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

Brockton, Massachusetts PMSA

Brockton is a primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA) in Massachusetts.

Occupational divisions in Brockton:

  • 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 $28.91 $29.39 $61,130 2.5%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 170 $29.58 $27.66 $57,530 3.0%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 160 $23.73 $27.29 $56,760 4.0%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 390 $33.82 $33.23 $69,120 2.6%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 340 $30.79 $29.10 $60,530 3.0%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 240 $33.08 $30.79 $64,040 2.2%
      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 350 $30.25 $27.32 $56,830 3.9%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 210 $23.90 $25.07 $52,140 5.6%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators (*) $15.55 $19.74 $41,050 4.1%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 150 $27.00 $27.21 $56,600 2.8%
    15017 Construction Managers 140 $27.06 $25.05 $52,110 9.1%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 240 $31.16 $27.70 $57,610 4.6%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 380 $17.36 $16.81 $34,960 7.1%
      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 2,730 $26.67 $29.71 $61,800 1.9%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 640 $24.67 $25.40 $52,820 2.4%
    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 70 $18.72 $19.66 $40,890 5.6%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 160 $17.16 $19.63 $40,820 3.6%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 350 $17.99 $19.36 $40,280 1.7%
    21117 Budget Analysts 30 $28.91 $26.02 $54,130 5.3%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 170 $15.13 $16.82 $34,980 2.0%
    21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 40 $18.02 $19.51 $40,580 2.3%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $20.51 $20.86 $43,390 2.1%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 50 $13.96 $14.23 $29,600 3.4%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 140 $18.42 $19.00 $39,530 1.4%
    21902 Cost Estimators 120 $18.79 $21.01 $43,700 4.1%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors (*) $15.06 $15.67 $32,600 1.6%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 450 $17.11 $17.96 $37,350 1.6%
      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 90 $21.36 $21.68 $45,080 4.5%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 160 $30.76 $27.83 $57,890 4.5%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 40 $23.93 $24.38 $50,710 3.0%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 110 $22.72 $24.14 $50,210 2.3%
    22199 All Other Engineers 320 $31.49 $29.20 $60,730 3.9%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 30 $15.11 $18.84 $39,190 13.3%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 180 $26.52 $26.33 $54,770 8.2%
    22514 Drafters 170 $17.73 $18.34 $38,140 1.8%
      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 220 $30.11 $28.68 $59,660 4.2%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 260 $16.83 $17.68 $36,770 1.1%
    25105 Computer Programmers 110 $24.80 $25.26 $52,540 2.8%
      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 60 $25.82 $24.96 $51,920 4.3%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 270 $18.49 $21.07 $43,820 4.4%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 460 $15.60 $16.54 $34,410 4.8%
    27307 Residential Counselors 420 $9.76 $9.79 $20,370 1.6%
    27308 Human Services Workers 310 $10.53 $10.95 $22,780 4.1%
    27311 Recreation Workers 90 $8.67 $9.21 $19,160 4.8%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 210 $30.70 $31.67 $65,880 19.9%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel (*) $18.53 $19.36 $40,270 7.8%
      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 30 * * $44,480 7.8%
    31202 Life Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $49,250 6.2%
    31209 All Other Physical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $47,460 4.4%
    31212 Health Assessment and Treatment Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $53,010 7.1%
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 100 * * $45,500 6.0%
    31215 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $43,780 6.3%
    31218 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 90 * * $47,650 4.7%
    31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 70 * * $45,460 4.9%
    31226 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $46,190 5.4%
    31231 Anthropology and Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $46,170 5.0%
    31235 History Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $49,940 5.7%
    31237 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 60 * * $48,270 5.1%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 70 * * $47,820 5.7%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 430 $9.99 $10.10 $21,000 4.0%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 150 * * $38,770 4.6%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,660 * * $42,640 1.9%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School (*) * * $46,470 1.8%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 390 * * $42,700 2.8%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 200 $20.41 $19.93 $41,450 2.5%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 100 $11.17 $12.51 $26,010 1.8%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 270 $7.72 $11.04 $22,970 9.6%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 190 * * $28,410 10.4%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 100 $18.16 $19.01 $39,540 5.6%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 60 $10.95 $11.07 $23,020 2.4%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 150 $19.99 $20.60 $42,860 2.9%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 930 $7.27 $8.67 $18,040 4.7%
      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 600 # $50.26** $104,550** 23.0%
    32105 Dentists 40 # $50.42** $104,870** 17.5%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 40 $28.17 $31.16 $64,810 10.2%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 60 $18.71 $19.47 $40,510 4.6%
    32308 Physical Therapists 80 $29.35 $27.25 $56,670 5.0%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 60 $21.67 $21.62 $44,970 4.2%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,950 $20.96 $20.87 $43,400 4.4%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 590 $15.85 $15.98 $33,230 4.9%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 120 $10.20 $11.03 $22,940 0.9%
    32511 Physician Assistants (*) $13.04 $17.77 $36,970 17.8%
    32517 Pharmacists 110 $32.10 $29.22 $60,770 2.7%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 140 $7.59 $8.35 $17,370 1.6%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists (*) $32.54 $28.20 $58,650 8.1%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $20.96 $21.25 $44,200 2.1%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 170 $15.82 $15.34 $31,900 2.3%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 170 $23.02 $22.79 $47,400 4.4%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians (*) $8.16 $9.10 $18,940 5.8%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 120 $18.38 $18.38 $38,220 2.3%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 100 $17.67 $18.49 $38,460 2.7%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34023 Photographers 30 $9.07 $9.65 $20,070 14.8%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 120 $15.34 $17.31 $36,010 6.4%
      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 230 $18.21 $18.72 $38,930 1.3%
    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 1,300 $16.40 $18.95 $39,410 4.1%
      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 $16.75 $19.65 $40,870 10.4%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 240 $13.21 $18.53 $38,540 5.8%
    43021 Travel Agents 80 $12.44 $12.16 $25,290 3.6%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 40 $18.84 $22.88 $47,580 16.1%
      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 40 $30.70 $31.13 $64,760 11.3%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 490 $18.49 $20.80 $43,260 4.1%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 1,000 $26.65 $27.27 $56,730 3.3%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 3,540 $7.67 $9.35 $19,440 4.5%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 310 $10.61 $11.35 $23,610 3.3%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 600 $7.28 $7.67 $15,950 2.2%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 950 $7.87 $8.86 $18,430 1.7%
    49023 Cashiers 3,230 $7.13 $7.46 $15,520 0.8%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters (*) $8.56 $8.98 $18,680 2.4%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 260 $11.28 $12.86 $26,760 2.7%
    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 1,200 $15.11 $16.33 $33,960 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 570 $9.02 $9.12 $18,970 1.9%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 80 $11.04 $11.47 $23,850 4.4%
    53117 Credit Checkers 30 $10.91 $11.61 $24,140 2.0%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 100 $12.29 $12.41 $25,810 2.3%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 370 $11.72 $12.20 $25,380 2.2%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $18.05 $18.68 $38,850 3.0%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 40 $12.07 $12.73 $26,480 5.7%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 110 $12.57 $12.46 $25,920 3.8%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 120 $11.91 $12.48 $25,960 5.1%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 50 $7.31 $7.29 $15,170 2.5%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 100 $11.82 $11.05 $22,980 3.0%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 290 $7.37 $7.88 $16,380 5.1%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 180 $13.76 $14.18 $29,490 9.4%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 300 $12.70 $13.37 $27,800 3.7%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,770 $12.27 $12.82 $26,660 1.9%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 50 $13.44 $14.09 $29,320 3.0%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 810 $9.46 $9.83 $20,440 2.0%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 260 $10.87 $10.71 $22,280 0.9%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $13.06 $13.27 $27,610 1.5%
    55321 File Clerks 200 $7.48 $8.17 $16,990 2.6%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 470 $9.23 $10.54 $21,920 1.6%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 80 $11.49 $11.35 $23,610 1.5%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 70 $29.03 $26.47 $55,070 4.9%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,470 $11.99 $12.53 $26,060 1.1%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $13.39 $14.03 $29,180 1.3%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 330 $10.94 $11.01 $22,910 1.1%
    55347 General Office Clerks 2,020 $10.43 $10.48 $21,790 1.5%
      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 70 $10.89 $11.00 $22,890 4.1%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators (*) $8.29 $10.12 $21,060 8.5%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing (*) $9.99 $10.07 $20,950 1.5%
      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 120 $11.20 $11.20 $23,290 0.9%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 30 $9.20 $10.35 $21,530 2.2%
    57311 Messengers 30 $7.89 $8.09 $16,820 2.4%
      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 (*) $15.21 $13.51 $28,100 4.9%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 $15.94 $14.75 $30,690 7.6%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $14.09 $15.78 $32,830 2.2%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 750 $11.09 $11.47 $23,870 1.5%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 310 $9.03 $9.36 $19,470 1.7%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 820 $11.25 $11.86 $24,680 2.1%
      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 240 $10.94 $10.98 $22,830 3.3%
    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)
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors (*) $11.07 $12.08 $25,120 1.5%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 340 $15.14 $15.11 $31,430 2.8%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 330 $17.90 $18.67 $38,830 6.9%
    63044 Crossing Guards 40 $6.09 $7.47 $15,530 4.0%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards (*) $8.09 $9.12 $18,960 2.3%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 50 $7.06 $7.99 $16,630 3.4%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    65002 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop 260 $7.66 $12.18 $25,340 23.0%
    65005 Bartenders 680 $5.95 $6.30 $13,110 2.7%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,450 $5.90 $7.14 $14,860 7.2%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 220 $5.94 $6.28 $13,060 3.7%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 1,020 $5.94 $6.50 $13,510 2.4%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 130 $11.08 $10.74 $22,330 4.8%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 30 $21.31 $19.74 $41,060 2.5%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 570 $9.52 $9.71 $20,200 3.0%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 190 $11.38 $11.08 $23,060 2.4%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 220 $7.24 $7.49 $15,570 5.9%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 170 $9.17 $9.02 $18,760 2.0%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 880 $7.59 $8.00 $16,640 2.3%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,200 $6.60 $7.09 $14,740 2.1%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 170 $8.05 $8.47 $17,620 1.5%
      Health Service and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 210 $7.89 $9.14 $19,010 9.4%
    66005 Medical Assistants 280 $9.00 $9.00 $18,720 2.2%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,180 $9.82 $10.05 $20,910 2.6%
    66011 Home Health Aides 220 $8.25 $8.25 $17,170 2.6%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 40 $17.45 $17.20 $35,770 2.4%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 70 $12.02 $11.96 $24,880 1.6%
      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 500 $7.82 $8.22 $17,090 1.8%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,290 $9.70 $9.98 $20,760 1.3%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers (*) $14.53 $14.46 $30,090 1.2%
      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 360 $7.04 $8.37 $17,410 8.7%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 40 $6.77 $7.16 $14,900 2.8%
    68038 Child Care Workers 220 $8.74 $9.01 $18,740 2.3%
      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 110 $7.84 $8.98 $18,680 1.7%
    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 90 $9.47 $9.67 $20,120 5.5%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 710 $8.98 $9.47 $19,700 2.0%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 60 $9.01 $9.35 $19,450 3.9%
    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 260 $18.56 $19.23 $40,000 2.3%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 210 $19.92 $21.59 $44,910 2.3%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 350 $16.96 $17.48 $36,370 3.2%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $19.13 $19.36 $40,260 2.0%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $15.14 $16.61 $34,540 4.9%
      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 60 $16.65 $17.40 $36,190 2.3%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 260 $13.59 $14.71 $30,610 2.7%
      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 140 $16.89 $16.63 $34,600 1.3%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 650 $11.94 $12.64 $26,300 2.1%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 580 $15.04 $14.65 $30,480 4.0%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 240 $14.03 $13.94 $28,990 5.3%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 190 $15.37 $15.59 $32,430 1.3%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $15.90 $17.60 $36,610 3.5%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 290 $22.57 $20.95 $43,580 3.0%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers (*) $32.00 $27.58 $57,370 7.5%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 200 $16.68 $16.66 $34,650 2.3%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $8.59 $8.59 $17,860 3.3%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 80 $16.46 $16.90 $35,160 1.3%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 440 $15.45 $15.78 $32,820 4.1%
    87108 Drywall Installers 30 $13.63 $15.17 $31,540 10.2%
    87202 Electricians 310 $18.83 $19.98 $41,570 4.5%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (*) $21.42 $20.71 $43,070 11.3%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 70 $12.71 $13.12 $27,280 5.9%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $20.23 $20.83 $43,340 3.2%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 30 $12.62 $16.09 $33,460 16.2%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers (*) $13.99 $14.85 $30,880 2.2%
    87817 Fence Erectors (*) $14.35 $13.99 $29,090 6.7%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 420 $14.90 $14.94 $31,070 1.8%
    89117 Precision Lay-Out Workers, Metal 30 $17.70 $17.58 $36,570 4.2%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 210 $16.09 $19.16 $39,850 3.0%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $12.45 $12.05 $25,070 1.2%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 30 $11.92 $11.02 $22,920 10.9%
    89808 Food Batchmakers 50 $11.03 $10.88 $22,630 5.2%
    89902 Precision Foundry Mold and Coremakers 30 $16.63 $15.53 $32,300 4.2%
      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 (*) $18.09 $17.77 $36,970 4.1%
    91114 Grinding, Lapping, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $16.45 $15.10 $31,410 2.6%
    91117 Machine Tool Cutting Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (*) $17.52 $16.07 $33,430 3.6%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $15.20 $16.19 $33,680 2.0%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (*) $10.64 $11.08 $23,040 2.4%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $14.68 $14.23 $29,590 3.1%
    91908 Metal Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 40 $16.27 $15.61 $32,460 2.5%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $17.99 $18.14 $37,730 2.4%
    92723 Shoe Sewing Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $11.34 $11.26 $23,430 5.3%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing (*) $6.00 $6.44 $13,400 3.7%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $10.72 $10.79 $22,440 1.2%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $9.39 $10.42 $21,680 8.3%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93902 Machine Assemblers 30 $14.76 $14.53 $30,230 2.2%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 120 $14.92 $15.81 $32,880 1.6%
    93917 Solderers and Brazers 40 $11.14 $11.34 $23,590 4.0%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $12.60 $12.77 $26,560 2.2%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 790 $9.98 $11.47 $23,850 1.8%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 380 $8.78 $8.44 $17,550 1.4%
      Plant and System Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 40 $14.54 $14.90 $31,000 4.2%
      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 1,250 $14.95 $16.48 $34,280 5.6%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,640 $10.02 $11.48 $23,870 2.2%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 660 $10.96 $10.59 $22,030 3.1%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $7.82 $9.04 $18,790 2.5%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 280 $8.54 $11.75 $24,450 5.2%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 210 $6.62 $7.39 $15,370 5.3%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 60 $16.13 $18.61 $38,710 6.3%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 200 $11.98 $12.21 $25,400 2.3%
    97956 Operating Engineers 110 $15.94 $21.49 $44,690 23.0%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers (*) $12.33 $13.04 $27,130 2.9%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 40 $9.99 $9.90 $20,590 5.0%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 510 $10.17 $10.58 $22,010 1.2%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 2,580 $7.36 $7.70 $16,010 2.3%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 150 $7.18 $8.20 $17,060 5.4%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 930 $9.77 $10.78 $22,430 1.6%

    (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 Massachusetts

    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