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

New London-Norwich (Connecticut-Rhode Island) MSA

The New London-Norwich metropolitan statistical area (MSA) includes parts of Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Occupational divisions in New London-Norwich:

  • 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 730 $23.30 $25.36 $52,740 1.8%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 230 $27.06 $28.26 $58,780 5.9%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 150 $23.81 $25.91 $53,900 3.1%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 370 $28.38 $30.51 $63,470 6.3%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 310 $24.90 $27.72 $57,660 3.7%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 390 $35.88 $34.26 $71,270 3.6%
      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 540 $33.13 $29.11 $60,560 4.8%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 200 $29.58 $29.15 $60,640 4.7%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 120 $22.07 $23.06 $47,970 17.4%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 220 $25.48 $25.03 $52,060 2.0%
    15017 Construction Managers 240 $26.55 $26.38 $54,870 3.1%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers (*) $17.99 $20.74 $43,140 4.2%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 460 $14.68 $15.25 $31,720 5.5%
    15032 Lawn Service Managers (*) $12.36 $12.71 $26,430 4.8%
      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 3,050 $24.88 $28.67 $59,640 2.2%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 640 $30.13 $28.10 $58,460 2.9%
    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)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 100 $22.74 $22.56 $46,920 4.7%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 630 $17.22 $19.25 $40,040 3.6%
    21117 Budget Analysts 50 $20.17 $21.83 $45,410 2.3%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 240 $23.39 $25.10 $52,210 2.6%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $14.56 $15.00 $31,200 2.7%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 270 $17.85 $18.65 $38,780 2.5%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 570 $17.80 $19.85 $41,290 7.9%
    21902 Cost Estimators 180 $21.81 $22.66 $47,130 2.8%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $20.43 $19.68 $40,930 5.4%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 430 $18.59 $19.77 $41,120 2.1%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 160 $22.32 $23.09 $48,020 5.1%
    21917 Assessors 50 $16.28 $16.40 $34,100 8.8%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 480 $24.57 $25.21 $52,430 3.5%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22114 Chemical Engineers (*) $26.65 $27.08 $56,330 5.1%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 320 $28.83 $28.39 $59,040 4.1%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 500 $32.56 $29.79 $61,970 3.3%
    22127 Computer Engineers 120 $31.01 $29.23 $60,790 4.1%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 160 $25.43 $27.18 $56,530 2.2%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 220 $30.19 $28.52 $59,310 3.2%
    22199 All Other Engineers 180 $27.86 $28.40 $59,060 3.1%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists (*) $21.22 $21.29 $44,280 2.9%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $18.20 $19.46 $40,470 3.6%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 700 $19.46 $20.14 $41,880 8.0%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 110 $19.53 $21.84 $45,430 3.5%
    22514 Drafters 200 $16.15 $17.46 $36,320 2.7%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $12.46 $13.75 $28,590 6.0%
      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 (*) $22.92 $24.09 $50,110 3.4%
    24111 Geologists, Geophysicists, and Oceanographers 30 $21.55 $21.85 $45,450 3.3%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 50 $23.92 $24.81 $51,600 3.0%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health (*) $16.27 $17.40 $36,200 2.1%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 30 $13.83 $13.82 $28,750 2.4%
      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 170 $23.38 $24.54 $51,050 3.0%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 60 $21.10 $22.88 $47,580 5.9%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 490 $21.14 $22.21 $46,190 5.0%
    25105 Computer Programmers 460 $24.96 $26.24 $54,570 5.1%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 70 $18.12 $20.82 $43,320 14.1%
      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)
    27105 Urban and Regional Planners (*) $19.12 $21.18 $44,060 5.0%
    27108 Psychologists 100 $29.82 $27.78 $57,790 4.8%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 310 $19.95 $19.78 $41,130 6.3%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 500 $17.94 $19.69 $40,960 3.5%
    27307 Residential Counselors 280 $10.35 $10.63 $22,110 1.7%
    27308 Human Services Workers 500 $10.84 $10.97 $22,830 1.8%
    27311 Recreation Workers 210 $8.42 $10.99 $22,860 10.7%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 350 $37.06 $34.90 $72,590 4.2%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 160 $15.29 $17.16 $35,690 6.0%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $54,810 6.1%
    31218 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $51,600 4.8%
    31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $58,810 6.6%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $60,350 7.2%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 390 $8.53 $10.40 $21,630 4.7%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 120 * * $47,510 4.2%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 2,010 * * $47,510 3.7%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,290 * * $51,920 2.5%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 460 * * $50,240 3.3%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 270 $14.97 $16.52 $34,370 3.4%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 190 $11.06 $10.94 $22,750 10.1%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 100 $7.58 $10.37 $21,560 15.3%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 350 * * $30,760 9.8%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 150 $17.19 $18.39 $38,240 5.9%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 100 $10.59 $10.37 $21,570 2.6%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 280 $20.26 $20.07 $41,750 5.9%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 100 $15.88 $17.94 $37,310 5.5%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 1,120 $10.05 $10.14 $21,080 3.7%
      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 460 # $55.44** $115,310** 10.2%
    32105 Dentists 60 # $52.36** $108,910** 14.8%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 40 $32.18 $31.62 $65,780 15.8%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 70 $21.12 $20.29 $42,210 1.8%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 50 $23.41 $24.83 $51,650 5.2%
    32308 Physical Therapists 150 $29.82 $28.96 $60,230 5.1%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 100 $21.33 $22.06 $45,890 4.1%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 40 $12.71 $13.73 $28,550 6.8%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,190 $22.29 $23.46 $48,790 2.1%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 680 $17.00 $16.87 $35,090 1.5%
    32511 Physician Assistants 60 $27.18 $24.16 $50,260 7.2%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 30 $16.56 $14.90 $31,000 13.4%
    32517 Pharmacists 180 $34.12 $31.32 $65,150 4.5%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 170 $8.48 $9.05 $18,820 2.9%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $18.63 $18.75 $38,990 1.9%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians 30 $12.36 $12.56 $26,130 3.8%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 170 $14.86 $15.44 $32,110 1.2%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 260 $22.60 $22.93 $47,690 3.8%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 70 $12.40 $12.20 $25,380 2.4%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 190 $16.30 $16.88 $35,110 1.9%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 70 $9.46 $9.35 $19,460 2.8%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 410 $18.74 $18.14 $37,730 1.7%
      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 150 $21.37 $21.90 $45,540 3.1%
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors 80 $24.11 $30.01 $62,420 3.2%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 80 $17.39 $18.00 $37,440 3.3%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $13.75 $14.92 $31,030 1.8%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 80 $10.42 $12.09 $25,150 7.6%
    34023 Photographers 70 $8.88 $11.95 $24,860 10.8%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 90 $7.41 $9.94 $20,670 1.8%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 150 $17.84 $17.94 $37,310 2.5%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 320 $10.89 $13.41 $27,890 8.7%
    34051 Musicians, Instrumental (*) * * $40,400 3.3%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers (*) * * $29,800 12.8%
      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 (*) $9.93 $13.40 $27,870 14.6%
    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 1,830 $13.43 $15.34 $31,910 2.1%
      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 190 $14.71 $16.95 $35,270 6.4%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $17.61 $18.06 $37,560 2.3%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 90 $29.19 $31.53 $65,570 12.5%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 160 $17.27 $24.04 $50,010 9.1%
    43021 Travel Agents 130 $11.64 $12.29 $25,560 3.6%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 110 $15.90 $18.76 $39,020 5.0%
      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 210 $23.91 $24.94 $51,870 3.0%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 680 $19.14 $20.63 $42,910 4.4%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,020 $7.81 $8.84 $18,380 2.2%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 200 $11.13 $11.67 $24,270 2.4%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 650 $7.52 $7.90 $16,440 2.2%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 960 $7.50 $8.44 $17,560 2.0%
    49023 Cashiers 5,720 $7.08 $7.46 $15,510 1.2%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers (*) $8.18 $8.42 $17,510 2.0%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 200 $9.23 $10.93 $22,730 3.6%
    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 1,420 $15.03 $16.31 $33,930 1.2%
      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 620 $8.59 $8.65 $18,000 2.5%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 160 $11.57 $11.79 $24,510 1.7%
    53111 Loan Interviewers 30 $13.86 $13.60 $28,290 1.5%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 70 $11.28 $11.35 $23,600 2.6%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 270 $11.00 $11.57 $24,070 1.5%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 60 $13.59 $13.05 $27,150 1.3%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 110 $11.72 $12.30 $25,590 4.9%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers 130 $21.42 $20.97 $43,610 2.1%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 140 $13.07 $13.33 $27,720 3.0%
    53705 Municipal Clerks 40 $14.38 $14.34 $29,820 8.1%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents (*) $8.21 $9.07 $18,860 6.1%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 270 $7.86 $7.99 $16,610 1.6%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 110 $9.13 $8.65 $17,990 2.1%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 350 $8.92 $8.89 $18,490 1.7%
      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 200 $12.88 $12.74 $26,500 3.7%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 220 $11.47 $11.68 $24,300 2.7%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,570 $12.24 $12.52 $26,050 1.2%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 30 $14.80 $14.52 $30,200 1.4%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,020 $9.77 $10.10 $21,010 2.2%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 410 $9.64 $9.14 $19,020 2.3%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $12.76 $13.20 $27,460 2.3%
    55321 File Clerks 160 $8.19 $8.84 $18,390 1.9%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 310 $11.89 $12.36 $25,720 0.7%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 40 $10.70 $10.72 $22,290 2.1%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,890 $10.90 $11.10 $23,090 4.0%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $12.46 $12.69 $26,400 1.2%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 300 $10.89 $11.53 $23,980 1.5%
    55347 General Office Clerks 2,050 $10.13 $11.06 $23,010 1.5%
      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 30 $11.50 $11.40 $23,710 2.2%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 220 $12.73 $13.46 $28,000 1.1%
    56014 Peripheral EDP Equipment Operators (*) $16.34 $16.15 $33,580 2.5%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 180 $10.19 $10.58 $22,010 2.1%
      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 200 $9.71 $9.88 $20,550 1.6%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 80 $8.74 $9.34 $19,430 3.1%
    57311 Messengers 40 $8.73 $9.14 $19,020 1.2%
      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 90 $11.43 $12.74 $26,490 4.5%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 170 $9.69 $11.31 $23,530 3.0%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 240 $14.65 $15.35 $31,920 1.3%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $16.92 $16.96 $35,270 1.5%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 750 $11.18 $11.65 $24,220 0.9%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 440 $10.06 $10.32 $21,460 2.1%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 90 $12.53 $12.49 $25,980 0.9%
      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 830 $11.05 $10.90 $22,670 4.5%
    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 (*) $23.23 $22.48 $46,760 4.0%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 100 $28.44 $28.08 $58,400 4.7%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 70 $11.07 $11.44 $23,790 4.7%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,250 $13.23 $14.73 $30,630 1.8%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63002 Fire Inspectors (*) $16.92 $17.13 $35,640 6.4%
    63008 Fire Fighters 410 $18.61 $17.75 $36,920 5.9%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 530 $21.88 $21.00 $43,690 2.7%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 30 $10.32 $10.64 $22,130 4.2%
    63044 Crossing Guards 140 $9.12 $9.15 $19,020 8.2%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 1,860 $8.58 $9.45 $19,660 3.9%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 150 $7.43 $9.63 $20,020 6.0%
      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 290 $7.61 $8.18 $17,010 2.1%
    65005 Bartenders 880 $5.88 $6.15 $12,790 2.9%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 3,120 $5.83 $6.11 $12,710 1.9%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside 210 $9.29 $9.41 $19,570 2.3%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 630 $7.20 $7.32 $15,230 2.7%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 1,140 $6.96 $6.95 $14,460 1.9%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 180 $8.84 $9.02 $18,770 2.0%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $13.63 $14.74 $30,670 2.8%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 770 $9.13 $9.78 $20,340 3.2%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 440 $8.45 $8.95 $18,610 2.4%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 390 $5.96 $6.46 $13,440 4.2%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 390 $9.34 $9.31 $19,360 3.1%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,530 $7.36 $7.46 $15,520 2.0%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,430 $6.18 $6.59 $13,710 3.9%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers (*) $6.60 $7.18 $14,940 2.7%
      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 280 $12.26 $12.14 $25,240 2.1%
    66005 Medical Assistants 180 $10.66 $10.18 $21,170 4.7%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,910 $9.88 $11.02 $22,930 1.4%
    66011 Home Health Aides 500 $9.56 $9.58 $19,920 3.2%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 250 $11.89 $11.07 $23,040 1.3%
      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 1,020 $7.76 $8.11 $16,880 1.6%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,990 $8.41 $9.18 $19,090 3.0%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers (*) $7.80 $8.05 $16,750 5.9%
      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 640 $7.20 $7.80 $16,220 4.8%
    68008 Manicurists 70 $6.88 $7.68 $15,970 9.6%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 3,700 $5.92 $8.32 $17,300 7.2%
    68017 Guides 210 $7.93 $9.06 $18,840 18.9%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 180 $6.45 $6.58 $13,680 2.8%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 40 $6.54 $6.87 $14,290 2.7%
    68032 Wardrobe, and Locker and Dressing Room Attendants 120 $8.07 $8.02 $16,680 11.8%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 260 $9.84 $11.09 $23,070 6.1%
    68038 Child Care Workers 450 $7.24 $7.67 $15,950 2.4%
    68041 Funeral Attendants (*) $11.19 $10.07 $20,940 13.5%
      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 520 $6.25 $7.64 $15,880 1.8%
    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 190 $9.25 $9.11 $18,940 1.7%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 860 $9.33 $10.09 $20,980 1.4%
    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 470 $19.25 $20.92 $43,520 1.8%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 370 $21.02 $22.61 $47,040 2.2%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 690 $18.76 $20.06 $41,720 2.1%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $15.41 $17.56 $36,520 2.0%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 100 $13.12 $14.26 $29,660 1.5%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 220 $19.98 $20.92 $43,520 1.7%
      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 120 $12.83 $14.46 $30,080 2.2%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 440 $8.92 $9.91 $20,610 1.2%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 70 $9.13 $12.75 $26,520 8.0%
      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 100 $15.64 $16.39 $34,080 2.1%
    85116 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Marine Equipment 30 $14.79 $14.66 $30,490 4.8%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 290 $19.09 $18.89 $39,280 1.9%
    85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics (*) $19.96 $20.38 $42,380 3.4%
    85123 Millwrights 60 $14.54 $16.36 $34,030 9.5%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 80 $11.09 $11.67 $24,280 1.4%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,100 $13.13 $13.82 $28,740 4.5%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 850 $13.73 $13.76 $28,620 2.3%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 220 $15.48 $17.12 $35,600 11.6%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $14.53 $14.91 $31,010 1.8%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $15.58 $16.07 $33,420 1.5%
    85323 Aircraft Mechanics 60 $17.77 $17.75 $36,910 3.4%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers (*) $17.32 $17.21 $35,790 2.2%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers (*) $12.39 $12.57 $26,150 2.4%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 50 $25.97 $26.98 $56,130 3.6%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 430 $14.71 $15.06 $31,330 2.4%
    85935 Riggers (*) $13.67 $13.62 $28,320 2.1%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $10.23 $10.99 $22,850 2.9%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 140 $7.57 $7.79 $16,200 6.1%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 450 $12.86 $13.98 $29,070 2.5%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 740 $15.28 $16.31 $33,920 1.6%
    87202 Electricians 1,230 $15.71 $16.12 $33,540 2.4%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 350 $13.35 $14.71 $30,600 8.3%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (*) $19.00 $18.53 $38,540 2.4%
    87602 Carpet Installers (*) $17.16 $16.83 $35,000 5.4%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (*) $15.33 $14.53 $30,230 4.1%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 400 $16.65 $16.56 $34,440 2.0%
    87802 Insulation Workers 80 $8.75 $9.80 $20,380 15.4%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 30 $18.26 $18.39 $38,260 11.2%
    87811 Glaziers 30 $15.54 $15.51 $32,250 5.7%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 30 $10.94 $13.52 $28,120 2.2%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 70 $17.30 $15.42 $32,080 4.4%
      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 70 $17.58 $18.09 $37,630 1.6%
    89108 Machinists (*) $16.51 $15.78 $32,830 2.4%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 430 $17.78 $16.97 $35,300 2.9%
    89308 Wood Machinists 50 $10.01 $10.12 $21,040 1.3%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $12.12 $12.51 $26,010 2.2%
    89314 Furniture Finishers 30 $11.48 $11.89 $24,730 5.5%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers (*) $10.44 $11.58 $24,090 4.2%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics 30 $7.36 $7.82 $16,270 8.7%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 170 $13.41 $13.93 $28,980 1.5%
      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)
    91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $9.58 $9.78 $20,340 1.4%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $12.44 $12.36 $25,700 1.6%
    92197 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 40 $14.48 $13.23 $27,520 9.3%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $15.15 $15.43 $32,100 4.0%
    92549 All Other Printing, Binding, and Related Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $8.81 $11.02 $22,930 6.3%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 30 $8.14 $8.22 $17,100 1.5%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 190 $7.55 $7.71 $16,050 2.2%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 90 $7.75 $7.88 $16,390 3.8%
    92935 Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators (*) $12.43 $12.13 $25,240 2.3%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $14.63 $14.04 $29,200 3.4%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $13.15 $14.20 $29,530 2.2%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $9.91 $10.33 $21,500 5.7%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 460 $9.93 $10.24 $21,290 1.2%
      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 40 $15.25 $14.91 $31,020 3.2%
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision 100 $9.21 $9.96 $20,720 2.8%
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 230 $7.94 $8.29 $17,250 2.4%
    93914 Welders and Cutters (*) $12.44 $13.26 $27,590 1.6%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 160 $11.53 $12.84 $26,700 2.4%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 670 $8.36 $8.77 $18,240 1.4%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 140 $10.65 $10.75 $22,360 1.2%
      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 120 $17.00 $16.98 $35,320 6.3%
    95021 Power-Generating Plant Operators, Except Auxiliary Equipment Operators 60 $18.05 $18.36 $38,180 2.1%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 100 $15.19 $14.97 $31,140 1.3%
      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 870 $14.39 $14.58 $30,320 2.0%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,120 $8.93 $9.67 $20,120 1.4%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 560 $10.85 $10.45 $21,730 4.4%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 190 $7.80 $8.21 $17,070 1.6%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 560 $6.61 $8.43 $17,530 4.3%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 230 $7.01 $7.12 $14,810 3.3%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 300 $7.01 $6.88 $14,310 8.6%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 140 $15.31 $14.36 $29,860 5.2%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 40 $16.70 $15.97 $33,210 2.8%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 280 $9.84 $11.09 $23,060 1.6%
    97956 Operating Engineers 40 $18.98 $19.37 $40,280 2.8%
      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 $9.81 $10.23 $21,270 2.6%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 260 $10.78 $9.73 $20,240 3.3%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (*) $7.78 $7.87 $16,370 6.2%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $10.43 $12.89 $26,820 10.7%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers (*) $16.21 $15.39 $32,010 3.6%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 100 $10.03 $10.68 $22,220 4.2%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 640 $10.09 $10.01 $20,810 0.8%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 540 $7.51 $7.61 $15,840 2.2%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 130 $9.66 $9.10 $18,940 2.2%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,590 $11.15 $10.73 $22,310 1.6%

    (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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