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

Wheeling (West Virginia-Ohio) MSA

The Wheeling metropolitan statistical area (MSA) includes parts of West Virginia and Ohio.

Occupational divisions in Wheeling:

  • 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
      Staff and Administrative Specialty Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    13002 Financial Managers 320 $16.56 $19.33 $40,220 2.4%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 100 $16.04 $18.62 $38,740 2.5%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 60 $16.17 $18.42 $38,300 3.3%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 120 $14.95 $17.52 $36,440 3.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 140 $17.16 $18.92 $39,350 2.9%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 60 $29.79 $28.44 $59,150 5.5%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 220 $23.74 $24.36 $50,670 3.7%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 130 $14.87 $17.84 $37,120 4.3%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 80 $23.83 $24.49 $50,950 6.9%
    15017 Construction Managers 90 $19.00 $20.44 $42,520 4.6%
    15021 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Well Drilling Managers 30 $15.44 $19.03 $39,590 6.8%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 40 $23.41 $24.81 $51,600 4.2%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 160 $10.11 $10.72 $22,300 2.7%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations
    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 200 $5.78 $6.54 $13,600 4.5%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,740 $19.87 $23.79 $49,490 2.0%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 320 $18.45 $19.87 $41,320 3.3%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
      Management Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 90 $13.74 $15.09 $31,380 4.2%
    21111 Tax Preparers (*) $9.91 $11.08 $23,040 4.2%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 260 $15.01 $16.46 $34,240 1.5%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $10.85 $12.40 $25,790 3.3%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 40 $15.26 $18.00 $37,440 3.8%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 130 $13.54 $14.63 $30,430 6.1%
    21902 Cost Estimators 50 $17.94 $18.54 $38,560 3.0%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 150 $15.10 $16.98 $35,310 2.8%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 160 $13.63 $15.35 $31,930 3.3%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 80 $21.87 $21.62 $44,970 5.8%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 60 $31.96 $29.06 $60,430 4.4%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 40 $28.41 $26.98 $56,110 5.0%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 30 $13.65 $14.35 $29,850 1.3%
    22514 Drafters 70 $13.25 $15.85 $32,970 4.6%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 40 $19.74 $18.78 $39,060 2.2%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24105 Chemists, Except Biochemists 50 $27.11 $25.25 $52,520 5.1%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health (*) $20.10 $19.20 $39,940 2.7%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 130 $20.01 $24.24 $50,410 9.5%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 160 $11.03 $12.75 $26,530 2.6%
    25105 Computer Programmers 70 $16.99 $18.05 $37,550 2.7%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27105 Urban and Regional Planners (*) $16.11 $15.52 $32,290 13.6%
    27108 Psychologists 30 $16.93 $17.38 $36,140 5.4%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 270 $11.57 $12.06 $25,080 5.8%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 170 $10.28 $11.15 $23,200 1.9%
    27307 Residential Counselors 70 $7.60 $7.64 $15,900 3.1%
    27308 Human Services Workers 90 $8.31 $8.72 $18,140 3.3%
    27311 Recreation Workers 90 $6.63 $7.65 $15,900 4.8%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 180 $29.25 $33.23** $69,110** 28.5%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 30 $10.37 $11.34 $23,590 3.1%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31114 Nursing Instructors, Postsecondary 90 * * $38,400 6.9%
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $40,940 3.0%
    31237 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $40,470 9.1%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $49,000 14.8%
    31252 Education Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $40,390 13.0%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 70 $7.62 $8.42 $17,520 5.8%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 70 * * $36,790 2.3%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 780 * * $36,410 2.1%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 630 * * $37,270 2.3%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 200 * * $36,760 1.2%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 170 $16.12 $16.17 $33,640 2.5%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 30 $11.82 $11.65 $24,230 6.7%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors (*) * * $43,500 9.1%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 80 $15.92 $16.11 $33,510 3.1%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 30 $10.24 $12.05 $25,060 1.8%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 100 $19.32 $18.46 $38,390 2.9%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 30 $20.75 $21.26 $44,220 8.0%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 330 $8.48 $8.36 $17,380 2.3%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 280 # $49.73** $103,430** 17.5%
    32105 Dentists 30 $42.83 $41.65** $86,620** 18.3%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 100 $15.47 $15.72 $32,710 1.7%
    32308 Physical Therapists 60 $23.83 $22.26 $46,310 9.7%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 70 $17.97 $18.85 $39,200 2.6%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,960 $15.38 $16.80 $34,930 3.8%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 590 $10.04 $10.29 $21,400 2.0%
    32511 Physician Assistants 40 $15.91 $20.89 $43,440 11.4%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 90 $11.58 $12.20 $25,370 15.7%
    32517 Pharmacists 130 $28.26 $28.34 $58,940 3.5%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 140 $8.23 $8.17 $16,990 2.5%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $14.89 $14.93 $31,060 1.9%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $18.18 $17.83 $37,090 5.3%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $11.80 $12.73 $26,480 5.1%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 110 $12.85 $12.26 $25,490 13.0%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 50 $9.11 $9.71 $20,200 2.5%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 220 $14.69 $14.43 $30,010 3.1%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 60 $11.18 $11.34 $23,590 2.2%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 200 $11.14 $14.30 $29,740 4.4%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 50 $9.98 $11.85 $24,640 18.5%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 30 $15.78 $15.79 $32,850 2.3%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $8.77 $10.81 $22,480 22.9%
    34023 Photographers 80 $8.69 $10.02 $20,840 11.3%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 80 $7.91 $9.15 $19,040 12.5%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39011 Funeral Directors and Morticians 40 $15.64 $17.08 $35,530 8.4%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 200 $10.15 $10.92 $22,710 10.0%
    Sales and Related Occupations
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers
    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 780 $11.32 $12.87 $26,760 2.3%
      Sales Occupations, Services
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43002 Sales Agents and Placers, Insurance 190 $12.24 $13.27 $27,590 6.4%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 40 $7.53 $8.09 $16,830 6.5%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 50 $28.55 $31.88 $66,310 13.4%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 100 $14.41 $16.91 $35,180 5.7%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 60 $10.46 $12.48 $25,960 12.8%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations
    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 80 $16.53 $17.28 $35,940 3.1%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 370 $14.62 $15.38 $31,990 3.7%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,500 $6.47 $7.63 $15,870 2.1%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 160 $9.32 $9.35 $19,460 2.6%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 230 $6.31 $6.92 $14,400 3.2%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 870 $7.35 $7.94 $16,510 2.1%
    49023 Cashiers 2,140 $6.16 $6.43 $13,380 1.0%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 40 $6.43 $8.49 $17,650 1.6%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 200 $8.25 $9.88 $20,550 2.8%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers
    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 630 $11.23 $12.56 $26,130 1.9%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 480 $6.87 $7.00 $14,560 2.2%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 70 $7.88 $8.11 $16,860 2.7%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 70 $9.05 $8.94 $18,590 1.5%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 170 $8.76 $8.85 $18,420 3.3%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $14.31 $16.18 $33,640 5.2%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 90 $9.22 $8.98 $18,690 2.5%
    53702 Court Clerks 30 $9.42 $9.77 $20,310 1.3%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 60 $6.13 $6.41 $13,330 3.8%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 90 $6.27 $6.86 $14,280 8.2%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 80 $6.16 $6.36 $13,230 3.3%
    53911 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (*) $7.52 $8.17 $16,980 4.9%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 200 $8.53 $9.03 $18,790 5.7%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 200 $9.32 $9.06 $18,850 3.1%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,200 $8.62 $8.92 $18,550 1.4%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 40 $10.24 $10.35 $21,520 3.0%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 610 $6.71 $7.23 $15,050 2.9%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 100 $7.91 $8.41 $17,490 3.1%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $9.34 $10.92 $22,720 2.3%
    55321 File Clerks 80 $7.27 $7.68 $15,980 1.5%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 100 $8.43 $9.39 $19,530 2.8%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 100 $8.69 $8.77 $18,240 2.1%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 40 $14.33 $14.07 $29,260 2.9%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 890 $8.32 $9.03 $18,780 1.7%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $10.02 $10.49 $21,830 2.8%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 200 $8.23 $8.49 $17,660 5.0%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,080 $7.63 $8.13 $16,920 1.4%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 50 $8.02 $8.78 $18,270 11.0%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 70 $10.25 $10.31 $21,440 1.6%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 110 $6.83 $7.21 $15,000 1.6%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 70 $7.99 $8.06 $16,770 2.0%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 50 $6.31 $7.15 $14,870 8.3%
    57311 Messengers 30 $7.43 $7.60 $15,810 2.7%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance 150 $7.95 $8.83 $18,360 4.8%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 $11.72 $12.40 $25,780 2.1%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 50 $11.54 $12.41 $25,800 2.5%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $10.71 $12.24 $25,460 2.7%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 460 $8.35 $9.53 $19,830 2.8%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 40 $7.44 $7.69 $16,000 3.4%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 290 $12.27 $12.28 $25,550 2.3%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 60 $7.80 $13.88 $28,880 21.2%
      Other Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    59999 All Other Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 160 $8.65 $9.32 $19,380 2.7%
    Service Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $7.82 $8.58 $17,840 2.6%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 330 $10.17 $10.87 $22,610 3.9%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 260 $6.06 $8.03 $16,690 19.0%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 260 $11.09 $11.20 $23,300 3.8%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 30 $9.36 $9.70 $20,180 3.3%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 800 $5.99 $6.27 $13,040 5.1%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations
    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 130 $6.12 $6.97 $14,500 2.1%
    65005 Bartenders 310 $6.08 $6.26 $13,020 3.3%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 730 $5.73 $5.64 $11,730 1.6%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 200 $5.81 $5.71 $11,870 2.3%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 360 $5.92 $5.77 $11,990 2.4%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 90 $6.33 $6.76 $14,070 3.5%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $9.05 $9.17 $19,070 5.7%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 420 $6.11 $6.39 $13,290 2.0%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 280 $7.48 $7.60 $15,810 1.6%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 270 $5.82 $5.73 $11,910 2.4%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 50 $6.86 $7.27 $15,110 9.2%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 870 $6.32 $6.68 $13,900 2.2%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,130 $5.76 $5.84 $12,140 1.9%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 450 $6.00 $6.30 $13,110 2.1%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 100 $7.88 $8.02 $16,690 2.8%
    66005 Medical Assistants 100 $7.91 $8.01 $16,670 2.3%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,120 $7.64 $7.78 $16,190 2.7%
    66011 Home Health Aides 700 $7.29 $7.55 $15,710 2.3%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 50 $8.35 $9.50 $19,770 4.3%
    66021 Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides 30 $14.92 $14.52 $30,200 4.8%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 80 $8.44 $8.79 $18,290 2.7%
      Cleaning and Building Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    67002 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 500 $6.42 $6.91 $14,370 3.6%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 930 $6.53 $7.52 $15,640 2.4%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 190 $6.17 $6.63 $13,780 4.2%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 290 $5.98 $6.74 $14,020 4.1%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 460 $6.04 $6.53 $13,590 2.4%
    68038 Child Care Workers 210 $6.28 $6.50 $13,510 2.4%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 70 $6.71 $8.13 $16,900 2.6%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 40 $5.85 $5.87 $12,220 3.3%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 470 $7.75 $8.90 $18,510 3.4%
    Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers
    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 300 $23.01 $21.99 $45,730 2.4%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 210 $18.80 $18.87 $39,240 3.7%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 210 $18.94 $21.44 $44,590 3.2%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 50 $21.26 $21.24 $44,180 2.1%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 90 $18.48 $19.75 $41,080 11.6%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 110 $18.78 $19.03 $39,590 2.7%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83002 Precision Inspectors, Testers, and Graders 60 $11.01 $12.66 $26,340 1.9%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 50 $10.17 $10.68 $22,210 2.0%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 50 $7.95 $8.45 $17,580 1.6%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 70 $11.86 $12.60 $26,210 1.6%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 40 $18.52 $17.74 $36,890 4.2%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 800 $11.19 $12.86 $26,740 2.2%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 320 $9.11 $10.14 $21,090 3.2%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $12.56 $12.67 $26,350 3.0%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $10.34 $10.50 $21,840 5.8%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 80 $17.24 $16.18 $33,660 1.8%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 120 $21.56 $20.35 $42,320 2.1%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $11.03 $12.01 $24,970 4.7%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers (*) $7.74 $8.16 $16,960 3.9%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $7.56 $7.54 $15,690 2.5%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $14.20 $13.90 $28,900 1.4%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 470 $11.70 $11.99 $24,930 4.3%
    87202 Electricians 270 $16.57 $16.12 $33,530 4.9%
    87302 Brickmasons 30 $13.55 $16.04 $33,370 3.3%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 170 $13.39 $13.27 $27,610 4.0%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $17.82 $16.97 $35,290 2.1%
    87602 Carpet Installers 40 $10.66 $9.82 $20,420 5.9%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $10.79 $14.91 $31,010 5.4%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $10.27 $12.54 $26,080 2.8%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 40 $20.12 $19.81 $41,200 2.7%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 40 $8.37 $12.15 $25,270 8.7%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89102 Tool and Die Makers 40 $14.27 $14.65 $30,480 1.9%
    89108 Machinists 150 $13.56 $14.71 $30,600 2.4%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $10.07 $9.48 $19,720 4.4%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics 40 $6.40 $6.40 $13,310 5.0%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $10.92 $10.67 $22,180 1.6%
    91505 Combination Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic (*) $12.12 $12.50 $26,000 1.9%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $9.47 $9.68 $20,130 2.3%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 110 $6.96 $7.22 $15,010 4.0%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $13.07 $13.18 $27,410 3.0%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $11.65 $10.71 $22,270 7.7%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 60 $7.81 $8.30 $17,270 3.2%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 150 $11.79 $13.52 $28,120 4.1%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 40 $10.56 $10.00 $20,800 4.4%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 140 $9.76 $9.46 $19,680 1.3%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 130 $6.18 $6.64 $13,810 6.9%
      Plant and System Occupations
    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 110 $10.74 $10.39 $21,610 4.3%
    95021 Power-Generating Plant Operators, Except Auxiliary Equipment Operators 60 $22.36 $22.25 $46,290 2.6%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
    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 680 $8.79 $9.25 $19,250 1.6%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 250 $8.39 $8.49 $17,660 6.0%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 130 $6.57 $7.82 $16,270 9.8%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 80 $5.78 $5.73 $11,920 3.7%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 140 $14.21 $13.55 $28,190 3.2%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 150 $15.82 $15.71 $32,680 4.2%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $10.23 $11.02 $22,920 2.0%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 170 $11.11 $12.33 $25,640 1.1%
    97956 Operating Engineers 140 $15.30 $16.10 $33,480 2.5%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators (*) $18.09 $17.38 $36,140 2.9%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 150 $7.65 $10.09 $20,980 6.2%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 150 $6.66 $7.68 $15,970 4.1%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers (*) $13.49 $13.51 $28,090 2.6%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 120 $6.95 $7.53 $15,670 3.7%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 250 $8.74 $10.12 $21,050 1.6%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 340 $6.04 $6.86 $14,260 1.8%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 120 $6.63 $7.35 $15,280 1.6%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,090 $7.38 $8.20 $17,050 4.0%

    (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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    Last modified: October 16, 2001