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

Williamsport, Pennsylvania MSA

Williamsport is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Pennsylvania.

Occupational divisions in Williamsport:

  • 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 260 $20.39 $20.63 $42,910 4.7%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 80 $17.68 $19.51 $40,570 4.0%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 80 $18.68 $20.13 $41,870 4.3%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 170 $20.63 $23.24 $48,340 3.4%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 110 $16.52 $17.73 $36,880 2.7%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 90 $32.24 $29.73 $61,840 2.7%
      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 130 $31.95 $29.07 $60,470 6.5%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 170 $22.93 $26.96 $56,070 6.9%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 130 $25.28 $25.71 $53,470 1.9%
    15017 Construction Managers 60 $15.39 $17.34 $36,070 4.7%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 100 $9.57 $10.40 $21,630 4.1%
      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 $6.01 $7.51 $15,620 20.3%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,070 $22.19 $25.53 $53,110 2.1%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 300 $19.78 $21.83 $45,400 2.3%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
      Management Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 190 $14.23 $15.29 $31,800 1.5%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 40 $21.46 $20.18 $41,960 2.4%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $10.99 $11.56 $24,040 1.4%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $16.81 $16.70 $34,730 1.4%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 110 $10.28 $12.48 $25,950 1.9%
    21902 Cost Estimators 60 $18.64 $19.22 $39,980 2.6%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $6.01 $8.38 $17,430 6.9%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 270 $10.82 $13.42 $27,910 2.0%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 50 $23.01 $23.29 $48,450 2.5%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 110 $20.76 $21.83 $45,410 2.2%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 50 $15.20 $13.86 $28,830 2.3%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 60 $16.90 $18.34 $38,150 3.9%
    22514 Drafters 170 $14.31 $15.44 $32,120 1.4%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations
    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 30 $15.87 $16.20 $33,700 2.0%
      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 70 $20.52 $21.82 $45,380 2.1%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 100 $14.58 $14.82 $30,830 2.1%
    25105 Computer Programmers 40 $16.43 $17.21 $35,800 1.6%
      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)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 70 $14.72 $14.83 $30,840 3.4%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 180 $12.47 $14.19 $29,520 2.6%
    27307 Residential Counselors 180 $5.90 $6.74 $14,020 2.4%
    27308 Human Services Workers 50 $6.08 $7.10 $14,760 7.3%
    27311 Recreation Workers (*) $9.00 $9.80 $20,390 2.9%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 70 $22.75 $25.47 $52,970 6.8%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 110 $12.23 $12.10 $25,180 2.7%
      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 70 $7.91 $8.04 $16,730 3.3%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 50 * * $42,030 4.1%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 460 * * $49,230 6.7%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 870 * * $53,570 4.3%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 210 * * $50,160 6.4%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 170 $14.89 $15.73 $32,710 1.8%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 150 $5.91 $7.85 $16,340 5.7%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 40 $20.00 $21.34 $44,390 5.5%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 90 $16.50 $17.67 $36,750 3.9%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 80 $5.94 $6.29 $13,080 3.1%
      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 160 # $54.68** $113,740** 18.1%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists (*) $16.19 $16.88 $35,110 3.1%
    32308 Physical Therapists 60 $26.18 $26.71 $55,550 3.7%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,080 $17.88 $18.05 $37,540 2.2%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 360 $11.81 $11.81 $24,570 2.7%
    32517 Pharmacists 40 $32.05 $29.14 $60,620 3.6%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 60 $7.94 $8.35 $17,370 4.9%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $14.45 $14.13 $29,400 4.3%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 60 $14.31 $12.35 $25,680 17.8%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 30 $10.84 $11.62 $24,160 2.5%
    32913 Radiation Therapists (*) $18.36 $19.45 $40,450 3.8%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 90 $15.07 $17.80 $37,020 9.1%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 30 $13.97 $15.34 $31,900 3.0%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 60 $10.58 $12.02 $25,000 1.7%
      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 320 $17.41 $16.35 $34,000 1.9%
    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 570 $12.37 $14.16 $29,450 2.5%
      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 100 $14.32 $19.95 $41,490 9.6%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $10.68 $13.30 $27,670 2.9%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 90 $22.71 $31.05** $64,580** 17.2%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 30 $14.72 $17.77 $36,960 12.5%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 70 $14.89 $15.22 $31,650 2.8%
      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 100 $16.59 $21.06 $43,810 9.5%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 470 $15.67 $17.97 $37,380 1.7%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,800 $7.12 $8.30 $17,260 2.5%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 130 $10.46 $11.28 $23,460 4.7%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $6.10 $6.37 $13,250 2.2%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 700 $6.98 $7.11 $14,780 3.3%
    49023 Cashiers 1,040 $6.16 $6.58 $13,690 1.5%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 190 $10.12 $12.66 $26,320 2.3%
    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 510 $13.05 $14.78 $30,740 3.0%
      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 220 $8.68 $8.71 $18,120 2.6%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 50 $9.07 $8.80 $18,300 3.6%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 30 $8.67 $9.10 $18,920 1.6%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 50 $6.45 $6.52 $13,560 2.0%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 210 $6.68 $7.39 $15,380 7.6%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 80 $10.33 $11.11 $23,110 11.0%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 90 $8.26 $8.68 $18,050 2.1%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 960 $9.25 $9.38 $19,510 1.4%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 400 $7.57 $7.85 $16,320 2.1%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 290 $9.29 $9.93 $20,660 5.2%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $12.45 $13.42 $27,910 1.6%
    55321 File Clerks 50 $6.82 $8.06 $16,770 5.8%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 160 $8.36 $9.37 $19,480 0.9%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 30 $8.81 $9.61 $19,980 1.7%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 550 $10.00 $10.51 $21,860 1.2%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $10.97 $11.10 $23,080 1.4%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 160 $8.43 $9.17 $19,060 2.0%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,080 $8.67 $9.15 $19,040 1.3%
      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 $8.19 $8.64 $17,960 2.6%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 50 $10.17 $10.55 $21,940 1.8%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 230 $7.66 $7.99 $16,610 2.1%
      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 60 $9.11 $8.91 $18,520 1.7%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 80 $10.60 $11.48 $23,880 7.1%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $14.25 $14.53 $30,230 0.8%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 300 $10.15 $10.54 $21,920 5.5%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 530 $10.41 $11.05 $22,990 1.1%
      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 250 $10.90 $11.30 $23,500 0.6%
    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)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 30 $18.13 $20.73 $43,120 4.6%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $9.90 $9.91 $20,610 3.0%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 260 $9.84 $12.16 $25,300 4.3%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 240 $19.99 $18.80 $39,100 4.9%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 70 $8.10 $8.13 $16,910 5.3%
      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 80 $6.24 $6.67 $13,880 2.5%
    65005 Bartenders (*) $7.17 $7.42 $15,430 7.8%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 910 $5.81 $6.10 $12,680 3.4%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 70 $6.07 $6.35 $13,210 1.7%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry (*) $7.29 $7.49 $15,570 1.7%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters (*) $10.60 $10.52 $21,890 2.3%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 240 $6.79 $7.18 $14,930 2.2%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 190 $8.56 $8.56 $17,800 4.3%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 130 $5.90 $6.12 $12,740 3.7%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 140 $6.69 $7.94 $16,510 2.8%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 860 $5.81 $6.10 $12,680 2.6%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 600 $5.77 $5.85 $12,170 1.8%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 90 $6.02 $6.93 $14,420 6.0%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 80 $10.55 $9.11 $18,940 5.3%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 670 $7.60 $7.90 $16,420 2.5%
    66011 Home Health Aides 90 $8.31 $8.81 $18,310 1.5%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 40 $9.29 $10.15 $21,120 3.0%
      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 390 $6.38 $6.62 $13,770 1.8%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 920 $7.07 $7.75 $16,110 3.0%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 50 $7.41 $8.27 $17,190 1.3%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $5.81 $6.16 $12,800 4.1%
    68038 Child Care Workers 180 $5.87 $6.35 $13,210 6.9%
    68041 Funeral Attendants 30 $9.54 $9.14 $19,000 8.9%
    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 $11.49 $11.66 $24,240 2.4%
    79033 Pruners 30 $9.77 $9.55 $19,870 5.6%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 320 $9.15 $9.60 $19,970 2.5%
    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 $18.27 $19.00 $39,510 2.2%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 110 $15.34 $16.64 $34,610 2.2%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 350 $15.74 $16.39 $34,080 2.1%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 $16.73 $17.58 $36,570 2.4%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $15.18 $15.73 $32,720 2.5%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 110 $15.03 $15.71 $32,670 1.6%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 230 $11.39 $11.45 $23,810 0.9%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 280 $13.95 $14.44 $30,030 1.3%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 40 $13.29 $13.49 $28,070 1.5%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 480 $10.50 $10.91 $22,700 1.6%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 320 $10.55 $10.57 $21,990 2.8%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $11.06 $11.22 $23,330 4.1%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 $13.41 $13.70 $28,490 1.3%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $12.84 $13.98 $29,080 1.5%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 60 $17.18 $15.37 $31,970 13.2%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers 50 $9.73 $9.44 $19,640 1.9%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 240 $12.20 $12.27 $25,520 1.1%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $8.26 $8.85 $18,410 12.6%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 90 $9.39 $9.98 $20,750 1.8%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 280 $10.85 $11.71 $24,360 1.8%
    87202 Electricians 250 $13.63 $15.72 $32,700 2.9%
    87302 Brickmasons 60 $18.22 $17.60 $36,610 10.3%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 60 $11.09 $12.15 $25,270 2.7%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 70 $11.11 $12.21 $25,390 7.7%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $11.66 $12.82 $26,670 2.1%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 80 $10.67 $11.35 $23,610 7.5%
    87808 Roofers 30 $12.09 $13.39 $27,850 7.9%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89102 Tool and Die Makers 110 $13.71 $13.74 $28,580 1.7%
    89108 Machinists 170 $12.75 $12.98 $27,010 1.7%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 70 $15.26 $15.02 $31,240 4.1%
    89308 Wood Machinists 30 $8.98 $8.82 $18,340 4.0%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (*) $13.82 $14.39 $29,920 2.8%
      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 270 $14.20 $13.54 $28,150 1.5%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $12.29 $13.26 $27,590 7.5%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 40 $9.94 $9.85 $20,490 2.3%
    92197 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $13.31 $13.81 $28,720 3.9%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $9.00 $8.52 $17,730 1.6%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 40 $7.54 $7.78 $16,180 2.0%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $9.72 $11.64 $24,200 2.1%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $15.22 $14.65 $30,460 3.4%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 710 $7.21 $7.02 $14,600 3.0%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 70 $7.91 $7.99 $16,630 3.7%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 30 $8.38 $7.99 $16,620 4.8%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $10.56 $10.31 $21,440 1.4%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $9.45 $10.59 $22,030 3.3%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision (*) $14.93 $13.15 $27,350 2.0%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 270 $14.18 $14.00 $29,120 8.6%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 1,330 $9.84 $9.37 $19,500 1.1%
      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 60 $14.17 $14.27 $29,690 1.3%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 70 $11.11 $11.93 $24,820 1.0%
      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 750 $11.30 $12.34 $25,660 2.7%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 550 $9.04 $10.79 $22,440 2.1%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 140 $7.02 $7.57 $15,750 7.4%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 80 $11.48 $12.63 $26,270 5.0%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 50 $11.93 $10.95 $22,770 2.7%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 30 $11.28 $13.15 $27,360 1.9%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 210 $10.63 $11.72 $24,370 2.5%
      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 90 $8.65 $9.05 $18,820 2.1%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 30 $10.37 $11.82 $24,580 14.8%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 100 $9.31 $9.14 $19,020 2.6%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 $7.57 $7.74 $16,100 4.8%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 160 $7.45 $7.52 $15,640 1.5%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $10.50 $10.53 $21,910 5.2%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 320 $7.93 $8.35 $17,370 2.1%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 520 $7.77 $8.05 $16,740 2.3%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 100 $6.52 $6.71 $13,960 1.7%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,180 $7.66 $8.33 $17,330 2.2%

    (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 Pennsylvania

    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