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

Santa Rosa, California 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.

Santa Rosa is a primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA) in California.

Occupational divisions in Santa Rosa:

  • 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 900 $28.03 $28.78 $59,870 1.7%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 250 $23.17 $24.13 $50,190 1.9%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 250 $19.72 $22.07 $45,900 1.9%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 750 $25.45 $27.36 $56,910 2.9%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 390 $20.69 $23.69 $49,280 2.6%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 360 $37.81 $35.57 $73,980 2.9%
      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 640 $30.73 $28.88 $60,070 3.4%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 190 $32.80 $30.20 $62,810 3.5%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators (*) $7.19 $10.99 $22,860 20.7%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 390 $27.97 $27.64 $57,490 4.7%
    15017 Construction Managers 310 $26.99 $27.89 $58,020 6.5%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 170 $18.29 $21.26 $44,230 9.7%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 580 $9.82 $11.26 $23,420 7.8%
    15032 Lawn Service Managers 60 $17.27 $16.43 $34,180 6.9%
      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 90 $27.37 $22.68 $47,160 9.3%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 4,700 $29.42 $30.41 $63,250 1.5%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 1,180 $22.26 $23.44 $48,750 2.1%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
      Management Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21105 Credit Analysts 70 $20.77 $21.23 $44,160 2.5%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 700 $23.41 $24.79 $51,550 6.0%
    21111 Tax Preparers (*) $26.45 $25.46 $52,950 11.0%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 980 $18.74 $20.24 $42,100 2.0%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 370 $17.13 $18.82 $39,140 5.0%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $16.60 $18.33 $38,120 5.7%
    21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 30 $18.01 $17.48 $36,350 2.2%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 240 $19.36 $20.20 $42,010 3.1%
    21505 Special Agents, Insurance (*) $25.34 $25.39 $52,820 5.1%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 290 $18.95 $20.86 $43,380 3.4%
    21902 Cost Estimators 250 $21.45 $22.99 $47,830 2.7%
    21905 Management Analysts 80 $24.49 $25.63 $53,320 4.9%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $23.48 $24.33 $50,600 3.8%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 850 $18.17 $18.65 $38,800 2.1%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 160 $31.93 $30.82 $64,100 8.4%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 600 $31.06 $28.47 $59,230 3.8%
    22127 Computer Engineers 830 $30.72 $28.28 $58,820 4.1%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety (*) $27.89 $27.07 $56,310 4.6%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 130 $28.75 $27.35 $56,880 2.3%
    22199 All Other Engineers 380 $26.46 $29.12 $60,570 4.9%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 150 $30.47 $31.13 $64,750 9.6%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists (*) $24.85 $26.01 $54,090 3.7%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 140 $21.99 $23.81 $49,530 15.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 480 $16.94 $17.31 $36,000 3.1%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 50 $21.77 $25.11 $52,240 14.2%
    22514 Drafters 370 $16.47 $17.52 $36,440 4.1%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $20.38 $20.93 $43,530 5.1%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 400 $16.76 $16.02 $33,330 13.0%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24105 Chemists, Except Biochemists 110 $18.07 $19.88 $41,350 3.3%
    24111 Geologists, Geophysicists, and Oceanographers 60 $31.09 $28.76 $59,820 5.6%
    24308 Biological Scientists (*) $33.02 $30.03 $62,470 9.0%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 50 $13.33 $14.86 $30,910 5.4%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 70 $13.55 $15.37 $31,960 2.7%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 160 $23.98 $26.43 $54,980 4.6%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 70 $23.93 $25.44 $52,920 4.4%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 430 $19.74 $20.47 $42,570 1.9%
    25105 Computer Programmers 590 $38.32 $35.98 $74,830 10.0%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 100 $15.30 $16.65 $34,640 3.6%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 520 $18.00 $25.44 $52,920 11.2%
    25302 Operations and Systems Researchers and Analysts, Except Computer (*) $16.92 $19.78 $41,140 7.2%
      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 350 $29.22 $26.96 $56,070 5.6%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 360 $19.04 $20.48 $42,600 5.4%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 230 $11.48 $13.69 $28,480 2.9%
    27307 Residential Counselors 180 $9.57 $10.13 $21,070 2.3%
    27308 Human Services Workers 140 $11.57 $12.59 $26,190 7.0%
    27311 Recreation Workers (*) $18.43 $20.68 $43,020 14.3%
    27502 Clergy 30 $19.25 $18.18 $37,820 3.6%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 270 $40.19 $39.77** $82,730** 17.8%
    28302 Law Clerks (*) $22.98 $21.79 $45,320 3.7%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 60 $16.06 $17.35 $36,080 9.6%
    28308 Title Searchers 30 $15.31 $14.59 $30,350 2.9%
    28311 Title Examiners and Abstractors 30 $17.92 $18.76 $39,030 2.6%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 130 $13.61 $18.14 $37,720 8.4%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $50,620 10.9%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 750 $9.92 $9.93 $20,660 4.2%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 330 * * $43,410 1.6%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 2,860 * * $43,790 2.3%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 860 * * $49,510 3.5%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 620 * * $46,790 2.1%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 400 $16.14 $17.29 $35,960 4.3%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 240 $18.15 $16.66 $34,650 10.2%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 710 $7.81 $10.48 $21,810 8.5%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 180 $23.43 $24.52 $51,000 2.4%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 250 $12.21 $12.49 $25,980 1.3%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 170 $20.15 $20.06 $41,730 4.7%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 100 $29.97 $26.89 $55,920 5.9%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 1,960 $10.18 $10.19 $21,200 3.1%
      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 380 # $52.93** $110,090** 11.6%
    32105 Dentists 140 # $51.91** $107,970** 16.5%
    32113 Chiropractors (*) $44.10 $36.22 $75,340 15.0%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 100 $32.18 $27.91 $58,050 7.4%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 80 $19.39 $20.76 $43,170 4.8%
    32308 Physical Therapists 160 $31.71 $30.30 $63,020 8.1%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (*) $22.82 $23.93 $49,770 4.2%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,160 $23.72 $24.51 $50,970 2.4%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 450 $15.53 $16.60 $34,520 2.2%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 300 $9.03 $10.49 $21,820 6.6%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 80 $11.31 $11.90 $24,750 1.2%
    32517 Pharmacists 240 $34.67 $31.01 $64,500 2.8%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 230 $12.95 $12.66 $26,320 3.8%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 80 $17.76 $19.12 $39,760 2.1%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians (*) $12.38 $14.66 $30,500 3.1%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 140 $24.20 $25.46 $52,950 3.1%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $11.21 $13.73 $28,560 3.2%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 460 $32.01 $27.17 $56,500 9.0%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 100 $11.31 $11.98 $24,910 2.9%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 130 $18.88 $19.50 $40,570 2.4%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 60 $11.07 $11.74 $24,410 2.0%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 180 $10.51 $10.27 $21,360 6.5%
      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 130 $18.51 $18.56 $38,600 2.8%
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors 70 $20.63 $22.95 $47,740 6.3%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 90 $14.32 $15.17 $31,560 1.4%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $10.14 $10.02 $20,840 1.3%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 50 $10.27 $11.09 $23,070 7.4%
    34023 Photographers 80 $7.70 $8.69 $18,080 7.6%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 70 $12.44 $16.61 $34,550 7.2%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 340 $12.04 $13.91 $28,940 4.9%
    34041 Interior Designers 60 $16.34 $18.56 $38,610 8.5%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers (*) * * $34,780 6.7%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 560 $17.67 $18.39 $38,240 2.7%
    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 2,880 $16.18 $18.23 $37,920 2.2%
      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 210 $16.82 $19.61 $40,780 6.8%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $20.06 $23.50 $48,870 4.8%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 290 $21.55 $28.19 $58,630 13.3%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 210 $11.44 $16.24 $33,780 6.0%
    43021 Travel Agents 120 $11.55 $11.38 $23,670 6.5%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 160 $12.97 $15.62 $32,500 4.2%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 380 $11.11 $17.29 $35,960 21.4%
      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 290 $31.60 $30.76 $63,980 3.0%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 690 $25.43 $27.42 $57,030 7.3%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 1,670 $17.63 $19.26 $40,050 2.8%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 6,630 $8.24 $9.82 $20,430 2.0%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 540 $11.06 $12.25 $25,470 6.0%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 770 $6.36 $7.71 $16,030 2.9%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,950 $10.52 $11.39 $23,680 1.5%
    49023 Cashiers 4,930 $8.11 $9.63 $20,030 2.4%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 310 $10.23 $11.88 $24,710 1.4%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 260 $9.24 $9.42 $19,590 1.8%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 940 $10.74 $12.73 $26,470 2.4%
    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 2,260 $15.60 $16.96 $35,270 2.1%
      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 970 $9.58 $9.77 $20,330 1.7%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 230 $12.34 $12.42 $25,840 1.9%
    53117 Credit Checkers 30 $10.37 $10.29 $21,410 2.5%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 580 $13.68 $13.79 $28,670 1.4%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 310 $11.55 $12.09 $25,150 2.2%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks 80 $13.93 $13.84 $28,780 1.1%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 260 $21.48 $22.54 $46,880 3.5%
    53305 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage 30 $22.22 $22.12 $46,020 2.9%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 180 $13.55 $13.26 $27,580 2.1%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 440 $11.85 $11.86 $24,660 0.9%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 40 $12.27 $12.41 $25,820 2.6%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 180 $7.94 $8.11 $16,860 2.7%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 100 $12.46 $11.53 $23,990 6.6%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 950 $9.01 $8.94 $18,580 3.7%
    53911 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 40 $9.98 $11.24 $23,380 7.4%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries (*) $11.17 $13.54 $28,160 12.8%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 210 $14.51 $15.72 $32,700 4.7%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 3,230 $12.67 $13.03 $27,090 1.7%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 70 $13.70 $14.35 $29,840 1.4%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,870 $10.58 $10.64 $22,120 1.4%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 600 $12.47 $12.31 $25,610 2.0%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $15.46 $15.85 $32,980 4.5%
    55321 File Clerks 360 $7.25 $7.69 $16,000 3.0%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 550 $10.92 $11.35 $23,600 1.2%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 90 $12.60 $13.16 $27,380 2.6%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 60 $9.79 $10.01 $20,820 3.9%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 50 $11.18 $11.43 $23,780 2.2%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 210 $12.59 $13.08 $27,200 4.2%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,650 $12.55 $12.91 $26,860 1.6%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 290 $16.30 $16.52 $34,350 2.1%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 320 $12.39 $12.49 $25,970 1.6%
    55347 General Office Clerks 4,290 $10.39 $10.70 $22,260 1.2%
      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 60 $10.75 $11.07 $23,020 2.9%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 70 $8.95 $9.76 $20,290 4.0%
    56008 Mail Machine Operators, Preparation and Handling 70 $6.17 $8.21 $17,070 11.5%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 150 $14.19 $14.28 $29,690 1.3%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 420 $9.98 $10.33 $21,490 2.6%
      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 240 $10.00 $10.32 $21,460 1.6%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 130 $8.21 $8.91 $18,520 1.5%
    57311 Messengers 80 $7.37 $7.75 $16,110 1.9%
      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 90 $16.62 $16.64 $34,620 7.6%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 260 $14.03 $14.88 $30,940 3.4%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 350 $15.91 $16.83 $35,010 2.3%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 1,030 $10.05 $10.90 $22,680 2.1%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 240 $8.33 $8.91 $18,530 1.5%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,640 $12.32 $12.55 $26,110 1.9%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 160 $12.09 $13.65 $28,390 1.4%
      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 690 $11.12 $11.56 $24,050 2.0%
    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 100 $23.90 $25.63 $53,310 5.9%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 90 $35.31 $31.62 $65,780 6.1%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 70 $10.45 $10.87 $22,600 4.0%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,030 $10.58 $11.77 $24,470 5.5%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 600 $11.54 $13.90 $28,900 10.3%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 320 $26.30 $26.52 $55,150 7.0%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 40 $8.87 $9.32 $19,380 2.4%
    63044 Crossing Guards 30 $5.92 $6.31 $13,120 4.5%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 620 $7.91 $8.48 $17,630 1.5%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 190 $6.04 $10.67 $22,200 16.4%
      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 330 $6.17 $6.65 $13,840 2.1%
    65005 Bartenders 450 $7.89 $7.93 $16,490 2.4%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,910 $6.04 $6.48 $13,480 2.6%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside (*) $6.51 $8.45 $17,590 3.3%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 540 $6.00 $6.40 $13,320 2.6%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 400 $7.25 $7.60 $15,820 1.7%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 380 $11.18 $12.07 $25,100 2.7%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 380 $15.03 $14.32 $29,790 1.7%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 1,190 $8.31 $8.72 $18,140 2.6%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 280 $9.45 $9.92 $20,640 1.9%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 640 $6.19 $6.43 $13,370 2.9%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 140 $8.04 $8.44 $17,560 3.5%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 2,110 $6.69 $7.59 $15,780 3.3%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 2,320 $6.29 $7.08 $14,730 1.6%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 410 $7.26 $8.01 $16,660 1.5%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 500 $14.98 $14.95 $31,090 4.5%
    66005 Medical Assistants 410 $8.40 $9.86 $20,500 9.7%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,070 $8.44 $8.57 $17,820 1.9%
    66011 Home Health Aides 760 $10.21 $12.30 $25,590 4.6%
    66014 Psychiatric Aides (*) $8.20 $8.48 $17,640 3.4%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 70 $11.18 $12.10 $25,180 3.8%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 140 $9.77 $9.85 $20,480 4.5%
      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 1,110 $7.16 $7.51 $15,620 2.1%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,990 $7.88 $8.77 $18,230 5.4%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 200 $11.57 $11.41 $23,720 8.9%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 530 $7.06 $7.72 $16,050 4.3%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 320 $6.27 $7.14 $14,850 4.3%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 130 $5.89 $6.04 $12,550 2.6%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 180 $7.74 $7.97 $16,580 5.9%
    68038 Child Care Workers 560 $8.18 $8.50 $17,680 3.1%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 320 $6.53 $8.03 $16,700 4.8%
    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 220 $11.25 $15.91 $33,090 11.2%
      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 120 $7.49 $7.50 $15,610 2.5%
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 220 $7.30 $8.14 $16,920 8.1%
    79021 Farm Equipment Operators (*) $9.90 $10.38 $21,590 1.9%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 2,470 $9.30 $10.36 $21,550 5.6%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 70 $9.54 $9.94 $20,680 10.8%
    79856 Farmworkers, Food and Fiber Crops 710 $6.09 $6.47 $13,460 2.6%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 700 $8.21 $9.13 $18,980 2.9%
    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 480 $20.44 $21.62 $44,960 2.7%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 390 $25.17 $26.71 $55,550 3.7%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 810 $18.26 $18.67 $38,840 1.8%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $16.19 $17.60 $36,600 3.4%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $15.40 $17.99 $37,410 4.3%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 410 $16.83 $18.07 $37,590 2.1%
      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 130 $12.69 $14.35 $29,850 3.2%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 310 $10.00 $10.62 $22,090 2.6%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 190 $16.57 $16.10 $33,480 1.5%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 80 $17.04 $16.82 $34,980 1.7%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,690 $11.30 $12.72 $26,450 2.7%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 990 $15.22 $15.84 $32,940 2.3%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 260 $18.97 $18.39 $38,240 3.9%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 450 $16.54 $16.11 $33,510 3.4%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 110 $20.27 $19.95 $41,490 2.3%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 40 $13.66 $15.61 $32,470 3.2%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 140 $13.85 $15.05 $31,300 5.5%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers 30 $11.10 $12.45 $25,890 3.8%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 40 $17.46 $16.69 $34,710 4.7%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (*) $22.15 $21.43 $44,580 16.7%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 190 $20.17 $20.12 $41,860 5.6%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $10.13 $10.34 $21,510 2.1%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 550 $11.19 $12.32 $25,620 0.7%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 2,020 $16.96 $17.56 $36,530 2.8%
    87105 Ceiling Tile Installers and Acoustical Carpenters 120 $34.97 $31.17 $64,840 5.9%
    87108 Drywall Installers 350 $12.45 $15.28 $31,780 8.0%
    87111 Tapers 170 $7.88 $12.06 $25,070 10.1%
    87114 Lathers 30 $26.79 $25.15 $52,310 6.9%
    87202 Electricians 600 $17.42 $17.38 $36,160 3.2%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 330 $18.39 $17.72 $36,860 6.3%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (*) $21.64 $20.63 $42,900 3.1%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 520 $14.61 $14.95 $31,100 4.8%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 390 $15.86 $17.81 $37,040 5.8%
    87508 Pipelayers 170 $21.19 $20.58 $42,800 5.6%
    87602 Carpet Installers 60 $15.02 $14.50 $30,160 15.0%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers (*) $17.98 $19.34 $40,230 2.8%
    87808 Roofers 300 $13.68 $14.48 $30,110 8.2%
    87811 Glaziers 40 $16.22 $16.42 $34,150 6.1%
    87902 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 40 $18.96 $18.36 $38,190 7.1%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89102 Tool and Die Makers 70 $22.17 $22.59 $46,990 3.7%
    89108 Machinists 510 $13.88 $14.01 $29,130 5.5%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 220 $25.99 $26.42 $54,960 6.9%
    89308 Wood Machinists 50 $12.28 $12.65 $26,310 2.0%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 380 $16.32 $14.93 $31,050 7.2%
    89314 Furniture Finishers 40 $11.41 $11.22 $23,340 9.4%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 30 $13.60 $14.19 $29,520 6.6%
    89717 Strippers 30 $18.99 $18.49 $38,470 3.6%
    89805 Bakers, Manufacturing 100 $9.70 $10.40 $21,620 6.9%
    89808 Food Batchmakers (*) $7.03 $8.11 $16,870 2.1%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians 110 $12.30 $12.34 $25,670 12.4%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 190 $9.57 $12.14 $25,250 1.4%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders
    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 (*) $13.31 $13.67 $28,430 1.2%
    91114 Grinding, Lapping, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $10.12 $11.19 $23,280 1.6%
    91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 110 $8.98 $9.78 $20,340 1.5%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $9.32 $9.77 $20,330 1.3%
    91508 Combination Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $15.01 $15.10 $31,400 1.8%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 130 $12.98 $14.21 $29,560 7.4%
    91902 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $17.37 $16.56 $34,440 2.6%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $7.86 $8.11 $16,880 2.2%
    91921 Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (*) $7.80 $8.41 $17,480 1.5%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $10.00 $9.96 $20,720 1.6%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 40 $9.44 $9.77 $20,320 1.4%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 90 $17.68 $16.36 $34,030 4.0%
    92524 Screen Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 60 $9.82 $9.73 $20,230 2.9%
    92525 Bindery Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $13.02 $13.64 $28,370 6.4%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 230 $10.86 $12.18 $25,340 2.6%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $11.44 $11.85 $24,640 3.0%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 120 $6.70 $7.31 $15,210 3.2%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 100 $7.75 $7.95 $16,550 1.5%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 120 $7.84 $8.27 $17,200 1.9%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $8.57 $8.65 $17,990 4.4%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $9.34 $9.99 $20,780 3.1%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $14.90 $14.65 $30,470 5.5%
    92951 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 50 $12.27 $12.18 $25,340 1.2%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $10.31 $11.50 $23,930 1.6%
    92958 Cleaning, Washing, and Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 40 $10.63 $11.27 $23,440 2.2%
    92962 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $11.50 $12.20 $25,380 4.3%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 250 $10.48 $11.13 $23,150 1.2%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 540 $10.15 $11.17 $23,220 3.4%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $9.91 $10.60 $22,050 2.5%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 1,030 $9.56 $12.41 $25,820 6.8%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93111 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers, Precision 200 $11.81 $11.80 $24,550 0.9%
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision (*) $11.62 $12.47 $25,940 3.9%
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 700 $8.08 $8.34 $17,350 1.8%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 350 $13.05 $14.62 $30,400 1.2%
    93935 Cannery Workers 360 $9.35 $8.92 $18,540 1.9%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 70 $9.31 $9.38 $19,510 1.5%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 1,350 $8.25 $9.19 $19,120 1.1%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 850 $8.60 $9.54 $19,840 2.1%
      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 (*) $18.90 $19.80 $41,180 4.6%
    95032 Stationary Engineers 80 $21.80 $21.04 $43,770 2.9%
      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 1,580 $14.79 $15.63 $32,510 2.9%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,860 $9.87 $11.27 $23,440 8.7%
    97108 Bus Drivers 1,160 $11.82 $12.42 $25,830 15.1%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $7.33 $8.43 $17,530 7.5%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 580 $10.78 $11.21 $23,330 2.5%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 230 $7.23 $7.58 $15,770 2.6%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 80 $12.67 $12.62 $26,250 1.4%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators (*) $17.56 $17.41 $36,210 4.0%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 200 $21.79 $22.21 $46,190 7.1%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 220 $11.51 $11.53 $23,970 1.3%
    97953 Pump Operators (*) $19.26 $20.38 $42,380 4.8%
    97956 Operating Engineers 420 $27.51 $25.65 $53,350 4.2%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 410 $13.32 $14.07 $29,270 5.9%
      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 190 $10.44 $10.57 $21,980 4.6%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters (*) $10.30 $10.98 $22,840 23.8%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 250 $10.39 $10.69 $22,240 5.3%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers (*) $10.00 $9.14 $19,000 2.9%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 200 $11.35 $11.22 $23,340 9.8%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $12.29 $15.06 $31,320 16.8%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 120 $10.05 $8.40 $17,460 22.1%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 390 $13.37 $14.35 $29,840 4.5%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 150 $7.74 $8.11 $16,860 1.5%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $13.34 $13.50 $28,070 4.8%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 730 $9.48 $10.00 $20,790 2.7%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,240 $6.86 $7.33 $15,250 1.5%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 560 $6.51 $7.33 $15,250 2.6%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,510 $9.16 $9.21 $19,150 4.4%

    (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.

    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