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

Parkersburg-Marietta (West Virginia-Ohio) MSA

The Parkersburg-Marietta metropolitan statistical area (MSA) includes parts of West Virginia and Ohio.

Occupational divisions in Parkersburg-Marietta:

  • 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 320 $19.21 $22.45 $46,700 2.8%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 100 $19.92 $22.16 $46,090 4.3%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 120 $12.65 $16.33 $33,970 5.0%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 210 $20.78 $24.35 $50,640 4.8%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers (*) $15.72 $17.26 $35,900 4.5%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 120 $30.35 $29.22 $60,790 3.0%
      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 180 $24.06 $24.53 $51,020 4.0%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 90 $19.26 $20.18 $41,980 4.0%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 50 $8.67 $10.88 $22,630 4.0%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 150 $21.94 $23.68 $49,260 3.1%
    15017 Construction Managers 100 $20.21 $21.99 $45,740 5.5%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 80 $21.61 $23.60 $49,090 6.2%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 240 $10.62 $11.65 $24,230 5.6%
      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 (*) $5.88 $8.16 $16,970 11.0%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,730 $19.49 $23.65 $49,190 1.9%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 320 $19.44 $21.12 $43,930 4.9%
    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 160 $14.54 $16.05 $33,390 2.7%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 390 $17.25 $19.26 $40,060 3.5%
    21117 Budget Analysts (*) $28.27 $26.99 $56,140 6.9%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists (*) $22.14 $23.52 $48,930 11.1%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $11.23 $11.80 $24,550 2.3%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $16.29 $17.65 $36,720 2.2%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 190 $17.77 $18.18 $37,820 5.1%
    21902 Cost Estimators 90 $18.53 $18.31 $38,090 4.2%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $22.01 $21.92 $45,600 5.6%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 80 $13.79 $16.24 $33,780 2.1%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $16.04 $17.64 $36,690 9.0%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 280 $22.22 $22.82 $47,470 6.3%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22114 Chemical Engineers 80 $33.85 $30.96 $64,390 5.6%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 80 $19.43 $21.63 $45,000 2.9%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 40 $23.22 $23.55 $48,990 3.8%
    22127 Computer Engineers (*) $29.89 $28.82 $59,940 5.7%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 50 $31.66 $28.74 $59,780 3.9%
    22132 Safety Engineers, Except Mining 30 $22.47 $22.63 $47,080 10.5%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 90 $24.12 $25.38 $52,800 3.1%
    22199 All Other Engineers 120 $29.24 $28.39 $59,040 3.4%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine (*) $23.24 $23.82 $49,540 5.9%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $15.20 $17.01 $35,380 5.9%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 120 $13.95 $15.04 $31,290 2.7%
    22514 Drafters 110 $11.92 $13.43 $27,940 6.1%
      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 (*) $28.78 $27.70 $57,610 6.1%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists (*) $19.59 $22.49 $46,770 5.3%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health (*) $15.42 $16.45 $34,210 13.5%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 50 $13.92 $13.80 $28,700 4.7%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 40 $13.58 $14.85 $30,900 2.2%
    25105 Computer Programmers 50 $18.02 $17.70 $36,810 1.8%
      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 60 $21.94 $28.01 $58,260 20.3%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 170 $11.98 $13.89 $28,880 3.3%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 100 $10.91 $11.44 $23,800 1.2%
    27308 Human Services Workers 60 $8.11 $8.10 $16,840 2.0%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 140 $31.22 $35.49** $73,810** 20.6%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 50 $11.43 $11.49 $23,890 5.2%
      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 60 * * $31,620 15.4%
    31218 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $32,830 18.0%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 40 $6.34 $7.48 $15,560 7.0%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,030 * * $33,980 2.0%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 650 * * $34,430 1.7%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 190 $17.14 $16.88 $35,100 2.7%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 120 $9.43 $11.79 $24,530 12.6%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 110 $6.52 $9.48 $19,710 3.9%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 30 * * $22,780 3.8%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 90 $14.94 $14.88 $30,940 3.0%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library (*) $7.67 $7.94 $16,510 4.1%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 70 $18.30 $19.39 $40,320 6.3%
      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 150 # $53.23** $110,720** 11.3%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 60 $14.39 $14.95 $31,090 2.5%
    32305 Occupational Therapists (*) $22.80 $23.74 $49,390 4.3%
    32308 Physical Therapists 80 $30.97 $28.98 $60,280 4.9%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 40 $18.83 $20.34 $42,320 4.5%
    32399 All Other Therapists 60 $20.32 $24.91 $51,800 5.7%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,080 $16.22 $16.46 $34,230 1.3%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 540 $10.21 $10.18 $21,170 1.5%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 30 $8.94 $8.74 $18,190 3.2%
    32517 Pharmacists 90 $35.32 $33.32 $69,300 5.9%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 90 $7.27 $7.73 $16,080 6.6%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $16.46 $16.84 $35,030 4.3%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $12.86 $12.48 $25,960 2.8%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 70 $17.45 $17.78 $36,980 13.5%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 40 $8.53 $9.88 $20,540 4.9%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 90 $13.23 $13.67 $28,430 2.2%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 270 $10.54 $11.62 $24,180 2.3%
      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 60 $11.85 $12.60 $26,210 5.0%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $10.92 $12.73 $26,470 6.0%
    34023 Photographers 40 $11.02 $11.36 $23,630 5.4%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 30 $13.11 $14.43 $30,000 3.6%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 100 $13.28 $14.10 $29,320 2.8%
      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 350 $16.95 $18.79 $39,090 2.9%
    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 $11.10 $12.89 $26,810 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 180 $16.95 $25.68 $53,410 21.5%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $6.22 $11.14 $23,170 2.6%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 40 $21.40 $24.60 $51,160 13.3%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 90 $14.03 $15.71 $32,680 2.6%
    43021 Travel Agents 40 $9.26 $9.53 $19,820 5.5%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 50 $11.77 $14.51 $30,190 4.9%
      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 (*) $16.40 $18.31 $38,090 1.7%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 430 $13.19 $14.03 $29,190 2.4%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,260 $6.96 $7.90 $16,440 1.9%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 230 $8.83 $9.47 $19,690 3.3%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 210 $6.29 $7.26 $15,090 3.2%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 880 $6.44 $7.47 $15,540 1.9%
    49023 Cashiers 2,020 $6.08 $6.36 $13,240 1.1%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers (*) $7.50 $7.53 $15,670 5.2%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 270 $8.67 $10.70 $22,250 7.3%
    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 690 $13.19 $14.43 $30,020 1.8%
      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 370 $7.37 $7.41 $15,410 1.8%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 60 $8.99 $9.18 $19,090 2.2%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 80 $9.09 $9.19 $19,120 2.7%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 160 $9.27 $10.73 $22,320 1.0%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $22.41 $22.76 $47,340 10.2%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 50 $8.93 $8.71 $18,110 9.3%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers 80 $13.64 $14.82 $30,830 3.1%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $9.40 $10.13 $21,070 3.2%
    53702 Court Clerks 50 $8.63 $8.95 $18,620 1.5%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 90 $6.29 $6.69 $13,920 3.4%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 40 $5.98 $6.31 $13,130 4.4%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 60 $6.15 $6.71 $13,970 2.1%
      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 100 $8.83 $9.12 $18,970 6.1%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 210 $8.85 $8.86 $18,420 1.9%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,270 $9.51 $9.80 $20,380 1.7%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 50 $13.42 $14.91 $31,000 2.2%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 490 $7.63 $7.81 $16,250 1.5%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 110 $8.62 $9.32 $19,390 1.5%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $11.59 $11.85 $24,650 1.3%
    55321 File Clerks 60 $8.15 $8.16 $16,980 1.7%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 230 $7.46 $8.13 $16,910 1.8%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 30 $11.06 $11.22 $23,340 3.2%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,100 $9.65 $9.93 $20,660 0.9%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $9.88 $10.17 $21,140 2.2%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 160 $9.82 $9.66 $20,100 1.7%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,590 $8.25 $9.37 $19,490 1.9%
      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 90 $8.98 $9.05 $18,820 1.9%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 40 $10.42 $9.74 $20,260 1.4%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 130 $8.22 $8.54 $17,770 1.8%
      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 (*) $7.56 $7.66 $15,930 2.3%
      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 50 $9.12 $13.91 $28,940 8.1%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $10.31 $11.27 $23,430 3.5%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $9.71 $11.05 $22,980 1.3%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities (*) $8.12 $9.06 $18,850 4.3%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $10.13 $10.74 $22,340 1.2%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 480 $7.59 $8.25 $17,150 3.0%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 240 $6.72 $7.05 $14,670 2.5%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 400 $9.20 $10.56 $21,960 1.5%
      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 $9.29 $9.97 $20,730 0.8%
    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)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 30 $16.06 $19.39 $40,330 10.0%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $7.89 $8.99 $18,700 5.1%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 320 $8.05 $9.14 $19,000 2.0%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63017 Correction Officers and Jailers (*) $7.53 $7.79 $16,190 6.6%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards (*) $5.86 $6.08 $12,640 4.1%
      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 160 $5.82 $5.93 $12,320 1.9%
    65005 Bartenders 270 $6.14 $6.40 $13,300 4.1%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,030 $5.81 $6.02 $12,530 1.4%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside 50 $7.28 $7.42 $15,440 3.6%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $5.93 $6.14 $12,780 2.6%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 80 $6.24 $6.56 $13,650 2.8%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $9.25 $9.06 $18,850 4.4%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 400 $6.88 $7.07 $14,700 2.6%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 250 $7.49 $7.56 $15,730 1.4%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 510 $5.93 $6.05 $12,590 3.6%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 70 $5.74 $5.94 $12,360 6.1%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 680 $6.36 $6.98 $14,520 1.8%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,180 $5.73 $5.68 $11,820 1.9%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 60 $6.16 $6.90 $14,360 3.0%
      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 90 $6.96 $7.36 $15,310 5.5%
    66005 Medical Assistants 80 $7.68 $8.66 $18,010 8.8%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 650 $6.72 $7.00 $14,550 2.0%
    66011 Home Health Aides 150 $7.29 $7.37 $15,340 2.5%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 50 $8.01 $9.02 $18,760 9.7%
      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 470 $6.61 $6.71 $13,960 1.7%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,540 $8.25 $8.55 $17,790 1.5%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 190 $8.93 $9.12 $18,970 2.8%
      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 190 $8.12 $8.20 $17,050 6.0%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 $5.82 $6.40 $13,320 8.2%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides (*) $5.93 $6.16 $12,810 3.6%
    68038 Child Care Workers 180 $5.70 $5.62 $11,700 2.2%
    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 40 $5.97 $6.00 $12,480 3.1%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 570 $8.21 $10.12 $21,060 2.3%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 30 $7.54 $7.76 $16,140 4.5%
    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 220 $17.56 $18.59 $38,670 3.3%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 150 $19.45 $20.12 $41,850 4.3%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 390 $15.78 $17.08 $35,540 3.4%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $20.14 $19.52 $40,590 2.3%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $14.71 $15.56 $32,360 3.5%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 100 $13.76 $15.98 $33,240 2.2%
      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 (*) $12.18 $12.39 $25,770 5.1%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 30 $11.43 $13.14 $27,330 2.4%
      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 150 $12.05 $13.11 $27,270 2.1%
    85123 Millwrights 130 $23.81 $24.42 $50,790 11.4%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 900 $10.39 $11.05 $22,980 1.9%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 370 $10.27 $10.89 $22,640 2.9%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $11.18 $11.57 $24,060 3.8%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $13.28 $13.41 $27,890 2.3%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $12.97 $13.14 $27,340 4.1%
    85599 All Other Communications Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers (*) $17.21 $16.28 $33,860 3.7%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 80 $11.95 $13.77 $28,650 9.2%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers (*) $7.16 $7.36 $15,310 3.7%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 110 $15.69 $14.58 $30,330 5.5%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 30 $9.52 $9.80 $20,390 1.6%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 40 $8.28 $8.56 $17,810 3.3%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $8.28 $8.96 $18,640 9.8%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $16.79 $15.65 $32,560 4.2%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 620 $12.15 $14.26 $29,660 7.6%
    87202 Electricians 510 $21.32 $21.00 $43,690 7.3%
    87302 Brickmasons 80 $13.27 $14.24 $29,630 7.7%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 50 $11.73 $12.13 $25,230 6.4%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 210 $7.93 $10.03 $20,870 10.3%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 420 $19.67 $19.91 $41,410 3.0%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $12.81 $12.88 $26,800 2.1%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers (*) $8.66 $9.52 $19,790 6.0%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 40 $10.41 $12.32 $25,620 4.5%
    87808 Roofers 100 $10.59 $11.47 $23,850 3.5%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 140 $21.71 $19.84 $41,270 2.5%
    87917 Service Unit Operators 30 $11.12 $12.45 $25,910 10.7%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 250 $14.77 $14.35 $29,850 1.5%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 310 $11.39 $13.87 $28,840 8.2%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $7.64 $8.99 $18,690 15.5%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 30 $9.15 $10.15 $21,120 15.0%
      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)
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $9.35 $9.47 $19,710 1.8%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $7.22 $7.72 $16,060 3.7%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $9.28 $9.67 $20,110 2.8%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 60 $7.20 $7.10 $14,770 2.2%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $7.28 $7.64 $15,890 4.5%
    92923 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, or Kettle Operators and Tenders (*) $15.96 $14.81 $30,810 2.7%
    92935 Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators (*) $17.97 $18.11 $37,670 2.9%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $11.86 $12.78 $26,590 13.2%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $10.62 $10.90 $22,680 1.4%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $13.78 $13.58 $28,250 4.3%
      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 230 $11.53 $11.90 $24,750 1.6%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 640 $8.74 $9.19 $19,110 1.6%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 140 $7.16 $7.17 $14,920 2.7%
      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 $11.85 $12.00 $24,960 4.0%
    95008 Chemical Plant and System Operators 60 $18.67 $18.57 $38,630 2.6%
      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 1,060 $12.30 $12.63 $26,270 2.1%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 950 $6.59 $8.63 $17,960 3.3%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 220 $8.86 $8.94 $18,600 1.5%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 130 $8.48 $9.68 $20,140 1.3%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 60 $5.92 $6.12 $12,730 4.9%
    97911 Wellhead Pumpers 50 $11.75 $12.04 $25,050 14.3%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 30 $13.72 $12.82 $26,670 2.0%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 50 $12.39 $13.68 $28,450 1.6%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 100 $16.70 $16.70 $34,730 2.0%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 300 $10.09 $11.54 $24,000 5.0%
    97956 Operating Engineers 130 $17.96 $18.41 $38,290 5.3%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 190 $9.96 $11.35 $23,600 2.1%
      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 190 $7.54 $8.09 $16,820 3.4%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 290 $8.03 $8.76 $18,210 5.7%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers (*) $9.64 $9.70 $20,170 3.0%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (*) $9.70 $10.52 $21,880 2.0%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 40 $7.18 $7.34 $15,260 4.3%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 80 $14.76 $13.94 $29,000 6.9%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (*) $8.41 $8.28 $17,230 2.0%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 370 $7.61 $8.29 $17,230 3.8%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 480 $7.09 $8.00 $16,630 2.3%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 190 $6.22 $6.77 $14,070 3.5%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 870 $7.38 $8.70 $18,100 3.4%

    (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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    Last modified: October 16, 2001