May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Altoona, PA



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 Altoona, PA, a metropolitan statistical area in Pennsylvania.

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 XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Altoona, PA (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 58,680 $12.48 $15.86 $32,980 2.3 %
 
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 1,590 $31.13 $34.62 $72,020 3.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 130 $50.02 $53.81 $111,920 6.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 320 $35.92 $37.33 $77,650 3.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (4) (4) $23,910 11.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 $22.36 $26.65 $55,440 4.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 $35.79 $37.18 $77,330 2.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $35.48 $35.01 $72,820 6.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $40.47 $41.26 $85,810 6.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 120 $24.84 $30.67 $63,790 8.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $30.43 $33.93 $70,570 5.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $24.81 $25.03 $52,050 5.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $80,970 4.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $42.38 $43.09 $89,630 4.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 80 $21.56 $22.04 $45,850 4.4 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $17.86 $21.17 $44,030 16.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 $40.01 $47.88 $99,590 10.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $19.95 $21.93 $45,620 5.0 %
 
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 1,440 $21.27 $24.58 $51,130 5.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $21.98 $24.09 $50,110 3.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $10.89 $15.00 $31,200 12.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $25.00 $27.70 $57,610 8.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $15.91 $19.07 $39,660 5.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $24.75 $25.15 $52,310 5.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $16.63 $18.73 $38,960 6.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 $27.68 $26.87 $55,890 16.0 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 $17.71 $20.79 $43,240 5.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 30 $30.43 $40.09 $83,380 13.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 110 $14.83 $18.70 $38,890 9.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 240 $23.61 $26.82 $55,790 5.0 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2072 Loan Officers 70 $17.01 $17.58 $36,570 8.7 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 60 $20.84 $22.43 $46,660 7.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 $10.40 $11.75 $24,450 19.4 %
 
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 710 $26.50 $28.51 $59,300 6.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 90 $22.05 $22.58 $46,970 4.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 $35.35 $36.02 $74,910 7.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 160 $15.04 $15.67 $32,590 2.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 170 $35.99 $39.27 $81,690 7.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 110 $25.96 $26.90 $55,950 4.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $33.70 $31.84 $66,220 3.0 %
 
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 730 $25.34 $26.88 $55,910 2.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (8) $29.75 $30.25 $62,920 7.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 150 $29.67 $30.74 $63,940 2.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $23.69 $27.14 $56,450 10.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $29.92 $33.38 $69,430 6.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $30.91 $33.62 $69,930 4.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $17.97 $18.37 $38,210 3.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $21.11 $21.10 $43,890 2.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $22.72 $20.48 $42,600 17.1 %
 
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 160 $23.15 $24.89 $51,770 4.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $22.36 $25.85 $53,760 8.0 %
 
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 1,050 $15.34 $16.92 $35,200 6.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $21.32 $21.63 $44,990 3.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 120 $15.36 $17.14 $35,650 7.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $20.52 $20.47 $42,570 8.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 120 $13.58 $14.23 $29,600 5.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 160 $9.57 $10.92 $22,710 8.2 %
 
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 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-1011 Lawyers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $13.45 $13.83 $28,760 7.6 %
 
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 3,290 $18.63 $18.88 $39,280 4.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 90 $8.82 $9.61 $19,990 4.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 880 (4) (4) $45,060 4.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 270 (4) (4) $47,260 4.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 430 (4) (4) $45,270 4.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $53,060 5.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $50,780 4.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $20.72 $17.64 $36,680 19.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 50 $24.29 $22.82 $47,460 4.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 740 (4) (4) $17,940 2.5 %
 
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 700 $15.73 $17.11 $35,590 7.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $14.15 $15.52 $32,270 5.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $16.59 $19.21 $39,950 8.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 80 $14.85 $15.08 $31,360 13.8 %
 
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 4,130 $22.29 $28.47 $59,220 8.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $22.04 $21.69 $45,110 2.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 120 $46.31 $44.83 $93,240 6.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 140 (5) $90.69 $188,630 27.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 90 (5) $105.54 $219,530 21.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 100 $30.07 $28.72 $59,730 3.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,350 $24.99 $24.91 $51,820 4.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $23.89 $25.24 $52,490 8.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $30.68 $34.04 $70,800 8.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (8) $23.71 $24.15 $50,230 2.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $28.46 $30.30 $63,020 10.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 120 $23.15 $22.91 $47,650 2.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $15.42 $15.74 $32,740 2.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 60 $25.40 $24.66 $51,300 7.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (8) $21.23 $21.70 $45,130 8.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $21.50 $21.02 $43,720 4.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $12.19 $12.38 $25,750 4.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $16.55 $18.67 $38,820 3.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 690 $14.51 $14.69 $30,550 4.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $14.58 $14.96 $31,110 2.4 %
 
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 2,070 $11.38 $11.73 $24,400 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 520 $8.95 $9.72 $20,210 3.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 840 $11.81 $12.15 $25,270 2.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $18.79 $19.60 $40,760 5.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 120 $13.51 $13.10 $27,250 5.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 300 $10.91 $11.45 $23,810 5.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $14.11 $13.71 $28,510 2.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 110 $13.19 $12.45 $25,900 3.8 %
 
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 840 $12.31 $15.78 $32,820 11.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $32.58 $30.92 $64,310 8.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 240 $19.69 $20.71 $43,070 10.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 280 $8.15 $9.67 $20,110 6.0 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 50 $9.04 $10.52 $21,890 9.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 30 $7.65 $7.77 $16,160 3.8 %
 
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 5,470 $8.01 $9.41 $19,580 2.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 330 $13.18 $19.81 $41,210 20.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.70 $7.92 $16,480 3.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 250 $10.60 $11.16 $23,220 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 440 $9.37 $9.81 $20,410 3.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 120 $8.95 $9.30 $19,330 5.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 430 $8.42 $8.89 $18,490 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 380 $7.83 $8.37 $17,410 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,510 $7.71 $8.36 $17,400 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.53 $7.68 $15,970 4.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 990 $7.92 $8.78 $18,250 2.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 80 $8.91 $9.06 $18,850 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 90 $7.88 $8.28 $17,210 2.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 230 $7.62 $7.86 $16,340 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $7.73 $8.50 $17,670 3.4 %
 
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 1,670 $9.21 $10.76 $22,380 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $19.97 $20.42 $42,480 3.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 850 $9.33 $10.90 $22,680 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 390 $8.45 $9.04 $18,790 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 310 $8.83 $10.12 $21,040 7.8 %
 
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 1,800 $8.58 $9.60 $19,970 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $12.09 $13.93 $28,980 11.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 300 $8.74 $9.48 $19,720 7.1 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 30 $9.13 $10.20 $21,210 7.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 230 $8.27 $8.53 $17,740 4.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 450 $8.00 $8.38 $17,430 4.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 $9.27 $10.27 $21,360 13.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 90 $10.31 $10.76 $22,370 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 7,850 $9.28 $12.79 $26,610 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 420 $18.11 $20.03 $41,670 5.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 $32.63 $34.47 $71,700 9.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,120 $7.55 $8.13 $16,920 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 $9.62 $10.39 $21,600 4.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 200 $12.08 $13.52 $28,120 6.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,200 $8.76 $10.34 $21,500 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 30 $20.04 $23.57 $49,020 17.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 160 $15.04 $19.23 $40,000 18.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 70 $20.15 $24.94 $51,880 11.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $23.24 $25.10 $52,210 8.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 960 $21.47 $22.82 $47,460 3.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $16.33 $16.52 $34,370 6.1 %
 
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 9,900 $11.93 $13.09 $27,220 2.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 490 $19.96 $20.97 $43,620 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $10.19 $11.63 $24,190 5.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 130 $12.38 $13.30 $27,660 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 180 $12.82 $12.90 $26,840 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 800 $12.28 $13.07 $27,190 2.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 80 $13.71 $13.53 $28,140 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $14.07 $15.36 $31,940 8.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 270 $10.86 $10.87 $22,600 2.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) $12.87 $12.52 $26,050 8.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 610 $11.90 $12.84 $26,710 2.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 130 $18.84 $19.59 $40,750 2.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $10.47 $12.00 $24,960 8.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 60 $8.74 $9.43 $19,620 6.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 30 $15.15 $15.02 $31,240 7.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $8.37 $9.59 $19,950 7.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 40 $11.62 $11.64 $24,200 5.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $13.10 $13.91 $28,930 5.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $15.22 $16.04 $33,370 3.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 580 $9.46 $9.98 $20,750 1.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $13.39 $18.69 $38,880 21.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 $15.09 $16.68 $34,690 5.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 (c) $24.64 (c) $22.91 (c) $47,650 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 100 (c) $24.54 (c) $22.97 (c) $47,780 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $15.99 $17.06 $35,490 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 390 $16.21 $15.25 $31,710 4.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 790 $10.13 $10.84 $22,540 3.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 180 $15.00 $15.95 $33,180 2.6 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 120 $13.42 $14.23 $29,600 5.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 310 $13.19 $12.87 $26,770 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,040 $10.89 $11.41 $23,730 2.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $13.19 $13.66 $28,410 4.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $10.18 $10.81 $22,490 5.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 100 $14.41 $14.54 $30,250 3.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 90 $14.40 $15.69 $32,630 4.1 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (8) $9.17 $9.73 $20,240 4.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,860 $10.06 $10.98 $22,850 2.0 %
 
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 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
 
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 2,340 $14.78 $16.28 $33,860 3.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 180 $22.24 $23.00 $47,850 3.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $17.61 $18.92 $39,350 8.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 600 $13.22 $14.05 $29,220 4.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 50 $13.13 $13.93 $28,970 11.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 380 $11.02 $11.77 $24,480 3.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 100 $16.98 $17.25 $35,890 5.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 120 $21.88 $21.63 $44,990 7.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $15.77 $16.17 $33,640 11.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $25.48 $23.69 $49,270 4.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $9.65 $10.27 $21,360 3.5 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $7.96 $10.14 $21,080 22.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 130 $19.66 $19.52 $40,610 3.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 110 $16.85 $16.99 $35,340 7.1 %
 
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 2,550 $16.02 $17.01 $35,370 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $23.23 $25.21 $52,430 3.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $25.06 $20.76 $43,170 10.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $22.64 $22.04 $45,840 4.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 30 $18.01 $17.83 $37,090 2.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 420 $10.01 $12.66 $26,340 5.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $19.35 $18.75 $39,000 6.4 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 30 $12.82 $13.19 $27,430 6.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 $16.18 $19.99 $41,570 7.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $10.61 $10.25 $21,330 5.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 110 $16.15 $15.53 $32,310 5.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 50 $14.25 $13.68 $28,460 4.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 $14.62 $15.41 $32,050 7.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 540 $14.24 $14.26 $29,650 1.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 120 $24.08 $24.18 $50,290 11.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 180 $21.65 $21.15 $43,980 2.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 $13.08 $12.42 $25,840 4.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $14.35 $14.22 $29,580 23.9 %
 
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 5,020 $15.08 $15.65 $32,550 4.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 310 $21.96 $23.73 $49,360 4.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 90 $13.60 $13.70 $28,490 5.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 370 $11.68 $13.38 $27,830 9.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $9.35 $10.05 $20,890 5.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $12.81 $12.60 $26,210 5.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $8.90 $9.42 $19,600 6.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $16.04 $15.15 $31,510 3.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 170 $16.84 $16.60 $34,520 2.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $17.64 $17.79 $37,000 3.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 90 $17.07 $16.93 $35,210 2.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 110 $11.92 $13.71 $28,510 7.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 110 $10.31 $10.72 $22,290 3.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 110 $10.13 $10.26 $21,350 2.6 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 30 $10.20 $10.48 $21,800 3.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 70 $9.28 $10.05 $20,900 6.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 $21.17 $20.74 $43,140 4.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 $16.75 $17.31 $36,000 4.5 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (8) $23.25 $23.69 $49,270 5.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $21.46 $20.73 $43,120 4.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $13.87 $14.57 $30,300 5.9 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 90 $21.25 $20.56 $42,770 4.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 160 $13.29 $15.72 $32,700 6.7 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 60 $11.12 $11.43 $23,770 4.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 260 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $16.71 $16.07 $33,420 10.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $9.84 $10.03 $20,870 3.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 770 $17.00 $16.45 $34,210 6.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 300 $9.16 $11.60 $24,130 8.8 %
 
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 5,220 $11.53 $13.39 $27,840 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $17.11 $19.59 $40,760 6.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $22.61 $23.14 $48,130 3.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 190 $9.71 $11.27 $23,430 8.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,320 $15.87 $17.10 $35,560 5.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 760 $11.31 $13.00 $27,040 5.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $9.23 $9.38 $19,510 2.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 270 $12.28 $12.48 $25,960 2.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 120 $9.37 $9.48 $19,720 2.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,360 $9.82 $10.93 $22,740 3.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 490 $8.24 $10.02 $20,850 6.7 %

About May 2008 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 $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009