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

Portland, Maine MSA

Portland is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Maine.

Occupational divisions in Portland:

  • 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 1,000 $23.32 $26.61 $55,340 3.1%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 310 $26.10 $26.54 $55,210 2.4%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 280 $19.06 $22.06 $45,880 2.7%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 570 $26.26 $27.76 $57,750 2.7%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 380 $20.41 $22.76 $47,340 1.9%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 410 $35.64 $33.87 $70,450 2.7%
      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 570 $26.32 $25.69 $53,430 4.0%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 280 $20.78 $23.76 $49,430 3.0%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 150 $19.76 $20.21 $42,030 6.0%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 170 $24.08 $24.74 $51,460 2.5%
    15017 Construction Managers 190 $21.33 $22.97 $47,780 3.5%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 150 $24.39 $25.65 $53,340 2.4%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 570 $12.51 $14.47 $30,100 3.6%
      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 30 $22.50 $20.75 $43,160 5.5%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 4,400 $25.99 $30.27 $62,960 1.8%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 1,410 $23.73 $25.44 $52,910 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)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters 270 $20.86 $21.24 $44,180 3.0%
    21105 Credit Analysts 50 $15.22 $17.06 $35,490 2.5%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 270 $23.03 $26.02 $54,120 4.5%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 1,010 $17.86 $18.64 $38,770 1.6%
    21117 Budget Analysts 30 $19.46 $20.00 $41,600 1.9%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 310 $15.93 $17.16 $35,690 2.9%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 190 $15.55 $16.35 $34,020 1.8%
    21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 60 $16.63 $16.87 $35,100 2.1%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $17.53 $18.55 $38,590 1.7%
    21505 Special Agents, Insurance (*) $21.81 $23.95 $49,810 8.8%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 60 $12.38 $16.76 $34,850 3.2%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 380 $17.19 $17.80 $37,030 1.1%
    21902 Cost Estimators 180 $18.60 $20.05 $41,700 2.5%
    21905 Management Analysts (*) $14.65 $15.47 $32,180 2.2%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors (*) $14.49 $14.26 $29,650 2.2%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 110 $15.48 $17.85 $37,130 2.9%
    21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance 170 $18.96 $20.92 $43,510 5.5%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 870 $15.21 $16.10 $33,490 0.9%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22114 Chemical Engineers 30 $32.99 $30.07 $62,540 5.4%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 220 $23.23 $24.60 $51,160 4.8%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 420 $27.52 $28.07 $58,380 4.0%
    22127 Computer Engineers 120 $26.35 $26.14 $54,370 4.2%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 100 $22.91 $24.27 $50,480 2.3%
    22132 Safety Engineers, Except Mining 50 $22.24 $23.22 $48,310 2.7%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 190 $26.68 $27.47 $57,130 6.8%
    22199 All Other Engineers 120 $19.81 $21.94 $45,640 1.8%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine (*) $21.57 $22.29 $46,360 9.1%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 90 $16.94 $16.84 $35,020 4.8%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 540 $15.95 $16.35 $34,010 1.6%
    22514 Drafters 230 $16.28 $15.90 $33,080 2.4%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $15.77 $15.45 $32,130 5.7%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 140 $13.58 $14.62 $30,400 0.9%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24111 Geologists, Geophysicists, and Oceanographers 110 $25.12 $28.56 $59,410 10.2%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 80 $19.29 $21.60 $44,930 2.5%
    24308 Biological Scientists (*) $23.10 $24.04 $50,000 7.7%
    24311 Medical Scientists 30 $30.12 $32.04 $66,640 13.3%
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 60 $11.29 $11.64 $24,220 2.7%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 120 $14.97 $15.75 $32,750 1.2%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 90 $15.29 $16.62 $34,570 2.5%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 760 $28.48 $26.70 $55,530 4.4%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 110 $18.00 $19.59 $40,750 1.7%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 550 $15.74 $16.06 $33,400 2.1%
    25105 Computer Programmers 570 $20.38 $22.20 $46,180 3.2%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 70 $12.80 $13.41 $27,890 3.9%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 70 $18.15 $20.87 $43,420 2.8%
    25315 Financial Analysts, Statistical 150 $16.44 $17.57 $36,540 3.4%
      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)
    27102 Economists, Including Market Research Analysts (*) $28.68 $26.12 $54,320 12.8%
    27108 Psychologists 40 $30.52 $34.15 $71,020 6.6%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 420 $13.84 $15.46 $32,160 7.8%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 520 $15.34 $15.24 $31,710 1.2%
    27307 Residential Counselors 380 $8.37 $8.72 $18,130 1.9%
    27308 Human Services Workers 410 $8.18 $8.70 $18,090 1.9%
    27311 Recreation Workers 470 $7.28 $7.79 $16,200 3.9%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 660 $28.58 $30.81 $64,090 10.5%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 160 $16.01 $16.42 $34,150 1.8%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical (*) $16.72 $16.63 $34,600 1.4%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31202 Life Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 70 * * $44,720 3.8%
    31212 Health Assessment and Treatment Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $41,830 4.0%
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 110 * * $45,420 4.5%
    31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $52,720 10.0%
    31226 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $44,350 11.6%
    31237 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $50,490 5.3%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 * * $51,520 11.6%
    31244 Law Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $70,930 8.3%
    31252 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 * * $50,480 6.9%
    31254 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $54,780 10.2%
    31299 All Other Postsecondary Teachers 50 * * $46,290 5.7%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 280 $8.16 $8.59 $17,860 4.1%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 200 * * $31,920 4.0%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 2,080 * * $34,770 3.5%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,170 * * $31,300 2.4%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 490 * * $36,660 3.5%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 300 $10.84 $12.37 $25,720 1.8%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 120 $11.38 $11.88 $24,710 2.7%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 430 $16.61 $16.44 $34,180 4.8%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 190 * * $36,410 2.1%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 150 $17.46 $17.13 $35,640 1.6%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 130 $10.60 $10.17 $21,150 2.9%
    31508 Audio-Visual Specialists 30 $11.61 $11.69 $24,310 3.9%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 300 $12.98 $14.48 $30,130 3.9%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 60 $16.66 $17.96 $37,350 1.7%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 750 $8.76 $8.75 $18,200 4.6%
      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 720 # $56.70** $117,930** 15.8%
    32105 Dentists 150 $43.09 $42.83** $89,090** 13.5%
    32108 Optometrists (*) $28.52 $31.72 $65,970 12.8%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 40 $21.92 $23.08 $48,010 8.3%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 190 $21.46 $21.89 $45,540 2.9%
    32308 Physical Therapists 280 $22.99 $24.04 $50,010 3.7%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 140 $21.54 $21.53 $44,780 2.4%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,980 $17.69 $18.57 $38,620 1.0%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 580 $12.43 $12.59 $26,190 1.3%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 160 $10.40 $10.47 $21,780 5.2%
    32511 Physician Assistants 140 $32.26 $31.10 $64,690 8.5%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 60 $10.45 $10.87 $22,600 5.9%
    32517 Pharmacists 160 $32.72 $30.52 $63,480 2.6%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 200 $8.66 $8.97 $18,660 2.8%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $17.46 $20.53 $42,690 4.0%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 160 $16.09 $16.41 $34,130 1.3%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $13.07 $14.48 $30,120 1.2%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 250 $20.97 $20.76 $43,170 3.5%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 120 $10.34 $10.62 $22,100 2.0%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 220 $15.49 $16.17 $33,640 1.7%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 50 $10.26 $10.32 $21,460 2.2%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 510 $11.29 $12.44 $25,870 2.5%
      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 200 $17.41 $20.25 $42,110 15.4%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 50 $14.31 $16.66 $34,660 3.0%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 90 $11.45 $13.63 $28,360 8.2%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 120 $9.85 $12.30 $25,590 10.9%
    34023 Photographers 130 $12.89 $14.09 $29,300 5.4%
    34026 Camera Operators, Television and Motion Picture 40 $7.90 $10.68 $22,220 13.5%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 60 $10.52 $13.81 $28,720 8.8%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 140 $16.22 $16.60 $34,520 2.1%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 310 $12.31 $13.71 $28,520 3.5%
    34041 Interior Designers 40 $14.19 $14.80 $30,790 5.0%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $11.23 $12.07 $25,110 3.5%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers (*) * * $32,330 7.2%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 670 $15.49 $16.68 $34,690 1.5%
    Sales and Related Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    41002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Sales and Related Workers 2,480 $14.82 $16.58 $34,480 1.6%
      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 600 $14.39 $19.17 $39,880 5.8%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 50 $13.23 $13.53 $28,150 3.7%
    43011 Appraisers, Real Estate (*) $14.26 $18.12 $37,700 14.6%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 330 $21.69 $28.29 $58,840 17.6%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 290 $16.97 $17.80 $37,020 2.2%
    43021 Travel Agents 110 $11.37 $11.44 $23,790 1.9%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 180 $16.42 $19.65 $40,880 5.9%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 220 $13.32 $13.09 $27,240 4.4%
      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 70 $26.91 $28.22 $58,690 3.4%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 530 $21.04 $23.30 $48,470 3.3%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 1,520 $17.58 $18.26 $37,990 1.9%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 5,130 $8.03 $8.93 $18,560 1.5%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 470 $10.72 $11.09 $23,070 1.5%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 700 $7.61 $7.91 $16,450 1.9%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,620 $8.16 $8.47 $17,610 0.9%
    49023 Cashiers 4,170 $7.27 $7.47 $15,530 0.9%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 230 $8.93 $10.20 $21,210 2.9%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 1,390 $9.94 $11.15 $23,190 1.9%
    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 1,800 $14.71 $15.56 $32,360 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 630 $8.29 $8.53 $17,730 2.9%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 140 $11.51 $12.35 $25,680 5.0%
    53117 Credit Checkers 40 $13.27 $12.56 $26,130 1.3%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 140 $11.43 $11.48 $23,870 2.0%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 1,200 $11.41 $11.51 $23,940 0.8%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks 40 $13.03 $12.95 $26,950 4.1%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 600 $11.60 $12.45 $25,900 3.4%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 200 $11.27 $11.85 $24,650 1.3%
    53705 Municipal Clerks 30 $9.83 $11.55 $24,020 5.5%
    53708 License Clerks 30 $11.29 $11.31 $23,530 4.4%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 170 $16.91 $16.96 $35,270 8.4%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 200 $7.59 $7.81 $16,250 3.0%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 60 $6.52 $7.36 $15,300 5.4%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 420 $8.66 $9.00 $18,720 3.5%
    53911 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (*) $7.74 $8.30 $17,270 5.2%
      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 650 $13.50 $13.32 $27,710 4.6%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 450 $10.78 $10.91 $22,690 1.6%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,970 $11.04 $11.17 $23,240 1.0%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 60 $12.35 $13.43 $27,930 1.0%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,550 $9.44 $9.31 $19,370 1.2%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 530 $10.19 $10.30 $21,420 1.2%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $11.90 $11.80 $24,550 0.8%
    55321 File Clerks 230 $8.01 $8.37 $17,400 1.2%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 460 $10.76 $11.44 $23,800 1.4%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 50 $10.83 $10.73 $22,330 1.3%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 140 $15.01 $14.34 $29,830 2.0%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,240 $10.85 $10.97 $22,810 1.3%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 180 $11.91 $11.99 $24,940 1.3%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 390 $10.41 $10.63 $22,110 2.3%
    55347 General Office Clerks 2,750 $9.51 $9.72 $20,210 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 (*) $9.93 $10.14 $21,080 1.3%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 210 $13.22 $14.17 $29,470 1.6%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 560 $9.63 $9.52 $19,800 1.2%
    56099 All Other Office Machine Operators 30 $10.01 $10.34 $21,510 4.1%
      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 190 $9.58 $9.43 $19,610 0.8%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 220 $8.22 $8.49 $17,660 2.0%
      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 190 $11.04 $10.99 $22,870 1.1%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 210 $14.98 $15.08 $31,370 1.8%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 220 $14.97 $15.46 $32,160 2.0%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 960 $8.38 $8.94 $18,600 1.1%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,050 $10.00 $10.11 $21,030 1.2%
      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 670 $8.94 $9.41 $19,570 1.1%
    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 30 $14.92 $16.07 $33,430 4.8%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 120 $18.35 $18.66 $38,820 2.0%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 120 $10.37 $10.30 $21,420 1.9%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 400 $11.25 $12.32 $25,620 2.1%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 380 $7.61 $8.36 $17,400 6.9%
    63011 Police Detectives 70 $16.06 $16.05 $33,390 1.7%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 400 $14.58 $14.22 $29,580 2.6%
    63044 Crossing Guards 80 $5.75 $5.75 $11,960 3.6%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 980 $7.67 $7.95 $16,530 1.9%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers (*) $8.58 $9.55 $19,860 4.5%
      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 400 $7.56 $7.77 $16,160 2.6%
    65005 Bartenders 490 $6.66 $7.24 $15,060 4.5%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,630 $5.80 $6.18 $12,850 2.9%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 500 $5.93 $6.55 $13,620 2.0%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 720 $6.15 $6.38 $13,260 4.8%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 520 $8.39 $8.61 $17,920 1.1%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $11.95 $12.09 $25,140 3.3%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 840 $8.67 $8.68 $18,050 1.8%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 260 $9.08 $9.31 $19,360 1.9%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 750 $6.74 $6.79 $14,110 2.5%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 360 $7.84 $7.87 $16,370 3.2%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,840 $7.67 $7.74 $16,090 1.6%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,220 $7.09 $7.21 $14,990 1.8%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 290 $7.34 $7.37 $15,330 1.5%
      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 250 $11.39 $11.51 $23,930 2.6%
    66005 Medical Assistants 180 $10.95 $11.10 $23,080 2.1%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,490 $8.96 $8.92 $18,550 1.3%
    66011 Home Health Aides 1,900 $7.53 $7.58 $15,780 2.9%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 70 $9.80 $11.35 $23,610 5.3%
    66021 Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides 40 $10.07 $11.25 $23,400 6.3%
      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 1,120 $7.92 $7.94 $16,520 1.3%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,200 $8.00 $8.38 $17,420 2.0%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 340 $9.42 $13.69 $28,480 5.7%
      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 370 $7.36 $8.18 $17,010 3.6%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 250 $5.94 $6.08 $12,640 2.6%
    68017 Guides 60 $7.52 $7.52 $15,640 2.3%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 40 $5.93 $6.84 $14,220 4.9%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 280 $7.49 $7.46 $15,510 1.9%
    68038 Child Care Workers 360 $7.91 $8.03 $16,700 2.9%
    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 90 $7.46 $7.87 $16,360 2.2%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1,180 $8.52 $8.88 $18,480 1.4%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 40 $8.53 $8.54 $17,770 5.3%
    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 450 $16.21 $18.26 $37,970 1.7%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 340 $16.33 $17.74 $36,910 2.5%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 490 $16.55 $18.01 $37,460 1.8%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $14.83 $18.58 $38,660 3.9%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 270 $13.57 $14.99 $31,170 1.1%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 260 $15.65 $16.07 $33,430 1.2%
      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 90 $12.49 $11.51 $23,930 2.3%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 190 $10.79 $12.12 $25,210 1.5%
      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 230 $13.20 $13.11 $27,270 0.9%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 60 $14.04 $13.99 $29,110 1.2%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,020 $11.28 $11.61 $24,160 1.7%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 680 $12.10 $12.46 $25,910 2.4%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 $15.06 $16.01 $33,310 6.3%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 320 $14.19 $14.35 $29,850 1.3%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 170 $13.07 $13.38 $27,830 2.2%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 30 $10.99 $11.46 $23,850 3.0%
    85599 All Other Communications Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers (*) $13.52 $14.32 $29,780 9.1%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 260 $21.83 $20.37 $42,370 4.5%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 100 $14.62 $15.15 $31,520 1.6%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers 50 $11.09 $11.96 $24,880 3.6%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (*) $19.65 $20.35 $42,330 2.7%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 50 $10.17 $11.30 $23,500 1.9%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 370 $14.66 $14.96 $31,110 1.4%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 120 $12.04 $12.46 $25,910 2.5%
    85932 Elevator Installers and Repairers (*) $22.85 $23.81 $49,530 8.4%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers (*) $11.07 $12.03 $25,020 1.5%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $8.26 $8.68 $18,060 5.6%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 $13.77 $13.12 $27,280 2.9%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 860 $12.90 $12.63 $26,260 2.4%
    87108 Drywall Installers 150 $14.91 $14.70 $30,570 1.8%
    87111 Tapers 50 $14.98 $14.57 $30,300 2.8%
    87202 Electricians 670 $18.16 $17.61 $36,620 2.2%
    87302 Brickmasons 50 $13.34 $13.27 $27,600 4.9%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 70 $10.62 $11.21 $23,310 9.0%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 240 $10.39 $10.43 $21,700 3.0%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 460 $14.67 $15.18 $31,580 2.2%
    87508 Pipelayers 30 $9.60 $9.60 $19,960 3.8%
    87602 Carpet Installers (*) $10.89 $10.97 $22,810 2.9%
    87605 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 40 $13.36 $13.80 $28,710 7.4%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 30 $9.52 $9.45 $19,650 3.0%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 390 $12.10 $11.52 $23,960 5.1%
    87802 Insulation Workers 60 $10.63 $10.91 $22,680 4.0%
    87808 Roofers 30 $12.26 $11.95 $24,860 4.9%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 410 $13.45 $13.85 $28,810 1.4%
    89123 Jewelers and Silversmiths 30 $13.52 $13.59 $28,270 12.0%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 140 $11.47 $11.60 $24,130 2.4%
    89314 Furniture Finishers 30 $10.84 $11.37 $23,650 2.1%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 50 $8.36 $8.77 $18,230 1.5%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 50 $11.64 $11.96 $24,870 1.5%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians 180 $12.23 $13.55 $28,190 8.1%
      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)
    91108 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $10.27 $11.68 $24,300 2.0%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 50 $10.61 $11.34 $23,590 2.8%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $10.32 $10.35 $21,540 2.9%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $10.01 $9.83 $20,440 3.9%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 30 $9.77 $10.12 $21,060 2.2%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 210 $7.72 $7.71 $16,050 2.4%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $7.40 $7.52 $15,630 3.9%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $9.22 $9.43 $19,610 1.3%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 230 $10.84 $11.05 $22,990 1.5%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 230 $8.18 $9.36 $19,460 2.6%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision 50 $10.39 $11.07 $23,020 1.3%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 220 $13.27 $12.94 $26,910 1.1%
    93917 Solderers and Brazers 30 $10.50 $10.26 $21,340 2.8%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 860 $8.27 $9.50 $19,760 1.9%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 600 $7.49 $7.57 $15,740 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 130 $14.83 $15.04 $31,280 1.5%
    95032 Stationary Engineers 60 $15.07 $16.68 $34,700 2.4%
      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 2,470 $12.59 $13.80 $28,700 2.2%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,290 $10.39 $12.54 $26,090 4.9%
    97108 Bus Drivers 300 $13.87 $12.64 $26,300 2.0%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 350 $11.27 $11.32 $23,550 2.6%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (*) $7.48 $7.50 $15,610 2.5%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 300 $11.30 $11.71 $24,360 1.7%
    97502 Captains, Water Vessel (*) $8.05 $11.51 $23,940 9.4%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 280 $7.00 $7.05 $14,670 3.2%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 60 $6.68 $7.48 $15,550 3.3%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 60 $9.95 $11.67 $24,270 1.8%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 170 $12.58 $12.66 $26,320 2.6%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 90 $11.14 $11.68 $24,300 2.0%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 700 $11.41 $12.27 $25,530 3.2%
    97951 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $14.78 $13.88 $28,870 1.8%
    97956 Operating Engineers (*) $12.02 $12.14 $25,250 1.3%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 110 $9.73 $9.96 $20,730 1.0%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 110 $9.56 $9.41 $19,570 1.9%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 60 $9.71 $10.22 $21,250 4.8%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 120 $7.73 $7.94 $16,520 3.0%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 80 $10.00 $9.66 $20,090 3.3%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $9.81 $9.69 $20,160 3.9%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 70 $9.14 $8.97 $18,650 1.2%
    98702 Stevedores, Except Equipment Operators (*) $20.37 $19.00 $39,520 19.6%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 170 $10.83 $10.14 $21,100 2.9%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,120 $9.18 $10.10 $21,000 2.0%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,150 $7.58 $7.82 $16,270 1.4%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 280 $8.16 $8.28 $17,210 1.9%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,250 $9.00 $9.00 $18,720 1.4%

    (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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    Statewide estimates for Maine

    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