Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
PRINT:Print
OEWS OEWS Program Links

1998 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Jackson, Mississippi MSA

Jackson is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Mississippi.

Occupational divisions in Jackson:

  • Managerial and Administrative Occupations
  • Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
  • Sales and Related Occupations
  • Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
  • Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
  • Due to confidentiality and quality criteria, the BLS cannot produce estimates for every occupation in every area. However, States may be able to release additional OES occupational estimates after obtaining release authorizations from establishments. To check if additional information is available from the OES program in a State, call the appropriate office on the State Contact List.

    Links to OES estimates for other metropolitan areas and States

    Click on the OES code to view that occupation's definition.

    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 1,310 $23.06 $25.76 $53,580 2.3%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 440 $19.19 $21.30 $44,300 1.4%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 270 $19.69 $20.55 $42,750 1.7%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 620 $20.91 $23.72 $49,330 2.3%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 390 $31.38 $30.86 $64,190 2.5%
      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 650 $23.25 $24.27 $50,480 2.0%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 560 $22.82 $24.11 $50,140 1.9%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 300 $16.25 $16.46 $34,230 4.7%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 300 $26.56 $27.09 $56,350 2.0%
    15017 Construction Managers 430 $17.97 $20.27 $42,170 2.6%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 400 $22.34 $23.09 $48,030 2.7%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 770 $13.23 $13.80 $28,700 2.9%
      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 50 $18.42 $19.59 $40,750 12.8%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 5,280 $23.15 $26.79 $55,730 1.6%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 870 $18.95 $20.83 $43,330 2.1%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
      Management Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters 280 $16.65 $18.51 $38,490 2.3%
    21105 Credit Analysts 60 $17.51 $17.68 $36,770 2.6%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 400 $16.99 $20.26 $42,140 6.0%
    21111 Tax Preparers 70 $21.94 $23.34 $48,550 5.7%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 1,720 $16.88 $18.82 $39,140 2.6%
    21117 Budget Analysts 150 $16.44 $17.85 $37,140 1.4%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 240 $16.70 $19.45 $40,450 4.8%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $18.23 $19.74 $41,050 2.9%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 300 $14.82 $16.04 $33,360 0.8%
    21505 Special Agents, Insurance 160 $19.04 $21.97 $45,700 6.3%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 170 $11.50 $11.75 $24,440 8.1%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 670 $15.34 $16.75 $34,850 2.2%
    21902 Cost Estimators 170 $18.09 $18.82 $39,160 3.2%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $14.21 $16.18 $33,660 3.6%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 350 $11.79 $14.30 $29,750 3.8%
    21917 Assessors 120 $13.72 $14.36 $29,880 1.6%
    21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance 130 $15.34 $17.18 $35,740 4.8%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 580 $14.85 $16.63 $34,580 2.9%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22111 Petroleum Engineers 30 $26.00 $27.74 $57,700 7.2%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 250 $23.63 $24.79 $51,560 3.3%
    22127 Computer Engineers 200 $29.90 $27.47 $57,140 4.7%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 160 $24.22 $25.48 $53,000 3.3%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 120 $25.77 $25.97 $54,030 2.9%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 170 $27.97 $27.17 $56,510 7.4%
    22308 Landscape Architects 70 $14.90 $17.71 $36,840 8.1%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 40 $18.93 $23.53 $48,940 13.5%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 840 $14.24 $14.88 $30,960 4.2%
    22508 Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists 30 $30.94 $27.24 $56,650 5.4%
    22514 Drafters 380 $11.91 $12.80 $26,620 3.4%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 160 $12.00 $12.44 $25,880 5.8%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 270 $15.37 $15.95 $33,170 2.0%
      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 40 $18.36 $19.54 $40,650 2.3%
    24111 Geologists, Geophysicists, and Oceanographers 50 $24.21 $26.31 $54,720 7.8%
      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 660 $19.83 $21.00 $43,680 1.6%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 130 $17.89 $18.98 $39,480 1.4%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 420 $14.54 $15.68 $32,620 2.2%
    25105 Computer Programmers 890 $17.78 $19.01 $39,530 2.5%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 130 $12.06 $12.03 $25,030 2.0%
    25302 Operations and Systems Researchers and Analysts, Except Computer 50 $18.01 $19.61 $40,790 2.7%
    25319 All Other Mathematical Scientists 30 $13.17 $16.96 $35,270 3.3%
      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)
    27102 Economists, Including Market Research Analysts 50 $22.25 $23.34 $48,550 3.3%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 710 $13.68 $14.31 $29,760 0.8%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 490 $11.79 $12.47 $25,940 4.9%
    27307 Residential Counselors 120 $8.03 $8.64 $17,960 1.6%
    27308 Human Services Workers 360 $10.30 $10.76 $22,390 1.8%
    27311 Recreation Workers 380 $9.97 $10.48 $21,790 2.4%
    27502 Clergy 40 $12.41 $14.59 $30,340 2.5%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 840 $31.61 $32.63 $67,870 8.2%
    28302 Law Clerks 100 $13.08 $13.83 $28,760 3.7%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 610 $11.79 $14.09 $29,310 12.7%
      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 180 * * $45,080 3.1%
    31202 Life Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $38,800 1.9%
    31204 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $46,570 3.1%
    31206 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $33,170 2.9%
    31213 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $28,630 2.2%
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 120 * * $34,690 1.9%
    31218 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 100 * * $35,220 1.0%
    31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 100 * * $31,210 1.7%
    31226 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $44,470 3.1%
    31235 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $38,280 3.2%
    31237 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $34,890 2.1%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 110 * * $42,510 2.9%
    31254 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $36,090 1.9%
    31299 All Other Postsecondary Teachers 70 * * $41,740 5.5%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 380 $6.16 $6.83 $14,220 3.1%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 330 * * $23,670 9.6%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 3,340 * * $29,460 5.3%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,390 * * $30,380 1.9%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 190 * * $28,860 2.3%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 600 $14.34 $15.22 $31,670 1.2%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 210 $15.85 $18.67 $38,830 9.4%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 390 $13.09 $13.16 $27,370 4.1%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 780 * * $30,560 7.2%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 220 $15.60 $15.37 $31,970 4.2%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 60 $10.72 $10.58 $22,010 1.1%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 270 $16.40 $16.49 $34,290 3.4%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 360 $14.99 $15.68 $32,610 1.5%
      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 1,680 $29.19 $34.41** $71,570** 9.0%
    32105 Dentists 110 $37.51 $36.85 $76,660 12.3%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 50 $23.99 $24.02 $49,960 7.6%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 170 $16.39 $17.42 $36,240 1.1%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 80 $29.96 $30.96 $64,400 8.4%
    32308 Physical Therapists 190 $32.76 $32.42 $67,440 8.4%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 130 $17.35 $18.02 $37,480 2.0%
    32502 Registered Nurses 5,480 $19.10 $19.97 $41,530 1.0%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 1,670 $11.33 $11.58 $24,080 1.0%
    32511 Physician Assistants 70 $11.68 $13.82 $28,730 7.2%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring (*) $9.72 $11.54 $24,010 13.9%
    32517 Pharmacists 460 $25.67 $27.68 $57,570 2.9%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 190 $8.18 $8.82 $18,350 2.4%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 100 $16.40 $16.94 $35,230 1.2%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 530 $18.06 $18.51 $38,500 0.9%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 450 $12.01 $11.87 $24,680 1.6%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 150 $9.84 $12.63 $26,260 12.8%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 170 $11.39 $11.41 $23,730 1.6%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 400 $14.00 $14.18 $29,480 3.0%
    32926 Electrocardiograph Technicians 50 $10.02 $11.95 $24,850 1.6%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 300 $10.00 $10.34 $21,510 0.9%
    32931 Psychiatric Technicians 110 $9.88 $12.96 $26,950 4.2%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists (*) $7.90 $8.35 $17,370 5.4%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 940 $11.76 $14.22 $29,590 1.2%
      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 170 $16.19 $19.26 $40,070 13.3%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 230 $14.55 $15.88 $33,030 1.4%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $13.04 $13.54 $28,160 2.2%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 230 $8.56 $9.95 $20,700 4.8%
    34023 Photographers 90 $12.87 $12.65 $26,320 2.6%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 30 $7.90 $8.79 $18,280 11.7%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 180 $12.72 $13.30 $27,660 2.8%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 140 $11.94 $13.46 $28,000 2.3%
    34041 Interior Designers 60 $15.36 $16.13 $33,550 6.2%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 70 $9.34 $11.50 $23,920 3.3%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 40 * * $28,310 1.5%
    34058 Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers (*) * * $36,590 3.2%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39008 Radio Operators 30 $9.11 $9.34 $19,440 2.3%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 650 $15.11 $17.21 $35,800 2.1%
    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 3,470 $13.84 $17.68 $36,780 2.2%
      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 520 $17.53 $19.89 $41,360 8.1%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 30 $15.40 $16.63 $34,590 2.4%
    43011 Appraisers, Real Estate 30 $22.83 $20.72 $43,100 5.5%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 380 $30.30 $33.60 $69,890 8.7%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 460 $14.53 $16.91 $35,170 3.0%
    43021 Travel Agents 100 $11.78 $12.52 $26,050 4.6%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 180 $14.79 $16.92 $35,200 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)
    49002 Sales Engineers 70 $22.67 $23.58 $49,040 5.1%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 810 $21.01 $23.45 $48,780 3.6%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 2,110 $16.01 $17.71 $36,830 2.6%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 7,910 $7.41 $9.09 $18,900 2.2%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 660 $11.79 $12.57 $26,140 3.8%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 770 $7.29 $7.68 $15,980 1.6%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,680 $7.35 $8.10 $16,840 1.8%
    49023 Cashiers 5,900 $6.23 $6.63 $13,790 1.1%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 520 $8.22 $8.29 $17,240 1.0%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 520 $10.30 $13.77 $28,650 3.4%
    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 3,950 $13.53 $14.93 $31,060 1.2%
      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 910 $8.15 $8.30 $17,270 2.3%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 130 $9.72 $9.76 $20,300 3.8%
    53111 Loan Interviewers 50 $10.73 $11.65 $24,230 1.5%
    53117 Credit Checkers 40 $10.16 $10.04 $20,890 1.6%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 240 $9.75 $10.22 $21,250 2.1%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 940 $10.30 $11.02 $22,920 0.7%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks 130 $11.04 $11.04 $22,960 1.6%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 560 $14.83 $16.51 $34,340 1.8%
    53308 Insurance Examining Clerks 60 $10.44 $10.22 $21,260 1.0%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 390 $10.70 $10.72 $22,300 2.1%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 430 $10.03 $11.50 $23,920 2.2%
    53702 Court Clerks (*) $11.98 $13.19 $27,430 6.2%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 240 $8.84 $9.65 $20,080 5.2%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 250 $6.53 $6.81 $14,160 2.8%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 100 $6.09 $6.92 $14,390 2.0%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 540 $5.80 $6.04 $12,550 2.0%
    53914 Real Estate Clerks 40 $8.19 $8.79 $18,280 4.2%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 710 $13.99 $14.45 $30,050 6.8%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 310 $9.55 $9.78 $20,330 1.8%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 4,270 $10.55 $10.88 $22,630 0.7%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 180 $12.00 $12.03 $25,030 5.4%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,740 $8.25 $8.47 $17,630 1.3%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 710 $8.77 $9.19 $19,110 1.3%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 200 $11.37 $12.31 $25,600 1.0%
    55317 Correspondence Clerks 110 $8.99 $9.05 $18,820 1.0%
    55321 File Clerks 470 $7.21 $7.34 $15,260 1.3%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 740 $9.78 $10.16 $21,140 0.8%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 60 $10.45 $10.74 $22,330 0.9%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 150 $8.21 $8.92 $18,550 1.1%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 190 $9.23 $9.40 $19,550 1.0%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 840 $10.43 $12.46 $25,920 2.2%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,630 $10.26 $10.85 $22,580 0.9%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 300 $10.80 $11.05 $22,990 0.8%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 440 $10.27 $11.11 $23,120 3.1%
    55347 General Office Clerks 4,060 $8.20 $8.82 $18,340 1.0%
      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 180 $9.02 $9.44 $19,630 6.1%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 50 $8.46 $8.61 $17,910 2.2%
    56008 Mail Machine Operators, Preparation and Handling 60 $8.65 $10.00 $20,810 1.2%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 480 $12.12 $12.73 $26,480 1.2%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 780 $8.28 $8.75 $18,210 0.7%
    56099 All Other Office Machine Operators 70 $6.62 $7.66 $15,930 1.9%
      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 600 $9.06 $11.02 $22,920 1.7%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 180 $8.16 $8.27 $17,200 0.9%
    57311 Messengers 400 $6.28 $6.67 $13,870 3.5%
      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 150 $9.52 $9.53 $19,820 5.3%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 380 $12.02 $12.46 $25,920 2.1%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 290 $11.66 $12.38 $25,750 0.8%
    58011 Transportation Agents (*) $7.90 $8.03 $16,710 3.3%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 90 $8.14 $8.41 $17,490 1.8%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 1,880 $7.86 $8.32 $17,310 1.2%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 920 $9.60 $9.43 $19,600 0.8%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,550 $9.70 $11.03 $22,940 2.1%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 200 $11.28 $12.75 $26,520 4.2%
      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 950 $10.56 $11.16 $23,220 1.7%
    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)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 130 $17.61 $18.85 $39,220 5.7%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 240 $8.15 $9.24 $19,220 1.4%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,170 $8.65 $9.99 $20,780 1.9%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63032 Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs (*) $13.24 $13.42 $27,910 1.8%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public (*) $10.06 $10.46 $21,760 2.1%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 3,090 $6.80 $7.10 $14,780 2.8%
      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 270 $6.44 $6.64 $13,800 2.6%
    65005 Bartenders 190 $6.18 $6.55 $13,630 4.1%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,030 $5.76 $5.77 $12,010 1.3%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside 320 $5.72 $5.68 $11,820 3.1%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 330 $6.05 $6.26 $13,030 2.2%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 410 $5.86 $6.08 $12,640 3.3%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 110 $7.89 $7.93 $16,490 2.5%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $9.68 $9.85 $20,490 3.6%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 860 $7.48 $7.62 $15,860 2.2%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 770 $6.78 $7.00 $14,550 2.0%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 1,420 $5.84 $5.94 $12,350 3.0%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 170 $7.12 $7.27 $15,120 3.1%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,580 $6.11 $6.56 $13,640 2.4%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 3,090 $5.84 $5.91 $12,300 1.7%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 620 $6.08 $6.20 $12,890 2.8%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 280 $9.93 $10.05 $20,910 6.1%
    66005 Medical Assistants 240 $9.25 $9.76 $20,300 3.8%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,350 $7.21 $7.40 $15,390 1.5%
    66011 Home Health Aides 260 $8.54 $9.03 $18,790 5.3%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 70 $8.08 $10.72 $22,290 6.6%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 420 $8.09 $9.06 $18,850 0.9%
      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 2,230 $6.02 $6.35 $13,200 1.5%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,410 $6.27 $6.85 $14,240 1.3%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 90 $11.31 $11.95 $24,850 10.5%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 260 $7.99 $8.32 $17,310 2.2%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 230 $8.60 $11.46 $23,830 11.5%
    68008 Manicurists 40 $7.52 $8.86 $18,420 13.9%
    68011 Shampooers (*) $6.95 $6.80 $14,150 5.2%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 400 $5.90 $6.41 $13,320 2.2%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $5.74 $5.52 $11,480 3.2%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 50 $5.72 $5.55 $11,540 3.1%
    68038 Child Care Workers 930 $5.78 $5.78 $12,010 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 240 $6.00 $6.78 $14,100 2.2%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    72002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 40 $12.84 $13.28 $27,630 3.5%
      Timber Cutting and Logging Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    73008 Log-Handling Equipment Operators 30 $8.28 $8.39 $17,450 9.1%
      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 160 $5.88 $6.37 $13,260 3.2%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1,230 $7.27 $7.49 $15,590 1.5%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 90 $8.51 $7.88 $16,390 13.2%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 100 $8.42 $9.74 $20,260 1.9%
    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 840 $16.67 $17.67 $36,750 1.5%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 810 $16.72 $17.92 $37,270 1.5%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 880 $16.10 $17.65 $36,720 0.9%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 $15.66 $16.81 $34,970 1.1%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 240 $13.06 $13.68 $28,450 1.9%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 430 $13.09 $14.78 $30,730 1.5%
      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 140 $11.01 $12.64 $26,300 1.7%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 650 $9.93 $11.94 $24,830 1.2%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 210 $13.71 $12.03 $25,020 2.7%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 440 $13.34 $14.26 $29,670 1.9%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 30 $13.51 $13.67 $28,430 1.8%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 150 $14.52 $13.82 $28,740 1.2%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,590 $9.69 $10.27 $21,370 3.0%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 900 $11.12 $12.17 $25,320 3.0%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 240 $15.30 $16.96 $35,280 8.8%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 610 $13.82 $14.03 $29,180 1.9%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 220 $12.58 $12.68 $26,380 1.3%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 100 $12.00 $12.37 $25,720 3.4%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists (*) $8.62 $8.55 $17,790 4.8%
    85599 All Other Communications Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 120 $11.14 $11.44 $23,790 0.9%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 540 $14.86 $15.20 $31,620 3.8%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 110 $19.03 $17.54 $36,480 8.1%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 110 $10.87 $11.54 $24,010 4.4%
    85726 Station Installers and Repairers, Telephone 80 $15.96 $15.71 $32,670 2.1%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 50 $14.28 $14.25 $29,640 4.1%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 450 $13.74 $13.90 $28,920 3.2%
    85908 Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers 70 $14.28 $15.99 $33,260 5.7%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 120 $14.06 $14.58 $30,320 9.1%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers (*) $8.98 $9.29 $19,320 1.6%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $11.13 $10.71 $22,280 1.6%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 250 $7.07 $7.38 $15,340 3.0%
    85956 Menders, Garments, Linens, and Related 30 $7.48 $7.47 $15,530 2.3%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 $11.50 $12.16 $25,290 1.4%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 660 $11.16 $11.05 $22,990 3.1%
    87108 Drywall Installers 100 $12.22 $12.12 $25,200 1.6%
    87202 Electricians 790 $14.42 $14.61 $30,380 1.7%
    87302 Brickmasons 130 $13.12 $13.33 $27,720 6.9%
    87308 Hard Tile Setters (*) $11.10 $11.10 $23,080 6.8%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 240 $10.32 $10.75 $22,370 2.2%
    87314 Reinforcing Metal Workers 90 $12.80 $11.91 $24,770 11.5%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (*) $11.21 $11.23 $23,350 3.5%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 210 $11.03 $11.14 $23,180 1.5%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 530 $12.89 $13.22 $27,500 3.0%
    87508 Pipelayers 50 $10.48 $11.68 $24,290 1.5%
    87602 Carpet Installers (*) $11.16 $11.23 $23,350 16.0%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 130 $9.18 $10.41 $21,650 1.5%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 470 $7.96 $8.84 $18,380 5.3%
    87802 Insulation Workers 120 $9.30 $9.79 $20,370 2.2%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 140 $10.40 $10.58 $22,000 3.8%
    87808 Roofers 50 $12.06 $11.36 $23,630 5.9%
    87811 Glaziers 120 $11.55 $11.40 $23,710 2.5%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 190 $9.53 $9.59 $19,950 1.1%
    87921 Roustabouts 120 $8.45 $8.45 $17,570 3.9%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 330 $8.27 $8.03 $16,690 4.7%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 170 $12.45 $12.56 $26,130 2.3%
    89308 Wood Machinists 60 $9.87 $10.40 $21,630 1.2%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $9.98 $10.11 $21,030 1.6%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 40 $7.78 $7.98 $16,610 2.5%
    89514 Spotters, Dry-Cleaning 40 $6.90 $7.07 $14,700 2.5%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics 100 $6.80 $6.85 $14,240 3.1%
    89702 Hand Compositors and Typesetters 40 $9.87 $10.93 $22,720 7.9%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians 170 $10.04 $11.85 $24,660 4.0%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 100 $10.53 $15.01 $31,220 2.1%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $8.60 $9.09 $18,900 2.2%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 $9.41 $10.72 $22,300 3.6%
    91308 Shear and Slitter Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.20 $11.05 $22,990 2.1%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 450 $7.84 $8.57 $17,820 1.7%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $9.80 $9.96 $20,730 5.1%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 70 $9.61 $10.16 $21,130 6.0%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $7.75 $8.01 $16,660 2.6%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 90 $8.86 $8.67 $18,040 2.2%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $11.75 $11.03 $22,950 9.0%
    92541 Typesetting and Composing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $10.13 $10.31 $21,440 6.4%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 240 $11.90 $12.46 $25,910 2.7%
    92545 Photoengraving and Lithographing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $12.35 $11.18 $23,260 4.3%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $8.83 $9.46 $19,680 6.4%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 370 $6.10 $6.62 $13,770 2.1%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 150 $6.58 $6.63 $13,800 1.8%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $7.90 $8.44 $17,550 2.7%
    92914 Paper Goods Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 180 $12.31 $11.76 $24,460 4.8%
    92923 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, or Kettle Operators and Tenders 30 $10.26 $9.87 $20,530 2.2%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $10.51 $10.67 $22,180 11.1%
    92951 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 50 $10.48 $11.05 $22,990 1.5%
    92956 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $10.93 $10.63 $22,110 10.1%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $10.68 $10.88 $22,640 1.7%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 400 $8.12 $8.86 $18,430 3.8%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 550 $7.92 $8.84 $18,390 1.4%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93108 Fitters, Structural Metal, Precision 90 $14.48 $13.97 $29,070 2.5%
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision 90 $9.60 $10.31 $21,450 1.6%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 330 $12.12 $12.52 $26,030 1.1%
    93917 Solderers and Brazers 60 $8.73 $8.43 $17,530 1.9%
    93947 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers, Hand 50 $9.55 $9.30 $19,350 2.2%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 70 $9.08 $8.72 $18,130 2.0%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 2,550 $8.08 $8.92 $18,560 1.9%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 310 $7.14 $7.15 $14,870 2.2%
      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 4,680 $13.74 $14.71 $30,600 2.0%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 2,220 $8.14 $9.72 $20,220 2.0%
    97108 Bus Drivers 130 $8.69 $9.58 $19,920 1.6%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 630 $7.56 $7.94 $16,520 7.9%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 690 $10.12 $10.66 $22,170 5.4%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 40 * * $54,270 3.8%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 180 $6.99 $7.06 $14,690 2.3%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $7.73 $8.34 $17,350 2.2%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 130 $11.98 $12.64 $26,280 1.3%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 120 $10.98 $12.16 $25,280 3.3%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 260 $10.96 $11.40 $23,710 4.9%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 80 $11.31 $11.09 $23,060 1.6%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 740 $10.03 $10.47 $21,770 0.9%
    97951 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $10.06 $9.94 $20,670 1.6%
    97956 Operating Engineers 180 $10.18 $10.22 $21,250 2.2%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 130 $10.22 $10.03 $20,870 1.6%
    97999 All Other Transportation and Material-Moving Equipment Operators 30 $15.99 $13.80 $28,700 2.8%
      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 380 $8.00 $8.56 $17,810 1.6%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters (*) $7.52 $7.64 $15,880 4.2%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 320 $7.80 $8.13 $16,910 3.0%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 280 $8.97 $8.96 $18,640 3.6%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 30 $6.85 $7.03 $14,620 3.6%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $8.75 $8.88 $18,470 3.2%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 540 $7.30 $7.43 $15,450 1.6%
    98323 Helpers, Extractive Workers 80 $7.67 $7.72 $16,060 2.9%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 420 $7.97 $8.56 $17,810 1.0%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,240 $8.03 $8.87 $18,460 1.1%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,490 $6.66 $7.12 $14,810 1.0%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 350 $6.18 $6.61 $13,750 2.7%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,530 $8.34 $8.28 $17,230 1.3%

    (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.

    ** = 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 Mississippi

    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