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

Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Florida MSA

Fort Myers-Cape Coral is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Florida.

Occupational divisions in Fort Myers-Cape Coral:

  • 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
  • Due to confidentiality and quality criteria, the BLS cannot produce estimates for every occupation in every area. However, States may be able to release additional OES occupational estimates after obtaining release authorizations from establishments. To check if additional information is available from the OES program in a State, call the appropriate office on the State Contact List.

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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 1,020 $20.68 $22.39 $46,570 2.1%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers (*) $19.58 $20.99 $43,650 4.8%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 150 $16.07 $17.76 $36,940 2.8%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 330 $20.03 $22.30 $46,390 1.8%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 350 $19.40 $21.81 $45,370 2.4%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 210 $32.34 $29.81 $62,000 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 540 $30.13 $27.42 $57,040 5.2%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 220 $19.56 $24.49 $50,930 5.6%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 160 $17.47 $18.54 $38,550 8.2%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 90 $12.78 $15.68 $32,610 9.1%
    15017 Construction Managers 710 $18.10 $20.65 $42,950 4.3%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 340 $25.08 $24.84 $51,660 6.7%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 730 $12.99 $13.67 $28,420 3.2%
    15032 Lawn Service Managers (*) $10.14 $12.89 $26,810 6.8%
      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 30 $39.34 $35.74 $74,350 6.0%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 4,800 $21.56 $24.93 $51,850 2.3%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 990 $18.12 $20.25 $42,120 3.2%
    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)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters (*) $18.42 $26.56 $55,240 17.4%
    21105 Credit Analysts 40 $16.10 $17.44 $36,270 2.5%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 370 $14.84 $18.37 $38,200 8.2%
    21111 Tax Preparers (*) $14.50 $13.18 $27,410 3.4%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 1,000 $19.68 $21.04 $43,760 8.1%
    21117 Budget Analysts 30 $16.18 $19.29 $40,120 4.0%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 210 $12.85 $14.88 $30,950 3.2%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $12.62 $12.08 $25,120 2.6%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 $13.38 $14.95 $31,090 4.2%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 180 $14.60 $15.23 $31,690 2.0%
    21902 Cost Estimators 220 $18.02 $18.92 $39,350 3.8%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 130 $16.17 $16.61 $34,540 1.4%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 190 $14.60 $16.05 $33,380 2.7%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 660 $14.09 $14.76 $30,700 2.3%
      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 240 $28.35 $27.63 $57,470 6.1%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 70 $24.30 $24.72 $51,430 2.7%
    22127 Computer Engineers (*) $34.95 $33.35 $69,380 8.7%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 30 $18.85 $20.78 $43,220 4.7%
    22199 All Other Engineers 100 $27.53 $25.96 $54,000 9.2%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine (*) $23.23 $23.86 $49,620 3.3%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 50 $16.12 $18.41 $38,290 3.8%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 200 $12.59 $13.39 $27,840 5.2%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 110 $14.33 $16.07 $33,430 1.8%
    22514 Drafters 450 $14.61 $14.17 $29,480 6.8%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $11.99 $12.77 $26,560 2.6%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 120 $15.14 $15.66 $32,560 3.1%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24308 Biological Scientists 40 $16.05 $16.12 $33,520 1.4%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 90 $13.04 $14.88 $30,940 2.2%
      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 (*) $22.27 $22.38 $46,540 2.4%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 30 $20.18 $20.52 $42,670 4.2%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 190 $14.41 $15.42 $32,080 2.6%
    25105 Computer Programmers 360 $22.39 $23.09 $48,020 4.6%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 30 $12.91 $13.19 $27,440 1.3%
    25315 Financial Analysts, Statistical (*) $6.73 $11.86 $24,660 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)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 180 $13.77 $14.45 $30,050 1.8%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 280 $14.72 $16.99 $35,330 2.9%
    27307 Residential Counselors 140 $10.87 $10.80 $22,470 1.0%
    27311 Recreation Workers 290 $10.33 $10.43 $21,700 1.9%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 540 $41.65 $38.60** $80,280** 9.6%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 250 $14.37 $14.17 $29,470 7.8%
    28311 Title Examiners and Abstractors 50 $14.35 $15.96 $33,190 12.0%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 110 $14.66 $14.19 $29,520 2.7%
      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 70 * * $44,480 2.2%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 * * $52,180 2.6%
    31299 All Other Postsecondary Teachers 240 * * $59,560 7.6%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 360 $6.81 $7.16 $14,890 2.2%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 180 $19.63 $19.25 $40,030 3.9%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 60 $16.99 $15.12 $31,450 4.5%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 230 $14.01 $13.90 $28,910 3.7%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 170 $10.65 $10.72 $22,290 1.0%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 170 $22.27 $22.98 $47,810 2.9%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 170 $10.82 $11.41 $23,720 1.6%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 660 # $54.68** $113,730** 15.4%
    32105 Dentists 90 # $45.86** $95,390** 18.5%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 60 $30.62 $29.02 $60,350 6.0%
    32305 Occupational Therapists (*) $23.07 $19.72 $41,020 6.1%
    32308 Physical Therapists 190 $31.82 $28.80 $59,900 3.2%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 40 $23.52 $24.36 $50,670 6.1%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 40 $12.93 $13.27 $27,610 4.9%
    32399 All Other Therapists (*) $17.70 $17.44 $36,270 1.7%
    32502 Registered Nurses 3,120 $17.62 $17.78 $36,990 3.4%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 880 $11.98 $12.23 $25,430 1.6%
    32511 Physician Assistants 190 $28.73 $27.42 $57,040 22.7%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 70 $13.51 $13.05 $27,130 2.2%
    32517 Pharmacists 210 $34.79 $31.65 $65,840 4.5%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 200 $8.24 $8.53 $17,750 2.5%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $16.59 $16.50 $34,320 1.7%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 160 $18.19 $18.68 $38,850 2.6%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 140 $13.17 $13.94 $28,990 4.4%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 160 $22.84 $23.26 $48,380 5.8%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 170 $9.07 $9.42 $19,590 3.6%
    32914 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 30 $19.16 $19.99 $41,580 2.7%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 120 $12.04 $12.35 $25,680 2.5%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 50 $10.48 $11.01 $22,900 6.2%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 310 $17.63 $18.08 $37,610 4.2%
      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 (*) $10.59 $11.07 $23,020 10.0%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 130 $13.05 $13.27 $27,600 1.9%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 80 $11.57 $16.78 $34,900 5.4%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 110 $10.81 $14.30 $29,740 14.3%
    34023 Photographers 50 $9.52 $9.39 $19,520 3.1%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 60 $11.21 $11.04 $22,970 3.6%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 120 $12.45 $14.77 $30,720 14.4%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 140 $9.96 $11.10 $23,100 3.8%
    34041 Interior Designers 80 $15.17 $21.27 $44,250 16.2%
      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 390 $13.74 $15.87 $33,010 9.7%
    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 2,580 $12.73 $14.70 $30,570 2.7%
      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 350 $11.52 $13.36 $27,800 15.0%
    43005 Brokers, Real Estate 30 $20.24 $24.26 $50,450 18.9%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 330 $12.96 $15.35 $31,930 17.0%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 300 $20.61 $30.45 $63,340 8.5%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 290 $9.69 $11.43 $23,770 6.1%
    43021 Travel Agents (*) $7.52 $7.72 $16,050 6.3%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 230 $14.59 $17.93 $37,300 8.5%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 110 $11.85 $14.46 $30,070 5.8%
      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 30 $22.39 $24.90 $51,790 14.2%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 190 $23.09 $23.39 $48,660 7.2%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 1,320 $14.31 $16.41 $34,130 3.3%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 7,790 $7.94 $9.20 $19,130 2.4%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 320 $13.21 $14.23 $29,600 7.2%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 800 $7.33 $7.85 $16,330 2.8%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 2,720 $7.81 $7.88 $16,390 1.2%
    49023 Cashiers 4,550 $6.89 $7.05 $14,650 1.0%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 1,220 $8.47 $9.18 $19,100 1.5%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 30 $6.56 $7.12 $14,810 2.0%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 630 $10.14 $12.40 $25,790 4.2%
    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 1,970 $13.31 $14.26 $29,660 1.2%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 550 $8.38 $8.46 $17,590 1.9%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 160 $8.89 $9.06 $18,850 2.2%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 180 $11.37 $12.02 $25,010 3.6%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks (*) $10.40 $10.62 $22,090 1.3%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $19.63 $19.42 $40,400 2.0%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 180 $10.55 $10.98 $22,830 2.2%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $7.99 $8.67 $18,040 10.0%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 200 $10.10 $9.99 $20,780 2.4%
    53708 License Clerks 90 $10.68 $10.41 $21,640 6.9%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 240 $9.01 $11.13 $23,160 2.4%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 410 $7.36 $7.30 $15,170 2.0%
    53908 Advertising Clerks (*) $8.62 $8.30 $17,260 1.9%
    53914 Real Estate Clerks (*) $10.01 $9.73 $20,230 8.7%
      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 300 $12.97 $13.55 $28,180 3.7%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 310 $10.03 $10.57 $21,990 2.9%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,940 $10.01 $10.29 $21,410 1.6%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,170 $8.74 $8.82 $18,350 1.5%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 460 $9.91 $9.83 $20,450 0.9%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $10.67 $11.74 $24,410 3.4%
    55321 File Clerks 380 $7.61 $7.98 $16,610 2.7%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 200 $9.60 $10.12 $21,050 1.6%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 680 $7.96 $8.39 $17,440 2.7%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 250 $11.86 $12.52 $26,050 6.6%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,390 $10.58 $10.73 $22,310 2.1%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $10.52 $10.90 $22,660 1.4%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 310 $9.75 $9.96 $20,720 1.8%
    55347 General Office Clerks 3,820 $8.86 $9.35 $19,450 1.5%
      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 130 $9.56 $9.31 $19,360 1.3%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 80 $11.15 $11.84 $24,620 1.3%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 440 $8.28 $8.90 $18,510 4.2%
      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 260 $7.62 $7.75 $16,120 2.5%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 50 $7.99 $8.16 $16,980 2.4%
    57311 Messengers 140 $5.96 $7.05 $14,670 4.5%
      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 190 $10.95 $11.26 $23,430 1.1%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $10.29 $12.06 $25,080 6.7%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 $12.57 $13.15 $27,350 2.7%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $10.22 $11.54 $24,000 9.5%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 720 $7.97 $8.17 $16,990 1.5%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 210 $8.38 $8.69 $18,080 2.0%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,150 $10.91 $11.65 $24,240 2.2%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers (*) $11.98 $11.40 $23,710 2.0%
      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 1,010 $11.67 $11.66 $24,250 3.4%
    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 120 $21.14 $22.14 $46,060 4.5%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 70 $23.57 $24.34 $50,630 4.5%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 140 $8.78 $9.61 $20,000 3.2%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 850 $13.02 $14.22 $29,580 5.1%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63002 Fire Inspectors (*) $17.23 $17.28 $35,950 8.4%
    63008 Fire Fighters 660 $13.63 $14.57 $30,310 5.8%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 420 $13.83 $13.67 $28,430 3.3%
    63044 Crossing Guards 100 $8.99 $8.60 $17,890 14.8%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 1,410 $6.82 $6.92 $14,390 1.7%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 70 $8.14 $8.97 $18,670 4.8%
      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 700 $6.63 $6.81 $14,170 1.9%
    65005 Bartenders 880 $5.89 $6.24 $12,980 2.1%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 4,120 $5.87 $6.02 $12,520 1.8%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside 220 $7.21 $7.35 $15,280 2.1%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 450 $5.89 $6.03 $12,550 1.8%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 340 $6.55 $6.73 $14,000 2.8%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 150 $8.57 $8.72 $18,140 2.0%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 220 $11.16 $10.55 $21,950 2.5%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 1,570 $7.72 $8.06 $16,760 1.8%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 220 $8.78 $8.69 $18,080 1.7%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 150 $6.24 $6.40 $13,310 4.1%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 120 $9.06 $9.18 $19,090 3.1%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,940 $7.32 $7.42 $15,430 1.4%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 2,130 $6.21 $6.38 $13,260 2.8%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 360 $7.09 $7.61 $15,820 3.9%
      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 370 $9.87 $9.88 $20,550 8.3%
    66005 Medical Assistants 590 $10.10 $10.36 $21,560 2.8%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,440 $7.77 $7.83 $16,280 1.2%
    66011 Home Health Aides 370 $8.05 $8.12 $16,890 2.3%
    66014 Psychiatric Aides 120 $7.51 $7.65 $15,910 3.8%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 100 $9.01 $10.38 $21,580 6.5%
    66021 Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides 30 $9.18 $9.18 $19,100 8.0%
      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 2,000 $6.73 $6.87 $14,290 2.0%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,990 $7.51 $7.76 $16,150 2.1%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants (*) $9.73 $10.08 $20,970 3.3%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 260 $7.49 $7.69 $15,990 1.4%
      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 720 $7.48 $7.97 $16,580 7.3%
    68008 Manicurists 50 $7.39 $7.54 $15,690 5.1%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 360 $6.32 $6.78 $14,100 3.4%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (*) $5.96 $6.11 $12,720 4.9%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 40 $5.95 $6.23 $12,960 3.9%
    68038 Child Care Workers 510 $7.24 $7.20 $14,970 1.6%
      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 750 $7.91 $8.36 $17,390 2.0%
    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 110 $10.29 $10.40 $21,630 7.1%
      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 110 $7.35 $7.92 $16,470 2.3%
    79021 Farm Equipment Operators 40 $8.99 $9.07 $18,870 1.9%
    79033 Pruners 60 $9.68 $9.71 $20,190 7.3%
    79036 Sprayers/Applicators 80 $10.87 $10.73 $22,310 2.3%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1,880 $7.92 $8.08 $16,800 1.9%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 150 $8.21 $8.24 $17,130 2.6%
    79856 Farmworkers, Food and Fiber Crops 220 $6.17 $6.58 $13,680 2.4%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 70 $6.13 $6.47 $13,470 2.5%
    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 550 $16.23 $16.77 $34,870 2.3%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 940 $15.69 $16.78 $34,910 2.9%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 310 $14.86 $15.94 $33,160 1.9%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $15.37 $15.24 $31,690 1.9%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $11.24 $11.55 $24,020 1.5%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 130 $17.34 $17.45 $36,290 2.2%
      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 110 $9.04 $9.32 $19,390 4.6%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers (*) $10.92 $11.06 $23,000 2.1%
      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 60 $12.98 $13.36 $27,780 3.7%
    85116 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Marine Equipment (*) $11.21 $12.71 $26,440 9.9%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 70 $13.92 $14.14 $29,410 1.9%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,480 $9.95 $10.22 $21,250 1.5%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 1,090 $15.68 $14.49 $30,150 2.8%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 200 $10.84 $11.77 $24,470 6.3%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $12.36 $13.77 $28,650 4.7%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 $12.83 $13.10 $27,250 1.3%
    85323 Aircraft Mechanics 40 $12.31 $13.01 $27,070 1.4%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 70 $12.85 $13.26 $27,580 1.2%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 200 $10.87 $11.25 $23,410 1.3%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers (*) $12.86 $12.92 $26,880 6.2%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers (*) $9.29 $9.68 $20,140 10.8%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 40 $11.82 $14.26 $29,670 13.8%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 510 $11.42 $11.94 $24,840 1.9%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers (*) $8.01 $9.37 $19,480 20.3%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 100 $13.44 $13.23 $27,510 3.6%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $7.67 $7.91 $16,440 4.7%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 520 $10.38 $11.84 $24,620 1.8%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 1,200 $12.19 $12.30 $25,580 3.4%
    87108 Drywall Installers 290 $14.86 $15.02 $31,240 5.2%
    87111 Tapers (*) $16.89 $16.54 $34,400 3.7%
    87114 Lathers (*) $17.39 $16.99 $35,340 4.6%
    87202 Electricians 700 $11.25 $11.04 $22,960 2.6%
    87302 Brickmasons 180 $15.88 $15.17 $31,550 3.1%
    87308 Hard Tile Setters 80 $14.07 $13.97 $29,060 7.4%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 420 $10.15 $10.78 $22,420 3.7%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 180 $15.43 $15.24 $31,690 4.1%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 470 $9.80 $9.33 $19,400 4.7%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 630 $13.17 $13.89 $28,880 8.9%
    87508 Pipelayers 70 $10.00 $10.40 $21,630 2.6%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $9.19 $9.13 $18,990 1.9%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 80 $11.50 $11.37 $23,650 3.2%
    87808 Roofers 480 $10.50 $10.68 $22,220 1.5%
    87811 Glaziers 150 $12.25 $12.63 $26,260 2.1%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 260 $10.54 $11.22 $23,340 10.2%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 330 $12.26 $11.07 $23,030 1.1%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 270 $13.83 $13.94 $29,000 1.9%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 130 $11.60 $11.97 $24,900 1.5%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 200 $11.04 $11.93 $24,820 6.8%
    89917 Precision Optical Goods Workers (*) $8.72 $9.33 $19,410 5.0%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians (*) $11.25 $13.37 $27,800 20.8%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 60 $9.83 $10.26 $21,340 1.4%
      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)
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 60 $11.52 $11.75 $24,440 1.4%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $12.87 $12.82 $26,670 2.6%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 80 $7.64 $7.82 $16,260 3.1%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 150 $6.48 $6.78 $14,100 2.3%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $10.00 $11.71 $24,360 15.8%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $10.54 $10.75 $22,370 1.4%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $7.66 $9.32 $19,380 1.4%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 40 $9.78 $10.30 $21,430 4.6%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $9.63 $9.60 $19,960 1.1%
      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 (*) $7.93 $8.01 $16,670 2.2%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 170 $11.10 $11.23 $23,360 1.3%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 650 $8.61 $9.13 $18,980 2.8%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 220 $7.03 $7.29 $15,170 4.6%
      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 160 $13.05 $13.83 $28,770 2.6%
      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 1,230 $9.99 $10.90 $22,670 3.6%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,720 $8.77 $9.89 $20,560 2.9%
    97108 Bus Drivers 180 $9.48 $10.31 $21,450 2.0%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $7.43 $7.37 $15,330 2.3%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers (*) $10.64 $10.19 $21,200 1.9%
    97199 All Other Motor Vehicle Operators 70 $8.17 $8.06 $16,760 3.3%
    97502 Captains, Water Vessel 30 $10.28 $10.50 $21,830 1.5%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 100 $7.59 $8.14 $16,930 4.2%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 80 $7.20 $6.96 $14,480 2.0%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 150 $10.91 $10.75 $22,350 2.7%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 110 $11.00 $11.31 $23,520 2.4%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 50 $11.49 $11.88 $24,710 5.8%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 260 $9.48 $9.56 $19,880 1.2%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 220 $10.73 $10.86 $22,590 2.0%
    97999 All Other Transportation and Material-Moving Equipment Operators 40 $7.80 $8.01 $16,660 2.0%
      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 290 $8.77 $10.21 $21,230 7.4%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 140 $9.40 $9.19 $19,110 2.5%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 280 $8.59 $9.83 $20,460 3.3%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 310 $9.19 $9.19 $19,110 5.2%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 70 $8.51 $8.56 $17,800 2.5%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $9.05 $8.71 $18,110 3.2%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 150 $7.35 $7.32 $15,230 1.8%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 720 $8.16 $8.88 $18,460 1.4%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 870 $6.45 $6.66 $13,850 2.4%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 500 $6.87 $7.19 $14,960 1.7%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,790 $8.10 $8.41 $17,500 1.1%

    (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 Florida

    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