May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

North 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 North 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 North 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 118,300 $11.75 $14.57 $30,300 1.3 %
 
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 5,310 $26.31 $29.98 $62,350 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 310 $55.49 $60.70 $126,250 5.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,550 $29.73 $33.90 $70,520 3.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 310 (4) (4) $17,760 3.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $28.42 $29.85 $62,090 6.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 210 $34.35 $39.11 $81,340 6.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 160 $21.65 $21.82 $45,380 6.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $25.81 $29.74 $61,860 7.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 380 $25.97 $30.35 $63,120 3.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $30.75 $33.04 $68,710 17.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $31.44 $30.79 $64,050 4.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $22.62 $23.90 $49,700 4.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $20.88 $26.01 $54,090 8.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 200 $22.97 $26.29 $54,680 11.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $25.34 $22.88 $47,590 12.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 260 (4) (4) $59,770 1.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 90 $32.02 $37.65 $78,320 7.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $31.03 $33.33 $69,330 4.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 370 $18.26 $21.81 $45,370 7.3 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 90 $15.14 $16.09 $33,470 7.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 70 $13.81 $15.62 $32,490 12.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 260 $31.39 $32.69 $68,000 5.1 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 70 $28.70 $28.23 $58,710 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 100 $11.30 $14.44 $30,020 15.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $16.07 $17.39 $36,170 1.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 130 $16.67 $19.38 $40,300 6.6 %
 
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 1,810 $20.03 $22.25 $46,280 2.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $16.94 $19.67 $40,900 4.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 140 $17.63 $18.20 $37,860 2.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $30.10 $29.79 $61,970 1.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $19.51 $20.05 $41,700 2.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 130 $27.18 $28.53 $59,340 6.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $16.54 $18.32 $38,100 4.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $12.37 $15.97 $33,220 5.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $17.67 $19.08 $39,680 4.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $17.65 $20.55 $42,750 11.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 $23.79 $26.27 $54,650 3.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 120 $20.51 $21.51 $44,740 4.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 390 $21.10 $24.31 $50,570 8.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $15.31 $15.20 $31,620 7.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 280 $21.07 $22.60 $47,010 4.7 %
 
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 670 $19.81 $23.50 $48,880 6.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 120 $22.00 $28.85 $60,010 11.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 180 $14.59 $16.18 $33,650 4.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 70 $21.09 $25.08 $52,160 8.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $20.76 $22.97 $47,780 5.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $19.14 $20.50 $42,640 4.5 %
 
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 840 $22.72 $24.10 $50,130 3.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $18.55 $19.84 $41,270 16.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $25.60 $28.91 $60,140 4.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 $30.87 $32.29 $67,160 4.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 150 $24.11 $25.14 $52,280 3.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $29.28 $28.67 $59,630 3.4 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) $42.67 $35.87 $74,600 24.0 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 40 $21.04 $22.35 $46,490 12.8 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 60 $16.79 $16.20 $33,690 3.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 $21.81 $21.82 $45,380 3.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 50 $18.38 $18.37 $38,220 2.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $9.72 $11.99 $24,930 10.1 %
 
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 280 $19.84 $21.77 $45,280 2.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $21.17 $20.68 $43,010 3.3 %
 
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 1,090 $16.49 $16.72 $34,770 2.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 200 $21.30 $20.37 $42,370 1.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $13.30 $12.52 $26,030 7.0 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 60 $13.94 $12.76 $26,530 25.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 280 $17.29 $17.12 $35,610 1.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $24.55 $24.13 $50,190 3.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $13.40 $13.19 $27,430 4.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 130 $10.76 $11.45 $23,810 5.8 %
 
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 380 $17.36 $28.32 $58,910 21.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 190 $16.84 $16.81 $34,970 11.4 %
 
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 8,620 $17.91 $17.09 $35,540 2.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 150 $14.35 $15.90 $33,080 11.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 340 $8.10 $10.35 $21,530 5.3 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 220 (4) (4) $41,340 1.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,870 (4) (4) $40,340 1.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 780 (4) (4) $41,570 1.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,220 (4) (4) $39,760 1.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $41,010 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 190 (4) (4) $37,970 2.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $40,950 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $41,250 1.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 60 $17.13 $16.96 $35,270 3.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 150 $20.26 $19.06 $39,650 2.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 120 $11.15 $11.40 $23,710 6.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 $21.55 $21.28 $44,250 5.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,810 (4) (4) $15,720 2.1 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other (8) $7.68 $10.34 $21,500 22.2 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 980 $11.42 $14.45 $30,060 6.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $9.14 $9.12 $18,970 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 230 $14.20 $18.43 $38,330 15.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 160 $7.32 $8.19 $17,040 4.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 150 (4) (4) $27,940 11.2 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 80 $8.64 $10.25 $21,330 11.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $16.56 $19.63 $40,840 9.3 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 (8) (8) (8) (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 7,790 $20.67 $26.96 $56,080 4.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $19.74 $19.83 $41,240 10.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 260 $53.32 $55.05 $114,510 6.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 60 (5) $88.55 $184,180 23.3 %
29-1067 Surgeons (8) (5) (5) (5) 24.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 230 $72.94 $78.83 $163,960 15.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 100 $32.64 $33.85 $70,410 9.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,190 $25.36 $26.64 $55,420 2.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $32.08 $28.64 $59,570 9.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 200 $38.30 $39.95 $83,090 5.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 130 $21.61 $21.55 $44,830 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 70 $32.68 $30.56 $63,560 5.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 150 $21.76 $21.47 $44,670 8.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 290 $16.39 $16.18 $33,660 7.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $26.38 $28.69 $59,680 5.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $25.39 $24.51 $50,970 3.7 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 30 $30.08 $31.35 $65,210 6.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 370 $19.49 $19.86 $41,320 2.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 460 $12.58 $13.62 $28,320 4.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 420 $12.10 $12.33 $25,650 2.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 140 $17.56 $17.52 $36,450 3.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $11.33 $11.80 $24,540 4.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,640 $15.60 $15.54 $32,330 1.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $12.80 $13.54 $28,160 3.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $15.33 $15.71 $32,690 1.9 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 50 $12.98 $15.69 $32,640 15.5 %
 
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 3,900 $9.98 $11.80 $24,540 7.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,060 $8.67 $8.61 $17,920 2.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,790 $10.37 $12.27 $25,520 15.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 50 $24.77 $25.26 $52,530 3.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 150 $25.50 $26.38 $54,880 3.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 90 $10.30 $10.70 $22,250 2.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 200 $11.48 $11.29 $23,480 4.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 210 $11.36 $11.73 $24,400 4.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $12.93 $12.95 $26,940 2.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $9.38 $9.60 $19,970 6.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $10.21 $10.37 $21,560 6.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 60 $11.30 $11.46 $23,840 2.1 %
 
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 2,740 $13.10 $13.88 $28,860 2.2 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 60 $19.22 $20.40 $42,430 4.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $25.48 $24.65 $51,280 2.5 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 60 $24.09 $24.50 $50,950 4.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 370 $11.49 $12.56 $26,120 4.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 630 $13.21 $13.20 $27,460 3.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 80 $18.96 $19.57 $40,700 2.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 710 $14.17 $14.51 $30,170 2.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 290 $8.93 $9.40 $19,550 4.3 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 100 $7.28 $8.51 $17,710 10.3 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 50 $7.08 $7.36 $15,310 3.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $11.34 $13.21 $27,480 3.4 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 10,290 $7.51 $8.47 $17,620 5.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $17.65 $17.06 $35,480 6.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 640 $10.65 $11.66 $24,260 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 640 $7.28 $7.76 $16,130 6.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,240 $8.59 $8.80 $18,300 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 600 $8.71 $8.88 $18,460 2.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 240 $7.50 $7.69 $16,000 7.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 670 $7.97 $8.12 $16,880 2.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 150 $7.82 $8.93 $18,570 6.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,070 $7.03 $7.21 $15,000 2.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 360 $6.99 $7.16 $14,890 4.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,850 $7.46 $9.76 $20,290 17.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 160 $7.30 $8.04 $16,710 8.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 190 $7.45 $7.65 $15,920 3.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 220 $7.89 $8.00 $16,650 2.7 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 100 $8.57 $8.61 $17,900 3.6 %
 
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 3,310 $8.85 $9.49 $19,730 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $10.61 $13.51 $28,090 14.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $13.88 $16.22 $33,730 11.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,630 $8.82 $9.24 $19,220 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 710 $7.97 $8.39 $17,450 3.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 690 $9.11 $9.55 $19,870 3.8 %
 
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 1,920 $7.69 $8.79 $18,280 2.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $12.39 $13.09 $27,230 4.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 50 $7.55 $8.19 $17,030 4.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 330 $7.05 $8.06 $16,770 8.3 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 80 $8.88 $8.79 $18,280 3.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 100 $7.87 $9.56 $19,890 8.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 330 $7.25 $7.61 $15,820 2.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 480 $7.62 $7.85 $16,320 3.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 150 $7.42 $8.87 $18,450 8.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 120 $11.20 $11.90 $24,760 3.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 50 $9.37 $9.60 $19,970 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 11,020 $9.47 $12.33 $25,640 3.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,460 $14.72 $16.57 $34,470 3.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 210 $28.37 $29.19 $60,720 13.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,850 $7.26 $7.80 $16,220 2.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 $8.56 $9.27 $19,290 3.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 180 $9.89 $10.64 $22,130 5.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,240 $9.19 $11.04 $22,960 3.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $17.26 $17.82 $37,060 8.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 150 $16.41 $22.22 $46,220 28.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 $17.23 $19.19 $39,920 5.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 $27.50 $29.47 $61,300 8.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 670 $17.60 $22.16 $46,090 10.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $14.02 $16.43 $34,170 4.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $11.02 $11.27 $23,440 5.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 30 $15.59 $16.73 $34,790 7.1 %
 
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 17,140 $11.64 $12.56 $26,120 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,160 $15.94 $17.52 $36,440 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $9.62 $10.13 $21,070 4.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (8) $14.04 $14.38 $29,900 2.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 390 $12.40 $12.76 $26,550 3.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,170 $13.09 $13.23 $27,520 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $14.35 $14.93 $31,050 3.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $13.08 $13.50 $28,080 5.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 670 $10.67 $10.89 $22,650 3.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 80 $15.38 $17.20 $35,770 5.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,330 $12.65 $12.88 $26,800 2.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 210 $14.64 $15.00 $31,210 1.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $9.60 $10.32 $21,470 4.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 190 $7.88 $8.43 $17,530 9.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 190 $10.77 $11.45 $23,810 3.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $8.00 $8.96 $18,630 3.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 210 $12.74 $13.01 $27,060 5.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 100 $13.47 $13.49 $28,050 7.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $9.89 $11.09 $23,060 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $14.52 $14.40 $29,940 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 730 $10.91 $11.05 $22,980 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 60 $13.94 $14.38 $29,910 2.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 230 $10.97 $11.57 $24,070 4.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $13.35 $14.51 $30,170 7.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 200 $10.68 $11.38 $23,680 4.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.07 (c) $50,070 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 500 (c) $20.94 (c) $21.57 (c) $44,870 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 (c) $17.33 (c) $17.15 (c) $35,670 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $14.00 $15.36 $31,940 3.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 550 $11.72 $12.18 $25,340 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,860 $7.88 $8.62 $17,930 3.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $13.00 $11.33 $23,570 6.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 860 $13.21 $14.06 $29,250 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 110 $15.82 $14.63 $30,430 16.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 310 $12.47 $12.32 $25,620 3.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,790 $10.59 $10.98 $22,830 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 50 $14.43 $15.42 $32,060 7.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 170 $9.11 $9.70 $20,180 5.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,350 $10.71 $11.39 $23,700 2.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 80 $16.78 $17.21 $35,800 11.0 %
 
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 500 $10.77 $11.08 $23,050 5.4 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $11.91 $12.19 $25,360 10.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $7.88 $8.35 $17,380 5.0 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 90 $8.66 $9.19 $19,120 6.9 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $13.79 $13.72 $28,550 6.0 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 50 $11.73 $11.85 $24,660 4.0 %
 
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 5,060 $13.46 $14.88 $30,960 4.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 490 $18.44 $27.29 $56,760 16.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 $18.88 $18.50 $38,490 9.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 260 $14.63 $14.96 $31,130 4.1 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $15.21 $15.34 $31,900 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,200 $11.64 $12.11 $25,190 3.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 390 $14.67 $15.01 $31,220 2.9 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 60 $12.48 $12.32 $25,630 10.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 210 $15.35 $15.84 $32,950 2.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $9.24 $10.66 $22,170 21.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 60 $13.53 $13.48 $28,030 3.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 120 $13.58 $13.75 $28,610 4.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $14.91 $15.93 $33,130 5.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 180 $10.53 $11.51 $23,940 10.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $12.95 $13.91 $28,930 4.0 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 110 $11.05 $11.98 $24,910 9.1 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 70 $11.50 $11.57 $24,050 4.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $16.10 $17.69 $36,790 4.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 460 $11.33 $11.51 $23,940 1.4 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (8) $14.25 $14.24 $29,620 4.6 %
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters (8) $23.96 $21.50 $44,720 7.0 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 150 $11.86 $12.36 $25,710 10.1 %
 
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 5,070 $14.89 $15.68 $32,610 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 350 $21.59 $21.29 $44,290 2.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $15.73 $15.59 $32,430 5.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $24.39 $24.72 $51,410 5.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $21.13 $22.47 $46,750 7.7 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $17.58 $16.75 $34,840 7.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $16.80 $16.43 $34,180 11.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 510 $13.81 $13.62 $28,330 6.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 230 $13.02 $13.80 $28,710 3.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 40 $10.82 $11.13 $23,140 4.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $17.50 $16.90 $35,160 3.9 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 70 $13.81 $13.97 $29,060 8.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.08 $10.23 $21,270 10.0 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $16.48 $15.68 $32,610 3.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 220 $12.18 $12.46 $25,920 7.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 220 $14.62 $16.15 $33,600 4.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,720 $14.07 $14.24 $29,610 1.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $17.61 $17.26 $35,910 3.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights 50 $18.11 $17.91 $37,250 12.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 240 $25.90 $25.38 $52,790 2.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 220 $19.36 $19.12 $39,770 9.0 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $10.38 $11.44 $23,790 13.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $11.15 $12.02 $25,010 6.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $10.46 $11.27 $23,430 10.8 %
 
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 19,060 $11.42 $12.02 $25,010 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 880 $17.81 $19.08 $39,680 1.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $11.83 $13.13 $27,300 4.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $11.09 $12.26 $25,500 15.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,950 $11.36 $11.72 $24,380 2.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 1,480 $8.08 $9.15 $19,020 7.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 30 $8.95 $9.38 $19,520 3.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (8) $12.55 $12.34 $25,660 3.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 150 $14.49 $14.35 $29,850 5.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 $12.23 $12.11 $25,190 1.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $14.27 $15.41 $32,050 5.4 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $9.91 $11.37 $23,650 8.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 660 $12.84 $13.80 $28,710 4.1 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders (8) $12.61 $12.52 $26,040 4.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $9.63 $10.55 $21,950 7.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 160 $21.79 $20.95 $43,570 3.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 530 $11.96 $12.73 $26,470 3.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $11.69 $11.70 $24,340 3.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 80 $10.82 $10.92 $22,710 4.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $7.83 $8.13 $16,910 2.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 1,360 $10.82 $11.21 $23,320 5.2 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $10.32 $10.52 $21,870 4.4 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (8) $14.39 $14.17 $29,470 4.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $13.62 $14.19 $29,520 7.1 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 40 $11.04 $11.40 $23,700 6.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 110 $11.61 $11.69 $24,320 2.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 150 $10.66 $11.00 $22,870 4.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 300 $15.64 $15.00 $31,190 3.9 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) $11.15 $11.60 $24,130 7.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $13.30 $17.39 $36,160 14.1 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 170 $10.89 $10.63 $22,120 2.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $13.20 $12.60 $26,210 5.5 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $11.47 $13.70 $28,490 11.2 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 120 $11.64 $11.80 $24,550 3.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 890 $11.54 $11.96 $24,870 2.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $14.49 $14.22 $29,590 2.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $15.14 $14.97 $31,130 7.2 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $11.97 $12.43 $25,860 10.0 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $9.41 $9.96 $20,710 5.9 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $10.95 $10.69 $22,240 4.8 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 60 $12.51 $13.35 $27,770 6.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,230 $10.49 $10.45 $21,740 2.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,790 $7.69 $8.59 $17,860 3.6 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10,520 $10.70 $11.50 $23,930 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $15.51 $16.23 $33,760 4.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $17.09 $17.41 $36,220 3.7 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $7.18 $8.13 $16,910 5.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 660 $7.31 $7.77 $16,160 3.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 300 $11.49 $13.13 $27,300 11.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,500 $14.33 $14.96 $31,120 5.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,040 $9.79 $10.76 $22,390 4.8 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other (8) $8.47 $9.56 $19,880 7.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $11.12 $11.21 $23,310 2.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 170 $14.99 $15.51 $32,260 4.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 520 $11.33 $11.33 $23,570 3.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $8.13 $8.87 $18,440 6.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,850 $10.16 $9.94 $20,670 2.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 150 $10.36 $10.58 $22,000 2.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 380 $8.57 $9.05 $18,820 3.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 170 $9.82 $10.26 $21,330 2.4 %

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