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

Portsmouth-Rochester (New Hampshire-Maine) PMSA

The Portsmouth-Rochester primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA) includes parts of New Hampshire and Maine.

Occupational divisions in Portsmouth-Rochester:

  • 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 600 $24.57 $26.32 $54,740 2.9%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 180 $20.64 $22.27 $46,310 2.9%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 220 $15.41 $17.45 $36,290 7.6%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 440 $23.51 $26.09 $54,260 3.8%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 430 $21.42 $23.79 $49,490 9.5%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 320 $34.61 $33.74 $70,180 2.4%
      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 500 $26.63 $25.87 $53,810 2.6%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 190 $21.03 $23.09 $48,030 3.3%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 130 $24.97 $27.28 $56,740 16.9%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 170 $31.70 $29.67 $61,710 2.3%
    15017 Construction Managers 200 $23.56 $24.39 $50,740 3.1%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 170 $23.85 $24.91 $51,820 2.4%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 380 $12.50 $13.46 $28,010 4.5%
      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 40 $22.16 $19.99 $41,590 8.0%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 2,940 $25.51 $29.61 $61,580 2.0%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 810 $22.62 $24.47 $50,900 3.5%
    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 (*) $16.67 $18.01 $37,460 18.0%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 90 $23.06 $26.31 $54,720 7.3%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 830 $15.00 $15.97 $33,220 5.7%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 250 $17.75 $19.76 $41,090 7.6%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $14.06 $16.19 $33,680 3.6%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 $17.93 $18.14 $37,730 1.7%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 240 $18.19 $17.39 $36,160 1.6%
    21902 Cost Estimators 100 $17.62 $19.48 $40,510 2.8%
    21905 Management Analysts 30 $41.80 $40.77** $84,790** 25.9%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $12.83 $13.92 $28,950 2.7%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 40 $17.25 $16.88 $35,110 4.5%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $17.07 $16.04 $33,350 3.7%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 690 $15.28 $17.41 $36,220 7.3%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic (*) $19.80 $19.13 $39,800 8.5%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 190 $24.14 $25.94 $53,960 2.6%
    22127 Computer Engineers 140 $30.04 $28.95 $60,210 2.8%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 190 $23.41 $24.52 $51,010 2.2%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 280 $21.90 $22.90 $47,630 3.1%
    22199 All Other Engineers 370 $29.98 $27.76 $57,740 2.7%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 40 $25.49 $26.27 $54,630 5.1%
    22308 Landscape Architects (*) $16.44 $15.38 $31,980 2.3%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 30 $20.01 $18.12 $37,690 3.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 360 $15.00 $15.94 $33,150 2.0%
    22508 Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists 30 $16.62 $17.00 $35,360 2.7%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 80 $15.77 $16.66 $34,640 1.2%
    22514 Drafters 150 $14.66 $14.65 $30,470 1.8%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 230 $17.41 $17.65 $36,720 2.6%
      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 50 $21.70 $23.02 $47,890 6.7%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 40 $17.43 $20.68 $43,010 5.4%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 80 $14.97 $15.95 $33,170 1.4%
      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 720 $20.96 $22.88 $47,590 8.4%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 100 $23.43 $24.30 $50,550 2.8%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 430 $17.15 $17.85 $37,120 1.9%
    25105 Computer Programmers 520 $22.14 $22.67 $47,150 7.7%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 50 $12.68 $12.98 $27,000 1.4%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 80 $15.57 $17.67 $36,750 2.6%
      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 (*) $14.19 $15.86 $33,000 1.7%
    27108 Psychologists 60 $19.22 $19.72 $41,020 4.8%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 190 $14.87 $15.93 $33,120 2.0%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 150 $12.26 $11.99 $24,940 1.8%
    27307 Residential Counselors 180 $7.78 $8.12 $16,890 2.9%
    27308 Human Services Workers 270 $9.46 $10.34 $21,500 7.3%
    27311 Recreation Workers 250 $7.30 $8.02 $16,680 3.1%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 310 $30.38 $31.43 $65,360 7.6%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel (*) $15.56 $15.61 $32,470 5.0%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 360 $8.44 $9.14 $19,010 2.9%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 120 * * $35,140 6.2%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,730 * * $39,930 2.5%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,240 * * $39,370 3.4%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 350 * * $39,530 2.4%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 140 $18.34 $17.63 $36,670 2.6%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 220 $9.83 $11.69 $24,310 9.1%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 180 * * $18,630 2.7%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 130 $17.01 $16.70 $34,740 4.1%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 120 $10.32 $10.22 $21,260 2.8%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 170 $19.64 $20.01 $41,610 3.3%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 60 $21.01 $20.98 $43,640 3.3%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 1,020 $7.61 $7.90 $16,440 3.2%
      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 410 # $55.13** $114,680** 11.7%
    32105 Dentists 40 # $52.13** $108,440** 15.8%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 50 $20.87 $21.04 $43,760 5.7%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 50 $16.83 $17.27 $35,920 1.4%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 90 $18.68 $19.55 $40,660 3.1%
    32308 Physical Therapists 110 $21.76 $21.29 $44,270 5.7%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 130 $16.91 $20.28 $42,180 6.5%
    32399 All Other Therapists 30 $17.23 $18.34 $38,150 12.7%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,930 $17.42 $18.00 $37,450 1.2%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 460 $13.00 $12.92 $26,870 1.0%
    32511 Physician Assistants 80 $31.09 $26.11 $54,310 4.2%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 80 $8.80 $10.38 $21,580 17.0%
    32517 Pharmacists 130 $33.71 $30.59 $63,630 2.9%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 110 $8.70 $8.59 $17,870 2.4%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $16.58 $17.78 $36,990 1.9%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians (*) $9.71 $9.84 $20,470 6.7%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (*) $14.05 $15.30 $31,830 1.7%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 120 $17.91 $19.07 $39,660 11.7%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 180 $21.76 $19.75 $41,070 5.6%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 70 $10.27 $10.41 $21,650 3.1%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 150 $15.65 $16.01 $33,310 1.8%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 30 $12.21 $12.39 $25,770 4.0%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 80 $9.38 $9.37 $19,500 2.9%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 370 $13.03 $15.47 $32,170 10.5%
      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 90 $13.07 $14.07 $29,270 5.9%
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors 60 $20.94 $19.36 $40,270 2.4%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 70 $16.53 $17.29 $35,970 5.0%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 80 $10.40 $11.35 $23,620 12.1%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 70 $10.67 $11.21 $23,310 4.0%
    34023 Photographers 70 $8.51 $10.57 $21,980 6.2%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 150 $13.07 $13.65 $28,390 2.5%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 200 $15.96 $17.40 $36,180 4.9%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 50 * * $22,680 11.0%
    34058 Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers (*) * * $28,310 2.6%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 330 $13.56 $16.39 $34,100 4.6%
    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 1,970 $13.04 $15.09 $31,380 1.8%
      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 130 $15.27 $17.51 $36,420 4.5%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 160 $27.48 $30.36 $63,150 11.6%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 120 $15.54 $17.59 $36,580 8.3%
    43021 Travel Agents 150 $11.99 $11.60 $24,140 5.0%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 100 $14.02 $15.01 $31,220 5.8%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 110 $13.40 $14.83 $30,850 3.3%
      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 90 $16.91 $17.48 $36,360 2.9%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 770 $17.67 $23.75 $49,400 6.6%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 950 $17.90 $19.54 $40,640 2.0%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 5,390 $7.83 $8.93 $18,570 2.1%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 220 $10.65 $11.67 $24,270 2.9%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 380 $6.91 $7.66 $15,930 2.3%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,380 $8.03 $8.60 $17,880 1.4%
    49023 Cashiers 2,700 $7.21 $7.40 $15,400 1.0%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 310 $11.15 $10.61 $22,070 1.3%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 40 $7.81 $8.50 $17,680 1.9%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 240 $9.16 $11.15 $23,200 2.4%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    51002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 1,420 $12.93 $13.81 $28,720 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 490 $8.02 $8.19 $17,040 1.2%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 70 $9.56 $9.40 $19,560 4.2%
    53111 Loan Interviewers (*) $12.38 $12.15 $25,270 2.0%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 430 $9.70 $10.42 $21,670 1.9%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks (*) $12.16 $12.53 $26,070 1.4%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $21.18 $21.77 $45,290 6.1%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 50 $10.86 $11.52 $23,950 1.9%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $13.17 $12.15 $25,260 1.7%
    53705 Municipal Clerks 30 $10.49 $10.91 $22,690 4.3%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents (*) $7.89 $8.74 $18,180 4.7%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 180 $7.21 $7.40 $15,390 4.8%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 100 $8.88 $8.72 $18,130 2.0%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 510 $7.47 $7.55 $15,710 2.4%
      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 270 $12.19 $12.09 $25,150 4.6%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 280 $10.81 $10.79 $22,440 4.4%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,150 $11.24 $11.44 $23,790 2.2%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 60 $13.49 $13.35 $27,760 1.8%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,000 $9.19 $9.32 $19,380 1.5%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 300 $11.09 $10.99 $22,860 4.3%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $11.84 $12.32 $25,620 5.4%
    55321 File Clerks 140 $7.55 $7.69 $16,000 2.1%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 460 $11.07 $11.66 $24,240 1.7%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 90 $9.76 $10.07 $20,940 1.7%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 50 $11.74 $11.62 $24,160 3.1%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 120 $8.68 $8.95 $18,610 1.4%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 60 $15.46 $15.03 $31,260 2.4%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,590 $11.10 $11.40 $23,720 1.3%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $12.08 $12.04 $25,050 1.2%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 270 $10.75 $11.48 $23,870 1.6%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,670 $9.56 $9.45 $19,670 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 60 $9.96 $9.81 $20,390 1.7%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 90 $12.92 $13.85 $28,810 4.7%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 330 $8.91 $9.17 $19,070 2.8%
      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 230 $9.06 $8.94 $18,590 4.0%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 170 $8.45 $8.44 $17,550 2.6%
      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 $12.48 $12.67 $26,350 1.5%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $12.10 $13.23 $27,510 1.4%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 310 $12.46 $13.52 $28,110 2.4%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $15.64 $15.58 $32,400 1.9%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 740 $9.29 $9.67 $20,120 1.4%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 150 $9.03 $9.36 $19,460 1.2%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 710 $9.84 $10.20 $21,220 1.8%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 120 $11.60 $12.03 $25,030 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 590 $10.68 $11.04 $22,950 2.0%
    Service Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61002 Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 60 $20.96 $19.98 $41,550 5.2%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 100 $22.44 $22.75 $47,320 2.7%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 70 $10.10 $9.62 $20,010 2.1%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 470 $10.76 $12.01 $24,970 2.0%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 310 $14.41 $14.49 $30,140 2.4%
    63011 Police Detectives 50 $17.72 $18.14 $37,730 3.4%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 370 $14.84 $14.87 $30,920 1.5%
    63044 Crossing Guards 30 $6.26 $6.71 $13,960 4.4%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 290 $8.02 $8.12 $16,900 1.5%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 100 $11.02 $12.00 $24,960 5.8%
      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 310 $7.02 $7.06 $14,690 2.1%
    65005 Bartenders 520 $6.04 $6.49 $13,500 2.0%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,490 $5.84 $6.05 $12,580 1.8%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 240 $6.51 $6.75 $14,040 3.2%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria (*) $5.74 $5.98 $12,450 3.6%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 210 $8.83 $8.96 $18,630 2.8%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $14.15 $12.87 $26,780 2.7%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 970 $8.87 $9.04 $18,800 4.0%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 300 $8.34 $8.60 $17,890 2.4%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 150 $7.41 $7.60 $15,820 7.8%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 290 $7.87 $7.87 $16,370 2.0%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,130 $7.15 $7.30 $15,180 1.2%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,380 $6.10 $6.47 $13,450 1.8%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 300 $7.63 $7.83 $16,280 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 240 $11.84 $11.31 $23,530 3.9%
    66005 Medical Assistants 260 $10.26 $10.80 $22,470 2.6%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,190 $9.28 $9.17 $19,070 1.0%
    66011 Home Health Aides 300 $8.85 $8.44 $17,560 1.2%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 40 $12.76 $13.73 $28,550 2.8%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 300 $7.98 $8.37 $17,420 2.5%
      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 1,090 $7.42 $7.33 $15,240 1.6%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,530 $8.44 $8.68 $18,060 1.7%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 190 $9.54 $9.63 $20,040 1.8%
      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 640 $8.54 $8.80 $18,310 3.2%
    68008 Manicurists (*) $6.07 $6.09 $12,670 7.2%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 340 $6.37 $6.67 $13,880 2.0%
    68017 Guides 30 $6.03 $6.46 $13,450 4.6%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 100 $6.03 $6.58 $13,680 8.1%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 180 $7.32 $7.28 $15,150 1.6%
    68038 Child Care Workers 390 $7.19 $7.44 $15,480 1.5%
      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 460 $7.98 $8.96 $18,640 2.7%
    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 150 $7.64 $7.70 $16,010 2.6%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 650 $8.75 $9.42 $19,580 2.2%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 60 $9.31 $9.50 $19,770 3.4%
    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 330 $18.05 $19.26 $40,070 3.0%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 180 $17.10 $17.72 $36,850 2.2%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 560 $17.43 $18.14 $37,730 1.2%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 $14.57 $14.99 $31,180 2.5%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $13.66 $14.88 $30,950 2.0%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 150 $15.09 $16.42 $34,150 1.8%
      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 220 $15.53 $15.69 $32,640 1.8%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 530 $11.21 $11.19 $23,270 5.0%
      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 220 $15.93 $16.67 $34,670 1.6%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 30 $15.50 $17.24 $35,860 5.3%
    85123 Millwrights 70 $15.97 $15.38 $31,990 4.3%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 30 $12.74 $13.60 $28,290 1.3%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 870 $11.88 $12.30 $25,590 0.8%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 710 $13.11 $13.86 $28,840 2.9%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 230 $14.46 $15.31 $31,850 7.2%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 120 $14.17 $13.94 $28,990 1.1%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $12.61 $13.22 $27,490 4.9%
    85323 Aircraft Mechanics (*) $15.04 $16.22 $33,740 2.3%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 40 $10.43 $10.22 $21,250 3.6%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 260 $21.03 $18.36 $38,200 11.8%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 30 $12.94 $12.83 $26,700 3.3%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 170 $20.74 $20.09 $41,790 2.0%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 30 $20.20 $16.85 $35,050 2.6%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $12.79 $13.75 $28,600 2.8%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $7.84 $8.12 $16,880 2.6%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $12.63 $13.75 $28,610 3.5%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 920 $16.15 $15.30 $31,830 3.3%
    87202 Electricians 400 $16.17 $15.59 $32,420 4.2%
    87302 Brickmasons (*) $15.42 $18.42 $38,310 9.1%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 170 $10.97 $10.38 $21,590 4.4%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 320 $12.22 $12.62 $26,240 7.3%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $10.84 $11.07 $23,030 4.6%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 180 $11.75 $11.89 $24,740 1.4%
    87802 Insulation Workers 70 $12.33 $12.76 $26,540 1.1%
    87808 Roofers 30 $10.98 $10.54 $21,910 7.5%
    87817 Fence Erectors 40 $9.28 $9.93 $20,660 10.7%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 70 $10.71 $10.17 $21,150 1.5%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89102 Tool and Die Makers 90 $17.28 $17.48 $36,350 1.3%
    89108 Machinists 280 $15.37 $15.29 $31,790 1.5%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 260 $11.33 $11.93 $24,810 0.9%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $13.30 $12.93 $26,900 2.3%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 30 $8.45 $9.87 $20,530 9.2%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91105 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $18.07 $17.39 $36,170 1.6%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $12.93 $12.72 $26,460 2.5%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $11.91 $12.48 $25,960 1.4%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $11.46 $13.76 $28,620 5.7%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $11.38 $12.02 $25,000 3.0%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $7.24 $7.52 $15,640 3.3%
    92705 Textile Machine Operators and Tenders, Winding, Twisting, Knitting, Weaving, and Cutting 50 $9.61 $9.62 $20,010 1.2%
    92723 Shoe Sewing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $7.50 $7.99 $16,620 3.4%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 180 $6.87 $7.25 $15,070 6.8%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 90 $8.14 $8.16 $16,980 2.6%
    92951 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $11.18 $11.62 $24,170 2.6%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $10.95 $11.36 $23,630 1.7%
    92956 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $13.49 $12.38 $25,740 8.5%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $11.32 $11.17 $23,230 0.9%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 750 $11.92 $11.51 $23,930 1.1%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93111 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers, Precision (*) $9.99 $10.07 $20,950 2.6%
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision 930 $11.66 $12.10 $25,160 9.7%
    93902 Machine Assemblers 30 $11.00 $11.34 $23,580 1.7%
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 750 $10.62 $10.55 $21,950 4.6%
    93908 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (*) $10.35 $10.06 $20,930 1.4%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 170 $15.87 $14.75 $30,680 3.7%
    93917 Solderers and Brazers 50 $10.47 $10.31 $21,450 6.9%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 690 $8.57 $9.05 $18,820 1.1%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 250 $9.60 $9.90 $20,590 1.9%
      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 90 $14.41 $14.97 $31,130 1.7%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 50 $14.10 $14.96 $31,120 2.0%
      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 900 $12.24 $13.27 $27,590 2.5%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 840 $9.74 $10.50 $21,850 2.3%
    97108 Bus Drivers 60 $9.32 $9.24 $19,220 2.1%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 620 $11.32 $13.91 $28,920 13.1%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 $6.01 $6.05 $12,580 2.7%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 120 $7.91 $9.15 $19,040 7.6%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 30 * * $44,040 13.2%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 310 $7.60 $7.69 $15,990 4.2%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 150 $13.14 $13.61 $28,320 3.5%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 40 $12.96 $13.52 $28,130 2.1%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 280 $12.24 $12.17 $25,310 1.4%
      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 $8.91 $9.27 $19,280 2.7%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 130 $11.55 $11.02 $22,920 3.9%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $10.47 $10.27 $21,350 3.9%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers (*) $11.86 $11.67 $24,270 4.1%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 70 $10.21 $10.99 $22,850 3.6%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 450 $8.50 $8.98 $18,690 4.0%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 960 $7.57 $8.32 $17,300 1.4%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 140 $8.35 $8.71 $18,120 2.9%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 610 $9.19 $9.44 $19,640 1.5%

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

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    # = Median hourly wage is over $60.01.

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

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