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

Waco, Texas MSA

Waco is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Texas.

Occupational divisions in Waco:

  • 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 550 $24.52 $26.02 $54,120 2.8%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 160 $20.96 $22.90 $47,630 2.4%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 90 $20.76 $20.74 $43,140 1.9%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 280 $23.52 $25.55 $53,140 2.0%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 210 $19.65 $20.98 $43,650 1.8%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 270 $32.91 $30.56 $63,570 4.3%
      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 360 $23.21 $24.89 $51,760 6.7%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 100 $18.11 $19.47 $40,490 2.3%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 60 $9.06 $11.55 $24,020 8.2%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 130 $21.55 $23.44 $48,760 2.9%
    15017 Construction Managers 110 $19.25 $21.60 $44,940 5.0%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 110 $19.77 $23.19 $48,240 4.2%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 220 $14.30 $15.03 $31,250 3.7%
      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 2,790 $21.41 $25.56 $53,160 2.0%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 610 $18.16 $20.59 $42,820 2.7%
    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 300 $16.40 $16.97 $35,310 3.5%
    21111 Tax Preparers 40 $12.05 $12.02 $24,990 13.3%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 820 $14.93 $16.62 $34,560 2.9%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 90 $15.92 $18.16 $37,780 2.1%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $12.37 $14.32 $29,790 6.5%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $15.73 $16.57 $34,460 2.0%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 30 $12.98 $12.60 $26,200 1.3%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 200 $14.43 $16.07 $33,420 1.3%
    21902 Cost Estimators 140 $17.16 $17.46 $36,310 2.3%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $14.10 $14.55 $30,270 3.6%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 530 $15.70 $15.11 $31,430 4.2%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers (*) $30.02 $28.13 $58,500 6.5%
    22127 Computer Engineers (*) $27.04 $26.04 $54,170 4.7%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 30 $30.63 $32.72** $68,050** 18.5%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 60 $23.73 $24.64 $51,250 2.4%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 90 $14.14 $15.03 $31,260 1.6%
    22514 Drafters 170 $12.57 $14.00 $29,120 3.0%
    22517 Estimators and Drafters, Utilities (*) $18.64 $18.34 $38,140 2.1%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 160 $16.89 $17.09 $35,550 1.3%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists (*) $14.31 $14.71 $30,600 1.2%
      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 340 $23.01 $23.55 $48,980 5.5%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 60 $16.23 $17.39 $36,160 1.9%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 310 $14.82 $16.26 $33,820 1.8%
    25105 Computer Programmers 310 $18.75 $19.55 $40,670 2.1%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 40 $11.91 $11.77 $24,490 1.0%
    25313 Actuaries (*) $33.75 $31.09 $64,670 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)
    27108 Psychologists 70 $21.12 $22.45 $46,700 12.5%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 270 $13.12 $14.47 $30,090 1.2%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 270 $10.66 $12.23 $25,430 1.4%
    27307 Residential Counselors 90 $9.28 $9.46 $19,670 5.2%
    27308 Human Services Workers 160 $8.12 $8.56 $17,800 5.6%
    27311 Recreation Workers 120 $6.02 $6.46 $13,440 2.3%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 160 $40.38 $37.38 $77,750 6.8%
    28302 Law Clerks 30 $11.49 $11.23 $23,360 6.1%
      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 230 $5.79 $6.33 $13,170 3.5%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 240 * * $30,650 2.2%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,370 * * $31,340 2.2%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,470 * * $32,500 1.2%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 180 * * $30,260 1.1%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 260 $8.63 $10.42 $21,670 4.5%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors (*) * * $26,040 8.1%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 110 $17.38 $16.39 $34,090 2.1%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 180 $18.36 $18.29 $38,050 2.5%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators (*) $22.04 $21.66 $45,050 3.6%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 690 $5.87 $6.23 $12,950 4.0%
      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 240 # $54.25** $112,840** 15.5%
    32308 Physical Therapists 50 $27.29 $25.73 $53,510 5.3%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 80 $14.23 $14.89 $30,970 2.3%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,610 $16.70 $16.67 $34,670 1.5%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 920 $11.17 $11.18 $23,260 0.9%
    32517 Pharmacists 140 $31.06 $26.93 $56,020 5.5%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 130 $8.08 $8.39 $17,450 1.9%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 $13.04 $13.98 $29,080 3.1%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $10.76 $11.01 $22,900 7.5%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 60 $17.39 $17.82 $37,070 7.5%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 60 $9.72 $9.76 $20,300 2.2%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 110 $12.41 $12.65 $26,310 1.5%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 480 $10.79 $12.69 $26,390 2.3%
      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 80 $15.47 $16.17 $33,630 1.9%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 30 $11.58 $13.31 $27,680 4.8%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents (*) $10.28 $10.89 $22,650 3.3%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 40 $11.49 $13.03 $27,110 4.6%
    34023 Photographers 70 $8.21 $8.97 $18,650 7.8%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 60 $7.04 $7.81 $16,250 5.2%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 40 $12.49 $14.46 $30,070 2.2%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 60 $8.40 $10.75 $22,350 3.5%
      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 360 $16.61 $19.39 $40,330 3.8%
    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 1,000 $12.17 $14.66 $30,500 2.1%
      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 (*) $10.69 $12.67 $26,350 8.9%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 60 $10.32 $16.78 $34,900 11.8%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 70 $41.22 $37.90** $78,830** 20.7%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 80 $15.48 $16.98 $35,310 1.6%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 110 $15.15 $18.59 $38,660 4.8%
      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 (*) $23.59 $24.57 $51,110 7.9%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 150 $17.80 $18.44 $38,360 2.4%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 730 $14.21 $17.02 $35,390 2.9%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,700 $6.87 $8.22 $17,090 2.1%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 160 $10.27 $11.02 $22,910 5.9%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 450 $6.33 $7.12 $14,800 3.0%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 980 $6.29 $6.86 $14,270 2.5%
    49023 Cashiers 2,520 $6.53 $7.11 $14,800 2.3%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 310 $10.76 $11.71 $24,350 4.0%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    51002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 1,070 $13.22 $14.75 $30,680 2.8%
      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 410 $7.76 $7.93 $16,500 2.5%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 110 $9.18 $9.41 $19,580 2.5%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 120 $9.87 $10.13 $21,070 2.8%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 350 $7.34 $8.20 $17,060 3.9%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks (*) $8.71 $9.23 $19,190 2.8%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 120 $8.96 $9.64 $20,040 2.9%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 190 $8.24 $9.02 $18,760 3.7%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 120 $9.49 $9.96 $20,720 3.1%
    53702 Court Clerks 30 $7.31 $7.42 $15,440 7.0%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 90 $6.68 $6.96 $14,480 2.4%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 100 $7.16 $7.69 $15,990 2.4%
    53911 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (*) $7.20 $7.31 $15,200 3.9%
      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 310 $11.72 $12.12 $25,200 21.7%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,730 $9.39 $9.85 $20,500 1.0%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters (*) $10.80 $11.71 $24,360 2.3%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 780 $8.20 $8.59 $17,860 2.0%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 130 $9.37 $9.52 $19,800 1.3%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $11.41 $11.42 $23,760 1.4%
    55321 File Clerks 170 $6.07 $6.29 $13,080 1.7%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 270 $8.69 $9.23 $19,200 2.8%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 50 $9.03 $9.97 $20,740 2.8%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,180 $9.56 $9.85 $20,480 0.8%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $10.60 $10.78 $22,420 1.8%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 210 $9.57 $9.76 $20,300 1.8%
    55347 General Office Clerks 2,150 $7.56 $8.15 $16,950 2.5%
      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 110 $8.37 $8.38 $17,440 2.2%
    56008 Mail Machine Operators, Preparation and Handling (*) $6.34 $6.95 $14,450 2.9%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 100 $10.18 $10.40 $21,640 0.7%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 280 $7.92 $8.38 $17,440 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 140 $7.90 $8.32 $17,310 1.5%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 90 $8.11 $8.10 $16,860 1.6%
    57311 Messengers 50 $6.20 $6.88 $14,310 4.0%
      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 (*) $8.10 $8.33 $17,320 2.1%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $9.47 $10.44 $21,710 2.3%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $11.84 $12.77 $26,550 1.3%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $7.49 $7.84 $16,300 3.8%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $7.25 $8.06 $16,770 2.2%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 550 $7.77 $8.75 $18,190 1.2%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 790 $10.01 $11.23 $23,360 1.6%
      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 540 $9.60 $10.25 $21,330 2.0%
    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 $16.48 $17.40 $36,190 8.6%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 30 $8.04 $8.69 $18,080 5.6%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 560 $10.46 $10.49 $21,820 3.5%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63011 Police Detectives 30 $17.82 $16.37 $34,050 14.7%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 180 $10.48 $10.75 $22,350 5.0%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 430 $6.38 $6.94 $14,440 3.0%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 240 $11.49 $10.33 $21,490 2.8%
      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 220 $5.90 $5.88 $12,220 2.2%
    65005 Bartenders 520 $5.76 $5.65 $11,740 3.1%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,560 $5.80 $5.86 $12,180 1.9%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 460 $5.82 $5.81 $12,080 2.2%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 260 $7.42 $7.40 $15,400 3.3%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 110 $6.92 $7.15 $14,880 3.7%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $10.33 $10.62 $22,090 2.2%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 540 $7.22 $7.30 $15,190 2.2%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 480 $5.88 $6.44 $13,400 3.7%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 290 $5.82 $5.93 $12,330 2.4%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 90 $6.58 $6.77 $14,080 5.6%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 720 $5.86 $5.96 $12,400 1.5%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,390 $5.90 $6.07 $12,630 2.4%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 130 $5.89 $6.28 $13,050 1.7%
      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 110 $9.70 $9.46 $19,690 3.0%
    66005 Medical Assistants 150 $8.35 $8.49 $17,650 2.5%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,330 $5.91 $6.72 $13,980 2.8%
    66011 Home Health Aides (*) $7.27 $7.06 $14,680 3.3%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 40 $11.56 $11.10 $23,090 2.6%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 170 $7.80 $8.12 $16,900 3.6%
      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 380 $5.83 $6.10 $12,680 1.6%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,890 $6.09 $6.59 $13,710 2.2%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 110 $7.40 $8.42 $17,510 1.6%
      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 240 $6.14 $7.14 $14,860 6.2%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 280 $5.82 $6.29 $13,080 4.8%
    68038 Child Care Workers 430 $5.86 $6.52 $13,560 2.7%
      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 140 $6.10 $6.78 $14,100 1.8%
    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)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 60 $5.96 $6.68 $13,890 5.0%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 420 $7.04 $7.25 $15,080 1.2%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 30 $6.43 $6.83 $14,200 6.2%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers (*) $7.26 $7.99 $16,620 2.0%
    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 270 $17.25 $18.15 $37,760 2.4%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 310 $12.41 $13.11 $27,270 3.9%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 560 $16.41 $18.97 $39,450 4.2%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $12.19 $13.86 $28,840 1.1%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 170 $20.52 $18.64 $38,770 1.9%
      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 90 $15.75 $17.03 $35,430 3.8%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 $9.27 $9.73 $20,240 1.6%
      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 160 $14.22 $14.51 $30,180 2.0%
    85123 Millwrights (*) $10.99 $11.34 $23,580 2.7%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 890 $9.43 $9.66 $20,080 2.1%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 540 $11.42 $12.59 $26,180 6.2%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $15.34 $16.85 $35,050 11.9%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $12.96 $13.08 $27,210 2.6%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 180 $13.16 $14.78 $30,740 3.6%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers (*) $11.16 $12.12 $25,210 2.5%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $16.24 $16.81 $34,970 1.7%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers (*) $18.42 $17.79 $37,010 3.6%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $12.08 $12.26 $25,500 3.0%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $8.26 $8.69 $18,070 7.6%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 170 $10.43 $12.31 $25,610 1.8%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 750 $9.56 $9.87 $20,530 4.8%
    87108 Drywall Installers 40 $10.14 $10.37 $21,570 9.0%
    87202 Electricians 320 $16.70 $15.69 $32,630 3.5%
    87302 Brickmasons 100 $15.58 $15.41 $32,050 2.5%
    87308 Hard Tile Setters 30 $10.51 $11.20 $23,290 1.3%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 250 $8.67 $9.11 $18,940 6.0%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (*) $12.64 $11.51 $23,940 3.1%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 190 $10.43 $10.48 $21,800 3.9%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 330 $16.32 $15.70 $32,650 2.4%
    87508 Pipelayers (*) $8.46 $8.70 $18,100 6.2%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers (*) $7.85 $8.27 $17,210 3.4%
    87802 Insulation Workers (*) $9.08 $10.12 $21,040 7.6%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 90 $10.61 $12.09 $25,150 5.3%
    87808 Roofers (*) $10.63 $10.53 $21,890 2.7%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers (*) $9.57 $10.59 $22,030 5.5%
      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 (*) $13.59 $13.44 $27,950 2.0%
    89108 Machinists 120 $11.02 $11.73 $24,400 4.2%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 70 $10.53 $11.35 $23,600 3.7%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 270 $9.78 $9.83 $20,450 1.8%
    89314 Furniture Finishers 30 $7.39 $7.42 $15,430 2.5%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics 60 $6.36 $6.46 $13,450 5.1%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 50 $9.12 $9.50 $19,770 3.1%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers (*) $7.87 $8.62 $17,920 9.1%
      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)
    91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $10.34 $9.65 $20,060 2.9%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic (*) $11.19 $11.69 $24,320 1.5%
    91308 Shear and Slitter Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $10.01 $9.73 $20,240 2.3%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $8.32 $8.59 $17,860 2.7%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 50 $10.17 $12.08 $25,130 3.4%
    92524 Screen Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 60 $7.30 $7.63 $15,870 2.5%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $10.33 $10.92 $22,710 2.6%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $7.68 $8.39 $17,450 7.0%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 270 $6.15 $6.64 $13,800 8.3%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 180 $5.91 $6.96 $14,470 1.8%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 210 $5.80 $5.73 $11,910 2.4%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $5.93 $6.46 $13,430 3.2%
    92914 Paper Goods Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $12.26 $11.50 $23,930 1.8%
    92941 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 100 $9.31 $9.32 $19,390 2.8%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $7.27 $7.46 $15,520 2.0%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $8.43 $8.67 $18,040 1.5%
    92956 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $9.36 $9.37 $19,500 2.2%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $9.82 $10.38 $21,580 5.5%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $7.68 $8.00 $16,640 1.5%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $7.38 $7.70 $16,020 1.8%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93902 Machine Assemblers 90 $8.06 $8.47 $17,620 3.7%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 320 $10.01 $9.66 $20,090 2.6%
    93938 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (*) $7.84 $8.01 $16,660 3.4%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 2,090 $10.98 $10.24 $21,290 1.4%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 480 $7.59 $8.89 $18,490 1.6%
      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 130 $10.88 $11.46 $23,840 11.5%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 110 $7.75 $9.09 $18,900 3.4%
      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)
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 930 $7.99 $8.50 $17,690 2.8%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 330 $11.15 $11.79 $24,510 2.6%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 120 $6.73 $6.84 $14,220 2.2%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 70 $10.94 $10.65 $22,160 1.5%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 70 $10.96 $11.13 $23,150 2.3%
    97956 Operating Engineers (*) $13.27 $14.02 $29,160 3.7%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators (*) $10.52 $12.39 $25,780 1.8%
      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 170 $6.79 $7.54 $15,690 2.4%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 160 $8.42 $8.94 $18,590 4.3%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 140 $7.67 $7.80 $16,230 3.1%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 140 $8.67 $9.20 $19,130 2.1%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $9.09 $8.95 $18,620 4.5%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 130 $7.60 $7.52 $15,640 3.3%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 130 $7.04 $7.06 $14,690 2.4%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 160 $9.20 $9.43 $19,610 6.7%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 740 $7.31 $7.67 $15,950 2.0%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 260 $6.42 $6.70 $13,930 5.7%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,650 $6.91 $7.24 $15,060 1.3%

    (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 Texas

    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