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

Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, Texas MSA

Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Texas.

Occupational divisions in Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito:

  • 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 340 $19.27 $22.25 $46,270 2.7%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 110 $20.34 $21.56 $44,840 4.6%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 110 $14.52 $16.65 $34,630 3.6%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 150 $18.37 $21.79 $45,310 4.4%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 310 $14.66 $16.01 $33,290 4.7%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 120 $32.38 $31.66 $65,840 5.8%
      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 470 $24.72 $25.94 $53,960 2.9%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 330 $15.88 $16.64 $34,620 4.5%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 30 $12.36 $12.23 $25,440 5.2%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 110 $20.42 $23.26 $48,390 3.3%
    15017 Construction Managers 70 $15.66 $18.47 $38,420 4.5%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 100 $18.31 $19.87 $41,320 4.8%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 390 $9.34 $13.82 $28,740 17.3%
      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 3,000 $16.91 $21.16 $44,020 2.4%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 450 $18.14 $20.14 $41,890 3.1%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
      Management Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 160 $17.38 $17.83 $37,080 4.4%
    21111 Tax Preparers 110 $6.21 $10.57 $21,980 27.0%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 400 $14.19 $15.56 $32,370 1.6%
    21117 Budget Analysts 30 $19.52 $19.24 $40,010 3.0%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 70 $13.99 $17.50 $36,390 4.7%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $14.23 $15.83 $32,920 4.8%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $13.35 $14.08 $29,300 2.2%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 100 $14.08 $15.58 $32,400 2.5%
    21902 Cost Estimators 50 $13.93 $16.22 $33,740 2.8%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors (*) $9.06 $10.30 $21,430 7.5%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 550 $15.37 $16.88 $35,110 3.5%
      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 30 $23.06 $23.29 $48,430 8.1%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 70 $27.49 $28.84 $59,990 4.4%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 30 $24.62 $25.78 $53,630 3.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 100 $14.94 $15.94 $33,150 3.3%
    22514 Drafters 110 $10.43 $11.88 $24,710 5.4%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $7.61 $8.20 $17,050 1.3%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 120 $13.96 $15.05 $31,310 1.5%
      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 40 $15.32 $16.90 $35,160 2.0%
      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 110 $20.42 $20.44 $42,510 2.5%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 30 $18.92 $20.26 $42,150 2.5%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 140 $13.39 $14.76 $30,700 2.2%
    25105 Computer Programmers 50 $13.97 $17.05 $35,470 4.7%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides (*) $7.42 $8.69 $18,070 3.9%
      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)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 210 $12.05 $13.13 $27,310 2.3%
    27307 Residential Counselors (*) $10.03 $11.20 $23,290 1.1%
    27308 Human Services Workers 480 $7.64 $7.98 $16,600 3.9%
    27311 Recreation Workers 110 $7.15 $8.03 $16,700 2.9%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 140 $39.97 $38.25 $79,560 13.8%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 60 $13.43 $15.63 $32,510 7.6%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 360 $6.99 $8.37 $17,410 6.8%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 2,210 * * $34,300 1.5%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 2,430 * * $34,300 1.3%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training (*) $12.14 $11.93 $24,810 16.8%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 210 $15.50 $14.88 $30,940 7.3%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 520 * * $25,970 1.8%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 130 $18.83 $18.62 $38,730 2.8%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 30 $6.69 $7.14 $14,840 5.3%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 330 $19.89 $19.18 $39,900 1.9%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 1,810 $5.77 $5.91 $12,290 3.4%
      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 370 # $49.57** $103,100** 18.4%
    32105 Dentists 40 $53.37 $47.42** $98,640** 9.7%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 80 $14.17 $14.23 $29,600 4.3%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 70 $23.87 $25.75 $53,560 4.2%
    32308 Physical Therapists 300 $26.10 $25.89 $53,860 4.1%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 80 $19.21 $20.58 $42,810 3.9%
    32399 All Other Therapists 160 $8.16 $8.68 $18,060 5.4%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,060 $20.43 $21.35 $44,410 6.5%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 990 $13.54 $13.98 $29,070 2.5%
    32511 Physician Assistants 40 $24.48 $21.82 $45,390 17.0%
    32517 Pharmacists 130 $31.97 $29.62 $61,610 6.2%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 150 $6.90 $7.32 $15,230 2.8%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $16.91 $18.97 $39,460 4.6%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (*) $15.40 $15.11 $31,420 6.1%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (*) $10.57 $11.30 $23,510 1.6%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 30 $19.34 $22.17 $46,110 9.3%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 60 $8.48 $9.29 $19,330 2.5%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 130 $11.76 $12.37 $25,740 6.3%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 40 $8.72 $10.62 $22,090 4.8%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 300 $9.81 $13.36 $27,800 4.7%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 50 $13.44 $16.32 $33,950 9.0%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 30 $12.90 $14.08 $29,290 3.1%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 30 $6.64 $8.46 $17,590 4.2%
    34023 Photographers 40 $7.37 $8.19 $17,030 19.6%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 40 $6.42 $6.76 $14,070 3.4%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 60 $6.53 $8.84 $18,380 3.8%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 80 $8.36 $10.23 $21,270 4.1%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (*) $9.13 $9.08 $18,900 2.4%
      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 (*) $14.42 $14.99 $31,180 4.2%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 160 $14.10 $16.20 $33,690 1.5%
    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 1,210 $11.36 $13.97 $29,050 2.2%
      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 70 $15.33 $19.47 $40,500 16.5%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 90 $13.96 $16.73 $34,790 5.6%
    43021 Travel Agents 40 $9.83 $10.60 $22,060 7.4%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 90 $14.16 $15.39 $32,010 3.6%
      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 $13.50 $15.70 $32,660 5.0%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 530 $10.72 $12.64 $26,300 3.8%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 3,460 $6.59 $7.88 $16,400 1.7%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 260 $8.63 $9.12 $18,980 5.5%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 320 $6.07 $6.40 $13,300 1.7%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,500 $6.24 $6.69 $13,920 1.7%
    49023 Cashiers 2,730 $6.27 $6.64 $13,810 1.2%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 30 $6.66 $9.67 $20,110 3.5%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters (*) $7.54 $7.56 $15,730 2.1%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 280 $7.96 $8.80 $18,300 1.3%
    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 980 $11.71 $12.77 $26,550 2.1%
      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 430 $7.35 $7.39 $15,380 2.0%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 130 $8.19 $9.50 $19,770 5.1%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 60 $9.18 $9.23 $19,200 1.5%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 520 $7.76 $8.13 $16,910 2.2%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 110 $9.02 $9.37 $19,500 2.1%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 80 $5.89 $6.79 $14,120 11.3%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 170 $8.00 $8.48 $17,650 2.1%
    53705 Municipal Clerks (*) $7.74 $8.10 $16,850 5.9%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 40 $7.83 $9.94 $20,680 18.8%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 150 $6.02 $6.19 $12,870 3.3%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 170 $6.29 $6.75 $14,050 2.9%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 1,650 $5.75 $5.95 $12,380 3.5%
    53911 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 30 $7.81 $7.80 $16,220 2.7%
      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 140 $11.73 $11.59 $24,100 4.8%
    55105 Medical Secretaries (*) $7.51 $8.17 $17,000 6.7%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,110 $8.27 $8.57 $17,830 2.1%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,020 $7.72 $7.83 $16,280 1.4%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 210 $6.60 $7.10 $14,770 2.1%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $8.88 $9.82 $20,420 1.8%
    55321 File Clerks 240 $5.89 $5.90 $12,270 2.3%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 110 $8.10 $8.95 $18,620 1.0%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 50 $8.50 $9.36 $19,470 2.0%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 30 $8.72 $9.82 $20,430 6.0%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 70 $8.07 $8.39 $17,450 4.5%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 120 $9.42 $9.21 $19,170 2.8%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,060 $8.90 $9.18 $19,100 1.0%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $8.45 $8.92 $18,560 1.9%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 320 $8.73 $8.61 $17,900 1.3%
    55347 General Office Clerks 2,190 $7.15 $7.57 $15,740 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 70 $8.37 $8.39 $17,450 1.2%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 80 $10.45 $11.02 $22,910 2.4%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 260 $7.27 $8.37 $17,410 5.4%
      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 $7.31 $7.40 $15,380 1.8%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 40 $7.79 $7.69 $15,980 1.9%
    57311 Messengers 70 $6.02 $6.28 $13,060 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 110 $10.55 $10.51 $21,860 6.9%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $8.76 $9.56 $19,880 4.3%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $8.66 $10.27 $21,360 1.7%
    58011 Transportation Agents 50 $11.86 $14.29 $29,730 1.5%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 100 $8.17 $8.55 $17,790 3.7%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 510 $6.97 $7.85 $16,330 1.7%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 700 $7.33 $8.19 $17,040 1.8%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 120 $9.21 $10.06 $20,930 7.8%
      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 440 $8.65 $9.12 $18,970 1.3%
    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)
    61002 Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 90 $18.33 $18.07 $37,580 4.9%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 50 $7.71 $7.94 $16,520 4.2%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 500 $8.23 $8.97 $18,650 3.1%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 270 $13.87 $13.63 $28,350 3.6%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 70 $12.72 $15.25 $31,710 4.8%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 1,170 $6.17 $7.00 $14,560 2.6%
      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 200 $5.75 $5.73 $11,920 2.8%
    65005 Bartenders 270 $5.85 $5.89 $12,260 2.6%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,350 $5.78 $5.81 $12,090 2.2%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 310 $5.78 $5.93 $12,330 2.7%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 150 $6.71 $6.90 $14,350 2.0%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 140 $6.19 $6.81 $14,170 3.8%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $6.99 $7.72 $16,050 3.0%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 630 $5.81 $5.91 $12,280 2.0%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 600 $6.89 $7.05 $14,660 2.4%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 320 $5.66 $5.46 $11,360 2.1%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 50 $5.92 $6.32 $13,150 3.7%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,000 $5.87 $5.90 $12,280 2.0%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,720 $5.80 $5.62 $11,680 1.6%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 210 $5.93 $6.27 $13,040 2.8%
      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 150 $6.74 $6.87 $14,280 6.6%
    66005 Medical Assistants 330 $7.98 $9.80 $20,380 10.7%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,190 $5.91 $5.91 $12,300 2.4%
    66011 Home Health Aides 2,130 $5.74 $5.85 $12,160 4.2%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 180 $7.64 $8.08 $16,810 3.8%
      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 1,040 $5.88 $5.83 $12,140 1.9%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,400 $6.22 $6.49 $13,510 1.9%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 50 $7.69 $8.79 $18,290 15.9%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 230 $6.02 $6.39 $13,300 1.8%
      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 250 $6.18 $7.18 $14,940 7.9%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 150 $6.08 $6.36 $13,240 3.9%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $5.75 $5.65 $11,750 4.1%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 280 $5.77 $5.51 $11,470 3.5%
    68038 Child Care Workers 300 $6.05 $6.27 $13,050 3.2%
    68041 Funeral Attendants (*) $5.92 $5.63 $11,720 4.7%
      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 150 $6.76 $7.99 $16,620 1.5%
    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)
    79011 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 270 $5.66 $5.60 $11,640 4.8%
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 130 $5.95 $6.57 $13,670 2.5%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 680 $6.46 $6.71 $13,970 1.9%
    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 280 $13.07 $14.55 $30,270 3.1%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 200 $11.43 $12.81 $26,640 4.8%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 340 $11.38 $12.84 $26,700 4.2%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $14.60 $15.17 $31,560 1.4%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $9.31 $10.92 $22,710 2.2%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 200 $15.25 $16.43 $34,180 3.2%
      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 60 $13.21 $14.52 $30,200 2.3%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 340 $7.03 $7.64 $15,890 2.6%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 40 $8.61 $9.32 $19,390 4.2%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 160 $10.46 $10.93 $22,740 2.9%
    85113 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Sewing Machines 80 $11.32 $11.59 $24,100 4.1%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 90 $10.51 $10.87 $22,600 14.0%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 950 $7.63 $8.04 $16,720 1.7%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 470 $11.14 $11.33 $23,570 3.7%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $10.55 $10.36 $21,550 8.6%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $7.93 $8.77 $18,230 2.4%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists (*) $8.40 $8.35 $17,360 3.5%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 300 $20.66 $17.36 $36,100 3.5%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers (*) $7.69 $8.07 $16,780 9.3%
    85714 Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers (*) $6.71 $7.78 $16,170 4.0%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 80 $15.34 $15.11 $31,430 3.3%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $8.44 $9.17 $19,080 2.9%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 50 $9.88 $10.43 $21,690 5.0%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 140 $6.81 $7.10 $14,760 2.6%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 140 $8.75 $9.62 $20,020 16.7%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 160 $8.15 $8.35 $17,380 1.9%
    87202 Electricians 280 $9.67 $10.27 $21,370 3.4%
    87302 Brickmasons (*) $9.87 $10.30 $21,420 16.6%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 100 $7.04 $7.31 $15,190 4.6%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 310 $6.91 $7.46 $15,530 3.3%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 320 $11.61 $11.56 $24,040 5.2%
    87508 Pipelayers 90 $7.78 $8.47 $17,630 12.8%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (*) $8.39 $8.65 $17,990 5.4%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers (*) $7.90 $8.05 $16,740 5.1%
    87808 Roofers 100 $7.43 $7.55 $15,710 5.3%
    87811 Glaziers 100 $8.98 $9.38 $19,500 16.5%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 60 $7.96 $8.54 $17,760 9.0%
      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 90 $14.73 $15.15 $31,510 2.0%
    89108 Machinists 230 $8.55 $10.38 $21,600 3.7%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $8.94 $8.90 $18,510 2.7%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $7.36 $8.08 $16,800 12.4%
    89917 Precision Optical Goods Workers (*) $7.21 $7.28 $15,130 3.7%
      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)
    91117 Machine Tool Cutting Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $9.22 $9.25 $19,230 1.5%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (*) $13.44 $13.54 $28,160 1.7%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $13.25 $13.19 $27,430 4.4%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $6.81 $7.02 $14,610 7.3%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 1,880 $8.86 $8.39 $17,460 2.3%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 160 $6.03 $6.29 $13,080 3.1%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (*) $6.61 $6.78 $14,100 3.2%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $6.88 $7.55 $15,700 1.3%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $7.50 $8.01 $16,670 7.2%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 480 $11.69 $10.83 $22,520 1.9%
    93928 Portable Machine Cutters (*) $6.80 $6.94 $14,440 3.0%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 590 $7.67 $8.23 $17,120 3.5%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 170 $8.16 $8.25 $17,150 2.5%
      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 370 $8.36 $9.00 $18,730 5.3%
      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 1,130 $10.47 $10.24 $21,300 6.8%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 900 $7.50 $8.61 $17,910 4.5%
    97108 Bus Drivers 90 $7.75 $10.61 $22,080 12.2%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 460 $6.58 $6.69 $13,910 3.9%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $5.84 $5.83 $12,130 2.8%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 180 $8.06 $8.76 $18,220 3.9%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 40 $5.83 $6.20 $12,890 6.0%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 30 $5.96 $6.18 $12,850 4.1%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 40 $8.25 $8.33 $17,330 1.5%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 380 $7.39 $7.70 $16,010 4.3%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 40 $7.90 $8.09 $16,830 2.9%
      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 210 $6.81 $7.22 $15,020 2.3%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 120 $7.06 $7.04 $14,650 5.3%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 140 $6.29 $6.57 $13,670 3.9%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (*) $5.84 $5.91 $12,290 5.2%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 80 $5.82 $5.74 $11,930 3.8%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers (*) $6.74 $6.69 $13,910 3.0%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 650 $6.73 $7.70 $16,020 2.3%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 600 $6.12 $7.44 $15,480 10.1%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 240 $6.10 $6.53 $13,580 3.6%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 860 $6.11 $6.54 $13,610 1.7%

    (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 Texas

    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