May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwest Mississippi 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 Northwest Mississippi 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 Northwest Mississippi 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 112,690 $11.45 $14.28 $29,700 1.2 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 4,770 $28.81 $32.96 $68,550 2.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 210 $62.34 $66.13 $137,550 6.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,280 $37.56 $41.83 $87,010 3.7 %
11-1031 Legislators 220 (4) (4) $27,330 5.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $16.61 $23.84 $49,580 14.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 $29.34 $30.93 $64,330 3.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 190 $21.57 $23.15 $48,140 5.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 50 $30.38 $31.00 $64,480 5.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 300 $30.32 $34.34 $71,420 4.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 190 $31.99 $33.32 $69,310 3.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $30.41 $32.88 $68,380 5.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $25.63 $25.56 $53,170 6.5 %
11-9011 Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers (8) $23.22 $22.63 $47,080 7.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 120 $28.30 $28.45 $59,170 6.7 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 120 $17.81 $26.82 $55,790 26.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 310 (4) (4) $68,960 1.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 90 $37.05 $39.40 $81,960 6.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $34.50 $37.93 $78,900 5.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 130 $20.57 $21.36 $44,420 2.5 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $15.43 $15.03 $31,250 6.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $15.76 $15.49 $32,210 10.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 290 $31.69 $34.41 $71,580 7.3 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 100 $27.92 $27.95 $58,130 1.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $15.52 $18.71 $38,910 18.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 250 $14.66 $17.47 $36,330 8.4 %
 
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 1,800 $19.48 $21.72 $45,180 3.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $19.78 $20.90 $43,460 2.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $31.22 $31.10 $64,680 2.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $16.08 $16.84 $35,020 2.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 160 $18.11 $20.34 $42,320 7.2 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 $7.55 $10.84 $22,550 15.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 170 $14.82 $16.57 $34,480 10.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $17.50 $18.11 $37,680 5.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 30 $24.35 $25.01 $52,030 14.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 70 $23.23 $24.62 $51,200 1.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 240 $23.03 $23.67 $49,230 3.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 350 $23.66 $24.94 $51,880 5.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $14.72 $19.45 $40,450 5.5 %
 
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 350 $19.84 $21.33 $44,360 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 $16.79 $18.55 $38,580 11.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $17.82 $18.73 $38,960 2.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $23.18 $24.19 $50,310 9.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 40 $22.62 $23.47 $48,820 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 760 $22.39 $24.36 $50,670 3.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $29.08 $29.60 $61,570 4.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 70 $28.62 $29.38 $61,110 3.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $29.90 $29.90 $62,200 3.6 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (8) $20.55 $20.89 $43,460 18.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 40 $18.08 $18.10 $37,640 4.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $16.70 $16.70 $34,740 2.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $28.54 $28.87 $60,040 5.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 30 $16.59 $19.40 $40,350 9.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $11.54 $12.90 $26,830 7.2 %
 
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 760 $19.91 $23.28 $48,420 5.2 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 40 $34.30 $33.49 $69,670 2.6 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 50 $30.04 $32.57 $67,750 3.2 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 80 $23.66 $26.03 $54,140 1.5 %
19-1032 Foresters 30 $19.59 $19.91 $41,420 2.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $16.66 $17.59 $36,600 13.5 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 180 $13.97 $15.18 $31,560 2.1 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 40 $16.27 $15.55 $32,340 1.7 %
 
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 1,750 $14.64 $16.01 $33,310 3.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 130 $14.37 $15.38 $32,000 5.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 250 $25.04 $24.46 $50,870 2.4 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 100 $13.80 $14.07 $29,270 5.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 170 $11.40 $12.18 $25,320 7.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 300 $15.38 $16.20 $33,700 2.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 260 $16.01 $15.46 $32,160 2.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 140 $12.69 $15.03 $31,250 6.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $14.14 $14.84 $30,870 4.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 80 $14.79 $15.96 $33,190 2.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $10.95 $12.16 $25,290 4.3 %
21-2011 Clergy (8) $11.53 $12.59 $26,200 11.6 %
 
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 490 $16.54 $27.10 $56,370 20.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 260 $22.23 $36.26 $75,410 28.6 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $14.63 $16.56 $34,450 6.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $16.26 $16.94 $35,240 5.5 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 9,860 $15.88 $16.07 $33,430 3.0 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $54,110 5.0 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $52,650 3.7 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $53,730 13.0 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $60,050 7.8 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $45,070 8.2 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $56,910 4.4 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $40,800 4.7 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $54,180 4.0 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $54,700 6.5 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants 50 (4) (4) $19,940 11.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 170 $20.84 $23.26 $48,390 11.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 400 $11.90 $11.48 $23,880 4.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 170 (4) (4) $41,340 2.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,540 (4) (4) $36,900 4.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 640 (4) (4) $40,500 2.6 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 150 (4) (4) $42,750 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,970 (4) (4) $39,090 2.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 240 (4) (4) $45,110 1.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 200 (4) (4) $46,530 2.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $46,260 2.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 210 (4) (4) $43,440 1.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 140 $14.05 $14.15 $29,430 3.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 100 $13.73 $14.20 $29,540 9.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 300 $17.30 $17.87 $37,160 6.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 150 $8.59 $9.36 $19,460 4.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 110 $34.52 $29.18 $60,680 7.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,480 (4) (4) $14,980 2.0 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 760 $14.03 $16.01 $33,300 4.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $7.57 $7.64 $15,880 5.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $14.61 $17.12 $35,600 8.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 130 (4) (4) $42,560 4.4 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 30 $8.06 $8.40 $17,480 4.8 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $12.02 $11.92 $24,790 7.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $16.43 $16.91 $35,170 7.2 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $14.59 $15.38 $32,000 5.9 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 60 $21.48 $20.50 $42,630 6.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $9.35 $10.76 $22,380 7.6 %
 
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 6,300 $21.49 $27.21 $56,600 3.3 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 $57.79 $62.82 $130,660 20.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $17.44 $22.02 $45,810 11.2 %
29-1041 Optometrists (8) $23.82 $26.23 $54,550 11.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 280 $52.90 $51.52 $107,170 11.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 180 $62.03 $66.94 $139,230 15.1 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) (5) (5) 22.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,360 $24.25 $28.84 $59,990 5.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $34.18 $33.57 $69,820 5.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $39.82 $39.23 $81,600 4.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $19.95 $20.87 $43,410 1.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $24.06 $27.76 $57,740 13.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 160 $20.63 $20.81 $43,270 4.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $14.64 $14.51 $30,190 2.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 90 $19.34 $23.08 $48,010 16.8 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $18.82 $19.81 $41,200 5.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $24.62 $26.48 $55,070 8.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 180 $19.43 $20.27 $42,160 2.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 $13.96 $14.25 $29,640 2.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 250 $11.13 $11.13 $23,150 4.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $12.54 $12.38 $25,750 3.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,310 $17.34 $17.33 $36,040 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 260 $9.93 $11.43 $23,770 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 3,390 $9.11 $9.46 $19,670 2.1 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 810 $9.91 $9.54 $19,850 3.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,830 $8.67 $8.73 $18,160 1.6 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 160 $8.45 $8.47 $17,610 5.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 140 $11.17 $11.18 $23,250 4.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 230 $11.02 $12.56 $26,130 12.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $12.27 $12.52 $26,050 3.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $7.18 $8.09 $16,820 12.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 $9.47 $9.64 $20,040 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 4,740 $11.53 $12.19 $25,350 3.4 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 160 $18.09 $19.87 $41,330 3.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 120 $18.23 $19.72 $41,020 4.0 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 80 $15.24 $16.50 $34,320 2.5 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $16.26 $15.33 $31,890 6.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 340 $12.17 $12.37 $25,740 4.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,750 $11.35 $11.86 $24,660 2.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $16.96 $18.41 $38,300 3.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 980 $13.06 $13.15 $27,350 2.3 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 50 $16.89 $19.02 $39,570 12.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 840 $7.36 $8.12 $16,890 4.2 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 80 $7.91 $8.85 $18,420 8.0 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $7.33 $7.37 $15,330 5.8 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $13.20 $14.61 $30,400 1.5 %
 
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 8,910 $7.37 $8.11 $16,870 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $11.05 $13.54 $28,160 12.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 740 $11.90 $13.07 $27,190 3.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,120 $7.28 $7.41 $15,420 3.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 920 $7.91 $8.15 $16,950 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 630 $8.17 $8.78 $18,260 6.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 160 $7.10 $7.23 $15,030 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,710 $7.03 $7.30 $15,180 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 80 $8.72 $9.49 $19,740 6.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,030 $7.18 $7.39 $15,370 2.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 570 $7.04 $7.21 $14,990 2.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,090 $7.09 $7.59 $15,800 4.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 260 $8.05 $8.03 $16,710 4.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 $7.77 $8.23 $17,110 5.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 350 $7.03 $7.15 $14,870 2.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 70 $8.21 $8.79 $18,280 7.3 %
 
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 3,900 $8.04 $8.97 $18,660 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $12.11 $13.26 $27,570 3.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $14.58 $14.91 $31,020 3.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,960 $7.74 $8.26 $17,170 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 870 $7.14 $7.43 $15,460 2.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 100 $11.83 $12.46 $25,910 3.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 690 $9.76 $9.95 $20,700 3.7 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,710 $7.71 $9.90 $20,580 6.6 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 80 $19.26 $19.46 $40,480 4.6 %
39-1012 Slot Key Persons 100 $14.81 $15.20 $31,630 2.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $11.23 $11.69 $24,320 6.6 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 170 $17.75 $16.77 $34,890 11.4 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners (8) $7.74 $8.21 $17,070 5.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 50 $13.41 $12.78 $26,580 3.0 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 70 $10.16 $10.32 $21,470 5.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 $9.51 $10.43 $21,690 9.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 670 $7.06 $7.31 $15,210 2.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 720 $6.93 $6.95 $14,450 6.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $13.33 $14.37 $29,890 12.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 160 $9.93 $10.69 $22,240 2.8 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 80 $11.02 $11.21 $23,320 5.9 %
 
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 11,560 $8.91 $11.47 $23,860 2.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,450 $13.51 $14.78 $30,730 3.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 $29.15 $31.12 $64,730 5.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,780 $7.24 $7.67 $15,950 1.4 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers (8) $11.23 $11.66 $24,260 6.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 190 $7.82 $9.33 $19,400 7.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 200 $11.11 $11.67 $24,270 6.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,100 $9.04 $10.51 $21,860 4.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $14.84 $19.32 $40,190 12.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 280 $14.27 $17.98 $37,400 15.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 30 $17.69 $20.58 $42,810 7.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 920 $22.65 $23.50 $48,880 3.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 90 $14.14 $14.51 $30,190 12.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 30 $7.50 $9.34 $19,430 11.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $8.90 $9.10 $18,930 4.2 %
 
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 16,130 $11.36 $12.47 $25,940 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 930 $18.69 $20.54 $42,720 3.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 130 $9.24 $9.72 $20,220 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 240 $12.43 $13.07 $27,180 5.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 360 $12.90 $13.52 $28,130 3.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,810 $14.21 $14.54 $30,240 1.8 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 90 $12.05 $12.62 $26,240 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 340 $14.64 $15.24 $31,700 6.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $14.87 $14.57 $30,310 4.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 610 $10.25 $10.47 $21,780 3.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 200 $11.86 $12.53 $26,070 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 670 $10.95 $11.41 $23,730 3.2 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 240 $14.10 $14.69 $30,560 3.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 180 $7.45 $8.36 $17,380 3.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $7.43 $7.84 $16,300 5.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 230 $11.16 $11.52 $23,960 2.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 150 $7.18 $7.55 $15,710 4.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $13.36 $13.39 $27,850 5.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $12.18 $12.94 $26,910 2.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $12.05 $12.97 $26,990 7.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $15.30 $15.85 $32,970 3.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 700 $9.13 $9.33 $19,410 1.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 170 $9.92 $10.42 $21,670 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $11.35 $12.24 $25,470 6.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 140 $8.09 $9.35 $19,440 5.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.92 (c) $49,750 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 390 (c) $20.78 (c) $21.01 (c) $43,700 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 110 (c) $14.26 (c) $15.65 (c) $32,550 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 150 $15.54 $17.43 $36,250 3.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 530 $12.57 $12.71 $26,440 3.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,610 $8.39 $9.13 $18,990 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 90 $8.82 $9.63 $20,030 6.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 440 $14.97 $16.12 $33,530 2.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 110 $17.23 $16.98 $35,310 2.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 90 $9.74 $11.01 $22,900 4.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,710 $10.51 $10.84 $22,540 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 $11.53 $13.47 $28,010 6.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $11.02 $11.85 $24,650 4.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,380 $9.09 $9.64 $20,050 2.1 %
 
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) $9.40 $11.20 $23,300 5.7 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 50 $23.14 $21.86 $45,480 8.8 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 30 $9.25 $10.06 $20,910 9.8 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $7.65 $8.24 $17,140 5.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $7.39 $8.08 $16,810 8.1 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (8) $11.16 $11.74 $24,420 7.9 %
 
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 3,950 $12.43 $13.92 $28,960 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 450 $21.56 $21.33 $44,370 2.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 430 $13.22 $12.97 $26,980 4.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 100 $10.79 $10.68 $22,220 6.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 430 $9.48 $9.72 $20,220 5.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $11.73 $11.84 $24,630 1.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 300 $13.60 $13.87 $28,850 4.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 330 $16.30 $20.69 $43,030 25.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 160 $11.94 $12.49 $25,970 7.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 70 $11.94 $12.25 $25,470 1.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 330 $13.39 $13.69 $28,470 2.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 310 $12.39 $13.11 $27,260 6.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 130 $14.49 $14.69 $30,560 3.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $9.42 $9.53 $19,820 3.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $11.01 $11.16 $23,220 7.3 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $9.48 $9.47 $19,690 5.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $14.87 $17.54 $36,490 5.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 330 $10.64 $10.80 $22,470 2.0 %
 
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 5,160 $13.97 $15.67 $32,600 3.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 560 $23.95 $25.42 $52,870 5.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $13.76 $13.40 $27,880 6.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 180 $28.14 $26.67 $55,480 5.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $9.61 $11.63 $24,190 21.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 580 $10.71 $12.31 $25,600 5.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 260 $12.95 $14.81 $30,800 5.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 120 $15.54 $16.16 $33,610 2.9 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $15.44 $15.96 $33,200 3.3 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $8.48 $8.52 $17,720 10.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $9.22 $9.96 $20,720 3.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 30 $22.11 $20.42 $42,470 7.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 230 $16.91 $16.44 $34,190 3.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 200 $14.49 $14.33 $29,800 6.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,510 $12.74 $14.08 $29,280 5.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $14.24 $13.49 $28,060 5.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 120 $18.37 $18.97 $39,450 2.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 150 $17.22 $18.90 $39,320 10.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 $8.86 $9.42 $19,600 4.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $19.16 $19.61 $40,790 2.8 %
 
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 14,080 $11.44 $12.05 $25,070 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 900 $18.56 $20.46 $42,550 2.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 230 $14.21 $14.12 $29,360 3.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,600 $11.18 $11.24 $23,370 3.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 130 $8.73 $8.61 $17,900 3.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $9.10 $9.43 $19,620 6.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 210 $11.64 $12.23 $25,430 6.1 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 1,080 $8.73 $8.98 $18,690 4.9 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 170 $10.14 $9.56 $19,880 11.8 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $12.01 $13.59 $28,260 12.2 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $7.05 $7.86 $16,360 12.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 730 $12.43 $12.60 $26,210 3.0 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $11.91 $12.49 $25,990 4.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $12.40 $14.15 $29,430 6.5 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.94 $12.09 $25,150 5.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 270 $16.21 $16.33 $33,970 4.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $10.00 $10.30 $21,420 7.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 $20.52 $20.65 $42,960 4.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 920 $11.96 $12.74 $26,490 1.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $13.58 $13.14 $27,320 3.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 50 $9.69 $10.67 $22,200 4.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 410 $7.31 $7.71 $16,030 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 90 $7.39 $7.66 $15,940 5.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 260 $7.26 $8.21 $17,070 8.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $10.03 $11.25 $23,400 5.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 90 $10.50 $10.67 $22,190 5.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 70 $13.51 $13.66 $28,410 9.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 $14.89 $15.33 $31,890 3.3 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $7.99 $9.88 $20,560 6.5 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $11.35 $11.25 $23,400 5.5 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $9.27 $9.59 $19,950 7.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $9.12 $9.60 $19,970 7.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $11.50 $11.06 $23,000 7.5 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 50 $9.47 $10.67 $22,200 11.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 560 $13.21 $13.09 $27,230 3.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $13.74 $12.88 $26,790 7.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $11.49 $11.59 $24,100 3.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 50 $10.99 $10.88 $22,640 3.3 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $13.85 $13.39 $27,860 5.0 %
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 120 $9.15 $9.43 $19,600 5.5 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 50 $9.96 $11.06 $23,000 6.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $12.67 $12.36 $25,700 6.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,270 $11.45 $12.13 $25,220 8.6 %
 
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 10,120 $10.19 $11.64 $24,200 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 230 $18.25 $18.12 $37,690 3.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 250 $18.93 $20.52 $42,690 3.6 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 40 $7.66 $7.86 $16,340 2.8 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 110 $9.12 $9.31 $19,360 5.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 820 $7.84 $10.16 $21,130 8.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 400 $14.59 $14.86 $30,900 6.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,680 $13.90 $14.20 $29,530 3.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 880 $12.53 $13.72 $28,540 7.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 160 $8.70 $8.95 $18,620 4.7 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 100 $7.76 $8.26 $17,190 5.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 140 $10.92 $11.39 $23,700 5.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 100 $13.74 $13.16 $27,360 5.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,000 $11.25 $11.32 $23,540 3.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 80 $8.60 $8.61 $17,910 3.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,490 $8.90 $9.51 $19,770 3.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 160 $8.80 $9.46 $19,680 6.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,150 $7.47 $7.94 $16,520 3.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 120 $11.11 $11.44 $23,790 4.1 %

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