May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX



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 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX, a metropolitan statistical area in Texas.

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 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX (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 123,310 $10.00 $14.08 $29,280 2.9 %
 
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 3,840 $30.62 $33.95 $70,610 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 $62.33 $67.00 $139,350 6.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,270 $33.56 $39.55 $82,250 4.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 $36.24 $40.12 $83,440 6.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 210 $33.73 $36.27 $75,430 8.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $37.16 $40.23 $83,680 8.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 $31.82 $33.34 $69,340 3.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $38.25 $40.25 $83,730 4.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $26.65 $30.10 $62,620 16.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 210 $14.92 $17.82 $37,070 11.2 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $18.00 $18.14 $37,730 13.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 360 (4) (4) $75,690 3.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 170 $19.42 $23.12 $48,090 18.2 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $23.52 $23.19 $48,230 6.8 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $18.47 $18.23 $37,910 6.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 200 $33.84 $34.82 $72,420 6.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 210 $10.39 $12.93 $26,900 10.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 180 $14.56 $19.02 $39,570 11.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 120 $39.33 $38.06 $79,170 3.0 %
 
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 3,140 $22.34 $25.10 $52,200 4.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $17.05 $20.03 $41,660 8.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $18.66 $19.45 $40,450 3.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 800 $26.77 $26.22 $54,530 2.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $14.28 $17.24 $35,860 11.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (8) $14.47 $14.86 $30,910 4.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $15.57 $18.86 $39,220 8.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $14.80 $15.78 $32,820 3.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $26.05 $25.79 $53,640 5.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 150 $25.09 $25.52 $53,080 7.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 300 $31.57 $37.04 $77,050 12.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 440 $20.56 $26.76 $55,660 9.7 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2051 Financial Analysts (8) $29.81 $29.30 $60,940 12.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 210 $32.89 $35.66 $74,170 17.2 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $15.01 $17.79 $37,010 7.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 $12.25 $13.59 $28,260 22.0 %
 
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 650 $18.52 $22.68 $47,180 6.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 60 $18.58 $20.63 $42,910 6.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 220 $13.98 $14.41 $29,970 3.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 100 $20.52 $23.20 $48,260 9.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $24.84 $27.11 $56,380 6.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $20.12 $21.56 $44,840 3.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $35.75 $37.57 $78,140 8.9 %
 
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 710 $21.32 $23.69 $49,280 5.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $30.24 $33.72 $70,150 5.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $37.34 $37.11 $77,190 3.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $37.17 $38.50 $80,080 9.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $37.50 $39.13 $81,390 7.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 90 $11.07 $12.27 $25,510 8.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $13.55 $14.02 $29,160 3.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $26.66 $26.72 $55,570 9.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $17.95 $17.29 $35,970 11.2 %
 
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 430 $21.93 $24.09 $50,100 5.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $23.28 $26.09 $54,260 8.7 %
 
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 1,610 $17.50 $20.14 $41,890 6.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 510 $26.27 $25.57 $53,190 7.7 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 100 $33.12 $31.93 $66,410 5.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $15.34 $16.83 $35,000 5.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (8) $20.85 $20.25 $42,120 6.7 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 40 $14.87 $17.09 $35,540 4.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $9.92 $10.68 $22,210 6.5 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 30 $13.89 $14.49 $30,130 6.4 %
 
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 470 $26.47 $31.19 $64,880 5.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $37.13 $40.61 $84,470 9.0 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 $28.20 $30.32 $63,070 7.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $27.44 $25.71 $53,480 8.8 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $13.72 $16.02 $33,310 14.0 %
 
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 11,730 $21.86 $20.68 $43,020 3.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 640 $13.27 $16.58 $34,490 9.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 320 (4) (4) $49,300 2.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,780 (4) (4) $47,890 2.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,610 (4) (4) $49,620 2.2 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $49,790 2.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,580 (4) (4) $51,030 1.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $50,810 1.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 280 (4) (4) $48,220 2.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 200 (4) (4) $46,440 2.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 580 (4) (4) $18,750 5.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 190 $24.83 $24.09 $50,120 3.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $14.01 $15.02 $31,250 3.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 150 $31.41 $33.67 $70,040 10.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,920 (4) (4) $19,120 5.6 %
 
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 900 $15.26 $18.01 $37,460 8.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $14.41 $15.54 $32,320 5.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $39,870 8.9 %
27-2032 Choreographers 40 $12.62 $15.21 $31,630 3.8 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 70 $16.76 $21.04 $43,760 16.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 140 $14.84 $17.37 $36,140 6.4 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $16.51 $18.60 $38,680 16.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 30 $12.40 $15.65 $32,550 14.7 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $8.11 $15.27 $31,750 26.5 %
 
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 6,540 $25.46 $32.35 $67,290 6.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $23.72 $25.00 $52,000 2.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $56.01 $53.94 $112,200 5.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $70.73 $66.81 $138,960 14.0 %
29-1063 Internists, General 40 $79.45 $84.10 $174,930 17.1 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 60 $68.30 $82.08 $170,730 20.3 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) $47.26 $49.90 $103,780 10.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 170 (5) $105.46 $219,350 17.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $56.12 $53.89 $112,100 3.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,280 $30.22 $30.45 $63,340 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $34.81 $31.91 $66,370 11.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $36.65 $36.72 $76,380 5.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 150 $25.01 $24.85 $51,680 2.1 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $32.34 $31.13 $64,750 4.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 150 $23.63 $23.65 $49,200 1.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $13.62 $14.22 $29,570 2.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 100 $29.63 $28.86 $60,040 9.7 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $25.32 $24.42 $50,790 2.9 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $30.07 $33.36 $69,390 6.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 240 $20.66 $20.66 $42,980 3.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 430 $11.55 $11.95 $24,850 3.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 100 $18.33 $18.50 $38,470 2.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 880 $18.23 $18.41 $38,290 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $12.37 $13.20 $27,450 3.1 %
 
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 6,440 $7.29 $8.40 $17,470 4.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 3,760 $6.93 $6.99 $14,530 2.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,480 $7.66 $8.76 $18,220 5.6 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants (8) $11.50 $15.42 $32,070 21.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 150 $10.18 $10.52 $21,880 5.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 180 $11.99 $11.80 $24,550 7.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 590 $11.07 $11.53 $23,980 4.2 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers (8) $12.68 $12.73 $26,490 4.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $12.01 $16.11 $33,510 24.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $7.91 $8.53 $17,730 11.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $10.97 $11.80 $24,550 3.9 %
 
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 3,520 $17.18 $18.34 $38,150 7.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $35.49 $35.66 $74,170 4.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 360 $17.44 $17.78 $36,970 3.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (8) $14.48 $14.94 $31,060 3.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 780 $26.33 $26.40 $54,920 4.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 860 $18.33 $18.88 $39,260 2.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 720 $9.49 $9.99 $20,770 4.9 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 80 $11.32 $11.02 $22,910 3.0 %
 
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 11,040 $7.24 $7.97 $16,570 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $12.17 $14.14 $29,420 8.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 870 $11.92 $12.12 $25,210 3.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.04 $7.17 $14,910 4.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 460 $8.38 $8.96 $18,630 6.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 620 $7.63 $7.81 $16,250 2.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $6.86 $6.85 $14,260 4.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 310 $7.62 $7.74 $16,100 2.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 450 $7.30 $7.85 $16,330 4.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,540 $7.03 $7.24 $15,070 2.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 330 $6.85 $6.85 $14,240 3.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,890 $7.32 $8.32 $17,300 4.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 60 $7.33 $7.55 $15,710 4.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 220 $7.02 $7.01 $14,570 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 260 $6.98 $7.06 $14,690 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 240 $6.98 $6.97 $14,510 2.0 %
 
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 4,060 $7.86 $8.57 $17,830 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 $11.88 $12.39 $25,770 3.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $11.82 $13.46 $27,990 10.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,960 $8.22 $8.62 $17,930 3.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,210 $7.12 $7.23 $15,040 1.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 40 $11.83 $12.42 $25,830 11.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 570 $8.50 $9.04 $18,800 3.0 %
 
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 10,960 $7.07 $7.32 $15,230 1.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 160 $11.42 $11.99 $24,930 3.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $8.09 $8.66 $18,020 7.8 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 160 $10.49 $10.28 $21,380 3.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 120 $10.47 $11.35 $23,610 9.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $9.44 $11.52 $23,970 19.7 %
39-5011 Barbers (8) $7.14 $7.30 $15,190 8.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $6.94 $7.02 $14,590 5.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 960 $7.67 $8.15 $16,960 2.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 8,870 $6.97 $6.94 $14,430 1.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 40 $7.83 $9.66 $20,100 12.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 110 $7.52 $8.48 $17,640 5.0 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $7.73 $7.69 $15,990 6.7 %
 
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 13,780 $8.22 $10.46 $21,760 2.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,390 $14.72 $15.71 $32,670 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 $16.37 $17.40 $36,200 13.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,210 $7.23 $7.51 $15,620 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 740 $7.24 $7.80 $16,230 3.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 270 $8.68 $9.65 $20,080 7.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,330 $8.40 $10.11 $21,030 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 160 $16.81 $18.94 $39,390 3.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 70 $16.05 $22.49 $46,780 19.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 200 $12.86 $15.11 $31,430 7.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 520 $15.95 $19.10 $39,720 4.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (8) $9.19 $9.94 $20,670 6.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $17.95 $18.12 $37,700 6.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,030 $7.57 $8.29 $17,240 10.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 90 $13.12 $12.94 $26,920 15.1 %
 
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 20,840 $10.47 $11.89 $24,730 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,360 $16.58 $22.57 $46,950 13.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $7.39 $7.80 $16,230 3.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 240 $10.95 $11.16 $23,220 5.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 540 $11.03 $11.59 $24,100 4.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,260 $11.95 $12.50 $26,010 3.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $11.61 $11.81 $24,560 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 $12.01 $12.32 $25,620 5.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 760 $9.56 $9.85 $20,490 5.8 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks (8) $13.56 $15.02 $31,250 13.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 30 $13.51 $15.61 $32,470 5.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $7.26 $8.77 $18,240 15.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,060 $9.01 $9.60 $19,980 3.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 80 $14.01 $15.27 $31,760 8.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 150 $8.67 $8.92 $18,560 2.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 350 $7.35 $7.76 $16,130 4.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 430 $13.46 $13.69 $28,470 3.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 160 $9.74 $10.01 $20,820 3.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) $11.79 $13.43 $27,930 10.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 100 $13.31 $15.65 $32,560 19.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $9.24 $9.83 $20,450 4.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $13.13 $13.45 $27,970 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 970 $8.93 $9.18 $19,100 1.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 170 $12.54 $13.48 $28,030 6.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (8) $17.06 $16.33 $33,970 14.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $9.50 $9.64 $20,040 5.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 130 $11.90 $12.47 $25,930 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 230 $15.31 $14.69 $30,550 8.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $11.78 $11.63 $24,190 4.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.30 (c) $50,540 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 240 (c) $23.83 (c) $22.41 (c) $46,610 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 (c) $24.20 (c) $20.60 (c) $42,850 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 120 $12.70 $14.22 $29,570 8.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 550 $8.62 $10.00 $20,800 4.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,680 $8.02 $8.70 $18,090 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $9.20 $9.37 $19,480 4.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 990 $16.78 $17.31 $36,010 4.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 250 $12.60 $13.40 $27,870 6.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 330 $10.97 $11.81 $24,560 7.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,120 $11.25 $11.34 $23,590 2.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 350 $10.53 $10.50 $21,850 5.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $14.26 $14.32 $29,780 3.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,830 $8.48 $9.08 $18,880 2.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 60 $10.60 $10.81 $22,480 8.6 %
 
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 (8) $7.36 $7.52 $15,640 4.6 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $8.71 $8.65 $17,990 6.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $7.03 $7.01 $14,590 4.0 %
 
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 4,440 $10.56 $11.11 $23,120 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 220 $14.51 $16.97 $35,300 5.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 600 $11.81 $11.87 $24,700 2.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $11.71 $12.67 $26,360 8.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,210 $8.53 $8.77 $18,250 3.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $11.30 $11.23 $23,360 2.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 350 $11.66 $11.64 $24,210 2.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 390 $12.75 $12.75 $26,510 3.1 %
47-2121 Glaziers 40 $9.35 $9.94 $20,680 7.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 140 $10.52 $10.65 $22,150 1.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 220 $12.19 $12.87 $26,760 6.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 120 $11.28 $11.66 $24,250 7.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 40 $10.21 $11.01 $22,900 9.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 280 $8.49 $8.89 $18,500 5.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 110 $14.70 $15.87 $33,010 2.5 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 80 $10.50 $10.55 $21,950 2.8 %
 
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 4,130 $11.10 $12.79 $26,610 2.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 260 $16.67 $19.31 $40,170 4.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 100 $11.02 $11.31 $23,520 3.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $28.71 $28.43 $59,140 4.2 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (8) $8.28 $8.22 $17,100 4.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $13.42 $13.72 $28,540 6.3 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (8) $12.26 $10.97 $22,820 15.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 490 $12.07 $14.91 $31,010 4.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $13.49 $13.24 $27,530 4.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $14.60 $16.00 $33,270 6.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $9.98 $10.70 $22,250 5.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 360 $11.67 $12.13 $25,230 2.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 70 $16.16 $15.94 $33,160 7.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,480 $9.33 $10.13 $21,080 2.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 200 $7.53 $8.09 $16,830 4.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 $11.58 $11.81 $24,560 6.1 %
 
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 6,250 $9.75 $11.12 $23,120 3.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 390 $17.47 $18.49 $38,470 3.5 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $14.24 $14.00 $29,110 2.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 410 $13.18 $13.47 $28,010 7.6 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 70 $9.59 $10.28 $21,380 5.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 230 $7.50 $8.24 $17,140 3.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 160 $8.06 $8.41 $17,500 2.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $8.70 $9.75 $20,290 6.4 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $8.13 $8.28 $17,230 5.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 60 $6.80 $6.74 $14,010 3.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $8.79 $9.13 $18,990 3.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $9.07 $9.71 $20,200 3.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 260 $12.35 $12.04 $25,040 4.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $8.19 $8.60 $17,900 6.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 30 $16.35 $15.50 $32,230 6.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 970 $11.16 $11.18 $23,250 4.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $14.81 $15.79 $32,840 10.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 70 $9.73 $9.99 $20,770 4.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $7.52 $7.68 $15,970 3.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 40 $6.93 $7.40 $15,390 8.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $11.01 $11.11 $23,100 13.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $7.45 $8.12 $16,890 4.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 190 $11.48 $12.03 $25,020 4.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $8.53 $8.54 $17,760 4.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 360 $7.25 $9.28 $19,300 8.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 380 $6.92 $7.07 $14,710 3.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $9.44 $11.10 $23,090 8.1 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $14.35 $15.07 $31,340 6.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 200 $7.23 $7.54 $15,680 3.5 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 30 (8) (8) (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 7,670 $9.47 $10.78 $22,430 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 100 $12.69 $14.64 $30,460 5.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $18.43 $18.43 $38,340 5.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 700 $10.89 $10.60 $22,050 3.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 830 $13.12 $12.18 $25,330 7.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,310 $14.34 $14.67 $30,520 5.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 780 $9.73 $11.20 $23,300 5.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 160 $7.09 $7.28 $15,140 3.6 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (8) $29.54 $29.12 $60,570 6.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $8.39 $9.61 $19,980 15.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $13.01 $13.11 $27,280 6.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 480 $7.81 $8.84 $18,380 4.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 220 $7.16 $7.28 $15,140 2.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,840 $7.44 $8.14 $16,940 1.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 610 $6.93 $7.08 $14,720 2.8 %

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