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

Las Cruces, New Mexico MSA

Las Cruces is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in New Mexico.

Occupational divisions in Las Cruces:

  • 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
      Staff and Administrative Specialty Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    13002 Financial Managers 170 $20.35 $22.76 $47,340 3.1%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 70 $15.84 $16.41 $34,130 2.9%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 30 $13.23 $17.25 $35,890 4.2%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 110 $17.63 $20.82 $43,310 2.3%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 130 $20.97 $22.25 $46,290 3.5%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 120 $31.78 $30.73 $63,910 3.8%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 180 $24.07 $26.73 $55,610 3.2%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 100 $23.72 $25.72 $53,500 5.9%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 50 $12.94 $17.85 $37,120 11.3%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 40 $21.89 $26.38 $54,870 4.9%
    15017 Construction Managers 90 $14.90 $15.38 $31,980 6.1%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 40 $21.82 $21.72 $45,180 4.0%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 160 $11.62 $16.04 $33,350 15.7%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,170 $19.21 $21.81 $45,370 2.5%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 140 $19.75 $20.53 $42,700 1.6%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
      Management Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 70 $16.08 $18.09 $37,630 3.3%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 280 $13.90 $14.84 $30,860 1.4%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 50 $13.10 $13.59 $28,270 1.5%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 80 $11.95 $14.98 $31,150 3.5%
    21902 Cost Estimators 50 $12.21 $12.90 $26,820 3.5%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 110 $15.43 $16.87 $35,100 1.7%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 350 $17.25 $18.21 $37,880 1.9%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 60 $32.34 $30.42 $63,270 6.8%
    22127 Computer Engineers 110 $29.33 $27.41 $57,010 4.5%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine (*) $24.32 $25.17 $52,360 7.7%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 70 $14.02 $15.13 $31,470 2.7%
    22514 Drafters 70 $12.85 $12.73 $26,480 3.6%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 130 $21.27 $22.61 $47,020 4.0%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 90 $14.55 $15.71 $32,670 3.4%
    25105 Computer Programmers 80 $17.38 $17.67 $36,760 3.9%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27108 Psychologists 50 $18.23 $20.59 $42,830 3.8%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 110 $15.40 $16.38 $34,070 4.6%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 170 $13.96 $13.78 $28,670 1.4%
    27307 Residential Counselors 60 $9.37 $8.69 $18,080 6.0%
    27308 Human Services Workers (*) $9.11 $10.19 $21,200 5.6%
    27311 Recreation Workers 140 $9.26 $9.88 $20,540 2.7%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 140 $28.32 $30.19 $62,790 17.8%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 30 $10.20 $11.20 $23,290 2.4%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 30 $7.67 $7.96 $16,550 5.2%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 130 * * $28,220 5.4%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,090 * * $30,580 2.2%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 770 * * $31,470 1.5%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 520 * * $29,290 4.0%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 180 $10.90 $11.77 $24,480 7.6%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 70 $16.03 $15.39 $32,020 3.7%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 50 $6.24 $7.19 $14,950 2.2%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 140 $15.34 $15.49 $32,230 1.6%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 530 $5.83 $5.97 $12,410 4.0%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 210 $31.03 $36.59** $76,110** 20.4%
    32105 Dentists 60 $32.53 $33.63 $69,950 11.1%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 40 $13.83 $16.88 $35,120 3.1%
    32308 Physical Therapists 40 $32.84 $30.07 $62,540 6.5%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 100 $17.28 $18.02 $37,490 1.8%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 140 $12.18 $12.22 $25,420 2.2%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring (*) $8.13 $9.36 $19,460 3.8%
    32517 Pharmacists 60 $34.44 $31.81 $66,160 4.6%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 40 $7.88 $7.81 $16,240 2.0%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $14.85 $15.19 $31,580 1.9%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 100 $27.60 $25.32 $52,670 8.5%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 30 $8.42 $9.86 $20,510 1.5%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 130 $10.78 $14.15 $29,420 2.0%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 50 $13.37 $14.52 $30,190 5.7%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 40 $7.42 $8.06 $16,770 7.4%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 30 $9.59 $10.81 $22,490 1.8%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 50 $6.32 $8.71 $18,120 2.8%
    Sales and Related Occupations
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    41002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Sales and Related Workers 540 $11.16 $13.29 $27,650 3.2%
      Sales Occupations, Services
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43002 Sales Agents and Placers, Insurance (*) $12.50 $16.30 $33,910 19.9%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 50 $11.83 $12.83 $26,680 1.5%
    43021 Travel Agents 30 $9.55 $9.27 $19,270 1.5%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 40 $9.00 $10.36 $21,540 4.4%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 170 $14.34 $16.19 $33,680 6.3%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,530 $6.74 $9.18 $19,090 4.0%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 120 $9.26 $10.18 $21,180 6.5%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 80 $7.64 $8.12 $16,880 5.4%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 420 $7.04 $7.67 $15,950 2.9%
    49023 Cashiers 1,520 $6.88 $7.08 $14,720 2.1%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 70 $8.14 $10.25 $21,320 2.2%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    51002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 550 $10.98 $12.31 $25,610 1.3%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 250 $7.01 $7.06 $14,690 4.0%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 50 $8.31 $8.35 $17,370 1.9%
    53117 Credit Checkers (*) $10.13 $10.49 $21,810 1.4%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 120 $8.42 $8.81 $18,330 3.0%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 60 $7.91 $8.33 $17,320 5.1%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 30 $10.08 $10.16 $21,130 1.5%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $8.04 $8.52 $17,710 11.0%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $9.19 $9.44 $19,630 4.1%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 70 $5.78 $5.80 $12,070 3.1%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 190 $5.79 $6.28 $13,070 2.8%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 80 $11.53 $11.14 $23,170 4.1%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 60 $7.99 $8.47 $17,610 5.9%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,160 $8.73 $9.47 $19,710 1.1%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 460 $7.20 $7.46 $15,520 2.2%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 140 $8.83 $8.76 $18,220 1.1%
    55321 File Clerks 90 $6.78 $7.14 $14,850 1.8%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 50 $8.70 $9.41 $19,560 1.6%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 50 $12.28 $12.37 $25,730 1.3%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 910 $8.86 $9.35 $19,440 1.3%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 30 $9.59 $9.59 $19,950 1.0%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 90 $8.38 $8.82 $18,340 1.5%
    55347 General Office Clerks 980 $7.20 $8.18 $17,020 1.4%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 60 $8.63 $9.70 $20,180 9.6%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 130 $9.89 $10.56 $21,970 3.2%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 60 $7.53 $8.11 $16,870 2.4%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 70 $7.14 $7.18 $14,930 1.4%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $10.22 $10.30 $21,420 1.0%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $9.70 $9.94 $20,680 1.8%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 320 $8.81 $9.45 $19,660 1.1%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 320 $9.47 $10.92 $22,720 2.2%
      Other Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    59999 All Other Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 530 $7.29 $8.53 $17,750 1.4%
    Service Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 360 $9.70 $10.68 $22,220 2.3%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 420 $6.35 $7.91 $16,460 1.9%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    65002 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop 170 $5.87 $5.99 $12,450 2.8%
    65005 Bartenders 210 $5.86 $5.84 $12,150 2.3%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 930 $5.79 $5.79 $12,050 1.7%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 90 $5.95 $6.71 $13,960 4.4%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $10.07 $10.88 $22,630 5.2%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 480 $6.57 $6.79 $14,120 2.5%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food (*) $5.91 $6.20 $12,900 3.2%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order (*) $7.05 $7.13 $14,830 5.8%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 500 $5.83 $5.91 $12,280 1.8%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 570 $5.89 $5.98 $12,440 2.8%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 130 $10.54 $9.85 $20,490 4.0%
    66005 Medical Assistants 120 $8.50 $8.65 $17,990 1.9%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 380 $6.39 $6.54 $13,610 1.5%
    66011 Home Health Aides (*) $6.59 $7.72 $16,050 12.1%
      Cleaning and Building Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    67002 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 370 $5.78 $5.77 $12,010 1.8%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 900 $6.89 $7.10 $14,760 2.6%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 70 $7.03 $8.60 $17,890 7.0%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $5.93 $6.17 $12,830 3.8%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 550 $5.76 $5.95 $12,380 3.1%
    68038 Child Care Workers 110 $5.85 $5.89 $12,250 2.2%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 120 $6.06 $6.59 $13,700 3.0%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    72002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 100 $10.16 $9.63 $20,030 5.8%
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79011 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 310 $5.87 $6.64 $13,810 10.7%
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 80 $6.51 $6.84 $14,230 3.5%
    79021 Farm Equipment Operators 50 $7.78 $8.01 $16,660 4.0%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 610 $6.34 $7.07 $14,710 2.6%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 50 $6.11 $6.51 $13,550 3.9%
    79856 Farmworkers, Food and Fiber Crops 4,300 $5.72 $5.56 $11,570 2.1%
    Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    81002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 130 $16.72 $18.27 $38,010 1.7%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 120 $13.85 $14.21 $29,570 3.7%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 80 $16.01 $14.42 $29,990 1.9%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 50 $17.34 $18.80 $39,100 2.1%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $11.56 $11.92 $24,790 1.3%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 40 $11.20 $12.81 $26,650 1.1%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 470 $8.43 $9.12 $18,970 1.1%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 330 $11.49 $12.55 $26,110 5.0%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (*) $9.18 $11.06 $22,990 4.9%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 $13.11 $12.99 $27,010 5.6%
    85502 Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers (*) $20.38 $19.99 $41,580 4.6%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $10.94 $11.64 $24,200 4.4%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers (*) $7.30 $7.43 $15,450 6.8%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 250 $9.76 $10.24 $21,310 2.1%
    87108 Drywall Installers 70 $11.95 $12.80 $26,620 11.8%
    87111 Tapers 50 $10.99 $11.61 $24,140 9.4%
    87202 Electricians 200 $13.77 $13.89 $28,890 4.7%
    87308 Hard Tile Setters 30 $10.72 $10.72 $22,300 9.3%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 70 $7.82 $7.91 $16,450 2.4%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 50 $10.35 $10.55 $21,940 9.7%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 240 $6.67 $7.49 $15,580 6.0%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $10.82 $12.59 $26,190 13.7%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $6.58 $7.68 $15,980 6.5%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 30 $10.19 $13.66 $28,420 23.2%
    87808 Roofers (*) $7.80 $7.91 $16,450 2.9%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $10.82 $11.35 $23,620 7.7%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 30 $7.78 $8.27 $17,200 5.8%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 90 $7.94 $7.64 $15,890 2.1%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $9.85 $9.54 $19,840 2.5%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 30 $10.02 $11.04 $22,950 1.6%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 50 $8.04 $8.31 $17,280 1.6%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 150 $6.22 $6.43 $13,380 2.8%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 360 $16.06 $13.86 $28,830 3.7%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 400 $7.52 $9.05 $18,830 2.5%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 110 $10.07 $9.86 $20,500 1.8%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 40 $9.68 $8.97 $18,660 9.4%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 50 $11.24 $11.48 $23,870 5.9%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 150 $7.68 $8.02 $16,680 1.5%
    97956 Operating Engineers 60 $12.75 $13.04 $27,120 7.3%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 80 $6.80 $7.40 $15,380 1.7%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 100 $7.92 $8.27 $17,210 2.1%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 120 $8.18 $9.22 $19,180 10.1%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 30 $6.25 $6.49 $13,490 5.7%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $6.59 $6.83 $14,210 7.8%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 30 $7.08 $7.54 $15,680 2.1%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $6.78 $7.17 $14,910 1.2%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 250 $5.82 $6.05 $12,580 2.3%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 140 $5.84 $6.11 $12,710 3.2%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 800 $7.61 $7.80 $16,220 1.6%

    (1) = Relative standard error (RSE) of the mean wage. The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    ** = This mean wage estimate may be understated because 25% or more of the employment was estimated as earning more than $60.01 per hour. The larger the share of employment estimated in the upper open-ended interval ($60.01 and over), the more likely it is that the mean wage is underestimated.

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    Last modified: October 16, 2001