May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Eastern 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 Eastern 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 Eastern 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 145,260 $12.25 $15.03 $31,260 1.7 %
 
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 6,520 $27.16 $30.70 $63,860 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 460 $50.29 $56.65 $117,830 4.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,780 $28.52 $33.48 $69,640 3.1 %
11-1031 Legislators (8) (4) (4) $15,160 3.8 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers (8) $18.07 $19.77 $41,120 8.6 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $29.22 $28.93 $60,180 3.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 210 $33.28 $37.17 $77,320 6.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 260 $15.13 $18.20 $37,850 4.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $27.08 $31.82 $66,190 9.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 650 $29.73 $29.34 $61,040 3.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 60 $26.53 $29.51 $61,380 3.2 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $26.70 $29.98 $62,370 8.5 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 210 $30.59 $33.06 $68,760 4.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 $28.28 $30.83 $64,130 4.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 $27.18 $28.95 $60,220 3.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 150 $26.25 $30.84 $64,160 9.0 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 30 $15.37 $20.01 $41,630 14.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $64,540 2.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 50 $29.91 $30.52 $63,490 5.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 150 $38.94 $40.33 $83,890 3.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 520 $18.51 $19.96 $41,510 3.0 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (8) $15.88 $16.78 $34,900 12.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 130 $20.31 $23.13 $48,110 10.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 210 $32.85 $33.16 $68,980 3.6 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $33.51 $33.09 $68,820 1.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 160 $14.48 $14.67 $30,510 6.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $19.18 $20.53 $42,690 3.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 480 $27.89 $29.26 $60,860 8.1 %
 
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 1,990 $21.97 $24.06 $50,050 3.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $22.10 $23.92 $49,760 4.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $24.74 $24.10 $50,120 3.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $16.33 $20.80 $43,260 9.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 30 $18.34 $18.24 $37,930 2.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $19.76 $19.97 $41,530 3.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $16.64 $17.01 $35,390 5.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $22.49 $25.24 $52,500 4.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (8) $44.58 $43.45 $90,370 7.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 190 $20.21 $21.03 $43,750 7.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 460 $22.51 $24.50 $50,960 4.6 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $23.40 $21.66 $45,050 5.1 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 30 $34.86 $34.39 $71,530 19.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 260 $22.88 $26.01 $54,090 9.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $9.98 $10.49 $21,810 9.0 %
 
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 570 $25.07 $26.54 $55,200 4.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 30 $25.80 $25.26 $52,530 6.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 30 $31.19 $30.61 $63,680 12.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 150 $19.60 $20.09 $41,790 2.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 $34.59 $34.50 $71,760 6.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $26.76 $26.73 $55,600 7.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $27.53 $30.31 $63,050 7.4 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other (8) $25.67 $27.55 $57,290 5.7 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3,290 $29.01 $30.60 $63,650 4.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $15.07 $19.28 $40,100 15.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $29.77 $33.26 $69,170 7.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $32.18 $32.76 $68,130 2.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (8) $30.15 $30.51 $63,460 2.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $27.32 $27.98 $58,200 2.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 $33.92 $32.12 $66,820 4.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $18.68 $19.47 $40,490 3.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (8) $18.14 $18.57 $38,620 12.4 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 30 $18.90 $19.02 $39,560 7.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 170 $15.79 $16.89 $35,140 3.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 $17.33 $16.46 $34,230 2.2 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 390 $22.74 $24.70 $51,370 4.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $19.42 $24.50 $50,950 13.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $25.23 $25.59 $53,230 2.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 70 $14.90 $15.64 $32,530 1.5 %
 
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 1,230 $16.32 $17.39 $36,160 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 230 $19.96 $19.94 $41,470 3.1 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $13.96 $15.57 $32,390 7.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 400 $15.75 $16.21 $33,720 1.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 $19.90 $20.49 $42,620 3.2 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 70 $16.94 $17.15 $35,670 2.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 90 $12.26 $12.73 $26,480 3.7 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 60 $13.08 $13.60 $28,290 2.7 %
 
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 150 $19.20 $29.56 $61,480 13.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 50 $40.73 $47.90 $99,630 21.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $16.85 $16.83 $35,000 4.3 %
 
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 8,220 $19.35 $19.29 $40,110 3.9 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $64,100 16.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $22.69 $21.78 $45,290 3.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (8) $9.71 $11.78 $24,490 7.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 280 (4) (4) $44,310 1.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,300 (4) (4) $47,620 5.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 340 (4) (4) $42,820 1.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 800 (4) (4) $48,670 5.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 180 (4) (4) $46,030 4.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 330 (4) (4) $47,800 6.6 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $40,390 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $45,040 4.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 90 $26.92 $23.95 $49,810 4.1 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $14.10 $14.00 $29,120 5.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 210 (4) (4) $43,150 4.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 200 $19.79 $18.59 $38,670 3.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 80 $9.19 $9.34 $19,440 3.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (8) $35.00 $30.36 $63,160 13.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,110 (4) (4) $19,130 4.5 %
 
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 1,130 $12.50 $15.98 $33,240 7.6 %
27-1012 Craft Artists (8) $9.52 $10.64 $22,130 10.9 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 $19.23 $20.21 $42,040 4.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $9.54 $10.11 $21,040 6.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $14.62 $15.45 $32,130 5.2 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $12.27 $12.48 $25,960 8.8 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 190 $11.54 $15.88 (4) 16.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $14.77 $16.57 $34,460 11.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $21.08 $22.33 $46,460 3.3 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 50 $13.29 $14.31 $29,760 4.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 130 $9.33 $10.69 $22,240 8.3 %
 
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 5,970 $20.47 $26.06 $54,210 3.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 340 $56.53 $56.47 $117,450 4.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 $72.39 $69.75 $145,090 21.8 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (8) $38.22 $59.53 $123,820 12.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 60 (5) $90.70 $188,650 10.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,610 $23.97 $27.81 $57,840 6.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $32.32 $34.29 $71,310 2.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 240 $33.51 $32.88 $68,400 2.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (8) $21.40 $21.53 $44,780 2.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $27.98 $29.09 $60,500 4.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $36.23 $45.54 $94,730 15.1 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other (8) $26.85 $28.24 $58,730 5.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $22.29 $22.89 $47,620 2.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $15.72 $16.27 $33,850 3.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 180 $28.46 $27.20 $56,580 10.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $27.21 $27.06 $56,290 2.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 200 $22.11 $22.41 $46,600 1.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 450 $11.86 $13.70 $28,490 7.4 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (8) $11.10 $11.00 $22,890 4.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 460 $11.96 $12.31 $25,600 4.2 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 30 $17.85 $17.85 $37,120 3.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,100 $15.49 $15.54 $32,320 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $12.88 $13.12 $27,300 2.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $17.10 $16.86 $35,080 6.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 30 $28.77 $28.24 $58,740 2.3 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 80 $15.90 $15.93 $33,130 2.4 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 3,970 $10.68 $11.16 $23,220 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 270 $8.52 $8.73 $18,170 2.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,670 $10.49 $10.56 $21,960 2.6 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 40 $24.02 $23.95 $49,810 5.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 80 $21.02 $19.96 $41,520 2.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (8) $10.98 $11.75 $24,450 4.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 240 $14.50 $14.45 $30,050 5.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 310 $12.95 $13.14 $27,340 3.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 $13.45 $13.24 $27,540 4.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 60 $8.40 $8.57 $17,830 3.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $9.28 $9.71 $20,200 6.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) $8.65 $8.64 $17,970 3.1 %
 
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 2,580 $13.79 $14.53 $30,230 1.8 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $19.69 $19.84 $41,270 2.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $25.30 $25.39 $52,820 1.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 410 $13.60 $13.98 $29,080 2.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 660 $13.64 $13.60 $28,290 2.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 60 $20.06 $21.01 $43,700 1.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 600 $14.84 $15.31 $31,850 1.7 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (8) $21.74 $21.27 $44,240 5.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 350 $11.04 $11.68 $24,290 2.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 130 $8.27 $8.36 $17,400 3.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $14.87 $17.42 $36,220 2.1 %
 
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 15,110 $8.04 $8.82 $18,350 1.7 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 100 $13.39 $14.93 $31,050 10.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,100 $12.44 $14.30 $29,750 6.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 730 $7.47 $7.68 $15,970 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,180 $9.17 $9.25 $19,240 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,470 $9.24 $9.53 $19,830 1.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 160 $8.74 $8.55 $17,770 3.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 950 $8.98 $9.70 $20,180 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 380 $7.83 $7.98 $16,610 2.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,450 $7.48 $7.67 $15,950 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 120 $7.20 $7.37 $15,320 4.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,720 $7.31 $8.20 $17,050 4.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 30 $7.99 $8.84 $18,380 6.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 450 $7.26 $7.39 $15,360 2.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 650 $8.14 $8.12 $16,890 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 580 $8.27 $8.26 $17,170 2.4 %
 
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 5,470 $9.10 $9.87 $20,520 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 240 $12.58 $12.64 $26,280 2.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 120 $17.95 $19.16 $39,860 6.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,680 $9.41 $9.99 $20,780 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,400 $8.72 $8.74 $18,170 1.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 50 $13.38 $13.14 $27,330 4.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 940 $9.31 $10.34 $21,510 5.0 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,640 $8.67 $9.29 $19,330 1.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 130 $13.22 $13.89 $28,890 4.1 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $8.98 $9.29 $19,320 4.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 710 $7.94 $8.23 $17,130 2.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 70 $7.81 $10.00 $20,800 17.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $12.48 $12.30 $25,580 8.4 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 30 $7.97 $8.64 $17,970 5.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 450 $8.45 $8.58 $17,850 5.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 470 $8.74 $9.37 $19,490 3.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $7.15 $7.64 $15,880 8.2 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 210 $9.33 $10.21 $21,240 3.2 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $9.04 $9.20 $19,140 3.4 %
 
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 15,600 $9.13 $11.38 $23,670 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,150 $14.29 $15.50 $32,240 2.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 160 $24.96 $26.05 $54,190 8.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,210 $7.47 $7.92 $16,470 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 150 $8.46 $10.11 $21,020 8.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 140 $12.49 $12.48 $25,950 3.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,090 $9.13 $10.40 $21,630 2.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $15.04 $18.70 $38,890 13.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (8) $17.56 $26.47 $55,060 27.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 480 $13.65 $17.02 $35,410 10.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 90 $24.00 $28.35 $58,960 12.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 540 $18.97 $22.65 $47,120 9.7 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (8) $19.73 $18.84 $39,180 6.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $14.75 $16.37 $34,050 10.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 30 $9.35 $10.26 $21,350 7.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $11.07 $13.09 $27,230 15.0 %
 
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 20,760 $11.46 $12.62 $26,260 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,240 $15.85 $17.91 $37,260 2.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 230 $9.13 $9.49 $19,740 3.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 90 $11.29 $11.66 $24,260 3.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 360 $13.11 $13.39 $27,850 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,420 $13.02 $14.11 $29,350 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $14.65 $15.25 $31,730 2.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $13.73 $14.41 $29,970 5.0 %
43-3071 Tellers (8) $10.60 $10.57 $21,980 3.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 100 $13.02 $15.14 $31,480 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,550 $10.89 $11.96 $24,870 3.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $9.43 $10.13 $21,070 3.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 980 $9.35 $9.80 $20,380 2.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $9.63 $10.35 $21,520 3.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 100 $9.94 $9.90 $20,590 4.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 170 $13.35 $15.83 $32,940 11.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $12.34 $12.90 $26,840 5.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 $10.96 $11.01 $22,890 4.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $15.04 $15.03 $31,270 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 750 $10.79 $11.04 $22,970 1.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (8) $9.70 $10.09 $20,990 2.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 260 $12.76 $13.03 $27,100 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $13.51 $14.51 $30,180 6.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $15.44 $15.83 $32,930 3.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.49 (c) $48,860 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 530 (c) $21.62 (c) $21.90 (c) $45,550 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 240 $16.52 $17.49 $36,380 2.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 630 $12.53 $12.85 $26,720 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,390 $9.39 $10.41 $21,640 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $16.01 $16.01 $33,300 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,110 $14.53 $15.14 $31,480 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $10.26 $10.62 $22,100 11.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 170 $11.07 $11.66 $24,260 5.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,730 $10.95 $11.24 $23,390 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $15.37 $15.15 $31,500 5.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 110 $11.02 $11.17 $23,230 2.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,260 $10.83 $11.42 $23,750 1.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) $12.68 $13.87 $28,850 12.7 %
 
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 140 $12.56 $13.41 $27,890 3.3 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 30 $12.43 $12.38 $25,760 3.9 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,690 $14.77 $16.11 $33,500 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 320 $21.63 $22.06 $45,890 4.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $15.24 $16.80 $34,950 6.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 450 $14.40 $14.36 $29,880 2.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $14.61 $14.51 $30,180 3.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,410 $12.40 $13.39 $27,840 4.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 120 $13.33 $13.04 $27,130 1.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 840 $15.46 $15.90 $33,060 2.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 740 $20.86 $22.41 $46,610 3.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 $14.00 $14.75 $30,690 5.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 100 $14.34 $14.71 $30,600 6.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 760 $17.62 $19.17 $39,870 8.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $12.87 $12.65 $26,310 9.6 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 180 $15.35 $16.64 $34,600 6.4 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $9.49 $9.89 $20,560 6.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $18.89 $19.62 $40,820 2.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 530 $11.58 $11.86 $24,670 1.4 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 40 $14.59 $14.33 $29,820 3.3 %
 
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 5,940 $15.75 $17.20 $35,780 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 450 $22.05 $24.01 $49,930 3.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 130 $27.32 $25.82 $53,710 4.7 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 50 $24.52 $23.70 $49,300 4.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 170 $14.62 $14.54 $30,230 15.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 620 $13.52 $14.01 $29,130 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 190 $14.42 $16.49 $34,300 9.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $14.46 $14.73 $30,640 3.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $14.59 $15.03 $31,260 2.3 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 60 $10.35 $10.42 $21,680 5.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $14.31 $15.93 $33,130 7.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 130 $14.49 $15.27 $31,750 2.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $15.11 $15.52 $32,280 4.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 250 $17.19 $17.34 $36,060 3.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,480 $15.27 $16.19 $33,670 3.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 220 $16.00 $15.72 $32,710 2.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights 170 $22.44 $24.41 $50,770 13.2 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 180 $26.15 $25.39 $52,820 3.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 120 $22.67 $21.75 $45,230 15.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 $11.31 $12.20 $25,380 2.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 160 $11.67 $12.24 $25,460 5.3 %
 
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 24,590 $13.27 $14.17 $29,470 2.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,620 $20.31 $21.87 $45,490 3.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $20.76 $18.26 $37,980 3.3 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 380 $13.49 $13.10 $27,240 3.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 4,780 $12.81 $13.13 $27,320 3.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 570 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-3011 Bakers 110 $8.26 $8.30 $17,270 4.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 240 $11.42 $11.54 $23,990 4.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $9.81 $10.76 $22,380 8.2 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $11.54 $12.99 $27,020 9.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 210 $20.75 $19.63 $40,830 6.0 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 390 $17.17 $16.61 $34,550 3.8 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.83 $15.43 $32,090 1.9 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $14.40 $14.58 $30,320 3.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 520 $13.23 $13.33 $27,720 4.6 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $13.60 $14.12 $29,370 5.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 380 $25.41 $20.41 $42,460 4.0 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $13.80 $13.54 $28,150 3.2 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $15.30 $15.36 $31,950 3.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 850 $14.10 $16.23 $33,760 9.5 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 250 $15.43 $16.46 $34,240 6.0 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 60 $17.26 $16.56 $34,450 6.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $11.34 $13.45 $27,970 8.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 460 $13.47 $13.27 $27,610 4.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 110 $21.22 $20.30 $42,220 3.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,030 $15.74 $15.58 $32,400 2.9 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $12.11 $12.24 $25,450 3.1 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $11.39 $11.45 $23,820 5.3 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $11.99 $13.66 $28,400 8.5 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 230 $14.00 $13.66 $28,420 3.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 350 $8.45 $8.37 $17,410 2.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 890 $8.82 $9.12 $18,970 3.3 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $10.20 $10.21 $21,240 4.0 %
51-6063 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $11.61 $11.94 $24,840 3.6 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 350 $13.28 $13.24 $27,550 7.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $12.38 $13.65 $28,400 12.0 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 310 $12.57 $12.43 $25,860 3.6 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 290 $11.17 $11.85 $24,640 2.4 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (8) $10.05 $10.04 $20,880 5.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 330 $14.64 $15.30 $31,830 3.2 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 310 $13.48 $13.27 $27,600 4.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $12.09 $12.98 $27,010 5.7 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 60 $10.78 $10.89 $22,660 4.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 300 $19.71 $24.59 $51,150 19.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $12.75 $15.59 $32,440 10.5 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 210 $17.27 $17.60 $36,610 5.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 710 $13.67 $14.03 $29,170 2.5 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $11.63 $11.83 $24,610 4.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 250 $11.37 $12.29 $25,560 7.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $12.96 $12.82 $26,670 2.2 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 80 $13.31 $14.28 $29,710 7.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 $8.98 $9.37 $19,500 3.4 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $9.47 $9.47 $19,700 4.2 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 810 $12.91 $12.68 $26,370 3.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,820 $11.61 $12.74 $26,510 8.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,000 $12.15 $12.89 $26,820 3.7 %
 
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 12,300 $12.19 $12.83 $26,690 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 360 $21.43 $20.11 $41,820 3.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $21.04 $21.46 $44,630 2.6 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (8) $11.59 $12.73 $26,480 8.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $7.67 $9.19 $19,110 11.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 670 $7.32 $8.37 $17,410 5.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,790 $14.45 $15.70 $32,650 4.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,080 $11.05 $12.41 $25,800 7.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $7.43 $7.83 $16,280 4.7 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 40 $8.95 $8.95 $18,610 2.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $8.54 $8.90 $18,510 7.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 140 $14.03 $13.72 $28,530 4.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,120 $12.95 $13.58 $28,240 3.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 130 $8.42 $9.10 $18,920 6.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,120 $12.09 $11.90 $24,760 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $16.36 $14.80 $30,780 7.3 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 600 $8.06 $8.55 $17,780 2.6 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 210 $11.08 $11.40 $23,710 3.9 %

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