May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing is part of: Sectors 31, 32, and 33 - Manufacturing.

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NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 467,510 100.00% $16.32 $18.54 $38,560 0.7 %
 
Management Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 17,410 3.72% $41.43 $46.26 $96,230 0.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 1,240 0.27% (5) $71.71 $149,160 1.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,680 1.00% $46.75 $52.43 $109,050 1.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 210 0.04% $45.10 $47.13 $98,020 3.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,170 0.25% $42.97 $46.21 $96,110 1.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 210 0.04% $36.80 $39.35 $81,850 5.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 320 0.07% $39.82 $40.22 $83,660 2.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 1,370 0.29% $41.01 $44.22 $91,990 1.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 360 0.08% $32.62 $34.97 $72,730 2.2 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 50 0.01% $37.17 $36.13 $75,150 6.4 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 280 0.06% $38.44 $40.36 $83,940 3.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 4,720 1.01% $36.19 $39.14 $81,410 1.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 660 0.14% $34.10 $36.33 $75,570 1.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 160 0.03% $37.06 $38.76 $80,620 2.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 1,380 0.30% $41.90 $43.54 $90,570 1.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 520 0.11% $40.48 $41.52 $86,360 4.0 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 8,210 1.76% $25.01 $26.64 $55,420 1.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 0.02% $20.47 $22.33 $46,450 6.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 2,010 0.43% $22.15 $23.58 $49,050 0.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 210 0.04% $21.07 $24.00 $49,920 7.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 360 0.08% $21.86 $23.81 $49,530 2.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 0.01% $23.67 $23.70 $49,290 2.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 370 0.08% $23.92 $25.05 $52,100 1.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 270 0.06% $24.13 $25.22 $52,450 3.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 410 0.09% $25.61 $26.81 $55,760 2.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians 270 0.06% $29.82 $30.56 $63,560 2.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 200 0.04% $34.99 $37.30 $77,590 2.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 960 0.21% $29.54 $30.93 $64,340 3.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 2,640 0.56% $25.74 $27.17 $56,520 0.9 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 90 0.02% $25.45 $27.05 $56,270 3.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 50 0.01% $25.34 $25.79 $53,640 3.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 160 0.03% $28.18 $29.26 $60,870 3.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 0.01% $27.86 $29.14 $60,610 4.6 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2,360 0.50% $28.58 $29.05 $60,430 1.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 460 0.10% $26.92 $27.46 $57,120 1.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 150 0.03% $32.23 $32.36 $67,300 3.3 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 290 0.06% $33.78 $34.23 $71,200 2.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 270 0.06% $20.60 $21.63 $44,990 2.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 440 0.09% $31.45 $31.29 $65,090 2.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 50 0.01% $31.27 $31.52 $65,550 2.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 400 0.09% $28.35 $28.67 $59,640 1.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (8) (8) $24.53 $26.60 $55,340 3.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 120 0.03% $27.59 $30.00 $62,410 8.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 40 0.01% $25.27 $25.44 $52,920 4.1 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 15,430 3.30% $28.21 $29.09 $60,500 0.8 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 60 0.01% $33.42 $33.94 $70,590 3.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 0.01% $36.17 $36.29 $75,480 3.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 590 0.13% $33.30 $34.00 $70,730 2.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 200 0.04% $34.81 $35.49 $73,820 3.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 640 0.14% $32.10 $32.34 $67,270 4.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 170 0.04% $30.70 $31.53 $65,580 2.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 3,540 0.76% $29.92 $30.78 $64,010 1.1 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 2,340 0.50% $31.17 $31.94 $66,430 1.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 2,860 0.61% $29.58 $30.17 $62,760 1.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 1,130 0.24% $34.23 $33.82 $70,340 2.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 0.01% $20.22 $21.37 $44,440 4.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 50 0.01% $23.46 $24.72 $51,430 4.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 330 0.07% $20.48 $21.37 $44,440 3.2 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 120 0.03% $18.15 $18.55 $38,580 4.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 920 0.20% $22.24 $22.84 $47,510 3.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 150 0.03% $19.33 $20.08 $41,760 3.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 860 0.18% $19.02 $19.91 $41,410 2.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 440 0.09% $22.13 $22.39 $46,560 3.0 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 830 0.18% $22.35 $22.51 $46,820 3.5 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,830 0.39% $21.15 $23.70 $49,290 2.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 310 0.07% $26.27 $27.59 $57,400 3.7 %
19-2032 Materials Scientists 120 0.03% $32.05 $35.37 $73,570 7.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 0.01% $25.29 $27.46 $57,120 3.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 130 0.03% $30.63 $35.00 $72,800 8.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 890 0.19% $18.78 $19.12 $39,780 1.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 110 0.02% $17.13 $17.04 $35,450 3.1 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 140 0.03% $22.09 $21.58 $44,880 3.9 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 150 0.03% $24.82 $25.21 $52,430 3.6 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (8) (8) $28.98 $28.42 $59,110 3.3 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 450 0.10% $23.56 $24.06 $50,040 1.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 100 0.02% $23.60 $23.13 $48,100 2.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (8) (8) $16.37 $16.78 $34,910 7.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 250 0.05% $25.84 $26.16 $54,420 2.2 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 50 0.01% $17.36 $18.14 $37,740 5.1 %
 
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 790 0.17% $12.99 $13.78 $28,660 2.5 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 0.01% $21.43 $21.78 $45,310 3.9 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 40 0.01% $20.90 $22.85 $47,530 9.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 700 0.15% $12.45 $12.86 $26,760 2.6 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,670 0.57% $11.19 $12.06 $25,090 1.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,590 0.55% $11.12 $12.00 $24,950 1.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (8) (8) $12.58 $13.51 $28,100 3.2 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 7,190 1.54% $26.25 $29.07 $60,470 2.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 450 0.10% $33.74 $36.57 $76,070 3.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) (8) $19.50 $21.75 $45,240 6.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 600 0.13% $31.41 $34.97 $72,740 5.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 5,740 1.23% $25.53 $28.08 $58,410 2.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 130 0.03% $31.79 $32.79 $68,200 3.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) (8) $12.62 $14.07 $29,270 18.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 120 0.03% $19.88 $29.50 $61,350 17.9 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,380 6.93% $15.25 $16.21 $33,710 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,170 0.46% $23.14 $25.08 $52,170 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 0.01% $12.61 $13.41 $27,900 4.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,030 0.22% $13.91 $14.60 $30,370 1.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,400 0.73% $15.04 $15.23 $31,670 0.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 1,090 0.23% $15.14 $15.40 $32,030 1.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 130 0.03% $15.48 $16.04 $33,350 2.7 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 0.01% $14.61 $14.50 $30,170 4.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,520 0.54% $17.03 $17.68 $36,770 1.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 0.01% $13.42 $14.59 $30,350 11.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 220 0.05% $13.46 $13.98 $29,070 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 1,070 0.23% $15.91 $16.56 $34,450 1.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 280 0.06% $11.57 $11.75 $24,440 2.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 30 0.01% $13.88 $14.70 $30,570 5.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 0.01% $16.68 $16.71 $34,750 3.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 3,890 0.83% $18.83 $19.41 $40,360 1.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 6,040 1.29% $13.88 $14.45 $30,050 1.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,750 0.59% $13.70 $14.12 $29,370 1.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 270 0.06% $14.21 $15.59 $32,420 4.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,080 0.44% $17.07 $17.91 $37,250 1.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,390 0.30% $13.16 $13.63 $28,360 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 0.01% $17.56 $17.62 $36,640 4.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 70 0.01% $12.63 $12.50 $26,010 3.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,420 0.73% $12.34 $12.96 $26,950 1.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 110 0.02% $16.22 $18.31 $38,090 6.0 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 13,650 2.92% $22.40 $22.98 $47,800 1.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 690 0.15% $26.33 $26.91 $55,970 2.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 1,110 0.24% $25.44 $25.15 $52,320 6.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 240 0.05% $18.09 $18.78 $39,060 3.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 560 0.12% $17.71 $17.91 $37,250 3.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 8,580 1.84% $22.42 $23.29 $48,440 1.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 290 0.06% $19.99 $19.98 $41,560 3.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) (8) $21.18 $21.16 $44,010 4.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 580 0.12% $25.32 $24.68 $51,340 3.3 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 470 0.10% $17.25 $20.80 $43,270 9.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 230 0.05% $16.31 $19.70 $40,970 5.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 430 0.09% $22.48 $21.32 $44,340 5.2 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 40 0.01% $21.65 $20.82 $43,300 9.5 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,410 9.71% $19.65 $20.55 $42,740 1.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 4,570 0.98% $27.59 $28.22 $58,710 1.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 0.01% $19.88 $20.23 $42,080 3.0 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 240 0.05% $20.07 $20.46 $42,550 3.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 70 0.01% $21.46 $21.08 $43,840 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 230 0.05% $18.61 $19.05 $39,620 3.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 630 0.13% $21.98 $22.13 $46,020 3.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) (8) $20.45 $20.53 $42,690 3.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 11,370 2.43% $19.61 $19.95 $41,500 1.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 17,430 3.73% $18.11 $18.68 $38,860 1.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 2,650 0.57% $17.37 $17.78 $36,980 2.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 5,500 1.18% $20.70 $22.82 $47,470 3.2 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons 1,550 0.33% $20.09 $20.28 $42,180 2.8 %
49-9069 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other (8) (8) $21.49 $21.92 $45,590 4.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (8) (8) $12.65 $13.15 $27,360 2.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 470 0.10% $19.91 $20.29 $42,200 4.0 %
 
Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 273,790 58.56% $14.97 $15.86 $32,980 0.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 21,370 4.57% $23.63 $24.54 $51,050 0.7 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 1,880 0.40% $14.52 $14.37 $29,890 2.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 570 0.12% $10.26 $11.27 $23,440 7.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 1,380 0.30% $14.58 $15.09 $31,380 2.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 9,860 2.11% $13.10 $13.63 $28,350 2.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 1,930 0.41% $12.91 $14.80 $30,790 6.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 5,270 1.13% $14.60 $14.84 $30,870 1.5 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 250 0.05% $21.17 $21.51 $44,740 4.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 15,020 3.21% $14.56 $14.55 $30,260 1.1 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,010 0.64% $14.80 $14.85 $30,890 1.6 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 12,600 2.70% $16.59 $16.89 $35,130 1.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 16,550 3.54% $13.40 $13.80 $28,710 1.0 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,740 0.59% $13.26 $14.06 $29,240 6.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 11,770 2.52% $13.52 $14.11 $29,340 1.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 4,030 0.86% $14.28 $15.17 $31,560 2.1 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 2,950 0.63% $15.60 $15.87 $33,000 1.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 8,790 1.88% $17.01 $17.22 $35,820 1.5 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 15,510 3.32% $16.03 $16.41 $34,130 1.1 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 13,060 2.79% $14.06 $14.78 $30,740 1.2 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 330 0.07% $16.99 $17.86 $37,150 3.9 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 2,180 0.47% $16.27 $17.98 $37,390 4.3 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 12,330 2.64% $13.69 $14.65 $30,480 2.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 15,520 3.32% $13.75 $14.54 $30,240 1.8 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 6,850 1.47% $13.85 $14.42 $29,990 2.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 4,850 1.04% $19.06 $19.88 $41,350 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 7,390 1.58% $14.88 $15.69 $32,630 1.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,290 0.28% $14.35 $14.96 $31,120 3.3 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 5,560 1.19% $16.28 $16.43 $34,170 1.6 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 260 0.06% $17.28 $19.44 $40,430 8.7 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,170 0.68% $15.92 $16.32 $33,940 2.6 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 2,620 0.56% $15.32 $16.27 $33,850 5.0 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 4,450 0.95% $17.14 $18.04 $37,530 4.5 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 0.01% $10.04 $10.45 $21,750 6.2 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 0.04% $13.46 $14.27 $29,690 5.1 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 80 0.02% $15.94 $15.44 $32,110 4.9 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 90 0.02% $17.51 $17.84 $37,110 3.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 180 0.04% $12.42 $15.51 $32,260 9.7 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 30 0.01% $23.75 $24.67 $51,320 8.5 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 100 0.02% $20.73 $22.21 $46,200 5.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 330 0.07% $16.73 $17.90 $37,220 2.9 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 160 0.03% $16.53 $17.92 $37,260 6.6 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 140 0.03% $20.26 $21.33 $44,360 6.1 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 450 0.10% $18.12 $17.88 $37,200 2.7 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 580 0.12% $15.34 $15.34 $31,900 3.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 900 0.19% $14.22 $14.55 $30,260 2.7 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 6,100 1.30% $11.78 $12.21 $25,400 1.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 700 0.15% $17.07 $16.69 $34,720 2.8 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 50 0.01% $11.75 $11.18 $23,260 7.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 560 0.12% $12.69 $13.55 $28,190 3.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 400 0.09% $14.21 $14.70 $30,570 4.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 2,380 0.51% $15.97 $16.13 $33,550 2.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 16,510 3.53% $15.31 $16.08 $33,440 1.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2,370 0.51% $12.93 $13.20 $27,450 1.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2,280 0.49% $13.41 $13.89 $28,880 2.1 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 70 0.01% $10.83 $13.28 $27,620 8.6 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 590 0.13% $17.47 $17.03 $35,420 4.6 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 600 0.13% $13.00 $13.67 $28,440 6.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 16,940 3.62% $12.01 $12.52 $26,040 1.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 4,880 1.04% $17.57 $17.90 $37,240 3.9 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 45,740 9.78% $14.38 $15.32 $31,870 1.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,240 0.27% $21.19 $22.27 $46,310 1.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 410 0.09% $22.86 $24.34 $50,620 2.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,510 0.54% $17.21 $17.32 $36,030 1.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 290 0.06% $13.99 $14.03 $29,180 2.2 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 60 0.01% $17.01 $18.30 $38,070 7.2 %
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers 90 0.02% $20.31 $21.10 $43,890 3.7 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 630 0.13% $18.52 $19.58 $40,720 4.1 %
53-4099 Rail Transportation Workers, All Other 50 0.01% $20.64 $23.52 $48,920 9.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 380 0.08% $14.10 $14.11 $29,340 4.2 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 7,870 1.68% $16.51 $17.68 $36,780 1.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 180 0.04% $18.24 $18.25 $37,970 4.4 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators 150 0.03% $20.44 $20.20 $42,010 5.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 9,840 2.10% $14.23 $15.07 $31,340 1.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 480 0.10% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 12,220 2.61% $12.86 $13.89 $28,880 2.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 3,960 0.85% $12.19 $12.95 $26,940 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 4,490 0.96% $10.75 $11.46 $23,840 2.2 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 60 0.01% $19.72 $19.46 $40,490 4.0 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 470 0.10% $15.98 $16.74 $34,820 4.1 %

About May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) 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.

(3) 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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Last Modified Date: November 10, 2008