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

Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, Washington MSA

Richland-Kennewick-Pasco is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Washington.

Occupational divisions in Richland-Kennewick-Pasco:

  • Managerial and Administrative Occupations
  • Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
  • Sales and Related Occupations
  • Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
  • Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
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    Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
      Staff and Administrative Specialty Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    13002 Financial Managers 350 $26.05 $27.80 $57,820 2.5%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 200 $29.18 $27.21 $56,600 5.1%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 100 $19.18 $21.19 $44,070 2.6%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 180 $27.54 $29.18 $60,700 4.0%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 170 $24.05 $25.04 $52,080 3.8%
      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 190 $34.03 $30.29 $63,010 4.2%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 50 $21.37 $23.38 $48,630 4.9%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 150 $13.66 $13.24 $27,540 3.0%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 90 $31.39 $30.45 $63,350 3.6%
    15017 Construction Managers 200 $29.62 $28.63 $59,560 4.5%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 110 $26.27 $25.48 $53,010 3.8%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 200 $10.53 $11.56 $24,040 4.4%
      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 (*) $5.93 $13.35 $27,770 18.8%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,820 $27.23 $28.52 $59,330 3.8%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 1,080 $32.12 $30.32 $63,060 3.4%
    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 60 $18.32 $19.22 $39,970 5.0%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 570 $20.77 $21.88 $45,500 3.3%
    21117 Budget Analysts 60 $25.70 $26.74 $55,620 3.7%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 50 $16.19 $19.40 $40,340 2.3%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $13.54 $13.95 $29,020 3.1%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 230 $24.05 $26.51 $55,140 2.3%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 360 $25.88 $25.43 $52,890 3.8%
    21902 Cost Estimators 160 $20.73 $21.82 $45,380 4.4%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $19.81 $19.03 $39,590 2.9%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 140 $17.85 $17.97 $37,370 3.1%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22114 Chemical Engineers 240 $37.60 $36.03 $74,940 3.3%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 240 $29.71 $29.75 $61,880 2.5%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 230 $31.41 $28.85 $60,010 2.7%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 490 $29.96 $27.80 $57,830 2.8%
    22132 Safety Engineers, Except Mining 70 $32.18 $29.20 $60,730 4.1%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 390 $32.64 $30.10 $62,610 2.6%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists (*) $28.20 $27.57 $57,340 15.9%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 90 $18.76 $19.59 $40,740 1.9%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 300 $22.09 $23.22 $48,300 3.0%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 120 $21.58 $21.62 $44,960 2.9%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $16.16 $16.09 $33,470 3.9%
      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 (*) $27.18 $27.27 $56,730 4.8%
    24308 Biological Scientists 50 $25.89 $25.96 $54,000 5.0%
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 50 $13.33 $13.65 $28,390 2.2%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 30 $20.97 $21.22 $44,130 2.8%
    24508 Nuclear Technicians and Technologists (*) $23.19 $24.17 $50,280 2.1%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 60 $13.37 $13.85 $28,810 7.7%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25103 Data Base Administrators 50 $28.02 $26.41 $54,920 3.4%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 220 $17.60 $18.59 $38,660 6.5%
    25105 Computer Programmers 390 $24.26 $24.74 $51,470 3.9%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists (*) $10.26 $13.47 $28,020 2.4%
      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)
    27105 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $29.85 $28.20 $58,660 4.7%
    27108 Psychologists (*) $15.92 $18.02 $37,470 2.2%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 120 $14.31 $18.12 $37,690 5.7%
    27308 Human Services Workers 120 $10.79 $10.56 $21,950 4.0%
    27311 Recreation Workers 80 $7.87 $9.81 $20,400 5.2%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 100 $34.12 $32.66 $67,930 5.1%
      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 280 $7.83 $8.71 $18,110 4.1%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 120 * * $30,670 3.6%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,050 * * $43,730 6.0%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,060 * * $36,850 1.2%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 220 * * $33,780 2.0%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 220 $18.17 $17.34 $36,060 6.3%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 60 $16.45 $16.54 $34,410 6.7%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 210 $10.44 $11.90 $24,760 5.7%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 90 $20.69 $19.19 $39,920 3.8%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 50 $13.17 $13.59 $28,270 7.3%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 120 $19.43 $19.70 $40,980 2.5%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 1,080 $10.26 $10.26 $21,340 1.7%
      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 120 # $56.50** $117,510** 15.9%
    32105 Dentists 50 # $55.86** $116,190** 18.4%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 40 $25.20 $30.46 $63,350 13.4%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 40 $17.82 $17.92 $37,280 2.5%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 40 $22.70 $23.81 $49,530 5.4%
    32308 Physical Therapists 50 $24.02 $25.04 $52,080 5.6%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 60 $20.96 $20.96 $43,600 2.4%
    32502 Registered Nurses 850 $20.72 $22.88 $47,590 8.0%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 270 $14.35 $14.47 $30,100 2.9%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 120 $9.68 $15.28 $31,790 24.5%
    32511 Physician Assistants 30 $33.38 $30.71 $63,890 4.5%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 60 $9.71 $11.14 $23,170 8.0%
    32517 Pharmacists 80 $33.78 $30.50 $63,440 3.0%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 100 $11.13 $10.71 $22,280 2.9%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 30 $19.23 $20.12 $41,840 5.6%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 $11.04 $12.13 $25,240 4.6%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 110 $32.22 $26.65 $55,430 10.7%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 50 $9.79 $9.64 $20,040 2.0%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 100 $16.41 $16.30 $33,900 5.2%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 260 $14.45 $15.33 $31,890 6.8%
      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 50 $16.42 $17.51 $36,430 2.5%
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors 110 $22.40 $23.45 $48,770 2.5%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 100 $20.91 $21.39 $44,490 3.0%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 50 $12.53 $14.98 $31,170 3.7%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 110 $13.26 $14.35 $29,850 4.8%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 50 $8.12 $8.36 $17,390 2.4%
    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 860 $13.72 $15.27 $31,760 2.4%
      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 50 $11.19 $14.53 $30,220 8.9%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 40 $28.98 $31.64 $65,810 15.7%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 70 $14.11 $15.81 $32,880 5.7%
    43021 Travel Agents 80 $11.20 $11.67 $24,280 5.6%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 80 $10.77 $12.93 $26,900 7.5%
      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 90 $17.55 $19.40 $40,350 3.8%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 310 $15.30 $16.91 $35,170 2.4%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,480 $7.77 $9.03 $18,780 2.2%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 300 $11.11 $12.19 $25,340 4.0%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 240 $7.02 $7.64 $15,880 4.0%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 620 $7.62 $8.33 $17,330 2.8%
    49023 Cashiers 1,570 $7.54 $8.33 $17,320 3.1%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 180 $9.99 $11.46 $23,840 3.3%
    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 650 $13.74 $15.47 $32,170 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 260 $8.76 $8.93 $18,570 1.5%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 70 $10.35 $10.43 $21,690 1.4%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 80 $10.94 $10.54 $21,920 2.9%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 30 $11.29 $11.72 $24,380 5.7%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 50 $11.14 $11.40 $23,710 3.0%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 70 $9.91 $10.32 $21,470 1.6%
    53702 Court Clerks 30 $13.67 $14.07 $29,270 2.5%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 70 $6.68 $6.84 $14,220 4.0%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 90 $10.10 $10.20 $21,210 5.0%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical (*) $6.23 $6.83 $14,210 10.0%
    53914 Real Estate Clerks (*) $7.60 $7.47 $15,540 3.3%
      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 (*) $12.62 $12.20 $25,370 5.4%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 130 $11.51 $12.20 $25,370 2.1%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,650 $12.14 $12.35 $25,680 1.0%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 810 $8.96 $9.73 $20,240 2.9%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 250 $11.01 $11.01 $22,890 1.5%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $14.08 $14.11 $29,340 1.9%
    55321 File Clerks 110 $7.71 $8.13 $16,910 1.5%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 160 $10.81 $11.42 $23,760 2.3%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 80 $16.70 $18.01 $37,470 8.8%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 30 $12.21 $13.09 $27,230 3.4%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 150 $10.28 $10.81 $22,480 1.7%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 90 $12.72 $14.81 $30,810 1.4%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,120 $10.90 $11.39 $23,700 1.8%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $11.69 $12.30 $25,570 1.0%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 120 $12.39 $12.45 $25,890 1.9%
    55347 General Office Clerks 2,090 $11.04 $11.10 $23,090 1.4%
      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 40 $10.01 $10.22 $21,270 3.2%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 60 $13.76 $13.90 $28,900 1.6%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 60 $11.08 $10.62 $22,100 2.1%
      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 70 $9.73 $10.30 $21,420 3.0%
    57311 Messengers (*) $6.58 $7.06 $14,690 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 (*) $16.08 $15.45 $32,150 3.8%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $14.32 $16.22 $33,730 2.2%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 190 $24.01 $24.47 $50,900 2.3%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $15.52 $15.89 $33,060 1.6%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $10.20 $13.80 $28,700 1.8%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard (*) $9.00 $10.02 $20,840 4.8%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 40 $9.62 $12.24 $25,470 8.0%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 290 $10.29 $11.48 $23,880 3.2%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 100 $12.82 $14.16 $29,450 1.9%
      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 250 $12.03 $14.46 $30,080 2.4%
    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 110 $28.32 $24.39 $50,720 10.8%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 80 $32.79 $29.25 $60,850 5.1%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 30 $8.96 $9.35 $19,450 3.4%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 380 $11.03 $13.18 $27,400 4.4%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 260 $20.83 $18.16 $37,770 12.3%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 350 $20.93 $20.89 $43,450 3.2%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 260 $12.73 $15.97 $33,220 6.2%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 70 $11.41 $12.24 $25,460 2.7%
      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 120 $5.89 $6.15 $12,790 3.0%
    65005 Bartenders 420 $7.34 $7.35 $15,290 1.8%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,100 $5.90 $6.28 $13,070 3.7%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 200 $5.83 $6.04 $12,560 3.2%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 160 $6.33 $6.57 $13,660 2.0%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 130 $8.51 $8.82 $18,350 2.1%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $14.94 $14.45 $30,050 2.2%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 570 $7.45 $7.53 $15,660 2.1%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 170 $9.97 $9.94 $20,670 1.6%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 80 $5.78 $6.27 $13,030 9.6%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 70 $7.64 $7.64 $15,890 5.2%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 670 $6.34 $6.70 $13,930 1.9%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,470 $6.19 $6.57 $13,670 2.1%
      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 150 $14.76 $13.48 $28,030 5.4%
    66005 Medical Assistants 160 $10.66 $11.03 $22,940 1.9%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 450 $7.96 $8.12 $16,890 2.5%
    66011 Home Health Aides 120 $7.46 $7.41 $15,410 4.0%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 60 $10.77 $11.85 $24,650 7.6%
      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 370 $6.75 $7.11 $14,790 3.3%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 920 $8.57 $9.43 $19,600 2.1%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 120 $12.08 $11.87 $24,690 2.3%
      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 160 $6.51 $7.12 $14,810 5.0%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $6.08 $6.20 $12,900 3.0%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides (*) $7.75 $8.13 $16,920 3.0%
    68038 Child Care Workers 120 $5.92 $6.02 $12,530 2.6%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    72002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 50 $14.02 $15.88 $33,030 4.5%
      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 (*) $6.27 $7.07 $14,700 3.0%
    79036 Sprayers/Applicators (*) $14.48 $13.97 $29,060 9.5%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 530 $9.77 $10.93 $22,730 3.9%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 40 $7.87 $7.89 $16,420 3.4%
    79856 Farmworkers, Food and Fiber Crops 170 $8.99 $8.69 $18,070 2.3%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 220 $10.21 $10.42 $21,660 1.4%
    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 220 $19.42 $21.04 $43,760 2.2%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers (*) $23.91 $25.54 $53,130 4.0%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 280 $21.89 $22.43 $46,660 2.7%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 50 $16.82 $18.61 $38,700 2.6%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $12.66 $13.50 $28,080 1.8%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 90 $19.75 $20.46 $42,570 5.0%
      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 100 $16.93 $16.44 $34,190 9.6%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 340 $10.03 $13.99 $29,100 9.2%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 90 $9.92 $10.90 $22,660 5.4%
      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 140 $14.79 $14.77 $30,720 2.9%
    85123 Millwrights 60 $22.42 $22.41 $46,610 3.3%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 740 $12.92 $12.94 $26,910 2.5%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 440 $13.57 $14.26 $29,670 2.8%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $14.67 $15.12 $31,450 5.3%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $18.25 $18.79 $39,090 3.3%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $16.41 $16.41 $34,130 4.7%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers (*) $14.84 $16.24 $33,780 2.0%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers (*) $9.99 $11.72 $24,390 2.9%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 70 $30.25 $28.00 $58,230 4.0%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $12.44 $12.62 $26,250 1.4%
    85905 Precision Instrument Repairers 30 $32.73 $29.19 $60,720 5.1%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $8.83 $9.05 $18,830 5.0%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 130 $15.35 $15.54 $32,320 1.6%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 360 $20.57 $19.05 $39,620 2.0%
    87108 Drywall Installers 90 $21.78 $22.22 $46,220 4.3%
    87111 Tapers (*) $12.55 $13.63 $28,340 8.8%
    87202 Electricians 450 $24.01 $23.96 $49,840 5.7%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 130 $17.08 $16.59 $34,500 14.1%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 180 $17.45 $16.83 $35,010 4.6%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 280 $25.02 $25.09 $52,180 4.7%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $20.19 $18.80 $39,100 5.6%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 150 $16.29 $16.13 $33,560 3.2%
    87803 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 50 $21.68 $20.45 $42,530 3.2%
    87808 Roofers (*) $13.62 $13.55 $28,180 3.7%
    87811 Glaziers 70 $12.17 $12.20 $25,380 3.9%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers (*) $20.10 $19.44 $40,430 3.0%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers (*) $11.58 $12.45 $25,900 1.9%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 150 $16.01 $18.00 $37,440 4.6%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians (*) $5.96 $7.69 $15,990 8.2%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 50 $7.41 $7.29 $15,160 2.6%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $7.66 $7.69 $16,000 2.3%
    92958 Cleaning, Washing, and Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (*) $9.38 $9.54 $19,850 2.5%
    92962 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $14.64 $13.83 $28,770 7.7%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $8.39 $8.75 $18,210 2.9%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $10.04 $12.17 $25,310 4.7%
      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 80 $13.84 $15.85 $32,980 6.7%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 180 $8.01 $9.40 $19,540 2.3%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers (*) $7.40 $7.44 $15,480 6.0%
      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 80 $19.58 $19.91 $41,410 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 740 $13.85 $14.56 $30,290 2.6%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 530 $9.35 $10.29 $21,410 2.0%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 330 $12.38 $12.14 $25,250 1.5%
    97805 Service Station Attendants (*) $7.61 $8.61 $17,910 4.0%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators (*) $20.68 $19.23 $40,000 2.8%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 530 $11.00 $11.18 $23,250 0.9%
    97951 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $8.41 $10.07 $20,940 2.5%
    97953 Pump Operators (*) $10.14 $13.90 $28,920 5.8%
    97956 Operating Engineers 100 $18.87 $18.91 $39,340 3.5%
      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 70 $8.55 $9.44 $19,630 5.8%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers (*) $7.80 $8.37 $17,400 4.9%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (*) $9.61 $11.48 $23,880 5.2%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (*) $6.66 $7.98 $16,610 23.1%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 290 $8.19 $8.55 $17,780 4.7%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 340 $6.66 $7.11 $14,790 2.8%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 220 $6.83 $7.17 $14,910 3.5%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,060 $9.65 $10.67 $22,180 1.9%

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

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    # = Median hourly wage is over $60.01.

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

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    Statewide estimates for Washington

    1998 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    Technical Notes and Survey Method and Reliability Statement for 1998 OES Estimates

    Last modified: October 16, 2001