May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

South Central Tennessee 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 South Central Tennessee 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 South Central Tennessee 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 127,380 $13.29 $16.29 $33,890 1.9 %
 
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 5,880 $28.42 $31.67 $65,870 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 520 $43.55 $54.29 $112,930 4.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,450 $31.89 $35.59 $74,020 3.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 410 (4) (4) $17,750 6.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 $38.80 $40.35 $83,920 8.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 240 $32.88 $35.17 $73,160 2.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 190 $24.67 $26.74 $55,620 4.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 140 $37.68 $39.09 $81,310 7.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 470 $31.04 $32.70 $68,010 4.4 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 60 $33.98 $36.71 $76,350 5.4 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 50 $18.39 $20.87 $43,410 10.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 240 $32.20 $33.52 $69,720 2.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 80 $27.61 $29.33 $61,000 4.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $26.87 $29.16 $60,660 3.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 130 $25.51 $29.27 $60,880 8.3 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $13.05 $15.40 $32,030 11.8 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 290 (4) (4) $60,050 3.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 60 $27.14 $27.97 $58,180 1.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 150 $45.60 $45.38 $94,400 3.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 280 $15.01 $15.28 $31,790 4.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9081 Lodging Managers 30 $16.63 $16.41 $34,140 6.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 240 $28.03 $33.40 $69,480 15.3 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 60 $30.52 $30.13 $62,670 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 100 $16.52 $16.63 $34,600 6.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $17.28 $20.66 $42,970 6.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 170 $14.61 $19.59 $40,760 5.9 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,530 $23.11 $25.13 $52,270 2.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $27.07 $30.94 $64,360 16.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 220 $20.54 $22.55 $46,900 3.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $30.04 $29.39 $61,130 2.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $21.11 $21.07 $43,820 4.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 90 $22.62 $24.58 $51,120 4.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $18.63 $19.35 $40,250 3.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 $18.70 $19.34 $40,220 3.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 $25.23 $26.13 $54,350 3.4 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1111 Management Analysts 110 $28.68 $33.47 $69,620 8.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 230 $23.21 $25.53 $53,090 3.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 360 $22.13 $25.82 $53,710 5.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 $28.50 $28.84 $60,000 3.2 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $24.35 $25.47 $52,990 6.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 440 $23.93 $24.76 $51,500 3.6 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 50 $8.21 $9.61 $19,990 14.9 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 70 $27.12 $29.75 $61,880 5.6 %
 
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 1,310 $29.60 $30.62 $63,700 3.2 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (8) $55.16 $53.25 $110,750 3.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 240 $32.03 $33.95 $70,610 3.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 90 $36.41 $36.50 $75,910 2.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 250 $17.30 $18.50 $38,470 3.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 200 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $36.55 $35.22 $73,260 4.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 270 $27.77 $28.51 $59,300 4.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $24.91 $29.69 $61,750 13.0 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 $35.75 $34.08 $70,890 12.2 %
 
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 2,190 $32.07 $32.58 $67,760 3.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $17.79 $19.61 $40,780 12.8 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 320 $38.93 $38.64 $80,380 2.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $29.19 $29.92 $62,230 6.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 260 $36.62 $36.96 $76,890 3.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 360 $33.97 $34.45 $71,650 5.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 350 $39.52 $39.98 $83,150 2.8 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 60 $43.81 $40.95 $85,170 7.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 80 $25.30 $25.54 $53,120 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 120 $26.24 $25.43 $52,900 3.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 80 $15.44 $17.24 $35,860 6.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 200 $24.71 $23.99 $49,900 2.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $13.45 $13.61 $28,300 8.8 %
 
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 430 $26.64 $28.29 $58,850 4.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 $28.09 $29.74 $61,870 5.6 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $24.32 $24.49 $50,950 2.7 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 50 $20.45 $21.74 $45,230 3.9 %
 
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 1,570 $15.30 $15.99 $33,270 3.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 30 $14.42 $14.86 $30,920 5.4 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 400 $15.39 $16.40 $34,110 7.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors (8) $14.66 $16.01 $33,310 3.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $9.43 $10.20 $21,210 4.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 300 $16.46 $16.08 $33,450 2.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $21.45 $22.57 $46,950 7.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 80 $12.90 $12.37 $25,730 3.9 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 30 $18.46 $20.56 $42,770 17.9 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $16.84 $18.55 $38,590 2.9 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 140 $14.20 $14.89 $30,960 3.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 80 $12.08 $12.84 $26,700 2.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 60 $12.08 $13.73 $28,550 3.8 %
 
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 200 $22.84 $32.66 $67,940 15.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 90 $39.58 $46.16 $96,010 15.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $16.96 $17.18 $35,730 3.7 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 9,950 $18.62 $17.82 $37,070 2.5 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $44,880 3.5 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $44,330 4.2 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $41,710 5.2 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $38,950 8.0 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $43,110 4.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $21.68 $18.69 $38,870 23.0 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other (8) (4) (4) $46,620 6.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 420 $8.93 $11.54 $23,990 10.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 300 (4) (4) $41,860 1.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,460 (4) (4) $43,520 2.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 870 (4) (4) $40,540 2.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,270 (4) (4) $44,030 2.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 360 (4) (4) $44,350 5.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 260 (4) (4) $44,970 3.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 130 (4) (4) $42,870 2.3 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $45,010 2.9 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 100 $17.01 $17.90 $37,230 3.3 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $16.28 $16.72 $34,780 17.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 60 (4) (4) $42,950 6.4 %
25-4021 Librarians 260 $20.59 $19.00 $39,530 3.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $7.75 $9.06 $18,840 6.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $23.91 $24.34 $50,620 3.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,970 (4) (4) $17,400 4.1 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 50 $22.09 $21.88 $45,500 5.0 %
 
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 690 $13.46 $16.18 $33,640 5.0 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $10.54 $10.24 $21,300 8.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $13.75 $14.55 $30,260 5.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 70 (4) (4) $31,000 9.0 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 110 $8.74 $9.48 $19,710 8.3 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $13.08 $13.44 $27,950 4.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $27.20 $26.48 $55,080 5.4 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $18.31 $19.07 $39,670 13.2 %
 
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 7,470 $20.90 $25.43 $52,900 3.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 30 $66.15 $72.74 $151,310 19.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $26.27 $26.12 $54,320 2.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 260 $55.73 $51.90 $107,960 7.3 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1067 Surgeons 40 (5) (5) (5) 15.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 40 (5) $98.10 $204,040 13.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $43.76 $47.15 $98,070 13.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,470 $25.29 $26.79 $55,710 4.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $35.75 $35.63 $74,110 4.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120 $39.12 $38.50 $80,070 3.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 140 $21.70 $23.95 $49,820 4.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $23.14 $24.43 $50,810 7.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians (8) $22.27 $29.42 $61,190 20.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $24.90 $25.10 $52,200 1.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 140 $18.80 $17.90 $37,230 3.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 130 $33.14 $31.76 $66,070 12.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 80 $23.78 $24.93 $51,850 2.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 290 $21.77 $22.25 $46,270 3.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 450 $13.05 $14.21 $29,550 5.6 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 40 $8.40 $8.73 $18,160 4.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 440 $13.32 $13.11 $27,260 4.2 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $18.27 $17.83 $37,100 3.4 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $16.68 $16.80 $34,940 2.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,590 $15.60 $15.14 $31,490 1.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $11.43 $13.43 $27,930 6.6 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 100 $13.18 $15.89 $33,040 10.9 %
 
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 3,840 $10.25 $11.01 $22,900 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 710 $9.86 $9.77 $20,320 3.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,810 $9.74 $9.85 $20,480 1.3 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $23.91 $23.57 $49,030 3.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 240 $16.31 $15.88 $33,040 5.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 460 $11.12 $12.29 $25,570 6.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $14.88 $15.51 $32,270 10.2 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $8.98 $9.01 $18,740 4.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 240 $11.08 $11.66 $24,250 8.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 110 $11.19 $11.78 $24,510 3.7 %
 
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 2,430 $13.95 $14.92 $31,030 2.4 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 100 $22.00 $23.47 $48,820 2.3 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $14.01 $18.70 $38,890 10.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 320 $16.54 $15.48 $32,200 3.7 %
33-3011 Bailiffs 30 $11.99 $12.61 $26,230 6.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 600 $11.87 $12.22 $25,410 4.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 80 $20.19 $21.69 $45,120 1.4 %
33-3031 Fish and Game Wardens 40 $24.29 $23.72 $49,330 1.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 760 $15.50 $16.07 $33,420 1.7 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 30 $11.78 $11.51 $23,950 5.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 210 $9.77 $11.31 $23,530 7.3 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 80 $7.55 $8.01 $16,670 4.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $12.75 $13.10 $27,260 2.8 %
 
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 11,010 $7.77 $8.38 $17,430 1.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,080 $9.87 $10.64 $22,130 4.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 570 $7.65 $7.76 $16,140 4.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,130 $8.55 $8.66 $18,010 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 800 $8.51 $9.34 $19,430 5.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $7.76 $7.88 $16,380 4.2 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) $8.57 $8.71 $18,110 4.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 550 $7.74 $8.22 $17,090 3.2 %
35-3011 Bartenders 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,920 $7.49 $7.68 $15,970 2.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.96 $8.03 $16,710 6.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,640 $7.63 $8.22 $17,090 3.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 30 $8.62 $8.79 $18,280 3.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $7.40 $7.92 $16,470 5.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 240 $8.00 $7.94 $16,510 4.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $7.78 $7.99 $16,630 3.5 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,150 $9.11 $10.21 $21,230 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $12.42 $13.52 $28,130 5.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $17.66 $17.69 $36,800 4.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,510 $9.01 $10.07 $20,940 3.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 740 $7.85 $8.08 $16,800 2.4 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 80 $14.20 $14.64 $30,460 7.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 570 $10.53 $10.76 $22,380 3.9 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other (8) $10.86 $10.65 $22,140 4.5 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,840 $8.32 $9.36 $19,480 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $11.89 $14.71 $30,600 6.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $8.46 $8.75 $18,210 3.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $8.78 $11.16 $23,210 23.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 40 $7.65 $8.55 $17,790 4.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 120 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 120 $11.49 $12.30 $25,580 8.2 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 30 $8.31 $8.22 $17,090 7.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 360 $7.41 $8.02 $16,690 4.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 370 $8.16 $8.31 $17,280 5.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $8.69 $10.72 $22,290 16.1 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 180 $8.69 $9.62 $20,010 3.4 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $8.53 $8.45 $17,570 6.5 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $7.27 $7.34 $15,270 7.7 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 11,380 $9.43 $13.47 $28,020 3.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,430 $15.83 $17.13 $35,640 4.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 $33.63 $35.10 $73,010 5.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,930 $7.51 $8.18 $17,010 2.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 240 $8.07 $9.83 $20,440 9.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 230 $13.46 $14.08 $29,280 6.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,400 $9.07 $10.32 $21,470 2.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 70 $18.53 $22.85 $47,530 23.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 250 $19.01 $23.55 $48,990 9.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $34.88 $42.39 $88,160 20.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 210 $15.07 $18.78 $39,070 8.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 320 $23.65 $26.86 $55,880 6.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 780 $19.65 $27.62 $57,460 8.7 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (8) $27.45 $26.95 $56,050 6.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 80 $10.87 $12.52 $26,050 13.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 40 $16.53 $19.08 $39,680 13.0 %
 
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 17,660 $12.31 $13.52 $28,120 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,130 $18.20 $19.48 $40,520 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 170 $10.31 $10.52 $21,890 3.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 140 $11.32 $12.28 $25,550 3.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 410 $13.31 $13.59 $28,270 1.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,090 $13.56 $13.96 $29,030 1.7 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $14.21 $14.71 $30,600 1.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 950 $9.61 $9.92 $20,640 3.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 130 $15.17 $16.12 $33,530 2.0 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 30 $12.59 $13.93 $28,980 8.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,350 $13.11 $13.94 $28,990 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $8.84 $9.62 $20,000 3.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $7.94 $7.99 $16,620 3.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 270 $11.89 $11.97 $24,890 3.9 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 170 $7.96 $8.70 $18,100 4.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 170 $13.70 $14.70 $30,570 10.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $14.77 $14.82 $30,820 4.3 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 130 $11.76 $12.29 $25,570 6.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $15.78 $16.73 $34,800 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 510 $10.79 $10.76 $22,380 2.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 70 $10.93 $12.43 $25,860 2.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 340 $13.45 $13.81 $28,720 2.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 200 $13.58 $14.74 $30,660 3.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 120 $15.37 $15.91 $33,100 5.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $25.26 $24.86 $51,710 1.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 470 $22.73 $22.54 $46,890 0.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 $15.23 $17.24 $35,850 1.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 340 $18.85 $20.71 $43,080 6.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 740 $12.11 $12.54 $26,070 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,450 $9.15 $10.00 $20,800 2.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 90 $14.92 $14.80 $30,790 3.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 890 $14.81 $15.28 $31,770 2.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $13.71 $15.62 $32,480 18.7 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 330 $12.40 $12.73 $26,480 7.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,820 $11.24 $11.65 $24,230 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $17.86 $18.13 $37,700 3.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 150 $11.09 $11.56 $24,050 2.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $11.00 $11.20 $23,290 3.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,580 $11.73 $12.85 $26,730 2.9 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $14.12 $13.68 $28,450 6.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 110 $13.13 $14.52 $30,210 3.4 %
 
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 320 $12.09 $14.90 $30,990 9.0 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 30 $20.48 $20.42 $42,460 3.6 %
45-4021 Fallers 40 $17.15 $16.27 $33,840 7.5 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators (8) $14.35 $15.30 $31,830 10.6 %
 
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 4,410 $14.24 $16.17 $33,640 4.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 430 $18.02 $23.35 $48,570 7.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 40 $19.06 $19.90 $41,400 7.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 260 $14.65 $14.58 $30,330 4.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 270 $15.48 $15.69 $32,640 3.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 870 $11.75 $11.95 $24,850 2.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $13.10 $13.72 $28,540 3.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 310 $14.34 $14.78 $30,750 3.5 %
47-2111 Electricians 590 $21.05 $25.21 $52,440 9.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 $13.93 $13.98 $29,080 4.3 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 130 $13.76 $14.31 $29,770 3.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 250 $14.03 $13.90 $28,900 8.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $11.23 $12.34 $25,670 12.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 $11.57 $12.33 $25,650 8.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $13.66 $13.12 $27,290 6.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $16.90 $17.88 $37,190 3.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 300 (8) (8) (8) (8)
 
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 5,450 $17.18 $18.61 $38,710 3.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 460 $22.98 $23.80 $49,500 2.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $21.96 $21.83 $45,410 13.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 200 $27.18 $26.25 $54,590 3.3 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $16.16 $17.13 $35,620 6.5 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment (8) $19.32 $19.21 $39,960 3.2 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $14.62 $15.11 $31,430 6.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 210 $17.43 $18.48 $38,430 7.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 600 $13.84 $15.11 $31,440 4.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $15.90 $16.65 $34,640 4.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 120 $16.14 $16.06 $33,400 2.8 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $11.59 $11.09 $23,070 3.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $11.94 $12.71 $26,440 12.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $13.38 $13.99 $29,110 4.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 450 $19.00 $19.62 $40,800 3.1 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,640 $16.14 $18.67 $38,830 8.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $17.47 $18.00 $37,440 2.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 230 $26.48 $26.24 $54,570 2.0 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $20.88 $20.85 $43,360 4.3 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 70 $13.29 $13.38 $27,830 5.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (8) $10.06 $11.23 $23,350 4.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 120 $16.79 $16.86 $35,080 8.7 %
 
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 22,090 $13.77 $15.69 $32,630 7.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,100 $24.70 $26.02 $54,130 4.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 90 $13.04 $12.91 $26,850 9.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 4,000 $13.55 $13.23 $27,530 2.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 600 $11.75 $12.54 $26,080 3.9 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 260 $10.21 $10.83 $22,520 3.3 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 110 $10.32 $10.05 $20,900 3.4 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 250 $7.49 $8.70 $18,090 5.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 130 $16.84 $17.04 $35,450 4.7 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 30 $17.28 $20.70 $43,050 7.4 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $15.25 $15.51 $32,260 3.1 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $11.03 $11.66 $24,250 7.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 590 $16.98 $15.68 $32,620 5.5 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $12.54 $12.84 $26,700 4.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $17.66 $16.88 $35,120 4.5 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.35 $14.73 $30,630 5.3 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 200 $14.78 $15.27 $31,760 5.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 430 $11.63 $13.12 $27,290 12.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 280 $28.24 $26.89 $55,940 7.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 690 $14.25 $14.26 $29,650 2.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $17.08 $17.09 $35,540 3.4 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 40 $13.00 $13.92 $28,950 4.0 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 50 $11.43 $11.74 $24,410 4.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 70 $13.64 $13.52 $28,120 2.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 440 $14.77 $15.31 $31,840 3.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 290 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $7.64 $7.68 $15,970 6.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 980 $8.54 $9.04 $18,800 3.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $11.71 $11.65 $24,240 4.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 300 $9.51 $9.90 $20,580 8.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 150 $9.59 $10.23 $21,270 9.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 310 $15.73 $16.50 $34,320 3.9 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 100 $14.25 $15.54 $32,320 11.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $12.63 $13.50 $28,080 5.7 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $14.82 $14.53 $30,220 3.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $14.06 $14.60 $30,360 5.7 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 50 $15.04 $14.12 $29,360 6.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 730 $14.48 $15.03 $31,250 3.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 480 $11.74 $12.51 $26,010 4.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $14.15 $14.24 $29,620 2.9 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 100 $12.58 $12.70 $26,420 4.1 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 30 $7.67 $9.42 $19,600 19.8 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 300 $10.66 $10.62 $22,080 3.4 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $15.36 $15.11 $31,430 3.9 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $14.55 $14.48 $30,120 3.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 1,050 $11.06 $11.79 $24,520 4.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,090 $11.69 $11.88 $24,710 3.3 %
 
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 11,590 $12.26 $13.61 $28,310 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $20.23 $20.39 $42,400 2.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $25.00 $25.19 $52,390 5.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 890 $7.85 $8.74 $18,170 4.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 380 $8.72 $9.67 $20,110 9.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,760 $18.04 $18.28 $38,020 3.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 790 $14.35 $15.09 $31,390 4.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $9.03 $9.19 $19,110 6.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $15.87 $14.91 $31,020 9.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,140 $15.12 $14.92 $31,040 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $10.75 $11.45 $23,820 6.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,750 $9.73 $10.50 $21,840 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 370 $10.89 $11.68 $24,280 4.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,360 $11.91 $11.80 $24,550 4.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 240 $10.00 $10.92 $22,710 5.5 %

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