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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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1998 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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 4,170 $20.38 $22.54 $46,880 1.1%
13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 1,410 $18.53 $20.79 $43,250 1.1%
13008 Purchasing Managers 840 $18.46 $20.27 $42,150 1.3%
13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 3,320 $21.14 $23.77 $49,450 1.3%
13014 Administrative Services Managers 2,180 $16.99 $20.15 $41,920 5.3%
13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 1,750 $24.87 $25.42 $52,860 3.8%
 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 2,800 $12.80 $14.24 $29,630 1.4%
15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 850 $18.83 $23.56 $49,010 6.7%
15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 1,000 $8.42 $10.70 $22,270 4.6%
15014 Industrial Production Managers 1,450 $26.36 $26.05 $54,180 1.6%
15017 Construction Managers 1,180 $20.03 $21.40 $44,500 2.9%
15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 820 $20.48 $22.31 $46,410 4.5%
15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 700 $13.08 $14.86 $30,900 3.4%
 Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
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 390 $22.10 $24.67 $51,310 3.4%
19005 General Managers and Top Executives 7,350 $24.64 $28.75 $59,810 1.4%
19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 7,930 $16.98 $18.84 $39,190 1.6%
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)
21102 Insurance Underwriters 770 $13.86 $13.47 $28,020 4.0%
21105 Credit Analysts 380 $11.81 $12.87 $26,770 4.1%
21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 1,160 $12.33 $13.56 $28,210 4.3%
21111 Tax Preparers 90 $17.45 $17.98 $37,400 4.5%
21114 Accountants and Auditors 10,020 $10.80 $12.13 $25,220 1.6%
21117 Budget Analysts 690 $12.80 $15.13 $31,470 2.8%
21199 All Other Financial Specialists 1,860 $11.01 $12.72 $26,450 1.7%
21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 610 $8.16 $9.86 $20,520 2.5%
21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 140 $12.09 $12.89 $26,820 2.5%
21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 1,780 $10.49 $11.97 $24,910 2.0%
21502 Claims Takers, Unemployment Benefits 520 $9.71 $10.83 $22,520 25.6%
21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 1,090 $7.55 $7.63 $15,870 2.8%
21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 2,490 $11.84 $13.12 $27,280 1.8%
21902 Cost Estimators 520 $13.63 $14.39 $29,930 3.8%
21905 Management Analysts 410 $16.80 $18.67 $38,840 5.6%
21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 790 $12.96 $12.85 $26,730 3.4%
21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 2,490 $10.77 $12.69 $26,400 5.4%
21917 Assessors 510 $9.91 $11.69 $24,310 6.5%
21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance 310 $8.26 $8.93 $18,580 4.2%
21999 All Other Management Support Workers 4,940 $9.64 $11.59 $24,110 2.5%
 Engineers and Related Occupations top
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
22114 Chemical Engineers 130 $22.36 $22.88 $47,580 2.4%
22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 2,010 $16.86 $18.52 $38,520 2.4%
22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 1,000 $20.57 $22.04 $45,850 2.4%
22127 Computer Engineers 140 $15.88 $18.35 $38,170 4.2%
22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 1,120 $21.86 $23.14 $48,130 2.8%
22132 Safety Engineers, Except Mining 120 $21.33 $22.18 $46,130 2.3%
22135 Mechanical Engineers 530 $20.25 $21.40 $44,500 2.9%
22199 All Other Engineers 1,470 $20.40 $21.49 $44,700 3.0%
22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 610 $17.23 $19.36 $40,270 10.4%
22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 560 $12.56 $13.20 $27,460 7.2%
22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 1,060 $12.73 $13.80 $28,710 4.4%
22508 Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists 300 $10.54 $11.12 $23,140 1.2%
22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 230 $13.28 $14.45 $30,060 5.5%
22514 Drafters 1,800 $9.98 $11.13 $23,150 4.7%
22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 420 $6.24 $7.83 $16,280 5.1%
22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 850 $13.40 $13.66 $28,410 1.9%
 Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
24105 Chemists, Except Biochemists 1,580 $14.89 $16.00 $33,280 1.9%
24199 All Other Physical Scientists 320 $14.21 $16.68 $34,700 2.9%
24302 Foresters and Conservation Scientists 190 $17.33 $17.88 $37,180 10.1%
24305 Agricultural and Food Scientists 500 $9.92 $10.89 $22,640 2.2%
24308 Biological Scientists 420 $16.50 $17.13 $35,620 2.3%
24311 Medical Scientists 50 $16.87 $21.96 $45,670 5.5%
24399 All Other Life Scientists 170 $19.00 $19.88 $41,340 4.2%
24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 240 $11.46 $11.97 $24,900 1.9%
24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 1,420 $11.52 $11.67 $24,270 1.2%
24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 540 $9.71 $10.17 $21,150 2.3%
 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 1,470 $15.53 $16.65 $34,630 2.7%
25103 Data Base Administrators 290 $17.16 $19.28 $40,100 2.8%
25104 Computer Support Specialists 1,290 $12.95 $14.11 $29,350 2.9%
25105 Computer Programmers 2,160 $12.59 $14.00 $29,120 3.1%
25108 Computer Programmer Aides 250 $9.53 $10.73 $22,320 2.4%
25199 All Other Computer Scientists 90 $13.72 $14.91 $31,020 1.7%
25302 Operations and Systems Researchers and Analysts, Except Computer 70 $23.94 $21.96 $45,670 4.8%
25310 Mathematical Scientists 80 $9.11 $9.43 $19,610 2.8%
25312 Statisticians 200 $7.67 $9.34 $19,430 8.8%
25313 Actuaries 40 $16.53 $20.26 $42,140 15.2%
25315 Financial Analysts, Statistical 110 $15.83 $17.63 $36,660 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)
27102 Economists, Including Market Research Analysts 210 $9.99 $12.14 $25,260 4.1%
27105 Urban and Regional Planners 180 $13.06 $13.04 $27,130 2.0%
27108 Psychologists 220 $11.86 $13.98 $29,070 2.9%
27199 All Other Social Scientists 320 $8.42 $10.96 $22,800 3.7%
27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 940 $8.47 $8.86 $18,430 1.4%
27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 3,490 $9.21 $9.35 $19,450 1.9%
27307 Residential Counselors 150 $7.08 $7.27 $15,120 2.9%
27308 Human Services Workers 2,940 $6.62 $6.79 $14,120 1.7%
27311 Recreation Workers 1,360 $5.83 $5.95 $12,370 1.2%
27502 Clergy 70 $10.14 $14.04 $29,190 10.3%
27505 Directors, Religious Activities and Education 40 $11.94 $12.05 $25,070 9.6%
27599 All Other Religious Workers (*) $6.25 $13.68 $28,460 13.1%
 Law and Related Occupations top
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
28108 Lawyers 2,720 $19.42 $22.73 $47,270 3.7%
28305 Paralegal Personnel 300 $11.00 $11.75 $24,450 2.4%
28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 210 $8.45 $9.09 $18,900 4.7%
 Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
31114 Nursing Instructors, Postsecondary 270 * * $25,940 1.8%
31202 Life Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 440 * * $30,450 1.5%
31204 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 260 * * $28,770 1.0%
31206 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 180 * * $29,030 2.3%
31209 All Other Physical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 80 * * $33,120 10.1%
31212 Health Assessment and Treatment Teachers, Postsecondary 70 * * $33,330 4.8%
31213 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 70 * * $38,350 3.8%
31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 360 * * $28,560 4.3%
31215 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 220 * * $28,850 1.3%
31218 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 200 * * $34,810 9.0%
31222 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 340 * * $34,760 1.8%
31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 520 * * $31,280 2.4%
31226 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 410 * * $29,060 5.2%
31231 Anthropology and Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 120 * * $33,830 7.6%
31233 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 100 * * $29,950 3.3%
31234 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $31,070 24.1%
31235 History Teachers, Postsecondary 110 * * $30,150 4.9%
31236 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $46,380 4.6%
31237 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 100 * * $32,530 4.0%
31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 790 * * $34,530 11.1%
31244 Law Teachers, Postsecondary 60 * * $40,880 7.1%
31246 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 60 * * $37,690 6.9%
31247 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 60 * * $36,890 6.2%
31252 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 560 * * $36,900 7.8%
31254 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 160 * * $28,500 1.1%
31299 All Other Postsecondary Teachers 1,630 * * $36,490 4.3%
31303 Teachers, Preschool 1,100 $7.78 $7.87 $16,360 1.5%
31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 610 * * $17,340 2.2%
31305 Teachers, Elementary School 19,940 * * $21,210 0.7%
31308 Teachers, Secondary School 12,430 * * $21,470 0.5%
31311 Teachers, Special Education 3,580 * * $21,580 0.5%
31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 4,670 $9.39 $10.37 $21,560 1.9%
31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 1,480 $10.14 $10.03 $20,870 1.1%
31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 1,890 $9.79 $9.62 $20,010 0.7%
31323 Farm and Home Management Advisors 60 $9.19 $10.19 $21,200 4.9%
31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 3,020 * * $21,370 0.6%
31502 Librarians, Professional 1,420 $10.63 $10.61 $22,060 1.2%
31505 Technical Assistants, Library 620 $6.57 $6.89 $14,320 3.5%
31508 Audio-Visual Specialists 100 $6.61 $7.23 $15,040 2.4%
31511 Curators, Archivists, Museum Technicians, and Conservators (*) $7.97 $9.77 $20,320 9.2%
31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 1,420 $10.51 $10.04 $20,890 0.9%
31517 Instructional Coordinators 420 $10.10 $11.29 $23,470 1.5%
31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 1,110 $6.76 $7.26 $15,090 4.0%
 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 3,580 $19.27 $22.56 $46,920 4.1%
32105 Dentists 250 $14.82 $17.90 $37,230 5.5%
32108 Optometrists 160 $22.55 $24.09 $50,100 6.7%
32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 50 $22.71 $23.53 $48,940 8.5%
32302 Respiratory Therapists 810 $6.33 $6.88 $14,310 1.9%
32305 Occupational Therapists 170 $9.21 $11.10 $23,080 4.3%
32308 Physical Therapists 610 $9.52 $10.72 $22,290 6.0%
32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 130 $10.00 $11.92 $24,790 6.8%
32317 Recreational Therapists 40 $13.95 $14.03 $29,180 7.5%
32399 All Other Therapists 190 $13.44 $13.83 $28,760 10.2%
32502 Registered Nurses 15,470 $8.67 $9.23 $19,190 1.4%
32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 9,170 $6.25 $6.65 $13,830 1.5%
32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 520 $6.06 $6.87 $14,280 5.6%
32511 Physician Assistants 350 $8.63 $12.91 $26,860 14.4%
32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 290 $7.14 $7.76 $16,130 4.3%
32517 Pharmacists 1,800 $14.59 $14.68 $30,540 4.0%
32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 3,190 $6.12 $6.41 $13,330 1.7%
32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 630 $10.47 $10.80 $22,460 1.0%
32523 Dietetic Technicians 90 $5.99 $7.00 $14,570 4.9%
32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 1,940 $10.43 $10.86 $22,590 1.4%
32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 570 $7.72 $7.74 $16,110 2.0%
32908 Dental Hygienists 160 $19.80 $19.37 $40,280 7.7%
32911 Medical Records Technicians 1,420 $6.06 $6.21 $12,910 2.6%
32914 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 40 $10.75 $10.20 $21,210 1.9%
32919 Radiologic Technologists 1,160 $7.31 $7.82 $16,270 2.1%
32925 Cardiology Technologists 80 $9.26 $9.48 $19,710 4.3%
32926 Electrocardiograph Technicians 140 $5.95 $6.51 $13,550 1.9%
32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 620 $6.09 $6.54 $13,600 1.9%
32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 40 $8.23 $10.39 $21,620 5.5%
32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 2,780 $8.31 $9.65 $20,070 2.7%
 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 670 $15.26 $16.49 $34,290 2.8%
34005 Technical Writers and Editors (*) $11.36 $16.70 $34,740 12.0%
34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 580 $11.10 $12.15 $25,280 1.7%
34011 Reporters and Correspondents 400 $14.68 $14.36 $29,870 2.2%
34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 140 $7.77 $9.14 $19,000 7.7%
34023 Photographers 230 $10.04 $10.58 $22,010 3.7%
34028 Broadcast Technicians 250 $7.37 $7.70 $16,020 2.0%
34032 Film Editors 40 $7.51 $9.13 $18,990 5.2%
34035 Artists and Related Workers 750 $13.35 $14.36 $29,870 3.6%
34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 750 $6.52 $9.95 $20,700 9.2%
34041 Interior Designers (*) $12.27 $13.94 $28,990 2.6%
34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 120 $6.01 $6.34 $13,190 2.8%
34047 Music Directors, Singers, Composers, and Related Workers 50 * * $36,840 15.4%
34051 Musicians, Instrumental 230 * * $30,300 11.2%
34053 Dancers and Choreographers 50 $5.87 $7.12 $14,800 5.7%
34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 180 * * $23,680 4.0%
 Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
39008 Radio Operators 220 $5.88 $5.89 $12,260 2.3%
39011 Funeral Directors and Morticians 150 $6.15 $7.27 $15,120 10.1%
39014 Embalmers 30 $6.93 $7.74 $16,100 6.9%
39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 9,800 $8.45 $10.32 $21,460 3.0%
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 14,010 $9.64 $11.63 $24,190 1.1%
 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 1,420 $8.96 $11.36 $23,620 4.1%
43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 210 $14.36 $16.87 $35,090 9.6%
43011 Appraisers, Real Estate 30 $8.32 $10.18 $21,180 4.7%
43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 510 $10.14 $15.05 $31,310 13.1%
43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 710 $13.16 $15.97 $33,210 4.1%
43021 Travel Agents 490 $6.39 $7.79 $16,210 2.7%
43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 400 $14.13 $16.64 $34,620 4.5%
43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 290 $9.17 $10.96 $22,800 9.1%
 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)
49002 Sales Engineers 100 $23.84 $25.58 $53,200 5.1%
49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 3,120 $15.71 $17.36 $36,100 2.8%
49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 6,980 $10.54 $12.01 $24,970 2.2%
49011 Salespersons, Retail 30,870 $6.04 $6.66 $13,860 1.0%
49014 Salespersons, Parts 2,980 $6.24 $6.74 $14,020 1.6%
49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 2,300 $6.08 $6.55 $13,630 2.0%
49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 13,730 $5.97 $5.92 $12,320 0.7%
49023 Cashiers 23,830 $5.95 $5.84 $12,150 0.6%
49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 1,560 $6.26 $6.87 $14,290 1.6%
49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 690 $6.32 $7.74 $16,100 1.6%
49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 3,370 $6.10 $7.57 $15,740 3.0%
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 11,690 $10.81 $12.29 $25,570 2.5%
 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 4,700 $6.06 $6.43 $13,370 1.5%
53105 New Accounts Clerks 1,330 $8.46 $9.03 $18,780 4.2%
53108 Transit Clerks 60 $7.61 $7.97 $16,570 4.5%
53111 Loan Interviewers 180 $7.70 $7.81 $16,250 1.7%
53114 Credit Authorizers 100 $10.40 $10.75 $22,360 2.2%
53117 Credit Checkers 440 $5.93 $6.97 $14,500 2.1%
53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 2,030 $7.08 $7.31 $15,200 1.6%
53123 Adjustment Clerks 2,470 $7.78 $8.56 $17,800 2.1%
53126 Statement Clerks 30 $7.63 $7.88 $16,390 3.8%
53128 Brokerage Clerks 70 $11.65 $12.05 $25,070 9.5%
53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 540 $11.41 $11.93 $24,820 3.3%
53308 Insurance Examining Clerks 40 $8.01 $8.34 $17,350 1.8%
53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 520 $8.38 $8.63 $17,950 2.2%
53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 540 $8.64 $9.06 $18,840 4.7%
53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers 550 $16.09 $15.44 $32,110 2.6%
53508 Bill and Account Collectors 3,820 $6.68 $7.67 $15,940 2.1%
53705 Municipal Clerks 670 $6.11 $8.96 $18,630 9.1%
53708 License Clerks 190 $10.05 $10.00 $20,790 9.1%
53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 630 $8.22 $9.59 $19,960 5.6%
53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 500 $6.23 $6.62 $13,770 2.1%
53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 180 $6.90 $7.40 $15,390 2.4%
53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 1,930 $5.78 $5.75 $11,960 1.4%
53908 Advertising Clerks 100 $10.45 $10.57 $21,990 3.8%
53911 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 100 $8.21 $9.13 $18,990 6.1%
53914 Real Estate Clerks 40 $8.77 $8.35 $17,360 2.3%
 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 4,560 $8.19 $8.49 $17,650 2.5%
55105 Medical Secretaries 2,080 $6.07 $7.58 $15,770 1.9%
55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 27,250 $7.18 $8.04 $16,730 1.2%
55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 970 $7.81 $8.08 $16,810 1.6%
55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 5,480 $6.06 $6.49 $13,510 0.8%
55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 10,770 $6.11 $6.51 $13,540 2.8%
55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,430 $7.60 $8.55 $17,770 2.1%
55317 Correspondence Clerks 80 $8.68 $9.35 $19,450 4.0%
55321 File Clerks 1,120 $6.15 $6.92 $14,380 1.8%
55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 1,340 $7.45 $8.35 $17,370 1.4%
55326 Procurement Clerks 230 $9.06 $10.07 $20,940 3.5%
55328 Statistical Clerks 750 $6.05 $6.53 $13,570 2.2%
55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 410 $5.98 $6.50 $13,520 2.3%
55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 2,290 $12.13 $11.77 $24,480 0.7%
55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 9,700 $7.40 $7.91 $16,450 0.8%
55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,520 $7.57 $8.19 $17,030 0.8%
55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 1,710 $6.54 $7.64 $15,900 1.9%
55347 General Office Clerks 29,810 $6.31 $7.29 $15,170 1.7%
 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 390 $7.45 $7.92 $16,470 2.3%
56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 200 $6.27 $6.94 $14,440 2.8%
56008 Mail Machine Operators, Preparation and Handling 70 $7.82 $8.76 $18,210 2.7%
56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 1,360 $8.21 $8.70 $18,100 0.9%
56014 Peripheral EDP Equipment Operators 180 $7.77 $8.30 $17,270 2.2%
56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 3,800 $6.32 $6.81 $14,150 1.3%
56099 All Other Office Machine Operators 490 $7.39 $7.90 $16,430 1.3%
 Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 430 $7.55 $7.91 $16,450 2.2%
57311 Messengers 2,710 $6.03 $6.55 $13,610 1.4%
 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 80 $10.23 $10.59 $22,030 8.8%
58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 880 $6.59 $8.83 $18,370 4.1%
58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,560 $9.49 $10.29 $21,400 1.5%
58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 310 $6.32 $7.60 $15,810 2.8%
58021 Marking Clerks 180 $5.94 $5.74 $11,950 2.7%
58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 6,350 $6.37 $7.46 $15,510 1.0%
58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 680 $7.91 $8.42 $17,510 3.7%
58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 5,940 $7.85 $9.67 $20,110 1.9%
58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 310 $8.79 $9.52 $19,800 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 7,970 $7.32 $8.18 $17,010 2.6%
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)
61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 340 $8.38 $8.45 $17,570 2.8%
61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 7,950 $7.77 $8.55 $17,790 1.7%
 Protective Service Occupations top
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
63011 Police Detectives 80 $11.61 $13.39 $27,850 21.3%
63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 180 $7.94 $9.68 $20,130 6.9%
63047 Guards and Watch Guards 25,340 $5.81 $5.87 $12,210 1.2%
63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 530 $5.99 $6.37 $13,240 1.7%
 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 230 $5.86 $5.96 $12,390 1.7%
65005 Bartenders 940 $5.89 $6.09 $12,680 1.9%
65008 Waiters and Waitresses 5,050 $5.80 $5.82 $12,110 2.2%
65011 Food Servers, Outside 620 $5.89 $6.25 $13,010 1.7%
65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1,210 $6.20 $6.60 $13,720 3.6%
65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 3,080 $5.73 $5.58 $11,600 1.0%
65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 1,500 $5.80 $5.92 $12,320 1.0%
65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 1,840 $5.98 $6.32 $13,140 1.5%
65026 Cooks, Restaurant 2,740 $5.99 $6.43 $13,380 2.7%
65032 Cooks, Fast Food 4,110 $5.71 $5.54 $11,530 1.8%
65035 Cooks, Short Order 670 $5.79 $5.78 $12,020 1.5%
65038 Food Preparation Workers 9,030 $5.88 $5.81 $12,080 2.4%
65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 14,590 $5.73 $5.57 $11,580 1.0%
65099 All Other Food Service Workers 1,430 $5.80 $5.97 $12,410 1.2%
 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 2,170 $6.06 $6.12 $12,740 2.7%
66005 Medical Assistants 700 $8.35 $8.25 $17,170 9.5%
66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,240 $5.89 $5.99 $12,450 1.3%
66011 Home Health Aides 1,040 $6.19 $6.67 $13,880 1.6%
66014 Psychiatric Aides 370 $7.27 $8.44 $17,550 9.1%
66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 190 $7.23 $8.08 $16,800 4.5%
66021 Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides 130 $7.05 $7.91 $16,450 4.9%
66023 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 690 $5.76 $5.66 $11,760 1.4%
66099 All Other Health Service Workers 1,550 $5.98 $6.43 $13,370 1.9%
 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 3,190 $6.03 $6.31 $13,120 1.4%
67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,750 $5.82 $5.87 $12,220 0.7%
67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants (*) $5.70 $5.86 $12,190 5.7%
 Personal Service Occupations top
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
68002 Barbers 260 $5.79 $6.21 $12,910 4.9%
68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 1,180 $6.01 $6.51 $13,540 4.2%
68008 Manicurists 130 $5.87 $5.88 $12,230 3.3%
68011 Shampooers 30 $5.73 $5.79 $12,040 7.0%
68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 1,610 $6.09 $6.61 $13,740 1.5%
68017 Guides 170 $5.93 $6.77 $14,080 1.6%
68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 660 $5.76 $5.53 $11,510 2.3%
68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 510 $6.01 $6.22 $12,930 1.7%
68038 Child Care Workers 680 $5.91 $6.27 $13,040 2.2%
68041 Funeral Attendants 230 $6.24 $6.94 $14,430 6.7%
 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 2,410 $6.23 $6.61 $13,760 3.9%
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 70 $10.75 $11.72 $24,380 2.2%
 Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
79002 Forest and Conservation Workers 480 $6.69 $7.97 $16,570 7.4%
79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 120 $6.18 $6.43 $13,380 4.5%
79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 5,570 $5.85 $6.20 $12,900 3.0%
79806 Veterinary Assistants 130 $6.07 $6.51 $13,530 3.8%
79856 Farmworkers, Food and Fiber Crops (*) $5.95 $5.65 $11,760 5.9%
79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 1,400 $7.06 $8.09 $16,820 7.3%
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 2,590 $12.83 $14.27 $29,680 3.1%
81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 4,690 $9.91 $10.55 $21,950 2.2%
81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 4,840 $12.12 $13.89 $28,890 1.7%
81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 900 $10.74 $11.55 $24,020 1.9%
81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,250 $8.86 $10.43 $21,690 2.5%
81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 2,510 $11.65 $13.08 $27,210 4.5%
 Inspectors and Related Occupations top
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
83002 Precision Inspectors, Testers, and Graders 1,550 $9.29 $9.66 $20,100 6.1%
83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 4,130 $7.19 $7.94 $16,510 1.4%
83008 Transportation Inspectors 170 $11.47 $10.99 $22,860 6.2%
83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 920 $11.30 $11.18 $23,250 4.6%
 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 2,220 $10.75 $11.12 $23,120 2.6%
85112 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Textile Machines 190 $7.84 $8.03 $16,690 2.0%
85113 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Sewing Machines 240 $7.53 $7.51 $15,620 1.2%
85116 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Marine Equipment 200 $10.03 $11.03 $22,940 15.3%
85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 980 $12.44 $12.48 $25,950 1.6%
85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 450 $13.74 $12.65 $26,320 5.1%
85123 Millwrights 80 $9.34 $12.66 $26,340 16.1%
85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 940 $9.72 $10.28 $21,380 1.7%
85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 7,230 $6.57 $7.44 $15,480 1.6%
85302 Automotive Mechanics 4,160 $6.46 $7.33 $15,240 1.8%
85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 560 $6.06 $7.27 $15,130 3.8%
85308 Motorcycle Repairers 30 $10.17 $10.12 $21,050 7.4%
85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 1,240 $8.33 $8.87 $18,460 2.1%
85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 880 $7.94 $8.45 $17,570 1.9%
85323 Aircraft Mechanics (*) $21.06 $19.75 $41,070 4.9%
85328 Small Engine Specialists 40 $7.17 $7.54 $15,690 3.4%
85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 360 $7.79 $9.10 $18,920 4.8%
85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers 210 $6.48 $7.25 $15,080 3.1%
85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 340 $9.25 $9.55 $19,860 5.6%
85714 Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers 210 $8.76 $9.42 $19,600 4.0%
85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 740 $12.05 $13.62 $28,330 1.6%
85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 500 $8.35 $9.15 $19,030 8.8%
85728 Electrical Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment (*) $5.95 $9.05 $18,810 25.9%
85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 220 $8.45 $11.33 $23,570 10.0%
85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 1,860 $7.76 $8.59 $17,870 2.2%
85905 Precision Instrument Repairers 140 $13.84 $12.87 $26,770 2.2%
85908 Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers (*) $18.70 $17.40 $36,200 4.4%
85923 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 50 $8.96 $9.41 $19,580 12.1%
85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 320 $11.96 $13.28 $27,630 6.5%
85928 Mechanical Control and Valve Installers and Repairers 120 $12.92 $11.51 $23,940 1.7%
85932 Elevator Installers and Repairers 160 $15.70 $19.11 $39,750 17.0%
85935 Riggers 180 $6.54 $7.72 $16,050 6.6%
85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers 160 $7.64 $8.51 $17,700 12.4%
85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 430 $6.15 $6.48 $13,470 3.0%
85956 Menders, Garments, Linens, and Related 150 $6.10 $7.10 $14,770 10.5%
 Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
87102 Carpenters 7,780 $6.88 $6.99 $14,540 0.8%
87105 Ceiling Tile Installers and Acoustical Carpenters 90 $7.09 $7.12 $14,820 2.2%
87108 Drywall Installers (*) $12.00 $14.17 $29,460 13.7%
87202 Electricians 4,100 $8.66 $9.43 $19,620 5.6%
87302 Brickmasons 760 $6.56 $6.75 $14,030 1.9%
87305 Stonemasons 1,750 $6.94 $6.91 $14,370 1.4%
87308 Hard Tile Setters 30 $7.30 $7.35 $15,290 1.8%
87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 790 $6.79 $6.90 $14,360 2.0%
87314 Reinforcing Metal Workers 620 $6.21 $6.47 $13,460 2.1%
87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 390 $6.49 $6.57 $13,670 2.3%
87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 2,720 $6.06 $6.53 $13,580 1.6%
87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 2,510 $7.04 $7.55 $15,700 2.8%
87505 Pipelaying Fitters 260 $7.05 $7.07 $14,710 3.8%
87508 Pipelayers 180 $7.17 $7.33 $15,250 1.3%
87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 520 $9.59 $12.24 $25,470 4.6%
87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 950 $9.68 $10.85 $22,570 1.7%
87802 Insulation Workers 290 $6.59 $6.97 $14,490 3.4%
87803 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 340 $7.32 $9.33 $19,410 14.2%
87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 180 $6.07 $6.72 $13,970 7.2%
87808 Roofers 650 $9.63 $10.90 $22,680 7.9%
87811 Glaziers (*) $5.82 $6.99 $14,540 4.8%
87814 Structural Metal Workers 1,680 $5.98 $5.99 $12,460 1.8%
87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 1,610 $6.24 $7.43 $15,460 5.3%
87902 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 90 $9.87 $11.82 $24,590 13.8%
87908 Rock Splitters, Quarry 30 $5.89 $6.97 $14,490 6.9%
87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 910 $5.79 $6.04 $12,550 1.4%
 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 580 $10.78 $10.74 $22,340 2.0%
89108 Machinists 520 $8.94 $9.43 $19,600 3.1%
89111 Tool Grinders, Filers, Sharpeners, and Other Precision Grinders 450 $5.95 $6.53 $13,580 4.6%
89126 Precision Hand Workers, Jewelry and Related Products 120 $8.79 $9.92 $20,630 9.6%
89132 Sheet Metal Workers 630 $5.97 $6.59 $13,700 2.2%
89135 Boilermakers (*) $20.54 $19.45 $40,470 5.5%
89308 Wood Machinists 270 $5.88 $6.49 $13,510 8.8%
89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 730 $6.01 $6.69 $13,910 4.0%
89314 Furniture Finishers 210 $5.92 $6.46 $13,430 3.3%
89502 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers and Lay-Out Workers 190 $5.82 $6.01 $12,500 2.5%
89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 230 $5.81 $6.16 $12,810 2.0%
89508 Upholsterers 180 $6.18 $7.04 $14,630 2.7%
89514 Spotters, Dry-Cleaning (*) $5.87 $5.62 $11,690 3.6%
89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics 90 $5.77 $5.73 $11,920 1.9%
89705 Job Printers 30 $7.19 $8.22 $17,110 1.5%
89706 Paste-Up Workers 70 $8.91 $9.72 $20,210 8.1%
89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 30 $16.60 $15.79 $32,850 18.8%
89713 Camera Operators 60 $13.52 $11.96 $24,880 3.0%
89715 Scanner Operators 40 $9.41 $11.31 $23,520 7.3%
89717 Strippers 60 $8.27 $9.12 $18,960 3.2%
89718 Platemakers 60 $9.69 $11.45 $23,810 8.0%
89719 All Other Lithography and Photoengraving Workers 40 $10.60 $10.85 $22,580 1.4%
89802 Slaughterers and Butchers 430 $6.25 $6.72 $13,970 3.4%
89805 Bakers, Manufacturing 170 $8.80 $9.75 $20,270 7.1%
89808 Food Batchmakers (*) $7.68 $7.77 $16,160 4.1%
89917 Precision Optical Goods Workers 70 $7.09 $7.12 $14,800 2.4%
89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians (*) $11.92 $12.39 $25,760 6.6%
89923 Medical Appliance Makers 30 $8.04 $11.42 $23,760 16.3%
89999 All Other Precision Workers 1,090 $5.96 $6.58 $13,690 2.7%
 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)
91102 Sawing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 90 $6.18 $6.22 $12,930 2.6%
91105 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 $6.66 $7.82 $16,260 10.9%
91108 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $8.04 $10.82 $22,500 1.4%
91114 Grinding, Lapping, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 150 $10.41 $10.23 $21,270 1.4%
91117 Machine Tool Cutting Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $8.33 $9.28 $19,310 6.7%
91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 190 $6.24 $6.98 $14,510 5.0%
91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 180 $6.55 $7.02 $14,590 2.3%
91308 Shear and Slitter Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 70 $6.61 $7.81 $16,240 3.8%
91317 Forging Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $7.72 $8.14 $16,940 7.2%
91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 410 $6.44 $6.81 $14,170 1.3%
91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $10.32 $11.28 $23,460 1.2%
91702 Welding Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 70 $6.85 $7.06 $14,690 2.4%
91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 450 $8.06 $7.71 $16,030 3.3%
91711 Soldering and Brazing Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $6.36 $6.35 $13,210 2.6%
91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 230 $6.74 $8.46 $17,600 6.4%
91902 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 760 $6.45 $7.73 $16,070 7.7%
91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 1,020 $6.68 $7.13 $14,830 4.1%
91911 Metal Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 270 $6.65 $6.89 $14,330 2.0%
91917 Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $8.35 $10.38 $21,580 1.7%
91921 Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $7.24 $7.48 $15,560 3.1%
92197 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 850 $7.48 $7.51 $15,620 1.6%
92198 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Operators and Tenders 450 $7.92 $8.60 $17,890 2.0%
92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $6.19 $6.67 $13,870 3.6%
92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 100 $5.75 $5.53 $11,510 2.8%
92510 Printing Press Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 100 $8.88 $10.02 $20,840 2.4%
92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 200 $6.32 $7.41 $15,420 3.4%
92515 Letterpress Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $6.17 $7.41 $15,410 13.8%
92519 All Other Printing Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 70 $14.10 $12.85 $26,730 11.3%
92522 Specialty Materials Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $8.58 $9.35 $19,460 6.9%
92524 Screen Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 100 $6.01 $6.39 $13,280 2.7%
92525 Bindery Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 230 $6.97 $7.10 $14,770 3.2%
92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 430 $8.25 $8.75 $18,210 4.8%
92545 Photoengraving and Lithographing Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $5.73 $5.99 $12,450 3.7%
92705 Textile Machine Operators and Tenders, Winding, Twisting, Knitting, Weaving, and Cutting 850 $5.87 $6.11 $12,710 4.8%
92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 12,150 $5.78 $5.56 $11,570 1.5%
92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 1,470 $5.67 $5.59 $11,640 2.3%
92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 650 $6.11 $6.76 $14,050 4.0%
92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 1,290 $5.93 $6.09 $12,670 4.6%
92905 Motion Picture Projectionists 80 $7.31 $7.48 $15,550 6.0%
92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $6.18 $6.58 $13,690 2.3%
92914 Paper Goods Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 300 $10.16 $10.60 $22,040 7.2%
92917 Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders, Food and Tobacco 100 $7.39 $8.00 $16,640 2.3%
92921 Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders, Food and Tobacco 190 $6.91 $8.80 $18,310 2.0%
92923 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, or Kettle Operators and Tenders 70 $10.09 $10.09 $20,980 1.5%
92926 Boiler Operators and Tenders, Low Pressure 210 $11.12 $11.02 $22,920 2.7%
92928 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 60 $6.07 $6.57 $13,670 2.6%
92932 Dairy Processing Equipment Operators, Including Setters 210 $9.01 $9.49 $19,750 6.9%
92935 Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators 410 $11.64 $11.84 $24,630 2.5%
92938 Chemical Equipment Tenders 450 $11.35 $11.97 $24,890 3.8%
92941 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 210 $6.22 $6.65 $13,820 2.2%
92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 480 $5.83 $6.75 $14,050 3.1%
92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 100 $8.53 $9.66 $20,090 10.7%
92951 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 130 $5.88 $6.32 $13,140 1.6%
92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $5.86 $6.13 $12,750 1.4%
92956 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 330 $5.98 $6.77 $14,080 3.3%
92958 Cleaning, Washing, and Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 240 $8.83 $8.65 $17,980 4.9%
92962 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $6.13 $8.34 $17,340 1.7%
92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 2,490 $9.26 $9.46 $19,670 2.7%
92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders 540 $8.35 $8.14 $16,920 1.7%
92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 8,880 $8.01 $8.32 $17,300 3.1%
92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 4,250 $7.51 $8.00 $16,650 2.7%
92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 4,310 $6.16 $6.86 $14,270 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)
93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision 2,830 $6.01 $6.10 $12,680 2.8%
93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 5,290 $6.22 $6.38 $13,270 2.3%
93911 Glaziers, Manufacturing 50 $6.72 $7.56 $15,730 6.0%
93914 Welders and Cutters 2,240 $7.37 $8.03 $16,700 3.3%
93917 Solderers and Brazers 290 $6.38 $6.75 $14,030 1.7%
93921 Pressers, Hand 80 $6.00 $6.35 $13,210 5.1%
93926 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 340 $5.77 $5.85 $12,170 1.7%
93928 Portable Machine Cutters 50 $6.66 $7.00 $14,560 3.9%
93944 Molders and Casters, Hand (*) $6.06 $6.00 $12,480 3.3%
93947 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers, Hand 130 $6.78 $7.50 $15,590 2.1%
93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 250 $6.02 $6.96 $14,480 2.2%
93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 13,660 $6.66 $7.02 $14,590 1.9%
93999 All Other Hand Workers 6,070 $6.12 $6.44 $13,400 1.7%
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Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
95008 Chemical Plant and System Operators 540 $13.05 $12.79 $26,600 2.9%
95014 Petroleum Refinery and Control Panel Operators 60 $13.48 $13.35 $27,760 6.8%
95028 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 60 $11.52 $11.71 $24,360 3.9%
95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 650 $7.20 $8.06 $16,770 3.3%
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Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 9,630 $6.25 $7.22 $15,020 1.5%
97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 8,640 $5.88 $6.50 $13,530 1.2%
97111 Bus Drivers, School 150 $6.09 $6.81 $14,160 6.3%
97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 380 $6.35 $6.81 $14,160 1.9%
97117 Driver/Sales Workers 1,710 $6.19 $7.89 $16,420 3.9%
97199 All Other Motor Vehicle Operators 280 $8.65 $8.15 $16,950 3.0%
97502 Captains, Water Vessel 80 $15.50 $18.56 $38,600 5.0%
97805 Service Station Attendants 2,520 $5.74 $5.74 $11,940 1.3%
97808 Parking Lot Attendants 980 $5.74 $5.83 $12,120 2.6%
97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 670 $7.28 $8.04 $16,710 2.5%
97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 910 $7.64 $8.23 $17,120 2.4%
97926 Dragline Operators 340 $7.66 $7.72 $16,050 1.3%
97932 Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining 50 $7.92 $9.03 $18,770 8.3%
97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 730 $7.83 $7.92 $16,480 1.3%
97941 Hoist and Winch Operators 30 $12.78 $12.76 $26,550 13.3%
97944 Crane and Tower Operators 280 $8.94 $11.19 $23,270 3.9%
97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2,730 $6.86 $7.43 $15,450 1.7%
97951 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 210 $7.30 $8.53 $17,740 1.9%
97953 Pump Operators 60 $8.11 $8.98 $18,670 3.9%
97956 Operating Engineers 1,150 $11.51 $11.33 $23,570 4.5%
97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 760 $7.72 $8.19 $17,030 1.8%
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Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 960 $5.75 $5.56 $11,570 1.9%
98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 4,510 $5.86 $5.95 $12,370 1.6%
98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 3,830 $6.07 $7.47 $15,540 4.7%
98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 540 $6.07 $6.56 $13,640 3.9%
98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 850 $5.83 $5.94 $12,360 1.4%
98316 Helpers, Roofers 230 $5.84 $7.07 $14,700 7.0%
98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 740 $6.09 $6.59 $13,700 3.3%
98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 950 $6.72 $7.19 $14,960 1.5%
98702 Stevedores, Except Equipment Operators 1,710 $12.39 $14.89 $30,960 4.6%
98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 850 $5.79 $6.53 $13,590 5.1%
98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 8,900 $6.01 $6.50 $13,520 0.9%
98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 7,740 $5.87 $6.41 $13,330 3.3%
98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 1,510 $5.77 $5.73 $11,920 1.3%
98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 34,560 $5.88 $6.41 $13,320 1.9%

(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 rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

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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