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

Fort Smith (Arkansas-Oklahoma) MSA

The Fort Smith metropolitan statistical area (MSA) includes parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Occupational divisions in Fort Smith:

  • 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 290 $19.49 $22.36 $46,510 3.1%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 120 $19.00 $20.61 $42,870 2.2%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 70 $16.85 $17.62 $36,650 4.0%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 150 $22.02 $22.80 $47,420 2.8%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 190 $16.91 $19.00 $39,520 4.0%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 100 $27.78 $26.83 $55,810 2.3%
      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)
    15002 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $21.37 $22.14 $46,050 2.7%
    15005 Education Administrators 220 $29.70 $27.20 $56,570 4.2%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 130 $21.82 $23.49 $48,850 3.2%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 40 $13.95 $18.89 $39,280 24.7%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 220 $23.16 $24.25 $50,450 2.2%
    15017 Construction Managers 90 $18.50 $19.52 $40,610 4.0%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 90 $20.79 $23.24 $48,350 4.8%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 200 $15.21 $17.39 $36,160 8.3%
      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 50 $10.79 $12.00 $24,960 12.9%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,970 $19.11 $23.45 $48,780 1.9%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 350 $19.93 $21.92 $45,590 2.4%
    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 130 $14.98 $17.19 $35,760 3.2%
    21111 Tax Preparers (*) $29.45 $24.14 $50,210 21.2%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 360 $15.65 $17.10 $35,570 1.8%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 30 $15.74 $18.09 $37,620 2.9%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $17.60 $18.60 $38,700 2.8%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 50 $9.71 $11.37 $23,650 5.3%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 110 $13.44 $14.24 $29,610 5.2%
    21902 Cost Estimators 110 $17.68 $18.21 $37,870 2.6%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 170 $15.01 $16.06 $33,410 2.0%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 360 $12.30 $14.01 $29,130 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 40 $22.25 $23.17 $48,200 5.0%
    22127 Computer Engineers (*) $17.88 $17.23 $35,830 2.2%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 150 $27.99 $26.04 $54,150 5.2%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 110 $22.36 $23.23 $48,310 2.9%
    22199 All Other Engineers 60 $20.60 $23.08 $48,000 2.2%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 30 $20.15 $20.53 $42,690 10.9%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 30 $15.01 $17.44 $36,280 3.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 90 $13.22 $13.81 $28,720 3.1%
    22514 Drafters 120 $12.94 $13.23 $27,510 2.5%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $9.45 $10.21 $21,240 2.2%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 90 $14.90 $16.46 $34,250 1.5%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24399 All Other Life Scientists (*) $12.66 $12.91 $26,840 1.7%
      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 80 $19.42 $20.20 $42,010 2.0%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 140 $15.21 $15.74 $32,750 3.5%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 80 $14.36 $14.15 $29,430 8.2%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 140 $12.01 $13.07 $27,180 3.6%
    27307 Residential Counselors 110 $7.22 $7.53 $15,660 3.2%
    27308 Human Services Workers 100 $9.82 $10.70 $22,260 1.6%
    27311 Recreation Workers 30 $6.98 $7.81 $16,240 6.1%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 130 $24.40 $30.80 $64,060 19.3%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 30 $13.73 $15.64 $32,530 6.3%
      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 210 $5.98 $6.68 $13,900 4.6%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 160 * * $30,770 2.0%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 950 * * $32,680 1.7%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 800 * * $35,000 3.0%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 280 * * $33,180 1.4%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 220 $13.96 $14.51 $30,190 6.2%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 140 $9.03 $12.18 $25,330 5.2%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 120 $16.66 $16.07 $33,420 15.3%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 110 $18.52 $17.29 $35,960 4.5%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 150 $5.98 $6.83 $14,210 3.8%
      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 440 # $59.11** $122,950** 23.9%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $13.12 $18.55 $38,590 14.4%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 120 $13.71 $13.95 $29,010 1.8%
    32305 Occupational Therapists (*) $29.70 $27.37 $56,940 7.2%
    32308 Physical Therapists 70 $25.59 $26.92 $55,990 7.4%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 60 $16.62 $21.65 $45,040 7.5%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,020 $14.42 $14.49 $30,130 1.4%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 990 $10.35 $10.28 $21,390 1.5%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 40 $10.53 $10.66 $22,170 7.0%
    32517 Pharmacists 150 $29.63 $27.36 $56,910 3.8%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 120 $8.15 $8.63 $17,950 6.4%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $15.55 $19.36 $40,260 13.6%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 150 $16.28 $16.72 $34,770 3.2%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 $9.60 $10.30 $21,420 5.5%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 100 $18.53 $17.95 $37,340 12.1%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 100 $8.39 $9.36 $19,460 4.3%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 180 $13.68 $13.74 $28,570 4.1%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 110 $11.38 $11.16 $23,210 3.2%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 150 $10.87 $12.36 $25,700 4.1%
      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 $10.75 $12.13 $25,230 4.4%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 30 $11.98 $12.56 $26,120 3.7%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $9.19 $8.06 $16,760 2.6%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 30 $8.40 $9.72 $20,230 12.0%
    34023 Photographers 40 $8.79 $8.67 $18,040 5.1%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 50 $6.43 $6.86 $14,270 2.4%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 50 $12.51 $11.96 $24,870 1.7%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers (*) $7.69 $7.92 $16,470 3.2%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 30 * * $29,840 7.2%
      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 150 $15.12 $17.00 $35,360 1.8%
    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 1,170 $11.20 $12.77 $26,570 1.7%
      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 (*) $14.66 $18.87 $39,240 8.7%
    43005 Brokers, Real Estate (*) $12.01 $12.72 $26,450 6.0%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 50 $32.05 $29.69 $61,760 15.7%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 160 $11.44 $12.83 $26,680 8.9%
    43021 Travel Agents 40 $9.40 $9.80 $20,380 3.1%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 100 $11.14 $13.00 $27,040 5.4%
      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 150 $15.69 $18.05 $37,540 3.5%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 710 $13.71 $16.39 $34,100 2.9%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,930 $6.75 $7.78 $16,170 1.8%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 330 $8.33 $9.75 $20,270 5.7%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 350 $6.13 $6.57 $13,660 2.6%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 680 $6.43 $7.05 $14,670 1.8%
    49023 Cashiers 2,460 $6.24 $6.55 $13,630 1.0%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 240 $7.20 $8.74 $18,170 2.4%
    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 860 $11.10 $12.34 $25,670 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 560 $7.59 $7.68 $15,970 1.7%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 70 $8.96 $9.05 $18,830 2.9%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 100 $8.94 $8.87 $18,450 2.4%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 170 $9.38 $10.13 $21,060 1.2%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 70 $10.43 $10.30 $21,430 2.3%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $10.52 $10.32 $21,460 2.9%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $8.99 $9.31 $19,370 1.8%
    53705 Municipal Clerks 30 $6.34 $7.30 $15,180 9.0%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 30 $6.60 $7.82 $16,260 8.3%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 140 $5.87 $5.92 $12,320 2.0%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 80 $6.68 $7.10 $14,770 6.0%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 190 $6.97 $7.07 $14,700 2.6%
      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 $10.62 $10.93 $22,730 2.2%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 50 $9.65 $10.10 $21,010 5.7%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,390 $8.84 $9.11 $18,950 1.2%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 30 $9.58 $9.53 $19,810 1.8%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 700 $7.69 $7.91 $16,440 2.0%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 220 $8.13 $8.72 $18,140 2.4%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $9.73 $10.18 $21,180 1.0%
    55321 File Clerks 80 $6.30 $6.81 $14,160 2.5%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 150 $9.31 $9.97 $20,740 0.9%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 70 $7.67 $7.84 $16,300 2.1%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 70 $7.66 $7.91 $16,450 4.6%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 80 $16.00 $13.66 $28,420 2.9%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,000 $9.41 $9.55 $19,860 1.0%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $9.31 $9.53 $19,810 1.3%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 180 $9.74 $10.92 $22,700 1.5%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,970 $7.85 $8.13 $16,910 0.7%
      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 150 $8.55 $8.60 $17,890 1.4%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 70 $11.37 $12.09 $25,140 1.1%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 170 $7.75 $8.03 $16,700 2.7%
      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 230 $8.91 $10.55 $21,950 2.1%
    57311 Messengers 30 $6.15 $7.08 $14,730 4.6%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $7.60 $7.85 $16,320 3.7%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 220 $12.15 $11.91 $24,770 3.0%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 340 $12.00 $12.98 $26,990 5.7%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $8.31 $9.49 $19,740 6.6%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 420 $8.48 $9.42 $19,590 2.1%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 50 $7.99 $8.25 $17,160 1.3%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 740 $9.93 $10.61 $22,070 1.7%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers (*) $8.64 $9.81 $20,400 1.7%
      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 300 $9.19 $9.49 $19,750 3.3%
    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 (*) $22.99 $21.89 $45,530 7.6%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $7.38 $7.50 $15,610 2.3%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 510 $8.82 $9.72 $20,210 2.3%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 50 $12.52 $11.80 $24,540 1.7%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers (*) $14.58 $15.56 $32,370 8.5%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 550 $6.05 $6.79 $14,130 2.8%
      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 130 $5.94 $6.02 $12,520 2.4%
    65005 Bartenders 60 $5.85 $6.23 $12,950 2.1%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,200 $5.83 $5.90 $12,270 1.6%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 170 $5.90 $5.90 $12,270 2.3%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 320 $5.85 $5.89 $12,250 2.7%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 70 $6.76 $6.87 $14,300 3.0%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $8.87 $9.06 $18,850 2.6%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 460 $7.06 $7.19 $14,950 4.2%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 560 $6.12 $6.53 $13,580 2.6%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 490 $5.90 $6.17 $12,830 3.2%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 350 $5.89 $5.92 $12,310 4.6%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 780 $6.70 $6.66 $13,850 2.4%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,610 $5.88 $6.05 $12,590 1.6%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 90 $5.86 $6.23 $12,960 2.6%
      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 170 $9.13 $9.35 $19,450 4.9%
    66005 Medical Assistants 140 $7.63 $7.82 $16,260 8.0%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,780 $5.97 $6.21 $12,920 2.0%
    66011 Home Health Aides 550 $6.26 $6.46 $13,440 3.0%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 80 $8.25 $15.56 $32,360 16.6%
    66021 Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides (*) $17.68 $21.21 $44,110 7.9%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 160 $7.89 $8.07 $16,790 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 650 $5.89 $5.97 $12,420 1.5%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 930 $6.83 $7.25 $15,080 4.3%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants (*) $9.72 $10.02 $20,840 5.6%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers (*) $8.73 $8.45 $17,580 5.5%
      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 180 $6.33 $6.85 $14,240 6.3%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $5.96 $5.93 $12,340 2.5%
    68038 Child Care Workers 370 $5.85 $5.92 $12,320 2.3%
      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 60 $5.94 $6.35 $13,210 4.4%
    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 300 $7.78 $8.00 $16,640 1.6%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers (*) $9.17 $10.08 $20,960 2.1%
    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 330 $16.94 $17.03 $35,410 1.7%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 260 $14.72 $15.90 $33,070 4.1%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 850 $15.33 $17.03 $35,410 3.6%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $19.31 $20.09 $41,780 5.0%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand (*) $9.58 $10.13 $21,070 1.9%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 230 $14.18 $14.75 $30,680 1.1%
      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 50 $13.99 $14.22 $29,580 1.7%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 510 $11.68 $11.14 $23,170 1.1%
      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 340 $14.24 $14.19 $29,510 1.3%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 90 $12.49 $12.83 $26,690 0.9%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,120 $10.00 $10.59 $22,020 2.0%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 400 $8.99 $10.40 $21,640 3.2%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $13.49 $13.61 $28,320 3.4%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 350 $11.33 $11.55 $24,020 2.4%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 180 $12.49 $12.37 $25,730 3.1%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 40 $9.66 $9.27 $19,280 3.8%
    85502 Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers 30 $18.12 $16.38 $34,070 4.0%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 70 $19.67 $16.92 $35,200 5.9%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers (*) $9.69 $10.25 $21,320 5.8%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 30 $10.29 $10.49 $21,830 2.3%
    85714 Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers 60 $11.79 $11.48 $23,870 2.5%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 40 $17.36 $17.32 $36,030 6.7%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 220 $10.78 $11.16 $23,210 2.7%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 70 $7.49 $7.99 $16,610 2.9%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $10.50 $10.34 $21,510 2.3%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $7.57 $7.56 $15,730 2.7%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $12.44 $12.34 $25,660 1.3%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 590 $7.22 $8.63 $17,960 3.0%
    87108 Drywall Installers 30 $9.70 $9.52 $19,810 2.8%
    87202 Electricians 370 $11.48 $13.08 $27,200 5.1%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 110 $10.55 $10.29 $21,410 1.7%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 130 $9.61 $9.70 $20,180 1.7%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 170 $12.68 $12.63 $26,270 7.5%
    87508 Pipelayers 50 $11.47 $11.16 $23,200 2.8%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 150 $10.40 $10.69 $22,230 2.2%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 210 $8.44 $8.59 $17,870 1.7%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 40 $8.82 $8.30 $17,260 9.5%
    87811 Glaziers 40 $11.16 $11.27 $23,450 4.1%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 30 $8.88 $9.82 $20,430 8.6%
    87911 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction 150 $11.77 $11.65 $24,240 5.3%
    87914 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction 60 $9.05 $9.52 $19,800 7.6%
    87921 Roustabouts 70 $11.92 $10.66 $22,170 13.4%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers (*) $7.42 $8.01 $16,670 5.1%
      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 130 $14.71 $14.10 $29,320 4.3%
    89108 Machinists 190 $11.34 $11.56 $24,050 1.6%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 230 $10.82 $11.56 $24,040 3.2%
    89508 Upholsterers 110 $8.80 $8.53 $17,750 3.7%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 120 $9.07 $9.70 $20,180 1.1%
      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)
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 630 $8.78 $10.18 $21,160 3.8%
    92198 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $8.54 $10.89 $22,660 2.7%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $6.84 $7.45 $15,500 2.2%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $15.61 $15.53 $32,290 3.6%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $12.59 $12.45 $25,900 6.3%
    92705 Textile Machine Operators and Tenders, Winding, Twisting, Knitting, Weaving, and Cutting 70 $7.82 $7.73 $16,070 2.6%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 150 $7.66 $7.71 $16,040 2.4%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 70 $6.23 $6.89 $14,320 2.6%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 80 $7.18 $7.76 $16,140 8.0%
    92914 Paper Goods Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 80 $13.01 $12.86 $26,750 2.1%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $10.19 $10.59 $22,020 3.1%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $12.66 $13.11 $27,280 7.5%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $8.68 $9.75 $20,270 1.7%
    92956 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $8.83 $9.56 $19,890 2.1%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $11.47 $10.58 $22,010 1.7%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $10.90 $10.42 $21,660 1.6%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2,250 $8.29 $9.05 $18,820 7.0%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 90 $11.37 $13.27 $27,600 1.6%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 1,630 $13.18 $11.38 $23,680 7.9%
      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 540 $12.12 $11.46 $23,840 3.4%
    93926 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 40 $8.63 $8.96 $18,650 2.0%
    93938 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 1,220 $8.38 $8.27 $17,200 3.4%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 90 $8.20 $8.89 $18,490 1.5%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 5,640 $11.91 $10.87 $22,600 2.0%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 1,200 $6.54 $6.87 $14,280 6.3%
      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 80 $9.35 $9.57 $19,900 2.5%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 320 $6.88 $7.38 $15,360 2.2%
      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 3,600 $14.94 $14.67 $30,510 4.6%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 750 $8.52 $9.48 $19,720 3.3%
    97108 Bus Drivers 40 $7.19 $7.39 $15,370 3.6%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 250 $5.75 $5.69 $11,840 2.7%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 170 $12.48 $12.50 $25,990 1.6%
    97305 Locomotive Engineers 70 $16.36 $17.59 $36,590 2.0%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 60 $5.81 $5.89 $12,250 3.2%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 60 $11.05 $11.23 $23,350 2.8%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 170 $11.06 $11.20 $23,300 1.5%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 520 $11.08 $10.52 $21,870 1.2%
    97956 Operating Engineers 70 $11.96 $11.69 $24,310 1.4%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 190 $10.98 $11.60 $24,120 9.6%
      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 150 $8.78 $8.92 $18,560 1.0%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 110 $8.56 $8.53 $17,740 1.5%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers (*) $6.18 $7.12 $14,810 4.0%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $7.57 $7.79 $16,210 11.7%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 60 $9.32 $9.84 $20,460 1.3%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 80 $8.21 $8.76 $18,220 2.7%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (*) $10.75 $9.37 $19,490 6.1%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 890 $7.57 $7.89 $16,410 1.6%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,020 $7.16 $7.70 $16,010 3.9%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 270 $7.04 $6.96 $14,470 2.8%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,790 $6.82 $7.51 $15,620 4.2%

    (1) = Relative standard error (RSE) of the mean wage. The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    # = Median hourly wage is over $60.01.

    ** = This mean wage estimate may be understated because 25% or more of the employment was estimated as earning more than $60.01 per hour. The larger the share of employment estimated in the upper open-ended interval ($60.01 and over), the more likely it is that the mean wage is underestimated.

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