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

Galveston-Texas City, Texas PMSA

Galveston-Texas City is a primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA) in Texas.

Occupational divisions in Galveston-Texas City:

  • 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
      Staff and Administrative Specialty Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    13002 Financial Managers 400 $23.62 $25.76 $53,580 4.3%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 100 $26.12 $26.13 $54,340 2.6%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 120 $14.09 $16.92 $35,200 3.0%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 130 $22.75 $26.11 $54,310 2.4%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 170 $40.83 $38.88 $80,870 6.6%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 100 $26.78 $26.78 $55,700 3.3%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 90 $12.24 $13.19 $27,440 3.6%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 120 $38.43 $36.77 $76,490 6.1%
    15017 Construction Managers 170 $25.27 $26.95 $56,060 4.3%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 60 $22.14 $24.26 $50,460 5.7%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 430 $13.25 $15.31 $31,840 9.8%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 2,450 $20.71 $25.29 $52,590 2.4%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 700 $23.51 $26.40 $54,900 4.4%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
      Management Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 90 $19.17 $20.96 $43,590 6.2%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 410 $17.98 $19.54 $40,640 3.8%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $15.69 $18.52 $38,520 3.0%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 140 $21.97 $23.21 $48,270 3.3%
    21902 Cost Estimators 70 $17.22 $18.93 $39,380 4.5%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $17.76 $18.29 $38,030 1.7%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 70 $18.25 $18.79 $39,090 2.9%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 400 $19.12 $20.78 $43,210 6.2%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22114 Chemical Engineers 90 $33.20 $30.30 $63,030 4.2%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 30 $29.91 $29.35 $61,060 3.7%
    22132 Safety Engineers, Except Mining 40 $26.88 $26.74 $55,620 3.4%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 60 $34.25 $30.60 $63,650 3.9%
    22199 All Other Engineers 500 $32.29 $30.80 $64,070 8.7%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists (*) $18.48 $19.04 $39,610 4.3%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists (*) $10.99 $16.64 $34,610 3.8%
    22514 Drafters 90 $18.42 $21.19 $44,080 11.4%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $12.12 $11.45 $23,810 3.0%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 150 $16.11 $17.00 $35,360 2.0%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 80 $23.35 $24.73 $51,440 8.4%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 90 $20.56 $20.35 $42,320 1.6%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 100 $20.31 $19.03 $39,590 6.0%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 470 $27.00 $26.05 $54,180 4.6%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 180 $19.43 $20.32 $42,270 5.5%
    25105 Computer Programmers 120 $16.59 $17.88 $37,190 5.2%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27108 Psychologists 40 $18.66 $18.15 $37,750 9.1%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric (*) $12.73 $14.55 $30,260 8.5%
    27307 Residential Counselors 80 $8.11 $10.73 $22,310 5.1%
    27308 Human Services Workers 50 $10.63 $11.21 $23,310 2.4%
    27311 Recreation Workers 100 $10.72 $9.85 $20,480 4.8%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28102 Judges and Magistrates (*) $20.39 $24.49 $50,940 7.6%
    28108 Lawyers 140 $40.95 $38.81 $80,730 6.0%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 60 $13.96 $14.84 $30,880 3.3%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 30 $13.79 $14.54 $30,250 2.2%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31114 Nursing Instructors, Postsecondary (*) * * $43,880 6.1%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 160 $6.09 $7.69 $16,000 4.8%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 220 * * $29,990 3.7%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,420 * * $36,510 3.6%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,460 * * $36,830 4.3%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 70 $11.24 $10.70 $22,250 2.5%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 160 $17.29 $17.25 $35,870 3.5%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 70 $8.64 $9.48 $19,710 2.6%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 190 $19.35 $19.87 $41,320 2.1%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 60 $22.16 $24.57 $51,100 10.1%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 1,060 $5.96 $6.51 $13,550 2.4%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 170 # $58.38** $121,430** 20.9%
    32105 Dentists 40 $51.77 $43.35** $90,160** 23.7%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $16.50 $21.11 $43,910 16.7%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 30 $16.37 $17.25 $35,870 7.8%
    32308 Physical Therapists (*) $29.99 $32.71 $68,030 14.8%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 60 $17.45 $19.47 $40,490 6.4%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 670 $12.56 $13.83 $28,760 4.4%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 80 $8.16 $9.02 $18,760 2.6%
    32517 Pharmacists 90 $33.21 $29.93 $62,260 3.0%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 110 $7.72 $7.89 $16,420 3.1%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $12.20 $12.35 $25,700 2.1%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 80 $15.11 $17.44 $36,280 16.8%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 30 $7.99 $8.80 $18,300 7.7%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 70 $13.98 $14.78 $30,740 5.2%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 60 $11.81 $12.42 $25,830 8.6%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists (*) $7.13 $7.06 $14,680 2.9%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 40 $14.06 $14.30 $29,740 3.5%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 50 $15.34 $16.60 $34,520 4.3%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 150 $9.93 $14.22 $29,580 4.1%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39011 Funeral Directors and Morticians (*) $14.56 $16.18 $33,650 3.6%
    Sales and Related Occupations
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers
    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 870 $13.26 $15.06 $31,320 2.8%
      Sales Occupations, Services
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43002 Sales Agents and Placers, Insurance 130 $15.43 $19.75 $41,080 12.8%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $10.56 $11.73 $24,410 5.2%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 30 $46.21 $38.56** $80,200** 27.6%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 130 $15.61 $17.43 $36,250 2.7%
    43021 Travel Agents 40 $9.79 $9.82 $20,430 3.4%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 40 $19.62 $19.14 $39,810 5.2%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 70 $14.70 $16.86 $35,080 3.9%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations
    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 140 $16.03 $23.55 $48,980 14.6%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 450 $16.80 $18.73 $38,960 3.2%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,560 $6.97 $8.23 $17,120 2.3%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 150 $12.83 $12.82 $26,670 3.0%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 300 $6.21 $7.54 $15,670 6.9%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 760 $7.34 $7.88 $16,400 1.8%
    49023 Cashiers 2,460 $6.25 $6.76 $14,060 1.5%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 50 $9.70 $9.71 $20,200 9.7%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 220 $8.09 $9.06 $18,840 1.6%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers
    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 830 $15.28 $16.08 $33,460 1.4%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 360 $8.10 $8.27 $17,200 2.2%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 110 $9.90 $9.93 $20,650 3.4%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 90 $9.20 $9.63 $20,040 5.2%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 120 $7.57 $7.92 $16,480 2.7%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks (*) $12.42 $12.62 $26,260 1.1%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 150 $8.86 $8.77 $18,240 3.9%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers (*) $17.59 $17.35 $36,080 24.3%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 60 $8.88 $9.31 $19,360 2.8%
    53702 Court Clerks (*) $9.45 $9.11 $18,960 1.5%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 220 $6.93 $6.98 $14,520 3.4%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 170 $7.60 $7.80 $16,220 3.3%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical (*) $7.46 $7.64 $15,890 2.5%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 190 $11.25 $12.57 $26,150 8.2%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 170 $9.27 $9.63 $20,040 4.4%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,780 $11.20 $11.50 $23,920 1.6%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters (*) $21.58 $19.00 $39,530 3.4%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,120 $8.27 $8.44 $17,550 1.6%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 210 $9.69 $10.15 $21,100 4.6%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $11.94 $12.04 $25,040 1.9%
    55321 File Clerks 80 $6.87 $7.16 $14,890 2.5%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 70 $9.81 $9.88 $20,550 1.5%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 30 $12.03 $11.99 $24,940 1.1%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 60 $10.07 $10.23 $21,280 2.1%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 830 $10.41 $10.42 $21,670 1.8%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $10.41 $10.86 $22,590 1.8%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 130 $9.51 $10.15 $21,110 2.2%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,760 $9.08 $9.74 $20,260 1.2%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 80 $12.20 $12.62 $26,250 1.0%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 170 $8.56 $8.88 $18,470 2.3%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 250 $13.47 $11.58 $24,090 2.6%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $10.62 $10.94 $22,760 4.0%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $12.53 $14.53 $30,230 3.7%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities (*) $9.80 $10.32 $21,460 1.3%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 170 $8.94 $10.10 $21,010 1.7%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 260 $9.79 $11.00 $22,870 2.0%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers (*) $7.79 $9.36 $19,460 3.9%
      Other Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    59999 All Other Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 340 $9.93 $9.83 $20,440 6.5%
    Service Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61002 Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors (*) $17.03 $16.41 $34,130 3.5%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 80 $15.40 $17.50 $36,400 4.6%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 50 $8.87 $9.93 $20,640 3.6%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 510 $8.96 $11.14 $23,170 3.9%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters (*) $11.08 $11.02 $22,920 3.3%
    63011 Police Detectives 50 $17.62 $17.11 $35,580 3.1%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 280 $14.62 $15.01 $31,230 4.3%
    63023 Bailiffs (*) $6.00 $6.69 $13,920 8.5%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 40 $8.87 $9.97 $20,740 2.6%
    63044 Crossing Guards 30 $7.54 $7.71 $16,030 2.2%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 530 $7.34 $8.27 $17,210 4.3%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 230 $13.39 $14.10 $29,340 6.5%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations
    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 190 $6.00 $6.37 $13,240 1.4%
    65005 Bartenders 260 $6.29 $7.18 $14,930 2.6%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,620 $5.89 $5.96 $12,390 2.2%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 330 $5.75 $5.74 $11,940 2.7%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 340 $6.15 $6.35 $13,220 3.7%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 80 $10.26 $9.93 $20,650 8.0%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $11.64 $11.17 $23,240 2.6%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 680 $6.60 $6.91 $14,370 5.5%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 460 $7.45 $7.55 $15,710 1.6%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 480 $5.97 $6.21 $12,910 2.4%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 100 $6.85 $7.08 $14,730 1.8%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,190 $5.91 $6.29 $13,080 2.3%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,910 $5.83 $5.94 $12,350 1.9%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 240 $5.89 $6.62 $13,780 3.0%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 140 $10.79 $10.68 $22,220 2.6%
    66005 Medical Assistants 110 $9.98 $10.68 $22,220 3.8%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 530 $6.63 $6.81 $14,160 2.9%
    66011 Home Health Aides (*) $6.97 $8.48 $17,630 3.3%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 50 $8.10 $7.87 $16,370 2.7%
      Cleaning and Building Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    67002 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 810 $6.01 $6.74 $14,020 3.2%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,120 $6.35 $6.78 $14,090 1.7%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 290 $7.47 $8.15 $16,950 6.1%
    68008 Manicurists 30 $6.05 $6.91 $14,380 16.2%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $6.01 $6.59 $13,700 2.0%
    68017 Guides 40 $5.78 $7.72 $16,060 4.2%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $6.08 $6.16 $12,800 3.4%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 50 $5.88 $5.77 $12,010 3.0%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides (*) $6.03 $6.69 $13,920 2.6%
    68038 Child Care Workers 510 $6.06 $6.48 $13,470 2.2%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 140 $7.94 $8.42 $17,510 1.9%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm (*) $7.69 $8.30 $17,270 2.4%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 490 $7.79 $8.31 $17,290 3.9%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 60 $7.53 $7.46 $15,520 3.6%
    Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers
    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 430 $27.54 $24.81 $51,600 4.2%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 510 $18.74 $20.32 $42,270 4.1%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 160 $27.40 $24.98 $51,960 4.0%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $16.25 $17.64 $36,700 2.8%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $12.59 $17.42 $36,230 9.6%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 190 $16.09 $18.30 $38,060 2.0%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83002 Precision Inspectors, Testers, and Graders (*) $12.71 $17.43 $36,250 2.2%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 100 $20.52 $19.10 $39,730 2.6%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 50 $11.21 $12.25 $25,470 1.3%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,050 $10.61 $11.92 $24,790 3.0%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 420 $12.78 $13.88 $28,860 6.3%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $11.06 $12.92 $26,870 6.9%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 50 $11.49 $12.25 $25,480 1.8%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $17.81 $17.23 $35,830 3.9%
    85323 Aircraft Mechanics 50 $15.14 $15.10 $31,410 1.4%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 30 $13.28 $13.78 $28,650 3.9%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 180 $12.49 $14.82 $30,820 6.4%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $13.01 $13.25 $27,550 2.4%
    85905 Precision Instrument Repairers 210 $19.69 $17.72 $36,850 3.7%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $7.78 $7.87 $16,380 3.0%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $13.06 $14.09 $29,300 1.1%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 300 $12.48 $13.58 $28,250 2.5%
    87202 Electricians 430 $16.75 $16.66 $34,650 3.6%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 150 $10.69 $10.01 $20,820 1.2%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 270 $11.06 $11.34 $23,600 1.8%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (*) $11.13 $11.56 $24,040 1.2%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 120 $11.44 $13.14 $27,340 7.7%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 50 $9.62 $9.02 $18,760 1.3%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 160 $17.14 $16.54 $34,410 1.8%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 100 $14.35 $13.47 $28,010 5.3%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics 50 $5.97 $6.39 $13,280 5.7%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $13.61 $12.45 $25,900 3.5%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 90 $5.88 $6.13 $12,740 2.4%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $6.18 $6.32 $13,140 3.3%
    92935 Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators 200 $19.77 $19.71 $41,000 2.1%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $9.75 $10.64 $22,120 1.6%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $8.27 $8.64 $17,970 2.4%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 120 $8.19 $8.73 $18,170 1.5%
      Plant and System Occupations
    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 100 $12.78 $13.11 $27,270 9.5%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 360 $13.36 $13.91 $28,930 1.7%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 530 $11.06 $11.37 $23,660 2.7%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 660 $7.70 $8.60 $17,890 6.2%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 370 $9.17 $8.92 $18,550 4.2%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $6.72 $6.99 $14,530 2.3%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 60 $8.02 $9.64 $20,050 1.2%
    97502 Captains, Water Vessel (*) $22.33 $21.40 $44,500 3.2%
    97505 Mates, Ship, Boat, and Barge (*) $11.32 $16.16 $33,600 3.2%
    97514 Able Seamen (*) $11.97 $12.24 $25,460 2.2%
    97517 Ordinary Seamen and Marine Oilers (*) $10.02 $11.21 $23,320 2.3%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 90 * * $52,660 6.3%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 60 $6.10 $6.60 $13,720 2.6%
    97902 Longshore Equipment Operators 90 $14.58 $13.54 $28,170 5.3%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 180 $17.97 $17.25 $35,870 4.7%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 160 $10.93 $12.52 $26,050 3.8%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 100 $10.96 $12.03 $25,030 1.3%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 250 $11.06 $12.41 $25,800 1.7%
    97956 Operating Engineers 80 $15.71 $17.35 $36,080 3.4%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 130 $11.25 $12.39 $25,770 4.9%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 190 $9.89 $9.94 $20,670 7.0%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 140 $8.90 $9.17 $19,080 2.1%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers (*) $9.03 $8.50 $17,680 7.0%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 50 $8.18 $8.35 $17,360 2.4%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $6.43 $6.64 $13,800 9.5%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 90 $9.28 $9.50 $19,750 5.3%
    98323 Helpers, Extractive Workers (*) $9.84 $9.85 $20,500 2.3%
    98702 Stevedores, Except Equipment Operators (*) $21.09 $21.47 $44,660 9.4%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (*) $12.35 $10.84 $22,540 19.5%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $8.43 $12.10 $25,180 3.8%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 380 $5.86 $6.95 $14,450 4.3%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 330 $6.10 $6.38 $13,260 2.8%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,360 $7.89 $8.33 $17,320 2.2%

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

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    # = 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.

    Statewide estimates for Texas

    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