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

Wichita Falls, Texas MSA

Wichita Falls is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Texas.

Occupational divisions in Wichita Falls:

  • 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 $18.65 $21.66 $45,040 4.5%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 110 $15.84 $19.49 $40,550 4.6%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 70 $17.57 $18.54 $38,570 2.8%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 140 $18.16 $20.35 $42,330 5.0%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 190 $17.47 $17.75 $36,930 3.7%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 80 $35.48 $33.57 $69,830 4.9%
      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 210 $27.10 $26.82 $55,780 3.5%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 150 $21.55 $22.58 $46,960 6.0%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 90 $8.11 $8.99 $18,700 5.7%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 70 $24.85 $25.30 $52,630 2.3%
    15017 Construction Managers 100 $23.20 $24.18 $50,290 3.2%
    15021 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Well Drilling Managers 30 $17.83 $18.42 $38,320 5.7%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 60 $22.42 $23.05 $47,950 5.5%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 230 $9.75 $10.83 $22,530 3.0%
      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 40 $13.68 $18.04 $37,510 15.1%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,660 $21.26 $23.88 $49,660 2.0%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 400 $18.86 $19.51 $40,590 3.0%
    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 $18.24 $18.63 $38,750 8.7%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 290 $17.07 $18.27 $37,990 2.8%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 100 $10.43 $12.44 $25,870 3.8%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $15.35 $17.41 $36,200 10.4%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $16.28 $17.78 $36,980 1.9%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 150 $15.33 $15.91 $33,090 2.2%
    21902 Cost Estimators 50 $16.45 $18.07 $37,580 3.1%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 330 $12.70 $14.91 $31,020 4.8%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22514 Drafters 120 $13.00 $14.82 $30,820 5.8%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 240 $14.75 $16.65 $34,640 1.4%
      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 90 $18.10 $20.28 $42,180 3.5%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 150 $14.90 $15.74 $32,740 2.4%
    25105 Computer Programmers 50 $20.93 $21.46 $44,630 7.6%
      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)
    27108 Psychologists 50 $18.88 $21.26 $44,220 5.2%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 160 $14.13 $14.94 $31,070 3.0%
    27308 Human Services Workers (*) $9.95 $10.11 $21,040 2.2%
    27311 Recreation Workers 150 $6.39 $7.09 $14,740 3.3%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28102 Judges and Magistrates (*) $6.16 $9.82 $20,420 7.6%
    28108 Lawyers 50 $26.95 $32.11 $66,790 19.0%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel (*) $9.62 $10.74 $22,350 11.7%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 140 $5.90 $6.34 $13,180 4.2%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 130 $11.72 $12.47 $25,930 4.5%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 90 * * $30,950 28.6%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 70 $18.20 $17.14 $35,650 4.3%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 70 $20.60 $19.64 $40,840 1.6%
      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 210 # $56.91** $118,380** 19.1%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 40 $24.53 $24.88 $51,750 4.4%
    32308 Physical Therapists 70 $26.51 $26.07 $54,240 4.5%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 40 $19.43 $20.79 $43,230 4.0%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,280 $17.53 $17.81 $37,040 5.5%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 680 $11.15 $11.56 $24,050 1.4%
    32517 Pharmacists 90 $32.91 $29.40 $61,150 3.0%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 90 $7.87 $8.06 $16,760 1.9%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians (*) $5.83 $5.89 $12,250 4.7%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 $15.12 $15.55 $32,340 4.4%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 50 $17.17 $16.65 $34,620 6.5%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 30 $10.63 $10.44 $21,710 2.1%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 80 $13.57 $13.92 $28,950 3.3%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 210 $11.36 $13.09 $27,220 1.1%
      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 30 $10.82 $11.84 $24,630 5.4%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 60 $6.90 $7.98 $16,600 1.9%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 30 $10.03 $10.38 $21,590 1.6%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 60 $9.16 $12.00 $24,960 7.2%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $8.51 $9.52 $19,810 3.7%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 130 $13.51 $15.00 $31,200 1.2%
    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 600 $11.36 $14.80 $30,780 3.3%
      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 (*) $32.79 $29.08 $60,490 10.9%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 50 $11.71 $18.82 $39,150 23.1%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 40 $10.68 $14.23 $29,600 3.0%
    43021 Travel Agents 40 $9.15 $9.26 $19,260 7.9%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 90 $13.22 $14.20 $29,530 3.9%
      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)
    49002 Sales Engineers 80 $16.75 $19.12 $39,760 2.6%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 80 $17.47 $19.97 $41,540 4.5%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 350 $14.57 $16.20 $33,690 3.1%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,830 $6.63 $8.44 $17,550 2.8%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 170 $8.21 $8.93 $18,580 5.1%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 210 $6.16 $6.51 $13,540 3.6%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 690 $7.09 $7.39 $15,370 2.3%
    49023 Cashiers 1,460 $6.19 $6.83 $14,210 1.4%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 150 $9.16 $10.70 $22,260 2.6%
    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 650 $12.05 $13.08 $27,200 2.0%
      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 320 $7.49 $7.58 $15,760 1.8%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 70 $8.32 $8.54 $17,760 2.9%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 80 $9.37 $9.19 $19,120 5.2%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 110 $8.83 $9.44 $19,640 8.4%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 60 $9.30 $10.10 $21,010 3.6%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 80 $10.64 $10.72 $22,290 5.8%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 140 $8.09 $8.88 $18,480 2.3%
    53705 Municipal Clerks (*) $10.85 $10.82 $22,500 2.3%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 100 $5.97 $6.18 $12,850 4.3%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers (*) $5.89 $6.01 $12,500 4.2%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 50 $10.53 $10.55 $21,940 3.9%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 90 $9.33 $9.05 $18,830 1.6%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,090 $9.42 $9.83 $20,450 1.9%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters (*) $13.08 $13.96 $29,040 4.0%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 560 $7.51 $7.78 $16,180 1.2%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 90 $8.54 $9.07 $18,860 3.2%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $10.90 $10.84 $22,550 1.1%
    55321 File Clerks 90 $6.75 $7.06 $14,680 1.4%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 80 $8.77 $9.39 $19,520 1.2%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 50 $9.28 $9.38 $19,510 2.3%
    55328 Statistical Clerks (*) $8.71 $8.90 $18,510 1.8%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 780 $10.61 $11.08 $23,040 1.9%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $11.13 $10.98 $22,830 1.3%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 100 $8.55 $8.65 $18,000 1.2%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,090 $7.63 $8.28 $17,210 1.1%
      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 30 $9.60 $9.84 $20,480 1.2%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 60 $10.79 $10.34 $21,500 1.2%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 150 $8.03 $8.50 $17,680 2.7%
      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 230 $14.22 $12.27 $25,520 3.1%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 40 $7.86 $8.34 $17,340 3.5%
      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 (*) $7.47 $7.73 $16,080 5.3%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $11.64 $12.14 $25,250 1.8%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $12.77 $13.04 $27,130 2.0%
    58021 Marking Clerks (*) $7.71 $7.81 $16,240 1.8%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 360 $8.24 $9.62 $20,000 1.5%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 380 $8.44 $10.21 $21,240 3.1%
      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 400 $10.21 $11.56 $24,040 6.9%
    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 $7.78 $8.28 $17,220 7.1%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 310 $9.94 $10.69 $22,240 5.1%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 140 $10.77 $11.99 $24,930 5.9%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 270 $6.67 $8.03 $16,710 3.0%
      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 100 $6.34 $6.56 $13,650 3.3%
    65005 Bartenders 40 $6.78 $6.77 $14,080 3.6%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 790 $5.79 $5.79 $12,030 2.6%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 110 $5.82 $5.80 $12,060 2.1%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 130 $5.86 $5.85 $12,180 2.3%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 50 $7.67 $8.01 $16,650 2.4%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $10.16 $10.51 $21,850 4.6%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 370 $6.93 $7.16 $14,880 3.3%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 290 $6.83 $6.99 $14,530 2.4%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 220 $5.80 $5.78 $12,030 2.5%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 600 $5.84 $6.10 $12,680 3.0%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,430 $5.81 $5.90 $12,270 3.0%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 130 $5.97 $6.74 $14,020 1.8%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 140 $9.21 $9.27 $19,270 2.3%
    66005 Medical Assistants 200 $9.15 $9.84 $20,470 6.4%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,130 $6.09 $6.37 $13,250 2.2%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 260 $7.33 $7.47 $15,550 2.3%
      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 460 $5.82 $5.96 $12,400 1.7%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 630 $5.86 $6.51 $13,530 2.2%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants (*) $8.09 $9.15 $19,030 15.6%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 110 $7.30 $7.89 $16,420 1.6%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $6.43 $6.81 $14,160 2.3%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $5.92 $7.52 $15,640 5.3%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 140 $6.17 $6.27 $13,040 3.7%
    68038 Child Care Workers 150 $5.90 $6.11 $12,710 3.1%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers (*) $6.90 $7.70 $16,010 4.0%
    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)
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 230 $7.23 $7.51 $15,620 2.8%
    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 220 $16.65 $17.05 $35,470 1.7%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 130 $18.40 $18.75 $39,000 2.1%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 410 $11.30 $13.16 $27,380 3.4%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 50 $12.79 $15.60 $32,440 4.8%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $13.52 $14.38 $29,910 1.7%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 110 $15.46 $16.65 $34,630 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 290 $15.55 $15.34 $31,900 1.8%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 810 $7.82 $8.49 $17,660 1.4%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 270 $11.81 $13.30 $27,670 3.7%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $12.09 $14.04 $29,200 4.6%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 60 $10.86 $11.80 $24,540 6.2%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (*) $12.55 $12.64 $26,280 3.6%
    85505 Frame Wirers, Central Office 70 $21.86 $21.44 $44,600 3.4%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers (*) $11.18 $13.73 $28,570 7.4%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 30 $11.63 $11.95 $24,860 2.4%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 150 $18.10 $17.82 $37,070 2.6%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 130 $12.98 $13.57 $28,220 9.9%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers (*) $7.71 $7.71 $16,030 2.9%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 170 $11.59 $11.56 $24,050 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 110 $13.54 $13.46 $27,990 1.9%
    87202 Electricians 340 $13.98 $13.28 $27,630 7.2%
    87302 Brickmasons 30 $18.05 $17.32 $36,030 6.0%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 100 $11.07 $11.05 $22,990 1.2%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 110 $10.48 $10.78 $22,430 1.8%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $14.89 $15.05 $31,300 1.2%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (*) $9.46 $9.72 $20,230 1.6%
    87911 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction 50 $9.93 $11.21 $23,310 10.3%
    87914 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Extraction 50 $10.33 $11.25 $23,410 7.2%
    87917 Service Unit Operators 80 $9.03 $10.06 $20,930 5.7%
    87921 Roustabouts 60 $8.35 $9.41 $19,580 7.0%
      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 $17.37 $19.28 $40,100 2.6%
    89108 Machinists 460 $9.76 $10.48 $21,790 1.9%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics 30 $6.72 $6.81 $14,160 6.8%
    92198 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $9.06 $8.41 $17,500 13.8%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 180 $6.58 $6.68 $13,880 5.2%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (*) $6.49 $6.74 $14,030 8.5%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $14.86 $14.82 $30,830 2.0%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $10.74 $10.54 $21,920 3.6%
      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 300 $10.97 $11.40 $23,700 1.5%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 480 $10.38 $9.54 $19,840 1.9%
      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 (*) $9.45 $9.59 $19,960 2.8%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 100 $10.75 $13.41 $27,900 5.3%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 660 $10.77 $11.75 $24,450 6.3%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 580 $8.52 $9.27 $19,280 2.0%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers (*) $6.04 $7.17 $14,920 4.9%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 90 $5.87 $6.22 $12,930 3.1%
    97908 Oil Pumpers, Except Wellhead (*) $10.61 $9.87 $20,530 18.0%
    97911 Wellhead Pumpers 90 $8.68 $10.91 $22,700 19.8%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 30 $10.57 $10.74 $22,340 5.9%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 80 $10.76 $11.30 $23,500 1.9%
      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 130 $7.93 $8.31 $17,290 1.3%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 40 $9.42 $9.87 $20,530 6.5%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $7.87 $8.40 $17,470 9.9%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 60 $7.71 $7.83 $16,280 1.8%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 240 $7.41 $8.31 $17,280 1.8%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 270 $6.79 $7.51 $15,620 1.7%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 140 $6.08 $6.25 $13,000 3.2%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 590 $7.91 $8.25 $17,170 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.

    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