1998 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Texarkana (Texas-Arkansas) MSA

The Texarkana metropolitan statistical area (MSA) includes parts of Texas and Arkansas.

Occupational divisions in Texarkana:

  • 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 170 $21.74 $24.23 $50,390 3.2%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 80 $18.03 $20.17 $41,960 2.5%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 50 $17.78 $19.70 $40,970 2.2%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 60 $17.46 $21.54 $44,810 3.4%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 90 $17.56 $18.74 $38,990 3.9%
      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 200 $23.68 $24.26 $50,450 2.5%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 80 $20.84 $22.05 $45,870 4.4%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 30 $11.86 $13.28 $27,630 4.7%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 50 $28.29 $27.62 $57,450 4.6%
    15017 Construction Managers 40 $17.93 $19.26 $40,050 4.0%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 60 $22.64 $22.11 $45,980 3.6%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 140 $12.74 $16.64 $34,610 10.6%
      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 40 $16.20 $16.96 $35,270 8.7%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,400 $19.22 $22.91 $47,650 1.8%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 240 $16.27 $19.67 $40,920 6.1%
    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)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 110 $13.27 $15.72 $32,690 6.3%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 180 $16.43 $18.73 $38,950 7.2%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $12.24 $14.00 $29,120 1.5%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 60 $17.11 $17.34 $36,070 2.4%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 70 $16.29 $16.62 $34,580 2.6%
    21902 Cost Estimators 30 $19.83 $19.32 $40,190 2.8%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 40 $11.98 $12.65 $26,300 1.9%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 160 $17.93 $18.15 $37,750 6.1%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 30 $23.33 $24.82 $51,630 3.8%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 40 $33.04 $31.66 $65,850 6.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 80 $17.26 $17.29 $35,970 2.9%
    22514 Drafters 50 $11.68 $13.16 $27,370 3.1%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 80 $13.03 $16.13 $33,550 3.2%
    25105 Computer Programmers 60 $20.04 $19.50 $40,550 2.6%
      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)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 60 $13.62 $14.25 $29,650 2.9%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 80 $10.85 $11.59 $24,110 1.5%
    27307 Residential Counselors 120 $5.97 $6.53 $13,590 7.7%
    27308 Human Services Workers 120 $9.22 $9.41 $19,560 1.2%
    27311 Recreation Workers 70 $6.63 $8.18 $17,010 3.8%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 80 $40.57 $38.20** $79,450** 22.6%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 160 $5.82 $6.26 $13,030 3.1%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 130 * * $32,200 1.5%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 810 * * $30,170 1.9%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 970 * * $30,170 1.8%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 190 * * $32,340 2.0%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 120 $16.19 $16.07 $33,430 1.6%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 30 $9.03 $9.42 $19,600 1.7%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 90 $12.85 $12.86 $26,760 4.2%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 100 * * $17,370 7.9%
    31502 Librarians, Professional (*) $16.10 $15.59 $32,430 2.8%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 90 $18.59 $18.67 $38,820 2.1%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 430 $5.88 $6.19 $12,880 2.0%
      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 150 # $59.61** $123,990** 26.1%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 100 $15.20 $15.23 $31,670 1.5%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 80 $18.85 $19.15 $39,820 3.0%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,240 $17.70 $17.76 $36,940 1.7%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 750 $11.23 $11.32 $23,540 1.2%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 30 $9.54 $10.41 $21,640 3.6%
    32517 Pharmacists 50 $31.69 $28.60 $59,490 5.1%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 60 $7.74 $7.89 $16,400 3.2%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 120 $14.75 $14.21 $29,560 3.7%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $9.90 $9.96 $20,710 6.1%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 50 $17.68 $16.44 $34,190 12.4%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 90 $7.70 $8.65 $17,990 3.1%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 120 $13.05 $13.30 $27,660 3.4%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 250 $10.62 $13.14 $27,330 5.1%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 40 $6.93 $6.98 $14,520 3.7%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 50 $8.35 $9.65 $20,080 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)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 220 $20.53 $20.33 $42,290 2.0%
    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 740 $13.07 $14.63 $30,430 2.9%
      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 90 $14.76 $23.06 $47,960 17.7%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services (*) $10.53 $13.47 $28,020 2.6%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 40 $12.50 $14.76 $30,700 4.9%
      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 160 $19.48 $21.53 $44,790 6.6%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 380 $14.19 $16.03 $33,350 2.8%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,090 $7.30 $8.65 $18,000 2.8%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 130 $9.62 $11.46 $23,830 10.4%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 200 $6.22 $7.05 $14,660 2.7%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 300 $6.32 $6.84 $14,220 1.7%
    49023 Cashiers 1,570 $6.19 $6.40 $13,310 1.8%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 70 $9.71 $11.09 $23,070 2.1%
    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 490 $11.96 $13.72 $28,530 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 270 $7.42 $7.49 $15,590 1.7%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 50 $9.30 $9.15 $19,030 1.5%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 50 $8.42 $8.53 $17,740 1.5%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 40 $9.66 $9.91 $20,620 2.0%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $21.33 $22.34 $46,460 6.5%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 110 $8.40 $8.98 $18,670 2.4%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 40 $11.04 $10.67 $22,200 10.6%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers 80 $12.85 $13.63 $28,350 3.2%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $8.50 $8.77 $18,250 0.9%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 100 $6.04 $6.25 $13,010 2.5%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 130 $6.69 $6.87 $14,290 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 (*) $10.08 $10.10 $21,000 10.8%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 110 $8.99 $9.23 $19,190 7.1%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 830 $8.82 $9.28 $19,300 1.7%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 490 $7.36 $7.61 $15,830 1.6%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 50 $7.37 $8.31 $17,280 4.7%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $11.10 $11.32 $23,550 2.3%
    55321 File Clerks 170 $6.20 $6.54 $13,600 2.6%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 70 $8.09 $8.89 $18,500 0.9%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 60 $7.88 $7.98 $16,600 2.8%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 60 $13.67 $13.42 $27,920 1.9%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 890 $8.86 $9.10 $18,930 1.3%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 50 $10.24 $10.24 $21,300 2.3%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 100 $8.50 $8.99 $18,710 2.5%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,200 $8.17 $8.64 $17,970 1.0%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 90 $8.82 $9.49 $19,750 3.5%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 70 $9.71 $10.17 $21,150 1.1%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 50 $7.93 $8.46 $17,600 1.9%
      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 100 $6.36 $6.81 $14,170 2.8%
    57311 Messengers 40 $6.97 $7.27 $15,120 1.7%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $8.63 $8.98 $18,690 2.5%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $14.03 $13.72 $28,540 1.4%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities (*) $5.75 $6.34 $13,180 6.1%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 440 $11.78 $11.89 $24,740 2.1%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 170 $7.53 $8.14 $16,940 1.4%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 400 $7.99 $9.79 $20,350 3.0%
      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 270 $11.12 $11.42 $23,750 1.8%
    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 60 $15.42 $15.88 $33,020 2.8%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $8.02 $9.47 $19,700 11.6%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 310 $8.20 $10.12 $21,040 2.6%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 120 $11.13 $10.94 $22,760 5.7%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 160 $6.13 $7.86 $16,350 3.6%
      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 100 $5.78 $5.80 $12,060 2.3%
    65005 Bartenders 110 $5.82 $6.19 $12,870 2.8%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 930 $5.73 $5.68 $11,810 1.9%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 140 $5.71 $5.62 $11,680 1.9%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 140 $6.05 $6.24 $12,970 2.6%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 50 $6.31 $6.37 $13,250 3.2%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $8.00 $8.49 $17,660 2.9%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 380 $6.64 $6.80 $14,140 2.0%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 300 $5.91 $6.25 $13,000 2.7%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 320 $5.91 $5.74 $11,950 2.3%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 50 $5.89 $6.12 $12,730 2.6%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 430 $5.89 $5.99 $12,460 1.9%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 790 $5.91 $5.87 $12,200 1.8%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 140 $5.82 $6.14 $12,770 1.9%
      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 70 $8.21 $8.60 $17,890 7.0%
    66005 Medical Assistants 70 $10.05 $10.62 $22,100 5.5%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,100 $6.14 $6.37 $13,260 2.5%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 40 $8.88 $11.51 $23,950 6.7%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers (*) $7.61 $8.17 $16,980 1.9%
      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 410 $5.89 $5.97 $12,420 1.9%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 580 $6.16 $7.00 $14,560 1.4%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 70 $9.27 $9.14 $19,010 4.4%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 50 $7.48 $7.54 $15,680 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 110 $6.37 $7.46 $15,510 4.5%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $5.84 $6.18 $12,860 3.7%
    68038 Child Care Workers 80 $5.79 $5.75 $11,960 3.2%
      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 30 $7.33 $8.03 $16,700 1.9%
    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 320 $7.08 $7.30 $15,180 1.3%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 80 $6.01 $7.30 $15,190 3.5%
    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 230 $16.44 $16.95 $35,260 2.0%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 140 $15.07 $15.34 $31,910 1.7%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 140 $13.23 $14.32 $29,790 1.6%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $15.48 $15.85 $32,970 5.2%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $16.97 $16.31 $33,920 2.2%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 300 $14.95 $16.30 $33,910 1.9%
      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 90 $9.98 $10.66 $22,160 3.4%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 360 $8.56 $9.49 $19,740 1.5%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 330 $10.02 $10.99 $22,860 4.8%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $11.21 $11.75 $24,430 4.3%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $11.02 $11.48 $23,870 2.4%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 40 $12.22 $12.60 $26,210 9.2%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 30 $10.95 $12.13 $25,240 1.4%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 80 $19.99 $19.71 $40,990 2.7%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 110 $17.48 $17.25 $35,890 2.3%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 90 $12.49 $12.21 $25,390 2.6%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 30 $8.55 $9.33 $19,400 8.5%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 30 $9.23 $9.97 $20,740 9.8%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $7.37 $7.44 $15,470 3.3%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 190 $11.20 $12.88 $26,790 3.9%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 250 $9.69 $9.74 $20,250 2.3%
    87202 Electricians 180 $17.39 $16.92 $35,190 2.8%
    87302 Brickmasons 40 $14.03 $13.50 $28,070 3.0%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 150 $9.15 $9.40 $19,540 2.5%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 110 $12.15 $11.75 $24,440 1.4%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $14.57 $14.70 $30,580 2.5%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $8.51 $8.70 $18,090 1.9%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 100 $11.09 $10.70 $22,260 1.5%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 30 $10.72 $9.98 $20,760 2.0%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 170 $14.65 $14.15 $29,440 1.6%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 90 $11.84 $12.90 $26,820 2.2%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 40 $8.60 $9.10 $18,930 2.0%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $9.85 $9.99 $20,790 5.7%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $11.36 $10.58 $22,020 4.4%
      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 170 $12.73 $13.64 $28,380 2.0%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 400 $9.52 $8.91 $18,520 1.3%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 110 $9.50 $10.37 $21,580 4.0%
      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 30 $10.77 $11.57 $24,060 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 840 $10.50 $11.00 $22,890 4.1%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 570 $7.99 $9.67 $20,120 2.4%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 90 $5.68 $5.58 $11,600 3.4%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $6.29 $6.65 $13,820 7.4%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 140 $9.45 $10.13 $21,070 3.8%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 100 $6.49 $6.62 $13,780 2.8%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 40 $11.11 $11.31 $23,520 1.7%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 420 $8.89 $11.99 $24,950 3.3%
      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 70 $7.34 $7.52 $15,640 3.0%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 40 $7.72 $7.88 $16,400 3.9%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $8.98 $8.55 $17,780 3.4%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 90 $8.26 $8.40 $17,480 1.5%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $5.76 $5.74 $11,940 4.1%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 240 $6.67 $7.13 $14,820 2.0%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 130 $6.14 $7.48 $15,550 7.5%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 820 $8.02 $8.95 $18,610 2.6%

    (1) = Relative standard error (RSE) of the mean wage. The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    # = Median hourly wage is over $60.01.

    ** = This mean wage estimate may be understated because 25% or more of the employment was estimated as earning more than $60.01 per hour. The larger the share of employment estimated in the upper open-ended interval ($60.01 and over), the more likely it is that the mean wage is underestimated.

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    Statewide estimates for:

    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