16.69 $18.06 $37,570 1.4%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 190 $16.62 $16.62 $34,580 7.4%
    22514 Drafters 410 $19.17 $20.42 $42,480 3.0%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 650 $19.89 $19.94 $41,470 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 (*) $28.10 $28.45 $59,170 12.5%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 40 $35.57 $33.50 $69,670 5.3%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health (*) $15.94 $17.29 $35,970 2.0%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 120 $16.77 $16.74 $34,820 9.0%
      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 820 $30.47 $28.80 $59,900 3.2%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 140 $26.28 $27.65 $57,510 4.1%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 780 $21.87 $23.06 $47,960 2.1%
    25105 Computer Programmers 620 $31.51 $30.34 $63,100 5.7%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 130 $14.20 $18.78 $39,050 10.9%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 70 $23.70 $27.00 $56,170 5.2%
    25302 Operations and Systems Researchers and Analysts, Except Computer 80 $20.68 $22.31 $46,410 12.3%
      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)
    27102 Economists, Including Market Research Analysts 70 $21.32 $23.23 $48,310 5.0%
    27108 Psychologists 90 $30.59 $30.05 $62,500 6.2%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 510 $19.46 $20.00 $41,610 2.0%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 560 $19.88 $20.15 $41,920 4.0%
    27307 Residential Counselors 580 $11.38 $11.48 $23,880 2.7%
    27308 Human Services Workers 330 $11.50 $12.37 $25,720 4.1%
    27311 Recreation Workers 390 $14.69 $14.93 $31,050 3.4%
    27505 Directors, Religious Activities and Education 40 $16.58 $16.09 $33,460 3.9%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 770 $47.25 $42.83** $89,080** 7.2%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 210 $16.17 $16.42 $34,150 8.5%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31114 Nursing Instructors, Postsecondary 70 * * $61,460 4.9%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 520 $8.24 $8.59 $17,870 2.6%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 150 * * $42,460 3.1%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 2,890 * * $51,240 3.5%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,970 * * $53,700 3.1%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 800 * * $43,110 6.5%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 290 $16.85 $17.67 $36,750 6.4%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 270 $10.57 $15.28 $31,790 5.5%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 460 $13.22 $15.67 $32,580 6.1%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors (*) * * $24,820 4.2%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 300 $18.28 $20.08 $41,760 12.1%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 60 $13.80 $13.71 $28,510 4.3%
    31508 Audio-Visual Specialists (*) $20.68 $21.22 $44,130 7.1%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 300 $16.24 $18.51 $38,500 8.1%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 110 $18.56 $21.58 $44,880 3.2%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 1,890 $10.23 $10.40 $21,630 2.4%
      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 660 # $56.60** $117,730** 12.2%
    32105 Dentists 100 # $49.94** $103,880** 16.2%
    32108 Optometrists (*) $43.27 $39.46 $82,070 11.6%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 40 $33.47 $31.77 $66,080 9.4%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 70 $19.26 $19.91 $41,420 2.1%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 80 $26.03 $27.68 $57,570 4.0%
    32308 Physical Therapists 200 $32.18 $30.55 $63,550 4.5%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 120 $24.70 $25.80 $53,650 2.8%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 40 $13.51 $14.83 $30,850 5.4%
    32399 All Other Therapists (*) $12.22 $12.23 $25,450 4.9%
    32502 Registered Nurses 3,340 $21.86 $22.17 $46,100 2.3%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 940 $19.48 $19.05 $39,630 1.7%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 150 $10.70 $11.03 $22,940 3.5%
    32511 Physician Assistants 80 $30.44 $25.67 $53,390 5.8%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring (*) $13.25 $16.73 $34,800 8.6%
    32517 Pharmacists 280 $32.71 $29.66 $61,690 2.6%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 180 $9.40 $9.45 $19,650 3.3%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $18.55 $19.12 $39,770 6.0%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 210 $18.58 $19.12 $39,780 4.6%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 280 $14.16 $14.99 $31,180 8.3%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 450 $27.66 $26.93 $56,010 5.0%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 110 $12.08 $11.84 $24,630 3.9%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 280 $18.14 $18.11 $37,670 3.7%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 80 $15.73 $15.69 $32,630 1.2%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 40 $11.05 $10.98 $22,840 3.8%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 550 $13.57 $17.06 $35,490 5.9%
      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 190 $20.46 $24.08 $50,080 8.3%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 110 $19.63 $22.17 $46,100 3.1%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $14.61 $16.39 $34,090 12.6%
    34023 Photographers 50 $12.99 $16.09 $33,460 16.4%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 220 $17.53 $17.87 $37,180 2.5%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 410 $24.73 $25.17 $52,350 2.9%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 50 $9.32 $10.96 $22,800 5.2%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 60 * * $23,260 27.7%
    34058 Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers 130 * * $54,700 5.3%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39011 Funeral Directors and Morticians 30 $24.31 $23.93 $49,770 15.4%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 810 $19.47 $20.25 $42,110 2.4%
    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 2,210 $16.87 $19.10 $39,720 1.7%
      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 350 $18.08 $20.46 $42,560 7.0%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $11.95 $14.08 $29,290 4.5%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 320 $32.25 $33.35 $69,360 8.8%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 390 $18.39 $22.96 $47,750 4.2%
    43021 Travel Agents 180 $11.72 $12.35 $25,690 9.0%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 80 $19.22 $22.87 $47,570 13.9%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services (*) $15.29 $15.79 $32,850 8.9%
      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 770 $22.35 $23.37 $48,600 3.0%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 1,680 $19.87 $22.19 $46,160 3.1%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 6,430 $8.05 $9.74 $20,250 2.3%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 290 $15.62 $15.88 $33,040 3.1%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,070 $6.64 $7.31 $15,210 2.0%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,280 $8.20 $9.08 $18,890 1.9%
    49023 Cashiers 6,030 $7.02 $7.65 $15,900 1.3%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 330 $8.91 $9.27 $19,290 4.3%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 650 $12.54 $13.21 $27,470 2.0%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    51002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 2,980 $16.34 $17.42 $36,230 1.1%
      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 750 $9.72 $9.48 $19,720 4.0%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 90 $12.54 $12.42 $25,840 2.6%
    53111 Loan Interviewers 30 $14.59 $14.44 $30,030 6.6%
    53117 Credit Checkers 50 $12.53 $13.24 $27,530 1.5%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 1,970 $11.73 $12.08 $25,130 1.6%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks 40 $14.73 $15.03 $31,260 6.0%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $17.98 $20.32 $42,270 9.4%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 240 $14.14 $14.99 $31,170 3.2%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 260 $12.28 $13.03 $27,110 2.7%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 510 $14.34 $15.01 $31,210 2.3%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 70 $7.72 $7.95 $16,550 2.9%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 420 $8.11 $8.66 $18,010 4.0%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 530 $7.29 $7.39 $15,360 2.6%
    53911 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 40 $11.23 $10.94 $22,750 1.9%
      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 500 $15.23 $14.85 $30,900 4.3%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 530 $14.70 $14.82 $30,830 3.3%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 4,290 $13.57 $13.81 $28,720 1.1%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 140 $13.52 $14.49 $30,140 1.5%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,050 $10.91 $11.12 $23,130 2.0%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 380 $13.10 $12.66 $26,330 2.3%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $14.59 $14.56 $30,280 1.6%
    55321 File Clerks 330 $8.99 $9.16 $19,060 4.2%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 1,370 $12.64 $12.81 $26,640 1.0%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 130 $11.93 $12.50 $26,000 1.6%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 30 $13.65 $14.51 $30,170 6.1%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare (*) $14.94 $14.77 $30,720 2.2%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities (*) $12.29 $13.02 $27,090 3.2%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,430 $13.24 $13.79 $28,690 0.9%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 250 $13.91 $14.41 $29,970 0.9%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 550 $12.74 $13.09 $27,230 1.3%
    55347 General Office Clerks 3,280 $10.75 $11.12 $23,130 1.4%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 180 $11.64 $11.74 $24,410 1.6%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 420 $13.87 $13.79 $28,690 1.5%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 670 $10.41 $10.91 $22,690 4.2%
    56099 All Other Office Machine Operators 50 $10.69 $11.53 $23,990 3.2%
      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 260 $10.29 $10.29 $21,410 1.5%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 100 $9.05 $9.54 $19,850 3.5%
    57311 Messengers 80 $10.04 $10.59 $22,020 2.1%
      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 (*) $12.84 $12.27 $25,530 7.6%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 220 $13.11 $14.56 $30,270 4.5%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 840 $17.41 $17.14 $35,640 1.5%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 100 $9.98 $10.25 $21,320 1.4%
    58021 Marking Clerks 30 $7.14 $7.36 $15,310 4.2%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 1,070 $11.38 $12.08 $25,120 2.5%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 280 $8.88 $9.89 $20,560 1.7%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,060 $11.31 $12.12 $25,210 1.6%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 180 $14.56 $16.10 $33,490 2.9%
      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 800 $10.17 $10.71 $22,280 5.4%
    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)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors (*) $23.99 $24.71 $51,400 2.6%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors (*) $11.34 $13.11 $27,260 4.3%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 820 $13.83 $14.95 $31,090 2.1%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63011 Police Detectives (*) $23.14 $22.63 $47,070 2.3%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers (*) $18.24 $17.62 $36,650 2.0%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public (*) $8.94 $9.01 $18,740 1.9%
    63044 Crossing Guards (*) $7.78 $7.96 $16,560 3.8%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 1,510 $7.98 $8.97 $18,660 2.8%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 340 $8.54 $9.25 $19,240 3.9%
      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 190 $6.64 $7.10 $14,760 3.3%
    65005 Bartenders 470 $6.16 $6.72 $13,990 3.7%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,110 $5.91 $6.25 $13,000 4.0%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside (*) $9.39 $9.60 $19,970 1.8%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 210 $8.84 $9.15 $19,040 9.1%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 1,000 $6.14 $6.52 $13,560 3.0%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 360 $9.50 $9.76 $20,290 3.7%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $18.65 $17.02 $35,390 5.7%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 670 $9.48 $10.30 $21,420 3.8%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 260 $11.54 $11.57 $24,070 3.5%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 1,090 $5.92 $6.40 $13,310 2.5%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 240 $8.69 $8.33 $17,330 4.4%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,780 $8.01 $8.33 $17,320 4.6%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 680 $6.89 $7.17 $14,920 3.7%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 660 $8.12 $8.61 $17,900 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 320 $11.31 $11.95 $24,850 3.5%
    66005 Medical Assistants 270 $11.33 $11.32 $23,540 5.7%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 3,010 $10.56 $10.97 $22,810 1.2%
    66011 Home Health Aides 1,590 $9.21 $9.12 $18,970 2.6%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 130 $12.02 $12.78 $26,590 5.5%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 110 $11.25 $11.06 $23,010 4.2%
      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 960 $8.81 $9.39 $19,540 1.9%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,520 $7.04 $8.03 $16,700 3.8%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 240 $13.67 $12.97 $26,980 5.8%
      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 730 $7.17 $8.58 $17,850 5.8%
    68008 Manicurists (*) $13.78 $11.81 $24,560 17.0%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 330 $8.12 $8.64 $17,970 1.6%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (*) $5.78 $6.01 $12,490 3.2%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides (*) $7.96 $8.16 $16,960 2.3%
    68038 Child Care Workers 680 $7.47 $7.41 $15,420 2.4%
    68041 Funeral Attendants 50 $6.06 $6.42 $13,350 9.7%
      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 210 $7.51 $8.47 $17,630 1.8%
    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 30 $17.15 $18.02 $37,470 6.8%
      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 90 $6.76 $7.15 $14,870 3.4%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1,860 $10.52 $10.95 $22,780 1.3%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 30 $8.59 $8.57 $17,830 3.4%
    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 630 $18.72 $20.04 $41,680 4.6%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 320 $22.80 $23.39 $48,640 2.3%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 1,110 $20.46 $21.90 $45,550 1.8%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 230 $16.87 $18.26 $37,980 2.4%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 150 $18.45 $18.36 $38,180 2.2%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 370 $20.43 $21.80 $45,330 1.9%
      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 650 $19.80 $19.38 $40,310 4.2%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 740 $11.60 $12.78 $26,570 2.3%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 230 $9.49 $12.62 $26,260 9.7%
      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 390 $17.45 $17.73 $36,870 1.3%
    85123 Millwrights 40 $19.29 $19.09 $39,700 1.6%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 160 $15.34 $16.47 $34,260 1.1%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,430 $14.36 $14.33 $29,800 2.1%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 1,280 $13.42 $13.97 $29,060 6.7%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 260 $15.27 $15.52 $32,280 5.4%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $16.71 $17.02 $35,400 1.9%
    85323 Aircraft Mechanics (*) $19.72 $19.98 $41,570 4.1%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 50 $15.04 $15.65 $32,550 2.8%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 110 $18.21 $19.33 $40,200 6.5%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 130 $17.13 $15.66 $32,580 2.4%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 370 $17.34 $17.02 $35,400 3.1%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers (*) $18.05 $17.48 $36,370 1.9%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $8.54 $9.73 $20,240 8.2%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 420 $14.99 $15.16 $31,530 3.1%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 750 $17.97 $17.56 $36,520 2.1%
    87202 Electricians 670 $22.06 $22.67 $47,150 5.9%
    87302 Brickmasons 60 $21.80 $21.37 $44,450 2.3%
    87305 Stonemasons 30 $15.25 $15.75 $32,750 1.6%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 60 $17.16 $17.42 $36,240 2.0%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 310 $14.14 $15.42 $32,070 8.7%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 420 $17.86 $17.62 $36,640 8.2%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $16.56 $16.10 $33,480 3.4%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 50 $13.00 $13.42 $27,900 13.0%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 80 $14.97 $14.73 $30,630 6.2%
      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 740 $20.31 $19.66 $40,890 2.6%
    89108 Machinists 1,010 $16.41 $16.12 $33,520 3.4%
    89111 Tool Grinders, Filers, Sharpeners, and Other Precision Grinders 120 $16.62 $15.95 $33,180 1.3%
    89117 Precision Lay-Out Workers, Metal 40 $17.31 $15.58 $32,410 5.6%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 390 $15.54 $15.74 $32,740 7.8%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $14.73 $14.88 $30,960 2.3%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 70 $11.09 $10.85 $22,570 4.1%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 50 $17.32 $18.36 $38,190 7.8%
    89717 Strippers 30 $17.69 $17.40 $36,200 4.6%
    89718 Platemakers 30 $12.94 $13.64 $28,370 3.7%
    89917 Precision Optical Goods Workers (*) $14.72 $14.21 $29,550 4.7%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians (*) $12.40 $13.07 $27,180 3.4%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 120 $8.95 $10.80 $22,460 3.5%
      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 280 $20.08 $18.94 $39,380 1.7%
    91108 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 120 $15.79 $15.80 $32,870 1.5%
    91111 Milling and Planing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 70 $18.51 $17.98 $37,400 2.1%
    91114 Grinding, Lapping, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 150 $19.72 $18.29 $38,050 2.0%
    91117 Machine Tool Cutting Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $12.60 $12.67 $26,360 1.1%
    91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 100 $11.98 $12.41 $25,820 2.4%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 180 $13.17 $13.59 $28,260 0.8%
    91308 Shear and Slitter Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 130 $13.48 $13.04 $27,120 1.7%
    91311 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 110 $14.33 $14.26 $29,670 2.1%
    91314 Rolling Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 $14.84 $15.13 $31,470 3.5%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 510 $14.25 $13.05 $27,130 2.4%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 450 $18.40 $18.54 $38,570 3.7%
    91505 Combination Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 270 $18.13 $17.20 $35,780 2.4%
    91702 Welding Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 40 $16.36 $15.53 $32,290 2.0%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $13.99 $13.44 $27,960 3.6%
    91902 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 80 $12.89 $12.79 $26,590 5.7%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $7.95 $9.24 $19,210 4.0%
    91917 Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 180 $16.21 $15.69 $32,630 1.9%
    91921 Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $10.84 $11.87 $24,690 2.1%
    91926 Nonelectrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $9.78 $10.04 $20,880 10.0%
    91932 Heat Treating, Annealing, and Tempering Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $11.42 $12.07 $25,110 1.2%
    91935 Furnace Operators and Tenders 30 $11.72 $13.09 $27,220 1.7%
    92197 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 40 $15.71 $15.23 $31,670 5.7%
    92198 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $8.11 $9.47 $19,690 4.8%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 120 $11.48 $11.86 $24,660 0.9%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 90 $17.41 $17.37 $36,130 2.9%
    92519 All Other Printing Press Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $11.82 $12.41 $25,810 10.9%
    92525 Bindery Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $11.56 $12.85 $26,720 2.1%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 230 $14.01 $13.63 $28,350 7.6%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $12.95 $13.51 $28,100 2.9%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 130 $9.10 $9.24 $19,230 2.2%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 200 $7.95 $8.08 $16,800 5.4%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $11.31 $10.40 $21,640 4.9%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $10.67 $10.58 $22,010 8.4%
    92951 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 80 $17.37 $16.41 $34,130 2.2%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $12.00 $12.04 $25,050 5.4%
    92958 Cleaning, Washing, and Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 50 $11.40 $11.52 $23,950 1.0%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $13.48 $13.31 $27,680 1.6%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $10.56 $10.51 $21,870 1.4%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 360 $10.21 $11.05 $22,980 1.0%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 130 $14.57 $15.77 $32,800 3.5%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 800 $9.03 $9.95 $20,700 5.6%
      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 220 $16.09 $15.77 $32,790 3.6%
    93111 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers, Precision (*) $13.26 $13.87 $28,840 1.7%
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision 790 $16.64 $14.60 $30,370 3.0%
    93197 All Other Precision Assemblers (*) $18.35 $18.07 $37,580 3.0%
    93902 Machine Assemblers 130 $10.25 $11.07 $23,030 1.1%
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 660 $11.86 $12.11 $25,190 4.3%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 190 $14.07 $15.00 $31,200 6.3%
    93917 Solderers and Brazers 80 $9.28 $9.69 $20,160 9.0%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 170 $11.04 $12.39 $25,760 2.3%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 2,530 $8.93 $10.00 $20,810 6.9%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 640 $9.38 $12.25 $25,470 8.9%
      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 $21.01 $19.82 $41,220 4.1%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 110 $18.40 $17.42 $36,220 2.1%
      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 1,230 $16.53 $16.08 $33,450 1.2%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,400 $10.74 $11.37 $23,650 1.6%
    97108 Bus Drivers 680 $14.12 $14.16 $29,450 4.3%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 990 $10.49 $10.02 $20,850 5.1%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $11.17 $12.16 $25,300 7.0%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 270 $11.92 $12.43 $25,860 5.7%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 100 * * $51,250 8.0%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 220 $7.22 $7.31 $15,210 1.7%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 40 $7.47 $7.64 $15,890 2.4%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 140 $15.82 $18.19 $37,840 1.9%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 80 $20.22 $21.02 $43,720 6.0%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 30 $17.61 $19.02 $39,560 7.6%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $19.15 $20.74 $43,130 8.4%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 290 $15.07 $14.47 $30,090 2.2%
    97956 Operating Engineers 120 $19.28 $19.72 $41,010 1.6%
      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 260 $10.22 $11.31 $23,520 3.9%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters (*) $11.68 $12.11 $25,190 3.1%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 140 $12.46 $13.15 $27,340 2.9%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (*) $11.54 $12.00 $24,950 7.6%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 360 $8.04 $8.74 $18,190 2.0%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (*) $14.53 $13.43 $27,940 2.6%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,250 $10.58 $11.20 $23,290 1.3%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,140 $7.01 $7.64 $15,890 1.9%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 230 $8.47 $9.17 $19,080 4.1%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,460 $10.34 $11.36 $23,630 1.3%

    (1) = Relative standard error (RSE) of the mean wage. The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    # = Median hourly wage is over $60.01.

    ** = This mean wage estimate may be understated because 25% or more of the employment was estimated as earning more than $60.01 per hour. The larger the share of employment estimated in the upper open-ended interval ($60.01 and over), the more likely it is that the mean wage is underestimated.

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    Statewide estimates for Connecticut

    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