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

Macon, Georgia MSA

Macon is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Georgia.

Occupational divisions in Macon:

  • 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 480 $23.30 $25.14 $52,290 3.1%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 190 $21.63 $23.02 $47,880 2.5%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 140 $18.64 $20.38 $42,400 2.6%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 350 $23.58 $25.70 $53,460 5.4%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 440 $21.78 $23.03 $47,900 2.8%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 190 $29.78 $28.38 $59,030 2.9%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 410 $27.04 $27.25 $56,670 3.2%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 210 $24.20 $25.81 $53,680 2.9%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 150 $19.57 $17.93 $37,290 7.5%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 190 $22.04 $22.47 $46,730 1.9%
    15017 Construction Managers 190 $22.39 $24.90 $51,780 3.3%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 150 $23.52 $24.68 $51,340 2.5%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 220 $16.28 $16.45 $34,210 4.1%
      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 $28.92 $30.87 $64,200 5.9%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 3,410 $24.74 $28.64 $59,570 2.1%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 450 $22.28 $24.35 $50,650 2.3%
    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 350 $14.36 $16.43 $34,170 14.0%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 140 $17.44 $20.30 $42,230 4.2%
    21111 Tax Preparers 50 $10.03 $10.94 $22,760 6.1%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 570 $17.81 $19.33 $40,210 2.2%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 120 $17.00 $18.83 $39,160 3.7%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $14.49 $17.44 $36,270 9.9%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 30 $12.11 $12.35 $25,690 3.2%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 460 $17.35 $19.29 $40,120 3.3%
    21902 Cost Estimators 110 $16.19 $18.98 $39,480 8.1%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $15.83 $15.96 $33,190 1.6%
    21917 Assessors 30 $13.97 $13.45 $27,970 4.4%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 90 $22.58 $23.38 $48,640 2.6%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 180 $24.80 $25.18 $52,370 4.1%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 140 $29.15 $27.32 $56,820 5.3%
    22199 All Other Engineers 300 $29.76 $27.69 $57,590 3.8%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists (*) $11.34 $12.31 $25,600 4.8%
    22514 Drafters 160 $14.43 $15.19 $31,600 2.3%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (*) $9.89 $10.06 $20,930 2.4%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 230 $20.60 $20.39 $42,400 2.1%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 70 $20.26 $20.93 $43,540 2.7%
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 30 $13.25 $13.61 $28,310 1.4%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 120 $13.58 $14.34 $29,820 3.4%
      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 460 $22.43 $23.75 $49,400 2.5%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 50 $19.14 $20.45 $42,550 2.8%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 170 $15.68 $17.26 $35,900 1.6%
    25105 Computer Programmers 180 $20.05 $22.20 $46,170 3.5%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 80 $12.60 $13.60 $28,290 2.5%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 80 $24.75 $23.93 $49,780 5.9%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 380 $13.93 $15.12 $31,440 1.6%
    27307 Residential Counselors 90 $10.98 $12.92 $26,870 14.2%
    27308 Human Services Workers 110 $10.07 $9.98 $20,750 1.7%
    27311 Recreation Workers 190 $8.53 $9.14 $19,000 4.1%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28102 Judges and Magistrates 60 $30.08 $29.19 $60,710 11.0%
    28108 Lawyers 270 $31.54 $34.08 $70,880 11.8%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 70 $15.47 $16.32 $33,940 5.6%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31299 All Other Postsecondary Teachers (*) * * $45,410 4.6%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 360 $8.82 $9.58 $19,930 6.8%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 340 * * $35,030 4.3%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,800 * * $38,570 2.3%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,620 * * $36,790 3.9%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 480 * * $36,470 3.7%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 1,190 $15.61 $17.12 $35,610 1.6%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 100 $12.06 $13.22 $27,490 5.2%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 350 $14.67 $14.62 $30,400 8.3%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 140 * * $34,420 6.9%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 160 $20.10 $19.96 $41,530 2.4%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 80 $9.07 $8.96 $18,640 4.0%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 200 $20.11 $20.47 $42,580 3.4%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 250 $20.83 $21.25 $44,200 5.9%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 1,330 $6.01 $6.36 $13,230 2.1%
      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 490 # $47.92** $99,680** 12.3%
    32105 Dentists 120 $59.52 $46.81** $97,370** 15.9%
    32108 Optometrists (*) $24.64 $23.24 $48,350 5.3%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 70 $17.84 $18.82 $39,150 8.0%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 60 $29.76 $28.64 $59,570 4.4%
    32308 Physical Therapists 100 $27.50 $26.93 $56,020 3.2%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 120 $19.83 $21.30 $44,310 4.0%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 30 $13.68 $13.57 $28,220 5.2%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,770 $17.43 $17.94 $37,320 2.0%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 910 $11.01 $10.95 $22,780 1.7%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 320 $9.84 $10.88 $22,630 3.3%
    32511 Physician Assistants 110 $22.84 $21.68 $45,100 11.9%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 190 $7.79 $9.33 $19,400 10.7%
    32517 Pharmacists 310 $24.74 $26.57 $55,270 3.8%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 240 $8.98 $8.89 $18,480 3.2%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 100 $18.04 $17.47 $36,330 2.0%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians 90 $7.06 $8.24 $17,140 9.4%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 250 $17.44 $17.42 $36,230 1.7%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $11.03 $10.75 $22,350 2.9%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 200 $16.57 $16.68 $34,700 4.2%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 110 $9.09 $9.34 $19,420 2.7%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 290 $15.93 $16.20 $33,700 2.0%
    32926 Electrocardiograph Technicians 50 $9.12 $9.08 $18,880 4.1%
    32931 Psychiatric Technicians 70 $8.02 $7.95 $16,540 5.4%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 410 $13.54 $13.98 $29,090 4.6%
      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 120 $13.80 $14.49 $30,140 3.7%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 60 $13.29 $15.35 $31,920 2.5%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents (*) $11.32 $13.35 $27,770 4.2%
    34023 Photographers 40 $5.90 $7.81 $16,250 13.7%
    34026 Camera Operators, Television and Motion Picture (*) $9.17 $10.98 $22,840 6.0%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 60 $6.91 $7.17 $14,910 6.3%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 50 $12.75 $13.14 $27,320 3.7%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 70 $10.02 $12.11 $25,190 2.1%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $8.33 $8.87 $18,440 10.0%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 30 * * $25,500 9.2%
      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 40 $19.32 $19.97 $41,530 11.6%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 1,110 $19.47 $19.65 $40,870 2.3%
    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 1,730 $13.21 $14.78 $30,750 2.2%
      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 350 $13.82 $15.73 $32,720 6.6%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 50 $14.22 $15.24 $31,700 6.8%
    43011 Appraisers, Real Estate (*) $21.38 $22.31 $46,400 4.8%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 140 $19.37 $29.52 $61,410 15.5%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 140 $14.29 $16.88 $35,110 2.9%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 160 $13.68 $15.30 $31,820 4.0%
      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 210 $19.49 $21.39 $44,480 2.9%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 980 $17.20 $19.19 $39,910 1.9%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,510 $7.31 $9.22 $19,170 2.8%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 430 $10.03 $10.90 $22,680 2.7%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 630 $6.90 $7.44 $15,480 3.9%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,490 $6.93 $7.58 $15,760 1.5%
    49023 Cashiers 4,080 $6.18 $6.66 $13,860 0.9%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 340 $8.03 $9.31 $19,360 1.3%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters (*) $7.61 $7.77 $16,160 2.4%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 330 $10.45 $10.52 $21,880 1.4%
    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 1,570 $13.94 $15.69 $32,630 2.5%
      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 790 $8.05 $8.16 $16,960 1.4%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 130 $9.62 $9.66 $20,090 1.6%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 220 $9.59 $9.73 $20,230 2.8%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 430 $9.45 $9.69 $20,150 0.9%
    53126 Statement Clerks 40 $8.10 $8.60 $17,890 1.4%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 310 $14.35 $16.28 $33,870 14.0%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 290 $11.65 $11.47 $23,860 5.0%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $10.58 $10.95 $22,780 3.3%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers 60 $17.93 $16.54 $34,400 1.9%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 230 $8.39 $9.26 $19,250 2.7%
    53705 Municipal Clerks 40 $9.61 $9.97 $20,750 3.9%
    53708 License Clerks 40 $9.06 $9.29 $19,330 5.2%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 300 $6.48 $6.87 $14,280 3.4%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 60 $6.78 $7.32 $15,220 4.6%
    53914 Real Estate Clerks 80 $9.05 $8.93 $18,570 4.7%
      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 340 $11.27 $11.20 $23,290 8.5%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 250 $9.74 $9.89 $20,570 2.2%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 3,050 $9.98 $10.04 $20,880 0.9%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 60 $10.88 $11.46 $23,840 3.1%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,160 $8.24 $8.59 $17,880 1.4%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 260 $9.24 $9.14 $19,010 3.6%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 190 $11.88 $11.94 $24,830 1.7%
    55321 File Clerks 420 $7.88 $8.05 $16,740 1.3%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 250 $10.62 $10.48 $21,810 2.0%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 160 $12.23 $13.01 $27,060 6.0%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 30 $9.26 $9.33 $19,400 5.9%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 240 $9.60 $9.64 $20,040 2.2%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,070 $10.57 $10.90 $22,680 1.1%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 220 $11.31 $11.03 $22,950 1.1%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 390 $9.54 $9.86 $20,510 1.4%
    55347 General Office Clerks 3,280 $8.44 $9.68 $20,140 1.1%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 240 $8.23 $8.62 $17,920 1.5%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 30 $10.15 $10.47 $21,770 1.5%
    56008 Mail Machine Operators, Preparation and Handling 40 $9.05 $9.37 $19,490 2.2%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 200 $11.13 $11.48 $23,880 2.7%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 460 $8.78 $8.53 $17,750 1.2%
    56099 All Other Office Machine Operators 30 $9.08 $9.20 $19,150 1.9%
      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 220 $7.86 $7.92 $16,470 1.5%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 170 $8.91 $8.81 $18,320 1.2%
    57311 Messengers 70 $7.24 $7.43 $15,460 2.2%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 210 $12.74 $12.40 $25,790 2.0%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 80 $10.93 $10.60 $22,040 6.5%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $9.82 $10.30 $21,420 1.6%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 1,360 $9.98 $10.06 $20,930 1.9%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 190 $8.53 $9.06 $18,840 1.9%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 820 $12.51 $12.35 $25,690 2.1%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 170 $10.75 $13.00 $27,030 7.0%
      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 640 $12.05 $12.10 $25,170 2.3%
    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 40 $16.54 $17.06 $35,480 2.6%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 180 $15.86 $16.80 $34,950 2.1%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 140 $9.61 $9.63 $20,040 1.6%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 980 $10.56 $10.79 $22,440 1.3%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 210 $11.37 $11.10 $23,080 4.3%
    63011 Police Detectives 40 $17.16 $16.29 $33,870 3.2%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 220 $12.02 $12.01 $24,990 2.8%
    63017 Correction Officers and Jailers 570 $11.79 $11.59 $24,100 2.1%
    63032 Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs 150 $12.50 $12.90 $26,820 2.4%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public (*) $6.30 $7.49 $15,580 14.3%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 1,400 $6.77 $7.70 $16,020 4.4%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 60 $9.20 $9.39 $19,530 1.3%
      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 300 $5.90 $6.29 $13,080 2.9%
    65005 Bartenders 210 $5.92 $6.35 $13,200 4.2%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,390 $5.79 $5.65 $11,760 1.7%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside (*) $7.16 $7.17 $14,910 3.8%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 220 $5.90 $5.92 $12,320 2.5%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 510 $6.17 $6.39 $13,290 4.6%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 100 $7.74 $7.75 $16,110 4.1%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 210 $9.74 $9.84 $20,470 3.2%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 1,130 $6.57 $6.97 $14,500 2.7%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 630 $6.15 $6.64 $13,810 3.1%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 910 $5.98 $6.03 $12,530 3.0%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 80 $6.97 $7.05 $14,660 2.6%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 2,010 $5.98 $6.21 $12,910 2.1%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,800 $5.81 $5.92 $12,320 2.0%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 100 $6.41 $6.80 $14,150 2.5%
      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 230 $9.51 $9.76 $20,300 3.6%
    66005 Medical Assistants 300 $8.16 $8.39 $17,460 3.7%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,450 $7.22 $7.34 $15,260 4.2%
    66011 Home Health Aides 290 $6.60 $6.98 $14,510 5.3%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 90 $8.16 $9.86 $20,510 5.8%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 190 $8.27 $8.71 $18,110 2.7%
      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 1,180 $5.97 $6.22 $12,950 1.4%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,350 $6.78 $7.32 $15,230 2.0%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants (*) $11.96 $11.57 $24,070 4.9%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 170 $7.46 $7.67 $15,950 2.3%
      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 210 $7.17 $7.82 $16,270 5.9%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 180 $6.04 $6.44 $13,390 3.9%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 200 $7.06 $7.26 $15,110 3.3%
    68038 Child Care Workers 1,100 $5.85 $6.10 $12,700 1.7%
    68041 Funeral Attendants 30 $7.15 $7.42 $15,430 5.2%
      Other Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 280 $6.36 $9.38 $19,500 2.0%
    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 70 $11.76 $14.82 $30,820 2.7%
      Timber Cutting and Logging Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    73002 Fallers and Buckers 30 $6.35 $7.22 $15,020 11.4%
    73008 Log-Handling Equipment Operators 40 $8.27 $8.57 $17,820 3.7%
    73011 Logging Tractor Operators 40 $7.55 $9.01 $18,750 4.5%
      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 $6.68 $13,890 4.1%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 800 $7.16 $7.38 $15,350 1.8%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 100 $7.17 $7.01 $14,580 5.0%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 70 $10.57 $11.63 $24,200 2.3%
    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 700 $19.55 $19.19 $39,910 2.1%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 410 $17.67 $18.26 $37,990 1.6%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 850 $17.23 $17.75 $36,920 2.1%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $15.54 $16.93 $35,210 2.4%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $12.97 $13.87 $28,850 1.7%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 270 $15.60 $18.23 $37,910 2.9%
      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 170 $15.91 $15.28 $31,780 2.6%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 890 $11.58 $12.01 $24,970 2.3%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 40 $9.66 $9.97 $20,740 3.4%
      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 360 $13.56 $13.72 $28,550 1.5%
    85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 80 $14.73 $14.92 $31,040 1.4%
    85123 Millwrights 120 $14.45 $14.56 $30,280 2.8%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 90 $12.57 $13.32 $27,710 1.7%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,580 $11.38 $11.88 $24,710 1.6%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 770 $13.68 $14.02 $29,170 2.6%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 $12.93 $14.12 $29,360 7.3%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $14.72 $15.05 $31,310 2.3%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 240 $16.02 $15.71 $32,670 5.9%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics (*) $10.68 $10.41 $21,660 1.7%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 50 $11.76 $13.65 $28,400 4.0%
    85502 Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers (*) $17.83 $17.80 $37,020 4.4%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 240 $12.57 $13.72 $28,530 8.3%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 60 $14.54 $14.22 $29,580 5.6%
    85714 Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers 90 $14.85 $14.68 $30,540 2.7%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 190 $16.36 $16.25 $33,790 1.7%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 330 $11.80 $12.28 $25,550 2.4%
    85928 Mechanical Control and Valve Installers and Repairers 50 $16.59 $14.80 $30,790 2.8%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 $8.13 $8.32 $17,300 5.9%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $14.21 $13.64 $28,370 2.9%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 630 $10.96 $11.64 $24,200 4.9%
    87105 Ceiling Tile Installers and Acoustical Carpenters 40 $11.15 $10.60 $22,040 3.6%
    87202 Electricians 600 $14.60 $14.32 $29,790 4.1%
    87302 Brickmasons 40 $15.25 $14.76 $30,690 4.5%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 70 $10.54 $10.60 $22,050 2.2%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 440 $12.24 $12.39 $25,780 3.4%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 520 $13.08 $13.65 $28,400 3.5%
    87508 Pipelayers 140 $8.55 $9.33 $19,410 4.6%
    87602 Carpet Installers 30 $20.29 $17.75 $36,910 13.3%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $10.49 $10.47 $21,780 1.1%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $9.41 $9.44 $19,630 1.8%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 70 $12.18 $12.37 $25,730 2.3%
    87808 Roofers 60 $12.71 $12.54 $26,080 3.8%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 100 $10.52 $10.56 $21,970 2.8%
      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 110 $17.32 $17.14 $35,640 3.4%
    89108 Machinists 370 $15.90 $14.91 $31,010 2.4%
    89123 Jewelers and Silversmiths (*) $5.99 $6.76 $14,050 3.1%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (*) $9.02 $9.50 $19,760 12.6%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 40 $10.04 $9.39 $19,540 5.3%
    89508 Upholsterers (*) $10.41 $9.63 $20,040 13.4%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics (*) $8.44 $8.26 $17,190 5.0%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians 100 $11.59 $12.26 $25,510 4.2%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (*) $11.24 $11.23 $23,360 1.5%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $7.70 $7.77 $16,170 4.5%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 40 $6.28 $6.58 $13,690 3.0%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $12.50 $13.89 $28,880 3.5%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $11.27 $11.02 $22,920 1.7%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $8.55 $8.96 $18,650 1.6%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 70 $8.63 $8.78 $18,270 2.2%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 240 $6.02 $6.48 $13,470 4.1%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $7.14 $7.25 $15,090 4.6%
    92923 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, or Kettle Operators and Tenders 50 $11.99 $13.05 $27,150 3.4%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $10.92 $10.88 $22,630 1.2%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders 240 $11.90 $12.38 $25,740 2.5%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $8.90 $9.76 $20,310 1.4%
      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 340 $13.11 $12.95 $26,940 1.3%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 1,840 $13.02 $12.26 $25,490 6.1%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 460 $6.07 $7.06 $14,690 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 160 $11.18 $12.04 $25,050 2.9%
      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 1,460 $11.42 $12.06 $25,080 3.8%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,300 $8.71 $9.53 $19,820 2.2%
    97108 Bus Drivers 110 $7.05 $7.75 $16,120 6.2%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 180 $6.49 $7.25 $15,070 3.7%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $9.43 $10.37 $21,580 9.0%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 300 $8.55 $8.58 $17,840 4.0%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 80 * * $34,900 2.3%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 80 $8.23 $7.99 $16,630 5.4%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 160 $11.73 $11.42 $23,760 1.1%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 170 $11.18 $11.62 $24,160 4.6%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 300 $9.78 $10.22 $21,260 1.0%
    97956 Operating Engineers 70 $10.96 $11.85 $24,660 2.8%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 70 $10.11 $10.09 $20,990 1.1%
      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 440 $7.88 $8.33 $17,340 1.9%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 60 $8.19 $8.82 $18,360 4.6%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 180 $8.81 $8.59 $17,860 3.1%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 280 $8.79 $8.90 $18,520 3.5%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 40 $7.66 $7.82 $16,270 2.6%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 260 $8.04 $8.30 $17,270 2.3%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 90 $7.88 $7.95 $16,540 2.7%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (*) $9.61 $9.51 $19,770 1.8%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $7.28 $7.43 $15,450 1.9%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 960 $7.76 $8.06 $16,770 1.6%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,440 $6.05 $6.93 $14,400 1.7%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 360 $6.48 $7.27 $15,120 3.1%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,700 $8.13 $8.61 $17,910 1.4%

    (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 Georgia

    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