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

Jacksonville, North Carolina MSA

Jacksonville is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in North Carolina.

Occupational divisions in Jacksonville:

  • 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.

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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 120 $19.04 $21.54 $44,790 3.9%
      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 140 $21.77 $22.03 $45,830 4.0%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 30 $21.46 $24.02 $49,970 6.3%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 50 $8.59 $10.22 $21,250 9.6%
    15017 Construction Managers 130 $16.84 $18.13 $37,710 4.1%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 190 $10.77 $11.82 $24,580 6.7%
      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 780 $16.42 $21.53 $44,780 2.7%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 110 $17.95 $19.39 $40,330 5.0%
    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 60 $11.70 $14.18 $29,490 9.2%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 80 $14.19 $16.62 $34,570 5.1%
    21902 Cost Estimators 40 $13.16 $14.13 $29,390 1.9%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 140 $14.03 $15.08 $31,360 1.5%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 50 $12.19 $12.59 $26,180 4.3%
    22514 Drafters 30 $11.04 $10.98 $22,840 4.2%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 $8.34 $9.39 $19,540 3.6%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 30 $11.66 $14.54 $30,240 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)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 30 $12.70 $12.94 $26,910 7.4%
    27308 Human Services Workers 110 $11.54 $11.48 $23,880 2.6%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 40 $15.79 $22.56 $46,930 26.2%
      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 120 $6.52 $7.64 $15,890 3.6%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 30 $9.47 $9.71 $20,200 2.5%
      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 100 # $53.66** $111,610** 17.3%
    32502 Registered Nurses 620 $16.93 $17.54 $36,480 1.1%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 220 $11.03 $11.16 $23,200 1.3%
    32511 Physician Assistants 30 $25.44 $26.85 $55,860 4.6%
    32517 Pharmacists 50 $32.26 $29.89 $62,170 10.3%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 60 $6.89 $7.28 $15,140 3.1%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 40 $13.78 $13.01 $27,060 8.1%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $10.68 $11.97 $24,910 2.0%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 50 $15.44 $17.40 $36,180 16.0%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 50 $13.64 $13.63 $28,340 1.8%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 60 $12.51 $13.81 $28,730 5.0%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 60 $7.30 $7.51 $15,620 3.1%
    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 570 $11.65 $13.61 $28,300 3.1%
      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 60 $10.69 $12.65 $26,310 16.0%
    43011 Appraisers, Real Estate 30 $14.94 $13.50 $28,070 10.3%
    43021 Travel Agents (*) $11.04 $11.29 $23,480 1.4%
      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 40 $13.75 $14.56 $30,290 2.1%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 150 $11.25 $11.96 $24,880 5.3%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,730 $6.74 $8.32 $17,310 1.9%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 120 $9.35 $10.37 $21,580 6.2%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 240 $6.11 $6.57 $13,660 6.4%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 450 $6.33 $6.84 $14,230 1.2%
    49023 Cashiers 1,430 $6.19 $6.41 $13,340 1.5%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 210 $8.24 $10.03 $20,870 8.4%
    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 330 $12.13 $13.49 $28,060 1.8%
      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 170 $7.94 $8.12 $16,900 2.9%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 40 $9.22 $9.32 $19,390 6.3%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 50 $8.29 $8.71 $18,120 2.6%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 30 $8.24 $8.99 $18,700 1.3%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 50 $8.61 $8.86 $18,420 4.7%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 80 $7.59 $7.94 $16,520 1.6%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 70 $6.33 $6.47 $13,470 2.9%
      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 90 $8.44 $8.35 $17,360 8.8%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 120 $7.86 $8.14 $16,930 2.9%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 730 $8.41 $8.90 $18,510 1.4%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 350 $6.64 $7.02 $14,590 1.4%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 30 $11.85 $11.44 $23,800 1.4%
    55321 File Clerks 50 $5.78 $6.19 $12,880 3.1%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 540 $8.43 $9.29 $19,320 2.4%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 $9.91 $9.75 $20,290 1.4%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 70 $8.87 $10.02 $20,830 9.9%
    55347 General Office Clerks 600 $7.76 $8.61 $17,920 1.1%
      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 $7.84 $8.02 $16,680 3.8%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 30 $6.92 $7.21 $14,990 2.2%
      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 50 $6.44 $6.97 $14,490 1.7%
      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 40 $10.62 $11.93 $24,820 2.0%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 250 $10.68 $10.09 $20,990 1.8%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 140 $7.96 $9.74 $20,250 3.5%
    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)
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 190 $10.07 $11.38 $23,670 2.3%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 90 $7.49 $7.54 $15,690 1.5%
      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 70 $5.82 $5.66 $11,770 2.8%
    65005 Bartenders 350 $5.82 $5.66 $11,770 2.8%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 790 $5.82 $6.01 $12,500 4.5%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 90 $6.59 $6.62 $13,760 2.5%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $11.15 $11.85 $24,660 2.0%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 270 $6.07 $6.24 $12,990 2.8%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 430 $5.93 $6.13 $12,740 3.8%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order (*) $6.26 $6.60 $13,730 13.0%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 410 $6.03 $6.25 $13,010 3.2%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 750 $5.75 $5.71 $11,870 2.2%
      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 $8.28 $8.86 $18,430 5.5%
    66005 Medical Assistants 140 $8.80 $8.81 $18,330 3.0%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 350 $6.75 $6.87 $14,290 1.6%
    66011 Home Health Aides 290 $6.68 $6.80 $14,140 2.1%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 60 $8.31 $9.68 $20,130 3.0%
      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 300 $6.18 $6.27 $13,040 1.9%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 540 $6.79 $7.12 $14,820 1.6%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 40 $12.12 $12.05 $25,070 7.6%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 90 $8.78 $8.41 $17,490 1.7%
      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 $7.26 $7.71 $16,030 4.3%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 $5.99 $6.93 $14,420 9.0%
    68038 Child Care Workers 160 $6.02 $6.06 $12,600 2.4%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      Timber Cutting and Logging Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    73011 Logging Tractor Operators 40 $8.46 $8.86 $18,430 7.9%
      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 40 $5.84 $6.23 $12,960 6.2%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 260 $8.02 $8.14 $16,930 4.5%
    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 140 $15.70 $17.78 $36,990 3.8%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 110 $14.57 $15.74 $32,730 5.6%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 50 $19.41 $19.01 $39,540 3.1%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $11.78 $14.56 $30,280 4.8%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $8.29 $10.17 $21,150 6.8%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 40 $17.59 $18.65 $38,780 2.8%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 350 $9.62 $10.41 $21,650 2.4%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 290 $11.78 $12.87 $26,770 3.7%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $13.13 $15.07 $31,340 11.6%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 60 $10.66 $10.75 $22,350 1.1%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $9.91 $11.16 $23,210 2.8%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $6.33 $7.01 $14,580 4.1%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 350 $10.81 $11.39 $23,690 4.3%
    87202 Electricians 160 $11.08 $12.24 $25,460 3.6%
    87302 Brickmasons 120 $15.01 $14.99 $31,170 4.0%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 40 $9.99 $9.60 $19,960 3.6%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 170 $8.62 $9.24 $19,230 2.0%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 140 $12.90 $13.20 $27,460 2.5%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 70 $7.88 $8.12 $16,890 4.1%
    87808 Roofers 30 $7.90 $8.80 $18,300 4.2%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 30 $11.83 $12.22 $25,410 1.8%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $9.67 $11.08 $23,050 2.4%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 30 $6.34 $6.70 $13,940 2.6%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $10.99 $10.67 $22,180 1.8%
      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 310 $10.67 $11.88 $24,710 8.7%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 450 $7.86 $9.87 $20,530 1.9%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 $6.58 $6.70 $13,930 8.9%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 30 $8.57 $9.30 $19,340 6.6%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 30 $10.31 $9.86 $20,510 3.2%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 130 $7.68 $7.82 $16,270 7.5%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 200 $7.37 $7.34 $15,280 3.0%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers (*) $7.78 $7.89 $16,410 3.4%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (*) $7.64 $7.98 $16,590 5.0%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $7.63 $7.92 $16,480 3.7%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 190 $6.07 $6.65 $13,840 1.9%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 100 $5.96 $6.44 $13,390 4.7%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 320 $7.71 $8.83 $18,380 4.5%

    (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.

    # = 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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