May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest Massachusetts 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 Southwest Massachusetts 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 XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Southwest Massachusetts 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 12,880 $14.90 $18.36 $38,190 1.9 %
 
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 480 $37.68 $44.31 $92,170 4.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 50 $72.53 $73.56 $153,010 9.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 130 $36.87 $41.11 $85,500 6.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 40 $39.38 $51.06 $106,210 22.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $84,410 3.7 %
 
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 250 $23.99 $26.65 $55,440 4.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 30 $26.01 $27.26 $56,700 5.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 60 $22.76 $23.97 $49,860 4.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $26.39 $32.59 $67,790 12.3 %
 
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 120 $29.21 $32.97 $68,570 12.9 %
 
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 90 $27.54 $28.05 $58,330 5.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 $19.88 $22.59 $46,990 6.2 %
 
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 (8) $23.28 $27.42 $57,030 6.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $24.55 $28.79 $59,890 5.9 %
 
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 170 $18.74 $19.75 $41,080 6.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants (8) $14.87 $16.31 $33,920 3.2 %
 
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) (8) (8) (8) (8)
 
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 1,010 $22.36 $22.67 $47,150 4.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 40 $11.97 $13.53 $28,150 3.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 190 (4) (4) $51,010 4.7 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $53,290 7.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $54,950 2.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $18.95 $20.72 $43,090 10.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 170 (4) (4) $22,190 3.9 %
 
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 220 $19.51 $24.61 $51,200 9.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $23.79 $24.56 $51,080 9.3 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $21.88 $20.72 $43,100 3.2 %
 
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 580 $28.52 $33.08 $68,800 5.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 190 $29.45 $31.76 $66,070 8.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $43.58 $42.71 $88,840 5.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 80 $20.84 $20.96 $43,600 2.6 %
 
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 330 $13.49 $16.55 $34,430 11.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (8) $11.97 $12.08 $25,120 3.2 %
 
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 210 $14.20 $17.69 $36,800 7.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (8) $19.72 $20.84 $43,340 3.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 40 $11.88 $12.74 $26,500 3.7 %
 
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 1,650 $10.77 $11.66 $24,250 2.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $18.69 $21.90 $45,550 13.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 110 $18.12 $18.87 $39,250 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $10.47 $10.51 $21,870 4.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 60 $13.46 $13.47 $28,010 3.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 130 $12.82 $13.34 $27,760 5.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 110 $9.62 $10.30 $21,420 5.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 120 $12.56 $12.64 $26,280 5.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 220 $9.31 $9.91 $20,600 4.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 510 $10.67 $10.70 $22,260 4.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 50 $8.72 $9.47 $19,700 4.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 150 $9.24 $9.57 $19,910 3.0 %
 
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 690 $12.72 $13.54 $28,160 2.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 $18.27 $18.11 $37,670 3.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $20.11 $21.36 $44,430 7.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 150 $12.20 $12.14 $25,250 3.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 180 $10.00 $10.42 $21,680 2.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 250 $14.04 $14.45 $30,050 4.2 %
 
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 760 $11.89 $14.57 $30,310 9.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $16.20 $16.68 $34,690 3.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 70 $9.22 $9.47 $19,700 3.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 50 $10.42 $10.52 $21,870 5.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 290 $11.87 $12.08 $25,130 3.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-9032 Recreation Workers 50 $11.55 $12.38 $25,750 8.2 %
 
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 1,750 $10.28 $13.74 $28,590 4.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 200 $18.47 $18.91 $39,340 3.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 530 $9.02 $9.26 $19,270 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 30 $11.33 $11.59 $24,110 6.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 770 $9.90 $11.37 $23,650 4.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 $39.80 $41.94 $87,230 12.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 50 $22.82 $26.27 $54,650 14.1 %
 
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 1,990 $14.68 $15.40 $32,030 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 140 $21.93 $22.52 $46,840 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 30 $14.19 $14.72 $30,620 3.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 270 $16.46 $16.72 $34,770 3.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 50 $14.23 $15.13 $31,470 5.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 130 $12.36 $12.83 $26,690 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 80 $14.63 $15.13 $31,470 3.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 40 $12.06 $12.04 $25,040 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $15.66 $15.53 $32,310 8.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 110 $12.47 $12.64 $26,300 4.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 60 $16.26 $16.38 $34,060 3.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 140 $13.72 $13.35 $27,760 5.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 60 $19.32 $19.42 $40,400 3.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 30 $14.12 $14.55 $30,270 5.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 100 $14.63 $14.56 $30,290 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 360 $12.63 $12.71 $26,440 2.8 %
 
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 810 $19.95 $20.08 $41,770 3.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 60 $30.25 $30.41 $63,260 5.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 200 $22.93 $22.77 $47,360 2.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 70 $16.04 $16.37 $34,050 4.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 80 $22.60 $22.39 $46,580 5.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 60 $22.93 $21.25 $44,210 11.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) $17.88 $18.10 $37,650 2.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50 $22.35 $23.27 $48,400 7.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $12.87 $12.43 $25,850 8.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 80 $15.07 $16.04 $33,360 7.6 %
 
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 350 $18.24 $19.84 $41,260 5.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 70 $15.48 $16.03 $33,340 4.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 120 $16.19 $15.64 $32,530 3.6 %
 
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 780 $15.89 $16.99 $35,330 3.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 60 $25.61 $26.87 $55,880 3.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 30 $9.19 $9.69 $20,150 3.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $15.41 $16.48 $34,280 10.1 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $17.55 $17.14 $35,640 7.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 40 $20.22 $16.72 $34,770 16.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $20.35 $18.88 $39,260 8.5 %
 
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 500 $14.62 $15.16 $31,540 3.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (8) $13.91 $13.52 $28,130 5.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 140 $18.50 $18.65 $38,790 4.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 50 $12.27 $12.97 $26,980 4.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 $12.03 $13.24 $27,550 5.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $13.11 $12.96 $26,950 3.3 %

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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009