May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, a metropolitan statistical area in Texas.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 218,800 $9.87 $13.85 $28,810 1.8 %
 
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 5,940 $31.45 $36.02 $74,920 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $70.37 $76.22 $158,550 6.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,270 $31.57 $38.37 $79,810 2.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2022 Sales Managers 200 $37.04 $40.65 $84,560 4.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $30.11 $35.24 $73,300 10.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 300 $33.05 $34.84 $72,470 2.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $44.60 $45.93 $95,540 6.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 270 $39.33 $44.13 $91,790 6.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $34.52 $40.16 $83,540 6.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 140 $28.98 $29.71 $61,800 5.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 370 $22.44 $23.43 $48,740 10.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $18.35 $19.65 $40,860 13.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 640 (4) (4) $69,820 1.0 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 30 $44.04 $42.56 $88,510 6.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 240 $22.92 $24.97 $51,940 5.4 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $21.25 $24.66 $51,290 10.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 330 $36.25 $36.81 $76,570 3.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 220 $14.93 $15.28 $31,770 13.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $22.10 $24.82 $51,620 4.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 140 $38.21 $38.56 $80,210 7.0 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4,330 $21.49 $23.28 $48,430 2.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 130 $16.47 $17.59 $36,580 9.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $17.63 $18.61 $38,710 2.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 110 $23.77 $24.95 $51,890 4.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 670 $26.20 $25.67 $53,380 5.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $23.08 $23.77 $49,440 6.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 170 $13.38 $15.04 $31,280 5.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 110 $18.03 $20.74 $43,130 5.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 160 $18.07 $21.06 $43,800 6.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $23.54 $25.90 $53,880 4.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 210 $19.42 $25.27 $52,560 14.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 540 $25.22 $24.94 $51,870 3.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 820 $22.58 $23.45 $48,780 2.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 120 $18.05 $19.56 $40,690 7.1 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $18.55 $19.41 $40,380 4.0 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 60 $21.61 $25.23 $52,480 8.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 $18.80 $25.76 $53,590 18.7 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors (8) $17.88 $18.19 $37,840 4.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 390 $25.80 $28.44 $59,150 6.7 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 80 $15.00 $20.27 $42,160 4.7 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $8.56 $8.36 $17,400 4.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 70 $15.73 $16.20 $33,700 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 1,140 $19.07 $21.47 $44,660 4.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 $20.45 $24.88 $51,750 13.8 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $32.07 $32.40 $67,390 10.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 440 $14.97 $15.47 $32,170 4.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 130 $21.73 $23.09 $48,030 5.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 80 $20.48 $21.41 $44,530 5.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 140 $18.86 $21.04 $43,750 5.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $24.52 $23.71 $49,310 9.8 %
 
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 1,060 $18.71 $21.08 $43,850 6.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $27.30 $29.89 $62,160 10.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $15.97 $18.82 $39,140 20.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $27.81 $31.66 $65,850 8.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 160 $12.84 $13.67 $28,420 9.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 220 $14.94 $15.76 $32,770 2.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 $26.24 $24.37 $50,680 4.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 160 $12.14 $13.31 $27,670 10.3 %
 
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 820 $19.55 $22.74 $47,290 5.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $18.31 $20.83 $43,340 9.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $27.18 $29.16 $60,650 2.8 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 50 $18.71 $20.07 $41,750 1.2 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 40 $11.54 $13.22 $27,500 8.4 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (8) $9.25 $11.49 $23,900 15.4 %
 
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 2,240 $21.41 $21.16 $44,010 2.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $13.16 $13.71 $28,530 10.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 770 $26.20 $25.50 $53,040 2.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $19.89 $21.72 $45,170 8.1 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 210 $27.67 $27.70 $57,620 1.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 550 $17.64 $17.95 $37,330 2.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 140 $24.97 $25.98 $54,030 5.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 60 $13.51 $15.34 $31,910 11.3 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 50 $14.48 $14.33 $29,810 4.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $14.99 $16.86 $35,060 8.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 190 $9.67 $10.49 $21,810 3.6 %
 
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 780 $24.46 $32.62 $67,850 15.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 310 $35.92 $51.02 $106,120 16.6 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 $21.82 $29.15 $60,630 3.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 290 $18.04 $19.18 $39,890 7.8 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 30 $12.29 $15.51 $32,260 2.7 %
 
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 24,180 $19.59 $19.26 $40,060 1.7 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $85,540 25.1 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $55,810 3.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $19.22 $23.77 $49,440 9.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 550 $14.39 $15.04 $31,280 12.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 370 (4) (4) $44,470 1.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 6,200 (4) (4) $45,420 1.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 3,270 (4) (4) $46,760 1.1 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $51,710 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 3,570 (4) (4) $48,550 1.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 500 (4) (4) $51,200 1.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 450 (4) (4) $48,250 1.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 180 (4) (4) $47,220 1.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $47,820 1.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 180 $10.61 $11.04 $22,960 6.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 1,550 (4) (4) $17,980 2.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 330 $25.79 $25.33 $52,680 1.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 140 $11.25 $11.58 $24,090 4.3 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 460 $27.93 $28.05 $58,340 2.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 4,060 (4) (4) $17,850 2.1 %
 
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 1,210 $14.36 $17.82 $37,070 5.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $7.44 $7.81 $16,230 4.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $13.11 $14.12 $29,360 7.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 70 $10.19 $11.55 $24,020 4.1 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 60 $19.78 $20.75 $43,160 5.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 40 (4) (4) $44,050 11.0 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 110 $12.42 $17.74 $36,910 9.9 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $13.00 $14.21 $29,550 11.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 250 $19.41 $25.29 $52,610 14.0 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $15.34 $20.09 $41,800 14.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors (8) $19.71 $21.17 $44,030 7.1 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $11.18 $12.59 $26,180 5.8 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 30 $16.41 $15.74 $32,730 19.0 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $11.48 $14.51 $30,180 11.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 90 $9.83 $11.83 $24,620 7.4 %
 
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 12,220 $25.43 $28.89 $60,080 2.9 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 100 $23.22 $23.57 $49,030 3.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 480 $58.99 $57.89 $120,400 1.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 120 (5) $88.50 $184,070 16.3 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (5) $86.63 $180,190 28.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) $49.75 $70.63 $146,900 18.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 80 $40.75 $38.63 $80,350 6.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,730 $30.33 $30.49 $63,420 2.1 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 180 $33.62 $35.97 $74,830 4.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 390 $38.25 $44.36 $92,260 8.1 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists (8) $37.06 $37.62 $78,240 3.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 200 $28.52 $28.37 $59,010 2.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 310 $29.27 $31.67 $65,880 3.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 190 $23.07 $22.88 $47,600 1.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 220 $12.76 $12.34 $25,670 3.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $30.25 $27.05 $56,260 15.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 50 $29.93 $33.99 $70,690 18.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 70 $30.18 $30.12 $62,650 2.3 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 40 $29.00 $29.36 $61,070 2.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 370 $27.25 $26.13 $54,350 2.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 860 $12.87 $13.62 $28,330 6.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 870 $11.82 $12.35 $25,690 3.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 180 $18.73 $18.98 $39,490 3.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $12.36 $13.44 $27,960 8.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,770 $20.50 $20.43 $42,500 2.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 320 $10.59 $12.01 $24,980 5.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 170 $10.78 $11.40 $23,710 4.8 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 180 $12.95 $14.59 $30,350 13.4 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $14.90 $18.16 $37,760 6.3 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 40 (4) (4) $51,190 1.6 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) $13.31 $13.72 $28,540 10.8 %
 
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 8,230 $8.92 $10.03 $20,870 4.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 2,360 $8.37 $8.89 $18,480 10.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,810 $7.71 $8.45 $17,580 5.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 80 $26.95 $26.96 $56,070 3.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 190 $26.14 $31.12 $64,740 23.3 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 180 $9.80 $10.26 $21,350 4.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 320 $9.76 $9.84 $20,470 4.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 1,640 $9.67 $10.08 $20,960 3.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $13.35 $14.62 $30,410 14.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 170 $10.87 $10.92 $22,710 3.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 210 $11.87 $13.19 $27,430 3.9 %
 
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 5,840 $15.20 $16.75 $34,840 5.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 140 $35.13 $35.17 $73,150 3.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 320 $15.90 $16.20 $33,700 3.5 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators 90 $18.21 $19.43 $40,420 2.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 990 $13.90 $13.71 $28,510 2.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 770 $24.72 $24.54 $51,050 2.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,540 $19.42 $20.30 $42,230 1.7 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 40 $10.50 $10.77 $22,410 1.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,420 $7.98 $9.22 $19,170 4.6 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 140 $8.98 $9.26 $19,260 2.9 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 100 $7.25 $7.62 $15,840 2.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $10.90 $12.58 $26,160 4.1 %
 
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 18,840 $7.24 $7.95 $16,540 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $12.49 $13.10 $27,250 4.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,600 $11.71 $12.19 $25,350 2.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 580 $7.15 $7.70 $16,020 7.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 900 $9.59 $9.65 $20,070 3.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,400 $7.56 $7.94 $16,520 3.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 220 $7.00 $7.04 $14,640 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 600 $7.31 $7.63 $15,860 2.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 470 $7.19 $7.44 $15,460 2.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 7,420 $7.10 $7.44 $15,480 1.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 500 $6.99 $6.99 $14,550 2.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,490 $6.93 $6.94 $14,440 1.8 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 60 $7.10 $7.37 $15,320 4.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 510 $7.07 $7.18 $14,940 3.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 420 $6.95 $6.90 $14,350 1.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 330 $7.18 $7.42 $15,440 2.9 %
 
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 6,300 $8.29 $8.97 $18,650 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 200 $11.16 $12.32 $25,620 5.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $13.69 $14.59 $30,350 6.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,740 $9.04 $9.24 $19,230 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,170 $7.03 $7.10 $14,760 1.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 70 $13.25 $13.20 $27,460 12.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,000 $8.03 $8.44 $17,550 2.1 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $15.99 $15.22 $31,650 9.6 %
 
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 21,880 $7.08 $7.25 $15,070 1.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $10.25 $12.08 $25,130 7.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $7.42 $8.83 $18,380 14.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 200 $7.03 $7.00 $14,560 3.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $7.42 $8.20 $17,060 3.4 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 160 $7.50 $8.71 $18,120 10.6 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $8.37 $8.68 $18,050 6.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 320 $8.54 $8.86 $18,430 6.7 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (8) $14.61 $14.65 $30,470 18.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,490 $7.12 $7.55 $15,700 2.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 18,530 $7.04 $7.05 $14,660 1.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 390 $7.34 $8.27 $17,190 6.0 %
 
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 23,240 $8.66 $11.81 $24,560 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,300 $16.43 $17.65 $36,710 2.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 220 $23.27 $24.98 $51,970 4.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,340 $7.20 $7.52 $15,630 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 460 $7.62 $10.23 $21,270 6.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 640 $10.18 $10.26 $21,340 3.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 9,200 $7.87 $8.91 $18,530 2.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 160 $13.71 $18.32 $38,100 12.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 490 $17.38 $22.01 $45,770 18.2 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $14.71 $17.97 $37,370 15.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 30 $9.07 $11.07 $23,030 13.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 620 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 240 $33.32 $28.93 $60,180 15.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,380 $19.52 $22.87 $47,580 4.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 180 $10.94 $11.27 $23,430 4.4 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $14.18 $15.43 $32,090 6.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $9.99 $11.69 $24,320 12.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 200 $11.57 $13.01 $27,070 4.9 %
 
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 38,650 $10.03 $11.40 $23,700 1.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2,550 $15.61 $18.28 $38,020 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 250 $9.00 $9.09 $18,910 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 840 $9.32 $9.77 $20,310 4.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,240 $10.75 $11.70 $24,340 4.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,290 $11.54 $12.33 $25,650 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 310 $12.65 $12.70 $26,420 2.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 $11.95 $12.95 $26,930 5.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,160 $9.40 $9.92 $20,640 3.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $11.71 $12.21 $25,390 1.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $7.59 $8.53 $17,740 7.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 5,440 $8.87 $9.52 $19,800 4.2 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 140 $12.48 $13.86 $28,830 1.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 400 $9.19 $9.59 $19,950 4.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 320 $8.08 $8.12 $16,900 3.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 600 $13.20 $13.27 $27,610 4.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 210 $8.96 $9.42 $19,580 1.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 270 $14.26 $14.42 $30,000 3.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 260 $13.28 $13.77 $28,650 5.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 $8.72 $9.98 $20,760 5.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 170 $12.06 $12.55 $26,100 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,880 $8.77 $8.96 $18,640 1.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 310 $11.29 $12.31 $25,610 4.3 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 110 $17.18 $18.33 $38,130 13.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) $8.79 $8.94 $18,590 3.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 200 $12.22 $11.91 $24,770 3.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 270 $12.57 $12.68 $26,370 3.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 100 $10.97 $11.98 $24,910 1.8 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.34 (c) $50,630 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 410 (c) $23.94 (c) $22.56 (c) $46,920 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 180 (c) $24.54 (c) $21.89 (c) $45,530 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $14.83 $15.83 $32,920 4.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,040 $10.36 $10.93 $22,720 3.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3,380 $8.12 $8.95 $18,610 2.1 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 $11.24 $11.88 $24,710 5.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,490 $15.09 $16.56 $34,450 3.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 420 $13.48 $13.76 $28,620 9.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 870 $10.22 $11.00 $22,890 4.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4,230 $10.71 $11.20 $23,300 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $12.70 $13.84 $28,780 11.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 490 $9.62 $9.95 $20,700 2.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 130 $11.70 $12.17 $25,320 6.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 5,270 $8.82 $9.33 $19,410 2.0 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 160 $10.88 $10.97 $22,820 4.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 $11.43 $12.82 $26,670 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 2,100 $7.39 $8.30 $17,260 3.9 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 360 $6.91 $7.02 $14,600 4.6 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $8.83 $9.12 $18,970 3.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 1,120 $7.19 $7.28 $15,140 3.6 %
 
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 7,850 $10.25 $11.44 $23,790 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 440 $16.14 $19.63 $40,820 4.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 90 $10.76 $11.75 $24,440 10.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 510 $9.05 $9.52 $19,810 3.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 400 $10.84 $11.12 $23,130 5.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 2,090 $8.25 $8.36 $17,380 1.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 130 $10.95 $11.39 $23,690 4.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 550 $11.86 $12.61 $26,220 3.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $11.83 $14.13 $29,380 8.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 420 $13.52 $13.85 $28,810 4.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 240 $12.07 $11.45 $23,820 4.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 90 $8.50 $8.43 $17,530 2.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 340 $12.59 $12.85 $26,730 2.8 %
47-2181 Roofers (8) $12.64 $13.45 $27,980 8.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $10.47 $10.50 $21,840 2.1 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 80 $7.18 $7.45 $15,500 7.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 40 $8.72 $8.65 $18,000 4.4 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 350 $8.78 $9.19 $19,110 6.6 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $8.30 $8.42 $17,510 5.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 150 $14.47 $15.02 $31,230 1.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 30 $9.77 $10.05 $20,910 2.6 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 320 $17.10 $17.54 $36,490 2.1 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 240 $9.91 $10.65 $22,140 4.9 %
 
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 7,670 $10.93 $12.77 $26,560 2.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 420 $19.07 $21.28 $44,260 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 370 $9.65 $11.11 $23,100 7.3 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 140 $26.65 $24.00 $49,920 8.8 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (8) $9.52 $10.18 $21,180 6.4 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 50 $9.65 $10.98 $22,840 6.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $13.74 $14.82 $30,820 7.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 950 $11.37 $13.06 $27,170 6.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 470 $11.88 $12.45 $25,890 3.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 150 $10.57 $11.82 $24,590 8.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $13.55 $14.75 $30,670 5.1 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $11.31 $11.93 $24,820 9.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 310 $7.34 $7.69 $15,990 5.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $16.33 $16.04 $33,360 9.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 610 $11.56 $12.57 $26,140 10.5 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 60 $11.75 $11.18 $23,250 10.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 330 $15.38 $17.13 $35,620 6.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,070 $9.65 $10.26 $21,340 2.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $10.84 $13.07 $27,190 9.0 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 90 $9.15 $10.07 $20,940 12.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 350 $7.71 $8.44 $17,550 3.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $10.78 $12.40 $25,800 14.4 %
 
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 7,700 $9.96 $11.46 $23,840 2.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 540 $17.56 $18.12 $37,680 2.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 270 $10.27 $10.53 $21,910 4.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 370 $7.81 $8.91 $18,540 5.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 70 $8.49 $8.29 $17,240 2.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 230 $8.44 $8.44 $17,560 4.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 210 $12.60 $12.29 $25,570 3.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 180 $7.11 $7.48 $15,550 4.2 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $9.80 $11.20 $23,300 4.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $8.14 $8.87 $18,440 7.2 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $9.00 $9.27 $19,290 3.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 230 $13.16 $12.75 $26,510 4.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 740 $12.38 $12.63 $26,270 5.1 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) $10.96 $11.10 $23,090 3.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 100 $10.45 $11.43 $23,770 5.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 290 $7.08 $7.17 $14,920 3.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $7.26 $7.51 $15,620 4.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $9.32 $9.77 $20,320 8.1 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 70 $10.43 $10.71 $22,270 4.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 370 $9.08 $9.56 $19,890 3.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 120 $8.79 $8.98 $18,690 4.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 320 $11.73 $11.84 $24,630 2.0 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (8) $27.71 $27.34 $56,880 4.6 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (8) $17.28 $19.64 $40,860 14.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $8.22 $9.93 $20,650 12.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $9.24 $9.90 $20,580 7.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $10.83 $12.00 $24,960 8.6 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $7.77 $9.35 $19,440 13.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 340 $9.51 $12.72 $26,470 15.2 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $10.54 $11.54 $24,010 5.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $7.76 $7.92 $16,470 4.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $8.00 $8.39 $17,440 5.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $15.16 $17.08 $35,520 8.7 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 60 $8.34 $8.52 $17,730 2.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 270 $13.07 $13.16 $27,380 6.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 120 $6.88 $6.93 $14,420 3.3 %
 
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 16,570 $9.06 $11.22 $23,350 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 230 $14.12 $14.37 $29,890 2.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 330 $20.17 $22.70 $47,220 6.3 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (4) (4) $81,420 3.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 130 $12.25 $13.06 $27,170 5.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 1,250 $9.91 $9.87 $20,540 1.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 780 $7.24 $8.90 $18,520 10.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 4,450 $14.06 $14.79 $30,770 4.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,690 $9.59 $11.25 $23,400 5.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 550 $6.98 $7.09 $14,750 3.7 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 40 $11.28 $11.13 $23,150 3.2 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 80 $7.46 $7.97 $16,570 4.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $7.66 $8.79 $18,280 5.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $7.08 $7.63 $15,870 6.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $14.77 $15.16 $31,530 4.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 110 $11.67 $16.44 $34,190 13.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,010 $8.82 $9.32 $19,390 2.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 450 $7.49 $7.98 $16,590 3.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,880 $7.50 $8.15 $16,950 1.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 890 $7.55 $8.68 $18,060 5.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $11.07 $11.44 $23,800 8.5 %

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