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

Medford-Ashland, Oregon MSA REVISED

The 1998 OES estimates for this metropolitan area have been revised to incorporate corrections to some of the occupational wage estimates. The corrections were required because the State minimum wage over the three-year data collection period was significantly higher than the Federal minimum wage level. These corrections did not affect employment estimates.

Virtually all of the corrections to the metropolitan area estimates were within the published sampling error range for the estimate. While the majority of the changes were within a +/- 5 cents an hour range, there were some occupations with larger changes.

For further information about these changes please call the Occupational Employment Statistics information line on 202-691-6569.

Medford-Ashland is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Oregon.

Occupational divisions in Medford-Ashland:

  • 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 270 $22.65 $23.68 $49,250 2.3%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers (*) $22.00 $22.87 $47,570 4.1%
    13008 Purchasing Managers (*) $19.99 $20.56 $42,760 2.7%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 230 $20.10 $24.07 $50,060 6.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 130 $22.39 $23.32 $48,500 3.0%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 80 $31.41 $30.50 $63,450 3.3%
      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 240 $30.64 $26.38 $54,880 5.5%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers (*) $21.50 $23.33 $48,520 10.4%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 200 $8.14 $9.30 $19,350 8.5%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 100 $22.95 $23.87 $49,650 2.4%
    15017 Construction Managers 240 $27.05 $30.98 $64,450 14.8%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 100 $19.63 $22.19 $46,150 3.4%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 240 $12.10 $13.53 $28,140 5.1%
      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 1,180 $22.05 $25.41 $52,860 1.8%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 310 $20.62 $21.12 $43,920 1.9%
    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 110 $18.23 $25.00 $51,990 10.1%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 300 $15.13 $16.79 $34,910 2.9%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 110 $13.17 $14.12 $29,370 2.4%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $13.11 $18.46 $38,390 4.4%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $14.43 $15.22 $31,650 1.2%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 190 $12.15 $15.19 $31,590 2.7%
    21902 Cost Estimators 70 $18.26 $19.54 $40,640 2.9%
    21905 Management Analysts 30 $19.79 $22.94 $47,700 3.2%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $17.35 $16.83 $35,000 2.6%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 150 $16.04 $16.68 $34,700 2.1%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 240 $14.79 $15.79 $32,850 2.6%
      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 $18.57 $20.18 $41,970 7.1%
    22127 Computer Engineers (*) $38.82 $37.09 $77,150 7.6%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 30 $17.97 $19.24 $40,020 2.7%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 30 $16.71 $16.72 $34,780 3.0%
    22514 Drafters 130 $12.78 $13.78 $28,650 6.6%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $13.44 $14.05 $29,230 2.1%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 140 $16.00 $16.65 $34,630 2.1%
      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 140 $22.62 $23.39 $48,650 2.1%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 30 $15.31 $18.38 $38,220 2.7%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 200 $13.09 $13.42 $27,910 4.3%
    25105 Computer Programmers (*) $18.62 $18.96 $39,440 9.2%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 50 $15.21 $15.33 $31,890 2.9%
      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)
    27105 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $18.80 $19.43 $40,410 3.1%
    27108 Psychologists 30 $24.35 $25.03 $52,060 4.3%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 290 $15.47 $15.44 $32,120 2.2%
    27307 Residential Counselors 80 $8.32 $8.48 $17,650 4.5%
    27308 Human Services Workers (*) $9.39 $9.57 $19,910 4.3%
    27311 Recreation Workers (*) $17.75 $15.06 $31,320 9.8%
    27502 Clergy (*) $6.70 $10.71 $22,270 16.9%
    27505 Directors, Religious Activities and Education 50 $9.55 $9.92 $20,640 8.6%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 110 $31.87 $33.75 $70,190 14.8%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel (*) $14.60 $14.77 $30,730 1.8%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical (*) $12.94 $17.24 $35,850 6.5%
      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 140 $8.14 $8.61 $17,900 4.6%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 90 * * $38,490 6.4%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 870 * * $37,650 5.4%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 720 * * $43,000 2.6%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 130 * * $42,260 3.8%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 60 $20.63 $19.11 $39,750 2.8%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education (*) $18.37 $18.24 $37,950 2.5%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 90 $10.55 $10.91 $22,680 2.0%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 560 * * $27,180 2.9%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 70 $21.18 $21.26 $44,230 5.3%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 100 $21.80 $22.53 $46,860 4.4%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 40 $23.29 $22.36 $46,510 10.4%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 490 $8.80 $8.84 $18,400 1.7%
      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 300 # $54.14** $112,620** 11.6%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $22.82 $27.49 $57,170 27.6%
    32308 Physical Therapists 50 $22.76 $23.97 $49,860 6.3%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,190 $20.67 $21.38 $44,470 4.2%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 280 $13.16 $14.28 $29,710 4.3%
    32511 Physician Assistants 50 $11.44 $18.18 $37,820 16.8%
    32517 Pharmacists 110 $33.06 $29.80 $61,970 2.7%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 80 $9.70 $9.74 $20,260 1.6%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $18.64 $20.62 $42,900 8.5%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $18.54 $18.26 $37,990 2.5%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 $13.16 $14.44 $30,040 2.4%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 150 $32.19 $29.40 $61,160 4.4%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 30 $10.81 $11.16 $23,220 2.8%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 120 $16.13 $16.17 $33,630 3.7%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 40 $16.66 $15.48 $32,190 6.9%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 30 $9.62 $9.43 $19,620 2.7%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 200 $13.77 $15.59 $32,430 4.6%
      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 (*) $13.61 $15.79 $32,850 14.1%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 30 $13.92 $17.19 $35,750 17.2%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $8.91 $9.22 $19,180 4.4%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television (*) $10.12 $10.75 $22,370 2.2%
    34023 Photographers 50 $8.09 $9.77 $20,320 7.3%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 50 $8.39 $10.04 $20,890 5.1%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 120 $15.67 $15.01 $31,220 4.8%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 70 $9.10 $13.09 $27,220 2.3%
    34047 Music Directors, Singers, Composers, and Related Workers 30 * * $29,800 9.0%
    34051 Musicians, Instrumental (*) * * $28,030 7.3%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers (*) * * $14,560 3.2%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 400 $14.28 $15.12 $31,440 2.1%
    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 1,130 $13.94 $16.87 $35,090 2.8%
      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 (*) $18.56 $21.49 $44,700 5.9%
    43005 Brokers, Real Estate 40 $9.36 $10.28 $21,370 14.2%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 100 $34.42 $35.31** $73,450** 15.3%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 160 $17.89 $19.70 $40,970 2.8%
    43021 Travel Agents 90 $10.34 $10.72 $22,310 7.7%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 100 $14.28 $14.72 $30,630 5.0%
      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)
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 150 $16.20 $18.87 $39,260 6.0%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 390 $14.88 $16.77 $34,880 2.5%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,850 $8.15 $9.59 $19,940 3.9%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 180 $11.26 $11.81 $24,570 4.6%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 $7.83 $8.35 $17,370 2.1%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 670 $8.23 $9.01 $18,730 1.7%
    49023 Cashiers 1,750 $7.14 $8.02 $16,690 1.7%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers (*) $8.10 $8.28 $17,230 2.9%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 160 $8.97 $12.39 $25,760 6.8%
    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 750 $13.03 $14.30 $29,740 1.5%
      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 320 $7.88 $8.02 $16,690 1.5%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 40 $9.37 $9.50 $19,750 3.1%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 130 $10.98 $11.14 $23,170 3.0%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks (*) $9.13 $10.06 $20,930 1.2%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 80 $9.89 $10.01 $20,830 3.3%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 120 $12.14 $12.52 $26,040 4.1%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 110 $6.85 $7.11 $14,790 2.5%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 210 $7.30 $7.49 $15,570 1.9%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 170 $10.40 $10.72 $22,300 3.2%
    55105 Medical Secretaries (*) $10.36 $9.95 $20,700 4.2%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 900 $8.99 $9.61 $19,990 1.8%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 40 $12.01 $12.47 $25,950 2.6%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 860 $8.59 $9.01 $18,740 1.6%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 130 $11.34 $10.89 $22,660 2.1%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (*) $10.76 $11.12 $23,140 1.2%
    55321 File Clerks 170 $7.18 $7.42 $15,430 2.4%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 130 $10.00 $10.43 $21,700 1.9%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 30 $8.92 $9.71 $20,200 1.6%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 130 $8.02 $8.34 $17,350 2.2%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,150 $10.32 $10.77 $22,400 1.2%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 50 $11.56 $12.46 $25,910 2.2%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 180 $10.84 $10.88 $22,640 2.0%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,590 $9.04 $9.48 $19,730 1.0%
      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 $9.62 $9.37 $19,480 1.5%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 30 $8.90 $8.76 $18,220 4.4%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment (*) $11.38 $12.03 $25,010 2.3%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing (*) $8.96 $9.05 $18,830 0.8%
      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 80 $7.77 $7.96 $16,550 2.2%
    57311 Messengers (*) $7.82 $8.53 $17,740 4.4%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $14.38 $14.29 $29,730 3.7%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $9.90 $11.55 $24,010 3.4%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (*) $11.48 $12.86 $26,740 3.4%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $10.93 $10.87 $22,620 1.1%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 240 $9.01 $9.95 $20,700 3.3%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 60 $8.54 $8.68 $18,050 2.3%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 420 $10.71 $11.64 $24,200 2.1%
      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 370 $10.56 $11.34 $23,600 3.7%
    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)
    61002 Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 30 $24.33 $25.31 $52,640 7.4%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 50 $24.49 $25.06 $52,120 5.7%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $8.49 $9.37 $19,480 5.4%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 520 $10.17 $10.45 $21,740 2.3%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 120 $17.61 $18.02 $37,470 9.5%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 200 $18.24 $18.30 $38,060 5.9%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 130 $7.49 $8.30 $17,250 2.6%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 170 $8.59 $9.55 $19,870 4.3%
      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 200 $6.28 $6.50 $13,520 1.7%
    65005 Bartenders 200 $7.07 $7.10 $14,760 1.7%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,400 $6.12 $6.30 $13,100 1.2%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 200 $6.19 $6.57 $13,660 1.7%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 70 $6.57 $6.89 $14,320 4.6%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 60 $10.74 $10.47 $21,770 3.4%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 180 $10.52 $11.10 $23,090 1.9%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 540 $7.84 $8.00 $16,630 1.5%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 210 $8.12 $8.48 $17,640 1.4%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 220 $6.17 $6.75 $14,040 4.5%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 50 $7.76 $7.89 $16,410 1.6%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,090 $6.46 $6.93 $14,420 2.2%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,530 $6.49 $6.86 $14,260 1.8%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 220 $11.09 $11.12 $23,120 3.6%
    66005 Medical Assistants 330 $11.01 $10.97 $22,810 1.9%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 680 $7.80 $7.83 $16,290 2.5%
    66011 Home Health Aides 60 $7.60 $7.88 $16,380 2.0%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 200 $9.85 $9.87 $20,530 2.2%
      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 540 $6.71 $7.18 $14,930 3.6%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 940 $7.25 $7.93 $16,500 2.6%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 40 $8.18 $8.71 $18,110 3.3%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $6.75 $7.68 $15,980 4.6%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 240 $6.29 $6.71 $13,960 2.8%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 220 $6.56 $7.09 $14,740 3.8%
    68038 Child Care Workers 330 $6.45 $6.85 $14,240 1.8%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 470 $7.61 $9.82 $20,430 12.1%
    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 60 $17.41 $18.64 $38,770 5.6%
      Timber Cutting and Logging Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    73002 Fallers and Buckers 50 $27.40 $22.74 $47,310 21.3%
    73005 Choke Setters (*) $12.62 $12.60 $26,210 3.3%
    73011 Logging Tractor Operators 90 $11.19 $11.65 $24,230 5.3%
    73099 All Other Timber Cutting and Related Logging Workers (*) $12.67 $11.89 $24,730 9.2%
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 40 $6.65 $6.92 $14,400 2.9%
    79033 Pruners (*) $12.64 $15.06 $31,330 23.3%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 390 $8.09 $8.98 $18,680 2.9%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 30 $7.29 $7.40 $15,380 3.8%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 30 $11.79 $13.41 $27,880 1.4%
    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 180 $19.52 $19.99 $41,580 2.4%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 180 $19.56 $22.30 $46,370 4.0%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 280 $14.94 $16.34 $33,990 1.8%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 50 $15.19 $16.42 $34,160 2.4%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 70 $13.80 $14.90 $30,980 8.1%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations
    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 520 $8.58 $9.51 $19,770 3.7%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 40 $14.45 $14.16 $29,450 2.9%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 150 $14.39 $14.03 $29,180 2.6%
    85123 Millwrights 50 $15.54 $15.76 $32,770 4.9%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 30 $13.36 $14.10 $29,320 3.0%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 470 $9.78 $10.46 $21,760 1.3%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 370 $11.20 $12.55 $26,090 3.8%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $17.30 $16.97 $35,300 6.1%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 250 $15.13 $14.77 $30,720 1.7%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 $15.07 $15.32 $31,860 1.8%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 30 $10.96 $10.77 $22,400 1.8%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 200 $13.92 $13.86 $28,840 2.4%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 90 $11.72 $12.22 $25,410 9.6%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers (*) $11.77 $12.88 $26,790 3.4%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $10.43 $10.53 $21,890 3.9%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 100 $11.76 $12.27 $25,520 2.7%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 430 $13.92 $14.87 $30,920 3.3%
    87108 Drywall Installers (*) $8.86 $10.56 $21,970 23.4%
    87202 Electricians 360 $20.35 $20.19 $42,000 5.6%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 110 $14.93 $15.39 $32,010 4.1%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (*) $11.23 $11.08 $23,040 3.0%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 150 $12.93 $13.09 $27,230 2.9%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 180 $16.89 $17.46 $36,310 11.8%
    87508 Pipelayers 30 $14.01 $14.86 $30,920 5.7%
    87808 Roofers 90 $11.03 $12.04 $25,040 10.1%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 140 $10.85 $11.29 $23,490 2.4%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 90 $10.20 $10.77 $22,400 4.1%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 40 $13.74 $12.38 $25,750 2.9%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $10.80 $10.73 $22,310 5.8%
    89508 Upholsterers (*) $12.49 $12.11 $25,190 1.7%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 30 $10.61 $10.47 $21,780 8.0%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $13.73 $13.89 $28,890 1.7%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 40 $8.44 $9.11 $18,950 1.4%
    92302 Sawing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $9.48 $10.41 $21,660 3.9%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $11.46 $11.44 $23,800 1.9%
    92311 Woodworking Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Except Sawing 100 $12.11 $12.04 $25,050 1.5%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 130 $12.36 $11.99 $24,940 2.4%
    92525 Bindery Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $10.92 $11.33 $23,560 2.3%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $11.48 $12.23 $25,440 1.8%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $8.71 $9.83 $20,450 5.4%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 50 $7.63 $7.64 $15,890 1.8%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $8.79 $8.31 $17,290 2.3%
    92923 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, or Kettle Operators and Tenders (*) $11.89 $12.16 $25,300 3.1%
    92926 Boiler Operators and Tenders, Low Pressure 30 $11.04 $11.30 $23,500 2.6%
    92951 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $9.78 $10.16 $21,130 4.3%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $10.20 $10.50 $21,840 2.7%
    92956 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $12.10 $11.72 $24,380 4.2%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $11.17 $11.16 $23,210 2.0%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $13.71 $13.05 $27,140 6.7%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $8.60 $9.23 $19,200 1.3%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $12.64 $12.61 $26,230 3.4%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision (*) $8.23 $8.62 $17,940 1.6%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 200 $11.24 $11.74 $24,420 1.2%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 410 $8.33 $8.69 $18,070 1.2%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 100 $8.12 $8.62 $17,930 2.7%
      Plant and System Occupations
    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 60 $10.68 $12.25 $25,480 12.6%
      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 1,230 $12.36 $13.32 $27,700 2.4%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 510 $8.50 $8.87 $18,450 1.6%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 210 $14.58 $14.97 $31,130 3.3%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 1,010 $6.01 $6.99 $14,540 6.9%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 30 $15.28 $14.18 $29,490 2.8%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 90 $14.21 $15.21 $31,630 2.7%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 50 $12.90 $13.46 $28,000 2.8%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 430 $11.17 $11.26 $23,420 5.3%
    97956 Operating Engineers 90 $14.57 $14.77 $30,720 3.8%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators (*) $10.28 $11.37 $23,640 1.3%
      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 120 $9.40 $9.15 $19,020 3.9%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers (*) $9.17 $8.95 $18,620 5.5%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 730 $10.77 $10.66 $22,160 1.9%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 310 $8.20 $9.50 $19,770 5.0%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers (*) $6.13 $6.76 $14,050 3.3%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 180 $7.28 $7.67 $15,950 4.0%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 880 $8.73 $9.65 $20,070 6.0%

    (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.

    Statewide estimates for Oregon

    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