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

Monroe, Louisiana MSA

Monroe is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Louisiana.

Occupational divisions in Monroe:

  • 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
      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 340 $18.99 $21.80 $45,340 2.1%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 60 $19.05 $21.64 $45,020 2.9%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 120 $14.39 $15.42 $32,060 8.9%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 140 $15.00 $17.74 $36,900 2.6%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 210 $16.70 $21.14 $43,960 4.2%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 80 $26.08 $26.38 $54,870 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 290 $24.74 $25.36 $52,740 3.9%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 190 $25.05 $26.08 $54,250 3.2%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 80 $8.68 $8.84 $18,380 3.2%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 90 $23.71 $24.47 $50,900 3.8%
    15017 Construction Managers 80 $19.01 $19.38 $40,320 3.0%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 110 $18.32 $18.65 $38,790 3.7%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 110 $10.11 $10.89 $22,660 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 1,750 $20.19 $23.00 $47,830 2.3%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 380 $18.69 $21.25 $44,190 1.8%
    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 270 $12.61 $13.94 $28,990 5.6%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 340 $13.88 $15.36 $31,950 2.7%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 40 $12.67 $14.73 $30,630 2.4%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $20.27 $23.45 $48,780 3.7%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 60 $13.16 $14.50 $30,150 2.1%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 90 $15.74 $17.46 $36,320 1.9%
    21902 Cost Estimators 40 $16.87 $18.85 $39,210 2.6%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $13.68 $16.48 $34,280 4.2%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 540 $10.68 $12.02 $25,010 7.2%
      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 70 $22.00 $23.19 $48,240 5.0%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 60 $28.89 $26.91 $55,980 4.0%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 60 $26.28 $26.18 $54,460 3.7%
    22199 All Other Engineers 110 $33.21 $31.52 $65,570 10.2%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine (*) $29.64 $26.75 $55,640 9.2%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 110 $20.61 $19.76 $41,100 2.9%
    22514 Drafters 290 $14.06 $15.02 $31,240 6.0%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $7.89 $8.52 $17,710 2.3%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists (*) $20.34 $19.19 $39,920 2.6%
      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 60 $17.91 $18.96 $39,440 1.9%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 90 $14.92 $15.63 $32,520 2.6%
    25105 Computer Programmers 70 $18.72 $19.07 $39,660 3.1%
      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)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 90 $12.59 $14.85 $30,880 8.0%
    27307 Residential Counselors 40 $6.20 $7.62 $15,840 4.9%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers (*) $20.16 $21.06 $43,800 6.3%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 70 $12.44 $11.93 $24,810 6.9%
      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 60 $10.24 $9.83 $20,450 5.2%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 100 $11.94 $12.96 $26,960 1.8%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 190 $9.92 $11.65 $24,230 2.3%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 290 * * $23,330 1.6%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 80 $15.84 $15.45 $32,140 1.4%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 30 $7.86 $8.63 $17,940 2.2%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 110 $16.67 $16.39 $34,100 1.1%
      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 280 # $52.91** $110,040** 23.6%
    32105 Dentists (*) $38.44 $38.43 $79,930 16.5%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 50 $16.79 $16.80 $34,940 2.4%
    32308 Physical Therapists 30 $30.93 $32.10 $66,760 9.7%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (*) $29.58 $25.81 $53,680 9.2%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,440 $17.95 $18.40 $38,260 2.7%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 800 $10.90 $11.16 $23,200 1.2%
    32511 Physician Assistants 30 $12.01 $11.19 $23,280 5.3%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring (*) $8.29 $9.63 $20,020 4.6%
    32517 Pharmacists 110 $23.55 $24.66 $51,290 2.5%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 90 $6.92 $7.13 $14,820 2.5%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $16.82 $16.91 $35,170 3.1%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians 70 $8.71 $10.32 $21,460 18.7%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 160 $17.12 $17.04 $35,440 1.7%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 120 $9.01 $9.72 $20,210 3.1%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 50 $19.05 $21.23 $44,170 10.1%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 60 $8.49 $9.18 $19,100 3.4%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 120 $13.98 $14.48 $30,120 3.9%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 140 $11.67 $12.24 $25,450 3.6%
      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 30 $12.12 $11.83 $24,600 2.2%
    34023 Photographers 30 $7.48 $8.38 $17,420 9.8%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 50 $7.14 $7.97 $16,580 7.3%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 40 $11.99 $14.01 $29,140 3.6%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers (*) $30.40 $26.03 $54,140 8.5%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (*) $9.34 $9.10 $18,920 1.7%
      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 200 $12.29 $15.36 $31,960 4.7%
    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 910 $12.16 $14.60 $30,360 3.1%
      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 170 $13.99 $18.62 $38,720 15.1%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $9.67 $10.26 $21,340 5.1%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 50 $16.34 $20.88 $43,430 21.4%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services (*) $15.25 $16.59 $34,500 3.1%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 50 $14.22 $15.90 $33,070 9.7%
      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 120 $15.60 $18.99 $39,500 15.0%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 510 $14.34 $16.23 $33,760 3.3%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,070 $7.09 $8.08 $16,810 2.2%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 200 $10.12 $11.10 $23,080 4.5%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 230 $6.25 $6.72 $13,970 1.8%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 680 $6.86 $7.01 $14,580 1.6%
    49023 Cashiers 2,390 $6.21 $6.55 $13,620 1.4%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 100 $9.17 $10.67 $22,200 1.6%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters (*) $7.70 $7.73 $16,080 2.5%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 320 $10.55 $11.36 $23,630 3.5%
    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 780 $12.11 $13.64 $28,370 2.6%
      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 700 $7.40 $7.55 $15,700 1.7%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 130 $8.65 $9.09 $18,900 6.5%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks (*) $10.84 $10.77 $22,410 10.3%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 190 $9.21 $10.05 $20,890 4.0%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 90 $6.44 $6.65 $13,820 3.6%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 120 $9.90 $9.59 $19,940 2.8%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 120 $8.21 $9.06 $18,840 9.4%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,500 $9.18 $9.20 $19,140 0.9%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 50 $9.71 $10.26 $21,340 2.6%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 780 $7.46 $7.65 $15,910 1.4%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 360 $7.21 $7.31 $15,210 3.8%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $10.14 $10.84 $22,540 1.4%
    55321 File Clerks 140 $6.44 $6.63 $13,790 1.7%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 160 $9.21 $9.89 $20,570 6.4%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 60 $7.76 $8.00 $16,640 3.2%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 750 $9.73 $10.00 $20,800 1.5%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 $10.64 $10.68 $22,220 1.4%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 210 $9.37 $9.42 $19,600 1.4%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,800 $7.53 $8.03 $16,710 1.3%
      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 80 $8.97 $9.18 $19,090 5.1%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 120 $9.53 $10.40 $21,630 2.5%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 140 $7.40 $7.58 $15,770 2.6%
      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 130 $6.43 $6.69 $13,910 2.6%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 50 $6.65 $7.19 $14,960 2.0%
    57311 Messengers 40 $5.90 $6.10 $12,690 2.2%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $10.71 $10.99 $22,860 4.7%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $8.99 $10.93 $22,730 1.4%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $10.49 $9.81 $20,410 6.1%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 480 $7.26 $7.72 $16,060 1.3%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 130 $7.06 $7.49 $15,580 3.6%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 410 $8.09 $9.67 $20,120 2.6%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers (*) $10.48 $11.11 $23,110 3.3%
    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 60 $18.08 $16.81 $34,970 4.0%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $8.46 $9.16 $19,050 6.9%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 420 $8.15 $9.06 $18,840 1.2%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 150 $6.42 $6.85 $14,240 4.2%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 160 $6.43 $7.93 $16,500 2.4%
      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 100 $5.86 $6.05 $12,570 2.2%
    65005 Bartenders (*) $6.17 $7.87 $16,380 4.0%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 810 $5.82 $5.88 $12,230 3.4%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 130 $5.88 $6.18 $12,840 5.4%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 50 $5.77 $5.51 $11,470 3.5%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 110 $7.09 $7.21 $14,990 2.6%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $8.48 $8.53 $17,750 2.7%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 340 $6.23 $6.78 $14,110 3.0%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 310 $5.85 $6.08 $12,650 2.3%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 370 $5.93 $5.86 $12,180 3.0%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 620 $5.89 $6.07 $12,620 2.3%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,230 $5.87 $5.79 $12,030 2.2%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 160 $6.10 $6.43 $13,380 2.3%
      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 $8.83 $8.86 $18,430 3.1%
    66005 Medical Assistants 120 $7.77 $8.19 $17,030 4.0%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 980 $5.96 $6.17 $12,840 2.5%
    66011 Home Health Aides 370 $7.38 $7.73 $16,080 2.1%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 90 $6.85 $7.01 $14,590 2.7%
      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 530 $5.81 $5.80 $12,060 1.9%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,310 $5.79 $6.37 $13,250 3.6%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 180 $6.25 $6.36 $13,230 2.4%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 60 $6.72 $6.94 $14,440 3.6%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 130 $5.97 $6.38 $13,260 3.8%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 220 $5.79 $6.15 $12,790 2.3%
    68038 Child Care Workers 330 $5.93 $6.29 $13,080 3.1%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 330 $5.72 $6.03 $12,550 3.7%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 360 $6.60 $7.14 $14,860 2.7%
    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 270 $15.82 $16.46 $34,230 3.0%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 250 $15.13 $15.88 $33,040 2.3%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 230 $20.36 $20.68 $43,010 1.9%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 50 $15.32 $18.61 $38,710 9.1%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $12.04 $15.12 $31,450 6.9%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 240 $11.74 $13.86 $28,840 2.5%
      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 180 $12.74 $14.30 $29,730 1.5%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 100 $9.13 $9.79 $20,370 1.7%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 110 $11.77 $13.11 $27,260 1.4%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 70 $12.65 $14.56 $30,290 7.6%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 630 $9.64 $9.94 $20,670 1.8%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 470 $12.14 $11.81 $24,570 5.6%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $9.08 $11.67 $24,270 5.6%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 $11.75 $11.24 $23,370 0.9%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 120 $11.03 $11.35 $23,620 3.4%
    85599 All Other Communications Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers (*) $11.94 $13.60 $28,290 5.7%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 90 $12.33 $12.16 $25,290 4.4%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $8.02 $8.05 $16,750 2.1%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $10.63 $11.16 $23,220 1.4%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 250 $12.06 $12.02 $25,010 2.0%
    87202 Electricians 420 $13.92 $13.79 $28,690 2.9%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 40 $11.37 $11.40 $23,720 2.5%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 220 $10.49 $11.17 $23,230 1.4%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $13.10 $13.37 $27,800 2.7%
    87808 Roofers 80 $8.73 $8.53 $17,740 4.6%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 120 $10.25 $10.18 $21,180 5.7%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 160 $13.61 $13.40 $27,870 1.4%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $10.94 $10.86 $22,600 0.9%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $8.09 $8.48 $17,640 1.4%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians (*) $10.26 $11.49 $23,900 5.1%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 40 $8.07 $9.21 $19,160 1.5%
    92524 Screen Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 60 $5.92 $7.11 $14,790 12.3%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 40 $5.82 $6.27 $13,050 3.1%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 50 $5.98 $6.04 $12,570 2.1%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 30 $6.14 $6.41 $13,320 2.6%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 60 $12.22 $11.99 $24,940 1.3%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 460 $10.58 $10.26 $21,350 3.8%
      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 $11.63 $11.90 $24,760 1.5%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 290 $7.96 $8.84 $18,380 1.9%
      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 (*) $9.68 $10.56 $21,970 10.3%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 50 $13.57 $12.43 $25,850 1.5%
      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 990 $11.06 $11.85 $24,660 5.5%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 680 $8.13 $9.48 $19,710 2.2%
    97108 Bus Drivers 40 $9.43 $8.58 $17,850 3.9%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (*) $6.50 $7.47 $15,530 6.7%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 140 $8.72 $9.65 $20,070 4.3%
    97805 Service Station Attendants (*) $6.05 $5.97 $12,420 6.5%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 300 $9.74 $12.03 $25,020 1.9%
      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 $8.11 $9.13 $18,980 2.1%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 50 $9.38 $9.06 $18,850 2.7%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 110 $7.73 $7.99 $16,610 3.8%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 50 $7.63 $7.68 $15,960 3.1%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 $6.82 $6.87 $14,290 4.0%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (*) $7.99 $7.91 $16,450 2.4%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 260 $7.96 $8.67 $18,020 1.0%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 210 $5.89 $6.33 $13,170 1.9%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 70 $6.08 $6.58 $13,690 8.7%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,420 $8.13 $8.54 $17,760 2.0%

    (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 Louisiana

    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