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

Fitchburg-Leominster, Massachusetts PMSA

Fitchburg-Leominster is a primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA) in Massachusetts.

Occupational divisions in Fitchburg-Leominster:

  • 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 $28.49 $28.89 $60,090 2.2%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 80 $27.76 $26.86 $55,870 2.4%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 90 $22.60 $22.35 $46,480 2.3%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 150 $34.11 $33.77 $70,240 4.8%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 160 $26.22 $28.13 $58,500 5.1%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 100 $34.68 $33.18 $69,020 4.8%
      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 230 $27.30 $25.65 $53,350 3.5%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 100 $23.26 $25.40 $52,830 3.8%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 30 $14.50 $15.91 $33,100 15.9%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 200 $24.62 $25.86 $53,780 2.2%
    15017 Construction Managers 40 $28.39 $28.46 $59,190 3.9%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 40 $18.96 $20.67 $42,990 8.4%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 280 $11.30 $12.26 $25,490 8.5%
      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 1,560 $25.10 $28.18 $58,620 2.3%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 290 $22.12 $23.81 $49,530 3.3%
    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 40 $17.52 $21.79 $45,320 7.9%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $13.24 $14.74 $30,650 3.3%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $18.78 $20.22 $42,070 2.5%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 180 $20.34 $20.39 $42,410 6.9%
    21902 Cost Estimators 50 $24.55 $25.21 $52,430 3.5%
    21905 Management Analysts (*) $25.19 $24.67 $51,310 5.1%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 260 $20.22 $22.21 $46,200 2.5%
      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 90 $28.71 $26.64 $55,400 3.5%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 90 $24.08 $25.05 $52,090 3.6%
    22199 All Other Engineers 90 $24.32 $25.15 $52,310 2.5%
    22514 Drafters 60 $16.00 $16.88 $35,120 4.7%
      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 140 $24.87 $25.96 $54,000 3.9%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 70 $18.00 $18.09 $37,640 2.4%
    25105 Computer Programmers 30 $19.66 $21.87 $45,490 3.6%
      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 70 $19.82 $21.57 $44,860 2.7%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 170 $16.73 $16.78 $34,900 1.1%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 240 $16.64 $15.73 $32,710 3.5%
    27307 Residential Counselors 280 $8.67 $8.60 $17,890 3.3%
    27308 Human Services Workers 220 $9.56 $10.84 $22,550 3.3%
    27311 Recreation Workers 60 $8.46 $9.50 $19,750 5.5%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 80 $16.81 $21.38 $44,480 17.4%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 200 $9.52 $9.98 $20,750 5.4%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 80 * * $39,500 3.7%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 920 * * $40,670 1.7%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 660 * * $41,260 2.2%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 220 * * $37,890 2.1%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 160 $18.78 $16.88 $35,110 7.0%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 150 $12.06 $12.41 $25,810 7.7%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 30 * * $21,750 3.8%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 30 $19.28 $18.71 $38,920 3.2%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 70 $20.72 $21.10 $43,880 3.1%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 450 $8.17 $8.11 $16,860 6.9%
      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 180 # $54.69** $113,750** 18.2%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 40 $20.71 $19.98 $41,560 11.0%
    32308 Physical Therapists 60 $22.83 $21.85 $45,440 12.3%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 40 $19.76 $20.21 $42,030 4.0%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,190 $18.13 $18.24 $37,940 3.8%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 270 $15.34 $15.48 $32,190 2.4%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 150 $10.62 $11.17 $23,230 2.0%
    32511 Physician Assistants 40 $24.06 $22.52 $46,830 4.6%
    32517 Pharmacists 70 $28.79 $27.76 $57,750 4.2%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 70 $8.03 $8.35 $17,370 1.7%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 $14.48 $14.32 $29,790 3.2%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 100 $22.95 $23.48 $48,840 4.2%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 80 $18.92 $18.05 $37,540 11.2%
    32931 Psychiatric Technicians 70 $10.06 $10.39 $21,610 3.0%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 160 $13.01 $14.20 $29,540 1.3%
      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 30 $15.61 $16.94 $35,230 3.9%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 60 $14.10 $16.97 $35,290 4.7%
      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 180 $16.46 $18.02 $37,490 2.3%
    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 690 $14.48 $16.00 $33,280 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 50 $12.91 $16.57 $34,460 16.4%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 30 $24.49 $30.21 $62,840 19.3%
    43021 Travel Agents 50 $12.19 $15.49 $32,220 5.8%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 30 $14.25 $14.65 $30,460 2.5%
      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 50 $32.49 $30.33 $63,080 3.6%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 170 $23.21 $24.58 $51,130 2.1%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 310 $18.58 $21.29 $44,270 6.4%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,820 $7.11 $8.58 $17,850 2.7%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 130 $12.90 $13.79 $28,690 5.1%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 210 $6.34 $7.29 $15,160 5.7%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 680 $7.68 $8.89 $18,500 3.7%
    49023 Cashiers 1,780 $6.77 $7.21 $14,990 1.6%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 110 $13.50 $14.90 $30,990 5.6%
    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 580 $13.00 $14.36 $29,870 2.7%
      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 280 $8.18 $8.41 $17,480 1.6%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 30 $10.48 $10.46 $21,760 5.1%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 190 $12.31 $12.76 $26,530 2.2%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 50 $12.29 $13.05 $27,140 2.7%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 80 $11.84 $12.75 $26,530 1.4%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 70 $8.75 $8.65 $17,990 1.5%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 40 $8.37 $8.94 $18,590 1.4%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 300 $7.13 $7.47 $15,530 4.7%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55105 Medical Secretaries 240 $11.96 $12.89 $26,810 5.0%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 770 $11.94 $12.00 $24,960 1.2%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 280 $9.77 $9.74 $20,250 1.3%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 80 $11.05 $10.85 $22,560 3.2%
    55321 File Clerks 40 $8.27 $8.55 $17,780 1.3%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 90 $12.51 $13.29 $27,630 1.4%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 780 $12.19 $12.59 $26,180 1.1%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $12.28 $12.54 $26,090 1.2%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 90 $10.80 $10.88 $22,630 2.1%
    55347 General Office Clerks 940 $10.43 $10.64 $22,130 1.2%
      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 30 $12.39 $12.28 $25,550 1.2%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 170 $10.53 $10.46 $21,760 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)
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 90 $9.68 $10.07 $20,940 1.5%
      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 120 $10.11 $10.37 $21,560 3.2%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 90 $14.91 $17.11 $35,590 2.8%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 250 $9.71 $10.55 $21,950 1.6%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 40 $13.75 $12.95 $26,930 1.8%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 400 $10.19 $10.69 $22,240 2.2%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 100 $8.55 $10.62 $22,080 2.0%
    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 90 $22.35 $23.01 $47,860 3.5%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 230 $11.80 $12.90 $26,840 2.6%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 180 $8.67 $8.99 $18,700 8.5%
    63011 Police Detectives 30 $18.91 $19.86 $41,300 2.5%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 440 $17.68 $17.63 $36,660 2.8%
    63044 Crossing Guards 80 $7.55 $7.91 $16,460 6.3%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 200 $7.66 $8.46 $17,590 5.2%
      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 (*) $9.01 $8.55 $17,780 4.0%
    65005 Bartenders 300 $6.55 $6.94 $14,430 3.7%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 750 $5.80 $5.96 $12,390 1.7%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside (*) $7.19 $7.74 $16,110 7.8%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 50 $6.67 $7.41 $15,420 2.5%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 360 $5.83 $6.27 $13,030 4.0%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 40 $9.08 $9.11 $18,960 4.1%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 30 $17.85 $17.10 $35,570 5.4%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 240 $8.54 $8.42 $17,510 7.9%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 160 $7.38 $8.50 $17,680 6.3%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 140 $6.20 $6.38 $13,260 2.5%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 50 $7.66 $7.77 $16,150 1.8%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 440 $7.17 $8.04 $16,730 2.4%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 940 $6.64 $7.10 $14,780 3.6%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers (*) $5.91 $7.03 $14,620 2.4%
      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 100 $12.01 $13.63 $28,350 8.3%
    66005 Medical Assistants (*) $15.19 $15.76 $32,790 11.8%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,040 $8.94 $8.74 $18,170 3.0%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 40 $14.09 $14.60 $30,380 14.4%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 30 $9.63 $9.26 $19,260 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 400 $7.37 $7.75 $16,130 2.5%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 720 $9.29 $9.70 $20,170 1.4%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 70 $8.57 $11.00 $22,890 1.9%
      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 180 $6.11 $6.78 $14,110 5.8%
    68038 Child Care Workers 90 $7.24 $7.40 $15,400 2.9%
      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 40 $6.54 $7.35 $15,300 4.5%
    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 250 $9.53 $10.17 $21,150 2.0%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 30 $9.31 $10.28 $21,370 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 120 $20.93 $21.32 $44,340 2.7%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 100 $21.65 $21.04 $43,750 4.1%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 430 $15.20 $17.30 $35,990 1.9%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $14.67 $16.23 $33,760 4.8%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 110 $16.29 $16.80 $34,940 1.3%
      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 80 $11.57 $14.20 $29,550 3.0%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 270 $10.99 $11.71 $24,350 2.5%
      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 120 $13.71 $14.46 $30,070 2.6%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 50 $12.56 $12.84 $26,700 2.6%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 410 $12.64 $12.76 $26,550 1.8%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 310 $12.88 $12.98 $27,000 2.3%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $14.71 $15.09 $31,390 5.3%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 50 $14.18 $14.91 $31,010 1.3%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $15.58 $16.17 $33,640 3.0%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $8.40 $8.50 $17,690 5.3%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 90 $11.73 $12.10 $25,170 4.0%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 180 $17.71 $18.86 $39,230 5.2%
    87202 Electricians 230 $17.16 $16.03 $33,340 3.6%
    87302 Brickmasons (*) $19.93 $22.34 $46,460 8.2%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (*) $16.79 $17.07 $35,510 5.3%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 80 $12.50 $17.69 $36,800 12.6%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 200 $20.76 $20.49 $42,620 3.1%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 140 $13.34 $13.85 $28,820 4.1%
      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 220 $19.79 $18.72 $38,940 2.6%
    89108 Machinists 260 $15.04 $15.45 $32,130 1.7%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 70 $16.02 $15.82 $32,910 4.6%
    89302 Pattern and Model Makers, Wood (*) $17.20 $14.99 $31,170 3.0%
    89308 Wood Machinists 170 $10.50 $11.31 $23,520 2.7%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $10.95 $11.75 $24,440 1.5%
    89314 Furniture Finishers 90 $10.03 $10.53 $21,900 1.2%
    89717 Strippers (*) $14.20 $13.76 $28,610 2.6%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 80 $10.04 $9.94 $20,670 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)
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 90 $9.60 $10.48 $21,810 6.3%
    91311 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 170 $13.12 $13.03 $27,090 2.4%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $14.90 $16.28 $33,870 10.0%
    91902 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $8.69 $9.70 $20,180 3.3%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 390 $8.01 $8.24 $17,140 2.8%
    92198 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $9.03 $10.16 $21,120 7.2%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $8.59 $8.48 $17,640 1.8%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $13.80 $13.60 $28,280 2.3%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing (*) $7.85 $8.02 $16,670 2.5%
    92914 Paper Goods Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 70 $10.60 $10.28 $21,380 1.9%
    92926 Boiler Operators and Tenders, Low Pressure 30 $13.07 $13.96 $29,040 2.0%
    92941 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 50 $10.08 $11.81 $24,570 5.5%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $13.11 $13.06 $27,160 9.3%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $10.82 $10.91 $22,680 2.1%
    92956 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $7.52 $7.58 $15,770 2.1%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $14.18 $14.04 $29,200 5.6%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 360 $11.64 $11.44 $23,800 8.0%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93108 Fitters, Structural Metal, Precision 50 $17.57 $17.41 $36,210 4.4%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 80 $17.07 $16.34 $34,000 2.7%
    93947 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers, Hand 60 $7.74 $8.15 $16,960 5.3%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 60 $11.57 $13.00 $27,040 3.0%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 640 $8.33 $8.97 $18,670 1.7%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 100 $8.70 $8.76 $18,220 2.9%
      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 400 $13.82 $14.46 $30,070 4.6%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 560 $10.49 $11.31 $23,520 2.8%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 350 $10.43 $9.81 $20,400 2.4%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 90 $7.32 $7.52 $15,640 5.2%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 110 $15.05 $15.05 $31,310 1.7%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 40 $10.78 $11.57 $24,060 1.5%
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    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 110 $9.55 $9.63 $20,030 3.5%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 80 $14.44 $13.52 $28,110 14.0%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 200 $10.40 $10.56 $21,970 1.9%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 310 $9.91 $10.29 $21,410 1.6%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 850 $7.46 $7.78 $16,190 2.3%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 40 $8.73 $8.88 $18,460 1.8%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 430 $9.69 $10.17 $21,160 0.8%

    (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 Massachusetts

    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