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

Sumter, South Carolina MSA

Sumter is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in South Carolina.

Occupational divisions in Sumter:

  • 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 160 $16.96 $20.16 $41,930 3.6%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 50 $18.97 $20.03 $41,670 2.2%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 30 $16.23 $20.05 $41,700 4.8%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 50 $18.37 $22.38 $46,560 3.9%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 50 $20.05 $21.49 $44,700 3.1%
      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 140 $25.21 $26.08 $54,250 3.7%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 70 $26.03 $25.33 $52,690 5.4%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 30 $8.44 $9.01 $18,740 9.5%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 40 $26.87 $26.73 $55,590 3.1%
    15017 Construction Managers 60 $19.43 $20.96 $43,600 3.8%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 30 $15.43 $16.33 $33,960 2.4%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 110 $10.85 $11.62 $24,160 5.5%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 920 $20.50 $24.21 $50,350 4.2%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 80 $22.40 $23.91 $49,730 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)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 70 $12.31 $13.72 $28,530 4.0%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 110 $18.03 $18.94 $39,390 2.4%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 40 $10.08 $12.50 $26,010 2.9%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 50 $17.75 $18.41 $38,290 4.0%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 60 $14.62 $16.01 $33,290 1.6%
    21902 Cost Estimators 40 $18.36 $19.12 $39,760 7.0%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22514 Drafters 80 $12.73 $14.28 $29,710 3.0%
      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 30 $17.36 $17.95 $37,340 1.7%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 30 $11.99 $12.97 $26,980 1.4%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27308 Human Services Workers 240 $7.64 $7.91 $16,450 2.8%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 60 $32.54 $29.07 $60,460 7.5%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 30 $9.84 $10.23 $21,290 4.7%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $37,450 1.7%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $43,050 2.9%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 70 $6.38 $7.95 $16,530 4.2%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 500 * * $30,780 3.9%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 790 * * $34,020 2.3%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 120 * * $33,150 2.6%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training (*) $17.85 $16.65 $34,630 7.0%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 120 $6.81 $8.85 $18,410 12.3%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 50 $15.84 $17.05 $35,460 4.4%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 40 $8.95 $10.13 $21,070 4.1%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 100 $14.48 $14.71 $30,590 3.3%
      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 140 # $58.51** $121,700** 23.0%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 220 $11.85 $11.90 $24,740 1.1%
    32517 Pharmacists 30 $32.95 $29.35 $61,040 4.9%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 40 $7.27 $7.82 $16,260 3.9%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 40 $15.05 $15.61 $32,460 4.8%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 90 $18.49 $18.92 $39,360 2.6%
    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 420 $12.19 $14.39 $29,940 2.7%
      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)
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 40 $15.60 $24.42 $50,800 22.8%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 100 $15.69 $17.77 $36,950 7.6%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,100 $7.03 $8.36 $17,390 2.4%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 80 $9.16 $9.55 $19,860 3.4%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $6.09 $6.47 $13,460 4.4%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 310 $7.14 $7.44 $15,470 2.0%
    49023 Cashiers 1,150 $6.09 $6.59 $13,710 2.6%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 80 $8.41 $12.10 $25,170 3.9%
    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 430 $11.73 $13.05 $27,140 1.7%
      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 160 $9.29 $9.22 $19,180 2.6%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 40 $7.69 $7.96 $16,560 4.6%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 80 $8.57 $9.57 $19,910 5.8%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 40 $9.44 $9.19 $19,110 5.6%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 50 $9.02 $9.37 $19,500 1.8%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 50 $6.82 $6.88 $14,310 3.1%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 40 $7.14 $7.15 $14,880 2.5%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 90 $6.54 $6.69 $13,920 5.2%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries (*) $12.17 $11.47 $23,860 2.4%
    55105 Medical Secretaries (*) $9.85 $10.60 $22,060 1.8%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 640 $9.06 $9.17 $19,080 1.3%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 250 $7.73 $7.89 $16,420 1.5%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 60 $8.21 $8.35 $17,360 2.0%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 30 $11.13 $11.10 $23,090 1.1%
    55321 File Clerks 50 $7.47 $7.69 $16,000 1.7%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 40 $10.48 $10.53 $21,890 1.0%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 30 $9.46 $9.27 $19,290 5.9%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 580 $9.65 $10.03 $20,860 0.9%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $9.67 $9.89 $20,560 3.1%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 80 $8.62 $9.23 $19,190 1.8%
    55347 General Office Clerks 770 $8.06 $8.36 $17,380 1.2%
      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)
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 50 $8.74 $8.69 $18,080 1.5%
      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 30 $8.19 $8.38 $17,430 1.4%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 $9.29 $9.55 $19,860 1.4%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 240 $7.98 $8.46 $17,600 0.8%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 250 $8.46 $9.54 $19,830 1.4%
    Service Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 260 $10.01 $11.21 $23,310 5.9%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    65005 Bartenders 40 $5.99 $5.95 $12,380 4.3%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 400 $5.78 $5.92 $12,320 2.5%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 160 $5.93 $6.04 $12,550 3.0%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 80 $5.77 $6.00 $12,490 2.7%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 40 $6.28 $6.61 $13,740 3.3%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 30 $10.83 $10.47 $21,780 3.2%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 140 $7.54 $7.67 $15,960 5.0%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 190 $6.13 $6.57 $13,660 2.1%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 140 $5.71 $5.59 $11,630 2.7%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order (*) $5.68 $5.77 $11,990 4.4%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 380 $6.04 $6.20 $12,890 4.8%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 560 $5.84 $6.14 $12,770 3.0%
      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 60 $9.27 $8.99 $18,700 3.7%
    66005 Medical Assistants 90 $7.43 $7.61 $15,820 9.5%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 390 $7.00 $7.05 $14,670 3.1%
      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 190 $6.49 $6.67 $13,870 1.8%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 660 $6.69 $7.01 $14,580 2.5%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants (*) $8.69 $10.70 $22,250 2.5%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 40 $7.24 $7.22 $15,010 2.3%
      Personal Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 70 $7.01 $7.79 $16,200 5.0%
    68038 Child Care Workers 260 $5.81 $6.03 $12,530 2.9%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 300 $6.85 $7.20 $14,970 3.7%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 120 $6.84 $8.24 $17,150 4.3%
    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 90 $18.67 $18.22 $37,900 2.5%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 230 $15.45 $15.27 $31,760 1.5%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 390 $16.59 $15.47 $32,180 6.1%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 30 $17.62 $16.69 $34,710 4.8%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $8.32 $10.67 $22,190 7.5%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 90 $14.73 $15.08 $31,360 1.3%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 340 $8.23 $8.50 $17,670 2.1%
      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 270 $11.78 $12.87 $26,780 4.7%
    85112 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Textile Machines (*) $12.24 $12.23 $25,440 3.3%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 400 $11.37 $11.78 $24,500 3.4%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 150 $10.25 $10.55 $21,930 4.8%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 $11.02 $11.94 $24,830 1.9%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers (*) $11.67 $13.26 $27,570 2.8%
    85714 Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers 40 $10.36 $11.31 $23,530 2.7%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 70 $10.14 $10.44 $21,720 3.8%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 120 $11.07 $11.22 $23,350 2.6%
    87202 Electricians 120 $13.98 $15.23 $31,680 5.3%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 110 $8.73 $9.33 $19,410 2.9%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 90 $10.78 $10.94 $22,750 1.8%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 $14.87 $13.96 $29,040 2.1%
    87508 Pipelayers 30 $7.79 $7.86 $16,340 3.0%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 50 $12.47 $13.01 $27,060 1.5%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 180 $10.93 $10.56 $21,960 2.5%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 250 $7.44 $7.39 $15,380 4.5%
    92705 Textile Machine Operators and Tenders, Winding, Twisting, Knitting, Weaving, and Cutting (*) $9.03 $8.87 $18,440 6.8%
    92714 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $7.24 $7.20 $14,980 3.4%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 310 $6.63 $6.88 $14,320 2.4%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 30 $7.29 $7.38 $15,350 3.0%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 390 $7.66 $7.92 $16,470 3.4%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 280 $9.85 $9.96 $20,720 1.2%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 590 $8.03 $8.67 $18,040 4.7%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 310 $7.42 $8.11 $16,870 1.5%
      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 500 $10.61 $11.73 $24,400 3.4%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 330 $8.41 $8.52 $17,720 1.1%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 120 $13.01 $12.64 $26,280 1.4%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 90 $8.92 $9.06 $18,840 1.9%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 60 $9.05 $9.16 $19,060 2.1%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 270 $10.00 $11.38 $23,670 1.6%
      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 100 $7.43 $7.59 $15,790 1.7%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 60 $8.25 $8.22 $17,110 3.3%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (*) $7.85 $7.94 $16,520 3.0%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 $7.58 $8.13 $16,900 11.8%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 100 $8.18 $8.24 $17,140 2.2%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 440 $7.92 $8.24 $17,130 2.0%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,030 $7.33 $7.49 $15,580 2.7%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 40 $6.89 $7.10 $14,760 4.6%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 430 $7.72 $8.05 $16,740 1.7%

    (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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