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

Wilmington, North Carolina MSA

Wilmington is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in North Carolina.

Occupational divisions in Wilmington:

  • Managerial and Administrative Occupations
  • Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
  • Sales and Related Occupations
  • Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
  • Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
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    Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
      Staff and Administrative Specialty Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    13002 Financial Managers 510 $18.80 $22.59 $46,990 4.6%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 140 $18.16 $21.68 $45,090 3.5%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 190 $14.12 $17.53 $36,470 2.4%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 270 $16.86 $23.83 $49,570 5.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 170 $17.01 $20.75 $43,150 3.0%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 210 $39.62 $37.07 $77,110 4.3%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 300 $23.14 $23.98 $49,880 3.9%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 170 $18.27 $20.26 $42,140 4.1%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 100 $13.25 $14.92 $31,030 5.4%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 200 $34.53 $32.33 $67,250 6.5%
    15017 Construction Managers 360 $18.47 $20.50 $42,630 3.0%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 100 $23.84 $24.65 $51,280 6.5%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 490 $11.26 $12.42 $25,830 5.5%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 3,670 $20.29 $25.32 $52,660 1.7%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 810 $23.08 $25.93 $53,940 7.5%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
      Management Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 420 $14.02 $15.99 $33,260 3.5%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 400 $14.32 $15.99 $33,260 2.8%
    21117 Budget Analysts 30 $18.29 $18.17 $37,790 3.8%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 60 $17.01 $19.14 $39,820 3.3%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $11.64 $14.08 $29,290 8.1%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $17.44 $17.98 $37,390 2.0%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 120 $17.06 $19.08 $39,690 2.8%
    21902 Cost Estimators 90 $17.55 $19.02 $39,550 4.6%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $16.44 $17.05 $35,470 4.1%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 90 $16.68 $17.74 $36,890 1.5%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $16.15 $17.14 $35,660 3.1%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 670 $15.89 $19.73 $41,040 6.1%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 120 $29.29 $26.97 $56,110 5.3%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 110 $33.41 $31.25 $65,010 8.3%
    22127 Computer Engineers 140 $24.19 $25.83 $53,740 3.6%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 50 $24.14 $25.01 $52,020 3.1%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 200 $26.85 $26.55 $55,230 3.7%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 50 $20.73 $22.09 $45,950 7.1%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 50 $16.74 $16.52 $34,370 5.3%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 90 $11.60 $12.70 $26,420 2.7%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 300 $17.03 $17.30 $35,980 3.5%
    22514 Drafters 130 $13.92 $14.20 $29,530 2.5%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 200 $11.00 $10.79 $22,440 4.0%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 210 $20.65 $20.03 $41,650 1.9%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24302 Foresters and Conservation Scientists (*) $18.66 $20.43 $42,490 3.4%
    24308 Biological Scientists (*) $19.74 $22.15 $46,080 9.5%
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health (*) $17.56 $16.66 $34,660 7.9%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 160 $15.17 $14.70 $30,580 7.3%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 80 $14.96 $15.58 $32,410 1.3%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 240 $20.58 $21.90 $45,540 2.6%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 60 $16.39 $18.15 $37,740 2.2%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 320 $15.47 $17.29 $35,970 2.8%
    25105 Computer Programmers 150 $16.79 $20.09 $41,780 3.4%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 50 $11.42 $11.98 $24,910 1.6%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists (*) $18.69 $19.12 $39,770 3.4%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27105 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $16.99 $17.82 $37,060 1.8%
    27108 Psychologists 70 $18.59 $20.82 $43,300 2.6%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 250 $13.41 $13.61 $28,310 0.9%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 230 $14.75 $15.14 $31,490 1.0%
    27307 Residential Counselors 50 $7.86 $8.17 $16,990 3.7%
    27308 Human Services Workers 350 $9.84 $10.31 $21,450 1.4%
    27311 Recreation Workers 170 $7.94 $8.78 $18,270 4.1%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 150 $24.44 $30.55 $63,540 12.5%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 280 $11.52 $10.75 $22,360 2.5%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31209 All Other Physical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 60 * * $42,560 7.8%
    31215 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $34,380 2.5%
    31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 70 * * $37,860 1.8%
    31226 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 * * $40,250 2.1%
    31235 History Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $41,990 4.4%
    31254 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $37,230 3.5%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 310 $6.36 $7.19 $14,960 3.7%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 290 $14.61 $15.18 $31,580 3.7%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 160 $8.75 $10.92 $22,720 5.7%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 220 * * $43,220 3.7%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 120 $17.60 $17.44 $36,270 1.9%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 70 $9.42 $9.79 $20,360 2.0%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 170 $16.04 $15.83 $32,920 1.4%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 100 $17.24 $18.74 $38,980 3.1%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 340 $58.64 $48.81** $101,530** 11.6%
    32105 Dentists 50 # $58.92** $122,550** 28.0%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 60 $16.70 $18.78 $39,070 15.7%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 40 $21.45 $21.83 $45,410 3.2%
    32308 Physical Therapists 70 $23.58 $25.03 $52,070 4.0%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 80 $15.71 $16.04 $33,360 3.1%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 30 $11.25 $11.31 $23,520 5.3%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 610 $12.87 $12.84 $26,710 1.6%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 140 $12.02 $11.69 $24,310 2.7%
    32511 Physician Assistants 60 $19.92 $22.55 $46,890 11.3%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring (*) $10.68 $12.32 $25,620 14.1%
    32517 Pharmacists 160 $32.10 $29.32 $60,980 3.4%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 170 $7.01 $7.38 $15,350 3.2%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $8.93 $11.80 $24,550 18.7%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 120 $15.84 $16.96 $35,270 3.3%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $10.41 $11.49 $23,900 16.2%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 130 $17.54 $15.67 $32,600 9.7%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 80 $7.82 $8.16 $16,980 2.4%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 160 $14.44 $14.63 $30,430 1.4%
    32931 Psychiatric Technicians 30 $8.78 $8.76 $18,220 7.3%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 70 $15.61 $15.96 $33,190 2.1%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 70 $10.61 $11.40 $23,710 1.7%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 90 $8.26 $10.72 $22,290 5.1%
    34023 Photographers 30 $10.16 $10.19 $21,190 8.1%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 60 $7.55 $7.84 $16,300 2.4%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers (*) $6.23 $8.22 $17,100 5.7%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 120 $10.66 $12.58 $26,170 6.5%
    34041 Interior Designers (*) $14.82 $15.51 $32,270 6.4%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 50 * * $28,800 3.0%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 330 $13.21 $15.69 $32,640 4.2%
    Sales and Related Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    41002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Sales and Related Workers 1,660 $12.87 $16.28 $33,850 2.4%
      Sales Occupations, Services top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43002 Sales Agents and Placers, Insurance 160 $12.78 $15.35 $31,930 8.0%
    43005 Brokers, Real Estate (*) $13.61 $14.58 $30,320 8.3%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $7.07 $9.66 $20,100 17.2%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 130 $23.57 $28.83 $59,970 22.9%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 210 $13.37 $15.97 $33,220 3.5%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 90 $11.19 $13.44 $27,960 1.4%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 40 $11.08 $13.53 $28,140 4.1%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 280 $19.66 $20.28 $42,190 2.9%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 770 $14.20 $15.83 $32,920 5.0%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,320 $7.37 $8.61 $17,900 1.9%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 440 $8.65 $9.77 $20,310 4.3%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 570 $6.51 $7.42 $15,420 4.3%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,220 $7.20 $7.48 $15,560 1.6%
    49023 Cashiers 3,970 $6.48 $6.81 $14,170 1.4%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 1,430 $7.47 $7.47 $15,530 2.9%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 310 $12.23 $15.33 $31,890 6.4%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    51002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 960 $12.05 $13.56 $28,190 1.2%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 500 $7.75 $7.84 $16,300 1.9%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 80 $9.92 $10.54 $21,920 4.7%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 130 $10.21 $10.18 $21,170 3.0%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 110 $8.62 $8.93 $18,580 3.1%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $18.35 $19.10 $39,720 5.2%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 190 $10.72 $10.97 $22,820 1.0%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 80 $10.62 $10.79 $22,440 4.2%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 130 $9.00 $9.07 $18,860 1.2%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 330 $7.17 $7.17 $14,920 3.6%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 120 $8.63 $8.13 $16,900 4.6%
    53914 Real Estate Clerks 30 $10.24 $10.60 $22,050 5.8%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 100 $11.59 $12.11 $25,190 7.0%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 190 $9.51 $9.56 $19,880 2.3%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,660 $10.89 $11.11 $23,120 1.4%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,020 $8.26 $8.16 $16,980 1.1%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 120 $10.25 $9.96 $20,720 1.6%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $12.32 $11.96 $24,880 1.3%
    55321 File Clerks 140 $8.61 $8.51 $17,710 1.3%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 210 $9.22 $9.82 $20,430 0.9%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 30 $11.59 $12.48 $25,950 1.2%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 30 $8.32 $8.80 $18,310 7.0%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 90 $10.57 $11.25 $23,400 2.5%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,650 $10.20 $10.24 $21,290 1.0%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $10.86 $11.41 $23,730 2.0%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 310 $9.99 $10.20 $21,210 1.2%
    55347 General Office Clerks 2,120 $8.89 $9.21 $19,150 1.1%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 60 $10.10 $9.98 $20,760 1.0%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 110 $11.63 $12.44 $25,870 3.8%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 340 $8.03 $8.42 $17,520 1.4%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 100 $8.00 $8.30 $17,270 2.7%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 50 $8.45 $8.71 $18,130 2.0%
    57311 Messengers 60 $7.64 $7.69 $16,000 2.6%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $9.92 $9.99 $20,770 1.8%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 160 $11.41 $12.38 $25,750 3.7%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 $13.36 $15.03 $31,250 1.8%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $10.08 $9.89 $20,560 1.1%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 490 $9.08 $9.71 $20,190 1.1%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 60 $7.17 $7.94 $16,510 1.9%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 650 $9.88 $11.49 $23,900 1.7%
      Other Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    59999 All Other Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 630 $10.98 $11.09 $23,060 0.7%
    Service Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 90 $18.70 $20.06 $41,710 2.6%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 110 $9.47 $9.48 $19,720 2.7%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 460 $11.21 $11.92 $24,790 2.2%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63011 Police Detectives 30 $14.68 $14.42 $30,000 1.7%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 770 $7.28 $7.59 $15,780 2.4%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    65002 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop 340 $6.09 $6.37 $13,260 2.6%
    65005 Bartenders 460 $5.84 $6.23 $12,950 3.5%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,770 $5.79 $5.95 $12,380 3.4%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 240 $5.90 $6.19 $12,880 2.7%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 500 $6.06 $6.38 $13,260 2.4%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 190 $7.50 $7.76 $16,140 3.0%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $9.18 $9.45 $19,650 3.4%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 1,190 $7.08 $7.36 $15,300 3.5%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 370 $6.75 $6.97 $14,500 2.5%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 870 $6.27 $6.39 $13,290 3.6%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 220 $6.97 $6.99 $14,530 6.9%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,210 $6.40 $6.66 $13,860 2.0%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 870 $5.91 $6.04 $12,560 2.6%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 390 $6.98 $7.43 $15,450 1.4%
      Health Service and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 240 $10.91 $11.06 $23,010 3.8%
    66005 Medical Assistants 330 $8.81 $8.97 $18,650 3.6%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,110 $7.21 $7.25 $15,070 2.0%
    66011 Home Health Aides 750 $7.07 $7.20 $14,990 4.1%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 30 $10.27 $13.03 $27,100 6.3%
      Cleaning and Building Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    67002 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,180 $6.75 $6.87 $14,290 2.1%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,320 $7.20 $7.28 $15,130 1.6%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 80 $8.80 $8.74 $18,180 4.8%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 140 $7.76 $7.85 $16,330 1.1%
      Personal Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 170 $6.31 $6.73 $14,000 7.1%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 450 $5.74 $5.89 $12,260 3.0%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $5.79 $5.61 $11,670 3.1%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 70 $6.64 $6.99 $14,540 4.2%
    68038 Child Care Workers 540 $5.96 $6.10 $12,690 4.2%
      Other Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 270 $5.87 $6.68 $13,890 1.5%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers top
    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 50 $10.26 $12.97 $26,970 7.1%
      Timber Cutting and Logging Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    73008 Log-Handling Equipment Operators (*) $6.54 $7.83 $16,290 23.7%
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 60 $6.25 $6.73 $14,010 2.8%
    79033 Pruners (*) $8.25 $8.81 $18,330 6.4%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1,310 $8.07 $8.20 $17,060 1.5%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 80 $6.01 $6.00 $12,470 6.0%
    Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    81002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 400 $18.16 $20.30 $42,220 3.2%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 360 $16.66 $18.72 $38,950 3.1%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 340 $23.68 $23.42 $48,720 2.9%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $16.35 $17.92 $37,280 2.3%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $12.46 $13.28 $27,630 2.9%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 170 $16.80 $18.08 $37,600 2.2%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations top
    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 250 $9.45 $10.94 $22,760 1.5%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 250 $16.28 $16.63 $34,600 1.8%
    85116 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Marine Equipment 40 $14.56 $13.40 $27,880 5.2%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,590 $11.79 $13.50 $28,080 2.1%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 690 $10.50 $12.43 $25,860 4.2%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $13.22 $15.52 $32,280 14.4%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $12.03 $12.34 $25,660 1.3%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 110 $13.27 $13.91 $28,940 2.4%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 40 $12.91 $12.54 $26,080 5.6%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 160 $17.56 $15.92 $33,110 3.7%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers 40 $11.38 $10.94 $22,750 2.2%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 50 $11.34 $11.89 $24,720 1.2%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 330 $11.16 $11.30 $23,510 2.3%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 40 $11.69 $11.46 $23,840 1.2%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers (*) $10.90 $10.45 $21,730 7.1%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $6.08 $6.56 $13,650 7.5%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $12.42 $12.11 $25,190 2.3%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 1,200 $11.00 $11.57 $24,070 3.0%
    87202 Electricians 430 $13.11 $14.18 $29,500 3.8%
    87302 Brickmasons 150 $14.39 $12.89 $26,800 9.8%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 150 $11.18 $11.65 $24,240 4.3%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 360 $10.52 $10.46 $21,750 1.9%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 460 $15.27 $14.39 $29,930 7.4%
    87508 Pipelayers 50 $10.94 $11.08 $23,050 2.2%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $10.55 $10.94 $22,750 1.1%
    87802 Insulation Workers 390 $13.79 $13.26 $27,570 2.3%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers (*) $9.65 $9.95 $20,700 5.0%
    87808 Roofers 190 $9.37 $9.95 $20,690 2.8%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers (*) $8.23 $8.57 $17,820 1.7%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89102 Tool and Die Makers 60 $18.44 $18.29 $38,050 2.7%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 120 $11.84 $12.13 $25,230 2.1%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $11.63 $12.40 $25,790 4.9%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $9.35 $10.09 $20,990 2.1%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 140 $6.36 $6.42 $13,340 1.9%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 50 $7.17 $7.69 $16,000 3.7%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 70 $6.44 $6.67 $13,860 2.4%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $7.06 $7.28 $15,140 4.7%
    92935 Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators 150 $17.91 $17.72 $36,860 3.9%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $8.08 $8.50 $17,670 1.7%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 260 $13.67 $13.75 $28,600 3.7%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 450 $7.78 $8.06 $16,760 1.2%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 220 $6.36 $7.20 $14,970 5.6%
      Plant and System Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    95002 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $11.94 $12.66 $26,340 0.8%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 1,040 $11.44 $12.16 $25,290 2.8%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,250 $7.55 $9.75 $20,270 3.4%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 350 $7.00 $8.89 $18,490 9.1%
    97502 Captains, Water Vessel 30 $15.02 $15.74 $32,740 1.8%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 60 $7.13 $11.50 $23,930 2.5%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 110 $11.88 $12.23 $25,430 3.4%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 100 $10.52 $10.77 $22,400 2.4%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 80 $11.42 $14.28 $29,690 2.9%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 240 $10.54 $11.09 $23,070 1.5%
    97951 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $8.47 $11.03 $22,940 3.0%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 320 $8.76 $9.57 $19,900 2.7%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 130 $7.62 $7.58 $15,760 2.7%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 410 $7.99 $8.32 $17,320 3.5%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 190 $9.31 $9.26 $19,250 1.8%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $8.74 $8.72 $18,140 3.5%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 100 $7.94 $8.03 $16,690 1.7%
    98702 Stevedores, Except Equipment Operators 410 $19.59 $18.15 $37,750 17.5%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 100 $9.54 $9.32 $19,390 0.9%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 290 $8.09 $8.55 $17,790 2.2%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 430 $5.94 $6.34 $13,180 1.1%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 270 $6.13 $6.64 $13,800 4.5%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 880 $7.64 $8.64 $17,970 2.5%

    (1) = Relative standard error (RSE) of the mean wage. The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    # = Median hourly wage is over $60.01.

    ** = This mean wage estimate may be understated because 25% or more of the employment was estimated as earning more than $60.01 per hour. The larger the share of employment estimated in the upper open-ended interval ($60.01 and over), the more likely it is that the mean wage is underestimated.

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    Statewide estimates for North Carolina

    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