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

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, California MSA 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.

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in California.

Occupational divisions in Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc:

  • 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 940 $26.68 $29.11 $60,550 3.1%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 280 $23.14 $24.08 $50,090 1.7%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 260 $17.06 $18.90 $39,310 2.4%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 670 $25.81 $29.57 $61,500 3.7%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 530 $20.27 $24.77 $51,510 3.8%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 490 $41.78 $39.22 $81,570 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 550 $31.75 $29.58 $61,530 6.1%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 170 $31.15 $29.67 $61,710 4.2%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators (*) $7.93 $11.28 $23,450 10.5%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 240 $27.83 $27.44 $57,070 2.8%
    15017 Construction Managers 250 $28.25 $28.60 $59,480 3.0%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 170 $27.72 $30.60 $63,640 7.4%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 500 $13.70 $14.94 $31,070 5.1%
      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 90 $8.48 $21.54 $44,790 13.3%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 4,160 $30.61 $31.88 $66,310 1.8%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 1,190 $27.32 $27.62 $57,440 2.3%
    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)
    21105 Credit Analysts 50 $21.13 $23.44 $48,760 7.1%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 170 $18.32 $20.18 $41,980 4.0%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 780 $18.82 $20.35 $42,330 1.7%
    21117 Budget Analysts 80 $21.78 $23.85 $49,610 2.9%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 380 $20.28 $21.79 $45,330 5.8%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $16.45 $17.77 $36,970 5.6%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 450 $19.49 $21.77 $45,280 2.8%
    21505 Special Agents, Insurance 80 $19.37 $19.79 $41,170 13.7%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service (*) $14.43 $14.49 $30,130 2.5%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 360 $18.34 $19.76 $41,100 2.0%
    21902 Cost Estimators 170 $20.23 $22.11 $45,990 2.8%
    21905 Management Analysts 60 $29.62 $30.50 $63,430 7.6%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $21.12 $23.15 $48,160 6.0%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 200 $17.95 $19.10 $39,720 2.7%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 1,030 $18.05 $19.95 $41,500 4.4%
      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 130 $33.23 $32.19 $66,950 4.8%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 730 $35.44 $33.45 $69,580 4.8%
    22127 Computer Engineers 540 $32.99 $30.31 $63,050 3.6%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 190 $31.13 $28.52 $59,330 3.1%
    22132 Safety Engineers, Except Mining 40 $34.07 $31.40 $65,320 5.5%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 330 $31.29 $29.23 $60,800 2.2%
    22199 All Other Engineers 670 $32.68 $30.56 $63,570 2.4%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine (*) $24.44 $27.03 $56,230 8.9%
    22308 Landscape Architects (*) $14.41 $13.93 $28,970 9.1%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 60 $22.77 $24.20 $50,330 5.9%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $23.07 $24.06 $50,040 2.8%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 540 $15.62 $16.36 $34,020 2.2%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 230 $15.59 $16.98 $35,320 1.4%
    22514 Drafters 460 $17.12 $17.86 $37,140 3.5%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (*) $11.49 $17.50 $36,400 19.8%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 410 $21.67 $22.39 $46,580 2.1%
      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 80 $20.33 $20.22 $42,060 5.2%
    24305 Agricultural and Food Scientists 40 $17.49 $15.17 $31,550 7.6%
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 60 $9.26 $10.92 $22,720 4.5%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 70 $13.99 $14.54 $30,240 5.7%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 150 $16.94 $18.81 $39,130 3.3%
      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 420 $27.13 $27.65 $57,520 2.6%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 80 $27.87 $27.02 $56,190 2.6%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 400 $19.13 $20.41 $42,450 2.7%
    25105 Computer Programmers 780 $28.39 $28.59 $59,460 5.6%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 110 $14.40 $16.20 $33,700 7.5%
      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 60 $22.17 $21.38 $44,470 5.7%
    27108 Psychologists 190 $23.39 $25.04 $52,080 10.0%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 200 $20.40 $21.11 $43,910 6.6%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 610 $14.74 $15.03 $31,260 2.7%
    27307 Residential Counselors 230 $8.29 $8.87 $18,440 2.2%
    27308 Human Services Workers 280 $10.01 $10.14 $21,080 5.0%
    27311 Recreation Workers 390 $7.18 $8.82 $18,340 5.2%
    27502 Clergy 40 $23.21 $22.63 $47,080 5.0%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 240 $40.10 $40.46** $84,170** 13.8%
    28302 Law Clerks (*) $12.49 $13.48 $28,030 11.7%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel (*) $19.07 $20.52 $42,680 7.9%
    28308 Title Searchers 40 $14.50 $15.38 $31,980 1.7%
    28311 Title Examiners and Abstractors 30 $34.03 $29.55 $61,460 8.3%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical (*) $19.68 $19.12 $39,770 4.6%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31202 Life Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 130 * * $67,940 10.0%
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 380 * * $61,400 6.8%
    31215 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 90 * * $59,710 7.6%
    31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $62,890 9.8%
    31226 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $55,560 7.2%
    31237 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $67,310 6.4%
    31299 All Other Postsecondary Teachers (*) * * $59,160 7.0%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 440 $9.19 $10.46 $21,760 9.1%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 340 * * $43,360 2.9%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 2,150 * * $44,470 2.2%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 830 * * $46,720 3.6%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 190 * * $48,270 2.1%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 370 $13.24 $15.56 $32,360 3.8%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 190 $14.55 $13.63 $28,340 3.7%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 690 $12.74 $14.27 $29,670 5.8%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 1,940 * * $51,100 11.8%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 210 $18.47 $19.63 $40,830 7.1%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 210 $14.99 $15.88 $33,020 10.0%
    31511 Curators, Archivists, Museum Technicians, and Conservators 80 $17.23 $16.39 $34,080 1.8%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 260 $22.85 $23.49 $48,850 3.1%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 120 $19.73 $21.28 $44,270 3.6%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 790 $9.53 $9.52 $19,800 3.9%
      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 # $55.98** $116,440** 17.8%
    32105 Dentists (*) # $53.65** $111,580** 21.7%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 70 $33.58 $30.43 $63,300 7.5%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 90 $18.66 $19.48 $40,520 2.9%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 30 $24.23 $24.76 $51,510 3.8%
    32308 Physical Therapists 140 $26.37 $28.36 $58,980 6.0%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 60 $24.66 $25.50 $53,030 4.4%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,080 $22.73 $23.23 $48,330 6.8%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 600 $14.99 $15.26 $31,750 1.3%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians (*) $12.06 $13.27 $27,600 2.7%
    32511 Physician Assistants (*) $8.35 $16.61 $34,550 7.8%
    32517 Pharmacists 230 $34.69 $32.15 $66,860 5.0%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 210 $11.99 $11.96 $24,880 2.6%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $20.80 $20.19 $42,000 5.2%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 120 $22.42 $23.32 $48,500 2.3%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $11.57 $14.94 $31,060 7.5%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 210 $31.57 $26.67 $55,470 11.8%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 140 $9.85 $10.89 $22,660 5.0%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 230 $17.99 $17.93 $37,300 3.0%
    32925 Cardiology Technologists (*) $18.70 $19.57 $40,700 3.5%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 80 $15.33 $15.82 $32,910 2.0%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 40 $10.09 $10.79 $22,450 7.8%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 550 $11.51 $14.00 $29,110 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 230 $16.43 $18.29 $38,050 4.2%
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors 110 $18.27 $20.50 $42,630 3.1%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 70 $17.06 $17.27 $35,920 2.4%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $12.45 $13.55 $28,180 3.1%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 80 $7.29 $11.62 $24,170 15.9%
    34023 Photographers 110 $10.72 $15.48 $32,190 14.8%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 40 $9.17 $13.06 $27,170 23.7%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 210 $15.09 $17.15 $35,670 4.1%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 310 $13.90 $15.29 $31,810 3.4%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $9.21 $10.12 $21,040 2.0%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers (*) * * $31,070 11.0%
    34058 Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers (*) * * $22,590 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 1,070 $19.48 $20.83 $43,320 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 2,160 $15.21 $17.20 $35,770 2.0%
      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 150 $15.93 $18.39 $38,250 5.4%
    43005 Brokers, Real Estate (*) $52.15 $42.01 $87,370 18.8%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $21.65 $21.00 $43,670 3.1%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 290 $24.90 $32.08 $66,720 8.6%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 250 $11.90 $14.50 $30,160 6.3%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 210 $16.29 $17.97 $37,370 6.0%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 120 $17.66 $19.30 $40,150 3.6%
      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 110 $19.99 $22.12 $46,000 6.4%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 460 $20.09 $22.70 $47,220 4.3%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 920 $17.58 $19.78 $41,140 3.4%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 5,510 $7.66 $8.67 $18,030 1.6%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 450 $10.55 $11.60 $24,120 3.8%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 590 $6.83 $7.54 $15,670 2.1%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,480 $8.20 $9.32 $19,380 1.7%
    49023 Cashiers 3,930 $7.11 $8.74 $18,180 2.0%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 630 $10.09 $10.85 $22,570 0.8%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 470 $10.83 $13.05 $27,130 2.6%
    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 2,130 $14.69 $15.40 $32,020 1.6%
      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 810 $8.79 $8.91 $18,540 1.8%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 160 $11.69 $12.11 $25,200 2.6%
    53117 Credit Checkers 50 $12.43 $12.20 $25,380 1.7%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 210 $9.49 $10.49 $21,820 8.4%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 300 $11.88 $11.77 $24,470 3.2%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $16.69 $17.75 $36,910 4.1%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 70 $10.80 $10.75 $22,360 1.4%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 100 $12.70 $13.98 $29,080 4.2%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers 170 $17.81 $18.55 $38,580 4.4%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 140 $11.32 $11.85 $24,640 2.1%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 220 $9.52 $11.73 $24,400 6.7%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 500 $6.97 $7.28 $15,130 2.3%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 350 $11.93 $11.30 $23,490 3.8%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 900 $10.72 $11.09 $23,070 2.2%
    53911 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 30 $11.10 $11.12 $23,120 1.3%
      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 250 $15.31 $16.42 $34,160 6.4%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 140 $12.92 $13.39 $27,850 4.0%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,810 $12.44 $12.89 $26,810 1.5%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 100 $14.90 $16.12 $33,520 7.2%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,000 $10.02 $10.08 $20,970 1.7%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 410 $12.20 $12.46 $25,920 1.9%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $13.63 $14.39 $29,930 4.2%
    55321 File Clerks 260 $8.29 $8.97 $18,660 1.8%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 510 $9.78 $10.70 $22,260 3.1%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 70 $12.66 $13.30 $27,660 3.2%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 40 $14.03 $14.43 $30,010 3.1%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 110 $10.95 $11.48 $23,890 5.0%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 90 $14.81 $15.29 $31,810 2.0%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,380 $11.97 $12.91 $26,850 1.4%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 180 $13.35 $14.57 $30,300 4.4%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 430 $12.40 $12.56 $26,130 1.4%
    55347 General Office Clerks 3,930 $9.60 $10.21 $21,250 2.0%
      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 110 $10.69 $10.44 $21,710 1.6%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 110 $8.11 $8.40 $17,470 3.7%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 150 $13.76 $14.27 $29,680 1.2%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 280 $10.70 $10.85 $22,570 2.2%
      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 170 $10.06 $10.04 $20,880 1.3%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 50 $10.28 $10.13 $21,070 5.2%
    57311 Messengers 90 $9.24 $9.42 $19,590 6.0%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $17.03 $16.70 $34,730 2.3%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 190 $11.21 $13.35 $27,770 6.0%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 250 $14.45 $15.34 $31,900 1.9%
    58011 Transportation Agents (*) $10.42 $11.78 $24,500 6.9%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 110 $16.74 $16.31 $33,930 7.3%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 810 $10.08 $10.53 $21,900 2.3%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 480 $8.15 $8.71 $18,120 3.1%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,320 $10.71 $11.57 $24,070 2.4%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 110 $11.96 $12.67 $26,360 2.1%
      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 620 $12.92 $12.84 $26,710 2.2%
    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 90 $26.58 $27.58 $57,360 7.5%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 110 $29.36 $27.69 $57,600 5.2%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 120 $8.11 $9.14 $19,010 3.7%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,070 $12.39 $14.04 $29,200 4.8%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 300 $15.99 $17.15 $35,680 7.2%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 410 $27.04 $25.98 $54,040 7.0%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 60 $9.78 $10.85 $22,560 2.5%
    63044 Crossing Guards (*) $6.23 $6.91 $14,370 3.6%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 1,350 $7.51 $7.76 $16,140 3.5%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 360 $9.54 $11.33 $23,570 5.3%
      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 530 $6.28 $6.63 $13,780 2.0%
    65005 Bartenders 970 $6.40 $7.07 $14,710 5.0%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 3,940 $6.00 $6.75 $14,040 4.3%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside 40 $5.88 $6.43 $13,370 4.1%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1,040 $6.05 $6.42 $13,360 2.4%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 470 $6.05 $6.50 $13,520 3.3%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 270 $9.93 $10.24 $21,300 3.9%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $15.86 $14.80 $30,780 1.4%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 1,380 $8.61 $8.99 $18,690 2.8%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 240 $9.35 $9.29 $19,310 6.9%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 780 $6.18 $6.62 $13,780 2.4%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 470 $7.73 $8.29 $17,250 8.5%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,930 $6.49 $7.23 $15,050 3.4%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,550 $6.18 $7.11 $14,790 5.8%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 340 $6.20 $6.82 $14,180 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 440 $11.55 $11.81 $24,560 9.9%
    66005 Medical Assistants 240 $12.59 $12.53 $26,060 3.2%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,020 $7.93 $8.04 $16,730 1.4%
    66011 Home Health Aides 160 $9.55 $9.65 $20,070 1.3%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 160 $9.16 $10.76 $22,370 6.6%
    66021 Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides 40 $8.37 $9.68 $20,130 4.6%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 200 $7.24 $8.24 $17,140 6.4%
      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 1,630 $6.34 $6.78 $14,110 1.2%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,440 $6.99 $8.04 $16,720 2.6%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 120 $12.76 $12.31 $25,610 4.7%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 240 $9.98 $10.93 $22,720 4.8%
      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 300 $7.25 $8.51 $17,700 6.2%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 370 $6.43 $7.15 $14,860 4.0%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $5.97 $6.19 $12,870 3.2%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 60 $5.91 $6.22 $12,950 2.5%
    68038 Child Care Workers 710 $7.21 $7.73 $16,080 1.7%
      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 310 $8.22 $8.49 $17,660 1.7%
    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 170 $14.89 $16.05 $33,380 2.7%
      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 170 $7.60 $8.28 $17,230 3.7%
    79021 Farm Equipment Operators 50 $8.15 $8.80 $18,310 4.9%
    79033 Pruners 100 $12.67 $12.89 $26,810 19.0%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 2,490 $8.48 $9.38 $19,500 2.5%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 80 $9.04 $9.18 $19,100 10.9%
    79856 Farmworkers, Food and Fiber Crops 3,800 $7.05 $7.26 $15,090 2.3%
    79858 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (*) $6.23 $6.65 $13,820 7.9%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 460 $10.22 $9.93 $20,660 1.8%
    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 500 $19.15 $20.39 $42,400 2.1%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 510 $21.52 $21.67 $45,080 6.4%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 450 $20.23 $20.92 $43,500 2.6%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $18.19 $19.42 $40,400 3.3%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $18.18 $19.05 $39,610 6.3%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 310 $20.50 $21.38 $44,460 2.3%
      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 250 $15.24 $16.63 $34,590 4.0%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 330 $11.57 $11.91 $24,770 1.7%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 120 $15.97 $15.10 $31,420 7.1%
      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 190 $17.53 $16.74 $34,830 2.4%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,520 $10.94 $12.44 $25,860 2.1%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 760 $11.18 $13.31 $27,690 3.4%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 $15.27 $16.68 $34,700 5.2%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $17.04 $15.90 $33,060 4.0%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 80 $17.05 $17.69 $36,790 2.5%
    85323 Aircraft Mechanics (*) $15.86 $17.07 $35,500 2.2%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 70 $10.51 $10.80 $22,460 4.8%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 410 $23.26 $23.25 $48,350 3.6%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 50 $15.72 $16.89 $35,130 4.9%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 180 $21.96 $21.75 $45,240 1.9%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 70 $14.58 $16.29 $33,890 3.1%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $17.31 $17.81 $37,050 4.8%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $7.82 $8.08 $16,800 5.4%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 490 $17.07 $21.22 $44,140 18.5%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 740 $18.49 $18.62 $38,740 5.6%
    87108 Drywall Installers 180 $17.45 $17.42 $36,240 2.5%
    87111 Tapers 130 $12.68 $12.93 $26,890 5.7%
    87202 Electricians 380 $18.60 $19.99 $41,570 4.5%
    87308 Hard Tile Setters 160 $16.90 $15.19 $31,600 12.8%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 260 $12.75 $14.46 $30,080 3.5%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 50 $17.57 $17.62 $36,660 7.6%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 620 $13.43 $13.72 $28,530 3.9%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 340 $20.87 $21.82 $45,390 3.6%
    87508 Pipelayers 80 $17.27 $19.34 $40,220 5.2%
    87602 Carpet Installers 30 $13.53 $13.71 $28,510 1.6%
    87605 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 30 $22.30 $20.88 $43,430 5.4%
    87608 Floor Sanding Machine Operators 60 $17.63 $14.73 $30,640 26.2%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 180 $15.43 $15.05 $31,300 4.5%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $15.79 $15.96 $33,190 1.4%
    87808 Roofers 270 $10.30 $10.93 $22,720 13.7%
    87811 Glaziers 50 $19.67 $20.13 $41,870 5.0%
    87921 Roustabouts 30 $13.28 $14.46 $30,070 7.6%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 110 $17.74 $19.32 $40,180 3.7%
      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 50 $17.34 $16.87 $35,100 6.5%
    89108 Machinists 450 $15.88 $16.00 $33,270 1.5%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 170 $10.43 $12.06 $25,080 1.3%
    89308 Wood Machinists (*) $9.78 $10.61 $22,060 10.6%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $13.91 $14.56 $30,280 2.7%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics (*) $7.53 $7.58 $15,760 2.9%
    89705 Job Printers (*) $13.27 $12.88 $26,790 4.8%
    89917 Precision Optical Goods Workers (*) $9.00 $9.39 $19,540 1.9%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians (*) $10.32 $13.05 $27,150 3.5%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers (*) $9.83 $10.72 $22,290 1.0%
      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 60 $10.85 $12.06 $25,080 2.9%
    91111 Milling and Planing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 70 $10.07 $11.26 $23,420 1.2%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $9.31 $9.85 $20,500 1.2%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $12.41 $13.57 $28,240 3.2%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $15.53 $15.83 $32,940 2.2%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $10.28 $11.96 $24,880 3.8%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 120 $7.61 $7.76 $16,140 1.8%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 160 $6.65 $7.21 $14,990 3.0%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 160 $7.68 $7.76 $16,140 2.7%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $8.86 $9.19 $19,100 2.1%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $13.09 $13.89 $28,890 7.1%
    92962 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $9.61 $9.55 $19,860 7.4%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $7.89 $8.89 $18,490 1.3%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $6.96 $8.23 $17,120 1.6%
      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 (*) $12.26 $12.41 $25,800 1.4%
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision 520 $10.38 $10.63 $22,110 2.2%
    93197 All Other Precision Assemblers 230 $10.87 $10.68 $22,210 4.5%
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 300 $9.82 $9.88 $20,560 1.1%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 300 $12.32 $13.12 $27,290 3.2%
    93917 Solderers and Brazers (*) $9.13 $9.63 $20,020 4.6%
    93921 Pressers, Hand (*) $7.66 $7.67 $15,950 3.5%
    93947 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers, Hand 80 $7.48 $7.83 $16,290 2.0%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 90 $11.26 $11.22 $23,340 1.0%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 490 $8.05 $8.59 $17,860 1.9%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 520 $7.88 $9.02 $18,760 3.5%
      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 140 $18.65 $19.51 $40,580 5.9%
      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 650 $13.43 $13.60 $28,300 2.3%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,570 $7.87 $8.96 $18,630 2.1%
    97108 Bus Drivers (*) $14.29 $12.54 $26,080 5.5%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 490 $7.33 $9.37 $19,480 5.5%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 60 * * $61,410 4.7%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 220 $7.76 $8.51 $17,700 4.8%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 120 $6.22 $6.39 $13,290 3.7%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers (*) $10.68 $11.88 $24,710 2.9%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 140 $14.70 $15.18 $31,570 6.3%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 170 $27.09 $24.75 $51,490 10.3%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 270 $12.75 $13.55 $28,180 1.3%
    97956 Operating Engineers 180 $21.90 $23.33 $48,540 7.8%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 120 $14.11 $14.95 $31,090 7.0%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 300 $7.78 $8.81 $18,320 5.3%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters (*) $14.17 $13.21 $27,480 14.2%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 390 $8.63 $9.90 $20,600 5.5%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 30 $10.62 $11.37 $23,650 10.0%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 120 $7.84 $8.60 $17,900 5.0%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $10.21 $12.26 $25,510 5.1%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 110 $7.54 $7.73 $16,080 4.0%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 110 $10.11 $9.52 $19,800 1.6%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 160 $12.21 $12.30 $25,590 6.1%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 590 $8.03 $8.70 $18,100 3.5%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 880 $6.64 $7.21 $15,000 1.6%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 440 $6.38 $7.35 $15,300 5.6%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,560 $9.65 $10.86 $22,590 5.6%

    (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 California

    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