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Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment & Median Hourly Wage Estimates
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale Metropolitan Division, May 2006

Management Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Management Occupations

204,260

$44.31

Chief Executives

8,550

(2)

General & Operations Managers

62,140

$49.17

Legislators

(3)

(1)

Advertising & Promotions Managers

1,760

$38.48

Marketing Managers

6,870

$49.84

Sales Managers

14,170

$50.00

Public Relations Managers

1,220

$45.47

Administrative Services Managers

7,010

$37.27

Computer & Information Systems Managers

7,910

$53.21

Financial Managers

17,250

$46.84

Compensation & Benefits Managers

1,400

$35.79

Training & Development Managers

520

$43.64

Human Resources Managers, All Other

1,980

$48.75

Industrial Production Managers

5,420

$37.27

Purchasing Managers

2,420

$39.14

Transportation, Storage, & Distribution Managers

3,230

$35.69

Construction Managers

4,310

$42.39

Education Administrators, Preschool & Child Care Center/Program

1,240

$20.68

Education Administrators, Elementary & Secondary School

4,080

(1)

Education Administrators, Postsecondary

2,680

$40.21

Education Administrators, All Other

750

$33.98

Engineering Managers

7,670

$53.88

Food Service Managers

6,570

$21.15

Funeral Directors

280

$23.33

Gaming Managers

40

$40.74

Lodging Managers

590

$20.88

Medical & Health Services Managers

5,380

$44.13

Natural Sciences Managers

1,490

$52.30

Postmasters & Mail Superintendents

90

$38.91

Property, Real Estate, & Community Association Managers

12,550

$14.75

Social & Community Service Managers

3,780

$28.69

Managers, All Other

10,540

$43.14

Business & Financial Operations Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Business & Financial Operations Occupations

198,350

$27.83

Agents & Business Managers of Artists, Performers, & Athletes

2,470

$44.40

Purchasing Agents & Buyers, Farm Products

350

$32.62

Wholesale & Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products

5,890

$22.22

Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, & Farm Products

9,300

$25.78

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, & Investigators

6,830

$25.98

Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage

250

$25.15

Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health & Safety, & Transportation

7,600

$25.06

Cost Estimators

5,130

$27.49

Emergency Management Specialists

90

$35.37

Employment, Recruitment, & Placement Specialists

4,380

$24.44

Compensation, Benefits, & Job Analysis Specialists

2,520

$26.60

Training & Development Specialists

3,750

$25.06

Human Resources, Training, & Labor Relations Specialists, All Other

7,430

$28.28

Logisticians

2,720

$32.40

Management Analysts

15,710

$34.06

Meeting & Convention Planners

1,090

$22.64

Business Operations Specialists, All Other

42,660

$26.74

Accountants & Auditors

43,930

$27.07

Appraisers & Assessors of Real Estate

1,250

$34.78

Budget Analysts

3,130

$33.22

Credit Analysts

2,280

$28.72

Financial Analysts

4,880

$36.61

Personal Financial Advisors

3,400

$34.22

Insurance Underwriters

2,400

$28.87

Financial Examiners

570

$39.81

Loan Counselors

830

$19.73

Loan Officers

11,830

$27.10

Tax Examiners, Collectors, & Revenue Agents

1,070

$36.18

Tax Preparers

890

$19.72

Financial Specialists, All Other

3,720

$23.92

Computer & Mathematical Science Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Computer & Mathematical Science Occupations

83,060

$33.40

Computer & Information Scientists, Research

460

$54.29

Computer Programmers

8,900

$34.71

Computer Software Engineers, Applications

16,500

$41.30

Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software

8,280

$42.11

Computer Support Specialists

14,580

$20.58

Computer Systems Analysts

11,770

$34.98

Database Administrators

2,930

$34.31

Network & Computer Systems Administrators

7,620

$32.30

Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts

5,700

$30.44

Computer Specialists, All Other

4,270

$32.56

Actuaries

130

$44.01

Operations Research Analysts

1,140

$30.66

Statisticians

420

$33.00

Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other

(3)

$26.46

Architecture & Engineering Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Architecture & Engineering Occupations

73,920

$36.01

Architects, Except Landscape & Naval

4,010

$32.68

Landscape Architects

330

$32.94

Cartographers & Photogrammetrists

90

$25.76

Surveyors

680

$33.71

Aerospace Engineers

13,570

$46.11

Agricultural Engineers

(3)

$35.73

Biomedical Engineers

230

$37.76

Chemical Engineers

460

$39.34

Civil Engineers

6,980

$37.98

Computer Hardware Engineers

1,220

$38.44

Electrical Engineers

3,870

$40.34

Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

4,040

$41.56

Environmental Engineers

700

$38.37

Health & Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers & Inspectors

380

$35.14

Industrial Engineers

4,920

$35.51

Materials Engineers

450

$41.02

Mechanical Engineers

5,700

$37.06

Mining & Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers

(3)

$36.10

Petroleum Engineers

190

$45.13

Engineers, All Other

7,190

$45.50

Architectural & Civil Drafters

4,210

$21.65

Electrical & Electronics Drafters

770

$21.03

Mechanical Drafters

870

$21.06

Drafters, All Other

630

$23.66

Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technicians

670

$26.52

Civil Engineering Technicians

1,420

$27.54

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technicians

4,170

$25.43

Electro-Mechanical Technicians

490

$22.43

Environmental Engineering Technicians

480

$26.83

Industrial Engineering Technicians

1,140

$24.63

Mechanical Engineering Technicians

1,350

$21.30

Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

2,090

$24.66

Surveying & Mapping Technicians

530

$26.16

Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations

30,150

$27.90

Food Scientists & Technologists

220

$22.36

Soil & Plant Scientists

80

$29.77

Biochemists & Biophysicists

520

$22.49

Microbiologists

250

$30.61

Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists

70

$23.19

Biological Scientists, All Other

340

$28.66

Conservation Scientists

80

$36.88

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

2,140

$30.32

Life Scientists, All Other

350

$26.22

Physicists

390

$48.48

Chemists

1,420

$27.87

Materials Scientists

90

$43.09

Environmental Scientists & Specialists, Including Health

1,040

$29.54

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists & Geographers

280

$36.86

Hydrologists

60

$41.86

Physical Scientists, All Other

(3)

$39.74

Economists

170

$41.95

Market Research Analysts

7,690

$26.54

Survey Researchers

1,420

$22.50

Clinical, Counseling, & School Psychologists

4,610

$36.95

Psychologists, All Other

520

$44.92

Urban & Regional Planners

890

$30.86

Anthropologists & Archeologists

(3)

$28.63

Social Scientists & Related Workers, All Other

330

$30.48

Agricultural & Food Science Technicians

350

$17.55

Biological Technicians

1,670

$17.56

Chemical Technicians

950

$17.90

Geological & Petroleum Technicians

820

(3)

Social Science Research Assistants

270

$16.27

Environmental Science & Protection Technicians, Including Health

350

$20.54

Forest & Conservation Technicians

590

$14.66

Life, Physical, & Social Science Technicians, All Other

800

$20.83

Community & Social Services Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Community & Social Services Occupations

45,540

$19.12

Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder Counselors

2,460

$13.59

Educational, Vocational, & School Counselors

6,330

$21.15

Marriage & Family Therapists

(3)

$22.36

Mental Health Counselors

3,330

$15.03

Counselors, All Other

540

$15.70

Child, Family, & School Social Workers

7,730

$24.50

Medical & Public Health Social Workers

2,420

$24.47

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Workers

2,330

$16.43

Social Workers, All Other

1,690

$17.92

Health Educators

2,500

$16.09

Social & Human Service Assistants

6,640

$14.27

Community & Social Service Specialists, All Other

2,860

$17.82

Clergy

750

$24.65

Directors, Religious Activities & Education

560

$17.86

Religious Workers, All Other

(3)

$10.53

Legal Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Legal Occupations

32,960

$44.03

Lawyers

19,430

$64.06

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, & Hearing Officers

340

$55.51

Arbitrators, Mediators, & Conciliators

170

$37.67

Paralegals & Legal Assistants

7,470

$23.82

Law Clerks

990

$18.20

Title Examiners, Abstractors, & Searchers

1,630

$23.56

Legal Support Workers, All Other

1,710

$20.70

Education, Training, & Library Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Education, Training, & Library Occupations

268,900

$22.02

Business Teachers, Postsecondary

740

(1)

Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

380

(1)

Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary

760

(3)

Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary

150

(1)

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

910

(1)

Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

390

(1)

Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary

50

(1)

Anthropology & Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary

80

(1)

Area, Ethnic, & Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

90

(1)

Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

110

(1)

Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

180

(1)

Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary

420

(1)

Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary

160

(1)

Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other

200

(1)

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

2,850

(1)

Nursing Instructors & Teachers, Postsecondary

900

(1)

Education Teachers, Postsecondary

1,070

(1)

Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary

40

(1)

Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary

220

(1)

Law Teachers, Postsecondary

(3)

(1)

Art, Drama, & Music Teachers, Postsecondary

2,490

(1)

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

370

(1)

English Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

1,060

(1)

Foreign Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

360

(1)

History Teachers, Postsecondary

290

(1)

Philosophy & Religion Teachers, Postsecondary

340

(1)

Graduate Teaching Assistants

4,820

(1)

Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

80

(1)

Recreation & Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

400

(1)

Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

3,790

$19.32

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other

23,420

(1)

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

12,680

$12.10

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

5,020

(1)

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

54,750

(1)

Middle School Teachers, Except Special & Vocational Education

5,750

(1)

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special & Vocational Education

30,110

(1)

Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School

1,470

(1)

Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, & Elementary School

8,800

(1)

Special Education Teachers, Middle School

(3)

(1)

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

4,080

(1)

Self-Enrichment Education Teachers

5,350

$17.60

Teachers & Instructors, All Other

20,080

(1)

Archivists

120

$17.64

Curators

280

$27.10

Museum Technicians & Conservators

280

$21.55

Librarians

2,870

$29.48

Library Technicians

2,440

$15.30

Audio-Visual Collections Specialists

120

$17.98

Farm & Home Management Advisors

(3)

$28.30

Instructional Coordinators

3,600

$30.19

Teacher Assistants

50,670

(1)

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations

164,480

$18.61

Art Directors

3,000

$42.94

Craft Artists

130

$20.16

Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, & Illustrators

590

$36.09

Multi-Media Artists & Animators

5,870

$31.57

Artists & Related Workers, All Other

160

$28.66

Commercial & Industrial Designers

1,510

$25.95

Fashion Designers

2,500

$28.72

Floral Designers

1,200

$11.45

Graphic Designers

9,400

$22.03

Interior Designers

1,430

$23.78

Merchandise Displayers & Window Trimmers

2,220

$12.41

Set & Exhibit Designers

1,050

$30.77

Designers, All Other

760

$21.09

Actors

23,200

$10.24

Producers & Directors

10,560

$38.17

Athletes & Sports Competitors

550

(1)

Umpires, Referees, & Other Sports Officials

500

(1)

Dancers

1,530

$8.22

Choreographers

560

$20.00

Musicians & Singers

3,680

$39.70

Entertainers & Performers, Sports & Related Workers, All Other

43,740

$15.30

Radio & Television Announcers

1,280

$16.40

Public Address System & Other Announcers

470

$11.71

Broadcast News Analysts

210

$44.16

Reporters & Correspondents

1,560

$21.87

Public Relations Specialists

6,950

$21.67

Editors

4,990

$22.11

Technical Writers

1,630

$31.68

Writers & Authors

2,810

$36.44

Interpreters & Translators

620

$18.91

Media & Communication Workers, All Other

1,340

$20.86

Broadcast Technicians

2,160

$16.32

Sound Engineering Technicians

3,170

$30.48

Photographers

1,740

$10.96

Camera Operators, Television, Video, & Motion Picture

4,130

$36.07

Film & Video Editors

4,900

$31.43

Media & Communication Equipment Workers, All Other

2,560

$18.71

Healthcare Practitioner & Technical Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Healthcare Practitioner & Technical Occupations

174,200

$31.25

Chiropractors

640

$19.90

Dentists, General

2,450

$51.39

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

(3)

(2)

Orthodontists

(3)

(2)

Dentists, All Other Specialists

80

$49.48

Dietitians & Nutritionists

1,590

$23.96

Optometrists

470

$35.62

Pharmacists

6,110

$52.21

Anesthesiologists

410

(2)

Internists, General

1,220

(2)

Obstetricians & Gynecologists

290

(2)

Pediatricians, General

840

(2)

Psychiatrists

(3)

(2)

Surgeons

1,110

(2)

Physicians & Surgeons, All Other

5,780

(2)

Physician Assistants

1,190

$42.81

Podiatrists

580

$27.86

Registered Nurses

64,820

$34.42

Audiologists

240

$31.84

Occupational Therapists

1,670

$34.65

Physical Therapists

3,250

$34.60

Radiation Therapists

220

$37.32

Recreational Therapists

390

$21.74

Respiratory Therapists

3,210

$27.21

Speech-Language Pathologists

1,400

$33.72

Therapists, All Other

270

$27.82

Veterinarians

590

$45.73

Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners, All Other

810

$30.72

Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists

4,000

$32.49

Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians

3,570

$16.73

Dental Hygienists

6,760

$34.30

Cardiovascular Technologists & Technicians

940

$24.10

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

1,010

$28.29

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

780

$32.40

Radiologic Technologists & Technicians

4,320

$26.03

Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics

2,780

$11.53

Dietetic Technicians

500

$14.15

Pharmacy Technicians

6,170

$16.18

Psychiatric Technicians

1,970

$21.33

Respiratory Therapy Technicians

340

$24.25

Surgical Technologists

2,760

$20.46

Veterinary Technologists & Technicians

1,810

$13.32

Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses

17,850

$20.69

Medical Records & Health Information Technicians

3,850

$14.40

Opticians, Dispensing

1,680

$15.67

Orthotists & Prosthetists

80

$26.11

Health Technologists & Technicians, All Other

3,510

$17.92

Occupational Health & Safety Specialists

1,470

$31.49

Occupational Health & Safety Technicians

80

$24.35

Athletic Trainers

240

(1)

Healthcare Practitioner & Technical Workers, All Other

860

$27.59

Healthcare Support Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Healthcare Support Occupations

82,660

$11.59

Home Health Aides

9,960

$9.59

Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants

29,410

$10.41

Psychiatric Aides

290

$10.61

Occupational Therapist Assistants

300

$25.07

Occupational Therapist Aides

200

$9.49

Physical Therapist Assistants

860

$26.55

Physical Therapist Aides

1,430

$12.65

Massage Therapists

1,570

$16.30

Dental Assistants

9,700

$13.30

Medical Assistants

15,140

$14.40

Medical Equipment Preparers

1,260

$12.74

Medical Transcriptionists

2,010

$19.85

Pharmacy Aides

1,890

$9.93

Veterinary Assistants & Laboratory Animal Caretakers

1,020

$10.11

Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

7,630

$13.18

Protective Service Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Protective Service Occupations

97,570

$13.88

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers

150

$36.38

First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other

1,820

$16.90

Fire Fighters

5,470

$35.42

Parking Enforcement Workers

430

$16.99

Transit & Railroad Police

100

$18.32

Private Detectives & Investigators

1,290

$20.62

Gaming Surveillance Officers & Gaming Investigators

50

$12.01

Security Guards

50,200

$10.20

Crossing Guards

1,740

$8.56

Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, & Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

3,030

$10.51

Protective Service Workers, All Other

2,660

$10.80

Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations

307,140

$8.22

Chefs & Head Cooks

3,010

$18.17

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation & Serving Workers

20,980

$11.99

Cooks, Fast Food

(3)

$7.95

Cooks, Institution & Cafeteria

4,650

$10.96

Cooks, Restaurant

22,910

$10.37

Cooks, Short Order

3,230

$10.34

Cooks, All Other

400

$10.59

Food Preparation Workers

36,260

$8.21

Bartenders

10,750

$7.88

Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

44,180

$7.90

Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, & Coffee Shop

(3)

$8.02

Waiters & Waitresses

61,220

$7.81

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

3,980

$9.67

Dining Room & Cafeteria Attendants & Bartender Helpers

16,640

$7.71

Dishwashers

15,810

$7.83

Hosts & Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, & Coffee Shop

9,690

$8.36

Food Preparation & Serving Related Workers, All Other

1,360

$7.67

Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations

102,850

$9.95

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping & Janitorial Workers

3,850

$16.49

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, & Groundskeeping Workers

1,950

$20.89

Janitors & Cleaners, Except Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners

53,940

$9.41

Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners

19,120

$8.81

Building Cleaning Workers, All Other

(3)

$13.29

Pest Control Workers

2,470

$13.49

Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers

20,620

$10.99

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, & Applicators, Vegetation

130

$19.46

Tree Trimmers & Pruners

(3)

$15.34

Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other

90

$15.91

Personal Care & Service Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Personal Care & Service Occupations

91,870

$9.79

Gaming Supervisors

140

$19.83

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers

3,610

$16.95

Animal Trainers

410

$12.80

Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

2,720

$9.05

Gaming Dealers

3,350

$8.27

Gaming & Sports Book Writers & Runners

(3)

$9.73

Gaming Service Workers, All Other

950

$9.89

Motion Picture Projectionists

480

$11.05

Ushers, Lobby Attendants, & Ticket Takers

4,480

$8.30

Amusement & Recreation Attendants

7,420

$8.18

Costume Attendants

310

$25.99

Locker Room, Coatroom, & Dressing Room Attendants

480

$9.40

Entertainment attendants & related workers, all other

610

$8.57

Embalmers

250

$17.17

Funeral Attendants

750

$13.68

Barbers

(3)

$9.87

Hairdressers, Hairstylists, & Cosmetologists

6,610

$9.89

Makeup Artists, Theatrical & Performance

220

$18.80

Manicurists & Pedicurists

4,000

$8.12

Shampooers

(3)

$9.52

Skin Care Specialists

750

$11.38

Baggage Porters & Bellhops

1,750

$8.64

Concierges

730

$8.18

Tour Guides & Escorts

540

$10.39

Flight Attendants

5,590

(1)

Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants & Baggage Porters

640

$10.48

Child Care Workers

14,770

$10.19

Personal & Home Care Aides

10,270

$9.13

Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors

7,770

$18.49

Recreation Workers

9,160

$10.04

Residential Advisors

1,190

$14.21

Personal Care & Service Workers, All Other

1,190

(3)

Sales & Related Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Sales & Related Occupations

410,360

$12.64

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers

32,430

$17.41

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers

9,190

$30.98

Cashiers

87,320

$8.69

Gaming Change Persons & Booth Cashiers

(3)

$10.76

Counter & Rental Clerks

15,960

$9.84

Parts Salespersons

5,120

$15.23

Retail Salespersons

125,640

$9.82

Advertising Sales Agents

6,010

$22.67

Insurance Sales Agents

6,700

$26.66

Securities, Commodities, & Financial Services Sales Agents

9,580

$35.16

Travel Agents

5,420

$13.62

Sales Representatives, Services, All Other

24,790

$23.72

Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Technical & Scientific Products

7,990

$29.21

Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Except Technical & Scientific Products

50,990

$23.36

Demonstrators & Product Promoters

3,190

$13.37

Real Estate Brokers

(3)

$27.70

Real Estate Sales Agents

1,120

(3)

Sales Engineers

2,350

$41.90

Telemarketers

8,740

$10.96

Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News & Street Vendors, & Related Workers

530

$9.72

Sales & Related Workers, All Other

5,280

$17.56

Office & Administrative Support Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Office & Administrative Support Occupations

818,790

$14.56

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office & Administrative Support Workers

51,960

$22.67

Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service

5,550

$11.86

Telephone Operators

1,140

$19.77

Communications Equipment Operators, All Other

80

$21.46

Bill & Account Collectors

13,900

$15.86

Billing & Posting Clerks & Machine Operators

18,240

$14.87

Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks

58,620

$16.43

Gaming Cage Workers

(3)

$11.80

Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks

5,700

$17.72

Procurement Clerks

1,740

$15.88

Tellers

18,090

$11.74

Brokerage Clerks

2,290

$21.05

Correspondence Clerks

140

$16.86

Credit Authorizers, Checkers, & Clerks

1,880

$16.16

Customer Service Representatives

60,890

$14.94

File Clerks

9,240

$11.63

Hotel, Motel, & Resort Desk Clerks

3,520

$10.12

Interviewers, Except Eligibility & Loan

9,470

$12.89

Library Assistants, Clerical

1,760

$11.12

Loan Interviewers & Clerks

11,430

$17.08

New Accounts Clerks

1,640

$15.05

Order Clerks

15,460

$12.65

Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll & Timekeeping

4,310

$18.05

Receptionists & Information Clerks

34,990

$11.69

Reservation & Transportation Ticket Agents & Travel Clerks

6,380

$14.36

Information & Record Clerks, All Other

8,300

$15.47

Cargo & Freight Agents

8,270

$22.21

Couriers & Messengers

5,410

$9.18

Police, Fire, & Ambulance Dispatchers

630

$22.11

Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, & Ambulance

6,520

$15.34

Postal Service Clerks

2,340

$21.71

Postal Service Mail Carriers

10,300

$21.65

Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, & Processing Machine Operators

7,800

$21.14

Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks

14,660

$18.95

Shipping, Receiving, & Traffic Clerks

37,990

$12.26

Stock Clerks & Order Fillers

55,120

$9.77

Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, & Samplers, Recordkeeping

3,410

$10.36

Executive Secretaries & Administrative Assistants

62,650

$19.95

Legal Secretaries

12,680

$24.04

Medical Secretaries

16,690

$14.02

Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, & Executive

31,870

$14.66

Computer Operators

3,910

$16.83

Data Entry Keyers

11,420

$12.22

Desktop Publishers

1,140

$16.42

Insurance Claims & Policy Processing Clerks

7,330

$16.35

Mail Clerks & Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service

4,260

$10.66

Office Clerks, General

121,770

$11.58

Office Machine Operators, Except Computer

5,370

$12.90

Proofreaders & Copy Markers

550

$16.35

Office & Administrative Support Workers, All Other

20,110

$11.59

Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations

4,570

$8.72

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Workers

260

$18.17

Graders & Sorters, Agricultural Products

540

$7.98

Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop, Nursery, & Greenhouse

2,530

$8.54

Farmworkers, Farm & Ranch Animals

660

$9.84

Agricultural Workers, All Other

270

$8.43

Construction & Extraction Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Construction & Extraction Occupations

138,980

$19.92

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers

11,560

$29.97

Boilermakers

150

$23.22

Brickmasons & Blockmasons

990

$19.57

Stonemasons

870

$23.90

Carpenters

18,080

$23.72

Carpet Installers

940

$14.51

Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, & Hard Tiles

740

$14.80

Floor Sanders & Finishers

140

$18.21

Tile & Marble Setters

2,190

$18.44

Cement Masons & Concrete Finishers

4,290

$19.68

Terrazzo Workers & Finishers

200

$18.76

Construction Laborers

24,060

$15.11

Paving, Surfacing, & Tamping Equipment Operators

760

$20.27

Pile-Driver Operators

(3)

$33.27

Operating Engineers & Other Construction Equipment Operators

4,270

$30.71

Drywall & Ceiling Tile Installers

7,170

$20.61

Tapers

1,120

$21.43

Electricians

11,450

$23.19

Glaziers

610

$23.48

Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, & Wall

1,120

$15.84

Insulation Workers, Mechanical

270

$19.23

Painters, Construction & Maintenance

7,680

$17.06

Pipelayers

(3)

$20.98

Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters

10,300

$19.08

Plasterers & Stucco Masons

3,820

$15.52

Reinforcing Iron & Rebar Workers

1,430

$19.02

Roofers

3,290

$20.37

Sheet Metal Workers

3,370

$20.24

Structural Iron & Steel Workers

1,410

$29.31

Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, & Tile & Marble Setters

1,700

$11.49

Helpers--Carpenters

590

$13.24

Helpers--Electricians

1,310

$12.10

Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, & Stucco Masons

530

$10.37

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters

1,550

$12.04

Helpers--Roofers

280

$10.51

Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other

270

$9.01

Construction & Building Inspectors

2,580

$32.92

Elevator Installers & Repairers

860

$32.74

Fence Erectors

710

$16.36

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

1,160

$17.55

Rail-Track Laying & Maintenance Equipment Operators

(3)

$15.26

Septic Tank Servicers & Sewer Pipe Cleaners

(3)

$22.03

Construction & Related Workers, All Other

1,340

$18.65

Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, & Mining

100

(3)

Roustabouts, Oil & Gas

240

$14.41

Helpers--Extraction Workers

380

$19.32

Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations

128,280

$18.85

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers

11,230

$27.38

Computer, Automated Teller, & Office Machine Repairers

4,790

$17.91

Radio Mechanics

(3)

$15.97

Telecommunications Equipment Installers & Repairers, Except Line Installers

6,390

$28.02

Avionics Technicians

940

$23.99

Electric Motor, Power Tool, & Related Repairers

330

$16.99

Electrical & Electronics Installers & Repairers, Transportation Equipment

510

$24.04

Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Commercial & Industrial Equipment

790

$23.38

Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, & Relay

(3)

$30.95

Electronic Equipment Installers & Repairers, Motor Vehicles

890

$12.81

Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers & Repairers

(3)

$16.91

Security & Fire Alarm Systems Installers

1,860

$18.50

Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians

4,220

$27.42

Automotive Body & Related Repairers

3,530

$16.80

Automotive Glass Installers & Repairers

(3)

$10.13

Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics

17,890

$15.40

Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists

6,460

$21.26

Farm Equipment Mechanics

(3)

$12.79

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

2,610

$27.42

Rail Car Repairers

290

$17.29

Motorboat Mechanics

120

$13.90

Motorcycle Mechanics

360

$15.99

Outdoor Power Equipment & Other Small Engine Mechanics

450

$14.38

Bicycle Repairers

400

$11.46

Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians

(3)

$18.75

Tire Repairers & Changers

2,630

$10.45

Mechanical Door Repairers

340

$18.63

Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers

3,180

$20.32

Home Appliance Repairers

1,730

$16.99

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

3,000

$20.67

Maintenance & Repair Workers, General

32,160

$15.75

Maintenance Workers, Machinery

1,020

$13.91

Millwrights

(3)

$26.29

Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons

40

$18.74

Telecommunications Line Installers & Repairers

3,960

$25.99

Camera & Photographic Equipment Repairers

250

$29.08

Medical Equipment Repairers

630

$20.20

Musical Instrument Repairers & Tuners

130

$15.30

Watch Repairers

(3)

$14.05

Precision Instrument & Equipment Repairers, All Other

(3)

$17.40

Coin, Vending, & Amusement Machine Servicers & Repairers

710

$11.52

Fabric Menders, Except Garment

30

$15.64

Locksmiths & Safe Repairers

580

$15.41

Riggers

510

$26.00

Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Workers

4,630

$10.58

Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Workers, All Other

4,370

$15.31

Production Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Production Occupations

330,220

$10.68

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production & Operating Workers

20,560

$21.60

Coil Winders, Tapers, & Finishers

720

$12.02

Electrical & Electronic Equipment Assemblers

5,700

$9.80

Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

3,320

$10.47

Engine & Other Machine Assemblers

390

$16.85

Structural Metal Fabricators & Fitters

2,620

$14.63

Fiberglass Laminators & Fabricators

390

$13.22

Team Assemblers

25,630

$9.72

Assemblers & Fabricators, All Other

8,290

$9.92

Bakers

5,670

$10.11

Butchers & Meat Cutters

5,370

$11.00

Meat, Poultry, & Fish Cutters & Trimmers

3,350

$8.48

Slaughterers & Meat Packers

1,310

$8.42

Food & Tobacco Roasting, Baking, & Drying Machine Operators & Tenders

690

$8.53

Food Batchmakers

4,910

$9.03

Food Cooking Machine Operators & Tenders

1,450

$9.05

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic

3,380

$13.82

Numerical Tool & Process Control Programmers

540

$28.35

Extruding & Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic

1,280

$11.00

Forging Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic

740

$15.31

Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic

1,420

$11.44

Cutting, Punching, & Press Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic

7,190

$11.31

Drilling & Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic

1,230

$12.09

Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, & Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic

5,210

$12.27

Lathe & Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic

1,660

$14.12

Milling & Planing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic

950

$12.25

Machinists

9,900

$16.58

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators & Tenders

210

$11.84

Pourers & Casters, Metal

360

$10.47

Model Makers, Metal & Plastic

180

$21.09

Patternmakers, Metal & Plastic

(3)

$24.18

Foundry Mold & Coremakers

350

$10.88

Molding, Coremaking, & Casting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic

4,310

$9.84

Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic

1,700

$12.66

Tool & Die Makers

1,530

$22.13

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, & Brazers

8,750

$13.14

Welding, Soldering, & Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders

760

$14.78

Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic

630

$14.12

Lay-Out Workers, Metal & Plastic

150

$14.93

Plating & Coating Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic

1,950

$10.64

Tool Grinders, Filers, & Sharpeners

500

$12.81

Metal Workers & Plastic Workers, All Other

850

$11.67

Bindery Workers

2,190

$11.05

Bookbinders

90

$12.74

Job Printers

1,370

$16.11

Prepress Technicians & Workers

2,260

$17.82

Printing Machine Operators

8,460

$13.91

Laundry & Dry-Cleaning Workers

6,150

$8.53

Pressers, Textile, Garment, & Related Materials

4,720

$8.36

Sewing Machine Operators

35,800

$8.31

Shoe & Leather Workers & Repairers

(3)

$9.04

Shoe Machine Operators & Tenders

410

$9.68

Sewers, Hand

700

$9.86

Tailors, Dressmakers, & Custom Sewers

1,420

$12.31

Textile Bleaching & Dyeing Machine Operators & Tenders

3,220

$8.74

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders

2,110

$8.85

Textile Knitting & Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders

2,000

$8.75

Textile Winding, Twisting, & Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders

560

$8.36

Extruding & Forming Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Synthetic & Glass Fibers

210

$11.00

Fabric & Apparel Patternmakers

1,850

$23.42

Upholsterers

1,980

$12.10

Textile, Apparel, & Furnishings Workers, All Other

980

$8.36

Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters

4,140

$10.82

Furniture Finishers

1,390

$10.31

Patternmakers, Wood

60

$10.36

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Wood

900

$10.80

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Except Sawing

2,270

$10.10

Woodworkers, All Other

360

$9.37

Power Distributors & Dispatchers

50

$29.26

Power Plant Operators

330

$29.98

Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators

910

$26.11

Water & Liquid Waste Treatment Plant & System Operators

(3)

$25.10

Chemical Plant & System Operators

250

$25.39

Gas Plant Operators

(3)

$29.94

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, & Gaugers

1,530

$29.99

Plant & System Operators, All Other

340

$22.42

Chemical Equipment Operators & Tenders

250

$20.96

Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, & Still Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders

710

$22.25

Crushing, Grinding, & Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders

760

$13.00

Grinding & Polishing Workers, Hand

2,420

$9.67

Mixing & Blending Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders

3,540

$12.16

Cutters & Trimmers, Hand

3,320

$8.70

Cutting & Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders

2,110

$10.75

Extruding, Forming, Pressing, & Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders

1,630

$11.12

Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, & Kettle Operators & Tenders

280

$12.34

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers

16,160

$12.61

Jewelers & Precious Stone & Metal Workers

1,600

$10.72

Dental Laboratory Technicians

1,260

$14.69

Medical Appliance Technicians

470

$16.97

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

500

$13.49

Packaging & Filling Machine Operators & Tenders

14,230

$9.46

Coating, Painting, & Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders

3,200

$11.13

Painters, Transportation Equipment

1,510

$18.21

Painting, Coating, & Decorating Workers

890

$9.12

Photographic Process Workers

1,970

$13.07

Photographic Processing Machine Operators

1,600

$14.47

Semiconductor Processors

1,130

$17.89

Cementing & Gluing Machine Operators & Tenders

1,030

$9.38

Cleaning, Washing, & Metal Pickling Equipment Operators & Tenders

500

$8.83

Cooling & Freezing Equipment Operators & Tenders

300

$18.73

Etchers & Engravers

210

$11.76

Molders, Shapers, & Casters, Except Metal & Plastic

1,160

$8.83

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders

2,930

$13.45

Helpers--Production Workers

14,850

$8.85

Production Workers, All Other

10,210

$8.73

Transportation & Material Moving Occupations

Employment*

Median Hourly Wage

Transportation & Material Moving Occupations

317,090

$11.15

Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

790

$25.14

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, & Material Movers, Hand

7,570

$18.63

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation & Material-Moving Machine & Vehicle Operators

6,670

$24.38

Airline Pilots, Copilots, & Flight Engineers

2,530

(1)

Commercial Pilots

680

(1)

Airfield Operations Specialists

70

$23.06

Ambulance Drivers & Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians

420

$13.44

Bus Drivers, Transit & Intercity

14,860

$16.17

Bus Drivers, School

4,830

$13.71

Driver/Sales Workers

10,640

$9.62

Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer

31,800

$17.41

Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services

28,350

$12.39

Taxi Drivers & Chauffeurs

6,470

$10.49

Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other

2,800

$9.33

Locomotive Engineers

(3)

$22.30

Sailors & Marine Oilers

850

$17.55

Captains, Mates, & Pilots of Water Vessels

380

$22.79

Motorboat Operators

120

(3)

Ship Engineers

250

$26.06

Parking Lot Attendants

9,120

$8.17

Service Station Attendants

2,040

$12.48

Transportation Inspectors

730

$27.57

Transportation Workers, All Other

2,630

$18.76

Conveyor Operators & Tenders

1,380

$14.12

Excavating & Loading Machine & Dragline Operators

280

$19.86

Hoist & Winch Operators

(3)

$31.64

Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators

20,630

$15.25

Cleaners of Vehicles & Equipment

14,240

$8.39

Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand

91,140

$9.27

Machine Feeders & Offbearers

3,930

$9.41

Packers & Packagers, Hand

39,720

$8.11

Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers

(3)

$22.69

Refuse & Recyclable Material Collectors

3,550

$16.67

Tank Car, Truck, & Ship Loaders

840

$17.74

Material Moving Workers, All Other

3,710

$11.01

* 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.
(1) 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.
(2) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.
(3) Estimates not released.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

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