May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Low Country South Carolina 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 Low Country South Carolina 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 Low Country South Carolina 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 114,980 $13.53 $17.07 $35,500 1.4 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 5,170 $34.30 $40.83 $84,940 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 390 $69.84 $75.41 $156,840 6.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,540 $38.81 $44.82 $93,230 3.8 %
11-1031 Legislators 140 (4) (4) $20,810 18.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 80 $27.65 $39.17 $81,470 23.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 $36.67 $41.33 $85,960 8.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 260 $38.53 $48.61 $101,110 12.0 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 30 $36.85 $36.91 $76,770 4.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 300 $30.42 $30.86 $64,190 3.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $38.89 $43.09 $89,630 4.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 330 $38.43 $43.74 $90,980 7.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $30.97 $35.21 $73,240 7.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $25.43 $31.67 $65,870 7.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) $37.00 $37.41 $77,810 5.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $71,400 7.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 $37.60 $34.93 $72,650 7.3 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 60 $33.00 $32.61 $67,820 2.7 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers (8) $32.22 $35.88 $74,630 3.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 340 $23.35 $24.77 $51,530 6.8 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $37.38 $35.77 $74,400 12.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $33.36 $31.99 $66,550 6.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 290 $37.22 $39.34 $81,820 6.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $26.13 $28.06 $58,360 1.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $27.57 $31.61 $65,750 7.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $27.81 $27.38 $56,940 3.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 140 $30.01 $32.61 $67,840 7.9 %
 
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 2,860 $24.33 $26.82 $55,790 4.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $20.38 $28.07 $58,380 22.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $23.56 $24.57 $51,100 3.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $28.93 $27.67 $57,550 11.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $17.04 $20.53 $42,690 3.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $24.56 $26.02 $54,120 6.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 120 $17.85 $18.23 $37,910 4.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $21.92 $23.08 $48,000 2.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 70 $28.10 $28.75 $59,810 3.4 %
13-1081 Logisticians (8) $29.15 $30.29 $63,010 5.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 310 $29.45 $34.89 $72,580 20.9 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 90 $17.23 $21.28 $44,260 10.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 280 $28.13 $27.76 $57,750 3.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 630 $24.99 $27.39 $56,970 4.3 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 100 $16.55 $18.85 $39,200 18.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 90 $24.50 $31.22 $64,930 19.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 220 $30.71 $29.59 $61,550 6.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $16.55 $18.99 $39,500 1.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $8.68 $10.33 $21,490 16.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 60 $28.02 $29.41 $61,170 2.3 %
 
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 690 $25.63 $25.82 $53,700 4.8 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 80 $20.63 $24.21 $50,360 3.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 30 $29.21 $30.97 $64,410 7.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $41.35 $39.87 $82,940 4.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 260 $15.09 $18.06 $37,570 4.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 50 $29.94 $32.54 $67,680 4.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $27.13 $26.66 $55,460 2.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 50 $32.72 $32.61 $67,830 2.4 %
 
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 1,080 $28.01 $31.75 $66,030 4.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 120 $46.19 $43.68 $90,860 11.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $19.18 $22.71 $47,230 13.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (8) $42.73 $40.77 $84,810 5.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 $32.91 $37.76 $78,540 10.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) $31.27 $30.14 $62,690 2.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 $32.61 $32.75 $68,120 4.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 $57.99 $51.42 $106,960 8.7 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $19.71 $22.01 $45,790 14.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $21.94 $21.80 $45,340 3.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $20.50 $23.18 $48,210 2.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $17.80 $17.82 $37,070 9.2 %
 
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 630 $22.23 $24.05 $50,020 1.7 %
19-1032 Foresters 40 $20.22 $21.53 $44,770 3.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $29.82 $30.56 $63,560 2.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $22.91 $25.43 $52,900 3.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $24.11 $25.03 $52,060 5.6 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 60 $25.51 $27.68 $57,580 1.6 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 30 $32.55 $31.05 $64,590 2.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 50 $15.50 $17.87 $37,170 4.3 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $18.37 $19.23 $40,000 2.1 %
 
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 1,190 $16.59 $17.83 $37,090 3.6 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 30 $16.93 $17.23 $35,840 6.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 300 $21.77 $21.50 $44,730 8.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $12.32 $14.51 $30,170 10.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 120 $14.26 $14.86 $30,910 3.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (8) $15.09 $15.26 $31,740 2.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 140 $21.27 $21.48 $44,670 2.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $13.92 $14.16 $29,460 2.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $18.82 $22.50 $46,790 3.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $12.06 $12.62 $26,250 4.1 %
 
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 920 $22.16 $25.70 $53,450 10.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 350 $30.39 $37.15 $77,270 15.1 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 70 $22.20 $25.58 $53,200 2.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 330 $20.07 $19.77 $41,120 5.6 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $13.82 $13.45 $27,980 3.1 %
 
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 6,510 $20.05 $20.40 $42,430 1.9 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $49,130 12.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 140 $15.93 $16.65 $34,640 14.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (8) (4) (4) $48,080 2.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,650 (4) (4) $44,730 2.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,000 (4) (4) $46,150 1.7 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,110 (4) (4) $46,980 2.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $57,850 6.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 190 (4) (4) $45,830 4.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $49,240 2.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $54,600 3.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $17.72 $19.06 $39,650 2.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 210 (4) (4) $52,520 4.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 130 $23.90 $23.58 $49,040 4.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 120 $11.07 $11.31 $23,530 2.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 140 $28.00 $27.79 $57,800 5.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 970 (4) (4) $18,620 4.1 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 50 $11.60 $14.16 $29,440 4.8 %
 
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 1,190 $18.31 $21.61 $44,960 8.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $12.04 $11.88 $24,710 5.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 130 $20.33 $21.76 $45,250 8.7 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 90 $22.43 $23.62 $49,130 10.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 280 (4) (4) $30,010 13.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 150 $21.22 $21.90 $45,540 2.6 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $16.34 $18.80 $39,100 9.4 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 70 $20.12 $23.82 $49,550 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 6,210 $25.35 $31.72 $65,980 5.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) (5) (5) 29.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 100 $25.33 $24.50 $50,950 2.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $54.30 $57.77 $120,150 10.6 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists (8) (5) $104.70 $217,770 25.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $36.58 $46.72 $97,170 29.0 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 300 (5) $103.84 $215,980 12.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $32.42 $31.93 $66,410 5.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,060 $27.53 $29.69 $61,740 5.9 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 70 $30.97 $29.94 $62,270 3.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 200 $35.30 $35.08 $72,970 4.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $23.90 $23.91 $49,720 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $26.81 $29.29 $60,920 5.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (8) $34.07 $41.79 $86,920 24.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 120 $25.16 $24.83 $51,650 2.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $18.28 $18.40 $38,270 1.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 220 $34.50 $33.17 $68,990 5.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40 $14.19 $19.06 $39,640 16.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 90 $26.34 $27.08 $56,320 7.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $24.74 $25.27 $52,560 2.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 260 $15.56 $15.53 $32,290 3.6 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 50 $9.01 $9.53 $19,830 2.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 380 $12.50 $12.48 $25,960 4.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $16.95 $17.14 $35,650 2.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $16.68 $15.94 $33,150 5.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 660 $17.88 $18.17 $37,800 1.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 210 $22.37 $21.48 $44,680 6.1 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 100 $15.38 $17.47 $36,340 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 3,240 $11.64 $12.37 $25,720 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 860 $10.98 $11.05 $22,990 5.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,150 $10.38 $10.57 $21,980 1.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $23.77 $23.14 $48,130 6.5 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 40 $10.99 $13.48 $28,040 15.1 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $17.57 $17.81 $37,050 8.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 520 $13.85 $14.20 $29,530 2.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $14.48 $14.74 $30,670 3.6 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 70 $8.56 $8.79 $18,280 9.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 150 $14.44 $14.92 $31,040 9.0 %
 
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 3,400 $16.54 $17.71 $36,840 2.4 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 50 $28.40 $26.88 $55,910 1.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (8) $27.50 $28.02 $58,280 2.5 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 90 $31.02 $31.16 $64,820 2.4 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $13.77 $16.12 $33,520 11.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 690 $17.67 $18.80 $39,100 2.6 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 610 $17.66 $18.43 $38,340 1.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 50 $19.58 $21.76 $45,250 2.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (8) $17.96 $18.34 $38,150 1.3 %
33-9032 Security Guards 770 $12.51 $13.81 $28,730 4.9 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 $9.07 $10.16 $21,130 8.4 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 80 $8.45 $9.11 $18,950 4.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $11.90 $14.14 $29,420 1.7 %
 
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 14,820 $8.87 $9.92 $20,630 2.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 480 $12.53 $16.15 $33,590 5.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,140 $13.33 $14.89 $30,980 4.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,110 $8.34 $8.47 $17,620 4.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 440 $8.57 $9.31 $19,370 3.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,440 $11.66 $11.68 $24,300 2.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $9.07 $9.26 $19,260 4.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,070 $9.32 $9.77 $20,330 3.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 590 $8.90 $10.51 $21,850 12.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,920 $8.01 $8.32 $17,300 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.45 $7.88 $16,400 6.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 3,070 $7.74 $9.37 $19,490 7.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 320 $8.63 $9.15 $19,030 5.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 760 $8.48 $8.42 $17,500 3.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,020 $8.38 $8.67 $18,020 4.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 580 $8.11 $8.47 $17,620 3.0 %
 
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 8,560 $10.30 $11.44 $23,790 3.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 430 $13.86 $14.93 $31,050 4.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 520 $19.46 $20.81 $43,290 4.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,840 $8.92 $9.61 $19,990 3.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,130 $8.37 $8.88 $18,470 2.5 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 310 $13.91 $15.19 $31,590 12.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 3,080 $11.65 $11.82 $24,590 4.5 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $11.38 $12.88 $26,790 2.8 %
 
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 3,010 $10.20 $11.64 $24,210 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 230 $14.48 $17.74 $36,910 9.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 200 $10.02 $10.81 $22,490 5.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 90 $7.91 $8.30 $17,270 4.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 640 $8.53 $9.17 $19,080 4.3 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants (8) $7.48 $8.42 $17,520 11.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 70 $11.22 $12.31 $25,610 7.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 220 $16.68 $16.97 $35,290 8.7 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 50 $7.96 $8.20 $17,060 4.3 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 60 $9.72 $11.18 $23,250 6.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 580 $9.00 $9.14 $19,010 5.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 140 $10.93 $10.74 $22,330 2.9 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $14.32 $16.65 $34,620 7.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 260 $11.55 $13.57 $28,220 4.4 %
 
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 13,990 $11.23 $14.69 $30,550 3.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,670 $17.42 $18.94 $39,390 3.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 180 $26.64 $28.09 $58,420 3.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,290 $8.50 $8.78 $18,250 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 290 $10.19 $11.75 $24,440 7.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 120 $14.67 $14.92 $31,040 3.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 4,600 $11.11 $12.16 $25,300 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 90 $14.13 $16.22 $33,750 8.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 400 $14.26 $18.74 $38,970 14.4 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 180 $22.27 $28.58 $59,440 13.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) $21.69 $33.53 $69,750 7.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $25.49 $31.00 $64,480 14.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 660 $20.70 $23.11 $48,060 5.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $11.07 $12.43 $25,850 4.9 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 180 $27.43 $32.59 $67,780 10.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 420 $24.34 $25.46 $52,950 10.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $8.94 $10.27 $21,370 8.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $8.10 $11.04 $22,950 20.8 %
 
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 16,910 $13.23 $14.21 $29,560 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,310 $20.40 $22.09 $45,940 2.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 120 $11.24 $11.33 $23,570 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 210 $12.26 $12.25 $25,480 5.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 530 $13.65 $14.28 $29,710 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,300 $14.46 $14.97 $31,130 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 190 $15.50 $15.17 $31,560 3.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 70 $14.39 $15.02 $31,240 5.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 760 $12.16 $12.38 $25,750 2.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 120 $14.37 $15.43 $32,100 2.3 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 50 $15.49 $15.84 $32,940 11.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,520 $13.64 $13.82 $28,750 3.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $10.84 $11.71 $24,360 6.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 470 $9.23 $10.01 $20,820 5.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 90 $12.73 $12.68 $26,370 3.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $11.44 $11.33 $23,560 3.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $14.31 $14.94 $31,070 6.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 $13.64 $13.64 $28,370 3.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 120 $15.36 $15.94 $33,160 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,130 $11.93 $11.94 $24,840 2.5 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 100 $11.31 $15.76 $32,790 6.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 80 $18.32 $19.24 $40,020 3.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 70 $11.31 $11.45 $23,820 3.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 160 $14.27 $14.77 $30,730 2.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $16.45 $17.32 $36,020 4.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 110 $16.80 $16.71 $34,760 2.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $25.25 $24.64 $51,250 2.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 $22.12 $21.82 $45,380 1.5 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $16.58 $16.87 $35,090 1.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $16.97 $18.48 $38,450 3.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 340 $14.06 $15.06 $31,320 4.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,260 $10.78 $11.29 $23,480 3.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $11.02 $12.13 $25,220 4.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 750 $18.45 $18.74 $38,980 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $12.52 $12.88 $26,790 8.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 450 $13.75 $14.03 $29,180 3.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,960 $12.88 $13.04 $27,120 2.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 60 $12.27 $13.27 $27,600 4.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $8.49 $10.15 $21,120 13.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 40 $14.22 $14.63 $30,430 8.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 $12.39 $13.42 $27,920 7.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,150 $10.67 $11.29 $23,480 2.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 $14.61 $15.46 $32,150 3.9 %
 
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 880 $13.02 $13.54 $28,160 8.6 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 $24.70 $23.41 $48,700 8.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 340 $7.41 $8.95 $18,610 19.7 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 40 $12.13 $12.56 $26,130 1.4 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $21.87 $22.78 $47,380 8.5 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 290 $15.80 $15.93 $33,130 5.1 %
 
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 5,930 $15.80 $17.22 $35,810 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 740 $25.20 $26.18 $54,460 4.0 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 70 $26.44 $25.12 $52,260 10.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 230 $17.30 $17.22 $35,810 4.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 830 $17.11 $17.19 $35,750 3.4 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $14.53 $15.42 $32,070 19.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 150 $16.78 $20.87 $43,420 20.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 900 $12.06 $12.35 $25,680 3.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $14.68 $14.45 $30,060 3.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 320 $17.06 $17.37 $36,130 4.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 550 $18.40 $21.05 $43,780 8.2 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall (8) $15.79 $15.76 $32,770 9.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 260 $14.14 $14.28 $29,690 2.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 350 $17.32 $17.26 $35,900 2.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 70 $13.87 $14.92 $31,030 10.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $17.61 $17.72 $36,850 4.4 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $20.64 $20.28 $42,190 3.9 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 90 $9.77 $10.09 $20,980 4.8 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 160 $12.40 $12.86 $26,750 3.8 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 190 $11.17 $11.39 $23,690 5.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $12.84 $14.80 $30,780 13.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 70 $24.55 $23.99 $49,900 3.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 40 $13.24 $13.34 $27,750 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 4,960 $17.24 $18.59 $38,660 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 560 $25.99 $25.53 $53,100 2.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 80 $24.77 $22.56 $46,930 7.5 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 30 $21.84 $21.54 $44,810 4.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $17.32 $18.97 $39,460 11.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 530 $19.28 $19.54 $40,650 5.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 $16.19 $17.38 $36,160 2.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 $17.39 $17.05 $35,470 7.1 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 60 $14.66 $15.01 $31,220 7.0 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 60 $12.98 $13.28 $27,630 13.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 130 $10.32 $10.09 $20,990 4.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 430 $17.35 $18.67 $38,840 7.7 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 60 $13.76 $13.60 $28,290 6.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 110 $18.29 $18.59 $38,670 4.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,700 $15.87 $17.17 $35,710 5.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 140 $16.68 $16.77 $34,880 3.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 220 $24.90 $24.16 $50,260 4.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 80 $20.26 $18.10 $37,650 12.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 240 $12.12 $13.03 $27,100 6.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 40 $20.77 $18.83 $39,170 4.7 %
 
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 6,510 $13.16 $14.61 $30,400 4.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 500 $22.42 $25.01 $52,010 3.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 40 $16.26 $18.69 $38,880 11.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 870 $8.98 $10.14 $21,090 7.7 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $11.25 $11.73 $24,400 6.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $13.52 $13.25 $27,560 4.9 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 80 $11.47 $11.84 $24,630 9.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $14.92 $14.90 $31,000 4.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 170 $15.94 $15.62 $32,490 3.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 190 $16.78 $16.64 $34,620 2.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (8) $13.33 $13.40 $27,860 19.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 330 $8.93 $9.18 $19,100 2.5 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 110 $9.35 $9.48 $19,730 4.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 420 $9.36 $9.75 $20,280 5.0 %
51-6099 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 30 $12.10 $12.19 $25,340 3.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 30 $15.18 $14.74 $30,660 9.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) $10.67 $11.01 $22,900 4.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $12.09 $12.04 $25,050 3.2 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 $25.29 $26.91 $55,960 2.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110 $17.75 $19.42 $40,390 2.7 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 40 $10.15 $11.12 $23,130 4.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $13.49 $13.27 $27,590 5.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $15.64 $16.41 $34,140 2.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $14.93 $15.20 $31,620 2.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 250 $13.11 $14.46 $30,080 3.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $11.58 $12.42 $25,830 4.3 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (8) $17.41 $18.36 $38,190 4.0 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 30 $11.63 $11.89 $24,740 5.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 270 $11.69 $12.25 $25,470 5.0 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $9.20 $12.20 $25,380 15.5 %
 
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 6,300 $11.56 $12.88 $26,790 2.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 110 $21.21 $23.56 $49,000 7.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $21.55 $22.78 $47,390 4.2 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 30 (4) (4) $128,180 10.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 70 $9.61 $9.83 $20,440 3.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 470 $8.66 $8.84 $18,380 3.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 430 $13.00 $14.66 $30,500 7.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,030 $15.06 $15.62 $32,480 2.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 900 $9.86 $11.01 $22,900 5.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 230 $7.99 $8.95 $18,610 5.9 %
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 60 $20.01 $20.37 $42,370 3.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 230 $14.08 $14.08 $29,280 2.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 260 $8.85 $9.32 $19,390 3.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,240 $10.72 $11.26 $23,410 2.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 450 $9.38 $9.87 $20,530 5.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 290 $8.29 $9.35 $19,450 4.9 %

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