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

Nashua, New Hampshire PMSA

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

Occupational divisions in Nashua:

  • 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 580 $23.83 $26.22 $54,530 2.1%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 180 $25.60 $26.02 $54,110 2.7%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 170 $25.49 $25.97 $54,020 3.5%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 750 $33.64 $32.54 $67,680 2.2%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 310 $21.10 $23.73 $49,360 3.2%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 460 $38.26 $36.58 $76,090 1.8%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 190 $21.77 $21.49 $44,690 6.6%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 180 $20.36 $21.63 $44,990 3.5%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 90 $17.56 $20.01 $41,630 2.9%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 300 $28.24 $28.66 $59,620 1.8%
    15017 Construction Managers 160 $25.24 $26.84 $55,820 4.8%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 90 $23.56 $24.24 $50,420 5.1%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers (*) $6.39 $8.65 $17,980 14.9%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19002 Public Administration Chief Executives, Legislators, and General Administrators 30 $5.93 $10.32 $21,460 12.1%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 2,380 $31.31 $31.63 $65,800 2.3%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 780 $24.26 $25.75 $53,550 1.6%
    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)
    21105 Credit Analysts 40 $14.59 $16.83 $35,010 2.2%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 80 $16.88 $19.28 $40,100 2.4%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 610 $19.36 $23.32 $48,500 6.4%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $15.68 $16.71 $34,750 2.9%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 240 $18.90 $20.08 $41,760 1.4%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 280 $17.91 $21.27 $44,250 3.1%
    21902 Cost Estimators 120 $19.43 $20.75 $43,160 4.1%
    21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance 30 $25.02 $22.71 $47,250 15.6%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 590 $18.05 $21.46 $44,650 9.6%
      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 90 $24.25 $24.60 $51,160 3.9%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 830 $30.22 $28.28 $58,820 3.1%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 280 $28.61 $27.75 $57,720 3.4%
    22132 Safety Engineers, Except Mining (*) $19.97 $19.62 $40,810 2.1%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 270 $23.47 $24.84 $51,670 1.8%
    22199 All Other Engineers 370 $29.71 $28.82 $59,940 5.9%
    22308 Landscape Architects (*) $17.58 $18.13 $37,710 2.9%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 30 $18.27 $20.29 $42,200 9.7%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 1,000 $16.84 $17.74 $36,890 1.7%
    22508 Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists (*) $16.28 $17.36 $36,120 4.9%
    22514 Drafters 200 $17.98 $19.09 $39,710 2.4%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $15.07 $15.66 $32,570 5.0%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 350 $17.40 $18.19 $37,820 3.2%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24105 Chemists, Except Biochemists 60 $19.29 $24.36 $50,670 10.8%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 70 $14.36 $14.81 $30,800 2.2%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 420 $29.93 $28.84 $59,980 2.9%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 70 $26.88 $27.20 $56,570 6.1%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 450 $19.82 $20.95 $43,570 2.8%
    25105 Computer Programmers 610 $29.61 $28.34 $58,940 3.1%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 50 $12.49 $12.69 $26,400 3.9%
    25302 Operations and Systems Researchers and Analysts, Except Computer (*) $19.50 $20.57 $42,790 4.2%
      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)
    27108 Psychologists 130 $32.64 $29.44 $61,240 7.4%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 180 $13.12 $14.12 $29,380 6.2%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 40 $14.67 $16.37 $34,050 2.8%
    27308 Human Services Workers 170 $11.85 $12.09 $25,140 1.9%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 170 $29.53 $32.59 $67,790 16.8%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 70 $17.64 $17.35 $36,090 1.9%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $54,960 8.1%
    31299 All Other Postsecondary Teachers (*) * * $40,130 4.4%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 280 $9.17 $9.08 $18,880 3.1%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 100 * * $24,450 6.9%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,560 * * $39,580 1.7%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 180 * * $39,050 4.4%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 140 $17.60 $16.57 $34,460 2.8%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education (*) $20.83 $20.18 $41,980 2.7%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 170 $11.13 $12.51 $26,030 5.2%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 220 * * $25,160 12.3%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 80 $20.94 $20.80 $43,260 5.5%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 70 $10.60 $10.82 $22,510 5.1%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 130 $13.97 $16.87 $35,090 7.2%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators (*) $16.04 $17.26 $35,900 3.2%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 720 $7.99 $8.40 $17,480 3.8%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 230 # $55.95** $116,380** 15.6%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $23.26 $24.94 $51,880 15.6%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 50 $20.70 $20.87 $43,400 5.4%
    32308 Physical Therapists 80 $22.68 $23.36 $48,590 2.0%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 60 $20.45 $20.18 $41,970 5.7%
    32399 All Other Therapists 50 $27.09 $28.02 $58,270 12.9%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,380 $18.60 $19.52 $40,600 1.8%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 350 $14.34 $14.45 $30,060 1.0%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 40 $11.13 $11.37 $23,650 4.8%
    32517 Pharmacists 120 $32.00 $29.50 $61,350 2.7%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 90 $9.10 $8.97 $18,660 2.0%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 $18.35 $18.42 $38,320 1.5%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 180 $21.80 $21.54 $44,800 3.1%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 50 $10.02 $10.24 $21,290 4.5%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 50 $10.87 $11.33 $23,570 4.8%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 150 $14.78 $15.81 $32,880 1.3%
      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 100 $13.70 $14.18 $29,500 1.2%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 40 $14.82 $16.33 $33,970 3.1%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $6.33 $7.12 $14,810 5.0%
    34023 Photographers 40 $10.63 $13.32 $27,700 17.6%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 80 $14.00 $14.33 $29,800 1.6%
      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 380 $16.27 $18.42 $38,320 2.2%
    Sales and Related Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    41002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Sales and Related Workers 1,770 $15.42 $19.02 $39,560 3.7%
      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 340 $16.14 $16.41 $34,130 2.2%
    43011 Appraisers, Real Estate 80 $22.62 $23.66 $49,200 9.4%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 170 $14.79 $17.56 $36,530 10.5%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 100 $19.09 $20.46 $42,560 7.8%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 110 $16.60 $20.30 $42,230 6.6%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    49002 Sales Engineers 200 $26.00 $26.96 $56,080 5.1%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 940 $18.59 $22.87 $47,570 7.8%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 940 $16.50 $18.61 $38,700 5.6%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,670 $7.88 $9.15 $19,030 2.0%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 140 $13.83 $15.55 $32,350 7.9%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 320 $6.91 $7.88 $16,380 3.2%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,010 $7.95 $8.47 $17,610 1.6%
    49023 Cashiers 2,100 $7.36 $7.49 $15,590 1.0%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 170 $9.04 $10.67 $22,180 1.3%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 30 $7.90 $8.22 $17,100 1.7%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 230 $11.48 $13.03 $27,110 2.4%
    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 890 $15.18 $16.79 $34,930 1.3%
      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 230 $8.71 $9.04 $18,800 2.6%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 50 $10.63 $10.63 $22,110 1.6%
    53117 Credit Checkers 30 $10.83 $10.97 $22,820 1.7%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 30 $12.34 $11.99 $24,940 3.1%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 600 $11.74 $12.62 $26,250 1.2%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (*) $19.98 $20.50 $42,630 3.3%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 60 $13.15 $13.19 $27,430 2.0%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $14.35 $14.20 $29,540 3.0%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $12.16 $12.98 $26,990 0.9%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 70 $8.39 $8.48 $17,650 3.8%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 130 $8.28 $8.87 $18,450 2.5%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 160 $8.99 $8.60 $17,880 4.3%
      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 150 $13.18 $12.79 $26,610 8.6%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 210 $13.45 $13.17 $27,390 3.7%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,680 $11.91 $12.56 $26,120 0.8%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 930 $9.59 $9.70 $20,170 2.1%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 160 $10.20 $10.75 $22,350 3.8%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $11.57 $12.07 $25,100 1.4%
    55321 File Clerks 100 $8.04 $8.36 $17,390 3.2%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 400 $10.53 $11.48 $23,870 6.2%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 90 $10.53 $10.49 $21,820 5.3%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 30 $11.60 $12.20 $25,370 7.6%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,250 $11.11 $11.67 $24,270 1.9%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $11.99 $12.24 $25,470 1.0%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 290 $11.05 $11.18 $23,260 1.9%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,370 $10.66 $11.05 $22,980 1.2%
      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 50 $9.72 $9.56 $19,880 1.5%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 60 $8.90 $8.95 $18,610 3.3%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 140 $13.81 $15.59 $32,420 7.3%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 230 $9.23 $9.27 $19,280 2.7%
      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 110 $8.73 $8.81 $18,320 1.0%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 90 $8.45 $8.63 $17,950 5.4%
      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 60 $12.94 $13.70 $28,500 4.8%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $10.86 $11.39 $23,690 1.2%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 410 $13.96 $15.12 $31,450 1.6%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 510 $10.79 $11.10 $23,090 0.7%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 740 $10.57 $10.70 $22,260 1.2%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 60 $12.96 $15.01 $31,220 2.2%
      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 550 $10.26 $10.65 $22,150 2.2%
    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 60 $21.49 $20.01 $41,620 5.3%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 50 $24.21 $25.26 $52,550 4.6%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $9.56 $13.00 $27,040 6.1%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 360 $12.72 $12.99 $27,020 4.2%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63011 Police Detectives 50 $22.03 $21.47 $44,670 2.8%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 330 $18.39 $17.76 $36,950 4.8%
    63044 Crossing Guards 30 $9.97 $9.13 $18,980 4.1%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 180 $8.66 $9.39 $19,540 3.5%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 110 $8.21 $10.53 $21,910 2.9%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    65002 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop 230 $7.46 $7.46 $15,510 2.1%
    65005 Bartenders 330 $6.71 $7.02 $14,610 2.1%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,400 $5.89 $6.48 $13,480 3.2%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside 30 $7.70 $7.77 $16,150 2.3%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $5.77 $6.33 $13,170 3.3%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 340 $5.97 $6.39 $13,290 3.1%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 200 $8.39 $8.65 $17,990 1.7%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $11.50 $11.25 $23,400 4.2%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 430 $9.55 $9.52 $19,790 2.6%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 130 $8.57 $8.75 $18,200 5.3%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 390 $6.18 $6.43 $13,360 2.3%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 130 $7.45 $7.52 $15,650 3.8%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 640 $7.64 $7.75 $16,120 1.7%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 980 $6.82 $7.33 $15,240 7.5%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 220 $7.83 $8.18 $17,020 2.3%
      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 150 $12.83 $13.38 $27,820 4.7%
    66005 Medical Assistants 100 $11.14 $11.23 $23,360 1.4%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 450 $10.19 $10.20 $21,220 1.5%
    66011 Home Health Aides 290 $9.49 $9.26 $19,260 1.4%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 190 $9.91 $9.65 $20,080 1.1%
      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 350 $7.54 $7.57 $15,750 1.8%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,180 $7.85 $8.23 $17,130 2.5%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 130 $8.44 $8.63 $17,950 1.2%
      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 480 $8.59 $10.41 $21,650 8.4%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $6.27 $6.49 $13,490 4.7%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 110 $7.11 $7.20 $14,980 2.6%
    68038 Child Care Workers 290 $6.68 $6.82 $14,180 2.0%
      Other Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 80 $7.16 $7.44 $15,480 2.3%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 80 $6.93 $7.96 $16,560 6.1%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 540 $9.24 $9.67 $20,110 3.8%
    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 380 $21.98 $24.55 $51,060 5.9%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 300 $20.07 $19.82 $41,230 3.6%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 660 $19.80 $20.48 $42,590 1.5%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $15.79 $16.80 $34,930 1.5%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $17.16 $17.78 $36,990 1.9%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 180 $17.07 $17.67 $36,750 1.1%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83002 Precision Inspectors, Testers, and Graders 380 $12.54 $12.91 $26,850 1.0%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 530 $10.91 $11.48 $23,880 1.2%
      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 420 $15.10 $15.91 $33,100 1.2%
    85112 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Textile Machines 30 $12.90 $13.85 $28,810 1.3%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 70 $15.39 $15.37 $31,970 1.7%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 630 $11.54 $12.23 $25,430 2.4%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 530 $14.51 $15.28 $31,790 4.5%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $12.78 $13.16 $27,360 4.5%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 $14.45 $14.97 $31,140 2.9%
    85323 Aircraft Mechanics 30 $14.30 $14.77 $30,720 5.7%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 160 $20.79 $18.22 $37,890 4.4%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers (*) $15.11 $16.76 $34,860 2.8%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (*) $13.88 $13.79 $28,690 5.5%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 30 $21.55 $19.12 $39,780 4.3%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $15.70 $15.63 $32,510 4.7%
    85905 Precision Instrument Repairers (*) $14.90 $14.81 $30,810 7.8%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 $8.85 $8.53 $17,750 4.6%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 170 $12.20 $12.55 $26,110 0.9%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 310 $13.75 $13.99 $29,110 5.3%
    87202 Electricians 340 $16.00 $16.47 $34,270 11.0%
    87302 Brickmasons 70 $16.11 $17.52 $36,450 2.0%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 120 $15.07 $16.09 $33,460 2.5%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230 $16.41 $16.58 $34,490 3.0%
    87508 Pipelayers 30 $15.12 $16.26 $33,820 1.9%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (*) $13.27 $12.84 $26,700 4.1%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 100 $10.70 $10.89 $22,640 3.2%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers (*) $12.02 $12.39 $25,780 1.5%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89102 Tool and Die Makers 100 $18.79 $18.60 $38,680 1.9%
    89108 Machinists 460 $13.27 $13.41 $27,900 3.7%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $11.61 $11.78 $24,500 1.0%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $14.12 $13.74 $28,580 6.5%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers (*) $13.58 $13.21 $27,470 1.6%
      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)
    91105 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $14.09 $14.73 $30,640 2.8%
    91114 Grinding, Lapping, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic (*) $13.30 $12.57 $26,140 1.9%
    91117 Machine Tool Cutting Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $12.03 $12.21 $25,390 2.1%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 90 $11.42 $12.46 $25,920 5.2%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $11.56 $11.14 $23,160 1.0%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $15.74 $15.34 $31,910 2.7%
    91702 Welding Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $12.48 $12.44 $25,880 1.3%
    91711 Soldering and Brazing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $10.06 $10.23 $21,290 1.4%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 30 $12.94 $13.26 $27,580 6.3%
    91902 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 60 $16.41 $17.91 $37,250 3.2%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 230 $12.13 $11.22 $23,340 7.8%
    92198 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $10.14 $9.99 $20,770 1.4%
    92510 Printing Press Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $12.42 $13.18 $27,420 1.8%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $15.72 $16.04 $33,360 1.8%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $8.25 $9.57 $19,900 3.3%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment (*) $8.31 $8.60 $17,890 2.0%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 100 $7.60 $7.66 $15,940 4.8%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 30 $7.34 $7.34 $15,270 5.1%
    92914 Paper Goods Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 40 $8.86 $9.52 $19,800 1.8%
    92941 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $13.85 $12.43 $25,860 2.3%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $11.57 $12.48 $25,970 1.8%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $10.82 $11.05 $22,990 1.0%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $13.14 $12.93 $26,900 2.8%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $10.85 $10.55 $21,940 1.2%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 460 $9.32 $9.81 $20,400 2.8%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $14.64 $14.49 $30,130 4.8%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 790 $10.47 $10.92 $22,710 1.5%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93105 Machine Builders and Other Precision Machine Assemblers (*) $14.74 $14.78 $30,750 1.2%
    93111 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers, Precision 360 $10.95 $11.05 $22,980 1.8%
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision 430 $10.73 $10.75 $22,360 3.3%
    93197 All Other Precision Assemblers 160 $9.92 $10.54 $21,920 1.8%
    93902 Machine Assemblers (*) $13.58 $12.71 $26,430 2.3%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 170 $12.74 $13.32 $27,710 3.8%
    93917 Solderers and Brazers 160 $11.03 $11.43 $23,780 1.8%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 170 $10.67 $11.43 $23,770 1.1%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 970 $9.41 $10.36 $21,550 3.1%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 210 $8.92 $9.47 $19,700 1.4%
      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 50 $15.70 $15.60 $32,440 1.5%
      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 670 $13.08 $13.27 $27,590 1.5%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 950 $10.54 $11.87 $24,690 6.6%
    97108 Bus Drivers 90 $8.03 $8.29 $17,250 2.1%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 330 $9.28 $9.07 $18,860 2.6%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 190 $6.18 $6.75 $14,050 6.5%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 220 $7.27 $7.37 $15,330 4.5%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 110 $12.67 $13.17 $27,400 2.8%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 80 $11.40 $12.18 $25,340 2.7%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 60 $11.31 $11.22 $23,340 6.7%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 60 $10.87 $11.37 $23,640 2.6%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers (*) $7.94 $8.23 $17,110 3.5%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 60 $11.57 $12.25 $25,480 6.2%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 50 $10.86 $10.43 $21,700 1.9%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 170 $11.17 $10.65 $22,140 2.4%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 40 $9.56 $10.26 $21,340 5.4%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 530 $9.79 $9.88 $20,540 1.9%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 480 $7.33 $7.49 $15,570 1.4%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 90 $8.08 $9.48 $19,710 3.4%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 730 $9.63 $10.05 $20,900 1.5%

    (1) = Relative standard error (RSE) of the mean wage. The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    # = Median hourly wage is over $60.01.

    ** = This mean wage estimate may be understated because 25% or more of the employment was estimated as earning more than $60.01 per hour. The larger the share of employment estimated in the upper open-ended interval ($60.01 and over), the more likely it is that the mean wage is underestimated.

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    Statewide estimates for New Hampshire

    1998 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    Technical Notes and Survey Method and Reliability Statement for 1998 OES Estimates

    Last modified: October 16, 2001