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

Florence, South Carolina MSA

Florence is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in South Carolina.

Occupational divisions in Florence:

  • 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 $20.59 $24.87 $51,720 7.8%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 90 $18.46 $21.13 $43,940 2.1%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 70 $17.60 $17.88 $37,190 2.5%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 190 $22.09 $23.71 $49,310 2.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 130 $23.91 $24.34 $50,620 2.6%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 60 $28.17 $28.34 $58,950 3.6%
      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 130 $22.53 $22.85 $47,530 6.2%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 160 $23.39 $25.28 $52,580 3.5%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 50 $14.28 $15.64 $32,530 8.0%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 70 $28.58 $26.76 $55,660 3.1%
    15017 Construction Managers 130 $20.83 $22.17 $46,110 3.3%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 80 $13.57 $16.04 $33,370 7.5%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 220 $11.62 $12.47 $25,930 7.2%
      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 1,670 $20.52 $24.69 $51,350 2.1%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 320 $20.68 $22.57 $46,940 2.1%
    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 260 $12.47 $13.76 $28,630 3.5%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 190 $17.39 $19.93 $41,460 5.2%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 80 $11.44 $13.83 $28,770 2.3%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $14.74 $14.91 $31,010 3.3%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $17.00 $17.44 $36,280 1.4%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 130 $11.62 $13.02 $27,080 1.1%
    21902 Cost Estimators 50 $13.57 $15.87 $33,010 2.1%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 280 $15.76 $17.92 $37,260 1.4%
      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 $24.43 $24.72 $51,410 2.9%
    22199 All Other Engineers 110 $23.56 $24.17 $50,270 3.3%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 50 $16.57 $17.21 $35,800 2.7%
    22514 Drafters 80 $15.19 $15.56 $32,360 3.2%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 140 $14.72 $16.30 $33,910 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 90 $14.26 $13.76 $28,620 14.9%
      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 70 $18.68 $18.48 $38,430 1.7%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 160 $12.65 $13.55 $28,190 1.3%
    25105 Computer Programmers 150 $19.26 $20.77 $43,190 4.9%
      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)
    27307 Residential Counselors 30 $7.36 $8.68 $18,060 10.6%
    27308 Human Services Workers 40 $10.68 $10.70 $22,260 2.2%
    27311 Recreation Workers 170 $6.31 $7.30 $15,190 1.7%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 110 $35.21 $33.80 $70,300 13.3%
    28302 Law Clerks (*) $14.45 $14.30 $29,740 2.6%
      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 30 $8.80 $10.33 $21,480 15.5%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 830 * * $30,250 3.2%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training (*) $11.52 $12.77 $26,560 2.2%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 60 $17.77 $16.77 $34,880 5.5%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 80 $18.00 $17.76 $36,930 3.7%
      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 240 # $52.33** $108,840** 13.8%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 60 $22.23 $22.65 $47,100 2.8%
    32308 Physical Therapists 120 $23.46 $24.88 $51,740 3.0%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 60 $16.20 $17.35 $36,100 2.3%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,460 $18.20 $18.52 $38,530 1.4%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 710 $12.26 $12.18 $25,330 0.7%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 230 $10.46 $10.56 $21,960 1.1%
    32511 Physician Assistants 30 $10.48 $12.80 $26,630 10.3%
    32517 Pharmacists 80 $28.19 $26.07 $54,230 7.0%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 80 $7.58 $7.64 $15,880 2.0%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $14.21 $15.42 $32,080 1.5%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 140 $11.49 $11.80 $24,550 4.7%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 80 $15.35 $15.78 $32,820 6.0%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 80 $9.17 $9.38 $19,510 2.6%
      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 40 $15.22 $16.99 $35,340 3.4%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 40 $14.03 $15.17 $31,560 3.6%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 70 $8.17 $9.54 $19,840 4.3%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 40 $8.28 $11.10 $23,090 5.7%
      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 120 $13.99 $15.49 $32,220 1.4%
    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 1,040 $12.22 $14.57 $30,310 1.9%
      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 200 $11.99 $14.36 $29,870 14.9%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 50 $14.73 $22.81 $47,450 21.1%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 80 $14.39 $19.46 $40,480 6.0%
      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 110 $15.65 $19.30 $40,150 4.2%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 460 $14.32 $15.54 $32,330 2.5%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,300 $6.84 $8.60 $17,890 2.4%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 200 $10.80 $12.80 $26,620 12.7%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 $8.07 $8.45 $17,580 2.3%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 540 $6.78 $7.28 $15,130 1.1%
    49023 Cashiers 2,100 $6.14 $6.47 $13,460 1.1%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 260 $11.46 $11.93 $24,810 1.6%
    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 750 $13.65 $14.74 $30,670 2.5%
      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 180 $7.98 $8.40 $17,460 2.8%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 130 $8.21 $8.64 $17,970 2.6%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 260 $8.13 $8.43 $17,530 1.4%
    53702 Court Clerks 30 $10.44 $12.08 $25,130 14.4%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 160 $7.20 $7.05 $14,670 1.9%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 80 $6.98 $7.14 $14,860 4.0%
      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 110 $10.45 $10.49 $21,820 5.6%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 200 $7.98 $8.05 $16,740 3.6%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 950 $9.55 $9.57 $19,900 1.0%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 750 $8.95 $9.46 $19,670 1.2%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 100 $9.03 $9.13 $18,980 1.3%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $10.59 $11.10 $23,090 1.3%
    55321 File Clerks 90 $6.96 $7.29 $15,160 1.5%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 120 $9.47 $9.79 $20,360 1.4%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 40 $11.32 $11.85 $24,650 1.8%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 580 $9.86 $10.06 $20,930 1.6%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $9.72 $9.86 $20,520 0.9%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 130 $9.96 $9.93 $20,660 1.0%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,460 $8.93 $8.85 $18,410 0.8%
      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 80 $9.75 $10.22 $21,260 2.1%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 30 $10.05 $11.69 $24,310 1.7%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 110 $9.05 $9.23 $19,190 2.3%
      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 120 $8.29 $8.37 $17,400 0.9%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 40 $8.44 $7.97 $16,580 1.5%
    57311 Messengers 50 $6.72 $7.18 $14,930 2.7%
      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 120 $10.05 $11.37 $23,650 1.3%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $13.78 $13.25 $27,570 1.2%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 450 $8.75 $8.81 $18,320 2.5%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 40 $11.62 $11.43 $23,770 1.8%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 540 $10.62 $11.18 $23,240 1.9%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 90 $11.20 $11.21 $23,320 1.4%
      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 170 $10.87 $11.42 $23,750 0.6%
    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 60 $7.70 $8.13 $16,910 2.9%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 300 $9.60 $11.41 $23,720 3.3%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 320 $7.23 $7.68 $15,980 5.9%
      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 100 $5.86 $6.03 $12,530 2.2%
    65005 Bartenders 70 $6.36 $6.72 $13,970 3.2%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,180 $5.82 $5.81 $12,080 1.9%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (*) $5.90 $6.03 $12,540 3.1%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 40 $7.60 $7.56 $15,720 2.5%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $9.20 $9.01 $18,750 3.1%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 440 $7.17 $7.06 $14,690 3.0%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 250 $5.82 $6.13 $12,760 4.3%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food (*) $5.88 $6.32 $13,160 8.9%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 30 $6.56 $6.63 $13,790 2.5%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 540 $6.11 $6.34 $13,190 1.4%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 750 $5.81 $5.85 $12,160 3.0%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 110 $5.83 $6.53 $13,590 2.1%
      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 90 $10.50 $10.07 $20,940 3.7%
    66005 Medical Assistants 100 $7.97 $8.15 $16,940 3.0%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,210 $6.48 $6.86 $14,280 2.4%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 100 $11.30 $12.41 $25,820 1.3%
      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 900 $5.82 $5.99 $12,450 1.7%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 690 $6.50 $6.96 $14,480 1.0%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 100 $10.58 $11.72 $24,390 7.7%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 60 $6.54 $7.08 $14,720 1.5%
      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 70 $7.24 $7.49 $15,580 11.3%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 100 $6.11 $6.05 $12,580 3.7%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 50 $5.77 $5.79 $12,040 3.8%
    68038 Child Care Workers 450 $6.06 $6.24 $12,990 3.6%
    68041 Funeral Attendants 50 $5.69 $5.84 $12,140 6.4%
      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 70 $8.92 $9.23 $19,200 2.0%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      Timber Cutting and Logging Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    73008 Log-Handling Equipment Operators (*) $6.22 $6.89 $14,340 14.3%
      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 30 $7.24 $7.23 $15,040 3.2%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 480 $6.41 $6.70 $13,940 2.4%
    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 170 $15.46 $16.61 $34,550 2.9%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 210 $14.02 $14.93 $31,050 3.0%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 290 $14.40 $17.31 $35,990 2.7%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 $19.73 $18.23 $37,930 3.5%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $13.30 $14.44 $30,040 1.1%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 100 $14.37 $17.48 $36,360 2.4%
      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 100 $10.16 $11.93 $24,800 2.8%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 340 $10.03 $10.53 $21,900 1.4%
      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 70 $16.31 $15.95 $33,180 1.4%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 660 $11.22 $13.45 $27,970 2.3%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 290 $11.16 $10.97 $22,820 3.6%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $10.70 $11.32 $23,550 2.9%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 $11.78 $12.33 $25,650 1.8%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $12.46 $12.56 $26,130 3.0%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 40 $9.29 $9.35 $19,450 1.7%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 30 $7.22 $7.98 $16,590 6.4%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $11.51 $11.69 $24,320 3.3%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 40 $9.70 $10.50 $21,840 1.7%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers (*) $11.11 $11.84 $24,620 2.0%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 130 $13.62 $13.41 $27,880 2.3%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 240 $10.83 $10.75 $22,350 2.6%
    87108 Drywall Installers 40 $11.56 $11.22 $23,330 2.1%
    87202 Electricians 330 $13.24 $13.35 $27,780 1.4%
    87302 Brickmasons 150 $13.19 $12.93 $26,900 3.8%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 120 $7.74 $7.93 $16,500 2.3%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 180 $13.99 $12.85 $26,720 5.6%
    87802 Insulation Workers 40 $11.03 $10.47 $21,780 2.8%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 100 $7.85 $8.98 $18,680 3.6%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 30 $9.63 $9.49 $19,730 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 70 $15.58 $16.27 $33,840 1.2%
    89108 Machinists 80 $11.73 $12.04 $25,050 1.7%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers (*) $12.72 $13.02 $27,080 3.3%
      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)
    91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic (*) $12.05 $11.82 $24,590 1.5%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.37 $12.31 $25,610 2.1%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $8.01 $8.93 $18,570 4.5%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 70 $7.67 $7.54 $15,680 6.0%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 560 $6.98 $6.95 $14,460 1.7%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 90 $5.87 $5.99 $12,470 2.7%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $5.84 $6.25 $12,990 4.8%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $9.55 $9.48 $19,720 2.2%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 130 $11.29 $10.33 $21,490 4.3%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 290 $13.05 $15.06 $31,320 3.1%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 570 $7.79 $8.61 $17,910 2.2%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 110 $8.06 $7.98 $16,600 1.7%
      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 60 $11.85 $15.11 $31,430 9.6%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 60 $7.71 $8.29 $17,240 3.8%
      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 720 $12.87 $13.15 $27,340 2.7%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 730 $8.50 $9.01 $18,740 5.7%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 210 $8.59 $9.47 $19,700 2.5%
    97199 All Other Motor Vehicle Operators (*) $10.44 $9.31 $19,360 1.9%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 70 $8.91 $9.64 $20,040 13.5%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 50 $10.27 $11.60 $24,130 1.4%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 200 $10.21 $11.65 $24,230 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 160 $7.85 $8.26 $17,180 2.4%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 80 $7.94 $8.11 $16,880 3.4%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 140 $7.73 $7.95 $16,530 1.9%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 150 $8.60 $9.21 $19,160 2.3%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $9.12 $9.33 $19,400 15.1%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 60 $8.21 $8.84 $18,390 5.0%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 170 $9.56 $9.21 $19,160 2.5%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $8.37 $9.30 $19,340 3.3%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 510 $8.30 $8.96 $18,630 2.5%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 500 $5.85 $6.49 $13,490 1.4%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 130 $6.99 $7.40 $15,380 5.2%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,210 $7.64 $7.94 $16,510 1.4%

    (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 South 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