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

Punta Gorda, Florida MSA

Punta Gorda is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Florida.

Occupational divisions in Punta Gorda:

  • 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
  • Due to confidentiality and quality criteria, the BLS cannot produce estimates for every occupation in every area. However, States may be able to release additional OES occupational estimates after obtaining release authorizations from establishments. To check if additional information is available from the OES program in a State, call the appropriate office on the State Contact List.

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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 140 $18.73 $19.87 $41,330 3.3%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 30 $20.88 $23.80 $49,500 3.6%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 30 $14.89 $17.12 $35,610 2.0%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 70 $19.02 $22.17 $46,110 6.0%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 50 $18.28 $18.87 $39,240 6.1%
      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)
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 80 $22.06 $22.44 $46,680 2.5%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators (*) $15.17 $16.85 $35,050 6.2%
    15017 Construction Managers 90 $20.02 $19.18 $39,890 4.2%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 160 $11.93 $12.24 $25,460 2.2%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,040 $18.24 $22.33 $46,440 3.4%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 160 $17.14 $17.12 $35,610 1.8%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
      Management Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 90 $15.99 $16.88 $35,110 4.1%
    21111 Tax Preparers (*) $5.80 $7.99 $16,620 14.7%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 30 $12.18 $12.44 $25,870 1.8%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 30 $15.71 $17.72 $36,850 3.5%
    21902 Cost Estimators 60 $9.80 $15.76 $32,790 6.3%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 90 $16.05 $18.87 $39,240 5.5%
      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 30 $23.78 $28.29 $58,830 9.1%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 40 $15.54 $17.88 $37,190 7.1%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 30 $13.39 $13.05 $27,140 1.1%
    22514 Drafters 40 $12.69 $13.06 $27,170 3.8%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $9.53 $10.23 $21,280 2.7%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24308 Biological Scientists 30 $15.35 $18.80 $39,100 11.8%
      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 70 $10.69 $13.14 $27,330 2.0%
    25105 Computer Programmers 30 $14.97 $15.07 $31,350 1.3%
      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 40 $21.32 $23.35 $48,560 4.8%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 100 $19.24 $19.81 $41,210 2.2%
    27308 Human Services Workers 60 $10.76 $10.83 $22,520 2.4%
    27311 Recreation Workers 100 $8.88 $8.96 $18,640 1.2%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 70 $42.19 $37.86 $78,740 7.0%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 30 $14.77 $14.67 $30,500 2.8%
      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 110 $6.75 $6.86 $14,270 5.8%
      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 200 # $46.04** $95,760** 24.5%
    32105 Dentists 30 # $54.11** $112,540** 24.3%
    32308 Physical Therapists 100 $27.68 $25.93 $53,930 3.8%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 40 $21.79 $19.71 $41,010 3.8%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,070 $18.86 $18.68 $38,860 1.5%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 510 $11.97 $13.10 $27,250 8.8%
    32517 Pharmacists 60 $31.28 $26.63 $55,380 7.0%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 110 $7.56 $7.91 $16,440 5.8%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 80 $22.58 $24.65 $51,270 9.6%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 50 $7.73 $8.35 $17,370 2.5%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 140 $15.23 $15.67 $32,590 3.3%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 160 $16.04 $14.52 $30,200 3.0%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers (*) $8.96 $8.85 $18,410 2.3%
    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 540 $11.76 $14.19 $29,510 5.7%
      Sales Occupations, Services top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43002 Sales Agents and Placers, Insurance 40 $12.04 $19.80 $41,180 10.1%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $10.67 $23.48 $48,840 13.0%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 60 $21.66 $28.74 $59,790 17.2%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 40 $12.41 $16.87 $35,080 6.8%
    43021 Travel Agents 70 $11.03 $10.68 $22,210 9.3%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 40 $13.73 $14.94 $31,080 3.4%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 30 $11.89 $13.99 $29,100 13.2%
      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)
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 200 $15.04 $18.26 $37,970 7.3%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,630 $7.37 $8.48 $17,640 2.9%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 80 $8.81 $9.64 $20,060 3.8%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 130 $7.11 $7.51 $15,620 5.6%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 680 $7.70 $7.78 $16,180 2.1%
    49023 Cashiers 1,560 $7.01 $7.12 $14,810 1.6%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 150 $9.08 $10.17 $21,150 2.2%
    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 380 $11.63 $12.88 $26,790 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 130 $8.29 $8.51 $17,700 2.2%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 60 $9.61 $9.52 $19,810 2.4%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 40 $9.70 $9.84 $20,470 2.0%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 30 $9.59 $10.36 $21,540 3.4%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 40 $9.50 $9.17 $19,070 4.1%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 30 $9.78 $10.23 $21,270 1.3%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 50 $6.68 $6.87 $14,300 4.8%
      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 60 $9.78 $10.14 $21,090 5.3%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 140 $8.64 $8.92 $18,560 1.8%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 690 $9.33 $9.39 $19,540 1.2%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 550 $7.56 $7.73 $16,070 1.5%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 230 $8.09 $8.51 $17,710 2.6%
    55321 File Clerks 90 $7.31 $7.30 $15,180 1.9%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 40 $10.65 $11.22 $23,340 1.1%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 460 $9.32 $9.61 $19,990 1.3%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 80 $9.88 $10.06 $20,930 3.0%
    55347 General Office Clerks 650 $8.00 $8.34 $17,350 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 70 $10.74 $10.56 $21,960 3.3%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 50 $8.04 $8.70 $18,100 1.6%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 240 $7.51 $7.77 $16,170 2.7%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 80 $7.96 $8.16 $16,980 0.9%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $10.00 $10.44 $21,720 1.5%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 90 $7.61 $7.98 $16,600 1.0%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 220 $8.16 $9.87 $20,530 2.4%
      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 110 $8.47 $8.49 $17,670 2.1%
    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)
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 30 $8.20 $9.67 $20,120 4.9%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 170 $8.68 $10.36 $21,550 7.8%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 150 $6.99 $7.09 $14,740 1.7%
      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 90 $6.51 $6.84 $14,220 4.9%
    65005 Bartenders 140 $5.75 $6.38 $13,270 7.5%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 810 $5.77 $5.66 $11,770 1.7%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $6.11 $6.30 $13,100 2.8%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 80 $5.84 $5.94 $12,350 2.1%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 90 $7.51 $7.71 $16,040 2.3%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $10.32 $10.38 $21,590 6.2%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 200 $7.83 $7.99 $16,630 2.5%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 260 $5.82 $6.42 $13,360 3.1%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 50 $5.92 $5.96 $12,400 5.4%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 330 $6.55 $6.88 $14,320 2.0%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 620 $6.25 $6.85 $14,250 11.8%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 170 $5.93 $6.60 $13,740 2.2%
      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 $10.26 $10.58 $22,010 3.1%
    66005 Medical Assistants 80 $9.85 $10.18 $21,170 3.6%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 440 $7.66 $7.64 $15,890 1.9%
    66011 Home Health Aides 210 $8.42 $8.52 $17,720 2.0%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 40 $8.64 $10.51 $21,860 9.0%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 70 $7.63 $7.70 $16,020 1.7%
      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 330 $6.07 $6.35 $13,200 1.7%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 410 $5.90 $6.57 $13,670 2.2%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 80 $8.56 $8.66 $18,010 5.9%
      Personal Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 240 $6.90 $7.49 $15,580 7.1%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 100 $6.52 $7.17 $14,910 2.2%
      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 40 $5.93 $6.44 $13,400 2.1%
    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 70 $7.18 $7.04 $14,630 3.1%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 560 $7.07 $7.46 $15,520 3.5%
    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 80 $16.68 $18.40 $38,270 3.7%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 140 $15.26 $15.85 $32,970 4.3%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 40 $14.47 $14.93 $31,040 1.3%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 210 $9.26 $9.40 $19,540 1.5%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 200 $12.87 $13.38 $27,830 3.1%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $11.10 $11.71 $24,360 5.4%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 $10.58 $10.69 $22,230 1.2%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 40 $10.93 $11.43 $23,770 2.0%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers (*) $15.41 $14.69 $30,560 9.4%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (*) $12.33 $11.66 $24,260 1.7%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $9.02 $9.34 $19,420 7.2%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 60 $10.90 $10.82 $22,510 7.2%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 240 $11.69 $11.59 $24,110 2.7%
    87202 Electricians 160 $12.16 $11.42 $23,760 7.7%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 90 $10.26 $10.19 $21,190 5.2%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 60 $12.62 $12.75 $26,520 2.7%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 100 $7.75 $7.78 $16,180 8.4%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (*) $13.90 $13.79 $28,680 2.7%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $10.60 $10.47 $21,790 2.6%
    87808 Roofers 100 $10.81 $10.97 $22,830 5.1%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $9.07 $9.34 $19,430 4.1%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 30 $6.28 $6.65 $13,830 2.7%
      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 200 $9.46 $9.73 $20,240 1.2%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 290 $7.15 $7.98 $16,600 2.5%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 70 $7.24 $7.19 $14,950 4.8%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 40 $9.80 $10.04 $20,890 1.4%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 50 $9.98 $11.15 $23,180 2.2%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 40 $8.12 $8.39 $17,450 5.2%
      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 50 $7.55 $7.71 $16,030 3.5%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 50 $7.54 $8.63 $17,950 8.7%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 $8.74 $8.40 $17,460 6.8%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $8.12 $8.99 $18,690 1.3%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 470 $6.38 $6.65 $13,830 2.5%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 60 $6.34 $7.26 $15,100 5.4%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 350 $7.76 $8.01 $16,650 1.2%

    (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.

    # = 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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