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

Jersey City, New Jersey PMSA

Jersey City is a primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA) in New Jersey.

Occupational divisions in Jersey City:

  • 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 1,550 $32.54 $33.05 $68,750 3.3%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 460 $34.52 $33.62 $69,930 2.6%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 200 $31.53 $30.61 $63,660 2.5%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 910 $36.93 $35.92 $74,720 2.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 1,330 $33.74 $33.22 $69,100 6.2%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 760 $45.75 $41.42 $86,150 2.5%
      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 610 $38.01 $34.82 $72,430 3.1%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 210 $34.62 $33.20 $69,060 4.2%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 150 $28.91 $28.49 $59,270 8.0%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 270 $35.77 $34.40 $71,550 3.1%
    15017 Construction Managers 190 $35.77 $34.37 $71,490 4.8%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 830 $35.64 $35.48 $73,790 6.3%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 180 $22.85 $23.63 $49,160 3.0%
      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 110 $30.86 $27.45 $57,110 6.5%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 3,770 $45.98 $42.23** $87,840** 2.9%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 1,670 $27.18 $28.36 $58,990 3.5%
    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 100 $27.61 $28.03 $58,290 4.9%
    21105 Credit Analysts 30 $26.98 $27.58 $57,360 6.6%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 140 $22.31 $24.66 $51,300 3.6%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 1,670 $21.84 $23.48 $48,840 2.0%
    21117 Budget Analysts 110 $22.76 $25.23 $52,480 3.6%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 1,700 $22.34 $25.77 $53,610 5.2%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 590 $24.85 $26.06 $54,200 5.9%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 290 $19.95 $22.23 $46,240 2.7%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 110 $16.54 $17.24 $35,860 2.7%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 900 $20.01 $22.43 $46,650 2.5%
    21902 Cost Estimators 160 $24.34 $26.33 $54,760 4.6%
    21905 Management Analysts 380 $34.18 $33.34 $69,340 8.9%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $19.69 $20.61 $42,860 2.7%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 740 $10.70 $12.20 $25,380 17.4%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $28.29 $26.14 $54,370 6.0%
    21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance 30 $23.88 $24.26 $50,460 5.4%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 1,380 $21.97 $23.75 $49,400 1.6%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22114 Chemical Engineers 50 $31.53 $29.45 $61,250 4.2%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 90 $27.16 $28.31 $58,880 3.6%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 190 $27.34 $27.60 $57,400 3.0%
    22127 Computer Engineers 820 $30.64 $30.78 $64,020 5.1%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 160 $25.72 $25.94 $53,950 3.4%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 170 $27.51 $27.15 $56,470 2.2%
    22199 All Other Engineers 240 $30.54 $28.17 $58,580 2.8%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 40 $23.40 $24.19 $50,310 5.1%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 40 $22.97 $23.82 $49,540 3.7%
    22514 Drafters 200 $16.16 $17.61 $36,620 2.6%
      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 100 $22.69 $24.33 $50,600 3.9%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists (*) $27.27 $27.89 $58,000 3.8%
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 30 $18.68 $22.57 $46,950 8.7%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 100 $16.78 $16.79 $34,930 1.4%
      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 1,870 $30.61 $29.45 $61,260 2.9%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 290 $31.36 $30.89 $64,250 5.8%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 1,370 $22.89 $24.33 $50,600 3.6%
    25105 Computer Programmers 1,870 $30.22 $28.83 $59,970 3.1%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 110 $14.88 $16.26 $33,820 1.8%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 240 $25.27 $26.63 $55,390 3.7%
    25302 Operations and Systems Researchers and Analysts, Except Computer 1,410 $21.92 $24.73 $51,450 7.2%
    25315 Financial Analysts, Statistical 300 $23.87 $28.11 $58,460 13.5%
      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)
    27102 Economists, Including Market Research Analysts (*) $27.36 $27.75 $57,720 7.4%
    27108 Psychologists 130 $29.97 $27.88 $57,990 6.6%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 260 $12.79 $14.57 $30,300 2.9%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 780 $17.21 $19.25 $40,040 3.4%
    27307 Residential Counselors 320 $9.94 $12.48 $25,950 5.2%
    27308 Human Services Workers 340 $10.83 $11.73 $24,390 5.8%
    27311 Recreation Workers 430 $8.24 $9.49 $19,750 5.8%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 660 $31.93 $31.49 $65,500 4.6%
    28302 Law Clerks 30 $17.19 $19.55 $40,670 17.4%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 170 $16.15 $17.07 $35,500 3.3%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 30 $12.87 $14.31 $29,770 2.7%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31114 Nursing Instructors, Postsecondary (*) * * $63,190 5.5%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $56,700 6.0%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 340 $9.99 $11.12 $23,130 2.4%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 130 * * $45,320 3.4%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 3,070 * * $52,190 3.6%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 2,010 * * $52,880 4.0%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 880 * * $55,270 3.9%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 450 $16.42 $17.89 $37,200 9.0%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 150 $10.48 $11.37 $23,640 5.7%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 290 $10.67 $14.60 $30,360 10.7%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 160 $23.67 $24.28 $50,490 2.4%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 210 $11.00 $11.44 $23,790 2.7%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 110 $14.38 $16.91 $35,170 5.2%
      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 630 # $50.63** $105,320** 8.0%
    32105 Dentists (*) $43.74 $40.36** $83,940** 21.0%
    32108 Optometrists (*) $34.65 $32.79 $68,210 12.9%
    32111 Podiatrists (*) $49.34 $44.67 $92,920 11.1%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $24.24 $26.40 $54,910 12.1%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 90 $19.86 $20.51 $42,650 3.4%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 60 $25.50 $23.80 $49,500 10.6%
    32308 Physical Therapists 100 $22.10 $22.96 $47,760 10.8%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 60 $20.69 $21.52 $44,760 7.6%
    32399 All Other Therapists (*) $14.45 $14.91 $31,000 3.8%
    32502 Registered Nurses 3,950 $21.46 $22.28 $46,350 2.1%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 830 $15.08 $15.38 $32,000 1.1%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 230 $11.65 $12.57 $26,150 6.6%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring (*) $17.90 $18.16 $37,760 4.6%
    32517 Pharmacists 340 $33.33 $30.10 $62,600 2.8%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 230 $9.36 $9.67 $20,110 4.6%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 70 $16.81 $18.21 $37,890 3.5%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 280 $19.68 $20.30 $42,230 2.2%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $15.28 $15.87 $33,010 2.2%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 40 $12.19 $13.05 $27,150 5.5%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 270 $17.74 $17.50 $36,410 5.4%
    32926 Electrocardiograph Technicians 30 $14.82 $15.57 $32,380 4.2%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 220 $17.26 $18.37 $38,210 6.9%
      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 350 $17.26 $19.42 $40,390 5.3%
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors 90 $18.12 $19.80 $41,180 3.3%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 170 $15.51 $17.76 $36,950 7.4%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 110 $15.13 $16.13 $33,550 4.4%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 290 $17.49 $19.06 $39,650 7.7%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 280 $14.56 $17.91 $37,250 4.4%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 100 $8.33 $8.95 $18,610 3.8%
    34047 Music Directors, Singers, Composers, and Related Workers (*) * * $29,920 3.0%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 80 * * $40,510 9.1%
      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 70 $22.95 $25.22 $52,450 11.7%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 1,180 $21.23 $22.40 $46,590 1.9%
    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 3,060 $16.39 $21.88 $45,500 5.4%
      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 250 $14.27 $19.06 $39,640 16.8%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 30 $26.48 $27.09 $56,340 10.2%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 2,520 $35.60 $35.58** $74,000** 8.3%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 1,000 $26.60 $27.83 $57,880 5.2%
    43021 Travel Agents 270 $12.85 $13.22 $27,500 10.8%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 320 $20.76 $26.34 $54,790 9.3%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 220 $15.53 $19.66 $40,880 3.3%
      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 720 $27.08 $30.02 $62,440 5.8%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 2,760 $24.04 $25.64 $53,330 2.4%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 6,150 $7.83 $9.09 $18,900 1.9%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 260 $12.78 $13.89 $28,880 5.9%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 630 $6.76 $7.88 $16,390 2.5%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,790 $7.27 $8.36 $17,380 2.1%
    49023 Cashiers 4,420 $6.92 $7.54 $15,690 1.3%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 570 $7.57 $8.69 $18,080 5.4%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 90 $12.70 $13.64 $28,370 2.5%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 800 $14.12 $17.97 $37,370 7.4%
    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 3,980 $19.48 $20.73 $43,110 1.6%
      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 1,210 $8.63 $8.81 $18,330 1.3%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 300 $11.92 $11.81 $24,570 2.4%
    53117 Credit Checkers 80 $13.95 $16.32 $33,940 4.9%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 130 $14.59 $15.13 $31,460 2.0%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 1,160 $13.23 $13.65 $28,380 4.4%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks 2,350 $15.94 $16.47 $34,270 3.4%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 160 $18.46 $20.60 $42,860 5.1%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 150 $12.35 $13.57 $28,220 4.9%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 150 $12.35 $12.35 $25,680 2.6%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers (*) $17.55 $17.41 $36,210 3.6%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 490 $12.89 $13.14 $27,340 1.3%
    53702 Court Clerks 130 $14.85 $15.09 $31,380 2.4%
    53708 License Clerks 40 $8.38 $11.34 $23,580 4.9%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 70 $11.00 $11.99 $24,940 5.9%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 160 $7.14 $7.43 $15,440 5.2%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 210 $8.30 $9.19 $19,110 3.7%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 950 $6.66 $7.30 $15,180 3.1%
    53908 Advertising Clerks (*) $11.61 $11.39 $23,700 3.1%
    53914 Real Estate Clerks (*) $10.49 $13.20 $27,450 8.6%
      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 570 $15.56 $15.55 $32,340 3.6%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 300 $12.30 $13.29 $27,650 5.5%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 4,680 $13.51 $13.97 $29,050 1.4%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 140 $13.35 $14.20 $29,540 3.7%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,440 $9.15 $9.95 $20,690 3.3%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 1,200 $11.92 $12.11 $25,180 1.8%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 350 $14.75 $14.53 $30,220 1.4%
    55317 Correspondence Clerks (*) $12.17 $12.56 $26,130 3.3%
    55321 File Clerks 380 $8.43 $9.12 $18,970 2.4%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 970 $11.35 $11.91 $24,770 1.4%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 150 $12.31 $12.70 $26,410 1.0%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 70 $12.98 $13.19 $27,440 5.2%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 160 $11.08 $11.27 $23,450 1.2%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 390 $14.06 $15.56 $32,360 10.6%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,720 $13.17 $14.06 $29,250 1.1%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 410 $14.12 $14.63 $30,430 1.4%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 1,240 $12.37 $13.34 $27,740 2.6%
    55347 General Office Clerks 6,140 $10.73 $11.27 $23,440 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 300 $9.93 $10.32 $21,460 5.7%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 30 $10.29 $11.38 $23,670 2.1%
    56008 Mail Machine Operators, Preparation and Handling (*) $9.67 $10.37 $21,580 1.8%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 580 $14.12 $15.41 $32,060 2.6%
    56014 Peripheral EDP Equipment Operators 40 $10.95 $11.56 $24,040 4.6%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 1,250 $10.57 $11.13 $23,150 2.3%
      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 590 $10.41 $10.09 $21,000 1.0%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 260 $10.02 $10.35 $21,530 1.3%
    57311 Messengers 180 $9.41 $9.81 $20,400 2.5%
      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 210 $13.44 $13.78 $28,660 2.8%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 590 $15.78 $18.11 $37,670 4.5%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 520 $13.87 $14.92 $31,030 1.2%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 140 $10.30 $10.59 $22,020 3.7%
    58021 Marking Clerks 370 $6.78 $7.18 $14,930 4.1%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 2,170 $9.33 $10.15 $21,120 2.2%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 1,400 $11.57 $12.01 $24,980 4.6%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 5,110 $13.71 $13.38 $27,830 2.8%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 380 $11.71 $12.77 $26,570 7.9%
      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 1,360 $13.29 $13.50 $28,070 2.1%
    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)
    61002 Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 280 $37.69 $34.47 $71,690 7.9%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 460 $36.65 $33.40 $69,480 5.6%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 110 $14.07 $14.95 $31,090 7.4%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,090 $15.33 $16.18 $33,660 5.7%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63002 Fire Inspectors 30 $20.50 $19.08 $39,690 11.3%
    63008 Fire Fighters 1,110 $31.74 $28.21 $58,680 8.3%
    63011 Police Detectives 230 $35.18 $31.10 $64,690 6.9%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 1,940 $32.27 $28.15 $58,540 7.5%
    63021 Parking Enforcement Officers 130 $10.73 $10.59 $22,030 1.9%
    63044 Crossing Guards 660 $6.10 $6.82 $14,180 5.8%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 2,270 $8.95 $9.98 $20,760 4.3%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 170 $6.59 $7.59 $15,790 6.5%
      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 120 $6.61 $7.05 $14,670 5.2%
    65005 Bartenders 380 $5.89 $5.87 $12,200 3.1%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,730 $5.84 $5.93 $12,330 3.1%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 450 $5.92 $6.41 $13,330 2.5%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 680 $5.87 $6.48 $13,490 4.7%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 180 $12.01 $12.16 $25,290 6.3%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 250 $11.25 $12.86 $26,750 6.2%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 540 $13.59 $13.75 $28,610 4.6%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 280 $10.51 $10.86 $22,590 3.3%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 730 $7.13 $6.98 $14,520 3.9%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 170 $7.98 $8.10 $16,840 6.3%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,550 $7.62 $8.55 $17,780 2.4%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,600 $5.91 $6.06 $12,600 2.6%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 200 $8.57 $9.27 $19,290 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 410 $9.56 $10.28 $21,390 6.5%
    66005 Medical Assistants 440 $9.85 $10.06 $20,910 12.5%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,540 $9.52 $9.55 $19,860 1.4%
    66011 Home Health Aides 1,470 $7.96 $8.11 $16,880 2.8%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 60 $12.16 $12.69 $26,390 5.9%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers (*) $10.61 $10.40 $21,630 3.4%
      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 930 $7.63 $7.72 $16,060 2.0%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5,770 $9.03 $9.65 $20,060 4.0%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 520 $11.37 $11.96 $24,870 3.0%
      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 510 $8.66 $8.64 $17,960 6.6%
    68008 Manicurists (*) $6.12 $7.11 $14,790 17.5%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (*) $7.72 $8.34 $17,340 2.9%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 70 $5.81 $5.93 $12,340 2.6%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (*) $11.76 $10.15 $21,110 3.9%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides (*) $8.32 $8.54 $17,760 3.3%
    68038 Child Care Workers 410 $7.09 $7.66 $15,940 2.7%
    68041 Funeral Attendants 50 $9.24 $9.29 $19,330 14.3%
      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 370 $7.92 $8.65 $17,990 3.3%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers top
    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 30 $13.24 $16.04 $33,370 5.1%
      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 $7.64 $8.67 $18,030 5.2%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 520 $10.67 $11.64 $24,200 2.2%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 60 $7.21 $7.25 $15,080 2.1%
    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 750 $23.62 $24.57 $51,110 1.7%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 330 $28.40 $27.95 $58,130 3.9%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 990 $18.08 $20.91 $43,500 2.2%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 640 $21.37 $22.53 $46,870 2.4%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 650 $17.31 $18.47 $38,410 2.3%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 460 $21.63 $22.58 $46,970 1.9%
      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 50 $13.37 $15.05 $31,290 2.1%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 680 $9.83 $10.85 $22,570 3.3%
    83008 Transportation Inspectors 40 $17.82 $19.82 $41,220 7.0%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 150 $9.13 $10.27 $21,370 6.2%
      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 240 $17.69 $17.58 $36,560 2.1%
    85112 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Textile Machines 60 $17.17 $20.24 $42,110 6.3%
    85113 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Sewing Machines 190 $9.89 $10.96 $22,800 4.4%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 50 $15.12 $15.55 $32,350 2.9%
    85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics (*) $18.02 $17.76 $36,950 2.0%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,610 $14.22 $14.76 $30,700 2.3%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 790 $13.13 $14.43 $30,020 3.4%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 190 $12.83 $13.24 $27,530 6.1%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 700 $17.04 $17.38 $36,150 1.8%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $18.33 $21.18 $44,050 6.9%
    85502 Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers 230 $22.04 $21.18 $44,060 2.4%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 200 $12.32 $13.13 $27,310 2.9%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 70 $17.63 $17.02 $35,400 6.4%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 90 $22.85 $23.54 $48,970 4.9%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $18.13 $19.02 $39,550 2.5%
    85923 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (*) $9.72 $13.74 $28,580 28.0%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $8.23 $8.72 $18,130 5.2%
    85956 Menders, Garments, Linens, and Related 50 $7.90 $8.06 $16,760 2.4%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 $20.07 $19.49 $40,540 3.1%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 770 $19.71 $20.39 $42,420 2.9%
    87202 Electricians 620 $19.19 $20.87 $43,410 7.2%
    87302 Brickmasons 100 $16.32 $20.80 $43,270 10.8%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 100 $14.35 $15.87 $33,000 3.1%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 360 $15.02 $15.62 $32,490 5.0%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 400 $16.30 $17.03 $35,430 7.0%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 170 $14.21 $14.76 $30,700 3.8%
    87808 Roofers 30 $20.60 $18.54 $38,570 20.6%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 40 $22.42 $22.22 $46,210 5.5%
      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 40 $16.43 $17.44 $36,280 4.3%
    89108 Machinists 240 $13.89 $15.36 $31,950 5.8%
    89123 Jewelers and Silversmiths (*) $12.48 $11.73 $24,390 9.0%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (*) $11.87 $12.20 $25,380 1.6%
    89502 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers and Lay-Out Workers 90 $11.20 $12.41 $25,800 2.3%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 80 $8.97 $9.81 $20,400 2.6%
    89705 Job Printers 110 $13.07 $13.08 $27,210 10.5%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 80 $16.53 $17.07 $35,500 3.4%
    89717 Strippers 50 $19.75 $19.43 $40,410 2.5%
    89718 Platemakers 100 $18.29 $21.07 $43,820 14.9%
    89721 Bookbinders (*) $11.99 $12.93 $26,890 2.4%
    89808 Food Batchmakers 110 $9.11 $10.05 $20,900 1.6%
      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)
    91114 Grinding, Lapping, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $10.08 $10.60 $22,040 4.4%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $11.47 $11.45 $23,820 2.9%
    91702 Welding Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 40 $13.72 $13.70 $28,510 6.1%
    91902 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $12.59 $12.63 $26,280 3.4%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $8.73 $8.47 $17,620 3.4%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 160 $18.55 $18.98 $39,470 3.9%
    92525 Bindery Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 50 $18.34 $17.45 $36,290 4.1%
    92541 Typesetting and Composing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $10.00 $10.79 $22,450 9.4%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $12.68 $13.65 $28,390 2.1%
    92702 Textile Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $8.60 $8.54 $17,760 2.4%
    92705 Textile Machine Operators and Tenders, Winding, Twisting, Knitting, Weaving, and Cutting 990 $9.95 $9.75 $20,280 2.5%
    92711 Textile Draw-Out Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $8.66 $9.72 $20,210 3.8%
    92714 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $12.47 $12.27 $25,520 3.0%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 3,080 $7.43 $7.76 $16,150 2.5%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 700 $7.57 $7.76 $16,130 1.8%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 130 $8.44 $8.90 $18,500 5.6%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 810 $7.74 $7.82 $16,270 3.9%
    92923 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, or Kettle Operators and Tenders 60 $12.81 $13.10 $27,250 4.1%
    92926 Boiler Operators and Tenders, Low Pressure 50 $17.86 $19.05 $39,620 2.4%
    92935 Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators 260 $17.79 $16.80 $34,950 3.8%
    92941 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 100 $11.62 $10.98 $22,850 4.3%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $10.95 $12.16 $25,300 3.8%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 80 $14.38 $13.57 $28,230 7.5%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $10.36 $10.83 $22,540 1.8%
    92962 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $15.00 $14.93 $31,060 6.9%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 290 $12.12 $11.25 $23,400 3.6%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $10.39 $9.55 $19,870 5.2%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,220 $11.27 $11.13 $23,150 2.6%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 990 $11.51 $12.49 $25,980 1.3%
      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 300 $14.95 $17.37 $36,120 3.1%
    93921 Pressers, Hand 140 $7.84 $8.24 $17,140 5.9%
    93923 Sewers, Hand 90 $7.48 $7.75 $16,120 1.9%
    93926 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 350 $8.55 $9.18 $19,090 6.4%
    93928 Portable Machine Cutters (*) $11.73 $12.32 $25,620 2.6%
    93941 Metal Pourers and Casters, Basic Shapes 70 $10.89 $12.72 $26,450 1.7%
    93947 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers, Hand (*) $15.85 $15.22 $31,660 2.6%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 1,370 $6.62 $7.35 $15,300 2.0%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 560 $9.09 $9.59 $19,950 2.1%
      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 (*) $14.53 $15.64 $32,540 4.3%
    95008 Chemical Plant and System Operators 70 $19.81 $18.14 $37,740 6.8%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 350 $11.51 $13.36 $27,800 6.0%
      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 4,710 $15.34 $15.13 $31,470 1.6%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 2,790 $11.11 $11.31 $23,520 2.4%
    97108 Bus Drivers 1,250 $11.20 $12.06 $25,090 2.0%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 410 $10.18 $11.08 $23,040 2.8%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 210 $8.70 $9.97 $20,730 10.2%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 380 $9.86 $10.93 $22,720 8.8%
    97517 Ordinary Seamen and Marine Oilers (*) $12.12 $12.30 $25,570 5.8%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 460 $6.30 $6.81 $14,170 3.3%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 200 $20.97 $18.80 $39,110 6.4%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 30 $22.91 $22.59 $46,990 5.5%
    97941 Hoist and Winch Operators 40 $12.02 $12.06 $25,080 4.2%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators (*) $15.97 $15.83 $32,930 8.2%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,330 $13.18 $13.42 $27,920 2.0%
    97956 Operating Engineers 30 $27.48 $24.69 $51,360 6.4%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 260 $10.99 $12.61 $26,220 2.6%
      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 260 $9.38 $10.30 $21,420 4.3%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 80 $12.97 $15.27 $31,770 9.4%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 100 $14.34 $14.67 $30,520 8.6%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 120 $16.76 $19.26 $40,070 23.0%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers (*) $14.70 $14.13 $29,380 2.6%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 630 $7.59 $7.81 $16,230 1.4%
    98702 Stevedores, Except Equipment Operators 130 $21.52 $23.15 $48,150 21.2%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 460 $16.29 $14.53 $30,210 3.4%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,100 $9.12 $10.92 $22,710 2.0%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 3,150 $6.67 $7.36 $15,310 2.0%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 280 $6.77 $7.56 $15,720 3.1%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 4,160 $8.21 $10.10 $21,010 2.3%

    (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.

    # = 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 New Jersey

    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