May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southern Texas 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 Southern Texas 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 Southern Texas 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 81,250 $10.19 $14.08 $29,290 2.0 %
 
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 2,440 $29.84 $32.78 $68,190 2.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 100 $44.10 $47.15 $98,070 7.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 810 $27.85 $32.32 $67,230 4.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (4) (4) $21,540 15.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 30 $32.80 $39.42 $82,000 13.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 130 $31.01 $32.93 $68,490 5.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 100 $29.66 $34.80 $72,390 5.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $22.46 $22.16 $46,080 4.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $27.65 $32.71 $68,050 18.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 300 (4) (4) $68,450 1.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 80 $19.83 $20.95 $43,570 6.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $30.91 $35.27 $73,370 11.5 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 60 $26.27 $25.58 $53,200 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 $19.19 $18.46 $38,390 5.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $28.77 $35.88 $74,630 16.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 160 $43.91 $43.26 $89,990 1.6 %
 
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 2,080 $24.99 $24.39 $50,720 2.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $24.32 $24.04 $50,010 6.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 780 $27.40 $26.94 $56,030 1.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (8) $14.55 $16.30 $33,900 6.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $14.87 $19.51 $40,580 7.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 $23.75 $23.48 $48,840 2.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 300 $25.03 $25.79 $53,640 3.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 290 $22.45 $23.15 $48,150 3.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (8) $17.52 $18.35 $38,170 13.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 90 $32.67 $34.93 $72,650 8.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 70 $11.43 $13.22 $27,490 2.2 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 410 $22.11 $25.22 $52,450 5.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 60 $20.16 $25.39 $52,810 11.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 30 $43.73 $46.24 $96,170 11.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 140 $16.81 $17.44 $36,270 4.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 $19.64 $21.66 $45,050 3.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $24.60 $25.96 $53,990 6.1 %
 
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 490 $16.52 $21.06 $43,800 13.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 250 $12.19 $13.56 $28,200 3.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $22.92 $23.32 $48,500 9.2 %
 
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 460 $24.51 $23.42 $48,710 2.6 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 50 $27.75 $26.83 $55,810 1.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 30 $25.84 $28.22 $58,700 6.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 110 $26.07 $25.62 $53,300 2.8 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $19.53 $21.29 $44,280 4.5 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 30 $14.29 $15.17 $31,560 2.2 %
 
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 1,100 $17.41 $18.61 $38,710 3.2 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $17.35 $16.23 $33,750 7.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 280 $26.67 $25.24 $52,500 4.4 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 130 $25.47 $25.07 $52,140 2.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $15.43 $17.82 $37,070 8.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $13.15 $13.62 $28,330 8.5 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $14.66 $15.14 $31,500 6.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 160 $10.17 $10.78 $22,420 4.0 %
 
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 280 $23.73 $25.95 $53,970 9.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $36.05 $37.75 $78,520 2.9 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $15.43 $17.96 $37,370 6.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 40 $11.85 $13.84 $28,790 3.7 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 9,950 $18.79 $18.03 $37,510 2.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 $21.78 $24.15 $50,230 14.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 320 $15.59 $16.32 $33,940 8.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 270 (4) (4) $44,550 2.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,230 (4) (4) $43,890 2.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,120 (4) (4) $46,950 1.8 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $44,930 2.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,400 (4) (4) $48,140 1.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $46,780 1.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 120 (4) (4) $46,480 1.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 80 (4) (4) $46,000 1.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $44,610 1.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $19.87 $18.65 $38,800 8.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $12.81 $14.19 $29,510 6.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 1,150 (4) (4) $24,870 16.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $24.57 $24.56 $51,080 2.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $11.25 $12.85 $26,730 6.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 100 $29.66 $30.15 $62,710 4.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,040 (4) (4) $18,060 1.7 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 270 $16.30 $19.44 $40,440 6.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $19.39 $21.43 $44,570 9.6 %
 
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 3,240 $21.36 $25.64 $53,340 3.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $58.78 $63.13 $131,310 14.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 40 (5) $94.87 $197,330 18.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 60 $43.52 $39.60 $82,360 8.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 760 $28.33 $28.58 $59,440 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $31.10 $33.12 $68,890 6.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 160 $27.93 $29.11 $60,540 7.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 60 $22.67 $22.83 $47,480 1.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 $13.94 $14.63 $30,430 4.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $25.16 $25.35 $52,730 2.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 390 $10.67 $11.19 $23,280 3.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $11.57 $11.62 $24,180 2.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 110 $15.20 $18.77 $39,030 4.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 740 $18.95 $18.82 $39,140 2.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $10.26 $10.86 $22,590 2.9 %
 
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 4,330 $7.55 $8.31 $17,280 4.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 3,210 $7.28 $7.53 $15,660 3.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 620 $8.56 $8.63 $17,960 2.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 $11.25 $11.92 $24,780 6.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 150 $9.96 $10.17 $21,160 4.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 $10.62 $10.61 $22,070 8.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) $14.20 $17.13 $35,630 18.7 %
 
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 4,900 $20.83 $21.75 $45,240 2.1 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $14.90 $15.49 $32,210 3.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 390 $34.97 $34.40 $71,560 1.5 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (8) $16.38 $30.25 $62,920 3.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 260 $26.17 $25.39 $52,810 6.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 600 $13.39 $13.53 $28,140 3.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2,190 $24.23 $24.46 $50,870 1.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 710 $16.20 $20.65 $42,960 4.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 380 $9.06 $9.75 $20,280 1.9 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 40 $8.97 $11.56 $24,050 11.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 120 $11.44 $13.48 $28,040 1.8 %
 
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 6,540 $7.25 $7.73 $16,080 1.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 610 $10.28 $10.61 $22,070 2.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.40 $7.66 $15,940 5.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 550 $7.86 $8.21 $17,070 2.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 380 $7.47 $7.88 $16,380 5.4 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 70 $7.78 $8.30 $17,270 5.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 200 $7.07 $7.30 $15,190 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 110 $7.12 $7.38 $15,350 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,520 $7.18 $7.38 $15,360 1.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,110 $6.86 $6.85 $14,240 2.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $6.88 $6.85 $14,240 4.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 240 $6.95 $7.00 $14,560 3.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $6.80 $6.77 $14,090 3.9 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,580 $8.24 $8.84 $18,380 1.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $12.88 $12.82 $26,670 4.7 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $14.01 $15.34 $31,910 4.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,420 $7.90 $8.37 $17,410 1.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 520 $7.65 $7.96 $16,570 3.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 480 $9.03 $9.80 $20,380 2.7 %
 
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 5,510 $7.19 $7.54 $15,690 2.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $14.10 $15.53 $32,300 10.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 30 $7.16 $7.51 $15,610 4.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $8.49 $10.03 $20,870 9.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 50 $7.27 $8.04 $16,730 8.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 470 $7.17 $7.44 $15,480 4.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 4,410 $7.11 $7.14 $14,860 2.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $7.56 $9.77 $20,320 22.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 130 $8.72 $11.38 $23,670 12.9 %
 
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 8,050 $7.97 $10.61 $22,060 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 900 $13.68 $15.39 $32,010 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 50 $22.42 $23.07 $47,980 4.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,100 $7.19 $7.43 $15,460 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 $7.01 $7.73 $16,070 4.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 220 $9.54 $9.77 $20,320 7.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,830 $7.98 $8.89 $18,490 2.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $9.42 $14.74 $30,660 17.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 90 $14.91 $18.91 $39,330 26.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 140 $12.96 $15.37 $31,970 12.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 50 $40.17 $45.24 $94,100 21.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 340 $24.05 $29.29 $60,930 8.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12,330 $10.06 $11.39 $23,690 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 760 $15.97 $17.28 $35,940 3.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $9.23 $9.92 $20,640 3.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 230 $9.12 $9.40 $19,550 4.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 230 $10.55 $11.36 $23,630 4.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,000 $12.19 $12.98 $27,000 3.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $11.66 $12.53 $26,050 2.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 430 $8.85 $9.04 $18,800 4.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 80 $10.66 $11.91 $24,780 4.5 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 110 $8.80 $8.93 $18,570 4.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 920 $8.30 $9.49 $19,740 4.0 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 50 $11.82 $13.55 $28,190 3.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 $10.33 $11.90 $24,760 7.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $7.40 $8.11 $16,860 8.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 200 $13.55 $13.35 $27,770 4.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 $9.17 $9.75 $20,280 3.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $14.32 $15.18 $31,570 9.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 120 $9.38 $10.24 $21,290 8.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $10.91 $10.78 $22,420 5.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $14.17 $14.44 $30,030 3.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 440 $8.29 $8.82 $18,350 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 300 $11.72 $13.16 $27,370 2.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $9.56 $10.02 $20,850 2.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $14.96 $14.86 $30,900 7.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $10.08 $11.62 $24,160 2.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.58 (c) $51,130 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 110 (c) $24.12 (c) $22.88 (c) $47,590 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 (c) $10.58 (c) $14.56 (c) $30,280 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 90 $17.69 $16.97 $35,290 4.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 210 $10.56 $11.06 $23,000 4.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 850 $7.67 $8.66 $18,010 3.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 460 $15.85 $17.44 $36,280 4.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 160 $8.69 $9.37 $19,490 6.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,990 $10.20 $10.68 $22,210 1.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 90 $8.33 $9.32 $19,390 2.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $11.88 $11.96 $24,870 5.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,900 $8.90 $9.37 $19,490 2.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 $16.56 $15.43 $32,100 6.8 %
 
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 990 $7.11 $7.46 $15,520 3.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $7.41 $8.46 $17,590 4.6 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3,430 $12.32 $14.02 $29,160 2.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 250 $16.07 $19.38 $40,320 4.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $11.82 $12.06 $25,090 7.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 130 $12.70 $12.99 $27,010 11.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $13.05 $12.85 $26,730 6.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 680 $9.05 $9.62 $20,010 3.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $10.36 $12.56 $26,120 5.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 360 $10.73 $12.62 $26,260 3.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 120 $12.41 $15.71 $32,680 12.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 120 $10.40 $13.37 $27,800 5.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $15.22 $17.22 $35,810 7.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $21.56 $21.45 $44,620 2.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 50 $10.06 $10.23 $21,270 9.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 110 $16.33 $17.30 $35,980 3.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 100 $12.29 $12.85 $26,730 5.3 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 30 $13.63 $12.86 $26,740 8.3 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 310 $11.27 $12.51 $26,030 8.8 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers (8) $12.64 $13.90 $28,910 7.1 %
 
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 3,850 $13.07 $14.54 $30,240 3.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 260 $24.98 $23.11 $48,070 4.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 60 $13.69 $13.02 $27,090 11.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 70 $22.76 $23.71 $49,320 6.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 410 $20.79 $19.90 $41,400 3.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 $9.59 $9.88 $20,550 3.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 380 $12.76 $13.00 $27,040 4.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $12.20 $13.62 $28,330 7.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 50 $11.34 $11.79 $24,520 11.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $20.94 $19.15 $39,830 5.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 50 $8.08 $8.36 $17,380 7.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 130 $12.46 $13.72 $28,540 16.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 90 $15.34 $15.27 $31,750 5.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 50 $7.10 $7.71 $16,050 8.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 170 $15.80 $17.90 $37,220 6.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,370 $9.82 $11.04 $22,960 2.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 90 $18.54 $18.77 $39,040 4.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 120 $23.30 $21.86 $45,470 9.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 190 $10.62 $11.71 $24,360 5.7 %
 
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 3,530 $10.33 $12.10 $25,170 2.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 210 $18.03 $19.30 $40,140 4.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 40 $14.39 $14.19 $29,510 8.2 %
51-3011 Bakers (8) $7.35 $7.45 $15,490 3.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $8.60 $9.29 $19,330 7.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 90 $16.05 $15.59 $32,440 11.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 180 $12.92 $13.77 $28,650 3.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 40 $7.65 $10.40 $21,640 15.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $7.02 $7.12 $14,820 2.6 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $8.33 $8.11 $16,870 6.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 220 $10.42 $10.90 $22,660 4.1 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (8) $18.02 $18.25 $37,950 7.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 120 $19.78 $18.44 $38,360 4.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $12.21 $12.28 $25,540 12.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $8.97 $10.44 $21,700 11.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 90 $7.28 $7.46 $15,510 2.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 60 $8.88 $9.10 $18,920 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 4,500 $9.71 $11.08 $23,060 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $13.97 $15.70 $32,660 6.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $20.36 $23.48 $48,830 11.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 530 $9.58 $9.49 $19,750 3.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $9.82 $9.68 $20,130 13.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,050 $12.67 $13.33 $27,730 5.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 640 $9.58 $10.01 $20,820 3.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 140 $8.50 $8.38 $17,420 2.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $7.23 $7.55 $15,700 6.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $9.18 $10.05 $20,910 9.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 310 $8.33 $9.06 $18,840 3.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 60 $7.76 $8.50 $17,690 6.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 810 $8.42 $8.83 $18,370 2.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 110 $7.25 $8.03 $16,700 6.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 90 $8.57 $9.12 $18,970 4.1 %

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