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

Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana MSA

Shreveport-Bossier City is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Louisiana.

Occupational divisions in Shreveport-Bossier City:

  • Managerial and Administrative Occupations
  • Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
  • Sales and Related Occupations
  • Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
  • Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
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    Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
      Staff and Administrative Specialty Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    13002 Financial Managers 640 $21.21 $22.96 $47,760 2.5%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 190 $18.02 $20.24 $42,110 3.4%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 130 $18.26 $19.47 $40,500 2.2%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 350 $19.43 $20.43 $42,480 3.2%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 410 $14.14 $16.85 $35,050 1.9%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 180 $25.03 $26.11 $54,320 3.0%
      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)
    15002 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $21.69 $22.38 $46,540 2.3%
    15005 Education Administrators 680 $32.60 $31.26 $65,030 7.6%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 570 $22.42 $23.89 $49,700 2.2%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 270 $9.59 $13.81 $28,730 20.5%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 250 $27.94 $26.68 $55,500 3.5%
    15017 Construction Managers 300 $17.24 $18.56 $38,600 4.3%
    15021 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Well Drilling Managers (*) $36.83 $33.20 $69,060 8.7%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 300 $21.71 $21.60 $44,920 3.7%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 700 $11.37 $18.45 $38,370 16.2%
      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 140 $6.03 $7.88 $16,380 14.0%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 4,380 $19.83 $23.53 $48,930 1.8%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 1,270 $18.36 $19.37 $40,290 2.1%
    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)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters 90 $9.51 $11.92 $24,780 19.4%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 290 $11.13 $14.26 $29,650 6.1%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 940 $16.56 $18.07 $37,580 3.1%
    21117 Budget Analysts 50 $23.93 $24.44 $50,840 4.1%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 210 $11.93 $14.11 $29,340 4.9%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $13.67 $14.76 $30,700 1.6%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 $14.79 $16.08 $33,450 1.7%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 300 $15.60 $17.07 $35,500 1.8%
    21902 Cost Estimators 160 $15.30 $15.44 $32,110 2.5%
    21905 Management Analysts 30 $20.36 $21.04 $43,770 2.7%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $15.36 $16.05 $33,380 3.5%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 100 $14.95 $15.92 $33,120 1.8%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents (*) $6.17 $8.88 $18,470 2.7%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 860 $12.25 $13.58 $28,240 3.1%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22111 Petroleum Engineers 30 $35.65 $32.52 $67,630 5.4%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 130 $24.73 $25.88 $53,830 2.8%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 80 $24.14 $24.71 $51,390 2.4%
    22132 Safety Engineers, Except Mining (*) $21.88 $22.90 $47,630 4.7%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 80 $22.99 $25.24 $52,510 3.9%
    22199 All Other Engineers 260 $22.75 $22.55 $46,910 3.9%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 40 $19.01 $20.84 $43,340 10.1%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 230 $11.88 $13.09 $27,240 3.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 160 $17.33 $17.40 $36,200 2.0%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 50 $15.92 $17.33 $36,050 1.9%
    22514 Drafters 350 $13.52 $13.59 $28,280 2.2%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $12.44 $12.98 $27,000 3.9%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 230 $17.11 $19.61 $40,790 2.1%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24302 Foresters and Conservation Scientists 30 $21.95 $22.66 $47,140 4.2%
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 40 $15.54 $18.13 $37,720 2.7%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists (*) $9.40 $13.06 $27,160 2.4%
      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 210 $17.20 $18.88 $39,270 3.5%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 50 $20.05 $20.09 $41,780 2.7%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 160 $13.99 $14.57 $30,310 2.3%
    25105 Computer Programmers 140 $16.90 $18.90 $39,310 3.8%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 40 $14.15 $12.98 $26,990 1.8%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists (*) $29.82 $26.67 $55,470 8.6%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27108 Psychologists 100 $18.56 $20.04 $41,690 4.4%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 170 $14.22 $15.73 $32,720 3.5%
    27307 Residential Counselors 430 $6.19 $6.74 $14,010 3.1%
    27308 Human Services Workers 280 $9.12 $9.34 $19,430 2.9%
    27311 Recreation Workers 110 $7.60 $7.96 $16,560 6.5%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 620 $28.29 $29.84 $62,070 10.2%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 100 $12.70 $13.58 $28,240 7.4%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical (*) $15.23 $14.43 $30,020 2.0%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31299 All Other Postsecondary Teachers (*) * * $35,020 1.6%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 80 $9.53 $10.91 $22,690 7.5%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 820 $12.37 $14.63 $30,430 3.3%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 150 $8.98 $10.21 $21,240 1.4%
    31511 Curators, Archivists, Museum Technicians, and Conservators 30 $11.66 $11.89 $24,720 26.1%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 70 $16.29 $18.64 $38,770 3.1%
      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)
    32105 Dentists 140 # $52.17** $108,510** 13.7%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $20.84 $23.38 $48,640 12.8%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 180 $15.95 $16.02 $33,320 2.9%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 60 $28.90 $27.87 $57,960 5.2%
    32308 Physical Therapists 200 $24.81 $25.29 $52,600 8.0%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 90 $19.18 $18.71 $38,920 1.9%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 30 $13.82 $14.36 $29,860 2.6%
    32502 Registered Nurses 3,760 $17.62 $18.59 $38,670 2.6%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 1,850 $11.28 $11.69 $24,310 1.3%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 320 $7.77 $8.09 $16,830 3.6%
    32511 Physician Assistants 80 $14.42 $18.82 $39,140 18.3%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 140 $19.27 $15.29 $31,810 13.2%
    32517 Pharmacists 280 $30.68 $28.23 $58,720 3.2%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 270 $7.70 $8.32 $17,300 5.2%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 90 $13.64 $13.98 $29,080 3.9%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians 100 $7.00 $7.24 $15,060 6.4%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 440 $17.47 $17.56 $36,530 1.3%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 220 $11.31 $11.87 $24,680 2.8%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 160 $17.55 $17.38 $36,160 5.6%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 160 $9.71 $9.83 $20,440 1.3%
    32913 Radiation Therapists 40 $15.20 $16.38 $34,070 3.3%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 300 $13.09 $13.40 $27,880 1.3%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 130 $11.13 $11.13 $23,160 3.6%
    32931 Psychiatric Technicians 130 $7.23 $7.13 $14,830 3.1%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 40 $6.98 $7.11 $14,790 6.4%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 890 $10.74 $13.98 $29,090 6.9%
      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 60 $15.37 $17.23 $35,850 5.4%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 80 $12.83 $13.51 $28,110 9.5%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 170 $8.17 $8.99 $18,690 3.6%
    34023 Photographers 80 $8.43 $10.46 $21,750 4.1%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 70 $11.75 $11.92 $24,790 1.7%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers (*) $13.51 $14.10 $29,330 3.7%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 90 $9.78 $9.16 $19,050 2.4%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39011 Funeral Directors and Morticians 60 $13.20 $14.03 $29,190 5.8%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 540 $12.15 $13.61 $28,320 5.1%
    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 2,350 $12.27 $14.70 $30,570 1.9%
      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 330 $10.60 $13.74 $28,580 20.2%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 70 $11.06 $12.68 $26,380 7.6%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 70 $15.73 $19.68 $40,940 12.7%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 310 $13.95 $17.00 $35,360 5.2%
    43021 Travel Agents 40 $10.42 $10.73 $22,320 6.4%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 110 $12.45 $15.42 $32,060 12.1%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 40 $11.06 $13.76 $28,620 14.7%
      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 (*) $31.33 $29.13 $60,590 5.4%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 330 $18.75 $20.48 $42,600 4.2%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 1,620 $16.00 $19.31 $40,170 4.3%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 5,080 $6.97 $8.95 $18,610 2.5%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 550 $11.03 $11.62 $24,170 3.3%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 590 $6.45 $6.84 $14,230 1.9%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,470 $6.51 $7.04 $14,640 1.2%
    49023 Cashiers 5,250 $6.18 $6.62 $13,770 1.3%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 340 $7.99 $10.75 $22,370 3.6%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 40 $7.15 $7.29 $15,160 4.2%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 700 $8.81 $10.06 $20,930 2.3%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    51002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 1,640 $12.09 $13.96 $29,040 2.0%
      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 660 $7.96 $8.05 $16,750 2.2%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 180 $8.31 $8.52 $17,710 3.1%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 120 $8.20 $8.52 $17,720 3.0%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 460 $7.30 $8.16 $16,960 1.8%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 140 $16.24 $17.74 $36,890 1.3%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 170 $9.01 $9.63 $20,020 1.7%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 130 $11.05 $12.50 $26,000 9.8%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 290 $10.11 $10.14 $21,090 2.5%
    53705 Municipal Clerks 190 $8.23 $8.26 $17,180 13.8%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 70 $9.13 $11.36 $23,630 5.9%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 260 $6.67 $6.68 $13,890 2.9%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 180 $7.31 $7.51 $15,620 2.5%
      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 420 $11.99 $12.26 $25,500 2.5%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 410 $9.49 $9.51 $19,780 3.8%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,620 $9.52 $9.99 $20,770 1.3%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 140 $12.03 $13.63 $28,340 9.7%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,270 $7.46 $7.77 $16,160 1.5%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 480 $8.60 $8.74 $18,170 2.9%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $11.11 $11.31 $23,530 1.1%
    55321 File Clerks 200 $6.75 $7.32 $15,230 1.6%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 210 $9.59 $10.63 $22,100 2.6%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 60 $8.43 $10.19 $21,200 2.9%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 30 $8.93 $9.03 $18,790 1.8%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 190 $7.83 $7.87 $16,370 1.9%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 270 $9.66 $9.87 $20,530 2.1%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,810 $9.43 $10.05 $20,900 1.3%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $10.62 $10.91 $22,690 1.6%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 320 $9.42 $9.74 $20,250 1.5%
    55347 General Office Clerks 4,300 $8.21 $9.01 $18,730 1.7%
      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 190 $9.64 $9.55 $19,850 2.8%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 40 $9.13 $9.15 $19,030 2.0%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 230 $10.26 $10.25 $21,310 1.2%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 420 $8.73 $9.55 $19,860 4.0%
    56099 All Other Office Machine Operators 140 $6.69 $8.33 $17,330 11.2%
      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 260 $7.54 $7.71 $16,040 1.2%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service (*) $5.92 $7.08 $14,720 11.1%
    57311 Messengers 210 $6.52 $7.30 $15,190 2.3%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $7.63 $7.73 $16,070 3.6%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 450 $10.60 $11.35 $23,620 5.8%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 170 $13.75 $13.83 $28,760 1.1%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $6.55 $8.02 $16,690 6.2%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 30 $10.62 $11.24 $23,380 3.5%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 1,360 $7.58 $8.18 $17,010 1.4%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 240 $7.44 $8.29 $17,250 2.1%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,100 $10.04 $11.07 $23,030 1.8%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 130 $11.79 $10.76 $22,380 3.8%
      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 1,140 $8.91 $9.14 $19,000 6.7%
    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)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 170 $10.97 $11.65 $24,230 10.7%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 190 $9.03 $9.56 $19,890 1.5%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,520 $8.96 $11.25 $23,410 6.3%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63011 Police Detectives 30 $11.40 $13.82 $28,740 10.0%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 290 $8.72 $8.13 $16,910 4.5%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public (*) $17.07 $14.62 $30,410 2.7%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 1,870 $6.83 $8.25 $17,170 3.3%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 160 $10.18 $10.53 $21,900 2.4%
      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 360 $5.88 $6.42 $13,350 3.2%
    65005 Bartenders 310 $5.90 $6.29 $13,070 2.4%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,150 $5.77 $5.84 $12,140 1.5%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 530 $5.94 $5.97 $12,420 2.0%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 380 $6.47 $6.80 $14,150 2.4%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 140 $6.93 $7.00 $14,570 3.8%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 260 $8.02 $8.81 $18,320 3.0%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 820 $6.96 $7.21 $15,000 2.6%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 590 $5.95 $6.22 $12,950 2.2%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 1,720 $5.72 $5.71 $11,880 2.4%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 290 $6.49 $6.64 $13,810 5.6%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,000 $5.93 $6.35 $13,210 1.7%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 2,360 $5.93 $6.09 $12,670 2.3%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 640 $6.14 $6.93 $14,420 1.6%
      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 230 $9.52 $9.21 $19,150 4.6%
    66005 Medical Assistants 250 $8.51 $8.85 $18,410 3.9%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,820 $6.09 $6.36 $13,220 1.9%
    66011 Home Health Aides 280 $6.77 $7.01 $14,570 4.3%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 140 $7.84 $10.05 $20,900 5.6%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 480 $7.80 $8.38 $17,440 4.2%
      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 1,540 $5.92 $6.15 $12,790 1.4%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,920 $6.35 $6.72 $13,980 1.5%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 180 $10.58 $10.90 $22,660 3.9%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 330 $6.05 $6.51 $13,540 3.8%
      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 $6.68 $8.76 $18,210 8.5%
    68008 Manicurists (*) $6.19 $6.85 $14,240 4.8%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 3,430 $5.91 $6.25 $13,000 4.9%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 150 $5.85 $6.29 $13,070 3.2%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 50 $6.26 $6.47 $13,450 2.4%
    68032 Wardrobe, and Locker and Dressing Room Attendants 40 $7.25 $7.51 $15,610 2.7%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 600 $6.17 $6.42 $13,350 2.4%
    68038 Child Care Workers 350 $5.95 $6.33 $13,170 2.2%
    68041 Funeral Attendants 40 $6.94 $7.30 $15,180 7.1%
      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 520 $6.60 $7.41 $15,420 2.0%
    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 40 $8.59 $9.03 $18,780 6.4%
      Timber Cutting and Logging Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    73011 Logging Tractor Operators 80 $9.43 $9.67 $20,110 5.4%
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79002 Forest and Conservation Workers 30 $9.86 $10.19 $21,200 1.6%
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 70 $7.62 $8.04 $16,730 2.1%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1,290 $6.69 $7.21 $15,000 2.1%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 100 $5.99 $6.71 $13,960 8.7%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 150 $8.05 $9.35 $19,450 8.8%
    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 650 $16.96 $17.19 $35,750 2.2%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 550 $15.42 $15.73 $32,720 2.7%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 470 $15.80 $16.90 $35,160 1.6%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $16.86 $19.57 $40,710 12.5%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 380 $9.29 $12.60 $26,200 5.5%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 610 $14.63 $15.67 $32,590 4.7%
      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 130 $19.37 $19.06 $39,640 2.8%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 120 $11.26 $11.00 $22,880 6.0%
      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 400 $14.40 $14.68 $30,530 3.0%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 120 $15.40 $17.04 $35,440 7.1%
    85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 30 $10.26 $11.84 $24,640 1.3%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 160 $13.45 $13.17 $27,390 2.6%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 2,120 $10.42 $10.53 $21,900 3.4%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 960 $12.48 $12.89 $26,800 2.4%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 320 $8.23 $10.40 $21,630 6.7%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 370 $11.94 $12.27 $25,520 3.7%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 $11.06 $11.95 $24,860 1.4%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists (*) $10.02 $9.54 $19,850 2.7%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 230 $10.18 $11.35 $23,600 4.0%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 50 $10.45 $10.65 $22,160 8.6%
    85714 Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers 80 $10.51 $10.51 $21,860 8.8%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $16.97 $16.52 $34,360 2.9%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 210 $17.89 $16.89 $35,120 16.5%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 110 $15.97 $15.43 $32,090 5.0%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 390 $12.26 $12.83 $26,680 4.1%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 40 $12.33 $12.29 $25,570 4.7%
    85928 Mechanical Control and Valve Installers and Repairers 30 $11.45 $11.86 $24,660 2.2%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 150 $10.97 $10.23 $21,270 2.7%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers 90 $11.02 $11.10 $23,100 1.1%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $8.52 $8.21 $17,080 3.4%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 680 $13.03 $13.98 $29,070 3.0%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 820 $12.80 $13.12 $27,280 1.8%
    87105 Ceiling Tile Installers and Acoustical Carpenters (*) $10.77 $11.68 $24,300 16.0%
    87108 Drywall Installers 120 $13.86 $13.72 $28,550 1.5%
    87202 Electricians 550 $18.62 $19.31 $40,160 2.8%
    87302 Brickmasons 50 $12.34 $12.54 $26,090 9.5%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 200 $12.02 $12.28 $25,530 4.8%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 50 $12.30 $12.01 $24,980 3.9%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 370 $10.93 $11.22 $23,340 2.1%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 700 $14.34 $15.95 $33,180 7.6%
    87508 Pipelayers 50 $6.41 $6.84 $14,220 4.6%
    87602 Carpet Installers (*) $7.83 $8.52 $17,720 2.5%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $8.85 $9.10 $18,930 2.1%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 190 $9.53 $10.83 $22,520 7.2%
    87802 Insulation Workers 80 $11.15 $11.82 $24,580 3.3%
    87808 Roofers 90 $11.17 $10.95 $22,790 2.6%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 110 $11.60 $12.06 $25,090 4.1%
    87911 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction 140 $8.18 $11.70 $24,330 13.9%
    87914 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction 90 $10.16 $14.43 $30,010 6.6%
    87917 Service Unit Operators (*) $10.97 $11.09 $23,060 3.2%
    87921 Roustabouts 240 $8.31 $8.85 $18,400 3.7%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 170 $9.09 $9.47 $19,710 1.1%
      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 110 $23.77 $23.37 $48,620 4.9%
    89108 Machinists 500 $13.54 $13.08 $27,200 5.4%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 270 $11.63 $12.22 $25,420 5.1%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 150 $8.89 $9.04 $18,810 1.3%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 100 $8.70 $10.66 $22,180 4.4%
      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)
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 $8.91 $8.64 $17,980 1.2%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $10.89 $10.06 $20,930 3.1%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 40 $8.39 $8.57 $17,830 7.0%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $10.24 $9.57 $19,910 11.0%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 80 $7.71 $7.87 $16,360 3.1%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 270 $5.91 $6.04 $12,560 1.5%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 190 $6.11 $6.37 $13,240 3.2%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $7.38 $7.46 $15,510 4.0%
    92914 Paper Goods Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 140 $11.82 $11.71 $24,360 2.1%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $11.16 $12.64 $26,280 4.5%
    92951 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 50 $11.28 $12.03 $25,020 3.2%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $9.29 $9.09 $18,920 3.7%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 610 $15.25 $14.15 $29,430 2.7%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 830 $8.74 $8.85 $18,410 1.2%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93108 Fitters, Structural Metal, Precision 140 $13.20 $13.03 $27,110 4.0%
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision (*) $9.49 $10.56 $21,970 1.6%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 1,020 $13.20 $15.11 $31,440 2.9%
    93921 Pressers, Hand (*) $7.51 $7.29 $15,170 5.1%
    93947 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers, Hand 60 $8.81 $10.04 $20,880 14.0%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 80 $8.09 $8.50 $17,680 1.8%
      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 310 $9.26 $9.64 $20,060 5.8%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 290 $10.98 $12.08 $25,130 4.9%
      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 2,230 $10.94 $11.76 $24,470 2.7%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 2,020 $8.55 $9.79 $20,370 3.6%
    97108 Bus Drivers 210 $8.24 $9.28 $19,290 4.0%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 700 $8.13 $10.48 $21,790 13.9%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (*) $6.71 $7.61 $15,820 2.1%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 270 $9.68 $9.55 $19,870 4.5%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 30 * * $44,070 15.8%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 130 $7.29 $7.30 $15,180 6.0%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 190 $5.86 $6.32 $13,150 2.2%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 260 $12.64 $13.99 $29,100 6.2%
    97908 Oil Pumpers, Except Wellhead 40 $9.28 $10.59 $22,030 19.2%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 30 $11.53 $11.36 $23,630 1.3%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 170 $12.27 $12.48 $25,960 1.5%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $13.46 $13.53 $28,150 1.1%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 450 $9.39 $9.51 $19,790 2.2%
    97956 Operating Engineers 170 $16.07 $20.94 $43,560 11.5%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 260 $9.82 $10.54 $21,920 7.0%
    97999 All Other Transportation and Material-Moving Equipment Operators 40 $13.30 $13.82 $28,750 5.6%
      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 480 $8.00 $8.44 $17,550 2.8%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 330 $9.83 $9.26 $19,250 2.8%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 110 $7.19 $7.10 $14,760 5.2%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 180 $8.62 $8.80 $18,310 5.7%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 90 $7.72 $7.83 $16,290 2.1%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 200 $7.87 $8.19 $17,030 1.5%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 260 $9.46 $9.59 $19,940 4.5%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,060 $7.43 $8.19 $17,040 3.8%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 930 $7.43 $7.66 $15,920 1.3%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 270 $6.41 $7.02 $14,610 1.9%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 3,100 $8.02 $8.89 $18,490 3.0%

    (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 Louisiana

    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