May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest 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 Southwest 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 Southwest 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 104,490 $11.84 $14.94 $31,080 2.1 %
 
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 3,880 $28.48 $32.58 $67,770 2.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 130 $48.82 $56.48 $117,480 9.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,190 $35.80 $40.96 $85,200 3.2 %
11-1031 Legislators 240 (4) (4) $26,570 5.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $18.73 $21.15 $43,990 7.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 $31.02 $33.70 $70,090 6.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 120 $22.00 $22.07 $45,900 5.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $29.53 $33.57 $69,830 5.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 $29.71 $33.85 $70,420 4.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $34.81 $36.05 $74,990 4.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $28.28 $29.67 $61,720 4.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 250 $26.08 $28.03 $58,300 5.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $14.83 $17.26 $35,900 11.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $65,070 2.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $54.05 $53.60 $111,480 5.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 120 $18.74 $20.39 $42,410 6.1 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 160 $14.30 $18.81 $39,130 25.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $32.18 $33.10 $68,840 7.1 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 60 $29.07 $28.55 $59,370 1.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $17.33 $18.18 $37,820 5.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $18.54 $19.69 $40,950 5.4 %
 
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 1,730 $20.87 $23.11 $48,070 5.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $20.75 $22.86 $47,540 6.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $28.67 $28.32 $58,900 4.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $18.54 $22.31 $46,400 7.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $21.71 $26.62 $55,360 12.5 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 $15.70 $24.56 $51,090 18.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 $14.56 $15.32 $31,860 7.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $17.54 $17.88 $37,200 3.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $17.50 $18.60 $38,700 6.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $29.73 $31.09 $64,670 5.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 170 $26.53 $28.88 $60,080 5.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 210 $24.05 $26.85 $55,850 4.0 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $13.83 $18.70 $38,900 11.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 210 $22.16 $25.29 $52,610 10.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 90 $14.37 $17.28 $35,930 2.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 120 $7.62 $8.65 $17,990 17.2 %
 
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 620 $22.51 $25.75 $53,560 9.2 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research 70 $40.55 $40.77 $84,790 3.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 60 $18.79 $24.22 $50,380 12.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 160 $12.58 $14.39 $29,930 4.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 $26.86 $27.95 $58,140 3.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $21.04 $21.06 $43,800 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $17.65 $21.76 $45,270 17.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 60 $37.47 $37.93 $78,890 2.7 %
 
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 1,720 $29.54 $31.07 $64,630 5.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 160 $15.26 $17.08 $35,530 6.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 400 $45.03 $44.97 $93,540 2.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $36.86 $37.81 $78,640 6.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 $48.94 $51.50 $107,130 13.7 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $30.39 $35.77 $74,400 8.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $34.15 $34.22 $71,180 7.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $30.93 $32.39 $67,380 2.7 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (8) $27.92 $29.84 $62,070 5.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 $41.17 $37.42 $77,840 2.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $18.29 $18.74 $38,980 2.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 130 $14.94 $15.12 $31,440 3.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 140 $25.55 $25.14 $52,280 2.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 $13.69 $15.57 $32,380 6.6 %
 
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 840 $27.47 $29.79 $61,970 7.6 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 80 $23.39 $27.51 $57,230 2.8 %
19-1032 Foresters (8) $23.92 $25.25 $52,510 5.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $33.73 $35.43 $73,700 4.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $21.20 $22.12 $46,010 3.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $22.30 $21.99 $45,750 2.7 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 30 $32.34 $31.56 $65,650 3.2 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 50 $18.66 $19.08 $39,680 1.6 %
 
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 980 $14.67 $16.05 $33,380 3.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 90 $12.95 $13.16 $27,380 3.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 180 $21.71 $21.66 $45,050 3.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 270 $14.05 $14.74 $30,660 2.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $18.39 $19.45 $40,470 4.3 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $15.46 $17.53 $36,470 4.7 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists (8) $9.84 $10.27 $21,360 9.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 140 $11.42 $12.62 $26,240 11.2 %
 
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 420 $13.16 $20.11 $41,830 28.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 160 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-1022 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators (8) $10.88 $10.86 $22,580 6.2 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $14.41 $16.50 $34,320 5.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 140 $11.30 $12.38 $25,750 11.9 %
 
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 7,610 $17.71 $16.95 $35,250 2.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $19.82 $21.89 $45,540 4.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 470 $7.26 $9.03 $18,780 10.5 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 200 (4) (4) $38,160 5.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,360 (4) (4) $40,840 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 820 (4) (4) $39,990 1.9 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $46,610 3.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,590 (4) (4) $42,200 2.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $45,170 1.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 210 (4) (4) $43,500 1.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 140 (4) (4) $41,300 2.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $43,750 1.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 30 $19.10 $20.92 $43,520 5.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $19.92 $17.92 $37,280 10.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 180 $20.50 $21.04 $43,770 2.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 130 $9.37 $9.91 $20,610 4.2 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 40 $14.51 $14.10 $29,330 8.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,540 (4) (4) $15,520 1.7 %
 
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 460 $13.11 $15.57 $32,380 5.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $10.37 $10.72 $22,300 10.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $39,490 7.1 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 60 $7.96 $9.27 $19,290 9.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $13.07 $13.20 $27,460 4.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $16.56 $17.81 $37,050 6.5 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $17.88 $18.60 $38,680 21.8 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 6,250 $20.63 $25.70 $53,450 3.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 30 (5) $91.59 $190,510 30.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $18.64 $19.74 $41,060 3.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 210 $51.55 $54.40 $113,150 5.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 (5) $92.34 $192,070 15.1 %
29-1063 Internists, General 30 (5) $96.19 $200,070 18.1 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) (5) (5) 19.9 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 30 (5) $94.27 $196,070 20.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons 30 (5) (5) (5) 26.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,210 $23.91 $24.62 $51,220 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 60 $34.27 $36.16 $75,220 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 130 $36.02 $35.34 $73,510 4.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 150 $20.45 $20.25 $42,120 1.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 110 $25.99 $27.16 $56,480 1.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $33.26 $32.50 $67,610 5.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $22.01 $22.10 $45,970 2.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 $16.72 $16.52 $34,370 3.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $26.62 $25.18 $52,370 9.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $26.72 $26.33 $54,770 5.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $19.77 $20.76 $43,170 2.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 290 $11.49 $11.47 $23,860 3.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $11.51 $11.50 $23,910 4.0 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 30 $16.59 $16.61 $34,540 2.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) $15.02 $15.21 $31,630 2.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $8.89 $10.54 $21,930 19.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,220 $15.85 $15.71 $32,680 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 260 $10.10 $11.26 $23,410 5.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $11.83 $14.20 $29,550 10.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $25.66 $26.70 $55,530 2.4 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,600 $9.04 $9.73 $20,240 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 250 $9.57 $9.76 $20,300 5.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,690 $8.57 $8.63 $17,940 2.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-9091 Dental Assistants 210 $12.57 $13.33 $27,720 9.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 150 $10.71 $11.19 $23,280 7.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $12.12 $12.29 $25,570 1.7 %
 
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 3,320 $11.22 $12.90 $26,840 4.1 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 60 $26.99 $25.83 $53,740 5.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $20.78 $21.51 $44,740 3.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $20.30 $18.44 $38,350 2.7 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $14.23 $17.51 $36,420 8.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 310 $11.22 $11.14 $23,170 4.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 960 $11.45 $13.54 $28,170 8.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $18.54 $19.30 $40,150 1.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 680 $12.87 $13.16 $27,370 3.1 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 50 $13.69 $14.44 $30,030 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 760 $9.13 $9.50 $19,770 2.5 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 30 $7.75 $10.06 $20,920 4.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 $9.25 $9.82 $20,430 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 8,530 $7.29 $7.90 $16,430 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 80 $15.05 $17.97 $37,380 10.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 750 $9.88 $11.09 $23,070 3.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 950 $7.05 $7.17 $14,920 2.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 760 $8.19 $8.84 $18,400 4.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 680 $7.95 $8.20 $17,060 3.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 90 $7.32 $8.79 $18,270 11.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,290 $7.20 $7.37 $15,340 1.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 110 $7.02 $7.10 $14,760 2.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,280 $7.09 $7.34 $15,260 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 290 $7.08 $7.12 $14,820 1.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,200 $6.88 $6.99 $14,530 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 250 $7.00 $7.01 $14,570 3.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 290 $6.97 $7.02 $14,600 2.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 390 $6.99 $7.04 $14,650 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 100 $7.46 $7.46 $15,520 3.1 %
 
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 3,100 $8.10 $8.82 $18,350 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $11.22 $12.17 $25,320 5.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $16.42 $16.19 $33,680 3.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,490 $8.16 $8.63 $17,940 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 760 $7.08 $7.27 $15,130 1.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 80 $10.31 $12.17 $25,310 12.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 510 $8.70 $8.94 $18,590 3.9 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 90 $9.97 $10.35 $21,540 3.4 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,970 $7.58 $9.65 $20,080 4.0 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 110 $18.05 $17.88 $37,190 4.5 %
39-1012 Slot Key Persons 60 $13.67 $13.65 $28,390 4.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $7.90 $8.05 $16,750 7.2 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 370 $7.00 $8.89 $18,490 16.2 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners (8) $7.43 $7.60 $15,820 4.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 50 $7.50 $9.49 $19,730 3.1 %
39-4011 Embalmers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (8) $9.80 $9.88 $20,550 8.6 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 40 $7.12 $7.23 $15,030 3.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 80 $7.18 $8.93 $18,580 10.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 550 $7.12 $7.35 $15,280 2.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 90 $7.57 $7.63 $15,870 4.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-9032 Recreation Workers 140 $10.61 $11.82 $24,590 6.8 %
 
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 10,740 $8.39 $11.06 $23,010 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,560 $13.60 $14.55 $30,250 3.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 $19.31 $22.78 $47,380 7.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,100 $7.05 $7.28 $15,150 1.2 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 100 $9.94 $10.42 $21,670 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 200 $8.36 $10.12 $21,050 10.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 260 $11.33 $12.13 $25,230 5.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,430 $8.75 $10.59 $22,030 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $16.98 $18.07 $37,600 10.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 70 $12.77 $15.03 $31,260 14.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 630 $19.02 $22.40 $46,590 6.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 (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 15,050 $11.30 $12.54 $26,080 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 900 $17.75 $19.47 $40,490 2.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 170 $9.31 $9.74 $20,260 4.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 280 $11.02 $11.46 $23,830 4.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 420 $12.75 $13.72 $28,540 5.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,840 $13.48 $14.88 $30,960 4.4 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 100 $10.49 $11.06 $23,000 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $13.67 $13.91 $28,930 4.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 $13.81 $14.21 $29,560 3.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 770 $10.61 $10.60 $22,040 3.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 170 $11.81 $12.46 $25,920 1.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 $11.48 $12.10 $25,170 5.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 530 $10.21 $11.35 $23,610 2.9 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 160 $14.01 $14.21 $29,550 3.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 $8.99 $9.00 $18,730 2.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 250 $7.35 $7.52 $15,630 3.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 210 $11.07 $11.49 $23,910 3.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 $7.43 $7.95 $16,530 3.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 $11.82 $11.76 $24,460 3.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 110 $12.25 $12.46 $25,910 3.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $9.78 $10.25 $21,330 4.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $15.60 $14.93 $31,050 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 620 $9.59 $9.70 $20,180 2.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $9.50 $9.53 $19,830 4.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $9.92 $10.27 $21,360 2.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 200 $11.85 $12.92 $26,870 4.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $12.25 $11.30 $23,500 7.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.39 (c) $50,730 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 370 (c) $22.31 (c) $22.05 (c) $45,860 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 (c) $16.10 (c) $16.12 (c) $33,530 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 90 $14.67 $16.04 $33,370 4.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 500 $11.47 $12.28 $25,540 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,320 $8.07 $9.43 $19,620 3.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $10.54 $10.65 $22,150 5.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 340 $16.68 $17.51 $36,420 4.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $10.51 $10.58 $22,000 3.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 80 $11.54 $11.70 $24,330 5.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,280 $11.16 $11.68 $24,300 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $14.72 $15.22 $31,660 3.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 80 $10.71 $11.19 $23,280 3.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $22.84 $22.37 $46,520 4.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $8.46 $8.77 $18,250 9.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,430 $8.30 $9.00 $18,720 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 770 $15.07 $15.31 $31,840 6.6 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 80 $27.65 $27.19 $56,560 11.0 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 60 $19.01 $18.54 $38,570 2.5 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $11.35 $12.08 $25,130 15.5 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 340 $15.92 $15.66 $32,580 2.5 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 50 $16.91 $16.60 $34,520 4.8 %
 
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 (8) $14.80 $16.38 $34,060 5.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 680 $19.44 $20.53 $42,710 3.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 30 $14.31 $15.76 $32,790 13.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 420 $13.25 $13.43 $27,930 2.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 80 $11.74 $12.56 $26,130 9.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 830 $12.01 $11.81 $24,560 4.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 200 $12.36 $11.98 $24,920 3.2 %
47-2072 Pile-Driver Operators (8) $28.56 $24.86 $51,710 15.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 380 $15.16 $16.95 $35,260 8.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 380 $15.93 $18.72 $38,940 6.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 430 $11.74 $11.83 $24,600 5.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $10.62 $11.40 $23,710 7.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $22.60 $21.66 $45,040 6.2 %
47-2181 Roofers (8) $9.42 $10.06 $20,920 6.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 $13.97 $13.64 $28,370 3.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 80 $12.57 $12.87 $26,760 6.3 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 70 $10.05 $9.67 $20,110 5.1 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 60 $11.81 $11.94 $24,830 3.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $9.33 $9.38 $19,510 11.0 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $11.78 $11.41 $23,740 10.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $14.00 $15.89 $33,040 4.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 540 $10.61 $10.76 $22,380 1.4 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $8.97 $8.91 $18,530 4.0 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 90 $17.47 $18.15 $37,760 5.4 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 50 $19.67 $22.97 $47,770 19.6 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (8) $18.62 $18.45 $38,370 4.3 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (8) $19.50 $22.11 $45,980 11.1 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 330 $14.31 $14.28 $29,700 2.8 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers (8) $14.07 $14.17 $29,470 9.2 %
 
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 4,560 $14.18 $15.82 $32,910 2.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 450 $22.69 $24.70 $51,380 4.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $12.70 $14.26 $29,650 8.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 $30.16 $29.54 $61,430 8.5 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $13.67 $13.59 $28,270 5.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 190 $13.61 $14.01 $29,130 10.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 530 $12.77 $13.64 $28,380 3.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 260 $14.22 $14.56 $30,290 4.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 90 $13.37 $13.63 $28,350 4.7 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 130 $17.03 $17.11 $35,580 3.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.56 $11.49 $23,900 9.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $12.56 $13.03 $27,100 5.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $16.48 $16.42 $34,150 3.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,160 $12.06 $13.31 $27,680 3.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 90 $15.10 $15.92 $33,110 4.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 110 $17.76 $22.16 $46,090 15.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 130 $21.31 $20.34 $42,310 4.4 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $16.49 $17.20 $35,770 9.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 70 $11.59 $11.03 $22,950 5.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 160 $9.81 $10.49 $21,820 5.2 %
 
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 10,120 $10.99 $12.60 $26,210 3.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 650 $19.52 $21.66 $45,060 3.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 110 $14.37 $14.23 $29,600 4.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 510 $8.14 $10.06 $20,920 5.2 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 260 $11.82 $15.18 $31,570 3.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 $8.93 $9.88 $20,560 9.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $11.08 $11.70 $24,330 9.7 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers (8) $9.15 $9.56 $19,890 3.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.52 $11.54 $24,010 4.3 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $10.43 $10.44 $21,720 3.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $7.82 $9.07 $18,860 6.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.40 $11.45 $23,810 6.3 %
51-4041 Machinists (8) $14.31 $15.84 $32,940 3.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $7.44 $9.28 $19,300 18.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $13.18 $14.12 $29,370 9.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 890 $15.81 $15.64 $32,530 2.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $13.06 $13.46 $27,990 9.9 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 60 $11.88 $12.63 $26,270 3.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 40 $11.39 $11.29 $23,470 3.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 250 $7.34 $7.73 $16,090 3.3 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $7.02 $7.10 $14,760 4.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 550 $7.07 $7.31 $15,200 4.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $11.70 $12.96 $26,960 3.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 380 $9.96 $11.12 $23,120 5.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 210 $13.24 $13.27 $27,590 3.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 190 $11.63 $12.87 $26,770 8.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $10.91 $13.09 $27,220 17.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $9.42 $11.26 $23,420 12.7 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (8) $8.84 $8.77 $18,240 5.1 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $15.48 $16.48 $34,280 10.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $9.40 $13.67 $28,430 28.4 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 60 $16.26 $16.71 $34,750 10.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 320 $12.54 $14.08 $29,280 4.5 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $9.43 $11.52 $23,960 9.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $9.32 $11.42 $23,750 19.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $13.74 $13.77 $28,640 4.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $14.58 $15.05 $31,300 8.1 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $11.19 $11.09 $23,070 5.1 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 810 $10.65 $10.90 $22,670 3.4 %
 
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 10,990 $11.78 $13.22 $27,500 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 190 $17.65 $19.87 $41,320 6.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 270 $22.04 $25.53 $53,100 6.2 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 70 $7.34 $8.21 $17,070 6.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 120 $7.66 $9.77 $20,310 11.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 570 $10.73 $10.39 $21,620 4.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 260 $13.68 $13.69 $28,470 4.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,850 $16.85 $16.82 $34,990 4.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 760 $9.53 $11.37 $23,660 8.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $6.99 $7.80 $16,220 9.2 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 140 $16.78 $15.56 $32,370 6.7 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 120 $28.57 $28.63 $59,560 2.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $7.93 $8.92 $18,550 9.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 100 $11.61 $13.52 $28,130 7.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $19.03 $18.37 $38,210 2.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 220 $20.40 $18.38 $38,220 11.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 640 $11.31 $11.85 $24,650 2.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $10.68 $10.89 $22,650 5.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,820 $8.89 $9.45 $19,660 3.5 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 440 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 620 $7.56 $8.42 $17,510 5.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 190 $8.47 $8.75 $18,190 4.4 %

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