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

Manchester, New Hampshire PMSA

Manchester is a primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA) in New Hampshire.

Occupational divisions in Manchester:

  • 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 680 $24.57 $26.76 $55,660 2.4%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 190 $22.31 $26.93 $56,010 8.5%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 170 $20.16 $21.60 $44,920 4.2%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 620 $24.36 $26.14 $54,370 1.9%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 290 $23.12 $26.99 $56,140 5.4%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 370 $37.63 $35.41 $73,650 2.2%
      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)
    15005 Education Administrators 180 $17.50 $20.02 $41,650 5.0%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 230 $25.23 $25.98 $54,030 4.9%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 80 $18.99 $18.17 $37,800 4.6%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 150 $31.38 $28.42 $59,100 2.3%
    15017 Construction Managers 290 $23.01 $24.80 $51,580 4.1%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 200 $28.32 $27.08 $56,340 3.1%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 470 $12.12 $14.04 $29,210 5.3%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 2,800 $27.31 $30.43 $63,290 1.9%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 950 $21.61 $23.62 $49,120 3.0%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
      Management Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters 150 $18.84 $21.01 $43,710 2.9%
    21105 Credit Analysts 70 $18.53 $18.68 $38,860 3.5%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 250 $18.05 $20.98 $43,630 8.6%
    21111 Tax Preparers 40 $15.17 $17.51 $36,420 12.4%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 610 $18.62 $20.44 $42,520 5.9%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $16.18 $17.08 $35,530 3.3%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $17.73 $17.57 $36,540 1.2%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 40 $13.23 $20.01 $41,630 18.3%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 200 $17.22 $17.63 $36,680 3.1%
    21902 Cost Estimators 150 $23.79 $28.21 $58,680 5.2%
    21905 Management Analysts (*) $21.64 $22.72 $47,260 9.2%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $15.68 $17.51 $36,410 4.5%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 50 $18.88 $19.49 $40,540 2.8%
    21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance (*) $30.15 $27.66 $57,540 9.9%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 690 $16.95 $17.80 $37,030 4.2%
      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 160 $21.60 $23.08 $48,000 4.3%
    22127 Computer Engineers 140 $28.80 $28.43 $59,130 2.5%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety (*) $26.69 $26.84 $55,840 2.8%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 40 $18.69 $18.63 $38,760 4.0%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists (*) $14.84 $14.50 $30,170 1.7%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 390 $16.63 $17.48 $36,360 3.4%
    22514 Drafters 190 $15.15 $15.60 $32,450 1.8%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 140 $10.81 $12.07 $25,100 6.4%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 170 $17.34 $18.79 $39,080 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 30 $18.36 $20.24 $42,110 4.2%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 40 $19.56 $22.30 $46,390 9.6%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 120 $10.36 $11.56 $24,050 3.2%
      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 $22.73 $23.99 $49,910 2.3%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 40 $22.86 $23.78 $49,460 3.2%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 260 $17.97 $19.18 $39,900 4.4%
    25105 Computer Programmers 710 $23.82 $24.41 $50,780 3.2%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 50 $5.77 $8.09 $16,830 12.7%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 100 $19.52 $20.95 $43,570 3.1%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27108 Psychologists 50 $22.80 $23.81 $49,520 6.6%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 100 $15.69 $16.46 $34,230 4.0%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 220 $13.66 $13.50 $28,090 0.8%
    27307 Residential Counselors 210 $7.84 $8.29 $17,230 3.9%
    27308 Human Services Workers 460 $8.17 $9.76 $20,300 3.8%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 520 $39.20 $38.37 $79,820 9.1%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 170 $17.61 $17.90 $37,240 2.2%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $45,720 24.5%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 390 $9.17 $9.62 $20,010 3.6%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 100 * * $21,900 3.6%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 960 * * $45,390 12.7%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 180 * * $36,210 3.0%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 480 $20.20 $17.11 $35,590 13.2%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 140 $13.93 $14.88 $30,950 1.4%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 190 $11.36 $11.24 $23,380 3.2%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 90 * * $23,960 0.9%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 100 $17.44 $17.15 $35,670 4.7%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 110 $9.78 $10.64 $22,140 4.6%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 70 $17.82 $17.56 $36,520 3.7%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 400 $7.95 $8.31 $17,290 3.8%
      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 (*) # $51.88** $107,900** 25.6%
    32105 Dentists 100 $42.15 $43.77** $91,040** 21.6%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $23.42 $24.56 $51,080 5.2%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 70 $23.08 $22.95 $47,740 4.5%
    32308 Physical Therapists 80 $23.80 $25.30 $52,630 3.7%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 60 $21.58 $22.07 $45,910 4.6%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,790 $18.41 $19.28 $40,110 2.9%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 440 $14.18 $14.34 $29,820 2.3%
    32511 Physician Assistants 30 $23.03 $22.07 $45,910 14.9%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring (*) $14.30 $13.51 $28,090 2.5%
    32517 Pharmacists 100 $33.18 $30.03 $62,470 3.2%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 100 $8.35 $8.63 $17,940 2.9%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $20.88 $19.61 $40,780 4.2%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $13.37 $13.23 $27,520 7.5%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 160 $22.42 $21.97 $45,700 3.7%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 30 $9.40 $9.26 $19,270 3.5%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 60 $9.72 $9.66 $20,080 1.7%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 240 $14.77 $17.04 $35,440 1.9%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors 80 $22.83 $23.01 $47,860 4.4%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 70 $14.80 $15.32 $31,860 1.1%
    34023 Photographers 90 $8.33 $10.49 $21,830 4.5%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 30 $6.94 $7.44 $15,470 9.1%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 60 $14.72 $17.24 $35,860 4.0%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 190 $16.78 $17.57 $36,540 6.1%
    34041 Interior Designers 30 $17.47 $17.00 $35,370 2.3%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $8.50 $9.59 $19,950 1.7%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 30 * * $30,280 12.3%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 530 $18.37 $19.67 $40,910 4.8%
    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 1,540 $14.46 $16.32 $33,940 2.4%
      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 (*) $16.05 $17.01 $35,370 3.3%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 40 $12.26 $12.00 $24,950 5.9%
    43011 Appraisers, Real Estate (*) $31.56 $28.81 $59,920 10.3%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 360 $17.14 $25.34 $52,720 19.2%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 260 $17.16 $19.35 $40,240 3.1%
    43021 Travel Agents 90 $11.06 $11.46 $23,830 4.8%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 90 $17.47 $19.38 $40,300 6.1%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 140 $18.71 $18.01 $37,460 1.8%
      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 90 $32.47 $31.10 $64,690 3.9%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 520 $27.00 $29.60 $61,570 5.8%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 980 $18.46 $21.05 $43,780 2.5%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,080 $7.74 $9.52 $19,800 2.5%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 320 $13.23 $13.70 $28,490 4.9%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 390 $7.22 $8.26 $17,180 4.1%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,140 $7.91 $8.48 $17,640 1.1%
    49023 Cashiers 2,230 $7.03 $7.18 $14,920 1.1%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 190 $10.81 $11.34 $23,580 11.6%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 440 $10.06 $12.22 $25,420 6.3%
    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 1,340 $16.18 $18.07 $37,590 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 510 $8.65 $9.27 $19,290 3.6%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 80 $10.59 $10.34 $21,510 1.5%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 300 $11.27 $11.83 $24,610 2.3%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 390 $11.08 $11.64 $24,200 2.4%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 250 $19.95 $20.53 $42,710 3.0%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 130 $12.85 $12.84 $26,700 2.1%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 190 $12.39 $13.25 $27,560 3.3%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers 30 $10.95 $10.82 $22,510 3.0%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 260 $10.30 $9.91 $20,610 3.1%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 220 $10.34 $11.21 $23,310 9.6%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 140 $7.95 $8.03 $16,700 3.5%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 110 $8.29 $8.71 $18,130 1.9%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 550 $8.98 $9.12 $18,970 9.5%
      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 380 $15.08 $15.10 $31,420 5.0%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 290 $11.06 $11.59 $24,120 2.1%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,830 $11.72 $12.16 $25,300 1.4%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 90 $12.26 $12.34 $25,660 0.9%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 920 $9.20 $9.33 $19,400 1.1%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 210 $11.11 $11.44 $23,800 1.8%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $12.53 $12.72 $26,460 2.1%
    55321 File Clerks 180 $8.16 $8.45 $17,570 0.9%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 300 $11.53 $11.70 $24,340 1.0%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 70 $11.21 $12.52 $26,050 1.0%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 70 $9.35 $9.32 $19,390 2.2%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 200 $13.15 $15.28 $31,790 5.2%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,610 $11.59 $11.91 $24,770 1.3%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $11.15 $11.61 $24,150 1.1%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 270 $10.80 $10.98 $22,830 1.8%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,950 $9.91 $10.11 $21,030 1.7%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 30 $9.34 $9.83 $20,440 1.5%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 90 $13.69 $20.03 $41,660 21.0%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 270 $9.04 $9.33 $19,410 1.1%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 250 $7.83 $8.20 $17,050 1.4%
    57311 Messengers 120 $8.92 $8.99 $18,710 2.6%
      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 80 $13.51 $13.53 $28,140 3.3%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $13.65 $13.95 $29,020 2.0%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 290 $10.75 $12.48 $25,960 1.3%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (*) $19.36 $16.64 $34,600 2.7%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 770 $9.72 $10.16 $21,140 0.8%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 230 $9.99 $10.76 $22,390 3.7%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 670 $9.56 $9.79 $20,370 1.4%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 190 $11.16 $11.64 $24,210 4.3%
      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 530 $10.26 $11.20 $23,290 2.9%
    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 (*) $16.10 $15.10 $31,410 8.1%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 30 $20.35 $21.14 $43,970 4.6%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $10.52 $10.70 $22,250 2.8%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 570 $11.17 $12.67 $26,360 3.2%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 500 $15.74 $14.75 $30,670 8.2%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 430 $17.95 $17.47 $36,330 5.0%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 480 $7.82 $8.19 $17,030 2.7%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers (*) $7.87 $9.05 $18,810 4.2%
      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 230 $7.07 $7.22 $15,010 4.6%
    65005 Bartenders 360 $7.03 $8.03 $16,700 6.9%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,310 $5.83 $6.16 $12,820 4.8%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 330 $7.00 $7.77 $16,170 3.1%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 310 $6.04 $6.37 $13,250 3.1%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 80 $8.06 $8.45 $17,570 1.1%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $10.09 $10.90 $22,670 1.6%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 500 $8.80 $8.93 $18,560 4.2%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 200 $10.31 $10.25 $21,320 2.2%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 120 $6.63 $6.77 $14,080 2.6%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 150 $7.51 $7.65 $15,920 3.9%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,040 $7.20 $7.22 $15,010 2.3%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,380 $6.17 $6.52 $13,550 2.0%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 310 $7.52 $7.62 $15,860 1.4%
      Health Service and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 90 $12.74 $12.50 $26,010 5.4%
    66005 Medical Assistants 110 $11.30 $11.19 $23,270 2.5%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,090 $10.47 $9.99 $20,770 2.0%
    66011 Home Health Aides 460 $8.02 $8.10 $16,840 2.3%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 250 $9.46 $9.25 $19,230 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 500 $7.85 $7.98 $16,590 1.3%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,130 $7.63 $7.98 $16,610 1.3%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 330 $6.00 $7.12 $14,810 4.8%
      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 330 $6.29 $7.13 $14,840 9.8%
    68008 Manicurists 40 $6.01 $6.22 $12,930 10.4%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (*) $6.02 $5.88 $12,220 4.4%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 170 $6.52 $6.66 $13,860 4.1%
    68038 Child Care Workers 350 $7.48 $7.54 $15,680 3.0%
      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 360 $8.15 $8.43 $17,540 2.6%
    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 $7.38 $7.90 $16,430 2.9%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 600 $9.60 $9.96 $20,710 2.0%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 40 $7.96 $8.14 $16,930 5.9%
    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 310 $17.11 $19.78 $41,150 4.5%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 270 $19.79 $20.42 $42,470 2.9%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 510 $17.56 $18.32 $38,110 1.7%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $16.78 $17.23 $35,830 2.9%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $13.29 $15.10 $31,410 1.8%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 230 $15.61 $16.31 $33,920 2.0%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 420 $11.00 $11.12 $23,130 1.4%
      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 240 $15.60 $15.66 $32,570 2.0%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 60 $13.24 $14.01 $29,140 1.7%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 610 $12.04 $12.15 $25,280 1.9%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 670 $13.33 $14.50 $30,160 6.3%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $13.12 $13.65 $28,390 1.9%
    85308 Motorcycle Repairers 40 $11.96 $12.74 $26,500 1.2%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 390 $14.88 $15.08 $31,360 2.0%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $14.62 $14.63 $30,430 2.0%
    85599 All Other Communications Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers (*) $22.44 $22.08 $45,930 4.6%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 250 $21.81 $20.05 $41,690 4.8%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 130 $15.90 $16.16 $33,610 1.6%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $12.56 $12.71 $26,430 1.5%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $8.50 $9.02 $18,760 6.5%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 340 $12.34 $12.76 $26,540 2.7%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 320 $14.63 $14.50 $30,160 1.1%
    87105 Ceiling Tile Installers and Acoustical Carpenters 60 $16.12 $15.18 $31,570 1.9%
    87108 Drywall Installers (*) $18.51 $18.44 $38,350 3.8%
    87202 Electricians 370 $15.09 $15.26 $31,740 2.5%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 250 $13.14 $13.37 $27,800 2.5%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 430 $15.65 $16.20 $33,690 2.8%
    87508 Pipelayers 60 $17.88 $17.36 $36,110 7.7%
    87511 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (*) $10.76 $11.36 $23,630 8.7%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 180 $11.61 $12.29 $25,570 2.4%
    87808 Roofers 60 $14.06 $14.22 $29,570 1.4%
    87811 Glaziers (*) $12.10 $12.15 $25,270 1.1%
      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 60 $16.91 $16.11 $33,520 2.0%
    89108 Machinists 280 $14.45 $14.86 $30,900 2.6%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 370 $18.39 $17.77 $36,970 2.3%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 30 $14.67 $15.79 $32,850 5.4%
    89717 Strippers 40 $16.84 $16.96 $35,280 2.9%
      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)
    91311 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 140 $12.76 $12.82 $26,660 2.2%
    91902 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $14.96 $14.82 $30,820 4.3%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $10.53 $10.33 $21,490 4.1%
    92197 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 150 $10.98 $11.02 $22,920 3.4%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $9.39 $10.42 $21,680 2.8%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 90 $15.50 $15.40 $32,030 1.9%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $11.84 $12.93 $26,890 8.0%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $10.11 $10.21 $21,240 3.0%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 70 $9.48 $9.43 $19,610 3.7%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 70 $7.11 $7.46 $15,520 2.2%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 120 $7.54 $7.71 $16,040 1.8%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $9.88 $9.93 $20,650 6.2%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $10.02 $10.38 $21,590 1.9%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $10.65 $11.24 $23,380 1.2%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 220 $9.11 $9.08 $18,880 1.1%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 630 $9.64 $10.21 $21,230 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)
    93111 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers, Precision (*) $11.11 $11.09 $23,070 1.0%
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision (*) $10.02 $10.43 $21,690 1.6%
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 380 $11.45 $11.58 $24,080 6.4%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 140 $12.61 $13.98 $29,070 2.2%
    93917 Solderers and Brazers 50 $8.70 $8.88 $18,480 1.8%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 80 $8.01 $8.45 $17,570 2.6%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 1,790 $10.06 $10.13 $21,060 1.6%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 390 $8.64 $8.50 $17,690 1.7%
      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 1,500 $14.53 $15.71 $32,670 3.2%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,330 $10.49 $10.83 $22,530 3.9%
    97108 Bus Drivers (*) $9.66 $10.07 $20,940 2.3%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 410 $10.87 $11.33 $23,580 6.1%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 120 $7.47 $7.52 $15,640 2.1%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 180 $14.75 $14.33 $29,800 4.2%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 70 $15.08 $15.10 $31,400 2.9%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 250 $11.44 $11.59 $24,110 0.9%
    97956 Operating Engineers 30 $14.81 $16.05 $33,380 8.1%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 130 $13.52 $12.94 $26,920 4.3%
      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 90 $7.69 $8.12 $16,880 3.4%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 150 $11.49 $11.05 $22,990 4.0%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers (*) $10.68 $10.89 $22,650 3.5%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $8.79 $9.64 $20,050 4.8%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 60 $9.84 $10.20 $21,210 2.4%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50 $10.84 $11.17 $23,220 8.9%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 500 $11.38 $11.35 $23,600 1.5%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 770 $7.72 $7.75 $16,120 1.4%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 180 $8.21 $8.77 $18,240 3.7%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,140 $9.53 $9.72 $20,210 2.7%

    (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 Hampshire

    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