May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Lake Charles, LA



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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Lake Charles, LA, a metropolitan statistical area in Louisiana.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS file.

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Major Occupational Groups in Lake Charles, LA (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

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Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view its profile) Level Employment Employment RSE Employment per 1,000 jobs Location quotient Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 87,430 2.3% 1000.000 1.00 $14.03 $17.66 $36,730 1.9%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 3,570 9.6% 40.830 0.83 $35.15 $40.20 $83,610 2.2%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 80 11.4% 0.914 0.47 $77.86 $85.59 $178,040 11.0%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 1,130 6.8% 12.930 0.89 $40.99 $46.36 $96,420 2.2%
11-1031 Legislators detail 40 0.0% 0.444 1.02 (4) (4) $16,740 2.0%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 110 14.3% 1.240 0.47 $29.42 $34.14 $71,010 4.3%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 120 11.0% 1.407 0.69 $27.35 $30.44 $63,310 4.7%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 40 11.5% 0.498 0.21 $29.69 $29.60 $61,570 4.2%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 150 9.1% 1.686 0.45 $37.22 $40.39 $84,020 3.7%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 160 12.2% 1.837 1.49 $34.60 $38.87 $80,850 11.6%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 50 17.1% 0.562 0.74 $35.23 $36.86 $76,670 8.1%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 50 18.1% 0.540 0.72 $39.92 $40.41 $84,050 5.2%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $36.31 $41.03 $85,330 4.3%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 130 21.6% 1.535 1.07 $58.21 $57.49 $119,570 3.8%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 80 18.6% 0.884 0.61 $22.53 $24.19 $50,320 5.5%
11-9071 Gaming Managers detail 60 34.8% 0.707 20.52 $30.95 $31.11 $64,720 2.4%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 150 3.4% 1.694 0.75 $35.41 $36.90 $76,750 1.3%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 150 39.4% 1.684 1.37 $17.81 $18.62 $38,740 8.4%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 60 12.5% 0.738 0.83 $19.13 $22.14 $46,040 6.0%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 90 16.5% 1.076 0.41 $33.47 $37.33 $77,640 7.3%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,970 4.9% 22.517 0.46 $23.46 $25.79 $53,630 2.1%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 130 13.5% 1.449 0.67 $22.13 $23.64 $49,180 2.9%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators detail 50 21.0% 0.556 0.28 $29.44 $28.65 $59,580 4.4%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 150 8.3% 1.712 0.98 $25.04 $25.39 $52,820 3.6%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 140 16.0% 1.646 1.10 $27.62 $27.86 $57,950 3.6%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 90 13.5% 1.057 0.35 $20.67 $26.77 $55,690 8.9%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 40 14.3% 0.501 0.30 $18.26 $22.00 $45,770 8.3%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 90 26.3% 1.043 0.35 $19.61 $23.09 $48,020 4.3%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 290 6.6% 3.329 0.47 $23.76 $25.26 $52,530 3.6%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 470 9.5% 5.423 0.63 $24.55 $27.31 $56,810 4.4%
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors detail 50 23.4% 0.621 0.46 $24.63 $32.99 $68,630 12.3%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 170 11.5% 1.992 0.91 $20.38 $21.19 $44,070 5.4%
13-2082 Tax Preparers detail 30 36.0% 0.376 0.80 $12.81 $15.42 $32,070 11.3%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 430 7.9% 4.868 0.18 $25.43 $27.57 $57,340 2.8%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 70 23.7% 0.844 0.23 $33.37 $32.47 $67,540 6.7%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 80 7.4% 0.875 0.36 $22.77 $26.13 $54,350 5.5%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 60 16.9% 0.643 0.24 $30.45 $30.56 $63,570 2.9%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 70 9.0% 0.782 0.19 $18.47 $18.75 $39,000 3.7%
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists detail 60 39.0% 0.660 0.51 $21.70 $22.50 $46,800 4.6%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 1,690 11.5% 19.363 1.07 $35.60 $38.08 $79,210 5.4%
17-2041 Chemical Engineers detail 190 19.5% 2.139 8.66 $48.24 $47.93 $99,700 4.3%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $41.87 $42.35 $88,080 2.5%
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $34.31 $34.86 $72,510 4.8%
17-2081 Environmental Engineers detail 30 29.7% 0.357 0.91 $39.10 $39.67 $82,520 6.7%
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors detail 60 27.6% 0.668 3.70 $27.72 $28.85 $60,000 3.6%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 70 12.5% 0.843 0.50 $38.71 $40.06 $83,330 2.8%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 150 29.9% 1.743 0.90 $39.76 $40.11 $83,430 2.5%
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $52.86 $59.38 $123,500 8.3%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other detail 70 12.6% 0.832 0.89 $35.64 $38.38 $79,830 4.2%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters detail 80 34.5% 0.859 1.34 $21.43 $21.53 $44,790 6.4%
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $34.64 $35.76 $74,370 5.4%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians detail 110 20.8% 1.289 2.37 $21.69 $22.53 $46,870 2.3%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians detail 60 35.8% 0.679 0.61 $25.92 $24.17 $50,280 13.1%
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians detail 50 12.2% 0.573 1.59 $17.31 $17.41 $36,210 3.1%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 570 9.9% 6.508 0.77 $26.19 $28.17 $58,590 4.3%
19-2031 Chemists detail 80 16.8% 0.868 1.33 $34.93 $36.62 $76,170 4.3%
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health detail 40 18.7% 0.422 0.65 $23.63 $24.23 $50,400 1.9%
19-4021 Biological Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.85 $19.24 $40,030 3.4%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians detail 280 13.1% 3.173 6.74 $25.16 $26.42 $54,950 6.8%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 1,100 5.3% 12.547 0.87 $18.49 $19.10 $39,740 2.8%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 200 0.0% 2.249 1.23 $26.89 $26.80 $55,750 2.7%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail 40 17.2% 0.496 0.56 $16.05 $16.31 $33,930 3.7%
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors detail 50 30.6% 0.530 0.66 $20.47 $20.16 $41,930 4.3%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 110 5.0% 1.218 0.58 $19.80 $20.73 $43,120 4.9%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 60 20.0% 0.675 0.63 $21.16 $21.72 $45,180 3.5%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers detail 60 32.2% 0.705 0.84 $16.39 $17.10 $35,560 5.6%
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists detail 90 0.0% 1.053 1.58 $17.01 $18.64 $38,780 1.7%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 200 13.7% 2.281 0.85 $13.27 $14.07 $29,260 2.8%
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other detail 160 13.0% 1.838 2.40 $17.12 $17.21 $35,800 9.8%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 470 5.6% 5.388 0.69 $22.86 $33.55 $69,780 13.3%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 270 7.8% 3.047 0.68 $35.72 $45.84 $95,360 16.2%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 150 23.3% 1.713 0.84 $16.11 $16.45 $34,210 3.0%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 5,060 0.8% 57.913 0.90 $21.19 $19.82 $41,230 2.3%
25-2032 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 60 0.0% 0.739 1.10 (4) (4) $54,970 3.0%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers detail 90 17.0% 1.081 0.78 $13.04 $13.16 $27,360 5.6%
25-4021 Librarians detail 90 0.0% 1.082 1.00 $22.93 $22.85 $47,530 2.5%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail 130 0.0% 1.523 1.98 $13.98 $15.23 $31,690 2.0%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail 130 3.7% 1.509 1.48 $27.40 $27.40 $56,990 2.8%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 750 0.6% 8.625 0.95 (4) (4) $17,060 7.1%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 470 16.3% 5.420 0.40 $14.59 $18.20 $37,860 8.0%
27-1023 Floral Designers detail 40 18.0% 0.403 1.11 $9.72 $10.49 $21,820 5.0%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 60 17.8% 0.649 0.44 $15.99 $16.17 $33,630 4.3%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 30 17.6% 0.366 0.24 $14.32 $15.41 $32,060 3.6%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 5,320 3.2% 60.878 1.04 $22.94 $27.41 $57,000 3.3%
29-1041 Optometrists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $27.36 $29.99 $62,390 14.3%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 220 12.9% 2.535 1.17 $52.56 $52.35 $108,880 4.5%
29-1067 Surgeons detail 40 39.7% 0.416 1.28 (5) (5) (5) 13.8%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 40 36.7% 0.423 0.18 (5) $96.88 $201,500 14.3%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $37.09 $38.53 $80,140 2.7%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 150 17.1% 1.665 1.13 $30.34 $33.24 $69,140 4.3%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 80 7.6% 0.961 1.03 $23.27 $24.95 $51,890 2.1%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 40 24.0% 0.428 0.99 $29.43 $31.67 $65,880 6.8%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 1,710 5.0% 19.589 0.97 $27.38 $28.45 $59,170 2.4%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 70 4.3% 0.746 0.92 $42.82 $42.88 $89,180 1.9%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists detail 150 2.3% 1.768 1.43 $22.66 $23.42 $48,710 2.9%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 80 2.7% 0.881 0.73 $16.64 $16.80 $34,950 1.7%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $31.64 $29.21 $60,760 13.0%
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians detail 80 15.9% 0.886 2.29 $18.36 $17.96 $37,360 3.1%
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers detail 30 18.8% 0.356 0.80 $25.67 $25.32 $52,660 1.9%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 170 6.6% 1.934 1.29 $21.79 $21.95 $45,650 1.8%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail 230 15.8% 2.671 1.49 $15.77 $16.64 $34,620 2.1%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 280 12.6% 3.253 1.20 $12.74 $13.06 $27,160 2.8%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail 90 1.0% 0.974 1.31 $19.26 $19.03 $39,580 1.5%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians detail 30 41.1% 0.375 0.59 $12.61 $12.49 $25,980 8.0%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 900 8.0% 10.270 1.86 $18.03 $18.97 $39,460 2.7%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 120 7.3% 1.399 1.00 $12.77 $13.63 $28,350 3.2%
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing detail 40 27.0% 0.514 1.03 $13.26 $13.45 $27,980 4.0%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 70 39.2% 0.824 1.80 $23.44 $27.14 $56,440 4.0%
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other detail 50 27.0% 0.536 1.45 $24.78 $22.71 $47,240 13.2%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 2,800 8.2% 32.032 1.07 $9.95 $10.39 $21,600 2.1%
31-1011 Home Health Aides detail 590 29.4% 6.692 1.04 $8.96 $9.20 $19,140 2.6%
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides detail 120 10.8% 1.355 2.27 $10.75 $10.74 $22,340 5.4%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 1,040 8.5% 11.936 1.10 $9.71 $9.62 $20,000 2.9%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants detail 60 20.3% 0.685 1.28 $15.54 $15.17 $31,550 4.8%
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides detail 50 11.8% 0.544 1.46 $9.08 $9.12 $18,970 2.8%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 180 35.8% 2.098 0.91 $13.32 $14.26 $29,650 15.6%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 330 25.7% 3.812 0.90 $11.10 $10.96 $22,800 4.6%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists detail 50 16.2% 0.558 0.97 $11.64 $12.45 $25,900 6.5%
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.12 $11.10 $23,080 3.1%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers detail 70 15.6% 0.846 1.54 $9.02 $9.26 $19,260 3.7%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 130 28.9% 1.537 2.00 $10.85 $11.23 $23,360 5.0%
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other detail 90 2.1% 1.082 1.36 $11.13 $12.07 $25,110 2.0%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 2,810 8.4% 32.169 1.31 $14.01 $14.73 $30,640 4.3%
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers detail 70 30.3% 0.767 2.23 $18.34 $20.26 $42,140 2.5%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 140 10.1% 1.617 2.11 $25.24 $26.73 $55,600 3.6%
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers detail 80 0.0% 0.898 1.93 $14.87 $15.38 $31,980 2.5%
33-2011 Firefighters detail 230 11.5% 2.631 1.15 $11.13 $12.37 $25,730 14.7%
33-3011 Bailiffs detail 50 25.0% 0.627 5.03 $18.31 $16.51 $34,350 11.4%
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers detail 330 18.9% 3.801 1.14 $17.82 $17.34 $36,060 4.4%
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators detail 170 9.9% 1.893 2.26 $20.02 $23.70 $49,300 9.8%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 560 3.9% 6.444 1.33 $17.23 $17.17 $35,720 2.6%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 910 19.8% 10.445 1.30 $9.23 $9.77 $20,310 3.1%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 8,440 6.6% 96.535 1.09 $8.74 $9.71 $20,190 3.3%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail 100 29.7% 1.144 1.53 $20.03 $20.51 $42,670 8.2%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 710 7.9% 8.065 1.29 $13.06 $13.35 $27,770 4.2%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.54 $8.40 $17,470 3.6%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 250 21.5% 2.890 0.95 $10.18 $10.33 $21,480 3.9%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 530 11.1% 6.006 0.78 $10.75 $10.79 $22,450 3.1%
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order detail 260 26.2% 3.012 2.42 $8.90 $9.08 $18,880 4.3%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 1,440 10.5% 16.514 2.74 $8.50 $8.43 $17,540 2.3%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 600 17.7% 6.835 1.65 $8.50 $9.42 $19,580 6.6%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 1,000 26.4% 11.454 0.51 $8.50 $8.37 $17,420 2.3%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail 390 6.8% 4.500 1.35 $8.44 $8.14 $16,920 5.0%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 1,930 12.9% 22.085 1.23 $8.59 $10.12 $21,040 11.4%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 60 25.8% 0.659 0.36 $8.67 $8.63 $17,940 3.2%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail 220 35.2% 2.505 0.82 $8.75 $10.28 $21,370 9.3%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 260 23.7% 3.002 0.78 $8.39 $8.06 $16,770 2.1%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 160 18.7% 1.811 0.69 $8.66 $9.17 $19,080 6.7%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 2,670 9.2% 30.570 0.94 $9.14 $9.85 $20,490 2.0%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 70 29.2% 0.747 0.57 $15.06 $15.42 $32,070 4.2%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail 50 16.3% 0.607 0.80 $17.60 $17.82 $37,060 2.8%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 1,060 8.4% 12.083 0.75 $9.15 $9.48 $19,710 2.2%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 1,050 19.1% 12.039 1.75 $8.73 $8.80 $18,300 2.7%
37-2021 Pest Control Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.36 $12.35 $25,690 10.8%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 350 11.0% 4.017 0.63 $10.77 $11.32 $23,540 5.6%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 3,800 13.6% 43.498 1.49 $8.90 $10.42 $21,670 2.8%
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors detail 320 34.7% 3.676 19.34 $21.21 $22.12 $46,020 2.5%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 70 20.5% 0.807 0.74 $12.58 $13.64 $28,370 4.7%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.03 $11.10 $23,090 4.0%
39-3011 Gaming Dealers detail 1,010 33.0% 11.602 15.38 $8.50 $8.41 $17,490 5.0%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 100 7.5% 1.193 0.61 $8.58 $8.55 $17,780 3.7%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 170 21.3% 1.926 0.71 $11.10 $11.57 $24,060 4.3%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 300 12.6% 3.388 0.71 $8.66 $8.57 $17,830 2.8%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 1,150 17.6% 13.160 1.74 $8.55 $8.55 $17,790 2.7%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 160 29.7% 1.829 0.77 $9.77 $9.96 $20,730 2.6%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 90 49.9% 1.065 1.66 $10.13 $10.34 $21,510 2.4%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 9,160 3.9% 104.715 0.99 $10.02 $13.63 $28,350 2.7%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 960 7.5% 10.954 1.18 $16.27 $17.59 $36,580 3.3%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 100 15.8% 1.121 0.60 $19.83 $23.14 $48,140 12.3%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 3,190 7.5% 36.534 1.44 $8.70 $8.73 $18,160 1.1%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 190 30.3% 2.197 0.66 $9.45 $11.43 $23,770 7.4%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 180 28.9% 2.056 1.23 $11.50 $12.50 $26,000 4.9%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 2,650 6.7% 30.329 0.91 $9.53 $11.23 $23,360 3.0%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents detail 100 30.7% 1.116 1.00 $14.49 $15.21 $31,640 7.1%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 200 17.9% 2.338 0.90 $18.23 $29.95 $62,300 20.7%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 90 35.5% 1.068 0.42 $19.76 $25.52 $53,070 16.5%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 120 29.0% 1.417 0.27 $22.50 $25.73 $53,530 11.2%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $22.37 $25.40 $52,830 16.6%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 910 9.8% 10.427 0.96 $22.73 $24.13 $50,190 3.3%
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.37 $16.14 $33,580 3.0%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.57 $14.88 $30,950 5.6%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail 60 14.5% 0.694 0.71 $9.84 $11.19 $23,280 12.4%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 12,810 2.0% 146.498 0.89 $12.09 $13.32 $27,700 1.7%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 650 5.9% 7.393 0.71 $18.43 $20.68 $43,020 2.1%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service detail 140 13.8% 1.589 1.65 $10.13 $10.38 $21,590 3.2%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 210 13.3% 2.349 0.79 $12.21 $12.97 $26,980 2.5%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 270 10.7% 3.100 0.82 $12.41 $13.16 $27,370 2.4%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 1,230 6.2% 14.109 1.14 $14.91 $15.50 $32,230 1.7%
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers detail 190 33.0% 2.141 15.30 $11.50 $12.49 $25,980 4.4%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 200 22.0% 2.306 1.74 $14.91 $15.86 $33,000 4.3%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks detail 40 37.4% 0.449 0.84 $18.41 $18.44 $38,360 3.4%
43-3071 Tellers detail 530 5.7% 6.108 1.47 $11.06 $11.11 $23,110 5.5%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 500 12.2% 5.746 0.33 $11.73 $12.10 $25,170 2.9%
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs detail 70 32.6% 0.811 0.81 $18.29 $17.86 $37,150 4.9%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 130 12.6% 1.445 1.19 $10.26 $10.51 $21,870 2.7%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 180 16.2% 2.098 1.19 $8.87 $9.02 $18,770 5.0%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.11 $12.10 $25,170 4.8%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks detail 50 34.8% 0.610 0.41 $9.22 $10.24 $21,290 10.4%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 60 42.9% 0.662 0.41 $10.22 $10.92 $22,720 5.0%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 50 15.9% 0.611 0.57 $14.50 $15.53 $32,290 3.2%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 960 7.3% 10.955 1.48 $10.06 $10.33 $21,490 1.6%
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks detail 30 27.9% 0.381 0.37 $11.23 $13.07 $27,190 13.3%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 120 6.8% 1.373 1.00 $10.65 $11.58 $24,080 7.0%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers detail 80 19.8% 0.957 1.62 $8.86 $9.00 $18,710 2.7%
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers detail 50 0.0% 0.599 0.82 $13.79 $14.79 $30,770 2.0%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 260 13.2% 2.997 2.11 $15.51 $15.90 $33,060 3.4%
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities detail 40 25.2% 0.467 1.54 $13.57 $14.54 $30,250 7.7%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks detail 40 0.0% 0.400 0.75 $25.53 $24.99 $51,970 4.0%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 210 0.0% 2.379 1.01 $26.88 $24.76 $51,510 3.0%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 80 15.6% 0.949 0.44 $20.83 $20.62 $42,900 5.7%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 270 9.5% 3.117 0.59 $13.05 $13.93 $28,970 3.1%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 970 6.4% 11.059 0.80 $8.96 $9.53 $19,820 2.0%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 620 8.9% 7.084 1.15 $16.93 $17.50 $36,410 2.7%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 170 24.2% 1.971 1.18 $16.34 $16.49 $34,310 5.4%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 90 3.5% 0.981 0.25 $11.59 $12.60 $26,200 2.2%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 1,750 5.9% 20.052 1.25 $12.29 $12.61 $26,220 3.6%
43-9011 Computer Operators detail 30 31.9% 0.345 0.63 $16.94 $18.12 $37,680 5.7%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 90 15.9% 0.980 0.62 $11.33 $11.51 $23,950 3.5%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks detail 90 34.5% 0.989 0.57 $12.00 $14.92 $31,030 9.8%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 1,960 5.2% 22.411 1.04 $10.24 $11.00 $22,880 2.4%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 50 41.0% 0.563 0.17 $14.54 $15.35 $31,920 8.5%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 6,540 9.0% 74.749 1.96 $16.98 $17.94 $37,310 1.8%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 560 7.5% 6.445 1.84 $25.36 $26.62 $55,380 2.3%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail 90 23.3% 0.992 2.26 $16.25 $16.42 $34,160 7.8%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 1,050 11.4% 12.056 2.77 $16.27 $16.23 $33,750 3.6%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.24 $17.02 $35,400 6.9%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 900 27.8% 10.335 1.65 $13.44 $14.48 $30,120 5.1%
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.34 $17.86 $37,140 11.0%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 530 15.3% 6.007 2.34 $17.84 $18.69 $38,870 4.6%
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.77 $16.67 $34,680 2.9%
47-2111 Electricians detail 610 8.8% 6.951 1.74 $20.49 $20.78 $43,220 3.6%
47-2121 Glaziers detail 80 36.7% 0.896 2.76 $17.23 $16.80 $34,940 8.9%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 290 13.5% 3.304 2.34 $15.36 $15.29 $31,800 6.0%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 440 12.8% 5.074 1.94 $21.06 $20.81 $43,280 3.2%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail 120 18.1% 1.330 1.30 $18.67 $19.13 $39,790 3.9%
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers detail 40 20.0% 0.446 1.02 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters detail 100 27.8% 1.176 4.27 $13.02 $13.12 $27,290 3.0%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians detail 200 34.4% 2.321 5.07 $12.53 $13.06 $27,160 5.7%
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 80 35.5% 0.968 2.71 $15.22 $15.15 $31,500 5.6%
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other detail 30 45.0% 0.360 2.24 $9.14 $9.83 $20,450 6.6%
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners detail 170 42.4% 1.966 10.66 $12.32 $12.78 $26,580 2.2%
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining detail 210 34.7% 2.368 5.39 $18.83 $20.79 $43,240 4.2%
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas detail 160 30.5% 1.827 4.01 $14.80 $15.14 $31,490 3.6%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 4,820 5.9% 55.112 1.42 $17.44 $19.27 $40,090 2.5%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 500 7.3% 5.744 1.77 $27.61 $29.31 $60,970 3.7%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail 210 25.1% 2.445 1.53 $23.23 $22.30 $46,370 6.7%
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment detail 40 17.1% 0.403 0.79 $31.92 $31.29 $65,080 5.1%
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 140 13.3% 1.548 1.69 $24.06 $23.56 $49,000 4.6%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 90 32.3% 1.083 1.04 $20.74 $20.58 $42,800 11.6%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 330 14.8% 3.760 0.82 $13.11 $13.90 $28,910 5.6%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 270 35.3% 3.101 1.76 $19.77 $20.37 $42,370 3.4%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 130 46.9% 1.543 1.82 $20.16 $20.51 $42,650 2.5%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers detail 60 45.4% 0.717 0.96 $11.02 $12.51 $26,030 16.2%
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door detail 90 16.2% 1.012 3.27 $26.47 $25.19 $52,400 5.2%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 160 28.6% 1.821 0.99 $20.32 $20.00 $41,600 2.7%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 290 27.3% 3.340 1.44 $23.81 $24.02 $49,970 4.7%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery detail 80 9.2% 0.945 1.39 $23.77 $22.12 $46,010 8.9%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 1,520 8.8% 17.415 1.84 $14.21 $16.06 $33,400 4.6%
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers detail 90 32.2% 1.019 3.68 $11.63 $12.20 $25,380 2.5%
49-9096 Riggers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.87 $17.77 $36,970 6.1%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 230 23.2% 2.586 2.71 $10.52 $11.38 $23,680 7.2%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.04 $18.21 $37,870 3.4%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 6,320 8.0% 72.280 1.10 $20.64 $21.66 $45,060 5.6%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 510 9.4% 5.847 1.34 $36.59 $34.21 $71,160 4.8%
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters detail 90 31.2% 1.023 1.70 $21.79 $21.12 $43,930 7.0%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 140 42.6% 1.644 0.21 $14.91 $14.36 $29,870 6.6%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail 30 33.1% 0.384 0.18 $13.36 $13.83 $28,760 9.9%
51-3011 Bakers detail 110 16.3% 1.235 1.02 $10.61 $11.10 $23,090 4.8%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.74 $13.69 $28,470 4.9%
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.80 $9.94 $20,680 7.3%
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $18.56 $19.15 $39,830 6.7%
51-4041 Machinists detail 340 4.6% 3.915 1.31 $18.63 $18.59 $38,660 14.1%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 670 12.4% 7.667 3.03 $22.11 $21.98 $45,710 4.8%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 50 35.1% 0.603 0.45 $13.32 $13.16 $27,380 5.4%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 220 23.1% 2.463 1.61 $8.95 $8.99 $18,700 2.4%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 70 26.1% 0.829 1.00 $17.31 $17.84 $37,110 7.0%
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators detail 730 2.8% 8.298 28.32 $21.41 $21.69 $45,110 23.8%
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers detail 1,000 36.1% 11.472 36.43 $29.77 $30.29 $62,990 3.2%
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders detail 320 29.1% 3.615 8.41 $25.02 $24.60 $51,160 5.6%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.32 $21.54 $44,800 3.8%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 380 23.7% 4.325 1.24 $19.72 $21.33 $44,370 3.4%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 90 20.3% 1.036 0.37 $9.01 $10.47 $21,770 11.5%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 250 19.7% 2.826 0.88 $12.77 $12.97 $26,980 4.5%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $18.91 $20.43 $42,490 6.9%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 6,560 5.5% 75.043 1.11 $13.36 $15.65 $32,560 3.4%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 80 23.0% 0.953 0.73 $20.47 $21.64 $45,020 5.0%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 170 17.6% 1.925 1.27 $22.32 $24.66 $51,290 5.7%
53-2012 Commercial Pilots detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $58,120 3.4%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 440 1.2% 4.983 1.33 $8.56 $8.40 $17,470 5.9%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 250 47.0% 2.805 0.93 $15.31 $19.54 $40,640 8.8%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 1,390 9.3% 15.953 1.34 $17.14 $17.73 $36,870 2.9%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 510 11.5% 5.885 1.00 $13.06 $15.96 $33,190 8.8%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs detail 40 31.5% 0.408 0.32 $9.16 $9.43 $19,610 7.3%
53-5011 Sailors and Marine Oilers detail 140 17.2% 1.545 6.39 $10.65 $13.65 $28,390 16.0%
53-5021 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels detail 120 24.1% 1.327 5.60 $35.03 $37.00 $76,960 3.8%
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.15 $9.04 $18,800 4.8%
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators detail 160 16.2% 1.853 5.61 $21.61 $22.18 $46,140 5.7%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 230 19.3% 2.625 0.69 $14.94 $15.33 $31,890 4.4%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 230 18.2% 2.639 1.13 $9.90 $11.37 $23,660 6.5%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 1,810 12.4% 20.669 1.26 $11.24 $12.14 $25,240 2.8%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.98 $10.06 $20,920 6.0%
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders detail 60 45.9% 0.732 7.70 $20.79 $23.77 $49,440 6.1%

About May 2012 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.




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Louisiana's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: December 24, 2013