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

Huntington-Ashland (West Virginia-Kentucky-Ohio) MSA

The Huntington-Ashland metropolitan statistical area (MSA) includes parts of West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

Occupational divisions in Huntington-Ashland:

  • 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 500 $18.93 $22.00 $45,760 2.6%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 140 $17.82 $19.33 $40,200 4.8%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 110 $16.64 $18.55 $38,580 2.5%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 190 $17.76 $20.27 $42,170 2.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 290 $18.73 $19.69 $40,950 3.8%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 120 $26.28 $27.22 $56,610 2.4%
      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 50 $21.89 $22.45 $46,700 2.5%
    15005 Education Administrators 390 $30.19 $27.84 $57,900 2.9%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 200 $18.19 $20.40 $42,430 4.4%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 60 $18.02 $19.37 $40,290 15.9%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 170 $22.79 $24.34 $50,630 3.1%
    15017 Construction Managers 160 $20.62 $22.29 $46,350 3.0%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 140 $21.85 $21.69 $45,120 2.7%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 450 $10.51 $11.91 $24,770 3.8%
      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 90 $14.31 $15.70 $32,650 5.3%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 2,970 $19.54 $23.49 $48,870 1.5%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 600 $17.52 $18.96 $39,430 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)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters (*) $9.75 $10.90 $22,680 21.8%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 210 $13.54 $15.37 $31,970 4.1%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 590 $13.69 $15.41 $32,050 3.3%
    21117 Budget Analysts 30 $20.07 $21.29 $44,290 3.9%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 100 $15.13 $16.11 $33,520 2.1%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $15.74 $17.89 $37,210 3.7%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $15.90 $17.20 $35,780 1.7%
    21505 Special Agents, Insurance (*) $10.12 $11.44 $23,800 21.5%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 330 $17.47 $17.40 $36,200 3.3%
    21902 Cost Estimators 140 $15.34 $17.94 $37,310 4.8%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $11.20 $13.39 $27,850 3.1%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 140 $14.97 $16.89 $35,140 8.5%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $10.40 $14.48 $30,130 16.7%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 250 $13.60 $16.41 $34,130 3.3%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22105 Metallurgists and Metallurgical, Ceramic, and Materials Engineers 40 $27.18 $29.32 $60,980 8.9%
    22114 Chemical Engineers (*) $30.60 $28.75 $59,800 4.4%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 130 $28.14 $26.49 $55,110 2.5%
    22127 Computer Engineers 30 $21.60 $21.62 $44,960 3.9%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 50 $21.99 $22.92 $47,660 4.2%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 110 $25.23 $25.36 $52,740 2.4%
    22199 All Other Engineers 110 $27.12 $25.35 $52,740 3.4%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 70 $16.67 $16.42 $34,150 5.5%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 170 $15.46 $15.46 $32,160 3.3%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 50 $17.87 $18.37 $38,210 2.1%
    22514 Drafters 190 $13.98 $14.48 $30,110 1.8%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $8.96 $9.65 $20,070 4.0%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 190 $16.40 $15.84 $32,950 1.3%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24105 Chemists, Except Biochemists 40 $17.37 $18.78 $39,060 3.6%
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 40 $10.67 $10.76 $22,380 1.0%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 170 $18.53 $17.71 $36,840 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 80 $18.46 $19.38 $40,300 1.9%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 160 $13.10 $14.15 $29,440 2.1%
    25105 Computer Programmers 90 $16.72 $18.52 $38,520 3.1%
      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)
    27108 Psychologists 80 $21.38 $21.39 $44,480 7.4%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 290 $10.92 $12.47 $25,950 3.5%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 350 $11.35 $12.62 $26,240 3.1%
    27307 Residential Counselors 170 $8.66 $9.40 $19,560 4.8%
    27308 Human Services Workers 390 $7.86 $8.25 $17,150 3.1%
    27311 Recreation Workers 250 $6.98 $8.71 $18,120 6.3%
    27502 Clergy 30 $15.42 $16.22 $33,740 2.9%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28102 Judges and Magistrates 30 $33.01 $30.71 $63,880 3.7%
    28108 Lawyers 290 $24.12 $27.16 $56,500 7.4%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 180 $11.78 $12.13 $25,230 5.3%
      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 $7.87 $8.63 $17,940 3.5%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 170 * * $34,270 2.0%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,540 * * $36,020 1.6%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,720 * * $36,690 2.2%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 500 * * $33,950 2.7%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 380 $16.63 $16.32 $33,940 1.5%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 140 $8.65 $11.06 $23,000 1.9%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training (*) $16.80 $14.31 $29,770 18.5%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 210 * * $21,500 1.5%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 120 $17.85 $17.62 $36,650 2.4%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 50 $7.34 $8.02 $16,690 3.5%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 170 $17.51 $17.21 $35,800 4.6%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 50 $22.11 $21.76 $45,260 2.6%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 590 $7.55 $7.57 $15,750 2.6%
      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 800 # $55.18** $114,780** 13.6%
    32105 Dentists 90 $45.25 $40.18** $83,570** 19.6%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 200 $14.40 $14.60 $30,370 2.6%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 30 $28.45 $27.61 $57,430 8.5%
    32308 Physical Therapists 80 $24.36 $23.59 $49,060 8.8%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 100 $17.63 $18.02 $37,480 2.8%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 40 $8.82 $13.08 $27,200 6.6%
    32399 All Other Therapists 60 $13.34 $14.35 $29,860 1.4%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,750 $16.85 $17.16 $35,680 2.6%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 960 $10.82 $11.12 $23,120 1.8%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 240 $8.20 $9.06 $18,850 6.1%
    32511 Physician Assistants 130 $10.25 $15.02 $31,240 13.3%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 60 $8.37 $9.10 $18,930 5.2%
    32517 Pharmacists 260 $32.88 $29.52 $61,400 4.1%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 300 $8.44 $8.52 $17,710 1.7%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $14.51 $15.73 $32,710 3.1%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 180 $16.59 $16.55 $34,430 1.6%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $13.41 $13.70 $28,490 3.7%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 120 $16.33 $17.12 $35,610 7.6%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 160 $9.83 $10.18 $21,170 2.0%
    32913 Radiation Therapists (*) $15.42 $15.97 $33,220 2.1%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 350 $14.07 $13.80 $28,700 1.8%
    32925 Cardiology Technologists 40 $13.20 $13.34 $27,750 3.5%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 100 $11.58 $11.70 $24,330 2.6%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 30 $9.70 $9.50 $19,750 3.8%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 290 $10.61 $13.14 $27,340 3.3%
      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 50 $10.33 $12.26 $25,500 6.7%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 30 $12.68 $14.03 $29,170 3.5%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $10.97 $12.69 $26,390 13.9%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 90 $6.42 $8.81 $18,320 4.4%
    34023 Photographers 80 $7.68 $9.53 $19,820 6.4%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 150 $7.66 $10.46 $21,750 5.7%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $7.61 $7.99 $16,630 3.9%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39011 Funeral Directors and Morticians 40 $15.74 $18.10 $37,660 19.4%
    39014 Embalmers 30 $8.90 $10.99 $22,860 15.7%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 640 $11.22 $12.38 $25,760 3.4%
    Sales and Related Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    41002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Sales and Related Workers 1,750 $11.29 $12.97 $26,980 1.5%
      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 230 $17.91 $19.08 $39,680 13.3%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 40 $15.90 $15.21 $31,630 5.1%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 110 $22.77 $26.39 $54,890 10.2%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 110 $11.16 $12.17 $25,320 3.0%
    43021 Travel Agents 30 $8.73 $8.85 $18,400 12.6%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 80 $11.70 $13.33 $27,720 5.0%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 30 $11.62 $11.82 $24,590 3.9%
      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 210 $18.39 $18.32 $38,110 5.1%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 750 $14.89 $16.28 $33,870 1.7%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 5,130 $6.32 $7.56 $15,720 1.3%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 300 $8.31 $8.83 $18,370 2.6%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 $6.13 $6.46 $13,440 1.5%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,770 $6.23 $6.96 $14,480 1.8%
    49023 Cashiers 4,230 $6.07 $6.31 $13,120 0.9%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 1,780 $7.78 $8.05 $16,740 3.4%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 40 $7.40 $7.96 $16,550 2.5%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 420 $8.00 $10.13 $21,070 5.3%
    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 1,070 $12.27 $13.80 $28,700 1.3%
      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 680 $6.94 $7.17 $14,920 2.2%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 120 $9.87 $9.72 $20,220 2.6%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 160 $9.16 $9.15 $19,030 2.4%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 80 $8.20 $8.73 $18,160 2.4%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $17.95 $18.35 $38,170 5.3%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 110 $9.69 $9.72 $20,210 2.3%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 50 $8.18 $8.58 $17,860 4.9%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers 170 $14.57 $14.24 $29,610 1.3%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 250 $8.12 $9.00 $18,720 5.1%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 180 $6.17 $6.47 $13,470 1.9%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 120 $6.84 $7.49 $15,590 8.1%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 360 $6.88 $7.25 $15,090 1.5%
      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 220 $8.42 $9.10 $18,920 4.2%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 240 $8.62 $9.46 $19,680 3.9%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,060 $8.59 $9.21 $19,160 1.4%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 70 $10.90 $11.47 $23,860 1.1%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 800 $7.64 $7.83 $16,280 1.8%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 260 $7.95 $8.42 $17,510 1.8%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $10.60 $11.02 $22,930 1.5%
    55321 File Clerks 160 $7.00 $7.59 $15,790 1.4%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 250 $8.31 $9.11 $18,950 1.3%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 60 $9.05 $9.55 $19,860 3.0%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 70 $6.98 $7.25 $15,080 7.9%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 210 $12.07 $12.46 $25,920 6.2%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,380 $8.90 $9.28 $19,300 1.1%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $10.34 $10.32 $21,450 1.4%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 480 $9.03 $9.23 $19,190 1.9%
    55347 General Office Clerks 2,300 $7.88 $8.39 $17,460 1.0%
      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 110 $8.46 $8.92 $18,560 2.9%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 40 $8.99 $8.62 $17,920 6.8%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 210 $8.98 $9.72 $20,220 1.1%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 250 $7.24 $7.48 $15,550 1.3%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 110 $7.73 $8.07 $16,780 1.5%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 50 $6.16 $6.99 $14,530 1.8%
    57305 Postal Mail Carriers 370 $16.48 $16.19 $33,670 1.2%
    57311 Messengers 70 $6.86 $7.13 $14,830 3.1%
      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 $8.85 $11.39 $23,690 3.3%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 200 $13.70 $13.61 $28,300 2.9%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $12.16 $13.27 $27,590 3.3%
    58011 Transportation Agents 60 $10.00 $11.50 $23,910 6.2%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 80 $9.73 $10.97 $22,810 2.5%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $11.12 $12.33 $25,650 1.8%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 650 $8.16 $8.98 $18,690 1.6%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 180 $8.08 $8.27 $17,200 1.4%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 770 $8.93 $10.59 $22,030 2.1%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 70 $14.48 $13.97 $29,070 1.3%
      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 410 $9.80 $9.95 $20,700 2.2%
    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 70 $17.19 $16.87 $35,080 2.5%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 80 $8.21 $8.78 $18,260 4.9%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 720 $8.77 $10.01 $20,820 2.1%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 260 $12.75 $12.55 $26,090 1.7%
    63032 Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs 100 $11.49 $11.40 $23,710 3.8%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 770 $5.78 $6.41 $13,340 2.5%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 140 $7.16 $8.21 $17,080 6.0%
      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 190 $5.83 $6.00 $12,480 2.7%
    65005 Bartenders 440 $6.20 $6.44 $13,400 4.0%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,820 $5.82 $5.91 $12,290 1.6%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 570 $5.91 $5.95 $12,370 2.2%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 150 $5.77 $5.78 $12,020 2.8%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 190 $6.06 $6.45 $13,410 2.2%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $8.81 $8.81 $18,320 2.6%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 680 $6.15 $6.41 $13,340 1.7%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 770 $7.01 $7.10 $14,760 1.8%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 720 $5.85 $5.80 $12,050 1.9%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 310 $5.90 $6.35 $13,200 3.3%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,390 $5.93 $6.34 $13,200 1.5%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 2,400 $5.77 $5.78 $12,030 1.1%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 60 $7.20 $7.38 $15,340 1.6%
      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 190 $7.84 $8.42 $17,510 5.2%
    66005 Medical Assistants 230 $8.57 $8.83 $18,370 3.8%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,520 $6.96 $7.07 $14,700 1.9%
    66011 Home Health Aides 460 $7.38 $7.43 $15,450 2.1%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 100 $9.44 $11.54 $24,000 5.8%
    66021 Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides 30 $14.54 $15.02 $31,250 4.3%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 100 $9.02 $9.30 $19,350 1.6%
      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 1,060 $5.89 $6.25 $13,000 2.0%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,850 $7.22 $7.69 $15,990 1.9%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 50 $12.34 $11.35 $23,600 11.8%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 160 $8.18 $8.44 $17,550 2.3%
      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 380 $6.05 $6.47 $13,450 4.3%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 150 $5.80 $5.99 $12,460 2.0%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $5.67 $5.50 $11,450 4.1%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 540 $6.04 $6.39 $13,300 3.1%
    68038 Child Care Workers 330 $6.05 $6.46 $13,430 1.7%
      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 (*) $7.52 $8.47 $17,610 1.2%
    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)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 30 $6.37 $7.02 $14,600 2.8%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 510 $7.27 $8.59 $17,860 4.3%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 60 $7.23 $7.47 $15,540 9.1%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers (*) $9.09 $11.99 $24,930 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 460 $18.48 $18.92 $39,360 1.6%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 300 $17.77 $18.26 $37,970 4.0%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 670 $19.49 $19.58 $40,720 3.2%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $16.76 $17.48 $36,350 3.0%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 150 $10.87 $12.70 $26,420 1.4%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 160 $15.61 $17.08 $35,530 5.9%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83002 Precision Inspectors, Testers, and Graders 100 $11.50 $11.75 $24,440 1.4%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 310 $11.73 $11.53 $23,980 2.5%
      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 890 $15.33 $14.47 $30,100 4.9%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 50 $16.36 $15.36 $31,940 2.6%
    85123 Millwrights 100 $15.04 $16.13 $33,540 3.3%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 80 $13.29 $12.56 $26,120 0.9%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,170 $9.58 $10.35 $21,540 1.3%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 620 $9.95 $10.65 $22,150 2.3%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 200 $11.48 $11.95 $24,860 7.2%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 250 $11.00 $10.87 $22,600 1.6%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 $14.12 $13.86 $28,830 1.9%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 30 $7.99 $8.48 $17,640 2.9%
    85502 Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers 30 $21.93 $21.60 $44,930 7.7%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 180 $11.50 $12.92 $26,870 7.1%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 30 $8.52 $9.15 $19,040 1.5%
    85714 Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers 30 $9.85 $9.70 $20,170 1.9%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 $13.73 $13.13 $27,310 4.8%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 250 $8.39 $13.20 $27,460 2.4%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 30 $16.92 $16.10 $33,490 4.6%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 270 $11.34 $11.78 $24,490 2.7%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 70 $9.55 $9.58 $19,930 10.7%
    85928 Mechanical Control and Valve Installers and Repairers 40 $20.98 $20.62 $42,880 4.9%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 60 $8.99 $8.63 $17,950 2.7%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $6.89 $7.16 $14,890 3.7%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $11.10 $11.83 $24,610 1.6%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 620 $10.73 $12.60 $26,200 3.1%
    87202 Electricians 520 $15.80 $16.10 $33,490 3.8%
    87302 Brickmasons 170 $17.61 $17.47 $36,340 4.0%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 80 $12.12 $14.47 $30,110 4.9%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 260 $9.45 $10.10 $21,010 6.5%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 290 $18.42 $18.46 $38,400 3.8%
    87508 Pipelayers 90 $13.97 $15.28 $31,790 5.3%
    87602 Carpet Installers 60 $8.54 $10.36 $21,540 8.8%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $10.62 $10.39 $21,610 6.0%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 120 $8.64 $8.93 $18,570 2.2%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 30 $11.00 $10.83 $22,520 2.3%
    87808 Roofers 150 $9.15 $10.73 $22,320 7.4%
    87811 Glaziers 100 $8.05 $10.83 $22,530 29.4%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers (*) $16.99 $16.17 $33,630 4.4%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 100 $11.73 $12.47 $25,930 1.2%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 430 $13.67 $13.49 $28,050 1.5%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 190 $17.65 $16.45 $34,210 3.8%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $10.68 $10.74 $22,340 2.4%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers (*) $8.09 $8.83 $18,370 2.0%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics 40 $5.98 $5.72 $11,890 3.7%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians (*) $8.28 $9.27 $19,270 7.9%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 100 $9.03 $10.18 $21,170 3.9%
      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)
    91105 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 90 $12.03 $12.96 $26,960 2.8%
    91108 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $11.22 $10.48 $21,800 3.4%
    91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 90 $9.78 $10.00 $20,800 1.9%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.12 $11.18 $23,260 1.8%
    91308 Shear and Slitter Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 100 $12.77 $12.59 $26,190 1.7%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $11.20 $12.21 $25,390 6.8%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $14.71 $14.03 $29,180 2.0%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $11.48 $11.61 $24,160 1.3%
    91911 Metal Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $15.73 $15.21 $31,640 2.1%
    91938 Heaters, Metal and Plastic 80 $15.00 $14.59 $30,340 2.3%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment (*) $9.43 $9.19 $19,120 2.5%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 150 $5.92 $6.37 $13,250 3.2%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 110 $6.57 $7.09 $14,740 2.7%
    92926 Boiler Operators and Tenders, Low Pressure 40 $11.80 $12.50 $26,010 1.9%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $14.15 $12.94 $26,920 1.8%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $11.72 $12.16 $25,290 1.6%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $11.56 $11.96 $24,870 2.1%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 270 $10.26 $10.79 $22,430 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)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 520 $13.11 $12.75 $26,530 1.2%
    93941 Metal Pourers and Casters, Basic Shapes 40 $14.52 $14.15 $29,430 2.2%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 300 $10.82 $10.22 $21,250 1.7%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 340 $9.43 $9.59 $19,940 1.1%
      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 170 $10.25 $11.32 $23,550 2.9%
    95005 Gas Plant Operators 60 $20.71 $20.48 $42,590 2.9%
      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 1,560 $12.83 $13.04 $27,130 3.1%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,260 $8.05 $9.30 $19,330 4.6%
    97108 Bus Drivers (*) $6.33 $7.15 $14,870 6.1%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 570 $8.23 $8.52 $17,720 3.2%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $6.46 $6.56 $13,640 3.2%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 250 $9.58 $9.91 $20,600 1.8%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 160 $6.51 $6.87 $14,290 3.9%
    97902 Longshore Equipment Operators (*) $15.33 $18.79 $39,080 5.3%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 220 $12.02 $13.54 $28,170 6.3%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 310 $15.92 $15.19 $31,590 2.9%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 220 $15.67 $15.47 $32,170 1.7%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 520 $13.27 $13.15 $27,350 2.1%
    97951 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $16.88 $15.22 $31,650 2.4%
    97956 Operating Engineers 100 $17.19 $17.25 $35,880 2.8%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 110 $12.63 $12.52 $26,040 2.3%
      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 210 $8.59 $9.74 $20,260 2.8%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 60 $9.74 $10.20 $21,210 3.5%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 230 $9.21 $10.44 $21,720 4.5%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 $9.07 $8.94 $18,600 4.1%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 130 $10.76 $11.09 $23,060 1.7%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 150 $9.12 $10.39 $21,620 2.0%
    98702 Stevedores, Except Equipment Operators 70 $14.32 $14.74 $30,660 2.7%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 90 $8.75 $8.48 $17,630 2.3%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 580 $6.42 $8.01 $16,660 1.5%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 460 $5.90 $6.56 $13,640 1.3%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 260 $6.83 $6.95 $14,460 3.4%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,670 $8.23 $9.33 $19,410 2.0%

    (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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