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

Trenton, New Jersey PMSA

Trenton is a primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA) in New Jersey.

Occupational divisions in Trenton:

  • 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 1,050 $34.94 $33.71 $70,110 2.6%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 280 $34.88 $33.62 $69,920 4.6%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 120 $26.30 $27.01 $56,170 2.6%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 620 $38.28 $37.23 $77,450 3.2%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 460 $28.35 $29.31 $60,950 2.3%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 930 $42.63 $42.08** $87,530** 10.5%
      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 890 $38.70 $35.44 $73,710 3.3%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 310 $33.95 $32.79 $68,210 2.6%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators (*) $17.66 $18.62 $38,730 2.8%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 180 $38.26 $36.40 $75,710 2.6%
    15017 Construction Managers 270 $33.73 $31.96 $66,480 4.3%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 230 $34.93 $32.22 $67,020 2.6%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 150 $19.96 $24.53 $51,030 8.0%
      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 60 $37.20 $35.13 $73,070 5.7%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 3,450 $48.52 $43.42** $90,310** 3.4%
    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 310 $19.03 $23.00 $47,840 7.2%
    21105 Credit Analysts 60 $16.43 $17.70 $36,810 7.2%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 210 $24.66 $25.51 $53,060 3.8%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 1,900 $22.91 $24.19 $50,320 3.4%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 390 $23.01 $24.86 $51,700 3.8%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 170 $17.66 $21.51 $44,740 3.4%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 420 $21.28 $22.81 $47,450 3.4%
    21505 Special Agents, Insurance (*) $24.61 $26.32 $54,750 6.7%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 200 $17.34 $18.81 $39,130 3.4%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 1,090 $23.97 $25.67 $53,390 3.9%
    21902 Cost Estimators 220 $23.59 $24.40 $50,750 5.6%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 160 $23.73 $24.51 $50,970 5.2%
    21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance (*) $30.93 $28.21 $58,680 9.0%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22114 Chemical Engineers 80 $34.16 $30.09 $62,590 4.7%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 460 $35.14 $32.62 $67,850 3.2%
    22127 Computer Engineers 280 $33.23 $31.35 $65,200 5.0%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 40 $29.40 $27.45 $57,090 3.0%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 350 $25.30 $25.58 $53,200 2.4%
    22199 All Other Engineers 1,120 $32.77 $30.64 $63,730 5.3%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 300 $25.72 $27.59 $57,380 5.1%
    22308 Landscape Architects 40 $21.34 $22.56 $46,930 4.9%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 110 $21.22 $22.68 $47,170 10.8%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 220 $19.23 $19.76 $41,110 1.7%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 420 $20.99 $21.23 $44,150 2.1%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 70 $22.34 $22.21 $46,200 3.4%
    22514 Drafters 520 $16.46 $17.35 $36,090 3.3%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $17.53 $16.19 $33,670 7.9%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 440 $19.24 $19.70 $40,980 1.6%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24105 Chemists, Except Biochemists 260 $29.39 $27.42 $57,030 4.1%
    24111 Geologists, Geophysicists, and Oceanographers 240 $31.59 $29.59 $61,550 5.4%
    24308 Biological Scientists 280 $24.87 $27.32 $56,830 5.5%
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health (*) $17.24 $18.52 $38,510 3.1%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 230 $15.96 $16.47 $34,250 0.7%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 260 $16.13 $16.69 $34,710 1.5%
      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 1,150 $28.44 $27.15 $56,480 4.9%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 270 $31.20 $28.99 $60,300 4.4%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 870 $19.91 $23.35 $48,570 9.5%
    25105 Computer Programmers 1,860 $24.61 $26.96 $56,070 4.0%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 60 $13.47 $14.14 $29,410 2.0%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 180 $29.35 $28.81 $59,930 4.8%
    25302 Operations and Systems Researchers and Analysts, Except Computer (*) $32.75 $32.14 $66,850 6.0%
    25312 Statisticians 80 $34.23 $34.69 $72,150 16.1%
    25315 Financial Analysts, Statistical 90 $21.97 $23.21 $48,280 6.1%
      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)
    27102 Economists, Including Market Research Analysts 230 $23.13 $24.70 $51,370 7.7%
    27108 Psychologists 230 $26.11 $26.35 $54,810 2.4%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 420 $17.95 $20.97 $43,630 4.3%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 1,180 $19.72 $20.19 $42,000 2.8%
    27307 Residential Counselors 430 $10.71 $11.37 $23,650 3.4%
    27308 Human Services Workers 690 $10.03 $10.64 $22,140 2.2%
    27311 Recreation Workers (*) $9.18 $11.27 $23,440 3.1%
    27502 Clergy 30 $20.39 $22.13 $46,030 4.1%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 1,340 $35.77 $36.10 $75,080 9.3%
    28302 Law Clerks (*) $16.81 $16.19 $33,670 7.4%
    28308 Title Searchers 40 $11.30 $13.97 $29,060 7.2%
    28311 Title Examiners and Abstractors 70 $19.92 $24.19 $50,320 10.5%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31114 Nursing Instructors, Postsecondary (*) * * $58,480 6.2%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 650 $9.35 $10.32 $21,460 6.4%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 250 * * $44,950 5.7%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 2,260 * * $51,460 2.5%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 2,360 * * $49,940 2.5%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 760 * * $49,010 1.8%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 480 $21.36 $22.01 $45,780 3.2%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 580 $16.52 $17.46 $36,320 3.0%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 530 $10.44 $12.09 $25,140 6.2%
    31323 Farm and Home Management Advisors (*) $17.41 $18.86 $39,230 4.2%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 120 * * $28,840 13.8%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 350 $24.77 $25.32 $52,670 3.9%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 170 $12.75 $13.20 $27,450 5.8%
    31508 Audio-Visual Specialists (*) $18.42 $19.42 $40,380 4.6%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 310 $23.84 $22.97 $47,770 3.6%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 600 $9.96 $9.90 $20,600 3.8%
      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 670 # $55.05** $114,510** 9.2%
    32105 Dentists 180 # $47.18** $98,130** 13.4%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 60 $29.69 $29.15 $60,630 6.7%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 140 $21.68 $22.02 $45,800 3.1%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 80 $28.30 $26.89 $55,930 3.5%
    32308 Physical Therapists 160 $26.77 $27.17 $56,520 6.0%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 160 $26.30 $26.67 $55,470 2.9%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 90 $13.35 $14.03 $29,180 5.4%
    32399 All Other Therapists (*) $19.37 $19.35 $40,250 2.3%
    32502 Registered Nurses 3,620 $21.99 $22.26 $46,300 1.5%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 730 $15.46 $15.65 $32,550 1.2%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 130 $14.85 $13.86 $28,820 6.4%
    32511 Physician Assistants 40 $20.35 $21.15 $43,980 7.8%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 50 $19.77 $19.94 $41,470 4.9%
    32517 Pharmacists 270 $33.44 $30.06 $62,530 2.9%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 140 $9.21 $9.49 $19,740 3.9%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 70 $22.59 $23.34 $48,540 4.1%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 230 $20.17 $20.21 $42,040 2.8%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 220 $14.86 $14.85 $30,890 2.8%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 190 $27.95 $26.05 $54,180 6.4%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 70 $12.64 $13.00 $27,040 8.0%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 320 $18.29 $18.63 $38,750 1.8%
    32925 Cardiology Technologists 40 $17.15 $17.87 $37,170 7.9%
    32926 Electrocardiograph Technicians (*) $17.77 $17.18 $35,740 3.4%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians (*) $16.19 $17.80 $37,020 5.9%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 60 $9.40 $8.58 $17,850 12.0%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 310 $17.82 $19.11 $39,740 3.1%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 520 $19.78 $21.54 $44,800 5.8%
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors 130 $18.65 $19.72 $41,020 4.4%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 290 $18.67 $20.06 $41,730 3.1%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents (*) $15.70 $18.11 $37,660 8.4%
    34023 Photographers 100 $10.59 $12.41 $25,800 8.2%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 340 $17.74 $19.24 $40,030 3.9%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 210 $20.67 $19.51 $40,580 1.7%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $9.50 $10.08 $20,960 1.4%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 60 * * $45,790 3.6%
      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 (*) $23.29 $24.21 $50,350 5.6%
    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 1,990 $16.94 $20.31 $42,240 2.4%
      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 370 $23.15 $25.52 $53,070 5.4%
    43005 Brokers, Real Estate (*) $29.93 $26.11 $54,320 7.8%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $18.71 $25.80 $53,660 17.3%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 590 $30.85 $33.13 $68,920 12.9%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 590 $28.95 $29.31 $60,960 5.4%
    43021 Travel Agents 410 $14.07 $14.07 $29,270 8.0%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 240 $20.25 $22.75 $47,310 4.1%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 120 $19.87 $21.30 $44,310 2.5%
      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 60 $28.68 $29.12 $60,570 9.6%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 370 $25.86 $27.51 $57,230 3.0%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 1,290 $20.03 $22.47 $46,740 2.3%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,920 $8.00 $9.44 $19,640 2.3%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 200 $12.62 $13.15 $27,350 8.8%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 490 $8.08 $9.10 $18,920 2.4%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,560 $7.53 $8.31 $17,280 1.8%
    49023 Cashiers 3,000 $6.98 $7.57 $15,750 1.6%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 540 $9.23 $10.27 $21,360 6.8%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 680 $13.83 $15.21 $31,630 2.8%
    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 3,110 $17.86 $19.06 $39,640 1.2%
      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 730 $9.24 $9.27 $19,270 1.5%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 220 $11.21 $11.51 $23,950 3.1%
    53117 Credit Checkers 40 $10.33 $10.91 $22,690 1.2%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 180 $12.71 $13.17 $27,400 1.0%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 1,020 $11.02 $11.51 $23,930 1.9%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks 50 $12.99 $13.95 $29,020 10.1%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 260 $26.01 $25.54 $53,130 6.6%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 290 $11.50 $12.73 $26,480 5.0%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 240 $15.27 $15.88 $33,030 1.4%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 410 $10.82 $11.48 $23,880 2.3%
    53705 Municipal Clerks (*) $24.06 $23.78 $49,470 6.3%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 110 $9.44 $9.65 $20,070 3.4%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 110 $9.15 $8.84 $18,390 3.5%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 330 $11.13 $11.26 $23,430 7.8%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 1,190 $7.85 $8.23 $17,110 4.6%
    53908 Advertising Clerks 30 $11.08 $12.70 $26,410 3.2%
    53911 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 150 $12.50 $13.33 $27,720 1.7%
      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 820 $15.88 $16.45 $34,220 2.6%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 340 $13.01 $13.49 $28,070 2.4%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 6,290 $15.02 $15.04 $31,280 1.1%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,440 $10.54 $10.77 $22,390 1.6%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 2,160 $12.36 $12.39 $25,770 1.5%
    55321 File Clerks 800 $9.72 $10.45 $21,740 2.5%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 430 $12.04 $13.02 $27,080 1.0%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 150 $13.06 $12.99 $27,020 1.4%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 120 $12.97 $12.84 $26,700 1.1%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare (*) $10.41 $12.12 $25,200 1.5%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,900 $13.80 $13.86 $28,830 1.0%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 270 $13.44 $13.59 $28,270 1.4%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 530 $12.55 $12.95 $26,930 2.2%
    55347 General Office Clerks 4,700 $11.11 $11.46 $23,840 1.4%
      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 (*) $11.53 $11.70 $24,330 1.3%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators (*) $9.60 $9.51 $19,790 3.4%
    56008 Mail Machine Operators, Preparation and Handling (*) $8.86 $9.69 $20,150 2.0%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 400 $14.35 $15.15 $31,510 1.2%
    56014 Peripheral EDP Equipment Operators 110 $11.33 $12.72 $26,460 1.5%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 1,450 $11.61 $11.49 $23,890 1.1%
      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 240 $10.22 $10.49 $21,810 1.4%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 280 $11.43 $10.81 $22,480 1.4%
    57311 Messengers 110 $9.47 $9.72 $20,210 1.8%
      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 240 $17.24 $16.11 $33,500 4.6%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 190 $11.88 $12.75 $26,510 2.3%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 510 $16.72 $16.91 $35,170 1.1%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities (*) $19.79 $19.58 $40,730 4.8%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 740 $10.94 $11.35 $23,610 1.0%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 110 $9.59 $11.74 $24,410 3.8%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,170 $15.24 $14.26 $29,660 2.2%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 130 $12.17 $13.26 $27,580 2.6%
    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 70 $34.71 $31.08 $64,640 6.3%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 110 $12.01 $13.21 $27,480 3.5%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,280 $14.85 $15.25 $31,720 5.6%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 30 $20.99 $21.68 $45,100 4.4%
    63011 Police Detectives 60 $34.98 $31.24 $64,990 6.7%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 300 $32.35 $29.05 $60,420 5.3%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 40 $9.89 $13.44 $27,950 6.1%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 1,420 $9.69 $11.03 $22,940 4.8%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 280 $8.42 $10.22 $21,250 4.7%
      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 290 $7.31 $7.61 $15,820 2.5%
    65005 Bartenders 910 $6.19 $6.65 $13,840 4.7%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,680 $5.87 $6.14 $12,770 2.2%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 570 $6.16 $6.41 $13,320 1.7%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 600 $6.53 $6.77 $14,070 2.5%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 200 $9.25 $9.43 $19,620 3.2%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $15.37 $13.85 $28,800 3.9%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 900 $9.24 $10.09 $20,980 4.5%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 210 $11.21 $11.11 $23,120 2.3%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 270 $6.36 $6.54 $13,600 2.8%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 140 $8.12 $8.79 $18,290 8.5%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,650 $7.45 $7.71 $16,040 2.3%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,490 $7.04 $7.59 $15,790 4.1%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 180 $8.08 $9.36 $19,460 5.2%
      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 480 $11.23 $12.55 $26,100 6.4%
    66005 Medical Assistants 570 $13.40 $13.63 $28,350 3.8%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,620 $9.48 $9.59 $19,960 1.8%
    66011 Home Health Aides 790 $8.19 $8.51 $17,710 2.8%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 70 $11.22 $11.32 $23,550 2.7%
    66023 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 50 $7.69 $7.69 $15,990 2.6%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 120 $11.87 $12.34 $25,660 2.0%
      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 600 $7.88 $8.07 $16,790 2.4%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,600 $8.59 $9.46 $19,670 4.7%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants (*) $13.94 $12.93 $26,890 9.4%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 270 $11.56 $10.99 $22,870 1.9%
      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 590 $9.08 $8.91 $18,540 4.2%
    68008 Manicurists 60 $6.07 $6.46 $13,430 4.7%
    68011 Shampooers 50 $5.90 $6.04 $12,560 5.4%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 70 $6.74 $6.96 $14,480 2.5%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 70 $6.45 $6.65 $13,830 4.8%
    68038 Child Care Workers 810 $8.07 $8.38 $17,430 1.9%
    68041 Funeral Attendants 30 $5.82 $6.92 $14,380 17.8%
      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 350 $7.38 $8.11 $16,870 2.3%
    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 130 $16.53 $18.61 $38,710 8.6%
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 190 $11.49 $10.72 $22,290 6.2%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1,440 $9.63 $10.49 $21,820 3.9%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 30 $9.82 $9.62 $20,020 2.6%
    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 760 $22.55 $25.60 $53,250 7.8%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 420 $23.69 $25.51 $53,050 3.2%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 560 $21.19 $22.70 $47,220 1.1%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $20.31 $21.39 $44,490 2.0%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 $16.68 $18.82 $39,150 4.3%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 230 $21.82 $24.95 $51,910 8.8%
      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 110 $14.91 $14.80 $30,780 1.6%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (*) $11.01 $12.92 $26,880 2.1%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 50 $10.31 $10.59 $22,030 12.9%
      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 210 $16.37 $16.74 $34,810 1.2%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 50 $20.49 $19.96 $41,520 4.3%
    85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 440 $19.45 $20.80 $43,260 7.5%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 890 $15.11 $15.32 $31,870 1.3%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 840 $17.07 $17.17 $35,720 3.4%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $17.16 $17.73 $36,890 3.3%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $16.75 $16.56 $34,450 1.4%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 $20.33 $19.59 $40,740 2.9%
    85502 Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers (*) $21.98 $21.23 $44,150 3.9%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 100 $17.98 $17.15 $35,680 5.9%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 330 $16.22 $16.79 $34,930 2.5%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 40 $13.02 $14.69 $30,560 2.8%
    85714 Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers 50 $15.72 $15.88 $33,030 1.5%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $13.37 $16.42 $34,160 2.3%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 100 $12.25 $14.31 $29,770 1.2%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 350 $17.49 $17.63 $36,670 2.2%
    85905 Precision Instrument Repairers 80 $17.98 $18.16 $37,780 2.1%
    85908 Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers (*) $17.44 $17.18 $35,730 3.2%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 400 $20.18 $19.92 $41,420 2.4%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $7.98 $8.85 $18,400 8.3%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 320 $15.83 $17.20 $35,770 1.5%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 620 $19.59 $24.51 $50,980 3.9%
    87202 Electricians 600 $19.27 $21.50 $44,720 8.1%
    87302 Brickmasons 70 $28.82 $26.27 $54,650 7.4%
    87305 Stonemasons (*) $32.38 $29.27 $60,890 7.9%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 290 $15.21 $16.17 $33,630 3.1%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 330 $19.62 $20.33 $42,280 3.1%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $14.82 $16.30 $33,910 7.6%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 140 $14.67 $15.06 $31,330 3.0%
    87811 Glaziers (*) $21.17 $19.46 $40,490 8.0%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 70 $24.92 $26.59 $55,320 8.9%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers (*) $21.99 $20.54 $42,730 4.0%
      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 160 $30.56 $26.90 $55,940 6.2%
    89108 Machinists 170 $16.48 $15.94 $33,140 1.4%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 120 $13.55 $15.99 $33,260 2.0%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 30 $10.58 $11.04 $22,970 2.8%
    89508 Upholsterers 70 $10.20 $10.72 $22,290 1.3%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics (*) $8.41 $8.67 $18,040 4.8%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators (*) $16.74 $18.32 $38,110 2.7%
    89713 Camera Operators 50 $11.38 $13.06 $27,170 3.3%
    89717 Strippers (*) $19.83 $19.45 $40,450 2.8%
    89718 Platemakers (*) $16.70 $17.06 $35,480 4.1%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers (*) $20.99 $22.12 $46,000 3.2%
      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)
    91114 Grinding, Lapping, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $13.94 $13.96 $29,030 2.2%
    91117 Machine Tool Cutting Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $8.91 $11.86 $24,660 2.0%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $14.63 $14.65 $30,480 1.7%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $6.92 $8.10 $16,840 10.0%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 260 $20.19 $19.15 $39,840 1.9%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 220 $15.69 $15.87 $33,000 1.4%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $11.37 $11.57 $24,070 2.5%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 160 $7.01 $7.83 $16,290 5.9%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 30 $8.89 $8.82 $18,350 2.3%
    92914 Paper Goods Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $11.37 $11.96 $24,870 1.9%
    92923 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, or Kettle Operators and Tenders 30 $14.90 $15.35 $31,920 3.0%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $12.63 $12.32 $25,620 3.4%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $14.11 $14.08 $29,290 2.5%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $13.68 $13.18 $27,410 1.5%
    92968 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $12.05 $12.38 $25,760 2.4%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $12.21 $12.16 $25,290 1.6%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 490 $14.31 $13.21 $27,480 2.4%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 480 $11.86 $10.98 $22,830 4.8%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93105 Machine Builders and Other Precision Machine Assemblers 60 $16.89 $14.95 $31,090 1.9%
    93111 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers, Precision 70 $11.05 $12.13 $25,230 2.3%
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision 380 $6.63 $7.49 $15,570 7.6%
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 200 $9.33 $9.52 $19,800 1.4%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 100 $14.78 $14.88 $30,950 1.2%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 1,130 $13.73 $12.28 $25,540 2.0%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 190 $6.65 $7.27 $15,120 2.7%
      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 160 $17.81 $18.96 $39,440 5.7%
    95032 Stationary Engineers 60 $16.64 $17.16 $35,700 2.1%
      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 950 $15.26 $14.98 $31,170 1.6%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,440 $12.76 $13.44 $27,950 7.3%
    97108 Bus Drivers 320 $11.17 $12.46 $25,930 3.4%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 680 $10.77 $10.96 $22,800 3.6%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 250 $19.42 $16.79 $34,920 4.9%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 400 $6.07 $6.57 $13,670 2.9%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 30 $6.80 $6.97 $14,500 2.2%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 120 $10.83 $11.00 $22,880 5.7%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 50 $24.82 $24.98 $51,960 6.6%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 520 $13.02 $13.38 $27,820 1.1%
    97951 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (*) $8.08 $8.71 $18,120 6.3%
    97956 Operating Engineers 90 $18.95 $19.75 $41,080 2.3%
      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 110 $8.72 $9.46 $19,670 1.3%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 80 $11.36 $12.53 $26,070 5.3%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 130 $8.12 $8.59 $17,870 4.6%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 200 $9.61 $10.25 $21,330 0.9%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 710 $9.99 $9.98 $20,760 1.9%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,090 $7.97 $8.32 $17,300 3.8%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 240 $6.16 $7.45 $15,490 3.7%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,500 $9.66 $10.52 $21,870 3.1%

    (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 New Jersey

    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