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

Lafayette, Louisiana MSA

Lafayette is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Louisiana.

Occupational divisions in Lafayette:

  • 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 780 $23.17 $25.33 $52,690 3.0%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 260 $18.56 $20.51 $42,670 2.1%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 240 $15.35 $18.43 $38,330 4.4%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 400 $24.12 $28.00 $58,250 7.7%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 480 $16.41 $20.35 $42,320 3.7%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 470 $22.69 $26.16 $54,410 4.2%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15002 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 30 $22.79 $24.10 $50,130 3.4%
    15005 Education Administrators 500 $22.41 $22.21 $46,210 3.1%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 290 $22.83 $24.11 $50,160 2.9%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 90 $9.46 $11.70 $24,330 6.3%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 100 $22.11 $23.14 $48,130 2.6%
    15017 Construction Managers 290 $16.99 $18.37 $38,210 5.0%
    15021 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Well Drilling Managers 160 $36.27 $34.91 $72,610 5.3%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 280 $18.09 $17.41 $36,210 11.5%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 470 $10.24 $15.86 $33,000 16.3%
      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 (*) $6.02 $8.89 $18,500 20.5%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 4,600 $19.90 $25.28 $52,580 2.2%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 1,030 $18.54 $20.08 $41,760 2.5%
    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 (*) $11.63 $14.76 $30,700 27.0%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 330 $14.75 $16.44 $34,190 3.7%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 760 $16.33 $17.64 $36,690 3.4%
    21117 Budget Analysts 40 $23.07 $24.31 $50,570 5.6%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 120 $18.83 $20.21 $42,030 2.8%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $13.91 $15.26 $31,740 3.6%
    21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 30 $13.67 $15.48 $32,200 6.3%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 $15.40 $16.93 $35,210 2.4%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 200 $13.50 $15.44 $32,120 4.3%
    21902 Cost Estimators 120 $16.58 $17.50 $36,400 2.7%
    21905 Management Analysts (*) $18.08 $23.47 $48,810 18.0%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $17.11 $16.33 $33,970 3.6%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 180 $15.45 $16.53 $34,380 2.0%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents (*) $15.15 $15.12 $31,450 3.9%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 630 $12.92 $14.56 $30,290 3.4%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22111 Petroleum Engineers 230 $38.47 $36.59 $76,100 5.6%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 200 $33.97 $33.44 $69,550 4.5%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 40 $23.84 $25.12 $52,240 2.8%
    22127 Computer Engineers (*) $23.17 $23.61 $49,120 5.4%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 70 $26.23 $26.04 $54,160 4.6%
    22132 Safety Engineers, Except Mining 30 $18.52 $19.78 $41,150 2.8%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 110 $23.91 $23.90 $49,710 7.1%
    22199 All Other Engineers 240 $21.34 $22.89 $47,600 3.8%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine (*) $19.16 $22.39 $46,580 5.5%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 150 $21.68 $22.14 $46,050 6.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 570 $14.88 $16.28 $33,860 3.2%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 120 $17.16 $18.82 $39,140 6.1%
    22514 Drafters 370 $13.01 $14.18 $29,490 8.6%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 440 $13.43 $16.08 $33,450 11.1%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 440 $16.48 $16.53 $34,390 2.4%
      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 50 $19.07 $19.88 $41,360 2.3%
    24111 Geologists, Geophysicists, and Oceanographers 570 $31.40 $26.95 $56,070 13.0%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 70 $19.24 $23.63 $49,150 11.0%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 50 $15.34 $16.39 $34,100 1.5%
    24511 Petroleum Technicians and Technologists (*) $13.75 $14.67 $30,510 3.7%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 120 $12.23 $14.54 $30,250 4.0%
      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 190 $22.32 $22.53 $46,870 6.2%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 50 $21.99 $22.30 $46,380 5.8%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 150 $15.84 $16.82 $34,990 2.3%
    25105 Computer Programmers 180 $20.69 $21.03 $43,750 3.0%
      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)
    27105 Urban and Regional Planners (*) $15.12 $14.30 $29,740 2.1%
    27108 Psychologists 40 $22.00 $25.71 $53,470 17.8%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 160 $14.23 $17.90 $37,240 14.5%
    27307 Residential Counselors 70 $7.58 $8.71 $18,120 2.6%
    27308 Human Services Workers 210 $9.78 $9.94 $20,670 3.1%
    27311 Recreation Workers 370 $5.86 $6.13 $12,760 2.9%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 620 $46.02 $40.39 $84,020 12.1%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 170 $12.74 $13.05 $27,140 3.9%
      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 40 * * $41,760 2.7%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 460 $6.15 $7.83 $16,280 7.1%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 310 * * $28,010 9.4%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 2,110 * * $32,710 6.6%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 600 * * $33,200 9.2%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 470 $14.60 $15.76 $32,780 5.0%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 90 $17.15 $16.90 $35,150 18.5%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 360 $14.05 $13.19 $27,440 5.2%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 120 $16.44 $17.70 $36,820 7.1%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 180 $17.72 $17.33 $36,050 2.9%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 100 $10.12 $12.84 $26,710 8.7%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 590 $5.94 $6.06 $12,600 5.3%
      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 (*) # $53.08** $110,410** 27.5%
    32113 Chiropractors 30 $33.10 $30.08 $62,570 20.2%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 40 $17.94 $16.83 $35,000 12.5%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 140 $16.79 $16.76 $34,850 1.3%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 80 $23.62 $24.49 $50,930 4.2%
    32308 Physical Therapists 170 $29.48 $27.55 $57,300 5.0%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 150 $15.33 $15.37 $31,980 1.4%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 30 $11.40 $12.02 $25,010 2.2%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,040 $18.61 $18.89 $39,300 1.0%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 1,590 $11.42 $11.57 $24,070 1.8%
    32511 Physician Assistants 50 $8.50 $14.92 $31,030 25.6%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 60 $8.97 $8.99 $18,690 8.0%
    32517 Pharmacists 290 $23.41 $24.22 $50,380 3.7%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 180 $7.59 $7.79 $16,210 3.8%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $14.11 $15.14 $31,500 3.5%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 140 $19.01 $19.57 $40,700 2.8%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 280 $9.38 $10.37 $21,570 1.4%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 160 $27.96 $23.66 $49,220 15.4%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 90 $9.13 $9.81 $20,400 3.5%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 190 $15.60 $15.50 $32,230 1.4%
    32925 Cardiology Technologists (*) $13.66 $13.97 $29,060 3.3%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 110 $10.22 $9.88 $20,560 3.9%
    32931 Psychiatric Technicians 60 $7.28 $7.30 $15,190 3.0%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 640 $9.57 $11.16 $23,220 3.5%
      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 70 $13.50 $15.32 $31,860 5.7%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 60 $12.93 $15.99 $33,270 3.5%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents (*) $12.79 $14.10 $29,320 6.2%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 100 $8.35 $10.55 $21,950 4.9%
    34023 Photographers 110 $6.07 $7.44 $15,480 6.0%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 120 $7.62 $8.83 $18,370 4.6%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 60 $11.15 $12.38 $25,750 4.8%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 160 $7.83 $9.72 $20,210 5.1%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $7.68 $7.63 $15,860 2.4%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 50 * * $38,930 3.6%
      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 50 $11.25 $11.71 $24,350 11.5%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 530 $11.88 $13.79 $28,680 5.8%
    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 2,260 $13.12 $16.59 $34,510 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 240 $10.63 $15.99 $33,270 11.3%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $6.05 $10.02 $20,830 9.0%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 360 $15.08 $15.13 $31,470 3.3%
    43021 Travel Agents 60 $9.29 $11.37 $23,640 10.7%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 120 $13.69 $15.90 $33,070 8.1%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services (*) $13.97 $16.04 $33,360 2.4%
      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)
    49002 Sales Engineers 250 $20.89 $21.63 $44,990 5.1%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 440 $20.08 $23.45 $48,780 4.3%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 1,370 $14.38 $17.23 $35,830 4.2%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,810 $6.85 $8.82 $18,350 2.7%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 730 $8.85 $10.43 $21,690 3.7%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 550 $6.95 $8.42 $17,500 7.7%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,730 $6.24 $6.84 $14,220 1.0%
    49023 Cashiers 5,780 $6.09 $6.30 $13,110 1.1%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 110 $8.58 $9.69 $20,150 4.1%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 650 $9.54 $12.05 $25,050 3.1%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    51002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 1,700 $12.45 $14.76 $30,700 2.1%
      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 710 $7.66 $7.85 $16,340 3.5%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 160 $8.17 $8.40 $17,470 5.9%
    53117 Credit Checkers 30 $7.10 $7.85 $16,330 2.6%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 180 $9.64 $9.89 $20,570 2.9%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 330 $8.01 $8.76 $18,210 1.0%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 110 $16.70 $18.18 $37,820 4.8%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 100 $8.61 $9.14 $19,010 2.3%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 190 $6.91 $7.43 $15,460 7.2%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 290 $9.32 $9.81 $20,400 1.4%
    53702 Court Clerks 300 $11.08 $11.19 $23,270 3.0%
    53705 Municipal Clerks 70 $9.17 $10.13 $21,080 9.8%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 200 $6.37 $6.54 $13,600 2.7%
      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 $12.16 $12.02 $25,000 3.1%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 320 $7.79 $8.35 $17,360 4.0%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 3,550 $8.55 $9.29 $19,330 1.5%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 110 $10.98 $11.83 $24,600 3.8%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,210 $7.45 $7.72 $16,050 1.5%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 260 $8.34 $8.66 $18,000 2.8%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $8.58 $9.03 $18,790 2.1%
    55321 File Clerks 280 $5.94 $6.46 $13,430 2.7%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 190 $8.54 $9.29 $19,320 3.3%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 40 $8.88 $9.44 $19,640 4.6%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 100 $7.73 $7.76 $16,150 1.5%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,620 $9.23 $9.87 $20,540 1.8%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $10.69 $11.63 $24,190 2.0%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 360 $8.61 $9.51 $19,780 4.6%
    55347 General Office Clerks 4,140 $7.97 $8.50 $17,690 1.0%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 120 $8.44 $8.73 $18,160 1.7%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 150 $9.84 $10.92 $22,710 4.8%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 260 $8.18 $8.55 $17,780 2.0%
      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 230 $6.52 $6.78 $14,100 4.0%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 50 $7.07 $7.47 $15,540 2.1%
    57311 Messengers 210 $6.10 $6.43 $13,380 2.1%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $6.34 $7.50 $15,590 8.0%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 610 $16.95 $15.75 $32,760 4.0%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 300 $10.55 $11.13 $23,150 1.2%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $9.31 $9.00 $18,710 6.2%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 1,410 $8.28 $9.04 $18,800 3.0%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 170 $6.52 $6.82 $14,180 1.5%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 830 $9.11 $10.61 $22,080 2.0%
      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 690 $9.00 $9.64 $20,050 1.1%
    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 100 $15.24 $15.81 $32,880 4.5%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 100 $12.97 $13.68 $28,450 4.9%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 80 $9.09 $9.49 $19,750 2.2%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 930 $9.77 $11.50 $23,920 3.9%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 270 $7.60 $7.91 $16,460 3.2%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public (*) $11.02 $10.73 $22,320 2.0%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 620 $5.88 $6.62 $13,770 2.8%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 170 $6.02 $7.02 $14,590 2.1%
      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 210 $5.86 $5.91 $12,290 2.2%
    65005 Bartenders 280 $5.85 $6.24 $12,970 3.6%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,780 $5.80 $5.88 $12,230 2.2%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside (*) $5.85 $5.91 $12,300 5.9%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 250 $5.92 $6.22 $12,940 4.1%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 410 $5.81 $6.58 $13,690 2.7%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 330 $7.23 $7.32 $15,230 2.5%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 390 $7.75 $8.30 $17,260 1.9%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 950 $5.90 $6.28 $13,070 2.8%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 740 $6.15 $6.65 $13,840 4.9%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 490 $5.88 $5.87 $12,210 3.6%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 430 $5.69 $5.70 $11,850 3.3%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 2,080 $6.06 $6.33 $13,170 4.4%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 2,460 $5.79 $5.74 $11,950 1.5%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 750 $6.62 $7.75 $16,110 8.8%
      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 200 $8.29 $9.12 $18,970 10.4%
    66005 Medical Assistants 140 $8.05 $9.51 $19,790 9.6%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,140 $5.94 $6.19 $12,870 2.4%
    66011 Home Health Aides 430 $6.71 $7.33 $15,260 4.1%
    66014 Psychiatric Aides 30 $6.88 $7.42 $15,440 6.8%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 90 $7.21 $9.53 $19,830 7.2%
    66023 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 50 $5.82 $6.15 $12,800 5.1%
      Cleaning and Building Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    67002 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,750 $5.86 $5.79 $12,030 2.0%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,020 $6.14 $6.68 $13,890 1.4%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants (*) $7.53 $8.32 $17,300 11.6%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 260 $6.52 $6.98 $14,510 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 370 $7.16 $7.76 $16,140 3.9%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $6.01 $6.38 $13,270 3.6%
    68038 Child Care Workers 430 $5.96 $6.06 $12,600 1.7%
      Other Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 370 $6.15 $6.90 $14,350 1.2%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 80 $6.15 $6.79 $14,130 3.0%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 810 $7.16 $7.68 $15,970 1.3%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 70 $6.91 $7.47 $15,530 8.5%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 120 $8.19 $9.01 $18,740 5.3%
    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 670 $17.57 $18.37 $38,210 1.8%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 1,010 $18.76 $20.74 $43,150 8.0%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 510 $14.26 $16.70 $34,740 4.3%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $21.96 $21.65 $45,040 8.3%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 330 $14.76 $16.96 $35,270 5.9%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 860 $16.07 $17.85 $37,120 3.1%
      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 160 $8.29 $10.58 $22,010 1.8%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 340 $10.63 $15.89 $33,040 13.9%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 210 $10.76 $10.59 $22,020 6.1%
      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 540 $15.83 $16.70 $34,730 4.7%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 60 $13.20 $14.34 $29,830 3.3%
    85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 50 $11.97 $13.47 $28,020 4.0%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 190 $19.08 $17.32 $36,040 4.8%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,670 $9.29 $9.98 $20,750 2.9%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 940 $12.33 $13.14 $27,320 4.8%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $8.10 $11.56 $24,050 11.0%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 230 $12.41 $13.05 $27,150 2.0%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 440 $11.33 $11.64 $24,220 3.9%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 150 $12.32 $14.14 $29,400 9.4%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers (*) $10.36 $9.58 $19,930 2.8%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 30 $6.99 $7.22 $15,020 6.0%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (*) $13.01 $13.83 $28,760 1.4%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 230 $15.75 $16.33 $33,960 1.9%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 290 $11.23 $11.90 $24,750 2.9%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 350 $14.56 $13.92 $28,950 2.8%
    85905 Precision Instrument Repairers 30 $20.32 $18.95 $39,410 6.6%
    85935 Riggers (*) $9.83 $14.80 $30,780 4.3%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 30 $7.85 $8.49 $17,650 1.8%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $11.49 $11.16 $23,200 1.3%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 260 $6.69 $6.90 $14,360 3.6%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,250 $11.86 $12.29 $25,560 1.0%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 930 $11.59 $11.39 $23,680 3.3%
    87202 Electricians 680 $14.97 $15.74 $32,740 4.0%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 100 $11.00 $10.66 $22,170 1.6%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 590 $9.18 $9.37 $19,490 1.7%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 320 $13.92 $13.90 $28,910 4.4%
    87508 Pipelayers 70 $10.20 $9.58 $19,920 6.7%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 150 $6.79 $7.99 $16,610 3.3%
    87802 Insulation Workers (*) $10.07 $10.76 $22,370 4.3%
    87808 Roofers 80 $10.85 $11.02 $22,920 5.0%
    87811 Glaziers 40 $10.44 $10.37 $21,560 3.7%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 110 $8.62 $10.04 $20,880 6.4%
    87905 Blasters and Explosives Workers (*) $17.71 $16.73 $34,800 4.4%
    87911 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction 290 $21.36 $19.68 $40,930 8.8%
    87914 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction (*) $18.29 $18.09 $37,620 3.3%
    87917 Service Unit Operators 510 $12.65 $13.70 $28,490 5.2%
    87921 Roustabouts 1,490 $8.08 $8.55 $17,790 8.0%
    87989 All Other Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 550 $15.10 $14.43 $30,020 3.6%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 80 $8.95 $10.75 $22,350 1.4%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 960 $12.31 $12.75 $26,520 1.8%
    89123 Jewelers and Silversmiths 30 $10.22 $11.78 $24,510 19.2%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $12.12 $13.55 $28,180 3.2%
    89199 All Other Precision Metal Workers 70 $9.71 $12.02 $25,000 3.1%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (*) $8.48 $8.55 $17,790 1.1%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 60 $7.49 $7.65 $15,920 6.1%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics 110 $5.81 $5.88 $12,240 2.4%
    89705 Job Printers (*) $10.37 $10.18 $21,160 4.2%
    89805 Bakers, Manufacturing 100 $8.95 $8.67 $18,030 4.2%
    89911 Precision Detail Design Decorators and Painters 40 $7.66 $7.82 $16,270 3.0%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $8.98 $11.64 $24,210 10.5%
      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)
    91108 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $9.14 $9.27 $19,280 1.8%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $8.54 $9.72 $20,220 1.4%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $11.84 $11.82 $24,590 2.1%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $10.82 $10.20 $21,210 3.6%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 520 $6.30 $6.96 $14,480 1.9%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 520 $7.16 $7.04 $14,640 2.9%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 190 $5.86 $6.19 $12,870 3.3%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $6.77 $6.88 $14,310 6.3%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $7.29 $7.30 $15,180 4.1%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment (*) $10.59 $13.31 $27,690 3.7%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $9.07 $9.18 $19,100 2.5%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 290 $7.94 $8.49 $17,660 1.7%
      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 1,410 $12.21 $12.64 $26,300 2.8%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $8.25 $8.39 $17,440 4.0%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 570 $10.15 $11.02 $22,910 4.3%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 1,220 $12.09 $11.34 $23,580 10.4%
      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 90 $10.20 $10.57 $21,980 5.1%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 620 $12.01 $11.40 $23,720 4.2%
      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 2,610 $11.83 $13.09 $27,220 9.8%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,700 $7.94 $9.42 $19,600 2.2%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 610 $8.57 $9.27 $19,280 7.3%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 410 $7.51 $8.07 $16,780 6.2%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 230 $9.90 $9.63 $20,020 2.7%
    97305 Locomotive Engineers 30 $13.50 $22.14 $46,050 4.8%
    97502 Captains, Water Vessel 370 $18.13 $18.03 $37,500 5.2%
    97505 Mates, Ship, Boat, and Barge 90 $14.10 $13.17 $27,400 3.1%
    97517 Ordinary Seamen and Marine Oilers 260 $7.67 $7.83 $16,280 3.2%
    97521 Ship Engineers (*) $12.49 $13.74 $28,570 6.4%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 210 $8.42 $9.35 $19,440 11.2%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 320 $15.58 $18.80 $39,100 6.7%
    97921 Gas Compressor Operators (*) $21.92 $21.50 $44,730 4.4%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 70 $10.80 $10.50 $21,840 1.1%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 160 $9.84 $10.91 $22,690 2.0%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 370 $15.66 $16.31 $33,920 6.9%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 330 $8.91 $9.04 $18,800 0.9%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 170 $8.33 $9.58 $19,930 1.7%
    97999 All Other Transportation and Material-Moving Equipment Operators 200 $11.83 $13.28 $27,630 10.0%
      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 640 $8.07 $8.94 $18,600 4.2%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 310 $9.10 $8.87 $18,450 2.2%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 290 $7.61 $7.70 $16,020 2.7%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $7.60 $7.85 $16,330 3.6%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 30 $7.50 $7.54 $15,680 3.1%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 240 $7.67 $7.84 $16,300 1.7%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 80 $7.71 $8.21 $17,080 1.7%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 970 $8.07 $8.08 $16,810 1.2%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 930 $5.92 $6.09 $12,660 2.0%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 290 $6.07 $6.42 $13,350 2.8%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 3,850 $7.08 $7.26 $15,090 1.1%

    (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 Louisiana

    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