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

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina MSA

Myrtle Beach is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in South Carolina.

Occupational divisions in Myrtle Beach:

  • 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 400 $19.15 $21.87 $45,490 3.3%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 140 $14.45 $17.26 $35,900 2.2%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 120 $13.56 $14.88 $30,960 9.8%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 220 $20.21 $23.05 $47,940 3.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 150 $14.96 $16.94 $35,230 3.0%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 70 $43.94 $37.50 $78,000 6.9%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 110 $21.15 $23.92 $49,760 3.6%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 100 $16.08 $18.59 $38,670 14.0%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 50 $26.59 $26.26 $54,610 5.3%
    15017 Construction Managers 260 $15.15 $17.20 $35,780 4.4%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 90 $18.88 $20.26 $42,130 4.2%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 730 $14.57 $17.88 $37,190 14.9%
      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 2,730 $18.17 $22.38 $46,540 2.4%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 360 $16.26 $17.51 $36,410 1.9%
    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 (*) $11.28 $11.75 $24,430 4.9%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 120 $17.28 $19.49 $40,540 6.2%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 410 $14.25 $14.72 $30,610 2.3%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 60 $14.30 $15.88 $33,040 7.7%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (*) $11.63 $14.74 $30,660 3.8%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 50 $12.82 $13.86 $28,830 5.0%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 100 $11.67 $13.93 $28,980 1.6%
    21902 Cost Estimators 90 $14.39 $17.27 $35,930 4.3%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $13.71 $13.96 $29,030 2.5%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 210 $12.81 $13.64 $28,370 3.1%
      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 60 $18.49 $21.06 $43,810 8.8%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 30 $21.21 $23.11 $48,060 3.9%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine (*) $16.09 $18.46 $38,400 14.4%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 40 $12.70 $13.80 $28,700 3.6%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 70 $16.10 $15.38 $31,990 3.2%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 100 $12.71 $14.27 $29,680 2.1%
    22514 Drafters 50 $15.42 $15.40 $32,040 4.2%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $11.63 $11.38 $23,670 4.5%
      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 70 $19.98 $21.15 $44,000 3.6%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 100 $11.71 $12.66 $26,320 0.9%
    25105 Computer Programmers 60 $18.86 $19.88 $41,350 6.2%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric (*) $16.10 $16.80 $34,940 4.6%
    27308 Human Services Workers 60 $7.77 $9.43 $19,610 7.0%
    27311 Recreation Workers 160 $7.60 $8.06 $16,770 1.7%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 230 $27.96 $32.40 $67,380 19.2%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 120 $12.93 $13.01 $27,060 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)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 110 $7.85 $8.01 $16,650 3.6%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 300 $11.27 $10.72 $22,290 5.5%
      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 210 # $58.97** $122,660** 19.4%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 40 $16.39 $16.77 $34,880 5.3%
    32308 Physical Therapists 50 $30.93 $29.59 $61,550 8.6%
    32502 Registered Nurses 960 $15.85 $17.13 $35,630 4.3%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 510 $11.65 $12.36 $25,710 2.0%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring (*) $8.29 $9.87 $20,530 3.1%
    32517 Pharmacists 90 $32.01 $28.91 $60,130 3.1%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 100 $7.52 $7.77 $16,160 3.4%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $14.00 $13.40 $27,870 5.1%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $12.73 $13.71 $28,520 5.7%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 60 $16.93 $16.36 $34,020 7.1%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 40 $8.02 $8.54 $17,760 8.9%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 80 $13.17 $13.92 $28,950 5.1%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians (*) $12.56 $12.56 $26,120 3.5%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 40 $6.85 $7.28 $15,150 7.4%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 90 $9.11 $11.09 $23,070 4.9%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 70 $13.23 $13.74 $28,580 4.1%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 50 $12.35 $12.85 $26,730 3.9%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 30 $7.93 $9.60 $19,960 7.6%
    34023 Photographers 60 $7.46 $8.34 $17,340 4.4%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 50 $17.18 $19.22 $39,980 3.3%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 100 $8.01 $9.11 $18,950 2.2%
    34041 Interior Designers 80 $17.64 $19.94 $41,480 14.0%
    34051 Musicians, Instrumental (*) * * $44,470 7.8%
    34053 Dancers and Choreographers 200 $5.92 $8.72 $18,150 14.6%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 60 * * $22,990 4.4%
    34058 Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers 70 * * $20,280 7.2%
      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 140 $13.47 $14.64 $30,450 9.7%
    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 2,020 $11.40 $12.80 $26,630 1.7%
      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 140 $13.60 $15.47 $32,170 8.0%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $12.22 $15.89 $33,060 6.8%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 50 $17.08 $19.75 $41,080 4.5%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 140 $12.90 $14.79 $30,770 4.6%
    43021 Travel Agents 60 $11.21 $11.42 $23,740 15.1%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 60 $13.99 $15.59 $32,420 6.1%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 40 $8.86 $10.41 $21,660 7.2%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 120 $11.99 $13.54 $28,170 4.1%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 640 $14.16 $15.55 $32,340 1.6%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 5,510 $7.27 $8.27 $17,210 1.9%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 190 $12.32 $11.57 $24,060 4.0%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 650 $6.52 $7.20 $14,970 2.6%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,110 $7.58 $7.70 $16,010 1.2%
    49023 Cashiers 3,480 $6.58 $6.82 $14,190 1.0%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 260 $7.56 $8.28 $17,220 5.2%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 190 $8.87 $11.09 $23,060 3.7%
    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 1,010 $12.50 $13.07 $27,190 1.1%
      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 420 $8.44 $8.63 $17,960 1.8%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 100 $10.51 $11.09 $23,080 4.8%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 70 $9.14 $9.39 $19,520 3.1%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $18.33 $19.20 $39,930 5.3%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 120 $8.20 $9.42 $19,590 10.4%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 50 $9.65 $9.71 $20,200 1.2%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 220 $8.03 $8.03 $16,710 2.7%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 940 $7.44 $7.43 $15,450 1.5%
    53914 Real Estate Clerks (*) $9.05 $10.05 $20,900 8.8%
      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 180 $10.63 $10.29 $21,410 3.3%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 100 $9.74 $9.67 $20,100 3.2%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,520 $9.22 $9.64 $20,050 0.9%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 50 $10.28 $10.48 $21,800 4.9%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 970 $7.33 $7.55 $15,710 2.7%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 90 $9.82 $9.50 $19,750 5.6%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $10.38 $10.95 $22,770 1.0%
    55321 File Clerks 60 $8.24 $8.36 $17,380 1.4%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 100 $10.16 $10.10 $21,010 0.9%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 60 $8.35 $8.95 $18,620 4.0%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities (*) $12.89 $12.43 $25,850 1.7%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,180 $10.13 $10.68 $22,210 1.8%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $10.54 $10.42 $21,680 1.1%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 180 $10.23 $10.31 $21,440 1.8%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,660 $7.83 $8.12 $16,880 1.4%
      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 70 $8.79 $8.73 $18,160 1.2%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 30 $9.29 $9.99 $20,780 1.7%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 80 $8.23 $8.58 $17,840 1.0%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 80 $8.15 $8.39 $17,460 1.2%
    57311 Messengers 40 $7.48 $7.61 $15,820 3.6%
      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 70 $9.31 $8.81 $18,320 1.7%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $11.43 $12.06 $25,090 5.3%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $11.79 $13.21 $27,490 2.0%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $9.27 $10.18 $21,180 2.2%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 430 $8.47 $8.52 $17,720 1.4%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 420 $8.20 $9.65 $20,070 2.0%
      Other Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    59999 All Other Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 200 $8.89 $9.07 $18,860 1.3%
    Service Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61002 Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 50 $12.09 $14.22 $29,570 1.6%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 110 $14.00 $15.28 $31,790 6.6%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 510 $7.23 $7.57 $15,750 1.9%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,060 $9.08 $9.81 $20,390 2.6%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 110 $10.20 $10.50 $21,840 1.4%
    63011 Police Detectives 40 $14.08 $14.54 $30,240 2.2%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 390 $11.43 $11.85 $24,660 0.9%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 1,090 $8.27 $8.25 $17,160 3.7%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 150 $5.98 $6.71 $13,960 7.6%
      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 560 $6.85 $7.11 $14,790 2.4%
    65005 Bartenders 700 $6.20 $6.74 $14,020 2.7%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 4,130 $5.88 $6.13 $12,740 2.0%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1,110 $6.23 $6.39 $13,300 2.3%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 300 $7.36 $7.54 $15,680 2.0%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry (*) $7.43 $7.55 $15,690 3.7%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $10.53 $10.41 $21,650 3.4%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 1,730 $7.94 $8.20 $17,060 2.3%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 120 $7.37 $7.41 $15,400 1.5%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 860 $6.37 $6.49 $13,490 3.5%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 200 $6.26 $6.75 $14,030 2.8%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,510 $6.69 $6.84 $14,220 1.5%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,190 $6.14 $6.19 $12,870 2.9%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 320 $6.54 $6.82 $14,180 2.0%
      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 100 $10.79 $10.97 $22,810 2.6%
    66005 Medical Assistants 130 $8.39 $8.86 $18,420 4.0%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 550 $7.54 $7.54 $15,690 2.8%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 60 $14.74 $13.51 $28,100 5.2%
      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 3,460 $6.81 $7.06 $14,680 1.5%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,400 $7.39 $7.62 $15,860 2.4%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants (*) $9.69 $10.65 $22,150 11.2%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 100 $6.93 $7.10 $14,770 2.3%
      Personal Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 240 $6.13 $8.02 $16,690 8.7%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 1,020 $6.15 $6.24 $12,970 2.4%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 160 $6.23 $6.54 $13,600 2.6%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 90 $5.92 $5.99 $12,450 2.1%
    68038 Child Care Workers 330 $5.90 $6.06 $12,610 2.4%
      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 230 $7.37 $8.62 $17,930 2.5%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    72002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 90 $10.13 $11.57 $24,060 1.7%
      Timber Cutting and Logging Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    73011 Logging Tractor Operators 50 $10.55 $10.46 $21,760 3.0%
      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 160 $7.11 $7.63 $15,880 2.3%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1,410 $7.68 $8.00 $16,640 1.2%
    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 280 $13.27 $15.24 $31,700 3.6%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 390 $13.33 $14.58 $30,330 2.3%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 230 $14.63 $14.63 $30,430 1.3%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 $15.17 $18.14 $37,740 3.5%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $13.80 $14.03 $29,170 4.3%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 150 $12.42 $14.17 $29,480 3.2%
      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 190 $8.14 $9.00 $18,710 7.7%
      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 40 $11.65 $11.47 $23,870 1.4%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,470 $8.41 $8.80 $18,310 1.1%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 440 $11.81 $11.90 $24,760 3.6%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $9.63 $10.68 $22,210 10.3%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $11.68 $12.35 $25,700 1.0%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $11.70 $12.82 $26,670 1.7%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 80 $10.54 $10.77 $22,400 2.9%
    85502 Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers 30 $18.55 $18.28 $38,010 4.0%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 100 $18.27 $17.28 $35,950 5.5%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 30 $11.45 $11.62 $24,170 4.8%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 270 $10.72 $11.06 $23,010 4.7%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers (*) $10.12 $10.58 $22,000 1.5%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $11.00 $11.03 $22,950 5.2%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $7.71 $7.88 $16,380 2.2%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $9.11 $10.57 $21,990 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 930 $10.88 $11.27 $23,430 1.9%
    87202 Electricians 280 $11.69 $12.28 $25,550 3.2%
    87302 Brickmasons 220 $6.66 $9.54 $19,850 25.1%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 120 $10.03 $10.33 $21,480 2.1%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 320 $10.34 $10.25 $21,320 3.6%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 370 $9.72 $10.06 $20,920 3.0%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $8.90 $9.39 $19,520 1.4%
    87802 Insulation Workers 90 $9.33 $8.93 $18,580 10.0%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers (*) $12.14 $13.71 $28,520 3.1%
    87808 Roofers 90 $10.30 $10.47 $21,780 2.1%
    87811 Glaziers 40 $11.83 $12.19 $25,350 4.0%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers (*) $11.48 $11.67 $24,280 1.3%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 140 $10.26 $10.47 $21,770 1.4%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 90 $10.54 $10.72 $22,290 0.9%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (*) $10.32 $10.05 $20,900 1.5%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 30 $8.97 $9.76 $20,300 2.3%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics (*) $7.16 $6.93 $14,400 4.2%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 190 $7.97 $8.08 $16,810 3.1%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $11.34 $11.01 $22,910 3.8%
    92524 Screen Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $10.30 $10.13 $21,070 1.9%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $11.62 $11.37 $23,650 2.1%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 120 $6.85 $6.89 $14,330 2.3%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 240 $7.00 $6.96 $14,480 2.1%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $6.10 $6.64 $13,820 7.2%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $8.07 $8.20 $17,060 1.7%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 140 $10.35 $10.25 $21,330 1.1%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 290 $8.58 $8.67 $18,020 2.6%
      Plant and System Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    95002 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 90 $11.38 $11.51 $23,940 3.9%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 660 $10.79 $11.29 $23,490 3.3%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 990 $8.80 $10.10 $21,020 3.0%
    97108 Bus Drivers 60 $7.10 $7.08 $14,730 2.6%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 510 $5.96 $8.48 $17,630 7.5%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $5.70 $5.88 $12,240 3.3%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 70 $10.79 $11.58 $24,080 1.3%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 110 $10.68 $10.87 $22,610 2.8%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 210 $10.37 $10.30 $21,430 3.0%
      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 150 $8.59 $9.46 $19,680 1.5%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 70 $8.97 $8.80 $18,310 1.5%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 210 $10.09 $10.11 $21,030 2.8%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 210 $8.44 $8.40 $17,480 2.6%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 120 $9.25 $9.22 $19,170 3.4%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 140 $8.29 $8.47 $17,620 1.8%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 50 $8.67 $8.35 $17,360 2.1%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand (*) $8.25 $8.22 $17,100 1.8%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 360 $6.43 $6.66 $13,850 1.2%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 150 $6.90 $6.93 $14,410 3.2%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 920 $8.15 $8.34 $17,340 1.3%

    (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 South Carolina

    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