May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwest Alabama 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 Northwest Alabama 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 Excel files (XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Northwest Alabama 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 64,950 $12.31 $15.12 $31,450 1.4 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,140 $32.28 $38.25 $79,560 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 100 $75.59 $79.56 $165,490 7.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,010 $32.76 $40.67 $84,580 4.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 80 (4) (4) $22,450 10.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 $45.97 $53.71 $111,720 10.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $32.27 $35.13 $73,080 6.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 110 $34.63 $43.19 $89,830 8.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $25.42 $29.76 $61,900 5.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $32.07 $35.53 $73,890 9.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $75,500 2.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 $32.69 $31.80 $66,130 8.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $33.49 $34.86 $72,500 2.9 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $28.83 $27.98 $58,200 1.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $15.88 $21.07 $43,820 13.6 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 970 $22.03 $24.16 $50,260 2.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $20.85 $21.58 $44,880 3.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $24.36 $23.07 $47,980 3.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $18.10 $20.74 $43,140 4.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $17.69 $24.22 $50,370 11.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $14.56 $16.11 $33,500 12.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 50 $26.22 $29.87 $62,130 12.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 230 $23.41 $25.73 $53,520 3.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $29.36 $28.83 $59,970 4.5 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $13.59 $16.98 $35,330 3.4 %
 
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 200 $19.80 $22.73 $47,270 3.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 90 $13.91 $14.93 $31,050 5.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $24.14 $25.35 $52,720 3.6 %
 
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 440 $26.30 $28.06 $58,360 4.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $25.93 $27.40 $56,990 5.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $33.75 $33.81 $70,330 3.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $30.15 $30.56 $63,560 3.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 $31.03 $33.31 $69,290 4.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 60 $14.50 $16.87 $35,100 2.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 30 $19.57 $24.57 $51,110 12.0 %
 
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) $23.92 $25.32 $52,660 3.0 %
 
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 760 $14.48 $16.01 $33,300 4.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 100 $25.37 $25.12 $52,250 2.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $7.26 $8.39 $17,440 18.2 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 120 $18.35 $19.62 $40,820 2.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 150 $15.97 $15.35 $31,930 14.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $12.87 $12.95 $26,930 4.0 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) $12.10 $14.13 $29,390 23.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 130 $8.30 $8.79 $18,280 2.9 %
 
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 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-1011 Lawyers 40 $33.15 $34.76 $72,290 6.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 40 $17.53 $16.92 $35,180 7.5 %
 
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 4,430 $22.24 $21.21 $44,120 3.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 (4) (4) $46,410 2.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 660 (4) (4) $49,310 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 170 (4) (4) $46,590 2.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,060 (4) (4) $46,040 2.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $53,560 2.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 50 (4) (4) $48,200 1.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $52,890 3.2 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $27,530 3.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $23.18 $22.07 $45,900 2.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $28.02 $28.20 $58,650 8.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 300 (4) (4) $17,060 3.0 %
 
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 430 $9.33 $12.08 $25,120 7.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $9.59 $9.89 $20,570 6.0 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (8) $7.49 $7.68 $15,980 6.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $21.48 $21.19 $44,080 5.8 %
 
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 3,940 $21.21 $26.40 $54,920 3.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $54.84 $62.78 $130,580 13.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 70 (5) $102.29 $212,770 9.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,540 $24.75 $26.30 $54,700 3.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $35.45 $35.89 $74,660 5.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 30 $19.57 $19.65 $40,880 2.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 50 $23.26 $23.99 $49,900 2.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $17.41 $17.07 $35,500 3.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 130 $15.58 $16.76 $34,850 10.1 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 $22.60 $21.92 $45,600 2.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $22.36 $22.64 $47,100 3.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $20.52 $21.73 $45,190 6.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 $13.71 $15.26 $31,750 13.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 290 $12.37 $11.88 $24,710 4.2 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) $15.81 $15.46 $32,160 3.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 710 $16.01 $15.70 $32,660 2.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $11.71 $13.13 $27,310 3.6 %
 
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 1,840 $9.39 $10.37 $21,580 3.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 350 $7.50 $8.18 $17,020 5.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 970 $9.29 $9.46 $19,690 2.5 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 $14.48 $15.37 $31,980 13.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 210 $12.11 $11.96 $24,870 6.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 30 $12.87 $13.10 $27,250 4.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 $10.20 $10.22 $21,260 7.3 %
 
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 900 $14.19 $14.78 $30,740 3.9 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 70 $12.26 $12.18 $25,330 4.7 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 170 $13.88 $14.35 $29,850 5.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $17.11 $18.46 $38,390 2.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 390 $14.82 $15.72 $32,710 3.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 110 $7.83 $9.02 $18,760 5.8 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5,040 $7.56 $8.22 $17,100 1.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 450 $12.49 $12.75 $26,520 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 580 $7.40 $7.45 $15,500 2.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 490 $8.03 $8.26 $17,180 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 300 $8.06 $9.06 $18,850 8.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 210 $7.53 $8.03 $16,690 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,830 $7.45 $7.57 $15,750 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $9.52 $9.21 $19,160 6.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 680 $7.27 $7.29 $15,170 3.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $7.61 $7.87 $16,360 5.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 220 $7.53 $7.66 $15,920 5.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 50 $8.06 $8.05 $16,750 4.3 %
 
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 1,470 $9.07 $10.25 $21,310 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 40 $13.87 $15.25 $31,710 5.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $19.49 $18.02 $37,480 8.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 810 $8.54 $9.60 $19,970 3.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 300 $8.43 $8.62 $17,940 2.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 90 $14.94 $14.81 $30,810 3.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 180 $9.89 $10.29 $21,400 3.5 %
 
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 700 $8.34 $9.47 $19,690 4.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (8) $14.13 $14.38 $29,910 5.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $8.13 $7.98 $16,600 5.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 30 $7.85 $9.47 $19,690 5.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $8.57 $10.13 $21,070 21.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 260 $7.46 $7.82 $16,270 5.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 80 $10.01 $10.25 $21,330 3.6 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 30 $10.88 $11.90 $24,750 13.3 %
 
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 5,470 $8.90 $12.28 $25,550 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 690 $14.31 $15.47 $32,180 4.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 60 $26.56 $28.05 $58,350 6.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,250 $7.41 $7.78 $16,170 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 120 $8.54 $9.75 $20,280 7.5 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 140 $15.45 $14.59 $30,340 11.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,510 $9.03 $10.86 $22,580 4.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 80 $24.71 $22.32 $46,420 11.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 30 $13.99 $15.83 $32,930 6.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 40 $36.82 $38.69 $80,480 5.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 480 $20.06 $25.87 $53,810 5.7 %
 
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 9,820 $11.52 $12.78 $26,580 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 560 $18.33 $20.14 $41,890 3.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $10.63 $10.62 $22,080 3.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $14.23 $15.45 $32,130 5.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 230 $12.57 $13.19 $27,430 3.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 870 $11.86 $12.76 $26,540 3.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $12.95 $13.24 $27,540 2.8 %
43-3071 Tellers 620 $10.41 $10.40 $21,640 2.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $12.55 $12.95 $26,950 5.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,300 $10.94 $11.75 $24,440 3.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 80 $17.18 $16.98 $35,310 3.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $8.98 $10.58 $22,000 12.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 90 $7.90 $8.13 $16,910 4.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 120 $8.88 $9.89 $20,570 4.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 30 $8.34 $9.33 $19,410 5.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 220 $12.84 $12.80 $26,620 3.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $12.19 $12.54 $26,090 3.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 40 $12.71 $12.55 $26,100 4.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $14.64 $15.13 $31,460 2.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 380 $10.03 $10.47 $21,770 2.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $10.72 $11.00 $22,890 2.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $17.77 $17.12 $35,610 3.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $13.44 $14.53 $30,220 7.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $25.26 $24.74 $51,450 1.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 $18.76 $21.70 $45,130 1.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $17.68 $18.55 $38,590 3.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 390 $13.44 $13.68 $28,450 3.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 730 $8.61 $10.16 $21,140 4.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $11.97 $13.04 $27,120 6.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 160 $17.24 $17.76 $36,940 4.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $13.41 $13.39 $27,850 7.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 80 $11.44 $12.40 $25,790 6.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,110 $12.80 $13.15 $27,360 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $12.22 $12.35 $25,690 6.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 50 $8.96 $9.46 $19,690 5.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $14.83 $14.81 $30,800 4.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,070 $8.55 $9.31 $19,360 1.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) $8.35 $9.79 $20,350 9.7 %
 
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 620 $13.77 $13.67 $28,440 6.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 90 $14.44 $15.07 $31,340 10.1 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 40 $21.38 $21.82 $45,380 2.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 120 $13.81 $12.50 $25,990 12.8 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 210 $13.66 $13.94 $28,990 12.8 %
 
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 4,450 $12.87 $14.12 $29,360 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 320 $21.12 $21.93 $45,620 3.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $20.93 $21.30 $44,310 11.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,560 $12.86 $12.73 $26,490 3.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $13.27 $13.28 $27,620 3.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 540 $10.36 $12.05 $25,060 7.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 250 $14.06 $15.68 $32,620 5.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 70 $13.63 $13.55 $28,190 8.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 170 $14.96 $15.57 $32,380 6.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $11.78 $11.52 $23,960 7.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 90 $13.37 $13.74 $28,570 8.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $18.90 $19.12 $39,780 5.1 %
47-2181 Roofers 80 $12.49 $13.28 $27,620 5.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $15.28 $15.16 $31,540 2.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 60 $11.87 $13.70 $28,500 11.1 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 80 $12.46 $12.04 $25,050 4.3 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $10.29 $10.16 $21,130 2.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $19.68 $22.43 $46,660 9.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 220 $12.49 $12.63 $26,280 2.4 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other (8) $10.78 $11.07 $23,020 8.2 %
 
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 2,630 $15.43 $16.43 $34,180 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 $20.53 $22.58 $46,970 2.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $15.40 $16.69 $34,720 10.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 280 $11.40 $13.34 $27,750 8.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 270 $15.64 $15.84 $32,940 3.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 30 $11.03 $13.03 $27,110 5.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $9.34 $9.50 $19,750 3.3 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $12.36 $12.76 $26,530 5.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $13.52 $13.84 $28,790 5.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 230 $15.87 $16.48 $34,280 4.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 660 $14.73 $15.02 $31,240 2.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $26.44 $25.29 $52,600 4.1 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 70 $25.07 $24.00 $49,910 5.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $9.89 $9.97 $20,740 6.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $21.79 $20.61 $42,870 7.4 %
 
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 11,260 $11.47 $12.39 $25,760 2.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 670 $18.97 $20.29 $42,200 1.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 50 $15.92 $16.82 $34,980 4.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 270 $14.35 $15.00 $31,210 4.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,380 $13.07 $12.29 $25,570 2.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $11.07 $10.70 $22,250 4.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 40 $9.59 $10.27 $21,350 3.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $9.22 $9.84 $20,470 9.3 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $11.18 $11.28 $23,450 6.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 440 $13.43 $13.77 $28,640 2.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $13.31 $13.00 $27,050 2.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $10.58 $10.73 $22,330 3.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 180 $16.23 $15.89 $33,050 3.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $13.06 $12.71 $26,440 4.3 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 40 $20.03 $20.51 $42,660 6.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 710 $12.56 $12.96 $26,950 2.8 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 40 $9.61 $10.30 $21,420 9.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 110 $9.14 $9.79 $20,350 6.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $8.26 $8.48 $17,640 5.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 850 $8.67 $8.85 $18,410 3.6 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 30 $12.71 $12.01 $24,980 9.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 370 $11.08 $11.04 $22,970 4.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 470 $9.67 $10.20 $21,220 3.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 250 $8.58 $8.94 $18,590 2.6 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (8) $10.74 $11.39 $23,680 14.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 $19.15 $18.96 $39,450 6.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $11.36 $11.27 $23,440 3.1 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 70 $11.10 $11.82 $24,590 6.3 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $16.97 $16.44 $34,190 5.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $17.00 $16.21 $33,710 4.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $15.75 $15.19 $31,600 5.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 $11.67 $12.60 $26,220 3.9 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $10.53 $12.58 $26,170 10.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 $13.28 $14.34 $29,830 10.7 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 30 $9.04 $9.57 $19,910 6.5 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 270 $15.42 $15.18 $31,570 8.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 700 $9.46 $9.69 $20,150 2.8 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7,210 $12.47 $13.58 $28,240 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 150 $19.67 $20.34 $42,310 3.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 130 $22.16 $23.11 $48,070 5.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 160 $7.96 $8.38 $17,420 6.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 610 $7.37 $7.46 $15,520 3.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 140 $14.14 $14.45 $30,060 6.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,420 $17.18 $17.39 $36,180 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 250 $10.78 $13.01 $27,050 5.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $7.70 $8.29 $17,240 11.6 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 80 $13.76 $13.76 $28,630 6.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 500 $12.43 $12.63 $26,270 3.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,180 $9.29 $10.26 $21,330 3.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 460 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 530 $10.57 $10.43 $21,690 4.5 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 170 $11.49 $11.51 $23,940 2.3 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (8) $19.13 $17.03 $35,430 17.0 %

About May 2009 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) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010