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

Tuscaloosa, Alabama MSA

Tuscaloosa is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Alabama.

Occupational divisions in Tuscaloosa:

  • 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 290 $18.32 $21.52 $44,770 2.2%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 110 $20.62 $21.80 $45,350 2.0%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 110 $12.23 $15.26 $31,740 7.2%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 170 $19.72 $21.63 $44,980 2.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 120 $29.38 $28.02 $58,270 4.2%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 70 $33.03 $31.87 $66,290 4.1%
      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 210 $36.05 $35.47 $73,780 12.1%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 70 $18.99 $20.96 $43,600 6.4%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators (*) $10.11 $11.56 $24,050 11.8%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 100 $26.45 $26.74 $55,610 2.4%
    15017 Construction Managers 160 $19.34 $20.92 $43,510 2.1%
    15021 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Well Drilling Managers 30 $25.93 $26.73 $55,590 4.9%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 50 $18.79 $20.17 $41,950 5.1%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 270 $11.24 $12.18 $25,340 4.6%
      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 2,000 $20.30 $24.52 $50,990 2.1%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 370 $20.00 $21.96 $45,680 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)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 140 $14.99 $15.91 $33,100 2.9%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 270 $15.91 $17.40 $36,200 1.2%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 50 $17.37 $19.50 $40,550 4.1%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $11.29 $13.47 $28,020 2.7%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $15.93 $15.90 $33,070 1.2%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 210 $17.49 $17.76 $36,940 2.6%
    21902 Cost Estimators 90 $19.56 $19.65 $40,880 3.8%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $17.29 $17.94 $37,310 2.9%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 60 $18.25 $19.80 $41,170 2.3%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 240 $16.12 $18.13 $37,710 2.5%
      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 100 $20.72 $21.69 $45,110 2.4%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 50 $26.61 $26.31 $54,720 5.7%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 60 $30.07 $28.22 $58,710 4.1%
    22199 All Other Engineers 80 $25.55 $25.05 $52,110 3.4%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 40 $18.51 $20.00 $41,610 6.3%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $17.27 $16.27 $33,850 4.8%
    22514 Drafters 110 $11.63 $12.17 $25,320 4.9%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $8.57 $9.68 $20,140 5.3%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 150 $15.20 $16.73 $34,790 1.7%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 30 $11.40 $12.36 $25,710 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 120 $19.71 $20.98 $43,640 2.0%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 90 $16.90 $17.26 $35,890 1.6%
    25105 Computer Programmers 70 $20.35 $23.03 $47,900 6.0%
      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 90 $15.96 $18.33 $38,120 2.4%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 180 $14.66 $14.78 $30,750 0.9%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 170 $15.00 $15.53 $32,300 1.3%
    27307 Residential Counselors 50 $10.37 $12.79 $26,610 1.4%
    27311 Recreation Workers 90 $7.29 $8.03 $16,690 2.7%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 140 $25.32 $32.94 $68,510 13.5%
    28302 Law Clerks (*) $7.45 $7.52 $15,630 4.0%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 30 $12.96 $13.60 $28,290 3.6%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31226 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $48,070 6.0%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 100 $6.73 $7.68 $15,960 5.4%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 780 * * $46,220 12.3%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 410 * * $46,790 14.1%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 180 $17.08 $17.37 $36,130 4.6%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 200 $8.06 $12.78 $26,590 8.8%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 90 * * $23,990 1.3%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 100 $13.63 $16.11 $33,510 24.9%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 170 $20.33 $20.96 $43,600 13.5%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 120 $7.64 $9.41 $19,570 12.1%
      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)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 230 # $47.02** $97,810** 10.0%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 30 $14.60 $14.83 $30,850 1.6%
    32308 Physical Therapists 40 $32.87 $31.12 $64,720 5.5%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 30 $16.54 $16.51 $34,340 1.4%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,500 $17.90 $18.34 $38,150 1.3%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 840 $10.57 $10.62 $22,090 0.8%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 40 $9.82 $12.08 $25,130 10.8%
    32517 Pharmacists 160 $29.98 $26.71 $55,560 3.4%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 130 $7.73 $8.11 $16,860 1.6%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $16.32 $15.97 $33,220 1.6%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $16.61 $16.95 $35,250 1.5%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $8.01 $8.57 $17,820 6.3%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 120 $10.51 $10.71 $22,270 5.9%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists (*) $10.77 $11.06 $23,010 8.2%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 50 $11.46 $11.07 $23,020 1.5%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 130 $13.87 $15.13 $31,460 1.7%
      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 $12.57 $13.31 $27,690 1.6%
    34023 Photographers 40 $6.26 $7.27 $15,130 9.0%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 60 $8.38 $9.65 $20,060 3.2%
    34041 Interior Designers 30 $13.18 $14.43 $30,010 5.8%
      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 30 $10.63 $12.36 $25,710 3.9%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 290 $15.56 $16.85 $35,040 1.8%
    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 840 $11.56 $13.85 $28,810 2.3%
      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 180 $14.21 $17.46 $36,320 9.3%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 40 $38.92 $38.14 $79,340 12.5%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 70 $10.94 $11.25 $23,390 3.5%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 40 $13.66 $14.44 $30,030 6.3%
      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 30 $15.87 $16.60 $34,530 3.9%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 460 $13.17 $16.88 $35,110 5.3%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,820 $6.34 $7.89 $16,410 2.5%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 220 $10.47 $11.12 $23,120 4.2%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 300 $6.23 $6.96 $14,470 2.1%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 720 $6.52 $7.14 $14,860 1.4%
    49023 Cashiers 2,130 $6.12 $6.52 $13,560 1.2%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 160 $6.60 $7.76 $16,140 3.5%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 140 $6.65 $11.17 $23,230 10.3%
    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 510 $13.24 $14.64 $30,460 1.8%
      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 320 $7.46 $7.62 $15,850 1.3%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 90 $9.40 $9.25 $19,230 2.1%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 70 $8.83 $9.48 $19,710 1.4%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 80 $8.95 $9.40 $19,560 1.1%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $26.01 $24.78 $51,550 14.1%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 60 $10.62 $11.04 $22,970 1.6%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 160 $6.69 $8.35 $17,370 2.1%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 130 $5.83 $5.73 $11,910 2.0%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 500 $6.47 $6.70 $13,930 7.0%
      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 120 $11.61 $11.55 $24,030 4.0%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,470 $9.48 $9.67 $20,120 1.2%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 610 $7.91 $8.24 $17,150 1.8%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 250 $9.40 $9.43 $19,610 1.5%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $11.63 $11.70 $24,340 1.5%
    55321 File Clerks 100 $7.36 $7.82 $16,270 1.6%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 130 $10.37 $10.42 $21,670 1.1%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 40 $8.39 $9.40 $19,550 1.5%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 150 $12.72 $13.20 $27,460 1.6%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,150 $10.27 $10.19 $21,190 1.6%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $10.25 $10.47 $21,770 1.5%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 130 $10.10 $10.08 $20,960 2.4%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,860 $7.42 $8.23 $17,110 1.8%
      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 60 $9.26 $9.25 $19,240 1.5%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 50 $8.22 $8.41 $17,480 2.0%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 50 $9.05 $9.54 $19,840 1.6%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 100 $7.91 $8.08 $16,800 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 90 $7.69 $7.99 $16,610 1.4%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 30 $7.91 $8.48 $17,640 2.0%
    57311 Messengers 40 $5.76 $5.74 $11,950 4.1%
      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 60 $10.71 $10.55 $21,940 1.1%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $11.26 $11.95 $24,850 1.9%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 150 $10.69 $11.07 $23,030 1.5%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $12.55 $13.02 $27,090 1.6%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 470 $7.85 $8.64 $17,960 2.0%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales (*) $5.82 $6.61 $13,750 3.4%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 550 $9.02 $10.41 $21,660 2.3%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 80 $9.94 $10.49 $21,810 1.0%
      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 170 $10.60 $10.67 $22,190 0.7%
    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 30 $15.04 $16.80 $34,940 2.1%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 50 $7.52 $7.77 $16,160 1.9%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 540 $9.35 $9.98 $20,760 1.9%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 250 $8.20 $8.93 $18,570 1.6%
      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 80 $6.14 $6.34 $13,190 2.1%
    65005 Bartenders 260 $5.81 $5.91 $12,290 5.3%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,290 $5.77 $5.66 $11,770 1.4%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria (*) $5.81 $5.62 $11,680 3.7%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 70 $6.62 $6.95 $14,450 4.2%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $10.56 $10.17 $21,160 1.8%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 410 $6.60 $6.78 $14,090 1.4%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 430 $8.31 $8.27 $17,200 2.3%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 410 $5.80 $5.66 $11,780 2.5%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 100 $6.84 $6.73 $14,010 2.3%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 910 $5.92 $6.47 $13,450 3.7%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,670 $5.81 $5.92 $12,310 1.6%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 90 $5.93 $6.10 $12,690 2.6%
      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 90 $9.39 $9.68 $20,140 4.2%
    66005 Medical Assistants 70 $7.80 $7.98 $16,590 5.2%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 840 $7.09 $7.53 $15,660 1.8%
    66011 Home Health Aides 310 $7.30 $7.24 $15,060 1.9%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 90 $13.33 $13.15 $27,360 3.4%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 260 $7.25 $7.30 $15,180 1.6%
      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 650 $6.12 $6.31 $13,130 1.5%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,260 $6.73 $7.29 $15,160 2.3%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 40 $10.91 $9.62 $20,020 11.2%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 130 $8.00 $8.08 $16,800 1.3%
      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 230 $6.32 $7.09 $14,750 4.2%
    68038 Child Care Workers 360 $6.40 $6.60 $13,740 2.5%
      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 $8.39 $10.12 $21,040 5.1%
    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 30 $11.90 $15.10 $31,400 12.6%
      Timber Cutting and Logging Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    73008 Log-Handling Equipment Operators 30 $12.03 $12.00 $24,970 9.2%
    73011 Logging Tractor Operators 50 $12.14 $10.85 $22,560 6.5%
      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 40 $5.97 $6.33 $13,170 2.8%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 660 $7.89 $8.07 $16,800 3.0%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 50 $7.65 $7.68 $15,980 3.6%
    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 280 $19.78 $19.66 $40,900 3.1%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 440 $17.54 $18.66 $38,810 2.1%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 420 $17.30 $17.48 $36,360 1.5%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $19.36 $20.91 $43,490 12.1%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $13.87 $16.75 $34,840 3.0%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 120 $17.37 $18.29 $38,040 1.3%
      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 60 $13.57 $13.21 $27,490 1.9%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 340 $12.30 $12.57 $26,140 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 260 $16.81 $15.63 $32,500 2.2%
    85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 60 $18.22 $19.10 $39,720 2.5%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 70 $16.16 $15.18 $31,580 3.6%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 650 $11.30 $11.34 $23,600 1.7%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 500 $10.41 $10.86 $22,590 2.9%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $9.36 $12.34 $25,670 26.4%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $13.78 $13.07 $27,180 2.1%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 $15.41 $15.76 $32,780 1.6%
    85726 Station Installers and Repairers, Telephone (*) $18.10 $17.80 $37,020 4.7%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60 $13.57 $13.18 $27,420 1.2%
    85928 Mechanical Control and Valve Installers and Repairers 60 $12.81 $13.68 $28,460 1.5%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 40 $8.68 $9.46 $19,670 3.1%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $13.30 $14.22 $29,570 2.2%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 390 $11.77 $11.82 $24,590 2.8%
    87108 Drywall Installers 50 $10.74 $10.75 $22,360 2.4%
    87111 Tapers (*) $10.32 $10.95 $22,770 5.3%
    87202 Electricians 640 $14.87 $14.29 $29,720 3.3%
    87302 Brickmasons 50 $10.25 $11.68 $24,290 5.4%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 170 $10.56 $10.49 $21,810 3.5%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 180 $10.59 $10.85 $22,560 2.0%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 440 $14.09 $14.43 $30,010 1.5%
    87508 Pipelayers 40 $8.66 $10.65 $22,160 3.2%
    87602 Carpet Installers 60 $12.90 $14.21 $29,560 1.4%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $9.24 $9.23 $19,190 4.1%
    87808 Roofers 80 $9.70 $9.36 $19,480 4.4%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 150 $12.10 $12.41 $25,810 7.2%
    87921 Roustabouts 30 $8.65 $8.93 $18,570 5.4%
    87941 Continuous Mining Machine Operators (*) $17.17 $17.18 $35,740 2.3%
      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 40 $17.04 $17.82 $37,070 3.6%
    89108 Machinists 110 $13.34 $13.19 $27,430 2.1%
    89111 Tool Grinders, Filers, Sharpeners, and Other Precision Grinders 30 $12.25 $12.28 $25,550 2.4%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 90 $10.22 $10.31 $21,450 1.1%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $9.31 $9.06 $18,840 6.4%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 30 $7.95 $8.36 $17,390 2.7%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $9.34 $8.90 $18,520 3.8%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $10.87 $10.79 $22,440 2.6%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $7.47 $7.90 $16,440 4.0%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 40 $6.72 $6.99 $14,540 2.1%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 110 $6.48 $6.86 $14,270 1.9%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $7.71 $7.75 $16,120 3.2%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 280 $10.90 $10.67 $22,180 2.2%
      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 $11.74 $12.75 $26,530 2.4%
      Plant and System Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 110 $11.12 $12.52 $26,040 7.7%
      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 1,040 $10.42 $11.27 $23,440 5.3%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 760 $8.33 $8.83 $18,360 1.8%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 270 $10.66 $10.47 $21,780 4.8%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 60 $5.82 $6.61 $13,740 2.3%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 30 $11.38 $13.05 $27,150 1.8%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 180 $11.92 $11.64 $24,220 2.6%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 240 $11.49 $11.63 $24,190 2.7%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 30 $15.30 $14.62 $30,410 1.7%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 220 $10.07 $10.50 $21,840 1.7%
    97956 Operating Engineers 30 $14.28 $14.28 $29,700 2.9%
      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 160 $9.57 $9.53 $19,830 1.5%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 40 $6.86 $6.94 $14,440 9.0%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 150 $8.29 $8.52 $17,730 3.1%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 50 $7.86 $7.91 $16,450 3.3%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $8.62 $9.06 $18,850 5.5%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 100 $10.22 $9.40 $19,560 1.4%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 150 $11.33 $11.81 $24,560 4.5%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 440 $9.46 $10.37 $21,560 1.9%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 450 $7.60 $8.41 $17,490 4.6%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 130 $6.35 $6.69 $13,910 3.1%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 2,240 $8.66 $9.03 $18,780 1.4%

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

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    # = Median hourly wage is over $60.01.

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

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    Statewide estimates for Alabama

    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