May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA



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 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana.

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 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA (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 94,570 $14.98 $17.80 $37,010 1.5 %
 
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 3,660 $33.58 $39.93 $83,060 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 50 $62.32 $63.95 $133,020 10.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,590 $39.25 $48.61 $101,100 3.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 80 (4) (4) $15,400 4.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 180 $34.34 $38.05 $79,140 5.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 130 $23.86 $25.11 $52,230 3.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 $38.08 $47.03 $97,820 10.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 $35.49 $39.38 $81,900 3.7 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 30 $27.55 $28.66 $59,620 5.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $34.89 $40.59 $84,420 8.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $26.05 $28.66 $59,610 6.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $32.11 $37.01 $76,990 7.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $50.23 $54.20 $112,740 8.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 $21.80 $22.88 $47,580 8.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 $24.99 $30.46 $63,350 3.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 40 $16.67 $22.35 $46,480 20.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $24.52 $26.29 $54,680 6.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 320 $31.34 $33.69 $70,070 6.5 %
 
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 2,140 $22.22 $23.78 $49,460 2.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 260 $20.07 $20.84 $43,350 2.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $29.83 $28.51 $59,290 6.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $22.14 $23.41 $48,680 3.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $28.57 $30.02 $62,450 4.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 50 $22.64 $24.92 $51,820 9.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 90 $17.77 $18.89 $39,290 4.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $20.76 $20.70 $43,050 3.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 120 $25.90 $29.38 $61,120 8.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 390 $27.66 $25.89 $53,850 7.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 470 $21.08 $22.98 $47,790 4.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 190 $25.46 $23.55 $48,990 10.1 %
 
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 390 $22.24 $25.06 $52,120 3.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 80 $22.83 $27.05 $56,260 7.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 100 $18.61 $19.34 $40,220 4.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $26.50 $25.45 $52,940 3.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $25.58 $26.49 $55,110 2.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $19.03 $20.77 $43,210 15.2 %
 
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 1,480 $28.75 $31.14 $64,770 6.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $22.32 $23.44 $48,740 17.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (8) $37.42 $37.55 $78,110 5.2 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40 $31.42 $32.33 $67,240 2.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers (8) $30.28 $33.75 $70,200 5.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $36.44 $36.46 $75,840 1.8 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (8) $46.31 $49.29 $102,520 4.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 180 $34.64 $39.56 $82,280 7.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 60 $17.69 $18.20 $37,850 3.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $19.04 $19.99 $41,580 13.9 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 90 $16.93 $19.35 $40,240 9.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $19.30 $19.99 $41,580 2.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) $20.80 $21.70 $45,130 8.9 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other (8) $20.89 $26.10 $54,290 17.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 110 $15.14 $15.69 $32,640 2.8 %
 
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 370 $25.31 $27.37 $56,930 4.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 30 $26.16 $28.40 $59,060 7.8 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (8) $16.81 $17.82 $37,060 3.3 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $18.18 $18.90 $39,320 5.5 %
 
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 1,600 $14.47 $16.16 $33,600 2.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 230 $22.75 $22.70 $47,210 2.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 50 $17.08 $17.91 $37,250 2.5 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 50 $20.33 $19.24 $40,010 6.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $19.56 $20.28 $42,180 2.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 40 $21.14 $21.70 $45,140 3.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 780 $11.91 $12.41 $25,810 2.4 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 170 $16.95 $17.45 $36,300 2.7 %
 
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 220 $23.29 $27.63 $57,470 9.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 $24.90 $31.63 $65,780 15.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $20.45 $20.68 $43,020 7.6 %
 
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 5,140 $19.59 $18.93 $39,370 2.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,770 (4) (4) $42,670 2.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 700 (4) (4) $42,980 2.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 60 (4) (4) $44,140 3.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 150 $21.39 $20.70 $43,060 2.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 220 (4) (4) $38,470 3.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 $20.52 $19.89 $41,380 3.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 70 $10.85 $12.00 $24,950 4.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 $23.28 $22.79 $47,400 2.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 720 (4) (4) $16,690 4.5 %
 
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 320 $14.98 $16.05 $33,390 4.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $11.09 $11.40 $23,710 11.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 $15.25 $16.20 $33,700 4.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $31,740 2.0 %
 
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 4,120 $23.68 $27.62 $57,440 3.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $22.64 $25.07 $52,150 6.7 %
29-1041 Optometrists 40 $72.63 $83.19 $173,030 23.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $50.75 $49.97 $103,940 3.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $107.12 $222,820 12.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $40.31 $39.00 $81,130 10.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,360 $27.74 $28.01 $58,260 1.3 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 $41.93 $39.58 $82,330 3.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $19.74 $20.49 $42,620 2.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $23.93 $24.07 $50,080 3.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $16.56 $16.81 $34,960 7.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 90 $17.56 $18.84 $39,180 12.0 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 $17.61 $17.26 $35,900 6.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $22.17 $21.91 $45,580 2.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 110 $14.25 $14.51 $30,170 2.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 240 $12.39 $12.04 $25,040 4.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 60 $18.26 $18.17 $37,790 2.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 830 $19.68 $19.33 $40,220 3.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $12.63 $13.81 $28,720 5.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $13.23 $14.51 $30,190 16.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 120 $11.62 $13.42 $27,920 6.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 70 $28.39 $26.90 $55,960 6.6 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers (8) (4) (4) $17,410 10.3 %
 
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 2,010 $10.53 $11.01 $22,890 3.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 320 $7.94 $8.49 $17,660 4.5 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 950 $10.74 $11.25 $23,390 5.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $10.08 $10.98 $22,830 6.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 200 $11.29 $11.65 $24,220 5.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 250 $11.76 $11.84 $24,620 2.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists (8) $13.21 $13.48 $28,040 3.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 90 $11.28 $11.73 $24,390 3.2 %
 
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 1,610 $14.65 $15.26 $31,750 4.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $20.00 $22.45 $46,690 2.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 270 $16.02 $16.31 $33,920 2.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 530 $15.66 $16.68 $34,690 4.3 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 70 $18.12 $18.19 $37,830 7.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 400 $9.42 $10.44 $21,710 5.8 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $10.07 $11.07 $23,030 6.3 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6,670 $7.74 $8.78 $18,250 2.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 130 $14.32 $16.20 $33,700 12.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 600 $12.52 $13.32 $27,700 4.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 500 $7.57 $7.86 $16,350 4.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 530 $8.00 $8.79 $18,290 4.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 450 $8.51 $8.82 $18,350 4.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 180 $7.45 $8.01 $16,660 7.2 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 210 $11.79 $11.86 $24,660 7.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,140 $7.90 $8.45 $17,580 3.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 290 $7.52 $8.08 $16,800 5.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 630 $7.41 $7.57 $15,740 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,200 $7.36 $7.46 $15,510 3.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 80 $7.57 $7.56 $15,720 6.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.53 $7.96 $16,560 5.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 270 $7.45 $7.72 $16,060 3.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 280 $7.38 $7.47 $15,550 4.2 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,200 $9.21 $9.98 $20,760 2.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 60 $12.42 $13.38 $27,840 2.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $11.94 $12.99 $27,020 3.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,270 $9.70 $10.19 $21,190 2.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 520 $7.76 $8.21 $17,070 2.6 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 80 $11.87 $14.18 $29,500 21.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 200 $8.29 $9.53 $19,820 7.9 %
 
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 1,420 $8.46 $9.30 $19,330 3.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $13.46 $13.40 $27,880 4.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 100 $7.48 $8.09 $16,820 5.8 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 50 $9.52 $9.58 $19,930 2.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (8) $8.43 $8.55 $17,790 5.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 370 $7.51 $7.68 $15,980 4.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 370 $8.19 $8.40 $17,470 2.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 70 $11.08 $11.97 $24,900 6.0 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $10.48 $10.37 $21,570 7.8 %
 
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 9,410 $9.62 $13.17 $27,390 2.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,120 $15.03 $16.58 $34,490 3.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 $29.10 $31.60 $65,740 7.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,110 $7.50 $8.21 $17,080 2.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 490 $10.43 $11.56 $24,040 3.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 220 $10.98 $12.84 $26,710 8.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,870 $9.16 $10.94 $22,750 3.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $14.78 $16.55 $34,430 7.8 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 230 $16.02 $23.38 $48,620 23.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $47.58 $55.31 $115,040 18.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) $18.10 $19.76 $41,100 5.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 150 $30.37 $33.89 $70,490 10.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 830 $21.45 $24.44 $50,840 4.1 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $17.17 $18.24 $37,930 8.1 %
 
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 13,950 $11.92 $13.07 $27,190 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 910 $17.87 $19.60 $40,780 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 120 $10.03 $11.19 $23,280 5.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $12.11 $12.79 $26,600 3.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 290 $13.00 $13.25 $27,560 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,360 $14.47 $14.91 $31,010 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 180 $14.13 $14.42 $30,000 2.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 640 $10.17 $10.08 $20,980 1.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 660 $12.59 $13.59 $28,270 3.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 50 $17.68 $18.04 $37,520 2.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 $8.84 $9.20 $19,140 2.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $8.19 $8.39 $17,450 4.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 120 $11.52 $11.53 $23,980 2.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 130 $13.01 $13.12 $27,280 4.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $14.07 $14.00 $29,130 2.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $15.96 $17.01 $35,390 10.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $15.44 $15.91 $33,100 2.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 770 $9.53 $9.97 $20,740 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 30 $16.10 $15.92 $33,120 4.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 60 $11.37 $11.93 $24,820 7.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 410 $14.48 $16.30 $33,900 4.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $25.26 $24.49 $50,940 2.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 $23.86 $22.55 $46,910 2.4 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 30 $25.25 $23.75 $49,390 3.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $20.81 $21.61 $44,950 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 490 $12.88 $13.69 $28,480 3.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,100 $9.29 $10.19 $21,200 2.9 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $11.50 $11.98 $24,910 8.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 690 $15.57 $16.39 $34,080 2.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 70 $13.79 $13.58 $28,250 3.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 30 $11.12 $10.84 $22,540 2.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,220 $12.25 $12.64 $26,290 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $16.81 $16.56 $34,440 3.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 90 $10.83 $11.01 $22,910 2.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $10.19 $10.62 $22,100 8.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,090 $9.08 $9.97 $20,740 2.1 %
 
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) $9.15 $11.32 $23,540 9.9 %
 
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 7,380 $17.67 $18.93 $39,380 3.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 530 $27.43 $28.19 $58,640 3.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 650 $15.45 $16.98 $35,320 3.0 %
47-2042 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 40 $15.28 $15.14 $31,490 13.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 570 $11.99 $12.01 $24,980 2.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $13.43 $15.82 $32,900 11.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 670 $18.46 $18.07 $37,580 4.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 500 $19.67 $21.99 $45,750 5.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 380 $16.31 $16.19 $33,670 1.6 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $13.55 $13.29 $27,640 5.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 910 $18.30 $18.33 $38,130 3.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $16.74 $16.14 $33,580 6.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 120 $16.21 $16.24 $33,780 1.9 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 120 $11.96 $12.54 $26,080 5.7 %
47-3014 Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 50 $12.30 $11.96 $24,880 3.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $12.08 $12.29 $25,570 8.2 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 60 $10.46 $10.63 $22,100 4.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $17.01 $17.49 $36,380 3.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (8) $12.31 $12.56 $26,120 6.6 %
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other 50 $14.34 $15.62 $32,490 3.1 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 260 $24.40 $23.73 $49,360 8.9 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $33.49 $31.04 $64,560 5.9 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 220 $21.04 $22.77 $47,350 3.6 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 640 $20.60 $18.71 $38,930 10.2 %
 
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 6,270 $17.96 $18.82 $39,150 1.7 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 580 $24.88 $27.07 $56,300 3.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $17.26 $16.22 $33,750 4.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $13.31 $15.74 $32,750 11.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 190 $23.34 $23.53 $48,940 3.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $17.01 $20.34 $42,310 5.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 330 $17.62 $19.12 $39,770 6.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 320 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 590 $19.79 $20.48 $42,590 3.7 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $26.61 $25.78 $53,610 4.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 140 $20.08 $19.49 $40,530 10.1 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 $15.03 $15.38 $31,980 10.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 350 $19.12 $20.80 $43,260 3.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,550 $17.03 $17.28 $35,940 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 260 $15.06 $17.59 $36,580 8.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 60 $21.80 $23.56 $49,010 9.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 60 $18.56 $20.13 $41,870 12.8 %
49-9092 Commercial Divers 70 $27.57 $29.28 $60,910 4.1 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (8) $13.53 $15.07 $31,350 23.9 %
49-9096 Riggers 660 $15.15 $16.08 $33,460 5.9 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 350 $11.26 $11.37 $23,650 2.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 150 $12.16 $14.17 $29,480 8.6 %
 
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 9,340 $17.13 $17.48 $36,350 1.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 680 $23.97 $26.02 $54,120 2.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 590 $19.66 $21.73 $45,190 6.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 200 $20.42 $18.84 $39,200 7.4 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 80 $11.29 $11.62 $24,180 3.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 210 $9.02 $9.04 $18,800 2.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $14.06 $13.99 $29,100 6.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $8.67 $8.68 $18,060 5.0 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $10.23 $10.25 $21,310 3.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 170 $17.74 $18.06 $37,550 2.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $17.64 $17.61 $36,640 6.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 800 $18.68 $18.89 $39,290 2.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 2,660 $18.95 $19.16 $39,850 1.7 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $9.29 $11.14 $23,170 9.3 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (8) $9.64 $10.49 $21,820 9.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (8) $15.40 $17.91 $37,260 7.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 100 $7.36 $7.50 $15,600 3.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators (8) $17.17 $17.34 $36,070 4.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 $14.24 $14.44 $30,040 2.8 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 250 $23.81 $23.09 $48,030 6.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.75 $13.69 $28,480 2.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 250 $19.92 $21.13 $43,940 4.1 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (8) $12.54 $12.73 $26,470 7.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 190 $16.01 $17.02 $35,390 6.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,060 $11.89 $12.08 $25,120 1.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 500 $14.31 $14.95 $31,090 7.0 %
 
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 14,760 $16.36 $20.69 $43,040 3.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 180 $22.35 $23.38 $48,630 2.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 210 $21.95 $23.93 $49,780 4.6 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 220 (4) (4) $70,050 3.9 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 30 $11.29 $11.63 $24,200 3.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 540 $8.56 $8.62 $17,940 3.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 140 $7.82 $9.80 $20,370 12.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,360 $14.33 $14.95 $31,090 4.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 690 $12.84 $13.29 $27,640 7.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $9.07 $9.18 $19,100 4.1 %
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers 2,580 $18.87 $19.74 $41,060 3.2 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 3,260 $36.97 $36.12 $75,130 2.9 %
53-5031 Ship Engineers 690 $30.09 $29.92 $62,240 6.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 400 $19.90 $26.14 $54,360 9.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $15.73 $16.67 $34,670 4.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 380 $14.74 $15.46 $32,160 3.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 210 $9.64 $9.61 $19,990 5.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,790 $10.62 $11.02 $22,920 1.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 240 $7.60 $9.05 $18,820 7.5 %
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers 130 $18.73 $18.15 $37,740 10.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (8) $9.74 $10.65 $22,160 7.7 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) $14.90 $16.66 $34,650 6.0 %

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