May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Anchorage, AK



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 Anchorage, AK, a metropolitan statistical area in Alaska.

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 Anchorage, AK (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 165,640 $19.64 $23.91 $49,730 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 11,910 $37.30 $41.34 $85,990 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 640 $64.92 $71.82 $149,390 3.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,930 $35.58 $39.59 $82,350 2.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 30 (4) (4) $42,440 8.3 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 70 $29.62 $31.27 $65,030 5.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 220 $32.64 $38.90 $80,910 5.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 430 $30.81 $34.84 $72,470 4.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 80 $27.85 $33.01 $68,670 5.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 620 $31.82 $32.77 $68,160 2.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 270 $42.88 $42.80 $89,030 2.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 550 $40.21 $42.97 $89,370 2.9 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 40 $32.78 $35.21 $73,230 3.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 120 $45.61 $45.56 $94,760 3.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 60 $32.64 $40.16 $83,540 6.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $39.79 $41.17 $85,620 2.9 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 320 $33.78 $36.21 $75,320 2.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 460 $48.89 $52.37 $108,940 5.0 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (8) $16.16 $19.42 $40,390 3.6 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 $42.27 $44.43 $92,400 2.5 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other (8) $26.50 $29.53 $61,410 2.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 270 $50.60 $55.89 $116,260 4.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 180 $23.55 $23.47 $48,830 4.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $23.06 $27.21 $56,590 11.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 490 $35.69 $42.48 $88,360 6.3 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 270 $43.57 $44.79 $93,160 4.7 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 230 $25.10 $29.51 $61,380 6.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 160 $28.42 $29.40 $61,160 4.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 840 $36.71 $40.35 $83,930 3.0 %
 
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 6,940 $29.20 $31.54 $65,610 2.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 170 $26.50 $26.54 $55,210 11.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 470 $30.94 $32.08 $66,720 4.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 230 $27.56 $27.56 $57,330 5.1 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 510 $19.79 $23.26 $48,390 3.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 190 $32.70 $34.71 $72,210 4.6 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 $24.96 $29.94 $62,270 2.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 230 $20.34 $21.33 $44,380 2.9 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 $28.33 $27.19 $56,560 2.3 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 240 $24.20 $25.47 $52,970 5.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 280 $29.17 $30.91 $64,300 2.2 %
13-1081 Logisticians 130 $33.85 $34.17 $71,070 2.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 390 $32.03 $32.00 $66,560 6.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (8) $24.53 $23.86 $49,640 5.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,320 $32.42 $35.00 $72,790 2.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,180 $29.19 $34.12 $70,970 7.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 90 $35.12 $36.98 $76,920 8.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 130 $33.20 $33.03 $68,710 1.8 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 360 $32.99 $35.81 $74,480 7.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 140 $21.74 $27.74 $57,710 10.7 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 90 $29.27 $29.18 $60,700 9.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 250 $31.86 $37.52 $78,040 6.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 90 $21.71 $25.76 $53,580 9.4 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 230 $25.43 $28.83 $59,970 4.1 %
 
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 3,110 $31.56 $32.20 $66,970 2.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 380 $33.53 $34.92 $72,640 1.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 250 $38.27 $39.67 $82,510 4.6 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 230 $34.05 $34.33 $71,400 5.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 660 $21.49 $22.65 $47,120 3.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 290 $37.37 $36.36 $75,640 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 110 $40.38 $39.11 $81,360 5.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 610 $29.65 $30.35 $63,140 2.4 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 200 $31.40 $30.96 $64,400 4.6 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 280 $39.16 $37.95 $78,930 3.1 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 50 $35.43 $43.90 $91,320 8.6 %
 
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 5,370 $40.89 $45.83 $95,330 6.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 140 $38.06 $38.45 $79,980 4.0 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 70 $26.97 $28.79 $59,880 3.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 420 $39.49 $40.87 $85,010 9.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 860 $40.74 $42.11 $87,590 2.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 310 $43.36 $43.62 $90,730 3.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 90 $38.84 $39.40 $81,950 4.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 190 $37.81 $39.66 $82,500 4.4 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 100 $39.89 $42.20 $87,780 6.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (8) $48.03 $48.83 $101,570 4.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 270 $47.83 $48.80 $101,510 7.0 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers (8) $44.13 $48.83 $101,570 8.3 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 780 $76.99 $80.80 $168,060 10.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 360 $45.64 $48.00 $99,830 2.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 240 $25.48 $25.86 $53,780 3.3 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters (8) $29.75 $27.14 $56,460 12.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 120 $46.51 $42.50 $88,390 7.9 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 40 $28.77 $28.27 $58,800 5.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 220 $30.14 $31.66 $65,860 4.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 270 $38.32 $40.58 $84,410 4.9 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 40 $28.73 $29.78 $61,950 3.1 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 300 $28.59 $29.21 $60,750 2.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 160 $24.30 $24.34 $50,620 1.9 %
 
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 2,830 $30.28 $32.91 $68,460 2.8 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 280 $24.89 $25.88 $53,820 1.5 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 180 $34.18 $34.11 $70,940 1.9 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 110 $40.93 $43.06 $89,560 3.8 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 120 $22.96 $25.23 $52,470 2.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 100 $22.70 $25.91 $53,900 9.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 410 $31.03 $32.96 $68,550 2.6 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 290 $54.02 $55.39 $115,220 4.7 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 40 $38.63 $39.66 $82,500 2.3 %
19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other 70 $35.62 $36.87 $76,690 1.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 110 $27.54 $30.39 $63,220 6.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 80 $32.35 $33.56 $69,810 11.1 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 130 $34.06 $34.99 $72,780 2.5 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 100 $29.20 $29.82 $62,020 1.7 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 100 $15.99 $16.73 $34,810 2.8 %
19-4041 Geological and Petroleum Technicians 60 $42.37 $42.16 $87,700 3.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $23.89 $25.51 $53,060 3.0 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 60 $17.81 $18.60 $38,680 2.3 %
 
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 3,070 $20.08 $21.57 $44,870 4.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $26.99 $26.45 $55,010 4.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 270 $29.97 $30.16 $62,720 2.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 210 $26.68 $26.85 $55,840 3.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 60 $22.50 $23.15 $48,150 15.5 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other (8) $20.81 $20.32 $42,260 6.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 360 $21.23 $20.94 $43,550 6.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $22.17 $24.01 $49,930 3.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 180 $20.39 $24.38 $50,710 10.7 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 190 $25.17 $25.99 $54,060 5.3 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $17.43 $19.53 $40,630 7.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 950 $14.89 $15.86 $32,990 4.6 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 140 $19.95 $21.79 $45,320 4.2 %
21-2011 Clergy 80 $17.78 $20.01 $41,630 7.1 %
 
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 1,480 $31.12 $36.41 $75,730 7.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 650 $44.65 $49.68 $103,340 8.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 490 $22.86 $25.52 $53,090 6.8 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 130 $30.28 $30.54 $63,520 5.7 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other (8) $21.00 $21.76 $45,250 4.6 %
 
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 9,690 $28.16 $28.36 $59,000 2.6 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $80,290 2.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 120 $34.38 $34.40 $71,550 3.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 300 $11.84 $12.21 $25,410 5.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 310 (4) (4) $67,550 12.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 70 $18.16 $17.18 $35,740 2.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $21.67 $23.87 $49,650 3.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 440 (4) (4) $63,030 9.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $18.71 $19.43 $40,410 2.5 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 220 $32.66 $33.03 $68,710 4.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,650 (8) (8) (8) (8)
 
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 1,540 $19.63 $22.15 $46,070 3.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $11.67 $11.69 $24,310 5.9 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 140 $19.13 $20.98 $43,640 5.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 30 $33.18 $31.01 $64,490 5.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 90 $13.35 $14.37 $29,880 6.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (8) $28.05 $26.88 $55,910 4.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 120 (4) (4) $37,980 9.2 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $17.50 $18.59 $38,670 10.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 180 $31.16 $32.26 $67,100 5.9 %
27-3041 Editors 90 $22.75 $24.37 $50,680 4.3 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $30.78 $31.05 $64,590 4.2 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors (8) $41.71 $40.06 $83,320 3.9 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 50 $22.32 $22.82 $47,460 3.9 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 100 $18.02 $18.09 $37,630 2.0 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians (8) $17.12 $16.85 $35,050 4.0 %
27-4021 Photographers (8) $16.98 $17.79 $37,010 2.7 %
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other 40 $25.56 $28.68 $59,660 4.0 %
 
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 9,110 $33.84 $37.30 $77,590 2.6 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $107.52 $223,650 16.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 70 $27.71 $27.25 $56,670 2.9 %
29-1041 Optometrists 40 $46.23 $56.94 $118,430 18.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $56.83 $55.59 $115,620 4.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 350 $65.53 $64.34 $133,820 12.7 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 30 (5) $97.95 $203,740 14.9 %
29-1067 Surgeons 40 (5) (5) (5) 19.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 180 $78.57 $78.20 $162,650 15.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 140 $45.96 $51.53 $107,190 10.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,590 $36.46 $36.78 $76,500 1.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $35.46 $36.93 $76,810 4.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 320 $38.95 $43.98 $91,480 6.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 150 $30.32 $29.93 $62,250 2.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 130 $39.22 $41.29 $85,890 4.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 80 $40.34 $39.77 $82,720 5.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 180 $31.57 $30.55 $63,550 4.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 360 $18.31 $20.04 $41,690 5.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 320 $47.49 $46.77 $97,290 6.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $38.28 $37.10 $77,170 4.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 320 $29.92 $30.41 $63,240 1.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 450 $18.10 $18.15 $37,750 2.2 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 270 $13.48 $13.81 $28,720 3.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $22.18 $21.72 $45,170 6.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 110 $15.67 $15.59 $32,430 6.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 300 $22.15 $22.14 $46,050 3.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 340 $18.39 $18.45 $38,380 3.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $19.58 $19.55 $40,660 7.3 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 170 $23.19 $25.95 $53,970 3.4 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 150 $35.12 $36.35 $75,610 9.0 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 130 $29.20 $29.27 $60,870 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 4,750 $15.40 $17.32 $36,020 4.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,390 $13.43 $12.77 $26,550 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,140 $15.06 $15.24 $31,700 2.4 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 90 $18.29 $19.04 $39,590 3.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 260 $47.91 $41.60 $86,530 15.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 550 $21.63 $21.61 $44,960 4.3 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 710 $17.09 $17.52 $36,440 3.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $20.48 $20.74 $43,150 2.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $12.26 $11.97 $24,890 4.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 420 $18.24 $17.72 $36,850 6.1 %
 
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 4,120 $18.85 $21.07 $43,830 6.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (8) $32.57 $33.14 $68,940 2.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $24.96 $25.45 $52,930 4.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 370 $25.08 $24.11 $50,150 3.3 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 70 $28.42 $28.15 $58,550 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,230 $14.51 $15.73 $32,710 3.8 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 210 $11.53 $12.16 $25,290 5.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 130 $13.73 $16.84 $35,020 6.2 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 13,480 $9.53 $11.28 $23,460 3.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 400 $16.50 $24.44 $50,830 21.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 610 $16.32 $17.80 $37,020 5.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $8.88 $9.03 $18,780 5.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 350 $14.88 $17.02 $35,400 4.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,050 $12.26 $12.93 $26,900 6.3 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 380 $10.96 $11.00 $22,870 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,350 $11.15 $13.09 $27,220 6.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 690 $12.29 $12.80 $26,620 3.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,360 $8.64 $8.91 $18,520 2.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,420 $9.23 $9.63 $20,030 2.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,110 $8.45 $10.02 $20,830 6.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 100 $8.42 $9.29 $19,330 10.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 190 $8.78 $9.34 $19,430 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 760 $8.61 $8.95 $18,620 3.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 510 $8.60 $8.91 $18,530 4.7 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 110 $12.82 $13.01 $27,060 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 5,180 $12.89 $14.68 $30,530 4.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 250 $16.87 $19.96 $41,510 4.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 100 $22.23 $25.26 $52,530 16.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,830 $12.73 $14.61 $30,400 5.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,300 $11.63 $11.85 $24,650 3.7 %
37-2019 Building Cleaning Workers, All Other (8) $16.23 $15.91 $33,100 4.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 500 $13.51 $13.82 $28,740 4.2 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other (8) $15.01 $16.43 $34,170 7.5 %
 
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 5,250 $12.06 $12.67 $26,350 1.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 150 $15.57 $15.63 $32,510 7.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 380 $14.36 $13.10 $27,250 13.7 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers (8) $8.92 $9.81 $20,410 11.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 250 $8.03 $8.22 $17,090 4.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 270 $8.74 $9.03 $18,780 4.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 410 $9.38 $9.84 $20,460 5.4 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 240 $10.31 $11.20 $23,300 6.2 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $19.58 $17.43 $36,240 7.1 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 190 $13.12 $13.08 $27,210 3.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 760 $10.55 $11.08 $23,040 4.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 980 $13.83 $13.74 $28,590 2.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 380 $17.36 $16.59 $34,520 11.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 220 $14.73 $16.43 $34,160 5.3 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $13.04 $14.48 $30,110 4.7 %
 
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 15,970 $12.36 $15.88 $33,020 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,690 $16.85 $19.19 $39,920 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 200 $24.35 $29.54 $61,440 10.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,190 $10.37 $10.66 $22,160 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 560 $11.39 $11.86 $24,670 5.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 260 $17.16 $17.84 $37,100 3.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,820 $11.17 $12.31 $25,610 1.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 210 $21.26 $21.82 $45,390 4.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 390 $20.58 $25.16 $52,340 12.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $20.33 $31.00 $64,470 28.3 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 190 $16.74 $16.66 $34,650 2.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 360 $21.25 $24.42 $50,800 5.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 340 $37.72 $39.05 $81,230 7.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,180 $24.19 $25.96 $54,000 2.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 180 $10.51 $11.42 $23,740 8.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 $32.23 $31.48 $65,470 10.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 30 $26.02 $35.99 $74,860 20.2 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 100 $20.97 $19.76 $41,100 5.9 %
 
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 28,860 $17.09 $18.17 $37,790 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,510 $22.51 $23.87 $49,640 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 220 $13.06 $13.37 $27,800 3.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 440 $17.59 $18.32 $38,100 2.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 720 $17.86 $17.96 $37,350 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,220 $18.58 $19.24 $40,020 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 270 $19.57 $19.73 $41,040 1.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 130 $20.71 $20.92 $43,510 3.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 710 $13.86 $13.99 $29,110 2.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,780 $16.64 $17.48 $36,370 3.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 370 $14.91 $15.74 $32,730 3.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 420 $10.46 $10.43 $21,700 5.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 90 $11.46 $14.03 $29,190 7.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 $16.90 $18.10 $37,660 3.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 210 $18.33 $19.09 $39,710 1.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $15.86 $16.00 $33,280 6.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 170 $16.33 $17.74 $36,910 3.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 190 $18.86 $20.00 $41,600 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,900 $13.82 $13.98 $29,080 1.8 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 440 $14.02 $14.63 $30,430 2.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 680 $19.80 $20.42 $42,480 2.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 370 $17.20 $17.49 $36,370 6.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 120 $15.40 $16.26 $33,810 3.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 280 $18.37 $20.42 $42,480 4.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $23.61 $23.88 $49,660 1.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 120 $25.26 $24.99 $51,990 3.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 330 $25.80 $24.96 $51,920 3.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 250 $25.25 $23.34 $48,540 3.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 350 $20.34 $21.92 $45,600 3.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 950 $17.70 $18.49 $38,460 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,810 $13.07 $14.48 $30,120 2.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,460 $20.79 $22.15 $46,070 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 280 $21.32 $21.98 $45,720 3.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 690 $16.23 $16.93 $35,210 4.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,400 $18.64 $18.83 $39,160 2.1 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 200 $19.45 $20.28 $42,180 9.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 230 $15.61 $17.95 $37,330 11.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 90 $16.61 $16.57 $34,460 1.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 30 $16.65 $17.75 $36,930 5.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 140 $11.52 $12.04 $25,050 4.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,610 $15.33 $16.13 $33,560 1.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 110 $12.68 $14.00 $29,110 6.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 1,090 $20.47 $22.75 $47,320 3.8 %
 
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 60 $9.09 $10.21 $21,230 2.7 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 9,760 $28.68 $28.97 $60,260 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 530 $39.24 $41.47 $86,250 3.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,610 $29.00 $28.36 $58,980 4.5 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (8) $33.25 $34.23 $71,200 23.2 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 40 $22.04 $22.84 $47,500 15.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 210 $29.47 $31.26 $65,030 6.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,510 $25.01 $24.95 $51,910 4.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,000 $29.41 $29.71 $61,790 2.6 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 130 $19.54 $22.92 $47,670 25.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,160 $34.38 $33.18 $69,020 3.1 %
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical 80 $29.92 $28.94 $60,190 11.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 310 $17.24 $19.60 $40,780 8.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 530 $31.46 $31.90 $66,360 4.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $30.79 $30.19 $62,790 8.0 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $26.57 $30.14 $62,700 7.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 50 $22.76 $21.86 $45,470 7.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 120 $34.18 $35.18 $73,160 2.8 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 430 $25.86 $27.95 $58,140 5.8 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 180 $26.42 $27.10 $56,370 3.2 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $30.75 $30.79 $64,050 4.8 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 150 $36.95 $33.99 $70,690 12.2 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (8) $22.08 $22.32 $46,420 2.9 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 200 $23.00 $23.46 $48,800 6.5 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 120 $24.16 $24.77 $51,530 5.2 %
 
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 7,220 $25.26 $25.71 $53,480 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 490 $37.42 $36.41 $75,740 2.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 200 $22.13 $22.47 $46,730 5.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 540 $25.26 $24.96 $51,920 7.6 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 40 $27.66 $25.02 $52,040 4.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 100 $34.12 $34.59 $71,950 2.9 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (8) $15.66 $14.98 $31,150 10.9 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 30 $15.96 $17.80 $37,010 3.9 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 60 $23.45 $25.46 $52,950 15.1 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 860 $28.71 $28.92 $60,150 3.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $29.12 $28.46 $59,190 10.8 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers (8) $22.36 $22.19 $46,160 10.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 830 $24.93 $24.58 $51,130 3.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 280 $27.13 $27.35 $56,880 3.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 340 $31.80 $29.93 $62,250 3.2 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (8) $21.56 $21.33 $44,360 4.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 170 $13.09 $14.72 $30,620 6.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $23.25 $24.05 $50,030 4.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 80 $20.65 $20.82 $43,310 9.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 160 $30.24 $29.07 $60,470 9.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,330 $20.22 $21.67 $45,070 3.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $24.69 $24.29 $50,510 5.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 160 $35.91 $34.35 $71,460 3.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 210 $33.40 $29.69 $61,750 6.6 %
49-9092 Commercial Divers 50 $26.25 $31.51 $65,540 15.4 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 40 $15.34 $16.77 $34,880 3.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 260 $15.62 $18.03 $37,490 3.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 240 $25.25 $25.83 $53,730 4.6 %
 
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 3,170 $17.27 $19.82 $41,220 3.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 220 $28.30 $30.95 $64,380 3.5 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (8) $21.36 $19.89 $41,380 8.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 70 $14.25 $14.80 $30,790 4.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 90 $12.38 $13.73 $28,570 5.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 210 $14.09 $14.67 $30,510 4.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $18.20 $18.39 $38,250 4.8 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $9.38 $12.08 $25,130 19.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 190 $17.94 $20.68 $43,010 6.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 230 $27.91 $28.93 $60,180 3.0 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 40 $13.51 $14.17 $29,470 5.8 %
51-5021 Job Printers 40 $18.91 $19.80 $41,170 11.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $20.89 $20.70 $43,060 8.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $18.26 $19.14 $39,820 4.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 230 $12.04 $12.66 $26,330 5.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $10.72 $10.45 $21,730 4.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $18.92 $18.49 $38,460 4.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $17.64 $18.63 $38,760 2.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $32.11 $30.45 $63,330 3.1 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 80 $38.55 $38.62 $80,330 7.0 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 50 $29.02 $26.15 $54,390 13.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 160 $18.36 $20.07 $41,740 7.8 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 80 $28.57 $26.37 $54,860 8.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $10.80 $11.09 $23,060 2.1 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $15.43 $15.78 $32,820 13.0 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $11.35 $12.05 $25,060 2.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 120 $11.43 $12.91 $26,860 6.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (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 12,760 $17.42 $21.34 $44,390 4.1 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 150 $21.46 $24.73 $51,440 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 260 $22.23 $24.09 $50,100 4.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 $29.85 $30.88 $64,220 4.5 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 750 (4) (4) $93,060 10.6 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 200 (4) (4) $93,130 8.2 %
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers 390 $47.78 $44.89 $93,360 5.2 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 50 $29.04 $29.19 $60,710 3.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 200 $15.90 $17.13 $35,620 9.9 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 620 $16.59 $16.87 $35,090 3.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 460 $15.07 $15.35 $31,930 4.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,490 $22.44 $23.30 $48,450 2.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 970 $16.49 $17.93 $37,290 3.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 160 $12.77 $12.98 $26,990 5.2 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 120 $23.41 $23.48 $48,840 7.7 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers (8) $20.29 $20.56 $42,770 5.6 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 100 $36.14 $49.26 $102,460 24.1 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 90 $10.71 $10.73 $22,330 4.0 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 280 $11.67 $11.97 $24,890 6.4 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 210 $19.49 $19.97 $41,540 2.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 490 $18.24 $18.99 $39,500 3.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 530 $10.92 $11.66 $24,240 3.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,280 $14.24 $17.17 $35,720 8.2 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 590 $10.20 $11.92 $24,780 4.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $28.05 $25.75 $53,550 4.0 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 450 $17.32 $18.25 $37,970 5.0 %

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