May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division



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 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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 the Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division (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 57,320 $16.15 $20.70 $43,050 2.0 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,530 $44.21 $51.09 $106,270 3.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 290 $79.05 $79.06 $164,440 5.5 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 550 $45.96 $51.67 $107,470 4.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 70 $46.99 $51.61 $107,350 5.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 $54.28 $55.16 $114,740 4.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 $34.26 $34.53 $71,810 3.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $52.23 $51.84 $107,840 3.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 $40.06 $43.10 $89,650 3.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $46.61 $49.94 $103,870 5.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $43.53 $51.54 $107,210 8.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $52.69 $51.33 $106,760 7.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $82,150 5.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 $59.87 $60.78 $126,420 4.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $24.04 $23.55 $48,980 4.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $43.75 $60.99 $126,860 22.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $20.33 $21.83 $45,400 11.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 130 $23.94 $25.73 $53,520 5.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 190 $49.85 $59.47 $123,700 11.2 %
 
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 1,920 $27.23 $29.19 $60,720 2.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $21.66 $22.50 $46,790 5.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $28.42 $29.13 $60,600 2.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $26.75 $30.77 $64,000 11.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $29.36 $30.85 $64,170 4.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $22.36 $23.25 $48,370 4.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $25.00 $27.23 $56,640 3.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $24.24 $25.48 $52,990 4.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $21.87 $21.45 $44,620 12.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $37.30 $43.45 $90,370 10.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 320 $27.27 $28.71 $59,710 3.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 320 $31.68 $32.31 $67,200 3.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 90 $30.07 $34.93 $72,650 9.1 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents (8) $20.31 $22.05 $45,860 2.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 $20.81 $22.47 $46,740 6.7 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 40 $23.16 $25.13 $52,280 5.2 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,110 $35.40 $36.94 $76,840 2.7 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (8) $57.72 $56.61 $117,740 3.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 110 $31.37 $33.89 $70,500 9.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 190 $44.69 $44.83 $93,240 2.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 140 $42.27 $43.95 $91,410 9.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 230 $25.83 $26.74 $55,610 3.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 120 $38.14 $37.79 $78,600 4.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $26.55 $29.49 $61,340 8.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $33.49 $33.47 $69,620 2.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $29.04 $29.01 $60,340 3.0 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 60 $30.32 $34.97 $72,740 15.1 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 940 $31.63 $33.90 $70,500 2.2 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 40 $30.95 $32.49 $67,580 7.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $37.77 $38.30 $79,660 5.1 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 30 $44.91 $44.47 $92,500 7.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 100 $38.93 $38.72 $80,540 4.4 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 80 $49.11 $47.70 $99,220 4.7 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) $28.14 $29.93 $62,250 11.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 110 $38.07 $39.41 $81,970 2.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $37.91 $37.41 $77,810 4.2 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 $33.26 $37.76 $78,530 11.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 30 $31.06 $30.65 $63,760 7.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 100 $21.20 $22.32 $46,430 4.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) $21.30 $21.26 $44,220 6.3 %
 
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 350 $25.20 $31.19 $64,870 6.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $29.15 $32.60 $67,800 10.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 $30.79 $35.75 $74,360 8.8 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $25.13 $27.06 $56,290 4.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 30 $18.67 $19.80 $41,190 3.4 %
 
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 1,520 $17.26 $19.32 $40,180 6.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 80 $27.73 $28.07 $58,380 5.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $14.06 $15.85 $32,960 12.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 360 $13.77 $14.46 $30,070 5.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 260 $26.12 $25.01 $52,010 6.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $25.93 $25.25 $52,520 4.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $19.52 $21.04 $43,770 5.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 290 $11.93 $15.69 $32,640 8.7 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other (8) $15.17 $17.41 $36,210 14.3 %
 
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 260 $30.39 $40.84 $84,960 14.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 130 $50.50 $55.91 $116,290 13.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 $24.67 $23.53 $48,940 5.1 %
 
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 3,800 $24.25 $23.48 $48,840 3.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 250 $14.10 $14.99 $31,170 4.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 (4) (4) $54,240 3.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 720 (4) (4) $57,480 3.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 580 (4) (4) $59,480 2.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 570 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $57,980 3.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $61,070 3.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 50 $21.41 $20.29 $42,210 7.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $17.66 $17.76 $36,930 6.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 40 (4) (4) $44,350 12.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 30 $25.68 $26.12 $54,320 4.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 40 $15.10 $15.02 $31,240 3.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 840 (4) (4) $27,330 4.3 %
 
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 390 $22.13 $24.85 $51,690 4.9 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (8) $31.03 $33.95 $70,610 7.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $14.50 $14.99 $31,190 10.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $21.77 $24.34 $50,630 2.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $22.89 $24.02 $49,970 5.5 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 3,820 $31.24 $36.23 $75,360 5.4 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) $71.61 $76.33 $158,760 20.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 100 $51.58 $55.89 $116,250 6.9 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,850 $32.53 $36.56 $76,040 8.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $29.30 $29.75 $61,880 2.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $32.63 $31.66 $65,860 3.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $32.02 $31.97 $66,510 2.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (8) $29.23 $29.03 $60,380 4.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $17.34 $18.91 $39,320 8.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 140 $35.64 $33.72 $70,130 4.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 100 $12.52 $13.21 $27,470 3.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 280 $22.51 $22.50 $46,810 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $14.81 $15.94 $33,160 6.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $18.56 $18.45 $38,380 2.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 30 $34.17 $34.14 $71,010 3.8 %
 
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 1,700 $14.27 $14.89 $30,980 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 310 $11.50 $11.71 $24,360 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 720 $13.89 $14.09 $29,310 2.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $18.16 $18.69 $38,870 4.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 160 $15.45 $16.70 $34,730 3.8 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $10.90 $12.04 $25,040 6.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $11.50 $11.85 $24,650 2.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) $18.01 $18.90 $39,310 7.7 %
 
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,190 $16.92 $17.38 $36,160 7.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 210 $20.76 $20.79 $43,240 2.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (8) $20.60 $21.11 $43,910 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 490 $11.97 $12.42 $25,830 3.9 %
 
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 4,620 $9.64 $10.79 $22,440 2.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $19.59 $20.99 $43,650 4.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 320 $16.82 $17.16 $35,690 4.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 80 $13.86 $14.19 $29,520 3.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 530 $11.06 $11.40 $23,700 4.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 720 $8.51 $9.25 $19,240 9.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 230 $11.24 $12.11 $25,190 5.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 940 $8.93 $9.22 $19,180 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 310 $9.40 $9.67 $20,110 3.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 740 $10.91 $11.37 $23,640 3.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 70 $10.51 $10.75 $22,360 4.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $8.54 $9.11 $18,950 2.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 180 $9.82 $9.82 $20,430 2.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 190 $10.46 $10.33 $21,480 2.6 %
 
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 1,740 $11.92 $13.17 $27,390 4.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 130 $16.56 $17.68 $36,770 6.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $20.90 $21.47 $44,650 4.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,130 $11.39 $12.71 $26,430 5.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 190 $9.30 $10.18 $21,160 5.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 230 $13.40 $13.22 $27,500 2.9 %
 
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 1,460 $11.08 $12.21 $25,390 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 90 $17.64 $17.85 $37,130 4.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 180 $9.31 $9.56 $19,880 3.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $13.70 $15.15 $31,510 13.2 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 40 $14.07 $13.08 $27,200 10.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 290 $10.70 $10.89 $22,660 7.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 230 $11.61 $11.60 $24,130 2.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 $17.23 $20.64 $42,930 21.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 220 $10.68 $11.69 $24,320 2.7 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $7.40 $7.79 $16,200 5.0 %
 
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 8,130 $11.64 $16.28 $33,870 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 850 $16.86 $19.32 $40,180 3.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $34.94 $40.67 $84,590 9.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,250 $9.07 $9.51 $19,790 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 190 $12.27 $13.57 $28,230 7.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 130 $14.25 $15.03 $31,270 4.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,080 $10.52 $12.23 $25,430 3.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 210 $24.90 $28.28 $58,830 6.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 210 $43.13 $48.52 $100,930 14.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 670 $31.45 $33.34 $69,340 4.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $12.58 $14.43 $30,020 4.9 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 30 $52.15 $47.21 $98,190 8.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 120 $16.80 $16.10 $33,480 5.6 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 40 $15.06 $16.73 $34,800 4.6 %
 
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 9,310 $15.63 $16.62 $34,570 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 630 $23.53 $23.71 $49,310 1.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $13.59 $14.07 $29,260 6.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 220 $15.83 $16.94 $35,230 2.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 310 $14.60 $15.12 $31,450 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 910 $17.98 $18.25 $37,960 3.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $17.21 $18.13 $37,700 2.9 %
43-3071 Tellers 240 $12.68 $12.96 $26,960 2.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 730 $16.71 $17.54 $36,490 2.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 130 $20.47 $20.81 $43,290 4.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $14.43 $13.94 $29,000 4.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) $16.84 $17.22 $35,830 2.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 40 $15.35 $16.42 $34,160 5.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 30 $16.16 $17.09 $35,540 6.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $15.56 $15.83 $32,930 5.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $17.05 $19.21 $39,950 6.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 470 $12.52 $13.24 $27,540 2.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 $17.09 $16.42 $34,150 2.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $16.32 $16.39 $34,080 2.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $14.53 $15.28 $31,790 4.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.54 (c) $48,960 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 190 (c) $24.64 (c) $23.70 (c) $49,300 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $20.28 $21.18 $44,050 3.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 380 $15.19 $15.22 $31,660 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 990 $12.07 $12.82 $26,670 4.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 300 $21.10 $21.95 $45,660 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $15.36 $17.11 $35,590 6.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 570 $15.26 $16.18 $33,660 4.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 550 $14.67 $14.89 $30,970 2.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 $14.42 $15.22 $31,650 3.8 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (8) $28.36 $29.52 $61,400 9.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 80 $14.21 $15.39 $32,020 13.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,060 $14.04 $14.75 $30,680 2.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 170 $10.74 $11.83 $24,600 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 2,190 $21.88 $23.03 $47,900 5.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 130 $30.54 $31.36 $65,220 3.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 480 $34.01 $29.37 $61,090 7.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 340 $15.49 $18.45 $38,370 5.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $14.87 $14.99 $31,180 4.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 80 $23.05 $25.58 $53,200 8.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 100 $23.84 $23.69 $49,280 4.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) $22.03 $20.55 $42,740 7.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $27.42 $25.33 $52,690 5.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 70 $18.56 $19.87 $41,320 6.3 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 330 $19.63 $19.75 $41,080 12.2 %
 
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 1,940 $20.90 $21.65 $45,040 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $30.26 $31.17 $64,840 2.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $29.76 $28.16 $58,580 3.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 $18.86 $21.82 $45,380 6.1 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $28.78 $26.02 $54,120 17.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $26.42 $27.87 $57,970 6.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 410 $15.73 $17.53 $36,470 5.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 $20.40 $20.95 $43,580 3.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $21.41 $21.36 $44,440 6.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 190 $25.20 $25.79 $53,640 2.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 110 $21.88 $21.77 $45,290 2.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 310 $18.61 $18.36 $38,200 3.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 140 $22.61 $22.91 $47,650 4.9 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (8) $21.59 $21.87 $45,490 5.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 $21.00 $20.42 $42,480 4.8 %
 
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 5,280 $13.70 $14.78 $30,750 3.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 360 $25.63 $26.26 $54,620 3.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 130 $14.88 $15.70 $32,660 3.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 450 $14.33 $14.63 $30,430 3.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 110 $11.34 $11.78 $24,510 4.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 150 $10.96 $11.31 $23,530 4.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 170 $11.38 $12.32 $25,630 5.6 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $11.03 $10.59 $22,020 9.9 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 $17.63 $17.86 $37,140 12.3 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $18.15 $17.88 $37,190 5.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $16.33 $16.90 $35,160 5.1 %
51-4041 Machinists 110 $18.94 $19.14 $39,810 4.3 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.87 $15.91 $33,080 7.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 50 $17.95 $18.63 $38,740 4.0 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.61 $15.52 $32,280 10.6 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 50 $14.72 $14.86 $30,900 4.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 200 $14.35 $16.32 $33,950 11.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $9.84 $10.28 $21,390 2.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 110 $11.30 $11.69 $24,320 3.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 300 $13.04 $12.54 $26,080 4.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $16.64 $16.38 $34,060 3.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 190 $16.67 $17.62 $36,660 3.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) $8.09 $9.67 $20,120 8.5 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 40 $11.93 $12.02 $25,000 2.6 %
 
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 3,070 $13.69 $14.97 $31,130 3.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $25.78 $28.84 $59,980 10.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 50 $12.84 $14.49 $30,150 2.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 300 $18.27 $19.69 $40,950 5.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services (8) $12.10 $14.56 $30,280 6.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 130 $10.82 $11.32 $23,540 5.4 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 40 $9.01 $10.04 $20,890 12.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $10.26 $10.22 $21,270 3.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 130 $17.11 $17.43 $36,240 4.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 70 $10.68 $10.86 $22,590 5.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 970 $15.37 $14.54 $30,250 6.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 370 $8.90 $9.54 $19,850 3.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (8) $15.04 $15.36 $31,950 7.5 %

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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009