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

Olympia, Washington PMSA

Olympia is a primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA) in Washington.

Occupational divisions in Olympia:

  • 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 350 $23.67 $25.54 $53,120 2.2%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 120 $23.70 $24.14 $50,210 3.3%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 140 $15.20 $17.41 $36,220 6.9%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 200 $20.39 $22.11 $45,990 2.8%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 180 $16.01 $18.20 $37,850 4.0%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 130 $32.61 $31.16 $64,820 4.6%
      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 260 $28.80 $26.76 $55,650 3.7%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 110 $27.56 $27.59 $57,380 9.4%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 160 $10.09 $12.06 $25,080 10.3%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 70 $21.37 $23.27 $48,400 2.3%
    15017 Construction Managers 90 $23.59 $24.70 $51,370 3.5%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 80 $23.22 $24.14 $50,220 2.6%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 220 $10.89 $11.86 $24,680 9.3%
      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 80 $31.42 $26.82 $55,790 9.8%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,710 $25.54 $27.16 $56,500 1.8%
    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 230 $15.76 $17.13 $35,630 5.1%
    21117 Budget Analysts 40 $20.13 $20.59 $42,830 2.4%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $11.97 $13.45 $27,970 1.7%
    21902 Cost Estimators 130 $18.26 $23.18 $48,210 4.4%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $20.77 $20.13 $41,880 1.8%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22127 Computer Engineers 40 $19.76 $21.95 $45,650 4.0%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 30 $21.15 $24.24 $50,410 7.4%
    22514 Drafters 70 $13.97 $14.71 $30,600 1.9%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $15.61 $16.60 $34,530 4.5%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 90 $17.23 $17.60 $36,620 1.6%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25103 Data Base Administrators 40 $19.36 $20.01 $41,630 2.2%
    25105 Computer Programmers 380 $38.08 $34.49 $71,730 12.5%
      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 90 $23.04 $24.06 $50,040 3.7%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 190 $15.34 $16.18 $33,640 3.5%
    27308 Human Services Workers 300 $11.34 $11.09 $23,060 2.7%
    27311 Recreation Workers 170 $8.07 $10.39 $21,620 2.9%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 130 $15.31 $15.66 $32,570 2.2%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 40 $19.42 $18.32 $38,110 2.1%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31215 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $38,570 3.7%
    31239 All Other Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 70 * * $37,410 2.2%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 250 $7.80 $8.20 $17,050 8.1%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 130 * * $33,550 3.4%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,240 * * $37,370 1.0%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,470 * * $37,360 1.2%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 310 * * $35,990 1.3%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 170 $19.30 $18.98 $39,470 3.5%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 190 $11.08 $13.61 $28,300 4.0%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 200 $12.19 $14.08 $29,280 3.4%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors (*) * * $37,420 4.2%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 140 $20.87 $19.95 $41,500 1.4%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 60 $11.63 $11.95 $24,850 2.7%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 180 $15.62 $16.65 $34,640 5.3%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 70 $15.32 $16.73 $34,810 3.8%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 1,040 $9.52 $9.25 $19,240 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 420 # $53.11** $110,480** 20.3%
    32105 Dentists 60 # $56.52** $117,560** 25.3%
    32108 Optometrists 50 $25.19 $29.21 $60,760 25.3%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $23.79 $26.15 $54,380 13.5%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 100 $23.03 $29.34 $61,030 22.7%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,010 $19.75 $21.03 $43,750 9.0%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses (*) $12.37 $12.55 $26,100 1.7%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 90 $7.16 $8.22 $17,110 6.1%
    32517 Pharmacists 100 $34.07 $30.67 $63,790 3.6%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 110 $11.62 $11.43 $23,780 1.2%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 150 $10.97 $12.93 $26,890 15.1%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (*) $16.69 $15.41 $32,050 2.5%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 150 $29.59 $28.38 $59,040 13.8%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians (*) $13.31 $12.73 $26,470 1.2%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 80 $17.38 $17.59 $36,580 2.4%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 30 $12.55 $12.39 $25,770 3.5%
      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 40 $15.63 $17.28 $35,940 2.9%
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors (*) $10.99 $12.67 $26,360 4.6%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 70 $12.75 $13.46 $28,000 2.6%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 60 $10.27 $13.26 $27,590 4.8%
    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 830 $14.84 $16.37 $34,040 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 80 $15.07 $16.46 $34,240 5.8%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 50 $13.40 $13.82 $28,750 2.4%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 60 $19.95 $21.07 $43,820 4.5%
    43021 Travel Agents 90 $11.86 $12.15 $25,260 7.4%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 50 $12.34 $14.20 $29,540 2.9%
      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 70 $14.39 $15.70 $32,660 2.5%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 390 $14.46 $15.44 $32,120 4.0%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,580 $8.13 $9.47 $19,700 2.1%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 90 $11.90 $12.33 $25,650 2.7%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 370 $6.51 $7.57 $15,750 2.2%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 480 $8.05 $9.16 $19,050 2.1%
    49023 Cashiers 1,620 $7.85 $8.82 $18,340 3.2%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 200 $12.65 $14.22 $29,570 6.0%
    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 940 $14.97 $15.33 $31,890 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 400 $9.34 $9.44 $19,640 1.8%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 50 $11.08 $11.43 $23,780 3.2%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 130 $10.63 $11.68 $24,290 2.0%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 80 $10.21 $10.69 $22,230 1.0%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 50 $12.14 $12.23 $25,430 1.4%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 90 $11.18 $11.18 $23,260 2.2%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 70 $12.19 $12.55 $26,090 1.1%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 40 $7.53 $7.70 $16,020 4.4%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers (*) $10.20 $10.43 $21,680 2.7%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical (*) $6.35 $6.77 $14,080 3.9%
      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 70 $10.98 $10.69 $22,230 6.3%
    55105 Medical Secretaries (*) $12.26 $13.53 $28,140 4.9%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,390 $12.96 $12.38 $25,750 1.4%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 940 $8.80 $9.31 $19,350 2.7%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 260 $11.31 $11.22 $23,330 1.8%
    55321 File Clerks 220 $8.47 $8.62 $17,920 2.7%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 80 $10.50 $10.79 $22,440 0.7%
    55326 Procurement Clerks (*) $10.82 $11.12 $23,120 2.0%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 100 $14.14 $16.58 $34,480 6.0%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,470 $11.44 $11.81 $24,560 1.5%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $13.14 $13.36 $27,790 1.3%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 220 $10.86 $10.94 $22,760 1.1%
      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 $10.07 $10.13 $21,060 1.0%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 160 $9.84 $10.03 $20,870 0.7%
      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 90 $8.90 $9.44 $19,630 4.2%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 40 $9.01 $9.81 $20,400 1.7%
    57311 Messengers (*) $7.41 $7.18 $14,930 3.2%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $11.90 $13.20 $27,460 1.9%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 90 $9.51 $11.71 $24,360 2.1%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $15.95 $15.85 $32,960 2.2%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 260 $10.74 $11.01 $22,890 2.0%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 80 $9.17 $9.71 $20,190 1.8%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 380 $11.27 $11.53 $23,980 3.1%
    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 130 $26.50 $25.95 $53,970 6.3%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 170 $31.49 $28.47 $59,220 7.0%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $8.54 $9.28 $19,310 4.1%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 340 $11.08 $12.06 $25,090 2.9%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters (*) $18.08 $18.00 $37,440 10.2%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 350 $22.53 $22.50 $46,790 4.1%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 230 $8.03 $8.63 $17,950 3.2%
      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 180 $6.13 $6.58 $13,690 2.2%
    65005 Bartenders 530 $6.53 $6.72 $13,970 3.7%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,180 $5.84 $6.03 $12,550 3.0%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 300 $5.97 $6.43 $13,380 2.3%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 190 $5.80 $6.09 $12,670 3.1%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 130 $8.23 $8.72 $18,130 3.7%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $13.29 $12.96 $26,950 1.9%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 520 $7.74 $8.00 $16,650 3.2%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 170 $9.48 $9.67 $20,100 1.4%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 100 $6.19 $6.53 $13,590 9.8%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 90 $7.66 $7.85 $16,330 2.3%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 810 $7.26 $7.49 $15,580 3.3%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,320 $5.87 $6.11 $12,720 2.4%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 140 $8.19 $8.12 $16,900 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 260 $12.87 $13.16 $27,380 4.1%
    66005 Medical Assistants 110 $11.16 $11.29 $23,490 1.3%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 630 $8.00 $8.55 $17,780 1.3%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 40 $9.47 $10.89 $22,650 1.9%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers (*) $11.62 $12.03 $25,020 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 420 $7.43 $7.84 $16,300 4.7%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,150 $7.33 $7.77 $16,160 1.5%
      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 220 $7.30 $8.06 $16,760 10.1%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 210 $5.76 $5.90 $12,270 3.3%
    68038 Child Care Workers (*) $6.60 $6.98 $14,510 2.9%
      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 70 $10.56 $10.38 $21,590 1.1%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      Timber Cutting and Logging Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    73002 Fallers and Buckers 70 $19.93 $20.05 $41,710 3.8%
    73005 Choke Setters 40 $14.40 $14.58 $30,340 1.8%
    73008 Log-Handling Equipment Operators 90 $21.36 $20.89 $43,450 3.9%
    73011 Logging Tractor Operators (*) $17.07 $17.49 $36,370 5.6%
    73099 All Other Timber Cutting and Related Logging Workers (*) $15.84 $16.19 $33,680 2.3%
      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 70 $6.40 $7.20 $14,970 7.0%
    79036 Sprayers/Applicators 30 $12.12 $11.95 $24,850 10.6%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 510 $8.47 $10.01 $20,820 2.5%
    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 170 $18.72 $19.83 $41,260 1.8%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 140 $20.92 $22.13 $46,030 1.8%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 170 $15.55 $17.35 $36,090 1.9%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $17.86 $19.54 $40,650 4.2%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 30 $11.40 $15.88 $33,020 10.2%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 110 $20.31 $20.39 $42,410 1.8%
      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 60 $11.94 $12.62 $26,250 1.9%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 470 $9.94 $11.01 $22,900 5.0%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 510 $13.80 $14.36 $29,860 3.2%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (*) $14.22 $13.98 $29,080 7.1%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $17.54 $17.22 $35,820 1.9%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $19.83 $19.45 $40,470 2.0%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 210 $12.61 $15.32 $31,860 2.7%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers (*) $12.84 $12.86 $26,760 2.0%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (*) $17.05 $17.54 $36,490 2.3%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 50 $11.84 $12.38 $25,750 5.1%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 70 $11.53 $11.63 $24,190 1.3%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $8.40 $9.77 $20,330 13.6%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 130 $13.14 $14.67 $30,520 5.0%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 790 $14.57 $17.26 $35,900 4.3%
    87108 Drywall Installers 110 $15.54 $17.20 $35,770 7.8%
    87111 Tapers 110 $22.91 $23.36 $48,590 13.1%
    87202 Electricians 280 $18.36 $18.22 $37,910 2.6%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 70 $20.41 $18.29 $38,040 7.9%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 230 $16.04 $15.90 $33,080 6.7%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 $18.91 $19.51 $40,580 4.9%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers (*) $13.95 $14.51 $30,170 2.5%
    87802 Insulation Workers 100 $14.41 $15.50 $32,240 10.8%
    87808 Roofers 60 $14.63 $14.49 $30,140 8.3%
    87811 Glaziers (*) $14.70 $14.43 $30,020 2.2%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 120 $11.43 $13.83 $28,760 1.4%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 50 $11.89 $15.74 $32,730 12.3%
      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)
    91902 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 90 $8.38 $10.25 $21,310 3.3%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $16.68 $16.10 $33,490 3.6%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $9.47 $9.92 $20,640 1.4%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $13.84 $13.76 $28,630 2.0%
      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 (*) $12.71 $13.03 $27,110 1.5%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 260 $7.71 $8.03 $16,700 7.6%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 310 $7.99 $8.84 $18,390 3.5%
      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 40 $16.76 $15.46 $32,150 11.1%
      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 640 $14.66 $14.93 $31,060 2.7%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 770 $8.20 $9.22 $19,190 3.1%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 290 $12.70 $12.52 $26,040 3.2%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 80 $10.25 $11.88 $24,720 3.8%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 60 $6.74 $8.42 $17,520 6.8%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $7.38 $7.39 $15,370 2.3%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 50 $15.19 $16.10 $33,490 4.2%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 50 $16.52 $16.25 $33,800 2.0%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 230 $12.99 $13.40 $27,870 1.5%
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    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 120 $7.99 $8.67 $18,030 2.4%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 110 $9.87 $11.14 $23,170 15.4%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (*) $9.89 $11.28 $23,470 7.8%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 30 $10.28 $10.07 $20,940 3.4%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 240 $8.13 $8.64 $17,960 1.5%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 400 $7.69 $8.50 $17,680 4.2%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 120 $6.51 $6.69 $13,920 3.2%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 620 $9.42 $9.91 $20,620 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 Washington

    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