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

Jackson, Tennessee MSA

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

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
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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 230 $23.67 $27.23 $56,630 7.0%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 90 $20.06 $22.22 $46,220 2.5%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 70 $21.23 $20.69 $43,030 1.9%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 150 $16.74 $21.15 $43,980 5.6%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 110 $17.31 $19.03 $39,580 2.5%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 60 $32.55 $30.72 $63,900 3.3%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 180 $21.36 $22.55 $46,900 4.7%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 80 $20.24 $21.76 $45,260 2.6%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 100 $24.41 $24.05 $50,030 2.7%
    15017 Construction Managers 120 $18.05 $19.93 $41,450 3.7%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 50 $22.50 $23.92 $49,750 6.6%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 190 $10.06 $10.77 $22,410 5.4%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,330 $21.68 $25.71 $53,490 2.4%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 400 $18.21 $20.15 $41,900 1.9%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
      Management Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 130 $17.10 $20.81 $43,290 8.8%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 260 $15.71 $17.82 $37,060 3.3%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 60 $15.63 $15.56 $32,370 2.7%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $17.34 $17.12 $35,620 1.6%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 100 $14.42 $15.21 $31,640 5.0%
    21902 Cost Estimators 90 $17.59 $18.96 $39,440 3.4%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $19.36 $18.76 $39,020 4.2%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 160 $13.36 $14.81 $30,810 2.0%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 60 $26.01 $25.59 $53,220 3.9%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 50 $24.58 $25.48 $52,990 4.7%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 80 $25.41 $26.84 $55,820 3.8%
    22199 All Other Engineers 60 $19.67 $20.17 $41,960 2.5%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 30 $11.53 $13.66 $28,410 16.3%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 70 $15.27 $15.81 $32,890 2.6%
    22514 Drafters 60 $13.95 $15.21 $31,640 2.0%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 90 $17.17 $18.44 $38,350 1.9%
      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 60 $19.63 $21.18 $44,060 3.0%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 90 $12.31 $13.02 $27,090 8.0%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 70 $14.69 $14.84 $30,870 3.0%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 230 $8.98 $9.95 $20,690 2.7%
    27308 Human Services Workers 60 $8.10 $9.61 $19,980 2.4%
    27311 Recreation Workers 50 $9.71 $9.86 $20,520 5.4%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 100 $32.71 $33.71 $70,120 10.9%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 30 $12.83 $13.53 $28,130 10.1%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31202 Life Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $37,530 6.4%
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $35,840 3.4%
    31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $36,580 3.4%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $39,230 4.2%
    31252 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $40,190 13.0%
    31254 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 60 * * $41,340 3.8%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 60 $6.18 $6.25 $13,010 12.4%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten (*) * * $31,630 2.2%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School (*) * * $32,790 1.6%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School (*) * * $32,210 2.4%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education (*) * * $34,770 2.0%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 160 $8.86 $10.56 $21,970 7.7%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 70 $9.49 $10.27 $21,360 2.5%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 130 $12.09 $11.43 $23,770 7.7%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 80 $16.73 $16.84 $35,020 2.7%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 70 $15.92 $15.26 $31,730 2.8%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional (*) $6.97 $7.25 $15,080 2.7%
      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 340 # $53.99** $112,310** 15.4%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists (*) $15.65 $15.67 $32,590 1.3%
    32308 Physical Therapists 60 $35.90 $34.09 $70,910 6.9%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 40 $17.65 $22.69 $47,200 8.9%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,470 $17.37 $18.87 $39,260 5.3%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 360 $11.05 $11.57 $24,060 2.1%
    32511 Physician Assistants 80 $9.14 $10.27 $21,350 11.1%
    32517 Pharmacists 70 $29.77 $26.87 $55,890 6.1%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 50 $8.30 $8.80 $18,300 4.1%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $14.96 $14.46 $30,070 5.4%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $14.99 $15.19 $31,600 2.0%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $9.40 $10.03 $20,850 2.7%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 60 $18.88 $19.40 $40,360 6.7%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 110 $7.99 $8.06 $16,760 1.4%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 90 $14.27 $15.25 $31,730 5.0%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians (*) $13.55 $13.98 $29,080 5.9%
      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 (*) $13.13 $15.60 $32,450 3.1%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 30 $8.13 $8.85 $18,400 1.8%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers (*) $14.52 $15.67 $32,600 3.0%
    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 560 $12.70 $16.88 $35,110 2.8%
      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 100 $11.88 $12.93 $26,900 7.3%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 100 $15.42 $17.16 $35,700 3.5%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 50 $8.70 $12.06 $25,080 6.9%
      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 130 $15.11 $19.04 $39,610 7.0%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 450 $17.84 $20.12 $41,850 3.7%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,670 $6.74 $8.55 $17,790 2.3%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 170 $9.57 $10.44 $21,710 6.2%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 190 $6.41 $6.81 $14,170 1.9%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 510 $6.44 $6.97 $14,510 1.5%
    49023 Cashiers 1,270 $6.59 $6.90 $14,350 1.3%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 150 $8.42 $12.15 $25,260 4.4%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    51002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 560 $11.25 $13.06 $27,160 5.2%
      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 190 $8.00 $8.60 $17,890 5.8%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 30 $9.49 $9.40 $19,540 5.9%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 70 $10.29 $10.43 $21,700 4.5%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 140 $9.59 $9.45 $19,660 1.3%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (*) $22.15 $22.57 $46,960 5.1%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 50 $9.30 $9.57 $19,900 1.8%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 90 $9.40 $9.47 $19,710 1.2%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 100 $5.95 $6.31 $13,130 5.0%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 50 $6.97 $7.65 $15,920 11.8%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical (*) $6.30 $6.63 $13,780 2.8%
    53911 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (*) $8.23 $8.83 $18,370 2.3%
      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 140 $10.71 $10.33 $21,490 2.9%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 80 $8.87 $9.10 $18,920 2.2%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,050 $9.15 $9.46 $19,690 2.2%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 520 $7.86 $8.00 $16,640 2.0%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 140 $9.18 $9.29 $19,320 1.3%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $10.00 $10.23 $21,280 1.2%
    55321 File Clerks 160 $7.41 $7.50 $15,600 2.3%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 150 $8.59 $8.86 $18,420 1.1%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 40 $9.80 $10.64 $22,120 2.0%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 680 $9.47 $9.88 $20,560 1.2%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $10.63 $10.55 $21,930 1.5%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 140 $9.73 $10.12 $21,040 1.7%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,260 $8.52 $8.77 $18,230 1.5%
      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 30 $9.26 $9.43 $19,610 1.8%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 70 $10.68 $12.81 $26,640 1.4%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 120 $7.60 $7.59 $15,790 3.3%
      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 $7.82 $8.02 $16,670 1.1%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 30 $6.71 $6.93 $14,420 2.2%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $13.28 $13.53 $28,140 2.3%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 $14.30 $13.83 $28,770 2.5%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 370 $9.12 $9.33 $19,400 1.2%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 190 $7.66 $7.71 $16,050 2.5%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 440 $9.65 $10.34 $21,510 2.1%
      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 550 $7.60 $8.02 $16,670 3.0%
    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)
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $7.36 $7.85 $16,330 6.3%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 390 $9.32 $10.44 $21,720 4.7%
      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 60 $6.33 $6.57 $13,670 4.3%
    65005 Bartenders 50 $7.06 $7.06 $14,690 2.3%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 420 $5.81 $5.76 $11,980 1.8%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria (*) $6.34 $6.53 $13,590 8.4%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 30 $7.13 $7.08 $14,720 5.7%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $9.26 $11.12 $23,140 10.5%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 130 $7.72 $7.75 $16,130 2.9%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 400 $6.64 $6.86 $14,280 2.4%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 180 $5.74 $5.79 $12,050 4.4%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order (*) $7.17 $7.19 $14,960 3.6%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 250 $6.52 $6.69 $13,920 2.4%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,460 $6.85 $6.63 $13,800 3.7%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 100 $6.46 $6.90 $14,350 3.1%
      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 90 $10.03 $10.19 $21,190 8.9%
    66005 Medical Assistants 170 $8.56 $8.44 $17,550 2.4%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 410 $7.34 $7.19 $14,950 1.8%
    66011 Home Health Aides (*) $7.80 $7.96 $16,550 2.6%
      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 460 $5.88 $6.06 $12,600 2.9%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 710 $6.45 $6.95 $14,450 1.4%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 40 $10.87 $10.80 $22,460 1.6%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 90 $8.33 $8.27 $17,200 2.8%
      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 100 $6.26 $9.09 $18,910 11.4%
    68038 Child Care Workers 100 $5.86 $5.73 $11,910 4.2%
      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 90 $7.50 $7.45 $15,490 2.5%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 310 $7.86 $8.15 $16,950 1.9%
    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 200 $16.32 $17.46 $36,320 2.1%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 220 $18.31 $19.30 $40,140 1.8%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 340 $17.50 $17.29 $35,960 1.6%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $13.43 $15.86 $32,990 1.9%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 $8.36 $11.32 $23,540 9.5%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 110 $17.16 $17.79 $37,000 1.3%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 230 $10.99 $12.05 $25,060 1.0%
      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 270 $14.74 $14.99 $31,170 1.5%
    85123 Millwrights 90 $14.49 $14.27 $29,690 1.2%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 640 $9.73 $10.57 $21,980 2.8%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 220 $12.31 $13.08 $27,210 6.4%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $14.12 $14.91 $31,020 3.3%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $12.31 $12.80 $26,630 2.0%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (*) $21.79 $22.30 $46,390 3.1%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $14.51 $14.35 $29,840 2.2%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $7.20 $7.42 $15,430 2.1%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 70 $10.79 $11.49 $23,910 1.5%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 370 $11.96 $12.21 $25,390 1.2%
    87202 Electricians 310 $15.20 $15.24 $31,700 1.6%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 40 $15.56 $19.47 $40,490 14.1%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 70 $10.57 $10.78 $22,420 2.3%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 170 $13.53 $14.00 $29,110 2.1%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 230 $10.42 $10.19 $21,200 1.8%
    87802 Insulation Workers (*) $9.90 $10.06 $20,930 2.3%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 30 $11.49 $11.86 $24,670 5.3%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 120 $15.74 $14.80 $30,790 3.3%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89102 Tool and Die Makers 240 $16.10 $15.55 $32,340 1.2%
    89108 Machinists 200 $13.89 $13.60 $28,280 1.1%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 250 $12.08 $12.37 $25,740 1.5%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics 30 $7.06 $6.96 $14,470 6.2%
      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)
    91102 Sawing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $10.44 $10.80 $22,470 2.1%
    91105 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 140 $11.03 $10.91 $22,690 1.0%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 $13.60 $13.07 $27,180 1.9%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products (*) $13.18 $12.46 $25,910 1.5%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $11.02 $11.02 $22,930 1.5%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 160 $6.75 $6.91 $14,360 2.4%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 30 $7.10 $6.93 $14,420 3.4%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $10.64 $10.15 $21,110 2.2%
      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 360 $11.46 $11.66 $24,250 1.3%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 980 $9.73 $10.00 $20,800 1.2%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 850 $15.83 $15.38 $31,990 7.3%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 530 $10.59 $12.69 $26,400 2.5%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 60 $5.66 $5.67 $11,790 5.9%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 140 $11.95 $12.65 $26,320 3.0%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 90 $9.38 $12.49 $25,970 8.9%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 40 $12.10 $11.86 $24,680 1.6%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 620 $10.70 $10.35 $21,540 1.9%
    97951 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $8.86 $8.88 $18,460 2.3%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators (*) $8.04 $8.36 $17,390 4.4%
      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 110 $10.42 $10.88 $22,620 1.9%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 140 $8.03 $8.44 $17,560 2.6%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 90 $9.84 $9.72 $20,220 1.1%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $8.09 $8.21 $17,070 3.7%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 340 $8.47 $8.78 $18,270 1.8%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 450 $9.25 $9.07 $18,860 1.3%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 100 $7.05 $7.35 $15,290 2.1%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,330 $8.17 $8.17 $16,990 2.9%

    (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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    Statewide estimates for Tennessee

    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