May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwestern Washington 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 Southwestern Washington 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 Southwestern Washington 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 67,760 $15.41 $18.16 $37,760 1.3 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,630 $36.96 $39.55 $82,260 3.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 $39.43 $49.42 $102,800 8.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 390 $42.93 $47.49 $98,770 5.2 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 $45.51 $52.62 $109,450 8.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 150 $36.63 $39.51 $82,180 7.2 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 70 $46.78 $46.37 $96,450 4.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $38.07 $42.64 $88,680 7.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $40.11 $50.43 $104,890 21.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $88,410 1.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 80 $21.82 $24.56 $51,080 20.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 80 $43.88 $46.11 $95,910 9.2 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 70 $26.25 $26.48 $55,070 1.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $23.27 $24.18 $50,300 7.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $25.45 $22.77 $47,360 15.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 40 $34.39 $33.85 $70,400 5.3 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,310 $26.34 $27.77 $57,750 2.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $28.99 $29.71 $61,800 5.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $28.21 $30.13 $62,660 5.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 70 $27.58 $27.57 $57,340 4.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $25.95 $26.66 $55,450 6.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 $23.17 $22.86 $47,550 5.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 260 $28.59 $28.75 $59,800 1.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 290 $27.95 $31.94 $66,440 6.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $23.28 $24.32 $50,580 2.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 130 $21.18 $23.20 $48,270 7.7 %
 
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 370 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (8) $29.40 $31.14 $64,760 5.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 150 $19.23 $21.49 $44,700 9.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 30 $28.69 $28.76 $59,820 2.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $29.25 $28.10 $58,460 7.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $35.95 $34.64 $72,060 8.4 %
 
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 560 $27.03 $28.86 $60,030 3.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 140 $29.23 $30.04 $62,480 2.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 40 $38.88 $39.02 $81,150 3.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $21.88 $21.87 $45,490 2.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $25.00 $25.24 $52,500 2.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 90 $19.91 $19.78 $41,130 3.4 %
 
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 (8) $23.53 $24.31 $50,570 2.3 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 40 $29.05 $29.08 $60,490 2.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $25.34 $27.91 $58,040 6.5 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $29.31 $29.45 $61,260 1.4 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $28.47 $28.80 $59,900 5.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 130 $17.80 $17.73 $36,880 1.5 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 90 $19.74 $19.44 $40,420 3.9 %
 
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 (8) $20.99 $20.82 $43,300 3.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 80 $17.55 $17.86 $37,140 6.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $24.58 $25.44 $52,920 2.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $20.25 $21.02 $43,730 3.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 280 $20.01 $21.67 $45,060 25.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $21.41 $21.55 $44,810 4.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $15.79 $17.94 $37,310 4.2 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $13.47 $15.72 $32,690 7.8 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists (8) $21.95 $21.98 $45,720 2.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 270 $13.72 $14.19 $29,510 3.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $18.31 $19.01 $39,540 4.2 %
 
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 440 $27.31 $30.47 $63,370 5.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 $30.36 $31.20 $64,900 6.9 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 70 $50.94 $50.72 $105,500 6.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 $21.53 $21.02 $43,720 3.0 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $18.66 $19.49 $40,540 5.0 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other (8) $27.85 $28.16 $58,570 4.4 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5,280 $19.41 $20.60 $42,840 1.0 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $43,750 2.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 60 $12.51 $15.25 $31,720 12.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $52,100 1.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 890 (4) (4) $52,560 1.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 360 (4) (4) $54,510 1.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 570 (4) (4) $54,920 0.9 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $55,600 1.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 80 (4) (4) $51,690 1.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 30 (4) (4) $57,110 1.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $52,300 2.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 130 $22.04 $22.42 $46,630 1.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 30 $18.30 $19.11 $39,740 3.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 810 (4) (4) $35,550 4.8 %
25-4021 Librarians (8) $23.52 $23.63 $49,140 3.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians (8) $15.27 $15.64 $32,530 2.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $33.87 $32.44 $67,470 3.6 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,210 (4) (4) $27,030 1.5 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 110 $19.68 $19.79 $41,170 4.9 %
 
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 490 $15.00 $16.45 $34,210 4.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $10.44 $11.45 $23,820 8.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers (8) $17.56 $18.15 $37,750 3.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 220 (4) (4) $34,910 3.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 $26.50 $24.88 $51,740 8.4 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $17.04 $17.19 $35,760 5.9 %
 
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 2,940 $27.93 $32.63 $67,860 5.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 30 $61.59 $75.37 $156,770 22.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 140 $52.46 $51.68 $107,500 2.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) (5) $88.46 $184,000 19.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) $78.11 $82.76 $172,150 14.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $40.03 $39.84 $82,870 2.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 980 $31.41 $30.82 $64,110 2.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $35.63 $35.39 $73,620 2.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $27.70 $27.23 $56,630 2.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $34.42 $33.83 $70,370 8.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $28.20 $28.25 $58,760 2.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $42.85 $41.01 $85,290 5.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $25.95 $25.74 $53,530 3.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 140 $20.79 $21.36 $44,440 11.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $16.93 $17.03 $35,430 3.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 380 $18.32 $18.60 $38,690 2.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $14.91 $16.42 $34,150 5.0 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 50 $17.54 $18.85 $39,220 14.0 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 $27.32 $29.02 $60,350 3.0 %
 
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 1,910 $12.75 $13.23 $27,510 3.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (8) $9.12 $9.16 $19,050 3.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 880 $11.01 $11.52 $23,960 3.1 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $21.03 $20.37 $42,360 6.0 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $27.78 $26.74 $55,620 11.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 200 $16.69 $16.74 $34,820 2.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 290 $14.77 $15.16 $31,530 3.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $16.59 $16.74 $34,820 2.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 70 $11.34 $11.40 $23,710 4.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $10.91 $11.04 $22,960 3.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 110 $14.56 $14.70 $30,580 2.3 %
 
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 1,810 $22.21 $22.18 $46,130 4.9 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 30 $27.04 $27.69 $57,590 3.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $30.18 $31.94 $66,430 2.4 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (8) $38.41 $37.79 $78,610 3.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 150 $28.82 $28.42 $59,110 3.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (8) $19.99 $20.54 $42,730 5.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $29.85 $30.01 $62,420 2.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 430 $26.21 $25.88 $53,840 2.7 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 70 $11.94 $12.55 $26,110 4.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 340 $10.00 $13.59 $28,260 10.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 100 $17.08 $18.43 $38,340 2.9 %
 
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 6,570 $9.78 $11.31 $23,530 3.2 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 440 $15.13 $17.74 $36,890 7.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 170 $9.00 $9.42 $19,580 3.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 270 $13.39 $13.56 $28,200 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 370 $11.05 $11.04 $22,960 2.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 140 $10.39 $10.33 $21,490 3.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 260 $9.40 $10.00 $20,790 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 640 $12.00 $12.31 $25,610 5.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,800 $9.18 $9.62 $20,010 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 560 $8.91 $9.16 $19,060 3.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,210 $13.53 $13.07 $27,180 4.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $9.14 $9.93 $20,660 7.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $8.83 $9.08 $18,880 3.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 220 $8.89 $8.97 $18,650 1.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 $8.93 $9.37 $19,500 4.0 %
 
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 2,050 $12.04 $12.74 $26,490 2.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 $22.37 $21.93 $45,620 5.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $22.10 $23.02 $47,890 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 970 $12.06 $12.27 $25,510 1.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 590 $9.81 $10.70 $22,250 4.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 370 $14.43 $14.38 $29,910 7.1 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,010 $10.13 $11.73 $24,400 2.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $15.61 $17.20 $35,780 5.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $9.25 $10.83 $22,520 11.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 360 $9.28 $10.19 $21,200 8.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 410 $9.47 $10.02 $20,830 2.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 440 $10.95 $10.93 $22,740 1.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $12.74 $16.14 $33,580 14.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 80 $12.86 $14.94 $31,070 4.0 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 6,370 $11.12 $14.42 $29,990 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 610 $17.67 $20.79 $43,230 5.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 70 $31.95 $31.69 $65,920 6.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,310 $9.54 $10.63 $22,100 3.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $9.50 $10.19 $21,180 2.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 70 $19.20 $18.48 $38,450 7.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,950 $11.09 $13.53 $28,150 3.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $12.11 $15.51 $32,250 18.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (8) $23.74 $26.58 $55,290 4.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 30 $11.89 $13.00 $27,040 5.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 60 $23.73 $25.98 $54,040 11.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 $26.79 $27.68 $57,580 15.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 300 $22.25 $25.49 $53,010 8.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 40 $13.56 $15.41 $32,060 7.4 %
 
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 10,020 $14.03 $15.13 $31,470 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 570 $21.93 $23.32 $48,510 2.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 30 $16.40 $16.37 $34,060 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 70 $19.34 $18.14 $37,730 3.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 220 $15.07 $15.29 $31,800 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,270 $15.78 $16.42 $34,140 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $17.21 $17.55 $36,500 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 560 $11.57 $11.84 $24,630 3.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 250 $18.16 $18.67 $38,830 3.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 300 $14.28 $15.06 $31,320 3.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 $10.15 $11.37 $23,650 3.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 220 $9.37 $10.06 $20,920 3.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 90 $14.40 $14.66 $30,490 1.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $10.04 $11.17 $23,230 5.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 80 $13.68 $14.75 $30,670 5.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 140 $13.21 $13.21 $27,480 5.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 70 $12.71 $12.27 $25,520 6.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $17.61 $17.52 $36,440 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 430 $11.79 $12.08 $25,130 2.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 80 $16.05 $16.25 $33,790 2.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $20.27 $20.33 $42,280 3.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $20.45 $21.59 $44,910 5.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $19.32 $20.24 $42,090 3.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 (c) $24.20 (c) $22.92 (c) $47,670 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 (c) $23.44 (c) $22.07 (c) $45,910 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 (c) $10.34 (c) $12.49 (c) $25,980 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $21.70 $23.62 $49,130 9.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 230 $12.99 $13.69 $28,480 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 790 $10.99 $12.31 $25,600 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $12.97 $13.01 $27,060 2.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 180 $19.47 $20.52 $42,680 3.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 50 $13.71 $14.02 $29,160 6.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 360 $16.53 $16.87 $35,100 4.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 840 $14.74 $14.97 $31,130 1.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 90 $10.86 $11.99 $24,950 6.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $13.21 $13.24 $27,530 5.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,670 $12.15 $12.80 $26,620 1.2 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $9.69 $10.43 $21,690 6.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 230 $13.81 $14.19 $29,520 4.0 %
 
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 1,570 $17.44 $17.66 $36,730 6.5 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 70 $29.09 $29.32 $60,980 6.2 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 390 $11.92 $16.25 $33,800 6.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $11.43 $11.60 $24,120 4.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 50 $9.75 $10.60 $22,040 4.5 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers (8) $9.83 $11.85 $24,650 11.6 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 390 $20.16 $20.16 $41,930 3.6 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 50 $17.88 $18.85 $39,210 4.9 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other 310 $17.39 $17.57 $36,550 6.1 %
 
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 3,920 $18.96 $20.82 $43,310 2.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 370 $29.59 $31.85 $66,250 4.7 %
47-2031 Carpenters 730 $17.62 $18.56 $38,610 5.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 130 $19.76 $20.36 $42,360 10.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 680 $13.93 $14.77 $30,720 3.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 630 $22.20 $22.45 $46,690 6.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 50 $22.18 $22.35 $46,500 4.4 %
47-2082 Tapers 40 $18.85 $20.33 $42,290 12.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 320 $23.06 $23.20 $48,250 10.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 $16.29 $17.06 $35,490 7.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $13.16 $15.70 $32,650 5.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $14.68 $16.13 $33,550 7.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $33.25 $27.53 $57,270 14.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $27.83 $28.33 $58,920 3.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 280 $21.30 $21.04 $43,770 1.9 %
 
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 3,470 $19.75 $20.96 $43,610 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 280 $31.37 $31.09 $64,680 3.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $28.70 $27.97 $58,190 4.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers (8) $14.01 $14.89 $30,960 5.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 320 $19.16 $18.76 $39,030 4.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 $19.69 $20.43 $42,490 2.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 $22.33 $22.62 $47,050 4.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $17.25 $16.89 $35,130 5.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 $13.80 $14.59 $30,350 6.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 70 $18.74 $21.17 $44,030 3.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $17.71 $19.25 $40,030 11.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 240 $23.60 $25.02 $52,040 6.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 700 $16.55 $17.34 $36,070 2.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9044 Millwrights 200 $19.45 $21.04 $43,760 4.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 130 $34.26 $32.57 $67,750 3.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $23.93 $23.28 $48,430 6.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 $12.88 $14.53 $30,220 5.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 40 $17.46 $17.57 $36,540 10.9 %
 
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 5,590 $15.72 $17.02 $35,410 3.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 300 $31.64 $31.14 $64,780 2.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 80 $16.36 $16.50 $34,310 6.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 390 $14.86 $17.98 $37,400 9.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $12.52 $12.70 $26,420 4.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $10.02 $11.50 $23,920 5.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $11.59 $13.73 $28,550 5.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 320 $9.45 $9.65 $20,080 2.7 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-4041 Machinists 110 $20.96 $20.27 $42,160 8.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 160 $18.60 $21.73 $45,200 6.5 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 80 $21.93 $21.15 $44,000 3.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $11.55 $12.40 $25,780 8.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 50 $9.27 $10.16 $21,130 5.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $10.00 $10.56 $21,960 5.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $10.53 $12.44 $25,880 21.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 890 $20.68 $19.38 $40,310 6.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 840 $16.56 $16.21 $33,720 3.6 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 90 $31.15 $31.44 $65,390 3.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $18.25 $20.51 $42,670 8.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $23.23 $23.41 $48,700 3.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $16.90 $16.83 $35,000 7.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 190 $16.37 $15.67 $32,580 15.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $11.44 $12.79 $26,610 6.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $18.88 $19.89 $41,370 5.2 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 30 $16.33 $18.96 $39,430 12.9 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $13.97 $13.36 $27,790 5.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 250 $12.16 $12.86 $26,740 4.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 30 $14.36 $15.09 $31,390 4.1 %
 
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 6,660 $15.35 $16.19 $33,680 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 100 $23.57 $23.56 $48,990 5.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $26.23 $26.82 $55,790 3.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $16.84 $17.28 $35,940 5.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 370 $15.42 $15.52 $32,280 1.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $14.42 $15.77 $32,810 6.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,510 $18.78 $19.12 $39,760 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 530 $16.38 $17.58 $36,580 5.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 40 $9.40 $10.04 $20,880 3.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 670 $14.60 $14.87 $30,940 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $10.56 $11.20 $23,300 2.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,440 $11.98 $12.85 $26,720 2.6 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 430 $13.30 $13.25 $27,560 2.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 360 $9.69 $10.67 $22,180 4.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $18.03 $18.12 $37,690 3.0 %

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