May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwest Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 26,670 $15.31 $19.10 $39,720 2.4 %
 
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 1,390 $35.73 $40.12 $83,460 3.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 160 $41.19 $52.32 $108,820 6.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 250 $35.13 $39.52 $82,190 3.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $45.79 $47.20 $98,170 12.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $47.40 $59.23 $123,190 17.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $31.54 $34.76 $72,290 7.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $37.07 $44.53 $92,620 9.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 130 $30.83 $37.77 $78,570 6.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $87,740 4.4 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 130 $37.76 $44.10 $91,720 13.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 $22.31 $27.08 $56,320 22.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 $33.71 $34.48 $71,710 7.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $23.45 $25.09 $52,180 5.9 %
 
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 640 $23.44 $25.40 $52,830 2.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 50 $25.18 $25.25 $52,530 6.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 180 $22.80 $23.81 $49,520 4.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 60 $26.11 $30.63 $63,710 9.2 %
 
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 220 $22.37 $24.32 $50,580 2.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 80 $19.24 $20.29 $42,210 3.7 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $24.35 $25.52 $53,080 3.4 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 170 $30.01 $32.45 $67,500 10.5 %
 
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 220 $26.58 $29.17 $60,670 3.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 30 $31.59 $34.01 $70,740 8.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 30 $33.41 $33.54 $69,770 5.7 %
 
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 830 $16.94 $19.08 $39,680 7.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 160 $17.91 $20.35 $42,340 8.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 70 $20.78 $21.43 $44,580 5.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $11.97 $13.38 $27,830 4.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 90 $14.78 $14.88 $30,940 4.2 %
 
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 80 $24.20 $37.55 $78,100 9.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 30 $19.33 $20.39 $42,420 11.9 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3,390 $23.04 $23.65 $49,200 5.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 210 $13.17 $15.30 $31,820 6.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $50,700 4.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 510 (4) (4) $49,050 4.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 280 (4) (4) $49,160 3.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 500 (4) (4) $54,740 2.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 70 (4) (4) $51,850 7.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $56,810 3.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 110 $11.11 $16.00 $33,280 23.6 %
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators (8) $21.31 $23.87 $49,640 11.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $25.75 $25.06 $52,130 2.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $12.10 $14.19 $29,510 8.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 550 (4) (4) $24,300 5.2 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 450 $18.04 $19.92 $41,430 4.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 120 (4) (4) $27,120 11.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $22.55 $22.79 $47,400 3.3 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $17.82 $20.94 $43,560 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 1,710 $26.69 $30.63 $63,710 5.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 60 $50.32 $51.39 $106,890 5.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 40 (5) $84.49 $175,740 12.7 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 560 $32.38 $32.08 $66,730 4.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $33.68 $34.26 $71,250 8.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 40 $30.97 $30.95 $64,380 4.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 80 $24.11 $24.31 $50,560 4.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 150 $16.06 $16.58 $34,490 2.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 60 $14.42 $13.82 $28,750 4.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 30 $13.64 $13.82 $28,750 4.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 180 $22.16 $22.11 $45,990 2.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $14.69 $16.30 $33,910 7.7 %
 
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 1,180 $11.90 $13.00 $27,040 4.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 260 $9.71 $9.89 $20,580 2.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 600 $12.05 $12.45 $25,900 2.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $13.60 $13.80 $28,700 8.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 60 $19.04 $19.62 $40,800 8.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 110 $14.68 $15.39 $32,020 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 630 $18.14 $20.00 $41,590 2.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $34.20 $34.40 $71,550 3.4 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 50 $29.42 $30.94 $64,350 4.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 200 $14.31 $16.51 $34,330 5.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 160 $21.80 $22.58 $46,970 3.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 120 $12.80 $16.09 $33,480 11.9 %
 
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 2,930 $9.29 $10.42 $21,680 2.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 160 $12.97 $15.76 $32,780 8.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 100 $11.75 $12.27 $25,530 4.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 280 $10.03 $11.16 $23,220 4.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 140 $9.97 $10.37 $21,570 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 240 $8.90 $9.57 $19,910 4.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (8) $9.02 $9.49 $19,740 3.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 260 $9.06 $9.39 $19,540 3.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 520 $9.26 $10.57 $21,980 8.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $9.49 $9.74 $20,260 4.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $9.14 $9.77 $20,330 4.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers (8) $8.80 $9.32 $19,390 4.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $9.84 $9.99 $20,780 5.5 %
 
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 1,180 $12.23 $13.17 $27,400 2.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 $19.17 $19.35 $40,240 2.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $19.99 $23.15 $48,140 8.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 540 $12.66 $13.13 $27,320 2.6 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 230 $9.14 $9.51 $19,780 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 320 $13.05 $13.59 $28,270 3.1 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 620 $11.07 $12.05 $25,070 3.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 30 $15.67 $16.96 $35,280 4.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 80 $10.71 $10.88 $22,640 14.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 40 $9.28 $10.16 $21,120 6.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 210 $10.93 $11.07 $23,020 2.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 60 $10.55 $11.04 $22,960 2.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers (8) $12.49 $12.55 $26,100 6.3 %
 
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 2,400 $10.82 $15.87 $33,010 6.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 250 $16.73 $18.09 $37,620 3.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 60 $30.15 $30.35 $63,130 4.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 590 $8.95 $9.33 $19,410 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 130 $9.43 $10.16 $21,130 5.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 60 $16.03 $15.81 $32,890 6.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 850 $9.88 $11.43 $23,770 4.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 70 $33.75 $45.47 $94,570 13.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 50 $27.50 $29.16 $60,660 5.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 120 $23.19 $25.83 $53,720 4.1 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 100 $14.20 $15.15 $31,520 2.9 %
 
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 4,160 $15.17 $15.99 $33,260 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 320 $22.48 $24.82 $51,620 4.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 130 $16.70 $16.34 $33,990 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 280 $16.16 $16.11 $33,510 2.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 180 $13.09 $13.27 $27,590 3.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 250 $14.49 $14.50 $30,150 2.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 40 $10.48 $10.66 $22,180 2.7 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (8) $17.60 $18.60 $38,690 7.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $10.38 $12.02 $25,000 6.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 270 $11.90 $12.21 $25,400 2.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $16.55 $16.63 $34,590 3.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $25.26 $24.65 $51,270 1.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 110 $25.09 $23.20 $48,250 1.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 80 $12.58 $13.58 $28,240 4.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 430 $9.37 $10.71 $22,280 3.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 270 $18.56 $18.74 $38,980 1.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 100 $17.24 $17.49 $36,370 4.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 450 $14.89 $15.66 $32,580 4.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 530 $13.33 $14.11 $29,350 4.5 %
 
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 (8) $9.67 $11.92 $24,800 22.1 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 910 $19.24 $20.90 $43,460 3.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 70 $24.99 $26.44 $54,990 3.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 150 $18.82 $19.62 $40,810 5.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 110 $15.87 $17.64 $36,690 7.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 30 $19.84 $26.94 $56,020 18.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 80 $22.14 $23.01 $47,860 4.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $14.41 $15.32 $31,870 6.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 $27.71 $27.57 $57,340 6.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 110 $18.20 $18.05 $37,540 2.6 %
 
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 900 $16.36 $17.34 $36,060 2.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 90 $19.08 $20.99 $43,650 6.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 240 $15.12 $16.50 $34,320 6.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60 $18.21 $18.98 $39,490 2.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 $20.02 $19.48 $40,520 6.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 220 $15.32 $15.38 $32,000 3.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $17.92 $18.04 $37,530 3.3 %
 
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 1,710 $14.81 $15.68 $32,610 2.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 150 $21.62 $22.64 $47,100 3.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $12.24 $12.43 $25,860 3.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $11.47 $12.33 $25,650 2.9 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 100 $19.01 $18.12 $37,680 6.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $15.47 $16.26 $33,810 7.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $10.97 $11.71 $24,370 5.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 110 $16.25 $16.47 $34,250 5.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 100 $9.16 $9.45 $19,660 2.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $21.59 $21.40 $44,510 4.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 90 $15.06 $15.51 $32,270 6.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $10.68 $12.89 $26,810 4.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 40 $12.49 $12.06 $25,080 5.5 %
 
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 940 $13.47 $14.20 $29,530 3.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $14.35 $15.06 $31,330 23.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 190 $17.38 $17.31 $36,010 6.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 140 $10.72 $12.10 $25,160 7.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 $11.30 $12.32 $25,620 2.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 40 $11.55 $12.47 $25,940 5.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 180 $12.18 $12.76 $26,550 4.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 40 $9.54 $10.03 $20,870 4.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50 $14.77 $14.06 $29,240 2.8 %

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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May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010