May 2006 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 146,020 $11.66 $14.82 $30,830 3.2 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 7,050 $25.78 $31.72 $65,980 3.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 620 $56.26 $57.30 $119,190 3.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,150 $27.09 $32.96 $68,550 3.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 160 (4) (4) $12,750 4.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 40 $21.93 $21.51 $44,750 7.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 140 $23.84 $24.15 $50,230 11.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 410 $26.13 $31.47 $65,470 5.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 230 $17.29 $21.01 $43,700 5.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 150 $35.52 $38.81 $80,730 9.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 600 $28.35 $30.23 $62,870 4.4 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 100 $22.36 $25.95 $53,970 3.8 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $34.16 $31.97 $66,510 10.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 230 $26.39 $29.63 $61,640 4.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 90 $27.14 $29.82 $62,030 4.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 140 $21.19 $22.88 $47,590 3.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $30.17 $35.13 $73,080 7.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $18.32 $18.97 $39,450 4.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $58,660 3.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 80 $18.87 $22.12 $46,000 13.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 250 $43.67 $48.55 $100,970 11.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 460 $16.33 $17.91 $37,260 2.7 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (8) $13.58 $15.38 $31,980 13.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 180 $16.38 $17.39 $36,160 7.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 150 $27.86 $27.92 $58,080 3.7 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $30.77 $29.86 $62,100 1.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 40 $15.21 $20.84 $43,350 16.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $18.75 $19.44 $40,440 3.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 160 $33.53 $37.51 $78,030 7.8 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,200 $22.02 $24.36 $50,670 4.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $15.62 $17.87 $37,160 5.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 260 $22.51 $24.02 $49,950 4.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $28.22 $28.06 $58,370 1.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $29.68 $29.04 $60,410 7.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $23.52 $24.96 $51,910 6.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $18.12 $18.12 $37,690 5.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $18.54 $19.71 $40,990 7.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 110 $17.24 $18.19 $37,840 6.5 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $18.35 $20.81 $43,290 9.5 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 $35.70 $35.60 $74,050 8.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 130 $39.52 $37.34 $77,670 5.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 150 $18.47 $21.13 $43,950 3.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 510 $20.76 $23.20 $48,250 2.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $16.47 $18.14 $37,730 12.1 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 30 $15.47 $17.11 $35,590 8.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 240 $30.52 $28.53 $59,330 6.2 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,010 $31.47 $32.44 $67,480 7.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 100 $36.47 $33.45 $69,580 4.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 240 $20.40 $20.77 $43,190 4.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 150 $31.01 $31.69 $65,920 6.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $28.07 $30.47 $63,380 8.5 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3,040 $34.72 $36.54 $76,010 7.1 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $13.23 $15.25 $31,720 8.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $34.87 $37.70 $78,430 4.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 300 $23.78 $24.94 $51,880 2.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 250 $43.20 $40.95 $85,180 8.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 90 $42.29 $41.90 $87,150 4.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (8) $30.45 $27.82 $57,860 21.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 $22.54 $21.71 $45,150 3.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (8) $14.79 $14.97 $31,130 6.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) $20.50 $21.01 $43,700 2.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 110 $22.98 $21.15 $43,990 4.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $12.32 $13.47 $28,020 7.4 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 70 $37.06 $37.71 $78,440 4.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 120 $23.17 $23.69 $49,280 4.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 30 $17.36 $17.93 $37,290 2.0 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 $29.07 $31.14 $64,760 11.8 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 60 $14.24 $15.07 $31,350 1.6 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,340 $13.16 $14.12 $29,380 6.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 240 $15.76 $16.71 $34,760 4.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $12.87 $14.23 $29,610 2.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $8.22 $8.39 $17,450 4.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 310 $15.36 $15.01 $31,230 1.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 30 $20.12 $19.99 $41,580 3.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $14.25 $14.74 $30,660 3.5 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 90 $14.05 $14.77 $30,720 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 140 $11.49 $11.74 $24,420 2.2 %
 
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations (8) $19.64 $28.23 $58,710 5.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 50 $35.70 $43.02 $89,480 9.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 $15.29 $15.39 $32,000 4.5 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 7,780 $17.27 $16.86 $35,070 3.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $21.30 $19.98 $41,550 6.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $9.35 $11.21 $23,310 15.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 310 (4) (4) $39,270 1.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,210 (4) (4) $37,850 3.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 510 (4) (4) $38,910 2.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 990 (4) (4) $40,930 2.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $39,390 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 340 (4) (4) $37,010 4.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $35,320 3.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $39,080 1.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 130 $15.09 $17.88 $37,200 12.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 300 (4) (4) $34,470 16.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $18.24 $18.08 $37,610 4.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $8.09 $8.55 $17,780 4.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,550 (4) (4) $16,840 4.1 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 50 $12.39 $12.85 $26,720 3.0 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,130 $12.13 $16.10 $33,490 9.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $10.09 $10.39 $21,610 6.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $10.88 $15.37 $31,960 8.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 60 $11.13 $11.14 $23,160 10.1 %
27-2011 Actors (8) $12.50 $12.42 (4) 10.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $12.51 $14.73 $30,650 10.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $19.04 $22.70 $47,210 12.3 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $23.30 $22.38 $46,550 9.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 100 $10.21 $10.44 $21,720 6.9 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 5,800 $19.98 $26.13 $54,350 4.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $19.97 $18.42 $38,320 10.6 %
29-1041 Optometrists 40 $36.20 $39.35 $81,840 9.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 340 $52.07 $51.87 $107,890 4.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 (5) $79.01 $164,340 16.2 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (8) $33.31 $52.12 $108,420 8.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) (5) (5) 18.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,570 $21.95 $26.43 $54,980 6.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 130 $30.69 $32.31 $67,210 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 220 $33.08 $30.90 $64,280 4.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 100 $20.55 $20.55 $42,740 2.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $26.67 $26.87 $55,890 6.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 80 $31.77 $31.20 $64,900 3.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $20.89 $21.75 $45,230 2.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (8) $15.94 $16.77 $34,890 4.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 150 $29.47 $29.29 $60,920 3.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $25.94 $26.07 $54,220 3.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 180 $21.57 $21.94 $45,630 2.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 410 $10.04 $11.12 $23,130 4.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 310 $11.46 $11.63 $24,180 3.8 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 60 $17.38 $17.58 $36,570 5.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 30 $13.85 $14.27 $29,690 3.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,060 $14.67 $14.72 $30,610 1.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 80 $11.39 $12.11 $25,190 3.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $15.04 $15.17 $31,560 3.9 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,700 $10.39 $10.81 $22,490 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 570 $8.32 $8.71 $18,130 3.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,300 $10.27 $10.16 $21,140 3.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 110 $19.72 $18.92 $39,340 4.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (8) $10.15 $11.91 $24,770 9.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 220 $14.42 $14.46 $30,080 5.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 270 $11.97 $12.19 $25,360 4.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 60 $12.25 $12.20 $25,380 3.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 30 $9.98 $10.03 $20,870 5.7 %
 
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,520 $12.67 $13.89 $28,880 2.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 50 $19.94 $20.49 $42,610 2.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $22.79 $23.20 $48,260 1.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 50 $20.46 $19.41 $40,370 9.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 160 $15.44 $15.35 $31,920 3.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 710 $11.58 $11.90 $24,750 1.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 80 $18.66 $19.36 $40,270 1.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 630 $14.80 $15.11 $31,430 2.1 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 40 $9.46 $9.99 $20,780 7.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 410 $9.52 $11.10 $23,090 5.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 100 $7.13 $7.80 $16,220 4.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $12.99 $16.08 $33,450 7.3 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 15,370 $7.42 $8.03 $16,700 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 130 $12.90 $15.54 $32,330 10.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,230 $11.13 $11.81 $24,560 3.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 620 $6.53 $6.72 $13,970 2.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,230 $8.40 $8.59 $17,870 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,170 $8.88 $9.14 $19,000 2.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 180 $8.33 $8.24 $17,150 2.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,190 $8.55 $9.32 $19,390 3.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 350 $7.09 $7.75 $16,120 4.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,460 $6.86 $7.13 $14,830 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 180 $6.95 $6.91 $14,380 4.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,840 $6.53 $6.86 $14,260 2.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 80 $8.00 $8.11 $16,870 3.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 340 $6.98 $7.08 $14,730 2.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 660 $8.06 $8.02 $16,690 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 670 $7.66 $7.80 $16,230 2.5 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5,710 $8.52 $9.36 $19,480 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 280 $11.43 $13.05 $27,150 8.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 200 $17.09 $18.27 $38,010 6.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,690 $8.65 $9.37 $19,490 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,320 $8.27 $8.31 $17,280 1.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 40 $10.79 $11.48 $23,890 6.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 920 $8.35 $9.11 $18,940 4.7 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other (8) $7.95 $7.83 $16,280 4.7 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,470 $8.00 $8.82 $18,340 3.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $11.32 $12.48 $25,960 3.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $8.22 $8.69 $18,070 2.1 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 60 $8.53 $9.07 $18,860 5.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 540 $7.48 $8.05 $16,740 3.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 100 $8.69 $9.53 $19,830 14.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $9.63 $10.22 $21,260 18.0 %
39-6012 Concierges 40 $8.50 $8.59 $17,860 4.4 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $13.76 $11.54 $24,000 24.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 510 $6.84 $7.69 $16,000 8.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 220 $7.85 $7.72 $16,050 4.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 50 $6.58 $8.18 $17,020 7.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 150 $8.08 $9.20 $19,130 6.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 120 $8.14 $8.49 $17,650 5.1 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 16,030 $8.87 $11.22 $23,350 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,770 $14.50 $15.57 $32,390 2.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 210 $26.34 $29.13 $60,600 6.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,240 $7.83 $7.88 $16,400 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 350 $6.92 $7.31 $15,200 7.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 300 $10.64 $11.41 $23,730 7.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,430 $9.13 $10.30 $21,430 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $19.16 $21.56 $44,850 12.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 240 $12.57 $17.78 $36,980 13.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (8) $37.47 $35.75 $74,360 5.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 790 $16.48 $19.62 $40,800 8.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) $35.40 $35.52 $73,880 4.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 80 $6.75 $7.56 $15,720 6.8 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 21,610 $11.33 $12.48 $25,960 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,020 $15.66 $17.64 $36,690 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 180 $8.28 $8.77 $18,250 3.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 210 $12.17 $12.73 $26,480 6.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 360 $11.91 $12.61 $26,220 1.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,640 $12.14 $13.05 $27,140 2.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 230 $12.57 $12.90 $26,830 4.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $13.43 $13.91 $28,920 5.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,050 $10.78 $11.16 $23,220 3.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) $10.68 $11.92 $24,800 6.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 60 $17.09 $16.28 $33,870 5.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,670 $11.13 $11.90 $24,740 4.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 160 $14.34 $14.39 $29,940 1.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $9.61 $11.91 $24,760 14.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 1,390 $9.33 $9.52 $19,790 2.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 150 $9.18 $9.97 $20,750 4.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 100 $8.54 $9.28 $19,310 7.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 280 $13.77 $14.06 $29,250 4.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 150 $12.55 $12.78 $26,580 3.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 210 $11.04 $11.57 $24,070 3.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $15.17 $15.57 $32,390 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 880 $10.13 $10.18 $21,170 2.0 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 130 $8.95 $9.72 $20,210 5.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 130 $12.51 $13.50 $28,090 2.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $9.00 $10.06 $20,920 8.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 520 $12.19 $12.56 $26,130 2.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 260 $14.25 $15.42 $32,070 3.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $13.44 $14.29 $29,710 5.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 $20.75 $20.36 $42,350 1.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 510 $20.71 $21.27 $44,240 1.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 230 $15.63 $15.91 $33,090 3.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 700 $12.69 $13.55 $28,190 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,230 $8.98 $10.19 $21,200 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $13.24 $13.69 $28,470 3.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,290 $13.63 $14.76 $30,700 3.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 170 $10.59 $11.30 $23,500 4.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,820 $10.94 $11.64 $24,220 4.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $18.98 $20.11 $41,820 5.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 130 $11.17 $12.32 $25,630 6.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 100 $7.51 $8.89 $18,490 6.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,710 $10.80 $11.72 $24,390 2.4 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 200 $10.31 $10.98 $22,830 2.9 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 40 $10.60 $10.56 $21,960 4.5 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,020 $13.72 $15.04 $31,280 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 380 $20.22 $20.89 $43,450 5.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 90 $21.94 $19.66 $40,890 9.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 690 $13.80 $14.49 $30,150 2.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $13.18 $13.32 $27,710 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,270 $11.46 $12.26 $25,510 5.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $11.26 $11.83 $24,610 3.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 670 $14.36 $15.06 $31,320 3.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 410 $24.86 $22.56 $46,930 5.4 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $7.92 $8.55 $17,780 19.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 200 $11.93 $13.01 $27,060 4.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 140 $12.82 $13.25 $27,560 2.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 480 $17.76 $19.84 $41,260 6.4 %
47-2181 Roofers (8) $14.15 $14.16 $29,460 2.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 200 $14.68 $15.44 $32,120 5.3 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $15.91 $15.72 $32,710 3.0 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (8) $11.85 $12.37 $25,730 9.1 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $11.23 $13.74 $28,590 10.1 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $8.44 $8.89 $18,490 9.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $17.80 $18.21 $37,880 2.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 320 $10.72 $11.02 $22,920 1.6 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,860 $13.96 $15.55 $32,350 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 450 $19.16 $21.16 $44,020 3.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 $23.95 $22.62 $47,040 5.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 40 $19.21 $18.63 $38,740 4.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 $11.63 $12.49 $25,980 5.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 490 $10.99 $12.19 $25,360 5.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 240 $12.08 $12.82 $26,670 2.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 80 $9.63 $10.68 $22,210 28.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $14.25 $14.45 $30,060 3.5 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $11.00 $11.34 $23,590 9.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $8.18 $8.75 $18,190 4.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 270 $16.78 $16.33 $33,970 3.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,180 $13.05 $13.93 $28,970 2.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 170 $17.21 $20.38 $42,400 12.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 140 $28.15 $27.81 $57,840 6.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 190 $23.62 $21.98 $45,730 4.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 140 $19.82 $19.68 $40,930 8.8 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (8) $22.18 $22.81 $47,450 8.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $7.92 $8.32 $17,300 10.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 100 $11.28 $13.71 $28,530 8.4 %
 
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 24,930 $12.16 $13.35 $27,760 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,360 $18.87 $20.55 $42,740 3.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 340 $18.70 $17.17 $35,700 4.2 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 630 $12.47 $12.50 $26,000 3.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,530 $11.87 $12.40 $25,780 3.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 880 $9.46 $10.08 $20,970 6.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 240 $8.71 $8.65 $18,000 2.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $12.69 $11.87 $24,690 4.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 80 $11.36 $12.03 $25,030 4.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 390 $12.52 $14.82 $30,830 9.8 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 480 $12.62 $12.76 $26,540 4.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 890 $12.84 $13.65 $28,390 4.4 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $18.43 $16.00 $33,270 10.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $12.80 $12.90 $26,830 4.7 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $19.45 $18.62 $38,730 5.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,620 $10.12 $12.03 $25,030 11.9 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 40 $13.39 $13.82 $28,740 7.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 340 $12.36 $12.18 $25,340 2.9 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $16.66 $18.15 $37,750 10.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 220 $19.13 $18.89 $39,290 5.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 930 $17.93 $16.68 $34,690 6.0 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $10.51 $11.04 $22,970 2.8 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $12.91 $13.04 $27,130 2.7 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.12 $12.75 $26,510 4.3 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $11.24 $13.16 $27,380 5.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 70 $12.34 $12.59 $26,190 6.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $11.50 $11.98 $24,920 3.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 160 $12.16 $12.18 $25,340 3.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 440 $8.52 $8.83 $18,370 3.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 90 $8.34 $8.53 $17,740 5.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 1,160 $10.10 $9.91 $20,610 6.9 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $12.03 $12.39 $25,760 5.2 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $10.42 $10.95 $22,780 3.0 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 320 $12.78 $12.71 $26,430 5.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 140 $9.86 $11.25 $23,410 11.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 310 $11.00 $10.96 $22,800 3.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 280 $11.71 $12.12 $25,220 6.9 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 140 $9.02 $9.12 $18,970 5.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 250 $14.61 $14.55 $30,270 4.1 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 130 $23.91 $23.50 $48,880 3.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $13.97 $14.92 $31,020 8.9 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 320 $12.37 $12.50 $26,000 3.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $11.28 $11.71 $24,350 7.1 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (8) $11.94 $11.77 $24,480 5.2 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 $24.75 $25.34 $52,710 18.0 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $13.96 $16.09 $33,460 8.6 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 70 $12.41 $12.32 $25,620 4.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 840 $12.48 $13.06 $27,170 2.4 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (8) $15.67 $15.95 $33,180 3.1 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $11.04 $11.12 $23,130 5.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 490 $8.99 $9.82 $20,420 7.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 370 $10.76 $11.15 $23,190 2.5 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $11.05 $12.16 $25,290 2.7 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 30 $9.97 $10.22 $21,260 3.0 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) $10.21 $10.37 $21,580 8.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 330 $12.57 $12.34 $25,670 5.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,780 $11.31 $12.03 $25,030 5.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 630 $15.20 $17.55 $36,500 17.4 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 11,080 $11.62 $13.00 $27,050 3.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 250 $20.23 $18.65 $38,790 6.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 $15.80 $18.28 $38,020 6.2 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 220 $11.50 $13.91 $28,920 11.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 130 $6.99 $7.86 $16,360 4.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 570 $6.84 $7.94 $16,510 6.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,180 $15.23 $15.26 $31,740 4.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 760 $10.64 $12.07 $25,110 5.9 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $8.28 $8.30 $17,270 3.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $7.30 $7.67 $15,940 8.1 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 50 $10.23 $13.02 $27,070 24.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 920 $12.02 $12.87 $26,760 3.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $8.57 $8.99 $18,700 8.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,540 $11.17 $11.72 $24,380 3.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 120 $10.24 $10.36 $21,550 3.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,010 $8.92 $8.96 $18,630 4.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 210 $10.54 $10.83 $22,530 4.8 %

About May 2006 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area 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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(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: September 26, 2008