May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC



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 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina.

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 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC (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 157,760 $13.70 $16.44 $34,190 0.9 %
 
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 5,700 $36.54 $42.68 $88,770 1.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 120 (5) $82.71 $172,030 5.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,970 $43.38 $49.97 $103,940 2.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 130 $49.59 $51.39 $106,880 3.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 330 $44.85 $49.73 $103,430 4.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 110 $28.78 $31.09 $64,670 4.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 150 $41.64 $44.85 $93,290 4.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 460 $36.75 $40.01 $83,230 3.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 490 $32.27 $35.04 $72,880 2.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 100 $35.98 $38.80 $80,710 2.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 140 $32.35 $33.23 $69,130 3.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 200 $35.10 $40.22 $83,670 8.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $20.23 $19.97 $41,530 4.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 270 (4) (4) $65,860 3.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 130 $29.40 $32.00 $66,570 4.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 150 $40.54 $40.77 $84,800 3.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 180 $20.85 $22.51 $46,830 3.7 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (8) $25.15 $40.49 $84,220 23.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 230 $35.45 $36.95 $76,860 2.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $22.92 $24.50 $50,960 8.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 140 $32.40 $36.39 $75,700 3.5 %
 
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 3,130 $22.99 $25.99 $54,050 4.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (8) $28.59 $26.13 $54,340 7.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 310 $21.02 $22.55 $46,910 1.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $20.06 $21.96 $45,680 2.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $22.16 $23.63 $49,150 2.8 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 $19.67 $21.10 $43,900 2.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 160 $17.65 $20.28 $42,180 4.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $23.35 $23.88 $49,680 2.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $20.28 $21.33 $44,360 2.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $23.91 $23.64 $49,180 3.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $30.17 $28.18 $58,620 5.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 370 $26.68 $29.97 $62,340 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 690 $25.52 $27.82 $57,860 2.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $18.18 $19.74 $41,050 7.9 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 50 $33.64 $32.19 $66,950 2.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 $29.46 $33.87 $70,450 7.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 280 $20.80 $22.37 $46,530 4.5 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $20.14 $21.05 $43,790 3.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 $20.26 $24.63 $51,230 10.8 %
 
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 990 $25.57 $26.89 $55,940 1.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 150 $32.49 $30.80 $64,060 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 90 $30.17 $32.36 $67,310 3.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $37.51 $40.44 $84,110 7.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 310 $18.99 $19.77 $41,110 2.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 120 $24.38 $27.90 $58,030 5.6 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 30 $28.01 $28.41 $59,090 4.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 170 $28.45 $29.31 $60,970 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $26.90 $27.18 $56,540 3.7 %
 
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 1,430 $25.67 $26.50 $55,130 1.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $29.17 $31.60 $65,720 3.3 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $34.23 $34.45 $71,650 4.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $34.45 $34.42 $71,590 7.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 360 $28.46 $29.34 $61,030 1.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 190 $30.41 $30.50 $63,430 2.0 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 $21.15 $21.16 $44,010 8.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $21.87 $23.38 $48,640 4.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (8) $18.12 $19.15 $39,820 8.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 100 $25.12 $24.95 $51,890 3.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 100 $19.88 $20.37 $42,370 1.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 70 $26.54 $26.35 $54,820 7.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $16.13 $16.39 $34,100 3.5 %
 
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 720 $22.75 $24.42 $50,790 4.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 170 $29.78 $32.12 $66,800 3.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $24.04 $25.29 $52,590 2.8 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $22.60 $23.23 $48,320 2.2 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $11.94 $15.08 $31,370 3.8 %
 
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 2,100 $18.54 $18.79 $39,080 1.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $18.41 $18.23 $37,920 3.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 210 $22.19 $22.29 $46,350 1.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 260 $20.93 $21.22 $44,140 3.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 90 $16.26 $19.29 $40,130 4.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 350 $20.40 $20.83 $43,330 2.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $20.35 $20.98 $43,640 2.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 200 $19.70 $20.13 $41,860 2.1 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 110 $18.03 $18.28 $38,020 3.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 540 $13.73 $13.81 $28,720 3.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 120 $18.47 $18.23 $37,910 4.0 %
 
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 420 $21.30 $29.83 $62,040 6.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 160 $42.52 $47.81 $99,450 10.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 160 $15.92 $16.13 $33,550 4.0 %
 
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 9,200 $18.25 $18.32 $38,100 2.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $63,660 10.8 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $56,040 4.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $54,200 4.4 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $58,250 4.9 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $59,000 11.4 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $58,090 2.9 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $59,700 2.5 %
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $49,170 3.7 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $58,600 4.5 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $55,360 4.4 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $56,300 5.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 200 $24.51 $25.27 $52,550 3.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 490 $9.70 $10.80 $22,470 3.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 320 (4) (4) $37,010 2.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,860 (4) (4) $41,450 1.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 710 (4) (4) $40,470 1.2 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $39,920 2.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 680 (4) (4) $40,980 1.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $44,730 1.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 630 (4) (4) $42,130 2.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $40,050 1.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 130 (4) (4) $45,990 1.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 470 $21.21 $20.07 $41,750 2.7 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 100 $19.77 $20.87 $43,410 11.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 170 (4) (4) $34,160 16.4 %
25-4012 Curators (8) $14.18 $14.47 $30,100 3.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 160 $21.78 $21.90 $45,560 1.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $14.19 $14.48 $30,110 2.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 140 $26.27 $27.20 $56,590 5.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,770 (4) (4) $20,090 2.2 %
 
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 930 $14.81 $17.21 $35,790 3.5 %
27-1012 Craft Artists 40 $16.34 $14.86 $30,910 15.7 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 $22.75 $35.49 $73,820 16.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $9.25 $10.02 $20,830 10.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 200 $17.07 $18.58 $38,650 5.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $26,560 5.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $19.08 $20.32 $42,260 3.0 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 80 $12.50 $12.71 $26,440 3.9 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $11.75 $13.67 $28,440 12.5 %
 
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 8,190 $24.20 $30.67 $63,790 3.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) $64.30 $77.60 $161,410 29.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $20.80 $22.21 $46,210 2.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 320 $51.77 $53.11 $110,470 5.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 220 (5) $94.08 $195,690 6.9 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 60 (5) $95.99 $199,650 19.4 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (8) $72.60 $74.21 $154,360 7.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons 100 (5) (5) (5) 14.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 120 $40.07 $39.25 $81,630 2.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,330 $25.69 $26.26 $54,620 1.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 100 $29.86 $30.35 $63,120 2.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 100 $33.72 $35.58 $74,000 2.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 110 $23.80 $24.11 $50,140 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $25.22 $29.12 $60,570 6.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $45.62 $55.75 $115,960 13.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $24.53 $24.74 $51,460 2.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 210 $15.74 $15.71 $32,680 5.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (8) $29.36 $28.77 $59,840 10.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 70 $27.24 $26.87 $55,880 1.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 300 $22.52 $22.32 $46,420 3.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 310 $15.71 $14.70 $30,580 4.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 500 $12.43 $12.44 $25,880 3.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $19.37 $19.13 $39,790 2.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 120 $10.61 $10.93 $22,730 10.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 780 $19.62 $19.69 $40,950 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 240 $13.21 $13.37 $27,820 2.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 70 $17.36 $17.53 $36,460 3.5 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 70 $15.81 $16.60 $34,540 1.9 %
 
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 7,610 $10.97 $11.34 $23,600 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 5,070 $10.38 $10.46 $21,750 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 930 $10.56 $10.74 $22,350 1.5 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 50 $23.73 $23.80 $49,510 2.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $22.44 $22.42 $46,640 3.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 390 $15.80 $16.09 $33,460 5.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 540 $13.46 $13.52 $28,120 2.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $14.88 $15.12 $31,450 1.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $10.46 $10.07 $20,940 11.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 300 $11.87 $12.02 $25,010 1.9 %
 
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 3,600 $14.12 $14.57 $30,310 2.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $22.10 $23.44 $48,750 1.6 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 70 $23.14 $23.32 $48,510 2.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $24.62 $23.23 $48,310 5.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 480 $12.98 $13.20 $27,450 6.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,120 $14.13 $14.35 $29,850 3.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 110 $19.00 $20.00 $41,600 3.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 730 $16.01 $17.20 $35,770 2.3 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 40 $11.86 $12.26 $25,500 3.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 560 $8.46 $10.31 $21,440 5.9 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 170 $7.29 $7.66 $15,940 3.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $12.00 $13.79 $28,670 8.4 %
 
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 12,450 $7.86 $8.79 $18,280 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $13.56 $14.90 $30,990 9.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,200 $12.31 $13.21 $27,480 3.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 310 $10.14 $10.20 $21,220 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 790 $8.29 $8.93 $18,570 4.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 190 $8.73 $9.43 $19,610 9.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,280 $9.57 $9.27 $19,280 4.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders (8) $8.53 $8.70 $18,110 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5,080 $7.40 $7.82 $16,280 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 90 $7.32 $7.48 $15,560 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,170 $7.54 $8.29 $17,250 4.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 70 $8.66 $9.04 $18,800 6.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $7.23 $7.24 $15,050 2.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 300 $8.08 $8.19 $17,040 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 330 $7.51 $7.99 $16,620 2.8 %
 
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 3,540 $9.75 $10.47 $21,770 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 130 $15.91 $16.48 $34,270 3.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 130 $15.40 $16.52 $34,370 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,790 $9.69 $10.08 $20,960 3.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 730 $8.63 $8.91 $18,530 3.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $13.01 $13.78 $28,660 3.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 680 $9.72 $10.47 $21,770 2.9 %
 
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 2,500 $8.82 $9.80 $20,380 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $17.27 $16.77 $34,890 2.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $8.44 $8.86 $18,420 3.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 160 $7.44 $7.95 $16,530 2.3 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 70 $10.04 $10.51 $21,860 9.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $8.96 $10.60 $22,050 9.2 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 60 $7.52 $8.04 $16,710 3.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 630 $8.95 $9.26 $19,260 3.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 640 $8.63 $8.53 $17,740 2.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 170 $9.34 $10.49 $21,810 5.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 170 $10.91 $11.80 $24,550 2.8 %
 
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 14,140 $10.44 $14.42 $29,990 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,650 $14.83 $17.44 $36,270 6.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 210 $33.41 $36.78 $76,500 4.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,020 $7.76 $8.19 $17,030 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 330 $8.74 $10.22 $21,250 7.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (8) $10.99 $11.57 $24,060 6.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,670 $9.56 $11.40 $23,720 4.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $17.86 $19.53 $40,630 6.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 $19.35 $25.22 $52,450 18.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 70 $30.05 $44.11 $91,740 19.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 290 $21.00 $27.37 $56,930 10.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 130 $24.79 $27.14 $56,450 4.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,800 $22.59 $24.91 $51,820 2.2 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 100 $14.00 $15.91 $33,090 15.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 110 (8) (8) (8) (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 20,440 $13.32 $13.94 $28,990 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,250 $18.55 $19.74 $41,060 1.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 210 $11.19 $11.28 $23,450 1.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 240 $13.37 $13.96 $29,040 6.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 600 $13.37 $13.75 $28,600 1.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,750 $14.37 $14.79 $30,760 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 $14.99 $15.35 $31,920 1.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $15.18 $15.55 $32,350 1.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 490 $11.25 $11.25 $23,400 1.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $14.32 $14.72 $30,630 2.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,850 $14.04 $14.33 $29,800 1.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 210 $14.74 $15.05 $31,300 1.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $11.23 $11.07 $23,020 3.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 190 $8.74 $9.06 $18,850 6.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 170 $11.97 $12.49 $25,980 1.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 $11.03 $11.01 $22,900 2.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $14.04 $14.01 $29,150 3.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $12.82 $12.80 $26,630 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 310 $13.68 $13.58 $28,240 2.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 220 $14.94 $15.42 $32,080 1.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,130 $11.06 $11.19 $23,270 2.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 50 $15.17 $16.08 $33,440 2.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 50 $11.48 $11.44 $23,800 4.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 170 $13.81 $13.70 $28,500 1.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $17.22 $17.83 $37,080 3.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $14.85 $15.27 $31,760 4.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.63 (c) $49,150 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 390 (c) $21.64 (c) $21.73 (c) $45,200 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 180 (c) $23.97 (c) $21.82 (c) $45,390 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 550 $15.52 $16.68 $34,700 1.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,470 $12.91 $12.84 $26,700 1.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,730 $9.48 $10.17 $21,150 1.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 160 $11.41 $11.81 $24,570 2.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,120 $17.08 $17.48 $36,360 1.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 280 $12.23 $12.56 $26,130 2.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,970 $13.15 $13.20 $27,460 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $14.56 $15.13 $31,470 3.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 220 $11.70 $11.88 $24,710 2.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $12.35 $12.15 $25,280 5.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 170 $14.83 $16.18 $33,650 5.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 $7.50 $8.70 $18,110 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,060 $11.44 $11.66 $24,250 2.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 $17.35 $17.19 $35,750 4.3 %
 
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 150 $12.92 $14.09 $29,300 14.5 %
 
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 4,570 $14.92 $15.55 $32,340 1.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 610 $21.33 $21.75 $45,240 2.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 140 $17.72 $16.94 $35,230 5.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 480 $15.82 $15.78 $32,820 2.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $14.34 $14.45 $30,060 5.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 540 $12.65 $13.41 $27,890 4.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 60 $13.81 $14.04 $29,200 14.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 430 $15.33 $15.23 $31,680 3.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $17.65 $17.34 $36,070 4.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 440 $15.47 $15.52 $32,280 5.5 %
47-2121 Glaziers 120 $14.04 $14.40 $29,950 8.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 150 $13.72 $13.51 $28,100 4.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $14.02 $14.39 $29,930 6.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $16.37 $16.65 $34,630 5.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 120 $14.90 $15.42 $32,080 9.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 260 $15.12 $15.15 $31,510 2.5 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 80 $10.58 $10.52 $21,870 6.0 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 200 $10.95 $11.25 $23,400 6.4 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $12.88 $12.64 $26,280 4.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $18.19 $18.89 $39,290 3.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 80 $13.51 $13.30 $27,670 2.0 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 40 $13.06 $12.71 $26,430 2.9 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) $12.82 $12.70 $26,420 3.2 %
 
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 5,310 $17.07 $17.81 $37,030 1.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 470 $24.80 $25.80 $53,660 2.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 120 $17.95 $18.10 $37,640 5.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 70 $25.53 $22.92 $47,680 11.8 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $21.04 $21.30 $44,300 4.3 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay (8) $28.34 $27.63 $57,470 2.8 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers (8) $13.48 $13.71 $28,520 12.2 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 30 $17.58 $18.93 $39,380 5.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 120 $20.19 $20.88 $43,430 2.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $16.99 $16.63 $34,590 5.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 520 $15.01 $15.80 $32,870 5.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 $17.80 $18.01 $37,460 2.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $17.44 $16.99 $35,330 5.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $19.36 $19.25 $40,040 3.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.80 $12.59 $26,200 13.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $18.20 $18.45 $38,370 2.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 520 $16.47 $16.93 $35,220 2.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,730 $16.47 $16.61 $34,550 1.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 160 $14.82 $16.36 $34,040 5.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 100 $26.38 $24.44 $50,840 2.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 30 $27.44 $25.48 $53,000 5.9 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (8) $19.95 $20.73 $43,110 6.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $16.31 $15.34 $31,910 6.5 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 $11.13 $12.00 $24,970 7.9 %
 
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 34,970 $13.50 $14.17 $29,460 0.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 2,180 $20.49 $21.46 $44,630 1.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 50 $13.86 $14.88 $30,950 8.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $13.07 $14.00 $29,130 8.5 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 60 $13.70 $13.35 $27,770 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 4,230 $11.81 $12.46 $25,910 1.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 160 $10.19 $11.10 $23,090 5.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 140 $13.14 $12.97 $26,980 5.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 90 $13.17 $12.88 $26,790 2.0 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 200 $8.76 $8.72 $18,140 4.2 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 100 $8.24 $8.16 $16,980 2.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 100 $8.45 $8.66 $18,020 5.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 200 $14.32 $14.47 $30,100 3.7 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 900 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 330 $14.41 $14.30 $29,750 3.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 570 $11.25 $11.53 $23,980 2.3 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $12.70 $13.62 $28,340 5.4 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $14.38 $14.06 $29,250 3.3 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 300 $16.63 $16.58 $34,490 3.5 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $15.31 $15.40 $32,030 2.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 540 $15.16 $15.29 $31,810 2.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $15.22 $14.74 $30,660 3.5 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 310 $13.86 $13.85 $28,820 2.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 110 $17.55 $17.81 $37,050 3.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 390 $13.79 $14.03 $29,180 4.4 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $14.82 $15.58 $32,410 3.5 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $14.62 $14.79 $30,770 5.3 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $12.73 $12.38 $25,740 4.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers 100 $18.53 $18.99 $39,510 9.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 190 $16.14 $15.10 $31,410 6.3 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 210 $8.90 $9.15 $19,020 3.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 230 $9.29 $9.75 $20,280 1.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 2,590 $14.02 $14.21 $29,550 1.5 %
51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 700 $10.91 $11.11 $23,120 3.1 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 400 $14.33 $14.83 $30,840 2.3 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 650 $12.87 $12.51 $26,020 2.0 %
51-6064 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 880 $11.03 $11.01 $22,900 2.9 %
51-6091 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 50 $12.50 $13.36 $27,790 4.6 %
51-6092 Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 230 $16.33 $17.36 $36,110 1.6 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 2,820 $17.97 $18.38 $38,230 1.2 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 60 $10.53 $11.08 $23,060 5.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 850 $12.97 $12.91 $26,850 2.6 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 1,220 $13.21 $13.32 $27,710 1.0 %
51-7031 Model Makers, Wood 70 $15.37 $15.35 $31,930 3.8 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 100 $13.99 $14.09 $29,310 2.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 550 $12.45 $12.73 $26,490 2.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 1,080 $12.49 $12.60 $26,210 1.6 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators (8) $28.79 $28.25 $58,750 3.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 200 $14.06 $14.09 $29,300 2.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $12.39 $14.42 $30,000 16.2 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 200 $11.77 $11.89 $24,740 1.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 400 $12.83 $13.04 $27,130 2.9 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 940 $14.85 $15.76 $32,780 1.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 430 $12.09 $12.45 $25,890 2.0 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $12.07 $13.25 $27,550 6.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 80 $14.99 $14.25 $29,640 6.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,450 $13.29 $13.52 $28,120 1.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 650 $11.93 $11.93 $24,800 2.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,120 $13.25 $13.16 $27,370 2.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 170 $11.97 $12.09 $25,140 2.6 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 40 $17.24 $15.66 $32,570 14.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $9.55 $9.29 $19,330 6.7 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 290 $12.09 $12.03 $25,030 2.8 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 70 $11.36 $11.57 $24,070 3.1 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 $15.39 $15.99 $33,260 6.0 %
51-9197 Tire Builders (8) $12.31 $12.60 $26,210 6.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 2,620 $11.65 $12.16 $25,290 2.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 130 $10.85 $11.44 $23,800 7.5 %
 
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 15,660 $13.62 $15.04 $31,280 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 440 $17.61 $18.57 $38,640 2.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 390 $25.44 $25.11 $52,230 2.8 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 30 (4) (4) $58,470 8.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 580 $12.19 $12.14 $25,240 1.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 450 $13.88 $14.50 $30,160 9.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,930 $21.47 $21.18 $44,050 2.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,200 $12.88 $13.98 $29,080 3.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 160 $9.68 $9.73 $20,240 4.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 90 $19.07 $21.67 $45,070 13.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 970 $13.66 $13.75 $28,600 2.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 460 $11.13 $11.52 $23,950 7.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,660 $11.66 $11.80 $24,550 2.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 430 $11.41 $11.54 $24,000 1.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,390 $10.14 $10.99 $22,860 2.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 180 $12.19 $11.97 $24,890 2.9 %

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