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

Merced, California 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.

Merced is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in California.

Occupational divisions in Merced:

  • 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 140 $26.88 $26.85 $55,840 3.1%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 80 $18.70 $18.59 $38,670 3.0%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 50 $17.30 $19.15 $39,830 3.2%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 110 $26.76 $28.75 $59,800 4.3%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 120 $19.85 $21.27 $44,250 6.6%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 40 $40.65 $37.56 $78,120 4.3%
      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 210 $34.20 $30.63 $63,710 3.8%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 80 $26.75 $26.25 $54,610 5.9%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators (*) $7.60 $8.24 $17,130 6.7%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 60 $29.74 $26.63 $55,400 6.4%
    15017 Construction Managers 80 $22.03 $21.77 $45,270 6.4%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 30 $20.48 $24.27 $50,480 4.2%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 100 $14.80 $14.70 $30,580 4.0%
      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 1,010 $25.79 $28.24 $58,750 2.2%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 190 $24.58 $26.90 $55,940 2.9%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
      Management Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters (*) $18.49 $21.32 $44,350 3.5%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 60 $13.70 $15.72 $32,690 2.1%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 190 $18.61 $19.41 $40,360 3.1%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 50 $16.08 $17.32 $36,030 2.0%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 50 $17.31 $17.62 $36,660 1.6%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 100 $17.14 $19.46 $40,480 7.5%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors (*) $21.79 $21.52 $44,760 5.0%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 160 $15.69 $17.21 $35,800 7.6%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 140 $17.91 $17.70 $36,810 2.5%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 60 $32.17 $28.45 $59,170 5.5%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists (*) $15.97 $17.20 $35,770 2.5%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $18.02 $20.52 $42,670 9.0%
    22514 Drafters (*) $10.38 $12.72 $26,460 2.0%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $15.70 $17.58 $36,560 4.0%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 30 $14.26 $13.88 $28,870 7.6%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 40 $30.50 $31.17 $64,840 4.4%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 60 $17.66 $18.01 $37,450 3.4%
    25105 Computer Programmers 60 $23.18 $24.09 $50,110 8.9%
      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 (*) $20.13 $20.07 $41,760 2.7%
    27108 Psychologists 50 $32.44 $29.07 $60,470 4.0%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric (*) $9.85 $16.97 $35,290 6.2%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 50 $13.94 $16.73 $34,800 4.3%
    27307 Residential Counselors 30 $9.04 $12.98 $26,990 6.9%
    27308 Human Services Workers 60 $7.44 $9.00 $18,710 3.1%
    27311 Recreation Workers 70 $7.42 $8.31 $17,290 3.3%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 80 $38.21 $37.21 $77,400 13.1%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 30 $19.57 $19.92 $41,430 5.6%
      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 210 $10.44 $10.24 $21,310 2.1%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 210 * * $40,490 2.4%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,640 * * $41,560 2.5%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,140 * * $48,380 3.1%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 310 * * $43,080 2.5%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training (*) $16.64 $18.00 $37,440 2.9%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 150 $8.72 $13.31 $27,680 10.7%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 30 $11.15 $13.15 $27,350 5.9%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 70 $28.95 $26.83 $55,800 5.4%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 1,160 $9.03 $9.08 $18,890 5.1%
      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 (*) $52.25 $48.06 $99,960 6.2%
    32105 Dentists 30 $57.92 $52.91** $110,040** 17.4%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 70 $20.76 $21.15 $43,990 5.1%
    32502 Registered Nurses 540 $22.81 $23.50 $48,880 4.2%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 180 $13.78 $14.60 $30,360 3.2%
    32511 Physician Assistants 30 $36.12 $33.50 $69,670 6.0%
    32517 Pharmacists 60 $35.64 $32.13 $66,840 3.2%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 50 $10.29 $10.15 $21,110 2.2%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $13.58 $15.58 $32,400 7.6%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 30 $9.72 $9.93 $20,660 1.8%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 70 $17.58 $17.26 $35,900 3.7%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 80 $14.08 $15.40 $32,030 4.7%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 40 $7.66 $9.13 $18,990 7.1%
    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 720 $13.40 $15.68 $32,620 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 70 $18.11 $20.02 $41,630 10.8%
    43021 Travel Agents 30 $10.39 $10.31 $21,440 1.9%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising (*) $15.71 $22.63 $47,070 15.2%
      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 100 $16.85 $17.26 $35,890 2.0%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 250 $17.60 $19.05 $39,630 6.7%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,420 $7.17 $8.95 $18,620 2.6%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 130 $10.41 $10.89 $22,650 4.9%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 130 $6.52 $7.78 $16,190 11.1%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 750 $7.37 $8.20 $17,050 2.8%
    49023 Cashiers 1,520 $6.89 $7.85 $16,330 2.9%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 170 $9.62 $10.65 $22,150 2.0%
    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 520 $15.10 $15.69 $32,640 1.3%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 300 $8.03 $8.30 $17,270 1.5%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 50 $11.08 $11.50 $23,920 3.4%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 50 $10.46 $10.40 $21,640 0.9%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 100 $10.68 $11.05 $22,980 3.3%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (*) $23.68 $24.58 $51,130 3.0%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks (*) $13.36 $13.78 $28,660 4.4%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $14.43 $14.45 $30,050 1.6%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 30 $9.11 $9.94 $20,670 2.1%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 80 $7.34 $7.39 $15,370 2.7%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 70 $11.02 $10.65 $22,150 2.7%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 560 $5.92 $6.47 $13,460 4.9%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 50 $11.96 $13.05 $27,150 5.6%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 40 $9.27 $9.81 $20,410 5.2%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 780 $11.11 $11.00 $22,870 2.3%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 440 $7.63 $7.96 $16,550 1.5%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 210 $11.96 $12.87 $26,780 1.9%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $11.63 $12.09 $25,140 6.8%
    55321 File Clerks 70 $6.70 $7.21 $15,000 1.3%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 150 $9.51 $10.34 $21,500 5.9%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 80 $16.08 $18.54 $38,560 5.0%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 980 $9.90 $10.79 $22,440 2.2%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $10.09 $10.95 $22,770 3.6%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 110 $10.13 $10.35 $21,520 1.0%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,050 $8.32 $8.88 $18,480 2.3%
      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 70 $8.97 $9.20 $19,130 1.3%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment (*) $13.92 $14.35 $29,840 1.0%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 50 $9.86 $11.21 $23,310 1.1%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 70 $9.69 $9.52 $19,790 0.9%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 70 $6.64 $7.41 $15,420 2.7%
      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 60 $12.30 $12.70 $26,420 1.4%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $12.66 $13.30 $27,660 4.2%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $15.59 $15.75 $32,750 2.0%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $15.22 $14.83 $30,840 1.5%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $9.86 $10.14 $21,090 5.0%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 410 $9.11 $10.17 $21,150 3.5%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 350 $11.01 $11.89 $24,730 1.5%
      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 $11.72 $11.91 $24,770 4.8%
    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)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 30 $22.28 $23.47 $48,820 3.9%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 220 $14.35 $14.20 $29,530 3.7%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 190 $18.56 $21.10 $43,880 5.6%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 210 $6.48 $7.70 $16,020 15.1%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers (*) $15.68 $16.06 $33,410 2.7%
      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 90 $6.14 $6.51 $13,540 4.0%
    65005 Bartenders 90 $6.96 $7.18 $14,930 3.1%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 630 $5.92 $6.24 $12,970 2.7%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $6.06 $6.39 $13,300 3.0%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 230 $6.04 $6.58 $13,680 4.3%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 120 $7.29 $8.49 $17,660 2.7%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $10.25 $11.37 $23,640 5.6%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 330 $6.47 $7.11 $14,790 5.3%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 130 $8.69 $8.84 $18,390 4.2%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 180 $6.25 $6.52 $13,550 3.7%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 70 $8.16 $7.92 $16,460 4.8%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 740 $6.19 $7.07 $14,700 2.4%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 870 $5.93 $6.47 $13,470 2.5%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 120 $8.66 $8.29 $17,240 1.6%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 150 $10.25 $11.93 $24,820 8.9%
    66005 Medical Assistants 180 $9.40 $9.32 $19,380 1.7%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 470 $7.56 $7.75 $16,110 1.5%
    66011 Home Health Aides 140 $6.70 $7.74 $16,110 8.3%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 30 $8.07 $10.45 $21,740 16.6%
      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 260 $6.27 $7.34 $15,260 7.4%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 850 $7.87 $8.62 $17,940 3.2%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 80 $10.02 $9.82 $20,430 5.1%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 $6.81 $7.87 $16,360 4.1%
    68008 Manicurists (*) $6.86 $7.09 $14,750 4.6%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (*) $6.58 $7.27 $15,130 4.7%
    68038 Child Care Workers 120 $6.68 $7.20 $14,980 2.3%
    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 120 $13.02 $13.45 $27,980 2.6%
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79011 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 450 $6.21 $6.65 $13,820 2.8%
    79021 Farm Equipment Operators 490 $7.65 $8.13 $16,910 3.6%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 630 $7.80 $8.84 $18,390 5.0%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 40 $7.72 $8.02 $16,670 6.0%
    79856 Farmworkers, Food and Fiber Crops 2,080 $6.12 $6.33 $13,170 2.2%
    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 230 $18.55 $20.49 $42,620 3.9%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 70 $18.20 $18.49 $38,450 1.6%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 240 $15.32 $17.10 $35,570 2.9%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $17.39 $19.22 $39,980 4.0%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 400 $11.94 $14.49 $30,140 4.4%
      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 430 $9.87 $10.21 $21,240 1.2%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 220 $17.74 $16.98 $35,320 3.1%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 760 $12.71 $12.29 $25,570 4.3%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 290 $14.30 $13.78 $28,660 2.7%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 170 $12.53 $12.74 $26,500 4.0%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $12.61 $13.08 $27,200 3.0%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $16.59 $16.04 $33,360 2.4%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 140 $11.49 $12.29 $25,560 2.0%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 30 $16.99 $16.93 $35,210 7.2%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60 $14.47 $14.49 $30,140 2.6%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $8.08 $8.47 $17,620 2.8%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 150 $13.69 $14.15 $29,440 2.6%
    87108 Drywall Installers (*) $20.50 $17.75 $36,920 8.3%
    87111 Tapers (*) $11.16 $12.69 $26,390 4.1%
    87202 Electricians 150 $18.83 $19.19 $39,920 2.2%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 190 $11.58 $11.19 $23,270 3.1%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 30 $16.58 $15.96 $33,200 1.8%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $12.47 $13.70 $28,500 7.6%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 50 $12.88 $13.42 $27,900 1.7%
    87811 Glaziers (*) $10.91 $10.60 $22,040 4.0%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 40 $13.30 $13.87 $28,840 1.8%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 30 $12.79 $12.59 $26,190 2.6%
    89802 Slaughterers and Butchers 230 $7.84 $8.09 $16,820 1.9%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $16.37 $16.04 $33,370 2.0%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 40 $6.38 $7.24 $15,060 3.2%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 460 $8.77 $9.81 $20,390 8.9%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $12.96 $13.23 $27,510 2.4%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 170 $9.68 $9.56 $19,870 2.9%
    93935 Cannery Workers 950 $9.39 $9.08 $18,880 4.6%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $6.46 $7.60 $15,810 1.8%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 640 $7.80 $8.09 $16,830 2.0%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 100 $7.17 $7.95 $16,540 1.5%
      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 (*) $12.79 $15.31 $31,840 18.0%
      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 1,400 $11.77 $13.26 $27,580 3.0%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 430 $9.58 $11.27 $23,440 2.2%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 260 $10.55 $10.23 $21,280 2.0%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers (*) $6.35 $7.42 $15,430 8.1%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 70 $6.45 $6.82 $14,180 3.5%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 30 $12.37 $12.05 $25,060 9.0%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 270 $13.11 $12.57 $26,140 11.7%
    97951 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 60 $10.96 $12.31 $25,600 7.3%
    97956 Operating Engineers 30 $14.37 $14.27 $29,670 3.6%
      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 130 $8.40 $9.33 $19,400 4.1%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 120 $6.93 $7.33 $15,250 2.2%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 660 $11.68 $10.69 $22,230 10.5%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 860 $6.41 $6.94 $14,430 3.4%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 210 $6.38 $7.22 $15,020 2.3%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 480 $7.52 $8.93 $18,570 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.

    ** = 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 California

    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