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

Houma, Louisiana MSA

Houma is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Louisiana.

Occupational divisions in Houma:

  • 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 260 $20.05 $22.90 $47,630 5.1%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 90 $22.29 $23.18 $48,220 2.4%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 120 $16.03 $18.79 $39,080 5.2%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 220 $31.84 $31.03 $64,540 9.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 170 $13.91 $18.12 $37,700 4.2%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 110 $28.97 $28.04 $58,330 6.3%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 150 $24.48 $26.51 $55,140 5.6%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 200 $22.57 $22.02 $45,810 2.6%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 90 $10.36 $10.05 $20,910 6.6%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 80 $22.38 $25.40 $52,830 9.3%
    15017 Construction Managers 80 $19.47 $22.05 $45,860 7.7%
    15021 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Well Drilling Managers 40 $32.36 $29.73 $61,840 5.1%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 110 $25.85 $25.89 $53,860 9.2%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 130 $14.12 $26.79** $55,720** 29.1%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations
    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 60 $17.70 $16.08 $33,440 24.0%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 2,250 $20.87 $24.17 $50,280 2.2%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 400 $20.92 $21.70 $45,130 2.7%
    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 100 $12.46 $14.51 $30,190 5.1%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 390 $15.38 $17.51 $36,420 5.0%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 40 $12.84 $14.69 $30,560 12.3%
    21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (*) $11.29 $9.07 $18,870 2.3%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $14.58 $15.01 $31,230 1.2%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 60 $16.01 $16.31 $33,920 1.7%
    21902 Cost Estimators 60 $18.93 $19.84 $41,280 1.6%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers (*) $14.07 $14.89 $30,980 3.6%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 30 $22.38 $24.71 $51,390 5.3%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 50 $25.04 $24.73 $51,440 5.6%
    22138 Marine Engineers 40 $12.27 $12.38 $25,760 7.3%
    22199 All Other Engineers 230 $18.75 $19.26 $40,060 1.3%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 140 $9.10 $11.29 $23,470 5.5%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 50 $12.82 $15.34 $31,900 5.6%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 100 $13.16 $14.71 $30,590 1.3%
    22514 Drafters 170 $12.66 $13.64 $28,360 1.5%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $13.12 $14.18 $29,500 3.3%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24105 Chemists, Except Biochemists (*) $14.66 $18.70 $38,900 4.8%
    24511 Petroleum Technicians and Technologists 30 $20.85 $21.84 $45,430 3.7%
      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 30 $17.71 $18.43 $38,330 2.4%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 50 $15.42 $16.70 $34,740 1.7%
    25105 Computer Programmers 70 $17.67 $17.61 $36,620 2.6%
      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)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 60 $14.08 $14.48 $30,110 1.2%
    27307 Residential Counselors 50 $6.10 $7.79 $16,210 2.7%
    27308 Human Services Workers 190 $8.16 $8.43 $17,520 1.4%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 300 $27.57 $29.72 $61,810 12.6%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 30 $11.55 $11.97 $24,890 3.4%
      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 (*) * * $38,150 2.2%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 70 $6.09 $9.28 $19,310 9.3%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 250 $8.87 $12.25 $25,480 7.3%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 80 $6.38 $9.80 $20,370 8.5%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors (*) * * $35,750 7.5%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 90 $20.93 $21.35 $44,410 14.9%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 80 $22.86 $23.32 $48,500 13.7%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 40 $20.51 $21.80 $45,350 12.4%
      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 180 # $55.15** $114,710** 21.5%
    32105 Dentists 60 $28.26 $30.95 $64,380 22.8%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 90 $14.11 $14.15 $29,440 0.8%
    32308 Physical Therapists 60 $36.30 $36.15 $75,190 17.5%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 60 $18.93 $20.94 $43,550 15.7%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,200 $17.91 $18.40 $38,280 1.7%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 590 $10.46 $11.59 $24,100 4.7%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 70 $9.36 $10.15 $21,110 12.2%
    32517 Pharmacists 120 $24.36 $25.37 $52,780 2.8%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 60 $7.37 $7.37 $15,330 1.9%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians (*) $7.38 $8.21 $17,080 2.4%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $16.54 $16.70 $34,740 1.2%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $11.21 $12.09 $25,140 2.7%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 40 $12.60 $12.96 $26,970 16.2%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 40 $8.05 $8.13 $16,900 1.5%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 80 $12.91 $13.62 $28,320 1.5%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 30 $9.60 $9.89 $20,570 1.4%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 250 $11.56 $16.01 $33,300 16.8%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34023 Photographers 30 $6.18 $7.06 $14,680 5.1%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $8.37 $8.02 $16,680 5.5%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 200 $14.19 $15.41 $32,050 3.5%
    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 980 $11.18 $13.40 $27,880 2.0%
      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 150 $16.31 $22.57 $46,940 14.9%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 110 $16.19 $19.26 $40,060 12.6%
      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)
    49002 Sales Engineers 30 $24.66 $25.21 $52,440 4.8%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 150 $16.71 $17.47 $36,350 2.2%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 570 $17.66 $19.55 $40,660 5.2%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,890 $6.51 $8.53 $17,740 2.7%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 200 $9.75 $10.11 $21,020 4.0%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 $6.56 $7.84 $16,300 3.6%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,020 $6.33 $6.95 $14,460 1.4%
    49023 Cashiers 2,290 $6.06 $6.27 $13,040 1.2%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 310 $7.71 $11.99 $24,930 6.5%
    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 780 $11.55 $13.62 $28,320 4.3%
      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 400 $6.29 $6.46 $13,430 4.1%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 100 $7.77 $7.86 $16,360 4.2%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 50 $8.05 $8.10 $16,840 2.0%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 110 $7.28 $8.36 $17,390 4.3%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 30 $8.29 $9.09 $18,900 3.6%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 50 $9.45 $9.27 $19,270 6.7%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 80 $8.93 $9.67 $20,120 4.2%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 50 $6.79 $7.06 $14,690 3.2%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 590 $9.32 $8.69 $18,080 10.7%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 170 $10.28 $10.45 $21,730 3.6%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 130 $8.93 $8.95 $18,620 3.0%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,510 $8.22 $8.65 $18,000 2.7%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 30 $9.60 $10.13 $21,080 1.2%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 620 $7.43 $7.57 $15,740 1.5%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 110 $7.82 $8.13 $16,910 3.9%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $10.02 $10.21 $21,240 3.1%
    55321 File Clerks 70 $6.33 $6.57 $13,670 2.2%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 110 $7.82 $8.38 $17,430 1.0%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 50 $7.67 $7.86 $16,340 1.4%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 80 $11.19 $12.38 $25,750 6.7%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 940 $9.07 $9.42 $19,600 1.3%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $9.64 $10.31 $21,450 1.4%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 230 $8.99 $9.92 $20,620 5.3%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,880 $7.41 $7.95 $16,530 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)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 30 $9.25 $8.99 $18,690 1.9%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 30 $8.30 $9.24 $19,210 1.5%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 80 $7.34 $7.49 $15,580 2.7%
      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 90 $7.12 $7.26 $15,090 2.0%
      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 40 $8.16 $8.58 $17,850 5.9%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 240 $12.67 $13.27 $27,600 3.5%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 $11.21 $12.65 $26,310 5.0%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $10.31 $10.09 $20,990 6.5%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 600 $7.60 $8.27 $17,190 1.2%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 30 $11.43 $14.43 $30,020 2.3%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 370 $8.75 $11.13 $23,150 2.6%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 60 $10.28 $11.42 $23,750 2.1%
      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 320 $8.73 $9.09 $18,910 4.0%
    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)
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 50 $8.55 $10.57 $21,990 7.6%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 400 $8.48 $10.58 $22,010 4.7%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 90 $10.06 $10.27 $21,370 1.0%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 150 $6.58 $7.29 $15,170 1.6%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 70 $10.56 $10.13 $21,070 2.5%
      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 70 $5.79 $5.71 $11,880 2.5%
    65005 Bartenders 120 $6.63 $6.77 $14,090 5.1%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 770 $5.75 $5.57 $11,570 1.8%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 50 $5.79 $5.62 $11,690 2.4%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria (*) $6.15 $6.35 $13,210 3.2%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 160 $5.92 $6.63 $13,790 2.0%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $8.65 $9.13 $18,990 2.6%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 250 $5.96 $6.41 $13,330 4.5%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 560 $8.85 $8.95 $18,620 2.1%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 490 $5.73 $5.58 $11,600 2.0%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order (*) $5.87 $5.67 $11,800 4.2%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 880 $5.90 $6.51 $13,550 5.0%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 890 $5.70 $5.80 $12,060 3.2%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 440 $7.38 $8.05 $16,740 5.1%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 120 $7.68 $8.31 $17,290 11.6%
    66005 Medical Assistants 110 $8.96 $9.07 $18,870 2.7%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 790 $6.06 $6.43 $13,360 2.4%
    66011 Home Health Aides 610 $6.20 $6.74 $14,020 4.9%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 100 $7.03 $7.40 $15,390 1.7%
      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 520 $6.58 $6.59 $13,710 1.7%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,090 $6.11 $6.47 $13,450 4.0%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 130 $6.46 $7.87 $16,360 4.5%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 100 $5.74 $5.77 $12,000 3.5%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $6.20 $6.93 $14,420 6.1%
    68038 Child Care Workers 170 $5.75 $5.80 $12,060 1.9%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 130 $6.04 $7.00 $14,560 5.3%
    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)
    79011 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 40 $5.75 $5.80 $12,070 3.3%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 360 $6.73 $7.03 $14,610 1.8%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 30 $6.02 $6.01 $12,510 3.7%
    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 280 $15.98 $18.11 $37,670 3.7%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 420 $26.09 $24.69 $51,360 3.7%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 200 $18.24 $20.00 $41,600 2.9%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 220 $16.45 $17.78 $36,990 4.9%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 150 $14.22 $16.33 $33,960 8.1%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 390 $19.36 $20.06 $41,730 2.7%
      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 70 $14.56 $15.45 $32,140 1.8%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 110 $11.48 $12.12 $25,210 4.3%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 480 $14.72 $16.51 $34,330 7.1%
    85116 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Marine Equipment 150 $12.82 $13.60 $28,300 1.6%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 50 $9.45 $10.38 $21,600 4.9%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,040 $8.96 $9.52 $19,790 1.5%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 440 $11.84 $12.99 $27,020 3.3%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $12.80 $13.52 $28,120 5.8%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $12.08 $12.66 $26,330 1.9%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 170 $12.10 $12.91 $26,850 1.3%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 100 $14.18 $14.76 $30,700 6.5%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $14.38 $13.79 $28,680 2.4%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $11.60 $11.56 $24,050 3.7%
    85935 Riggers 180 $9.31 $10.33 $21,480 5.5%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $5.84 $6.01 $12,500 5.5%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 450 $11.50 $12.08 $25,130 1.9%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 430 $12.26 $12.68 $26,360 2.4%
    87105 Ceiling Tile Installers and Acoustical Carpenters (*) $11.82 $12.08 $25,130 1.5%
    87202 Electricians 410 $14.59 $14.73 $30,640 3.6%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 30 $8.17 $8.84 $18,390 3.6%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 340 $10.87 $11.23 $23,360 2.5%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 310 $14.26 $14.21 $29,570 2.0%
    87508 Pipelayers 60 $7.88 $8.88 $18,470 2.4%
    87917 Service Unit Operators 220 $11.16 $13.32 $27,710 16.6%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 30 $10.08 $10.26 $21,350 1.4%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 580 $13.95 $13.98 $29,080 1.1%
    89121 Shipfitters 380 $13.53 $13.17 $27,390 1.6%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 30 $9.43 $9.70 $20,170 1.8%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 230 $10.41 $10.54 $21,920 1.1%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $12.07 $12.15 $25,280 1.5%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 100 $6.62 $6.86 $14,260 2.7%
    92951 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 80 $11.00 $11.41 $23,730 8.6%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $7.70 $8.07 $16,790 5.2%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 1,250 $15.97 $16.52 $34,370 10.2%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 2,550 $13.69 $13.70 $28,500 1.3%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 410 $11.58 $12.05 $25,070 2.6%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 1,250 $12.31 $11.85 $24,640 7.2%
      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 120 $9.31 $9.39 $19,530 9.9%
    95017 Gaugers (*) $16.28 $16.73 $34,790 6.5%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 260 $14.82 $15.70 $32,650 3.0%
      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 940 $10.37 $11.42 $23,760 8.0%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 810 $7.27 $9.30 $19,350 4.7%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 110 $11.10 $10.82 $22,510 4.3%
    97502 Captains, Water Vessel 1,340 $22.21 $23.49 $48,860 3.2%
    97505 Mates, Ship, Boat, and Barge 370 $18.35 $18.64 $38,770 2.7%
    97514 Able Seamen 470 $12.01 $11.93 $24,800 2.6%
    97517 Ordinary Seamen and Marine Oilers 930 $10.09 $9.92 $20,630 3.8%
    97805 Service Station Attendants (*) $10.29 $9.31 $19,370 7.2%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 180 $15.24 $16.14 $33,570 4.1%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 60 $10.67 $10.29 $21,390 2.4%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 100 $11.18 $11.66 $24,250 1.3%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 320 $13.66 $13.25 $27,560 1.7%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 190 $8.50 $8.98 $18,670 1.0%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 100 $9.55 $9.71 $20,200 2.6%
      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 500 $7.56 $7.91 $16,440 1.8%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 90 $7.88 $8.64 $17,980 3.4%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 30 $8.26 $8.45 $17,580 1.8%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $8.93 $9.14 $19,020 5.2%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 130 $8.48 $8.74 $18,180 1.1%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (*) $7.48 $8.15 $16,950 5.6%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 340 $7.14 $7.68 $15,980 2.2%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 320 $5.94 $6.06 $12,600 1.9%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 210 $6.07 $6.25 $13,000 3.2%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,000 $7.81 $8.24 $17,140 2.4%

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

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    # = Median hourly wage is over $60.01.

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

    Statewide estimates for Louisiana

    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