May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

South Central Tennessee 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 South Central Tennessee 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 South Central Tennessee 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 134,680 $13.33 $16.16 $33,610 2.2 %
 
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 6,460 $28.05 $31.26 $65,010 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 580 $46.70 $52.20 $108,580 4.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,710 $34.20 $37.01 $76,990 2.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 510 (4) (4) $18,790 10.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $29.80 $34.92 $72,630 7.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 220 $33.63 $36.03 $74,940 2.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 170 $25.59 $25.30 $52,620 4.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 160 $38.22 $38.23 $79,510 7.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 440 $27.04 $30.39 $63,210 4.1 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 60 $32.67 $40.93 $85,140 13.6 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 50 $18.97 $21.05 $43,770 11.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 270 $30.78 $31.54 $65,590 2.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 110 $25.05 $27.13 $56,430 4.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 $23.36 $26.26 $54,630 5.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 190 $22.83 $25.58 $53,210 7.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 70 $14.18 $18.10 $37,650 8.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 270 (4) (4) $60,290 3.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 $27.40 $30.20 $62,810 8.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 190 $44.97 $44.52 $92,600 3.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 320 $15.80 $16.18 $33,660 4.1 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 90 $27.55 $26.17 $54,430 15.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $16.55 $16.43 $34,180 5.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 210 $26.17 $31.50 $65,510 18.0 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 70 $29.03 $28.40 $59,070 1.2 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 $16.58 $16.89 $35,140 6.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 160 $14.94 $18.56 $38,600 5.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 150 $14.97 $20.45 $42,530 5.3 %
 
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 2,510 $23.31 $24.94 $51,880 2.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $26.50 $31.20 $64,890 18.9 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 220 $19.86 $22.23 $46,240 4.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $29.63 $28.65 $59,600 3.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 $21.06 $21.56 $44,840 4.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 $24.74 $26.21 $54,520 3.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 70 $17.31 $18.44 $38,360 4.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $24.28 $25.16 $52,340 3.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $18.23 $19.00 $39,520 2.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $23.38 $25.41 $52,850 4.5 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 $38.30 $35.72 $74,300 8.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 120 $28.20 $31.80 $66,140 8.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 210 $22.07 $25.75 $53,570 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 320 $22.88 $26.23 $54,560 5.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $26.08 $27.31 $56,800 2.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 450 $26.58 $26.28 $54,670 2.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 100 $8.42 $8.81 $18,330 10.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $22.85 $26.69 $55,510 8.8 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,580 $28.57 $29.96 $62,320 4.2 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (8) $53.91 $52.06 $108,280 3.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 280 $34.83 $36.60 $76,130 5.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 100 $34.31 $34.77 $72,320 2.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 60 $38.04 $35.33 $73,490 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 340 $17.63 $18.90 $39,310 2.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 330 $31.59 $30.43 $63,300 6.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 250 $27.26 $27.88 $57,990 5.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (8) $21.88 $26.45 $55,020 25.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 $34.26 $35.01 $72,830 8.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 50 $44.64 $44.57 $92,710 3.2 %
 
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 2,210 $32.14 $32.87 $68,370 2.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $19.93 $21.32 $44,350 12.3 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 330 $38.48 $38.12 $79,290 2.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 60 $28.32 $30.36 $63,150 6.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 270 $35.92 $36.31 $75,530 3.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 340 $35.64 $36.04 $74,970 5.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 360 $38.45 $38.51 $80,090 3.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 60 $41.91 $39.46 $82,070 8.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $25.85 $26.01 $54,110 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 130 $25.78 $25.17 $52,360 3.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 60 $15.95 $18.14 $37,730 8.7 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 210 $24.94 $23.96 $49,830 2.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $14.57 $15.28 $31,790 6.7 %
 
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 420 $25.81 $27.51 $57,220 4.4 %
19-2031 Chemists 30 $25.10 $26.08 $54,250 5.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 $28.49 $30.06 $62,530 6.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 30 $23.94 $24.59 $51,150 2.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $20.90 $21.81 $45,360 7.4 %
 
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 1,910 $13.39 $14.66 $30,500 4.4 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 30 $13.82 $14.95 $31,090 7.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 560 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 280 $12.35 $13.38 $27,830 5.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 120 $9.40 $10.11 $21,030 7.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 280 $16.81 $15.95 $33,170 3.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $19.67 $22.61 $47,030 12.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 70 $11.86 $12.02 $25,000 6.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $11.37 $11.62 $24,160 12.8 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 140 $14.40 $14.95 $31,090 2.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 120 $10.98 $11.67 $24,280 3.4 %
 
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 240 $22.42 $24.93 $51,850 6.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 110 $30.94 $31.99 $66,530 10.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $13.44 $14.73 $30,630 11.5 %
 
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 9,900 $18.61 $17.85 $37,140 2.0 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $44,370 3.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $43,640 4.5 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $40,840 4.8 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $49,480 10.6 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $39,610 8.8 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $45,970 7.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 $22.12 $19.71 $41,000 16.3 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (8) (4) (4) $47,030 3.4 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 470 $9.33 $12.55 $26,100 22.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 320 (4) (4) $41,370 1.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,580 (4) (4) $42,820 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 810 (4) (4) $40,890 2.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,210 (4) (4) $43,880 2.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 380 (4) (4) $44,470 6.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 330 (4) (4) $43,700 2.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 130 (4) (4) $41,880 2.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $43,950 2.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 90 $17.91 $18.05 $37,540 5.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $16.55 $16.69 $34,710 4.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 140 (4) (4) $33,670 14.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 260 $20.49 $18.99 $39,510 2.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $8.66 $9.00 $18,720 5.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $27.68 $27.00 $56,160 3.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,780 (4) (4) $16,960 3.8 %
 
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 750 $13.82 $15.72 $32,700 4.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $10.70 $10.36 $21,550 6.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $15.42 $15.24 $31,700 4.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (8) $27.94 $27.48 $57,160 8.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (4) (4) $29,300 9.0 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 110 $8.69 $9.26 $19,260 7.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (8) $22.67 $22.46 $46,710 10.8 %
 
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 7,410 $20.94 $25.20 $52,420 2.9 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 $67.56 $80.15 $166,720 19.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (8) $25.31 $25.66 $53,370 3.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $52.27 $47.66 $99,140 8.1 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $72.46 $73.92 $153,750 24.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 50 (5) $90.72 $188,700 17.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $40.80 $40.63 $84,520 6.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,540 $25.10 $26.71 $55,560 3.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $37.00 $36.01 $74,900 3.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $21.23 $23.60 $49,100 3.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $22.81 $24.44 $50,830 5.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $36.80 $38.33 $79,730 5.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $23.85 $24.01 $49,940 1.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $17.13 $16.48 $34,270 3.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 170 $30.22 $30.77 $64,010 9.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 100 $25.99 $26.22 $54,540 8.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 280 $20.69 $20.76 $43,190 4.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 430 $13.42 $14.29 $29,730 5.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 420 $13.41 $13.02 $27,090 3.8 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $17.96 $18.28 $38,030 3.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $16.04 $15.96 $33,190 2.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $13.62 $13.97 $29,060 6.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,470 $15.67 $15.15 $31,510 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $11.71 $12.75 $26,530 4.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $17.44 $16.80 $34,950 2.2 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 30 $27.82 $26.84 $55,820 3.5 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other (8) $12.42 $12.37 $25,730 3.6 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,200 $10.08 $10.71 $22,280 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 540 $9.56 $9.50 $19,760 2.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,530 $9.56 $9.64 $20,040 1.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 60 $24.32 $25.45 $52,940 12.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 230 $15.08 $14.50 $30,160 6.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 420 $10.83 $11.49 $23,910 6.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $13.67 $13.16 $27,380 5.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $8.87 $8.81 $18,320 3.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $11.06 $11.16 $23,200 11.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $11.98 $12.11 $25,190 2.9 %
 
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 2,400 $13.68 $14.70 $30,570 2.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 30 $18.91 $22.19 $46,160 2.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 100 $20.80 $22.37 $46,540 2.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 300 $15.28 $15.51 $32,270 3.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 660 $11.37 $11.83 $24,600 3.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $18.83 $20.72 $43,110 1.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 820 $14.82 $15.37 $31,970 1.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 140 $11.33 $12.22 $25,430 5.9 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 60 $7.09 $7.31 $15,190 3.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $12.13 $12.66 $26,340 2.6 %
 
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 11,000 $7.39 $7.98 $16,610 1.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 $12.03 $13.43 $27,930 7.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,010 $10.82 $11.22 $23,330 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.11 $7.17 $14,920 2.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,130 $8.03 $8.13 $16,900 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 860 $7.95 $8.69 $18,070 4.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 400 $7.39 $7.52 $15,640 4.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 620 $7.67 $8.02 $16,670 2.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 130 $7.53 $8.88 $18,460 6.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,750 $7.08 $7.21 $15,000 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 100 $8.37 $8.16 $16,960 5.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,600 $7.12 $7.61 $15,820 2.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 240 $7.04 $7.45 $15,500 3.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 230 $7.54 $7.59 $15,790 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 220 $7.27 $7.49 $15,570 2.8 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,160 $9.15 $9.98 $20,760 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $13.42 $14.69 $30,560 7.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $12.02 $14.01 $29,150 5.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,560 $8.96 $9.68 $20,140 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 650 $7.70 $7.99 $16,620 3.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 80 $14.18 $14.42 $29,980 6.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 580 $9.97 $10.44 $21,710 4.2 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,670 $8.10 $8.89 $18,490 2.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $11.64 $14.13 $29,400 6.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $8.44 $8.54 $17,760 3.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 $7.27 $8.02 $16,690 3.6 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 130 $10.44 $11.29 $23,490 8.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 330 $6.99 $7.33 $15,250 3.4 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 430 $8.07 $8.19 $17,040 6.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $8.38 $8.94 $18,600 15.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 120 $8.30 $9.33 $19,410 4.7 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $8.80 $8.86 $18,420 5.4 %
 
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 12,320 $9.39 $13.13 $27,310 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,450 $15.43 $17.03 $35,410 3.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 $33.34 $37.17 $77,310 9.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,330 $7.37 $7.85 $16,340 2.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 320 $9.36 $10.43 $21,680 8.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 280 $13.24 $14.10 $29,320 7.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,800 $9.02 $10.39 $21,600 2.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $20.93 $24.37 $50,680 16.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 310 $19.30 $24.02 $49,960 7.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $39.02 $46.53 $96,780 22.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 220 $15.70 $16.80 $34,940 8.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 370 $19.47 $24.86 $51,720 9.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 650 $21.80 $28.36 $58,980 8.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) $27.32 $26.41 $54,920 7.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $16.01 $17.41 $36,210 13.4 %
 
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 18,640 $12.13 $13.34 $27,740 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,260 $17.88 $18.87 $39,260 2.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 160 $10.28 $10.45 $21,750 4.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 120 $11.92 $12.87 $26,780 4.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 460 $13.47 $13.53 $28,150 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,160 $13.23 $13.41 $27,900 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 180 $14.62 $14.81 $30,800 1.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,010 $10.45 $10.58 $22,010 3.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 130 $16.23 $16.96 $35,280 2.4 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $11.47 $11.61 $24,150 3.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,410 $12.89 $14.00 $29,130 3.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $8.67 $8.86 $18,430 3.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $7.44 $7.46 $15,510 4.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $9.95 $11.00 $22,880 4.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 160 $7.70 $8.30 $17,260 3.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) $14.28 $14.92 $31,030 4.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $15.18 $15.56 $32,370 6.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 190 $12.81 $12.76 $26,540 4.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $15.22 $15.94 $33,150 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 650 $10.37 $10.25 $21,320 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 80 $10.48 $12.10 $25,170 2.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 420 $12.36 $12.86 $26,750 4.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 220 $13.99 $14.34 $29,820 4.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 130 $14.88 $15.60 $32,440 5.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.84 (c) $49,590 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 480 (c) $22.17 (c) $22.03 (c) $45,820 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 (c) $19.11 (c) $18.05 (c) $37,540 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 350 $19.73 $21.15 $44,000 6.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 760 $11.37 $11.91 $24,760 1.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,590 $8.95 $9.65 $20,080 2.3 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $14.47 $14.75 $30,670 4.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,020 $14.53 $15.41 $32,060 3.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 320 $12.20 $12.55 $26,110 7.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,770 $11.15 $11.34 $23,590 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $17.96 $18.12 $37,680 3.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 250 $11.27 $11.73 $24,390 3.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $10.86 $10.95 $22,780 3.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,590 $11.62 $12.69 $26,390 2.2 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $14.32 $14.38 $29,920 3.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 110 $12.37 $14.32 $29,790 3.5 %
 
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 320 $13.47 $14.36 $29,870 6.9 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 30 $20.76 $20.15 $41,910 3.5 %
45-4021 Fallers 50 $16.41 $15.44 $32,110 9.5 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (8) $14.57 $14.62 $30,410 6.7 %
 
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 5,200 $14.22 $16.21 $33,710 3.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 430 $20.78 $24.46 $50,880 4.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $16.59 $16.17 $33,640 11.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 370 $14.41 $14.58 $30,330 4.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 370 $15.05 $15.24 $31,700 2.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,030 $11.78 $11.92 $24,780 2.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 360 $15.15 $16.12 $33,530 5.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 590 $32.92 $27.11 $56,380 9.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $14.46 $14.85 $30,880 3.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 140 $13.22 $13.83 $28,780 3.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 $13.62 $13.31 $27,680 8.6 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 40 $15.97 $18.95 $39,410 17.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $12.47 $13.13 $27,310 6.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 $11.15 $11.68 $24,300 8.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 160 $20.94 $19.49 $40,540 6.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 200 $13.35 $12.88 $26,790 5.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $20.55 $21.18 $44,040 3.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 270 $11.02 $11.50 $23,920 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 5,730 $17.17 $18.63 $38,750 3.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 460 $22.75 $23.35 $48,570 3.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 90 $17.64 $19.38 $40,300 15.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 $28.29 $26.36 $54,820 4.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $19.35 $19.06 $39,650 2.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (8) $23.19 $24.08 $50,090 18.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $18.47 $19.13 $39,790 7.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 560 $14.34 $15.43 $32,090 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $14.78 $15.46 $32,150 5.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 100 $13.26 $13.47 $28,020 5.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 80 $15.57 $15.67 $32,580 3.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $10.90 $12.18 $25,330 15.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $12.41 $13.03 $27,090 5.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 620 $18.08 $18.91 $39,340 4.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,710 $15.80 $18.75 $38,990 9.4 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $16.14 $16.22 $33,740 2.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights 270 $22.00 $21.97 $45,700 3.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 190 $26.49 $25.62 $53,290 2.7 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 130 $21.92 $21.46 $44,630 7.2 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $9.51 $10.51 $21,860 4.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 110 $19.33 $18.01 $37,450 9.3 %
 
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 25,530 $13.83 $15.64 $32,530 7.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,340 $22.12 $24.59 $51,150 4.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 250 $9.33 $9.83 $20,450 2.9 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (8) $14.51 $15.24 $31,690 3.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 150 $13.40 $12.80 $26,610 5.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 5,210 $13.51 $13.04 $27,120 1.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 660 $12.29 $13.10 $27,240 4.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 30 $9.18 $9.51 $19,780 11.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 210 $11.08 $11.33 $23,570 3.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 70 $17.50 $16.59 $34,500 5.6 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $7.24 $8.75 $18,200 3.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 120 $12.12 $12.86 $26,750 4.3 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 30 $15.77 $19.03 $39,570 11.4 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $15.00 $15.25 $31,720 2.7 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $12.52 $12.67 $26,360 6.3 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $10.32 $10.91 $22,700 10.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 920 $16.03 $14.75 $30,670 6.2 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $12.44 $12.39 $25,780 3.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $17.69 $17.42 $36,230 3.0 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.27 $14.65 $30,460 5.5 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 70 $14.06 $13.96 $29,040 3.3 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal (8) $13.51 $12.68 $26,380 7.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 650 $11.46 $12.97 $26,980 12.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $16.52 $15.44 $32,120 3.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 340 $27.98 $27.24 $56,650 10.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 700 $14.44 $14.40 $29,950 3.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $15.54 $15.43 $32,100 5.2 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 90 $13.45 $13.19 $27,430 4.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $14.05 $14.17 $29,480 2.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (8) $14.08 $14.38 $29,900 3.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 280 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 650 $9.11 $9.51 $19,790 3.2 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $9.55 $9.56 $19,880 5.1 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $11.67 $12.85 $26,720 10.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 190 $10.97 $11.11 $23,120 3.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 220 $9.54 $10.35 $21,530 7.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 300 $14.63 $15.30 $31,810 5.2 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 60 $16.52 $15.77 $32,800 6.9 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $10.01 $10.33 $21,480 4.9 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 120 $13.53 $14.71 $30,600 11.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $12.03 $13.56 $28,210 6.3 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 60 $16.00 $14.54 $30,250 8.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $15.03 $14.91 $31,020 2.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $15.75 $14.95 $31,100 4.1 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 200 $10.46 $10.74 $22,340 4.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 940 $13.76 $14.34 $29,840 3.0 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $11.85 $11.81 $24,560 2.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 710 $11.34 $11.76 $24,460 3.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $14.25 $14.13 $29,390 3.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $15.14 $19.61 $40,780 11.2 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 100 $11.54 $11.76 $24,460 5.9 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (8) $7.44 $9.06 $18,850 20.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 230 $10.39 $10.33 $21,490 3.4 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $14.67 $14.49 $30,130 3.2 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $13.82 $14.10 $29,330 3.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,340 $10.08 $11.20 $23,300 4.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,070 $12.24 $12.59 $26,190 3.9 %
 
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 12,120 $12.17 $13.28 $27,630 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 210 $20.02 $21.45 $44,610 5.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 220 $19.77 $21.91 $45,580 6.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 800 $7.39 $8.37 $17,410 4.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 490 $12.11 $14.35 $29,850 17.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,920 $15.17 $16.42 $34,140 3.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 870 $12.91 $14.19 $29,520 4.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $8.92 $9.08 $18,880 6.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $15.26 $14.95 $31,090 9.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,300 $15.38 $15.21 $31,630 2.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 250 $9.16 $10.12 $21,060 3.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,970 $9.67 $10.40 $21,620 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 340 $10.38 $11.41 $23,730 3.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,040 $11.89 $11.81 $24,560 4.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 230 $10.78 $11.19 $23,280 3.6 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 100 $14.51 $14.14 $29,410 2.8 %

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