May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Gulf Coast 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 Gulf Coast 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 Gulf Coast 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 122,700 $12.25 $15.19 $31,600 1.4 %
 
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 4,580 $30.59 $34.57 $71,890 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $42.19 $48.48 $100,850 4.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,800 $30.90 $35.62 $74,090 4.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 120 (4) (4) $30,460 23.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 $35.02 $40.20 $83,620 6.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 180 $35.03 $38.44 $79,960 6.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 60 $42.20 $52.20 $108,570 10.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 200 $33.12 $33.72 $70,150 3.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $35.47 $40.79 $84,840 5.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 50 $50.01 $52.16 $108,490 9.7 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $34.32 $33.91 $70,530 4.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $30.99 $31.94 $66,430 4.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 360 (4) (4) $62,100 0.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 130 $54.39 $58.47 $121,610 12.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $50.22 $47.70 $99,220 4.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 160 $20.94 $24.02 $49,960 9.0 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $21.49 $20.78 $43,220 4.3 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $17.78 $20.04 $41,690 9.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $31.15 $32.86 $68,350 3.9 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $33.99 $34.71 $72,200 2.9 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 100 $24.50 $24.61 $51,180 0.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $12.54 $13.72 $28,540 10.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $23.34 $22.94 $47,710 6.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other (8) $41.15 $41.87 $87,090 15.7 %
 
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 2,840 $20.78 $23.39 $48,660 3.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $22.78 $23.18 $48,220 4.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $18.03 $21.18 $44,060 5.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $29.13 $29.09 $60,520 6.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $23.89 $26.28 $54,660 7.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $15.09 $17.01 $35,380 7.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 100 $17.41 $19.51 $40,570 9.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $17.93 $20.47 $42,570 8.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 70 $17.40 $18.01 $37,460 6.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $28.10 $29.76 $61,890 8.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 400 $18.89 $23.42 $48,720 7.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 340 $26.50 $26.99 $56,130 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 660 $21.46 $22.60 $47,020 2.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 120 $20.34 $22.47 $46,740 7.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $12.97 $18.21 $37,880 17.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $20.99 $26.95 $56,060 10.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 50 $26.50 $29.54 $61,440 18.9 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors (8) $16.33 $17.70 $36,820 3.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 180 $24.60 $26.95 $56,060 5.9 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 40 $13.56 $14.70 $30,570 5.7 %
 
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 680 $22.24 $24.86 $51,710 4.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 80 $25.35 $25.39 $52,820 3.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 30 $47.94 $45.70 $95,060 4.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 210 $15.31 $16.14 $33,560 2.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 150 $27.98 $30.01 $62,410 6.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $21.53 $21.30 $44,310 7.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $27.96 $32.73 $68,080 9.7 %
 
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 1,580 $23.46 $27.13 $56,430 9.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $20.94 $24.31 $50,560 10.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 $34.82 $34.27 $71,280 4.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 $35.08 $35.32 $73,460 3.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $32.26 $32.39 $67,360 10.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $35.12 $35.19 $73,190 3.6 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 160 $43.12 $52.57 $109,350 16.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $17.68 $18.15 $37,740 17.8 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 50 $22.35 $21.41 $44,530 6.9 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $23.78 $23.73 $49,350 4.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 390 $13.96 $15.04 $31,280 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 120 $21.37 $20.90 $43,470 15.0 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) $27.73 $26.99 $56,130 2.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 140 $13.31 $15.70 $32,660 13.5 %
 
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 1,380 $20.68 $23.07 $47,990 4.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 120 $14.21 $14.82 $30,830 4.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $22.82 $22.64 $47,090 2.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 30 $13.65 $14.29 $29,730 2.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 70 $16.83 $16.97 $35,300 5.1 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians (8) $27.26 $26.40 $54,900 13.3 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 70 $19.03 $21.64 $45,020 3.5 %
 
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 1,500 $16.02 $17.37 $36,130 4.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $14.38 $14.66 $30,490 3.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 370 $24.61 $24.50 $50,950 1.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 80 $16.57 $16.60 $34,530 4.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 100 $12.43 $13.65 $28,390 8.2 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 80 $23.28 $24.10 $50,130 2.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 220 $14.44 $15.00 $31,210 3.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $18.25 $19.19 $39,910 6.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 220 (8) (8) (8) (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 550 $15.03 $21.60 $44,930 17.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 160 $33.35 $41.99 $87,340 14.8 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 60 $14.17 $15.29 $31,810 4.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 $14.20 $14.77 $30,730 4.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $13.58 $12.64 $26,300 5.0 %
 
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 11,820 $18.78 $18.97 $39,470 1.9 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 110 (4) (4) $82,130 3.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $65,970 2.6 %
25-1041 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $75,630 5.1 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $69,100 2.3 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $79,580 4.6 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $66,190 2.4 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $65,000 1.8 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $61,860 2.0 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $60,390 1.9 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $69,880 2.8 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $66,030 2.5 %
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants 740 (4) (4) $28,390 2.7 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $75,250 3.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 410 $13.07 $13.31 $27,680 6.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 260 (4) (4) $43,670 1.9 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,200 (4) (4) $41,780 1.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,300 (4) (4) $42,870 0.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,700 (4) (4) $44,950 0.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 230 (4) (4) $45,940 0.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 210 (4) (4) $40,870 1.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $42,740 1.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $43,440 1.0 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 190 $20.04 $19.43 $40,420 7.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 440 (4) (4) $18,470 1.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 170 $21.47 $20.12 $41,850 1.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 150 $9.00 $9.98 $20,760 3.3 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 30 $11.50 $10.61 $22,070 10.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 180 $27.08 $26.45 $55,020 2.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,820 (4) (4) $17,560 1.6 %
 
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 590 $16.51 $17.34 $36,060 5.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $9.56 $9.98 $20,760 4.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $15.25 $15.41 $32,050 12.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $9.01 $9.08 $18,880 4.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 90 (4) (4) $47,960 2.5 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $10.91 $11.88 $24,710 9.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 140 $20.95 $20.97 $43,620 6.1 %
 
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 5,920 $21.25 $27.66 $57,530 6.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 260 $49.86 $45.27 $94,160 10.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) (5) $99.84 $207,660 18.4 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists (8) $62.91 $64.09 $133,310 7.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 70 (5) $97.73 $203,270 16.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $38.00 $38.22 $79,490 3.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,580 $27.33 $27.59 $57,390 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $22.85 $23.58 $49,040 6.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $37.66 $45.09 $93,790 12.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 60 $23.70 $24.23 $50,390 3.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 160 $24.48 $26.24 $54,590 2.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $31.78 $35.73 $74,310 6.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $22.11 $22.58 $46,970 1.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 $15.93 $15.78 $32,830 2.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 70 $31.58 $28.27 $58,800 11.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 150 $21.01 $21.00 $43,680 1.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 360 $11.85 $11.84 $24,630 3.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 330 $13.20 $13.09 $27,230 2.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 40 $15.22 $15.72 $32,700 3.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $12.50 $12.07 $25,110 6.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,390 $16.75 $16.79 $34,920 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $11.85 $13.15 $27,360 4.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 30 $15.35 $14.15 $29,440 11.0 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 80 $25.02 $23.86 $49,630 6.2 %
 
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 3,430 $9.02 $9.55 $19,850 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 810 $8.06 $8.68 $18,050 5.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,770 $8.81 $8.75 $18,210 2.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $20.70 $21.41 $44,540 12.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $9.43 $10.08 $20,970 4.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $12.61 $14.19 $29,520 10.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 210 $10.93 $11.08 $23,040 2.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 80 $9.04 $9.17 $19,070 2.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $8.53 $8.63 $17,960 4.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $10.36 $10.71 $22,280 3.8 %
 
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 6,500 $14.31 $15.75 $32,750 3.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 140 $31.95 $29.25 $60,850 3.0 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $27.17 $26.93 $56,020 5.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 210 $12.98 $15.00 $31,200 5.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 3,510 $13.51 $13.48 $28,040 3.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 580 $22.56 $22.68 $47,170 1.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 760 $18.46 $19.68 $40,930 3.8 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 40 $9.51 $10.10 $21,010 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 420 $15.80 $14.78 $30,740 5.3 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 $7.32 $7.40 $15,380 3.3 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 100 $7.32 $7.45 $15,490 3.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $10.15 $10.19 $21,200 3.2 %
 
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 10,760 $7.33 $8.07 $16,780 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $11.44 $13.55 $28,180 13.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,100 $10.58 $11.49 $23,900 3.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 510 $7.17 $7.25 $15,070 2.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 510 $8.46 $8.89 $18,490 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 580 $7.91 $8.24 $17,140 2.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.26 $8.10 $16,860 4.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 610 $7.72 $7.94 $16,510 4.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 180 $7.22 $8.67 $18,040 10.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,370 $7.08 $7.29 $15,170 1.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.54 $7.61 $15,830 4.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,830 $7.05 $7.59 $15,790 3.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 $7.96 $8.30 $17,260 2.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $7.00 $7.02 $14,590 2.9 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 260 $7.14 $7.20 $14,970 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 90 $7.07 $7.31 $15,200 4.5 %
 
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 3,600 $8.24 $9.07 $18,860 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $14.31 $14.85 $30,880 2.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $15.03 $16.70 $34,740 4.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,870 $8.02 $8.70 $18,100 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 740 $7.58 $8.02 $16,680 5.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 60 $10.90 $11.47 $23,850 10.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 720 $8.84 $9.36 $19,470 3.2 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4,640 $7.03 $7.51 $15,610 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $14.18 $14.88 $30,950 5.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $8.88 $8.91 $18,540 9.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 130 $7.14 $8.01 $16,650 6.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $8.13 $12.36 $25,710 28.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $7.27 $7.99 $16,620 7.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 450 $6.98 $7.00 $14,550 2.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 3,360 $6.93 $6.98 $14,530 2.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $8.87 $10.09 $20,990 8.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 180 $7.78 $10.42 $21,680 9.2 %
 
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 11,850 $8.71 $12.21 $25,410 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,260 $14.96 $16.39 $34,080 4.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 110 $26.22 $23.78 $49,450 5.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,060 $7.23 $7.63 $15,870 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 560 $7.85 $9.34 $19,430 5.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 350 $10.79 $12.04 $25,050 6.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,530 $8.34 $9.59 $19,950 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $10.80 $12.53 $26,060 9.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 380 $15.77 $24.29 $50,510 16.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 130 $24.87 $28.39 $59,050 11.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $32.55 $33.67 $70,040 9.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 960 $23.73 $26.49 $55,100 4.1 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 80 $9.23 $11.82 $24,590 21.7 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $13.95 $14.18 $29,500 14.6 %
 
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 19,000 $11.22 $12.25 $25,470 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,010 $17.88 $19.27 $40,070 4.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $8.81 $9.12 $18,970 3.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $12.11 $12.85 $26,720 5.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 340 $12.43 $12.81 $26,640 4.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,820 $12.38 $12.74 $26,510 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $14.67 $14.50 $30,160 2.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $15.57 $15.43 $32,080 4.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 710 $9.87 $9.98 $20,760 2.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 130 $11.48 $11.98 $24,920 1.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $10.13 $10.38 $21,590 15.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,030 $10.34 $10.78 $22,420 3.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 50 $12.40 $13.36 $27,780 3.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $10.44 $12.47 $25,930 13.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 330 $7.44 $7.81 $16,240 5.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 570 $11.57 $11.75 $24,440 6.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 80 $10.29 $11.15 $23,180 8.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 60 $13.41 $13.13 $27,300 5.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 140 $11.69 $12.56 $26,130 6.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $8.98 $10.25 $21,320 5.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $12.10 $12.86 $26,750 3.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 710 $8.82 $9.07 $18,860 1.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 130 $12.11 $13.13 $27,310 3.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $9.30 $9.90 $20,590 6.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 160 $11.41 $11.50 $23,930 2.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 230 $12.98 $14.12 $29,360 10.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 80 $10.78 $11.61 $24,140 4.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.70 (c) $49,300 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 330 (c) $23.17 (c) $22.23 (c) $46,240 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 70 (c) $10.34 (c) $13.95 (c) $29,020 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $18.00 $20.02 $41,640 5.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 410 $10.17 $11.27 $23,440 4.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,220 $8.95 $10.03 $20,870 2.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 90 $9.17 $10.51 $21,850 8.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,530 $14.38 $15.58 $32,410 5.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $11.46 $13.31 $27,690 10.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 270 $11.26 $11.41 $23,730 3.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,990 $11.62 $11.91 $24,770 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $11.52 $12.27 $25,510 5.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 90 $10.87 $10.36 $21,550 4.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 80 $11.03 $11.32 $23,550 11.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,900 $8.78 $9.44 $19,630 1.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 90 $12.10 $14.31 $29,750 9.6 %
 
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 490 $10.11 $11.49 $23,910 12.3 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 40 $22.65 $22.59 $46,980 3.0 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 120 $11.83 $13.64 $28,370 21.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 250 $7.09 $7.97 $16,570 12.1 %
 
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 9,070 $13.11 $14.81 $30,800 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 750 $22.73 $24.65 $51,270 4.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 210 $16.06 $16.08 $33,440 4.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $11.97 $12.48 $25,950 8.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,890 $10.05 $10.34 $21,520 4.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 100 $10.76 $11.33 $23,570 1.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 830 $13.68 $14.02 $29,160 2.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 260 $17.77 $18.63 $38,740 7.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 170 $11.32 $11.84 $24,630 8.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $11.82 $12.39 $25,780 4.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $14.90 $16.44 $34,190 2.2 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 70 $9.29 $9.57 $19,900 7.6 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 160 $7.38 $8.56 $17,800 14.3 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $10.17 $9.40 $19,550 15.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 110 $16.88 $17.60 $36,610 2.3 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (8) $8.72 $8.62 $17,930 3.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $10.54 $10.78 $22,410 2.4 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 340 $17.89 $18.36 $38,200 6.2 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $21.96 $23.42 $48,710 7.4 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 1,180 $14.90 $16.58 $34,480 5.2 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 1,330 $11.65 $12.32 $25,630 3.3 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 160 $10.95 $10.97 $22,810 3.1 %
 
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 5,010 $14.96 $16.58 $34,490 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 530 $19.53 $21.57 $44,850 3.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $14.15 $14.02 $29,160 10.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 80 $25.45 $21.95 $45,660 7.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $16.11 $16.90 $35,150 4.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 690 $15.56 $16.61 $34,550 5.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 180 $13.82 $14.57 $30,310 4.8 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 160 $15.68 $16.92 $35,190 8.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 $14.76 $17.61 $36,640 7.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 220 $18.46 $17.99 $37,410 10.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 190 $14.31 $14.47 $30,100 4.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 510 $20.40 $20.83 $43,330 4.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,130 $11.38 $11.84 $24,630 1.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $11.59 $12.17 $25,320 9.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 250 $22.62 $22.16 $46,100 6.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 60 $26.50 $23.76 $49,420 11.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 210 $8.89 $9.70 $20,170 7.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 30 $12.22 $13.19 $27,430 16.9 %
 
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 9,320 $11.75 $13.75 $28,600 3.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 770 $20.01 $21.65 $45,040 3.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 100 $14.93 $15.46 $32,150 4.3 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 50 $13.40 $15.61 $32,470 2.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 270 $9.25 $9.82 $20,420 3.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 30 $8.26 $9.10 $18,920 4.3 %
51-3011 Bakers 30 $7.65 $7.88 $16,390 2.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $11.48 $11.40 $23,710 6.2 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 90 $7.32 $7.73 $16,080 4.2 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 280 $9.30 $9.40 $19,560 4.5 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $13.11 $13.86 $28,830 8.8 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 120 $9.77 $10.74 $22,330 4.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 140 $15.91 $15.96 $33,200 3.5 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 290 $12.12 $12.14 $25,250 1.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $10.36 $11.64 $24,200 9.6 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $11.42 $14.10 $29,320 12.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 310 $15.15 $15.70 $32,650 3.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.92 $12.21 $25,400 6.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 920 $13.88 $15.43 $32,090 4.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 60 $9.58 $10.83 $22,530 6.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 30 $10.93 $11.92 $24,780 6.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $7.86 $8.23 $17,110 4.4 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 170 $7.71 $7.91 $16,440 3.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 200 $8.70 $8.70 $18,100 5.6 %
51-6041 Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 260 $8.89 $9.19 $19,100 4.5 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) $11.09 $11.29 $23,490 4.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 70 $10.45 $10.60 $22,050 10.4 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers (8) $29.24 $28.89 $60,090 3.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 250 $13.89 $15.13 $31,460 6.8 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 160 $27.67 $26.51 $55,150 5.8 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (8) $25.82 $24.61 $51,180 2.9 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $19.58 $17.33 $36,040 29.4 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (8) $10.15 $11.16 $23,210 4.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $13.67 $13.84 $28,790 4.0 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (8) $8.89 $9.28 $19,300 6.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $9.05 $10.30 $21,410 8.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $11.06 $11.14 $23,180 5.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 $12.41 $14.33 $29,800 7.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 450 $9.88 $10.18 $21,160 5.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $9.64 $10.66 $22,170 5.8 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 70 $8.77 $8.90 $18,510 2.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 570 $8.98 $9.09 $18,900 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 7,610 $11.30 $12.51 $26,030 2.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $19.34 $19.77 $41,120 5.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $18.15 $20.12 $41,840 3.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 620 $8.85 $9.76 $20,300 2.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 190 $11.32 $12.07 $25,110 7.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,540 $14.67 $15.80 $32,850 5.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 790 $10.32 $11.24 $23,370 4.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $9.23 $9.79 $20,370 7.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 140 $8.48 $8.51 $17,700 3.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 120 $11.62 $12.20 $25,380 4.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 370 $12.20 $12.39 $25,770 4.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 360 $7.49 $7.82 $16,270 2.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,310 $8.68 $9.73 $20,250 4.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (8) $7.61 $8.93 $18,570 8.7 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (8) $19.05 $17.81 $37,040 4.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 120 $10.69 $10.85 $22,570 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