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

Corpus Christi, Texas MSA

Corpus Christi is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Texas.

Occupational divisions in Corpus Christi:

  • 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
      Staff and Administrative Specialty Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    13002 Financial Managers 670 $18.62 $21.81 $45,360 3.3%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 210 $19.65 $22.06 $45,880 4.1%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 130 $18.32 $19.76 $41,090 4.1%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 370 $21.07 $23.23 $48,330 3.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 370 $15.48 $19.32 $40,180 3.8%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 240 $35.97 $33.94 $70,590 3.3%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 550 $24.56 $24.09 $50,110 3.8%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 170 $22.91 $24.51 $50,980 4.3%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 330 $7.60 $9.33 $19,410 13.7%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 130 $24.17 $24.71 $51,390 3.9%
    15017 Construction Managers 240 $17.13 $19.74 $41,070 3.5%
    15021 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Well Drilling Managers 60 $31.04 $31.51 $65,550 9.7%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 200 $25.08 $26.81 $55,760 3.1%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 590 $11.16 $12.31 $25,600 2.9%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations
    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 (*) $19.28 $27.50 $57,200 11.0%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 4,660 $19.10 $22.43 $46,660 2.0%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 930 $21.32 $23.23 $48,310 2.3%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
      Management Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 250 $17.39 $19.34 $40,240 6.2%
    21111 Tax Preparers 150 $13.99 $18.79 $39,090 6.1%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 1,010 $13.07 $15.91 $33,100 6.6%
    21117 Budget Analysts 30 $18.93 $20.64 $42,920 3.5%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 140 $16.39 $19.12 $39,760 4.8%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $13.22 $13.23 $27,530 2.1%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 $17.23 $18.96 $39,430 8.8%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 390 $15.72 $17.98 $37,390 5.4%
    21902 Cost Estimators 220 $17.45 $19.13 $39,790 6.9%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $12.28 $14.41 $29,970 2.4%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 240 $15.14 $18.05 $37,550 2.9%
    21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance (*) $18.22 $18.75 $39,000 2.8%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 910 $15.35 $17.18 $35,740 7.4%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22111 Petroleum Engineers (*) $36.96 $34.38 $71,500 6.9%
    22114 Chemical Engineers 190 $34.50 $30.88 $64,230 4.6%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 210 $28.65 $28.61 $59,510 6.9%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 120 $32.63 $29.93 $62,260 4.4%
    22127 Computer Engineers 50 $26.11 $27.18 $56,530 5.0%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 150 $31.46 $29.53 $61,430 3.5%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 100 $28.40 $26.87 $55,890 2.9%
    22199 All Other Engineers 220 $28.10 $28.10 $58,450 6.6%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists (*) $13.81 $16.05 $33,370 4.7%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 90 $14.90 $16.75 $34,850 4.9%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 150 $14.13 $15.93 $33,130 1.8%
    22514 Drafters 380 $13.69 $16.06 $33,400 2.9%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $9.62 $10.84 $22,550 9.5%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 350 $15.56 $16.41 $34,140 1.8%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24105 Chemists, Except Biochemists 100 $22.45 $22.87 $47,580 3.3%
    24111 Geologists, Geophysicists, and Oceanographers 110 $44.16 $39.22 $81,580 4.9%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 120 $21.02 $22.15 $46,080 2.4%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 230 $19.96 $20.28 $42,170 4.6%
    24511 Petroleum Technicians and Technologists 80 $21.53 $21.20 $44,100 3.4%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 370 $19.91 $20.85 $43,360 6.1%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 70 $22.01 $21.99 $45,740 2.2%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 240 $14.14 $14.67 $30,510 2.6%
    25105 Computer Programmers 150 $19.29 $20.62 $42,900 4.3%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides (*) $13.47 $14.65 $30,480 1.5%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 30 $20.32 $22.25 $46,280 3.8%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27108 Psychologists (*) $24.99 $25.18 $52,370 5.7%
    27199 All Other Social Scientists 50 $16.52 $19.01 $39,540 2.7%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 290 $12.66 $14.14 $29,420 3.0%
    27307 Residential Counselors 170 $12.18 $14.11 $29,360 6.3%
    27308 Human Services Workers 300 $8.25 $8.88 $18,470 3.0%
    27311 Recreation Workers 130 $6.91 $8.34 $17,340 1.9%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28102 Judges and Magistrates (*) $17.49 $21.12 $43,940 14.5%
    28108 Lawyers 420 $46.35 $39.86** $82,900** 9.4%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 230 $15.86 $16.36 $34,030 2.8%
    28311 Title Examiners and Abstractors 30 $13.21 $13.78 $28,660 4.1%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 60 $14.66 $16.54 $34,390 5.7%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 270 $16.42 $14.75 $30,680 5.9%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 340 * * $33,970 3.7%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 2,940 * * $34,620 2.6%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 2,980 * * $33,940 2.8%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 570 * * $34,000 3.8%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 150 $17.98 $16.63 $34,580 6.6%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 100 $8.55 $9.49 $19,750 3.7%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 130 $12.49 $14.36 $29,860 10.9%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 200 * * $20,230 10.7%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 270 $16.84 $16.56 $34,430 3.8%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 330 $18.83 $17.45 $36,290 4.8%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 110 $19.94 $19.90 $41,390 7.3%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 1,460 $6.15 $6.37 $13,240 2.8%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 670 # $50.12** $104,240** 13.5%
    32105 Dentists 70 # $54.48** $113,320** 21.1%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $32.09 $29.19 $60,710 10.6%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 210 $15.22 $16.09 $33,470 1.6%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 100 $23.69 $25.33 $52,700 3.2%
    32308 Physical Therapists 340 $30.41 $28.31 $58,880 4.6%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 160 $15.10 $14.54 $30,250 7.3%
    32399 All Other Therapists 180 $9.72 $12.61 $26,230 2.3%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,740 $19.01 $19.15 $39,830 1.1%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 1,370 $12.32 $12.85 $26,720 1.3%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 80 $7.83 $9.17 $19,070 7.7%
    32511 Physician Assistants 40 $30.95 $24.57 $51,110 7.1%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring (*) $9.88 $10.35 $21,530 8.7%
    32517 Pharmacists 220 $31.59 $28.45 $59,170 2.3%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 220 $7.09 $7.36 $15,310 2.3%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $17.22 $17.50 $36,400 2.5%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians 30 $10.64 $10.61 $22,070 2.8%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 180 $14.98 $15.07 $31,350 3.6%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 220 $11.22 $11.75 $24,440 6.8%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 120 $17.10 $16.40 $34,120 5.5%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 150 $8.22 $9.03 $18,780 2.3%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 260 $15.09 $14.85 $30,880 2.8%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 80 $10.91 $10.90 $22,670 1.6%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 800 $10.89 $12.26 $25,500 3.3%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 80 $14.11 $16.08 $33,440 3.2%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 60 $14.60 $18.04 $37,530 3.9%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $11.22 $15.00 $31,210 12.0%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 70 $6.49 $7.37 $15,330 3.4%
    34023 Photographers 60 $9.25 $9.81 $20,400 2.7%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 100 $8.69 $10.21 $21,240 5.3%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 70 $10.16 $11.09 $23,060 3.4%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 330 $26.39 $24.33 $50,600 5.7%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $6.45 $6.85 $14,260 3.6%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 60 * * $25,770 7.2%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 850 $16.59 $17.59 $36,590 4.6%
    Sales and Related Occupations
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers
    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 1,770 $11.39 $14.68 $30,540 2.3%
      Sales Occupations, Services
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43002 Sales Agents and Placers, Insurance 180 $12.34 $18.30 $38,070 8.3%
    43011 Appraisers, Real Estate 40 $14.81 $14.61 $30,380 5.7%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 380 $17.37 $17.82 $37,070 2.1%
    43021 Travel Agents 110 $10.31 $9.58 $19,930 2.0%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 100 $16.37 $19.24 $40,010 5.3%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 110 $12.37 $14.11 $29,340 1.4%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations
    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 240 $16.09 $18.42 $38,310 3.9%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 1,130 $15.89 $17.81 $37,040 2.9%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,740 $6.68 $8.59 $17,880 2.4%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 350 $10.13 $10.44 $21,720 3.1%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 590 $6.07 $6.82 $14,180 3.6%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,450 $6.21 $6.91 $14,370 2.0%
    49023 Cashiers 4,030 $6.28 $6.70 $13,930 1.0%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 480 $6.43 $6.98 $14,520 2.6%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 370 $8.19 $9.94 $20,670 3.5%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers
    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 1,640 $12.12 $13.52 $28,110 2.7%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 680 $7.86 $8.15 $16,960 1.5%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 100 $9.00 $9.12 $18,980 2.4%
    53111 Loan Interviewers (*) $11.52 $11.24 $23,390 3.3%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 190 $8.10 $8.56 $17,810 4.7%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 710 $7.22 $7.98 $16,590 3.0%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 130 $19.07 $20.71 $43,070 3.3%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 200 $9.57 $10.06 $20,920 2.0%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $6.30 $7.21 $15,000 9.8%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 260 $8.42 $8.83 $18,370 2.5%
    53702 Court Clerks 110 $10.37 $10.14 $21,090 4.6%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 70 $8.23 $9.17 $19,080 1.4%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 280 $6.61 $6.70 $13,940 2.9%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 420 $7.95 $8.20 $17,060 2.9%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 220 $6.73 $6.84 $14,230 3.9%
    53914 Real Estate Clerks 30 $5.78 $6.56 $13,650 3.4%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 400 $12.47 $12.85 $26,730 5.8%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 400 $8.82 $8.97 $18,650 3.8%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,590 $9.29 $9.55 $19,870 0.9%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 110 $13.13 $15.31 $31,850 15.3%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,800 $7.75 $7.92 $16,470 1.4%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 310 $8.18 $8.82 $18,340 5.3%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $10.37 $10.94 $22,750 2.5%
    55321 File Clerks 350 $6.46 $6.69 $13,920 1.8%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 210 $8.00 $8.85 $18,410 2.1%
    55326 Procurement Clerks (*) $8.80 $9.23 $19,200 1.4%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 80 $8.84 $9.17 $19,070 2.4%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 100 $8.92 $9.05 $18,830 2.5%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 430 $12.41 $13.15 $27,350 4.7%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,970 $9.81 $10.09 $20,980 1.0%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 180 $10.53 $10.71 $22,270 1.9%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 370 $9.76 $9.78 $20,340 2.0%
    55347 General Office Clerks 4,190 $7.86 $8.32 $17,310 1.1%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 130 $8.79 $9.02 $18,770 2.1%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators (*) $7.75 $8.11 $16,860 6.8%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 190 $10.86 $10.88 $22,630 2.5%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 330 $8.57 $8.94 $18,600 0.9%
    56099 All Other Office Machine Operators (*) $10.05 $11.40 $23,710 1.7%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 2,040 $6.06 $6.00 $12,490 4.4%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 60 $7.65 $8.28 $17,210 3.4%
    57311 Messengers 80 $7.63 $7.92 $16,480 1.8%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $9.21 $9.09 $18,910 4.1%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 160 $11.96 $12.95 $26,930 2.6%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 110 $8.19 $8.73 $18,160 3.2%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $7.88 $9.44 $19,630 3.3%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 980 $9.29 $10.05 $20,910 1.8%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 120 $7.67 $8.01 $16,660 1.5%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 850 $9.36 $10.79 $22,450 2.7%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 190 $10.74 $12.81 $26,650 7.5%
      Other Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    59999 All Other Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 860 $10.10 $10.84 $22,550 3.7%
    Service Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61002 Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 190 $23.56 $23.80 $49,500 3.3%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 30 $22.17 $22.99 $47,810 7.0%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 90 $8.39 $9.16 $19,050 3.9%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 850 $10.32 $11.20 $23,300 2.2%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 830 $17.23 $16.66 $34,650 4.0%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 120 $15.92 $15.18 $31,580 4.1%
    63017 Correction Officers and Jailers 480 $11.13 $11.13 $23,150 1.5%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public (*) $7.58 $8.04 $16,720 3.1%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 1,710 $6.11 $6.54 $13,610 3.7%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations
    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 230 $6.07 $6.29 $13,070 3.1%
    65005 Bartenders 340 $5.84 $6.01 $12,490 2.8%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,280 $5.83 $5.91 $12,290 2.2%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside (*) $6.76 $7.61 $15,840 2.5%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 550 $5.77 $5.89 $12,250 2.8%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 220 $6.14 $6.56 $13,640 2.3%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 140 $6.11 $6.49 $13,500 3.7%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $8.87 $9.63 $20,040 2.5%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 1,100 $6.80 $6.88 $14,300 2.5%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 480 $6.95 $7.22 $15,010 3.0%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 780 $5.91 $5.85 $12,170 2.3%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 230 $7.15 $7.31 $15,200 7.4%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,290 $5.90 $6.04 $12,570 2.2%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 3,230 $5.80 $5.68 $11,820 1.5%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 520 $6.13 $6.67 $13,880 2.0%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 340 $9.38 $9.41 $19,570 5.0%
    66005 Medical Assistants 470 $8.08 $8.24 $17,140 3.0%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,670 $6.45 $6.68 $13,900 2.0%
    66011 Home Health Aides 1,660 $7.71 $8.38 $17,430 4.7%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 250 $8.21 $10.02 $20,850 9.9%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 350 $7.76 $9.17 $19,080 22.8%
      Cleaning and Building Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    67002 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,700 $5.87 $6.07 $12,630 1.5%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,780 $6.40 $6.80 $14,150 1.4%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 390 $6.35 $6.75 $14,040 1.6%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68002 Barbers (*) $9.07 $9.32 $19,380 8.5%
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 600 $5.96 $7.10 $14,770 8.4%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 250 $5.86 $6.81 $14,170 5.1%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $5.81 $6.19 $12,880 3.8%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides (*) $5.88 $5.91 $12,290 3.6%
    68038 Child Care Workers 430 $5.98 $6.09 $12,670 2.9%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 310 $8.18 $9.56 $19,880 2.5%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers
    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 50 $8.57 $11.75 $24,430 10.0%
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 130 $5.75 $5.99 $12,460 2.7%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 900 $7.09 $7.38 $15,360 3.2%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants (*) $6.86 $7.03 $14,620 6.2%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 100 $8.68 $9.43 $19,610 2.9%
    Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers
    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 860 $17.85 $19.49 $40,540 4.5%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 870 $14.09 $15.39 $32,010 3.3%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 740 $21.29 $19.39 $40,320 4.3%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 340 $16.44 $17.25 $35,870 4.0%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $13.43 $14.40 $29,940 2.4%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 280 $18.04 $19.37 $40,280 5.5%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83002 Precision Inspectors, Testers, and Graders 140 $17.45 $17.12 $35,600 2.4%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 350 $10.36 $12.39 $25,770 3.8%
    83008 Transportation Inspectors 30 $15.58 $16.40 $34,120 12.8%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 260 $13.90 $13.75 $28,590 5.6%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 320 $18.16 $17.55 $36,500 2.6%
    85123 Millwrights 40 $16.75 $16.47 $34,250 4.6%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers (*) $12.66 $13.79 $28,690 2.6%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,800 $9.60 $11.23 $23,360 4.1%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 1,020 $11.04 $12.20 $25,370 4.0%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 280 $10.52 $11.43 $23,780 5.3%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 260 $12.31 $12.66 $26,330 1.5%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 250 $10.98 $11.88 $24,720 2.8%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 90 $11.37 $11.01 $22,910 1.2%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 30 $9.53 $9.83 $20,450 2.1%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 470 $8.99 $10.77 $22,410 6.6%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 30 $11.73 $11.61 $24,140 7.0%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers 70 $10.06 $9.58 $19,930 2.3%
    85714 Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers 150 $10.32 $12.02 $24,990 2.7%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 80 $17.63 $17.30 $35,990 4.7%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 30 $17.18 $14.69 $30,550 4.7%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 290 $12.26 $12.44 $25,880 1.1%
    85905 Precision Instrument Repairers 100 $18.27 $18.86 $39,230 2.5%
    85923 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (*) $7.00 $7.41 $15,420 12.9%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 60 $11.17 $11.20 $23,300 2.5%
    85928 Mechanical Control and Valve Installers and Repairers 110 $13.09 $13.47 $28,020 7.9%
    85935 Riggers 140 $19.95 $17.84 $37,100 5.1%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers (*) $11.63 $11.65 $24,230 1.7%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 $7.70 $8.14 $16,930 8.4%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 630 $9.65 $10.42 $21,670 1.3%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 740 $11.43 $12.44 $25,880 3.7%
    87108 Drywall Installers (*) $9.06 $8.90 $18,500 3.2%
    87202 Electricians 980 $15.32 $15.11 $31,440 3.9%
    87302 Brickmasons (*) $13.89 $13.27 $27,600 2.2%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 170 $10.52 $11.45 $23,820 3.1%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 630 $10.53 $10.61 $22,070 2.4%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 860 $14.44 $14.72 $30,620 3.0%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 150 $8.77 $8.86 $18,430 3.0%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $6.77 $7.13 $14,820 2.3%
    87808 Roofers (*) $8.67 $9.00 $18,720 1.7%
    87811 Glaziers (*) $10.02 $9.59 $19,950 2.3%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers (*) $13.28 $13.19 $27,440 5.3%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers (*) $9.38 $10.28 $21,390 7.9%
    87911 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction 110 $11.78 $12.82 $26,660 8.3%
    87921 Roustabouts (*) $9.02 $8.63 $17,950 10.2%
    87989 All Other Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 80 $10.39 $10.84 $22,550 1.2%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers (*) $14.64 $13.63 $28,340 2.0%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 450 $14.05 $14.71 $30,600 1.7%
    89121 Shipfitters (*) $13.36 $13.40 $27,870 2.1%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $9.25 $9.86 $20,520 6.1%
    89805 Bakers, Manufacturing (*) $10.59 $12.00 $24,960 5.4%
    89917 Precision Optical Goods Workers 40 $7.47 $7.52 $15,640 1.9%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders
    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 (*) $9.43 $10.20 $21,220 6.0%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 30 $5.87 $5.79 $12,030 4.4%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 60 $9.96 $10.49 $21,810 2.5%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 60 $6.70 $7.04 $14,650 2.4%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 290 $6.03 $6.32 $13,140 3.6%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $5.81 $5.99 $12,470 2.6%
    92935 Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators (*) $19.94 $18.84 $39,180 2.5%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $6.64 $7.18 $14,930 2.5%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $13.58 $13.40 $27,880 6.2%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $8.56 $8.58 $17,850 2.4%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $9.83 $9.87 $20,530 1.3%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 580 $12.18 $12.69 $26,390 2.2%
    93944 Molders and Casters, Hand 40 $8.24 $8.14 $16,940 3.1%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 610 $8.99 $9.19 $19,110 1.4%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers (*) $9.51 $10.22 $21,260 1.9%
      Plant and System Occupations
    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 260 $11.68 $12.42 $25,820 5.0%
    95005 Gas Plant Operators 40 $19.56 $18.65 $38,790 4.3%
    95008 Chemical Plant and System Operators (*) $24.05 $24.88 $51,760 10.4%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 300 $13.00 $13.34 $27,750 6.9%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 2,240 $10.96 $11.70 $24,330 3.2%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,600 $7.32 $8.09 $16,820 4.1%
    97108 Bus Drivers (*) $10.27 $9.72 $20,210 2.9%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 230 $7.78 $7.89 $16,410 3.6%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 $6.46 $7.11 $14,780 2.0%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 390 $9.66 $9.26 $19,270 9.8%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 150 $6.19 $6.73 $14,000 4.3%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators (*) $10.39 $10.78 $22,420 2.5%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators (*) $8.57 $9.97 $20,730 11.9%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $12.33 $12.64 $26,280 1.2%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 450 $8.96 $9.35 $19,450 1.7%
    97956 Operating Engineers 40 $11.86 $13.96 $29,040 1.5%
    97999 All Other Transportation and Material-Moving Equipment Operators 190 $8.88 $10.34 $21,500 4.3%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 490 $7.19 $7.89 $16,400 1.5%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 280 $6.71 $7.19 $14,950 3.1%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 100 $8.48 $8.86 $18,430 2.9%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 180 $7.99 $8.19 $17,030 4.4%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 280 $9.10 $8.94 $18,590 2.7%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 400 $8.20 $8.14 $16,930 1.7%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (*) $6.38 $6.87 $14,300 11.4%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 490 $6.10 $7.14 $14,850 2.2%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 220 $6.67 $7.18 $14,940 1.8%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 520 $6.00 $6.99 $14,530 2.8%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,640 $7.75 $8.07 $16,780 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.

    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