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

Salem, Oregon PMSA REVISED

The 1998 OES estimates for this metropolitan area have been revised to incorporate corrections to some of the occupational wage estimates. The corrections were required because the State minimum wage over the three-year data collection period was significantly higher than the Federal minimum wage level. These corrections did not affect employment estimates.

Virtually all of the corrections to the metropolitan area estimates were within the published sampling error range for the estimate. While the majority of the changes were within a +/- 5 cents an hour range, there were some occupations with larger changes.

For further information about these changes please call the Occupational Employment Statistics information line on 202-691-6569.

Salem is a primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA) in Oregon.

Occupational divisions in Salem:

  • 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
      Staff and Administrative Specialty Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    13002 Financial Managers 500 $25.44 $25.69 $53,440 1.8%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 240 $21.39 $22.71 $47,240 2.2%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 120 $19.34 $19.98 $41,560 2.1%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 310 $25.06 $25.62 $53,280 2.2%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 200 $21.99 $23.56 $49,000 1.6%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 230 $31.12 $29.13 $60,590 5.3%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 470 $19.61 $20.69 $43,040 12.2%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 110 $20.78 $21.05 $43,780 2.3%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 310 $9.29 $12.87 $26,770 7.3%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 160 $22.72 $23.59 $49,070 1.7%
    15017 Construction Managers 370 $28.72 $28.61 $59,520 4.1%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 150 $22.61 $23.25 $48,370 5.7%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 460 $12.01 $13.65 $28,400 8.0%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations
    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 120 $31.81 $29.91 $62,220 4.4%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 2,190 $25.02 $27.68 $57,580 1.9%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
      Management Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 180 $20.68 $21.70 $45,140 5.4%
    21111 Tax Preparers (*) $9.79 $9.62 $20,020 5.8%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 1,120 $17.79 $20.07 $41,740 6.5%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 150 $17.75 $19.30 $40,150 3.1%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $12.00 $14.92 $31,040 7.5%
    21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 40 $19.51 $17.86 $37,150 10.7%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 250 $15.62 $16.51 $34,340 1.1%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service (*) $12.27 $12.88 $26,800 1.3%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 530 $18.18 $20.15 $41,900 2.0%
    21902 Cost Estimators 220 $17.25 $17.94 $37,310 3.0%
    21905 Management Analysts 190 $17.90 $18.12 $37,700 1.4%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 150 $18.74 $19.52 $40,590 3.3%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 1,750 $19.72 $19.22 $39,990 1.8%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers (*) $23.58 $23.69 $49,280 5.1%
    22127 Computer Engineers (*) $38.80 $36.26 $75,410 9.0%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 30 $20.29 $21.65 $45,040 3.9%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 30 $19.51 $21.65 $45,030 2.6%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 60 $12.33 $13.75 $28,610 11.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists (*) $20.31 $18.68 $38,860 3.9%
    22514 Drafters 230 $15.30 $15.67 $32,590 2.1%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $11.16 $13.78 $28,660 8.2%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists (*) $15.95 $16.11 $33,500 1.2%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 80 $11.47 $12.56 $26,130 1.5%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 40 $14.06 $15.84 $32,950 6.1%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25103 Data Base Administrators 30 $25.72 $24.15 $50,230 3.9%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 270 $14.91 $15.53 $32,290 2.3%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 80 $18.61 $19.46 $40,480 2.0%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27108 Psychologists 120 $23.00 $23.58 $49,050 3.2%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 230 $18.19 $17.80 $37,020 3.4%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 820 $13.71 $14.09 $29,310 1.8%
    27308 Human Services Workers 200 $10.92 $13.33 $27,730 7.6%
    27311 Recreation Workers 220 $9.17 $10.50 $21,830 7.8%
    27502 Clergy 400 $16.65 $15.94 $33,150 6.1%
    27505 Directors, Religious Activities and Education 240 $13.90 $12.60 $26,220 9.3%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 530 $28.94 $29.18 $60,700 7.1%
    28308 Title Searchers (*) $11.08 $11.90 $24,750 1.9%
    28311 Title Examiners and Abstractors 30 $17.65 $17.73 $36,890 5.0%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 80 $17.64 $19.14 $39,800 5.0%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 190 $9.42 $9.72 $20,210 3.7%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 110 * * $28,410 3.7%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,670 * * $26,130 8.6%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,730 * * $37,630 3.3%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 240 * * $38,380 1.5%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 180 $15.36 $16.12 $33,530 1.1%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 80 $14.09 $14.62 $30,410 4.4%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 300 $10.71 $11.44 $23,790 4.6%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 720 * * $27,520 2.4%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 210 $19.42 $19.11 $39,740 2.0%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 70 $10.86 $10.79 $22,450 3.9%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 210 $19.36 $18.30 $38,060 2.4%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 250 $17.24 $19.33 $40,210 4.1%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 1,340 $8.66 $8.84 $18,380 2.8%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 480 $47.97 $45.32** $94,260** 14.0%
    32105 Dentists 110 $52.19 $45.24** $94,110** 15.5%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 60 $21.09 $23.97 $49,850 7.4%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists (*) $16.07 $16.58 $34,480 1.4%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 50 $22.15 $22.86 $47,550 2.7%
    32308 Physical Therapists 110 $22.68 $24.23 $50,390 4.0%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 70 $19.80 $17.60 $36,620 5.1%
    32399 All Other Therapists (*) $15.46 $15.91 $33,090 1.4%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,800 $18.00 $19.60 $40,760 2.3%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 320 $14.26 $14.16 $29,460 1.3%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 120 $10.23 $10.52 $21,880 2.0%
    32511 Physician Assistants 80 $25.60 $24.13 $50,190 9.1%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring (*) $6.75 $9.56 $19,880 13.4%
    32517 Pharmacists 170 $29.58 $27.99 $58,210 3.0%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 120 $11.04 $10.48 $21,790 1.8%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $19.38 $20.12 $41,860 4.7%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians 30 $11.71 $11.65 $24,230 2.9%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $17.10 $16.70 $34,730 4.6%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $13.22 $13.63 $28,360 1.6%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 250 $33.58 $30.19 $62,800 3.6%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 50 $11.17 $10.98 $22,840 1.7%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 110 $18.43 $18.75 $39,000 3.4%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians (*) $12.46 $12.33 $25,650 1.5%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 50 $10.83 $12.56 $26,130 12.5%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 130 $14.67 $15.58 $32,400 2.8%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 90 $12.23 $14.23 $29,590 2.7%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 120 $18.03 $19.49 $40,530 4.2%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 50 $8.53 $8.91 $18,530 4.7%
    34023 Photographers 60 $8.99 $10.31 $21,440 10.1%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 110 $13.54 $15.22 $31,660 8.1%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 230 $9.76 $10.99 $22,850 4.0%
    34047 Music Directors, Singers, Composers, and Related Workers 60 * * $21,740 21.7%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39011 Funeral Directors and Morticians 40 $14.37 $17.37 $36,130 7.0%
    Sales and Related Occupations
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers
    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 1,680 $14.15 $16.98 $35,320 1.8%
      Sales Occupations, Services
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43002 Sales Agents and Placers, Insurance 160 $16.21 $18.98 $39,480 8.6%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 90 $23.26 $27.57 $57,340 18.5%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 80 $16.24 $16.82 $34,970 1.2%
    43021 Travel Agents 130 $9.60 $10.11 $21,040 3.2%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 70 $12.65 $11.76 $24,470 3.8%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 40 $11.47 $13.23 $27,520 7.7%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    49002 Sales Engineers 70 $28.24 $26.68 $55,480 4.6%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 210 $19.90 $21.47 $44,660 6.9%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 740 $16.49 $17.99 $37,410 2.0%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,520 $7.97 $9.77 $20,330 1.8%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 210 $11.61 $11.83 $24,600 3.0%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 410 $7.30 $7.81 $16,250 2.2%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 960 $9.19 $9.48 $19,720 1.4%
    49023 Cashiers 2,560 $7.72 $8.23 $17,120 1.6%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 120 $8.12 $9.35 $19,450 7.4%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 440 $8.10 $10.14 $21,100 3.2%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers
    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 1,660 $14.73 $15.84 $32,940 1.4%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 540 $8.30 $8.48 $17,630 1.0%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 70 $10.14 $10.15 $21,100 4.7%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 180 $12.08 $12.08 $25,130 2.5%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 150 $10.18 $10.49 $21,830 0.9%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks (*) $10.59 $13.08 $27,210 18.9%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $19.86 $20.10 $41,810 3.0%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 150 $11.67 $11.83 $24,600 1.1%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 170 $9.57 $11.05 $22,990 6.5%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 110 $6.17 $6.75 $14,040 3.7%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 140 $8.49 $9.25 $19,250 2.1%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical (*) $7.80 $7.82 $16,260 2.9%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 310 $12.77 $13.16 $27,380 3.7%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 170 $13.28 $12.98 $27,010 3.5%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,030 $9.88 $10.16 $21,140 1.7%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 100 $12.02 $13.29 $27,650 4.1%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,650 $9.55 $9.58 $19,920 1.3%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 190 $10.89 $11.09 $23,060 1.8%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $12.08 $12.56 $26,130 3.9%
    55321 File Clerks 220 $7.61 $7.88 $16,400 2.0%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 210 $10.04 $10.63 $22,120 2.7%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 50 $8.74 $9.56 $19,880 2.1%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 60 $10.20 $11.71 $24,350 1.8%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 90 $7.69 $8.35 $17,360 1.5%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 110 $10.14 $10.56 $21,960 3.4%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,210 $11.34 $11.44 $23,790 0.9%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $12.33 $12.45 $25,900 1.2%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 240 $12.04 $12.01 $24,980 4.0%
    55347 General Office Clerks 4,420 $9.95 $9.94 $20,670 0.8%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 30 $10.14 $10.29 $21,400 1.9%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 40 $8.41 $8.92 $18,550 2.0%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 120 $12.31 $12.45 $25,890 0.9%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 360 $9.22 $9.47 $19,710 1.3%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 130 $8.14 $8.38 $17,440 1.3%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 70 $8.07 $8.42 $17,510 1.9%
    57311 Messengers 30 $7.77 $8.00 $16,640 1.5%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance (*) $12.87 $13.33 $27,720 3.9%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $11.11 $13.40 $27,860 2.9%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $14.34 $14.28 $29,700 1.5%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $11.58 $11.41 $23,720 1.2%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 600 $8.97 $9.38 $19,510 5.8%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 130 $9.34 $9.34 $19,430 3.3%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 880 $10.87 $11.60 $24,120 1.7%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 100 $11.71 $11.72 $24,380 1.9%
      Other Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    59999 All Other Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 500 $10.76 $11.29 $23,490 1.9%
    Service Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61002 Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 80 $25.75 $26.03 $54,130 5.5%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 170 $23.30 $24.20 $50,330 3.4%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 70 $8.44 $9.30 $19,350 4.8%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,090 $10.90 $11.61 $24,140 2.6%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 510 $18.85 $17.73 $36,880 3.0%
    63044 Crossing Guards 40 $16.21 $14.97 $31,140 11.1%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 460 $8.38 $9.32 $19,390 2.4%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 50 $14.26 $15.47 $32,170 14.4%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations
    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 240 $6.13 $6.50 $13,520 2.6%
    65005 Bartenders 330 $7.22 $7.31 $15,200 1.6%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,840 $6.18 $6.53 $13,570 1.2%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 420 $6.11 $6.48 $13,480 2.9%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 160 $6.63 $6.88 $14,310 2.0%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 200 $9.07 $9.61 $19,990 2.2%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $13.40 $12.59 $26,180 2.9%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 800 $7.88 $8.21 $17,080 2.8%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 400 $8.48 $8.82 $18,340 1.3%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 410 $7.36 $7.28 $15,150 2.5%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 120 $7.65 $7.87 $16,380 1.5%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,610 $6.83 $7.17 $14,910 1.4%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 2,920 $6.61 $7.03 $14,630 2.4%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 190 $7.50 $7.99 $16,620 1.7%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 380 $13.85 $13.59 $28,280 2.0%
    66005 Medical Assistants 470 $11.29 $11.49 $23,910 2.2%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,420 $7.77 $7.91 $16,450 1.6%
    66011 Home Health Aides 360 $8.46 $9.19 $19,120 7.1%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides (*) $8.19 $10.57 $22,000 4.9%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 90 $9.47 $9.36 $19,470 2.9%
      Cleaning and Building Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    67002 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 930 $6.88 $7.25 $15,090 1.5%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,950 $8.25 $8.85 $18,400 2.0%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 90 $9.35 $9.53 $19,820 2.3%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 380 $9.04 $9.37 $19,480 4.2%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 770 $6.02 $6.66 $13,850 4.4%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (*) $6.52 $6.73 $14,000 2.9%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 650 $7.34 $7.38 $15,360 1.3%
    68038 Child Care Workers 790 $6.45 $7.03 $14,610 4.0%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 670 $6.62 $7.59 $15,780 2.8%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers
    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 140 $15.44 $16.06 $33,410 5.1%
      Timber Cutting and Logging Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    73002 Fallers and Buckers 280 $22.22 $23.24 $48,340 6.5%
    73005 Choke Setters 90 $12.52 $12.63 $26,270 2.6%
    73008 Log-Handling Equipment Operators (*) $12.13 $13.10 $27,250 3.5%
    73011 Logging Tractor Operators 80 $14.74 $14.95 $31,110 2.0%
    73099 All Other Timber Cutting and Related Logging Workers (*) $13.25 $13.57 $28,230 2.4%
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79011 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (*) $7.10 $7.24 $15,070 3.9%
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 100 $6.92 $7.30 $15,170 2.3%
    79021 Farm Equipment Operators 50 $10.44 $9.76 $20,290 4.6%
    79036 Sprayers/Applicators (*) $12.11 $12.82 $26,660 3.3%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1,120 $8.49 $9.01 $18,740 2.5%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 90 $7.30 $7.69 $15,990 6.4%
    79856 Farmworkers, Food and Fiber Crops 1,200 $6.19 $6.61 $13,750 2.8%
    Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers
    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 460 $18.25 $19.75 $41,080 2.2%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 440 $20.03 $21.28 $44,260 3.6%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 750 $15.83 $16.87 $35,100 1.5%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $17.63 $19.53 $40,630 3.8%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $13.73 $14.65 $30,470 2.4%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 120 $18.98 $19.12 $39,770 2.0%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83002 Precision Inspectors, Testers, and Graders (*) $11.40 $12.19 $25,350 1.1%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 380 $10.10 $10.81 $22,480 1.5%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 110 $7.94 $9.31 $19,360 10.7%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 270 $14.85 $15.29 $31,810 1.6%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 50 $14.08 $14.97 $31,130 3.4%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 820 $11.61 $11.95 $24,850 1.0%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 570 $12.75 $13.41 $27,890 3.3%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $13.36 $13.78 $28,650 6.0%
    85308 Motorcycle Repairers 30 $11.39 $11.10 $23,090 5.0%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $14.80 $14.72 $30,620 2.8%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 $15.31 $15.81 $32,890 2.1%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 80 $12.88 $12.92 $26,880 3.5%
    85323 Aircraft Mechanics 30 $20.50 $19.91 $41,410 4.5%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 30 $11.97 $13.03 $27,100 1.5%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 140 $13.24 $14.20 $29,540 1.2%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 80 $12.62 $13.07 $27,180 6.6%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers (*) $12.42 $11.91 $24,770 3.2%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 90 $26.83 $26.84 $55,830 2.9%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 300 $11.12 $12.55 $26,100 6.9%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 120 $12.51 $12.32 $25,620 1.6%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 230 $10.40 $10.45 $21,740 5.8%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 330 $10.90 $11.93 $24,800 3.3%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 1,040 $16.17 $16.50 $34,310 4.4%
    87108 Drywall Installers (*) $10.71 $12.15 $25,270 10.3%
    87202 Electricians 650 $23.46 $23.32 $48,510 4.1%
    87302 Brickmasons (*) $23.25 $23.89 $49,690 3.2%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 200 $18.50 $18.64 $38,770 4.1%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 230 $13.52 $13.42 $27,910 4.4%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 200 $19.25 $19.91 $41,420 3.7%
    87508 Pipelayers 140 $15.67 $16.24 $33,790 2.4%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $12.42 $13.20 $27,450 6.0%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 280 $13.79 $14.07 $29,260 3.1%
    87802 Insulation Workers 120 $7.96 $8.19 $17,030 5.8%
    87808 Roofers 200 $11.05 $11.84 $24,620 5.0%
    87811 Glaziers 60 $13.88 $15.85 $32,970 24.8%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 180 $12.98 $14.81 $30,790 8.3%
    87902 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 40 $16.56 $15.51 $32,260 4.2%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 130 $14.70 $14.85 $30,880 3.1%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 280 $13.57 $13.42 $27,910 1.2%
    89111 Tool Grinders, Filers, Sharpeners, and Other Precision Grinders 30 $13.96 $13.73 $28,560 2.3%
    89123 Jewelers and Silversmiths 30 $14.94 $23.33 $48,530 18.5%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 480 $13.98 $15.90 $33,060 9.5%
    89308 Wood Machinists 30 $9.03 $9.70 $20,170 5.6%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $10.98 $11.91 $24,770 10.5%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 30 $11.38 $15.06 $31,320 11.9%
    89802 Slaughterers and Butchers (*) $9.22 $9.17 $19,070 1.4%
    89805 Bakers, Manufacturing 40 $8.02 $8.21 $17,070 2.3%
    89917 Precision Optical Goods Workers 30 $8.22 $9.58 $19,930 4.1%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians (*) $13.83 $14.38 $29,910 8.2%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers (*) $11.29 $9.88 $20,540 2.7%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 90 $8.96 $9.23 $19,200 3.2%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $10.48 $10.84 $22,560 2.6%
    92311 Woodworking Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Except Sawing 40 $10.44 $10.93 $22,740 2.5%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 50 $9.75 $9.96 $20,730 4.1%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $12.80 $14.06 $29,240 3.0%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $6.64 $7.76 $16,130 3.9%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 60 $7.93 $8.42 $17,510 1.6%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 110 $7.79 $7.89 $16,400 1.7%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 30 $8.08 $8.14 $16,930 3.9%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders 250 $7.13 $8.05 $16,740 3.9%
    92921 Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders, Food and Tobacco 30 $10.92 $11.72 $24,380 6.7%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $11.49 $14.04 $29,200 8.2%
    92956 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $8.48 $11.54 $24,000 7.1%
    92962 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $8.44 $8.87 $18,450 2.4%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 240 $10.70 $11.97 $24,890 10.3%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $11.00 $11.42 $23,740 5.9%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 370 $10.67 $10.60 $22,050 2.0%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 460 $9.47 $10.52 $21,880 1.8%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 220 $9.58 $9.35 $19,450 1.8%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 400 $12.61 $12.69 $26,400 1.3%
    93935 Cannery Workers (*) $7.93 $8.30 $17,260 6.0%
    93938 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (*) $9.89 $9.79 $20,360 2.1%
    93947 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers, Hand 40 $9.79 $10.03 $20,850 1.3%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 70 $7.73 $8.16 $16,980 1.7%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 2,030 $9.28 $9.93 $20,650 3.0%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 300 $7.55 $8.14 $16,920 3.4%
      Plant and System Occupations
    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 110 $16.25 $16.44 $34,190 3.7%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 1,880 $12.72 $13.54 $28,170 2.2%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,010 $9.44 $9.92 $20,640 3.7%
    97108 Bus Drivers 290 $12.73 $11.82 $24,580 2.9%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 440 $10.25 $10.10 $21,010 2.0%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 240 $10.30 $11.05 $22,980 2.7%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 690 $6.69 $7.22 $15,020 1.8%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 70 $14.88 $13.97 $29,050 6.7%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 190 $16.18 $17.06 $35,480 3.0%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 120 $15.59 $16.61 $34,550 5.3%
    97941 Hoist and Winch Operators (*) $14.30 $13.96 $29,040 2.5%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 430 $10.35 $10.69 $22,230 2.6%
    97951 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $13.51 $13.00 $27,040 5.9%
    97956 Operating Engineers 140 $17.82 $19.01 $39,540 3.5%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 110 $11.80 $12.79 $26,600 4.0%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 130 $9.72 $10.22 $21,250 3.4%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters (*) $17.61 $17.61 $36,630 3.4%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 160 $10.36 $10.01 $20,820 6.4%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 80 $8.95 $8.63 $17,960 1.9%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 $10.64 $10.87 $22,600 13.2%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 60 $8.02 $8.21 $17,080 3.4%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 110 $8.20 $8.37 $17,400 1.5%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 290 $7.87 $8.26 $17,180 2.6%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 90 $14.66 $13.18 $27,420 4.9%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,020 $8.69 $8.89 $18,490 2.2%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 930 $6.87 $7.58 $15,770 1.6%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 300 $7.41 $8.16 $16,970 2.2%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,570 $9.73 $11.23 $23,350 2.5%

    (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.

    ** = 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.

    Statewide estimates for Oregon

    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