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

Decatur, Alabama MSA

Decatur is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Alabama.

Occupational divisions in Decatur:

  • 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 250 $19.67 $23.25 $48,360 4.3%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 90 $25.37 $23.88 $49,660 3.3%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 60 $15.60 $17.54 $36,480 5.5%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 90 $18.41 $22.60 $47,010 4.3%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 90 $17.71 $19.19 $39,910 2.2%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 80 $32.49 $30.06 $62,520 3.2%
      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 180 $32.46 $29.15 $60,640 4.6%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 60 $18.54 $18.57 $38,630 3.3%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 50 $9.56 $10.65 $22,140 10.9%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 130 $24.21 $26.45 $55,010 2.8%
    15017 Construction Managers 150 $18.11 $21.54 $44,810 4.1%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers (*) $27.62 $25.63 $53,320 5.7%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 170 $11.31 $12.25 $25,470 10.1%
      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 1,470 $21.76 $24.57 $51,100 2.3%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 200 $21.58 $22.86 $47,550 2.2%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
      Management Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 140 $13.93 $14.60 $30,370 3.5%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 230 $18.22 $18.47 $38,420 2.3%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $12.93 $13.57 $28,230 1.1%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $14.41 $16.85 $35,050 2.2%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 170 $15.28 $16.02 $33,320 5.9%
    21902 Cost Estimators 80 $19.09 $20.10 $41,800 2.6%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 50 $15.61 $16.27 $33,850 5.0%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 130 $16.45 $17.13 $35,630 2.7%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22114 Chemical Engineers 70 $24.29 $26.31 $54,730 3.5%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 80 $23.67 $23.61 $49,120 5.4%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 140 $27.19 $26.27 $54,640 4.4%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 80 $16.71 $19.53 $40,620 2.3%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 210 $28.42 $27.35 $56,880 4.3%
    22199 All Other Engineers 240 $30.38 $27.90 $58,030 3.0%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 50 $13.48 $13.50 $28,080 6.8%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 100 $15.87 $17.26 $35,900 1.4%
    22514 Drafters 100 $14.08 $15.40 $32,020 4.2%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 120 $18.51 $20.20 $42,010 3.1%
      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 $19.76 $21.03 $43,730 3.6%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 90 $16.23 $16.21 $33,710 1.9%
      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 50 $25.83 $25.39 $52,810 4.5%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 30 $15.30 $15.34 $31,910 1.4%
    25105 Computer Programmers 50 $18.30 $19.49 $40,550 2.0%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides (*) $12.73 $12.03 $25,020 1.8%
      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)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 60 $14.21 $15.16 $31,540 2.7%
    27307 Residential Counselors (*) $7.47 $7.54 $15,670 6.3%
    27308 Human Services Workers 70 $6.71 $7.27 $15,120 6.4%
    27311 Recreation Workers 80 $7.35 $7.85 $16,320 4.1%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 90 $36.17 $35.90 $74,670 18.0%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 110 * * $36,270 1.6%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 650 * * $36,160 1.5%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 590 * * $36,220 1.7%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 210 * * $34,690 1.3%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 170 $16.46 $16.31 $33,920 1.8%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 110 $12.55 $12.05 $25,070 3.9%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 60 $18.28 $18.05 $37,550 1.8%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 50 $20.12 $20.23 $42,070 2.8%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional (*) $5.76 $5.64 $11,740 5.6%
      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 150 # $54.46** $113,270** 24.6%
    32105 Dentists 30 # $55.16** $114,730** 20.2%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 40 $15.82 $16.04 $33,370 1.7%
    32308 Physical Therapists 40 $25.86 $27.87 $57,960 4.4%
    32502 Registered Nurses 670 $15.82 $16.12 $33,540 1.9%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 380 $10.25 $10.36 $21,560 2.2%
    32517 Pharmacists 90 $24.75 $26.13 $54,350 3.2%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 40 $7.62 $7.92 $16,480 5.5%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians (*) $6.71 $6.87 $14,290 4.5%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (*) $15.04 $14.92 $31,030 4.4%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $10.69 $10.46 $21,760 1.8%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 100 $10.95 $10.71 $22,270 5.6%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 40 $10.31 $9.61 $20,000 2.1%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 70 $15.10 $16.51 $34,350 4.7%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 60 $13.04 $14.49 $30,130 3.9%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 70 $17.21 $18.72 $38,940 16.6%
      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 150 $23.42 $23.85 $49,610 4.1%
    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 580 $12.10 $14.80 $30,790 3.2%
      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 140 $14.74 $18.02 $37,480 8.5%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 70 $14.45 $16.36 $34,020 2.9%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 50 $16.73 $19.84 $41,270 7.9%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 470 $15.05 $16.04 $33,370 3.5%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,390 $7.28 $8.76 $18,210 2.6%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 180 $10.80 $11.17 $23,240 3.9%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 100 $6.42 $6.84 $14,220 3.4%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 370 $6.57 $7.58 $15,770 2.5%
    49023 Cashiers 2,220 $6.15 $6.37 $13,260 1.3%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 80 $9.92 $10.63 $22,100 0.9%
    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 610 $16.65 $20.12 $41,850 3.2%
      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 460 $7.44 $7.42 $15,430 2.1%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 110 $8.86 $8.89 $18,500 2.0%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 60 $7.83 $7.94 $16,510 1.9%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 60 $8.49 $10.59 $22,020 1.3%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $18.23 $18.48 $38,430 23.2%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 40 $10.01 $10.21 $21,230 5.9%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $8.61 $8.90 $18,510 2.5%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 70 $6.24 $6.36 $13,230 2.9%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 40 $6.16 $6.35 $13,220 2.8%
      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 60 $10.03 $10.75 $22,370 9.7%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 100 $10.29 $10.54 $21,930 1.0%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 910 $9.57 $9.96 $20,710 0.8%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 30 $10.63 $10.62 $22,090 1.3%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 250 $8.42 $8.20 $17,050 1.3%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 100 $9.32 $9.03 $18,790 4.0%
    55321 File Clerks 90 $6.20 $6.83 $14,210 5.1%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 80 $9.79 $10.36 $21,540 1.3%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 30 $7.87 $8.25 $17,160 2.2%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 110 $13.29 $12.85 $26,730 2.8%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 730 $10.40 $10.79 $22,440 2.6%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $10.60 $11.13 $23,140 1.2%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 130 $9.30 $9.36 $19,470 3.5%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,190 $8.18 $10.07 $20,940 4.8%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 50 $8.47 $8.49 $17,650 1.1%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 40 $10.48 $10.86 $22,590 1.0%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 190 $7.87 $8.11 $16,870 1.1%
      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 50 $7.72 $7.69 $15,990 1.2%
      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 30 $9.94 $10.15 $21,120 5.4%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $9.63 $10.37 $21,580 3.1%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 120 $11.85 $13.35 $27,770 0.9%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $10.55 $10.91 $22,690 1.9%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 440 $8.12 $9.53 $19,830 1.1%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 70 $7.51 $7.52 $15,650 1.5%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 400 $9.72 $11.22 $23,330 2.2%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 110 $8.13 $8.66 $18,010 1.6%
      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 90 $10.53 $12.05 $25,060 1.7%
    Service Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 30 $19.21 $20.02 $41,640 3.9%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 270 $9.29 $9.94 $20,680 2.1%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 70 $12.19 $13.13 $27,310 1.6%
    63017 Correction Officers and Jailers (*) $10.61 $11.55 $24,030 4.4%
      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 80 $6.39 $6.95 $14,460 6.7%
    65005 Bartenders 70 $5.83 $6.13 $12,760 2.1%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 430 $5.72 $5.60 $11,640 2.0%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 80 $5.82 $5.89 $12,240 1.8%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 60 $5.80 $5.85 $12,170 6.1%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $9.63 $9.62 $20,020 3.5%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 160 $7.50 $7.89 $16,400 5.4%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 160 $6.23 $6.42 $13,350 2.6%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 470 $5.84 $5.70 $11,850 1.9%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 410 $5.90 $6.22 $12,930 2.0%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 520 $5.79 $5.91 $12,290 1.7%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 70 $6.05 $6.20 $12,900 2.9%
      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 60 $8.66 $8.79 $18,280 3.9%
    66005 Medical Assistants (*) $9.07 $8.75 $18,200 1.8%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 380 $6.59 $6.74 $14,010 6.7%
    66011 Home Health Aides 70 $8.93 $9.09 $18,900 1.6%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 80 $14.16 $13.75 $28,600 4.9%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers (*) $7.83 $8.12 $16,890 2.3%
      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 270 $5.94 $6.15 $12,790 1.6%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 620 $7.46 $7.73 $16,080 1.1%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 90 $9.62 $10.15 $21,110 12.1%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 30 $6.65 $7.68 $15,980 5.7%
      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 120 $8.92 $9.80 $20,380 14.6%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 $5.86 $6.82 $14,190 2.8%
    68038 Child Care Workers 310 $5.88 $7.17 $14,910 2.5%
    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)
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 200 $8.17 $9.55 $19,860 2.6%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 50 $8.40 $9.66 $20,080 1.8%
    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 240 $19.51 $22.55 $46,900 3.9%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 250 $15.97 $16.25 $33,790 7.3%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 700 $17.27 $19.31 $40,170 1.6%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 $19.15 $19.07 $39,670 2.8%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 160 $23.94 $23.40 $48,680 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 30 $9.95 $10.70 $22,260 2.1%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 400 $11.56 $12.81 $26,640 1.6%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 40 $8.57 $9.67 $20,110 2.3%
      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 170 $13.08 $13.87 $28,860 0.8%
    85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 180 $22.45 $22.53 $46,870 3.4%
    85123 Millwrights 160 $14.04 $13.88 $28,880 1.2%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 60 $13.77 $14.34 $29,840 1.7%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 910 $14.59 $15.17 $31,550 3.3%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 320 $10.64 $11.17 $23,230 3.3%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $11.54 $13.07 $27,180 7.0%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $14.02 $13.38 $27,840 3.6%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $14.62 $14.27 $29,680 1.8%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers (*) $11.39 $11.97 $24,900 2.8%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers 30 $7.96 $8.96 $18,650 5.4%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (*) $11.92 $12.91 $26,850 6.0%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $9.02 $8.84 $18,400 4.6%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 350 $9.95 $10.28 $21,370 6.3%
    87202 Electricians 420 $13.91 $13.47 $28,010 2.3%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 40 $12.04 $12.34 $25,670 5.5%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 120 $10.38 $10.49 $21,810 0.9%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $15.27 $16.46 $34,230 1.6%
    87508 Pipelayers (*) $9.72 $12.24 $25,460 5.2%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $9.42 $9.55 $19,860 2.4%
    87802 Insulation Workers 290 $15.37 $14.87 $30,930 2.8%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 30 $10.78 $10.90 $22,670 4.2%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 300 $10.89 $13.53 $28,150 8.6%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 350 $13.10 $13.74 $28,570 3.9%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 80 $11.50 $11.92 $24,800 6.4%
    89308 Wood Machinists 30 $8.61 $8.43 $17,530 3.3%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $8.99 $8.91 $18,530 3.9%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers (*) $8.02 $8.14 $16,930 11.1%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91105 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.17 $12.92 $26,880 2.0%
    91114 Grinding, Lapping, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $9.23 $9.32 $19,390 6.2%
    91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $9.53 $10.04 $20,880 2.2%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 70 $10.85 $10.54 $21,920 1.4%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $9.89 $10.61 $22,070 6.8%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $9.97 $10.15 $21,110 1.6%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 40 $10.93 $11.07 $23,030 1.3%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $11.27 $11.95 $24,850 7.3%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 120 $6.59 $6.85 $14,250 3.9%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 60 $6.02 $6.30 $13,100 2.2%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $7.57 $7.68 $15,980 3.0%
    92926 Boiler Operators and Tenders, Low Pressure 60 $19.57 $20.20 $42,020 3.7%
    92935 Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators 390 $17.44 $16.92 $35,190 2.3%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $7.63 $9.33 $19,400 1.9%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $13.93 $14.20 $29,530 1.5%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $8.89 $9.95 $20,700 1.6%
      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 (*) $9.97 $9.89 $20,580 2.0%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 300 $13.11 $13.23 $27,520 1.5%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 30 $7.20 $7.34 $15,260 2.1%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 1,250 $9.23 $8.80 $18,300 1.6%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 700 $7.90 $7.90 $16,420 2.0%
      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 50 $13.84 $14.46 $30,070 3.3%
      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 900 $12.47 $12.32 $25,630 1.5%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 650 $8.38 $9.65 $20,060 6.0%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School (*) $5.59 $5.42 $11,280 4.7%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 330 $9.72 $9.84 $20,460 13.4%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 30 $9.54 $9.10 $18,920 4.6%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 50 $19.42 $15.37 $31,970 4.6%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 40 $10.98 $11.11 $23,100 1.6%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $12.67 $13.71 $28,520 8.6%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 460 $11.36 $11.72 $24,390 1.0%
    97951 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 60 $11.22 $10.69 $22,240 1.5%
      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 120 $8.29 $8.65 $17,990 2.7%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 140 $7.27 $7.98 $16,590 12.8%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 120 $9.87 $9.68 $20,130 4.8%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $8.18 $8.49 $17,670 2.3%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 320 $6.87 $8.51 $17,690 3.4%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 370 $6.56 $7.35 $15,280 1.3%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 80 $6.19 $6.59 $13,710 3.6%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,790 $8.66 $9.37 $19,490 1.2%

    (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 Alabama

    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