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

El Paso, Texas MSA

El Paso is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Texas.

Occupational divisions in El Paso:

  • 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 860 $22.45 $25.43 $52,900 4.6%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 360 $21.70 $22.25 $46,270 2.6%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 280 $17.32 $18.69 $38,880 3.4%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 580 $17.91 $22.70 $47,220 5.9%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 510 $16.76 $18.06 $37,570 3.3%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 350 $31.38 $29.45 $61,260 2.4%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 880 $27.72 $26.23 $54,570 3.2%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 420 $18.81 $19.93 $41,450 4.3%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 450 $10.80 $11.41 $23,730 4.2%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 520 $21.70 $24.37 $50,680 5.4%
    15017 Construction Managers 400 $18.34 $18.78 $39,050 1.6%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 280 $18.00 $19.97 $41,540 3.1%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 720 $12.53 $12.98 $26,990 10.1%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19002 Public Administration Chief Executives, Legislators, and General Administrators 40 $32.25 $29.16 $60,660 14.1%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 6,330 $20.34 $25.04 $52,080 2.2%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 1,220 $19.51 $21.78 $45,310 2.7%
    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 60 $14.48 $16.45 $34,210 10.8%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 260 $14.36 $16.58 $34,490 6.4%
    21111 Tax Preparers 190 $7.99 $11.77 $24,480 20.2%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 990 $16.95 $19.25 $40,050 3.4%
    21117 Budget Analysts 110 $18.84 $20.04 $41,690 1.9%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 240 $18.59 $19.79 $41,160 3.8%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $11.80 $15.12 $31,440 2.8%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 320 $16.28 $17.73 $36,880 2.2%
    21505 Special Agents, Insurance 30 $14.46 $16.22 $33,740 10.9%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 280 $13.29 $15.49 $32,220 6.4%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 410 $15.89 $17.25 $35,870 2.3%
    21902 Cost Estimators 210 $15.24 $18.33 $38,130 3.9%
    21905 Management Analysts 160 $21.22 $21.26 $44,210 2.1%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 100 $15.85 $16.08 $33,450 2.3%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 850 $15.07 $16.49 $34,310 3.1%
      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 150 $23.25 $23.40 $48,670 3.7%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 390 $24.07 $24.97 $51,930 8.2%
    22127 Computer Engineers 50 $24.05 $25.62 $53,300 3.0%
    22132 Safety Engineers, Except Mining 30 $22.04 $21.95 $45,650 2.5%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 200 $25.12 $25.52 $53,080 4.1%
    22199 All Other Engineers 760 $27.81 $26.19 $54,470 4.4%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 100 $17.79 $22.49 $46,780 26.7%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 140 $13.60 $13.64 $28,380 4.6%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 480 $17.48 $18.18 $37,820 4.0%
    22508 Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $18.76 $20.22 $42,050 3.4%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 160 $18.40 $19.57 $40,700 3.1%
    22514 Drafters 490 $10.22 $10.84 $22,550 3.6%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $10.00 $10.60 $22,060 2.8%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 390 $15.03 $16.45 $34,220 4.4%
      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 30 $23.64 $25.92 $53,910 3.8%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 60 $15.10 $17.28 $35,940 2.4%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 90 $12.91 $13.58 $28,240 1.2%
      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 520 $18.68 $20.78 $43,230 3.5%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 160 $17.89 $20.03 $41,660 2.2%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 310 $13.90 $15.51 $32,260 1.6%
    25105 Computer Programmers 320 $18.35 $19.75 $41,070 5.3%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 30 $14.54 $14.86 $30,900 2.0%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 30 $18.30 $19.56 $40,680 6.3%
    25302 Operations and Systems Researchers and Analysts, Except Computer 40 $29.16 $26.29 $54,670 8.5%
      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 420 $12.62 $13.31 $27,670 1.4%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 510 $10.21 $10.83 $22,530 2.1%
    27307 Residential Counselors 270 $7.75 $9.11 $18,940 3.8%
    27308 Human Services Workers 290 $8.81 $8.65 $18,000 1.6%
    27311 Recreation Workers 330 $6.03 $7.94 $16,530 8.2%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 530 $51.43 $43.71** $90,910** 14.6%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 160 $14.19 $14.26 $29,660 5.0%
    28311 Title Examiners and Abstractors 30 $16.20 $17.84 $37,110 13.5%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 90 $15.11 $16.17 $33,640 3.4%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $36,070 2.8%
    31218 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $34,630 5.3%
    31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $32,480 2.3%
    31226 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $30,880 3.4%
    31231 Anthropology and Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $38,390 5.0%
    31233 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $32,820 7.9%
    31235 History Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $34,770 2.9%
    31237 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $31,830 3.7%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $33,370 5.3%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 280 $6.62 $9.71 $20,190 7.4%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 490 * * $33,650 1.3%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 4,860 * * $34,060 1.0%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 5,180 * * $33,910 0.8%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 1,170 * * $31,950 0.9%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 1,320 $15.58 $15.38 $32,000 3.2%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 360 $8.89 $9.41 $19,570 3.1%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 530 $12.37 $12.21 $25,410 4.1%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 120 * * $25,000 11.5%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 350 $18.98 $19.04 $39,590 1.6%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 170 $9.44 $9.56 $19,890 2.3%
    31508 Audio-Visual Specialists 80 $13.94 $14.11 $29,350 7.5%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 670 $19.51 $19.12 $39,780 2.7%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 290 $19.81 $20.34 $42,310 3.5%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 2,460 $7.56 $7.71 $16,040 2.1%
      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 820 # $55.58** $115,610** 20.6%
    32105 Dentists 80 # $55.55** $115,540** 19.9%
    32108 Optometrists 100 $41.94 $38.73 $80,550 17.9%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $19.85 $26.28 $54,660 11.8%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 170 $15.28 $15.35 $31,920 1.3%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 110 $25.49 $26.32 $54,750 8.2%
    32308 Physical Therapists 240 $26.59 $28.13 $58,500 5.9%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 230 $18.57 $19.41 $40,370 5.7%
    32399 All Other Therapists 290 $14.28 $14.14 $29,400 1.8%
    32502 Registered Nurses 3,430 $22.22 $23.29 $48,450 3.6%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 880 $15.31 $16.23 $33,760 3.6%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 270 $11.36 $11.13 $23,160 1.8%
    32511 Physician Assistants 140 $14.38 $15.38 $31,980 9.9%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring (*) $9.05 $9.58 $19,920 6.9%
    32517 Pharmacists 280 $34.13 $30.76 $63,970 2.4%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 330 $7.70 $7.87 $16,380 1.8%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $15.54 $16.68 $34,700 3.4%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians 30 $8.31 $8.63 $17,940 4.7%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 300 $18.00 $18.49 $38,460 2.6%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 230 $13.16 $12.95 $26,940 3.6%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 180 $15.68 $18.32 $38,110 9.8%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 160 $10.67 $11.03 $22,940 4.3%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 190 $15.10 $16.18 $33,640 7.5%
    32925 Cardiology Technologists (*) $16.56 $16.53 $34,380 2.3%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 160 $10.85 $11.38 $23,670 1.7%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 70 $8.14 $9.07 $18,870 7.2%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 370 $11.95 $13.84 $28,790 2.3%
      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 60 $16.34 $17.12 $35,610 2.7%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 50 $15.98 $17.52 $36,440 2.5%
    34014 Broadcast News Analysts 50 $19.07 $21.57 $44,870 4.7%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 100 $8.72 $9.68 $20,140 8.3%
    34023 Photographers 120 $7.99 $9.08 $18,880 7.2%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 110 $6.84 $7.61 $15,830 4.5%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 100 $9.52 $10.87 $22,610 1.8%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 210 $9.77 $12.59 $26,180 4.6%
    34041 Interior Designers 50 $8.95 $9.58 $19,920 7.3%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 90 $7.70 $8.73 $18,160 2.8%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 110 * * $30,040 3.7%
      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 40 $21.72 $21.06 $43,810 7.8%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 940 $16.32 $17.95 $37,340 4.4%
    Sales and Related Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    41002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Sales and Related Workers 2,780 $11.53 $13.68 $28,460 1.6%
      Sales Occupations, Services top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 150 $7.97 $10.92 $22,710 11.3%
    43011 Appraisers, Real Estate (*) $17.28 $19.60 $40,760 10.6%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 140 $31.18 $33.02 $68,670 17.2%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 510 $9.86 $12.59 $26,200 5.1%
    43021 Travel Agents 160 $8.40 $8.67 $18,030 4.1%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 170 $15.02 $17.36 $36,120 5.5%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 60 $8.62 $11.93 $24,810 9.5%
      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 (*) $27.72 $30.35 $63,120 15.1%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 500 $16.86 $23.47 $48,820 8.8%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 2,000 $13.05 $15.95 $33,180 3.9%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 8,630 $6.79 $7.70 $16,020 1.5%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 990 $9.04 $9.79 $20,370 3.2%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,000 $6.20 $7.26 $15,110 2.7%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 2,230 $6.34 $7.02 $14,600 1.6%
    49023 Cashiers 6,730 $6.23 $6.66 $13,860 1.2%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 200 $7.64 $8.94 $18,590 4.0%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters (*) $7.41 $7.94 $16,510 3.4%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 650 $9.47 $11.61 $24,140 2.2%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    51002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 2,200 $12.13 $13.96 $29,050 1.5%
      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 1,220 $7.66 $7.77 $16,160 1.9%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 130 $7.71 $7.95 $16,530 3.1%
    53111 Loan Interviewers 140 $9.85 $11.38 $23,680 5.9%
    53117 Credit Checkers 90 $8.06 $8.62 $17,920 5.9%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 170 $8.31 $8.91 $18,530 5.4%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 740 $9.34 $9.61 $19,980 1.8%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 140 $19.81 $22.45 $46,690 4.9%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 120 $10.37 $10.38 $21,600 3.9%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 80 $8.20 $8.65 $18,000 8.3%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 720 $9.16 $9.52 $19,800 1.9%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 270 $8.06 $9.29 $19,330 3.4%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 290 $6.01 $6.34 $13,180 3.0%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 130 $6.68 $7.65 $15,910 5.5%
    53911 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 140 $7.48 $7.91 $16,460 1.6%
    53914 Real Estate Clerks 170 $8.27 $8.06 $16,770 6.3%
      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 240 $11.41 $11.73 $24,400 5.8%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 290 $9.60 $9.83 $20,440 4.4%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 3,970 $9.26 $9.61 $19,980 1.9%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 100 $10.01 $14.86 $30,910 5.7%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,050 $7.31 $7.69 $15,990 1.2%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 1,090 $9.06 $8.99 $18,700 1.8%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 200 $10.86 $11.07 $23,030 1.8%
    55317 Correspondence Clerks 30 $10.29 $10.70 $22,260 1.1%
    55321 File Clerks 340 $6.88 $7.27 $15,130 2.8%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 490 $8.87 $9.67 $20,120 1.1%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 200 $8.89 $9.40 $19,550 4.2%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 30 $10.68 $11.03 $22,950 2.2%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 230 $8.17 $8.61 $17,900 1.8%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 660 $12.73 $13.02 $27,070 9.9%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,890 $9.79 $9.83 $20,450 0.8%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 370 $10.10 $10.28 $21,380 1.2%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 680 $8.66 $9.06 $18,850 1.5%
    55347 General Office Clerks 5,590 $7.82 $8.38 $17,430 1.3%
      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 210 $8.00 $8.29 $17,250 2.2%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 40 $8.21 $8.22 $17,100 3.1%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 430 $10.67 $10.97 $22,810 2.1%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 620 $8.02 $8.41 $17,490 1.6%
    56099 All Other Office Machine Operators 100 $8.31 $9.23 $19,190 1.8%
      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 290 $7.48 $7.66 $15,930 2.1%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 210 $8.36 $8.51 $17,690 2.7%
    57311 Messengers 280 $5.89 $6.04 $12,560 2.6%
      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 340 $11.53 $11.46 $23,840 3.9%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 350 $11.82 $11.84 $24,630 3.2%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 350 $9.69 $10.49 $21,820 1.2%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $9.13 $9.77 $20,310 7.6%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $9.11 $10.11 $21,030 5.1%
    58021 Marking Clerks 60 $6.54 $7.06 $14,690 2.5%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 1,560 $7.03 $7.50 $15,600 2.0%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 400 $8.18 $8.92 $18,540 3.1%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,970 $8.01 $9.17 $19,060 1.5%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 170 $8.22 $9.08 $18,890 6.3%
      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 2,050 $8.73 $9.32 $19,380 6.7%
    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)
    61002 Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 50 $21.16 $22.16 $46,090 14.0%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 760 $24.53 $25.38 $52,790 3.4%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 110 $7.68 $8.03 $16,700 2.4%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,360 $8.87 $9.89 $20,570 2.4%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 2,700 $18.55 $19.76 $41,100 4.7%
    63017 Correction Officers and Jailers 580 $12.85 $13.48 $28,040 1.2%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 60 $8.23 $9.72 $20,210 4.3%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 3,480 $6.01 $6.56 $13,650 2.6%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 690 $12.77 $11.86 $24,680 6.1%
      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 480 $5.86 $6.00 $12,490 2.0%
    65005 Bartenders 420 $5.78 $5.80 $12,070 2.4%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 3,490 $5.77 $5.69 $11,830 1.3%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 860 $5.77 $5.81 $12,090 3.2%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 510 $5.84 $5.83 $12,120 1.8%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 260 $6.19 $6.98 $14,520 2.9%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 360 $8.13 $9.03 $18,780 3.4%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 1,850 $6.50 $6.81 $14,160 2.0%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 540 $7.52 $7.69 $15,990 1.1%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 1,810 $5.78 $5.93 $12,340 2.8%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order (*) $6.38 $6.80 $14,150 2.2%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 2,220 $5.91 $6.03 $12,550 1.4%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 3,110 $5.74 $5.68 $11,800 1.3%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 240 $5.96 $6.45 $13,420 1.9%
      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 380 $9.78 $9.82 $20,420 3.8%
    66005 Medical Assistants 820 $7.40 $7.77 $16,160 4.1%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,260 $6.44 $6.77 $14,080 1.8%
    66011 Home Health Aides 1,300 $10.84 $10.38 $21,580 11.9%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 200 $7.58 $8.62 $17,930 2.7%
    66021 Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides 30 $17.61 $17.59 $36,590 10.3%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 550 $8.17 $8.63 $17,960 1.7%
      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 1,330 $5.85 $5.96 $12,400 1.4%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,530 $6.17 $6.72 $13,970 1.4%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 150 $10.40 $9.87 $20,530 8.9%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 330 $6.73 $7.03 $14,620 2.3%
      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 1,000 $6.14 $7.15 $14,880 5.8%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (*) $6.60 $6.76 $14,070 2.0%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 110 $5.80 $5.53 $11,490 3.0%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 100 $5.81 $5.68 $11,810 2.3%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,340 $5.70 $5.59 $11,630 3.4%
    68038 Child Care Workers 870 $5.87 $5.81 $12,080 1.9%
      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 410 $7.11 $7.67 $15,960 1.9%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    72002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 50 $12.74 $12.50 $26,010 3.4%
      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 140 $7.08 $8.09 $16,830 5.4%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1,430 $6.49 $6.81 $14,170 1.7%
    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 800 $16.06 $17.23 $35,840 3.2%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 650 $15.00 $15.81 $32,890 2.0%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 1,800 $11.72 $13.21 $27,480 2.4%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 340 $14.12 $15.59 $32,420 2.0%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 380 $12.56 $13.08 $27,210 2.2%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 410 $12.32 $14.30 $29,750 2.7%
      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 570 $10.58 $12.04 $25,050 5.5%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,480 $7.59 $8.06 $16,770 2.4%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 220 $7.53 $8.53 $17,750 5.2%
      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 580 $10.96 $11.03 $22,940 1.6%
    85113 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Sewing Machines 180 $10.06 $11.06 $23,000 2.9%
    85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 240 $16.86 $15.37 $31,970 2.1%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 110 $10.42 $11.18 $23,260 3.0%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 2,420 $8.41 $8.88 $18,480 1.1%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 1,180 $10.04 $10.52 $21,880 1.9%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 230 $9.33 $9.57 $19,900 3.8%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 700 $11.63 $12.25 $25,480 1.9%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 160 $12.43 $12.84 $26,700 2.0%
    85323 Aircraft Mechanics (*) $16.89 $15.76 $32,780 3.5%
    85502 Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers 40 $19.38 $18.20 $37,860 4.6%
    85599 All Other Communications Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 30 $15.51 $16.36 $34,020 14.9%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 320 $11.53 $13.22 $27,510 3.4%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 40 $9.44 $11.33 $23,570 9.0%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers (*) $10.32 $10.56 $21,960 2.7%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 50 $11.68 $11.57 $24,060 5.3%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 300 $16.05 $16.78 $34,900 2.1%
    85721 Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electricians 70 $21.64 $21.19 $44,080 3.8%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 240 $18.93 $19.22 $39,980 2.3%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 430 $11.61 $12.59 $26,180 3.3%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 160 $11.22 $12.94 $26,920 11.8%
    85928 Mechanical Control and Valve Installers and Repairers 30 $16.00 $16.68 $34,690 1.7%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 40 $8.09 $8.25 $17,160 2.7%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $6.10 $7.37 $15,320 9.6%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 470 $9.55 $10.52 $21,880 1.9%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 980 $9.18 $9.35 $19,450 2.5%
    87108 Drywall Installers 70 $9.69 $10.10 $21,020 3.7%
    87202 Electricians 810 $14.01 $14.09 $29,300 5.2%
    87302 Brickmasons 290 $9.19 $10.37 $21,580 6.6%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 420 $8.30 $8.81 $18,310 3.1%
    87314 Reinforcing Metal Workers 50 $9.29 $9.25 $19,240 1.5%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 100 $9.52 $9.29 $19,330 3.3%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 640 $8.33 $8.52 $17,730 1.9%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 620 $11.20 $11.85 $24,650 2.6%
    87508 Pipelayers (*) $8.72 $10.14 $21,090 5.5%
    87602 Carpet Installers (*) $6.21 $7.73 $16,090 7.5%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $8.68 $9.19 $19,120 3.8%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 80 $9.30 $9.47 $19,690 6.5%
    87808 Roofers 360 $8.17 $8.58 $17,850 6.0%
    87811 Glaziers 60 $7.78 $8.31 $17,290 4.4%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 80 $9.08 $9.26 $19,250 1.6%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 160 $7.54 $8.08 $16,800 1.5%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 180 $9.75 $9.64 $20,060 1.5%
      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 190 $13.00 $12.97 $26,980 3.0%
    89108 Machinists 590 $10.23 $10.92 $22,720 3.0%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 350 $8.54 $9.00 $18,720 1.8%
    89308 Wood Machinists 70 $5.73 $7.29 $15,170 3.6%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $6.74 $7.61 $15,840 3.8%
    89502 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers and Lay-Out Workers 120 $7.11 $7.10 $14,760 4.4%
    89508 Upholsterers 50 $7.63 $7.65 $15,910 3.7%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics 90 $5.79 $5.67 $11,790 2.9%
    89705 Job Printers (*) $6.49 $6.71 $13,960 3.3%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 40 $8.38 $9.13 $18,990 1.6%
    89805 Bakers, Manufacturing 140 $10.05 $10.48 $21,790 9.3%
    89808 Food Batchmakers (*) $7.23 $7.22 $15,010 4.2%
    89917 Precision Optical Goods Workers 50 $7.38 $7.46 $15,530 2.0%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 60 $11.20 $12.17 $25,310 1.8%
      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 (*) $8.27 $8.87 $18,440 3.6%
    91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic (*) $11.09 $11.90 $24,760 7.1%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 680 $7.53 $7.89 $16,400 2.9%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $11.00 $12.39 $25,780 3.7%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $9.22 $9.28 $19,310 2.1%
    91902 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 260 $7.34 $7.63 $15,870 5.7%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 340 $7.53 $8.04 $16,720 2.2%
    91932 Heat Treating, Annealing, and Tempering Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (*) $9.98 $10.44 $21,720 1.7%
    92198 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Operators and Tenders 370 $10.94 $10.25 $21,330 4.1%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 30 $7.32 $7.38 $15,340 4.3%
    92510 Printing Press Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $11.63 $11.69 $24,320 8.7%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $9.47 $10.82 $22,500 7.7%
    92522 Specialty Materials Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $11.85 $12.42 $25,830 2.9%
    92524 Screen Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $7.47 $7.67 $15,960 3.6%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $10.22 $10.88 $22,640 1.6%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $7.28 $7.82 $16,270 11.7%
    92705 Textile Machine Operators and Tenders, Winding, Twisting, Knitting, Weaving, and Cutting (*) $5.95 $6.90 $14,350 9.8%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 6,520 $7.24 $7.16 $14,900 1.8%
    92941 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 100 $7.78 $7.85 $16,320 2.5%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $7.26 $7.46 $15,510 2.5%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 80 $8.43 $9.32 $19,390 2.3%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $8.73 $8.73 $18,170 1.4%
    92956 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 280 $6.38 $6.94 $14,430 3.0%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $7.55 $8.46 $17,590 3.4%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $9.43 $9.57 $19,910 2.4%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 520 $6.22 $6.73 $13,990 1.4%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 100 $8.80 $8.84 $18,380 4.3%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $8.57 $10.05 $20,910 6.9%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision 320 $6.04 $6.80 $14,140 2.2%
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 560 $7.72 $7.83 $16,280 2.2%
    93908 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 110 $5.88 $6.24 $12,970 2.7%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 380 $8.96 $9.55 $19,860 1.4%
    93917 Solderers and Brazers 180 $5.86 $6.56 $13,650 7.9%
    93926 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 250 $5.99 $7.14 $14,840 4.1%
    93944 Molders and Casters, Hand 80 $7.38 $8.04 $16,730 4.7%
    93947 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers, Hand 40 $7.03 $7.28 $15,150 5.5%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 60 $5.93 $6.43 $13,380 2.7%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 3,000 $6.88 $7.44 $15,480 7.7%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 1,370 $5.94 $6.42 $13,360 2.7%
      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 (*) $9.37 $9.90 $20,580 14.7%
      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 4,510 $12.08 $11.89 $24,740 2.8%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 2,120 $7.50 $8.82 $18,350 2.7%
    97108 Bus Drivers 370 $10.37 $10.16 $21,130 1.3%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 $6.01 $7.25 $15,070 3.0%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 460 $10.19 $10.42 $21,680 4.2%
    97199 All Other Motor Vehicle Operators 80 $5.79 $7.86 $16,340 6.1%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 90 * * $50,110 3.9%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 420 $6.68 $6.57 $13,670 2.9%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 90 $5.84 $6.46 $13,440 2.7%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 340 $8.31 $9.51 $19,780 2.7%
    97921 Gas Compressor Operators 30 $14.96 $15.92 $33,120 2.4%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 120 $9.49 $9.52 $19,800 1.8%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 90 $8.47 $9.66 $20,090 5.1%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 120 $13.57 $13.52 $28,110 3.3%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,170 $8.12 $8.84 $18,390 3.0%
    97956 Operating Engineers 90 $11.57 $11.91 $24,770 1.3%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 660 $9.10 $8.80 $18,300 2.3%
      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 650 $6.54 $7.57 $15,740 2.8%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 100 $7.43 $7.42 $15,440 3.4%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 320 $6.24 $6.87 $14,290 3.5%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 220 $8.53 $10.00 $20,810 4.9%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 190 $6.00 $6.20 $12,890 2.6%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 510 $6.65 $7.11 $14,790 2.4%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers (*) $7.08 $7.23 $15,040 4.5%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 180 $7.66 $7.75 $16,120 3.6%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 290 $8.01 $8.11 $16,860 4.7%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,320 $7.07 $7.36 $15,310 3.8%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,980 $5.87 $6.13 $12,740 1.6%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 660 $5.89 $6.31 $13,120 3.2%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 3,230 $6.84 $7.52 $15,640 3.2%

    (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 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