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

Fayetteville, North Carolina MSA

Fayetteville is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in North Carolina.

Occupational divisions in Fayetteville:

  • 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 330 $19.27 $22.44 $46,680 4.3%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 120 $16.92 $18.67 $38,830 2.2%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 110 $12.68 $15.62 $32,500 3.0%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 200 $20.03 $20.68 $43,020 2.7%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 170 $12.39 $15.31 $31,850 3.2%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 40 $28.31 $27.11 $56,380 3.8%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 330 $22.13 $23.93 $49,770 3.0%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 90 $21.61 $22.45 $46,700 3.2%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 200 $10.60 $21.68 $45,090 23.0%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 90 $28.18 $27.91 $58,060 3.7%
    15017 Construction Managers 180 $19.20 $19.84 $41,270 2.6%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 90 $20.47 $21.45 $44,620 2.6%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 670 $12.44 $12.90 $26,840 3.4%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 2,490 $19.87 $24.26 $50,460 1.9%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 570 $16.55 $18.55 $38,590 1.2%
    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 400 $13.70 $17.34 $36,060 9.5%
    21111 Tax Preparers (*) $15.53 $16.39 $34,090 2.1%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 370 $13.16 $16.61 $34,550 4.1%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 70 $15.39 $16.73 $34,790 2.1%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $11.56 $13.21 $27,470 2.2%
    21505 Special Agents, Insurance (*) $15.51 $15.83 $32,930 14.4%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 220 $15.94 $15.78 $32,820 2.0%
    21902 Cost Estimators 60 $16.62 $17.54 $36,490 3.7%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 70 $23.24 $24.05 $50,020 2.8%
    22127 Computer Engineers 80 $19.19 $20.23 $42,070 3.4%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine (*) $20.39 $22.35 $46,490 4.0%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 70 $11.60 $12.09 $25,150 4.4%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 190 $16.10 $15.54 $32,320 1.3%
    22514 Drafters 70 $12.92 $12.87 $26,770 2.6%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (*) $10.66 $10.87 $22,620 1.4%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 30 $15.80 $15.86 $32,980 1.4%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25103 Data Base Administrators (*) $12.94 $14.35 $29,850 2.2%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 110 $14.22 $14.72 $30,610 0.8%
    25105 Computer Programmers 60 $17.93 $18.76 $39,010 1.6%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27108 Psychologists 100 $18.08 $20.72 $43,090 3.1%
    27307 Residential Counselors 120 $8.99 $10.95 $22,770 5.4%
    27311 Recreation Workers 150 $11.32 $11.37 $23,660 4.4%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 140 $24.51 $29.50 $61,360 14.4%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 130 $10.17 $10.63 $22,120 4.7%
      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 30 * * $44,000 2.8%
    31252 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $49,670 4.6%
    31299 All Other Postsecondary Teachers 80 * * $79,930 19.9%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 400 $5.96 $6.86 $14,270 3.0%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 160 * * $30,420 5.1%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,680 * * $30,960 2.2%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 880 * * $30,350 2.9%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 280 * * $30,090 2.2%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 1,780 $15.89 $16.77 $34,880 2.1%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 200 $10.94 $11.28 $23,460 2.2%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors (*) * * $22,290 1.3%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 170 $16.70 $17.15 $35,670 1.6%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 90 $10.90 $10.41 $21,650 2.5%
    31508 Audio-Visual Specialists 30 $13.69 $14.63 $30,440 12.9%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 140 $15.45 $16.17 $33,630 1.9%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 460 $6.83 $6.90 $14,340 3.1%
      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 420 $55.19 $43.13** $89,720** 18.4%
    32105 Dentists 80 $54.70 $46.86** $97,460** 15.2%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 40 $22.23 $29.55 $61,460 13.3%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 40 $23.56 $24.89 $51,760 3.1%
    32308 Physical Therapists 60 $24.24 $27.97 $58,190 3.7%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 70 $16.01 $17.95 $37,330 4.5%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,500 $17.87 $18.36 $38,190 1.2%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 500 $12.17 $12.30 $25,570 1.3%
    32511 Physician Assistants 60 $31.73 $28.63 $59,540 5.9%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 40 $10.36 $15.09 $31,390 5.1%
    32517 Pharmacists 170 $32.11 $29.17 $60,680 2.7%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 170 $8.59 $8.88 $18,470 3.6%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $15.58 $16.62 $34,570 4.9%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $16.32 $17.16 $35,700 1.5%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $10.93 $11.17 $23,230 1.3%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 140 $17.03 $16.12 $33,530 5.4%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 110 $9.40 $9.87 $20,530 2.2%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 120 $15.10 $14.95 $31,090 2.6%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 50 $7.99 $8.36 $17,380 3.3%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 40 $12.60 $14.11 $29,350 2.6%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 70 $9.00 $10.01 $20,820 7.3%
    34023 Photographers 40 $14.16 $14.45 $30,050 3.3%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 40 $10.71 $11.99 $24,930 4.3%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 50 $10.02 $11.01 $22,910 4.4%
    34053 Dancers and Choreographers 40 $6.21 $7.72 $16,050 12.1%
    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 1,510 $12.36 $14.26 $29,670 2.5%
      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 170 $10.92 $12.90 $26,830 8.8%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 40 $10.76 $15.08 $31,370 3.7%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 110 $17.60 $20.55 $42,740 11.9%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 220 $23.11 $34.58** $71,930** 29.5%
    43021 Travel Agents 50 $8.30 $9.15 $19,030 8.0%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 100 $16.35 $17.52 $36,440 5.6%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 60 $13.33 $12.48 $25,970 1.6%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 180 $14.73 $16.73 $34,800 4.1%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 580 $14.26 $15.64 $32,530 5.0%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,600 $7.33 $8.85 $18,410 2.1%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 680 $8.24 $9.32 $19,390 2.6%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 470 $6.10 $6.51 $13,550 1.9%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,260 $6.94 $7.47 $15,530 1.4%
    49023 Cashiers 3,630 $6.31 $6.70 $13,940 1.3%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 110 $6.89 $7.38 $15,350 1.9%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 60 $7.88 $8.09 $16,820 2.8%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 360 $16.79 $18.65 $38,790 5.1%
    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 950 $12.97 $14.93 $31,060 1.8%
      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 580 $7.68 $7.82 $16,260 5.6%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 100 $9.76 $9.63 $20,030 3.6%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 70 $9.82 $10.11 $21,020 8.7%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 100 $8.20 $8.98 $18,670 1.1%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks 30 $11.24 $11.13 $23,150 3.9%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 200 $18.11 $19.02 $39,570 5.9%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 100 $10.60 $10.83 $22,520 2.6%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $12.95 $12.35 $25,690 2.6%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 150 $9.17 $9.21 $19,170 2.5%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 110 $10.97 $12.63 $26,270 2.5%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 160 $6.14 $6.34 $13,200 2.8%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 970 $6.45 $6.58 $13,680 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 170 $11.38 $11.62 $24,160 3.8%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 160 $8.65 $9.03 $18,780 2.2%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,570 $9.56 $10.01 $20,810 1.4%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 790 $7.58 $7.75 $16,130 1.4%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 220 $9.27 $9.28 $19,290 1.7%
    55321 File Clerks 100 $6.57 $6.83 $14,200 2.2%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 140 $8.21 $8.95 $18,620 1.5%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 40 $9.50 $10.06 $20,930 1.2%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,410 $9.73 $9.87 $20,530 1.0%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $9.79 $10.27 $21,360 1.3%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 200 $9.07 $9.11 $18,950 2.0%
    55347 General Office Clerks 2,330 $9.19 $10.18 $21,170 1.0%
      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 80 $8.46 $8.82 $18,350 1.4%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 160 $8.06 $8.18 $17,020 0.9%
      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 100 $8.23 $8.46 $17,600 1.7%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 150 $10.39 $10.83 $22,520 5.2%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 $12.23 $13.54 $28,170 1.2%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 570 $10.14 $9.90 $20,600 1.0%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 250 $7.38 $7.68 $15,970 4.4%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 860 $10.37 $11.56 $24,040 2.7%
      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 940 $10.49 $10.84 $22,540 0.9%
    Service Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 110 $6.78 $7.44 $15,470 4.5%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 580 $10.41 $11.39 $23,700 2.3%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 30 $7.97 $8.39 $17,460 5.0%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 1,040 $6.99 $7.90 $16,440 4.5%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 180 $6.03 $8.65 $17,990 9.2%
      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 210 $5.95 $6.10 $12,680 3.1%
    65005 Bartenders 230 $5.79 $5.81 $12,090 3.9%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,140 $5.82 $5.95 $12,370 2.4%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 780 $6.76 $6.85 $14,240 4.4%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 370 $6.10 $6.36 $13,230 3.0%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 120 $7.68 $7.93 $16,490 3.1%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $10.38 $10.23 $21,290 1.5%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 770 $7.07 $7.47 $15,540 3.4%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 400 $8.82 $8.60 $17,890 1.3%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 1,070 $6.09 $6.29 $13,080 3.3%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 120 $7.30 $7.22 $15,020 1.8%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,520 $6.28 $6.73 $14,000 1.9%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 460 $6.02 $6.28 $13,060 4.3%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 60 $6.33 $7.67 $15,950 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 280 $10.30 $10.27 $21,360 3.2%
    66005 Medical Assistants 250 $7.69 $7.78 $16,170 6.5%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,040 $8.38 $8.53 $17,740 2.8%
    66011 Home Health Aides 410 $7.81 $8.05 $16,740 1.3%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 80 $13.59 $15.03 $31,270 2.0%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 200 $10.18 $10.48 $21,810 1.1%
      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 880 $5.88 $6.13 $12,740 1.8%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,420 $6.71 $7.04 $14,650 1.2%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 70 $9.97 $9.60 $19,960 7.6%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 210 $7.38 $7.42 $15,430 2.2%
      Personal Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 190 $5.76 $6.03 $12,540 3.0%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 $6.09 $6.36 $13,220 4.6%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 70 $5.64 $5.47 $11,380 4.8%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 340 $7.37 $8.22 $17,090 1.5%
    68038 Child Care Workers 560 $5.84 $5.87 $12,200 1.7%
      Other Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 170 $8.60 $10.41 $21,650 1.8%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 50 $7.31 $7.86 $16,340 2.1%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 730 $7.34 $7.61 $15,820 2.1%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 50 $7.39 $7.47 $15,540 3.3%
    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 410 $17.50 $18.33 $38,120 2.6%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 380 $17.17 $18.05 $37,550 4.4%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 350 $13.99 $15.04 $31,280 0.8%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $16.35 $16.88 $35,110 1.5%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $13.25 $14.77 $30,720 1.7%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 90 $13.30 $14.41 $29,970 1.4%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 340 $14.01 $12.95 $26,930 2.5%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 980 $10.34 $10.91 $22,690 3.3%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 950 $12.77 $13.57 $28,240 3.7%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 170 $13.77 $14.08 $29,280 6.3%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 190 $11.64 $11.75 $24,440 1.5%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 $14.22 $13.77 $28,640 1.6%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 30 $8.76 $10.53 $21,890 3.7%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 330 $14.40 $13.48 $28,030 4.2%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers (*) $7.61 $8.62 $17,920 4.6%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 60 $10.86 $11.30 $23,500 3.7%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 450 $9.62 $10.20 $21,220 5.7%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 30 $10.67 $11.29 $23,480 3.3%
    85944 Gas Appliance Repairers 30 $10.62 $11.01 $22,890 3.2%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $7.15 $7.56 $15,720 3.7%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $13.72 $13.76 $28,630 1.5%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 580 $10.76 $10.95 $22,780 2.4%
    87202 Electricians 620 $13.83 $14.94 $31,080 2.8%
    87302 Brickmasons 160 $15.60 $14.66 $30,500 4.1%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 70 $10.46 $10.54 $21,920 1.5%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 170 $9.03 $9.31 $19,360 1.4%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $13.27 $13.58 $28,250 2.3%
    87508 Pipelayers 50 $8.80 $9.32 $19,380 6.8%
    87802 Insulation Workers 70 $9.39 $9.68 $20,140 8.8%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers (*) $10.99 $11.00 $22,880 3.3%
      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 70 $17.58 $17.29 $35,970 2.1%
    89108 Machinists (*) $13.51 $14.15 $29,420 1.4%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 30 $7.51 $7.71 $16,030 2.2%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $11.01 $12.18 $25,340 5.3%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $7.94 $7.95 $16,530 1.7%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $9.58 $9.87 $20,530 3.2%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 140 $6.57 $6.75 $14,030 3.4%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 90 $5.88 $6.00 $12,480 4.8%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 70 $11.47 $12.93 $26,900 1.8%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 360 $8.89 $9.12 $18,970 1.0%
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    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 1,120 $10.50 $11.24 $23,380 4.0%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,170 $8.28 $9.65 $20,070 7.2%
    97108 Bus Drivers 140 $13.86 $12.65 $26,320 5.5%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 390 $7.26 $7.48 $15,570 2.3%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 360 $7.15 $8.82 $18,340 4.0%
    97805 Service Station Attendants (*) $7.12 $7.24 $15,060 5.2%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 90 $9.74 $9.80 $20,380 2.7%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 60 $9.86 $10.06 $20,920 3.0%
    97956 Operating Engineers 80 $14.01 $14.24 $29,630 1.9%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 300 $9.86 $10.69 $22,230 1.2%
      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 160 $7.92 $8.37 $17,400 2.2%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 160 $8.63 $9.15 $19,040 4.1%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 210 $7.92 $8.08 $16,800 3.5%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 160 $9.02 $8.95 $18,630 3.8%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 70 $6.06 $6.64 $13,810 14.5%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $7.97 $8.25 $17,150 2.9%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $7.27 $7.33 $15,250 2.1%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 830 $16.26 $13.27 $27,600 3.3%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 910 $6.49 $7.09 $14,740 1.7%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 280 $6.36 $6.85 $14,250 2.0%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 910 $7.91 $9.22 $19,180 2.2%

    (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.

    ** = 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 North Carolina

    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