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

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Occupational divisions in the Virgin Islands:

Due to confidentiality and quality criteria, the BLS cannot produce estimates for every occupation in every area. However, States may be able to release additional OES occupational estimates after obtaining release authorizations from establishments.

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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 240 $21.84 $24.98 $51,950 2.2%
13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 110 $18.57 $20.40 $42,430 1.5%
13008 Purchasing Managers 110 $17.37 $18.84 $39,180 3.0%
13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 200 $16.80 $18.58 $38,650 2.8%
13014 Administrative Services Managers 170 $19.18 $20.60 $42,850 1.7%
 Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
15005 Education Administrators 230 $21.06 $22.08 $45,930 4.5%
15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 100 $15.56 $21.91 $45,580 20.7%
15014 Industrial Production Managers 40 $21.71 $23.15 $48,140 3.9%
15017 Construction Managers 80 $22.24 $23.59 $49,070 2.9%
15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 130 $17.53 $19.96 $41,520 2.4%
15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 150 $14.10 $16.31 $33,910 2.5%
 Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
19005 General Managers and Top Executives 730 $24.92 $28.97 $60,270 5.0%
19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 340 $23.59 $24.89 $51,770 3.6%
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 40 $12.74 $12.96 $26,960 3.2%
21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 60 $14.59 $15.25 $31,730 3.0%
21114 Accountants and Auditors 320 $15.14 $16.22 $33,740 1.4%
21199 All Other Financial Specialists 30 $18.95 $24.95 $51,890 8.9%
21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 70 $16.97 $18.32 $38,110 3.9%
 Engineers and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 40 $20.67 $23.60 $49,080 3.6%
22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 30 $18.70 $22.87 $47,570 17.8%
22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $19.63 $19.52 $40,610 2.3%
22514 Drafters 30 $17.42 $17.28 $35,930 1.9%
 Natural Scientists and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 40 $12.05 $12.96 $26,950 1.4%
 Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
25104 Computer Support Specialists 40 $14.55 $16.28 $33,860 2.5%
 Law and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
28108 Lawyers 220 $28.06 $29.55 $61,460 6.2%
28305 Paralegal Personnel 50 $16.57 $17.43 $36,250 4.7%
 Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 170 * * $23,630 4.5%
31502 Librarians, Professional 60 $12.14 $13.50 $28,090 3.4%
 Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
32517 Pharmacists 40 $28.67 $27.65 $57,510 7.3%
32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 30 $8.88 $9.09 $18,900 1.5%
32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $9.22 $10.48 $21,800 9.6%
 Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
34011 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $12.60 $13.46 $27,990 5.1%
 Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 80 $13.24 $14.94 $31,070 2.3%
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 770 $12.76 $14.07 $29,260 1.7%
 Sales Occupations, Services
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 60 $14.33 $15.06 $31,330 3.5%
43021 Travel Agents 40 $8.08 $9.02 $18,750 8.5%
 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)
49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 160 $10.54 $11.90 $24,760 2.3%
49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,860 $7.69 $8.40 $17,470 2.3%
49014 Salespersons, Parts 90 $8.27 $8.71 $18,110 2.6%
49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 $6.90 $7.16 $14,880 2.0%
49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 560 $6.64 $7.05 $14,670 1.8%
49023 Cashiers 910 $7.02 $7.58 $15,770 0.8%
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 540 $13.34 $14.27 $29,680 0.9%
 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 250 $7.97 $8.11 $16,860 1.2%
53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 90 $9.16 $9.27 $19,290 2.4%
53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 40 $11.37 $12.04 $25,040 5.6%
53508 Bill and Account Collectors 70 $10.68 $11.33 $23,570 1.8%
53802 Travel Clerks 30 $9.32 $9.61 $19,990 3.6%
53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 220 $8.12 $8.43 $17,540 7.4%
53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 150 $7.60 $7.64 $15,900 1.1%
53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical (*) $6.07 $6.50 $13,510 2.5%
 Secretarial and General Office Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
55102 Legal Secretaries 130 $13.84 $13.90 $28,920 2.4%
55105 Medical Secretaries 60 $9.84 $10.01 $20,810 3.2%
55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 770 $10.48 $10.84 $22,550 3.5%
55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 250 $7.87 $8.20 $17,060 0.9%
55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 200 $7.82 $8.11 $16,870 1.4%
55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $11.21 $11.50 $23,920 1.3%
55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 30 $12.14 $11.25 $23,390 1.5%
55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 90 $12.47 $12.22 $25,430 1.4%
55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 560 $10.31 $11.05 $22,990 1.1%
55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 50 $10.17 $10.47 $21,770 1.1%
55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 40 $10.15 $10.66 $22,180 1.3%
55347 General Office Clerks 1,100 $8.03 $8.71 $18,120 1.0%
 Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 50 $10.73 $11.37 $23,640 0.8%
 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 120 $7.99 $7.97 $16,570 1.3%
57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 60 $8.15 $10.74 $22,340 2.0%
57311 Messengers 100 $7.43 $8.02 $16,680 1.7%
 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $9.99 $10.83 $22,540 1.8%
58011 Transportation Agents 30 $11.19 $11.68 $24,300 11.8%
58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 470 $7.59 $8.31 $17,280 0.9%
58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 60 $7.54 $7.53 $15,670 1.9%
58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 30 $8.15 $8.91 $18,540 2.4%
 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 110 $11.80 $11.93 $24,810 1.0%
Service Occupations
 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 100 $10.95 $10.82 $22,510 2.6%
61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 330 $11.71 $13.61 $28,310 1.2%
 Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
63047 Guards and Watch Guards 860 $6.93 $7.53 $15,650 3.9%
 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 70 $7.13 $6.99 $14,550 2.5%
65005 Bartenders 260 $5.88 $5.87 $12,210 1.6%
65008 Waiters and Waitresses 600 $5.83 $5.63 $11,720 1.6%
65011 Food Servers, Outside 160 $5.75 $5.55 $11,550 3.4%
65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 370 $6.09 $6.22 $12,930 1.8%
65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 50 $9.18 $8.81 $18,330 3.3%
65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $8.87 $8.80 $18,300 2.0%
65026 Cooks, Restaurant 200 $9.93 $10.03 $20,850 2.2%
65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 160 $8.29 $8.25 $17,160 2.2%
65032 Cooks, Fast Food 130 $6.14 $6.75 $14,040 3.3%
65035 Cooks, Short Order 90 $7.66 $7.70 $16,010 3.8%
65038 Food Preparation Workers 460 $6.69 $6.75 $14,030 1.6%
65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 290 $5.89 $5.97 $12,420 1.8%
65099 All Other Food Service Workers 120 $7.04 $7.25 $15,090 1.6%
 Health Service and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
66002 Dental Assistants 50 $7.98 $8.21 $17,070 4.2%
 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 800 $6.51 $6.65 $13,840 2.1%
67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 730 $6.46 $6.87 $14,280 1.1%
67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 60 $7.66 $7.84 $16,300 6.3%
 Personal Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 $6.02 $6.31 $13,120 3.4%
68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 80 $7.59 $7.93 $16,490 3.1%
68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 120 $5.94 $5.99 $12,460 1.9%
68038 Child Care Workers 150 $6.31 $6.58 $13,680 3.5%
 Other Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
69999 All Other Service Workers 60 $7.60 $8.83 $18,370 1.4%
Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
 Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 370 $8.17 $8.25 $17,160 1.3%
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 150 $21.17 $23.42 $48,720 2.5%
81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 170 $17.96 $18.23 $37,920 1.9%
81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 170 $27.60 $25.32 $52,670 5.1%
81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $16.49 $18.19 $37,830 2.1%
81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 160 $15.06 $17.50 $36,390 2.2%
 Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 680 $8.88 $9.81 $20,400 1.0%
85302 Automotive Mechanics 190 $11.38 $12.15 $25,270 1.5%
85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 30 $10.32 $11.71 $24,360 1.6%
85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $16.26 $16.10 $33,500 2.3%
85323 Aircraft Mechanics 30 $15.17 $14.89 $30,970 2.6%
85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 110 $14.67 $14.36 $29,860 1.7%
85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 70 $11.11 $10.95 $22,780 2.7%
85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers (*) $11.91 $12.90 $26,830 2.2%
85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $7.52 $7.71 $16,050 2.0%
85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 30 $12.13 $12.01 $24,980 1.3%
 Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
87102 Carpenters 350 $14.14 $13.79 $28,690 1.0%
87202 Electricians 180 $14.42 $14.37 $29,890 2.7%
87302 Brickmasons 100 $12.36 $12.26 $25,500 1.3%
87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 130 $11.78 $11.79 $24,530 1.5%
 Precision Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
89108 Machinists 30 $10.13 $11.75 $24,440 1.5%
89123 Jewelers and Silversmiths 40 $11.77 $14.09 $29,300 2.9%
 Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 280 $6.48 $6.65 $13,830 2.1%
92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $5.76 $5.92 $12,310 4.5%
 Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
93117 Watch, Clock, and Chronometer Assemblers, Adjusters, Calibrators, Precision 130 $7.64 $7.76 $16,150 1.5%
93914 Welders and Cutters 100 $16.19 $15.17 $31,550 2.4%
 Plant and System Occupations
Wage Estimates
OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
95032 Stationary Engineers 50 $12.78 $13.01 $27,060 1.2%
 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 220 $10.46 $11.19 $23,280 3.1%
97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 280 $8.25 $8.67 $18,030 1.3%
97117 Driver/Sales Workers 100 $7.61 $8.00 $16,630 2.8%
97502 Captains, Water Vessel 80 $11.93 $13.00 $27,030 1.7%
97517 Ordinary Seamen and Marine Oilers 40 $7.23 $7.18 $14,930 2.5%
97805 Service Station Attendants 100 $5.88 $6.01 $12,500 2.1%
97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 60 $12.40 $13.02 $27,090 1.8%
 Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
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 60 $8.41 $8.47 $17,610 2.9%
98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 140 $9.50 $9.39 $19,530 1.5%
98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 40 $7.50 $7.50 $15,600 3.1%
98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $7.30 $7.69 $16,000 1.9%
98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 180 $5.83 $5.82 $12,110 2.2%
98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 60 $8.58 $10.27 $21,370 2.7%
98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 370 $7.40 $7.75 $16,130 1.5%

(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 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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Technical Notes and Survey Method and Reliability Statement for 1998 OES Estimates

Last modified: October 16, 2001