May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Wilmington, NC



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 Wilmington, NC, a metropolitan statistical area in North Carolina.

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 Wilmington, NC (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 144,880 $13.67 $16.95 $35,260 1.6 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 5,800 $36.05 $41.93 $87,210 2.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 (5) $83.55 $173,780 11.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,210 $41.91 $48.34 $100,550 2.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 60 $48.00 $51.64 $107,400 5.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 310 $32.04 $36.93 $76,820 5.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $34.93 $35.37 $73,560 7.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $31.30 $34.69 $72,140 7.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 110 $44.44 $45.04 $93,690 4.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 400 $40.58 $42.83 $89,090 3.3 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 40 $58.21 $73.10 $152,040 22.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $40.20 $40.56 $84,360 5.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $36.50 $37.43 $77,860 2.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 80 $33.37 $34.79 $72,360 6.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 390 $30.61 $38.58 $80,250 9.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 150 $14.61 $14.85 $30,890 2.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 270 (4) (4) $65,920 3.1 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 170 $36.91 $42.07 $87,510 7.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 130 $47.77 $48.29 $100,440 3.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 220 $23.36 $25.47 $52,980 5.4 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $23.75 $29.18 $60,690 12.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 80 $21.54 $21.66 $45,060 5.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 250 $37.34 $42.12 $87,610 6.0 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 50 $50.17 $54.53 $113,430 7.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 140 $25.93 $27.72 $57,670 5.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $30.63 $31.01 $64,490 2.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 200 $34.09 $38.83 $80,770 9.5 %
 
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 4,340 $24.13 $26.15 $54,400 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $26.60 $26.10 $54,290 5.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $22.80 $24.26 $50,460 2.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 100 $27.41 $27.38 $56,960 5.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 160 $19.72 $21.38 $44,470 2.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $23.66 $23.89 $49,680 4.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 220 $18.92 $22.11 $45,990 7.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 90 $24.46 $26.90 $55,950 4.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 210 $28.39 $28.24 $58,740 2.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $23.91 $26.80 $55,740 4.8 %
13-1081 Logisticians (8) $32.64 $31.94 $66,440 3.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 410 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $18.13 $19.11 $39,740 7.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 790 $23.66 $25.99 $54,070 3.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 760 $26.54 $28.95 $60,220 5.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 130 $22.34 $29.97 $62,330 26.0 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $24.84 $25.88 $53,830 4.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $30.24 $32.14 $66,850 5.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 130 $25.70 $27.71 $57,630 3.1 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $24.02 $27.34 $56,860 6.4 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $19.19 $21.23 $44,160 6.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 400 $22.37 $25.01 $52,010 4.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $22.21 $24.35 $50,660 5.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $15.22 $15.68 $32,610 12.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 50 $21.17 $24.97 $51,930 9.1 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,560 $23.31 $25.36 $52,740 2.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 190 $28.57 $28.20 $58,660 3.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 210 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 480 $19.07 $19.15 $39,840 3.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 120 $32.39 $32.19 $66,950 2.4 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 110 $23.43 $24.59 $51,140 3.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 200 $28.04 $28.61 $59,510 4.1 %
15-2041 Statisticians 90 $35.28 $35.61 $74,080 4.9 %
 
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 1,950 $25.29 $27.93 $58,090 5.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 100 $30.32 $31.48 $65,480 8.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 70 $34.57 $33.78 $70,250 9.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 220 $30.51 $32.25 $67,090 6.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 60 $30.08 $35.90 $74,670 6.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 170 $36.61 $36.67 $76,270 5.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 $34.10 $35.51 $73,870 5.2 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers (8) $46.23 $47.81 $99,440 4.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 180 $20.20 $22.89 $47,610 9.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $19.63 $23.28 $48,420 10.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (8) $16.49 $17.21 $35,790 10.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) $19.47 $21.04 $43,750 4.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 70 $20.64 $22.63 $47,070 5.4 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 30 $27.65 $27.72 $57,660 2.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 270 $15.23 $16.04 $33,370 4.6 %
 
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 1,980 $27.20 $28.67 $59,630 4.0 %
19-1022 Microbiologists (8) $25.51 $28.32 $58,910 3.3 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 40 $33.30 $35.09 $72,990 5.3 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists (8) $33.55 $36.15 $75,190 9.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 160 $20.47 $21.19 $44,070 5.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 130 $22.81 $23.96 $49,830 4.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 $29.85 $27.91 $58,050 4.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 170 $21.99 $23.62 $49,140 6.9 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 70 $22.77 $23.43 $48,740 2.5 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $17.81 $17.85 $37,130 5.7 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 70 $18.29 $17.66 $36,740 2.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (8) $13.84 $17.49 $36,390 12.4 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,780 $18.95 $19.57 $40,700 2.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 240 $21.79 $21.76 $45,250 2.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 130 $22.86 $23.43 $48,740 4.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $19.34 $21.18 $44,050 7.1 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 360 $21.75 $22.12 $46,010 2.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $19.37 $19.90 $41,390 2.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 240 $15.46 $17.15 $35,660 4.2 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 40 $21.46 $20.85 $43,370 3.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $22.21 $22.84 $47,500 5.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 330 $12.03 $12.87 $26,770 5.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 90 $24.62 $24.41 $50,770 2.2 %
 
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 660 $19.45 $25.60 $53,240 7.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 260 $31.90 $36.63 $76,190 11.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 310 $16.29 $16.64 $34,610 3.6 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $11.75 $13.17 $27,390 13.9 %
 
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 8,710 $17.98 $18.79 $39,070 5.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $81,160 9.6 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $56,390 4.9 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $70,290 3.9 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 680 $8.84 $9.34 $19,420 4.6 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $38,110 3.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,640 (4) (4) $40,100 1.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 820 (4) (4) $40,560 1.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 870 (4) (4) $41,330 1.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $45,680 2.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 300 (4) (4) $37,240 4.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $40,400 3.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 200 $21.82 $23.59 $49,060 18.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 260 (4) (4) $34,700 4.3 %
25-4021 Librarians 120 $23.58 $24.41 $50,770 1.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $16.17 $15.90 $33,070 1.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $23.81 $24.11 $50,150 2.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,470 (4) (4) $19,970 1.3 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 150 $19.63 $21.92 $45,600 7.2 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,180 $16.65 $18.30 $38,070 3.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $11.26 $11.19 $23,270 3.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 220 $16.93 $17.69 $36,800 3.4 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $11.95 $12.22 $25,410 6.4 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 70 $17.64 $20.34 $42,310 7.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $39,460 5.5 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 90 $14.48 $15.58 $32,410 7.6 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 70 $14.71 $15.03 $31,260 8.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 140 $19.90 $23.68 $49,250 9.6 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $25.43 $25.23 $52,480 3.3 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (8) $22.75 $21.57 $44,860 7.6 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $12.07 $13.35 $27,760 9.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $10.63 $12.73 $26,480 15.7 %
 
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 8,460 $23.92 $29.10 $60,520 3.6 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (8) $29.55 $33.41 $69,500 19.2 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 90 (5) $102.13 $212,440 16.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $23.42 $23.74 $49,380 2.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $54.51 $53.36 $110,990 4.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 140 (5) $94.07 $195,660 11.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General 60 (5) (5) (5) 18.1 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (8) (5) $102.26 $212,710 23.1 %
29-1067 Surgeons 70 (5) (5) (5) 15.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 170 (5) $72.39 $150,580 16.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 140 $41.87 $41.11 $85,510 3.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,920 $26.53 $27.16 $56,480 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 170 $23.81 $25.18 $52,370 11.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 210 $39.45 $38.60 $80,290 2.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 170 $23.52 $25.72 $53,500 5.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 110 $24.82 $27.64 $57,480 6.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $25.00 $25.27 $52,550 4.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $15.55 $16.41 $34,140 4.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 230 $32.25 $31.95 $66,460 4.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 60 $26.70 $27.39 $56,960 2.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 270 $21.71 $21.61 $44,940 3.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 350 $13.88 $14.65 $30,480 9.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 290 $11.16 $11.63 $24,200 4.9 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians (8) $11.67 $11.86 $24,670 3.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 80 $16.33 $16.74 $34,820 2.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 200 $11.65 $11.73 $24,390 4.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 900 $18.13 $18.46 $38,390 2.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 210 $13.10 $15.21 $31,640 6.7 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $18.71 $18.29 $38,040 3.9 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 110 $16.55 $19.54 $40,640 5.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $26.27 $25.99 $54,070 3.3 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 80 $22.23 $22.00 $45,770 2.0 %
 
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 5,470 $10.97 $11.75 $24,450 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 2,390 $9.47 $9.67 $20,120 1.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 870 $11.20 $11.21 $23,320 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 100 $24.24 $24.93 $51,860 2.8 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $21.47 $20.82 $43,310 8.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 360 $15.34 $15.90 $33,070 4.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 650 $13.90 $13.79 $28,690 2.2 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 70 $12.21 $12.31 $25,600 2.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $16.47 $16.35 $34,010 3.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $8.73 $8.64 $17,960 4.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 60 $9.61 $9.41 $19,580 6.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 450 $11.98 $12.33 $25,650 2.8 %
 
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 3,450 $15.28 $16.04 $33,370 3.5 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $26.10 $27.80 $57,830 2.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 170 $25.32 $26.72 $55,580 2.6 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 110 $24.45 $24.91 $51,810 2.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $24.15 $24.35 $50,650 1.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 410 $15.05 $15.08 $31,380 1.8 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 450 $14.68 $15.39 $32,020 2.4 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 170 $21.70 $24.30 $50,550 2.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 820 $18.12 $18.41 $38,300 2.1 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 30 $15.33 $15.21 $31,630 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,000 $9.71 $10.66 $22,180 3.4 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 110 $7.63 $7.85 $16,330 3.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $13.47 $14.24 $29,620 2.0 %
 
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 18,110 $7.81 $8.84 $18,380 1.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $15.80 $17.92 $37,270 3.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,340 $13.51 $13.81 $28,730 3.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 350 $9.00 $9.03 $18,780 5.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 330 $9.30 $9.90 $20,600 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,540 $9.93 $10.36 $21,540 3.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 650 $7.52 $8.11 $16,870 6.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,620 $8.37 $8.62 $17,930 1.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 690 $7.39 $8.66 $18,020 4.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,670 $7.42 $7.80 $16,230 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 960 $7.22 $7.42 $15,430 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 4,740 $7.43 $8.38 $17,420 2.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 140 $10.37 $10.05 $20,900 3.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 600 $7.38 $7.79 $16,200 2.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 790 $7.43 $7.73 $16,090 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 630 $7.96 $8.25 $17,160 1.9 %
 
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 6,140 $9.89 $10.81 $22,480 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 240 $15.18 $16.05 $33,380 3.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $20.92 $20.39 $42,410 5.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,280 $9.73 $10.02 $20,840 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,290 $8.36 $8.64 $17,970 2.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 210 $14.21 $14.55 $30,270 4.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,730 $10.24 $10.50 $21,850 2.6 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 50 $11.95 $13.80 $28,710 10.4 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $11.66 $12.52 $26,040 9.2 %
 
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 3,220 $8.60 $10.20 $21,210 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 210 $13.77 $15.40 $32,030 6.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 160 $9.69 $10.06 $20,930 4.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 910 $7.52 $7.90 $16,420 2.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 270 $7.78 $9.20 $19,140 10.4 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 50 $9.17 $10.42 $21,680 7.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 450 $8.24 $8.45 $17,570 2.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 370 $8.56 $8.50 $17,690 3.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 180 $18.34 $16.60 $34,530 13.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $12.46 $13.10 $27,250 4.1 %
 
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 17,720 $10.96 $15.27 $31,760 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,320 $15.74 $17.36 $36,100 3.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 260 $30.80 $35.49 $73,830 8.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,010 $7.95 $8.35 $17,360 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 460 $11.77 $12.90 $26,840 7.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 230 $15.38 $15.53 $32,290 4.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,630 $9.47 $11.53 $23,980 3.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $18.68 $18.43 $38,330 6.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 300 $19.99 $24.77 $51,520 15.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 270 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 300 $21.70 $27.53 $57,260 8.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 200 $20.59 $27.04 $56,250 9.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,470 $20.29 $23.65 $49,190 5.3 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 70 $17.73 $18.30 $38,060 4.2 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 290 $14.84 $23.29 $48,440 20.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 360 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9031 Sales Engineers 30 $36.20 $35.79 $74,440 4.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 240 $11.00 $10.97 $22,820 2.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 90 $15.60 $17.93 $37,290 8.2 %
 
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 22,520 $13.46 $14.10 $29,320 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,430 $20.07 $21.52 $44,770 2.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 200 $11.53 $11.67 $24,260 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 410 $15.27 $15.32 $31,860 5.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 500 $14.56 $14.54 $30,250 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,800 $14.29 $14.52 $30,210 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 200 $14.69 $15.00 $31,210 2.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $14.79 $15.15 $31,510 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 660 $11.27 $11.39 $23,680 2.1 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 60 $14.96 $14.97 $31,130 7.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $14.58 $15.63 $32,520 5.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,040 $14.47 $14.62 $30,410 4.2 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 220 $15.65 $16.20 $33,690 1.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $10.62 $10.64 $22,140 4.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 450 $9.65 $10.12 $21,040 4.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $12.11 $12.84 $26,700 4.5 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 $13.05 $13.20 $27,450 1.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 120 $14.24 $14.06 $29,250 4.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 $12.74 $12.90 $26,840 2.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $13.83 $14.67 $30,520 3.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,360 $12.02 $12.09 $25,150 1.8 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 60 $11.50 $11.59 $24,100 2.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 160 $15.44 $16.28 $33,860 3.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 190 $12.56 $12.33 $25,640 4.0 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 120 $14.52 $14.74 $30,660 2.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 210 $15.56 $17.14 $35,640 6.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $11.99 $12.19 $25,350 1.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 130 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.68 (c) $49,250 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 410 (c) $22.72 (c) $21.63 (c) $44,990 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 (c) $24.54 (c) $20.74 (c) $43,140 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 170 $15.32 $16.46 $34,240 10.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 610 $11.87 $12.69 $26,400 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,550 $9.39 $10.17 $21,150 1.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 110 $9.86 $10.86 $22,590 4.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,700 $16.61 $16.83 $35,010 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 80 $18.94 $18.58 $38,640 5.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 390 $13.06 $13.11 $27,270 2.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,670 $12.87 $12.77 $26,550 1.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 130 $15.65 $16.24 $33,790 5.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 140 $13.53 $13.28 $27,610 2.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $12.10 $12.41 $25,820 4.1 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 $16.36 $16.14 $33,570 14.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 90 $10.47 $10.73 $22,320 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,330 $11.09 $11.45 $23,820 2.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 100 $16.29 $15.81 $32,880 5.0 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 80 $14.62 $15.78 $32,830 3.6 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 50 $14.48 $15.56 $32,370 6.0 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 8,710 $14.96 $15.71 $32,670 1.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,260 $21.48 $22.61 $47,020 2.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 100 $14.53 $14.50 $30,150 8.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,140 $15.26 $15.66 $32,580 3.6 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 290 $11.86 $12.35 $25,690 5.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,310 $12.07 $12.21 $25,390 1.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $12.49 $12.74 $26,500 3.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 390 $15.81 $16.21 $33,710 2.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 100 $14.99 $14.85 $30,890 2.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 570 $17.27 $17.08 $35,530 3.0 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 260 $12.73 $13.64 $28,370 2.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 540 $14.46 $14.58 $30,330 5.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 140 $13.41 $13.26 $27,580 2.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 710 $16.23 $16.72 $34,780 2.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 160 $15.30 $15.83 $32,920 5.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 250 $14.39 $14.92 $31,040 4.1 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $10.34 $10.20 $21,210 3.4 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 80 $11.82 $11.97 $24,900 5.7 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 390 $11.14 $11.67 $24,270 3.3 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $10.39 $10.27 $21,360 5.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 160 $22.28 $22.42 $46,630 2.2 %
 
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 5,770 $17.93 $19.22 $39,990 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 590 $27.06 $27.89 $58,020 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 130 $17.19 $17.23 $35,830 3.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 200 $28.11 $26.56 $55,250 5.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 100 $23.31 $25.36 $52,760 5.4 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 110 $14.36 $14.38 $29,900 4.4 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 30 $16.65 $15.68 $32,610 15.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $19.00 $19.94 $41,480 10.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 790 $19.14 $19.73 $41,030 3.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $18.19 $19.01 $39,550 3.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (8) $18.30 $18.74 $38,970 2.0 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 130 $17.58 $17.61 $36,630 3.2 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 80 $13.06 $13.41 $27,900 6.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $10.94 $10.75 $22,360 4.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 350 $16.76 $16.43 $34,160 8.6 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $14.54 $15.44 $32,120 9.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 210 $21.80 $22.04 $45,850 4.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,400 $14.72 $15.28 $31,780 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $16.22 $16.90 $35,150 3.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 120 $19.85 $19.69 $40,960 6.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 260 $29.06 $28.29 $58,850 2.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 60 $26.05 $22.81 $47,450 9.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 190 $11.67 $12.03 $25,030 4.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 $11.80 $14.51 $30,190 13.1 %
 
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 8,190 $13.62 $15.44 $32,120 3.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 660 $25.72 $27.30 $56,780 3.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 910 $9.66 $10.31 $21,450 6.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 240 $9.42 $9.71 $20,200 3.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 160 $13.90 $13.72 $28,530 2.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $9.58 $12.43 $25,850 3.0 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers (8) $19.97 $19.47 $40,500 3.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $11.98 $11.67 $24,270 3.8 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.78 $14.10 $29,340 3.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.56 $12.18 $25,340 3.5 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $16.44 $15.98 $33,250 5.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 260 $16.41 $16.55 $34,420 4.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $14.27 $15.04 $31,290 6.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 50 $24.52 $23.78 $49,460 5.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 200 $16.95 $16.90 $35,160 3.7 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (8) $23.90 $23.74 $49,380 3.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 160 $16.50 $16.01 $33,310 6.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 220 $8.72 $8.70 $18,090 2.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $8.40 $8.32 $17,310 3.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $7.48 $8.61 $17,900 7.6 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (8) $8.61 $8.59 $17,860 5.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $11.93 $13.18 $27,420 7.1 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 130 $8.14 $9.69 $20,160 11.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 150 $18.04 $18.34 $38,150 2.3 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 70 $22.02 $21.66 $45,050 4.5 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (8) $21.46 $21.41 $44,530 4.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.97 $13.48 $28,050 4.3 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 70 $11.94 $12.08 $25,130 3.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.73 $13.65 $28,380 3.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 640 $14.02 $15.63 $32,520 6.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $15.01 $16.07 $33,430 6.0 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $13.55 $13.74 $28,580 2.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 290 $8.06 $8.52 $17,710 5.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $13.86 $14.26 $29,650 4.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 50 $19.24 $20.78 $43,220 4.6 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers (8) $7.68 $9.70 $20,170 18.3 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 100 $8.61 $9.67 $20,110 15.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $11.32 $11.85 $24,650 11.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 110 $11.50 $11.76 $24,450 4.3 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 80 $16.87 $16.00 $33,280 7.2 %
 
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 9,080 $12.24 $13.76 $28,620 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 220 $19.31 $20.66 $42,970 4.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 390 $22.50 $24.41 $50,770 3.6 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 40 (4) (4) $68,880 12.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 270 $10.69 $10.69 $22,240 2.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 450 $9.15 $10.37 $21,570 7.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,290 $16.92 $18.16 $37,770 4.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,240 $14.56 $15.50 $32,230 3.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $9.21 $9.56 $19,890 2.9 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 140 $13.17 $13.51 $28,090 4.8 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 110 $16.74 $19.68 $40,920 6.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $10.85 $10.75 $22,360 3.9 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 140 $11.70 $11.79 $24,510 7.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $14.51 $15.00 $31,200 4.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 680 $13.66 $13.89 $28,890 4.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 350 $8.01 $8.72 $18,140 5.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,170 $9.74 $10.53 $21,900 2.7 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 170 $11.50 $12.29 $25,570 4.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 640 $7.52 $8.39 $17,450 5.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $11.78 $12.01 $24,980 2.8 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 40 $18.57 $18.99 $39,500 3.7 %

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