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

Wilmington-Newark (Delaware-Maryland) PMSA

The Wilmington-Newark primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA) includes parts of Delaware and Maryland.

Occupational divisions in Wilmington-Newark:

  • 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 2,120 $27.48 $29.29 $60,930 3.7%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 550 $31.62 $30.19 $62,790 3.1%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 420 $23.48 $24.92 $51,840 4.0%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 1,700 $32.65 $32.86 $68,350 3.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 1,610 $24.27 $26.58 $55,290 5.9%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 1,240 $37.41 $35.43 $73,690 3.8%
      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 710 $30.79 $28.00 $58,240 4.6%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 530 $24.07 $26.21 $54,510 4.5%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 220 $13.45 $14.31 $29,760 13.3%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 650 $36.66 $34.36 $71,480 3.7%
    15017 Construction Managers 790 $25.32 $29.19 $60,700 3.3%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 750 $28.84 $26.63 $55,390 6.3%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 870 $13.97 $15.84 $32,940 4.4%
    15032 Lawn Service Managers 30 $13.08 $15.32 $31,860 4.6%
      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 120 $23.26 $22.08 $45,930 5.9%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 9,930 $27.29 $30.31 $63,040 2.0%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 3,210 $30.48 $29.85 $62,090 4.4%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
      Management Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters 220 $20.24 $21.15 $43,990 3.3%
    21105 Credit Analysts 920 $13.12 $15.26 $31,740 9.2%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 930 $22.66 $23.01 $47,860 3.9%
    21111 Tax Preparers 120 $13.83 $16.27 $33,830 9.6%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 2,970 $19.20 $19.89 $41,380 4.2%
    21117 Budget Analysts 220 $24.14 $25.02 $52,050 2.7%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 860 $18.07 $20.32 $42,260 1.9%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $15.07 $15.94 $33,150 1.6%
    21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 30 $13.08 $15.59 $32,420 2.7%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 570 $20.45 $22.98 $47,790 6.2%
    21505 Special Agents, Insurance (*) $21.70 $21.86 $45,470 3.0%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 140 $15.06 $15.66 $32,570 5.7%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 1,270 $20.90 $21.81 $45,370 3.9%
    21902 Cost Estimators 310 $22.59 $23.92 $49,750 2.2%
    21905 Management Analysts 290 $20.70 $22.36 $46,500 3.5%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 160 $15.75 $19.19 $39,910 2.1%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 430 $16.67 $19.05 $39,620 2.1%
    21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance 250 $13.84 $15.47 $32,170 7.5%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 1,880 $17.90 $19.97 $41,540 3.6%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22105 Metallurgists and Metallurgical, Ceramic, and Materials Engineers 30 $32.07 $30.16 $62,730 6.8%
    22114 Chemical Engineers 620 $33.49 $31.34 $65,190 3.8%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 210 $29.68 $27.65 $57,510 4.7%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 450 $30.96 $30.16 $62,730 2.7%
    22127 Computer Engineers 330 $32.85 $29.87 $62,130 4.4%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 330 $26.22 $25.67 $53,400 2.7%
    22132 Safety Engineers, Except Mining 100 $29.02 $27.55 $57,300 3.2%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 420 $29.29 $28.12 $58,500 3.2%
    22199 All Other Engineers 1,120 $29.87 $27.60 $57,400 2.8%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 50 $22.63 $23.40 $48,680 3.3%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 110 $17.11 $19.77 $41,120 8.6%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 130 $18.63 $19.25 $40,040 2.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 400 $18.47 $18.71 $38,910 4.5%
    22508 Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists 90 $19.79 $20.85 $43,360 5.6%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 120 $20.97 $20.47 $42,580 2.4%
    22514 Drafters 500 $16.01 $17.25 $35,870 3.3%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $13.03 $13.84 $28,780 2.5%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 490 $20.44 $21.07 $43,820 8.2%
      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 1,490 $31.52 $29.55 $61,460 3.6%
    24308 Biological Scientists 230 $29.76 $28.78 $59,860 5.8%
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 190 $20.42 $21.31 $44,320 4.5%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 120 $17.46 $18.74 $38,970 3.7%
      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 2,390 $25.17 $26.13 $54,350 4.6%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 260 $24.91 $25.17 $52,350 2.4%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 1,950 $19.26 $21.23 $44,160 4.1%
    25105 Computer Programmers 1,520 $24.74 $26.80 $55,750 3.8%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 140 $13.83 $16.10 $33,480 5.5%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 530 $29.05 $28.39 $59,050 3.6%
    25302 Operations and Systems Researchers and Analysts, Except Computer 500 $19.51 $22.46 $46,710 4.7%
    25313 Actuaries 60 $25.64 $27.78 $57,780 5.9%
    25315 Financial Analysts, Statistical (*) $23.77 $24.41 $50,770 4.1%
      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)
    27102 Economists, Including Market Research Analysts (*) $24.21 $25.87 $53,820 5.1%
    27108 Psychologists 160 $24.33 $25.94 $53,950 3.2%
    27199 All Other Social Scientists (*) $23.37 $24.11 $50,150 3.2%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 440 $14.78 $15.90 $33,060 2.6%
    27307 Residential Counselors 390 $8.63 $9.41 $19,580 3.3%
    27308 Human Services Workers 500 $11.17 $11.88 $24,710 3.0%
    27311 Recreation Workers 920 $7.60 $8.08 $16,800 1.6%
    27502 Clergy 30 $17.03 $17.41 $36,200 5.4%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 1,320 $38.40 $37.84 $78,710 9.8%
    28302 Law Clerks 110 $13.18 $14.27 $29,670 5.4%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 380 $15.41 $15.59 $32,430 3.5%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 80 $12.47 $13.92 $28,950 4.9%
      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 70 * * $55,000 7.4%
    31209 All Other Physical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $39,590 4.2%
    31226 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $39,570 2.1%
    31299 All Other Postsecondary Teachers (*) * * $51,390 6.5%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 660 $8.45 $9.06 $18,840 3.7%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 170 * * $34,550 5.4%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 2,340 * * $45,870 4.9%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 440 $18.37 $19.30 $40,150 6.8%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 440 $12.72 $14.42 $30,000 12.2%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 530 $8.51 $11.03 $22,940 8.8%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 900 * * $29,570 6.2%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 140 $20.04 $19.34 $40,240 1.9%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 130 $11.38 $15.09 $31,400 13.5%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 590 $8.89 $13.35 $27,760 12.8%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 290 $10.81 $13.83 $28,770 4.5%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 570 $7.38 $7.87 $16,370 7.3%
      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 1,400 $43.28 $40.69** $84,640** 11.6%
    32105 Dentists 250 $56.75 $47.53** $98,870** 12.6%
    32108 Optometrists 30 # $50.42** $104,870** 27.6%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 90 $22.70 $23.89 $49,680 9.7%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 100 $26.85 $28.82 $59,950 4.7%
    32308 Physical Therapists 300 $33.56 $32.89 $68,420 10.5%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 140 $22.92 $25.10 $52,200 4.3%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 40 $16.81 $16.38 $34,060 3.2%
    32399 All Other Therapists 120 $17.78 $17.96 $37,350 2.0%
    32502 Registered Nurses 4,840 $20.19 $20.69 $43,030 1.7%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 1,150 $15.52 $15.79 $32,850 1.6%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 310 $11.49 $11.93 $24,810 1.6%
    32511 Physician Assistants 280 $37.95 $35.02 $72,840 22.2%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 160 $11.43 $11.14 $23,180 4.6%
    32517 Pharmacists 390 $34.55 $30.81 $64,090 3.6%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 80 $18.59 $18.58 $38,650 2.6%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 290 $19.44 $18.95 $39,410 2.7%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 340 $22.26 $22.75 $47,310 6.3%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 190 $10.63 $11.82 $24,580 3.7%
    32913 Radiation Therapists 30 $16.72 $16.14 $33,580 8.6%
    32914 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 30 $20.58 $20.10 $41,810 2.8%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 480 $16.99 $17.24 $35,870 1.8%
    32925 Cardiology Technologists (*) $17.37 $18.21 $37,870 2.4%
    32926 Electrocardiograph Technicians (*) $11.55 $11.71 $24,360 2.8%
    32931 Psychiatric Technicians 140 $10.33 $10.39 $21,620 2.1%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 80 $8.52 $9.41 $19,560 10.5%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 870 $13.40 $17.81 $37,040 8.7%
      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 210 $18.28 $21.31 $44,310 2.9%
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors 100 $20.10 $21.39 $44,490 7.5%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 260 $16.40 $17.56 $36,520 2.1%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents (*) $13.25 $16.38 $34,080 4.6%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 50 $10.00 $10.78 $22,410 4.8%
    34023 Photographers 30 $11.57 $13.75 $28,600 2.9%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 280 $14.54 $14.85 $30,890 2.8%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 610 $24.22 $23.68 $49,260 4.1%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 60 $8.65 $9.49 $19,740 3.6%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 80 * * $22,980 6.7%
    34058 Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers 190 * * $27,850 14.4%
      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 $21.79 $24.35 $50,650 13.2%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 2,090 $16.69 $18.94 $39,400 3.1%
    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 4,310 $14.41 $17.71 $36,830 3.4%
      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 480 $14.50 $16.55 $34,420 5.3%
    43005 Brokers, Real Estate 30 $38.48 $36.11 $75,110 11.4%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 160 $13.33 $16.32 $33,950 7.3%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 780 $23.99 $31.75** $66,040** 14.8%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 630 $13.69 $16.59 $34,510 2.5%
    43021 Travel Agents 250 $11.60 $12.19 $25,350 1.8%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 180 $20.18 $24.00 $49,920 6.5%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 200 $13.83 $16.32 $33,950 6.4%
      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 190 $24.98 $25.46 $52,950 4.7%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 1,230 $21.39 $22.21 $46,190 5.3%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 3,840 $13.60 $15.52 $32,280 2.7%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 8,640 $7.79 $9.07 $18,850 1.4%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 590 $9.77 $10.54 $21,930 4.0%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 870 $7.86 $9.05 $18,830 2.4%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 2,570 $7.71 $8.50 $17,670 2.2%
    49023 Cashiers 7,550 $6.83 $7.46 $15,510 1.2%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters (*) $7.67 $7.75 $16,120 3.4%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 1,280 $11.59 $14.14 $29,400 4.3%
    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 5,280 $16.11 $17.40 $36,190 2.5%
      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 3,270 $9.55 $9.81 $20,400 1.1%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 3,020 $5.72 $6.30 $13,110 8.6%
    53108 Transit Clerks 110 $9.73 $10.25 $21,330 12.1%
    53111 Loan Interviewers 150 $11.22 $11.82 $24,580 3.2%
    53114 Credit Authorizers 170 $12.67 $13.33 $27,720 2.1%
    53117 Credit Checkers 110 $10.74 $11.20 $23,290 4.2%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 990 $11.18 $10.87 $22,620 2.7%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 4,710 $11.07 $11.62 $24,170 3.6%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks 510 $15.18 $14.36 $29,870 2.1%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 410 $18.07 $19.70 $40,980 4.3%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 340 $12.44 $13.45 $27,980 6.6%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 300 $11.80 $12.62 $26,260 2.5%
    53505 Investigators, Clerical 150 $11.09 $12.13 $25,220 6.3%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 1,580 $10.95 $10.70 $22,250 2.2%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 50 $9.50 $9.94 $20,680 3.7%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 220 $7.67 $7.91 $16,460 1.6%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 580 $7.68 $8.37 $17,410 6.0%
    53911 Proofreaders and Copy Markers (*) $12.13 $12.70 $26,410 5.3%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 960 $14.57 $16.36 $34,020 11.0%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 370 $12.74 $12.68 $26,380 2.3%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 6,930 $14.03 $14.09 $29,300 2.3%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 330 $12.97 $15.11 $31,420 3.6%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 3,690 $10.04 $9.92 $20,630 3.0%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 740 $10.93 $11.27 $23,430 1.2%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 330 $12.79 $13.41 $27,900 1.1%
    55317 Correspondence Clerks 240 $11.69 $12.23 $25,440 2.0%
    55321 File Clerks 570 $9.26 $10.00 $20,810 2.0%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 120 $12.68 $14.16 $29,450 3.9%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 90 $12.73 $12.95 $26,940 2.1%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 220 $9.50 $10.62 $22,080 2.5%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 300 $11.56 $12.54 $26,080 1.3%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,890 $11.46 $11.91 $24,760 2.0%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 330 $12.54 $12.75 $26,510 1.4%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 940 $11.77 $12.19 $25,350 1.4%
    55347 General Office Clerks 9,070 $10.36 $10.56 $21,960 1.6%
      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 160 $11.06 $10.99 $22,850 2.7%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 210 $9.77 $10.76 $22,390 1.9%
    56008 Mail Machine Operators, Preparation and Handling 250 $8.29 $9.21 $19,150 4.6%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 810 $11.51 $12.13 $25,230 1.7%
    56014 Peripheral EDP Equipment Operators 120 $9.86 $10.34 $21,510 5.3%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 1,320 $9.22 $9.60 $19,970 2.7%
    56021 Data Keyers, Composing 40 $8.94 $8.96 $18,630 5.9%
    56099 All Other Office Machine Operators 310 $8.72 $9.53 $19,820 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 230 $9.58 $9.71 $20,190 2.5%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 390 $8.44 $8.86 $18,440 1.1%
    57311 Messengers 410 $8.35 $8.71 $18,130 3.0%
      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 260 $14.05 $14.96 $31,110 1.8%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 360 $18.00 $19.10 $39,730 2.4%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 80 $15.71 $15.43 $32,090 2.4%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 350 $11.38 $10.71 $22,270 0.8%
    58021 Marking Clerks 30 $10.32 $10.69 $22,240 1.6%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 1,560 $10.52 $11.19 $23,270 1.6%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2,090 $12.14 $12.21 $25,400 2.4%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 260 $12.55 $13.85 $28,810 1.7%
      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 1,610 $12.51 $13.27 $27,600 2.5%
    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)
    61002 Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 40 $32.33 $29.08 $60,490 11.8%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 110 $30.74 $28.06 $58,370 4.8%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 160 $9.60 $10.96 $22,790 6.0%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,280 $12.56 $13.91 $28,920 2.1%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 960 $20.58 $20.68 $43,010 2.4%
    63021 Parking Enforcement Officers 30 $12.35 $12.39 $25,780 2.0%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 70 $10.58 $12.34 $25,660 4.3%
    63044 Crossing Guards (*) $7.17 $7.28 $15,150 2.9%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 2,550 $8.25 $8.64 $17,970 1.9%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 110 $7.21 $8.30 $17,260 1.9%
      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 520 $6.71 $7.01 $14,590 2.0%
    65005 Bartenders 1,080 $5.81 $6.14 $12,770 1.9%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 3,960 $5.86 $6.22 $12,930 1.6%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside 90 $7.43 $7.37 $15,330 1.8%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1,050 $6.05 $6.46 $13,440 3.6%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 660 $6.15 $6.43 $13,370 3.8%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 430 $8.61 $8.69 $18,080 4.1%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 200 $16.67 $16.00 $33,290 2.5%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 1,290 $9.10 $9.42 $19,600 1.8%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 470 $9.03 $9.42 $19,590 2.0%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 380 $5.82 $6.36 $13,220 6.2%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 300 $7.60 $7.77 $16,160 5.8%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 2,170 $7.51 $7.68 $15,980 1.2%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 3,850 $6.11 $6.77 $14,080 1.9%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 470 $7.55 $8.09 $16,820 2.5%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 500 $11.81 $12.06 $25,080 4.0%
    66005 Medical Assistants 320 $10.56 $10.50 $21,830 3.3%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,900 $8.80 $8.58 $17,850 2.8%
    66011 Home Health Aides 920 $8.98 $8.75 $18,210 3.7%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 130 $13.97 $14.72 $30,620 4.4%
    66021 Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides 30 $15.45 $17.80 $37,020 4.7%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 420 $10.17 $10.38 $21,590 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 1,700 $7.22 $7.30 $15,180 1.5%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4,930 $6.89 $8.26 $17,180 2.6%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants (*) $12.92 $12.93 $26,900 16.9%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers (*) $7.94 $8.22 $17,100 2.0%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 1,080 $7.69 $8.79 $18,280 4.2%
    68008 Manicurists (*) $7.66 $8.03 $16,700 4.6%
    68011 Shampooers 200 $5.95 $6.20 $12,900 2.7%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $6.04 $6.27 $13,050 2.4%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides (*) $6.63 $6.99 $14,540 2.4%
    68038 Child Care Workers 1,080 $6.73 $6.98 $14,520 1.3%
    68041 Funeral Attendants (*) $6.29 $7.04 $14,640 15.6%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 390 $7.55 $7.97 $16,580 2.1%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    72002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 140 $9.86 $11.46 $23,840 5.7%
      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 410 $9.82 $10.53 $21,910 6.3%
    79036 Sprayers/Applicators 30 $12.47 $12.61 $26,230 3.6%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1,770 $8.26 $8.92 $18,550 1.9%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 150 $8.50 $8.87 $18,440 3.6%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 140 $11.31 $12.08 $25,130 2.2%
    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 1,010 $21.66 $23.02 $47,880 1.8%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 970 $19.69 $20.38 $42,390 2.1%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 1,340 $22.56 $23.74 $49,370 4.3%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 230 $17.22 $17.64 $36,680 2.4%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 280 $16.65 $16.53 $34,380 5.5%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 420 $20.75 $21.46 $44,630 2.5%
      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 330 $14.52 $14.43 $30,020 2.2%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 830 $15.94 $16.09 $33,460 2.7%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 90 $11.95 $12.35 $25,690 4.7%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 410 $17.71 $17.53 $36,450 1.8%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 150 $17.78 $18.04 $37,520 1.8%
    85123 Millwrights 160 $22.92 $24.02 $49,970 4.4%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 470 $17.05 $17.03 $35,430 1.4%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 2,630 $12.94 $14.17 $29,470 6.5%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 1,140 $14.53 $14.98 $31,150 2.4%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 280 $14.96 $15.72 $32,690 4.6%
    85308 Motorcycle Repairers 40 $11.08 $12.23 $25,450 2.9%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 620 $13.09 $13.77 $28,640 2.7%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (*) $14.98 $15.33 $31,890 3.9%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 70 $11.91 $12.65 $26,310 3.5%
    85323 Aircraft Mechanics 210 $16.05 $15.92 $33,110 1.5%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 50 $12.29 $12.14 $25,250 2.0%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers 50 $9.71 $10.36 $21,540 4.1%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 70 $15.66 $15.53 $32,300 2.1%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $14.42 $14.60 $30,360 1.5%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 530 $16.50 $17.80 $37,020 3.9%
    85905 Precision Instrument Repairers 220 $22.20 $22.69 $47,180 2.6%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers (*) $10.21 $10.29 $21,400 1.7%
    85944 Gas Appliance Repairers 40 $14.02 $13.92 $28,960 2.4%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $7.87 $8.25 $17,150 5.8%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 890 $13.97 $15.50 $32,240 4.1%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 1,990 $13.60 $14.89 $30,960 2.3%
    87105 Ceiling Tile Installers and Acoustical Carpenters (*) $13.30 $14.51 $30,170 10.9%
    87108 Drywall Installers 330 $15.28 $16.32 $33,950 7.5%
    87202 Electricians 1,920 $18.97 $19.45 $40,460 3.0%
    87302 Brickmasons 490 $15.86 $16.63 $34,600 3.7%
    87308 Hard Tile Setters (*) $18.13 $17.67 $36,760 4.7%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 170 $14.70 $14.75 $30,670 2.3%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 630 $13.13 $14.28 $29,700 3.0%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,200 $16.90 $18.26 $37,970 2.8%
    87508 Pipelayers 40 $12.82 $13.25 $27,550 1.8%
    87602 Carpet Installers 130 $12.33 $13.58 $28,250 5.3%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 190 $8.71 $10.28 $21,380 9.1%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 100 $13.49 $13.52 $28,130 1.1%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 280 $13.10 $12.74 $26,490 2.2%
    87808 Roofers 250 $12.80 $13.17 $27,380 2.4%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 100 $17.88 $17.65 $36,700 3.6%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 140 $13.22 $13.18 $27,410 1.3%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 90 $11.51 $12.12 $25,200 2.0%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89102 Tool and Die Makers 140 $23.37 $24.02 $49,950 4.7%
    89108 Machinists 400 $16.21 $15.91 $33,100 1.6%
    89111 Tool Grinders, Filers, Sharpeners, and Other Precision Grinders 130 $9.42 $9.11 $18,950 1.5%
    89123 Jewelers and Silversmiths 40 $13.24 $14.06 $29,240 12.0%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 200 $13.13 $14.11 $29,340 3.0%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $14.10 $14.26 $29,660 1.7%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 30 $11.07 $11.13 $23,140 1.4%
    89705 Job Printers 30 $16.11 $15.99 $33,250 5.7%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 30 $19.42 $18.57 $38,630 3.1%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 230 $14.08 $14.16 $29,440 1.6%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91308 Shear and Slitter Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $13.51 $14.37 $29,880 4.9%
    91311 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 140 $13.88 $13.36 $27,800 1.7%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $11.31 $12.43 $25,850 5.5%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 50 $12.05 $12.61 $26,230 2.0%
    91902 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 200 $13.88 $13.74 $28,590 7.0%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 300 $10.69 $11.16 $23,210 12.3%
    92197 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 110 $11.25 $11.98 $24,920 3.0%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $9.86 $9.81 $20,410 4.4%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 70 $18.88 $18.64 $38,770 1.9%
    92522 Specialty Materials Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 60 $15.68 $15.89 $33,040 3.4%
    92525 Bindery Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 40 $14.88 $15.06 $31,320 4.7%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $13.58 $16.74 $34,820 5.0%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $10.62 $12.60 $26,210 5.6%
    92549 All Other Printing, Binding, and Related Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $12.82 $13.25 $27,560 2.1%
    92705 Textile Machine Operators and Tenders, Winding, Twisting, Knitting, Weaving, and Cutting (*) $12.69 $12.84 $26,700 1.7%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 60 $7.32 $7.85 $16,330 5.1%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 430 $8.83 $8.28 $17,230 4.7%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $8.77 $8.31 $17,290 9.6%
    92935 Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators 840 $20.06 $19.42 $40,400 1.9%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $11.36 $11.24 $23,380 1.5%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $13.29 $13.07 $27,190 1.2%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 340 $14.96 $14.93 $31,060 1.7%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 560 $13.26 $13.50 $28,080 5.2%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 480 $14.35 $13.22 $27,510 4.6%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 1,050 $20.34 $17.37 $36,130 2.3%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 110 $17.64 $16.01 $33,300 16.1%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 560 $16.61 $16.74 $34,810 2.2%
    93947 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers, Hand 90 $11.22 $13.02 $27,090 4.1%
      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 120 $17.33 $17.10 $35,560 1.6%
    95008 Chemical Plant and System Operators 320 $18.36 $18.64 $38,780 3.0%
    95032 Stationary Engineers 60 $20.95 $20.93 $43,530 3.0%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 340 $16.46 $15.40 $32,030 2.9%
      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 2,500 $14.11 $14.25 $29,630 1.4%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 2,640 $11.26 $11.54 $24,000 2.5%
    97108 Bus Drivers 300 $8.89 $8.92 $18,560 3.3%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 880 $10.08 $9.34 $19,420 2.5%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 380 $9.45 $10.42 $21,680 2.5%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 480 $11.93 $12.65 $26,320 3.1%
    97199 All Other Motor Vehicle Operators 50 $13.63 $13.20 $27,470 2.1%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 30 * * $69,280 11.0%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 140 $6.64 $6.90 $14,360 2.8%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 210 $16.37 $15.59 $32,430 3.0%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 240 $15.78 $16.10 $33,480 2.3%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 90 $13.93 $15.22 $31,660 1.3%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 820 $12.80 $13.21 $27,480 1.3%
    97956 Operating Engineers 430 $15.49 $15.57 $32,390 1.7%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 210 $12.10 $12.02 $25,010 1.4%
    97999 All Other Transportation and Material-Moving Equipment Operators 140 $9.46 $10.72 $22,290 1.3%
      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 350 $10.62 $12.14 $25,260 6.7%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters (*) $20.74 $16.36 $34,020 16.2%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 440 $8.98 $8.99 $18,700 4.2%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 200 $10.03 $10.73 $22,310 3.7%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 60 $9.32 $10.13 $21,070 18.0%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $11.02 $10.73 $22,320 6.1%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 60 $10.45 $10.62 $22,090 2.5%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 120 $9.70 $10.18 $21,180 3.1%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $13.47 $12.66 $26,330 4.9%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,600 $10.05 $11.08 $23,040 1.9%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,290 $6.31 $6.93 $14,420 2.1%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 610 $7.96 $9.00 $18,710 5.2%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 4,390 $9.56 $9.94 $20,660 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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