May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA



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 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA, a metropolitan statistical area that includes parts of Tennessee and Virginia.

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 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA (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 115,720 $13.30 $16.57 $34,460 1.7 %
 
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 4,460 $32.26 $38.29 $79,650 2.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 370 $62.61 $70.06 $145,730 6.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,210 $33.93 $41.32 $85,940 3.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 110 (4) (4) $16,760 6.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 $32.54 $43.95 $91,420 10.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 230 $32.40 $37.29 $77,560 10.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 130 $27.01 $38.79 $80,680 10.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 80 $36.29 $38.92 $80,940 4.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 320 $32.01 $39.01 $81,130 5.4 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 50 $29.99 $33.92 $70,560 8.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 130 $34.64 $35.92 $74,720 5.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 $31.05 $37.06 $77,090 10.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $36.43 $35.96 $74,790 4.6 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $24.30 $27.69 $57,590 4.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 260 (4) (4) $70,240 2.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 80 $36.08 $43.13 $89,720 5.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 130 $38.89 $39.44 $82,040 2.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 300 $15.59 $19.54 $40,630 7.5 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 50 $20.05 $20.28 $42,180 4.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $20.17 $21.38 $44,480 11.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 270 $36.76 $40.95 $85,170 9.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $19.61 $23.14 $48,140 8.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $20.40 $22.81 $47,440 3.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 90 $29.46 $34.82 $72,430 6.2 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,970 $20.27 $23.06 $47,960 3.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $19.66 $21.22 $44,140 7.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 240 $22.95 $24.00 $49,910 3.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 $30.63 $29.28 $60,910 3.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 170 $19.29 $22.34 $46,470 5.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 170 $19.22 $20.62 $42,880 4.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $19.20 $20.93 $43,530 5.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $24.38 $25.37 $52,780 4.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 180 $18.89 $19.78 $41,130 3.9 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 110 $22.52 $25.29 $52,610 3.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 230 $29.05 $32.59 $67,780 6.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 290 $23.22 $25.81 $53,690 5.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 510 $20.50 $22.79 $47,390 2.8 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 40 $18.11 $22.13 $46,040 15.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts (8) $27.06 $28.14 $58,530 2.1 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 60 $16.67 $17.57 $36,550 5.8 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 160 $17.77 $21.47 $44,650 11.7 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $20.31 $23.09 $48,020 2.6 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $11.60 $11.83 $24,600 3.5 %
 
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 980 $22.28 $24.38 $50,710 2.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 90 $21.42 $22.33 $46,440 7.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $26.86 $28.66 $59,600 4.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 40 $39.56 $40.53 $84,310 5.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 240 $15.94 $17.71 $36,840 3.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 210 $23.14 $23.48 $48,840 2.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 150 $25.10 $26.53 $55,190 2.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 140 $25.32 $27.95 $58,140 6.5 %
 
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 1,850 $30.13 $30.68 $63,820 2.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 70 $27.45 $26.35 $54,810 8.7 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (8) $40.71 $41.16 $85,600 3.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 $26.49 $29.64 $61,660 2.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 $33.50 $34.63 $72,040 6.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $34.20 $36.28 $75,450 6.2 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 70 $30.28 $30.80 $64,060 3.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 210 $29.85 $31.93 $66,410 5.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (8) $31.19 $32.16 $66,890 2.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 $37.60 $35.37 $73,560 12.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $20.33 $20.69 $43,030 2.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) $21.55 $22.79 $47,410 2.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (8) $19.71 $20.42 $42,470 3.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (8) $21.15 $22.21 $46,200 2.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 40 $16.58 $17.22 $35,810 5.2 %
 
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 1,010 $25.29 $28.11 $58,460 1.9 %
19-2031 Chemists (8) $25.97 $31.19 $64,880 3.4 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 40 $22.68 $23.59 $49,070 3.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts (8) $26.05 $26.38 $54,860 1.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $22.83 $22.50 $46,800 5.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $23.42 $23.72 $49,340 3.5 %
 
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 1,540 $16.49 $17.02 $35,400 2.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 150 $20.66 $19.46 $40,490 8.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 190 $20.68 $20.64 $42,930 2.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 110 $14.48 $15.46 $32,150 3.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 140 $11.90 $12.71 $26,430 2.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 360 $16.80 $17.15 $35,670 1.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 120 $22.39 $21.76 $45,260 3.3 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 $14.82 $15.60 $32,450 4.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 70 $15.83 $16.36 $34,040 3.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 60 $18.28 $18.37 $38,220 1.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 170 $9.96 $11.44 $23,790 6.3 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 50 $20.04 $19.58 $40,730 5.5 %
 
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 430 $23.50 $31.96 $66,470 8.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 220 $36.68 $40.54 $84,320 9.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 160 $18.02 $19.63 $40,820 5.5 %
 
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 6,150 $18.72 $18.51 $38,500 2.2 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 260 (4) (4) $57,680 18.7 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $54,330 9.9 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $53,510 5.2 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $55,380 4.3 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $55,510 7.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 $20.12 $20.86 $43,380 14.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 350 $8.08 $9.74 $20,250 4.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 220 (4) (4) $45,210 1.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,270 (4) (4) $42,400 1.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 630 (4) (4) $42,970 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 790 (4) (4) $45,190 2.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $45,710 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 160 (4) (4) $43,090 1.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $43,860 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $41,820 2.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 130 $15.43 $17.05 $35,470 11.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 180 (4) (4) $23,300 4.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 $22.12 $21.99 $45,740 2.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $10.96 $11.53 $23,970 5.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $25.41 $25.46 $52,950 1.7 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,010 (4) (4) $17,160 2.6 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other (8) $21.11 $21.14 $43,970 2.9 %
 
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 860 $14.42 $16.72 $34,780 4.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $9.78 $9.96 $20,710 5.1 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $13.24 $14.72 $30,610 3.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $17.54 $17.26 $35,900 5.2 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 $13.93 $13.99 $29,100 4.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 110 (4) (4) $34,770 9.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) $12.22 $13.73 $28,560 10.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $18.86 $21.11 $43,910 3.4 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $17.90 $20.47 $42,590 4.9 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (8) $14.99 $15.58 $32,400 11.0 %
27-4021 Photographers (8) $9.90 $11.05 $22,980 12.0 %
 
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 8,620 $20.85 $27.71 $57,630 4.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $100.13 $208,260 17.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 340 $54.97 $54.07 $112,470 2.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 (5) $88.83 $184,770 13.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 280 (5) $95.21 $198,040 8.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 60 $39.78 $41.16 $85,610 9.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 3,020 $23.35 $25.70 $53,450 3.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $32.79 $34.47 $71,700 2.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $36.41 $36.90 $76,750 2.2 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 150 $20.83 $20.90 $43,460 2.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $29.50 $30.42 $63,280 4.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $29.64 $47.97 $99,780 25.6 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 190 $23.15 $22.92 $47,670 2.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 220 $14.35 $15.22 $31,650 2.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 200 $26.79 $26.15 $54,400 3.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (8) $20.99 $20.72 $43,090 4.1 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (8) $21.52 $21.61 $44,960 5.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 280 $20.93 $21.51 $44,750 2.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 420 $13.03 $13.28 $27,620 3.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 500 $11.67 $12.01 $24,990 2.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 110 $16.96 $17.40 $36,190 1.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $10.47 $10.50 $21,830 5.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,370 $14.61 $14.82 $30,820 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $13.64 $15.61 $32,470 5.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 50 $17.99 $17.85 $37,130 3.4 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (8) $23.72 $24.17 $50,270 2.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 70 $24.92 $25.04 $52,090 2.0 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 50 $14.97 $16.22 $33,750 3.7 %
 
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 3,480 $10.71 $11.67 $24,270 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 450 $9.96 $9.83 $20,450 3.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,380 $9.77 $10.00 $20,800 1.8 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 60 $22.13 $24.34 $50,620 7.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 150 $25.44 $24.35 $50,650 5.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (8) $10.09 $10.27 $21,350 7.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 280 $13.13 $13.33 $27,730 6.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 520 $12.05 $12.25 $25,480 2.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $13.56 $13.64 $28,370 2.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 100 $9.37 $9.71 $20,200 5.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $9.28 $9.91 $20,610 5.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 280 $10.91 $11.03 $22,940 2.0 %
 
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 2,070 $15.58 $16.39 $34,090 2.4 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $19.38 $20.53 $42,700 2.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $25.92 $27.74 $57,690 1.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $23.78 $23.96 $49,840 3.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 170 $15.41 $15.79 $32,840 4.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 380 $14.61 $14.64 $30,450 1.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 120 $19.64 $22.42 $46,640 2.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 490 $16.93 $17.54 $36,490 1.3 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (8) $21.18 $20.05 $41,710 9.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 370 $11.47 $12.14 $25,240 4.7 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 30 $7.35 $7.96 $16,550 6.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 60 $7.47 $8.08 $16,810 4.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $11.35 $12.37 $25,720 9.2 %
 
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 9,950 $7.78 $8.95 $18,620 1.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $20.57 $19.75 $41,080 11.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 910 $13.55 $14.18 $29,490 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 450 $7.54 $7.87 $16,370 3.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 390 $9.00 $9.25 $19,240 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 660 $9.33 $10.38 $21,600 6.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.34 $7.65 $15,910 5.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 740 $7.79 $8.87 $18,460 5.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 180 $8.66 $9.06 $18,840 3.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,160 $7.47 $7.72 $16,070 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.91 $7.92 $16,480 5.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,870 $7.77 $8.87 $18,460 4.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 70 $8.73 $9.42 $19,580 2.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 $7.28 $7.45 $15,490 5.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 350 $7.55 $7.67 $15,950 2.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 320 $7.53 $7.71 $16,030 3.2 %
 
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 3,540 $9.15 $10.00 $20,790 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $14.77 $16.73 $34,810 8.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 170 $13.11 $14.27 $29,680 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,660 $9.14 $9.62 $20,000 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 830 $8.14 $8.48 $17,640 2.3 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 90 $14.40 $14.67 $30,520 6.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 630 $9.28 $9.83 $20,440 2.4 %
 
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 2,130 $9.05 $9.84 $20,460 2.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $14.24 $15.74 $32,740 4.3 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $9.65 $10.56 $21,970 8.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 40 $7.70 $9.35 $19,450 3.2 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 60 $9.34 $10.51 $21,870 5.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $10.00 $11.35 $23,610 7.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 280 $8.54 $8.78 $18,250 3.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,020 $8.86 $9.00 $18,710 4.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $11.44 $13.48 $28,030 5.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 160 $9.26 $10.97 $22,820 4.0 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 30 $10.26 $10.67 $22,190 4.2 %
 
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 12,480 $9.19 $13.58 $28,250 4.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,400 $14.33 $15.50 $32,250 2.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 250 $27.33 $31.41 $65,330 6.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,190 $7.70 $8.11 $16,870 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 370 $7.85 $8.83 $18,370 4.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 470 $9.06 $11.01 $22,910 9.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,150 $8.86 $10.08 $20,960 2.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $13.47 $17.20 $35,790 11.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 300 $17.41 $24.81 $51,610 12.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 100 $24.46 $46.26 $96,230 26.6 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 260 $16.40 $17.71 $36,850 7.1 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 520 $37.30 $39.65 $82,480 6.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 890 $19.48 $23.26 $48,370 6.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $9.17 $11.24 $23,370 7.1 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers (8) $11.01 $13.80 $28,710 27.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $14.30 $17.03 $35,430 12.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 160 $8.18 $8.96 $18,630 13.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $14.16 $15.96 $33,190 10.3 %
 
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 19,950 $12.40 $13.69 $28,470 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,410 $18.33 $20.12 $41,840 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $9.74 $10.28 $21,370 3.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 550 $14.11 $14.08 $29,280 3.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 400 $12.77 $12.96 $26,960 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,440 $12.88 $14.05 $29,230 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $13.85 $14.39 $29,920 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $12.61 $13.74 $28,570 5.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 530 $11.31 $11.63 $24,200 3.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 140 $14.14 $14.49 $30,130 1.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $14.12 $16.55 $34,430 14.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,570 $12.23 $14.05 $29,220 6.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 110 $14.51 $15.23 $31,690 1.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 180 $13.11 $12.70 $26,410 4.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 260 $8.16 $8.30 $17,260 3.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 340 $11.49 $12.35 $25,690 3.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 90 $11.50 $11.87 $24,690 4.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $16.97 $17.10 $35,560 7.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 200 $13.89 $14.07 $29,270 5.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $16.01 $16.12 $33,540 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 700 $11.12 $11.36 $23,630 1.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (8) $15.02 $14.59 $30,340 4.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 $15.87 $15.91 $33,100 5.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 70 $9.60 $10.55 $21,940 5.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 150 $14.41 $14.99 $31,170 1.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 210 $15.81 $15.40 $32,030 4.5 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $15.41 $15.58 $32,400 3.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $25.26 $24.85 $51,700 2.1 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 370 $24.13 $22.65 $47,110 1.6 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 $25.25 $22.95 $47,740 3.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 300 $20.96 $21.13 $43,950 3.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 510 $13.12 $13.44 $27,960 2.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,250 $10.38 $11.32 $23,540 3.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $14.43 $13.86 $28,820 3.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 600 $15.36 $16.13 $33,560 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 140 $13.66 $15.09 $31,380 15.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 250 $10.91 $11.54 $24,010 7.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,130 $12.08 $12.36 $25,710 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $15.01 $15.17 $31,540 4.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 160 $9.58 $10.17 $21,140 3.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 80 $12.99 $13.39 $27,850 10.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,580 $11.17 $11.57 $24,060 1.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 70 $13.83 $14.06 $29,240 4.2 %
 
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 160 $10.48 $11.95 $24,850 8.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 40 $8.82 $9.23 $19,210 5.5 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 30 $12.23 $16.20 $33,700 21.4 %
 
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 5,580 $14.57 $15.37 $31,980 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 580 $21.18 $21.13 $43,940 2.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $18.19 $19.21 $39,950 9.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 870 $15.05 $15.30 $31,830 3.2 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $15.07 $15.22 $31,650 5.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 60 $14.89 $15.03 $31,260 3.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 820 $9.54 $9.98 $20,750 3.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 30 $12.15 $12.69 $26,390 3.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 350 $14.44 $14.77 $30,720 3.3 %
47-2111 Electricians 600 $19.87 $20.62 $42,900 2.4 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $13.79 $14.23 $29,590 4.0 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall (8) $20.47 $19.89 $41,370 5.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) $13.64 $15.21 $31,630 8.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 90 $12.33 $13.00 $27,040 2.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $14.59 $14.89 $30,970 2.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 200 $12.47 $13.37 $27,820 6.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 90 $12.58 $13.38 $27,830 3.3 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $10.93 $10.60 $22,050 5.2 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 80 $10.68 $11.29 $23,480 8.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 200 $12.13 $12.41 $25,810 2.6 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230 $12.10 $12.02 $24,990 4.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $18.86 $18.50 $38,490 1.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 190 $13.58 $13.93 $28,980 2.1 %
 
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 7,140 $16.99 $17.88 $37,180 3.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 570 $22.65 $23.48 $48,850 2.9 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 100 $16.52 $16.24 $33,780 3.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 160 $25.74 $24.62 $51,220 4.2 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $21.02 $21.07 $43,830 4.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 70 $19.37 $20.88 $43,440 2.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $15.70 $15.17 $31,550 5.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 480 $14.13 $14.59 $30,350 3.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 310 $16.56 $16.54 $34,410 3.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 120 $17.94 $17.92 $37,280 6.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 150 $12.11 $12.16 $25,280 14.4 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers (8) $9.74 $10.44 $21,710 11.1 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 40 $17.18 $17.59 $36,580 5.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 300 $15.04 $16.10 $33,480 7.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (8) $19.22 $19.76 $41,090 2.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,350 $14.70 $14.78 $30,730 2.0 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) $14.74 $15.36 $31,950 3.9 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $34.79 $31.10 $64,680 5.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 80 $25.93 $24.85 $51,680 5.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 210 $14.59 $16.64 $34,620 3.4 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 30 $12.07 $11.77 $24,470 7.9 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $14.93 $13.79 $28,670 12.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 130 $9.37 $10.62 $22,100 3.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $15.45 $15.61 $32,460 5.5 %
 
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 12,950 $13.36 $14.43 $30,010 2.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 910 $24.27 $27.19 $56,560 4.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 90 $13.01 $13.61 $28,310 10.1 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 50 $14.53 $15.20 $31,620 7.8 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 120 $14.13 $14.88 $30,960 4.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,770 $12.52 $13.15 $27,350 2.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 190 $11.41 $12.04 $25,050 3.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $8.89 $9.30 $19,340 5.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $13.58 $13.26 $27,590 3.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 50 $11.18 $11.16 $23,220 3.2 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $7.70 $7.78 $16,190 6.5 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers (8) $17.47 $17.31 $36,000 3.7 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 330 $13.16 $13.12 $27,280 3.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 370 $12.34 $12.50 $26,000 2.7 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $13.70 $13.58 $28,250 2.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $11.14 $12.04 $25,040 4.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 220 $17.31 $17.27 $35,920 1.9 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 70 $9.50 $10.20 $21,210 3.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.58 $11.54 $24,010 4.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 60 $18.34 $17.97 $37,380 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 450 $14.04 $14.38 $29,910 2.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $14.93 $14.67 $30,510 3.3 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 40 $11.43 $12.34 $25,670 5.5 %
51-5021 Job Printers 30 $15.61 $15.84 $32,950 5.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 210 $11.77 $12.07 $25,100 3.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 110 $8.22 $8.94 $18,590 3.0 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $7.63 $8.38 $17,440 7.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 100 $8.28 $8.25 $17,150 3.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 150 $15.65 $15.57 $32,380 2.1 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $11.84 $12.34 $25,670 8.5 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 100 $10.02 $11.42 $23,740 6.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $21.39 $20.10 $41,810 6.0 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.85 $16.15 $33,590 4.0 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders (8) $12.65 $14.12 $29,370 14.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 570 $14.32 $15.05 $31,310 2.2 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 60 $15.06 $17.39 $36,160 12.5 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 60 $12.25 $12.67 $26,360 11.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 620 $12.48 $12.66 $26,330 7.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $12.59 $12.45 $25,900 5.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 90 $14.49 $15.11 $31,430 3.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 60 $10.31 $10.35 $21,530 2.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $9.83 $10.60 $22,040 4.4 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic (8) $12.87 $13.20 $27,450 4.4 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $11.99 $14.09 $29,310 2.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 620 $12.82 $12.48 $25,960 4.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 200 $12.05 $14.05 $29,220 6.5 %
 
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 7,420 $11.84 $13.41 $27,890 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $17.70 $19.32 $40,180 5.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $21.43 $22.36 $46,500 5.9 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 30 $10.69 $10.32 $21,470 3.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 490 $9.34 $10.07 $20,950 4.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 510 $9.56 $11.67 $24,270 11.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,920 $14.28 $15.98 $33,240 3.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 750 $13.72 $15.62 $32,500 7.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $8.74 $8.88 $18,470 4.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 40 $9.86 $9.60 $19,960 2.7 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians 30 $17.69 $17.87 $37,170 3.0 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other (8) $9.68 $11.27 $23,450 4.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 $14.95 $15.07 $31,350 6.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 500 $13.48 $13.63 $28,350 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $9.15 $10.15 $21,120 6.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,810 $10.13 $10.84 $22,540 3.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 70 $9.25 $9.27 $19,280 6.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 340 $7.82 $8.52 $17,720 4.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 160 $11.85 $12.33 $25,650 2.1 %

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