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National Compensation Survey: Occupational
Earnings in the West South Central Census
Division, July 2009
U.S. Department of Labor
Hilda L. Solis, Secretary
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keith Hall, Commissioner
June 2010
Bulletin 2741

Contents
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Overview



Occupational earnings tables: West South Central Census Division, December 2008 –
January 2010 (average reference date July 2009)



Relative standard error (RSE) tables to accompany mean hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings tables

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Printing multiple tables

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Appendix A: Technical note

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Appendix B: Survey occupations (PDF)

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Appendix C: Survey areas and geographic coverage

Overview
The National Compensation Survey (NCS) provides comprehensive measures of
occupational earnings, compensation cost trends, benefit incidence, and detailed benefit
provisions. This bulletin presents estimates of occupational pay in the West South Central
Census Division. These estimates are based on data collected in a sample of localities in
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas and are weighted to represent the Division as
a whole. (See Appendix C for a list of the survey areas.) The estimates include pay for

workers in major sectors of the U.S. economy in 2009–the civilian, private, and State and
local government sectors–and by various occupational and establishment characteristics.
The civilian sector, by NCS definition, excludes Federal government, agricultural, and
household workers.
Questions regarding these data and recent and historical NCS wage data can be
addressed by calling the information line at (202) 691-6199 or by emailing to
NCSInfo@bls.gov. Information is available to sensory-impaired individuals on request,
(Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 1 (800) 877-8339). Data requests
also may be sent by mail to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Compensation
Data Analysis and Planning, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Room 4175, Washington, DC
20212. Material in this publication is in the public domain and, with appropriate credit,
may be reproduced without permission.
U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) field economists collected and reviewed the survey
data. The Office of Compensation and Working Conditions, in cooperation with the Office
of Field Operations and the Office of Technology and Survey Processing, designed the
survey, processed the data, and prepared the survey for publication. The survey could
not have been conducted without the cooperation of the many private businesses and
government jurisdictions that provided pay data included in this report. BLS thanks these
respondents for their cooperation.

Occupational earnings tables: West South Central Census
Division, December 2008 – January 2010 (average
reference date July 2009)
The 2009 NCS West South Central Census Division bulletin includes occupational earnings
tables 1-21; relative standard errors of the estimates for tables 11-13, 15-17, and 19-21;
and appendix tables 1 and 2. The relative standard error tables are titled and numbered
to correspond to their respective earnings-estimates tables. Appendix tables 1 and 2 are
part of Appendix A.
Summary table. Table 1 presents an overview of data reported in this bulletin. Mean
hourly earnings, weekly hours, and relative standard errors are given for civilian, private
industry, and State and local government workers by selected worker and establishment
characteristics. Worker characteristics include high-level and intermediate occupational
aggregation, full-time and part-time status, union and nonunion status, and time and
incentive pay status. Establishment characteristics include goods producing, service
providing, and size of establishment.


Table 1. Summary: Mean hourly earnings and weekly hours for selected worker and
establishment characteristics.

Work levels. Work levels are standardized measures of duties and responsibilities that
apply to all occupations. The NCS designates 15 work levels; level 1 is the lowest and
level 15 is the highest. Tables 2 through 4 present average wages by work level. Table 5
shows average wages by combined work levels. (For more information on how work
levels are determined, see Appendix A.)
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Table 2. Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings for full-time and part-time workers by
work levels.



Table 3. Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings for full-time and part-time
workers by work levels.



Table 4. State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings for full-time and
part-time workers by work levels.



Table 5. Combined work levels for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings for full-time
and part-time workers.

Percentiles. Percentiles designate position in the earnings distribution and are calculated
from individual worker earnings and the hours those workers are scheduled to work.
Tables 6 through 10 provide estimates on the mean hourly wage for the 10th percentile,
the 25th percentile, the 50th percentile (or median), the 75th percentile, and the 90th
percentile of occupational wages, by ownership sector and for full- and part-time workers
within these sectors.


Table 6. Civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles.



Table 7. Private industry workers: Hourly wage percentiles.



Table 8. State and local government workers: Hourly wage percentiles.



Table 9. Full-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles.



Table 10. Part-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles.

Full-time workers. Employees are classified as full time or part time on the basis of
definitions used by each establishment. Tables 2 through 5 provide mean hourly earnings
estimates for full-time and part-time workers by occupational group for the civilian
sector, State and local government, and private industry, by work level. Tables 11
through 13 provide occupational mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings
estimates, as well as mean weekly and annual hours worked, by ownership sector.


Table 11. Full-time civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours.



Table 12. Full-time private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and
annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours.



Table 13. Full-time State and local government workers: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours.)

Size of establishment. Estimates of mean hourly earnings for workers in major
occupational groups by size of private industry establishment—1-49 workers, 50-99
workers, 100-499 workers, and 500 or more workers—are shown in table 14. Tables 15
and 16 show estimates of mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and
mean weekly and annual hours for detailed occupations of full-time private industry
workers in establishments with fewer than 100 workers and for those in establishments
with 100 workers or more, respectively.


Table 14. Size of establishment: Mean hourly earnings of workers in private industry
establishments for major occupational groups.



Table 15. Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours by
occupation for full-time workers.



Table 16. Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Mean and median
hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours by occupation
for full-time workers.

Union and nonunion workers. Union workers are workers whose wages are
determined through collective bargaining. Table 17 provides mean hourly earnings of
union and nonunion workers in the civilian sector as a whole, State and local government,
and private industry, by major occupational group. (For more information on union
workers, see Appendix A.)


Table 17. Union and nonunion workers: Mean hourly earnings by ownership and major
occupational group.

Time and incentive workers. Time workers are workers whose wages are based solely
on an hourly rate or salary. Incentive workers are workers whose wages are based at
least partially on productivity payments, such piece rates, commissions, and production
bonuses. Table 18 provides hourly earnings estimates for workers in the civilian and

private sectors who are paid on a time or an incentive basis.


Table 18. Time and incentive workers: Mean hourly earnings for major occupational
groups.

Private industry sector. Table 19 shows estimates of mean hourly earnings for
workers, by industry sector, for major occupational groups that meet publication criteria.


Table 19. Industry sector: Mean hourly earnings for private industry workers by major
occupational group.

Hospitals. Hospitals include general medical and surgical hospitals, psychiatric and
substance abuse hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse)
hospitals. Table 20 shows mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and
mean weekly and annual hours, for full-time civilian workers in hospitals, by detailed
occupation and level.


Table 20. Civilian full-time workers in hospitals: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and
annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours, by work levels.

Supervisory occupations. Table 21 includes estimates of mean and median weekly and
annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours for workers with supervisory
responsibility, in the civilian sector.


Table 21. Civilian supervisory workers: Mean and median weekly and annual earnings
and mean weekly and annual hours.

Table 1

Summary: Mean hourly earnings1 and weekly hours for selected worker and
establishment characteristics

Worker and
establishment
characteristics

Civilian
workers
Relative
error2

Mean
weekly
hours3

Mean
hourly
earnings

Relative
error2

$19.12

1.0%

36.5

$18.56

31.96

2.1

38.1

37.60
29.53
10.15
15.38
16.74

2.9
2.3
1.8
1.0
2.1

14.59

State and local government
workers

Mean
weekly
hours3

Mean
hourly
earnings

Relative
error2

1.1%

36.3

$22.11

1.5%

37.3

33.61

3.1

38.5

28.21

1.4

37.0

40.2
37.2
32.3
36.1
33.9

39.03
30.57
9.00
15.45
16.78

3.4
3.6
1.7
1.1
2.1

40.4
37.6
31.3
36.0
33.8

30.77
27.68
15.26
14.68
13.64

4.5
1.4
3.4
1.5
6.6

39.1
36.6
37.9
37.7
37.3

1.0

37.5

14.56

1.2

37.5

14.74

1.6

37.7

17.80

1.9

40.0

17.98

2.2

40.0

16.09

2.3

39.3

16.76

3.5

40.2

16.90

3.8

40.3

15.24

3.7

39.6

19.12

1.8

39.9

19.39

2.1

40.0

16.90

2.5

39.0

14.70
14.71

2.7
3.3

38.0
38.8

14.70
14.67

2.8
3.4

38.1
38.8

14.77
17.66

4.3
10.1

34.2
39.8

14.69

5.0

37.2

14.72

5.2

37.4

14.05

2.7

33.1

Full time ...............................
Part time ...............................

20.28
9.56

1.0
1.9

39.8
21.7

19.84
9.22

1.2
1.9

39.9
22.1

22.44
14.61

1.5
8.4

39.5
16.8

Union ...................................
Nonunion .............................

21.08
19.01

2.7
1.0

38.0
36.4

20.73
18.45

3.3
1.1

37.6
36.3

22.41
22.09

4.6
1.5

39.4
37.2

Time .....................................
Incentive ..............................

18.78
25.55

1.0
3.2

36.3
40.0

18.12
25.55

1.2
3.2

36.1
40.0

22.11
–

1.5
–

37.3
–

All workers ..............................

Mean
hourly
earnings

Private industry
workers

Mean
weekly
hours3

Worker characteristics4,5
Management, professional,
and related .........................
Management, business,
and financial ..................
Professional and related ...
Service .................................
Sales and office ....................
Sales and related ..............
Office and administrative
support ...........................
Natural resources,
construction, and
maintenance .......................
Construction and
extraction .......................
Installation, maintenance,
and repair .......................
Production, transportation,
and material moving ..........
Production ........................
Transportation and
material moving .............

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

1-1

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 1

Summary: Mean hourly earnings1 and weekly hours for selected worker and
establishment characteristics–Continued

Worker and
establishment
characteristics

Civilian
workers

Private industry
workers

Mean
hourly
earnings

Relative
error2

Mean
weekly
hours3

Mean
hourly
earnings

Goods producing .................
Service providing .................

(6)
(6)

(6)
(6)

(6)
(6)

21.62
17.68

1-49 workers ........................
50-99 workers ......................
100-499 workers ..................
500 workers or more ............

16.44
16.57
18.65
24.66

2.3
2.0
2.2
1.5

35.8
36.4
36.5
37.6

16.43
16.36
18.48
24.80

State and local government
workers

Mean
weekly
hours3

Mean
hourly
earnings

Relative
error2

Mean
weekly
hours3

3.3
1.0

39.9
35.4

(6)
(6)

(6)
(6)

(6)
(6)

2.4
2.2
2.6
2.3

35.7
36.3
36.5
37.6

16.68
19.09
19.70
24.43

3.7
4.1
1.4
.9

37.2
37.6
36.7
37.6

Relative
error2

Establishment characteristics

1 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.
2 The relative standard error (RSE) is the standard error expressed as a percent of
the estimate. It can be used to calculate a "confidence interval" around a sample
estimate. For more information about RSEs, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook of
Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
3 Mean weekly hours are the hours an employee is scheduled to work in a week,
exclusive of overtime.
4 Employees are classified as working either a full-time or a part-time schedule
based on the definition used by each establishment. Union workers are those whose
earnings are determined through collective bargaining. Earnings of time workers are
based solely on hourly rate or salary; incentive workers are those whose earnings are

at least partially based on productivity payments such as piece rates, commissions,
and production bonuses. For more information, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook of
Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
5 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
6 Estimates for goods-producing and service-providing industries are published
for private industry only. The NCS uses the 2007 North American Industry
Classification System (NAICS) to determine the industry of each sampled
establishment.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

1-2

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Relative
error5

1.0%

Full-time workers
Mean

All workers ...............................................

$19.12

$20.28

Management occupations ...................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Level 13 .............................
Level 14 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
General and operations managers ......
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Advertising and promotions
managers ......................................
Marketing and sales managers ...........
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Marketing managers ......................
Not able to be leveled ........
Sales managers ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Public relations managers ..................
Administrative services managers .....
Level 11 .............................
Computer and information systems
managers ......................................
Not able to be leveled ........
Financial managers ............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Human resources managers ...............
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........

43.62
19.00
23.52
30.53
33.90
42.16
58.20
62.12
83.20
54.61
47.27
27.32
37.89
69.49
71.34

3.2
4.8
7.0
4.8
4.8
1.9
3.4
2.9
14.8
5.8
10.5
12.4
6.4
9.7
14.5

43.68
19.00
23.52
30.62
33.90
42.16
58.09
62.12
83.20
54.88
47.27
27.32
37.89
69.49
71.34

42.75
51.88
42.44
50.19
55.13
51.83
66.24
51.93
50.89
40.50
31.13
29.40
35.54

18.7
10.0
27.6
12.4
13.6
9.3
9.2
16.6
16.9
5.9
13.5
9.6
5.7

49.63
57.58
51.85
24.69
28.02
46.51
67.48
56.40
42.96
30.79
44.80
52.06

14.6
22.8
6.7
3.5
6.9
3.4
5.1
5.0
6.9
8.0
12.8
8.3

Relative
error5

1.0%

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

$9.56

1.9%

3.1
4.8
7.0
4.8
4.8
1.9
3.4
2.9
14.8
5.5
10.5
12.4
6.4
9.7
14.5

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

42.75
51.88
42.44
50.19
55.13
51.83
66.24
51.93
50.89
40.50
32.57
29.40
35.54

18.7
10.0
27.6
12.4
13.6
9.3
9.2
16.6
16.9
5.9
14.5
9.6
5.7

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

49.63
57.58
51.85
24.69
28.02
46.51
67.48
56.40
42.96
30.79
44.80
52.06

14.6
22.8
6.7
3.5
6.9
3.4
5.1
5.0
6.9
8.0
12.8
8.3

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Management occupations –Continued
Compensation and benefits
managers ..................................
Level 9 ..............................
Industrial production managers .........
Not able to be leveled ........
Purchasing managers .........................
Transportation, storage, and
distribution managers ..................
Not able to be leveled ........
Construction managers ......................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Education administrators ...................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Education administrators,
preschool and child care
center/program .........................
Education administrators,
elementary and secondary
school .......................................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Education administrators,
postsecondary ..........................
Level 9 ..............................
Engineering managers .......................
Level 12 .............................
Level 13 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Food service managers ......................
Level 9 ..............................
Medical and health services
managers ......................................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Property, real estate, and community
association managers ...................
Level 9 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$36.57
31.59
42.69
47.20
40.35

6.7%
8.4
8.0
13.6
14.6

$36.57
31.59
42.69
47.20
40.35

6.7%
8.4
8.0
13.6
14.6

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

33.71
35.85
36.56
38.44
37.31
39.45
17.75
28.67
38.85
49.80
31.02

7.7
13.0
6.6
7.4
9.5
9.5
4.2
5.3
2.8
8.5
7.5

33.71
35.85
36.56
38.44
37.31
39.51
17.75
28.67
38.85
50.43
30.95

7.7
13.0
6.6
7.4
9.5
9.5
4.2
5.3
2.8
8.5
7.5

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

21.55

10.4

21.55

10.4

–

–

41.89
39.01
45.97
37.41

3.7
2.9
3.5
10.2

41.89
39.01
45.97
–

3.7
2.9
3.5
–

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

52.58
23.52
58.31
63.67
56.78
71.15
24.04
26.25

25.2
9.7
4.8
8.7
5.1
4.5
7.4
3.8

53.20
23.52
58.31
63.67
56.78
71.15
24.04
26.25

25.3
9.7
4.8
8.7
5.1
4.5
7.4
3.8

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

36.45
28.60
43.91

6.0
7.7
10.3

35.90
28.60
43.91

5.8
7.7
10.3

–
–
–

–
–
–

23.22
28.92

9.9
7.3

23.22
28.92

9.9
7.3

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

2-2

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Management occupations –Continued
Social and community service
managers ......................................
Business and financial operations
occupations .....................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Level 13 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Buyers and purchasing agents ...........
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Purchasing agents, except
wholesale, retail, and farm
products ...................................
Level 9 ..............................
Claims adjusters, appraisers,
examiners, and investigators .......
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Claims adjusters, examiners, and
investigators .............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Compliance officers, except
agriculture, construction, health
and safety, and transportation ......
Cost estimators ..................................
Human resources, training, and labor
relations specialists ......................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Employment, recruitment, and
placement specialists ...............

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$23.53

19.0%

$23.53

19.0%

–

–

29.24
16.98
21.14
24.02
28.51
36.37
40.00
49.07
58.06
32.06
29.92
21.99
32.64
37.19

1.9
6.9
2.8
3.4
2.7
4.8
3.8
5.4
8.2
5.2
5.3
4.4
3.0
4.7

29.25
17.00
21.14
23.87
28.51
36.37
40.00
49.07
58.06
32.11
29.92
21.99
32.64
37.19

1.9
6.9
2.8
3.4
2.7
4.8
3.8
5.4
8.2
5.2
5.3
4.4
3.0
4.7

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

28.17
30.64

5.0
1.3

28.17
30.64

5.0
1.3

–
–

–
–

28.97
23.20
31.97

5.3
3.5
2.9

28.97
23.20
31.97

5.3
3.5
2.9

–
–
–

–
–
–

28.03
22.13
31.97

5.9
2.3
2.9

28.03
22.13
31.97

5.9
2.3
2.9

–
–
–

–
–
–

27.47
33.94

12.3
2.9

27.47
33.94

12.3
2.9

–
–

–
–

25.40
19.95
21.67
24.68
34.27
28.87

4.0
5.3
5.4
6.2
8.6
15.7

25.46
19.95
21.67
24.68
34.27
29.19

4.0
5.3
5.4
6.2
8.6
15.6

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

21.49

6.6

21.49

6.6

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-3

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Business and financial operations
occupations –Continued
Employment, recruitment, and
placement specialists
–Continued
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Compensation, benefits, and job
analysis specialists ...................
Level 9 ..............................
Training and development
specialists .................................
Logisticians ........................................
Management analysts ........................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Accountants and auditors ..................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Appraisers and assessors of real
estate ............................................
Credit analysts ...................................
Financial analysts and advisors .........
Level 9 ..............................
Financial analysts ..........................
Level 9 ..............................
Personal financial advisors ............
Loan counselors and officers .............
Loan officers ..................................
Computer and mathematical science
occupations .....................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$19.84
20.78

6.6%
15.1

$19.84
20.78

6.6%
15.1

–
–

–
–

24.39
23.21

6.8
5.8

24.39
23.21

6.8
5.8

–
–

–
–

27.93
36.15
30.38
21.65
25.14
33.37
29.06
21.13
25.57
28.96
37.07
33.93

12.2
7.8
8.8
5.6
3.8
7.3
4.3
4.3
3.8
2.9
3.5
11.3

28.28
36.15
30.38
21.65
25.14
33.37
29.07
21.10
25.28
28.96
37.07
33.93

12.3
7.8
8.8
5.6
3.8
7.3
4.3
4.3
4.0
2.9
3.5
11.3

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

24.18
25.51
30.40
35.28
32.24
39.01
26.44
31.07
31.07

28.4
7.8
9.9
13.5
11.3
17.4
8.2
11.9
11.9

24.18
25.51
30.40
35.28
32.24
39.01
26.44
31.07
31.07

28.4
7.8
9.9
13.5
11.3
17.4
8.2
11.9
11.9

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

35.99
16.01
21.13
24.35
29.38
33.25
38.94
43.43
54.25

4.2
4.2
5.0
6.4
3.1
4.5
6.6
2.1
7.8

36.10
16.13
21.13
24.63
29.38
33.16
38.94
43.48
54.25

4.2
4.1
5.3
6.7
3.1
4.4
6.6
2.0
7.8

$27.36
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

15.3%
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-4

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Computer and mathematical science
occupations –Continued
Level 13 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Computer programmers .....................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 12 .............................
Computer software engineers ............
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Computer software engineers,
applications ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Computer software engineers,
systems software ......................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Computer support specialists .............
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Computer systems analysts ................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Database administrators .....................
Not able to be leveled ........
Network and computer systems
administrators ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Network systems and data
communications analysts .............
Level 8 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$56.20
38.48
36.95
30.70
51.21
44.85
38.93
41.11
45.33
52.50
45.75

2.7%
5.5
9.9
18.4
11.2
3.9
4.8
5.3
5.5
3.2
8.3

$55.71
38.48
36.84
29.86
51.21
44.85
38.93
41.11
45.33
52.50
45.75

2.6%
5.5
10.4
20.3
11.2
3.9
4.8
5.3
5.5
3.2
8.3

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

43.41
36.62
44.58
45.51

5.7
2.4
5.9
13.1

43.41
36.62
44.58
45.51

5.7
2.4
5.9
13.1

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

46.19
40.61
45.86
46.14
25.11
16.07
21.27
23.55
32.93
30.92
42.34
33.75
36.35
41.24
56.00
33.35
34.74

5.0
9.0
7.7
11.4
7.8
4.6
4.2
7.5
7.1
12.9
8.4
3.6
7.8
3.7
13.5
13.7
17.2

46.19
40.61
45.86
46.14
25.29
16.20
–
23.55
32.93
30.92
42.34
33.75
36.35
41.24
56.00
33.35
34.74

5.0
9.0
7.7
11.4
8.5
4.5
–
7.5
7.1
12.9
8.4
3.6
7.8
3.7
13.5
13.7
17.2

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

27.35
21.76
31.62

5.4
8.9
9.9

27.75
–
31.62

5.3
–
9.9

–
–
–

–
–
–

33.32
30.30

5.8
2.2

33.32
30.30

5.8
2.2

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-5

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Architecture and engineering
occupations .....................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Level 13 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Architects, except naval .....................
Engineers ...........................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Level 13 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Aerospace engineers ......................
Chemical engineers .......................
Level 12 .............................
Civil engineers ...............................
Level 9 ..............................
Computer hardware engineers .......
Level 9 ..............................
Electrical and electronics
engineers ..................................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Electrical engineers ...................
Electronics engineers, except
computer ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Environmental engineers ...............
Industrial engineers, including
health and safety ......................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$35.00
14.90
18.44
20.42
24.94
32.61
33.41
39.23
44.87
53.53
68.68
41.95
25.95
44.29
25.08
34.57
34.22
35.55
45.08
53.77
68.68
46.25
39.33
60.36
55.46
35.89
33.09
45.61
37.90

5.9%
6.2
4.2
6.1
5.2
6.8
3.7
3.1
2.5
3.4
6.0
6.2
10.2
3.4
3.9
8.7
3.4
4.3
2.4
3.2
6.0
6.6
9.4
10.0
3.3
7.1
5.2
6.5
5.8

$35.05
14.90
18.49
20.42
24.94
32.61
33.45
39.23
45.12
53.56
68.68
41.95
25.95
44.36
25.08
34.57
34.28
35.55
45.36
53.81
68.68
46.25
39.33
60.71
–
35.89
33.09
45.61
37.90

5.9%
6.2
4.3
6.1
5.2
6.8
3.8
3.1
2.6
3.5
6.0
6.2
10.2
3.5
3.9
8.7
3.6
4.3
2.4
3.3
6.0
6.6
9.4
10.2
–
7.1
5.2
6.5
5.8

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

41.83
40.51
40.80
37.52
43.81

6.8
6.0
5.9
7.3
12.2

42.00
–
40.80
37.52
44.21

6.8
–
5.9
7.3
12.2

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

39.87
40.25
33.65

6.1
13.8
17.2

39.87
40.25
33.65

6.1
13.8
17.2

–
–
–

–
–
–

40.28
30.33
46.97

4.3
7.0
7.0

40.28
30.33
46.97

4.3
7.0
7.0

–
–
–

–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-6

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Architecture and engineering
occupations –Continued
Industrial engineers ...................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Mechanical engineers ....................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Petroleum engineers ......................
Drafters ..............................................
Level 5 ..............................
Architectural and civil drafters ......
Electrical and electronics drafters
Mechanical drafters .......................
Engineering technicians, except
drafters .........................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Electrical and electronic
engineering technicians ...........
Level 5 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Surveying and mapping technicians ..
Life, physical, and social science
occupations .....................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Life scientists .....................................
Level 11 .............................
Biological scientists .......................
Medical scientists ..........................
Physical scientists ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$39.89
30.33
47.73
39.14
31.29
41.66
56.83
24.97
18.61
27.01
20.30
19.11

4.9%
7.0
8.8
11.8
6.1
6.6
14.0
6.0
5.4
10.4
15.9
7.3

$39.89
30.33
47.73
39.46
31.29
42.92
56.83
25.08
18.61
27.27
20.30
19.11

4.9%
7.0
8.8
12.3
6.1
6.9
14.0
6.0
5.4
10.3
15.9
7.3

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

22.22
15.20
18.80
19.79
22.41
29.00
43.63
32.48

11.7
4.6
7.8
5.8
6.6
8.9
6.4
11.0

22.27
15.20
18.96
19.79
22.41
29.00
43.63
32.48

11.9
4.6
8.0
5.8
6.6
8.9
6.4
11.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

24.97
20.22
21.07
20.21

4.5
9.3
7.7
26.9

24.97
20.22
21.07
20.21

4.5
9.3
7.7
26.9

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

29.42
17.17
17.49
21.66
26.72
34.04
33.12
44.33
46.07
29.83
30.43
30.58
28.99
38.50

6.6
10.1
6.7
8.5
16.8
14.5
7.1
7.0
16.4
8.4
14.1
11.5
14.1
14.6

30.15
17.17
17.56
22.97
27.97
34.04
33.12
44.33
46.07
29.83
30.43
30.58
28.99
38.50

5.9
10.1
7.9
6.8
14.3
14.5
7.1
7.0
16.4
8.4
14.1
11.5
14.1
14.6

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-7

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Life, physical, and social science
occupations –Continued
Physical scientists –Continued
Level 11 .............................
Environmental scientists and
geoscientists .............................
Environmental scientists and
specialists, including health
Market and survey researchers ..........
Market research analysts ...............
Psychologists .....................................
Clinical, counseling, and school
psychologists ...........................
Chemical technicians .........................
Geological and petroleum technicians
Miscellaneous life, physical, and
social science technicians ............
Environmental science and
protection technicians,
including health .......................
Community and social services
occupations .....................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Counselors .........................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Substance abuse and behavioral
disorder counselors ..................
Educational, vocational, and
school counselors .....................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................

$31.04

Relative
error5

5.9%

Full-time workers
Mean

$31.04

Relative
error5

5.9%

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–

–

42.16

19.7

42.16

19.7

–

–

38.49
39.55
39.55
34.59

17.1
17.7
17.7
6.2

38.49
39.55
39.55
34.59

17.1
17.7
17.7
6.2

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

38.89
24.87
38.71

4.6
9.9
9.2

38.89
24.97
–

4.6
10.0
–

–
–
–

–
–
–

20.27

16.1

20.28

16.5

–

–

21.13

27.5

21.13

27.5

–

–

19.31
10.77
13.97
17.75
19.72
23.55
37.45
35.87
25.69
22.86
16.28
22.05
28.12
37.45
36.34
27.48

5.3
9.8
6.2
2.8
2.4
4.0
2.8
4.4
14.5
15.8
1.6
5.6
6.3
2.8
4.2
15.4

19.39
10.90
13.77
17.54
19.80
23.47
37.45
35.87
25.69
22.93
16.28
22.05
28.45
37.45
36.34
27.48

5.6
10.9
5.6
2.7
2.4
4.3
2.8
4.4
14.5
16.4
1.6
5.6
7.4
2.8
4.2
15.4

$18.14
–
–
–
–
24.66
–
–
–
20.51
–
–
–
–
–
–

9.6%
–
–
–
–
1.5
–
–
–
25.6
–
–
–
–
–
–

19.11

13.1

17.59

11.1

–

–

30.01
16.35
29.47

4.4
1.8
7.9

30.10
16.35
29.62

4.5
1.8
8.3

–
–
–

–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-8

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Community and social services
occupations –Continued
Educational, vocational, and
school counselors –Continued
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Social workers ...................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Child, family, and school social
workers ....................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Medical and public health social
workers ....................................
Level 8 ..............................
Mental health and substance abuse
social workers ..........................
Miscellaneous community and social
service specialists ........................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Probation officers and correctional
treatment specialists .................
Level 9 ..............................
Social and human service
assistants ..................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Clergy ................................................
Legal occupations ................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 13 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Lawyers .............................................
Level 11 .............................

$37.98
36.34
18.70
16.33
17.74
19.24
21.07

Relative
error5

2.4%
4.2
2.5
6.2
3.4
2.8
6.1

Full-time workers
Mean

$37.98
36.34
18.68
16.33
17.74
19.34
20.80

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

2.4%
4.2
2.6
6.2
3.4
2.8
6.6

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

17.76
16.90
18.92
19.15

4.7
3.5
3.3
8.2

17.85
16.90
–
19.15

4.7
3.5
–
8.2

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

19.01
19.41

3.3
3.7

18.94
19.41

3.2
3.7

–
–

–
–

19.92

11.7

19.69

12.4

–

–

14.83
10.23
13.06
21.72

6.4
11.9
6.3
3.7

14.47
10.23
12.87
21.72

7.4
11.9
6.5
3.7

$16.92
–
–
–

13.8%
–
–
–

20.11
22.15

3.4
4.9

20.11
22.15

3.4
4.9

–
–

–
–

12.07
10.23
12.59
22.51

7.2
11.9
8.1
10.7

12.15
10.23
12.59
–

7.5
11.9
8.1
–

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

30.38
16.80
30.35
29.31
31.50
64.05
49.27
51.50
31.50

21.4
7.6
8.2
8.2
4.4
6.6
17.7
12.7
4.4

30.34
16.80
30.35
29.31
31.50
64.05
–
51.50
31.50

21.6
7.6
8.2
8.2
4.4
6.6
–
12.7
4.4

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-9

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Legal occupations –Continued
Lawyers –Continued
Level 13 .............................
Judges, magistrates, and other
judicial workers ...........................
Not able to be leveled ........
Judges, magistrate judges, and
magistrates ...............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Paralegals and legal assistants ...........
Level 8 ..............................
Miscellaneous legal support workers
Title examiners, abstractors, and
searchers ..................................
Education, training, and library
occupations .....................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Level 13 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Postsecondary teachers ......................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Level 13 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Business teachers, postsecondary ..
Math and computer teachers,
postsecondary ..........................
Mathematical science teachers,
postsecondary ......................

$64.05

Relative
error5

6.6%

Full-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

$64.05

6.6%

–

–

–
–

–
–

–
–

47.74
47.74

14.4
14.4

–
–

47.74
47.74
20.22
28.87
21.26

14.4
14.4
12.9
9.1
10.4

–
–
20.19
28.87
21.30

–
–
12.9
9.1
10.4

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

21.22

11.4

21.22

11.4

–

–

28.70
8.77
11.30
12.33
13.29
13.97
22.28
32.75
31.36
34.20
42.51
59.47
55.35
19.45
44.35
16.79
32.51
26.22
34.85
45.44
59.47
55.35
27.87
31.96

2.5
4.6
4.8
3.1
6.1
3.8
7.2
1.5
.9
5.9
6.1
5.5
6.1
7.8
5.3
6.9
8.7
4.4
8.0
6.5
5.5
6.1
26.3
18.8

29.49
8.88
11.39
12.37
13.53
14.12
23.85
32.77
31.45
33.62
43.36
59.56
55.35
23.46
46.64
–
32.51
26.82
34.17
46.51
59.56
55.35
28.00
35.80

2.5
5.4
5.0
3.0
6.5
5.2
7.4
1.5
1.0
6.3
5.8
5.5
6.1
10.2
5.5
–
8.8
5.9
8.8
6.2
5.5
6.1
27.5
25.3

$15.41
8.32
–
–
–
13.58
14.54
28.19
25.43
39.71
29.13
–
–
11.28
23.12
16.79
–
22.35
39.71
29.84
–
–
–
21.75

5.3%
3.3
–
–
–
6.2
10.4
19.7
7.1
4.4
6.4
–
–
9.1
5.4
6.9
–
7.9
4.4
7.7
–
–
–
12.1

25.90

11.5

25.36

10.8

–

–

24.06

17.9

–

–

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-10

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Education, training, and library
occupations –Continued
Life sciences teachers,
postsecondary ..........................
Biological science teachers,
postsecondary ......................
Physical sciences teachers,
postsecondary ..........................
Level 11 .............................
Social sciences teachers,
postsecondary ..........................
Health teachers, postsecondary .....
Level 11 .............................
Health specialties teachers,
postsecondary ......................
Level 11 .............................
Nursing instructors and
teachers, postsecondary .......
Education and library science
teachers, postsecondary ...........
Education teachers,
postsecondary ......................
Arts, communications, and
humanities teachers,
postsecondary ..........................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Art, drama, and music teachers,
postsecondary ......................
English language and literature
teachers, postsecondary .......
Philosophy and religion
teachers, postsecondary .......
Miscellaneous postsecondary
teachers ....................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Graduate teaching assistants ......
Level 6 ..............................
Vocational education teachers,
postsecondary ......................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$41.63

14.7%

$41.60

16.8%

–

–

41.63

14.7

41.60

16.8

–

–

55.70
49.43

12.9
19.4

56.36
50.62

12.2
20.2

–
–

–
–

49.30
53.95
51.33

11.4
15.2
8.3

49.35
53.95
51.34

11.4
15.2
8.3

–
–
–

–
–
–

63.88
55.05

17.2
10.9

63.88
55.05

17.2
10.9

–
–

–
–

31.15

6.1

31.15

6.1

–

–

30.08

8.6

–

–

–

–

30.08

8.6

–

–

–

–

32.58
27.26
33.99

8.5
5.6
11.3

32.51
–
34.32

9.0
–
12.3

$34.52
–
–

20.1%
–
–

37.29

8.9

37.29

8.9

–

–

29.94

20.8

–

–

–

–

29.91

15.0

–

–

–

–

43.92
16.79
33.02
24.51
45.02
62.36
17.14
16.79

6.9
6.9
11.3
7.8
11.0
9.6
6.6
6.9

48.39
–
33.01
27.23
46.75
62.56
–
–

7.0
–
11.4
6.9
10.8
9.6
–
–

20.38
16.79
–
21.10
–
–
16.79
16.79

4.9
6.9
–
7.5
–
–
6.9
6.9

26.59

8.9

29.59

3.6

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-11

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Education, training, and library
occupations –Continued
Primary, secondary, and special
education school teachers ............
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Preschool and kindergarten
teachers ....................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Preschool teachers, except
special education .................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Kindergarten teachers, except
special education .................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Elementary and middle school
teachers ....................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Elementary school teachers,
except special education ......
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Middle school teachers, except
special and vocational
education ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Secondary school teachers .............
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................

Full-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

$31.32
13.59
24.62
33.24
32.11
26.62

0.9%
7.6
8.0
1.6
.9
22.7

$31.44
13.78
24.86
33.25
32.12
–

Relative
error5

0.9%
8.1
8.0
1.6
.9
–

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

$20.68
–
–
–
30.39
–

15.4%
–
–
–
3.8
–

24.82
18.05
32.32
32.53

7.8
12.5
4.0
3.6

24.87
18.05
32.32
32.53

7.9
12.5
4.0
3.6

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

19.46
15.65
32.72

10.3
12.4
6.7

19.46
15.65
32.72

10.5
12.4
6.7

–
–
–

–
–
–

33.04
32.98
32.41

3.0
5.1
4.2

33.04
32.98
32.41

3.0
5.1
4.2

–
–
–

–
–
–

31.54
27.55
32.88
31.51

.6
3.0
2.1
.9

31.63
28.25
32.90
31.51

.5
3.5
2.1
.9

24.98
–
–
31.43

13.2
–
–
3.8

31.72
27.16
33.59
31.69

.9
3.4
1.9
1.2

31.81
27.66
33.59
31.69

.9
4.4
1.9
1.2

25.74
–
–
31.70

13.7
–
–
3.1

30.93
29.24
31.65
30.81
32.44
28.81
34.25
32.65

2.6
7.3
5.2
2.0
1.2
2.4
1.4
1.3

31.03
30.89
31.69
30.82
32.51
29.01
34.25
32.67

2.4
4.2
5.2
2.0
1.2
2.6
1.4
1.3

21.52
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

27.1
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-12

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Education, training, and library
occupations –Continued
Secondary school teachers,
except special and
vocational education ............
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Vocational education teachers,
secondary school .................
Level 9 ..............................
Special education teachers .............
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Special education teachers,
preschool, kindergarten, and
elementary school ................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Special education teachers,
middle school .......................
Level 9 ..............................
Special education teachers,
secondary school .................
Level 9 ..............................
Other teachers and instructors ...........
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Adult literacy, remedial education,
and GED teachers and
instructors ................................
Librarians ...........................................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Library technicians ............................
Level 5 ..............................
Instructional coordinators ..................
Level 9 ..............................
Teacher assistants ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................

$32.48
28.81
34.18
32.52

Relative
error5

1.2%
2.4
1.6
1.3

Full-time workers
Mean

$32.55
29.01
34.18
32.54

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

1.2%
2.6
1.6
1.3

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

31.88
34.74
32.54
34.49
33.04

8.5
3.3
2.8
5.6
2.0

31.88
34.74
33.19
34.49
33.08

8.5
3.3
1.8
5.6
2.0

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

31.44
32.85
32.39

3.8
2.9
2.4

32.50
32.85
32.44

1.8
2.9
2.4

–
–
–

–
–
–

34.25
33.66

3.8
1.6

34.26
33.67

3.8
1.6

–
–

–
–

33.95
33.99
19.03
10.75
14.08
–
28.72
14.48

4.8
4.8
8.4
9.7
10.8
–
7.4
21.8

33.95
33.99
26.39
–
15.95
22.62
28.89
–

4.8
4.8
8.6
–
10.2
22.1
7.5
–

–
–
$11.68
10.75
12.98
–
–
11.07

–
–
8.2%
9.7
16.8
–
–
12.3

25.29
29.43
28.66
32.53
13.53
13.62
33.34
31.85
11.81
8.75
11.33

16.5
4.8
4.9
7.4
6.2
8.7
5.3
5.2
2.2
4.4
4.8

25.99
30.08
29.01
33.22
13.53
13.62
33.31
31.85
11.94
8.88
11.39

18.0
5.4
4.9
6.6
6.2
8.7
5.3
5.2
2.1
5.4
5.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
9.37
8.17
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
4.8
4.2
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-13

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Education, training, and library
occupations –Continued
Teacher assistants –Continued
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Arts, design, entertainment, sports,
and media occupations ..................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Artists and related workers ................
Designers ...........................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Graphic designers ..........................
Level 7 ..............................
Athletes, coaches, umpires, and
related workers ............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Coaches and scouts ........................
Not able to be leveled ........
News analysts, reporters and
correspondents .............................
Public relations specialists .................
Writers and editors ............................
Editors ............................................
Miscellaneous media and
communication workers ..............
Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations .....................................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................

$12.27
13.02
13.01

Relative
error5

3.0%
6.6
8.4

Full-time workers
Mean

$12.31
13.02
13.19

Relative
error5

2.9%
6.6
8.9

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–
–

–
–
–

17.0%
–
–
–
–
–
15.4
–
–
–
–
–
–

22.57
18.22
15.75
18.03
25.56
29.03
25.02
35.40
22.45
19.67
34.07
22.85
19.88

9.1
4.6
4.0
6.1
3.8
12.0
26.3
17.0
6.5
6.4
13.6
8.6
6.4

23.54
17.63
16.00
18.03
25.35
29.03
32.18
35.40
22.45
19.67
34.07
22.85
19.88

8.6
6.2
4.2
6.1
4.2
12.0
23.6
17.0
6.5
6.4
13.6
8.6
6.4

$14.55
–
–
–
–
–
13.16
–
–
–
–
–
–

21.39
21.39
21.53
21.53

24.0
24.0
25.0
25.0

32.77
32.77
32.77
32.77

18.0
18.0
18.0
18.0

12.13
12.13
11.82
11.82

25.30
20.15
21.08
21.26

17.7
15.8
6.4
5.4

25.30
20.15
21.33
21.77

17.7
15.8
6.4
4.9

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

17.13

8.7

17.13

8.7

–

–

27.74
11.27
14.31
18.03
19.04
26.20
27.03
31.23
35.86

5.0
5.3
3.8
2.6
3.6
2.8
2.0
4.1
6.7

28.16
11.32
14.83
18.16
18.95
25.93
27.00
31.31
35.76

5.6
5.6
3.3
2.8
3.9
2.9
2.1
4.1
7.0

23.52
–
12.04
17.06
20.73
27.89
27.61
30.49
–

16.2
16.2
15.1
15.1

6.0
–
13.1
3.7
8.0
5.3
4.2
5.0
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-14

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations –Continued
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Pharmacists ........................................
Level 11 .............................
Physicians and surgeons ....................
Level 12 .............................
Registered nurses ...............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Therapists ..........................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Occupational therapists .................
Physical therapists .........................
Level 9 ..............................
Respiratory therapists ....................
Level 7 ..............................
Speech-language pathologists .......
Level 9 ..............................
Clinical laboratory technologists and
technicians ...................................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Medical and clinical laboratory
technologists ............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Medical and clinical laboratory
technicians ...............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Dental hygienists ...............................
Level 7 ..............................
Diagnostic related technologists and
technicians ...................................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$46.17
88.84
53.80
53.81
81.32
95.34
29.98
28.11
27.73
29.33
34.14
40.72
35.66
25.91
36.09
36.19
36.94
41.19
38.34
24.42
24.32
34.09
33.57

5.0%
11.8
1.6
1.5
12.7
10.4
2.9
2.7
4.4
2.2
6.2
7.0
3.9
4.7
5.7
4.7
2.9
6.0
5.4
2.4
2.6
3.8
6.6

$46.17
88.51
54.10
53.81
80.18
–
30.12
28.26
27.70
29.32
34.14
40.72
35.90
26.10
36.09
36.00
36.94
41.33
38.25
24.81
24.72
34.10
33.58

5.0%
12.2
1.4
1.5
14.2
–
3.0
2.9
4.6
2.3
6.2
7.0
4.1
4.9
5.7
4.9
2.9
6.5
6.1
2.6
2.8
3.8
6.7

–
–
–
–
–
–
$28.58
27.41
28.33
29.41
–
–
31.96
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
1.9%
5.0
5.9
3.2
–
–
10.9
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

18.43
11.05
13.97
16.37
22.72
26.40

8.5
1.7
1.9
4.2
4.0
6.8

18.27
11.05
13.97
16.23
22.60
–

8.7
1.7
1.9
4.5
4.2
–

22.71
–
–
–
–
–

4.7
–
–
–
–
–

23.32
23.00
26.40

4.6
4.9
6.8

23.38
22.85
–

4.9
5.1
–

22.71
–
–

4.7
–
–

15.06
11.05
13.97
34.75
34.75

8.6
1.7
1.9
2.8
2.8

15.06
11.05
13.97
–
–

8.6
1.7
1.9
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

24.06

5.7

24.18

6.1

22.70

5.6

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-15

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations –Continued
Diagnostic related technologists and
technicians –Continued
Level 4 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Cardiovascular technologists and
technicians ...............................
Radiologic technologists and
technicians ...............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Emergency medical technicians and
paramedics ...................................
Level 5 ..............................
Health diagnosing and treating
practitioner support technicians ...
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Pharmacy technicians ....................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Respiratory therapy technicians ....
Surgical technologists ....................
Level 6 ..............................
Licensed practical and licensed
vocational nurses .........................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Medical records and health
information technicians ...............
Level 3 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Miscellaneous health technologists
and technicians ............................
Occupational health and safety
specialists and technicians ...........
Occupational health and safety
specialists .................................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$17.28
23.62
24.60
24.74

5.2%
9.9
5.7
11.2

–
$23.69
24.73
24.64

–
10.1%
6.5
12.5

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

20.40

11.4

20.67

13.0

–

–

23.41
22.79
24.25
24.28

4.7
10.8
6.1
12.4

23.40
22.86
24.33
24.15

5.0
11.0
7.1
13.5

$23.55
–
–
–

5.1%
–
–
–

13.27
15.79

9.5
5.1

13.17
–

9.7
–

14.62
–

6.7
–

15.34
14.16
15.32
18.79
13.44
12.93
14.61
20.20
18.46
19.52

4.3
8.4
5.6
5.2
7.9
10.0
8.9
4.8
5.2
9.0

16.52
16.07
15.08
18.79
14.64
14.58
14.61
20.71
18.86
19.52

4.4
6.1
7.5
5.2
5.9
7.4
8.9
4.3
5.1
9.0

12.53
11.41
–
–
11.48
11.42
–
–
–
–

12.3
14.1
–
–
14.5
14.9
–
–
–
–

18.83
16.38
19.10
19.04

2.6
2.9
3.1
3.1

18.78
16.25
19.15
18.90

2.6
2.6
3.1
3.2

19.35
–
18.64
21.55

3.4
–
4.2
6.3

17.08
9.86
16.76

12.8
3.3
7.8

17.25
9.86
17.26

13.1
3.3
7.6

–
–
–

–
–
–

21.20

22.3

21.20

22.3

–

–

25.66

14.1

24.99

14.6

–

–

26.09

15.1

25.42

15.6

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-16

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Healthcare support occupations .........
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Nursing, psychiatric, and home
health aides ..................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Home health aides .........................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Nursing aides, orderlies, and
attendants .................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Psychiatric aides ............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Physical therapist assistants and aides
Physical therapist aides ..................
Miscellaneous healthcare support
occupations ..................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Dental assistants ............................
Medical assistants ..........................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Medical equipment preparers ........

$10.87
8.98
9.78
13.17
15.61
12.73

3.4%
2.7
2.9
2.8
7.1
11.2

$11.55
9.78
9.90
13.21
15.50
12.74

2.8%
2.4
3.4
2.7
7.4
11.2

$8.29
7.39
9.08
12.77
–
–

5.4%
3.2
2.8
11.7
–
–

9.38
8.78
9.24
11.95
13.08
7.84
7.37
7.71

3.2
3.5
3.6
4.4
3.9
5.1
3.7
5.2

9.99
9.62
9.31
12.19
12.40
8.95
–
7.69

2.5
2.4
4.1
3.6
2.5
10.8
–
6.6

7.62
7.34
8.65
–
–
7.13
7.08
–

3.9
3.2
3.9
–
–
2.3
2.5
–

10.18
9.68
9.96
12.51
10.01
9.88
9.84
10.17
19.72
10.83

1.6
2.1
2.7
3.1
3.6
2.8
6.1
6.5
23.3
5.2

10.22
9.75
9.99
12.68
10.13
10.03
9.85
–
19.60
10.83

1.9
2.2
3.0
2.7
3.8
2.9
6.3
–
24.0
5.2

9.73
9.00
9.65
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

6.3
7.5
2.8
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

13.23
10.88
11.05
13.82
15.70
17.29
12.04
9.70
13.22
14.51

4.4
6.5
3.5
3.0
7.4
6.6
2.7
7.1
3.0
6.2

13.51
10.83
11.75
13.76
15.69
17.29
12.10
10.20
13.04
14.34

4.0
6.8
5.3
3.3
7.5
6.6
2.4
5.5
2.5
6.4

11.12
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

14.7
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

Protective service occupations ............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................

17.51
7.95
10.24
10.52
12.78
14.72

4.4
4.1
4.1
5.8
3.2
2.8

17.79
–
10.67
10.68
12.53
14.63

4.3
–
5.0
5.8
3.1
2.8

12.67
–
9.07
–
–
16.92

12.5
–
5.9
–
–
5.4

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-17

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Protective service occupations
–Continued
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers, law
enforcement workers ...................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
correctional officers .................
First-line supervisors/managers of
police and detectives ................
Level 9 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
fire fighting and prevention
workers ........................................
Level 8 ..............................
Fire fighters .......................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and
jailers ...........................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Correctional officers and jailers ....
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Detectives and criminal investigators
Police officers ....................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................

$18.27
21.34
25.17
29.00
22.95

Relative
error5

3.1%
4.2
4.9
6.7
8.6

Full-time workers
Mean

$18.21
21.34
25.17
29.00
23.67

Relative
error5

3.2%
4.2
4.9
6.7
8.1

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

$20.97
–
–
–
–

6.7%
–
–
–
–

26.36
22.83
25.60
32.12

8.9
6.5
14.6
2.1

26.36
22.83
25.60
32.12

8.9
6.5
14.6
2.1

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

18.80

11.8

18.80

11.8

–

–

29.96
32.12

7.5
2.1

29.96
32.12

7.5
2.1

–
–

–
–

25.69
24.86
19.56
14.19
19.16
19.53

5.7
7.2
5.2
10.7
3.8
8.1

25.69
24.86
19.57
14.19
19.19
19.53

5.7
7.2
5.2
10.7
4.0
8.1

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

13.79
12.25
14.57
16.13
18.24
13.71
12.28
14.57
16.13
18.24
22.34
22.40
15.29
19.90
23.38
22.40
15.29
19.90

7.5
4.5
4.2
4.5
4.4
7.2
4.6
4.2
4.5
4.4
6.1
4.2
4.7
5.8
6.4
4.2
4.7
5.8

13.92
12.28
14.57
16.13
18.24
13.85
12.31
14.57
16.13
18.24
22.34
22.50
15.40
19.90
23.38
22.50
15.40
19.90

7.1
4.7
4.2
4.5
4.4
6.8
4.7
4.2
4.5
4.4
6.1
4.2
4.8
5.9
6.4
4.2
4.8
5.9

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
15.54
–
–
–
15.54
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
16.3
–
–
–
16.3
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-18

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Protective service occupations
–Continued
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers
–Continued
Level 7 ..............................
Security guards and gaming
surveillance officers .....................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Security guards ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Miscellaneous protective service
workers ........................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other
recreational protective service
workers ....................................
Level 2 ..............................
Food preparation and serving related
occupations .....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers, food
preparation and serving workers
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........

$23.38

Relative
error5

6.4%

Full-time workers
Mean

$23.38

Relative
error5

6.4%

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–

–
16.6%
–
–
–
–
–
16.6
–
–
–
–
–

12.51
10.69
11.23
13.25
15.82
17.77
12.43
10.69
11.23
13.25
15.82
17.77

4.8
5.0
4.9
11.1
5.6
16.7
4.8
5.0
4.9
11.1
5.6
16.7

12.05
10.67
11.39
12.45
–
–
11.95
10.67
11.39
12.45
–
–

3.8
5.0
4.9
7.5
–
–
3.9
5.0
4.9
7.5
–
–

$16.28
–
–
–
–
–
16.28
–
–
–
–
–

9.60
7.88
8.70

7.6
7.3
4.3

11.09
–
–

10.0
–
–

8.44
–
8.70

4.5
–
4.3

8.32
8.70

3.7
4.7

–
–

–
–

8.54
8.70

4.3
4.7

7.55
6.60
6.72
7.94
10.09
13.35
15.46
13.09

1.7
2.6
2.0
4.8
3.0
6.8
9.9
12.0

8.20
6.71
6.99
8.41
10.30
13.53
15.46
14.10

2.8
2.7
2.7
4.6
3.5
6.9
9.9
11.7

6.49
6.49
6.36
6.43
8.63
–
–
–

3.3
4.3
5.5
8.4
6.9
–
–
–

14.66
12.29
13.78
15.50
15.34

3.8
13.8
6.9
11.0
14.8

14.86
12.49
14.02
15.50
15.34

3.8
15.3
6.8
11.0
14.8

10.21
–
–
–
–

1.7
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-19

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Food preparation and serving related
occupations –Continued
First-line supervisors/managers of
food preparation and serving
workers ....................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Cooks .................................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Cooks, fast food .............................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Cooks, institution and cafeteria .....
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Cooks, restaurant ...........................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Cooks, short order .........................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Food preparation workers ..................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Food service, tipped ...........................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Bartenders ......................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Waiters and waitresses ..................
Level 1 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$14.59
12.29
13.78
15.50
15.34
9.51
8.25
8.67
9.31
11.16
8.19
8.20
7.85
8.66
10.12
9.19
9.78
11.47
10.09
9.64
9.32
11.10
8.75
8.53
8.88
8.45
7.37
8.68
10.27
4.03
4.80
3.45
3.68
5.49
5.82
6.33
5.01
6.75
3.12
3.29

3.8%
13.8
6.9
11.0
14.8
1.5
4.9
3.6
1.4
3.6
2.3
5.5
3.3
3.9
2.5
3.9
3.1
5.5
2.1
3.6
2.7
4.4
3.8
4.8
5.1
4.3
4.5
5.3
6.9
5.2
6.5
5.6
6.7
19.3
7.7
9.4
12.6
16.9
5.4
8.7

$14.79
12.49
14.02
15.50
15.34
9.83
–
8.99
9.42
11.23
8.62
–
8.26
8.66
10.29
9.48
9.83
11.47
10.23
–
9.38
11.21
8.90
–
–
8.58
7.32
8.73
10.59
4.23
5.06
3.57
3.82
6.03
6.21
–
5.78
6.79
3.22
3.42

3.8%
15.3
6.8
11.0
14.8
1.6
–
3.8
1.8
3.6
3.8
–
6.7
4.9
2.5
4.1
3.2
5.5
2.9
–
2.7
5.0
4.3
–
–
5.4
3.4
7.2
4.3
5.7
7.2
8.5
8.8
19.7
10.3
–
13.5
17.6
5.8
15.8

$10.21
–
–
–
–
8.57
–
8.23
8.69
10.67
7.55
–
7.40
–
7.98
–
–
–
9.67
–
8.92
10.67
8.26
–
–
8.18
7.45
8.56
–
3.75
4.48
3.26
3.46
–
5.29
6.78
4.30
–
2.98
3.14

1.7%
–
–
–
–
3.4
–
5.5
3.1
10.2
3.1
–
2.1
–
3.1
–
–
–
3.9
–
4.7
10.2
3.5
–
–
3.7
6.2
4.5
–
8.1
10.0
15.9
9.5
–
15.4
7.1
17.1
–
12.8
19.0

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-20

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Food preparation and serving related
occupations –Continued
Waiters and waitresses –Continued
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Dining room and cafeteria
attendants and bartender
helpers ......................................
Level 1 ..............................
Fast food and counter workers ..........
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Combined food preparation and
serving workers, including fast
food ..........................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food
concession, and coffee shop ....
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Food servers, nonrestaurant ...............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Dishwashers .......................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant,
lounge, and coffee shop ...............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Building and grounds cleaning and
maintenance occupations ..............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$3.02
3.18
3.56

10.3%
8.2
20.7

$3.10
3.28
–

9.2%
10.6
–

$2.89
2.99
–

18.1%
10.2
–

6.85
6.56
8.13
7.37
8.33
9.38
8.88

9.9
8.2
1.1
1.9
3.1
2.6
4.0

7.23
6.81
8.80
7.73
9.01
9.56
8.87

10.8
9.9
1.7
4.2
3.3
2.8
4.4

6.22
6.22
7.48
7.19
7.65
8.65
–

7.7
7.9
1.3
1.7
2.3
6.9
–

8.12
7.20
8.41
9.36
8.88

1.0
1.8
3.5
2.8
4.0

8.87
7.21
9.19
9.62
8.87

2.0
3.4
3.9
3.1
4.4

7.48
7.20
7.69
8.35
–

1.4
1.8
2.4
5.9
–

8.22
8.29
7.70
9.45
7.47
6.51
7.72
7.98
7.87
8.39

4.6
6.3
4.2
4.9
7.8
10.3
8.9
2.6
3.1
3.5

8.51
8.66
7.99
–
8.07
6.91
8.30
8.12
7.98
8.46

4.4
5.7
5.4
–
7.5
13.5
12.2
2.1
2.7
3.4

7.46
7.06
7.21
–
6.21
5.76
–
7.69
7.71
–

5.8
5.0
5.7
–
8.4
14.8
–
4.6
4.8
–

7.40
7.23
6.90
8.19

7.6
8.7
12.5
11.5

7.84
–
–
–

10.8
–
–
–

6.90
7.75
6.02
–

9.3
8.5
15.7
–

10.07
8.23
9.95
10.79

2.2
2.1
4.4
3.0

10.31
8.35
10.03
10.78

2.3
2.5
4.5
3.4

8.35
7.84
8.99
–

3.2
2.7
7.4
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-21

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Building and grounds cleaning and
maintenance occupations
–Continued
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers,
building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance workers ............
Level 4 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
housekeeping and janitorial
workers ....................................
Level 4 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
landscaping, lawn service, and
groundskeeping workers ..........
Building cleaning workers .................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Janitors and cleaners, except maids
and housekeeping cleaners ......
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Maids and housekeeping cleaners
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Grounds maintenance workers ..........
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Landscaping and groundskeeping
workers ....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................

$12.18
15.81
19.49

Relative
error5

2.9%
3.9
5.9

Full-time workers
Mean

$12.09
15.81
19.49

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

2.8%
3.9
5.9

–
–
–

–
–
–

15.21
11.47
19.49

5.9
7.1
5.9

15.21
11.22
19.49

6.0
6.5
5.9

–
–
–

–
–
–

14.67
11.17

7.3
6.9

14.66
–

7.5
–

–
–

–
–

16.78
9.28
8.25
9.83
10.64
12.62

9.3
1.4
2.3
4.1
1.6
7.2

16.78
9.46
8.35
9.91
10.60
12.60

9.3
1.7
2.8
4.2
1.7
7.2

–
$8.31
7.91
9.03
–
–

–
2.9%
2.8
7.6
–
–

9.53
8.26
9.87
10.71
12.50
8.49
8.23
9.06
10.33
8.08
10.38
10.62
12.80

2.1
3.0
4.0
1.8
8.3
2.5
3.2
4.5
5.9
6.9
8.5
9.1
2.2

9.70
8.29
10.00
10.68
12.47
8.67
8.42
9.09
10.44
8.30
10.40
10.62
12.80

2.4
3.6
4.1
1.8
8.4
2.5
3.6
4.8
6.1
6.5
8.5
9.6
2.2

8.51
8.17
8.77
–
–
7.41
7.41
–
7.76
–
–
–
–

10.29
7.79
10.53
10.59
12.89

6.3
3.3
8.4
9.8
2.5

10.41
–
10.56
10.58
12.89

6.5
–
8.3
10.1
2.5

–
–
–
–
–

2.7
3.6
7.4
–
–
2.0
2.1
–
8.1
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-22

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Personal care and service
occupations .....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers of
personal service workers .............
Level 6 ..............................
Nonfarm animal caretakers ................
Gaming services workers ..................
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket
takers ............................................
Level 1 ..............................
Miscellaneous entertainment
attendants and related workers ....
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Amusement and recreation
attendants .................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Barbers and cosmetologists ...............
Level 4 ..............................
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and
cosmetologists .........................
Baggage porters, bellhops, and
concierges ....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Baggage porters and bellhops ........
Level 1 ..............................
Transportation attendants ..................
Transportation attendants, except
flight attendants and baggage
porters ......................................
Child care workers .............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Personal and home care aides ............
Level 2 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$10.54
7.61
7.67
8.71
14.15
20.29
15.56
17.24

6.1%
2.0
1.4
3.0
4.3
16.0
5.5
8.7

$12.04
6.81
7.76
8.71
14.80
20.43
15.56
15.75

6.5%
3.3
1.7
3.7
5.4
17.5
5.5
5.2

$8.22
7.77
7.57
8.72
9.79
–
–
–

3.6%
1.4
1.5
5.2
12.2
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

14.68
15.13
11.13
9.65

4.4
5.7
13.8
15.8

14.68
15.13
11.46
8.66

6.97
6.85

4.0
3.4

–
–

8.38
7.34
7.71

6.5
3.8
3.5

8.34
7.14
7.71
14.64
9.66

4.4
5.7
12.8
4.8
–
–

6.97
6.85

4.0
3.4

9.45
–
8.12

8.9
–
3.0

7.67
7.39
–

4.2
4.0
–

7.2
1.9
3.5
26.6
2.8

9.31
–
8.12
14.53
9.74

9.8
–
3.0
28.3
2.0

7.64
7.20
–
–
–

4.4
2.0
–
–
–

16.35

26.9

–

8.06
7.89
6.85
6.62
34.02

9.9
12.5
4.8
3.1
13.6

8.60
8.78
7.74
8.92
10.66
7.84
7.34

15.8
4.9
2.1
3.4
6.2
2.8
1.4

–

–

–

7.56
6.62
6.85
6.62
35.13

9.9
3.1
4.8
3.1
14.1

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

–
8.91
7.71
8.99
–
9.02
–

–
5.5
2.2
4.2
–
9.0
–

–
7.97
7.88
8.34
–
7.55
7.27

–
2.9
3.9
7.4
–
1.4
.8

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-23

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Personal care and service
occupations –Continued
Personal and home care aides
–Continued
Level 3 ..............................
Recreation and fitness workers ..........
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Fitness trainers and aerobics
instructors ................................
Recreation workers ........................
Sales and related occupations .............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
First-line supervisors/managers, sales
workers ........................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
retail sales workers ..................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
non-retail sales workers ...........
Level 7 ..............................
Retail sales workers ...........................
Level 1 ..............................

$8.21
13.03
7.62
9.88
11.21
17.07

Relative
error5

2.2%
8.4
9.6
3.5
6.3
9.5

Full-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

$8.40
14.49
–
–
–
17.07

2.5%
8.5
–
–
–
9.5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
$10.40
7.62
–
–
–

–
11.3%
9.6
–
–
–

14.84
12.25

17.1
4.7

–
13.59

–
7.1

12.38
8.66

14.9
11.0

16.74
8.19
8.68
10.70
14.11
18.83
26.13
29.44
37.64
47.25
48.01
75.88

2.1
1.0
2.3
4.1
4.6
7.3
5.5
5.2
10.0
6.6
5.7
8.4

19.14
8.43
9.32
11.20
14.52
18.82
26.20
29.44
37.64
47.25
48.01
75.88

2.5
2.1
2.9
5.3
4.7
7.3
5.6
5.2
10.0
6.6
5.7
8.4

8.57
8.00
8.08
9.17
11.65
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

1.4
1.6
1.6
2.4
6.4
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

20.75
12.19
14.54
17.74
30.97
30.20

5.7
6.2
5.8
5.7
6.8
13.0

20.82
12.19
14.54
17.74
30.97
30.20

5.8
6.2
5.8
5.7
6.8
13.0

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

18.14
12.19
15.71
17.80
28.58

3.0
6.2
3.5
6.0
6.9

18.21
12.19
15.71
17.80
28.58

3.1
6.2
3.5
6.0
6.9

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

29.80
35.56
10.58
8.14

20.2
10.4
3.0
1.3

29.80
35.56
11.68
8.43

20.2
10.4
3.7
2.3

–
–
8.49
7.91

–
–
1.3
1.9

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-24

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Sales and related occupations
–Continued
Retail sales workers –Continued
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Cashiers, all workers .....................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Cashiers .....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Counter and rental clerks and parts
salespersons .............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Counter and rental clerks ...........
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Parts salespersons ......................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Retail salespersons .........................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Advertising sales agents ....................
Level 5 ..............................
Insurance sales agents ........................
Securities, commodities, and
financial services sales agents .....
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................

$8.70
10.69
13.89
20.81
9.02
8.09
8.85
9.71
9.03
8.09
8.86
9.71

Relative
error5

2.3%
4.4
8.9
9.6
1.3
1.4
2.0
3.5
1.3
1.4
2.0
3.5

Full-time workers
Mean

$9.34
11.23
14.43
20.83
9.65
8.20
9.50
9.95
9.67
8.20
9.54
9.95

Relative
error5

3.1%
5.6
9.5
9.8
1.9
2.4
3.4
4.4
1.9
2.4
3.5
4.4

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

$8.08
9.10
11.68
–
8.22
8.00
8.18
8.94
8.22
8.00
8.18
8.94

1.6%
2.0
7.4
–
1.3
2.3
1.2
3.2
1.3
2.3
1.2
3.2

11.94
7.73
10.58
14.75
16.58
9.27
7.73
9.64
13.84
11.09
14.33
16.58
11.50
8.20
8.67
11.23
13.59
21.77
25.64
14.54
26.58

8.7
6.1
10.0
10.4
11.4
9.7
6.1
6.2
8.6
15.5
12.4
11.4
4.5
4.2
2.9
6.1
12.9
10.6
16.2
9.8
13.2

12.86
–
11.61
15.01
16.77
9.96
–
–
14.58
–
14.61
16.77
12.65
8.76
9.47
11.83
14.17
21.73
25.64
14.54
27.49

8.3
–
10.7
10.5
11.9
10.4
–
–
8.7
–
12.5
11.9
5.1
5.4
3.9
7.9
14.1
10.8
16.2
9.8
13.0

8.35
7.52
8.40
–
–
7.56
7.52
–
9.47
–
–
–
8.79
7.69
8.01
9.36
11.64
–
–
–
–

8.4
5.7
5.8
–
–
4.9
5.7
–
8.6
–
–
–
1.5
3.1
2.7
2.2
8.3
–
–
–
–

41.22

23.4

41.22

23.4

–

–

32.71
29.86
28.01
39.59

7.6
7.2
7.5
11.8

32.71
29.80
28.01
39.59

7.7
7.5
7.5
11.8

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-25

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Sales and related occupations
–Continued
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing –Continued
Level 9 ..............................
Sales representatives, wholesale
and manufacturing, technical
and scientific products .............
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Sales representatives, wholesale
and manufacturing, except
technical and scientific
products ...................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Models, demonstrators, and product
promoters .....................................
Demonstrators and product
promoters .................................
Real estate brokers and sales agents ..
Real estate sales agents ..................
Telemarketers ....................................
Miscellaneous sales and related
workers ........................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Office and administrative support
occupations .....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers of
office and administrative support
workers ........................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................

$42.55

Relative
error5

7.3%

Full-time workers
Mean

$42.55

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

7.3%

–

–

38.48
32.29
43.61

6.7
9.9
7.9

38.48
32.29
43.61

6.7
9.9
7.9

–
–
–

–
–
–

30.12
27.33
25.87

11.0
10.8
10.0

30.11
27.21
25.87

11.1
11.2
10.0

–
–
–

–
–
–

12.17

7.8

–

–

–

–

12.17
20.10
20.10
11.22

7.8
16.6
16.6
21.5

–
20.10
20.10
12.74

–
16.6
16.6
22.0

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

12.35
8.56
9.40

12.2
4.1
6.8

14.70
–
–

17.6
–
–

$8.67
8.24
–

5.3%
4.6
–

14.59
9.37
10.62
11.33
14.28
16.63
20.13
24.45
25.10
15.34

1.0
5.8
2.2
2.4
1.1
1.4
1.9
3.6
7.2
2.6

14.92
11.08
10.81
11.56
14.32
16.65
20.12
24.42
25.10
15.56

1.0
9.8
2.4
2.5
.9
1.4
2.0
3.6
7.2
2.7

10.55
7.96
9.63
9.35
13.61
15.19
21.06
–
–
12.03

2.8
2.9
3.1
3.0
5.6
5.5
4.6
–
–
7.4

22.54
17.04
19.74

4.8
5.9
5.8

22.54
17.04
19.74

4.8
5.9
5.8

–
–
–

–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
First-line supervisors/managers of
office and administrative support
workers –Continued
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Switchboard operators, including
answering service ........................
Level 2 ..............................
Financial clerks ..................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Bill and account collectors ............
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Billing and posting clerks and
machine operators ....................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Bookkeeping, accounting, and
auditing clerks .........................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Payroll and timekeeping clerks .....
Procurement clerks ........................
Tellers ............................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Brokerage clerks ................................
Court, municipal, and license clerks ..

$28.71
28.53
26.61

Relative
error5

9.1%
6.5
9.4

Full-time workers
Mean

$28.71
28.53
26.61

Relative
error5

9.1%
6.5
9.4

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–
–

–
–
–

10.40
9.72
14.31
11.64
10.71
14.73
16.28
19.88
14.90
13.99
9.97
15.17
16.49

6.1
4.6
2.3
5.7
3.7
1.8
2.6
2.6
9.9
7.2
17.6
8.2
4.7

10.31
9.54
14.67
12.40
11.08
14.77
16.26
19.77
14.81
14.07
10.24
15.03
16.41

6.2
4.5
2.6
6.3
4.3
1.9
2.7
2.6
10.9
7.8
20.2
8.9
5.0

–
–
$11.11
9.61
9.17
13.70
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
6.4%
2.6
5.4
7.0
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

14.47
11.79
14.74
17.87

6.3
5.1
7.4
17.0

14.52
11.83
14.78
17.87

6.4
5.2
7.6
17.0

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

15.62
10.15
11.36
15.11
16.14
19.74
17.61
16.20
17.63
11.21
10.45
10.11
12.91
14.09
18.50
13.75

2.1
7.2
3.8
2.6
2.2
3.1
12.2
6.7
10.0
3.0
3.9
3.9
4.9
1.8
7.2
9.8

15.75
11.09
11.77
15.16
16.14
19.60
16.39
17.01
17.63
11.77
11.05
10.44
12.98
14.09
18.50
14.20

2.1
3.5
4.3
2.7
2.2
3.0
11.7
5.6
10.0
2.9
6.5
3.0
5.1
1.8
7.2
9.0

13.59
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
9.64
9.87
9.41
–
–
–
–

15.3
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
4.5
2.9
8.0
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-27

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Court, municipal, and license clerks
–Continued
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Credit authorizers, checkers, and
clerks ............................................
Level 5 ..............................
Customer service representatives ......
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Eligibility interviewers, government
programs ......................................
File clerks ..........................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks ..
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Interviewers, except eligibility and
loan ..............................................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Library assistants, clerical .................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Loan interviewers and clerks .............
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
New accounts clerks ..........................
Level 3 ..............................
Order clerks .......................................
Human resources assistants, except
payroll and timekeeping ..............
Level 6 ..............................
Receptionists and information clerks
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$13.27
14.16

3.7%
11.4

$13.17
14.16

3.8%
11.4

–
–

–
–

14.94
14.74
14.35
10.14
11.54
13.39
15.82
20.36
14.03

8.4
6.8
1.9
8.3
4.9
2.4
4.3
6.2
6.6

15.28
14.74
14.62
–
11.78
13.50
15.85
20.36
14.47

7.1
6.8
1.9
–
5.0
2.6
4.4
6.2
7.2

–
–
$11.05
–
–
–
–
–
11.58

–
–
4.7%
–
–
–
–
–
9.3

13.17
11.67
12.75
11.81
8.88
9.60
8.38

14.9
8.5
16.6
11.2
7.3
8.6
6.5

13.17
13.00
–
12.06
9.17
9.60
8.89

14.9
8.2
–
11.2
6.1
8.6
6.9

–
8.23
–
–
–
–
–

–
10.5
–
–
–
–
–

12.39
11.07
12.72
12.05
11.85
13.00
15.92
18.45
17.75
12.33
10.86
12.40

4.7
5.9
2.9
5.4
8.4
9.8
7.5
10.5
6.4
6.6
3.8
10.9

12.52
–
12.74
12.89
–
13.14
16.02
18.45
17.75
12.37
10.81
12.40

5.0
–
3.1
5.8
–
10.3
7.6
10.5
6.4
6.8
4.0
10.9

–
–
–
9.40
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
11.0
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

17.43
19.09
11.62
12.73
10.76
11.54

5.8
7.0
2.4
20.1
4.1
2.2

17.58
19.09
11.84
–
11.00
11.65

5.7
7.0
2.2
–
3.7
2.5

–
–
8.79
–
8.72
–

–
–
3.9
–
5.8
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-28

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Receptionists and information clerks
–Continued
Level 4 ..............................
Reservation and transportation ticket
agents and travel clerks ...............
Cargo and freight agents ....................
Couriers and messengers ...................
Level 2 ..............................
Dispatchers ........................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Police, fire, and ambulance
dispatchers ...............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Dispatchers, except police, fire,
and ambulance .........................
Level 4 ..............................
Meter readers, utilities .......................
Production, planning, and expediting
clerks ............................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Stock clerks and order fillers .............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Secretaries and administrative
assistants ......................................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........

$13.94

Relative
error5

5.3%

Full-time workers
Mean

$14.15

Relative
error5

5.3%

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–

–

16.20
19.50
10.36
10.74
16.36
14.22
16.87
21.78

6.3
6.5
7.0
4.8
5.6
5.1
5.3
13.9

16.46
19.50
10.95
–
16.84
14.31
16.87
21.78

9.7
6.5
7.4
–
5.5
5.3
5.3
13.9

$15.75
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

10.3%
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

15.38
14.35
17.18

5.9
8.6
7.4

15.41
14.35
17.18

6.0
8.6
7.4

–
–
–

–
–
–

16.74
14.14
12.08

6.6
6.7
13.7

17.46
14.29
12.08

6.9
7.0
13.7

–
–
–

–
–
–

17.71
16.73
22.36
25.24
12.46
11.57
14.45
10.99
8.77
10.38
10.78
13.89
11.47

6.9
2.3
8.3
13.9
3.0
6.3
6.0
2.6
2.9
4.5
6.4
3.0
10.0

18.04
16.73
–
25.24
12.58
11.68
14.45
11.76
10.17
10.57
11.05
13.89
11.47

5.7
2.3
–
13.9
3.1
6.5
6.0
2.7
6.0
4.7
6.8
3.0
10.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
8.10
7.90
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
2.5
2.9
–
–
–
–

16.98
10.54
14.09
17.72
19.63
23.19
22.01

2.9
5.6
2.1
2.8
3.7
5.6
5.2

17.03
10.64
14.10
17.77
19.64
23.11
22.01

2.8
5.3
2.1
2.9
3.7
5.7
5.2

14.01
–
–
–
–
–
–

16.2
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-29

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Executive secretaries and
administrative assistants ..........
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Legal secretaries ............................
Level 5 ..............................
Medical secretaries ........................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Secretaries, except legal, medical,
and executive ...........................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Computer operators ...........................
Data entry and information
processing workers ......................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Data entry keyers ...........................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Insurance claims and policy
processing clerks .........................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Mail clerks and mail machine
operators, except postal service ...
Office clerks, general .........................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$20.03
14.23
18.74
20.12
23.78
24.84
16.48
15.60
13.54
10.52
13.34
18.08

2.3%
2.7
2.9
4.2
7.3
7.5
7.6
7.7
11.5
7.9
4.2
9.5

$20.06
14.23
18.83
20.15
23.67
24.84
16.48
15.60
13.69
10.67
13.34
18.08

2.4%
2.7
3.0
4.2
7.5
7.5
7.6
7.7
10.8
7.2
4.2
9.5

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

15.31
10.58
14.35
16.44
18.28
19.43
17.03

2.9
8.1
3.2
3.5
6.9
12.1
5.5

15.33
10.58
14.38
16.50
18.22
19.43
17.03

2.9
8.2
3.2
3.5
6.7
12.1
5.5

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

12.68
10.99
11.88
14.02
12.51
11.02
11.84
13.56

4.1
3.2
6.6
5.1
4.1
3.3
7.3
4.9

12.66
10.95
11.50
14.09
12.46
10.98
11.41
13.59

4.5
3.4
5.1
5.6
4.4
3.6
5.5
5.6

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

16.44
13.25
13.30
16.18

11.3
5.8
7.0
5.8

16.44
13.25
13.30
16.13

11.4
5.8
7.0
6.3

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

12.94
13.00
7.94
9.79
12.17
14.25

9.3
2.6
7.1
4.1
2.6
3.3

12.94
13.33
–
9.99
12.21
14.39

9.3
2.5
–
4.2
2.7
2.7

–
$10.45
7.94
9.07
11.25
13.36

–
8.5%
7.1
4.9
4.6
13.4

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-30

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Office clerks, general –Continued
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........

$15.66
17.60
14.62

3.9%
12.3
7.6

$15.76
17.60
14.69

3.8%
12.3
7.4

–
–
–

–
–
–

Farming, fishing, and forestry
occupations .....................................

14.62

17.5

14.74

18.2

–

–

16.76
10.36
12.23
12.59
14.87
16.77
22.58
28.30
30.23
16.06

3.5
4.4
6.3
4.8
2.1
2.9
5.1
10.0
5.8
5.7

16.78
10.37
12.23
12.59
14.90
16.77
22.58
28.30
30.23
16.06

3.5
4.5
6.3
4.8
2.1
2.9
5.1
10.0
5.8
5.7

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

25.74
21.75
24.30
30.95
25.36
16.28
14.39
17.00

7.0
4.4
10.2
6.9
8.0
4.0
5.9
5.7

25.74
21.75
24.30
30.95
25.36
16.28
14.39
17.00

7.0
4.4
10.2
6.9
8.0
4.0
5.9
5.7

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

17.17
17.25

4.8
5.1

17.17
17.25

4.8
5.1

–
–

–
–

13.70

11.1

13.70

11.1

–

–

13.70
11.68
10.12
11.78
12.39
15.17
12.26

11.1
4.2
5.7
3.1
7.3
3.4
5.0

13.70
11.70
10.13
11.78
12.39
15.22
12.26

11.1
4.2
5.9
3.1
7.3
3.2
5.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

Construction and extraction
occupations .....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers of
construction trades and extraction
workers ........................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Carpenters ..........................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Carpet, floor, and tile installers and
finishers .......................................
Tile and marble setters ...................
Cement masons, concrete finishers,
and terrazzo workers ....................
Cement masons and concrete
finishers ...................................
Construction laborers .........................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Construction equipment operators .....
Level 3 ..............................
See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-31

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Construction and extraction
occupations –Continued
Construction equipment operators
–Continued
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Paving, surfacing, and tamping
equipment operators ................
Operating engineers and other
construction equipment
operators ..................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Electricians ........................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Painters and paperhangers .................
Level 4 ..............................
Painters, construction and
maintenance .............................
Level 4 ..............................
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Pipelayers ......................................
Level 4 ..............................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers ...
Roofers ..............................................
Sheet metal workers ..........................

$14.99
15.61
22.34

Relative
error5

5.0%
4.4
6.7

Full-time workers
Mean

$15.11
15.61
22.34

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

4.7%
4.4
6.7

–
–
–

–
–
–

12.52

8.4

12.65

8.7

–

–

15.81
15.42
15.61
22.34
18.08
15.15
15.26
21.40
22.19
14.73
14.01

2.8
5.1
5.2
6.7
4.4
4.2
7.0
3.9
5.1
9.3
8.3

15.81
15.42
15.61
22.34
18.08
15.15
15.26
21.40
22.19
14.76
–

2.8
5.1
5.2
6.7
4.4
4.2
7.0
3.9
5.1
9.6
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

14.73
14.01

9.3
8.3

14.76
–

9.6
–

–
–

–
–

18.57
13.48
13.78
15.86
21.45
25.07
20.36
14.04
12.39

3.8
8.8
6.5
5.8
6.3
2.5
12.8
11.2
2.0

18.57
13.48
13.78
15.86
21.45
25.07
20.36
14.04
12.39

3.8
8.8
6.5
5.8
6.3
2.5
12.8
11.2
2.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

19.17
13.86
15.98
21.10
25.07
15.99
17.04
17.17

4.3
9.0
6.5
5.9
2.5
9.1
5.4
7.6

19.17
13.86
15.98
21.10
25.07
15.99
17.04
17.17

4.3
9.0
6.5
5.9
2.5
9.1
5.4
7.6

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Construction and extraction
occupations –Continued
Helpers, construction trades ..............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Helpers--brickmasons,
blockmasons, stonemasons,
and tile and marble setters .......
Helpers--carpenters ........................
Helpers--electricians ......................
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers,
pipefitters, and steamfitters .....
Construction and building inspectors
Hazardous materials removal
workers ........................................
Highway maintenance workers .........
Miscellaneous construction and
related workers ............................
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit
operators, oil, gas, and mining .....
Roustabouts, oil and gas ....................
Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations .....................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers of
mechanics, installers, and
repairers .......................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........

$11.66
10.85
11.49
12.56
12.58

Relative
error5

2.7%
4.5
4.1
7.5
6.0

Full-time workers
Mean

$11.66
10.85
11.49
12.56
12.58

Relative
error5

2.7%
4.5
4.1
7.5
6.0

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

10.29
11.34
12.94

3.3
9.4
11.9

10.29
11.34
12.94

3.3
9.4
11.9

–
–
–

–
–
–

12.47
27.90

4.6
21.5

12.47
27.90

4.6
21.5

–
–

–
–

12.36
15.29

11.3
19.5

12.36
15.42

11.3
20.2

–
–

–
–

13.79

4.9

13.79

4.9

–

–

22.77
18.69

20.0
3.0

22.77
18.69

20.0
3.0

–
–

–
–

19.12
10.55
11.57
14.18
16.95
22.33
25.37
29.08
31.45
20.36

1.8
7.2
4.6
3.6
2.1
3.0
3.0
4.9
6.2
9.4

19.22
10.96
11.58
14.18
16.96
22.36
25.37
29.08
31.45
20.39

1.9
7.0
4.8
3.6
2.2
3.0
3.0
4.9
6.2
9.4

$10.19
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

15.1%
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

26.39
21.35
24.25
28.97
33.77
26.69

3.1
8.7
6.0
4.7
6.2
12.4

26.39
21.35
24.25
28.97
33.77
26.69

3.1
8.7
6.0
4.7
6.2
12.4

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations –Continued
Computer, automated teller, and
office machine repairers ..............
Radio and telecommunications
equipment installers and repairers
Level 7 ..............................
Telecommunications equipment
installers and repairers, except
line installers ............................
Level 7 ..............................
Miscellaneous electrical and
electronic equipment mechanics,
installers, and repairers ................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Electrical and electronics repairers,
commercial and industrial
equipment ................................
Electrical and electronics repairers,
powerhouse, substation, and
relay .........................................
Security and fire alarm systems
installers ...................................
Aircraft mechanics and service
technicians ...................................
Automotive technicians and repairers
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Automotive body and related
repairers ...................................
Level 5 ..............................
Automotive service technicians
and mechanics .........................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel
engine specialists .........................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................

$16.50

Relative
error5

8.9%

Full-time workers
Mean

$16.50

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

8.9%

–

–

23.57
28.26

9.0
2.8

23.57
28.26

9.0
2.8

–
–

–
–

23.59
28.26

9.1
2.8

23.59
28.26

9.1
2.8

–
–

–
–

19.68
18.98
20.11
20.86
24.21

7.3
10.9
16.9
4.0
12.0

19.68
18.98
20.11
20.86
24.21

7.3
10.9
16.9
4.0
12.0

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

20.54

6.6

20.54

6.6

–

–

27.52

2.4

27.52

2.4

–

–

15.53

7.2

15.53

7.2

–

–

27.95
17.45
16.72
22.25
24.68

3.4
4.7
3.6
3.1
7.7

27.95
17.51
16.72
22.45
24.68

3.4
4.6
3.6
3.2
7.7

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

15.80
16.66

16.8
4.6

15.80
16.66

16.8
4.6

–
–

–
–

17.75
16.73
22.25

5.4
4.6
3.1

17.83
16.73
22.45

5.3
4.6
3.2

–
–
–

–
–
–

17.64
16.15
17.99

4.4
4.0
10.0

17.64
16.15
17.99

4.4
4.0
10.0

–
–
–

–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

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Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations –Continued
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment
service technicians and
mechanics ....................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Mobile heavy equipment
mechanics, except engines .......
Level 6 ..............................
Rail car repairers ............................
Small engine mechanics ....................
Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile
equipment mechanic, installers,
and repairers ................................
Tire repairers and changers ...........
Control and valve installers and
repairers .......................................
Control and valve installers and
repairers, except mechanical
door ..........................................
Heating, air conditioning, and
refrigeration mechanics and
installers .......................................
Level 6 ..............................
Industrial machinery installation,
repair, and maintenance workers
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Industrial machinery mechanics ....
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Maintenance and repair workers,
general .....................................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$19.14
16.61
20.55

7.9%
11.0
4.1

$19.14
16.61
20.55

7.9%
11.0
4.1

–
–
–

–
–
–

18.84
20.54
22.30
17.22

9.1
5.1
13.4
15.5

18.84
20.54
22.30
17.22

9.1
5.1
13.4
15.5

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

10.78
10.63

6.9
7.6

10.78
10.63

6.9
7.6

–
–

–
–

19.45

9.7

19.45

9.7

–

–

19.45

9.7

19.45

9.7

–

–

18.38
21.09

10.0
6.6

18.38
21.09

10.0
6.6

–
–

–
–

17.17
11.16
13.18
16.53
20.80
24.12
17.35
21.92
19.29
25.75
25.43
21.47

3.7
10.0
3.9
4.1
7.5
7.4
14.6
4.5
3.7
13.3
4.7
12.9

17.23
11.20
13.18
16.60
20.80
24.12
17.41
21.92
19.29
25.75
25.43
21.47

3.7
10.4
3.9
3.9
7.5
7.4
14.5
4.5
3.7
13.3
4.7
12.9

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

14.29
10.68
12.75
14.43
18.38

2.8
8.6
5.0
5.3
8.3

14.36
10.70
12.75
14.54
18.38

2.9
9.0
5.0
5.7
8.3

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations –Continued
Maintenance and repair workers,
general –Continued
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Maintenance workers, machinery ..
Level 5 ..............................
Line installers and repairers ...............
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Electrical power-line installers and
repairers ...................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Telecommunications line installers
and repairers ............................
Miscellaneous installation,
maintenance, and repair workers
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Helpers--installation, maintenance,
and repair workers ...................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Production occupations .......................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers of
production and operating workers
Level 5 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$22.77
13.91
15.91
16.77
26.38
28.02
27.75

25.7%
12.0
5.1
4.9
4.3
3.1
2.9

$22.77
–
15.91
16.77
26.38
28.02
27.75

25.7%
–
5.1
4.9
4.3
3.1
2.9

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

28.18
27.18
29.65

5.3
5.8
5.4

28.18
27.18
29.65

5.3
5.8
5.4

–
–
–

–
–
–

25.30

6.6

25.30

6.6

–

–

16.14
10.18
13.07
14.32
16.93
21.84
15.71

6.8
7.7
5.2
8.8
6.9
8.8
16.5

16.50
10.70
13.05
14.32
16.93
21.84
15.71

6.4
8.0
5.5
8.8
6.9
8.8
16.5

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

11.49
9.79
13.32

6.1
7.7
5.2

11.82
10.30
13.24

5.8
8.4
5.5

–
–
–

–
–
–

14.71
8.98
10.05
12.52
13.80
16.82
21.91
26.11
30.22
30.25
16.71

3.3
2.3
2.5
3.5
2.6
4.1
4.2
4.0
6.2
8.6
10.3

14.91
9.01
10.06
12.80
13.88
16.96
21.91
26.11
30.22
30.25
16.89

3.3
2.2
2.6
3.3
2.7
4.0
4.2
4.0
6.2
8.6
10.7

$9.90
–
10.01
9.34
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

2.8%
–
4.2
6.5
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

25.74
15.98

8.3
5.5

25.74
15.98

8.3
5.5

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Production occupations –Continued
First-line supervisors/managers of
production and operating workers
–Continued
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging,
and systems assemblers ...............
Level 5 ..............................
Electrical, electronics, and
electromechanical assemblers .....
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Electrical and electronic
equipment assemblers ..............
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Engine and other machine assemblers
Miscellaneous assemblers and
fabricators ....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Team assemblers ...........................
Bakers ................................................
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and
fish processing workers ...............
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Butchers and meat cutters ..............
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and
trimmers ...................................
Slaughterers and meat packers ......

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$18.38
26.69
31.59
31.63
40.00

7.5%
6.8
5.9
6.9
26.0

$18.38
26.69
31.59
31.63
40.00

7.5%
6.8
5.9
6.9
26.0

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

20.86
19.81

9.0
4.0

20.86
19.81

9.0
4.0

–
–

–
–

11.46
10.52
11.82
13.26
10.90

4.6
5.6
5.4
9.2
21.1

11.56
10.43
11.96
–
–

5.0
5.9
4.9
–
–

$10.82
–
–
–
–

5.8%
–
–
–
–

11.58
10.46
12.02
13.26
10.90
14.56

5.2
6.7
4.5
9.2
21.1
14.2

11.72
10.34
–
–
–
14.56

5.7
7.4
–
–
–
14.2

10.82
–
–
–
–
–

5.8
–
–
–
–
–

12.73
8.44
9.20
12.16
12.40
16.99
17.92
13.80
11.70

6.4
4.9
7.2
5.5
3.6
11.2
17.8
19.5
17.2

12.86
–
9.12
12.77
12.40
16.99
17.92
13.80
11.70

6.5
–
7.4
4.7
3.6
11.2
17.8
19.5
17.2

9.44
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

10.8
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

11.90
11.38
11.58
14.95
14.46

5.7
5.5
6.0
2.0
5.2

12.01
11.38
–
14.95
14.93

5.9
5.5
–
2.0
5.5

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

9.70
12.48

3.2
4.3

9.70
12.48

3.4
4.3

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-37

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Production occupations –Continued
Miscellaneous food processing
workers ........................................
Computer control programmers and
operators ......................................
Computer-controlled machine tool
operators, metal and plastic .....
Forming machine setters, operators,
and tenders, metal and plastic ......
Machine tool cutting setters,
operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic ...........................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Cutting, punching, and press
machine setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ........
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Lathe and turning machine tool
setters, operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ......................
Machinists ..........................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Molders and molding machine
setters, operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..........................
Molding, coremaking, and casting
machine setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ........
Multiple machine tool setters,
operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic ...........................................
Welding, soldering, and brazing
workers ........................................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Welders, cutters, solderers, and
brazers ......................................

$12.20

Relative
error5

9.6%

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$12.21

10.9%

–

–

16.26

14.2

16.26

14.2

–

–

15.84

14.7

15.84

14.7

–

–

12.85

15.6

12.85

15.6

–

–

13.64
9.79
11.38
13.11

6.5
8.8
9.2
5.8

13.73
9.79
11.71
13.11

6.3
8.8
9.2
5.8

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

11.83
9.79
12.84

6.3
8.8
5.4

11.83
9.79
12.84

6.3
8.8
5.4

–
–
–

–
–
–

16.43
18.60
18.05
20.90

17.1
5.3
4.5
7.6

16.99
18.91
18.05
20.90

15.1
5.1
4.5
7.6

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

10.47

9.7

10.47

9.7

–

–

10.62

12.2

10.62

12.2

–

–

11.73

3.5

11.73

3.5

–

–

15.81
13.07
14.21
15.58
23.80
14.61

4.6
14.7
6.9
6.5
5.3
8.6

15.81
13.07
14.21
15.58
23.80
14.61

4.6
14.7
6.9
6.5
5.3
8.6

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

16.00

4.9

16.00

4.9

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

2-38

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Production occupations –Continued
Welders, cutters, solderers, and
brazers –Continued
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Welding, soldering, and brazing
machine setters, operators, and
tenders ......................................
Miscellaneous metalworkers and
plastic workers .............................
Level 4 ..............................
Lay-out workers, metal and plastic
Plating and coating machine
setters, operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ......................
Printers ...............................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Prepress technicians and workers ..
Printing machine operators ............
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers ....
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Pressers, textile, garment, and related
materials ......................................
Level 2 ..............................
Sewing machine operators .................
Miscellaneous textile, apparel, and
furnishings workers .....................
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters
Woodworking machine setters,
operators, and tenders ..................
Power plant operators, distributors,
and dispatchers ............................
Water and liquid waste treatment
plant and system operators ..........
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$13.20
14.27
15.59
23.80
15.04

16.4%
8.0
6.7
5.3
8.6

$13.20
14.27
15.59
23.80
15.04

16.4%
8.0
6.7
5.3
8.6

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

13.35

8.7

13.35

8.7

–

–

13.31
12.19
14.74

14.0
6.3
5.1

13.31
12.19
14.74

14.0
6.3
5.1

–
–
–

–
–
–

14.45
17.89
18.01
22.19
22.72
19.42
17.05
15.08
22.17
9.51
8.89
9.15

24.7
8.0
13.8
6.6
10.0
13.6
6.4
6.2
8.8
4.3
2.6
3.7

14.45
18.26
18.01
22.19
22.72
20.93
17.05
15.08
22.17
9.53
8.89
9.13

24.7
7.6
13.8
6.6
10.0
10.5
6.4
6.2
8.8
4.6
2.6
4.5

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

8.48
7.88
9.87

4.9
3.1
9.8

–
–
9.61

–
–
10.6

–
–
–

–
–
–

10.59
15.69

18.9
6.0

10.59
15.69

18.9
6.0

–
–

–
–

11.92

11.4

11.92

11.4

–

–

30.66

14.8

30.66

14.8

–

–

17.66
13.21
14.75

12.2
4.4
9.9

17.66
13.21
14.75

12.2
4.4
9.9

–
–
–

–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Production occupations –Continued
Miscellaneous plant and system
operators ......................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Chemical plant and system
operators ..................................
Petroleum pump system operators,
refinery operators, and gaugers
Crushing, grinding, polishing,
mixing, and blending workers .....
Level 2 ..............................
Grinding and polishing workers,
hand .........................................
Mixing and blending machine
setters, operators, and tenders ..
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers,
and weighers ................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Packaging and filling machine
operators and tenders ...................
Level 2 ..............................
Painting workers ................................
Coating, painting, and spraying
machine setters, operators, and
tenders ......................................
Painters, transportation equipment
Miscellaneous production workers ....
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Molders, shapers, and casters,
except metal and plastic ...........
Helpers--production workers .........
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................

$27.92
31.08
29.65

Relative
error5

9.3%
3.3
2.4

Full-time workers
Mean

$27.92
31.08
29.65

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

9.3%
3.3
2.4

–
–
–

–
–
–

31.15

2.4

31.15

2.4

–

–

29.11

6.8

29.11

6.8

–

–

14.96
9.96

10.5
4.7

14.96
9.96

10.5
4.7

–
–

–
–

11.08

7.2

11.08

7.2

–

–

16.32

17.0

16.32

17.0

–

–

16.33
7.83
11.41
13.48
22.98
27.43
17.92

6.0
1.8
7.0
3.8
8.0
9.0
14.9

16.55
7.83
11.43
13.48
22.98
27.43
18.90

6.0
1.8
7.4
3.8
8.0
9.0
16.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

12.48
11.15
15.16

6.3
6.2
5.8

12.66
11.34
15.16

7.5
7.0
5.8

–
–
–

–
–
–

14.06
17.41
11.92
8.98
11.11
15.35
13.76
16.15
12.02

6.2
12.0
5.7
3.0
2.9
8.9
8.7
8.1
16.2

14.06
17.41
12.02
9.06
11.11
16.01
13.76
16.15
12.02

6.2
12.0
5.9
2.9
2.9
8.5
8.7
8.1
16.2

–
–
$9.72
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
9.4%
–
–
–
–
–
–

10.62
11.03
8.97
11.28

12.6
4.9
6.7
3.0

10.62
11.07
8.95
11.28

12.6
5.1
6.9
3.0

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Transportation and material moving
occupations .....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers of
helpers, laborers, and material
movers, hand ................................
Level 6 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
transportation and
material-moving machine and
vehicle operators ..........................
Bus drivers .........................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Bus drivers, transit and intercity ....
Bus drivers, school ........................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Driver/sales workers and truck
drivers ..........................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Driver/sales workers ......................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Truck drivers, heavy and
tractor-trailer ............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................

$14.69
8.76
10.67
12.65
17.95
18.94
27.02
26.14
17.06

Relative
error5

5.0%
2.1
2.3
2.8
4.5
6.5
8.9
7.0
4.9

Full-time workers
Mean

$15.27
8.97
10.77
12.74
18.06
18.96
27.02
26.14
17.19

Relative
error5

5.3%
2.5
2.7
2.8
4.6
6.6
8.9
7.0
4.5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

$9.73
8.38
9.84
11.16
–
–
–
–
15.64

2.2%
3.1
5.1
7.9
–
–
–
–
17.7

–
–

18.04
22.30

6.7
5.5

17.89
22.30

7.1
5.5

–
–

26.36
14.35
11.96
13.66
18.07
13.70
14.97
13.77
13.88
18.95

9.7
6.2
6.9
7.4
9.6
10.8
5.2
7.0
7.8
17.9

26.36
14.64
11.50
13.77
18.38
14.24
15.05
13.22
14.07
–

9.7
7.3
7.5
8.6
10.5
13.0
5.9
5.9
9.1
–

–
13.28
13.00
13.15
–
–
14.70
15.25
13.15
–

–
10.0
13.7
6.2
–
–
10.3
18.1
6.2
–

16.28
7.46
10.42
12.76
18.10
18.94
30.49
18.37
11.63
6.49
8.53

3.4
3.8
6.2
5.4
5.2
8.8
14.8
8.5
10.6
6.6
6.1

16.86
8.37
11.34
12.76
18.10
18.94
30.49
18.37
14.37
–
–

3.5
2.7
7.1
5.5
5.2
8.8
14.8
8.5
12.5
–
–

7.82
6.46
7.94
–
–
–
–
–
6.95
–
7.42

5.4
5.4
6.1
–
–
–
–
–
4.5
–
4.7

17.55
12.61
17.36
19.27

6.9
14.9
4.4
10.6

17.55
12.53
17.36
19.27

6.9
15.1
4.4
10.6

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Transportation and material moving
occupations –Continued
Truck drivers, heavy and
tractor-trailer –Continued
Not able to be leveled ........
Truck drivers, light or delivery
services ....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs ...............
Level 2 ..............................
Service station attendants ..................
Crane and tower operators .................
Dredge, excavating, and loading
machine operators ........................
Excavating and loading machine
and dragline operators .............
Industrial truck and tractor operators
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Laborers and material movers, hand
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Cleaners of vehicles and
equipment ................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Laborers and freight, stock, and
material movers, hand .............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Machine feeders and offbearers .....
Level 1 ..............................
Packers and packagers, hand .........
Level 1 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$17.10

12.2%

$17.10

12.2%

–

–

15.56
8.95
10.56
13.26
21.78
9.30
9.11
10.44
19.56

9.7
4.3
5.6
7.3
11.0
6.5
8.5
11.5
10.7

15.85
9.14
10.57
13.28
21.78
9.13
9.12
–
19.56

9.8
5.5
6.2
7.5
11.0
8.2
9.0
–
10.7

$10.19
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

9.7%
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

13.06

4.3

13.44

3.9

–

–

13.06
12.27
9.71
12.01
16.79
10.77
9.02
10.77
13.31
15.23
11.92

4.3
7.7
6.1
2.6
2.6
1.8
2.4
2.1
5.5
3.4
6.2

13.44
12.22
9.69
12.00
16.79
11.02
9.09
10.77
13.25
15.86
12.10

3.9
7.8
6.2
2.6
2.6
2.0
2.9
2.2
5.6
2.2
6.9

–
–
–
–
–
9.61
8.88
10.67
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
5.3
3.7
3.9
–
–
–

10.61
8.03
10.67

5.3
5.4
5.9

10.82
8.18
10.75

4.5
6.2
6.0

–
–
–

–
–
–

11.32
9.62
11.12
13.19
14.99
11.56
10.95
10.44
9.14
7.95

2.3
3.9
3.7
7.2
3.9
7.2
8.1
10.4
3.7
3.1

11.46
9.39
11.14
13.12
15.71
11.70
10.95
10.44
9.70
8.48

2.8
4.5
4.0
7.3
3.6
7.6
8.1
10.4
5.0
4.2

10.71
9.99
10.77
–
–
–
–
–
7.68
7.16

5.2
4.9
4.2
–
–
–
–
–
5.2
3.1

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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Table 2

Civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Civilian workers

Occupation4 and level

Relative
error5

Mean

Transportation and material moving
occupations –Continued
Packers and packagers, hand
–Continued
Level 2 ..............................
Refuse and recyclable material
collectors ......................................

Full-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

$9.75

4.9%

$9.58

5.4%

–

–

12.53

4.7

12.53

4.7

–

–

1 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.
2 Employees are classified as working either a full-time or a part-time schedule
based on the definition used by each establishment. Therefore, a worker with a
35-hour-per-week schedule might be considered a full-time employee in one
establishment, but classified as part-time in another firm, where a 40-hour week is the
minimum full-time schedule.
3 Each occupation for which data are collected in an establishment is evaluated
based on four factors, including knowledge, job controls and complexity, contacts,
and physical environment. For more information, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook

of Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
4 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
5 The relative standard error (RSE) is the standard error expressed as a percent of
the estimate. It can be used to calculate a "confidence interval" around a sample
estimate. For more information about RSEs, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook of
Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

1.1%

Mean

All workers ...............................................

$18.56

$19.84

Management occupations ...................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Level 13 .............................
Level 14 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
General and operations managers ......
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Advertising and promotions
managers ......................................
Marketing and sales managers ...........
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Marketing managers ......................
Not able to be leveled ........
Sales managers ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Administrative services managers .....
Computer and information systems
managers ......................................
Not able to be leveled ........
Financial managers ............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Human resources managers ...............
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Compensation and benefits
managers ..................................
Level 9 ..............................
Industrial production managers .........

44.74
18.68
22.91
30.92
35.05
43.74
60.31
63.54
78.03
56.48
49.86
27.10
38.27
69.49
74.72

3.9
4.7
7.0
5.9
4.7
2.6
4.0
2.0
17.9
6.0
11.8
16.6
7.6
9.7
14.0

44.83
18.68
22.91
31.04
35.05
43.74
60.19
63.54
78.03
56.77
49.86
27.10
38.27
69.49
74.72

42.75
51.88
42.44
50.19
55.13
51.83
66.24
51.93
50.89
40.50
28.27

18.7
10.0
27.6
12.4
13.6
9.3
9.2
16.6
16.9
5.9
13.4

56.82
57.58
53.22
28.24
48.25
68.26
56.40
43.76
31.14
49.44
52.06
37.17
32.16
42.69

Relative
error5

1.2%

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

$9.22

1.9%

3.9
4.7
7.0
5.9
4.7
2.6
3.8
2.0
17.9
5.7
11.8
16.6
7.6
9.7
14.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

42.75
51.88
42.44
50.19
55.13
51.83
66.24
51.93
50.89
40.50
28.27

18.7
10.0
27.6
12.4
13.6
9.3
9.2
16.6
16.9
5.9
13.4

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

14.6
22.8
7.0
7.4
3.9
5.1
5.0
7.1
8.7
8.2
8.3

56.82
57.58
53.22
28.24
48.25
68.26
56.40
43.76
31.14
49.44
52.06

14.6
22.8
7.0
7.4
3.9
5.1
5.0
7.1
8.7
8.2
8.3

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

7.1
9.3
8.0

37.17
32.16
42.69

7.1
9.3
8.0

–
–
–

–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-1

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Management occupations –Continued
Industrial production managers
–Continued
Not able to be leveled ........
Purchasing managers .........................
Transportation, storage, and
distribution managers ..................
Not able to be leveled ........
Construction managers ......................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Education administrators ...................
Education administrators,
preschool and child care
center/program .........................
Education administrators,
postsecondary ..........................
Engineering managers .......................
Level 12 .............................
Level 13 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Food service managers ......................
Level 9 ..............................
Medical and health services
managers ......................................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Property, real estate, and community
association managers ...................
Social and community service
managers ......................................
Business and financial operations
occupations .....................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Level 13 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Buyers and purchasing agents ...........

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$47.20
40.35

13.6%
14.6

$47.20
40.35

13.6%
14.6

–
–

–
–

33.59
35.85
36.34
38.35
37.99
27.18

7.9
13.0
7.0
8.2
10.7
11.2

33.59
35.85
36.34
38.35
37.99
27.20

7.9
13.0
7.0
8.2
10.7
11.5

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

18.69

7.9

18.69

7.9

–

–

35.36
58.31
63.68
56.78
71.15
24.04
26.25

7.2
4.8
8.7
5.1
4.5
7.4
3.8

36.09
58.31
63.68
56.78
71.15
24.04
26.25

7.5
4.8
8.7
5.1
4.5
7.4
3.8

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

37.32
29.00
43.91

5.9
9.5
10.3

36.73
29.00
43.91

5.7
9.5
10.3

–
–
–

–
–
–

22.94

10.5

22.94

10.5

–

–

22.14

23.6

22.14

23.6

–

–

30.83
18.19
21.85
25.47
30.18
36.37
42.26
48.41
58.06
32.24
30.17

1.9
8.7
3.1
3.2
2.7
4.8
4.4
5.7
8.2
5.3
5.3

30.85
18.19
21.84
25.31
30.18
36.37
42.26
48.41
58.06
32.30
30.17

1.9
8.7
3.1
3.3
2.7
4.8
4.4
5.7
8.2
5.3
5.3

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-2

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Business and financial operations
occupations –Continued
Buyers and purchasing agents
–Continued
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Purchasing agents, except
wholesale, retail, and farm
products ...................................
Claims adjusters, appraisers,
examiners, and investigators .......
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Claims adjusters, examiners, and
investigators .............................
Level 9 ..............................
Compliance officers, except
agriculture, construction, health
and safety, and transportation ......
Cost estimators ..................................
Human resources, training, and labor
relations specialists ......................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Employment, recruitment, and
placement specialists ...............
Compensation, benefits, and job
analysis specialists ...................
Level 9 ..............................
Training and development
specialists .................................
Logisticians ........................................
Management analysts ........................
Not able to be leveled ........
Accountants and auditors ..................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Credit analysts ...................................

$22.21
32.86
37.19

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

5.4%
3.1
4.7

Mean

$22.21
32.86
37.19

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

5.4%
3.1
4.7

–
–
–

–
–
–

28.30

5.2

28.30

5.2

–

–

29.12
23.24
30.75

6.0
4.6
5.3

29.12
23.24
30.75

6.0
4.6
5.3

–
–
–

–
–
–

28.06
30.75

6.8
5.3

28.06
30.75

6.8
5.3

–
–

–
–

35.10
33.94

16.3
2.9

35.10
33.94

16.3
2.9

–
–

–
–

27.02
20.97
25.82
37.03
28.87

5.4
2.4
5.1
9.4
15.7

27.10
20.97
25.82
37.03
29.19

5.4
2.4
5.1
9.4
15.6

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

23.96

6.8

23.96

6.8

–

–

23.35
23.10

6.3
6.7

23.35
23.10

6.3
6.7

–
–

–
–

31.93
36.15
35.27
33.37
30.02
20.80
26.31
29.89
38.54
33.93
25.51

21.5
7.8
10.2
7.3
5.1
3.8
3.8
3.5
3.6
11.3
7.8

32.53
36.15
35.27
33.37
30.05
20.74
25.94
29.89
38.54
33.93
25.51

21.9
7.8
10.2
7.3
5.2
3.8
3.9
3.5
3.6
11.3
7.8

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-3

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Business and financial operations
occupations –Continued
Financial analysts and advisors .........
Level 9 ..............................
Financial analysts ..........................
Level 9 ..............................
Personal financial advisors ............
Loan counselors and officers .............
Loan officers ..................................
Computer and mathematical science
occupations .....................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Level 13 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Computer programmers .....................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 12 .............................
Computer software engineers ............
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Computer software engineers,
applications ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Computer software engineers,
systems software ......................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Computer support specialists .............
Level 5 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$30.85
35.28
32.24
39.01
26.44
31.07
31.07

10.1%
13.5
11.3
17.4
8.2
11.9
11.9

$30.85
35.28
32.24
39.01
26.44
31.07
31.07

10.1%
13.5
11.3
17.4
8.2
11.9
11.9

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

37.04
16.24
21.22
25.48
29.85
33.61
40.20
44.73
55.10
55.71
40.43
37.85
30.70
51.21
45.05
38.93
41.11
45.50
52.50
45.75

4.6
4.5
5.3
7.5
3.7
4.4
6.5
1.7
7.9
2.6
5.5
10.1
18.4
11.2
3.9
4.8
5.3
6.0
3.2
8.3

37.18
16.38
21.37
25.66
29.85
33.50
40.20
44.73
55.10
55.71
40.43
37.77
29.86
51.21
45.05
38.93
41.11
45.50
52.50
45.75

4.7
4.4
5.5
7.6
3.7
4.3
6.5
1.7
7.9
2.6
5.5
10.6
20.3
11.2
3.9
4.8
5.3
6.0
3.2
8.3

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

43.74
36.62
44.91
45.51

5.4
2.4
6.7
13.1

43.74
36.62
44.91
45.51

5.4
2.4
6.7
13.1

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

46.19
40.61
45.86
46.14
25.74
16.24
24.70

5.0
9.0
7.7
11.4
8.4
4.5
7.8

46.19
40.61
45.86
46.14
25.98
16.38
24.70

5.0
9.0
7.7
11.4
9.0
4.4
7.8

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-4

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Computer and mathematical science
occupations –Continued
Computer support specialists
–Continued
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Computer systems analysts ................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Database administrators .....................
Not able to be leveled ........
Network and computer systems
administrators ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Network systems and data
communications analysts .............
Architecture and engineering
occupations .....................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Level 13 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Architects, except naval .....................
Engineers ...........................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Level 13 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Aerospace engineers ......................
Chemical engineers .......................
Level 12 .............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$32.93
31.32
43.78
33.85
43.11
58.18
33.18
34.61

7.1%
13.3
9.6
3.8
2.7
13.3
14.5
18.2

$32.93
31.32
43.78
33.85
43.11
58.18
33.18
34.61

7.1%
13.3
9.6
3.8
2.7
13.3
14.5
18.2

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

27.49
31.62

6.2
9.9

27.77
31.62

6.2
9.9

–
–

–
–

33.65

6.8

33.65

6.8

–

–

35.86
14.91
19.11
21.25
25.42
33.13
33.52
40.00
45.25
54.16
68.68
41.95
25.95
44.57
25.05
34.57
34.39
36.38
45.50
54.44
68.68
46.25
39.33
60.36
55.46

6.4
7.2
5.2
7.8
5.4
6.4
3.8
2.6
2.5
3.6
6.0
6.2
10.2
3.5
4.1
8.7
3.6
3.7
2.4
3.3
6.0
6.6
9.4
10.0
3.3

35.92
14.91
19.18
21.25
25.42
33.13
33.52
40.00
45.53
54.21
68.68
41.95
25.95
44.62
25.05
34.57
34.39
36.38
45.81
54.50
68.68
46.25
39.33
60.71
–

6.4
7.2
5.4
7.8
5.4
6.4
3.8
2.6
2.7
3.6
6.0
6.2
10.2
3.5
4.1
8.7
3.6
3.7
2.5
3.4
6.0
6.6
9.4
10.2
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-5

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Architecture and engineering
occupations –Continued
Civil engineers ...............................
Computer hardware engineers .......
Level 9 ..............................
Electrical and electronics
engineers ..................................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Electrical engineers ...................
Electronics engineers, except
computer ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Environmental engineers ...............
Industrial engineers, including
health and safety ......................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Industrial engineers ...................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Mechanical engineers ....................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Petroleum engineers ......................
Drafters ..............................................
Level 5 ..............................
Architectural and civil drafters ......
Electrical and electronics drafters
Mechanical drafters .......................
Engineering technicians, except
drafters .........................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Electrical and electronic
engineering technicians ...........
Level 5 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Surveying and mapping technicians ..

$36.09
45.61
37.90

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

7.4%
6.5
5.8

Mean

$36.09
45.61
37.90

Relative
error5

7.4%
6.5
5.8

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–
–

–
–
–

41.87
40.56
37.52
44.22

7.4
6.3
7.3
12.6

41.87
40.56
37.52
44.22

7.4
6.3
7.3
12.6

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

39.36
40.25
33.65

7.1
13.8
17.2

39.36
40.25
33.65

7.1
13.8
17.2

–
–
–

–
–
–

40.21
30.33
47.80
39.78
30.33
48.99
39.14
31.29
41.66
56.94
25.23
18.72
27.35
20.64
19.11

4.6
7.0
7.6
5.2
7.0
9.6
11.8
6.1
6.6
14.1
6.2
5.6
11.0
20.5
7.3

40.21
30.33
47.80
39.78
30.33
48.99
39.46
31.29
42.92
56.94
25.34
18.72
27.63
20.64
19.11

4.6
7.0
7.6
5.2
7.0
9.6
12.3
6.1
6.9
14.1
6.2
5.6
10.9
20.5
7.3

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

23.30
21.24
22.78
30.50
43.63
32.48

16.6
7.8
7.8
7.0
6.4
11.0

23.38
21.76
22.78
30.50
43.63
32.48

16.9
7.6
7.8
7.0
6.4
11.0

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

24.97
20.22
21.07
20.48

4.5
9.3
7.7
28.9

24.97
20.22
21.07
20.48

4.5
9.3
7.7
28.9

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-6

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Life, physical, and social science
occupations .....................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Physical scientists ..............................
Environmental scientists and
geoscientists .............................
Market and survey researchers ..........
Market research analysts ...............
Chemical technicians .........................
Community and social services
occupations .....................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Counselors .........................................
Educational, vocational, and
school counselors .....................
Social workers ...................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Child, family, and school social
workers ....................................
Medical and public health social
workers ....................................
Level 8 ..............................
Miscellaneous community and social
service specialists ........................
Level 6 ..............................
Social and human service
assistants ..................................
Level 6 ..............................
Legal occupations ................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Lawyers .............................................
Paralegals and legal assistants ...........
Miscellaneous legal support workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$31.47
22.23
25.93
49.71
47.17

10.2%
10.4
21.0
18.5
22.3

$32.50
24.34
27.46
49.71
47.17

8.5%
5.8
18.1
18.5
22.3

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

58.96
39.55
39.55
25.16

29.0
17.7
17.7
10.1

58.96
39.55
39.55
25.16

29.0
17.7
17.7
10.1

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

16.20
9.45
13.54
20.17
21.95
23.83
15.63

7.5
14.5
5.9
4.5
4.5
6.9
17.5

15.93
–
13.30
20.39
22.35
23.65
–

8.0
–
4.9
7.6
4.4
8.2
–

$18.45
–
–
–
–
–
–

10.7%
–
–
–
–
–
–

24.37
20.95
20.68
23.10

12.3
4.6
8.4
5.0

24.25
20.98
20.68
24.13

12.7
5.1
8.4
2.8

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

18.09

8.0

18.19

8.4

–

–

22.51
24.25

5.1
3.0

22.44
24.25

5.3
3.0

–
–

–
–

12.90
12.81

7.1
6.9

11.89
12.59

6.6
7.2

–
–

–
–

11.22
12.59

7.6
8.1

11.24
12.59

8.0
8.1

–
–

–
–

29.90
16.09
29.82
29.33
57.51
20.19
20.11

23.5
7.0
9.1
8.2
12.8
12.9
10.9

29.92
16.09
29.82
29.33
57.51
20.16
20.11

23.6
7.0
9.1
8.2
12.8
12.9
10.9

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-7

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Legal occupations –Continued
Title examiners, abstractors, and
searchers ..................................
Education, training, and library
occupations .....................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Postsecondary teachers ......................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Health teachers, postsecondary .....
Arts, communications, and
humanities teachers,
postsecondary ..........................
Art, drama, and music teachers,
postsecondary ......................
Miscellaneous postsecondary
teachers ....................................
Primary, secondary, and special
education school teachers ............
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Preschool and kindergarten
teachers ....................................
Preschool teachers, except
special education .................
Elementary and middle school
teachers ....................................
Elementary school teachers,
except special education ......
Middle school teachers, except
special and vocational
education ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$21.26

11.9%

$21.26

11.9%

–

–

24.94
10.48
13.89
18.84
30.79
25.41
34.60
55.38
49.40
22.02
50.46
20.85
34.60
55.38
49.40
75.67

15.6
5.4
7.5
10.2
6.1
8.9
10.5
9.0
10.5
28.1
18.1
7.5
10.5
9.0
10.5
27.8

26.43
10.63
13.87
18.77
30.73
25.80
34.61
55.38
49.40
–
53.97
–
34.61
55.38
49.40
75.67

15.6
4.8
8.8
13.3
5.7
9.2
10.5
9.0
10.5
–
17.9
–
10.5
9.0
10.5
27.8

$14.93
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
17.35
19.83
–
–
–
–
–

12.3%
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
11.9
7.1
–
–
–
–
–

33.02

6.0

32.65

5.6

–

–

36.46

8.5

36.46

8.5

–

–

34.31

14.1

36.88

17.3

–

–

21.43
13.81
19.13
30.51

11.6
8.7
19.6
5.5

21.45
13.81
19.06
30.51

12.1
8.7
20.1
5.5

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

11.80

8.6

11.47

7.7

–

–

11.80

8.6

11.47

7.7

–

–

26.09

9.7

26.42

8.0

–

–

24.24

10.6

–

–

–

–

27.53

11.6

27.01

10.6

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-8

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Education, training, and library
occupations –Continued
Secondary school teachers .............
Secondary school teachers,
except special and
vocational education ............
Other teachers and instructors ...........
Teacher assistants ..............................
Level 4 ..............................

$26.41

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

9.2%

Mean

$26.41

Relative
error5

9.2%

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–

–

–
8.9%
5.4
–

30.00
19.20
9.58
10.48

7.3
7.1
7.1
5.4

30.00
19.57
9.72
10.63

7.3
9.5
7.8
4.8

–
$18.47
8.83
–

22.64
18.80
15.52
17.59
25.56
29.28
–
35.40
22.37
19.67
22.76
19.88

10.5
4.2
6.2
5.9
3.8
12.1
–
17.0
7.1
6.4
9.4
6.4

23.75
18.13
–
17.59
25.35
29.28
–
35.40
22.37
19.67
22.76
19.88

9.9
6.6
–
5.9
4.2
12.1
–
17.0
7.1
6.4
9.4
6.4

14.66
–
–
–
–
–
13.14
–
–
–
–
–

18.2
–
–
–
–
–
16.1
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

12.04
12.04
11.86
11.86

16.6
16.6
15.6
15.6

Arts, design, entertainment, sports,
and media occupations ..................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Artists and related workers ................
Designers ...........................................
Level 7 ..............................
Graphic designers ..........................
Level 7 ..............................
Athletes, coaches, umpires, and
related workers ............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Coaches and scouts ........................
Not able to be leveled ........
News analysts, reporters and
correspondents .............................
Writers and editors ............................
Editors ............................................

25.30
20.82
20.80

17.7
7.4
6.9

25.30
21.07
21.34

17.7
7.5
6.3

–
–
–

Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations .....................................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................

28.04
11.26
14.63
18.55
19.09
27.02
26.89
31.69
35.01
47.79

6.1
5.6
4.8
2.9
4.2
3.4
2.0
5.1
6.7
4.9

28.65
11.29
15.39
18.79
18.92
26.82
26.84
31.71
34.79
47.79

6.8
5.9
3.9
3.3
4.5
3.9
2.3
5.0
7.1
4.9

22.60
–
12.07
17.09
22.72
27.89
27.80
31.49
–
–

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

–
–
–

5.1
–
13.6
3.9
4.1
5.3
4.4
6.3
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-9

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations –Continued
Level 12 .............................
Pharmacists ........................................
Level 11 .............................
Physicians and surgeons ....................
Registered nurses ...............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Therapists ..........................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Occupational therapists .................
Physical therapists .........................
Level 9 ..............................
Respiratory therapists ....................
Level 7 ..............................
Clinical laboratory technologists and
technicians ...................................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Medical and clinical laboratory
technologists ............................
Level 7 ..............................
Medical and clinical laboratory
technicians ...............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Dental hygienists ...............................
Level 7 ..............................
Diagnostic related technologists and
technicians ...................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Cardiovascular technologists and
technicians ...............................
Radiologic technologists and
technicians ...............................
Level 6 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$90.06
53.92
53.81
93.61
29.61
28.27
27.40
29.45
34.55
39.04
36.79
25.91
37.77
38.30
41.24
38.37
24.42
24.32

12.1%
1.6
1.5
8.0
3.2
3.0
4.6
2.8
7.6
6.4
4.3
4.7
4.7
2.5
6.2
5.6
2.4
2.6

$90.06
54.24
53.81
93.68
29.71
28.51
27.33
29.41
34.55
39.04
37.19
26.10
37.63
38.30
41.34
38.25
24.81
24.72

12.3%
1.4
1.5
8.1
3.4
3.4
4.8
2.7
7.6
6.4
4.6
4.9
5.1
2.5
6.5
6.1
2.6
2.8

–
–
–
–
$28.68
27.41
28.67
29.78
–
–
31.56
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
2.1%
5.0
6.4
4.1
–
–
12.1
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

17.94
11.05
14.02
22.51

10.0
1.7
2.1
4.8

17.71
11.05
14.02
22.34

10.2
1.7
2.1
5.0

22.71
–
–
–

4.7
–
–
–

24.64
23.10

3.9
5.4

24.89
22.94

4.2
5.6

22.71
–

4.7
–

13.44
11.05
14.02
34.75
34.75

4.4
1.7
2.1
2.8
2.8

13.44
11.05
14.02
–
–

4.4
1.7
2.1
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

23.84
22.99
22.41
24.74

7.0
15.0
7.2
11.2

23.78
23.08
21.94
24.64

7.7
15.5
9.1
12.5

24.42
–
–
–

2.9
–
–
–

19.52

11.7

19.00

13.1

–

–

22.88
21.26

6.4
18.5

22.74
–

7.0
–

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-10

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations –Continued
Radiologic technologists and
technicians –Continued
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Emergency medical technicians and
paramedics ...................................
Health diagnosing and treating
practitioner support technicians ...
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Pharmacy technicians ....................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Respiratory therapy technicians ....
Surgical technologists ....................
Level 6 ..............................
Licensed practical and licensed
vocational nurses .........................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Medical records and health
information technicians ...............
Level 5 ..............................
Miscellaneous health technologists
and technicians ............................
Occupational health and safety
specialists and technicians ...........
Occupational health and safety
specialists .................................
Healthcare support occupations .........
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Nursing, psychiatric, and home
health aides ..................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$21.46
24.28

6.1%
12.4

–
$24.15

–
13.5%

–
–

–
–

12.98

14.7

12.83

14.6

–

–

15.44
14.18
15.28
19.26
13.19
12.60
14.61
20.20
18.44
19.52

4.9
10.2
5.7
6.2
10.1
13.2
8.9
4.8
5.3
9.0

16.88
16.85
15.00
19.26
14.76
–
14.61
20.71
18.84
19.52

5.3
7.5
7.6
6.2
8.8
–
8.9
4.3
5.1
9.0

$12.53
11.41
–
–
11.48
11.42
–
–
–
–

12.3%
14.1
–
–
14.5
14.9
–
–
–
–

19.39
16.64
19.73
19.36

2.9
3.4
3.2
3.5

19.37
16.47
19.83
19.19

2.9
3.0
3.2
3.5

19.70
–
18.91
–

3.5
–
4.1
–

17.49
17.14

13.2
8.7

17.71
–

13.4
–

–
–

–
–

21.89

22.7

21.89

22.7

–

–

29.56

21.3

28.79

22.9

–

–

29.56

21.3

28.79

22.9

–

–

10.87
8.85
9.78
13.33
16.29
13.38

3.8
2.9
3.1
3.2
7.4
12.6

11.62
9.72
9.90
13.38
16.18
–

3.1
2.8
3.6
3.1
7.8
–

8.29
7.36
9.14
12.77
–
–

5.6
3.3
2.8
11.7
–
–

9.26
8.60
9.23

3.4
3.9
3.7

9.91
9.50
9.28

2.8
2.8
4.2

7.60
7.32
8.75

4.0
3.3
4.3

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-11

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Healthcare support occupations
–Continued
Nursing, psychiatric, and home
health aides –Continued
Level 4 ..............................
Home health aides .........................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Nursing aides, orderlies, and
attendants .................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Psychiatric aides ............................
Physical therapist assistants and aides
Physical therapist aides ..................
Miscellaneous healthcare support
occupations ..................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Dental assistants ............................
Medical assistants ..........................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Medical equipment preparers ........
Protective service occupations ............
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Security guards and gaming
surveillance officers .....................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Security guards ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................

$12.13
7.81
7.31
7.73

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

5.7%
5.2
3.5
5.4

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

$12.44
8.91
–
7.69

4.9%
11.2
–
6.6

–
$7.13
7.08
–

Relative
error5

–
2.3%
2.5
–

10.16
9.63
9.95
12.61
9.81
19.72
10.83

1.7
2.6
2.9
3.4
4.5
23.3
5.2

10.19
9.69
9.98
12.81
9.95
19.60
10.83

2.1
2.5
3.2
3.0
4.9
24.0
5.2

9.84
9.07
9.65
–
–
–
–

6.9
8.5
2.8
–
–
–
–

13.28
10.88
11.10
13.88
15.76
17.39
12.02
9.62
13.19
14.49

4.8
6.5
3.7
3.2
8.0
7.0
2.5
7.8
3.0
6.9

13.58
10.83
11.89
13.82
15.75
17.39
12.09
10.16
13.00
–

4.3
6.8
5.6
3.6
8.2
7.0
2.4
6.0
2.5
–

11.12
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

14.7
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

11.82
10.46
10.43
12.34
15.28
17.78

4.4
4.1
6.4
7.3
3.4
15.9

11.56
10.67
10.59
11.83
–
–

4.0
5.0
6.5
3.2
–
–

13.72
9.51
–
–
–
–

15.3
9.1
–
–
–
–

12.43
10.76
11.29
13.33
16.42
17.77
12.43
10.76
11.29

5.3
5.1
5.2
13.5
7.4
16.7
5.3
5.1
5.2

11.91
10.67
11.46
12.35
–
–
11.91
10.67
11.46

4.2
5.0
5.2
8.8
–
–
4.2
5.0
5.2

16.49
–
–
–
–
–
16.49
–
–

17.1
–
–
–
–
–
17.1
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-12

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Protective service occupations
–Continued
Security guards –Continued
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Miscellaneous protective service
workers ........................................
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other
recreational protective service
workers ....................................
Food preparation and serving related
occupations .....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers, food
preparation and serving workers
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
food preparation and serving
workers ....................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Cooks .................................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Cooks, fast food .............................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Cooks, institution and cafeteria .....
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................

Full-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

$13.33
16.42
17.77

13.5%
7.4
16.7

$12.35
–
–

8.35

5.3

8.35

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

8.8%
–
–

–
–
–

–
–
–

–

–

–

–

5.3

–

–

–

–

7.35
6.58
6.53
7.74
9.82
13.20
15.56
12.82

2.0
2.7
2.3
5.2
3.3
7.7
11.6
14.1

7.94
6.68
6.70
8.23
10.02
13.42
15.56
14.06

2.8
2.7
2.5
5.0
4.1
7.7
11.6
14.2

$6.46
6.49
6.32
6.30
8.56
–
–
–

3.4%
4.3
5.7
9.0
7.0
–
–
–

14.53
12.05
13.48
15.63

4.0
17.6
7.8
13.0

14.70
12.25
13.75
15.63

4.0
19.4
7.8
13.0

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

14.44
12.05
13.48
15.63
9.43
8.25
8.59
9.27
11.04
8.19
8.20
7.85
8.66
10.06
8.97
10.16

4.1
17.6
7.8
13.0
1.5
4.9
3.5
1.6
3.7
2.3
5.5
3.3
3.9
3.8
5.8
3.5

14.61
12.25
13.75
15.63
9.76
–
8.90
9.38
11.10
8.62
–
8.26
8.66
10.30
–
10.23

4.0
19.4
7.8
13.0
1.8
–
4.0
2.0
3.8
3.8
–
6.7
4.9
4.1
–
3.5

–
–
–
–
8.57
–
8.22
8.72
10.67
7.55
–
7.40
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
3.5
–
5.6
3.0
10.2
3.1
–
2.1
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-13

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Food preparation and serving related
occupations –Continued
Cooks, institution and cafeteria
–Continued
Level 4 ..............................
Cooks, restaurant ...........................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Cooks, short order .........................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Food preparation workers ..................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Food service, tipped ...........................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Bartenders ......................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Waiters and waitresses ..................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Dining room and cafeteria
attendants and bartender
helpers ......................................
Level 1 ..............................
Fast food and counter workers ..........
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Combined food preparation and
serving workers, including fast
food ..........................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$11.12
10.09
9.64
9.32
11.10
8.73
8.53
8.88
8.36
7.32
8.61
10.31
4.02
4.80
3.41
3.68
5.49
5.77
6.15
5.01
6.75
3.11
3.29
2.99
3.18
3.56

6.9%
2.1
3.6
2.7
4.4
3.9
4.8
5.1
4.8
4.7
5.2
7.3
5.3
6.5
5.4
6.7
19.3
8.1
11.8
12.6
16.9
5.3
8.7
10.3
8.2
20.7

$11.12
10.23
–
9.38
11.21
8.88
–
–
8.48
7.25
8.63
10.67
4.21
5.05
3.51
3.82
6.03
6.15
–
5.78
6.79
3.20
3.42
3.06
3.28
–

6.9%
2.9
–
2.7
5.0
4.5
–
–
6.0
3.3
7.5
4.4
5.8
7.2
8.7
8.8
19.7
11.1
–
13.5
17.6
5.7
15.8
9.1
10.6
–

–
$9.67
–
8.92
10.67
8.26
–
–
8.16
7.41
8.56
–
3.75
4.48
3.26
3.46
–
5.29
6.78
4.30
–
2.98
3.14
2.89
2.99
–

–
3.9%
–
4.7
10.2
3.5
–
–
3.8
6.4
4.5
–
8.1
10.0
15.9
9.5
–
15.4
7.1
17.1
–
12.8
19.0
18.1
10.2
–

6.84
6.56
7.98
7.37
8.12
9.23
8.86

10.0
8.3
1.1
1.9
3.2
2.7
4.2

7.22
6.80
8.59
7.72
8.72
9.44
8.86

10.8
10.0
1.8
4.3
3.8
3.0
4.7

6.22
6.22
7.45
7.19
7.62
8.37
–

7.7
7.9
1.4
1.7
2.3
6.0
–

7.96
7.20
8.20

1.0
1.8
3.6

8.63
7.19
8.90

2.1
3.5
4.7

7.47
7.20
7.66

1.5
1.8
2.4

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-14

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Food preparation and serving related
occupations –Continued
Combined food preparation and
serving workers, including fast
food –Continued
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food
concession, and coffee shop ....
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Food servers, nonrestaurant ...............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Dishwashers .......................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant,
lounge, and coffee shop ...............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Building and grounds cleaning and
maintenance occupations ..............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers,
building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance workers ............
First-line supervisors/managers of
housekeeping and janitorial
workers ....................................
Building cleaning workers .................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Janitors and cleaners, except maids
and housekeeping cleaners ......
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................

$9.26
8.86

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

3.1%
4.2

Mean

$9.49
8.86

Relative
error5

3.5%
4.7

Part-time workers
Mean

$8.42
–

Relative
error5

6.4%
–

8.12
8.29
7.61
7.11
6.41
7.72
8.01
7.90
8.39

4.8
6.3
4.0
7.9
10.8
9.5
2.5
3.0
3.5

8.47
8.66
7.85
7.61
6.77
8.36
8.18
8.05
8.46

4.6
5.7
5.1
9.0
14.3
13.5
2.1
2.7
3.4

7.16
7.06
7.21
6.21
5.76
–
7.69
7.71
–

3.6
5.0
5.7
8.4
14.8
–
4.6
4.8
–

7.40
7.23
6.90
8.19

7.6
8.7
12.5
11.5

7.84
–
–
–

10.8
–
–
–

6.90
7.75
6.02
–

9.3
8.5
15.7
–

9.64
8.15
9.84
10.67
12.32
16.27

3.2
2.4
6.1
5.7
4.8
3.3

9.88
8.25
9.94
10.62
12.13
16.27

3.6
2.7
6.4
6.6
4.2
3.3

8.33
7.86
9.05
–
–
–

3.4
2.8
7.9
–
–
–

13.68

7.8

13.65

8.0

–

13.16
9.00
8.19
9.77
10.57

10.0
2.1
2.6
6.2
3.1

13.10
9.17
8.28
9.89
10.45

10.4
2.5
3.2
6.6
3.9

–
8.29
7.93
9.05
–

–
3.0
2.9
7.9
–

9.21
8.15
9.79

3.4
3.6
6.8

9.40
8.12
10.01

4.1
4.5
7.2

8.53
8.22
8.78

2.9
3.7
7.8

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-15

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Building and grounds cleaning and
maintenance occupations
–Continued
Janitors and cleaners, except maids
and housekeeping cleaners
–Continued
Level 3 ..............................
Maids and housekeeping cleaners
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Grounds maintenance workers ..........
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Landscaping and groundskeeping
workers ....................................
Level 2 ..............................
Personal care and service
occupations .....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers of
personal service workers .............
Level 6 ..............................
Nonfarm animal caretakers ................
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket
takers ............................................
Level 1 ..............................
Miscellaneous entertainment
attendants and related workers ....
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Amusement and recreation
attendants .................................
Level 2 ..............................
Barbers and cosmetologists ...............
Level 4 ..............................

$10.83
8.43
8.22
9.03
9.58
7.80
10.05
9.85

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

3.6%
2.5
3.2
5.1
7.0
3.4
9.6
9.1

Mean

$10.71
8.61
8.42
9.06
9.68
–
10.05
–

Relative
error5

3.9%
2.6
3.6
5.5
7.4
–
9.6
–

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
$7.40
7.41
–
–
–
–
–

–
2.0%
2.1
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

9.49
10.20

7.6
10.3

9.61
10.20

8.1
10.3

–
–

10.45
7.60
7.63
8.57
14.47
21.77
15.07
17.12

6.7
2.3
1.5
3.1
5.0
17.8
6.5
8.9

12.01
6.57
7.74
8.67
15.18
21.96
15.07
15.75

7.1
2.4
1.9
3.7
6.5
19.3
6.5
5.2

8.12
7.78
7.53
8.12
9.99
–
–
–

14.68
15.13
11.14

4.4
5.7
13.9

14.68
15.13
11.48

4.4
5.7
12.9

–
–
–

6.97
6.85

4.0
3.4

–
–

8.41
7.18
7.71

7.8
7.4
3.5

8.37
7.71
14.64
9.66

8.8
3.5
26.6
2.8

3.6
1.4
1.5
5.5
12.6
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–

6.97
6.85

4.0
3.4

9.45
–
8.12

8.9
–
3.0

7.42
–
–

3.1
–
–

9.31
8.12
14.53
9.74

9.8
3.0
28.3
2.0

7.32
–
–
–

2.2
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-16

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Personal care and service
occupations –Continued
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and
cosmetologists .........................
Baggage porters, bellhops, and
concierges ....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Baggage porters and bellhops ........
Level 1 ..............................
Transportation attendants ..................
Child care workers .............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Personal and home care aides ............
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Recreation and fitness workers ..........
Level 2 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Fitness trainers and aerobics
instructors ................................
Recreation workers ........................
Sales and related occupations .............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
First-line supervisors/managers, sales
workers ........................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
retail sales workers ..................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$16.35

26.9%

–

–

–

–

8.06
7.89
6.85
6.62
37.13
8.47
7.66
8.89
7.83
7.34
8.21
12.88
7.59
11.40

9.9
12.5
4.8
3.1
14.0
4.9
2.0
3.4
2.8
1.4
2.2
11.0
10.8
9.5

$7.56
6.62
6.85
6.62
37.13
8.56
7.63
8.99
9.00
–
8.40
14.56
–
–

9.9%
3.1
4.8
3.1
14.0
5.5
2.2
4.2
9.1
–
2.5
10.9
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
$7.89
7.82
–
7.55
7.27
–
10.29
7.59
–

–
–
–
–
–
3.1%
4.1
–
1.4
.8
–
14.6
10.8
–

15.11
11.31

17.7
3.9

–
12.94

–
10.2

12.53
–

17.5
–

16.78
8.19
8.68
10.62
14.11
18.86
26.13
29.44
37.64
47.65
48.01
75.88

2.1
1.0
2.4
4.2
4.6
7.6
5.5
5.2
10.0
6.5
5.7
8.4

19.23
8.43
9.34
11.12
14.52
18.85
26.20
29.44
37.64
47.65
48.01
75.88

2.5
2.1
3.0
5.6
4.7
7.6
5.6
5.2
10.0
6.5
5.7
8.4

8.57
8.00
8.08
9.17
11.65
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

1.4
1.6
1.6
2.4
6.4
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

20.84
12.19
14.24
17.74
30.97
30.20

5.8
6.2
6.1
5.7
6.8
13.0

20.91
12.19
14.24
17.74
30.97
30.20

5.8
6.2
6.1
5.7
6.8
13.0

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

18.16

3.1

18.23

3.2

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-17

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Sales and related occupations
–Continued
First-line supervisors/managers of
retail sales workers –Continued
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
non-retail sales workers ...........
Level 7 ..............................
Retail sales workers ...........................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Cashiers, all workers .....................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Cashiers .....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Counter and rental clerks and parts
salespersons .............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Counter and rental clerks ...........
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Parts salespersons ......................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Retail salespersons .........................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................

$12.19
15.47
17.80
28.58

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

6.2%
3.8
6.0
6.9

Mean

$12.19
15.47
17.80
28.58

Relative
error5

6.2%
3.8
6.0
6.9

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

29.80
35.56
10.56
8.14
8.70
10.60
13.89
20.79
8.91
8.09
8.86
9.22
8.91
8.09
8.86
9.22

20.2
10.4
3.0
1.3
2.3
4.6
8.9
9.7
1.2
1.4
2.1
2.6
1.2
1.4
2.1
2.6

29.80
35.56
11.68
8.43
9.36
11.13
14.43
20.82
9.50
8.20
9.56
9.33
9.50
8.20
9.56
9.33

20.2
10.4
3.8
2.3
3.2
6.0
9.5
9.9
1.6
2.4
3.6
3.3
1.6
2.4
3.6
3.3

–
–
$8.49
7.91
8.08
9.10
11.68
–
8.22
8.00
8.18
8.94
8.22
8.00
8.18
8.94

–
–
1.3%
1.9
1.6
2.0
7.4
–
1.3
2.3
1.2
3.2
1.3
2.3
1.2
3.2

11.94
7.73
10.58
14.75
16.58
9.27
7.73
9.64
13.84
11.09
14.33
16.58
11.50
8.20
8.67
11.22
13.59
21.77

8.7
6.1
10.0
10.4
11.4
9.7
6.1
6.2
8.6
15.5
12.4
11.4
4.5
4.2
2.9
6.1
12.9
10.6

12.86
–
11.61
15.01
16.77
9.96
–
–
14.58
–
14.61
16.77
12.65
8.76
9.47
11.81
14.17
21.73

8.3
–
10.7
10.5
11.9
10.4
–
–
8.7
–
12.5
11.9
5.1
5.4
3.9
7.8
14.1
10.8

8.35
7.52
8.40
–
–
7.56
7.52
–
9.47
–
–
–
8.80
7.69
8.01
9.36
11.64
–

8.4
5.7
5.8
–
–
4.9
5.7
–
8.6
–
–
–
1.5
3.1
2.7
2.2
8.3
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-18

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Sales and related occupations
–Continued
Advertising sales agents ....................
Level 5 ..............................
Insurance sales agents ........................
Securities, commodities, and
financial services sales agents .....
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Sales representatives, wholesale
and manufacturing, technical
and scientific products .............
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Sales representatives, wholesale
and manufacturing, except
technical and scientific
products ...................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Models, demonstrators, and product
promoters .....................................
Demonstrators and product
promoters .................................
Real estate brokers and sales agents ..
Real estate sales agents ..................
Telemarketers ....................................
Miscellaneous sales and related
workers ........................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Office and administrative support
occupations .....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$25.64
14.54
26.58

16.2%
9.8
13.2

$25.64
14.54
27.49

16.2%
9.8
13.0

–
–
–

–
–
–

41.22

23.4

41.22

23.4

–

–

32.71
29.86
28.01
39.59
42.55

7.6
7.2
7.5
11.8
7.3

32.71
29.80
28.01
39.59
42.55

7.7
7.5
7.5
11.8
7.3

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

38.48
32.29
43.61

6.7
9.9
7.9

38.48
32.29
43.61

6.7
9.9
7.9

–
–
–

–
–
–

30.12
27.33
25.87

11.0
10.8
10.0

30.11
27.21
25.87

11.1
11.2
10.0

–
–
–

–
–
–

12.17

7.8

–

–

–

–

12.17
19.82
19.82
11.22

7.8
17.2
17.2
21.5

–
19.82
19.82
12.74

–
17.2
17.2
22.0

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

12.35
8.56
9.40

12.2
4.1
6.8

14.70
–
–

17.6
–
–

$8.67
8.24
–

5.3%
4.6
–

14.56
9.39
10.58
11.34
14.40
16.94
20.74

1.2
5.9
2.4
2.5
1.4
1.6
2.5

14.91
11.08
10.74
11.58
14.42
16.96
20.73

1.2
9.8
2.6
2.7
1.2
1.6
2.6

10.59
7.97
9.75
9.36
14.06
15.42
–

3.0
3.0
3.2
3.5
6.4
5.8
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-19

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers of
office and administrative support
workers ........................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Switchboard operators, including
answering service ........................
Level 2 ..............................
Financial clerks ..................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Bill and account collectors ............
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Billing and posting clerks and
machine operators ....................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Bookkeeping, accounting, and
auditing clerks .........................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Payroll and timekeeping clerks .....
Procurement clerks ........................
Tellers ............................................
Level 2 ..............................

$25.26
28.36
15.26

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

4.0%
5.4
2.8

Mean

$25.24
28.36
15.45

Relative
error5

4.0%
5.4
2.9

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–
$12.27

–
–
7.3%

22.78
17.05
19.84
29.06
28.80
27.55

5.2
5.9
6.5
9.6
6.3
9.6

22.78
17.05
19.84
29.06
28.80
27.55

5.2
5.9
6.5
9.6
6.3
9.6

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

10.40
9.72
14.21
11.66
10.69
14.72
16.30
20.20
14.90
14.00
9.68
15.20
16.49

6.1
4.6
2.4
5.6
3.7
2.0
3.0
2.3
9.9
7.4
18.9
8.4
4.7

10.31
9.54
14.58
12.44
11.05
14.76
16.28
20.08
14.81
14.09
9.95
15.05
16.41

6.2
4.5
2.8
6.3
4.4
2.2
3.1
2.3
10.9
8.0
22.1
9.2
5.0

–
–
11.11
9.61
9.17
13.70
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
6.4
2.6
5.4
7.0
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

14.47
11.79
14.74
17.87

6.3
5.1
7.4
17.0

14.52
11.83
14.78
17.87

6.4
5.2
7.6
17.0

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

15.58
10.29
11.37
15.10
16.33
20.11
17.61
15.90
17.78
11.21
10.45

2.1
7.5
3.9
2.8
2.1
3.0
12.2
9.7
10.8
3.0
3.9

15.71
–
11.78
15.16
16.33
19.96
16.39
17.09
17.78
11.77
11.05

2.1
–
4.4
2.9
2.1
3.0
11.7
8.0
10.8
2.9
6.5

13.59
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
9.64
9.87

15.3
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
4.5
2.9

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-20

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Tellers –Continued
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Brokerage clerks ................................
Credit authorizers, checkers, and
clerks ............................................
Level 5 ..............................
Customer service representatives ......
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
File clerks ..........................................
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks ..
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Interviewers, except eligibility and
loan ..............................................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Loan interviewers and clerks .............
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
New accounts clerks ..........................
Level 3 ..............................
Order clerks .......................................
Human resources assistants, except
payroll and timekeeping ..............
Level 6 ..............................
Receptionists and information clerks
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Reservation and transportation ticket
agents and travel clerks ...............
Cargo and freight agents ....................
Couriers and messengers ...................
Level 2 ..............................
Dispatchers ........................................

$10.11
12.91
14.09
18.50

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

3.9%
4.9
1.8
7.2

Mean

$10.44
12.98
14.09
18.50

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

3.0%
5.1
1.8
7.2

$9.41
–
–
–

8.0%
–
–
–

14.94
14.74
14.34
11.55
13.40
16.10
20.57
14.03
11.53
8.88
9.60
8.38

8.4
6.8
2.0
5.0
2.5
5.1
6.9
6.6
9.2
7.3
8.6
6.5

15.28
14.74
14.61
11.81
13.49
16.15
20.57
14.47
12.92
9.17
9.60
8.89

7.1
6.8
2.1
5.2
2.7
5.2
6.9
7.2
9.8
6.1
8.6
6.9

–
–
11.09
–
–
–
–
11.58
–
–
–
–

–
–
4.6
–
–
–
–
9.3
–
–
–
–

12.55
10.77
12.87
15.75
18.45
17.35
12.33
10.86
12.40

5.9
6.5
2.7
7.7
10.5
6.9
6.6
3.8
10.9

12.77
–
–
15.85
18.45
17.35
12.37
10.81
12.40

6.2
–
–
7.8
10.5
6.9
6.8
4.0
10.9

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

18.39
20.37
11.62
12.73
10.76
11.62
13.95

5.5
5.6
2.5
20.1
4.2
2.3
5.6

18.59
20.37
11.81
–
10.99
11.69
13.95

5.3
5.6
2.2
–
3.9
2.6
5.6

–
–
8.83
–
8.74
–
–

–
–
4.6
–
5.9
–
–

16.20
19.50
10.35
10.74
16.51

6.3
6.5
7.4
4.8
6.7

16.46
19.50
10.98
–
17.21

9.7
6.5
7.8
–
7.2

15.75
–
–
–
–

10.3
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-21

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Dispatchers –Continued
Level 4 ..............................
Dispatchers, except police, fire,
and ambulance .........................
Level 4 ..............................
Production, planning, and expediting
clerks ............................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Stock clerks and order fillers .............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Secretaries and administrative
assistants ......................................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Executive secretaries and
administrative assistants ..........
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Legal secretaries ............................
Medical secretaries ........................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Secretaries, except legal, medical,
and executive ...........................
Level 3 ..............................

$13.96

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

6.4%

Mean

$14.08

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

6.8%

–

–

16.73
14.19

6.7
6.8

17.48
14.34

7.1
7.2

–
–

–
–

17.85
16.80
22.36
25.24
12.41
11.60
14.50
10.92
8.77
10.07
10.78
13.89
11.47

7.5
2.1
8.3
13.9
3.3
6.8
6.7
2.6
2.9
4.2
6.4
3.0
10.0

18.20
16.80
–
25.24
12.54
11.72
14.50
11.68
10.17
10.23
11.05
13.89
11.47

6.3
2.1
–
13.9
3.3
7.0
6.7
2.6
6.0
4.2
6.8
3.0
10.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
$8.10
7.90
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
2.5%
2.9
–
–
–
–

17.27
10.51
14.28
18.27
20.74
24.09
22.16

4.2
6.9
2.8
3.7
3.8
6.2
4.8

17.34
10.61
14.28
18.32
20.74
24.00
22.16

4.0
6.6
2.8
3.7
3.8
6.4
4.8

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

20.57
14.12
19.04
20.90
25.42
24.84
16.53
13.58
10.50
13.32
18.33

3.2
2.9
3.1
5.4
7.8
7.5
9.1
13.3
8.9
4.9
9.0

20.62
14.12
19.16
20.90
25.31
24.84
16.53
13.74
10.66
13.32
18.33

3.3
2.9
3.2
5.4
8.0
7.5
9.1
12.5
8.2
4.9
9.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

15.92
10.51

4.7
11.1

15.93
10.51

4.8
11.1

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-22

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$15.02
17.11
20.67
19.03

5.1%
5.2
2.6
14.5

$15.03
17.11
20.67
19.03

5.1%
5.2
2.6
14.5

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

12.44
11.02
11.88
13.89
12.20
11.02
11.84
13.39

4.0
3.3
6.6
5.3
3.7
3.3
7.3
5.1

12.38
10.98
11.50
13.96
12.10
10.98
11.41
13.39

4.3
3.6
5.1
6.0
4.0
3.6
5.5
5.8

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

16.45
13.25
13.30
16.17

11.4
5.8
7.0
6.3

16.44
13.25
13.30
16.12

11.6
5.8
7.0
6.8

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

12.53
12.86
7.94
9.72
12.20
14.32
16.33
19.36
14.62

9.7
3.2
7.1
4.7
2.8
4.7
5.5
6.2
7.6

12.53
13.20
–
9.88
12.24
14.41
16.51
19.36
14.69

9.7
3.2
–
4.8
2.9
3.6
5.5
6.2
7.4

–
$10.46
7.94
9.19
11.15
–
–
–
–

–
9.4%
7.1
5.0
5.6
–
–
–
–

Farming, fishing, and forestry
occupations .....................................

14.62

17.5

14.74

18.2

–

–

Construction and extraction
occupations .....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................

16.90
10.37
12.21
12.67
15.01
17.04
23.66

3.8
4.5
6.5
5.8
2.3
3.2
5.4

16.92
10.38
12.21
12.67
15.02
17.04
23.66

3.8
4.6
6.5
5.8
2.3
3.2
5.4

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Secretaries, except legal, medical,
and executive –Continued
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Data entry and information
processing workers ......................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Data entry keyers ...........................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Insurance claims and policy
processing clerks .........................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Mail clerks and mail machine
operators, except postal service ...
Office clerks, general .........................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-23

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Construction and extraction
occupations –Continued
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers of
construction trades and extraction
workers ........................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Carpenters ..........................................
Level 4 ..............................
Carpet, floor, and tile installers and
finishers .......................................
Tile and marble setters ...................
Cement masons, concrete finishers,
and terrazzo workers ....................
Cement masons and concrete
finishers ...................................
Construction laborers .........................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Construction equipment operators .....
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Operating engineers and other
construction equipment
operators ..................................
Level 4 ..............................
Electricians ........................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Painters and paperhangers .................
Painters, construction and
maintenance .............................
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$28.49
31.12
16.04

10.1%
5.8
5.8

$28.49
31.12
16.04

10.1%
5.8
5.8

–
–
–

–
–
–

26.39
22.74
24.26
30.95
16.43
14.73

7.3
2.3
10.6
6.9
4.2
6.7

26.39
22.74
24.26
30.95
16.43
14.73

7.3
2.3
10.6
6.9
4.2
6.7

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

17.17
17.25

4.8
5.1

17.17
17.25

4.8
5.1

–
–

–
–

13.20

10.9

13.20

10.9

–

–

13.20
11.68
10.12
11.80
12.39
15.79
15.61
15.95

10.9
4.3
6.1
3.2
7.3
4.4
6.4
5.4

13.20
11.70
10.13
11.80
12.39
15.79
15.61
15.95

10.9
4.4
6.3
3.2
7.3
4.4
6.4
5.4

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

16.57
15.61
18.13
15.15
15.23
22.27
22.19
14.15

4.9
6.4
4.5
4.2
7.0
4.4
5.1
8.5

16.57
15.61
18.13
15.15
15.23
22.27
22.19
14.18

4.9
6.4
4.5
4.2
7.0
4.4
5.1
8.9

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

14.15

8.5

14.18

8.9

–

–

19.18
13.58
21.70
25.07

4.5
8.8
6.9
2.5

19.18
13.58
21.70
25.07

4.5
8.8
6.9
2.5

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-24

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Construction and extraction
occupations –Continued
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters –Continued
Not able to be leveled ........
Pipelayers ......................................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers ...
Roofers ..............................................
Sheet metal workers ..........................
Helpers, construction trades ..............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Helpers--brickmasons,
blockmasons, stonemasons,
and tile and marble setters .......
Helpers--carpenters ........................
Helpers--electricians ......................
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers,
pipefitters, and steamfitters .....
Hazardous materials removal
workers ........................................
Miscellaneous construction and
related workers ............................
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit
operators, oil, gas, and mining .....
Roustabouts, oil and gas ....................
Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations .....................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$20.36
14.92

12.8%
16.6

$20.36
14.92

12.8%
16.6

–
–

–
–

19.57
13.86
21.33
25.07
15.99
16.78
17.17
11.64
10.87
11.42
12.66
12.58

4.7
9.0
6.6
2.5
9.1
5.7
7.6
2.7
4.6
4.2
7.6
6.0

19.57
13.86
21.33
25.07
15.99
16.78
17.17
11.64
10.87
11.42
12.66
12.58

4.7
9.0
6.6
2.5
9.1
5.7
7.6
2.7
4.6
4.2
7.6
6.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

10.29
11.34
12.92

3.3
9.4
12.4

10.29
11.34
12.92

3.3
9.4
12.4

–
–
–

–
–
–

12.55

4.7

12.55

4.7

–

–

12.36

11.3

12.36

11.3

–

–

13.79

4.9

13.79

4.9

–

–

22.77
18.69

20.0
3.0

22.77
18.69

20.0
3.0

–
–

–
–

19.39
10.55
11.51
14.20
17.18
22.75
25.54
29.57
31.45

2.1
7.2
5.3
4.1
2.3
3.3
3.1
5.2
6.2

19.48
10.96
11.54
14.20
17.17
22.78
25.54
29.57
31.45

2.1
7.0
5.3
4.1
2.4
3.3
3.1
5.2
6.2

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-25

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations –Continued
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers of
mechanics, installers, and
repairers .......................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Computer, automated teller, and
office machine repairers ..............
Radio and telecommunications
equipment installers and repairers
Level 7 ..............................
Telecommunications equipment
installers and repairers, except
line installers ............................
Level 7 ..............................
Miscellaneous electrical and
electronic equipment mechanics,
installers, and repairers ................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Electrical and electronics repairers,
commercial and industrial
equipment ................................
Electrical and electronics repairers,
powerhouse, substation, and
relay .........................................
Security and fire alarm systems
installers ...................................
Aircraft mechanics and service
technicians ...................................
Automotive technicians and repairers
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Automotive body and related
repairers ...................................
Level 5 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$20.36

10.3%

$20.39

10.2%

–

–

27.00
21.36
25.33
29.65
33.77
27.09

3.8
9.8
7.0
5.7
6.2
15.0

27.00
21.36
25.33
29.65
33.77
27.09

3.8
9.8
7.0
5.7
6.2
15.0

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

16.78

8.4

16.78

8.4

–

–

23.57
28.26

9.0
2.8

23.57
28.26

9.0
2.8

–
–

–
–

23.59
28.26

9.1
2.8

23.59
28.26

9.1
2.8

–
–

–
–

19.64
18.98
20.11
24.21

7.5
10.9
16.9
12.0

19.64
18.98
20.11
24.21

7.5
10.9
16.9
12.0

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

20.47

6.9

20.47

6.9

–

–

27.52

2.4

27.52

2.4

–

–

15.53

7.2

15.53

7.2

–

–

27.95
17.51
16.93
22.48
24.68

3.4
4.8
3.8
4.0
7.7

27.95
17.57
16.93
22.70
24.68

3.4
4.8
3.8
4.1
7.7

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

15.80
16.66

16.8
4.6

15.80
16.66

16.8
4.6

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-26

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations –Continued
Automotive service technicians
and mechanics .........................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel
engine specialists .........................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment
service technicians and
mechanics ....................................
Level 6 ..............................
Mobile heavy equipment
mechanics, except engines .......
Level 6 ..............................
Rail car repairers ............................
Small engine mechanics ....................
Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile
equipment mechanic, installers,
and repairers ................................
Tire repairers and changers ...........
Heating, air conditioning, and
refrigeration mechanics and
installers .......................................
Level 6 ..............................
Industrial machinery installation,
repair, and maintenance workers
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Industrial machinery mechanics ....
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Maintenance and repair workers,
general .....................................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................

$17.85
17.01
22.48

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

5.6%
4.9
4.0

Mean

$17.93
17.01
22.70

Relative
error5

5.6%
4.9
4.1

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–
–

–
–
–

17.57
16.25
17.76

4.8
4.1
10.5

17.57
16.25
17.76

4.8
4.1
10.5

–
–
–

–
–
–

19.40
20.55

7.7
4.1

19.40
20.55

7.7
4.1

–
–

–
–

19.16
20.54
22.30
17.59

9.1
5.1
13.4
16.2

19.16
20.54
22.30
17.59

9.1
5.1
13.4
16.2

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

10.78
10.63

6.9
7.6

10.78
10.63

6.9
7.6

–
–

–
–

17.97
20.65

12.2
8.6

17.97
20.65

12.2
8.6

–
–

–
–

17.56
11.26
13.25
16.87
22.55
23.87
17.42
21.81
19.14
27.07
24.80
21.47

4.5
12.8
4.7
5.2
8.7
8.3
15.0
5.0
4.0
12.2
5.9
12.9

17.57
11.26
13.25
16.87
22.55
23.87
17.49
21.81
19.14
27.07
24.80
21.47

4.5
12.8
4.7
5.2
8.7
8.3
15.0
5.0
4.0
12.2
5.9
12.9

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

14.26
10.63
12.71

4.5
11.5
6.7

14.27
10.63
12.71

4.5
11.5
6.7

–
–
–

–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-27

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations –Continued
Maintenance and repair workers,
general –Continued
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Maintenance workers, machinery ..
Level 5 ..............................
Line installers and repairers ...............
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Electrical power-line installers and
repairers ...................................
Level 7 ..............................
Telecommunications line installers
and repairers ............................
Miscellaneous installation,
maintenance, and repair workers
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Helpers--installation, maintenance,
and repair workers ...................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Production occupations .......................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers of
production and operating workers
Level 5 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$14.21
21.28
23.25
15.91
16.77
26.61
28.43
27.75

9.0%
14.4
29.2
5.1
4.9
4.3
2.5
2.9

$14.21
21.28
23.25
15.91
16.77
26.61
28.43
27.75

9.0%
14.4
29.2
5.1
4.9
4.3
2.5
2.9

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

29.07
29.65

6.0
5.4

29.07
29.65

6.0
5.4

–
–

–
–

25.30

6.6

25.30

6.6

–

–

16.25
10.18
13.01
14.05
17.06
22.36
15.79

7.5
7.7
5.8
8.8
7.4
9.6
17.0

16.65
10.70
13.01
14.05
17.06
22.36
15.79

7.0
8.0
5.8
8.8
7.4
9.6
17.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

11.30
9.79
12.96

6.5
7.7
6.3

11.72
10.30
12.96

6.2
8.4
6.3

–
–
–

–
–
–

14.67
8.98
10.05
12.52
13.82
16.88
22.01
26.28
30.22
30.05
16.71

3.4
2.3
2.5
3.5
2.7
4.1
4.3
4.3
6.2
9.4
10.3

14.88
9.01
10.05
12.79
13.90
17.02
22.01
26.28
30.22
30.05
16.89

3.4
2.2
2.6
3.3
2.7
4.1
4.3
4.3
6.2
9.4
10.7

$9.90
–
10.01
9.34
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

2.8%
–
4.2
6.5
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

25.68
15.98

8.5
5.5

25.68
15.98

8.5
5.5

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-28

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Production occupations –Continued
First-line supervisors/managers of
production and operating workers
–Continued
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging,
and systems assemblers ...............
Level 5 ..............................
Electrical, electronics, and
electromechanical assemblers .....
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Electrical and electronic
equipment assemblers ..............
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Engine and other machine assemblers
Miscellaneous assemblers and
fabricators ....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Team assemblers ...........................
Bakers ................................................
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and
fish processing workers ...............
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Butchers and meat cutters ..............
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and
trimmers ...................................
Slaughterers and meat packers ......

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$18.38
26.81
31.59
31.47
40.00

7.5%
6.9
5.9
8.1
26.0

$18.38
26.81
31.59
31.47
40.00

7.5%
6.9
5.9
8.1
26.0

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

20.86
19.81

9.0
4.0

20.86
19.81

9.0
4.0

–
–

–
–

11.46
10.52
11.82
13.26
10.90

4.6
5.6
5.4
9.2
21.1

11.56
10.43
11.96
–
–

5.0
5.9
4.9
–
–

$10.82
–
–
–
–

5.8%
–
–
–
–

11.58
10.46
12.02
13.26
10.90
14.56

5.2
6.7
4.5
9.2
21.1
14.2

11.72
10.34
–
–
–
14.56

5.7
7.4
–
–
–
14.2

10.82
–
–
–
–
–

5.8
–
–
–
–
–

12.73
8.44
9.20
12.16
12.40
16.99
17.92
13.80
11.65

6.4
4.9
7.2
5.5
3.6
11.2
17.8
19.5
17.7

12.86
–
9.12
12.77
12.40
16.99
17.92
13.80
11.65

6.5
–
7.4
4.7
3.6
11.2
17.8
19.5
17.7

9.44
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

10.8
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

11.90
11.38
11.58
14.95
14.46

5.7
5.5
6.0
2.0
5.2

12.01
11.38
–
14.95
14.93

5.9
5.5
–
2.0
5.5

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

9.70
12.48

3.2
4.3

9.70
12.48

3.4
4.3

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-29

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Production occupations –Continued
Miscellaneous food processing
workers ........................................
Computer control programmers and
operators ......................................
Computer-controlled machine tool
operators, metal and plastic .....
Forming machine setters, operators,
and tenders, metal and plastic ......
Machine tool cutting setters,
operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic ...........................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Cutting, punching, and press
machine setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ........
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Lathe and turning machine tool
setters, operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ......................
Machinists ..........................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Molders and molding machine
setters, operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..........................
Molding, coremaking, and casting
machine setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ........
Multiple machine tool setters,
operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic ...........................................
Welding, soldering, and brazing
workers ........................................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Welders, cutters, solderers, and
brazers ......................................

$12.20

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

9.6%

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$12.21

10.9%

–

–

16.26

14.2

16.26

14.2

–

–

15.84

14.7

15.84

14.7

–

–

12.85

15.6

12.85

15.6

–

–

13.64
9.79
11.38
13.11

6.5
8.8
9.2
5.8

13.73
9.79
11.71
13.11

6.3
8.8
9.2
5.8

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

11.83
9.79
12.84

6.3
8.8
5.4

11.83
9.79
12.84

6.3
8.8
5.4

–
–
–

–
–
–

16.43
18.60
18.05
20.90

17.1
5.3
4.5
7.6

16.99
18.91
18.05
20.90

15.1
5.1
4.5
7.6

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

10.47

9.7

10.47

9.7

–

–

10.62

12.2

10.62

12.2

–

–

11.73

3.5

11.73

3.5

–

–

15.79
13.07
14.21
15.58
24.53
14.61

4.6
14.7
6.9
6.5
6.7
8.6

15.79
13.07
14.21
15.58
24.53
14.61

4.6
14.7
6.9
6.5
6.7
8.6

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

15.97

5.0

15.97

5.0

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-30

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Production occupations –Continued
Welders, cutters, solderers, and
brazers –Continued
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Welding, soldering, and brazing
machine setters, operators, and
tenders ......................................
Miscellaneous metalworkers and
plastic workers .............................
Level 4 ..............................
Lay-out workers, metal and plastic
Plating and coating machine
setters, operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ......................
Printers ...............................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Prepress technicians and workers ..
Printing machine operators ............
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers ....
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Pressers, textile, garment, and related
materials ......................................
Level 2 ..............................
Sewing machine operators .................
Miscellaneous textile, apparel, and
furnishings workers .....................
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters
Woodworking machine setters,
operators, and tenders ..................
Power plant operators, distributors,
and dispatchers ............................
Miscellaneous plant and system
operators ......................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$13.20
14.27
15.59
24.53
15.04

16.4%
8.0
6.7
6.7
8.6

$13.20
14.27
15.59
24.53
15.04

16.4%
8.0
6.7
6.7
8.6

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

13.35

8.7

13.35

8.7

–

–

13.31
12.19
14.74

14.0
6.3
5.1

13.31
12.19
14.74

14.0
6.3
5.1

–
–
–

–
–
–

14.45
17.96
18.01
23.14
22.72
19.42
17.13
15.08
23.40
9.51
8.89
9.15

24.7
8.1
13.8
5.7
10.0
13.6
6.6
6.2
7.6
4.3
2.6
3.7

14.45
18.34
18.01
23.14
22.72
20.93
17.13
15.08
23.40
9.53
8.89
9.13

24.7
7.7
13.8
5.7
10.0
10.5
6.6
6.2
7.6
4.6
2.6
4.5

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

8.48
7.88
9.87

4.9
3.1
9.8

–
–
9.61

–
–
10.6

–
–
–

–
–
–

10.59
15.69

18.9
6.0

10.59
15.69

18.9
6.0

–
–

–
–

11.92

11.4

11.92

11.4

–

–

33.56

16.7

33.56

16.7

–

–

27.92
31.08
29.65

9.3
3.3
2.4

27.92
31.08
29.65

9.3
3.3
2.4

–
–
–

–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

3-31

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Production occupations –Continued
Chemical plant and system
operators ..................................
Petroleum pump system operators,
refinery operators, and gaugers
Crushing, grinding, polishing,
mixing, and blending workers .....
Level 2 ..............................
Grinding and polishing workers,
hand .........................................
Mixing and blending machine
setters, operators, and tenders ..
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers,
and weighers ................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Packaging and filling machine
operators and tenders ...................
Level 2 ..............................
Painting workers ................................
Coating, painting, and spraying
machine setters, operators, and
tenders ......................................
Painters, transportation equipment
Miscellaneous production workers ....
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Molders, shapers, and casters,
except metal and plastic ...........
Helpers--production workers .........
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Transportation and material moving
occupations .....................................
Level 1 ..............................

$31.15

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

2.4%

Mean

$31.15

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

2.4%

–

–

29.11

6.8

29.11

6.8

–

–

14.96
9.96

10.5
4.7

14.96
9.96

10.5
4.7

–
–

–
–

11.08

7.2

11.08

7.2

–

–

16.32

17.0

16.32

17.0

–

–

16.33
7.83
11.41
13.48
22.98
27.43
17.92

6.0
1.8
7.0
3.8
8.0
9.0
14.9

16.55
7.83
11.43
13.48
22.98
27.43
18.90

6.0
1.8
7.4
3.8
8.0
9.0
16.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

12.48
11.15
14.92

6.3
6.2
5.6

12.66
11.34
14.92

7.5
7.0
5.6

–
–
–

–
–
–

14.06
16.94
11.93
8.98
11.12
15.35
13.76
16.15
12.02

6.2
12.5
5.8
3.0
3.0
8.9
8.7
8.1
16.2

14.06
16.94
12.02
9.06
11.12
16.01
13.76
16.15
12.02

6.2
12.5
5.9
2.9
3.0
8.5
8.7
8.1
16.2

–
–
$9.72
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
9.4%
–
–
–
–
–
–

10.62
11.03
8.97
11.29

12.6
5.0
6.7
3.1

10.62
11.08
8.95
11.29

12.6
5.2
6.9
3.1

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

14.72
8.77

5.2
2.2

15.32
8.96

5.5
2.5

9.51
8.40

2.1
3.2

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Transportation and material moving
occupations –Continued
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers of
helpers, laborers, and material
movers, hand ................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
transportation and
material-moving machine and
vehicle operators ..........................
Bus drivers .........................................
Bus drivers, transit and intercity ....
Driver/sales workers and truck
drivers ..........................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Driver/sales workers ......................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Truck drivers, heavy and
tractor-trailer ............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Truck drivers, light or delivery
services ....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs ...............
Level 2 ..............................

$10.49
12.57
18.03
18.96
27.11
26.14
17.03

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

2.1%
3.0
4.7
6.5
8.9
7.0
5.0

Mean

$10.64
12.66
18.14
18.97
27.11
26.14
17.16

Relative
error5

2.5%
3.1
4.8
6.6
8.9
7.0
4.6

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

$9.20
10.86
–
–
–
–
15.66

5.3%
9.1
–
–
–
–
18.2

17.95

6.8

17.79

7.2

–

–

26.36
12.58
12.58

9.7
13.7
13.7

26.36
–
–

9.7
–
–

–
–
–

–
–
–

16.34
7.45
10.39
12.78
18.10
18.94
30.49
18.37
11.63
6.49
8.53

3.5
3.9
6.3
5.7
5.2
8.8
14.8
8.5
10.6
6.6
6.1

16.91
8.37
11.34
12.76
18.10
18.94
30.49
18.37
14.37
–
–

3.6
2.7
7.1
5.9
5.2
8.8
14.8
8.5
12.5
–
–

7.68
6.38
7.78
–
–
–
–
–
6.95
–
7.42

17.61
12.61
17.36
19.27
17.10

6.9
16.5
4.4
10.6
12.2

17.61
12.53
17.36
19.27
17.10

7.0
16.8
4.4
10.6
12.2

–
–
–
–
–

15.66
8.96
10.50
13.31
21.78
9.16
9.11

9.9
4.5
5.7
7.9
11.0
6.1
8.5

15.91
9.14
10.57
13.30
21.78
8.93
9.12

9.9
5.5
6.2
7.9
11.0
8.2
9.0

9.95
–
–
–
–
–
–

5.7
5.6
5.7
–
–
–
–
–
4.5
–
4.7
–
–
–
–
–
12.2
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Transportation and material moving
occupations –Continued
Crane and tower operators .................
Dredge, excavating, and loading
machine operators ........................
Excavating and loading machine
and dragline operators .............
Industrial truck and tractor operators
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Laborers and material movers, hand
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Cleaners of vehicles and
equipment ................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Laborers and freight, stock, and
material movers, hand .............

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$19.56

10.7%

$19.56

10.7%

–

–

13.10

4.7

13.53

4.3

–

–

13.10
12.27
9.71
12.01
16.79
10.75
9.03
10.76
13.33
15.23
11.92

4.7
7.7
6.1
2.6
2.6
1.8
2.4
2.1
5.6
3.4
6.2

13.53
12.22
9.69
12.00
16.79
10.99
9.09
10.76
13.28
15.86
12.10

4.3
7.8
6.2
2.6
2.6
1.9
2.9
2.2
5.7
2.2
6.9

–
–
–
–
–
$9.62
8.89
10.67
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
5.3%
3.8
3.9
–
–
–

10.59
8.03
10.62

5.4
5.4
6.1

10.80
8.18
10.71

4.5
6.2
6.2

–
–
–

–
–
–

11.30

2.3

11.43

2.7

10.74

5.3

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 3

Private industry workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for full-time and
part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Transportation and material moving
occupations –Continued
Laborers and freight, stock, and
material movers, hand
–Continued
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Machine feeders and offbearers .....
Level 1 ..............................
Packers and packagers, hand .........
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

$9.63
11.12
13.22
14.99
11.56
10.95
10.44
9.14
7.95
9.75

3.9%
3.7
7.4
3.9
7.2
8.1
10.4
3.7
3.1
4.9

$9.39
11.14
13.14
15.71
11.70
10.95
10.44
9.70
8.48
9.58

4.5%
4.0
7.5
3.6
7.6
8.1
10.4
5.0
4.2
5.4

$10.02
10.77
–
–
–
–
–
7.68
7.16
–

1 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.
2 Employees are classified as working either a full-time or a part-time schedule
based on the definition used by each establishment. Therefore, a worker with a
35-hour-per-week schedule might be considered a full-time employee in one
establishment, but classified as part-time in another firm, where a 40-hour week is the
minimum full-time schedule.
3 Each occupation for which data are collected in an establishment is evaluated
based on four factors, including knowledge, job controls and complexity, contacts,
and physical environment. For more information, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook

Relative
error5

5.0%
4.2
–
–
–
–
–
5.2
3.1
–

of Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
4 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
5 The relative standard error (RSE) is the standard error expressed as a percent of
the estimate. It can be used to calculate a "confidence interval" around a sample
estimate. For more information about RSEs, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook of
Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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West South Central

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Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

All workers ...............................................

$22.11

Management occupations ...................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
General and operations managers ......
Public relations managers ..................
Administrative services managers .....
Financial managers ............................
Level 11 .............................
Education administrators ...................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Education administrators,
elementary and secondary
school .......................................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Education administrators,
postsecondary ..........................

37.79
28.64
31.32
37.53
50.00
34.87
30.49
36.74
32.28
38.99
40.94
43.54
28.87
38.62
50.56
31.97

5.8
3.6
7.1
4.2
6.8
6.0
7.7
16.9
6.7
5.5
6.4
10.6
5.4
3.0
8.9
10.0

37.77
28.64
31.32
37.53
50.00
34.63
30.49
36.74
32.28
38.99
40.94
43.54
28.87
38.62
50.56
31.89

41.90
39.01
45.97
37.41

3.7
2.9
3.5
10.2

60.33

Business and financial operations
occupations .....................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Compliance officers, except
agriculture, construction, health
and safety, and transportation ......
Human resources, training, and labor
relations specialists ......................
Training and development
specialists .................................
Management analysts ........................
Level 9 ..............................
Accountants and auditors ..................
Level 7 ..............................

1.5%

Mean

$22.44

Relative
error5

1.5%

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

$14.61

8.4%

5.9
3.6
7.1
4.2
6.8
6.1
7.7
16.9
6.7
5.5
6.4
10.6
5.4
3.0
8.9
10.1

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

41.90
39.01
45.97
–

3.7
2.9
3.5
–

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

29.9

60.33

29.9

–

–

22.39
12.85
18.93
21.34
23.20
30.86

5.2
9.4
7.7
5.5
6.7
5.1

22.40
–
18.93
21.34
23.20
30.86

5.2
–
7.7
5.5
6.7
5.1

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

20.41

6.7

20.41

6.7

–

–

21.33

6.0

21.38

5.9

–

–

23.73
22.84
23.74
24.96
21.61

9.8
5.4
4.5
4.7
7.7

23.89
22.84
23.74
24.96
21.61

10.0
5.4
4.5
4.7
7.7

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

4-1

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Business and financial operations
occupations –Continued
Accountants and auditors –Continued
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Computer and mathematical science
occupations .....................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Computer support specialists .............
Computer systems analysts ................
Network and computer systems
administrators ..............................
Architecture and engineering
occupations .....................................
Level 7 ..............................
Engineers ...........................................
Engineering technicians, except
drafters .........................................
Civil engineering technicians ........
Life, physical, and social science
occupations .....................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Life scientists .....................................
Biological scientists .......................
Medical scientists ..........................
Physical scientists ..............................
Environmental scientists and
geoscientists .............................
Environmental scientists and
specialists, including health
Psychologists .....................................
Clinical, counseling, and school
psychologists ...........................

$24.16
24.43

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

7.2%
3.2

Mean

$24.16
24.43

Relative
error5

7.2%
3.2

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–

–
–

27.66
19.20
28.49
36.33
24.51
18.52
31.73

9.2
8.6
8.9
2.6
8.0
4.7
10.1

27.32
19.76
–
36.57
24.51
17.84
31.73

8.1
6.7
–
2.1
8.0
5.9
10.1

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

26.95

12.3

27.70

10.9

–

–

22.67
21.55
35.86

10.0
10.7
10.0

22.66
21.55
36.41

10.1
10.7
9.9

–
–
–

–
–
–

17.63
17.33

7.5
8.9

17.63
17.33

7.5
8.9

–
–

–
–

25.83
14.69
15.96
20.26
29.55
28.24
25.62
26.60
24.23
30.41

5.4
13.9
7.3
9.3
6.0
10.3
8.6
7.2
13.2
3.5

26.12
14.69
15.57
–
29.55
28.24
25.62
26.60
24.23
30.41

5.6
13.9
9.2
–
6.0
10.3
8.6
7.2
13.2
3.5

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

29.98

3.9

29.98

3.9

–

–

28.71
38.89

3.1
4.6

28.71
38.89

3.1
4.6

–
–

–
–

38.89

4.6

38.89

4.6

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

4-2

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Life, physical, and social science
occupations –Continued
Miscellaneous life, physical, and
social science technicians ............
Community and social services
occupations .....................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Counselors .........................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Educational, vocational, and
school counselors .....................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Social workers ...................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Child, family, and school social
workers ....................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Medical and public health social
workers ....................................
Mental health and substance abuse
social workers ..........................
Miscellaneous community and social
service specialists ........................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$15.73

14.4%

$15.53

14.5%

–

–

22.01
12.73
16.53
16.84
18.54
23.42
37.45
36.34
30.20
29.06
16.28
27.95
37.45
36.34
29.43

3.6
3.3
5.8
2.6
2.2
4.4
2.8
4.2
16.3
4.3
1.6
7.7
2.8
4.2
20.8

22.10
12.95
16.53
16.87
18.54
23.40
37.45
36.34
30.20
29.14
16.28
28.03
37.45
36.34
29.43

3.7
3.4
5.8
2.7
2.2
4.5
2.8
4.2
16.3
4.4
1.6
7.9
2.8
4.2
20.8

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

30.75
16.35
28.70
37.98
36.34
17.65
16.12
16.80
17.86
19.52

4.5
1.8
8.2
2.4
4.2
3.4
7.4
3.2
2.1
9.9

30.85
16.35
28.81
37.98
36.34
17.67
16.12
16.80
17.86
19.38

4.6
1.8
8.5
2.4
4.2
3.4
7.4
3.2
2.1
10.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

17.60
16.67
17.10

5.4
4.0
8.9

17.70
16.67
17.10

5.4
4.0
8.9

–
–
–

–
–
–

17.61

3.4

17.61

3.4

–

–

16.84

5.6

16.69

6.0

–

–

18.62
12.10
21.72

4.8
3.5
3.7

18.76
12.10
21.72

4.4
3.5
3.7

–
–
–

–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

4-3

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Community and social services
occupations –Continued
Probation officers and correctional
treatment specialists .................
Level 9 ..............................
Social and human service
assistants ..................................
Level 5 ..............................

$20.11
22.15

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

3.4%
4.9

Mean

$20.11
22.15

Relative
error5

3.4%
4.9

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–

–
–

16.03
12.10

11.7
3.5

16.03
12.10

11.7
3.5

–
–

–
–

33.89
32.37
44.09
34.26
32.37

6.7
4.1
7.8
7.6
4.1

33.69
32.37
–
34.26
32.37

7.0
4.1
–
7.6
4.1

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

–
–

–
–

–
–

Legal occupations ................................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Lawyers .............................................
Level 11 .............................
Judges, magistrates, and other
judicial workers ...........................
Not able to be leveled ........
Judges, magistrate judges, and
magistrates ...............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Miscellaneous legal support workers

47.74
47.74

14.4
14.4

–
–

47.74
47.74
27.68

14.4
14.4
24.0

–
–
28.13

–
–
24.3

–
–
–

–
–
–

Education, training, and library
occupations .....................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Postsecondary teachers ......................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Business teachers, postsecondary ..

29.22
11.06
10.96
12.83
13.09
14.01
23.63
32.87
31.60
33.75
40.16
59.97
18.70
42.50
16.79
33.15
27.93
35.37
42.68
59.97
33.40

2.2
3.3
3.7
4.1
6.0
4.7
8.9
1.6
1.1
6.8
6.9
5.6
5.5
4.4
6.9
11.2
4.5
10.9
8.1
5.6
21.1

29.87
11.33
11.04
12.81
13.33
14.27
25.60
32.89
31.67
32.22
41.00
60.07
23.07
44.44
–
33.15
28.50
–
43.83
60.07
–

2.3
4.1
3.9
4.1
6.3
7.2
8.2
1.6
1.1
6.6
6.7
5.7
7.6
4.9
–
11.3
6.4
–
7.9
5.7
–

$15.60
–
–
–
–
13.51
11.42
–
26.59
39.82
29.13
–
9.09
24.19
16.79
–
23.57
39.82
29.84
–
–

5.5%
–
–
–
–
7.3
7.7
–
7.5
4.3
6.4
–
5.1
5.3
6.9
–
6.4
4.3
7.7
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

4-4

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Education, training, and library
occupations –Continued
Life sciences teachers,
postsecondary ..........................
Biological science teachers,
postsecondary ......................
Physical sciences teachers,
postsecondary ..........................
Level 11 .............................
Health teachers, postsecondary .....
Level 11 .............................
Health specialties teachers,
postsecondary ......................
Level 11 .............................
Nursing instructors and
teachers, postsecondary .......
Arts, communications, and
humanities teachers,
postsecondary ..........................
Level 11 .............................
English language and literature
teachers, postsecondary .......
Miscellaneous postsecondary
teachers ....................................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Level 12 .............................
Graduate teaching assistants ......
Level 6 ..............................
Vocational education teachers,
postsecondary ......................
Primary, secondary, and special
education school teachers ............
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Preschool and kindergarten
teachers ....................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$41.50

15.5%

–

–

–

–

41.50

15.5

–

–

–

–

57.80
49.43
41.81
43.15

13.2
19.4
8.7
6.8

$58.60
50.62
41.81
43.16

12.4%
20.2
8.7
6.8

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

47.84
43.32

4.2
6.9

47.84
43.32

4.2
6.9

–
–

–
–

28.40

6.6

28.40

6.6

–

–

32.41
33.92

12.3
12.2

32.46
–

13.3
–

–
–

–
–

29.94

20.8

–

–

–

–

45.97
16.79
33.60
27.12
44.64
62.68
16.79
16.79

7.2
6.9
12.4
8.6
11.6
10.0
6.9
6.9

50.90
–
33.61
–
46.41
62.89
–
–

7.3
–
12.5
–
11.5
10.1
–
–

$20.60
16.79
–
23.23
–
–
16.79
16.79

4.7%
6.9
–
5.9
–
–
6.9
6.9

28.07

5.2

29.94

3.7

–

–

31.88
25.94
33.22
32.14
37.55

.9
8.8
1.7
1.0
5.4

32.00
26.25
33.25
32.15
–

.9
8.6
1.7
1.0
–

20.65
–
–
30.39
–

29.12
20.60
32.32
32.61

7.6
19.5
4.0
3.6

29.12
20.60
32.32
32.61

7.6
19.5
4.0
3.6

–
–
–
–

17.8
–
–
3.8
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

4-5

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Education, training, and library
occupations –Continued
Preschool teachers, except
special education .................
Level 9 ..............................
Kindergarten teachers, except
special education .................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Elementary and middle school
teachers ....................................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Elementary school teachers,
except special education ......
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Middle school teachers, except
special and vocational
education ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Secondary school teachers .............
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Secondary school teachers,
except special and
vocational education ............
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Vocational education teachers,
secondary school .................
Level 9 ..............................
Special education teachers .............
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Special education teachers,
preschool, kindergarten, and
elementary school ................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$24.80
32.95

13.3%
6.7

$24.80
32.95

13.3%
6.7

–
–

–
–

33.04
32.98
32.41

3.0
5.1
4.2

33.04
32.98
32.41

3.0
5.1
4.2

–
–
–

–
–
–

31.65
27.48
32.85
31.60

.5
3.1
2.1
.9

31.73
28.14
32.90
31.60

.5
3.7
2.2
.9

$25.36
–
–
31.43

13.7%
–
–
3.8

31.81
27.25
33.59
31.74

.9
3.5
1.9
1.2

31.88
27.67
33.59
31.74

.9
4.4
1.9
1.2

26.97
–
–
31.70

31.11
28.81
31.56
31.01
32.69
29.81
34.31
32.62

2.6
9.2
5.2
2.0
1.2
3.8
1.4
1.3

31.23
31.11
31.67
31.02
32.77
30.11
34.31
32.64

2.4
3.7
5.2
2.0
1.2
3.7
1.4
1.3

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

32.56
29.81
34.24
32.49

1.2
3.8
1.6
1.3

32.64
30.11
34.24
32.50

1.2
3.7
1.6
1.3

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

34.77
34.74
32.44
34.99
33.02

2.8
3.3
3.1
7.6
2.1

34.77
34.74
33.16
34.99
33.06

2.8
3.3
2.0
7.6
2.1

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

31.06

4.3

32.31

2.0

–

–

13.2
–
–
3.1

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

4-6

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Education, training, and library
occupations –Continued
Special education teachers,
preschool, kindergarten, and
elementary school
–Continued
Level 9 ..............................
Special education teachers,
middle school .......................
Level 9 ..............................
Special education teachers,
secondary school .................
Level 9 ..............................
Other teachers and instructors ...........
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Adult literacy, remedial education,
and GED teachers and
instructors ................................
Librarians ...........................................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Library technicians ............................
Level 5 ..............................
Instructional coordinators ..................
Level 9 ..............................
Teacher assistants ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Arts, design, entertainment, sports,
and media occupations ..................
Not able to be leveled ........
Athletes, coaches, umpires, and
related workers ............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Coaches and scouts ........................
Not able to be leveled ........

$32.27

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

2.5%

Mean

$32.33

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

2.6%

–

–

34.25
33.66

3.8
1.6

34.26
33.67

3.8
1.6

–
–

–
–

33.95
33.99
18.93
9.35
11.22
31.71
13.62

4.8
4.8
12.6
1.5
8.3
4.1
28.6

33.95
33.99
32.02
–
–
32.07
–

4.8
4.8
4.8
–
–
3.9
–

–
–
$9.71
9.35
10.41
–
9.17

–
–
3.7%
1.5
7.7
–
5.6

31.21
30.22
28.66
32.53
13.55
13.73
33.34
31.85
12.51
11.14
10.99
12.77
13.02
13.19

8.0
4.4
4.9
7.4
6.6
9.4
5.3
5.2
2.3
3.9
3.8
4.0
6.6
8.9

31.94
31.02
29.01
33.22
13.55
13.73
33.31
31.85
12.54
11.33
11.05
12.75
13.02
13.19

6.3
5.0
4.9
6.6
6.6
9.4
5.3
5.2
2.5
4.1
3.9
4.0
6.6
8.9

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

22.25
26.71

13.4
21.1

22.63
27.78

14.0
21.6

–
–

–
–

31.99
31.99
33.59
33.59

24.8
24.8
24.5
24.5

34.82
34.82
34.82
34.82

24.1
24.1
24.1
24.1

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

4-7

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations .....................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 10 .............................
Level 11 .............................
Not able to be leveled ........
Physicians and surgeons ....................
Registered nurses ...............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Therapists ..........................................
Level 9 ..............................
Level 11 .............................
Speech-language pathologists .......
Clinical laboratory technologists and
technicians ...................................
Diagnostic related technologists and
technicians ...................................
Radiologic technologists and
technicians ...............................
Emergency medical technicians and
paramedics ...................................
Health diagnosing and treating
practitioner support technicians ...
Level 4 ..............................
Pharmacy technicians ....................
Level 4 ..............................
Licensed practical and licensed
vocational nurses .........................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Occupational health and safety
specialists and technicians ...........
Occupational health and safety
specialists .................................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$26.47
13.08
15.72
18.83
23.74
28.31
29.36
37.28
39.67
–
58.97
31.62
27.28
30.46
28.88
44.55
32.19
32.10
34.55
33.32

5.1%
6.4
2.5
6.1
4.8
8.3
2.3
13.3
11.2
–
12.3
3.6
4.2
5.6
3.2
15.7
5.9
3.0
4.3
3.2

$26.23
13.13
15.68
19.07
23.74
28.43
29.63
37.28
39.67
27.55
54.14
31.92
27.28
30.71
28.97
44.55
32.10
31.94
34.55
33.32

4.8%
6.3
2.5
6.4
4.8
8.5
2.3
13.3
11.2
23.5
17.8
3.9
4.2
5.7
3.5
15.7
6.2
3.0
4.3
3.3

–
–
–
–
–
–
$27.57
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
8.1%
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

19.93

4.5

19.93

4.5

–

–

24.80

3.1

25.40

2.8

–

–

24.70

3.2

24.86

2.7

–

–

13.71

6.5

13.70

7.3

–

–

14.51
14.05
14.40
14.05

3.4
2.8
3.1
2.8

14.51
14.05
14.40
14.05

3.4
2.8
3.1
2.8

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

16.33
15.73
16.35
17.08

1.7
5.5
2.3
3.6

16.29
15.73
16.33
17.01

1.8
5.5
2.5
4.0

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

19.08

3.8

19.08

3.8

–

–

19.60

5.7

19.60

5.7

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

4-8

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Healthcare support occupations .........
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Nursing, psychiatric, and home
health aides ..................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Nursing aides, orderlies, and
attendants .................................
Level 2 ..............................
Psychiatric aides ............................
Miscellaneous healthcare support
occupations ..................................

$10.83
10.08
9.76
11.84
12.43

Protective service occupations ............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers, law
enforcement workers ...................
Level 7 ..............................
Level 8 ..............................
Level 9 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
correctional officers .................
First-line supervisors/managers of
police and detectives ................
Level 9 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
fire fighting and prevention
workers ........................................
Level 8 ..............................
Fire fighters .......................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

2.7%
3.7
6.6
2.8
4.9

Mean

$10.95
10.17
10.08
11.84
12.43

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

3.0%
3.9
6.3
2.8
4.9

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

10.33
10.08
9.56

2.7
3.7
7.1

10.45
10.17
10.01

2.9
3.9
6.2

–
–
–

–
–
–

10.35
9.98
10.53

4.0
4.5
2.6

10.44
10.10
10.56

4.2
5.0
2.7

–
–
–

–
–
–

12.42

4.5

12.42

4.5

–

–

20.10
7.88
8.37
11.19
13.57
14.53
18.23
21.34
25.17
29.00

2.8
7.3
5.3
6.5
5.7
3.7
3.2
4.2
4.9
6.7

20.34
–
–
11.39
13.66
14.51
18.23
21.34
25.17
29.00

2.8
–
–
6.2
5.6
3.7
3.3
4.2
4.9
6.7

$10.18
–
8.37
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

8.3%
–
5.3
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

27.22
22.83
25.60
32.12

7.4
6.5
14.6
2.1

27.22
22.83
25.60
32.12

7.4
6.5
14.6
2.1

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

20.22

9.7

20.22

9.7

–

–

29.96
32.12

7.5
2.1

29.96
32.12

7.5
2.1

–
–

–
–

25.69
24.86
19.56
14.19
19.16
19.53

5.7
7.2
5.2
10.7
3.8
8.1

25.69
24.86
19.57
14.19
19.19
19.53

5.7
7.2
5.2
10.7
4.0
8.1

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

4-9

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Protective service occupations
–Continued
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and
jailers ...........................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Correctional officers and jailers ....
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Detectives and criminal investigators
Police officers ....................................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Security guards and gaming
surveillance officers .....................
Security guards ..............................
Miscellaneous protective service
workers ........................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other
recreational protective service
workers ....................................
Food preparation and serving related
occupations .....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers, food
preparation and serving workers

$15.61
13.74
14.57
16.13
18.24
15.53
13.85
14.57
16.13
18.24
22.34
22.42
15.29
19.92
23.38
22.42
15.29
19.92
23.38

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

4.6%
6.7
4.2
4.5
4.4
4.0
6.5
4.2
4.5
4.4
6.1
4.2
4.7
5.9
6.4
4.2
4.7
5.9
6.4

Mean

$15.61
13.74
14.57
16.13
18.24
15.53
13.85
14.57
16.13
18.24
22.34
22.53
15.40
19.92
23.38
22.53
15.40
19.92
23.38

Relative
error5

4.6%
6.7
4.2
4.5
4.4
4.0
6.5
4.2
4.5
4.4
6.1
4.2
4.8
6.0
6.4
4.2
4.8
6.0
6.4

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
$15.54
–
–
–
15.54
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
16.3%
–
–
–
16.3
–
–
–

–
–

–
–

13.22
12.37

3.5
6.5

13.27
12.37

2.2
5.7

10.32
7.88
8.65

8.9
7.3
3.7

–
–
–

–
–
–

8.24
–
8.65

4.4
–
3.7

8.27

3.8

–

–

8.27

3.8

10.69
8.16
9.58
9.80
12.67
13.87
14.02

4.4
7.0
4.0
2.7
4.5
15.1
19.8

10.79
8.13
9.63
9.82
12.69
13.87
14.22

4.5
7.5
4.4
2.3
4.6
15.1
20.1

9.37
–
9.01
–
–
–
–

5.3
–
2.2
–
–
–
–

15.37

7.0

15.70

6.5

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Food preparation and serving related
occupations –Continued
First-line supervisors/managers of
food preparation and serving
workers ....................................
Cooks .................................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Cooks, institution and cafeteria .....
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Food preparation workers ..................
Level 2 ..............................
Fast food and counter workers ..........
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Combined food preparation and
serving workers, including fast
food ..........................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Building and grounds cleaning and
maintenance occupations ..............
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers,
building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance workers ............
First-line supervisors/managers of
housekeeping and janitorial
workers ....................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
landscaping, lawn service, and
groundskeeping workers ..........
Building cleaning workers .................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

$15.37
10.21
9.52
9.60
10.20
9.52
9.60
9.21
9.09
10.23
10.35
10.27

7.0%
3.0
5.6
3.4
3.1
5.6
3.4
6.5
10.6
2.1
1.6
4.8

$15.70
10.28
9.62
9.64
10.28
9.62
9.64
9.23
9.09
10.33
10.49
10.32

6.5%
3.1
6.7
3.5
3.1
6.7
3.5
7.1
10.6
1.7
1.8
2.5

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
$9.58
9.11
–

10.17
10.35
10.00

2.0
1.7
4.3

10.33
10.51
10.32

1.7
1.9
2.5

8.68
9.11
–

4.0
2.6
–

11.26
8.97
10.19
10.91
12.05
13.63

1.6
2.2
3.6
2.6
4.1
4.5

11.32
9.09
10.22
10.92
12.05
13.63

1.6
2.9
3.6
2.8
4.1
4.5

8.73
–
–
–
–
–

4.1
–
–
–
–
–

18.29

6.6

18.29

6.6

–

–

17.93

7.1

17.93

7.1

–

–

19.15
10.08
8.82
9.93
10.68
11.21

17.3
1.4
2.5
1.9
2.1
6.4

19.15
10.12
8.94
9.95
10.69
11.21

17.3
1.3
2.6
1.9
2.2
6.4

–
8.69
–
–
–
–

Relative
error5

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
8.0%
2.6
–

–
4.6
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Building and grounds cleaning and
maintenance occupations
–Continued
Janitors and cleaners, except maids
and housekeeping cleaners ......
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Maids and housekeeping cleaners
Grounds maintenance workers ..........
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Landscaping and groundskeeping
workers ....................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$10.09
8.79
9.98
10.64
11.21
9.68
12.25
11.98
11.87
12.89

1.4%
2.8
1.7
2.2
6.4
4.8
7.4
17.8
9.1
2.5

$10.14
8.92
9.99
10.67
11.21
–
12.34
12.26
11.89
12.89

1.2%
2.7
1.7
2.2
6.4
–
7.6
18.4
9.3
2.5

$8.23
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

8.2%
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

12.30
11.98
11.94
12.89

8.1
17.8
10.8
2.5

12.40
12.26
11.98
12.89

8.3
18.4
11.2
2.5

11.43
7.82
8.16
10.21
11.94
13.57

1.3
5.1
6.7
4.0
6.1
9.4

12.25
–
7.93
–
12.36
13.28

5.6
–
7.8
–
5.8
9.8

9.47
7.63
8.84
–
–
–

4.6
4.9
4.1
–
–
–

–
–

8.23
7.49

9.0
3.6
9.0
3.6
6.4
–
–
–

Personal care and service
occupations .....................................
Level 1 ..............................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Miscellaneous entertainment
attendants and related workers ....
Level 1 ..............................
Amusement and recreation
attendants .................................
Level 1 ..............................
Child care workers .............................
Level 2 ..............................
Recreation and fitness workers ..........
Recreation workers ........................

8.23
7.49

9.0
3.6

–
–

8.23
7.49
11.60
9.11
13.34
13.48

9.0
3.6
6.9
3.9
7.1
7.4

–
–
12.34
–
14.37
14.37

–
–
5.8
–
12.2
12.2

8.23
7.49
8.51
–
–
–

Sales and related occupations .............
Level 3 ..............................
Retail sales workers ...........................
Level 3 ..............................
Cashiers, all workers .....................
Level 3 ..............................

13.64
12.55
11.67
12.55
11.74
12.44

6.6
7.6
10.2
7.6
10.9
8.0

13.81
12.55
11.83
12.55
11.74
12.44

6.3
7.6
10.2
7.6
10.9
8.0

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Sales and related occupations
–Continued
Cashiers .....................................
Level 3 ..............................
Office and administrative support
occupations .....................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Not able to be leveled ........
First-line supervisors/managers of
office and administrative support
workers ........................................
Level 6 ..............................
Financial clerks ..................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Bookkeeping, accounting, and
auditing clerks .........................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Court, municipal, and license clerks ..
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Customer service representatives ......
Eligibility interviewers, government
programs ......................................
Library assistants, clerical .................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Receptionists and information clerks
Level 4 ..............................
Dispatchers ........................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Police, fire, and ambulance
dispatchers ...............................
Level 4 ..............................

$12.30
12.44

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

9.8%
8.0

Mean

$12.30
12.44

Relative
error5

9.8%
8.0

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–

–
–

14.74
11.14
11.13
13.72
15.46
17.87
19.95
17.61

1.6
6.4
4.2
2.4
1.7
3.7
5.5
7.2

15.00
12.04
11.39
13.84
15.47
17.85
19.95
18.84

1.6
6.9
3.9
2.4
1.6
3.7
5.5
6.5

$10.16
8.38
9.24
11.64
–
–
–
–

3.7%
7.5
5.9
6.0
–
–
–
–

18.95
18.80
15.90
14.90
16.15
18.16

6.9
3.8
3.6
11.0
5.7
9.3

18.95
18.80
15.90
14.90
16.15
18.16

6.9
3.8
3.6
11.0
5.7
9.3

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

15.99
15.21
15.30
18.16
13.75
13.27
14.16
14.51

5.3
14.6
5.3
9.3
9.8
3.7
11.4
10.3

15.99
15.21
15.30
18.16
14.20
13.17
14.16
14.81

5.3
14.6
5.3
9.3
9.0
3.8
11.4
10.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

14.38
11.78
11.84
12.58
11.55
13.87
15.96
14.80
17.18

12.1
5.7
10.7
10.4
10.7
18.1
6.3
9.2
7.4

14.38
12.66
–
12.69
12.64
–
15.96
14.80
17.18

12.1
6.2
–
11.1
11.4
–
6.3
9.2
7.4

–
9.40
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

15.85
14.94

6.0
9.2

15.85
14.94

6.0
9.2

–
–

–
11.0
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Police, fire, and ambulance
dispatchers –Continued
Level 5 ..............................
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks
Secretaries and administrative
assistants ......................................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Executive secretaries and
administrative assistants ..........
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
Legal secretaries ............................
Medical secretaries ........................
Secretaries, except legal, medical,
and executive ...........................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Office clerks, general .........................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Construction and extraction
occupations .....................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
construction trades and extraction
workers ........................................
Carpenters ..........................................
Construction laborers .........................
Construction equipment operators .....

$17.18
13.72

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

7.4%
7.6

Mean

$17.18
13.72

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

7.4%
7.6

–
–

–
–

16.27
10.74
13.72
16.31
18.25
19.81

2.9
5.3
3.8
2.0
6.2
4.1

16.30
10.75
13.74
16.37
18.23
19.81

3.0
5.5
3.8
2.2
6.3
4.1

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

18.77
17.56
19.08
19.81
16.24
13.28

4.1
7.1
6.3
4.1
5.1
7.1

18.79
17.56
19.11
19.81
16.24
13.28

4.2
7.1
6.3
4.1
5.1
7.1

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

14.49
10.73
13.64
15.71
13.55
10.44
11.90
14.16
14.31

3.3
7.6
4.5
4.7
2.8
8.2
2.9
3.3
4.4

14.50
10.76
13.67
15.82
13.78
11.21
11.93
14.36
14.31

3.4
8.0
4.5
4.9
2.7
9.6
3.3
3.5
4.4

–
–
–
–
$10.34
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
10.9%
–
–
–
–

15.24
12.55
11.77
13.45
15.73
17.45

3.7
4.7
10.8
4.9
3.6
4.8

15.30
12.55
11.76
13.63
15.73
17.45

3.6
4.7
11.3
4.5
3.6
4.8

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

18.51
14.70
11.81
13.66

7.3
13.7
8.7
2.9

18.51
14.70
11.81
13.79

7.3
13.7
8.7
2.3

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level
Mean

Construction and extraction
occupations –Continued
Construction equipment operators
–Continued
Level 4 ..............................
Operating engineers and other
construction equipment
operators ..................................
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..................................
Level 5 ..............................
Pipelayers ......................................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..............................
Construction and building inspectors
Highway maintenance workers .........
Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations .....................................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Level 7 ..............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
mechanics, installers, and
repairers .......................................
Industrial machinery installation,
repair, and maintenance workers
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Industrial machinery mechanics ....
Maintenance and repair workers,
general .....................................
Level 4 ..............................
Level 5 ..............................
Level 6 ..............................
Miscellaneous installation,
maintenance, and repair workers
Production occupations .......................
Water and liquid waste treatment
plant and system operators ..........

$13.29

Full-time workers
Relative
error5

5.4%

Mean

$13.61

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

4.4%

–

–

13.95

1.4

13.95

1.4

–

–

15.14
15.56
12.66

3.9
2.6
3.4

15.14
15.56
12.66

3.9
2.6
3.4

–
–
–

–
–
–

16.21
18.11
16.08

3.7
7.6
21.0

16.21
18.11
16.27

3.7
7.6
21.8

–
–
–

–
–
–

16.90
12.01
14.07
15.37
19.30
22.90

2.5
6.4
5.6
3.7
4.6
8.5

17.05
11.98
14.07
15.51
19.30
22.90

2.5
7.2
5.6
3.5
4.6
8.5

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

22.29

6.1

22.29

6.1

–

–

15.66
12.85
15.60
16.47
22.82

3.1
6.0
4.5
4.8
6.0

15.88
12.85
15.84
16.47
22.82

3.1
6.0
4.8
4.8
6.0

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

14.34
12.85
14.69
16.55

3.5
6.0
4.6
5.5

14.55
12.85
14.95
16.55

3.7
6.0
6.0
5.5

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

15.25

7.7

15.38

8.0

–

–

17.66

10.1

17.66

10.1

–

–

13.82

5.6

13.82

5.6

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

4-15

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 4

State and local government workers: Mean hourly earnings1 for
full-time and part-time workers2 by work levels3 — Continued
Total

Occupation4 and level

Transportation and material moving
occupations .....................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Bus drivers .........................................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Bus drivers, school ........................
Level 2 ..............................
Level 3 ..............................
Level 4 ..............................
Driver/sales workers and truck
drivers ..........................................
Laborers and material movers, hand
Laborers and freight, stock, and
material movers, hand .............
Refuse and recyclable material
collectors ......................................

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$14.05
13.13
13.47
16.54
15.36
13.82
14.03
18.07
14.97
13.77
13.88
18.95

2.7%
4.4
1.9
8.2
4.3
6.7
7.4
9.6
5.2
7.0
7.8
17.9

$14.22
12.72
13.56
16.65
15.52
13.22
14.24
18.38
15.05
13.22
14.07
–

2.5%
3.8
1.8
8.5
4.8
5.9
8.4
10.5
5.9
5.9
9.1
–

$13.04
15.12
12.68
–
14.72
15.22
13.15
–
14.70
15.25
13.15
–

10.7%
14.8
4.2
–
9.5
16.1
6.2
–
10.3
18.1
6.2
–

12.39
12.16

1.9
8.2

–
12.43

–
7.7

–
–

–
–

12.11

9.0

–

–

–

–

12.61

4.8

12.61

4.8

–

–

1 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.
2 Employees are classified as working either a full-time or a part-time schedule
based on the definition used by each establishment. Therefore, a worker with a
35-hour-per-week schedule might be considered a full-time employee in one
establishment, but classified as part-time in another firm, where a 40-hour week is the
minimum full-time schedule.
3 Each occupation for which data are collected in an establishment is evaluated
based on four factors, including knowledge, job controls and complexity, contacts,
and physical environment. For more information, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook

of Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
4 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
5 The relative standard error (RSE) is the standard error expressed as a percent of
the estimate. It can be used to calculate a "confidence interval" around a sample
estimate. For more information about RSEs, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook of
Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

4-16

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3
Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Mean

All workers ...............................................

$19.12

Management occupations ...................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Group IV ............................
General and operations managers ......
Group III ............................
Advertising and promotions
managers ......................................
Marketing and sales managers ...........
Group III ............................
Group IV ............................
Marketing managers ......................
Group III ............................
Sales managers ..............................
Group III ............................
Public relations managers ..................
Group III ............................
Administrative services managers .....
Group III ............................
Computer and information systems
managers ......................................
Group III ............................
Financial managers ............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Human resources managers ...............
Group III ............................
Compensation and benefits
managers ..................................
Group III ............................
Industrial production managers .........
Group III ............................
Purchasing managers .........................
Transportation, storage, and
distribution managers ..................
Group III ............................
Construction managers ......................
Group III ............................
Education administrators ...................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Group IV ............................

43.62
20.95
40.08
71.39
47.27
39.64

3.2
4.9
2.0
6.7
10.5
12.6

43.68
–
–
–
47.27
39.64

42.75
51.88
49.28
72.44
51.83
48.15
51.93
50.18
31.13
33.20
29.40
36.39

18.7
10.0
13.2
3.2
9.3
11.5
16.6
22.3
13.5
14.2
9.6
6.0

49.63
37.52
51.85
24.14
44.85
42.96
37.34

Relative
error5

1.0%

Mean

$20.28

Relative
error5

1.0%

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

$9.56

1.9%

3.1
–
–
–
10.5
12.6

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

42.75
51.88
–
–
51.83
48.15
51.93
50.18
32.57
35.73
29.40
36.39

18.7
10.0
–
–
9.3
11.5
16.6
22.3
14.5
14.7
9.6
6.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

14.6
10.3
6.7
2.7
7.4
6.9
7.5

49.63
37.52
51.85
24.14
44.85
42.96
–

14.6
10.3
6.7
2.7
7.4
6.9
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

36.57
36.80
42.69
38.22
40.35

6.7
7.5
8.0
3.9
14.6

36.57
36.80
42.69
38.22
40.35

6.7
7.5
8.0
3.9
14.6

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

33.71
34.24
36.56
38.14
39.45
19.67
39.19
74.50

7.7
11.6
6.6
4.9
9.5
14.4
6.0
21.4

33.71
34.24
36.56
38.14
39.51
–
–
–

7.7
11.6
6.6
4.9
9.5
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-1

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Management occupations –Continued
Education administrators,
preschool and child care
center/program .........................
Group II .............................
Education administrators,
elementary and secondary
school .......................................
Group III ............................
Education administrators,
postsecondary ..........................
Group III ............................
Engineering managers .......................
Group III ............................
Group IV ............................
Food service managers ......................
Group III ............................
Medical and health services
managers ......................................
Group III ............................
Property, real estate, and community
association managers ...................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Social and community service
managers ......................................
Group III ............................
Business and financial operations
occupations .....................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Group IV ............................
Buyers and purchasing agents ...........
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Purchasing agents, except
wholesale, retail, and farm
products ...................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Claims adjusters, appraisers,
examiners, and investigators .......
Group II .............................

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$21.55
16.49

10.4%
10.8

$21.55
16.49

10.4%
10.8

–
–

–
–

41.89
41.27

3.7
3.4

41.89
41.27

3.7
3.4

–
–

–
–

52.58
41.80
58.31
56.55
56.88
24.04
26.25

25.2
20.2
4.8
10.2
4.1
7.4
3.8

53.20
42.46
58.31
56.55
56.88
24.04
26.25

25.3
20.8
4.8
10.2
4.1
7.4
3.8

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

36.45
38.40

6.0
6.8

35.90
37.70

5.8
6.7

–
–

–
–

23.22
16.00
30.00

9.9
8.3
7.1

23.22
16.00
30.00

9.9
8.3
7.1

–
–
–

–
–
–

23.53
27.40

19.0
19.6

23.53
27.40

19.0
19.6

–
–

–
–

29.24
21.31
33.54
59.39
29.92
22.07
34.41

1.9
2.9
2.3
7.2
5.3
2.6
5.8

29.25
–
–
–
29.92
–
–

1.9
–
–
–
5.3
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

28.17
21.95
33.94

5.0
2.0
8.2

28.17
21.95
33.94

5.0
2.0
8.2

–
–
–

–
–
–

28.97
23.95

5.3
6.9

28.97
–

5.3
–

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-2

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Business and financial operations
occupations –Continued
Claims adjusters, appraisers,
examiners, and investigators
–Continued
Group III ............................
Claims adjusters, examiners, and
investigators .............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Compliance officers, except
agriculture, construction, health
and safety, and transportation ......
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Cost estimators ..................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Human resources, training, and labor
relations specialists ......................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Employment, recruitment, and
placement specialists ...............
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Compensation, benefits, and job
analysis specialists ...................
Group III ............................
Training and development
specialists .................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Logisticians ........................................
Group III ............................
Management analysts ........................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Accountants and auditors ..................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Appraisers and assessors of real
estate ............................................
Credit analysts ...................................

Civilian workers
Mean

$33.78

Relative
error5

3.6%

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

–

–

–

–

5.9%
5.5
2.8

–
–
–

–
–
–

28.03
23.35
32.61

5.9
5.5
2.8

$28.03
23.35
32.61

27.47
19.57
27.11
33.94
29.63
36.54

12.3
13.4
15.4
2.9
13.8
8.8

27.47
19.57
27.11
33.94
29.63
36.54

12.3
13.4
15.4
2.9
13.8
8.8

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

25.40
19.95
27.29

4.0
5.7
6.3

25.46
–
–

4.0
–
–

–
–
–

–
–
–

21.49
18.56
23.32

6.6
8.7
18.6

21.49
18.56
23.32

6.6
8.7
18.6

–
–
–

–
–
–

24.39
24.29

6.8
7.4

24.39
24.29

6.8
7.4

–
–

–
–

27.93
20.81
30.98
36.15
39.42
30.38
21.52
30.65
29.06
22.00
34.78

12.2
5.9
9.1
7.8
4.4
8.8
7.7
10.0
4.3
5.5
2.9

28.28
–
30.98
36.15
39.42
30.38
21.52
30.65
29.07
21.77
34.78

12.3
–
9.1
7.8
4.4
8.8
7.7
10.0
4.3
5.7
2.9

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

24.18
25.51

28.4
7.8

24.18
25.51

28.4
7.8

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-3

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Business and financial operations
occupations –Continued
Financial analysts and advisors .........
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Financial analysts ..........................
Group III ............................
Personal financial advisors ............
Loan counselors and officers .............
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Loan officers ..................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Computer and mathematical science
occupations .....................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Group IV ............................
Computer programmers .....................
Group III ............................
Computer software engineers ............
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Computer software engineers,
applications ..............................
Group III ............................
Computer software engineers,
systems software ......................
Group III ............................
Computer support specialists .............
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Computer systems analysts ................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Database administrators .....................
Network and computer systems
administrators ..............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Network systems and data
communications analysts .............

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$30.40
22.22
36.53
32.24
35.73
26.44
31.07
21.31
37.03
31.07
21.31
37.03

9.9%
7.1
13.5
11.3
13.9
8.2
11.9
7.9
12.5
11.9
7.9
12.5

$30.40
–
–
32.24
35.73
26.44
31.07
–
–
31.07
21.31
37.03

9.9%
–
–
11.3
13.9
8.2
11.9
–
–
11.9
7.9
12.5

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

35.99
23.60
40.95
61.79
36.95
39.19
44.85
29.26
44.02

4.2
5.1
4.2
4.0
9.9
11.6
3.9
10.7
3.6

36.10
–
–
–
36.84
39.15
44.85
–
–

4.2
–
–
–
10.4
12.3
3.9
–
–

$27.36
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

15.3%
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

43.41
43.25

5.7
4.0

43.41
43.25

5.7
4.0

–
–

–
–

46.19
44.63
25.11
20.83
36.25
42.34
29.17
41.61
33.35

5.0
5.3
7.8
4.3
7.5
8.4
11.8
10.1
13.7

46.19
44.63
25.29
20.89
36.25
42.34
29.17
41.61
33.35

5.0
5.3
8.5
4.8
7.5
8.4
11.8
10.1
13.7

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

27.35
23.58
31.31

5.4
9.8
2.9

27.75
24.18
31.31

5.3
9.3
2.9

–
–
–

–
–
–

33.32

5.8

33.32

5.8

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-4

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Computer and mathematical science
occupations –Continued
Network systems and data
communications analysts
–Continued
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Architecture and engineering
occupations .....................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Group IV ............................
Architects, except naval .....................
Group III ............................
Architects, except landscape and
naval
Group III ............................
Engineers ...........................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Group IV ............................
Aerospace engineers ......................
Group III ............................
Chemical engineers .......................
Group III ............................
Civil engineers ...............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Computer hardware engineers .......
Group III ............................
Electrical and electronics
engineers ..................................
Group III ............................
Electrical engineers ...................
Group III ............................
Electronics engineers, except
computer ..............................
Group III ............................
Environmental engineers ...............
Industrial engineers, including
health and safety ......................
Group III ............................

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$29.75
40.33

2.3%
10.2

$29.75
40.33

2.3%
10.2

–
–

–
–

35.00
14.18
23.91
41.39
74.21
25.95
28.93

5.9
5.6
5.2
3.1
4.9
10.2
12.0

35.05
–
–
–
–
25.95
–

5.9
–
–
–
–
10.2
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–

28.42
44.29
28.47
42.52
74.21
39.33
41.63
60.36
52.29
35.89
26.53
37.23
45.61
45.88

15.6
3.4
5.0
2.6
4.9
9.4
7.8
10.0
6.2
7.1
3.4
7.9
6.5
5.9

28.42
44.36
–
–
–
39.33
41.63
60.71
52.41
35.89
26.53
37.23
45.61
45.88

15.6
3.5
–
–
–
9.4
7.8
10.2
6.7
7.1
3.4
7.9
6.5
5.9

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

41.83
41.87
43.81
42.54

6.8
2.8
12.2
4.1

42.00
–
44.21
43.45

6.8
–
12.2
2.5

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

39.87
41.51
33.65

6.1
3.9
17.2

39.87
41.51
33.65

6.1
3.9
17.2

–
–
–

–
–
–

40.28
39.98

4.3
4.6

40.28
–

4.3
–

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-5

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Architecture and engineering
occupations –Continued
Industrial engineers ...................
Group III ............................
Mechanical engineers ....................
Group III ............................
Petroleum engineers ......................
Group III ............................
Drafters ..............................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Architectural and civil drafters ......
Group II .............................
Electrical and electronics drafters
Mechanical drafters .......................
Engineering technicians, except
drafters .........................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Civil engineering technicians
Group II .............................
Electrical and electronic
engineering technicians ...........
Group II .............................
Surveying and mapping technicians ..
Life, physical, and social science
occupations .....................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Life scientists .....................................
Group III ............................
Biological scientists .......................
Medical scientists ..........................
Group III ............................
Physical scientists ..............................
Group III ............................
Environmental scientists and
geoscientists .............................
Group III ............................
Environmental scientists and
specialists, including health
Market and survey researchers ..........

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$39.89
39.54
39.14
37.99
56.83
57.94
24.97
16.91
21.57
27.01
22.29
20.30
19.11

4.9%
5.2
11.8
5.2
14.0
7.0
6.0
6.5
6.1
10.4
8.9
15.9
7.3

$39.89
39.54
39.46
38.47
56.83
57.94
25.08
–
–
27.27
22.29
20.30
19.11

4.9%
5.2
12.3
5.4
14.0
7.0
6.0
–
–
10.3
8.9
15.9
7.3

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

22.22
21.94
43.64

11.7
4.0
6.0

22.27
–
–

11.9
–
–

–
–
–

–
–
–

18.97

8.5

19.14

8.9

–

–

24.97
22.80
20.21

4.5
8.4
26.9

24.97
22.80
20.21

4.5
8.4
26.9

–
–
–

–
–
–

29.42
14.74
20.90
31.43
29.83
29.90
30.58
28.99
29.10
38.50
33.98

6.6
2.7
7.2
7.5
8.4
10.3
11.5
14.1
14.7
14.6
7.4

30.15
–
–
–
29.83
–
30.58
28.99
–
38.50
–

5.9
–
–
–
8.4
–
11.5
14.1
–
14.6
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

42.16
35.28

19.7
10.8

42.16
–

19.7
–

–
–

–
–

38.49
39.55

17.1
17.7

38.49
39.55

17.1
17.7

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-6

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Life, physical, and social science
occupations –Continued
Market research analysts ...............
Psychologists .....................................
Group III ............................
Clinical, counseling, and school
psychologists ...........................
Group III ............................
Chemical technicians .........................
Group II .............................
Geological and petroleum technicians
Miscellaneous life, physical, and
social science technicians ............
Group II .............................
Environmental science and
protection technicians,
including health .......................
Community and social services
occupations .....................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Counselors .........................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Substance abuse and behavioral
disorder counselors ..................
Educational, vocational, and
school counselors .....................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Social workers ...................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Child, family, and school social
workers ....................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Medical and public health social
workers ....................................
Group II .............................
Mental health and substance abuse
social workers ..........................
Group II .............................

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$39.55
34.59
37.25

17.7%
6.2
7.3

$39.55
34.59
–

17.7%
6.2
–

–
–
–

–
–
–

38.89
39.95
24.87
25.34
38.71

4.6
6.0
9.9
10.3
9.2

38.89
39.95
24.97
25.47
–

4.6
6.0
10.0
10.4
–

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

20.27
17.75

16.1
13.9

20.28
–

16.5
–

–
–

–
–

21.13

27.5

21.13

27.5

–

–

19.31
16.10
28.02
22.86
15.05
33.47

5.3
5.3
4.6
15.8
12.8
4.5

19.39
–
–
22.93
–
–

5.6
–
–
16.4
–
–

$18.14
–
–
20.51
–
–

9.6%
–
–
25.6
–
–

19.11

13.1

17.59

11.1

–

–

30.01
18.90
34.61
18.70
17.88
21.07

4.4
6.0
4.5
2.5
2.6
6.1

30.10
18.99
34.74
18.68
–
–

4.5
6.0
4.6
2.6
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

17.76
16.80
19.15

4.7
3.0
8.2

17.85
16.89
19.15

4.7
3.0
8.2

–
–
–

–
–
–

19.01
18.57

3.3
3.1

18.94
18.57

3.2
3.1

–
–

–
–

19.92
18.79

11.7
13.0

19.69
18.79

12.4
13.0

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-7

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Community and social services
occupations –Continued
Miscellaneous community and social
service specialists ........................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Probation officers and correctional
treatment specialists .................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Social and human service
assistants ..................................
Group II .............................
Clergy ................................................
Legal occupations ................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Lawyers .............................................
Group III ............................
Judges, magistrates, and other
judicial workers ...........................
Judges, magistrate judges, and
magistrates ...............................
Paralegals and legal assistants ...........
Miscellaneous legal support workers
Group II .............................
Title examiners, abstractors, and
searchers ..................................
Education, training, and library
occupations .....................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Group IV ............................
Postsecondary teachers ......................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Group IV ............................
Business teachers, postsecondary ..
Group III ............................
Math and computer teachers,
postsecondary ..........................

Civilian workers
Mean

$14.83
14.13
21.72

Relative
error5

6.4%
6.4
3.7

Full-time workers
Mean

$14.47
–
–

Relative
error5

7.4%
–
–

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

$16.92
–
–

13.8%
–
–

20.11
17.53
22.15

3.4
4.8
4.9

20.11
17.53
22.15

3.4
4.8
4.9

–
–
–

–
–
–

12.07
11.80
22.51

7.2
8.1
10.7

12.15
11.74
–

7.5
8.1
–

–
–
–

–
–
–

30.38
19.69
31.42
51.50
32.00

21.4
11.1
3.9
12.7
4.2

30.34
–
–
51.50
32.00

21.6
–
–
12.7
4.2

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

47.74

14.4

–

–

–

–

47.74
20.22
21.26
21.84

14.4
12.9
10.4
10.9

–
20.19
21.30
–

–
12.9
10.4
–

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

21.22

11.4

21.22

11.4

–

–

28.70
11.33
24.39
34.08
92.55
44.35
26.13
44.10
92.55
31.96
34.77

2.5
3.6
4.5
1.5
18.9
5.3
10.4
5.8
18.9
18.8
21.4

29.49
–
–
–
–
46.64
–
–
–
35.80
35.80

2.5
–
–
–
–
5.5
–
–
–
25.3
25.3

15.41
–
–
–
–
23.12
–
–
–
21.75
–

25.90

11.5

25.36

10.8

–

5.3
–
–
–
–
5.4
–
–
–
12.1
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-8

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Education, training, and library
occupations –Continued
Mathematical science teachers,
postsecondary ......................
Life sciences teachers,
postsecondary ..........................
Group III ............................
Biological science teachers,
postsecondary ......................
Group III ............................
Physical sciences teachers,
postsecondary ..........................
Group III ............................
Social sciences teachers,
postsecondary ..........................
Group III ............................
Health teachers, postsecondary .....
Group III ............................
Health specialties teachers,
postsecondary ......................
Group III ............................
Nursing instructors and
teachers, postsecondary .......
Group III ............................
Education and library science
teachers, postsecondary ...........
Education teachers,
postsecondary ......................
Arts, communications, and
humanities teachers,
postsecondary ..........................
Group III ............................
Art, drama, and music teachers,
postsecondary ......................
Group III ............................
English language and literature
teachers, postsecondary .......
Group III ............................
Philosophy and religion
teachers, postsecondary .......
Group III ............................
Miscellaneous postsecondary
teachers ....................................
Group II .............................

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$24.06

17.9%

–

–

–

–

16.8%
–

–
–

–
–

41.63
41.63

14.7
14.7

$41.60
–

41.63
41.63

14.7
14.7

41.60
41.60

16.8
16.8

–
–

–
–

55.70
57.80

12.9
13.2

56.36
–

12.2
–

–
–

–
–

49.30
49.32
53.95
42.50

11.4
11.4
15.2
10.2

49.35
–
53.95
–

11.4
–
15.2
–

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

63.88
48.59

17.2
12.9

63.88
48.59

17.2
12.9

–
–

–
–

31.15
31.52

6.1
6.8

31.15
31.52

6.1
6.8

–
–

–
–

30.08

8.6

–

–

–

–

30.08

8.6

–

–

–

–

32.58
34.72

8.5
9.4

32.51
–

9.0
–

$34.52
–

20.1%
–

37.29
34.71

8.9
9.9

37.29
34.71

8.9
9.9

–
–

–
–

29.94
37.52

20.8
12.0

–
–

–
–

–
–

–
–

29.91
28.71

15.0
24.2

–
–

–
–

–
–

–
–

43.92
26.11

6.9
13.7

48.39
–

7.0
–

20.38
–

4.9
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-9

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Education, training, and library
occupations –Continued
Miscellaneous postsecondary
teachers –Continued
Group III ............................
Graduate teaching assistants ......
Group II .............................
Vocational education teachers,
postsecondary ......................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Primary, secondary, and special
education school teachers ............
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Preschool and kindergarten
teachers ....................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Preschool teachers, except
special education .................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Kindergarten teachers, except
special education .................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Elementary and middle school
teachers ....................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Elementary school teachers,
except special education ......
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Middle school teachers, except
special and vocational
education ..............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Secondary school teachers .............
Group II .............................
Group III ............................

Civilian workers
Mean

$47.53
17.14
17.14

Relative
error5

9.0%
6.6
6.6

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

–
–
–

–
–
–

–
$16.79
16.79

–
6.9%
6.9
–
–
–

26.59
29.50
24.26

8.9
4.6
10.2

$29.59
29.50
–

3.6%
4.6
–

–
–
–

31.32
29.26
32.12

.9
3.3
1.0

31.44
–
–

.9
–
–

20.68
–
–

24.82
21.26
32.53

7.8
11.1
3.6

24.87
–
–

7.9
–
–

–
–
–

–
–
–

19.46
16.78
32.72

10.3
9.0
6.7

19.46
16.78
32.72

10.5
9.0
6.7

–
–
–

–
–
–

33.04
32.88
32.41

3.0
3.8
4.2

33.04
32.88
32.41

3.0
3.8
4.2

–
–
–

–
–
–

31.54
31.54
31.52

.6
1.8
.9

31.63
–
–

.5
–
–

24.98
–
–

13.2
–
–

31.72
31.73
31.71

.9
1.9
1.2

31.81
31.91
31.71

.9
2.1
1.2

25.74
–
31.70

13.7
–
3.1

30.93
31.16
30.81
32.44
31.01
32.68

2.6
5.2
2.0
1.2
3.8
1.3

31.03
31.42
30.82
32.51
–
–

2.4
4.6
2.0
1.2
–
–

21.52
–
–
–
–
–

27.1
–
–
–
–
–

15.4
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-10

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Education, training, and library
occupations –Continued
Secondary school teachers,
except special and
vocational education ............
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Vocational education teachers,
secondary school .................
Group III ............................
Special education teachers .............
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Special education teachers,
preschool, kindergarten, and
elementary school ................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Special education teachers,
middle school .......................
Group III ............................
Special education teachers,
secondary school .................
Group III ............................
Other teachers and instructors ...........
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Adult literacy, remedial education,
and GED teachers and
instructors ................................
Group II .............................
Librarians ...........................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Library technicians ............................
Group II .............................
Instructional coordinators ..................
Group III ............................
Teacher assistants ..............................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Arts, design, entertainment, sports,
and media occupations ..................

Civilian workers
Mean

$32.48
31.79
32.56

Relative
error5

1.2%
3.1
1.3

Full-time workers
Mean

$32.55
32.16
32.57

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

1.2%
2.9
1.3

–
–
–

–
–
–

31.88
34.74
32.54
30.84
32.97

8.5
3.3
2.8
12.0
1.9

31.88
34.74
33.19
–
–

8.5
3.3
1.8
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

31.44
28.70
32.47

3.8
12.7
2.2

32.50
32.43
32.52

1.8
3.1
2.2

–
–
–

–
–
–

34.25
33.31

3.8
2.0

34.26
33.32

3.8
1.9

–
–

–
–

33.95
33.99
19.03
14.19
29.34

4.8
4.8
8.4
7.9
7.4

33.95
33.99
26.39
–
–

4.8
4.8
8.6
–
–

–
–
$11.68
–
–

–
–
8.2%
–
–

25.29
17.31
29.43
23.95
30.74
13.53
13.53
33.34
33.09
11.81
11.31
13.51

16.5
15.6
4.8
9.5
3.7
6.2
6.2
5.3
5.9
2.2
3.4
7.0

25.99
–
30.08
24.75
31.22
13.53
13.53
33.31
33.07
11.94
11.44
13.51

18.0
–
5.4
11.9
2.8
6.2
6.2
5.3
5.9
2.1
3.3
7.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
9.37
9.09
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
4.8
5.0
–

22.57

9.1

23.54

8.6

14.55

17.0

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-11

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Arts, design, entertainment, sports,
and media occupations
–Continued
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Artists and related workers ................
Designers ...........................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Graphic designers ..........................
Group II .............................
Athletes, coaches, umpires, and
related workers ............................
Coaches and scouts ........................
News analysts, reporters and
correspondents .............................
Public relations specialists .................
Writers and editors ............................
Group II .............................
Editors ............................................
Group II .............................
Miscellaneous media and
communication workers ..............
Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations .....................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Pharmacists ........................................
Group III ............................
Physicians and surgeons ....................
Group III ............................
Registered nurses ...............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Therapists ..........................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Occupational therapists .................
Group III ............................
Physical therapists .........................
Group III ............................
Respiratory therapists ....................

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$18.59
33.80
35.40
22.45
19.45
34.07
22.85
19.55

3.0%
8.8
17.0
6.5
4.2
13.6
8.6
5.3

–
–
$35.40
22.45
–
–
22.85
19.55

–
–
17.0%
6.5
–
–
8.6
5.3

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

21.39
21.53

24.0
25.0

32.77
32.77

18.0
18.0

$12.13
11.82

16.2%
15.1

25.30
20.15
21.08
20.23
21.26
21.83

17.7
15.8
6.4
10.3
5.4
5.7

25.30
20.15
21.33
–
21.77
–

17.7
15.8
6.4
–
4.9
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

17.13

8.7

17.13

8.7

–

–

27.74
13.66
22.35
39.53
53.80
54.14
81.32
82.44
29.98
27.68
31.57
35.66
28.98
37.81
36.94
34.91
41.19
40.83
24.42

5.0
4.1
1.6
7.6
1.6
1.4
12.7
19.0
2.9
3.4
2.9
3.9
6.3
5.4
2.9
4.5
6.0
7.0
2.4

28.16
–
–
–
54.10
54.10
80.18
–
30.12
27.69
31.77
35.90
–
–
36.94
34.91
41.33
40.97
24.81

5.6
–
–
–
1.4
1.4
14.2
–
3.0
3.7
2.9
4.1
–
–
2.9
4.5
6.5
7.6
2.6

23.52
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
28.58
27.53
29.41
31.96
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

6.0
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
1.9
3.7
3.2
10.9
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-12

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations –Continued
Respiratory therapists –Continued
Group II .............................
Speech-language pathologists .......
Group III ............................
Clinical laboratory technologists and
technicians ...................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Medical and clinical laboratory
technologists ............................
Group II .............................
Medical and clinical laboratory
technicians ...............................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Dental hygienists ...............................
Group II .............................
Diagnostic related technologists and
technicians ...................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Cardiovascular technologists and
technicians ...............................
Group I ...............................
Radiologic technologists and
technicians ...............................
Group II .............................
Emergency medical technicians and
paramedics ...................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Health diagnosing and treating
practitioner support technicians ...
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Pharmacy technicians ....................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Respiratory therapy technicians ....
Group II .............................
Surgical technologists ....................
Group I ...............................

Civilian workers
Mean

$24.42
34.09
34.09

Relative
error5

2.4%
3.8
4.1

Full-time workers
Mean

$24.81
34.10
34.10

Relative
error5

2.6%
3.8
4.1

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–
–

–
–
–
4.7%
–
–

18.43
13.00
21.76

8.5
2.9
3.0

18.27
–
–

8.7
–
–

$22.71
–
–

23.32
22.72

4.6
5.2

23.38
22.74

4.9
5.6

22.71
–

4.7
–

15.06
13.00
19.86
34.75
34.75

8.6
2.9
7.0
2.8
2.8

15.06
13.00
19.86
–
–

8.6
2.9
7.0
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

24.06
16.35
23.97

5.7
6.9
4.8

24.18
–
–

6.1
–
–

22.70
–
–

5.6
–
–

20.40
15.42

11.4
7.1

20.67
–

13.0
–

–
–

–
–

23.41
23.48

4.7
4.8

23.40
23.43

5.0
5.2

23.55
–

5.1
–

13.27
10.65
14.08

9.5
5.4
14.0

13.17
–
14.04

9.7
–
14.8

14.62
–
–

6.7
–
–

15.34
14.05
17.09
13.44
12.97
14.78
20.20
20.20
18.46
17.71

4.3
7.3
5.1
7.9
9.6
7.4
4.8
4.8
5.2
7.1

16.52
–
–
14.64
14.54
14.78
20.71
20.71
18.86
18.37

4.4
–
–
5.9
7.0
7.4
4.3
4.3
5.1
5.8

12.53
–
–
11.48
11.48
–
–
–
–
–

12.3
–
–
14.5
14.5
–
–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-13

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations –Continued
Surgical technologists –Continued
Group II .............................
Licensed practical and licensed
vocational nurses .........................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Medical records and health
information technicians ...............
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Miscellaneous health technologists
and technicians ............................
Group II .............................
Occupational health and safety
specialists and technicians ...........
Group II .............................
Occupational health and safety
specialists .................................
Group II .............................
Healthcare support occupations .........
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Nursing, psychiatric, and home
health aides ..................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Home health aides .........................
Group I ...............................
Nursing aides, orderlies, and
attendants .................................
Group I ...............................
Psychiatric aides ............................
Group I ...............................
Physical therapist assistants and aides
Group I ...............................
Physical therapist aides ..................
Miscellaneous healthcare support
occupations ..................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Dental assistants ............................

Civilian workers
Mean

$19.45

Relative
error5

7.3%

Full-time workers
Mean

$19.45

Relative
error5

7.3%

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–

–

18.83
16.38
19.17

2.6
2.9
2.8

18.78
16.25
19.17

2.6
2.6
2.9

$19.35
–
19.27

3.4%
–
3.3

17.08
10.55
17.74

12.8
6.1
7.0

17.25
10.55
18.09

13.1
6.1
6.6

–
–
–

–
–
–

21.20
19.49

22.3
17.5

21.20
–

22.3
–

–
–

–
–

25.66
20.86

14.1
17.9

24.99
–

14.6
–

–
–

–
–

26.09
21.29

15.1
19.8

25.42
21.29

15.6
19.8

–
–

–
–

10.87
10.10
18.74

3.4
2.8
8.3

11.55
–
–

2.8
–
–

8.29
–
–

5.4
–
–

9.38
9.22
13.08
7.84
7.65

3.2
3.1
3.9
5.1
4.3

9.99
–
–
8.95
8.51

2.5
–
–
10.8
9.3

7.62
–
–
7.13
7.13

3.9
–
–
2.3
2.3

10.18
10.06
10.01
9.95
19.72
11.14
10.83

1.6
1.6
3.6
3.5
23.3
5.4
5.2

10.22
10.14
10.13
10.06
19.60
–
10.83

1.9
2.0
3.8
3.8
24.0
–
5.2

9.73
9.20
–
–
–
–
–

6.3
5.3
–
–
–
–
–

13.23
12.45
16.79
17.29

4.4
3.3
7.3
6.6

13.51
–
–
17.29

4.0
–
–
6.6

11.12
–
–
–

14.7
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-14

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Healthcare support occupations
–Continued
Dental assistants –Continued
Group II .............................
Medical assistants ..........................
Group I ...............................
Medical equipment preparers ........
Group I ...............................
Protective service occupations ............
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
First-line supervisors/managers, law
enforcement workers ...................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
correctional officers .................
Group II .............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
police and detectives ................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
fire fighting and prevention
workers ........................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Fire fighters .......................................
Group II .............................
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and
jailers ...........................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Correctional officers and jailers ....
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Detectives and criminal investigators
Group II .............................
Police officers ....................................
Group II .............................
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers
Group II .............................

Civilian workers
Mean

$18.76
12.04
11.91
14.51
14.34

Relative
error5

5.0%
2.7
2.9
6.2
6.4

Full-time workers
Mean

$18.76
12.10
11.97
14.34
14.34

Relative
error5

5.0%
2.4
2.4
6.4
6.4

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

17.51
11.26
19.62
29.59

4.4
2.7
2.0
6.6

17.79
–
–
–

4.3
–
–
–

$12.67
–
–
–

12.5%
–
–
–

26.36
21.95
33.18

8.9
9.4
4.4

26.36
–
–

8.9
–
–

–
–
–

–
–
–

18.80
18.80

11.8
11.8

18.80
18.80

11.8
11.8

–
–

–
–

29.96
25.26
33.18

7.5
13.0
4.4

29.96
25.26
33.18

7.5
13.0
4.4

–
–
–

–
–
–

25.69
24.16
28.96
19.56
18.91

5.7
5.5
8.9
5.2
3.2

25.69
24.16
28.96
19.57
18.92

5.7
5.5
8.9
5.2
3.2

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

13.79
11.05
16.30
13.71
11.06
16.17
22.34
20.74
22.40
22.02
22.40
22.02

7.5
7.3
4.0
7.2
7.3
3.3
6.1
8.3
4.2
4.0
4.2
4.0

13.92
–
–
13.85
11.16
16.17
22.34
20.74
22.50
–
22.50
22.11

7.1
–
–
6.8
7.1
3.3
6.1
8.3
4.2
–
4.2
4.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
15.54
–
15.54
16.27

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
16.3
–
16.3
13.8

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-15

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Protective service occupations
–Continued
Security guards and gaming
surveillance officers .....................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Security guards ..............................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Miscellaneous protective service
workers ........................................
Group I ...............................
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other
recreational protective service
workers ....................................
Group I ...............................
Food preparation and serving related
occupations .....................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
First-line supervisors/managers, food
preparation and serving workers
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
food preparation and serving
workers ....................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Cooks .................................................
Group I ...............................
Cooks, fast food .............................
Group I ...............................
Cooks, institution and cafeteria .....
Group I ...............................
Cooks, restaurant ...........................
Group I ...............................
Cooks, short order .........................
Group I ...............................
Food preparation workers ..................
Group I ...............................
Food service, tipped ...........................
Group I ...............................

Civilian workers
Mean

$12.51
11.48
16.61
12.43
11.48
16.35

Relative
error5

4.8%
4.3
6.1
4.8
4.3
6.3

Full-time workers
Mean

$12.05
–
–
11.95
11.30
–

9.60
9.34

7.6
8.0

11.09
–

8.32
8.32

3.7
3.7

–
–

7.55
7.19
15.17

1.7
1.6
6.1

14.66
12.06
15.49

14.59
12.06
15.40
9.51
9.44
8.19
8.19
10.12
10.10
10.09
9.98
8.75
8.73
8.45
8.43
4.03
4.04

Relative
error5

3.8%
–
–
3.9
3.2
–

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

$16.28
–
–
16.28
–
19.82

16.6%
–
–
16.6
–
6.7

10.0
–

8.44
–

4.5
–

–
–

8.54
8.54

4.3
4.3

8.20
–
–

2.8
–
–

6.49
–
–

3.3
–
–

3.8
12.3
6.5

14.86
–
–

3.8
–
–

10.21
–
–

1.7
–
–

3.8
12.3
6.7
1.5
1.4
2.3
2.3
2.5
2.7
2.1
2.1
3.8
3.9
4.3
4.4
5.2
5.2

14.79
12.30
15.53
9.83
–
8.62
8.62
10.29
10.27
10.23
10.09
8.90
8.88
8.58
8.57
4.23
–

3.8
13.7
6.6
1.6
–
3.8
3.8
2.5
2.8
2.9
2.6
4.3
4.5
5.4
5.5
5.7
–

10.21
–
–
8.57
–
7.55
7.55
7.98
7.98
9.67
9.67
8.26
8.26
8.18
8.16
3.75
–

1.7
–
–
3.4
–
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.9
3.9
3.5
3.5
3.7
3.8
8.1
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-16

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Food preparation and serving related
occupations –Continued
Bartenders ......................................
Group I ...............................
Waiters and waitresses ..................
Group I ...............................
Dining room and cafeteria
attendants and bartender
helpers ......................................
Group I ...............................
Fast food and counter workers ..........
Group I ...............................
Combined food preparation and
serving workers, including fast
food ..........................................
Group I ...............................
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food
concession, and coffee shop ....
Group I ...............................
Food servers, nonrestaurant ...............
Group I ...............................
Dishwashers .......................................
Group I ...............................
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant,
lounge, and coffee shop ...............
Group I ...............................
Building and grounds cleaning and
maintenance occupations ..............
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
First-line supervisors/managers,
building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance workers ............
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
housekeeping and janitorial
workers ....................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
landscaping, lawn service, and
groundskeeping workers ..........

Civilian workers
Mean

$5.82
5.84
3.12
3.12

Relative
error5

7.7%
7.9
5.4
5.4

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$6.21
6.23
3.22
3.22

10.3%
10.5
5.8
5.8

$5.29
5.31
2.98
2.98

15.4%
16.1
12.8
12.8

6.85
6.87
8.13
8.12

9.9
9.9
1.1
1.1

7.23
7.23
8.80
–

10.8
10.8
1.7
–

6.22
6.28
7.48
–

7.7
7.6
1.3
–

8.12
8.11

1.0
1.0

8.87
8.86

2.0
2.1

7.48
7.48

1.4
1.4

8.22
8.22
7.47
7.47
7.98
7.98

4.6
4.6
7.8
7.8
2.6
2.6

8.51
8.51
8.07
8.07
8.12
8.12

4.4
4.4
7.5
7.5
2.1
2.1

7.46
7.46
6.21
6.21
7.69
7.69

5.8
5.8
8.4
8.4
4.6
4.6

7.40
7.36

7.6
7.8

7.84
7.84

10.8
10.8

6.90
6.80

9.3
9.4

10.07
9.48
17.27

2.2
1.8
3.9

10.31
–
–

2.3
–
–

8.35
–
–

3.2
–
–

15.21
11.76
18.04

5.9
6.9
5.6

15.21
–
–

6.0
–
–

–
–
–

–
–
–

14.67
11.61
18.64

7.3
7.5
4.1

14.66
11.47
18.64

7.5
7.6
4.1

–
–
–

–
–
–

16.78

9.3

16.78

9.3

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-17

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Building and grounds cleaning and
maintenance occupations
–Continued
First-line supervisors/managers of
landscaping, lawn service, and
groundskeeping workers
–Continued
Group II .............................
Building cleaning workers .................
Group I ...............................
Janitors and cleaners, except maids
and housekeeping cleaners ......
Group I ...............................
Maids and housekeeping cleaners
Group I ...............................
Grounds maintenance workers ..........
Group I ...............................
Landscaping and groundskeeping
workers ....................................
Group I ...............................
Personal care and service
occupations .....................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
personal service workers .............
Group II .............................
Nonfarm animal caretakers ................
Gaming services workers ..................
Group I ...............................
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket
takers ............................................
Group I ...............................
Miscellaneous entertainment
attendants and related workers ....
Group I ...............................
Amusement and recreation
attendants .................................
Group I ...............................
Barbers and cosmetologists ...............
Group I ...............................
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and
cosmetologists .........................

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

$17.18
9.28
9.21

10.5%
1.4
1.6

$17.18
9.46
–

10.5%
1.7
–

–
$8.31
–

9.53
9.44
8.49
8.49
10.33
10.17

2.1
2.1
2.5
2.5
5.9
6.0

9.70
9.62
8.67
8.67
10.44
–

2.4
2.4
2.5
2.5
6.1
–

8.51
8.51
7.41
7.41
7.76
–

10.29
10.16

6.3
6.4

10.41
10.29

6.5
6.7

–
–

10.54
8.97
17.97

6.1
3.2
10.5

12.04
–
–

6.5
–
–

8.22
–
–

14.68
14.66
11.13
9.65
9.22

4.4
6.0
13.8
15.8
19.4

14.68
14.66
11.46
8.66
–

4.4
6.0
12.8
4.8
–

6.97
6.97

4.0
4.0

–
–

8.38
8.28

6.5
6.8

8.34
8.31
14.64
9.39
16.35

–
–
–
–
–

Relative
error5

–
2.9%
–
2.7
2.7
2.0
2.0
8.1
–
–
–

3.6
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–

6.97
6.97

4.0
4.0

9.45
–

8.9
–

7.67
–

4.2
–

7.2
7.3
26.6
5.1

9.31
9.31
14.53
–

9.8
9.8
28.3
–

7.64
7.58
–
–

4.4
4.4
–
–

26.9

–

–

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-18

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Personal care and service
occupations –Continued
Baggage porters, bellhops, and
concierges ....................................
Group I ...............................
Baggage porters and bellhops ........
Group I ...............................
Transportation attendants ..................
Group I ...............................
Transportation attendants, except
flight attendants and baggage
porters ......................................
Group I ...............................
Child care workers .............................
Group I ...............................
Personal and home care aides ............
Group I ...............................
Recreation and fitness workers ..........
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Fitness trainers and aerobics
instructors ................................
Group I ...............................
Recreation workers ........................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Sales and related occupations .............
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
First-line supervisors/managers, sales
workers ........................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
retail sales workers ..................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
non-retail sales workers ...........
Group II .............................
Group III ............................

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$8.06
7.52
6.85
6.85
34.02
30.96

9.9%
6.2
4.8
4.8
13.6
11.1

$7.56
–
6.85
6.85
35.13
–

9.9%
–
4.8
4.8
14.1
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

8.60
8.60
8.78
8.58
7.84
7.66
13.03
9.89
17.37

15.8
15.8
4.9
4.8
2.8
1.0
8.4
5.0
8.1

–
–
8.91
8.69
9.02
8.21
14.49
–
–

–
–
5.5
5.4
9.0
3.5
8.5
–
–

–
–
$7.97
7.97
7.55
7.55
10.40
–
–

–
–
2.9%
2.9
1.4
1.4
11.3
–
–

14.84
10.77
12.25
9.47
15.86

17.1
3.4
4.7
6.9
8.8

–
–
13.59
10.62
16.39

–
–
7.1
4.2
9.5

12.38
10.44
8.66
7.75
–

14.9
2.4
11.0
10.0
–

16.74
10.18
24.81
51.35

2.1
2.4
4.5
6.7

19.14
–
–
–

2.5
–
–
–

8.57
–
–
–

1.4
–
–
–

20.75
11.77
19.39
48.91

5.7
5.9
6.1
16.8

20.82
–
–
–

5.8
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

18.14
12.00
19.21

3.0
6.1
5.2

18.21
12.19
19.21

3.1
6.2
5.2

–
–
–

–
–
–

29.80
20.04
48.91

20.2
29.0
16.8

29.80
20.04
48.91

20.2
29.0
16.8

–
–
–

–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-19

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Sales and related occupations
–Continued
Retail sales workers ...........................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Cashiers, all workers .....................
Group I ...............................
Cashiers .....................................
Group I ...............................
Counter and rental clerks and parts
salespersons .............................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Counter and rental clerks ...........
Group I ...............................
Parts salespersons ......................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Retail salespersons .........................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Advertising sales agents ....................
Group II .............................
Insurance sales agents ........................
Group II .............................
Securities, commodities, and
financial services sales agents .....
Group II .............................
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing ..............................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Sales representatives, wholesale
and manufacturing, technical
and scientific products .............
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Sales representatives, wholesale
and manufacturing, except
technical and scientific
products ...................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................

Civilian workers
Mean

$10.58
9.88
20.61
9.02
8.83
9.03
8.83

Relative
error5

3.0%
3.1
9.0
1.3
1.5
1.3
1.5

Full-time workers
Mean

$11.68
–
–
9.65
–
9.67
9.40

Relative
error5

3.7%
–
–
1.9
–
1.9
2.1

Part-time workers
Mean

$8.49
–
–
8.22
–
8.22
8.21

Relative
error5

1.3%
–
–
1.3
–
1.3
1.3

11.94
11.08
16.73
9.27
9.27
13.84
12.94
16.73
11.50
10.57
21.78
25.64
18.12
26.58
26.26

8.7
10.0
8.2
9.7
9.7
8.6
10.8
8.2
4.5
4.6
10.2
16.2
11.3
13.2
12.1

12.86
–
–
9.96
9.96
14.58
13.84
16.86
12.65
11.65
21.74
25.64
18.12
27.49
26.67

8.3
–
–
10.4
10.4
8.7
11.0
8.4
5.1
6.1
10.4
16.2
11.3
13.0
12.0

8.35
–
–
7.56
7.56
9.47
9.26
–
8.79
8.75
–
–
–
–
–

8.4
–
–
4.9
4.9
8.6
7.9
–
1.5
1.7
–
–
–
–
–

41.22
20.72

23.4
13.7

41.22
20.72

23.4
13.7

–
–

–
–

32.71
15.41
27.86
51.33

7.6
17.3
11.5
8.7

32.71
–
–
–

7.7
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

38.48
32.99
47.71

6.7
12.9
6.2

38.48
32.99
47.71

6.7
12.9
6.2

–
–
–

–
–
–

30.12
15.41
26.21

11.0
17.3
15.9

30.11
15.41
26.17

11.1
17.3
16.0

–
–
–

–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-20

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Sales and related occupations
–Continued
Sales representatives, wholesale
and manufacturing, except
technical and scientific
products –Continued
Group III ............................
Models, demonstrators, and product
promoters .....................................
Group I ...............................
Demonstrators and product
promoters .................................
Group I ...............................
Real estate brokers and sales agents ..
Group II .............................
Real estate sales agents ..................
Group II .............................
Telemarketers ....................................
Group I ...............................
Miscellaneous sales and related
workers ........................................
Group I ...............................
Office and administrative support
occupations .....................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
office and administrative support
workers ........................................
Group II .............................
Switchboard operators, including
answering service ........................
Group I ...............................
Financial clerks ..................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Bill and account collectors ............
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Billing and posting clerks and
machine operators ....................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$56.53

17.0%

$56.53

17.0%

–

–

12.17
11.60

7.8
8.5

–
–

–
–

–
–

–
–

12.17
11.60
20.10
23.89
20.10
23.89
11.22
11.22

7.8
8.5
16.6
18.6
16.6
18.6
21.5
21.5

–
–
20.10
–
20.10
23.89
12.74
12.74

–
–
16.6
–
16.6
18.6
22.0
22.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

12.35
9.60

12.2
7.2

14.70
–

17.6
–

$8.67
–

5.3%
–

14.59
12.32
18.80

1.0
1.7
1.2

14.92
–
–

1.0
–
–

10.55
–
–

2.8
–
–

22.54
22.33

4.8
4.9

22.54
22.33

4.8
4.9

–
–

–
–

10.40
10.40
14.31
12.79
17.52
13.99
13.47
17.06

6.1
6.1
2.3
2.4
2.0
7.2
8.6
4.0

10.31
10.31
14.67
–
–
14.07
13.52
17.02

6.2
6.2
2.6
–
–
7.8
8.9
4.2

–
–
11.11
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
6.4
–
–
–
–
–

14.47
13.20
17.47

6.3
5.0
13.7

14.52
13.23
17.47

6.4
5.1
13.7

–
–
–

–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-21

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Bookkeeping, accounting, and
auditing clerks .........................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Payroll and timekeeping clerks .....
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Procurement clerks ........................
Group II .............................
Tellers ............................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Brokerage clerks ................................
Court, municipal, and license clerks ..
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Credit authorizers, checkers, and
clerks ............................................
Group II .............................
Customer service representatives ......
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Eligibility interviewers, government
programs ......................................
File clerks ..........................................
Group I ...............................
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks ..
Group I ...............................
Interviewers, except eligibility and
loan ..............................................
Group I ...............................
Library assistants, clerical .................
Group I ...............................
Loan interviewers and clerks .............
Group II .............................
New accounts clerks ..........................
Group I ...............................
Order clerks .......................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Human resources assistants, except
payroll and timekeeping ..............

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$15.62
13.81
17.71
16.20
14.54
17.45
17.63
20.25
11.21
10.95
14.09
18.50
13.75
11.87
15.75

2.1%
3.3
2.6
6.7
12.9
6.2
10.0
6.2
3.0
3.1
1.8
7.2
9.8
9.6
11.3

$15.75
14.12
17.61
17.01
–
17.45
17.63
20.25
11.77
11.48
14.09
18.50
14.20
12.32
15.75

2.1%
3.3
2.6
5.6
–
6.2
10.0
6.2
2.9
3.4
1.8
7.2
9.0
8.6
11.3

$13.59
10.57
–
–
–
–
–
–
9.64
9.64
–
–
–
–
–

15.3%
10.5
–
–
–
–
–
–
4.5
4.5
–
–
–
–
–

14.94
16.04
14.35
12.52
18.44

8.4
5.4
1.9
1.7
5.0

15.28
16.04
14.62
12.70
18.48

7.1
5.4
1.9
1.6
5.1

–
–
11.05
10.66
–

–
–
4.7
5.6
–

13.17
11.67
11.66
8.88
8.88

14.9
8.5
8.5
7.3
7.3

13.17
13.00
13.00
9.17
9.17

14.9
8.2
8.2
6.1
6.1

–
8.23
8.23
–
–

–
10.5
10.5
–
–

12.39
11.55
12.05
12.05
15.92
18.13
12.33
11.39
12.40
11.09
18.60

4.7
3.1
5.4
5.4
7.5
6.6
6.6
4.0
10.9
7.2
14.1

12.52
11.61
12.89
12.89
16.02
18.13
12.37
11.39
12.40
11.09
18.60

5.0
3.3
5.8
5.8
7.6
6.6
6.8
4.2
10.9
7.2
14.1

–
–
9.40
9.40
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
11.0
11.0
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

17.43

5.8

17.58

5.7

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-22

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Human resources assistants, except
payroll and timekeeping
–Continued
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Receptionists and information clerks
Group I ...............................
Reservation and transportation ticket
agents and travel clerks ...............
Group I ...............................
Cargo and freight agents ....................
Couriers and messengers ...................
Group I ...............................
Dispatchers ........................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Police, fire, and ambulance
dispatchers ...............................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Dispatchers, except police, fire,
and ambulance .........................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Meter readers, utilities .......................
Group I ...............................
Production, planning, and expediting
clerks ............................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Stock clerks and order fillers .............
Group I ...............................
Secretaries and administrative
assistants ......................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Executive secretaries and
administrative assistants ..........
Group I ...............................

Civilian workers
Mean

$13.77
18.58
11.62
11.61

Relative
error5

8.9%
6.9
2.4
2.4

Full-time workers
Mean

$14.16
18.58
11.84
11.84

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

8.2%
6.9
2.2
2.2

–
–
$8.79
8.79

Relative
error5

–
–
3.9%
3.9

16.20
16.22
19.50
10.36
10.68
16.36
13.18
20.56

6.3
6.4
6.5
7.0
7.1
5.6
4.9
7.8

16.46
16.52
19.50
10.95
11.50
16.84
–
–

9.7
9.9
6.5
7.4
5.8
5.5
–
–

15.75
15.75
–
–
–
–
–
–

10.3
10.3
–
–
–
–
–
–

15.38
14.31
16.70

5.9
8.5
6.5

15.41
14.35
16.70

6.0
8.6
6.5

–
–
–

–
–
–

16.74
12.74
22.60
12.08
11.10

6.6
6.5
9.6
13.7
11.6

17.46
13.30
22.60
12.08
11.10

6.9
7.7
9.6
13.7
11.6

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

17.71
12.23
18.90
12.46
12.52
20.55
10.99
10.57

6.9
15.5
5.8
3.0
4.0
5.5
2.6
3.0

18.04
12.88
18.88
12.58
12.58
20.55
11.76
11.36

5.7
13.2
6.0
3.1
4.1
5.5
2.7
3.0

–
–
–
–
–
–
8.10
8.10

–
–
–
–
–
–
2.5
2.5

16.98
12.73
19.21

2.9
5.2
1.8

17.03
–
–

2.8
–
–

14.01
–
–

16.2
–
–

20.03
14.23

2.3
2.7

20.06
14.23

2.4
2.7

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-23

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Executive secretaries and
administrative assistants
–Continued
Group II .............................
Legal secretaries ............................
Group II .............................
Medical secretaries ........................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Secretaries, except legal, medical,
and executive ...........................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Computer operators ...........................
Data entry and information
processing workers ......................
Group I ...............................
Data entry keyers ...........................
Group I ...............................
Insurance claims and policy
processing clerks .........................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Mail clerks and mail machine
operators, except postal service ...
Group I ...............................
Office clerks, general .........................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Farming, fishing, and forestry
occupations .....................................
Construction and extraction
occupations .....................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
construction trades and extraction
workers ........................................
Group II .............................
Carpenters ..........................................

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$20.20
16.48
17.83
13.54
11.38
17.88

1.9%
7.6
10.0
11.5
8.7
7.3

$20.24
16.48
17.83
13.69
11.50
17.88

2.0%
7.6
10.0
10.8
8.0
7.3

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

15.31
13.35
17.36
17.03

2.9
3.3
3.6
5.5

15.33
13.37
17.39
17.03

2.9
3.3
3.6
5.5

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

12.68
12.41
12.51
12.19

4.1
3.9
4.1
3.6

12.66
–
12.46
12.09

4.5
–
4.4
3.8

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

16.44
13.29
19.56

11.3
6.0
17.6

16.44
13.29
19.63

11.4
6.0
18.1

–
–
–

–
–
–

12.94
12.65
13.00
11.98
16.07

9.3
10.5
2.6
2.7
3.5

12.94
12.65
13.33
12.25
16.16

9.3
10.5
2.5
2.5
3.4

–
–
$10.45
10.39
–

–
–
8.5%
9.0
–

14.62

17.5

14.74

18.2

–

–

16.76
12.92
22.83

3.5
3.0
5.4

16.78
–
–

3.5
–
–

–
–
–

–
–
–

25.74
24.30
16.28

7.0
6.2
4.0

25.74
24.30
16.28

7.0
6.2
4.0

–
–
–

–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-24

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Construction and extraction
occupations –Continued
Carpenters –Continued
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Carpet, floor, and tile installers and
finishers .......................................
Tile and marble setters ...................
Cement masons, concrete finishers,
and terrazzo workers ....................
Cement masons and concrete
finishers ...................................
Construction laborers .........................
Group I ...............................
Construction equipment operators .....
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Paving, surfacing, and tamping
equipment operators ................
Group I ...............................
Operating engineers and other
construction equipment
operators ..................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Electricians ........................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Painters and paperhangers .................
Group I ...............................
Painters, construction and
maintenance .............................
Group I ...............................
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Pipelayers ......................................
Group I ...............................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..............................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers ...

Civilian workers
Mean

$14.11
19.05

Relative
error5

5.2%
7.8

Full-time workers
Mean

$14.11
19.05

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

5.2%
7.8

–
–

–
–

17.17
17.25

4.8
5.1

17.17
17.25

4.8
5.1

–
–

–
–

13.70

11.1

13.70

11.1

–

–

13.70
11.68
11.38
15.17
14.04
17.87

11.1
4.2
4.8
3.4
4.3
3.4

13.70
11.70
11.40
15.22
–
–

11.1
4.2
4.9
3.2
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–

12.52
12.10

8.4
5.0

12.65
–

8.7
–

–
–

–
–

15.81
14.77
18.05
18.08
14.05
19.54
14.73
14.01

2.8
3.7
3.5
4.4
7.2
6.8
9.3
8.3

15.81
14.77
18.05
18.08
14.05
19.54
14.76
–

2.8
3.7
3.5
4.4
7.2
6.8
9.6
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

14.73
14.01

9.3
8.3

14.76
–

9.6
–

–
–

–
–

18.57
13.73
21.16
14.04
11.92

3.8
5.2
3.9
11.2
2.0

18.57
–
–
14.04
11.92

3.8
–
–
11.2
2.0

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

19.17
14.30
21.16
15.99

4.3
5.7
4.0
9.1

19.17
14.30
21.16
15.99

4.3
5.7
4.0
9.1

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-25

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Construction and extraction
occupations –Continued
Roofers ..............................................
Sheet metal workers ..........................
Helpers, construction trades ..............
Group I ...............................
Helpers--brickmasons,
blockmasons, stonemasons,
and tile and marble setters .......
Group I ...............................
Helpers--carpenters ........................
Helpers--electricians ......................
Group I ...............................
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers,
pipefitters, and steamfitters .....
Group I ...............................
Construction and building inspectors
Group II .............................
Hazardous materials removal
workers ........................................
Highway maintenance workers .........
Group I ...............................
Miscellaneous construction and
related workers ............................
Group I ...............................
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit
operators, oil, gas, and mining .....
Group II .............................
Roustabouts, oil and gas ....................
Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations .....................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
mechanics, installers, and
repairers .......................................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Computer, automated teller, and
office machine repairers ..............
Group II .............................

Civilian workers
Mean

$17.04
17.17
11.66
11.46

Relative
error5

5.4%
7.6
2.7
2.9

Full-time workers
Mean

$17.04
17.17
11.66
–

Relative
error5

5.4%
7.6
2.7
–

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

10.29
10.29
11.34
12.94
10.52

3.3
3.3
9.4
11.9
3.3

10.29
10.29
11.34
12.94
10.52

3.3
3.3
9.4
11.9
3.3

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

12.47
12.40
27.90
27.90

4.6
5.0
21.5
21.5

12.47
12.40
27.90
27.90

4.6
5.0
21.5
21.5

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

12.36
15.29
10.99

11.3
19.5
10.0

12.36
15.42
10.93

11.3
20.2
10.6

–
–
–

–
–
–

13.79
13.05

4.9
5.4

13.79
–

4.9
–

–
–

–
–

22.77
29.22
18.69

20.0
10.7
3.0

22.77
–
18.69

20.0
–
3.0

–
–
–

–
–
–

19.12
12.53
20.97
32.97

1.8
2.8
1.4
4.8

19.22
–
–
–

1.9
–
–
–

$10.19
–
–
–

15.1%
–
–
–

26.39
24.92
36.03

3.1
2.7
3.6

26.39
24.92
36.03

3.1
2.7
3.6

–
–
–

–
–
–

16.50
16.32

8.9
9.3

16.50
16.32

8.9
9.3

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-26

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations –Continued
Radio and telecommunications
equipment installers and repairers
Group II .............................
Telecommunications equipment
installers and repairers, except
line installers ............................
Group II .............................
Miscellaneous electrical and
electronic equipment mechanics,
installers, and repairers ................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Electrical and electronics repairers,
commercial and industrial
equipment ................................
Group II .............................
Electrical and electronics repairers,
powerhouse, substation, and
relay .........................................
Security and fire alarm systems
installers ...................................
Aircraft mechanics and service
technicians ...................................
Group II .............................
Automotive technicians and repairers
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Automotive body and related
repairers ...................................
Group II .............................
Automotive service technicians
and mechanics .........................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel
engine specialists .........................
Group II .............................
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment
service technicians and
mechanics ....................................
Group II .............................

Civilian workers
Mean

$23.57
23.72

Relative
error5

9.0%
9.9

Full-time workers
Mean

$23.57
–

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

9.0%
–

–
–

–
–

23.59
23.72

9.1
9.9

23.59
23.72

9.1
9.9

–
–

–
–

19.68
12.87
19.92

7.3
5.8
7.3

19.68
–
–

7.3
–
–

–
–
–

–
–
–

20.54
20.31

6.6
7.8

20.54
20.31

6.6
7.8

–
–

–
–

27.52

2.4

27.52

2.4

–

–

15.53

7.2

15.53

7.2

–

–

27.95
28.49
17.45
12.55
19.43

3.4
3.3
4.7
6.4
3.9

27.95
28.49
17.51
–
–

3.4
3.3
4.6
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

15.80
18.43

16.8
10.4

15.80
18.43

16.8
10.4

–
–

–
–

17.75
12.85
19.60

5.4
6.2
4.5

17.83
12.94
19.64

5.3
5.9
4.5

–
–
–

–
–
–

17.64
17.63

4.4
5.4

17.64
17.63

4.4
5.4

–
–

–
–

19.14
19.97

7.9
8.8

19.14
–

7.9
–

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-27

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations –Continued
Mobile heavy equipment
mechanics, except engines .......
Group II .............................
Rail car repairers ............................
Group II .............................
Small engine mechanics ....................
Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile
equipment mechanic, installers,
and repairers ................................
Tire repairers and changers ...........
Control and valve installers and
repairers .......................................
Group II .............................
Control and valve installers and
repairers, except mechanical
door ..........................................
Group II .............................
Heating, air conditioning, and
refrigeration mechanics and
installers .......................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Industrial machinery installation,
repair, and maintenance workers
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Industrial machinery mechanics ....
Group II .............................
Maintenance and repair workers,
general .....................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Maintenance workers, machinery ..
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Line installers and repairers ...............
Group II .............................
Electrical power-line installers and
repairers ...................................
Group II .............................
Telecommunications line installers
and repairers ............................

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$18.84
19.35
22.30
22.30
17.22

9.1%
10.9
13.4
13.4
15.5

$18.84
19.35
22.30
22.30
17.22

9.1%
10.9
13.4
13.4
15.5

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

10.78
10.63

6.9
7.6

10.78
10.63

6.9
7.6

–
–

–
–

19.45
20.60

9.7
6.1

19.45
–

9.7
–

–
–

–
–

19.45
20.60

9.7
6.1

19.45
20.60

9.7
6.1

–
–

–
–

18.38
13.18
20.95

10.0
15.6
7.2

18.38
13.18
20.95

10.0
15.6
7.2

–
–
–

–
–
–

17.17
12.23
19.15
21.92
22.17

3.7
4.3
4.2
4.5
4.5

17.23
–
–
21.92
22.17

3.7
–
–
4.5
4.5

–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–

14.29
11.64
16.50
15.91
13.37
17.48
26.38
26.48

2.8
3.8
5.8
5.1
5.6
4.9
4.3
5.3

14.36
11.66
16.59
15.91
13.37
17.48
26.38
–

2.9
4.0
5.9
5.1
5.6
4.9
4.3
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

28.18
28.29

5.3
4.1

28.18
28.29

5.3
4.1

–
–

–
–

25.30

6.6

25.30

6.6

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-28

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations –Continued
Telecommunications line installers
and repairers –Continued
Group II .............................
Miscellaneous installation,
maintenance, and repair workers
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Helpers--installation, maintenance,
and repair workers ...................
Group I ...............................
Production occupations .......................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
production and operating workers
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging,
and systems assemblers ...............
Group II .............................
Electrical, electronics, and
electromechanical assemblers .....
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Electrical and electronic
equipment assemblers ..............
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Engine and other machine assemblers
Group I ...............................
Miscellaneous assemblers and
fabricators ....................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Team assemblers ...........................
Bakers ................................................
Group I ...............................
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and
fish processing workers ...............
Group I ...............................

Civilian workers
Mean

$25.59

Relative
error5

7.4%

Full-time workers
Mean

$25.59

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

7.4%

–

–

16.14
11.88
20.69

6.8
5.6
6.2

16.50
–
–

6.4
–
–

–
–
–

–
–
–

11.49
11.46

6.1
6.9

11.82
11.83

5.8
6.6

–
–

–
–

14.71
11.41
20.47
32.33

3.3
2.4
3.3
8.1

14.91
–
–
–

3.3
–
–
–

$9.90
–
–
–

2.8%
–
–
–

25.74
23.48
33.67

8.3
6.6
7.9

25.74
23.48
33.67

8.3
6.6
7.9

–
–
–

–
–
–

20.86
22.87

9.0
5.7

20.86
22.87

9.0
5.7

–
–

–
–

11.46
11.07
14.38

4.6
4.5
8.2

11.56
–
–

5.0
–
–

10.82
–
–

5.8
–
–

11.58
11.18
14.38
14.56
14.56

5.2
5.2
8.2
14.2
14.2

11.72
11.26
15.57
14.56
14.56

5.7
5.3
5.8
14.2
14.2

10.82
–
–
–
–

5.8
–
–
–
–

12.73
10.57
16.99
13.80
11.70
10.17

6.4
4.5
11.2
19.5
17.2
21.8

12.86
–
–
13.80
11.70
10.17

6.5
–
–
19.5
17.2
21.8

9.44
–
–
–
–
–

10.8
–
–
–
–
–

11.90
11.57

5.7
5.7

12.01
–

5.9
–

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-29

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Production occupations –Continued
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and
fish processing workers
–Continued
Group II .............................
Butchers and meat cutters ..............
Group I ...............................
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and
trimmers ...................................
Group I ...............................
Slaughterers and meat packers ......
Group I ...............................
Miscellaneous food processing
workers ........................................
Group I ...............................
Computer control programmers and
operators ......................................
Group II .............................
Computer-controlled machine tool
operators, metal and plastic .....
Group II .............................
Forming machine setters, operators,
and tenders, metal and plastic ......
Machine tool cutting setters,
operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic ...........................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Cutting, punching, and press
machine setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ........
Group I ...............................
Lathe and turning machine tool
setters, operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ......................
Machinists ..........................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Molders and molding machine
setters, operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..........................
Group I ...............................

Civilian workers
Mean

$16.13
14.46
13.24

Relative
error5

6.6%
5.2
8.1

Full-time workers
Mean

–
$14.93
13.78

Relative
error5

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
5.5%
8.1

–
–
–

–
–
–

9.70
9.65
12.48
12.72

3.2
3.3
4.3
3.4

9.70
9.70
12.48
12.72

3.4
3.4
4.3
3.4

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

12.20
12.03

9.6
11.3

12.21
–

10.9
–

–
–

–
–

16.26
19.36

14.2
9.1

16.26
–

14.2
–

–
–

–
–

15.84
18.92

14.7
10.0

15.84
18.92

14.7
10.0

–
–

–
–

12.85

15.6

12.85

15.6

–

–

13.64
11.70
17.95

6.5
6.3
6.1

13.73
–
–

6.3
–
–

–
–
–

–
–
–

11.83
11.11

6.3
7.0

11.83
11.11

6.3
7.0

–
–

–
–

16.43
18.60
12.23
20.10

17.1
5.3
4.5
4.0

16.99
18.91
12.54
20.10

15.1
5.1
4.8
4.0

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

10.47
10.47

9.7
9.7

10.47
–

9.7
–

–
–

–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-30

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Production occupations –Continued
Molding, coremaking, and casting
machine setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ........
Group I ...............................
Multiple machine tool setters,
operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic ...........................................
Welding, soldering, and brazing
workers ........................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Welders, cutters, solderers, and
brazers ......................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Welding, soldering, and brazing
machine setters, operators, and
tenders ......................................
Miscellaneous metalworkers and
plastic workers .............................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Lay-out workers, metal and plastic
Plating and coating machine
setters, operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ......................
Printers ...............................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Prepress technicians and workers ..
Group II .............................
Printing machine operators ............
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers ....
Group I ...............................
Pressers, textile, garment, and related
materials ......................................
Group I ...............................
Sewing machine operators .................
Group I ...............................
Miscellaneous textile, apparel, and
furnishings workers .....................

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$10.62
10.62

12.2%
12.2

$10.62
10.62

12.2%
12.2

–
–

–
–

11.73

3.5

11.73

3.5

–

–

15.81
13.49
17.44

4.6
7.9
5.5

15.81
–
–

4.6
–
–

–
–
–

–
–
–

16.00
13.52
17.51

4.9
9.0
5.7

16.00
13.52
17.51

4.9
9.0
5.7

–
–
–

–
–
–

13.35

8.7

13.35

8.7

–

–

13.31
9.83
20.95
14.74

14.0
8.7
9.7
5.1

13.31
–
–
14.74

14.0
–
–
5.1

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

14.45
17.89
12.29
20.45
19.42
22.17
17.05
13.03
19.48
9.51
9.17

24.7
8.0
5.7
9.0
13.6
8.1
6.4
5.5
9.8
4.3
2.4

14.45
18.26
–
–
20.93
22.17
17.05
13.03
19.48
9.53
9.16

24.7
7.6
–
–
10.5
8.1
6.4
5.5
9.8
4.6
2.6

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

8.48
8.08
9.87
9.52

4.9
3.6
9.8
9.1

–
–
9.61
–

–
–
10.6
–

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

10.59

18.9

10.59

18.9

–

–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-31

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Production occupations –Continued
Miscellaneous textile, apparel, and
furnishings workers –Continued
Group I ...............................
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters
Woodworking machine setters,
operators, and tenders ..................
Group I ...............................
Power plant operators, distributors,
and dispatchers ............................
Group II .............................
Water and liquid waste treatment
plant and system operators ..........
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Miscellaneous plant and system
operators ......................................
Group II .............................
Chemical plant and system
operators ..................................
Group II .............................
Petroleum pump system operators,
refinery operators, and gaugers
Group II .............................
Crushing, grinding, polishing,
mixing, and blending workers .....
Group I ...............................
Grinding and polishing workers,
hand .........................................
Group I ...............................
Mixing and blending machine
setters, operators, and tenders ..
Group I ...............................
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers,
and weighers ................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Packaging and filling machine
operators and tenders ...................
Group I ...............................
Painting workers ................................
Group I ...............................

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

$10.07
15.69

22.1%
6.0

–
$15.69

Relative
error5

–
6.0%

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–

–
–

11.92
10.86

11.4
7.9

11.92
–

11.4
–

–
–

–
–

30.66
33.19

14.8
19.0

30.66
–

14.8
–

–
–

–
–

17.66
13.21
15.53

12.2
4.4
8.8

17.66
13.21
15.53

12.2
4.4
8.8

–
–
–

–
–
–

27.92
30.40

9.3
2.4

27.92
–

9.3
–

–
–

–
–

31.15
31.87

2.4
1.8

31.15
31.87

2.4
1.8

–
–

–
–

29.11
29.72

6.8
3.2

29.11
29.72

6.8
3.2

–
–

–
–

14.96
12.95

10.5
7.3

14.96
–

10.5
–

–
–

–
–

11.08
11.08

7.2
7.2

11.08
11.08

7.2
7.2

–
–

–
–

16.32
14.00

17.0
7.4

16.32
14.00

17.0
7.4

–
–

–
–

16.33
10.78
21.90

6.0
6.1
7.0

16.55
10.76
21.90

6.0
6.3
7.0

–
–
–

–
–
–

12.48
11.74
15.16
13.23

6.3
5.7
5.8
8.3

12.66
11.89
15.16
–

7.5
6.2
5.8
–

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Production occupations –Continued
Coating, painting, and spraying
machine setters, operators, and
tenders ......................................
Group I ...............................
Painters, transportation equipment
Miscellaneous production workers ....
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Molders, shapers, and casters,
except metal and plastic ...........
Group I ...............................
Helpers--production workers .........
Group I ...............................
Transportation and material moving
occupations .....................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Group III ............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
helpers, laborers, and material
movers, hand ................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
transportation and
material-moving machine and
vehicle operators ..........................
Group II .............................
Bus drivers .........................................
Group I ...............................
Bus drivers, transit and intercity ....
Group I ...............................
Bus drivers, school ........................
Group I ...............................
Driver/sales workers and truck
drivers ..........................................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Driver/sales workers ......................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$14.06
13.42
17.41
11.92
11.51
16.36

6.2%
9.5
12.0
5.7
6.5
7.2

$14.06
13.42
17.41
12.02
–
–

6.2%
9.5
12.0
5.9
–
–

–
–
–
$9.72
–
–

–
–
–
9.4%
–
–

–
–
–
–

–
–
–
–

10.62
10.62
11.03
11.08

12.6
12.6
4.9
4.8

10.62
10.62
11.07
11.13

12.6
12.6
5.1
5.0

14.69
12.41
21.26
80.71

5.0
2.1
5.5
26.8

15.27
–
–
–

5.3
–
–
–

18.04
14.10
21.34

6.7
11.3
5.6

17.89
14.10
21.34

7.1
11.3
5.6

–
–
–

26.36
24.26
14.35
13.62
13.70
12.28
14.97
14.77

9.7
11.7
6.2
6.4
10.8
9.6
5.2
6.2

26.36
24.26
14.64
–
14.24
12.53
15.05
14.83

9.7
11.7
7.3
–
13.0
12.3
5.9
7.5

–
–
13.28
–
–
–
14.70
14.56

–
–
10.0
–
–
–
10.3
11.1

16.28
14.67
20.24
11.63
9.12
19.23

3.4
3.4
8.9
10.6
6.4
7.6

16.86
–
–
14.37
11.21
19.23

3.5
–
–
12.5
8.0
7.6

7.82
–
–
6.95
6.95
–

5.4
–
–
4.5
4.5
–

9.73
–
–
–

2.2
–
–
–

–
–
–

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Transportation and material moving
occupations –Continued
Truck drivers, heavy and
tractor-trailer ............................
Group I ...............................
Group II .............................
Truck drivers, light or delivery
services ....................................
Group I ...............................
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs ...............
Group I ...............................
Service station attendants ..................
Crane and tower operators .................
Group II .............................
Dredge, excavating, and loading
machine operators ........................
Group I ...............................
Excavating and loading machine
and dragline operators .............
Group I ...............................
Industrial truck and tractor operators
Group I ...............................
Laborers and material movers, hand
Group I ...............................
Cleaners of vehicles and
equipment ................................
Group I ...............................
Laborers and freight, stock, and
material movers, hand .............
Group I ...............................
Machine feeders and offbearers .....
Group I ...............................
Packers and packagers, hand .........
Group I ...............................

Civilian workers

Full-time workers

Part-time workers

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

Mean

Relative
error5

$17.55
15.91
20.68

6.9%
5.0
10.8

$17.55
15.90
20.68

6.9%
5.0
10.8

–
–
–

–
–
–

15.56
15.09
9.30
9.30
10.44
19.56
23.53

9.7
10.4
6.5
6.5
11.5
10.7
9.8

15.85
15.40
9.13
9.13
–
19.56
23.53

9.8
10.6
8.2
8.2
–
10.7
9.8

$10.19
10.19
–
–
–
–
–

9.7%
9.7
–
–
–
–
–

13.06
11.85

4.3
6.9

13.44
–

3.9
–

–
–

–
–

13.06
11.85
12.27
11.83
10.77
10.70

4.3
6.9
7.7
4.6
1.8
2.0

13.44
–
12.22
11.84
11.02
–

3.9
–
7.8
4.7
2.0
–

–
–
–
–
9.61
–

10.61
10.46

5.3
5.4

10.82
10.67

4.5
4.5

–
–

–
–

11.32
11.27
10.95
10.80
9.14
9.13

2.3
2.5
8.1
10.1
3.7
3.6

11.46
11.40
10.95
10.80
9.70
9.73

2.8
2.9
8.1
10.1
5.0
4.8

10.71
10.73
–
–
7.68
7.53

5.2
5.2
–
–
5.2
4.3

–
–
–
–
5.3
–

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 5

Combined work levels1 for civilian workers: Mean hourly earnings2
for full-time and part-time workers3 — Continued

Occupation4 and combined
work level

Transportation and material moving
occupations –Continued
Refuse and recyclable material
collectors ......................................
Group I ...............................

Civilian workers
Relative
error5

Mean

$12.53
12.53

4.7%
4.7

1 Each occupation for which data are collected in an establishment is evaluated
based on four factors, including knowledge, job controls and complexity, contacts,
and physical environment. Combined work levels simplify the presentation of work
levels by combining levels 1 through 15 into four broad groups. Group I combines
levels 1-4, group II combines levels 5-8, group III combines levels 9-12, and group IV
combines levels 13-15. See chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook of Methods, at
http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm, for more information.
2 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.
3 Employees are classified as working either a full-time or a part-time schedule
based on the definition used by each establishment. Therefore, a worker with a
35-hour-per-week schedule might be considered a full-time employee in one

Full-time workers
Mean

$12.53
12.53

Relative
error5

4.7%
4.7

Part-time workers
Mean

Relative
error5

–
–

–
–

establishment, but classified as part-time in another firm, where a 40-hour week is the
minimum full-time schedule.
4 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
5 The relative standard error (RSE) is the standard error expressed as a percent of
the estimate. It can be used to calculate a "confidence interval" around a sample
estimate. For more information about RSEs, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook of
Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

5-35

December 2008 - January 2010

Civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1

Table 6

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

All workers .........................................................................................

$7.73

$10.00

$14.60

$23.50

$35.44

Management occupations .............................................................
General and operations managers ................................................
Advertising and promotions managers ........................................
Marketing and sales managers .....................................................
Marketing managers ................................................................
Sales managers ........................................................................
Public relations managers ............................................................
Administrative services managers ...............................................
Computer and information systems managers ............................
Financial managers ......................................................................
Human resources managers .........................................................
Compensation and benefits managers .....................................
Industrial production managers ...................................................
Purchasing managers ...................................................................
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers ....................
Construction managers ................................................................
Education administrators .............................................................
Education administrators, preschool and child care
center/program ...................................................................
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school ..
Education administrators, postsecondary ................................
Engineering managers .................................................................
Food service managers ................................................................
Medical and health services managers ........................................
Property, real estate, and community association managers .......
Social and community service managers ....................................

20.44
18.26
18.68
25.26
24.96
25.62
21.22
18.61
27.78
21.32
25.96
26.16
26.49
23.17
20.00
22.76
18.00

26.70
28.12
26.65
34.81
38.08
34.81
24.00
20.65
29.72
30.51
28.98
28.53
30.54
25.48
23.00
30.69
27.89

39.55
38.38
39.27
48.99
52.69
45.38
26.04
26.17
43.60
47.06
40.33
35.38
40.37
35.82
33.29
37.02
37.68

52.36
59.74
55.77
72.12
72.12
68.69
35.46
38.21
60.18
68.89
52.85
43.27
45.98
51.28
43.26
44.11
43.95

70.74
98.08
76.92
80.77
77.56
86.54
50.25
43.47
79.17
81.18
67.24
49.75
63.13
70.27
49.57
48.08
57.38

15.39
33.19
20.20
44.35
17.81
22.21
11.54
11.38

17.19
36.75
22.97
47.94
18.58
24.04
14.42
13.22

19.53
40.74
38.61
57.49
25.00
34.26
23.08
20.81

29.47
46.45
95.26
65.06
26.45
46.41
31.14
26.79

29.47
50.19
116.40
73.39
29.57
49.00
33.69
40.32

17.00
20.08

20.97
21.88

26.84
29.86

34.48
35.00

45.56
44.47

20.43
18.75
18.62

21.88
22.83
22.83

27.98
28.17
27.56

32.01
33.67
33.67

40.89
34.00
33.67

16.08
25.00
15.17
12.97
21.15
16.81
21.69
18.21
18.48
10.03
21.28

18.06
29.38
19.75
16.06
21.15
19.21
32.86
21.15
20.97
11.36
21.64

21.95
31.52
23.39
20.00
21.64
25.44
38.23
25.94
27.27
24.04
24.00

35.74
36.00
28.90
23.39
27.28
31.27
42.34
33.65
33.65
33.66
29.08

43.27
45.00
34.62
33.66
34.57
34.21
50.28
51.79
45.56
40.87
30.00

Business and financial operations occupations ...........................
Buyers and purchasing agents .....................................................
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm
products .............................................................................
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators .........
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators .......................
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health
and safety, and transportation ................................................
Cost estimators ............................................................................
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists ..........
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists .............
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists ..............
Training and development specialists .....................................
Logisticians ..................................................................................
Management analysts ..................................................................
Accountants and auditors ............................................................
Appraisers and assessors of real estate ........................................
Credit analysts .............................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

6-1

December 2008 - January 2010

Civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued

Table 6

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

Business and financial operations occupations –Continued
Financial analysts and advisors ...................................................
Financial analysts ....................................................................
Personal financial advisors ......................................................
Loan counselors and officers .......................................................
Loan officers ............................................................................

$17.79
20.63
17.16
16.95
16.95

$22.51
25.03
22.51
20.36
20.36

$27.61
29.34
25.96
28.85
28.85

$35.82
36.07
31.49
42.80
42.80

$48.92
48.92
35.82
46.88
46.88

Computer and mathematical science occupations ......................
Computer programmers ...............................................................
Computer software engineers ......................................................
Computer software engineers, applications .............................
Computer software engineers, systems software .....................
Computer support specialists .......................................................
Computer systems analysts ..........................................................
Database administrators ...............................................................
Network and computer systems administrators ...........................
Network systems and data communications analysts ..................

18.68
19.23
32.18
30.27
33.26
15.99
26.89
19.77
17.31
24.18

24.97
23.37
37.03
36.83
37.88
18.00
30.39
26.48
22.43
27.98

33.68
39.20
43.12
43.06
43.12
22.85
39.98
28.05
26.44
31.95

44.23
47.60
51.89
51.44
53.17
29.81
45.74
45.67
33.39
35.04

52.96
55.71
60.10
58.16
62.12
37.50
54.51
50.58
36.75
50.00

Architecture and engineering occupations ..................................
Architects, except naval ...............................................................
Engineers .....................................................................................
Aerospace engineers ................................................................
Chemical engineers .................................................................
Civil engineers .........................................................................
Computer hardware engineers .................................................
Electrical and electronics engineers ........................................
Electrical engineers .............................................................
Electronics engineers, except computer ..............................
Environmental engineers .........................................................
Industrial engineers, including health and safety ....................
Industrial engineers .............................................................
Mechanical engineers ..............................................................
Petroleum engineers ................................................................
Drafters ........................................................................................
Architectural and civil drafters ................................................
Electrical and electronics drafters ...........................................
Mechanical drafters .................................................................
Engineering technicians, except drafters .....................................
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians ...................
Surveying and mapping technicians ............................................

15.45
19.00
25.57
23.15
39.00
22.45
33.33
25.23
25.23
24.00
24.05
26.60
25.46
25.39
30.77
14.90
16.00
13.20
13.00
13.08
15.57
8.00

21.20
22.00
31.73
31.99
41.68
30.58
36.66
33.45
33.45
32.43
26.50
32.89
32.01
27.52
32.69
16.88
18.07
13.20
16.00
15.25
18.36
13.00

31.18
23.46
39.90
37.74
58.01
35.40
42.23
41.08
39.71
42.06
29.81
37.96
37.80
35.99
45.62
19.83
21.25
18.43
19.83
18.38
21.89
16.51

43.47
30.55
53.46
44.91
75.00
37.69
49.63
46.77
46.91
46.77
41.98
44.95
46.01
42.42
82.07
27.46
30.25
21.81
20.00
25.66
28.40
27.98

60.29
34.86
68.98
58.07
85.61
55.38
67.00
61.77
75.99
53.33
49.81
56.19
58.29
57.70
86.78
50.42
53.56
29.80
26.56
36.01
36.01
35.71

Life, physical, and social science occupations .............................
Life scientists ...............................................................................
Biological scientists .................................................................
Medical scientists ....................................................................
Physical scientists ........................................................................

14.00
18.27
21.32
17.79
21.36

18.39
22.39
23.74
20.19
27.98

27.98
27.89
28.35
24.95
30.59

34.03
36.06
33.60
32.79
40.92

45.43
45.43
43.27
46.59
78.81

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

6-2

December 2008 - January 2010

Civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued

Table 6

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

$21.64
23.98
16.74
16.74
21.81
30.94
15.00
16.71
12.00

$28.36
28.13
30.24
30.24
25.47
34.39
22.02
31.73
12.88

$30.43
29.63
30.53
30.53
37.16
40.88
24.00
37.93
17.25

$46.38
33.28
45.34
45.34
41.69
42.22
31.40
47.89
22.13

$85.19
84.14
79.81
79.81
45.01
45.01
32.30
49.04
41.35

12.00

12.00

17.02

20.08

44.71

Community and social services occupations ...............................
Counselors ...................................................................................
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors ..............
Educational, vocational, and school counselors ......................
Social workers .............................................................................
Child, family, and school social workers ................................
Medical and public health social workers ...............................
Mental health and substance abuse social workers .................
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists ............
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists ........
Social and human service assistants ........................................
Clergy ..........................................................................................

11.25
11.25
12.91
15.77
14.00
13.58
14.39
14.00
8.50
15.17
7.66
17.75

13.70
13.46
14.42
20.15
15.52
15.26
16.08
16.03
11.28
16.57
9.00
20.35

17.21
18.92
17.31
32.50
17.67
16.63
18.33
19.38
13.58
20.30
11.44
22.15

22.15
32.93
22.60
37.62
21.00
20.37
21.23
24.22
18.75
22.12
13.46
23.16

32.79
38.66
23.25
42.01
24.22
21.03
23.87
25.00
21.70
26.72
17.50
28.54

Legal occupations ..........................................................................
Lawyers .......................................................................................
Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers ..........................
Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates .............................
Paralegals and legal assistants .....................................................
Miscellaneous legal support workers ..........................................
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers .............................

15.38
26.44
34.87
34.87
15.38
11.45
11.01

17.13
29.48
34.87
34.87
15.38
13.78
17.13

22.12
36.92
39.95
39.95
17.50
17.13
18.03

33.75
71.15
74.18
74.18
23.60
26.67
26.67

58.33
99.80
74.18
74.18
31.20
33.77
33.77

Education, training, and library occupations .............................
Postsecondary teachers ................................................................
Business teachers, postsecondary ............................................
Math and computer teachers, postsecondary ...........................
Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary ...................
Life sciences teachers, postsecondary .....................................
Biological science teachers, postsecondary .........................
Physical sciences teachers, postsecondary ..............................
Social sciences teachers, postsecondary ..................................
Health teachers, postsecondary ...............................................
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary ..........................
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary .................

11.02
20.19
20.00
19.44
19.44
25.85
25.85
29.56
33.09
22.91
19.00
24.90

17.81
26.44
24.42
19.44
19.44
29.71
29.71
41.28
40.43
29.87
38.86
25.64

29.90
38.46
24.42
26.44
19.44
39.62
39.62
58.65
57.94
41.44
45.86
27.53

34.67
50.48
34.45
26.44
24.36
56.36
56.36
58.65
57.94
49.58
83.63
36.15

40.93
72.66
63.04
32.11
28.04
56.36
56.36
73.56
57.94
85.55
132.21
39.98

Life, physical, and social science occupations –Continued
Environmental scientists and geoscientists .............................
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health ..
Market and survey researchers ....................................................
Market research analysts .........................................................
Psychologists ...............................................................................
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists .......................
Chemical technicians ...................................................................
Geological and petroleum technicians .........................................
Miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians ......
Environmental science and protection technicians, including
health .................................................................................

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

6-3

December 2008 - January 2010

Civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued

Table 6

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Education, training, and library occupations –Continued
Education and library science teachers, postsecondary ...........
Education teachers, postsecondary ......................................
Arts, communications, and humanities teachers,
postsecondary ....................................................................
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary ..................
English language and literature teachers, postsecondary ....
Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary ................
Miscellaneous postsecondary teachers ....................................
Graduate teaching assistants ................................................
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary ....................
Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers ........
Preschool and kindergarten teachers .......................................
Preschool teachers, except special education ......................
Kindergarten teachers, except special education .................
Elementary and middle school teachers ..................................
Elementary school teachers, except special education ........
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational
education ........................................................................
Secondary school teachers .......................................................
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational
education ........................................................................
Vocational education teachers, secondary school ...............
Special education teachers .......................................................
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and
elementary school ..........................................................
Special education teachers, middle school ..........................
Special education teachers, secondary school .....................
Other teachers and instructors .....................................................
Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and
instructors ..........................................................................
Librarians .....................................................................................
Library technicians ......................................................................
Instructional coordinators ............................................................
Teacher assistants ........................................................................
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations .....
Artists and related workers ..........................................................
Designers .....................................................................................
Graphic designers ....................................................................
Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers .........................
Coaches and scouts ..................................................................
News analysts, reporters and correspondents ..............................
Public relations specialists ...........................................................
Writers and editors ......................................................................
Editors ......................................................................................

10

25

50

75

90

$25.28
25.28

$27.15
27.15

$27.15
27.15

$31.91
31.91

$45.63
45.63

15.87
26.42
15.46
19.72
21.00
13.87
19.00
24.00
11.11
11.00
26.75
25.47
26.03

24.86
26.42
15.87
22.77
29.01
15.44
22.00
28.09
13.44
11.21
29.65
28.13
28.58

32.39
37.17
26.04
29.94
39.34
15.44
28.56
31.71
27.63
14.74
32.22
31.57
31.70

40.88
46.67
42.23
32.99
50.51
16.42
31.22
35.01
32.88
27.78
35.82
34.50
34.59

46.67
46.67
44.53
50.19
77.75
26.02
32.44
38.97
37.89
34.55
41.05
38.54
38.71

23.73
25.77

27.29
29.23

30.94
32.26

34.29
35.90

37.90
39.42

25.96
16.30
26.86

29.23
29.87
29.70

32.15
34.23
32.57

35.90
35.97
35.21

39.26
40.61
39.96

25.54
27.81
28.53
8.00

28.75
30.96
31.19
10.00

32.02
33.52
33.42
15.72

34.54
36.58
36.21
28.00

38.36
42.56
40.99
35.28

13.00
21.01
10.15
23.07
7.95

17.20
23.39
11.53
27.94
9.88

28.00
29.51
13.70
32.12
11.43

32.77
35.39
15.54
39.73
13.53

36.97
39.93
17.17
42.24
15.84

12.00
17.03
14.00
14.00
8.50
8.37
14.42
16.31
14.00
14.66

15.38
17.03
17.00
17.00
10.15
10.15
20.38
16.31
16.71
17.31

17.79
29.88
19.86
19.86
13.03
13.03
29.75
16.31
19.48
21.01

26.83
50.26
27.04
27.04
27.74
28.19
31.83
24.04
24.46
24.46

37.37
64.90
33.92
41.27
38.46
38.46
31.83
37.37
31.38
28.85

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

6-4

December 2008 - January 2010

Civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued

Table 6

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
–Continued
Miscellaneous media and communication workers .....................

$15.38

$15.38

$15.38

$17.79

$17.79

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations ....................
Pharmacists ..................................................................................
Physicians and surgeons ..............................................................
Registered nurses .........................................................................
Therapists ....................................................................................
Occupational therapists ...........................................................
Physical therapists ...................................................................
Respiratory therapists ..............................................................
Speech-language pathologists .................................................
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians .......................
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists .........................
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians ............................
Dental hygienists .........................................................................
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians ........................
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians .........................
Radiologic technologists and technicians ................................
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics ........................
Health diagnosing and treating practitioner support technicians
Pharmacy technicians ..............................................................
Respiratory therapy technicians ..............................................
Surgical technologists ..............................................................
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses ......................
Medical records and health information technicians ...................
Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians ...................
Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians ........
Occupational health and safety specialists ..............................

13.31
49.44
23.21
21.50
23.55
30.79
33.28
22.48
27.12
11.19
15.45
10.31
31.65
15.00
12.33
15.00
9.15
10.00
10.00
15.82
13.50
14.50
9.27
11.14
15.42
15.42

17.16
51.73
57.29
25.00
30.13
34.42
36.47
23.31
31.18
13.25
18.13
12.01
31.65
19.73
14.13
19.82
9.94
12.43
10.71
16.51
16.00
16.75
11.96
13.15
15.42
15.91

24.00
55.00
84.13
29.35
36.36
36.10
41.11
23.55
34.96
16.20
23.81
13.42
35.00
24.87
17.04
23.94
12.25
15.25
14.05
21.03
18.00
18.50
16.00
14.02
16.99
17.79

32.33
55.96
96.88
33.65
41.11
39.32
47.25
26.38
36.77
23.69
27.64
17.00
38.00
29.81
25.00
27.65
16.00
17.40
15.69
21.96
22.61
20.50
20.71
28.82
34.13
38.46

45.00
58.41
134.72
38.16
47.25
44.32
47.25
28.68
39.68
27.72
30.72
22.52
38.30
31.30
30.00
30.75
18.50
21.96
17.40
24.35
23.10
23.36
30.00
40.87
46.41
46.41

Healthcare support occupations ...................................................
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides ...............................
Home health aides ...................................................................
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants ..................................
Psychiatric aides ......................................................................
Physical therapist assistants and aides .........................................
Physical therapist aides ............................................................
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations ...........................
Dental assistants ......................................................................
Medical assistants ....................................................................
Medical equipment preparers ..................................................

7.00
7.00
6.55
8.00
8.50
9.39
8.24
9.34
13.22
9.00
11.34

8.11
7.50
6.90
9.00
9.00
11.00
9.69
10.50
15.68
10.05
12.54

10.00
9.07
7.25
9.86
9.60
13.08
11.00
13.00
16.00
12.25
13.97

12.33
10.50
8.00
11.16
10.32
34.00
11.41
15.45
19.00
14.00
15.83

15.68
12.21
9.95
12.59
12.00
35.00
13.75
17.62
21.50
15.02
18.25

Protective service occupations ......................................................
First-line supervisors/managers, law enforcement workers ........
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers .........

9.50
15.17
12.10

11.63
19.25
15.17

15.69
26.28
19.73

21.91
32.17
22.85

28.46
38.95
26.28

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

6-5

December 2008 - January 2010

Civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued

Table 6

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Protective service occupations –Continued
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives ........
First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention
workers ..................................................................................
Fire fighters .................................................................................
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers ....................................
Correctional officers and jailers ..............................................
Detectives and criminal investigators ..........................................
Police officers ..............................................................................
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers ..........................................
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers .......................
Security guards ........................................................................
Miscellaneous protective service workers ...................................
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective
service workers ..................................................................
Food preparation and serving related occupations ....................
First-line supervisors/managers, food preparation and serving
workers ..................................................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and
serving workers .................................................................
Cooks ...........................................................................................
Cooks, fast food .......................................................................
Cooks, institution and cafeteria ...............................................
Cooks, restaurant .....................................................................
Cooks, short order ...................................................................
Food preparation workers ............................................................
Food service, tipped .....................................................................
Bartenders ................................................................................
Waiters and waitresses ............................................................
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers ..
Fast food and counter workers ....................................................
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including
fast food .............................................................................
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee
shop ....................................................................................
Food servers, nonrestaurant .........................................................
Dishwashers .................................................................................
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop ...........
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
First-line supervisors/managers, building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance workers ......................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and
janitorial workers ...............................................................

10

25

50

75

90

$18.69

$23.48

$29.36

$37.53

$40.23

17.82
11.81
8.75
8.75
15.89
14.15
14.15
8.59
8.59
7.25

22.21
15.53
10.45
10.45
17.79
17.19
17.19
10.00
10.00
7.75

24.81
19.20
14.05
14.01
18.63
21.41
21.41
11.38
11.38
8.75

30.65
22.58
15.96
15.89
24.55
27.61
27.61
13.94
13.50
11.95

34.55
27.31
17.97
17.86
37.79
32.40
32.40
16.63
16.38
13.13

6.75

7.45

8.05

8.75

9.50

2.22

6.25

7.50

9.28

11.14

9.50

10.50

14.74

17.29

22.23

9.50
7.25
6.55
7.68
8.00
7.10
6.55
2.13
2.20
2.13
3.75
6.55

10.50
8.15
7.25
8.46
9.00
8.00
7.25
2.13
3.50
2.13
5.15
7.05

14.42
9.08
8.19
10.00
9.64
9.00
7.90
2.62
6.00
2.34
6.95
7.59

16.88
10.25
9.00
11.37
10.65
9.08
9.26
5.50
7.25
3.25
8.50
9.00

22.23
12.21
9.50
13.02
12.38
10.00
11.15
7.75
9.00
4.76
9.76
10.25

6.55

7.01

7.50

8.98

10.25

6.55
3.50
6.85
3.50

7.25
5.50
7.00
6.95

7.98
7.40
7.50
7.50

9.00
9.60
9.00
8.42

10.25
11.36
10.00
10.00

7.25

7.95

9.22

11.32

14.16

10.25

12.00

14.56

16.83

21.76

9.39

10.25

14.56

16.83

21.66

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

6-6

December 2008 - January 2010

Civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued

Table 6

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

$13.33
7.00

$14.02
7.75

$14.85
8.89

$17.52
10.31

$25.67
12.08

7.10
7.00
7.50
7.50

7.95
7.25
8.00
8.00

9.17
8.28
9.24
9.24

10.96
9.25
12.00
12.00

12.15
10.30
14.00
14.00

Personal care and service occupations ........................................
First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers ......
Nonfarm animal caretakers ..........................................................
Gaming services workers ............................................................
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers .................................
Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and related workers .....
Amusement and recreation attendants .....................................
Barbers and cosmetologists .........................................................
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists .........................
Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges ..................................
Baggage porters and bellhops ..................................................
Transportation attendants ............................................................
Transportation attendants, except flight attendants and
baggage porters ..................................................................
Child care workers .......................................................................
Personal and home care aides ......................................................
Recreation and fitness workers ....................................................
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors ..................................
Recreation workers ..................................................................

7.00
12.71
7.25
6.00
6.15
6.60
6.55
7.62
7.53
6.10
6.00
6.55

7.25
13.08
7.50
6.57
6.55
7.10
7.10
9.35
8.40
6.55
6.51
20.00

8.12
14.63
11.50
8.00
7.25
7.50
7.50
10.16
13.00
7.20
6.67
42.67

11.05
15.01
13.27
10.31
7.25
9.05
9.05
14.62
24.28
9.30
7.20
44.88

15.24
18.01
16.26
16.67
7.60
11.10
11.10
32.06
32.89
11.80
8.65
48.15

6.55
7.00
7.10
7.30
7.75
7.07

6.55
7.25
7.25
10.00
10.00
10.00

6.55
8.03
7.65
12.00
12.69
10.70

10.75
9.25
7.99
16.29
19.23
14.00

12.45
11.70
8.95
19.23
19.23
20.10

Sales and related occupations .......................................................
First-line supervisors/managers, sales workers ...........................
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers ...........
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers ...
Retail sales workers .....................................................................
Cashiers, all workers ...............................................................
Cashiers ...............................................................................
Counter and rental clerks and parts salespersons ....................
Counter and rental clerks .....................................................
Parts salespersons ................................................................
Retail salespersons ...................................................................
Advertising sales agents ..............................................................
Insurance sales agents ..................................................................
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents ......
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing ...................

7.30
10.11
10.50
10.11
7.25
7.25
7.25
6.99
6.95
8.31
7.25
10.10
11.92
14.91
11.54

8.50
12.42
13.00
10.11
7.85
7.50
7.50
8.26
7.00
10.00
8.00
15.63
15.76
16.95
19.56

11.00
16.90
16.66
26.92
9.00
8.50
8.50
10.56
8.65
12.00
9.53
21.64
22.96
26.43
27.45

19.11
24.03
21.45
37.27
11.22
9.81
9.85
14.87
9.74
17.09
12.20
29.52
28.60
71.51
41.49

32.04
34.18
27.02
63.91
15.40
11.49
11.50
18.60
11.40
18.78
17.94
59.51
36.06
80.22
60.31

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
–Continued
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service,
and groundskeeping workers .............................................
Building cleaning workers ...........................................................
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping
cleaners ..............................................................................
Maids and housekeeping cleaners ...........................................
Grounds maintenance workers ....................................................
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers .............................

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

6-7

December 2008 - January 2010

Civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued

Table 6

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Sales and related occupations –Continued
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing,
technical and scientific products .......................................
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except
technical and scientific products .......................................
Models, demonstrators, and product promoters ..........................
Demonstrators and product promoters ....................................
Real estate brokers and sales agents ............................................
Real estate sales agents ............................................................
Telemarketers ..............................................................................
Miscellaneous sales and related workers .....................................
Office and administrative support occupations ..........................
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative
support workers .....................................................................
Switchboard operators, including answering service ..................
Financial clerks ............................................................................
Bill and account collectors ......................................................
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators ...................
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks ........................
Payroll and timekeeping clerks ...............................................
Procurement clerks ..................................................................
Tellers ......................................................................................
Brokerage clerks ..........................................................................
Court, municipal, and license clerks ............................................
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks ......................................
Customer service representatives ................................................
Eligibility interviewers, government programs ...........................
File clerks ....................................................................................
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks ............................................
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan .....................................
Library assistants, clerical ...........................................................
Loan interviewers and clerks .......................................................
New accounts clerks ....................................................................
Order clerks .................................................................................
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping .....
Receptionists and information clerks ..........................................
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks ...
Cargo and freight agents ..............................................................
Couriers and messengers .............................................................
Dispatchers ..................................................................................
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers ..................................
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance .....................
Meter readers, utilities .................................................................
Production, planning, and expediting clerks ...............................
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks .........................................

10

25

50

75

90

$16.03

$26.25

$36.22

$50.48

$62.81

5.69
8.62
8.62
9.50
9.50
7.25
7.25

15.58
9.70
9.70
10.71
10.71
7.69
8.10

24.93
13.30
13.30
23.63
23.63
8.75
9.02

37.02
13.30
13.30
27.63
27.63
10.76
13.78

60.31
15.07
15.07
32.04
32.04
21.80
24.21

9.00

10.86

13.54

17.20

21.23

14.75
8.00
9.00
8.00
9.39
10.24
11.01
10.25
8.50
13.00
9.00
10.75
10.00
8.05
6.75
7.25
9.50
7.00
11.15
9.60
9.00
12.59
9.00
9.80
13.79
8.25
10.00
11.51
10.00
8.49
9.49
8.20

17.79
8.86
11.09
11.54
11.90
12.75
12.50
11.92
9.62
16.11
11.15
11.78
11.08
10.46
8.03
7.34
10.55
10.27
13.25
10.50
9.96
13.83
9.98
10.86
18.63
8.50
11.78
12.95
11.30
8.74
14.38
9.00

21.15
10.29
13.77
13.46
14.00
15.00
16.95
18.27
10.83
18.31
12.64
14.52
13.40
10.80
12.00
8.50
11.64
11.58
15.03
11.54
11.22
17.02
11.15
16.28
19.34
10.45
14.50
15.36
13.92
11.50
16.50
11.17

26.46
12.00
17.05
16.50
16.12
18.27
18.32
20.24
12.30
19.61
15.85
17.93
16.00
17.92
14.61
10.00
13.23
13.94
17.87
13.97
13.92
21.64
13.00
21.54
22.94
11.87
18.87
17.04
19.10
14.88
20.67
15.00

30.77
14.00
20.17
19.11
19.61
21.14
19.85
24.38
14.10
23.91
18.86
19.10
19.59
17.92
16.75
12.21
15.18
17.31
22.72
16.15
16.70
21.79
14.93
21.54
22.94
13.17
26.22
19.76
28.88
18.52
25.38
18.34

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

6-8

December 2008 - January 2010

Civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued

Table 6

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

Office and administrative support occupations –Continued
Stock clerks and order fillers .......................................................
Secretaries and administrative assistants .....................................
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants ................
Legal secretaries ......................................................................
Medical secretaries ..................................................................
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive ....................
Computer operators .....................................................................
Data entry and information processing workers ..........................
Data entry keyers .....................................................................
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks ............................
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service ..
Office clerks, general ...................................................................

$7.35
10.59
14.01
11.00
8.71
10.00
12.63
9.52
9.50
11.24
8.50
8.69

$8.25
13.00
16.00
12.81
10.38
12.00
14.50
10.63
10.63
13.03
8.50
10.44

$10.50
16.23
19.23
15.87
12.29
14.94
17.60
12.48
12.48
14.77
12.77
12.41

$12.60
20.19
22.64
18.78
16.00
17.92
18.41
14.00
14.00
17.31
15.65
15.05

$14.95
24.10
26.44
21.50
20.00
21.25
21.37
16.80
16.25
19.18
17.30
18.39

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations ................................

9.00

10.15

11.46

16.58

25.73

Construction and extraction occupations ....................................
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and
extraction workers .................................................................
Carpenters ....................................................................................
Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers ..............................
Tile and marble setters .............................................................
Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers ..........
Cement masons and concrete finishers ....................................
Construction laborers ...................................................................
Construction equipment operators ...............................................
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators .............
Operating engineers and other construction equipment
operators ............................................................................
Electricians ..................................................................................
Painters and paperhangers ...........................................................
Painters, construction and maintenance ..................................
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ......................
Pipelayers ................................................................................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ....................................
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers .............................................
Roofers ........................................................................................
Sheet metal workers ....................................................................
Helpers, construction trades ........................................................
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile
and marble setters ..............................................................
Helpers--carpenters ..................................................................
Helpers--electricians ................................................................
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ...
Construction and building inspectors ..........................................
Hazardous materials removal workers ........................................

10.00

11.83

14.85

19.75

26.04

16.00
12.00
16.00
15.00
10.00
10.00
8.75
11.00
10.74

19.65
13.10
17.00
17.00
10.28
10.28
9.72
12.78
10.74

23.63
15.00
17.25
17.25
13.88
13.88
10.50
14.50
12.15

28.75
19.50
17.25
17.25
16.50
16.50
14.50
16.00
14.50

36.06
20.97
19.32
22.00
17.73
17.73
16.19
18.46
15.65

12.30
11.67
12.00
12.00
12.00
10.50
13.00
11.56
12.50
14.00
9.00

13.50
13.50
12.99
12.99
14.41
11.25
15.00
12.26
17.00
14.55
9.76

14.63
17.00
14.00
14.00
17.46
12.31
18.20
16.75
17.00
16.63
11.50

16.49
22.00
16.09
16.09
23.50
14.51
23.50
18.75
17.00
21.19
13.00

20.22
25.23
18.45
18.45
25.00
24.00
25.01
20.70
21.68
21.19
14.00

9.00
8.00
9.33
10.00
14.34
10.00

9.76
8.00
10.00
11.00
17.17
10.50

9.76
12.00
11.75
12.00
27.31
11.00

10.00
13.00
14.12
14.81
40.21
14.26

13.00
13.87
22.03
15.25
40.21
16.88

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

6-9

December 2008 - January 2010

Civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued

Table 6

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Construction and extraction occupations –Continued
Highway maintenance workers ...................................................
Miscellaneous construction and related workers .........................
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and
mining ....................................................................................
Roustabouts, oil and gas ..............................................................
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations ....................
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and
repairers .................................................................................
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers ..........
Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and
repairers .................................................................................
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers,
except line installers ..........................................................
Miscellaneous electrical and electronic equipment mechanics,
installers, and repairers ..........................................................
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and
industrial equipment ..........................................................
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation,
and relay ............................................................................
Security and fire alarm systems installers ...............................
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians ................................
Automotive technicians and repairers .........................................
Automotive body and related repairers ...................................
Automotive service technicians and mechanics ......................
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists ...............
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and
mechanics ..............................................................................
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines ..............
Rail car repairers ......................................................................
Small engine mechanics ..............................................................
Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment mechanic,
installers, and repairers ..........................................................
Tire repairers and changers .....................................................
Control and valve installers and repairers ...................................
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical
door ....................................................................................
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and
installers .................................................................................
Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance
workers ..................................................................................
Industrial machinery mechanics ..............................................
Maintenance and repair workers, general ................................
Maintenance workers, machinery ............................................
Line installers and repairers .........................................................

10

25

50

75

90

$8.69
10.00

$9.50
11.00

$12.49
12.95

$22.46
17.00

$24.62
18.38

12.47
11.11

12.47
11.11

21.50
16.75

34.75
22.00

34.75
30.84

10.50

13.65

18.00

23.83

29.86

17.75
13.30

21.10
13.46

25.00
15.06

30.41
19.23

35.82
19.23

11.00

19.00

27.43

30.03

31.03

11.00

19.00

27.43

30.03

31.03

13.05

14.60

18.97

23.58

26.99

14.60

17.46

20.35

23.51

27.61

21.83
10.40
21.58
10.00
10.00
10.00
14.25

23.45
12.87
25.17
13.13
11.75
13.13
15.00

26.11
14.30
27.47
15.50
14.97
17.00
16.00

29.93
18.00
27.50
21.35
15.60
21.49
19.93

35.09
22.33
40.27
25.44
20.00
26.65
25.10

14.34
14.34
15.91
12.00

15.54
14.34
20.17
12.50

18.38
18.15
21.54
14.00

21.50
21.50
23.36
20.18

24.06
23.48
30.95
34.63

9.00
9.00
12.74

9.00
9.00
15.88

10.01
10.00
17.33

12.00
11.50
23.85

14.75
14.75
23.85

12.74

15.88

17.33

23.85

23.85

10.00

13.75

18.00

23.39

27.28

10.31
15.82
9.38
12.00
16.50

12.68
18.26
10.57
13.28
22.38

16.43
21.25
13.50
16.00
27.43

20.66
24.99
16.43
17.93
30.03

24.99
30.04
19.50
21.25
30.03

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

6-10

December 2008 - January 2010

Civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued

Table 6

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations –Continued
Electrical power-line installers and repairers ..........................
Telecommunications line installers and repairers ...................
Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, and repair workers .....
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers ..........
Production occupations .................................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating
workers ..................................................................................
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers .....
Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers ..........
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers ......................
Engine and other machine assemblers .........................................
Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators ...................................
Team assemblers .....................................................................
Bakers ..........................................................................................
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers ..
Butchers and meat cutters ........................................................
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers ...........................
Slaughterers and meat packers ................................................
Miscellaneous food processing workers ......................................
Computer control programmers and operators ............................
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and
plastic .................................................................................
Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic .....................................................................................
Machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic .....................................................................................
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ..................................................
Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ..................................................
Machinists ....................................................................................
Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ....................................................................
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators,
and tenders, metal and plastic ............................................
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic .....................................................................................
Welding, soldering, and brazing workers ....................................
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers ..................................
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators,
and tenders .........................................................................
Miscellaneous metalworkers and plastic workers .......................
Lay-out workers, metal and plastic .........................................

10

25

50

75

90

$21.90
15.00
9.00
8.00

$25.82
21.41
11.25
9.00

$27.38
27.43
14.75
11.03

$30.28
30.03
19.48
13.44

$32.58
30.03
26.44
16.00

8.25

9.75

12.78

17.50

24.60

13.50
8.00
8.23
8.23
10.45
7.65
8.00
7.25
8.50
8.50
8.35
9.75
6.55
9.35

18.50
17.17
8.96
8.96
12.00
8.78
9.84
7.25
10.00
12.00
8.93
11.05
9.50
10.00

24.30
20.21
11.49
11.80
13.20
11.20
11.00
10.94
11.19
15.70
10.10
12.50
13.64
14.55

31.19
28.00
12.78
12.78
19.57
14.32
21.50
15.00
13.04
17.21
10.30
13.75
14.97
19.50

38.51
31.17
15.00
15.25
19.75
21.50
22.50
19.15
16.98
18.41
11.19
14.90
15.10
26.00

9.35

9.50

14.50

18.50

26.00

10.00

10.27

11.50

13.50

20.06

8.00

10.00

13.00

15.20

20.70

8.00

9.30

12.00

13.40

14.49

9.25
11.25

10.00
14.00

18.00
18.02

20.70
21.00

23.58
26.96

8.00

8.50

9.98

13.00

14.00

7.25

8.05

10.19

13.00

14.00

9.00
10.50
10.50

10.05
12.00
12.00

11.50
15.00
15.50

13.49
18.06
18.16

14.70
23.50
24.00

8.70
8.08
7.50

11.00
8.34
14.10

13.26
12.00
16.00

16.00
16.00
16.00

17.42
23.27
17.00

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

6-11

December 2008 - January 2010

Civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued

Table 6

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Production occupations –Continued
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ................................................................
Printers .........................................................................................
Prepress technicians and workers ............................................
Printing machine operators ......................................................
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers ..............................................
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials ..........................
Sewing machine operators ...........................................................
Miscellaneous textile, apparel, and furnishings workers .............
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters ..........................................
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders ...............
Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers ...................
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators ....
Miscellaneous plant and system operators ..................................
Chemical plant and system operators ......................................
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and
gaugers ...............................................................................
Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers ....
Grinding and polishing workers, hand ....................................
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers ....................
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders .................
Painting workers ..........................................................................
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators,
and tenders .........................................................................
Painters, transportation equipment ..........................................
Miscellaneous production workers ..............................................
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic ..........
Helpers--production workers ...................................................
Transportation and material moving occupations .....................
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and
material movers, hand ...........................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and
material-moving machine and vehicle operators ...................
Bus drivers ...................................................................................
Bus drivers, transit and intercity ..............................................
Bus drivers, school ..................................................................
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers ........................................
Driver/sales workers ................................................................
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer ...................................
Truck drivers, light or delivery services ..................................
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs .........................................................
Service station attendants ............................................................
Crane and tower operators ...........................................................

10

25

50

75

90

$8.00
10.00
10.00
9.78
7.25
7.25
6.80
7.00
13.00
7.90
20.59
12.02
14.49
29.42

$8.08
12.76
12.76
12.42
8.58
8.00
8.21
8.00
14.00
9.00
23.67
12.50
26.91
30.10

$12.00
16.00
22.93
15.55
9.35
8.52
10.02
9.00
14.50
10.69
27.95
14.53
30.10
31.58

$20.10
23.53
23.93
20.50
10.00
9.00
11.07
11.79
19.44
14.00
32.91
20.02
33.03
33.03

$26.93
26.96
25.53
26.99
12.60
10.01
13.12
18.35
19.44
14.50
51.03
34.09
33.96
33.06

18.50
9.00
7.55
10.00
8.00
9.00
8.40

27.98
10.78
8.44
11.02
10.66
10.50
12.00

30.99
14.65
9.00
14.96
14.00
11.49
15.00

32.08
16.60
13.10
16.00
19.97
13.98
17.50

33.96
20.74
17.75
26.84
29.48
16.16
20.38

10.25
8.40
7.86
7.25
8.00

11.90
13.22
9.14
7.80
9.14

15.00
18.03
11.00
10.42
11.00

15.02
20.35
13.42
13.00
12.15

17.50
26.07
17.50
13.75
12.43

7.50

9.50

12.48

17.00

23.00

12.79

14.50

16.52

22.88

24.34

14.00
9.75
9.75
10.72
8.25
6.00
10.00
9.00
6.84
7.36
12.34

21.43
10.70
10.00
11.79
11.40
7.25
13.01
10.53
8.00
7.50
13.50

22.51
12.48
11.06
13.01
14.75
9.23
15.95
14.00
9.30
12.50
19.25

33.33
16.95
17.49
16.63
20.46
14.77
21.50
17.74
10.00
12.50
23.00

39.20
22.13
21.72
23.05
27.04
19.74
27.84
28.89
11.00
12.77
26.50

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

6-12

December 2008 - January 2010

Civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued

Table 6

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Transportation and material moving occupations –Continued
Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators ...................
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators ........
Industrial truck and tractor operators ..........................................
Laborers and material movers, hand ...........................................
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment ........................................
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand ..........
Machine feeders and offbearers ...............................................
Packers and packagers, hand ...................................................
Refuse and recyclable material collectors ...................................
1 Percentiles designate position in the earnings distribution and are calculated
from individual worker earnings and the hours they are scheduled to work. For more
information, see chapter 8 of the Handbook of Methods, at
http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
2 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the

10

25

50

75

90

$10.00
10.00
8.00
7.25
7.00
7.50
8.50
6.55
10.60

$11.73
11.73
9.40
8.00
7.98
9.00
9.05
7.18
11.67

$13.25
13.25
11.17
10.00
10.51
10.49
10.10
8.30
12.51

$14.00
14.00
14.19
12.35
13.10
13.00
11.74
10.09
13.50

$15.00
15.00
18.45
14.98
14.37
15.85
14.06
12.04
14.62

survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

6-13

December 2008 - January 2010

Private industry workers: Hourly wage percentiles1

Table 7

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

All workers .........................................................................................

$7.50

$9.55

$13.97

$22.08

$34.75

Management occupations .............................................................
General and operations managers ................................................
Advertising and promotions managers ........................................
Marketing and sales managers .....................................................
Marketing managers ................................................................
Sales managers ........................................................................
Administrative services managers ...............................................
Computer and information systems managers ............................
Financial managers ......................................................................
Human resources managers .........................................................
Compensation and benefits managers .....................................
Industrial production managers ...................................................
Purchasing managers ...................................................................
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers ....................
Construction managers ................................................................
Education administrators .............................................................
Education administrators, preschool and child care
center/program ...................................................................
Education administrators, postsecondary ................................
Engineering managers .................................................................
Food service managers ................................................................
Medical and health services managers ........................................
Property, real estate, and community association managers .......
Social and community service managers ....................................

19.80
18.88
18.68
25.26
24.96
25.62
18.61
25.00
21.32
26.16
26.16
26.49
23.17
20.00
22.76
15.39

26.45
28.85
26.65
34.81
38.08
34.81
18.61
42.89
30.91
31.87
28.98
30.54
25.48
23.00
28.85
17.19

40.49
42.15
39.27
48.99
52.69
45.38
23.24
51.54
49.23
43.27
35.38
40.37
35.82
33.29
37.04
20.44

55.53
60.63
55.77
72.12
72.12
68.69
38.21
72.32
69.43
52.85
43.27
45.98
51.28
43.76
44.34
32.98

72.79
103.75
76.92
80.77
77.56
86.54
41.24
80.07
87.95
67.24
49.75
63.13
70.27
49.57
48.08
47.84

11.27
21.41
44.35
17.81
22.21
11.54
11.38

15.39
27.89
47.94
18.58
24.04
13.58
12.68

17.69
40.73
57.49
25.00
35.49
23.08
16.35

20.44
40.73
65.06
26.45
46.80
30.29
26.79

26.24
47.84
73.39
29.57
51.00
33.69
40.32

18.62
20.08

22.42
21.95

28.85
30.27

35.57
35.17

48.74
44.47

20.08
20.03
20.03

21.95
22.83
22.83

27.98
28.59
28.17

32.45
33.67
33.67

37.68
33.67
33.67

16.29
25.00
19.23
17.45
21.15
18.08
21.69
20.50
18.48
21.28
19.69
20.63
17.16

26.25
29.38
21.15
19.75
21.15
20.09
32.86
23.99
21.23
21.64
22.62
25.03
22.51

32.20
31.52
25.16
21.92
21.64
26.43
38.23
30.00
28.85
24.00
27.66
29.34
25.96

43.27
36.00
31.07
25.16
27.28
32.17
42.34
46.15
35.00
29.08
36.06
36.07
31.49

62.10
45.00
38.15
39.07
28.05
73.08
50.28
57.69
48.74
30.00
48.92
48.92
35.82

Business and financial operations occupations ...........................
Buyers and purchasing agents .....................................................
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm
products .............................................................................
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators .........
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators .......................
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health
and safety, and transportation ................................................
Cost estimators ............................................................................
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists ..........
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists .............
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists ..............
Training and development specialists .....................................
Logisticians ..................................................................................
Management analysts ..................................................................
Accountants and auditors ............................................................
Credit analysts .............................................................................
Financial analysts and advisors ...................................................
Financial analysts ....................................................................
Personal financial advisors ......................................................
See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 7

Private industry workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

Business and financial operations occupations –Continued
Loan counselors and officers .......................................................
Loan officers ............................................................................

$16.95
16.95

$20.36
20.36

$28.85
28.85

$42.80
42.80

$46.88
46.88

Computer and mathematical science occupations ......................
Computer programmers ...............................................................
Computer software engineers ......................................................
Computer software engineers, applications .............................
Computer software engineers, systems software .....................
Computer support specialists .......................................................
Computer systems analysts ..........................................................
Database administrators ...............................................................
Network and computer systems administrators ...........................
Network systems and data communications analysts ..................

19.42
19.23
32.20
30.79
33.26
16.15
28.91
19.77
17.31
24.18

26.40
25.00
37.18
37.03
37.88
18.24
32.03
26.48
24.04
27.98

35.04
39.20
43.17
43.37
43.12
23.35
40.58
28.05
26.45
32.54

45.00
47.64
51.90
51.80
53.17
30.51
47.02
45.67
33.55
35.04

53.91
60.00
60.10
58.70
62.12
40.17
55.97
50.58
36.75
50.00

Architecture and engineering occupations ..................................
Architects, except naval ...............................................................
Engineers .....................................................................................
Aerospace engineers ................................................................
Chemical engineers .................................................................
Civil engineers .........................................................................
Computer hardware engineers .................................................
Electrical and electronics engineers ........................................
Electrical engineers .............................................................
Electronics engineers, except computer ..............................
Environmental engineers .........................................................
Industrial engineers, including health and safety ....................
Industrial engineers .............................................................
Mechanical engineers ..............................................................
Petroleum engineers ................................................................
Drafters ........................................................................................
Architectural and civil drafters ................................................
Electrical and electronics drafters ...........................................
Mechanical drafters .................................................................
Engineering technicians, except drafters .....................................
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians ...................
Surveying and mapping technicians ............................................

15.59
19.00
25.57
23.15
39.00
22.45
33.33
25.23
25.23
17.33
24.05
26.54
25.21
25.39
30.77
14.26
16.00
13.20
13.00
13.25
15.57
8.00

22.00
22.00
32.11
31.99
41.68
30.58
36.66
32.43
33.45
32.38
26.50
32.77
31.22
27.52
32.69
16.88
18.07
13.20
16.00
15.30
18.36
13.00

32.11
23.46
39.81
37.74
58.01
36.21
42.23
40.56
39.71
42.79
29.81
37.96
37.09
35.99
46.55
19.83
21.25
15.75
19.83
20.32
21.89
15.66

44.53
30.55
54.09
44.91
75.00
37.69
49.63
46.88
48.08
45.72
41.98
47.44
48.60
42.42
82.07
27.81
31.29
25.80
20.00
27.05
28.40
27.98

61.53
34.86
69.84
58.07
85.61
55.38
67.00
63.59
75.99
54.97
49.81
57.51
62.92
57.70
86.78
50.48
53.74
32.40
26.56
40.39
36.01
35.71

Life, physical, and social science occupations .............................
Physical scientists ........................................................................
Environmental scientists and geoscientists .............................
Market and survey researchers ....................................................
Market research analysts .........................................................
Chemical technicians ...................................................................

14.15
20.00
21.64
16.74
16.74
15.00

20.06
25.24
30.43
30.24
30.24
22.05

28.85
32.63
54.14
30.53
30.53
24.76

36.64
57.82
84.38
45.34
45.34
31.60

49.04
88.32
116.36
79.81
79.81
32.31

Community and social services occupations ...............................

9.61

11.44

13.94

21.00

24.22

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

7-2

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 7

Private industry workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

Community and social services occupations –Continued
Counselors ...................................................................................
Educational, vocational, and school counselors ......................
Social workers .............................................................................
Child, family, and school social workers ................................
Medical and public health social workers ...............................
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists ............
Social and human service assistants ........................................

$11.25
19.23
15.85
14.85
17.79
7.66
7.60

$11.25
19.23
16.99
15.85
21.00
9.48
8.66

$13.46
23.08
21.00
18.26
23.28
12.01
11.44

$17.31
26.94
23.92
21.00
23.87
16.66
13.15

$24.89
32.66
26.25
21.00
26.25
18.75
16.29

Legal occupations ..........................................................................
Lawyers .......................................................................................
Paralegals and legal assistants .....................................................
Miscellaneous legal support workers ..........................................
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers .............................

15.38
29.00
15.38
11.01
11.01

17.06
30.11
15.38
13.78
17.13

19.90
48.08
17.50
17.13
17.13

32.66
86.54
23.60
21.86
26.67

64.90
99.80
31.20
33.77
33.77

Education, training, and library occupations .............................
Postsecondary teachers ................................................................
Health teachers, postsecondary ...............................................
Arts, communications, and humanities teachers,
postsecondary ....................................................................
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary ..................
Miscellaneous postsecondary teachers ....................................
Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers ........
Preschool and kindergarten teachers .......................................
Preschool teachers, except special education ......................
Elementary and middle school teachers ..................................
Elementary school teachers, except special education ........
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational
education ........................................................................
Secondary school teachers .......................................................
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational
education ........................................................................
Other teachers and instructors .....................................................
Teacher assistants ........................................................................

7.66
19.00
19.00

10.15
24.86
24.54

17.76
32.11
40.93

29.26
53.33
85.55

40.03
85.55
180.29

24.86
24.86
19.00
11.00
7.70
7.70
17.76
16.90

29.94
32.58
25.21
11.95
11.00
11.00
21.53
21.68

32.60
36.11
30.36
20.00
11.39
11.39
25.66
25.66

35.78
38.51
33.03
31.11
13.28
13.28
31.34
28.79

39.37
44.60
55.49
35.07
14.74
14.74
34.29
31.84

18.82
16.12

21.53
16.54

26.04
25.26

34.29
32.48

34.52
40.03

23.23
12.54
7.66

24.65
15.00
7.66

28.90
19.55
8.73

35.09
22.19
10.50

40.03
24.93
11.50

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations .....
Artists and related workers ..........................................................
Designers .....................................................................................
Graphic designers ....................................................................
News analysts, reporters and correspondents ..............................
Writers and editors ......................................................................
Editors ......................................................................................

10.15
17.03
14.00
14.00
14.42
14.00
14.66

15.38
17.03
17.00
17.00
20.38
16.61
16.61

17.79
29.88
19.86
19.86
29.75
17.31
21.01

27.98
50.26
27.04
27.04
31.83
26.72
26.98

38.46
64.90
33.92
41.27
31.83
32.36
28.85

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations ....................
Pharmacists ..................................................................................
Physicians and surgeons ..............................................................

13.39
49.36
46.33

17.50
52.00
67.64

24.00
55.00
93.75

33.00
56.00
116.63

46.22
58.41
134.72

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

7-3

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 7

Private industry workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations –Continued
Registered nurses .........................................................................
Therapists ....................................................................................
Occupational therapists ...........................................................
Physical therapists ...................................................................
Respiratory therapists ..............................................................
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians .......................
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists .........................
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians ............................
Dental hygienists .........................................................................
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians ........................
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians .........................
Radiologic technologists and technicians ................................
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics ........................
Health diagnosing and treating practitioner support technicians
Pharmacy technicians ..............................................................
Respiratory therapy technicians ..............................................
Surgical technologists ..............................................................
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses ......................
Medical records and health information technicians ...................
Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians ...................
Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians ........
Occupational health and safety specialists ..............................

$21.00
23.55
35.00
33.28
22.48
10.75
17.25
10.31
31.65
15.00
12.48
15.00
9.20
10.00
9.11
15.82
13.50
15.25
9.27
11.14
15.42
15.42

$24.83
31.75
35.00
36.47
23.31
12.80
21.50
11.69
31.65
17.50
14.62
17.00
10.35
12.36
10.00
16.51
16.00
17.00
11.55
13.15
15.42
15.42

$29.27
37.00
37.89
41.11
23.55
15.43
24.58
13.00
35.00
24.36
17.04
23.89
12.20
15.81
13.68
21.03
18.00
19.00
16.50
14.50
34.13
34.13

$33.58
41.35
39.32
47.25
26.38
23.47
28.01
14.58
38.00
29.81
25.00
26.81
15.80
17.97
15.55
21.96
22.61
21.00
20.71
30.12
46.41
46.41

$38.16
47.25
45.00
47.25
28.68
28.01
30.72
17.31
38.30
31.50
28.00
30.75
17.50
22.00
17.46
24.35
23.10
24.00
33.70
40.87
49.20
49.20

Healthcare support occupations ...................................................
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides ...............................
Home health aides ...................................................................
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants ..................................
Psychiatric aides ......................................................................
Physical therapist assistants and aides .........................................
Physical therapist aides ............................................................
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations ...........................
Dental assistants ......................................................................
Medical assistants ....................................................................
Medical equipment preparers ..................................................

7.00
6.75
6.55
8.00
8.21
9.39
8.24
9.34
13.22
9.00
11.34

8.00
7.33
6.85
9.00
9.00
11.00
9.69
10.50
15.68
10.24
12.54

10.00
9.00
7.25
9.76
9.50
13.08
11.00
13.00
17.00
12.22
13.97

12.44
10.30
7.80
11.10
10.01
34.00
11.41
15.64
19.00
14.00
15.83

15.68
12.14
9.00
12.59
12.09
35.00
13.75
17.65
21.50
15.00
18.67

Protective service occupations ......................................................
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers .......................
Security guards ........................................................................
Miscellaneous protective service workers ...................................
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective
service workers ..................................................................

8.25
8.59
8.59
6.75

9.38
10.00
10.00
7.35

11.00
11.25
11.25
8.00

12.75
13.50
13.50
8.64

15.78
16.63
16.63
10.59

6.75

7.35

8.00

8.64

10.59

Food preparation and serving related occupations ....................
First-line supervisors/managers, food preparation and serving
workers ..................................................................................

2.20

5.99

7.40

9.05

10.75

9.27

10.49

14.90

17.21

22.24

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

7-4

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 7

Private industry workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Food preparation and serving related occupations –Continued
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and
serving workers .................................................................
Cooks ...........................................................................................
Cooks, fast food .......................................................................
Cooks, institution and cafeteria ...............................................
Cooks, restaurant .....................................................................
Cooks, short order ...................................................................
Food preparation workers ............................................................
Food service, tipped .....................................................................
Bartenders ................................................................................
Waiters and waitresses ............................................................
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers ..
Fast food and counter workers ....................................................
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including
fast food .............................................................................
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee
shop ....................................................................................
Food servers, nonrestaurant .........................................................
Dishwashers .................................................................................
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop ...........
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
First-line supervisors/managers, building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance workers ......................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and
janitorial workers ...............................................................
Building cleaning workers ...........................................................
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping
cleaners ..............................................................................
Maids and housekeeping cleaners ...........................................
Grounds maintenance workers ....................................................
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers .............................
Personal care and service occupations ........................................
First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers ......
Nonfarm animal caretakers ..........................................................
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers .................................
Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and related workers .....
Amusement and recreation attendants .....................................
Barbers and cosmetologists .........................................................
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists .........................
Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges ..................................
Baggage porters and bellhops ..................................................
Transportation attendants ............................................................
Child care workers .......................................................................

10

25

50

75

90

$8.42
7.25
6.55
7.35
8.00
7.10
6.55
2.13
2.20
2.13
3.75
6.55

$10.49
8.05
7.25
8.40
9.00
8.00
7.25
2.13
3.50
2.13
5.15
7.00

$14.74
9.05
8.19
10.00
9.64
9.00
7.75
2.62
6.00
2.34
6.95
7.50

$16.88
10.25
9.00
11.22
10.65
9.08
9.12
5.50
7.25
3.25
8.50
8.55

$22.24
12.00
9.50
12.50
12.38
9.57
11.15
7.75
9.00
4.76
9.76
10.00

6.55

7.00

7.50

8.50

10.00

6.55
3.25
6.55
3.50

7.25
4.82
7.00
6.95

7.75
6.75
7.50
7.50

9.00
9.48
9.00
8.42

10.25
10.46
10.00
10.00

7.00

7.50

8.89

10.94

13.00

10.25

10.25

14.02

15.00

16.83

9.13
7.00

10.25
7.50

12.91
8.50

15.00
10.00

16.83
11.80

7.00
7.00
7.50
7.50

7.50
7.25
7.75
7.75

8.70
8.18
8.89
8.89

10.50
9.19
11.66
11.37

12.15
10.25
12.02
12.00

7.00
12.71
7.25
6.15
6.60
6.55
7.62
7.53
6.10
6.00
6.55
7.00

7.25
13.08
7.50
6.55
7.10
7.10
9.35
8.40
6.55
6.51
29.63
7.25

8.00
14.63
11.50
7.25
7.62
7.62
10.16
13.00
7.20
6.67
44.88
8.00

10.16
15.01
13.27
7.25
9.05
9.05
14.62
24.28
9.30
7.20
47.75
9.00

15.01
18.01
16.26
7.60
11.65
11.65
32.06
32.89
11.80
8.65
48.15
10.80

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

7-5

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 7

Private industry workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

$7.10
7.07
7.75
6.67

$7.25
10.00
10.05
9.84

$7.65
12.00
12.69
10.52

$7.96
14.63
19.23
12.46

$8.95
19.23
19.23
14.00

Sales and related occupations .......................................................
First-line supervisors/managers, sales workers ...........................
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers ...........
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers ...
Retail sales workers .....................................................................
Cashiers, all workers ...............................................................
Cashiers ...............................................................................
Counter and rental clerks and parts salespersons ....................
Counter and rental clerks .....................................................
Parts salespersons ................................................................
Retail salespersons ...................................................................
Advertising sales agents ..............................................................
Insurance sales agents ..................................................................
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents ......
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing ...................
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing,
technical and scientific products .......................................
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except
technical and scientific products .......................................
Models, demonstrators, and product promoters ..........................
Demonstrators and product promoters ....................................
Real estate brokers and sales agents ............................................
Real estate sales agents ............................................................
Telemarketers ..............................................................................
Miscellaneous sales and related workers .....................................

7.28
10.11
10.48
10.11
7.25
7.25
7.25
6.99
6.95
8.31
7.25
10.10
11.92
14.91
11.54

8.50
12.37
12.75
10.11
7.85
7.50
7.50
8.26
7.00
10.00
8.00
15.63
15.76
16.95
19.56

10.90
16.88
16.40
26.92
9.00
8.50
8.50
10.56
8.65
12.00
9.53
21.64
22.96
26.43
27.45

19.19
24.29
21.83
37.27
11.17
9.70
9.70
14.87
9.74
17.09
12.20
29.52
28.60
71.51
41.49

32.50
34.18
27.45
63.91
15.29
11.22
11.22
18.60
11.40
18.78
17.94
59.51
36.06
80.22
60.31

16.03

26.25

36.22

50.48

62.81

5.69
8.62
8.62
9.50
9.50
7.25
7.25

15.58
9.70
9.70
10.71
10.71
7.69
8.10

24.93
13.30
13.30
20.54
20.54
8.75
9.02

37.02
13.30
13.30
27.63
27.63
10.76
13.78

60.31
15.07
15.07
32.04
32.04
21.80
24.21

Office and administrative support occupations ..........................
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative
support workers .....................................................................
Switchboard operators, including answering service ..................
Financial clerks ............................................................................
Bill and account collectors ......................................................
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators ...................
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks ........................
Payroll and timekeeping clerks ...............................................
Procurement clerks ..................................................................
Tellers ......................................................................................
Brokerage clerks ..........................................................................
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks ......................................
Customer service representatives ................................................

8.95

10.68

13.50

17.21

21.50

14.02
8.00
9.00
7.97
9.39
10.24
11.01
10.25
8.50
13.00
10.75
10.00

18.27
8.86
11.00
11.50
11.90
12.80
12.50
13.73
9.62
16.11
11.78
11.08

21.58
10.29
13.62
13.52
14.00
15.00
15.74
18.27
10.83
18.31
14.52
13.40

26.66
12.00
16.81
16.68
16.12
18.21
18.32
20.24
12.30
19.61
17.93
16.00

30.77
14.00
20.17
19.23
19.61
20.68
20.75
24.38
14.10
23.91
19.10
19.74

Personal care and service occupations –Continued
Personal and home care aides ......................................................
Recreation and fitness workers ....................................................
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors ..................................
Recreation workers ..................................................................

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 7

Private industry workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

Office and administrative support occupations –Continued
File clerks ....................................................................................
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks ............................................
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan .....................................
Loan interviewers and clerks .......................................................
New accounts clerks ....................................................................
Order clerks .................................................................................
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping .....
Receptionists and information clerks ..........................................
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks ...
Cargo and freight agents ..............................................................
Couriers and messengers .............................................................
Dispatchers ..................................................................................
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance .....................
Production, planning, and expediting clerks ...............................
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks .........................................
Stock clerks and order fillers .......................................................
Secretaries and administrative assistants .....................................
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants ................
Legal secretaries ......................................................................
Medical secretaries ..................................................................
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive ....................
Data entry and information processing workers ..........................
Data entry keyers .....................................................................
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks ............................
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service ..
Office clerks, general ...................................................................

$6.75
7.25
8.99
11.15
9.60
9.00
11.58
9.00
9.80
13.79
8.25
10.00
10.00
9.49
8.20
7.35
10.01
14.42
11.00
8.50
10.00
9.50
9.50
11.22
8.50
8.40

$8.03
7.34
10.55
13.25
10.50
9.96
15.18
9.98
10.86
18.63
8.50
11.40
11.35
14.00
8.95
8.25
13.00
16.58
12.81
9.96
12.42
10.63
10.63
13.03
8.50
10.44

$11.26
8.50
11.46
15.03
11.54
11.22
18.33
11.22
16.28
19.34
10.00
13.75
13.92
16.50
11.02
10.47
16.78
20.19
16.00
12.09
15.39
12.30
12.24
14.77
12.70
12.00

$15.00
10.00
13.63
17.68
13.97
13.92
21.64
13.00
21.54
22.94
12.00
19.10
19.10
20.67
14.95
12.57
20.80
23.68
18.78
16.23
18.70
13.86
13.49
17.31
14.86
15.05

$16.75
12.21
15.18
22.72
16.15
16.70
22.56
14.93
21.54
22.94
13.26
28.65
28.88
25.63
18.30
14.52
24.33
27.40
23.92
20.00
22.08
16.07
15.48
19.27
17.30
18.61

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations ................................

9.00

10.15

11.46

16.58

25.73

Construction and extraction occupations ....................................
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and
extraction workers .................................................................
Carpenters ....................................................................................
Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers ..............................
Tile and marble setters .............................................................
Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers ..........
Cement masons and concrete finishers ....................................
Construction laborers ...................................................................
Construction equipment operators ...............................................
Operating engineers and other construction equipment
operators ............................................................................
Electricians ..................................................................................
Painters and paperhangers ...........................................................
Painters, construction and maintenance ..................................
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ......................

10.00

11.56

14.85

20.00

26.95

15.64
12.00
16.00
15.00
10.00
10.00
8.71
10.74

20.28
13.10
17.00
17.00
10.25
10.25
9.72
13.00

25.33
15.50
17.25
17.25
12.86
12.86
10.50
14.85

28.76
20.00
17.25
17.25
15.50
15.50
14.50
16.25

38.00
20.97
19.32
22.00
16.95
16.95
16.00
21.85

12.50
11.67
12.00
12.00
12.00

14.00
13.11
12.99
12.99
14.50

15.00
17.00
13.00
13.00
19.00

17.00
22.50
16.00
16.00
23.50

28.07
25.23
18.00
18.00
25.01

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 7

Private industry workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Construction and extraction occupations –Continued
Pipelayers ................................................................................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ....................................
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers .............................................
Roofers ........................................................................................
Sheet metal workers ....................................................................
Helpers, construction trades ........................................................
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile
and marble setters ..............................................................
Helpers--carpenters ..................................................................
Helpers--electricians ................................................................
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ...
Hazardous materials removal workers ........................................
Miscellaneous construction and related workers .........................
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and
mining ....................................................................................
Roustabouts, oil and gas ..............................................................
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations ....................
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and
repairers .................................................................................
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers ..........
Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and
repairers .................................................................................
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers,
except line installers ..........................................................
Miscellaneous electrical and electronic equipment mechanics,
installers, and repairers ..........................................................
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and
industrial equipment ..........................................................
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation,
and relay ............................................................................
Security and fire alarm systems installers ...............................
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians ................................
Automotive technicians and repairers .........................................
Automotive body and related repairers ...................................
Automotive service technicians and mechanics ......................
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists ...............
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and
mechanics ..............................................................................
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines ..............
Rail car repairers ......................................................................
Small engine mechanics ..............................................................
Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment mechanic,
installers, and repairers ..........................................................
Tire repairers and changers .....................................................

10

25

50

75

90

$10.50
13.00
11.56
12.50
14.00
9.00

$11.25
14.84
12.26
17.00
14.55
9.76

$12.25
20.00
16.75
17.00
16.63
11.50

$14.51
23.50
18.75
17.00
21.19
13.00

$24.00
25.01
20.70
20.00
21.19
14.12

9.00
8.00
9.33
10.00
10.00
10.00

9.76
8.00
10.00
11.00
10.50
11.00

9.76
12.00
11.75
12.00
11.00
12.95

10.00
13.00
14.12
14.81
14.26
17.00

13.00
13.87
22.03
15.25
16.88
18.38

12.47
11.11

12.47
11.11

21.50
16.75

34.75
22.00

34.75
30.84

10.50

13.91

18.30

24.10

30.03

17.75
13.46

21.10
13.96

26.06
15.64

33.65
19.23

36.92
21.26

11.00

19.00

27.43

30.03

31.03

11.00

19.00

27.43

30.03

31.03

13.05

14.60

18.75

23.58

27.61

14.60

17.46

20.35

23.51

27.61

21.83
10.40
21.58
10.00
10.00
10.00
14.25

23.45
12.87
25.17
13.13
11.75
13.13
15.00

26.11
14.30
27.47
15.50
14.97
17.00
16.00

29.93
18.00
27.50
21.35
15.60
22.50
18.50

35.09
22.33
40.27
26.65
20.00
27.42
25.10

14.34
14.34
15.91
12.00

14.66
14.34
20.17
13.52

18.39
18.39
21.54
14.00

21.67
21.50
23.36
20.18

24.50
24.06
30.95
34.63

9.00
9.00

9.00
9.00

10.01
10.00

12.00
11.50

14.75
14.75

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 7

Private industry workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations –Continued
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and
installers .................................................................................
Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance
workers ..................................................................................
Industrial machinery mechanics ..............................................
Maintenance and repair workers, general ................................
Maintenance workers, machinery ............................................
Line installers and repairers .........................................................
Electrical power-line installers and repairers ..........................
Telecommunications line installers and repairers ...................
Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, and repair workers .....
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers ..........
Production occupations .................................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating
workers ..................................................................................
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers .....
Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers ..........
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers ......................
Engine and other machine assemblers .........................................
Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators ...................................
Team assemblers .....................................................................
Bakers ..........................................................................................
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers ..
Butchers and meat cutters ........................................................
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers ...........................
Slaughterers and meat packers ................................................
Miscellaneous food processing workers ......................................
Computer control programmers and operators ............................
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and
plastic .................................................................................
Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic .....................................................................................
Machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic .....................................................................................
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ..................................................
Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ..................................................
Machinists ....................................................................................
Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ....................................................................
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators,
and tenders, metal and plastic ............................................

10

25

50

75

90

$10.00

$12.00

$17.59

$23.50

$29.86

10.00
15.37
8.50
12.00
17.00
21.90
15.00
9.00
8.00

13.00
18.41
10.50
13.28
25.82
27.37
21.41
11.25
9.00

17.25
21.25
13.33
16.00
27.43
29.92
27.43
14.70
11.03

21.25
24.01
16.14
17.93
30.03
30.53
30.03
19.80
13.43

25.29
30.04
20.50
21.25
30.27
32.98
30.03
27.16
16.00

8.25

9.75

12.76

17.50

24.50

13.50
8.00
8.23
8.23
10.45
7.65
8.00
7.25
8.50
8.50
8.35
9.75
6.55
9.35

18.40
17.17
8.96
8.96
12.00
8.78
9.84
7.25
10.00
12.00
8.93
11.05
9.50
10.00

24.04
20.21
11.49
11.80
13.20
11.20
11.00
10.40
11.19
15.70
10.10
12.50
13.64
14.55

30.29
28.00
12.78
12.78
19.57
14.32
21.50
15.00
13.04
17.21
10.30
13.75
14.97
19.50

38.51
31.17
15.00
15.25
19.75
21.50
22.50
19.15
16.98
18.41
11.19
14.90
15.10
26.00

9.35

9.50

14.50

18.50

26.00

10.00

10.27

11.50

13.50

20.06

8.00

10.00

13.00

15.20

20.70

8.00

9.30

12.00

13.40

14.49

9.25
11.25

10.00
14.00

18.00
18.02

20.70
21.00

23.58
26.96

8.00

8.50

9.98

13.00

14.00

7.25

8.05

10.19

13.00

14.00

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 7

Private industry workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Production occupations –Continued
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic .....................................................................................
Welding, soldering, and brazing workers ....................................
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers ..................................
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators,
and tenders .........................................................................
Miscellaneous metalworkers and plastic workers .......................
Lay-out workers, metal and plastic .........................................
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ................................................................
Printers .........................................................................................
Prepress technicians and workers ............................................
Printing machine operators ......................................................
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers ..............................................
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials ..........................
Sewing machine operators ...........................................................
Miscellaneous textile, apparel, and furnishings workers .............
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters ..........................................
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders ...............
Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers ...................
Miscellaneous plant and system operators ..................................
Chemical plant and system operators ......................................
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and
gaugers ...............................................................................
Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers ....
Grinding and polishing workers, hand ....................................
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers ....................
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders .................
Painting workers ..........................................................................
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators,
and tenders .........................................................................
Painters, transportation equipment ..........................................
Miscellaneous production workers ..............................................
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic ..........
Helpers--production workers ...................................................
Transportation and material moving occupations .....................
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and
material movers, hand ...........................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and
material-moving machine and vehicle operators ...................
Bus drivers ...................................................................................
Bus drivers, transit and intercity ..............................................
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers ........................................

10

25

50

75

90

$9.00
10.50
10.50

$10.05
12.00
12.00

$11.50
15.00
15.25

$13.49
18.06
18.06

$14.70
23.50
24.00

8.70
8.08
7.50

11.00
8.34
14.10

13.26
12.00
16.00

16.00
16.00
16.00

17.42
23.27
17.00

8.00
10.00
10.00
9.78
7.25
7.25
6.80
7.00
13.00
7.90
20.59
14.49
29.42

8.08
12.76
12.76
12.42
8.58
8.00
8.21
8.00
14.00
9.00
27.95
26.91
30.10

12.00
16.01
22.93
15.55
9.35
8.52
10.02
9.00
14.50
10.69
30.89
30.10
31.58

20.10
23.75
23.93
20.68
10.00
9.00
11.07
11.79
19.44
14.00
44.36
33.03
33.03

26.93
26.96
25.53
26.99
12.60
10.01
13.12
18.35
19.44
14.50
51.03
33.96
33.06

18.50
9.00
7.55
10.00
8.00
9.00
8.40

27.98
10.78
8.44
11.02
10.66
10.50
11.96

30.99
14.65
9.00
14.96
14.00
11.49
15.00

32.08
16.60
13.10
16.00
19.97
13.98
17.50

33.96
20.74
17.75
26.84
29.48
16.16
19.88

10.25
8.40
7.86
7.25
8.00

11.90
13.22
9.14
7.80
9.14

15.00
16.00
11.00
10.42
11.00

15.02
19.88
13.42
13.00
12.15

17.50
25.95
17.50
13.75
12.43

7.50

9.42

12.25

17.30

23.14

12.79

14.50

16.52

22.88

24.34

14.00
9.75
9.75
8.25

21.43
9.75
9.75
11.37

22.51
10.00
10.00
14.75

33.33
11.40
11.40
20.46

39.20
21.48
21.48
27.34

See footnotes at end of table.

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 7

Private industry workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Transportation and material moving occupations –Continued
Driver/sales workers ................................................................
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer ...................................
Truck drivers, light or delivery services ..................................
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs .........................................................
Crane and tower operators ...........................................................
Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators ...................
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators ........
Industrial truck and tractor operators ..........................................
Laborers and material movers, hand ...........................................
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment ........................................
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand ..........
Machine feeders and offbearers ...............................................
Packers and packagers, hand ...................................................
1 Percentiles designate position in the earnings distribution and are calculated
from individual worker earnings and the hours they are scheduled to work. For more
information, see chapter 8 of the Handbook of Methods, at
http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
2 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the

10

25

50

75

90

$6.00
10.00
9.00
6.84
12.34
10.00
10.00
8.00
7.25
6.99
7.50
8.50
6.55

$7.25
13.31
10.53
8.00
13.50
11.75
11.75
9.40
8.00
7.98
9.00
9.05
7.18

$9.23
16.00
14.00
9.30
19.25
13.25
13.25
11.17
10.00
10.51
10.47
10.10
8.30

$14.77
21.50
19.00
10.00
23.00
14.00
14.00
14.19
12.24
12.35
13.00
11.74
10.09

$19.74
27.84
28.89
11.00
26.50
15.00
15.00
18.45
15.00
14.37
16.24
14.06
12.04

survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 8

State and local government workers: Hourly wage percentiles1
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

All workers .........................................................................................

$10.11

$13.00

$18.41

$29.51

$37.13

Management occupations .............................................................
General and operations managers ................................................
Public relations managers ............................................................
Administrative services managers ...............................................
Financial managers ......................................................................
Education administrators .............................................................
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school ..
Education administrators, postsecondary ................................

22.97
18.26
16.57
23.91
22.79
28.86
33.19
20.20

28.70
23.38
25.48
26.17
28.16
33.19
36.75
22.97

35.26
29.51
34.04
28.06
39.09
38.85
40.74
38.61

42.78
33.20
50.25
36.99
47.06
46.46
46.45
116.40

50.25
43.15
50.25
48.04
60.95
58.63
50.19
116.40

Business and financial operations occupations ...........................
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health
and safety, and transportation ................................................
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists ..........
Training and development specialists .....................................
Management analysts ..................................................................
Accountants and auditors ............................................................

13.84

17.18

21.18

26.13

31.08

16.08
13.45
16.81
18.21
19.23

17.87
16.06
19.21
18.81
20.22

19.41
20.69
22.85
21.62
23.85

21.95
27.88
27.21
26.13
27.54

23.89
32.79
33.19
30.95
30.94

Computer and mathematical science occupations ......................
Computer support specialists .......................................................
Computer systems analysts ..........................................................
Network and computer systems administrators ...........................

15.79
14.42
22.99
15.25

20.67
15.91
26.18
22.43

26.51
17.06
30.82
23.84

33.66
20.12
37.71
33.07

41.35
24.04
41.82
40.87

Architecture and engineering occupations ..................................
Engineers .....................................................................................
Engineering technicians, except drafters .....................................
Civil engineering technicians ..................................................

13.08
24.33
13.08
12.71

15.92
25.76
14.11
13.08

18.43
41.06
16.93
16.41

26.61
42.06
18.99
18.99

41.08
45.62
23.27
26.70

Life, physical, and social science occupations .............................
Life scientists ...............................................................................
Biological scientists .................................................................
Medical scientists ....................................................................
Physical scientists ........................................................................
Environmental scientists and geoscientists .............................
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health ..
Psychologists ...............................................................................
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists .......................
Miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians ......

13.31
17.79
20.86
17.31
22.93
23.98
21.36
30.94
30.94
11.89

16.94
20.13
22.55
18.61
28.38
28.09
27.59
34.39
34.39
12.00

24.06
23.74
24.06
22.39
29.63
28.82
28.82
40.88
40.88
13.10

33.60
27.98
33.60
24.95
31.94
31.74
30.96
42.22
42.22
20.08

40.88
33.60
33.60
37.02
35.66
35.66
33.28
45.01
45.01
21.15

Community and social services occupations ...............................
Counselors ...................................................................................
Educational, vocational, and school counselors ......................
Social workers .............................................................................
Child, family, and school social workers ................................
Medical and public health social workers ...............................
Mental health and substance abuse social workers .................

14.00
15.77
15.77
13.58
13.58
13.47
14.00

15.75
17.86
20.48
15.00
15.14
14.85
14.00

18.52
32.00
33.53
16.76
16.05
17.22
17.00

25.30
37.62
37.62
19.57
18.87
19.57
18.34

37.62
41.86
42.60
21.80
22.22
21.23
21.80

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 8

State and local government workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

Community and social services occupations –Continued
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists ............
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists ........
Social and human service assistants ........................................

$11.52
15.17
11.28

$15.63
16.57
11.40

$18.73
20.30
13.40

$21.70
22.12
20.94

$23.57
26.72
22.28

Legal occupations ..........................................................................
Lawyers .......................................................................................
Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers ..........................
Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates .............................
Miscellaneous legal support workers ..........................................

21.26
24.04
34.87
34.87
13.08

25.48
26.66
34.87
34.87
13.08

32.82
32.72
39.95
39.95
29.53

39.95
38.68
74.18
74.18
41.69

44.85
48.91
74.18
74.18
43.55

Education, training, and library occupations .............................
Postsecondary teachers ................................................................
Business teachers, postsecondary ............................................
Life sciences teachers, postsecondary .....................................
Biological science teachers, postsecondary .........................
Physical sciences teachers, postsecondary ..............................
Health teachers, postsecondary ...............................................
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary ..........................
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary .................
Arts, communications, and humanities teachers,
postsecondary ....................................................................
English language and literature teachers, postsecondary ....
Miscellaneous postsecondary teachers ....................................
Graduate teaching assistants ................................................
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary ....................
Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers ........
Preschool and kindergarten teachers .......................................
Preschool teachers, except special education ......................
Kindergarten teachers, except special education .................
Elementary and middle school teachers ..................................
Elementary school teachers, except special education ........
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational
education ........................................................................
Secondary school teachers .......................................................
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational
education ........................................................................
Vocational education teachers, secondary school ...............
Special education teachers .......................................................
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and
elementary school ..........................................................
Special education teachers, middle school ..........................
Special education teachers, secondary school .....................
Other teachers and instructors .....................................................
Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and
instructors ..........................................................................

11.73
22.83
24.42
25.85
25.85
37.80
25.48
37.74
24.61

22.77
27.03
24.42
29.71
29.71
41.93
32.76
41.34
25.19

30.50
39.34
24.42
38.46
38.46
58.65
41.48
43.37
26.05

35.03
50.43
34.45
56.36
56.36
58.65
47.76
49.30
35.04

41.02
64.69
63.04
56.36
56.36
96.64
54.47
62.50
35.27

15.83
15.46
21.00
13.87
21.00
25.54
13.89
13.24
26.75
25.79
26.21

22.77
15.87
30.90
15.44
25.00
28.65
23.40
15.03
29.65
28.36
28.66

26.42
26.04
40.21
15.44
29.35
31.89
31.27
24.03
32.22
31.62
31.73

43.24
42.23
53.74
16.42
31.22
35.09
34.21
32.10
35.82
34.54
34.63

46.67
44.53
79.81
26.02
32.76
39.02
39.68
37.56
41.05
38.61
38.75

24.40
26.29

27.41
29.44

31.03
32.44

34.33
35.90

37.99
39.36

26.15
28.84
26.74

29.35
32.42
29.57

32.21
35.00
32.46

35.90
36.79
35.21

39.24
40.88
40.19

23.89
27.81
28.53
7.33

28.36
30.96
31.19
8.67

31.66
33.52
33.42
11.56

34.46
36.58
36.21
30.30

38.26
42.56
40.99
38.48

20.48

29.29

30.69

35.28

38.25

See footnotes at end of table.

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 8

State and local government workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

Education, training, and library occupations –Continued
Librarians .....................................................................................
Library technicians ......................................................................
Instructional coordinators ............................................................
Teacher assistants ........................................................................

$21.15
10.08
23.07
9.37

$24.51
11.53
27.94
10.61

$30.58
13.70
32.12
11.89

$36.00
15.69
39.73
13.97

$40.65
17.17
42.24
16.09

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations .....
Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers .........................
Coaches and scouts ..................................................................

13.31
12.94
12.94

16.31
17.84
19.87

17.40
23.30
23.30

24.27
36.55
36.55

36.55
84.15
84.15

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations ....................
Physicians and surgeons ..............................................................
Registered nurses .........................................................................
Therapists ....................................................................................
Speech-language pathologists .................................................
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians .......................
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians ........................
Radiologic technologists and technicians ................................
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics ........................
Health diagnosing and treating practitioner support technicians
Pharmacy technicians ..............................................................
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses ......................
Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians ........
Occupational health and safety specialists ..............................

13.27
23.21
23.28
25.72
27.12
14.42
16.00
16.78
9.14
12.16
12.16
13.28
14.42
16.10

16.03
23.53
25.72
28.26
29.71
15.45
20.85
22.46
9.49
13.37
13.31
13.89
16.34
16.34

23.69
67.31
29.86
33.58
34.90
21.24
25.49
25.49
13.21
14.40
14.37
16.68
16.99
17.09

31.40
84.13
34.53
35.68
35.43
23.69
28.50
28.22
16.05
15.77
15.69
17.91
22.28
23.12

39.68
93.94
39.26
40.36
37.89
26.58
31.00
30.35
19.88
16.97
16.97
19.24
27.01
27.01

Healthcare support occupations ...................................................
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides ...............................
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants ..................................
Psychiatric aides ......................................................................
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations ...........................

8.19
8.13
8.13
9.29
9.47

9.49
9.35
8.89
9.87
10.20

10.39
10.32
10.35
10.32
12.40

11.98
11.20
11.75
11.03
14.35

13.78
12.25
12.61
11.75
15.34

Protective service occupations ......................................................
First-line supervisors/managers, law enforcement workers ........
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers .........
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives ........
First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention
workers ..................................................................................
Fire fighters .................................................................................
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers ....................................
Correctional officers and jailers ..............................................
Detectives and criminal investigators ..........................................
Police officers ..............................................................................
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers ..........................................
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers .......................
Security guards ........................................................................
Miscellaneous protective service workers ...................................

12.26
16.45
15.17
18.69

14.92
19.94
15.41
23.48

18.46
26.28
19.94
29.36

24.10
33.46
26.28
37.53

30.28
38.95
26.28
40.23

17.82
11.81
11.50
11.59
15.89
14.15
14.15
9.56
9.56
7.25

22.21
15.53
14.01
14.01
17.79
17.19
17.19
11.19
10.38
8.33

24.81
19.20
15.37
15.37
18.63
21.42
21.42
12.92
12.15
9.54

30.65
22.58
17.20
17.11
24.55
27.79
27.79
14.90
13.50
12.81

34.55
27.31
18.75
18.45
37.79
32.40
32.40
16.96
14.93
13.57

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 8

State and local government workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

$6.62

$8.00

$8.50

$9.18

$9.18

7.50

8.53

9.96

11.99

14.55

10.50

12.16

13.50

17.29

22.23

10.50
7.75
7.75
7.25
8.27

12.16
8.46
8.46
7.25
8.74

13.50
9.45
9.45
9.03
9.94

17.29
11.50
11.61
10.78
11.13

22.23
13.14
13.14
11.29
12.14

8.26

8.71

9.90

11.02

12.15

8.24

8.96

10.24

12.20

15.44

13.33

14.85

17.45

21.66

25.67

9.84

16.25

17.55

21.53

23.15

13.33
7.97

14.18
8.74

14.85
9.82

25.67
11.17

28.84
12.42

7.98
7.73
8.65
8.65

8.74
8.61
9.88
9.88

9.80
10.14
11.91
11.91

11.21
10.30
13.09
13.09

12.48
11.08
15.60
15.60

Personal care and service occupations ........................................
Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and related workers .....
Amusement and recreation attendants .....................................
Child care workers .......................................................................
Recreation and fitness workers ....................................................
Recreation workers ..................................................................

7.25
7.25
7.25
8.00
9.18
9.18

8.00
7.25
7.25
9.34
10.00
10.60

10.50
7.50
7.50
11.46
12.17
12.17

14.08
10.10
10.10
13.22
16.29
16.29

16.64
10.50
10.50
15.72
21.01
21.01

Sales and related occupations .......................................................
Retail sales workers .....................................................................
Cashiers, all workers ...............................................................
Cashiers ...............................................................................

8.25
8.04
8.00
8.86

9.60
8.86
9.00
9.71

12.61
11.22
11.22
11.22

17.16
13.88
13.97
14.26

19.57
15.95
15.73
16.10

Office and administrative support occupations ..........................
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative
support workers .....................................................................
Financial clerks ............................................................................

9.87

11.84

14.14

17.15

20.14

15.22
11.17

17.30
12.65

17.63
15.42

20.14
18.85

23.54
22.49

Protective service occupations –Continued
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective
service workers ..................................................................
Food preparation and serving related occupations ....................
First-line supervisors/managers, food preparation and serving
workers ..................................................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and
serving workers .................................................................
Cooks ...........................................................................................
Cooks, institution and cafeteria ...............................................
Food preparation workers ............................................................
Fast food and counter workers ....................................................
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including
fast food .............................................................................
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
First-line supervisors/managers, building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance workers ......................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and
janitorial workers ...............................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service,
and groundskeeping workers .............................................
Building cleaning workers ...........................................................
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping
cleaners ..............................................................................
Maids and housekeeping cleaners ...........................................
Grounds maintenance workers ....................................................
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers .............................

See footnotes at end of table.

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 8

State and local government workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Office and administrative support occupations –Continued
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks ........................
Court, municipal, and license clerks ............................................
Customer service representatives ................................................
Eligibility interviewers, government programs ...........................
Library assistants, clerical ...........................................................
Receptionists and information clerks ..........................................
Dispatchers ..................................................................................
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers ..................................
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks .........................................
Secretaries and administrative assistants .....................................
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants ................
Legal secretaries ......................................................................
Medical secretaries ..................................................................
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive ....................
Office clerks, general ...................................................................
Construction and extraction occupations ....................................
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and
extraction workers .................................................................
Carpenters ....................................................................................
Construction laborers ...................................................................
Construction equipment operators ...............................................
Operating engineers and other construction equipment
operators ............................................................................
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ......................
Pipelayers ................................................................................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ....................................
Construction and building inspectors ..........................................
Highway maintenance workers ...................................................

10

25

50

75

90

$10.80
9.00
10.75
10.46
7.00
8.92
9.50
11.51
10.66
11.18
13.28
12.50
9.49
10.49
9.87

$12.53
11.15
10.93
10.80
9.85
9.41
13.32
13.56
10.87
12.94
15.53
14.42
11.27
11.87
11.53

$15.98
12.64
13.22
13.56
11.58
10.43
15.40
15.40
13.36
15.53
17.98
15.87
13.21
14.52
13.28

$19.34
15.85
16.53
17.92
13.15
12.73
18.38
17.48
15.27
18.55
21.47
18.57
15.31
16.51
15.24

$22.49
18.86
18.92
17.92
17.06
17.84
21.64
19.76
18.65
22.30
24.95
20.67
16.34
18.97
18.24

10.15

12.39

14.80

17.17

20.95

16.10
10.00
9.67
11.74

16.20
12.03
9.99
12.39

16.34
12.03
10.93
13.81

20.14
18.12
12.00
14.80

20.73
19.94
17.02
16.49

11.74
10.18
9.82
12.62
13.43
8.69

12.89
13.18
10.79
16.02
14.35
10.54

13.84
16.02
12.38
16.02
17.17
13.33

15.00
16.69
14.41
17.46
20.95
24.62

16.49
17.50
15.62
18.20
27.36
24.62

11.01

13.14

16.07

19.93

23.43

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations ....................
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and
repairers .................................................................................
Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance
workers ..................................................................................
Industrial machinery mechanics ..............................................
Maintenance and repair workers, general ................................
Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, and repair workers .....

17.19

19.20

23.36

26.01

26.58

10.76
16.79
10.31
11.01

12.23
17.98
12.05
11.03

14.48
22.67
14.02
14.88

17.49
27.06
16.43
19.40

22.00
30.13
18.63
19.76

Production occupations .................................................................
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators ....

11.19
11.91

12.36
12.02

14.53
13.12

23.67
14.53

27.44
18.87

Transportation and material moving occupations .....................
Bus drivers ...................................................................................
Bus drivers, school ..................................................................

10.36
10.83
10.72

11.67
12.29
11.79

13.19
14.06
13.01

15.24
17.49
16.63

19.05
22.80
23.05

See footnotes at end of table.

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 8

State and local government workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Transportation and material moving occupations –Continued
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers ........................................
Laborers and material movers, hand ...........................................
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand ..........
Refuse and recyclable material collectors ...................................
1 Percentiles designate position in the earnings distribution and are calculated
from individual worker earnings and the hours they are scheduled to work. For more
information, see chapter 8 of the Handbook of Methods, at
http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
2 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the

10

25

50

75

90

$10.36
8.55
7.84
9.70

$11.68
10.88
10.88
11.67

$12.78
12.26
12.26
12.57

$13.34
14.82
14.82
13.60

$14.00
14.98
14.98
14.86

survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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Full-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1

Table 9

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

All workers .........................................................................................

$8.50

$10.94

$15.54

$25.00

$36.96

Management occupations .............................................................
General and operations managers ................................................
Advertising and promotions managers ........................................
Marketing and sales managers .....................................................
Marketing managers ................................................................
Sales managers ........................................................................
Public relations managers ............................................................
Administrative services managers ...............................................
Computer and information systems managers ............................
Financial managers ......................................................................
Human resources managers .........................................................
Compensation and benefits managers .....................................
Industrial production managers ...................................................
Purchasing managers ...................................................................
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers ....................
Construction managers ................................................................
Education administrators .............................................................
Education administrators, preschool and child care
center/program ...................................................................
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school ..
Education administrators, postsecondary ................................
Engineering managers .................................................................
Food service managers ................................................................
Medical and health services managers ........................................
Property, real estate, and community association managers .......
Social and community service managers ....................................

20.44
18.26
18.68
25.26
24.96
25.62
20.21
18.61
27.78
21.32
25.96
26.16
26.49
23.17
20.00
22.76
18.00

26.83
28.12
26.65
34.81
38.08
34.81
23.58
20.65
29.72
30.51
28.98
28.53
30.54
25.48
23.00
30.69
27.89

39.59
38.38
39.27
48.99
52.69
45.38
29.71
26.17
43.60
47.06
40.33
35.38
40.37
35.82
33.29
37.02
37.68

52.58
59.74
55.77
72.12
72.12
68.69
35.46
38.21
60.18
68.89
52.85
43.27
45.98
51.28
43.26
44.11
43.95

70.74
98.08
76.92
80.77
77.56
86.54
50.25
43.47
79.17
81.18
67.24
49.75
63.13
70.27
49.57
48.08
57.38

15.39
33.19
20.20
44.35
17.81
22.21
11.54
11.38

17.19
36.75
22.97
47.94
18.58
24.04
14.42
13.22

19.53
40.74
40.73
57.49
25.00
34.26
23.08
20.81

29.47
46.45
95.26
65.06
26.45
45.58
31.14
26.79

29.47
50.19
116.40
73.39
29.57
48.76
33.69
40.32

17.00
20.08

20.97
21.88

26.74
29.86

34.57
35.00

45.67
44.47

20.43
18.75
18.62

21.88
22.83
22.83

27.98
28.17
27.56

32.01
33.67
33.67

40.89
34.00
33.67

16.08
25.00
15.17
12.97
21.15
17.83
21.69
18.21
18.48
10.03
21.28

18.06
29.38
19.75
16.06
21.15
20.09
32.86
21.15
20.97
11.36
21.64

21.95
31.52
23.39
20.00
21.64
25.44
38.23
25.94
27.19
24.04
24.00

35.74
36.00
28.90
23.39
27.28
31.27
42.34
33.65
33.94
33.66
29.08

43.27
45.00
34.62
33.66
34.57
34.21
50.28
51.79
45.68
40.87
30.00

Business and financial operations occupations ...........................
Buyers and purchasing agents .....................................................
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm
products .............................................................................
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators .........
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators .......................
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health
and safety, and transportation ................................................
Cost estimators ............................................................................
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists ..........
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists .............
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists ..............
Training and development specialists .....................................
Logisticians ..................................................................................
Management analysts ..................................................................
Accountants and auditors ............................................................
Appraisers and assessors of real estate ........................................
Credit analysts .............................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 9

Full-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

Business and financial operations occupations –Continued
Financial analysts and advisors ...................................................
Financial analysts ....................................................................
Personal financial advisors ......................................................
Loan counselors and officers .......................................................
Loan officers ............................................................................

$17.79
20.63
17.16
16.95
16.95

$22.51
25.03
22.51
20.36
20.36

$27.61
29.34
25.96
28.85
28.85

$35.82
36.07
31.49
42.80
42.80

$48.92
48.92
35.82
46.88
46.88

Computer and mathematical science occupations ......................
Computer programmers ...............................................................
Computer software engineers ......................................................
Computer software engineers, applications .............................
Computer software engineers, systems software .....................
Computer support specialists .......................................................
Computer systems analysts ..........................................................
Database administrators ...............................................................
Network and computer systems administrators ...........................
Network systems and data communications analysts ..................

18.85
19.23
32.18
30.27
33.26
16.15
26.89
19.77
17.31
24.18

25.03
23.37
37.03
36.83
37.88
18.00
30.39
26.48
23.54
27.98

33.73
39.20
43.12
43.06
43.12
23.15
39.98
28.05
26.45
31.95

44.23
47.60
51.89
51.44
53.17
29.81
45.74
45.67
33.55
35.04

52.94
60.00
60.10
58.16
62.12
38.22
54.51
50.58
36.75
50.00

Architecture and engineering occupations ..................................
Architects, except naval ...............................................................
Engineers .....................................................................................
Aerospace engineers ................................................................
Chemical engineers .................................................................
Civil engineers .........................................................................
Computer hardware engineers .................................................
Electrical and electronics engineers ........................................
Electrical engineers .............................................................
Electronics engineers, except computer ..............................
Environmental engineers .........................................................
Industrial engineers, including health and safety ....................
Industrial engineers .............................................................
Mechanical engineers ..............................................................
Petroleum engineers ................................................................
Drafters ........................................................................................
Architectural and civil drafters ................................................
Electrical and electronics drafters ...........................................
Mechanical drafters .................................................................
Engineering technicians, except drafters .....................................
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians ...................
Surveying and mapping technicians ............................................

15.45
19.00
25.57
23.15
38.96
22.45
33.33
25.23
25.23
24.00
24.05
26.60
25.46
25.39
30.77
14.90
16.44
13.20
13.00
13.08
15.57
8.00

21.21
22.00
31.92
31.99
41.14
30.58
36.66
33.45
33.45
32.43
26.50
32.89
32.01
27.64
32.69
17.00
18.07
13.20
16.00
15.25
18.36
13.00

31.20
23.46
39.95
37.74
59.65
35.40
42.23
41.08
39.71
42.06
29.81
37.96
37.80
35.99
45.62
19.83
21.25
18.43
19.83
18.61
21.89
16.51

43.52
30.55
53.46
44.91
75.00
37.69
49.63
46.91
47.31
46.77
41.98
44.95
46.01
42.42
82.07
27.46
30.57
21.81
20.00
26.10
28.40
27.98

60.38
34.86
68.98
58.07
86.34
55.38
67.00
62.15
75.99
53.33
49.81
56.19
58.29
59.32
86.78
50.42
53.74
29.80
26.56
36.01
36.01
35.71

Life, physical, and social science occupations .............................
Life scientists ...............................................................................
Biological scientists .................................................................
Medical scientists ....................................................................
Physical scientists ........................................................................

14.42
18.27
21.32
17.79
21.36

20.08
22.39
23.74
20.19
27.98

28.40
27.89
28.35
24.95
30.59

34.62
36.06
33.60
32.79
40.92

46.38
45.43
43.27
46.59
78.81

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

9-2

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 9

Full-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

$21.64
23.98
16.74
16.74
21.81
30.94
15.00
12.00

$28.36
28.13
30.24
30.24
25.47
34.39
22.05
12.88

$30.43
29.63
30.53
30.53
37.16
40.88
24.01
17.02

$46.38
33.28
45.34
45.34
41.69
42.22
31.46
22.56

$85.19
84.14
79.81
79.81
45.01
45.01
32.31
41.35

12.00

12.00

17.02

20.08

44.71

Community and social services occupations ...............................
Counselors ...................................................................................
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors ..............
Educational, vocational, and school counselors ......................
Social workers .............................................................................
Child, family, and school social workers ................................
Medical and public health social workers ...............................
Mental health and substance abuse social workers .................
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists ............
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists ........
Social and human service assistants ........................................

11.28
11.25
12.91
15.77
14.00
13.59
14.39
14.00
8.00
15.17
7.66

13.59
13.70
14.42
20.15
15.52
15.26
16.08
15.75
10.90
16.57
9.00

17.12
18.84
17.31
32.58
17.67
16.57
18.27
18.38
13.24
20.30
11.44

22.27
33.26
20.67
37.62
21.00
20.37
21.23
24.22
17.84
22.12
13.47

33.00
38.66
23.25
42.01
24.22
21.20
23.28
25.00
21.70
26.72
17.50

Legal occupations ..........................................................................
Lawyers .......................................................................................
Paralegals and legal assistants .....................................................
Miscellaneous legal support workers ..........................................
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers .............................

15.38
26.44
15.38
11.45
11.01

17.13
29.48
15.38
13.78
17.13

22.12
36.92
17.50
17.13
18.03

33.59
71.15
23.60
26.67
26.67

63.02
99.80
31.20
33.77
33.77

Education, training, and library occupations .............................
Postsecondary teachers ................................................................
Business teachers, postsecondary ............................................
Math and computer teachers, postsecondary ...........................
Life sciences teachers, postsecondary .....................................
Biological science teachers, postsecondary .........................
Physical sciences teachers, postsecondary ..............................
Social sciences teachers, postsecondary ..................................
Health teachers, postsecondary ...............................................
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary ..........................
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary .................
Arts, communications, and humanities teachers,
postsecondary ....................................................................
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary ..................
Miscellaneous postsecondary teachers ....................................
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary ....................

11.53
24.42
24.42
19.44
25.85
25.85
29.56
33.09
22.91
19.00
24.90

20.77
29.35
24.42
19.44
29.49
29.49
41.93
40.43
29.87
38.86
25.64

30.36
39.62
24.42
26.44
36.06
36.06
58.65
57.94
41.44
45.86
27.53

35.03
53.85
47.94
26.44
56.36
56.36
58.65
57.94
49.58
83.63
36.15

41.28
76.45
64.21
32.11
56.36
56.36
96.64
57.94
85.55
132.21
39.98

15.87
26.42
28.56
23.16

22.77
26.42
31.81
28.56

32.58
37.17
41.67
30.90

40.88
46.67
55.92
32.44

46.67
46.67
82.73
32.76

Life, physical, and social science occupations –Continued
Environmental scientists and geoscientists .............................
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health ..
Market and survey researchers ....................................................
Market research analysts .........................................................
Psychologists ...............................................................................
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists .......................
Chemical technicians ...................................................................
Miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians ......
Environmental science and protection technicians, including
health .................................................................................

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

9-3

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 9

Full-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

$24.40
11.11
11.00
26.75
25.66
26.14

$28.24
13.44
11.21
29.65
28.20
28.61

$31.73
27.78
14.74
32.22
31.60
31.71

$35.02
32.97
27.78
35.82
34.51
34.61

$38.97
37.93
34.55
41.05
38.57
38.74

24.00
25.81

27.39
29.26

31.00
32.30

34.29
35.90

37.90
39.46

26.07
16.30
27.36

29.26
29.87
30.18

32.16
34.23
32.81

35.90
35.97
35.40

39.29
40.61
40.13

26.97
27.81
28.53
13.00

29.61
30.96
31.19
19.25

32.28
33.57
33.42
25.55

34.72
36.59
36.21
32.77

38.50
42.56
40.99
38.48

12.99
21.01
10.15
23.07
8.28

16.71
24.29
11.53
27.94
10.08

29.29
30.58
13.70
32.12
11.59

32.77
35.81
15.54
39.52
13.64

37.58
40.45
17.17
42.24
15.99

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations .....
Artists and related workers ..........................................................
Designers .....................................................................................
Graphic designers ....................................................................
Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers .........................
Coaches and scouts ..................................................................
News analysts, reporters and correspondents ..............................
Public relations specialists ...........................................................
Writers and editors ......................................................................
Editors ......................................................................................
Miscellaneous media and communication workers .....................

14.00
17.03
14.00
14.00
13.03
13.03
14.42
16.31
14.66
14.66
15.38

15.43
17.03
17.00
17.00
19.23
19.23
20.38
16.31
16.83
17.31
15.38

19.23
29.88
19.86
19.86
27.74
27.74
29.75
16.31
20.39
22.02
15.38

27.80
50.26
27.04
27.04
38.46
38.46
31.83
24.04
24.46
24.46
17.79

38.46
64.90
33.92
41.27
43.64
43.64
31.83
37.37
32.36
28.40
17.79

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations ....................
Pharmacists ..................................................................................
Physicians and surgeons ..............................................................
Registered nurses .........................................................................
Therapists ....................................................................................
Occupational therapists ...........................................................
Physical therapists ...................................................................
Respiratory therapists ..............................................................

13.57
49.44
23.21
21.35
24.42
30.79
33.28
23.20

17.50
51.77
57.29
25.00
30.79
34.42
36.47
23.55

24.00
55.00
78.13
29.52
36.38
36.10
41.11
23.55

33.04
55.77
96.23
34.00
41.35
39.32
47.25
26.38

46.13
58.41
134.72
38.37
47.25
44.32
47.25
29.24

Education, training, and library occupations –Continued
Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers ........
Preschool and kindergarten teachers .......................................
Preschool teachers, except special education ......................
Kindergarten teachers, except special education .................
Elementary and middle school teachers ..................................
Elementary school teachers, except special education ........
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational
education ........................................................................
Secondary school teachers .......................................................
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational
education ........................................................................
Vocational education teachers, secondary school ...............
Special education teachers .......................................................
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and
elementary school ..........................................................
Special education teachers, middle school ..........................
Special education teachers, secondary school .....................
Other teachers and instructors .....................................................
Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and
instructors ..........................................................................
Librarians .....................................................................................
Library technicians ......................................................................
Instructional coordinators ............................................................
Teacher assistants ........................................................................

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

9-4

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 9

Full-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations –Continued
Speech-language pathologists .................................................
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians .......................
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists .........................
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians ............................
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians ........................
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians .........................
Radiologic technologists and technicians ................................
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics ........................
Health diagnosing and treating practitioner support technicians
Pharmacy technicians ..............................................................
Respiratory therapy technicians ..............................................
Surgical technologists ..............................................................
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses ......................
Medical records and health information technicians ...................
Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians ...................
Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians ........
Occupational health and safety specialists ..............................

$27.12
11.19
15.45
10.31
15.00
12.48
15.00
9.14
11.94
10.93
16.15
14.19
14.50
9.27
11.14
15.42
15.42

$31.18
13.06
17.60
12.01
18.91
14.62
19.00
9.80
13.86
12.61
17.05
16.28
16.74
11.96
13.15
15.42
15.91

$34.96
15.87
24.01
13.42
24.98
17.04
23.89
12.20
16.14
14.40
21.17
18.82
18.46
16.00
14.02
16.62
16.99

$36.77
23.69
27.83
17.00
29.95
26.00
27.86
16.00
19.50
16.77
23.33
22.61
20.50
20.71
28.82
34.13
34.13

$39.78
27.73
30.72
22.52
31.51
30.00
30.75
18.50
22.61
18.30
25.34
23.10
23.36
33.70
40.87
46.41
49.20

Healthcare support occupations ...................................................
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides ...............................
Home health aides ...................................................................
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants ..................................
Psychiatric aides ......................................................................
Physical therapist assistants and aides .........................................
Physical therapist aides ............................................................
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations ...........................
Dental assistants ......................................................................
Medical assistants ....................................................................
Medical equipment preparers ..................................................

7.60
7.40
7.00
8.00
9.00
9.39
8.24
9.34
13.22
9.00
11.34

9.00
8.47
7.25
9.00
9.00
11.00
9.69
11.00
15.68
10.24
12.54

10.50
9.65
7.50
10.00
9.87
13.08
11.00
13.00
16.00
12.22
13.97

13.00
11.03
9.44
11.30
10.45
34.00
11.41
15.68
19.00
13.94
15.83

15.81
12.48
11.87
12.60
12.05
35.00
13.75
18.50
21.50
15.00
18.61

Protective service occupations ......................................................
First-line supervisors/managers, law enforcement workers ........
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers .........
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives ........
First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention
workers ..................................................................................
Fire fighters .................................................................................
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers ....................................
Correctional officers and jailers ..............................................
Detectives and criminal investigators ..........................................
Police officers ..............................................................................
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers ..........................................
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers .......................
Security guards ........................................................................
Miscellaneous protective service workers ...................................

10.00
15.17
12.10
18.69

11.90
19.25
15.17
23.48

16.00
26.28
19.73
29.36

22.09
32.17
22.85
37.53

28.46
38.95
26.28
40.23

17.82
11.81
8.75
8.75
15.89
14.46
14.46
9.00
9.00
7.35

22.21
15.53
10.55
10.55
17.79
17.38
17.38
10.00
10.00
8.05

24.81
19.20
14.33
14.33
18.63
21.63
21.63
11.45
11.38
12.15

30.65
22.58
16.00
15.96
24.55
27.85
27.85
13.36
13.00
13.13

34.55
27.31
18.04
17.90
37.79
32.40
32.40
15.48
15.48
14.34

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

9-5

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 9

Full-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

Food preparation and serving related occupations ....................
First-line supervisors/managers, food preparation and serving
workers ..................................................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and
serving workers .................................................................
Cooks ...........................................................................................
Cooks, fast food .......................................................................
Cooks, institution and cafeteria ...............................................
Cooks, restaurant .....................................................................
Cooks, short order ...................................................................
Food preparation workers ............................................................
Food service, tipped .....................................................................
Bartenders ................................................................................
Waiters and waitresses ............................................................
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers ..
Fast food and counter workers ....................................................
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including
fast food .............................................................................
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee
shop ....................................................................................
Food servers, nonrestaurant .........................................................
Dishwashers .................................................................................
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop ...........

$2.34

$6.55

$8.27

$10.00

$12.00

9.50

10.55

14.90

17.76

22.23

9.50
7.68
6.55
7.75
8.35
7.50
6.59
2.13
2.20
2.13
3.75
6.75

10.55
8.72
8.00
8.53
9.00
8.50
7.25
2.15
4.00
2.13
5.00
7.45

14.90
9.50
8.72
10.00
9.74
9.00
8.00
2.57
6.50
2.35
7.25
8.50

17.21
10.50
9.26
11.67
10.75
9.08
9.50
6.00
8.50
3.86
9.18
9.87

22.24
12.36
10.00
13.02
12.50
9.50
11.37
8.50
9.00
5.46
10.00
11.18

6.75

7.45

8.50

9.96

11.45

7.25
3.50
7.00
4.94

7.25
4.70
7.00
7.25

8.28
8.30
7.58
7.50

9.71
10.00
9.00
8.70

10.25
12.00
10.00
10.50

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
First-line supervisors/managers, building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance workers ......................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and
janitorial workers ...............................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service,
and groundskeeping workers .............................................
Building cleaning workers ...........................................................
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping
cleaners ..............................................................................
Maids and housekeeping cleaners ...........................................
Grounds maintenance workers ....................................................
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers .............................

7.25

8.09

9.31

11.67

14.50

10.25

12.00

14.56

16.83

21.76

9.39

10.25

14.56

16.83

21.66

13.33
7.11

14.02
7.95

14.85
9.07

17.52
10.56

25.67
12.15

7.25
7.00
7.50
7.50

8.12
7.47
8.00
8.00

9.30
8.50
9.24
9.24

11.00
9.50
12.00
12.00

12.20
10.40
14.16
14.04

7.00
12.71
7.25
6.00
7.25
7.25
7.62
6.00

7.70
13.08
7.25
6.57
7.62
7.62
8.40
6.52

9.25
14.63
11.85
7.98
9.00
9.00
10.16
6.70

13.74
15.01
13.77
8.51
11.10
11.10
14.62
7.35

18.38
18.01
16.26
14.08
11.65
11.65
32.06
14.00

Personal care and service occupations ........................................
First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers ......
Nonfarm animal caretakers ..........................................................
Gaming services workers ............................................................
Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and related workers .....
Amusement and recreation attendants .....................................
Barbers and cosmetologists .........................................................
Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges ..................................
See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

9-6

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 9

Full-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

$6.00
6.55
7.25
6.83
10.00
10.00

$6.51
22.50
7.25
7.65
10.60
10.60

$6.67
42.67
8.25
8.29
12.69
12.17

$7.20
44.88
9.25
9.55
19.23
16.29

$8.65
48.15
12.48
13.85
20.67
20.67

Sales and related occupations .......................................................
First-line supervisors/managers, sales workers ...........................
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers ...........
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers ...
Retail sales workers .....................................................................
Cashiers, all workers ...............................................................
Cashiers ...............................................................................
Counter and rental clerks and parts salespersons ....................
Counter and rental clerks .....................................................
Parts salespersons ................................................................
Retail salespersons ...................................................................
Advertising sales agents ..............................................................
Insurance sales agents ..................................................................
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents ......
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing ...................
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing,
technical and scientific products .......................................
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except
technical and scientific products .......................................
Real estate brokers and sales agents ............................................
Real estate sales agents ............................................................
Telemarketers ..............................................................................
Miscellaneous sales and related workers .....................................

8.00
10.11
10.80
10.11
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.25
6.95
9.21
7.75
10.10
12.00
14.91
11.54

9.50
12.50
13.31
10.11
8.51
8.00
8.00
8.75
7.25
11.00
8.99
15.63
16.89
16.95
19.56

13.28
16.90
16.66
26.92
10.00
9.00
9.00
11.17
8.75
13.25
10.25
21.64
24.12
26.43
27.45

23.41
24.03
21.49
37.27
12.50
10.57
10.60
16.36
10.30
17.09
13.39
29.52
28.60
71.51
41.49

36.90
34.18
27.02
63.91
17.55
12.80
12.80
18.78
14.38
19.29
19.73
59.51
37.09
80.22
60.31

16.03

26.25

36.22

50.48

62.81

5.69
9.50
9.50
7.67
8.53

15.58
10.71
10.71
8.50
9.00

24.93
23.63
23.63
10.76
10.51

37.02
27.63
27.63
17.51
20.25

60.31
32.04
32.04
21.80
24.21

Office and administrative support occupations ..........................
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative
support workers .....................................................................
Switchboard operators, including answering service ..................
Financial clerks ............................................................................
Bill and account collectors ......................................................
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators ...................
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks ........................
Payroll and timekeeping clerks ...............................................
Procurement clerks ..................................................................
Tellers ......................................................................................
Brokerage clerks ..........................................................................
Court, municipal, and license clerks ............................................
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks ......................................

9.47

11.15

13.94

17.40

21.54

14.75
8.00
9.65
8.00
9.39
10.80
12.50
10.25
8.95
13.00
9.05
10.75

17.79
8.86
11.68
11.54
11.90
13.01
15.30
11.92
10.40
16.11
11.15
12.13

21.15
9.42
14.20
13.67
14.04
15.50
17.26
18.27
11.32
18.31
13.10
14.71

26.46
12.00
17.36
16.50
16.12
18.50
18.36
20.24
12.73
19.61
15.85
17.94

30.77
14.00
20.19
19.11
19.61
20.63
20.06
24.38
14.78
23.91
19.15
19.10

Personal care and service occupations –Continued
Baggage porters and bellhops ..................................................
Transportation attendants ............................................................
Child care workers .......................................................................
Personal and home care aides ......................................................
Recreation and fitness workers ....................................................
Recreation workers ..................................................................

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

9-7

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 9

Full-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

Office and administrative support occupations –Continued
Customer service representatives ................................................
Eligibility interviewers, government programs ...........................
File clerks ....................................................................................
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks ............................................
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan .....................................
Library assistants, clerical ...........................................................
Loan interviewers and clerks .......................................................
New accounts clerks ....................................................................
Order clerks .................................................................................
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping .....
Receptionists and information clerks ..........................................
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks ...
Cargo and freight agents ..............................................................
Couriers and messengers .............................................................
Dispatchers ..................................................................................
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers ..................................
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance .....................
Meter readers, utilities .................................................................
Production, planning, and expediting clerks ...............................
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks .........................................
Stock clerks and order fillers .......................................................
Secretaries and administrative assistants .....................................
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants ................
Legal secretaries ......................................................................
Medical secretaries ..................................................................
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive ....................
Computer operators .....................................................................
Data entry and information processing workers ..........................
Data entry keyers .....................................................................
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks ............................
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service ..
Office clerks, general ...................................................................

$10.08
8.05
8.03
7.31
9.47
9.64
11.15
9.60
9.00
12.59
9.47
10.18
13.79
8.50
10.85
11.51
10.00
8.49
9.49
8.20
8.00
10.71
13.99
11.00
8.75
10.00
12.63
9.50
9.50
11.22
8.50
9.00

$11.35
10.46
9.50
7.83
10.55
11.20
13.42
10.50
9.96
14.10
10.00
10.96
18.63
8.50
12.25
12.95
12.03
8.74
14.53
9.00
9.50
13.00
16.01
12.81
10.56
12.00
14.50
10.63
10.63
13.03
8.50
10.50

$13.85
10.80
12.85
9.00
12.01
11.79
15.03
11.54
11.22
17.10
11.50
16.58
19.34
10.74
14.71
15.36
14.52
11.50
16.50
11.35
11.50
16.35
19.36
15.87
12.37
14.98
17.60
12.32
12.28
14.77
12.77
12.92

$16.32
17.92
15.00
10.00
13.52
14.16
17.87
14.00
13.92
21.64
13.00
21.54
22.94
12.00
19.10
17.04
19.23
14.88
20.67
15.00
13.65
20.19
22.64
18.78
16.04
17.92
18.41
14.25
14.00
17.31
15.65
15.50

$20.19
17.92
19.23
12.21
15.18
17.39
22.72
16.15
16.70
21.79
15.00
21.54
22.94
13.99
26.22
19.76
28.88
18.52
25.63
18.34
15.48
24.10
26.36
21.50
20.00
21.25
21.37
16.83
16.25
19.27
17.30
18.71

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations ................................

9.00

10.15

11.46

16.58

25.73

Construction and extraction occupations ....................................
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and
extraction workers .................................................................
Carpenters ....................................................................................
Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers ..............................
Tile and marble setters .............................................................
Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers ..........
Cement masons and concrete finishers ....................................
Construction laborers ...................................................................
Construction equipment operators ...............................................

10.00

12.00

14.85

19.79

26.04

16.00
12.00
16.00
15.00
10.00
10.00
8.71
11.50

19.65
13.10
17.00
17.00
10.28
10.28
9.72
12.95

23.63
15.00
17.25
17.25
13.88
13.88
10.69
14.50

28.75
19.50
17.25
17.25
16.50
16.50
14.50
16.00

36.06
20.97
19.32
22.00
17.73
17.73
16.19
18.50

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

9-8

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 9

Full-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Construction and extraction occupations –Continued
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators .............
Operating engineers and other construction equipment
operators ............................................................................
Electricians ..................................................................................
Painters and paperhangers ...........................................................
Painters, construction and maintenance ..................................
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ......................
Pipelayers ................................................................................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ....................................
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers .............................................
Roofers ........................................................................................
Sheet metal workers ....................................................................
Helpers, construction trades ........................................................
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile
and marble setters ..............................................................
Helpers--carpenters ..................................................................
Helpers--electricians ................................................................
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ...
Construction and building inspectors ..........................................
Hazardous materials removal workers ........................................
Highway maintenance workers ...................................................
Miscellaneous construction and related workers .........................
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and
mining ....................................................................................
Roustabouts, oil and gas ..............................................................
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations ....................
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and
repairers .................................................................................
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers ..........
Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and
repairers .................................................................................
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers,
except line installers ..........................................................
Miscellaneous electrical and electronic equipment mechanics,
installers, and repairers ..........................................................
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and
industrial equipment ..........................................................
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation,
and relay ............................................................................
Security and fire alarm systems installers ...............................
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians ................................
Automotive technicians and repairers .........................................
Automotive body and related repairers ...................................
Automotive service technicians and mechanics ......................

10

25

50

75

90

$10.74

$10.74

$12.21

$14.50

$15.65

12.30
11.67
12.00
12.00
12.00
10.50
13.00
11.56
12.50
14.00
9.00

13.50
13.50
12.99
12.99
14.41
11.25
15.00
12.26
17.00
14.55
9.76

14.63
17.00
14.00
14.00
17.46
12.31
18.20
16.75
17.00
16.63
11.50

16.49
22.00
16.09
16.09
23.50
14.51
23.50
18.75
17.00
21.19
13.00

20.22
25.23
18.45
18.45
25.00
24.00
25.01
20.70
21.68
21.19
14.00

9.00
8.00
9.33
10.00
14.34
10.00
8.69
10.00

9.76
8.00
10.00
11.00
17.17
10.50
9.50
11.00

9.76
12.00
11.75
12.00
27.31
11.00
12.65
12.95

10.00
13.00
14.12
14.81
40.21
14.26
24.62
17.00

13.00
13.87
22.03
15.25
40.21
16.88
24.62
18.38

12.47
11.11

12.47
11.11

21.50
16.75

34.75
22.00

34.75
30.84

10.75

13.92

18.04

23.85

29.86

17.75
13.30

21.10
13.46

25.00
15.06

30.41
19.23

35.82
19.23

11.00

19.00

27.43

30.03

31.03

11.00

19.00

27.43

30.03

31.03

13.05

14.60

18.97

23.58

26.99

14.60

17.46

20.35

23.51

27.61

21.83
10.40
21.58
10.00
10.00
10.10

23.45
12.87
25.17
13.13
11.75
13.13

26.11
14.30
27.47
15.60
14.97
17.00

29.93
18.00
27.50
21.35
15.60
21.60

35.09
22.33
40.27
26.00
20.00
26.65

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

9-9

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 9

Full-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations –Continued
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists ...............
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and
mechanics ..............................................................................
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines ..............
Rail car repairers ......................................................................
Small engine mechanics ..............................................................
Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment mechanic,
installers, and repairers ..........................................................
Tire repairers and changers .....................................................
Control and valve installers and repairers ...................................
Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical
door ....................................................................................
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and
installers .................................................................................
Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance
workers ..................................................................................
Industrial machinery mechanics ..............................................
Maintenance and repair workers, general ................................
Maintenance workers, machinery ............................................
Line installers and repairers .........................................................
Electrical power-line installers and repairers ..........................
Telecommunications line installers and repairers ...................
Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, and repair workers .....
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers ..........
Production occupations .................................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating
workers ..................................................................................
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers .....
Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers ..........
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers ......................
Engine and other machine assemblers .........................................
Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators ...................................
Team assemblers .....................................................................
Bakers ..........................................................................................
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers ..
Butchers and meat cutters ........................................................
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers ...........................
Slaughterers and meat packers ................................................
Miscellaneous food processing workers ......................................
Computer control programmers and operators ............................
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and
plastic .................................................................................
Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic .....................................................................................

10

25

50

75

90

$14.25

$15.00

$16.00

$19.93

$25.10

14.34
14.34
15.91
12.00

15.54
14.34
20.17
12.50

18.38
18.15
21.54
14.00

21.50
21.50
23.36
20.18

24.06
23.48
30.95
34.63

9.00
9.00
12.74

9.00
9.00
15.88

10.01
10.00
17.33

12.00
11.50
23.85

14.75
14.75
23.85

12.74

15.88

17.33

23.85

23.85

10.00

13.75

18.00

23.39

27.28

10.50
15.82
9.38
12.00
16.50
21.90
15.00
10.00
8.18

12.84
18.26
10.94
13.28
22.38
25.82
21.41
11.93
10.00

16.43
21.25
13.55
16.00
27.43
27.38
27.43
15.50
11.25

20.70
24.99
16.43
17.93
30.03
30.28
30.03
19.76
13.44

24.99
30.04
19.55
21.25
30.03
32.58
30.03
26.44
16.00

8.34

10.00

13.00

17.76

25.00

13.50
8.00
8.23
8.23
10.45
7.50
8.00
7.25
8.50
11.60
8.35
9.75
6.55
9.35

18.50
17.17
9.00
9.00
12.00
8.98
9.84
7.25
10.05
13.04
9.35
11.05
9.50
10.00

24.30
20.21
11.84
12.00
13.20
11.20
11.00
10.94
11.29
15.70
10.10
12.50
13.64
14.55

31.19
28.00
12.78
12.78
19.57
14.50
21.50
15.00
13.87
17.28
10.30
13.75
14.97
19.50

38.51
31.17
15.00
15.54
19.75
21.50
22.50
19.15
17.21
18.41
11.19
14.90
15.10
26.00

9.35

9.50

14.50

18.50

26.00

10.00

10.27

11.50

13.50

20.06

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

9-10

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 9

Full-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Production occupations –Continued
Machine tool cutting setters, operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic .....................................................................................
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ..................................................
Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ..................................................
Machinists ....................................................................................
Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ....................................................................
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators,
and tenders, metal and plastic ............................................
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic .....................................................................................
Welding, soldering, and brazing workers ....................................
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers ..................................
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators,
and tenders .........................................................................
Miscellaneous metalworkers and plastic workers .......................
Lay-out workers, metal and plastic .........................................
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ................................................................
Printers .........................................................................................
Prepress technicians and workers ............................................
Printing machine operators ......................................................
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers ..............................................
Sewing machine operators ...........................................................
Miscellaneous textile, apparel, and furnishings workers .............
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters ..........................................
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders ...............
Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers ...................
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators ....
Miscellaneous plant and system operators ..................................
Chemical plant and system operators ......................................
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and
gaugers ...............................................................................
Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers ....
Grinding and polishing workers, hand ....................................
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers ....................
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders .................
Painting workers ..........................................................................
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators,
and tenders .........................................................................
Painters, transportation equipment ..........................................
Miscellaneous production workers ..............................................

10

25

50

75

90

$8.92

$10.09

$13.00

$15.20

$20.70

8.00

9.30

12.00

13.40

14.49

9.39
12.00

10.75
15.00

19.00
18.65

20.70
21.00

23.81
27.14

8.00

8.50

9.98

13.00

14.00

7.25

8.05

10.19

13.00

14.00

9.00
10.50
10.50

10.05
12.00
12.00

11.50
15.00
15.50

13.49
18.06
18.16

14.70
23.50
24.00

8.70
8.08
7.50

11.00
8.34
14.10

13.26
12.00
16.00

16.00
16.00
16.00

17.42
23.27
17.00

8.00
10.50
12.76
9.78
7.25
6.80
7.00
13.00
7.90
20.59
12.02
14.49
29.42

8.08
13.26
16.45
12.42
8.58
7.47
8.00
14.00
9.00
23.67
12.50
26.91
30.10

12.00
16.50
22.93
15.55
9.45
10.02
9.00
14.50
10.69
27.95
14.53
30.10
31.58

20.10
23.77
23.93
20.50
10.00
10.98
11.79
19.44
14.00
32.91
20.02
33.03
33.03

26.93
26.99
25.53
26.99
12.60
11.50
18.35
19.44
14.50
51.03
34.09
33.96
33.06

18.50
9.00
7.55
10.00
8.00
9.20
8.40

27.98
10.78
8.44
11.02
10.75
10.50
12.00

30.99
14.65
9.00
14.96
14.00
11.49
15.00

32.08
16.60
13.10
16.00
20.47
14.17
17.50

33.96
20.74
17.75
26.84
29.83
17.12
20.38

10.25
8.40
8.00

11.90
13.22
9.40

15.00
18.03
11.19

15.02
20.35
13.42

17.50
26.07
18.07

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

9-11

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 9

Full-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Production occupations –Continued
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic ..........
Helpers--production workers ...................................................
Transportation and material moving occupations .....................
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and
material movers, hand ...........................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and
material-moving machine and vehicle operators ...................
Bus drivers ...................................................................................
Bus drivers, transit and intercity ..............................................
Bus drivers, school ..................................................................
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers ........................................
Driver/sales workers ................................................................
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer ...................................
Truck drivers, light or delivery services ..................................
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs .........................................................
Crane and tower operators ...........................................................
Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators ...................
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators ........
Industrial truck and tractor operators ..........................................
Laborers and material movers, hand ...........................................
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment ........................................
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand ..........
Machine feeders and offbearers ...............................................
Packers and packagers, hand ...................................................
Refuse and recyclable material collectors ...................................
1 Percentiles designate position in the earnings distribution and are calculated
from individual worker earnings and the hours they are scheduled to work. For more
information, see chapter 8 of the Handbook of Methods, at
http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
2 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the

10

25

50

75

90

$7.25
8.00

$7.80
9.00

$10.42
11.00

$13.00
12.15

$13.75
12.65

8.00

10.00

13.00

18.00

23.59

12.79

14.00

17.16

22.88

24.34

14.00
9.75
9.75
10.72
9.42
7.25
10.00
9.21
6.84
12.34
11.50
11.50
8.00
7.50
7.00
7.69
8.50
6.81
10.60

21.43
10.00
9.75
11.84
12.11
9.00
13.01
10.53
7.75
13.50
13.19
13.19
9.40
8.50
8.00
9.13
9.05
7.88
11.67

22.51
12.64
11.00
12.84
15.00
14.71
15.95
14.00
9.00
19.25
13.25
13.25
11.17
10.23
10.71
10.49
10.10
8.79
12.51

33.33
17.80
19.63
16.34
20.87
19.07
21.50
20.14
11.00
23.00
14.64
14.64
14.19
12.64
13.10
13.11
11.74
10.93
13.50

39.20
22.13
22.13
23.40
27.84
20.18
27.84
28.89
11.00
26.50
15.00
15.00
18.00
15.51
14.37
16.45
14.06
12.75
14.62

survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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Part-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1

Table 10

Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

All workers .........................................................................................

$6.55

$7.25

$8.00

$10.00

$14.50

Computer and mathematical science occupations ......................

10.18

15.00

20.00

38.37

61.34

Community and social services occupations ...............................
Counselors ...................................................................................
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists ............

9.50
7.38
9.53

16.05
10.98
16.05

18.75
25.00
18.75

21.00
25.00
21.00

25.00
40.00
21.00

Education, training, and library occupations .............................
Postsecondary teachers ................................................................
Business teachers, postsecondary ............................................
Arts, communications, and humanities teachers,
postsecondary ....................................................................
Miscellaneous postsecondary teachers ....................................
Graduate teaching assistants ................................................
Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers ........
Elementary and middle school teachers ..................................
Elementary school teachers, except special education ........
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational
education ........................................................................
Other teachers and instructors .....................................................
Teacher assistants ........................................................................

7.66
15.44
17.00

8.67
16.42
20.00

11.67
20.47
20.00

20.00
27.03
20.51

27.03
37.80
32.26

26.04
15.00
13.87
8.88
8.75
8.75

26.04
16.15
15.44
10.72
12.31
17.71

26.04
19.00
15.44
20.00
28.88
29.81

41.25
25.21
16.42
29.81
32.88
32.88

50.00
27.03
26.02
32.88
34.16
33.76

8.50
7.25
7.66

8.50
8.13
7.66

22.50
10.00
8.34

25.00
14.00
10.00

34.38
20.00
12.83

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations .....
Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers .........................
Coaches and scouts ..................................................................

8.00
7.75
7.75

9.96
9.75
9.50

10.15
10.15
10.15

16.67
12.00
11.00

28.19
19.11
17.92

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations ....................
Registered nurses .........................................................................
Therapists ....................................................................................
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians .......................
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists .........................
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians ........................
Radiologic technologists and technicians ................................
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics ........................
Health diagnosing and treating practitioner support technicians
Pharmacy technicians ..............................................................
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses ......................

10.00
23.59
23.00
17.43
17.43
11.30
19.99
10.95
8.94
7.50
16.40

15.10
25.00
23.00
22.00
22.00
22.00
22.00
13.50
10.00
10.00
17.33

22.00
28.03
30.00
23.21
23.21
24.36
23.94
15.10
13.57
10.00
19.00

29.18
31.69
40.00
24.31
24.31
25.00
26.81
15.80
16.00
14.13
20.00

35.00
35.26
40.00
27.13
27.13
26.81
26.81
17.30
16.00
14.13
23.00

Healthcare support occupations ...................................................
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides ...............................
Home health aides ...................................................................
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants ..................................
Miscellaneous healthcare support occupations ...........................

6.55
6.37
6.37
6.68
6.55

6.55
6.55
6.55
8.13
10.00

7.33
7.18
7.00
9.55
10.00

9.05
8.00
7.35
10.00
14.00

10.48
9.54
8.00
11.67
15.00

Protective service occupations ......................................................
Police officers ..............................................................................

7.25
7.50

8.00
12.32

9.12
15.70

15.00
21.41

27.50
21.41

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 10

Part-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

$7.50
7.75
7.75
6.75

$12.32
8.40
8.40
7.25

$15.70
10.25
10.25
8.39

$21.41
22.22
22.22
9.18

$21.41
30.34
30.34
10.02

6.75

7.75

8.50

9.18

10.59

2.15

5.50

7.21

7.87

9.12

9.27

9.27

9.68

11.50

11.50

9.27
7.00
6.60
7.00
7.50
7.00
6.55
2.13
2.15
2.13
3.50
6.55

9.27
7.25
7.25
7.30
8.44
7.25
7.00
2.13
3.00
2.13
5.50
7.00

9.68
8.10
7.25
8.00
9.25
8.00
7.75
2.62
5.50
2.22
6.55
7.25

11.50
9.05
8.15
8.50
10.50
9.00
9.12
5.00
7.00
2.75
7.15
7.75

11.50
11.00
8.50
9.00
12.00
10.25
9.72
7.20
8.50
3.63
8.50
8.70

6.55

7.00

7.25

7.75

8.75

6.55
3.00
6.55
3.50

6.55
5.63
6.55
4.00

7.25
6.17
7.25
7.50

7.73
6.55
8.25
8.32

8.50
8.25
9.83
9.53

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
Building cleaning workers ...........................................................
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping
cleaners ..............................................................................
Maids and housekeeping cleaners ...........................................
Grounds maintenance workers ....................................................

6.55
6.55

7.25
7.25

8.00
8.00

8.96
8.91

11.00
11.00

6.55
6.55
6.55

7.25
7.25
6.55

8.00
7.25
6.75

9.03
8.00
10.00

11.00
8.00
10.03

Personal care and service occupations ........................................
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers .................................
Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and related workers .....
Amusement and recreation attendants .....................................
Child care workers .......................................................................
Personal and home care aides ......................................................
Recreation and fitness workers ....................................................

7.00
6.15
6.55
6.55
6.55
7.10
6.67

7.25
6.55
7.00
6.75
7.00
7.25
7.25

7.50
7.25
7.25
7.25
7.50
7.26
9.18

8.00
7.25
7.88
7.65
8.50
7.75
10.55

9.79
7.60
9.95
10.10
9.83
8.22
14.00

Protective service occupations –Continued
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers ..........................................
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers .......................
Security guards ........................................................................
Miscellaneous protective service workers ...................................
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective
service workers ..................................................................
Food preparation and serving related occupations ....................
First-line supervisors/managers, food preparation and serving
workers ..................................................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and
serving workers .................................................................
Cooks ...........................................................................................
Cooks, fast food .......................................................................
Cooks, institution and cafeteria ...............................................
Cooks, restaurant .....................................................................
Cooks, short order ...................................................................
Food preparation workers ............................................................
Food service, tipped .....................................................................
Bartenders ................................................................................
Waiters and waitresses ............................................................
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers ..
Fast food and counter workers ....................................................
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including
fast food .............................................................................
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee
shop ....................................................................................
Food servers, nonrestaurant .........................................................
Dishwashers .................................................................................
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop ...........

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 10

Part-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

10

25

50

75

90

Personal care and service occupations –Continued
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors ..................................
Recreation workers ..................................................................

$7.30
6.67

$8.50
6.68

$10.05
7.75

$11.94
10.00

$20.76
10.10

Sales and related occupations .......................................................
Retail sales workers .....................................................................
Cashiers, all workers ...............................................................
Cashiers ...............................................................................
Counter and rental clerks and parts salespersons ....................
Counter and rental clerks .....................................................
Parts salespersons ................................................................
Retail salespersons ...................................................................
Miscellaneous sales and related workers .....................................

7.00
7.00
7.00
7.00
6.99
6.85
7.25
7.18
7.00

7.25
7.25
7.25
7.25
7.00
6.99
7.75
7.25
7.25

8.00
8.00
8.00
8.00
7.74
7.00
9.00
8.00
8.00

9.02
9.00
8.92
8.92
9.00
8.00
11.00
9.31
9.10

10.65
10.45
9.96
9.96
11.35
9.00
11.50
11.26
11.25

Office and administrative support occupations ..........................
Financial clerks ............................................................................
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks ........................
Tellers ......................................................................................
Customer service representatives ................................................
File clerks ....................................................................................
Library assistants, clerical ...........................................................
Receptionists and information clerks ..........................................
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks ...
Stock clerks and order fillers .......................................................
Secretaries and administrative assistants .....................................
Office clerks, general ...................................................................

7.25
8.00
7.74
8.04
8.00
6.75
6.55
7.10
8.75
6.85
8.50
7.25

8.04
8.50
8.98
8.50
9.83
7.00
6.55
8.00
10.25
7.25
8.50
8.00

9.64
10.00
10.24
9.30
11.50
8.00
8.34
9.00
15.67
7.65
13.00
10.00

12.00
11.50
15.15
10.60
12.00
8.24
11.61
9.75
21.54
9.00
16.25
12.00

14.66
15.15
25.00
12.00
13.14
12.00
12.41
10.50
21.54
9.51
20.08
13.31

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations ....................

8.00

8.00

8.00

10.31

14.95

Production occupations .................................................................
Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers ..........
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers ......................
Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators ...................................
Miscellaneous production workers ..............................................

8.00
8.00
8.00
8.14
6.85

8.11
8.84
8.84
8.29
7.50

9.48
10.00
10.00
8.29
10.17

10.87
12.61
12.61
10.49
10.87

13.00
15.25
15.25
13.00
13.00

Transportation and material moving occupations .....................
Bus drivers ...................................................................................
Bus drivers, school ..................................................................
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers ........................................
Driver/sales workers ................................................................
Truck drivers, light or delivery services ..................................
Laborers and material movers, hand ...........................................

6.55
10.46
10.40
5.85
5.85
7.81
6.55

7.25
10.82
11.60
6.55
6.00
8.00
7.25

8.55
11.96
13.44
7.25
6.60
9.00
8.55

11.07
14.47
16.98
8.40
7.25
12.13
11.25

14.50
18.82
21.26
10.01
9.23
14.00
14.50

See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 10

Part-time civilian workers: Hourly wage percentiles1 — Continued
Wages fall at or below the following percentiles

Occupation2

Transportation and material moving occupations –Continued
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand ..........
Packers and packagers, hand ...................................................
1 Percentiles designate position in the earnings distribution and are calculated
from individual worker earnings and the hours they are scheduled to work. For more
information, see chapter 8 of the Handbook of Methods, at
http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
2 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the

10

25

50

75

90

$7.25
6.55

$7.66
6.55

$10.45
7.25

$12.25
7.55

$14.50
11.00

survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

All workers ...................................

$20.28

$15.54

$807

$618

39.8

$40,906

$32,074

2,017

Management occupations .......
General and operations
managers ..........................
Advertising and promotions
managers ..........................
Marketing and sales managers
Marketing managers ..........
Sales managers ..................
Public relations managers ......
Administrative services
managers ..........................
Computer and information
systems managers ............
Financial managers ................
Human resources managers ...
Compensation and benefits
managers ......................
Industrial production
managers ..........................
Purchasing managers .............
Transportation, storage, and
distribution managers ......
Construction managers ..........
Education administrators .......
Education administrators,
preschool and child
care center/program .....
Education administrators,
elementary and
secondary school .........
Education administrators,
postsecondary ..............
Engineering managers ...........
Food service managers ..........
Medical and health services
managers ..........................
Property, real estate, and
community association
managers ..........................
Social and community service
managers ..........................

43.68

39.59

1,779

1,585

40.7

91,628

80,989

2,098

47.27

38.38

1,974

1,686

41.8

102,553

86,000

2,170

42.75
51.88
51.83
51.93
32.57

39.27
48.99
52.69
45.38
29.71

1,759
2,117
2,071
2,162
1,259

1,654
2,038
2,107
1,960
1,188

41.1
40.8
40.0
41.6
38.7

91,446
110,101
107,713
112,419
64,842

86,000
106,000
109,585
101,901
61,801

2,139
2,122
2,078
2,165
1,991

29.40

26.17

1,206

1,047

41.0

62,178

54,438

2,115

49.63
51.85
42.96

43.60
47.06
40.33

1,999
2,100
1,733

1,798
1,959
1,613

40.3
40.5
40.3

103,949
109,037
90,122

93,500
101,423
83,888

2,094
2,103
2,098

36.57

35.38

1,480

1,326

40.5

76,972

68,969

2,105

42.69
40.35

40.37
35.82

1,716
1,614

1,640
1,433

40.2
40.0

89,225
83,918

85,278
74,506

2,090
2,080

33.71
36.56
39.51

33.29
37.02
37.68

1,360
1,489
1,561

1,332
1,505
1,462

40.4
40.7
39.5

70,562
77,431
74,593

69,249
78,252
64,999

2,093
2,118
1,888

21.55

19.53

860

781

39.9

44,377

40,624

2,059

41.89

40.74

1,650

1,534

39.4

74,000

68,443

1,766

53.20
58.31
24.04

40.73
57.49
25.00

2,093
2,359
1,068

1,527
2,269
966

39.3
40.5
44.4

108,602
122,680
55,554

79,416
117,998
50,220

2,041
2,104
2,311

35.90

34.26

1,502

1,304

41.8

78,083

67,800

2,175

23.22

23.08

929

923

40.0

48,321

48,004

2,081

23.53

20.81

934

810

39.7

48,557

42,137

2,064

See footnotes at end of table.

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Business and financial
operations occupations ......
Buyers and purchasing agents
Purchasing agents, except
wholesale, retail, and
farm products ...............
Claims adjusters, appraisers,
examiners, and
investigators .....................
Claims adjusters,
examiners, and
investigators .................
Compliance officers, except
agriculture, construction,
health and safety, and
transportation ...................
Cost estimators ......................
Human resources, training,
and labor relations
specialists .........................
Employment, recruitment,
and placement
specialists .....................
Compensation, benefits,
and job analysis
specialists .....................
Training and development
specialists .....................
Logisticians ............................
Management analysts ............
Accountants and auditors ......
Appraisers and assessors of
real estate .........................
Credit analysts .......................
Financial analysts and
advisors ............................
Financial analysts ..............
Personal financial advisors
Loan counselors and officers
Loan officers ......................
Computer and mathematical
science occupations ............

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$29.25
29.92

$26.74
29.86

$1,175
1,201

$1,068
1,194

40.1
40.1

$60,593
62,443

$55,201
62,109

2,071
2,087

28.17

27.98

1,132

1,119

40.2

58,886

58,200

2,090

28.97

28.17

1,134

1,113

39.1

58,948

57,886

2,035

28.03

27.56

1,095

1,086

39.1

56,933

56,451

2,031

27.47
33.94

21.95
31.52

1,100
1,380

878
1,355

40.0
40.7

57,176
71,785

45,660
70,485

2,081
2,115

25.46

23.39

1,018

949

40.0

52,926

49,358

2,079

21.49

20.00

838

769

39.0

43,583

40,000

2,028

24.39

21.64

1,024

1,058

42.0

53,249

55,000

2,184

28.28
36.15
30.38
29.07

25.44
38.23
25.94
27.19

1,121
1,446
1,225
1,169

928
1,529
1,034
1,087

39.7
40.0
40.3
40.2

58,300
75,182
63,679
60,796

48,230
79,510
53,747
56,545

2,062
2,080
2,096
2,091

24.18
25.51

24.04
24.00

959
1,020

962
960

39.7
40.0

49,880
53,059

50,003
49,920

2,063
2,080

30.40
32.24
26.44
31.07
31.07

27.61
29.34
25.96
28.85
28.85

1,216
1,290
1,058
1,243
1,243

1,104
1,174
1,038
1,154
1,154

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

63,224
67,064
54,991
64,626
64,626

57,427
61,023
53,993
60,000
60,000

2,080
2,080
2,080
2,080
2,080

36.10

33.73

1,447

1,360

40.1

75,012

70,154

2,078

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-2

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Computer and mathematical
science occupations
–Continued
Computer programmers .........
Computer software engineers
Computer software
engineers, applications
Computer software
engineers, systems
software .......................
Computer support specialists
Computer systems analysts ....
Database administrators .........
Network and computer
systems administrators .....
Network systems and data
communications analysts
Architecture and engineering
occupations .........................
Architects, except naval .........
Engineers ...............................
Aerospace engineers ..........
Chemical engineers ...........
Civil engineers ...................
Computer hardware
engineers ......................
Electrical and electronics
engineers ......................
Electrical engineers .......
Electronics engineers,
except computer .......
Environmental engineers ...
Industrial engineers,
including health and
safety ............................
Industrial engineers .......
Mechanical engineers ........
Petroleum engineers ..........
Drafters ..................................
Architectural and civil
drafters .........................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$36.84
44.85

$39.20
43.12

$1,476
1,798

$1,568
1,738

40.1
40.1

$76,755
93,471

$81,536
90,401

2,083
2,084

43.41

43.06

1,744

1,762

40.2

90,662

91,614

2,088

46.19
25.29
42.34
33.35

43.12
23.15
39.98
28.05

1,848
1,012
1,698
1,334

1,725
926
1,602
1,122

40.0
40.0
40.1
40.0

96,071
52,436
88,299
69,367

89,688
48,090
83,314
58,340

2,080
2,073
2,085
2,080

27.75

26.45

1,112

1,058

40.1

57,386

55,016

2,068

33.32

31.95

1,333

1,278

40.0

69,041

66,799

2,072

35.05
25.95
44.36
39.33
60.71
35.89

31.20
23.46
39.95
37.74
59.65
35.40

1,411
1,087
1,790
1,573
2,429
1,495

1,252
1,056
1,631
1,510
2,386
1,416

40.3
41.9
40.3
40.0
40.0
41.7

73,372
56,527
93,080
81,809
126,285
77,746

65,125
54,889
84,789
78,499
124,080
73,632

2,093
2,178
2,098
2,080
2,080
2,167

45.61

42.23

1,859

1,731

40.8

96,660

90,000

2,119

42.00
44.21

41.08
39.71

1,700
1,811

1,662
1,588

40.5
41.0

88,390
94,176

86,418
82,591

2,104
2,130

39.87
33.65

42.06
29.81

1,595
1,346

1,682
1,192

40.0
40.0

82,932
69,991

87,487
62,001

2,080
2,080

40.28
39.89
39.46
56.83
25.08

37.96
37.80
35.99
45.62
19.83

1,611
1,595
1,579
2,273
1,004

1,518
1,512
1,440
1,825
793

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

83,785
82,964
82,087
118,213
52,197

78,951
78,624
74,859
94,883
41,246

2,080
2,080
2,080
2,080
2,081

27.27

21.25

1,091

850

40.0

56,720

44,200

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-3

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Architecture and engineering
occupations –Continued
Electrical and electronics
drafters .........................
Mechanical drafters ...........
Engineering technicians,
except drafters .................
Electrical and electronic
engineering technicians
Surveying and mapping
technicians .......................
Life, physical, and social
science occupations ............
Life scientists .........................
Biological scientists ...........
Medical scientists ..............
Physical scientists ..................
Environmental scientists
and geoscientists ..........
Environmental scientists
and specialists,
including health .......
Market and survey
researchers .......................
Market research analysts ...
Psychologists .........................
Clinical, counseling, and
school psychologists ....
Chemical technicians .............
Miscellaneous life, physical,
and social science
technicians .......................
Environmental science and
protection technicians,
including health ...........
Community and social
services occupations ...........
Counselors .............................
Substance abuse and
behavioral disorder
counselors ....................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$20.30
19.11

$18.43
19.83

$812
764

$737
793

40.0
40.0

$42,221
39,739

$38,336
41,246

2,080
2,080

22.27

18.61

887

738

39.8

46,126

38,397

2,071

24.97

21.89

999

876

40.0

51,947

45,531

2,080

20.21

16.51

808

660

40.0

42,041

34,341

2,080

30.15
29.83
30.58
28.99
38.50

28.40
27.89
28.35
24.95
30.59

1,205
1,199
1,227
1,160
1,540

1,135
1,115
1,134
998
1,224

40.0
40.2
40.1
40.0
40.0

61,434
62,368
63,829
60,307
76,991

58,760
58,001
58,962
51,894
63,294

2,038
2,091
2,087
2,080
2,000

42.16

30.43

1,686

1,217

40.0

87,695

63,294

2,080

38.49

29.63

1,540

1,185

40.0

80,059

61,624

2,080

39.55
39.55
34.59

30.53
30.53
37.16

1,582
1,582
1,351

1,221
1,221
1,486

40.0
40.0
39.1

82,261
82,261
59,519

63,502
63,502
62,429

2,080
2,080
1,721

38.89
24.97

40.88
24.01

1,541
1,015

1,560
992

39.6
40.7

64,395
52,799

66,531
51,563

1,656
2,114

20.28

17.02

801

681

39.5

41,633

35,393

2,053

21.13

17.02

845

681

40.0

43,957

35,393

2,080

19.39
22.93

17.12
18.84

772
909

685
754

39.8
39.6

38,488
42,577

36,005
41,500

1,985
1,856

17.59

17.31

696

692

39.6

36,173

36,005

2,057

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-4

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Community and social
services occupations
–Continued
Educational, vocational,
and school counselors ..
Social workers .......................
Child, family, and school
social workers ..............
Medical and public health
social workers ..............
Mental health and
substance abuse social
workers ........................
Miscellaneous community
and social service
specialists .........................
Probation officers and
correctional treatment
specialists .....................
Social and human service
assistants ......................
Legal occupations ....................
Lawyers .................................
Paralegals and legal assistants
Miscellaneous legal support
workers ............................
Title examiners,
abstractors, and
searchers ......................
Education, training, and
library occupations ............
Postsecondary teachers ..........
Business teachers,
postsecondary ..............
Math and computer
teachers, postsecondary
Life sciences teachers,
postsecondary ..............
Biological science
teachers,
postsecondary ..........

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$30.10
18.68

$32.58
17.67

$1,184
747

$1,274
707

39.3
40.0

$51,255
38,698

$53,105
36,758

1,703
2,072

17.85

16.57

713

663

40.0

36,822

34,468

2,062

18.94

18.27

758

731

40.0

39,396

38,000

2,080

19.69

18.38

788

735

40.0

40,955

38,237

2,080

14.47

13.24

577

530

39.8

29,981

27,539

2,071

20.11

20.30

804

812

40.0

41,829

42,224

2,080

12.15

11.44

483

458

39.8

25,124

23,795

2,068

30.34
51.50
20.19

22.12
36.92
17.50

1,246
2,219
807

874
1,760
700

41.1
43.1
40.0

64,801
115,392
41,986

45,467
91,545
36,400

2,136
2,240
2,079

21.30

17.13

878

771

41.2

45,653

40,089

2,143

21.22

18.03

894

771

42.1

46,509

40,089

2,192

29.49
46.64

30.36
39.62

1,147
1,836

1,177
1,573

38.9
39.4

44,262
77,227

44,610
64,703

1,501
1,656

35.80

24.42

1,372

916

38.3

55,062

39,382

1,538

25.36

26.44

985

1,058

38.8

46,287

43,738

1,826

41.60

36.06

1,664

1,442

40.0

73,848

52,252

1,775

41.60

36.06

1,664

1,442

40.0

73,848

52,252

1,775

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-5

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Education, training, and
library occupations
–Continued
Physical sciences teachers,
postsecondary ..............
Social sciences teachers,
postsecondary ..............
Health teachers,
postsecondary ..............
Health specialties
teachers,
postsecondary ..........
Nursing instructors and
teachers,
postsecondary ..........
Arts, communications, and
humanities teachers,
postsecondary ..............
Art, drama, and music
teachers,
postsecondary ..........
Miscellaneous
postsecondary teachers
Vocational education
teachers,
postsecondary ..........
Primary, secondary, and
special education school
teachers ............................
Preschool and kindergarten
teachers ........................
Preschool teachers,
except special
education ..................
Kindergarten teachers,
except special
education ..................
Elementary and middle
school teachers .............
Elementary school
teachers, except
special education .....

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$56.36

$58.65

$2,214

$2,346

39.3

$79,533

$91,500

1,411

49.35

57.94

1,958

2,318

39.7

75,495

90,388

1,530

53.95

41.44

2,120

1,655

39.3

100,585

80,001

1,864

63.88

45.86

2,536

1,842

39.7

121,467

95,576

1,901

31.15

27.53

1,197

1,051

38.4

55,588

47,418

1,784

32.51

32.58

1,261

1,174

38.8

49,864

44,610

1,534

37.29

37.17

1,475

1,444

39.6

59,792

49,314

1,604

48.39

41.67

1,924

1,667

39.7

78,285

68,175

1,618

29.59

30.90

1,160

1,171

39.2

57,431

60,341

1,941

31.44

31.73

1,215

1,232

38.7

45,191

45,950

1,437

24.87

27.78

958

1,100

38.5

39,087

42,212

1,572

19.46

14.74

752

579

38.7

32,790

30,118

1,685

33.04

32.22

1,265

1,243

38.3

47,143

46,463

1,427

31.63

31.60

1,224

1,227

38.7

44,968

45,713

1,422

31.81

31.71

1,231

1,233

38.7

45,063

45,870

1,417

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-6

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Education, training, and
library occupations
–Continued
Middle school teachers,
except special and
vocational education
Secondary school teachers
Secondary school
teachers, except
special and
vocational education
Vocational education
teachers, secondary
school .......................
Special education teachers
Special education
teachers, preschool,
kindergarten, and
elementary school ....
Special education
teachers, middle
school .......................
Special education
teachers, secondary
school .......................
Other teachers and instructors
Adult literacy, remedial
education, and GED
teachers and instructors
Librarians ...............................
Library technicians ................
Instructional coordinators ......
Teacher assistants ..................
Arts, design, entertainment,
sports, and media
occupations .........................
Artists and related workers ....
Designers ...............................
Graphic designers ..............
Athletes, coaches, umpires,
and related workers ..........
Coaches and scouts ............

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$31.03
32.51

$31.00
32.30

$1,199
1,256

$1,204
1,251

38.6
38.6

$44,602
46,354

$44,864
46,645

1,437
1,426

32.55

32.16

1,257

1,246

38.6

46,157

46,463

1,418

31.88
33.19

34.23
32.81

1,239
1,284

1,313
1,268

38.9
38.7

49,239
47,902

49,200
47,049

1,544
1,443

32.50

32.28

1,267

1,254

39.0

47,258

46,608

1,454

34.26

33.57

1,312

1,280

38.3

48,934

47,741

1,428

33.95
26.39

33.42
25.55

1,299
984

1,276
983

38.3
37.3

48,516
38,089

47,740
37,523

1,429
1,443

25.99
30.08
13.53
33.31
11.94

29.29
30.58
13.70
32.12
11.59

976
1,173
537
1,322
462

1,025
1,160
538
1,285
452

37.6
39.0
39.6
39.7
38.7

40,374
50,188
25,314
56,172
18,087

38,667
50,487
24,744
49,903
17,696

1,554
1,668
1,871
1,686
1,514

23.54
35.40
22.45
22.85

19.23
29.88
19.86
19.86

941
1,456
901
914

769
1,225
794
794

40.0
41.1
40.1
40.0

48,641
75,693
46,831
47,515

38,002
63,702
41,305
41,305

2,066
2,138
2,086
2,079

32.77
32.77

27.74
27.74

1,305
1,305

1,109
1,109

39.8
39.8

63,653
63,653

50,448
50,448

1,943
1,943

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-7

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Arts, design, entertainment,
sports, and media
occupations –Continued
News analysts, reporters and
correspondents .................
Public relations specialists .....
Writers and editors ................
Editors ................................
Miscellaneous media and
communication workers ..
Healthcare practitioner and
technical occupations .........
Pharmacists ............................
Physicians and surgeons ........
Registered nurses ...................
Therapists ..............................
Occupational therapists .....
Physical therapists .............
Respiratory therapists ........
Speech-language
pathologists ..................
Clinical laboratory
technologists and
technicians .......................
Medical and clinical
laboratory technologists
Medical and clinical
laboratory technicians ..
Diagnostic related
technologists and
technicians .......................
Cardiovascular
technologists and
technicians ...................
Radiologic technologists
and technicians ............
Emergency medical
technicians and
paramedics .......................
Health diagnosing and
treating practitioner
support technicians ..........

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$25.30
20.15
21.33
21.77

$29.75
16.31
20.39
22.02

$1,022
805
852
871

$1,190
652
815
840

40.4
39.9
39.9
40.0

$53,140
41,851
44,294
45,296

$61,886
33,919
42,401
43,692

2,101
2,077
2,077
2,081

17.13

15.38

682

615

39.8

34,988

31,988

2,043

28.16
54.10
80.18
30.12
35.90
36.94
41.33
24.81

24.00
55.00
78.13
29.52
36.38
36.10
41.11
23.55

1,114
2,171
3,550
1,180
1,413
1,425
1,644
978

950
2,200
3,058
1,161
1,400
1,400
1,644
942

39.6
40.1
44.3
39.2
39.4
38.6
39.8
39.4

57,516
112,885
184,578
60,983
69,395
71,231
85,182
50,878

49,181
114,400
159,039
60,000
69,222
70,932
85,509
48,992

2,042
2,086
2,302
2,025
1,933
1,928
2,061
2,051

34.10

34.96

1,312

1,328

38.5

51,234

49,685

1,502

18.27

15.87

725

635

39.7

37,705

33,010

2,064

23.38

24.01

921

938

39.4

47,884

48,797

2,048

15.06

13.42

601

530

39.9

31,234

27,560

2,074

24.18

24.98

966

999

40.0

50,249

51,958

2,078

20.67

17.04

827

682

40.0

43,003

35,443

2,080

23.40

23.89

935

956

40.0

48,619

49,691

2,078

13.17

12.20

522

483

39.7

27,144

25,095

2,062

16.52

16.14

651

640

39.4

33,876

33,259

2,051

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-8

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Healthcare practitioner and
technical occupations
–Continued
Pharmacy technicians ........
Respiratory therapy
technicians ...................
Surgical technologists ........
Licensed practical and
licensed vocational nurses
Medical records and health
information technicians ...
Miscellaneous health
technologists and
technicians .......................
Occupational health and
safety specialists and
technicians .......................
Occupational health and
safety specialists ..........
Healthcare support
occupations .........................
Nursing, psychiatric, and
home health aides ............
Home health aides .............
Nursing aides, orderlies,
and attendants ..............
Psychiatric aides ................
Physical therapist assistants
and aides ..........................
Physical therapist aides ......
Miscellaneous healthcare
support occupations .........
Dental assistants ................
Medical assistants ..............
Medical equipment
preparers ......................
Protective service occupations
First-line
supervisors/managers, law
enforcement workers .......

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$14.64

$14.40

$581

$575

39.7

$30,234

$29,890

2,065

20.71
18.86

21.17
18.82

828
744

847
720

40.0
39.4

43,076
38,665

44,034
37,440

2,080
2,050

18.78

18.46

736

725

39.2

37,962

37,648

2,021

17.25

16.00

685

640

39.7

35,601

33,280

2,064

21.20

14.02

847

561

39.9

44,028

29,162

2,077

24.99

16.62

999

665

40.0

51,970

34,570

2,080

25.42

16.99

1,017

680

40.0

52,865

35,339

2,080

11.55

10.50

440

412

38.1

22,844

21,424

1,979

9.99
8.95

9.65
7.50

381
308

380
290

38.1
34.4

19,756
16,011

19,760
15,080

1,978
1,790

10.22
10.13

10.00
9.87

399
394

390
384

39.0
38.9

20,694
20,471

20,155
19,968

2,024
2,021

19.60
10.83

13.08
11.00

780
429

523
440

39.8
39.6

40,571
22,311

27,206
22,880

2,070
2,059

13.51
17.29
12.10

13.00
16.00
12.22

512
581
483

520
568
485

37.9
33.6
39.9

26,634
30,230
25,110

27,040
29,536
25,210

1,971
1,748
2,075

14.34

13.97

568

559

39.6

29,520

29,053

2,059

17.79

16.00

738

647

41.5

37,920

33,259

2,132

26.36

26.28

1,062

1,051

40.3

55,249

54,671

2,096

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-9

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Protective service occupations
–Continued
First-line
supervisors/managers
of correctional officers
First-line
supervisors/managers
of police and detectives
First-line
supervisors/managers of
fire fighting and
prevention workers ..........
Fire fighters ...........................
Bailiffs, correctional officers,
and jailers .........................
Correctional officers and
jailers ...........................
Detectives and criminal
investigators .....................
Police officers ........................
Police and sheriff’s patrol
officers .........................
Security guards and gaming
surveillance officers .........
Security guards ..................
Miscellaneous protective
service workers ................
Food preparation and serving
related occupations ............
First-line
supervisors/managers,
food preparation and
serving workers ...............
First-line
supervisors/managers
of food preparation and
serving workers ...........
Cooks .....................................
Cooks, fast food .................
Cooks, institution and
cafeteria .......................
Cooks, restaurant ...............

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$18.80

$19.73

$755

$789

40.1

$39,253

$41,036

2,088

29.96

29.36

1,210

1,174

40.4

62,899

61,069

2,099

25.69
19.57

24.81
19.20

1,204
1,010

1,235
997

46.9
51.6

62,604
52,500

64,210
51,840

2,437
2,683

13.92

14.33

560

577

40.2

29,112

30,029

2,091

13.85

14.33

557

576

40.2

28,957

29,952

2,091

22.34
22.50

18.63
21.63

897
901

745
872

40.2
40.0

46,650
46,589

38,740
45,240

2,089
2,071

22.50

21.63

901

872

40.0

46,589

45,240

2,071

12.05
11.95

11.45
11.38

473
469

450
450

39.3
39.3

24,411
24,208

23,400
23,150

2,026
2,025

11.09

12.15

422

395

38.0

14,127

12,769

1,274

8.20

8.27

311

310

37.9

15,691

15,555

1,913

14.86

14.90

626

596

42.1

31,065

30,184

2,091

14.79
9.83
8.62

14.90
9.50
8.72

623
375
315

587
363
330

42.1
38.2
36.6

30,926
18,836
16,388

30,184
18,720
17,160

2,091
1,917
1,902

10.29
10.23

10.00
9.74

391
395

389
386

38.0
38.6

17,989
20,541

17,601
20,047

1,748
2,008

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-10

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Food preparation and serving
related occupations
–Continued
Cooks, short order .............
Food preparation workers ......
Food service, tipped ...............
Bartenders ..........................
Waiters and waitresses ......
Dining room and cafeteria
attendants and
bartender helpers .........
Fast food and counter
workers ............................
Combined food preparation
and serving workers,
including fast food .......
Counter attendants,
cafeteria, food
concession, and coffee
shop ..............................
Food servers, nonrestaurant ...
Dishwashers ...........................
Hosts and hostesses,
restaurant, lounge, and
coffee shop .......................
Building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance
occupations .........................
First-line
supervisors/managers,
building and grounds
cleaning and maintenance
workers ............................
First-line
supervisors/managers
of housekeeping and
janitorial workers .........

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$8.90
8.58
4.23
6.21
3.22

$9.00
8.00
2.57
6.50
2.35

$355
329
155
213
118

$360
300
100
180
87

39.8
38.3
36.7
34.4
36.5

$18,439
16,460
8,016
10,636
6,122

$18,720
15,561
5,200
9,338
4,514

2,071
1,919
1,895
1,713
1,899

7.23

7.25

278

290

38.4

14,289

15,080

1,978

8.80

8.50

330

312

37.5

16,296

15,502

1,852

8.87

8.50

332

319

37.4

16,215

15,496

1,829

8.51
8.07
8.12

8.28
8.30
7.58

324
313
313

300
320
300

38.0
38.7
38.5

16,654
16,257
16,274

15,502
16,640
15,600

1,957
2,014
2,004

7.84

7.50

291

290

37.1

15,124

15,080

1,928

10.31

9.31

404

371

39.2

20,806

19,213

2,019

15.21

14.56

608

567

39.9

31,597

29,494

2,077

14.66

14.56

579

540

39.5

30,111

28,080

2,054

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-11

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance
occupations –Continued
First-line
supervisors/managers
of landscaping, lawn
service, and
groundskeeping
workers ........................
Building cleaning workers .....
Janitors and cleaners,
except maids and
housekeeping cleaners
Maids and housekeeping
cleaners ........................
Grounds maintenance
workers ............................
Landscaping and
groundskeeping
workers ........................
Personal care and service
occupations .........................
First-line
supervisors/managers of
personal service workers
Nonfarm animal caretakers ....
Gaming services workers ......
Miscellaneous entertainment
attendants and related
workers ............................
Amusement and recreation
attendants .....................
Barbers and cosmetologists ...
Baggage porters, bellhops,
and concierges .................
Baggage porters and
bellhops ........................
Transportation attendants ......
Child care workers .................
Personal and home care aides
Recreation and fitness
workers ............................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$16.78
9.46

$14.85
9.07

$692
370

$594
360

41.3
39.1

$36,008
18,952

$30,888
18,408

2,146
2,004

9.70

9.30

383

372

39.5

19,697

19,116

2,030

8.67

8.50

330

340

38.1

16,812

17,680

1,940

10.44

9.24

412

369

39.4

21,333

19,213

2,042

10.41

9.24

410

369

39.4

21,279

19,213

2,044

12.04

9.25

445

360

37.0

22,991

18,720

1,910

14.68
11.46
8.66

14.63
11.85
7.98

579
458
287

578
474
249

39.4
40.0
33.1

30,088
23,830
14,900

30,031
24,648
12,929

2,050
2,080
1,720

9.45

9.00

369

350

39.1

19,205

18,200

2,031

9.31
14.53

9.00
10.16

363
–

350
–

39.0
–

18,883
–

18,200
–

2,029
–

7.56

6.70

287

266

38.0

14,945

13,832

1,976

6.85
35.13
8.91
9.02

6.67
42.67
8.25
8.29

259
737
353
351

262
725
322
331

37.8
21.0
39.5
38.9

13,454
38,111
18,085
18,227

13,624
37,690
16,702
17,237

1,965
1,085
2,029
2,022

14.49

12.69

526

480

36.3

27,364

24,960

1,889

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-12

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Personal care and service
occupations –Continued
Recreation workers ............
Sales and related occupations
First-line
supervisors/managers,
sales workers ...................
First-line
supervisors/managers
of retail sales workers ..
First-line
supervisors/managers
of non-retail sales
workers ........................
Retail sales workers ...............
Cashiers, all workers .........
Cashiers .........................
Counter and rental clerks
and parts salespersons ..
Counter and rental clerks
Parts salespersons ..........
Retail salespersons .............
Advertising sales agents ........
Insurance sales agents ............
Securities, commodities, and
financial services sales
agents ...............................
Sales representatives,
wholesale and
manufacturing ..................
Sales representatives,
wholesale and
manufacturing,
technical and scientific
products .......................
Sales representatives,
wholesale and
manufacturing, except
technical and scientific
products .......................
Real estate brokers and sales
agents ...............................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$13.59

$12.17

$514

$448

37.8

$26,717

$23,296

1,966

19.14

13.28

768

526

40.1

39,861

27,300

2,082

20.82

16.90

856

678

41.1

44,521

35,256

2,138

18.21

16.66

742

666

40.7

38,566

34,657

2,118

29.80
11.68
9.65
9.67

26.92
10.00
9.00
9.00

1,266
463
375
377

1,114
390
360
360

42.5
39.6
38.9
39.0

65,852
23,989
19,303
19,381

57,951
20,280
18,651
18,720

2,210
2,054
2,000
2,005

12.86
9.96
14.58
12.65
25.64
27.49

11.17
8.75
13.25
10.25
21.64
24.12

514
386
594
507
1,032
1,129

447
350
530
404
865
986

40.0
38.7
40.7
40.0
40.3
41.1

26,722
20,063
30,879
26,343
53,665
58,714

23,234
18,200
27,560
21,008
45,001
51,287

2,078
2,015
2,118
2,082
2,093
2,135

41.22

26.43

1,664

1,057

40.4

86,510

54,964

2,099

32.71

27.45

1,319

1,081

40.3

68,584

56,218

2,097

38.48

36.22

1,554

1,470

40.4

80,783

76,430

2,100

30.11

24.93

1,213

962

40.3

63,089

50,003

2,096

20.10

23.63

814

926

40.5

42,346

48,152

2,107

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-13

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Sales and related occupations
–Continued
Real estate sales agents ......
Telemarketers ........................
Miscellaneous sales and
related workers ................
Office and administrative
support occupations ...........
First-line
supervisors/managers of
office and administrative
support workers ...............
Switchboard operators,
including answering
service ..............................
Financial clerks ......................
Bill and account collectors
Billing and posting clerks
and machine operators
Bookkeeping, accounting,
and auditing clerks .......
Payroll and timekeeping
clerks ............................
Procurement clerks ............
Tellers ................................
Brokerage clerks ....................
Court, municipal, and license
clerks ................................
Credit authorizers, checkers,
and clerks .........................
Customer service
representatives .................
Eligibility interviewers,
government programs ......
File clerks ..............................
Hotel, motel, and resort desk
clerks ................................
Interviewers, except
eligibility and loan ...........
Library assistants, clerical .....
Loan interviewers and clerks
New accounts clerks ..............

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$20.10
12.74

$23.63
10.76

$814
510

$926
430

40.5
40.0

$42,346
26,500

$48,152
22,381

2,107
2,080

14.70

10.51

588

420

40.0

30,584

21,861

2,080

14.92

13.94

592

554

39.7

30,627

28,560

2,052

22.54

21.15

898

846

39.8

46,711

44,000

2,072

10.31
14.67
14.07

9.42
14.20
13.67

403
583
562

360
562
546

39.1
39.8
39.9

20,948
30,310
29,230

18,720
29,203
28,409

2,032
2,066
2,077

14.52

14.04

574

555

39.5

29,849

28,870

2,056

15.75

15.50

625

617

39.7

32,439

32,001

2,060

17.01
17.63
11.77
18.50

17.26
18.27
11.32
18.31

674
705
470
740

690
731
453
732

39.6
40.0
39.9
40.0

35,049
36,661
24,422
38,483

35,901
38,000
23,537
38,079

2,061
2,080
2,075
2,080

14.20

13.10

555

519

39.1

28,884

26,986

2,034

15.28

14.71

611

588

40.0

31,788

30,601

2,080

14.62

13.85

582

553

39.8

30,231

28,716

2,067

13.17
13.00

10.80
12.85

507
518

432
514

38.5
39.8

24,971
26,937

22,464
26,730

1,896
2,071

9.17

9.00

359

360

39.2

18,684

18,720

2,037

12.52
12.89
16.02
12.37

12.01
11.79
15.03
11.54

501
498
641
494

480
463
601
462

40.0
38.6
40.0
40.0

26,043
24,913
33,322
25,694

24,981
24,086
31,252
23,999

2,080
1,932
2,080
2,077

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-14

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Office and administrative
support occupations
–Continued
Order clerks ...........................
Human resources assistants,
except payroll and
timekeeping .....................
Receptionists and information
clerks ................................
Reservation and
transportation ticket
agents and travel clerks ...
Cargo and freight agents ........
Couriers and messengers .......
Dispatchers ............................
Police, fire, and ambulance
dispatchers ...................
Dispatchers, except police,
fire, and ambulance .....
Meter readers, utilities ...........
Production, planning, and
expediting clerks ..............
Shipping, receiving, and
traffic clerks .....................
Stock clerks and order fillers
Secretaries and administrative
assistants ..........................
Executive secretaries and
administrative
assistants ......................
Legal secretaries ................
Medical secretaries ............
Secretaries, except legal,
medical, and executive
Computer operators ...............
Data entry and information
processing workers ..........
Data entry keyers ...............
Insurance claims and policy
processing clerks .............
Mail clerks and mail machine
operators, except postal
service ..............................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$12.40

$11.22

$493

$433

39.8

$25,645

$22,495

2,068

17.58

17.10

701

684

39.9

36,385

35,402

2,070

11.84

11.50

468

460

39.5

24,288

23,920

2,051

16.46
19.50
10.95
16.84

16.58
19.34
10.74
14.71

659
810
432
678

663
823
430
587

40.0
41.6
39.4
40.2

34,246
42,140
22,446
35,239

34,476
42,806
22,343
30,524

2,080
2,161
2,050
2,092

15.41

15.36

625

614

40.6

32,517

31,949

2,109

17.46
12.08

14.52
11.50

700
483

580
460

40.1
40.0

36,393
25,123

30,160
23,920

2,085
2,080

18.04

16.50

721

660

40.0

37,476

34,320

2,078

12.58
11.76

11.35
11.50

500
467

456
452

39.8
39.7

26,025
24,266

23,712
23,504

2,069
2,064

17.03

16.35

674

643

39.6

34,429

33,030

2,022

20.06
16.48
13.69

19.36
15.87
12.37

797
659
542

769
635
495

39.7
40.0
39.6

41,140
34,275
28,201

39,969
33,001
25,725

2,051
2,080
2,059

15.33
17.03

14.98
17.60

604
678

590
704

39.4
39.8

29,968
35,249

28,566
36,608

1,955
2,070

12.66
12.46

12.32
12.28

505
498

492
491

39.9
39.9

26,230
25,825

25,584
25,532

2,073
2,072

16.44

14.77

646

588

39.3

33,583

30,576

2,043

12.94

12.77

506

507

39.1

26,330

26,343

2,034

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-15

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

Office and administrative
support occupations
–Continued
Office clerks, general .............

$13.33

$12.92

$528

$506

39.6

$27,029

$25,553

2,028

Farming, fishing, and forestry
occupations .........................

14.74

11.46

590

458

40.0

26,983

21,112

1,830

16.78

14.85

677

594

40.3

35,115

30,805

2,093

25.74
16.28

23.63
15.00

1,068
651

945
600

41.5
40.0

55,529
33,732

49,140
31,200

2,158
2,072

17.17
17.25

17.25
17.25

667
676

690
690

38.9
39.2

34,690
35,148

35,886
35,886

2,021
2,037

13.70

13.88

548

555

40.0

28,159

27,040

2,055

13.70
11.70

13.88
10.69

548
468

555
427

40.0
40.0

28,159
24,259

27,040
22,225

2,055
2,073

15.22

14.50

609

580

40.0

31,659

30,160

2,080

12.65

12.21

506

488

40.0

26,310

25,401

2,080

15.81
18.08
14.76

14.63
17.00
14.00

633
723
591

585
680
560

40.0
40.0
40.0

32,890
37,606
30,706

30,432
35,360
29,120

2,080
2,080
2,080

14.76

14.00

591

560

40.0

30,706

29,120

2,080

18.57
14.04

17.46
12.31

742
562

698
492

40.0
40.0

38,609
29,206

36,311
25,605

2,079
2,080

19.17

18.20

766

728

40.0

39,847

37,862

2,079

Construction and extraction
occupations .........................
First-line
supervisors/managers of
construction trades and
extraction workers ...........
Carpenters ..............................
Carpet, floor, and tile
installers and finishers .....
Tile and marble setters .......
Cement masons, concrete
finishers, and terrazzo
workers ............................
Cement masons and
concrete finishers .........
Construction laborers .............
Construction equipment
operators ..........................
Paving, surfacing, and
tamping equipment
operators ......................
Operating engineers and
other construction
equipment operators ....
Electricians ............................
Painters and paperhangers .....
Painters, construction and
maintenance .................
Pipelayers, plumbers,
pipefitters, and
steamfitters ......................
Pipelayers ..........................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..................
See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-16

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Construction and extraction
occupations –Continued
Reinforcing iron and rebar
workers ............................
Roofers ..................................
Sheet metal workers ..............
Helpers, construction trades ..
Helpers--brickmasons,
blockmasons,
stonemasons, and tile
and marble setters ........
Helpers--carpenters ............
Helpers--electricians ..........
Helpers--pipelayers,
plumbers, pipefitters,
and steamfitters ............
Construction and building
inspectors .........................
Hazardous materials removal
workers ............................
Highway maintenance
workers ............................
Miscellaneous construction
and related workers ..........
Derrick, rotary drill, and
service unit operators, oil,
gas, and mining ................
Roustabouts, oil and gas ........
Installation, maintenance, and
repair occupations .............
First-line
supervisors/managers of
mechanics, installers, and
repairers ...........................
Computer, automated teller,
and office machine
repairers ...........................
Radio and
telecommunications
equipment installers and
repairers ...........................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$15.99
17.04
17.17
11.66

$16.75
17.00
16.63
11.50

$640
681
687
466

$670
680
665
460

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

$32,303
35,239
35,718
24,172

$34,840
35,360
34,597
23,920

2,020
2,069
2,080
2,073

10.29
11.34
12.94

9.76
12.00
11.75

409
454
518

390
480
470

39.8
40.0
40.0

20,962
23,595
26,915

20,292
24,960
24,440

2,038
2,080
2,080

12.47

12.00

499

480

40.0

25,939

24,960

2,080

27.90

27.31

1,116

1,092

40.0

58,034

56,801

2,080

12.36

11.00

494

440

40.0

24,968

21,840

2,021

15.42

12.65

617

506

40.0

32,079

26,312

2,080

13.79

12.95

551

518

40.0

28,677

26,936

2,080

22.77
18.69

21.50
16.75

911
748

860
670

40.0
40.0

47,372
38,879

44,720
34,840

2,080
2,080

19.22

18.04

772

726

40.2

40,045

37,704

2,084

26.39

25.00

1,094

1,080

41.5

56,530

56,185

2,142

16.50

15.06

660

602

40.0

34,328

31,323

2,080

23.57

27.43

943

1,097

40.0

49,021

57,044

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-17

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Installation, maintenance, and
repair occupations
–Continued
Telecommunications
equipment installers
and repairers, except
line installers ................
Miscellaneous electrical and
electronic equipment
mechanics, installers, and
repairers ...........................
Electrical and electronics
repairers, commercial
and industrial
equipment ....................
Electrical and electronics
repairers, powerhouse,
substation, and relay ....
Security and fire alarm
systems installers .........
Aircraft mechanics and
service technicians ...........
Automotive technicians and
repairers ...........................
Automotive body and
related repairers ...........
Automotive service
technicians and
mechanics ....................
Bus and truck mechanics and
diesel engine specialists ...
Heavy vehicle and mobile
equipment service
technicians and
mechanics ........................
Mobile heavy equipment
mechanics, except
engines .........................
Rail car repairers ................
Small engine mechanics ........

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$23.59

$27.43

$944

$1,097

40.0

$49,073

$57,044

2,080

19.68

18.97

791

753

40.2

41,157

39,166

2,091

20.54

20.35

822

814

40.0

42,725

42,324

2,080

27.52

26.11

1,101

1,044

40.0

57,241

54,309

2,080

15.53

14.30

618

572

39.8

32,119

29,744

2,068

27.95

27.47

1,118

1,099

40.0

58,143

57,138

2,080

17.51

15.60

714

630

40.8

37,142

32,760

2,121

15.80

14.97

655

599

41.5

34,075

31,127

2,156

17.83

17.00

725

680

40.7

37,706

35,360

2,115

17.64

16.00

706

640

40.0

36,687

33,280

2,080

19.14

18.38

766

735

40.0

39,819

38,230

2,080

18.84
22.30
17.22

18.15
21.54
14.00

754
892
685

726
862
560

40.0
40.0
39.8

39,184
46,388
35,619

37,752
44,799
29,120

2,080
2,080
2,069

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-18

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Installation, maintenance, and
repair occupations
–Continued
Miscellaneous vehicle and
mobile equipment
mechanic, installers, and
repairers ...........................
Tire repairers and changers
Control and valve installers
and repairers ....................
Control and valve installers
and repairers, except
mechanical door ...........
Heating, air conditioning, and
refrigeration mechanics
and installers ....................
Industrial machinery
installation, repair, and
maintenance workers .......
Industrial machinery
mechanics ....................
Maintenance and repair
workers, general ..........
Maintenance workers,
machinery ....................
Line installers and repairers ...
Electrical power-line
installers and repairers
Telecommunications line
installers and repairers
Miscellaneous installation,
maintenance, and repair
workers ............................
Helpers--installation,
maintenance, and repair
workers ........................
Production occupations ...........
First-line
supervisors/managers of
production and operating
workers ............................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$10.78
10.63

$10.01
10.00

$431
425

$400
400

40.0
40.0

$22,422
22,119

$20,821
20,800

2,080
2,080

19.45

17.33

778

693

40.0

40,453

36,046

2,080

19.45

17.33

778

693

40.0

40,453

36,046

2,080

18.38

18.00

735

720

40.0

38,201

37,440

2,078

17.23

16.43

689

657

40.0

35,739

34,176

2,074

21.92

21.25

877

850

40.0

45,584

44,200

2,080

14.36

13.55

574

542

40.0

29,773

28,080

2,074

15.91
26.38

16.00
27.43

632
1,055

640
1,097

39.7
40.0

32,759
54,880

33,280
57,044

2,059
2,080

28.18

27.38

1,127

1,095

40.0

58,618

56,950

2,080

25.30

27.43

1,012

1,097

40.0

52,633

57,044

2,080

16.50

15.50

659

620

40.0

33,781

31,626

2,047

11.82

11.25

473

450

40.0

23,653

23,400

2,001

14.91

13.00

594

520

39.9

30,852

26,978

2,069

25.74

24.30

1,033

972

40.1

53,385

50,544

2,074

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-19

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Production occupations
–Continued
Aircraft structure, surfaces,
rigging, and systems
assemblers ........................
Electrical, electronics, and
electromechanical
assemblers ........................
Electrical and electronic
equipment assemblers ..
Engine and other machine
assemblers ........................
Miscellaneous assemblers and
fabricators ........................
Team assemblers ...............
Bakers ....................................
Butchers and other meat,
poultry, and fish
processing workers ..........
Butchers and meat cutters ..
Meat, poultry, and fish
cutters and trimmers ....
Slaughterers and meat
packers .........................
Miscellaneous food
processing workers ..........
Computer control
programmers and
operators ..........................
Computer-controlled
machine tool operators,
metal and plastic ..........
Forming machine setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..............
Machine tool cutting setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..............
Cutting, punching, and
press machine setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..........

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$20.86

$20.21

$835

$808

40.0

$43,397

$42,028

2,080

11.56

11.84

461

472

39.9

23,995

24,544

2,075

11.72

12.00

468

480

39.9

24,321

24,960

2,075

14.56

13.20

582

528

40.0

30,286

27,456

2,080

12.86
13.80
11.70

11.20
11.00
10.94

510
552
458

448
440
400

39.6
40.0
39.2

26,500
28,700
23,466

23,296
22,880
18,550

2,061
2,080
2,005

12.01
14.93

11.29
15.70

479
590

448
628

39.9
39.5

24,922
30,663

23,277
32,656

2,074
2,054

9.70

10.10

388

404

40.0

20,172

21,008

2,080

12.48

12.50

499

500

40.0

25,968

26,000

2,080

12.21

13.64

485

546

39.7

25,201

28,380

2,064

16.26

14.55

651

582

40.0

33,828

30,264

2,080

15.84

14.50

633

580

40.0

32,938

30,160

2,080

12.85

11.50

510

460

39.7

26,498

23,920

2,062

13.73

13.00

547

520

39.9

28,457

27,040

2,073

11.83

12.00

473

480

40.0

24,616

24,960

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-20

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Production occupations
–Continued
Lathe and turning machine
tool setters, operators,
and tenders, metal and
plastic ...........................
Machinists ..............................
Molders and molding
machine setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..............
Molding, coremaking, and
casting machine setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..........
Multiple machine tool setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..............
Welding, soldering, and
brazing workers ...............
Welders, cutters, solderers,
and brazers ...................
Welding, soldering, and
brazing machine
setters, operators, and
tenders ..........................
Miscellaneous metalworkers
and plastic workers ..........
Lay-out workers, metal and
plastic ...........................
Plating and coating
machine setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..........
Printers ...................................
Prepress technicians and
workers ........................
Printing machine operators
Laundry and dry-cleaning
workers ............................
Sewing machine operators .....

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$16.99
18.91

$19.00
18.65

$679
759

$760
746

40.0
40.1

$35,330
39,483

$39,520
38,792

2,080
2,088

10.47

9.98

416

399

39.7

21,612

20,750

2,064

10.62

10.19

421

400

39.6

21,874

20,800

2,059

11.73

11.50

469

460

40.0

24,401

23,920

2,080

15.81

15.00

632

600

40.0

32,883

31,200

2,080

16.00

15.50

640

620

40.0

33,270

32,240

2,080

13.35

13.26

534

530

40.0

27,768

27,581

2,080

13.31

12.00

532

480

40.0

27,677

24,960

2,080

14.74

16.00

590

640

40.0

30,665

33,280

2,080

14.45
18.26

12.00
16.50

578
728

480
660

40.0
39.9

30,061
37,859

24,960
34,320

2,080
2,073

20.93
17.05

22.93
15.55

830
681

917
622

39.7
40.0

43,177
35,413

47,694
32,344

2,063
2,077

9.53
9.61

9.45
10.02

373
377

378
401

39.1
39.2

19,384
19,491

19,656
20,835

2,034
2,028

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-21

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Production occupations
–Continued
Miscellaneous textile,
apparel, and furnishings
workers ............................
Cabinetmakers and bench
carpenters .........................
Woodworking machine
setters, operators, and
tenders ..............................
Power plant operators,
distributors, and
dispatchers .......................
Water and liquid waste
treatment plant and
system operators ..............
Miscellaneous plant and
system operators ..............
Chemical plant and system
operators ......................
Petroleum pump system
operators, refinery
operators, and gaugers
Crushing, grinding, polishing,
mixing, and blending
workers ............................
Grinding and polishing
workers, hand ..............
Mixing and blending
machine setters,
operators, and tenders ..
Inspectors, testers, sorters,
samplers, and weighers ....
Packaging and filling
machine operators and
tenders ..............................
Painting workers ....................
Coating, painting, and
spraying machine
setters, operators, and
tenders ..........................
Painters, transportation
equipment ....................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$10.59

$9.00

$415

$360

39.2

$21,570

$18,720

2,037

15.69

14.50

628

580

40.0

32,642

30,160

2,080

11.92

10.69

477

428

40.0

24,790

22,235

2,080

30.66

27.95

1,226

1,118

40.0

63,775

58,136

2,080

17.66

14.53

707

581

40.0

36,739

30,222

2,080

27.92

30.10

1,114

1,193

39.9

55,494

61,156

1,988

31.15

31.58

1,215

1,216

39.0

63,203

63,232

2,029

29.11

30.99

1,167

1,240

40.1

56,407

62,610

1,938

14.96

14.65

598

586

40.0

31,119

30,472

2,080

11.08

9.00

443

360

40.0

23,053

18,720

2,080

16.32

14.96

653

598

40.0

33,949

31,117

2,080

16.55

14.00

661

560

40.0

34,384

29,120

2,078

12.66
15.16

11.49
15.00

507
606

460
600

40.0
40.0

26,342
31,529

23,899
31,200

2,080
2,080

14.06

15.00

562

600

40.0

29,237

31,200

2,080

17.41

18.03

696

721

40.0

36,209

37,492

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-22

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Production occupations
–Continued
Miscellaneous production
workers ............................
Molders, shapers, and
casters, except metal
and plastic ....................
Helpers--production
workers ........................
Transportation and material
moving occupations ...........
First-line
supervisors/managers of
helpers, laborers, and
material movers, hand .....
First-line
supervisors/managers of
transportation and
material-moving machine
and vehicle operators .......
Bus drivers .............................
Bus drivers, transit and
intercity ........................
Bus drivers, school ............
Driver/sales workers and
truck drivers .....................
Driver/sales workers ..........
Truck drivers, heavy and
tractor-trailer ................
Truck drivers, light or
delivery services ..........
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs ...
Crane and tower operators .....
Dredge, excavating, and
loading machine operators
Excavating and loading
machine and dragline
operators ......................
Industrial truck and tractor
operators ..........................
Laborers and material
movers, hand ....................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$12.02

$11.19

$479

$440

39.8

$24,891

$22,880

2,071

10.62

10.42

425

417

40.0

22,082

21,667

2,080

11.07

11.00

440

440

39.7

22,873

22,880

2,065

15.27

13.00

619

520

40.6

31,767

26,780

2,080

17.89

17.16

729

657

40.7

37,900

34,174

2,118

26.36
14.64

22.51
12.64

1,127
516

1,072
440

42.8
35.2

58,628
21,810

55,718
20,280

2,224
1,490

14.24
15.05

11.00
12.84

570
472

440
444

40.0
31.4

29,621
17,381

22,880
16,543

2,080
1,155

16.86
14.37

15.00
14.71

726
583

644
580

43.1
40.5

37,768
30,291

33,467
30,160

2,240
2,108

17.55

15.95

780

688

44.4

40,563

35,784

2,311

15.85
9.13
19.56

14.00
9.00
19.25

642
358
782

560
360
770

40.5
39.2
40.0

33,391
18,619
40,685

29,120
18,720
40,040

2,107
2,038
2,080

13.44

13.25

538

530

40.0

27,951

27,560

2,080

13.44

13.25

538

530

40.0

27,951

27,560

2,080

12.22

11.17

488

447

40.0

25,402

23,236

2,079

11.02

10.23

434

400

39.4

22,169

20,800

2,012

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-23

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly, and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Transportation and material
moving occupations
–Continued
Cleaners of vehicles and
equipment ....................
Laborers and freight, stock,
and material movers,
hand .............................
Machine feeders and
offbearers .....................
Packers and packagers,
hand .............................
Refuse and recyclable
material collectors ...........

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$10.82

$10.71

$433

$428

40.0

$22,500

$22,266

2,080

11.46

10.49

450

400

39.3

22,717

20,800

1,983

10.95

10.10

438

404

40.0

22,766

21,008

2,080

9.70

8.79

378

351

39.0

19,679

18,262

2,028

12.53

12.51

501

501

40.0

26,062

26,027

2,080

1 Employees are classified as working either a full-time or a part-time schedule
based on the definition used by each establishment. Therefore, a worker with a
35-hour-per-week schedule might be considered a full-time employee in one
establishment, but classified as part-time in another firm, where a 40-hour week is the
minimum full-time schedule.
2 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
3 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.
4 Mean weekly earnings are the straight-time weekly wages or salaries paid to

employees. Median weekly earnings designate position in the earnings distribution at
which one-half of the earnings are paid the same as or more than the rate shown and
half are paid the same as or less than the rate shown. Mean weekly hours are the hours
an employee is scheduled to work in a week, exclusive of overtime.
5 Mean annual earnings are the straight-time annual wages or salaries paid to
employees. Median annual earnings designate position in the earnings distribution at
which one-half of the earnings are paid the same as or more than the rate shown and
half are paid the same as or less than the rate shown. Mean annual hours are the hours
an employee is scheduled to work in a year, exclusive of overtime.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

11-24

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

All workers ...................................

$19.84

$15.00

$791

$598

39.9

$40,969

$31,000

2,065

Management occupations .......
General and operations
managers ..........................
Advertising and promotions
managers ..........................
Marketing and sales managers
Marketing managers ..........
Sales managers ..................
Administrative services
managers ..........................
Computer and information
systems managers ............
Financial managers ................
Human resources managers ...
Compensation and benefits
managers ......................
Industrial production
managers ..........................
Purchasing managers .............
Transportation, storage, and
distribution managers ......
Construction managers ..........
Education administrators .......
Education administrators,
preschool and child
care center/program .....
Education administrators,
postsecondary ..............
Engineering managers ...........
Food service managers ..........
Medical and health services
managers ..........................
Property, real estate, and
community association
managers ..........................
Social and community service
managers ..........................

44.83

40.65

1,835

1,650

40.9

95,371

85,777

2,128

49.86

42.15

2,094

1,731

42.0

108,865

89,997

2,183

42.75
51.88
51.83
51.93

39.27
48.99
52.69
45.38

1,759
2,117
2,071
2,162

1,654
2,038
2,107
1,960

41.1
40.8
40.0
41.6

91,446
110,101
107,713
112,419

86,000
106,000
109,585
101,901

2,139
2,122
2,078
2,165

28.27

23.24

1,171

981

41.4

60,870

51,001

2,153

56.82
53.22
43.76

51.54
49.23
43.27

2,295
2,151
1,766

2,180
1,962
1,731

40.4
40.4
40.4

119,358
111,871
91,839

113,360
101,999
90,000

2,101
2,102
2,099

37.17

35.38

1,505

1,415

40.5

78,275

73,592

2,106

42.69
40.35

40.37
35.82

1,716
1,614

1,640
1,433

40.2
40.0

89,225
83,918

85,278
74,506

2,090
2,080

33.59
36.34
27.20

33.29
37.04
20.44

1,356
1,483
1,075

1,332
1,505
818

40.4
40.8
39.5

70,503
77,110
55,280

69,249
78,252
42,515

2,099
2,122
2,033

18.69

17.69

745

708

39.9

38,322

36,795

2,051

36.09
58.31
24.04

40.73
57.49
25.00

1,384
2,359
1,068

1,527
2,269
966

38.3
40.5
44.4

71,410
122,679
55,554

79,416
117,998
50,220

1,979
2,104
2,311

36.73

34.89

1,543

1,371

42.0

80,225

71,267

2,184

22.94

23.08

918

923

40.0

47,737

48,004

2,081

22.14

16.35

877

654

39.6

45,604

33,989

2,060

30.85
30.17

28.85
30.27

1,241
1,211

1,144
1,211

40.2
40.1

63,898
62,983

58,854
62,960

2,071
2,088

Business and financial
operations occupations ......
Buyers and purchasing agents
See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

12-1

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Business and financial
operations occupations
–Continued
Purchasing agents, except
wholesale, retail, and
farm products ...............
Claims adjusters, appraisers,
examiners, and
investigators .....................
Claims adjusters,
examiners, and
investigators .................
Compliance officers, except
agriculture, construction,
health and safety, and
transportation ...................
Cost estimators ......................
Human resources, training,
and labor relations
specialists .........................
Employment, recruitment,
and placement
specialists .....................
Compensation, benefits,
and job analysis
specialists .....................
Training and development
specialists .....................
Logisticians ............................
Management analysts ............
Accountants and auditors ......
Credit analysts .......................
Financial analysts and
advisors ............................
Financial analysts ..............
Personal financial advisors
Loan counselors and officers
Loan officers ......................
Computer and mathematical
science occupations ............
Computer programmers .........
Computer software engineers

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$28.30

$27.98

$1,138

$1,119

40.2

$59,196

$58,200

2,092

29.12

28.59

1,144

1,127

39.3

59,510

58,585

2,043

28.06

28.17

1,101

1,113

39.2

57,237

57,886

2,039

35.10
33.94

32.20
31.52

1,406
1,380

1,288
1,355

40.1
40.7

73,105
71,785

66,972
70,485

2,083
2,115

27.10

25.16

1,083

1,010

40.0

56,307

52,499

2,078

23.96

21.92

925

836

38.6

48,116

43,453

2,008

23.35

21.64

992

1,058

42.5

51,568

55,000

2,209

32.53
36.15
35.27
30.05
25.51

26.50
38.23
30.00
28.85
24.00

1,279
1,446
1,429
1,211
1,020

1,018
1,529
1,200
1,134
960

39.3
40.0
40.5
40.3
40.0

66,517
75,182
74,312
62,959
53,059

52,915
79,510
62,400
58,989
49,920

2,045
2,080
2,107
2,095
2,080

30.85
32.24
26.44
31.07
31.07

27.66
29.34
25.96
28.85
28.85

1,234
1,290
1,058
1,243
1,243

1,107
1,174
1,038
1,154
1,154

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

64,163
67,064
54,991
64,626
64,626

57,539
61,023
53,993
60,000
60,000

2,080
2,080
2,080
2,080
2,080

37.18
37.77
45.05

35.05
39.20
43.17

1,492
1,513
1,806

1,406
1,568
1,743

40.1
40.1
40.1

77,561
78,695
93,887

73,091
81,536
90,644

2,086
2,083
2,084

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-2

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Computer and mathematical
science occupations
–Continued
Computer software
engineers, applications
Computer software
engineers, systems
software .......................
Computer support specialists
Computer systems analysts ....
Database administrators .........
Network and computer
systems administrators .....
Network systems and data
communications analysts
Architecture and engineering
occupations .........................
Architects, except naval .........
Engineers ...............................
Aerospace engineers ..........
Chemical engineers ...........
Civil engineers ...................
Computer hardware
engineers ......................
Electrical and electronics
engineers ......................
Electrical engineers .......
Electronics engineers,
except computer .......
Environmental engineers ...
Industrial engineers,
including health and
safety ............................
Industrial engineers .......
Mechanical engineers ........
Petroleum engineers ..........
Drafters ..................................
Architectural and civil
drafters .........................
Electrical and electronics
drafters .........................
Mechanical drafters ...........

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$43.74

$43.37

$1,757

$1,769

40.2

$91,363

$91,965

2,089

46.19
25.98
43.78
33.18

43.12
23.80
40.58
28.05

1,848
1,040
1,756
1,327

1,725
952
1,623
1,122

40.0
40.0
40.1
40.0

96,071
54,095
91,327
69,010

89,688
49,483
84,396
58,340

2,080
2,082
2,086
2,080

27.77

26.45

1,118

1,058

40.3

58,117

55,016

2,093

33.65

32.54

1,346

1,301

40.0

69,999

67,673

2,080

35.92
25.95
44.62
39.33
60.71
36.09

32.25
23.46
39.90
37.74
59.65
36.21

1,448
1,087
1,801
1,573
2,429
1,506

1,304
1,056
1,631
1,510
2,386
1,426

40.3
41.9
40.4
40.0
40.0
41.7

75,288
56,527
93,641
81,809
126,285
78,309

67,796
54,889
84,789
78,499
124,080
74,162

2,096
2,178
2,099
2,080
2,080
2,170

45.61

42.23

1,859

1,731

40.8

96,660

90,000

2,119

41.87
44.22

40.56
39.71

1,696
1,813

1,625
1,588

40.5
41.0

88,201
94,278

84,494
82,591

2,107
2,132

39.36
33.65

42.79
29.81

1,574
1,346

1,712
1,192

40.0
40.0

81,869
69,991

88,999
62,001

2,080
2,080

40.21
39.78
39.46
56.94
25.34

37.96
37.09
35.99
46.55
20.00

1,608
1,591
1,579
2,278
1,014

1,518
1,483
1,440
1,862
800

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

83,637
82,747
82,087
118,430
52,744

78,951
77,139
74,859
96,816
41,600

2,080
2,080
2,080
2,080
2,082

27.63

21.25

1,105

850

40.0

57,465

44,200

2,080

20.64
19.11

15.75
19.83

826
764

630
793

40.0
40.0

42,932
39,739

32,760
41,246

2,080
2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-3

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Architecture and engineering
occupations –Continued
Engineering technicians,
except drafters .................
Electrical and electronic
engineering technicians
Surveying and mapping
technicians .......................
Life, physical, and social
science occupations ............
Physical scientists ..................
Environmental scientists
and geoscientists ..........
Market and survey
researchers .......................
Market research analysts ...
Chemical technicians .............
Community and social
services occupations ...........
Educational, vocational,
and school counselors ..
Social workers .......................
Child, family, and school
social workers ..............
Medical and public health
social workers ..............
Miscellaneous community
and social service
specialists .........................
Social and human service
assistants ......................
Legal occupations ....................
Lawyers .................................
Paralegals and legal assistants
Miscellaneous legal support
workers ............................
Title examiners,
abstractors, and
searchers ......................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$23.38

$20.32

$935

$813

40.0

$48,629

$42,274

2,080

24.97

21.89

999

876

40.0

51,947

45,531

2,080

20.48

15.66

819

626

40.0

42,602

32,573

2,080

32.50
47.17

30.24
32.63

1,301
1,887

1,210
1,305

40.0
40.0

67,657
98,116

62,903
67,870

2,082
2,080

58.96

54.14

2,358

2,165

40.0

122,628

112,601

2,080

39.55
39.55
25.16

30.53
30.53
24.76

1,582
1,582
1,024

1,221
1,221
1,008

40.0
40.0
40.7

82,261
82,261
53,224

63,502
63,502
52,416

2,080
2,080
2,115

15.93

13.94

636

558

39.9

32,899

28,995

2,066

24.25
20.98

21.64
21.00

962
839

865
840

39.7
40.0

45,830
43,638

44,101
43,680

1,890
2,080

18.19

19.71

728

788

40.0

37,835

40,997

2,080

22.44

22.42

898

897

40.0

46,674

46,625

2,080

11.89

11.54

473

458

39.8

24,620

23,795

2,070

11.24

11.44

447

458

39.8

23,263

23,795

2,069

29.92
57.51
20.16

19.90
48.08
17.50

1,232
2,527
806

771
2,333
700

41.2
43.9
40.0

64,063
131,414
41,922

40,089
121,324
36,400

2,141
2,285
2,079

20.11

17.13

836

771

41.6

43,463

40,089

2,162

21.26

17.13

898

771

42.2

46,690

40,089

2,196

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-4

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Education, training, and
library occupations ............
Postsecondary teachers ..........
Health teachers,
postsecondary ..............
Arts, communications, and
humanities teachers,
postsecondary ..............
Art, drama, and music
teachers,
postsecondary ..........
Miscellaneous
postsecondary teachers
Primary, secondary, and
special education school
teachers ............................
Preschool and kindergarten
teachers ........................
Preschool teachers,
except special
education ..................
Elementary and middle
school teachers .............
Middle school teachers,
except special and
vocational education
Secondary school teachers
Secondary school
teachers, except
special and
vocational education
Other teachers and instructors
Teacher assistants ..................
Arts, design, entertainment,
sports, and media
occupations .........................
Artists and related workers ....
Designers ...............................
Graphic designers ..............
News analysts, reporters and
correspondents .................
Writers and editors ................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$26.43
53.97

$17.86
33.35

$1,026
2,114

$712
1,321

38.8
39.2

$45,938
94,601

$31,455
63,153

1,738
1,753

75.67

40.93

2,965

1,632

39.2

140,177

86,784

1,853

32.65

32.60

1,244

1,187

38.1

48,359

46,950

1,481

36.46

36.11

1,460

1,444

40.0

55,203

53,431

1,514

36.88

30.36

1,458

1,214

39.5

69,524

63,153

1,885

21.45

18.92

835

768

39.0

35,142

33,904

1,639

11.47

11.21

449

456

39.1

22,267

22,880

1,941

11.47

11.21

449

456

39.1

22,267

22,880

1,941

26.42

26.04

1,004

965

38.0

36,983

35,903

1,400

27.01
26.41

25.94
25.26

1,063
1,022

1,027
1,004

39.4
38.7

39,023
41,177

38,216
39,050

1,445
1,559

30.00
19.57
9.72

28.90
19.55
8.73

1,148
714
379

1,122
688
349

38.3
36.5
39.0

43,009
29,983
18,152

42,409
29,346
15,600

1,433
1,532
1,867

23.75
35.40
22.37
22.76

19.38
29.88
19.86
19.86

949
1,456
897
910

769
1,225
794
794

39.9
41.1
40.1
40.0

49,327
75,693
46,649
47,317

39,998
63,702
41,305
41,305

2,077
2,138
2,086
2,079

25.30
21.07

29.75
17.31

1,022
841

1,190
692

40.4
39.9

53,140
43,753

61,886
36,001

2,101
2,076

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-5

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Arts, design, entertainment,
sports, and media
occupations –Continued
Editors ................................
Healthcare practitioner and
technical occupations .........
Pharmacists ............................
Physicians and surgeons ........
Registered nurses ...................
Therapists ..............................
Occupational therapists .....
Physical therapists .............
Respiratory therapists ........
Clinical laboratory
technologists and
technicians .......................
Medical and clinical
laboratory technologists
Medical and clinical
laboratory technicians ..
Diagnostic related
technologists and
technicians .......................
Cardiovascular
technologists and
technicians ...................
Radiologic technologists
and technicians ............
Emergency medical
technicians and
paramedics .......................
Health diagnosing and
treating practitioner
support technicians ..........
Pharmacy technicians ........
Respiratory therapy
technicians ...................
Surgical technologists ........
Licensed practical and
licensed vocational nurses
Medical records and health
information technicians ...

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$21.34

$21.01

$854

$840

40.0

$44,417

$43,692

2,081

28.65
54.24
93.68
29.71
37.19
38.30
41.34
24.81

24.32
55.00
93.75
29.42
37.25
37.89
41.11
23.55

1,134
2,177
4,390
1,165
1,473
1,479
1,645
978

956
2,200
3,750
1,159
1,459
1,400
1,644
942

39.6
40.1
46.9
39.2
39.6
38.6
39.8
39.4

58,987
113,194
228,266
60,594
76,593
76,922
85,514
50,878

49,691
114,400
195,000
60,258
75,858
72,800
85,509
48,992

2,059
2,087
2,437
2,040
2,059
2,008
2,069
2,051

17.71

15.15

702

606

39.6

36,497

31,512

2,061

24.89

25.16

978

980

39.3

50,861

50,960

2,043

13.44

13.00

535

512

39.8

27,837

26,624

2,072

23.78

23.93

950

957

40.0

49,419

49,758

2,078

19.00

16.46

760

658

40.0

39,521

34,237

2,080

22.74

22.79

908

912

39.9

47,230

47,403

2,077

12.83

12.05

504

479

39.3

26,209

24,918

2,043

16.88
14.76

16.89
14.77

664
584

664
576

39.3
39.6

34,525
30,372

34,549
29,952

2,046
2,057

20.71
18.84

21.17
18.58

828
743

847
720

40.0
39.4

43,076
38,629

44,034
37,440

2,080
2,050

19.37

19.00

760

757

39.2

39,527

39,354

2,041

17.71

17.00

704

661

39.7

36,600

34,362

2,066

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-6

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Healthcare practitioner and
technical occupations
–Continued
Miscellaneous health
technologists and
technicians .......................
Occupational health and
safety specialists and
technicians .......................
Occupational health and
safety specialists ..........
Healthcare support
occupations .........................
Nursing, psychiatric, and
home health aides ............
Home health aides .............
Nursing aides, orderlies,
and attendants ..............
Psychiatric aides ................
Physical therapist assistants
and aides ..........................
Physical therapist aides ......
Miscellaneous healthcare
support occupations .........
Dental assistants ................
Medical assistants ..............
Protective service occupations
Security guards and gaming
surveillance officers .........
Security guards ..................
Food preparation and serving
related occupations ............
First-line
supervisors/managers,
food preparation and
serving workers ...............
First-line
supervisors/managers
of food preparation and
serving workers ...........

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$21.89

$14.50

$874

$580

39.9

$45,466

$30,160

2,077

28.79

15.92

1,152

637

40.0

59,885

33,114

2,080

28.79

15.92

1,152

637

40.0

59,885

33,114

2,080

11.62

10.50

441

412

37.9

22,932

21,424

1,973

9.91
8.91

9.50
7.50

376
305

370
286

37.9
34.2

19,532
15,855

19,240
14,851

1,971
1,780

10.19
9.95

9.79
9.60

398
382

384
384

39.0
38.4

20,673
19,872

19,968
19,968

2,029
1,998

19.60
10.83

13.08
11.00

780
429

523
440

39.8
39.6

40,571
22,311

27,206
22,880

2,070
2,059

13.58
17.39
12.09

13.00
17.00
12.22

513
581
483

520
556
484

37.8
33.4
39.9

26,695
30,228
25,107

27,040
28,930
25,168

1,965
1,739
2,077

11.56

11.00

458

440

39.6

23,370

22,880

2,022

11.91
11.91

11.25
11.25

470
470

447
447

39.4
39.4

24,415
24,415

23,254
23,254

2,049
2,049

7.94

8.00

303

300

38.2

15,704

15,600

1,978

14.70

14.90

628

596

42.7

32,645

30,998

2,221

14.61

14.90

625

596

42.8

32,514

30,998

2,225

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-7

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Food preparation and serving
related occupations
–Continued
Cooks .....................................
Cooks, fast food .................
Cooks, institution and
cafeteria .......................
Cooks, restaurant ...............
Cooks, short order .............
Food preparation workers ......
Food service, tipped ...............
Bartenders ..........................
Waiters and waitresses ......
Dining room and cafeteria
attendants and
bartender helpers .........
Fast food and counter
workers ............................
Combined food preparation
and serving workers,
including fast food .......
Counter attendants,
cafeteria, food
concession, and coffee
shop ..............................
Food servers, nonrestaurant ...
Dishwashers ...........................
Hosts and hostesses,
restaurant, lounge, and
coffee shop .......................
Building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance
occupations .........................
First-line
supervisors/managers,
building and grounds
cleaning and maintenance
workers ............................
First-line
supervisors/managers
of housekeeping and
janitorial workers .........

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$9.76
8.62

$9.50
8.72

$374
315

$363
330

38.4
36.6

$19,359
16,388

$18,888
17,160

1,984
1,902

10.30
10.23
8.88
8.48
4.21
6.15
3.20

10.25
9.74
9.00
7.87
2.57
6.25
2.35

401
395
353
329
154
213
117

395
386
360
300
100
180
86

38.9
38.6
39.8
38.8
36.7
34.6
36.6

20,121
20,541
18,382
17,117
7,985
10,581
6,089

20,202
20,047
18,720
15,600
5,200
9,338
4,472

1,953
2,008
2,071
2,019
1,899
1,722
1,902

7.22

7.25

277

290

38.4

14,301

15,080

1,980

8.59

8.16

329

306

38.3

17,093

15,912

1,989

8.63

8.04

330

315

38.3

17,178

16,380

1,992

8.47
7.61
8.18

8.28
8.00
8.00

323
293
319

298
311
303

38.1
38.5
39.0

16,784
15,247
16,567

15,502
16,185
15,766

1,981
2,004
2,026

7.84

7.50

291

290

37.1

15,124

15,080

1,928

9.88

9.00

385

356

39.0

19,890

18,500

2,013

13.65

14.02

545

540

39.9

28,322

28,080

2,075

13.10

12.91

514

484

39.3

26,733

25,173

2,041

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-8

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance
occupations –Continued
Building cleaning workers .....
Janitors and cleaners,
except maids and
housekeeping cleaners
Maids and housekeeping
cleaners ........................
Grounds maintenance
workers ............................
Landscaping and
groundskeeping
workers ........................
Personal care and service
occupations .........................
First-line
supervisors/managers of
personal service workers
Nonfarm animal caretakers ....
Miscellaneous entertainment
attendants and related
workers ............................
Amusement and recreation
attendants .....................
Barbers and cosmetologists ...
Baggage porters, bellhops,
and concierges .................
Baggage porters and
bellhops ........................
Transportation attendants ......
Child care workers .................
Personal and home care aides
Recreation and fitness
workers ............................
Recreation workers ............
Sales and related occupations
First-line
supervisors/managers,
sales workers ...................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$9.17

$8.70

$355

$342

38.8

$18,323

$17,763

1,999

9.40

8.98

369

351

39.3

19,195

18,242

2,042

8.61

8.50

327

339

38.0

16,648

17,576

1,933

9.68

8.89

379

356

39.2

19,680

18,500

2,032

9.61

8.89

376

356

39.2

19,520

18,500

2,031

12.01

9.00

444

356

37.0

23,088

18,489

1,922

14.68
11.48

14.63
11.85

579
459

578
474

39.4
40.0

30,088
23,870

30,031
24,648

2,050
2,080

9.45

9.00

369

350

39.1

19,205

18,200

2,031

9.31
14.53

9.00
10.16

363
–

350
–

39.0
–

18,883
–

18,200
–

2,029
–

7.56

6.70

287

266

38.0

14,945

13,832

1,976

6.85
37.13
8.56
9.00

6.67
44.88
8.00
8.29

259
752
339
350

262
725
320
331

37.8
20.3
39.5
38.9

13,454
39,120
17,600
18,183

13,624
37,690
16,640
17,237

1,965
1,054
2,055
2,021

14.56
12.94

12.69
12.00

514
485

480
448

35.3
37.5

26,739
25,199

24,960
23,296

1,837
1,948

19.23

13.28

772

526

40.2

40,084

27,331

2,084

20.91

16.89

861

676

41.2

44,752

35,127

2,140

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-9

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Sales and related occupations
–Continued
First-line
supervisors/managers
of retail sales workers ..
First-line
supervisors/managers
of non-retail sales
workers ........................
Retail sales workers ...............
Cashiers, all workers .........
Cashiers .........................
Counter and rental clerks
and parts salespersons ..
Counter and rental clerks
Parts salespersons ..........
Retail salespersons .............
Advertising sales agents ........
Insurance sales agents ............
Securities, commodities, and
financial services sales
agents ...............................
Sales representatives,
wholesale and
manufacturing ..................
Sales representatives,
wholesale and
manufacturing,
technical and scientific
products .......................
Sales representatives,
wholesale and
manufacturing, except
technical and scientific
products .......................
Real estate brokers and sales
agents ...............................
Real estate sales agents ......
Telemarketers ........................
Miscellaneous sales and
related workers ................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$18.23

$16.40

$743

$657

40.8

$38,646

$34,174

2,120

29.80
11.68
9.50
9.50

26.92
9.95
9.00
9.00

1,266
464
370
370

1,114
390
356
356

42.5
39.7
39.0
39.0

65,852
24,013
19,041
19,041

57,951
20,268
18,221
18,221

2,210
2,056
2,004
2,004

12.86
9.96
14.58
12.65
25.64
27.49

11.17
8.75
13.25
10.25
21.64
24.12

514
386
594
506
1,032
1,129

447
350
530
403
865
986

40.0
38.7
40.7
40.0
40.3
41.1

26,722
20,063
30,879
26,337
53,665
58,714

23,234
18,200
27,560
20,958
45,001
51,287

2,078
2,015
2,118
2,082
2,093
2,135

41.22

26.43

1,664

1,057

40.4

86,510

54,964

2,099

32.71

27.45

1,319

1,081

40.3

68,584

56,218

2,097

38.48

36.22

1,554

1,470

40.4

80,783

76,430

2,100

30.11

24.93

1,213

962

40.3

63,089

50,003

2,096

19.82
19.82
12.74

20.54
20.54
10.76

804
804
510

822
822
430

40.5
40.5
40.0

41,785
41,785
26,500

42,725
42,725
22,381

2,108
2,108
2,080

14.70

10.51

588

420

40.0

30,584

21,861

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-10

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Office and administrative
support occupations ...........
First-line
supervisors/managers of
office and administrative
support workers ...............
Switchboard operators,
including answering
service ..............................
Financial clerks ......................
Bill and account collectors
Billing and posting clerks
and machine operators
Bookkeeping, accounting,
and auditing clerks .......
Payroll and timekeeping
clerks ............................
Procurement clerks ............
Tellers ................................
Brokerage clerks ....................
Credit authorizers, checkers,
and clerks .........................
Customer service
representatives .................
File clerks ..............................
Hotel, motel, and resort desk
clerks ................................
Interviewers, except
eligibility and loan ...........
Loan interviewers and clerks
New accounts clerks ..............
Order clerks ...........................
Human resources assistants,
except payroll and
timekeeping .....................
Receptionists and information
clerks ................................
Reservation and
transportation ticket
agents and travel clerks ...
Cargo and freight agents ........
Couriers and messengers .......
Dispatchers ............................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$14.91

$13.86

$592

$550

39.7

$30,790

$28,600

2,065

22.78

21.58

907

863

39.8

47,184

44,886

2,071

10.31
14.58
14.09

9.42
14.04
13.79

403
579
563

360
560
551

39.1
39.7
39.9

20,948
30,124
29,268

18,720
29,120
28,673

2,032
2,066
2,077

14.52

14.04

574

555

39.5

29,849

28,870

2,056

15.71

15.39

623

615

39.6

32,367

31,202

2,060

17.09
17.78
11.77
18.50

17.13
18.27
11.32
18.31

674
711
470
740

680
731
453
732

39.4
40.0
39.9
40.0

35,031
36,991
24,422
38,483

35,360
38,000
23,537
38,079

2,050
2,080
2,075
2,080

15.28

14.71

611

588

40.0

31,788

30,601

2,080

14.61
12.92

13.83
12.79

581
514

552
512

39.8
39.8

30,198
26,733

28,716
26,603

2,066
2,070

9.17

9.00

359

360

39.2

18,684

18,720

2,037

12.77
15.85
12.37
12.40

11.64
15.03
11.54
11.22

511
634
494
493

466
601
462
433

40.0
40.0
40.0
39.8

26,558
32,977
25,694
25,645

24,209
31,252
23,999
22,495

2,080
2,080
2,077
2,068

18.59

18.33

740

733

39.8

38,498

38,131

2,071

11.81

11.50

468

460

39.6

24,336

23,920

2,060

16.46
19.50
10.98
17.21

16.58
19.34
10.74
14.30

659
810
432
690

663
823
430
568

40.0
41.6
39.4
40.1

34,246
42,140
22,486
35,884

34,476
42,806
22,343
29,536

2,080
2,161
2,049
2,085

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-11

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Office and administrative
support occupations
–Continued
Dispatchers, except police,
fire, and ambulance .....
Production, planning, and
expediting clerks ..............
Shipping, receiving, and
traffic clerks .....................
Stock clerks and order fillers
Secretaries and administrative
assistants ..........................
Executive secretaries and
administrative
assistants ......................
Legal secretaries ................
Medical secretaries ............
Secretaries, except legal,
medical, and executive
Data entry and information
processing workers ..........
Data entry keyers ...............
Insurance claims and policy
processing clerks .............
Mail clerks and mail machine
operators, except postal
service ..............................
Office clerks, general .............
Farming, fishing, and forestry
occupations .........................
Construction and extraction
occupations .........................
First-line
supervisors/managers of
construction trades and
extraction workers ...........
Carpenters ..............................
Carpet, floor, and tile
installers and finishers .....
Tile and marble setters .......

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$17.48

$14.57

$701

$580

40.1

$36,451

$30,160

2,085

18.20

16.50

727

660

40.0

37,819

34,320

2,077

12.54
11.68

11.15
11.30

499
464

448
450

39.8
39.7

25,924
24,122

23,296
23,400

2,068
2,066

17.34

16.83

688

668

39.7

35,742

34,711

2,062

20.62
16.53
13.74

20.25
16.00
12.37

820
661
544

808
640
490

39.8
40.0
39.6

42,630
34,391
28,271

41,999
33,280
25,501

2,068
2,080
2,057

15.93

15.39

629

600

39.5

32,678

31,200

2,052

12.38
12.10

12.28
11.50

495
483

491
460

39.9
39.9

25,719
25,130

25,532
23,920

2,077
2,077

16.44

14.77

646

588

39.3

33,578

30,576

2,043

12.53
13.20

12.70
12.48

492
522

495
497

39.3
39.6

25,599
27,155

25,734
25,821

2,044
2,058

14.74

11.46

590

458

40.0

26,983

21,112

1,830

16.92

14.85

683

593

40.4

35,436

30,805

2,095

26.39
16.43

25.33
15.50

1,099
657

1,000
620

41.6
40.0

57,130
34,054

52,000
32,240

2,165
2,072

17.17
17.25

17.25
17.25

667
676

690
690

38.9
39.2

34,690
35,148

35,886
35,886

2,021
2,037

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-12

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Construction and extraction
occupations –Continued
Cement masons, concrete
finishers, and terrazzo
workers ............................
Cement masons and
concrete finishers .........
Construction laborers .............
Construction equipment
operators ..........................
Operating engineers and
other construction
equipment operators ....
Electricians ............................
Painters and paperhangers .....
Painters, construction and
maintenance .................
Pipelayers, plumbers,
pipefitters, and
steamfitters ......................
Pipelayers ..........................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..................
Reinforcing iron and rebar
workers ............................
Roofers ..................................
Sheet metal workers ..............
Helpers, construction trades ..
Helpers--brickmasons,
blockmasons,
stonemasons, and tile
and marble setters ........
Helpers--carpenters ............
Helpers--electricians ..........
Helpers--pipelayers,
plumbers, pipefitters,
and steamfitters ............
Hazardous materials removal
workers ............................
Miscellaneous construction
and related workers ..........

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$13.20

$12.86

$528

$514

40.0

$27,086

$26,000

2,052

13.20
11.70

12.86
10.69

528
468

514
427

40.0
40.0

27,086
24,299

26,000
22,225

2,052
2,077

15.79

14.85

632

594

40.0

32,852

30,888

2,080

16.57
18.13
14.18

15.00
17.00
13.00

663
725
567

600
680
520

40.0
40.0
40.0

34,468
37,700
29,484

31,200
35,360
27,040

2,080
2,080
2,080

14.18

13.00

567

520

40.0

29,484

27,040

2,080

19.18
14.92

19.00
12.25

767
597

760
490

40.0
40.0

39,865
31,042

39,520
25,480

2,079
2,080

19.57

20.00

782

800

40.0

40,669

41,600

2,078

15.99
16.78
17.17
11.64

16.75
17.00
16.63
11.50

640
671
687
465

670
680
665
460

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

32,303
34,905
35,718
24,132

34,840
35,360
34,597
23,660

2,020
2,080
2,080
2,073

10.29
11.34
12.92

9.76
12.00
11.75

409
454
517

390
480
470

39.8
40.0
40.0

20,962
23,595
26,882

20,292
24,960
24,440

2,038
2,080
2,080

12.55

12.00

502

480

40.0

26,111

24,960

2,080

12.36

11.00

494

440

40.0

24,968

21,840

2,021

13.79

12.95

551

518

40.0

28,677

26,936

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-13

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Construction and extraction
occupations –Continued
Derrick, rotary drill, and
service unit operators, oil,
gas, and mining ................
Roustabouts, oil and gas ........
Installation, maintenance, and
repair occupations .............
First-line
supervisors/managers of
mechanics, installers, and
repairers ...........................
Computer, automated teller,
and office machine
repairers ...........................
Radio and
telecommunications
equipment installers and
repairers ...........................
Telecommunications
equipment installers
and repairers, except
line installers ................
Miscellaneous electrical and
electronic equipment
mechanics, installers, and
repairers ...........................
Electrical and electronics
repairers, commercial
and industrial
equipment ....................
Electrical and electronics
repairers, powerhouse,
substation, and relay ....
Security and fire alarm
systems installers .........
Aircraft mechanics and
service technicians ...........
Automotive technicians and
repairers ...........................
Automotive body and
related repairers ...........

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$22.77
18.69

$21.50
16.75

$911
748

$860
670

40.0
40.0

$47,372
38,879

$44,720
34,840

2,080
2,080

19.48

18.38

783

738

40.2

40,635

38,293

2,086

27.00

26.06

1,125

1,114

41.7

58,519

57,933

2,168

16.78

15.64

671

626

40.0

34,902

32,527

2,080

23.57

27.43

943

1,097

40.0

49,021

57,044

2,080

23.59

27.43

944

1,097

40.0

49,073

57,044

2,080

19.64

18.75

790

738

40.2

41,070

38,397

2,091

20.47

20.35

819

814

40.0

42,575

42,324

2,080

27.52

26.11

1,101

1,044

40.0

57,241

54,309

2,080

15.53

14.30

618

572

39.8

32,119

29,744

2,068

27.95

27.47

1,118

1,099

40.0

58,143

57,138

2,080

17.57

15.50

718

624

40.8

37,327

32,448

2,124

15.80

14.97

655

599

41.5

34,075

31,127

2,156

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-14

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Installation, maintenance, and
repair occupations
–Continued
Automotive service
technicians and
mechanics ....................
Bus and truck mechanics and
diesel engine specialists ...
Heavy vehicle and mobile
equipment service
technicians and
mechanics ........................
Mobile heavy equipment
mechanics, except
engines .........................
Rail car repairers ................
Small engine mechanics ........
Miscellaneous vehicle and
mobile equipment
mechanic, installers, and
repairers ...........................
Tire repairers and changers
Heating, air conditioning, and
refrigeration mechanics
and installers ....................
Industrial machinery
installation, repair, and
maintenance workers .......
Industrial machinery
mechanics ....................
Maintenance and repair
workers, general ..........
Maintenance workers,
machinery ....................
Line installers and repairers ...
Electrical power-line
installers and repairers
Telecommunications line
installers and repairers
Miscellaneous installation,
maintenance, and repair
workers ............................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$17.93

$17.00

$730

$680

40.7

$37,971

$35,360

2,117

17.57

16.00

703

640

40.0

36,537

33,280

2,080

19.40

18.39

776

735

40.0

40,347

38,245

2,080

19.16
22.30
17.59

18.39
21.54
14.00

767
892
700

735
862
560

40.0
40.0
39.8

39,859
46,388
36,378

38,245
44,799
29,120

2,080
2,080
2,068

10.78
10.63

10.01
10.00

431
425

400
400

40.0
40.0

22,422
22,119

20,821
20,800

2,080
2,080

17.97

17.59

719

704

40.0

37,387

36,587

2,080

17.57

17.25

702

690

39.9

36,475

35,880

2,077

21.81

21.25

872

850

40.0

45,362

44,200

2,080

14.27

13.33

571

533

40.0

29,679

27,726

2,080

15.91
26.61

16.00
27.43

632
1,064

640
1,097

39.7
40.0

32,759
55,344

33,280
57,044

2,059
2,080

29.07

29.92

1,163

1,197

40.0

60,462

62,234

2,080

25.30

27.43

1,012

1,097

40.0

52,633

57,044

2,080

16.65

15.50

665

620

39.9

34,035

31,803

2,044

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-15

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Installation, maintenance, and
repair occupations
–Continued
Helpers--installation,
maintenance, and repair
workers ........................
Production occupations ...........
First-line
supervisors/managers of
production and operating
workers ............................
Aircraft structure, surfaces,
rigging, and systems
assemblers ........................
Electrical, electronics, and
electromechanical
assemblers ........................
Electrical and electronic
equipment assemblers ..
Engine and other machine
assemblers ........................
Miscellaneous assemblers and
fabricators ........................
Team assemblers ...............
Bakers ....................................
Butchers and other meat,
poultry, and fish
processing workers ..........
Butchers and meat cutters ..
Meat, poultry, and fish
cutters and trimmers ....
Slaughterers and meat
packers .........................
Miscellaneous food
processing workers ..........
Computer control
programmers and
operators ..........................
Computer-controlled
machine tool operators,
metal and plastic ..........

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$11.72

$11.25

$469

$450

40.0

$23,377

$23,400

1,995

14.88

12.97

593

519

39.9

30,788

26,915

2,069

25.68

24.04

1,030

972

40.1

53,252

49,999

2,074

20.86

20.21

835

808

40.0

43,397

42,028

2,080

11.56

11.84

461

472

39.9

23,995

24,544

2,075

11.72

12.00

468

480

39.9

24,321

24,960

2,075

14.56

13.20

582

528

40.0

30,286

27,456

2,080

12.86
13.80
11.65

11.20
11.00
10.40

510
552
459

448
440
400

39.6
40.0
39.4

26,500
28,700
23,885

23,296
22,880
20,800

2,061
2,080
2,050

12.01
14.93

11.29
15.70

479
590

448
628

39.9
39.5

24,922
30,663

23,277
32,656

2,074
2,054

9.70

10.10

388

404

40.0

20,172

21,008

2,080

12.48

12.50

499

500

40.0

25,968

26,000

2,080

12.21

13.64

485

546

39.7

25,201

28,380

2,064

16.26

14.55

651

582

40.0

33,828

30,264

2,080

15.84

14.50

633

580

40.0

32,938

30,160

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-16

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Production occupations
–Continued
Forming machine setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..............
Machine tool cutting setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..............
Cutting, punching, and
press machine setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..........
Lathe and turning machine
tool setters, operators,
and tenders, metal and
plastic ...........................
Machinists ..............................
Molders and molding
machine setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..............
Molding, coremaking, and
casting machine setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..........
Multiple machine tool setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..............
Welding, soldering, and
brazing workers ...............
Welders, cutters, solderers,
and brazers ...................
Welding, soldering, and
brazing machine
setters, operators, and
tenders ..........................
Miscellaneous metalworkers
and plastic workers ..........
Lay-out workers, metal and
plastic ...........................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$12.85

$11.50

$510

$460

39.7

$26,498

$23,920

2,062

13.73

13.00

547

520

39.9

28,457

27,040

2,073

11.83

12.00

473

480

40.0

24,616

24,960

2,080

16.99
18.91

19.00
18.65

679
759

760
746

40.0
40.1

35,330
39,483

39,520
38,792

2,080
2,088

10.47

9.98

416

399

39.7

21,612

20,750

2,064

10.62

10.19

421

400

39.6

21,874

20,800

2,059

11.73

11.50

469

460

40.0

24,401

23,920

2,080

15.79

15.00

631

600

40.0

32,834

31,200

2,080

15.97

15.25

639

610

40.0

33,221

31,720

2,080

13.35

13.26

534

530

40.0

27,768

27,581

2,080

13.31

12.00

532

480

40.0

27,677

24,960

2,080

14.74

16.00

590

640

40.0

30,665

33,280

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-17

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Production occupations
–Continued
Plating and coating
machine setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..........
Printers ...................................
Prepress technicians and
workers ........................
Printing machine operators
Laundry and dry-cleaning
workers ............................
Sewing machine operators .....
Miscellaneous textile,
apparel, and furnishings
workers ............................
Cabinetmakers and bench
carpenters .........................
Woodworking machine
setters, operators, and
tenders ..............................
Power plant operators,
distributors, and
dispatchers .......................
Miscellaneous plant and
system operators ..............
Chemical plant and system
operators ......................
Petroleum pump system
operators, refinery
operators, and gaugers
Crushing, grinding, polishing,
mixing, and blending
workers ............................
Grinding and polishing
workers, hand ..............
Mixing and blending
machine setters,
operators, and tenders ..
Inspectors, testers, sorters,
samplers, and weighers ....

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$14.45
18.34

$12.00
16.76

$578
731

$480
660

40.0
39.9

$30,061
38,030

$24,960
34,320

2,080
2,073

20.93
17.13

22.93
15.55

830
684

917
622

39.7
39.9

43,177
35,594

47,694
32,344

2,063
2,077

9.53
9.61

9.45
10.02

373
377

378
401

39.1
39.2

19,384
19,491

19,656
20,835

2,034
2,028

10.59

9.00

415

360

39.2

21,570

18,720

2,037

15.69

14.50

628

580

40.0

32,642

30,160

2,080

11.92

10.69

477

428

40.0

24,790

22,235

2,080

33.56

30.89

1,342

1,235

40.0

69,796

64,243

2,080

27.92

30.10

1,114

1,193

39.9

55,494

61,156

1,988

31.15

31.58

1,215

1,216

39.0

63,203

63,232

2,029

29.11

30.99

1,167

1,240

40.1

56,407

62,610

1,938

14.96

14.65

598

586

40.0

31,119

30,472

2,080

11.08

9.00

443

360

40.0

23,053

18,720

2,080

16.32

14.96

653

598

40.0

33,949

31,117

2,080

16.55

14.00

661

560

40.0

34,384

29,120

2,078

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-18

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Production occupations
–Continued
Packaging and filling
machine operators and
tenders ..............................
Painting workers ....................
Coating, painting, and
spraying machine
setters, operators, and
tenders ..........................
Painters, transportation
equipment ....................
Miscellaneous production
workers ............................
Molders, shapers, and
casters, except metal
and plastic ....................
Helpers--production
workers ........................
Transportation and material
moving occupations ...........
First-line
supervisors/managers of
helpers, laborers, and
material movers, hand .....
First-line
supervisors/managers of
transportation and
material-moving machine
and vehicle operators .......
Driver/sales workers and
truck drivers .....................
Driver/sales workers ..........
Truck drivers, heavy and
tractor-trailer ................
Truck drivers, light or
delivery services ..........
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs ...
Crane and tower operators .....
Dredge, excavating, and
loading machine operators

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$12.66
14.92

$11.49
15.00

$507
597

$460
600

40.0
40.0

$26,342
31,031

$23,899
31,200

2,080
2,080

14.06

15.00

562

600

40.0

29,237

31,200

2,080

16.94

16.00

677

640

40.0

35,226

33,280

2,080

12.02

11.30

479

440

39.8

24,907

22,880

2,071

10.62

10.42

425

417

40.0

22,082

21,667

2,080

11.08

11.00

440

440

39.7

22,884

22,880

2,065

15.32

13.00

625

520

40.8

32,308

27,040

2,109

17.79

16.43

725

650

40.8

37,690

33,800

2,119

26.36

22.51

1,127

1,072

42.8

58,628

55,718

2,224

16.91
14.37

15.00
14.71

729
583

648
580

43.1
40.5

37,912
30,291

33,675
30,160

2,242
2,108

17.61

16.00

783

688

44.5

40,736

35,784

2,314

15.91
8.93
19.56

14.00
9.00
19.25

644
350
782

560
343
770

40.5
39.2
40.0

33,514
18,179
40,685

29,120
17,861
40,040

2,107
2,037
2,080

13.53

13.25

541

530

40.0

28,136

27,560

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-19

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Mean and median hourly, weekly,
and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Transportation and material
moving occupations
–Continued
Excavating and loading
machine and dragline
operators ......................
Industrial truck and tractor
operators ..........................
Laborers and material
movers, hand ....................
Cleaners of vehicles and
equipment ....................
Laborers and freight, stock,
and material movers,
hand .............................
Machine feeders and
offbearers .....................
Packers and packagers,
hand .............................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$13.53

$13.25

$541

$530

40.0

$28,136

$27,560

2,080

12.22

11.17

488

447

40.0

25,402

23,236

2,079

10.99

10.15

433

400

39.4

22,118

20,800

2,012

10.80

10.71

432

428

40.0

22,464

22,266

2,080

11.43

10.47

449

400

39.3

22,660

20,800

1,982

10.95

10.10

438

404

40.0

22,766

21,008

2,080

9.70

8.79

378

351

39.0

19,679

18,262

2,028

1 Employees are classified as working either a full-time or a part-time schedule
based on the definition used by each establishment. Therefore, a worker with a
35-hour-per-week schedule might be considered a full-time employee in one
establishment, but classified as part-time in another firm, where a 40-hour week is the
minimum full-time schedule.
2 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
3 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.
4 Mean weekly earnings are the straight-time weekly wages or salaries paid to

employees. Median weekly earnings designate position in the earnings distribution at
which one-half of the earnings are paid the same as or more than the rate shown and
half are paid the same as or less than the rate shown. Mean weekly hours are the hours
an employee is scheduled to work in a week, exclusive of overtime.
5 Mean annual earnings are the straight-time annual wages or salaries paid to
employees. Median annual earnings designate position in the earnings distribution at
which one-half of the earnings are paid the same as or more than the rate shown and
half are paid the same as or less than the rate shown. Mean annual hours are the hours
an employee is scheduled to work in a year, exclusive of overtime.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

12-20

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

All workers ...................................

$22.44

$18.81

$886

$756

39.5

$40,634

$37,975

1,811

Management occupations .......
General and operations
managers ..........................
Public relations managers ......
Administrative services
managers ..........................
Financial managers ................
Education administrators .......
Education administrators,
elementary and
secondary school .........
Education administrators,
postsecondary ..............

37.77

35.22

1,498

1,410

39.7

73,844

65,707

1,955

30.49
36.74

29.51
34.04

1,229
1,467

1,180
1,362

40.3
39.9

63,593
75,924

61,383
70,803

2,086
2,067

32.28
38.99
43.54

28.06
39.09
38.85

1,291
1,606
1,721

1,123
1,538
1,527

40.0
41.2
39.5

65,293
82,295
80,329

58,169
80,001
68,443

2,023
2,111
1,845

41.90

40.74

1,650

1,534

39.4

74,057

68,443

1,768

60.33

38.61

2,400

1,545

39.8

124,795

80,317

2,069

22.40

21.21

893

847

39.9

46,391

44,111

2,071

20.41

19.41

816

776

40.0

42,451

40,373

2,080

21.38

20.69

855

828

40.0

44,472

43,044

2,080

23.89
22.84
24.96

22.85
21.62
23.85

955
914
999

914
865
954

40.0
40.0
40.0

49,683
47,503
51,860

47,528
44,965
49,402

2,080
2,080
2,077

27.32
17.84
31.73

26.18
16.59
30.82

1,089
709
1,269

1,047
659
1,233

39.9
39.7
40.0

55,009
35,313
65,996

53,940
33,914
64,114

2,013
1,980
2,080

27.70

24.37

1,096

975

39.6

55,483

49,851

2,003

22.66
36.41

18.43
41.06

895
1,457

737
1,642

39.5
40.0

46,538
75,741

38,336
85,394

2,054
2,080

17.63

16.93

690

674

39.1

35,866

35,069

2,035

17.33

16.41

693

656

40.0

36,036

34,131

2,080

Business and financial
operations occupations ......
Compliance officers, except
agriculture, construction,
health and safety, and
transportation ...................
Human resources, training,
and labor relations
specialists .........................
Training and development
specialists .....................
Management analysts ............
Accountants and auditors ......
Computer and mathematical
science occupations ............
Computer support specialists
Computer systems analysts ....
Network and computer
systems administrators .....
Architecture and engineering
occupations .........................
Engineers ...............................
Engineering technicians,
except drafters .................
Civil engineering
technicians ...................
See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

13-1

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Life, physical, and social
science occupations ............
Life scientists .........................
Biological scientists ...........
Medical scientists ..............
Physical scientists ..................
Environmental scientists
and geoscientists ..........
Environmental scientists
and specialists,
including health .......
Psychologists .........................
Clinical, counseling, and
school psychologists ....
Miscellaneous life, physical,
and social science
technicians .......................
Community and social
services occupations ...........
Counselors .............................
Educational, vocational,
and school counselors ..
Social workers .......................
Child, family, and school
social workers ..............
Medical and public health
social workers ..............
Mental health and
substance abuse social
workers ........................
Miscellaneous community
and social service
specialists .........................
Probation officers and
correctional treatment
specialists .....................
Social and human service
assistants ......................
Legal occupations ....................
Lawyers .................................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$26.12
25.62
26.60
24.23
30.41

$24.95
23.74
24.06
22.39
29.63

$1,042
1,033
1,069
969
1,217

$998
950
962
896
1,185

39.9
40.3
40.2
40.0
40.0

$51,354
53,698
55,611
50,400
58,721

$51,894
49,379
50,045
46,575
60,262

1,966
2,096
2,091
2,080
1,931

29.98

28.82

1,199

1,153

40.0

62,354

59,946

2,080

28.71
38.89

28.82
40.88

1,148
1,541

1,153
1,560

40.0
39.6

59,720
64,395

59,946
66,531

2,080
1,656

38.89

40.88

1,541

1,560

39.6

64,395

66,531

1,656

15.53

12.88

605

481

39.0

31,465

25,027

2,027

22.10
29.14

18.59
32.07

878
1,147

745
1,232

39.7
39.3

42,568
50,211

39,932
52,626

1,926
1,723

30.85
17.67

33.71
16.77

1,213
706

1,330
672

39.3
40.0

51,873
36,552

54,440
34,996

1,681
2,069

17.70

16.07

707

643

39.9

36,363

33,482

2,055

17.61

17.22

704

689

40.0

36,630

35,816

2,080

16.69

17.00

667

680

40.0

34,707

35,360

2,080

18.76

19.29

748

772

39.9

38,914

40,144

2,074

20.11

20.30

804

812

40.0

41,829

42,224

2,080

16.03

13.40

636

536

39.7

33,067

27,876

2,062

33.69
34.26

31.74
32.72

1,357
1,398

1,284
1,317

40.3
40.8

70,568
72,699

66,787
68,486

2,094
2,122

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

13-2

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Legal occupations –Continued
Miscellaneous legal support
workers ............................
Education, training, and
library occupations ............
Postsecondary teachers ..........
Physical sciences teachers,
postsecondary ..............
Health teachers,
postsecondary ..............
Health specialties
teachers,
postsecondary ..........
Nursing instructors and
teachers,
postsecondary ..........
Arts, communications, and
humanities teachers,
postsecondary ..............
Miscellaneous
postsecondary teachers
Vocational education
teachers,
postsecondary ..........
Primary, secondary, and
special education school
teachers ............................
Preschool and kindergarten
teachers ........................
Preschool teachers,
except special
education ..................
Kindergarten teachers,
except special
education ..................
Elementary and middle
school teachers .............
Elementary school
teachers, except
special education .....

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$28.13

$29.53

$1,105

$1,034

39.3

$57,448

$53,752

2,042

29.87
44.44

30.86
41.14

1,162
1,752

1,199
1,604

38.9
39.4

44,084
72,378

45,063
65,000

1,476
1,629

58.60

58.65

2,289

2,346

39.1

81,787

91,500

1,396

41.81

41.48

1,646

1,659

39.4

78,228

73,368

1,871

47.84

43.37

1,922

1,736

40.2

93,752

88,504

1,960

28.40

26.05

1,070

967

37.7

48,287

42,502

1,700

32.46

31.41

1,268

1,128

39.1

50,528

41,218

1,557

50.90

43.72

2,026

1,749

39.8

79,874

68,175

1,569

29.94

30.90

1,174

1,209

39.2

57,820

60,341

1,931

32.00

31.91

1,237

1,237

38.6

45,682

46,093

1,427

29.12

31.27

1,116

1,184

38.3

43,171

44,270

1,482

24.80

24.03

951

954

38.4

38,408

38,520

1,549

33.04

32.22

1,265

1,243

38.3

47,143

46,463

1,427

31.73

31.66

1,228

1,230

38.7

45,129

45,790

1,422

31.88

31.74

1,235

1,233

38.7

45,184

45,956

1,418

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

13-3

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Education, training, and
library occupations
–Continued
Middle school teachers,
except special and
vocational education
Secondary school teachers
Secondary school
teachers, except
special and
vocational education
Vocational education
teachers, secondary
school .......................
Special education teachers
Special education
teachers, preschool,
kindergarten, and
elementary school ....
Special education
teachers, middle
school .......................
Special education
teachers, secondary
school .......................
Other teachers and instructors
Adult literacy, remedial
education, and GED
teachers and instructors
Librarians ...............................
Library technicians ................
Instructional coordinators ......
Teacher assistants ..................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$31.23
32.77

$31.12
32.47

$1,206
1,266

$1,209
1,254

38.6
38.6

$44,879
46,557

$45,136
46,826

1,437
1,421

32.64

32.24

1,261

1,249

38.6

46,263

46,574

1,417

34.77
33.16

35.00
32.68

1,344
1,278

1,332
1,256

38.7
38.5

51,274
47,800

50,390
46,870

1,475
1,442

32.31

32.09

1,253

1,233

38.8

46,936

46,019

1,453

34.26

33.57

1,312

1,280

38.3

48,934

47,741

1,428

33.95
32.02

33.42
31.03

1,299
1,217

1,276
1,210

38.3
38.0

48,516
44,106

47,740
45,192

1,429
1,377

31.94
31.02
13.55
33.31
12.54

30.69
30.58
13.70
32.12
11.94

1,156
1,206
537
1,322
484

1,074
1,215
548
1,285
473

36.2
38.9
39.6
39.7
38.6

44,171
50,708
25,222
56,172
18,073

41,973
50,911
24,744
49,903
17,948

1,383
1,635
1,861
1,686
1,442

Arts, design, entertainment,
sports, and media
occupations .........................
Athletes, coaches, umpires,
and related workers ..........
Coaches and scouts ............

22.63

17.91

908

716

40.1

45,668

37,008

2,018

34.82
34.82

23.50
23.50

1,431
1,431

940
940

41.1
41.1

65,557
65,557

42,713
42,713

1,883
1,883

Healthcare practitioner and
technical occupations .........

26.23

23.69

1,033

941

39.4

51,897

48,118

1,979

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

13-4

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Healthcare practitioner and
technical occupations
–Continued
Physicians and surgeons ........
Registered nurses ...................
Therapists ..............................
Speech-language
pathologists ..................
Clinical laboratory
technologists and
technicians .......................
Diagnostic related
technologists and
technicians .......................
Radiologic technologists
and technicians ............
Emergency medical
technicians and
paramedics .......................
Health diagnosing and
treating practitioner
support technicians ..........
Pharmacy technicians ........
Licensed practical and
licensed vocational nurses
Occupational health and
safety specialists and
technicians .......................
Occupational health and
safety specialists ..........
Healthcare support
occupations .........................
Nursing, psychiatric, and
home health aides ............
Nursing aides, orderlies,
and attendants ..............
Psychiatric aides ................
Miscellaneous healthcare
support occupations .........
Protective service occupations

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$112,610 $140,003
62,643
58,810
52,569
53,182

2,080
1,963
1,638

$54.14
31.92
32.10

$67.31
30.01
33.38

$2,166
1,246
1,241

$2,692
1,175
1,308

40.0
39.0
38.7

33.32

34.90

1,276

1,319

38.3

48,263

49,685

1,448

19.93

21.24

794

850

39.8

41,284

44,179

2,071

25.40

25.62

1,016

1,025

40.0

52,840

53,290

2,080

24.86

25.49

994

1,020

40.0

51,704

53,019

2,080

13.70

12.42

551

483

40.2

28,654

25,095

2,092

14.51
14.40

14.40
14.37

580
576

576
575

40.0
40.0

30,178
29,949

29,952
29,890

2,080
2,080

16.29

16.50

632

642

38.8

31,611

32,906

1,941

19.08

16.99

763

680

40.0

39,693

35,339

2,080

19.60

17.09

784

684

40.0

40,768

35,547

2,080

10.95

10.46

431

416

39.4

22,131

21,613

2,020

10.45

10.35

411

414

39.3

21,130

21,466

2,021

10.44
10.56

10.35
10.33

407
423

414
413

39.0
40.0

20,821
21,971

21,528
21,493

1,994
2,080

12.42

12.40

493

496

39.7

25,660

25,771

2,065

20.34

18.60

861

788

42.3

44,364

40,448

2,181

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

13-5

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Protective service occupations
–Continued
First-line
supervisors/managers, law
enforcement workers .......
First-line
supervisors/managers
of correctional officers
First-line
supervisors/managers
of police and detectives
First-line
supervisors/managers of
fire fighting and
prevention workers ..........
Fire fighters ...........................
Bailiffs, correctional officers,
and jailers .........................
Correctional officers and
jailers ...........................
Detectives and criminal
investigators .....................
Police officers ........................
Police and sheriff’s patrol
officers .........................
Security guards and gaming
surveillance officers .........
Security guards ..................
Food preparation and serving
related occupations ............
First-line
supervisors/managers,
food preparation and
serving workers ...............
First-line
supervisors/managers
of food preparation and
serving workers ...........
Cooks .....................................
Cooks, institution and
cafeteria .......................
Food preparation workers ......

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$27.22

$26.28

$1,097

$1,051

40.3

$57,064

$54,671

2,097

20.22

19.94

812

797

40.2

42,246

41,469

2,089

29.96

29.36

1,210

1,174

40.4

62,899

61,069

2,099

25.69
19.57

24.81
19.20

1,204
1,010

1,235
997

46.9
51.6

62,604
52,500

64,210
51,840

2,437
2,683

15.61

15.37

629

616

40.3

32,717

32,033

2,096

15.53

15.37

626

616

40.3

32,554

32,033

2,096

22.34
22.53

18.63
21.74

897
902

745
874

40.2
40.0

46,650
46,653

38,740
45,365

2,089
2,071

22.53

21.74

902

874

40.0

46,653

45,365

2,071

13.27
12.37

12.92
12.15

505
467

516
479

38.0
37.7

24,376
22,328

23,672
20,892

1,836
1,805

10.79

10.03

382

351

35.4

15,596

13,312

1,445

15.70

13.50

614

540

39.1

25,063

22,801

1,596

15.70
10.28

13.50
9.66

614
381

540
364

39.1
37.1

25,063
16,147

22,801
14,036

1,596
1,571

10.28
9.23

9.66
8.96

381
328

361
310

37.1
35.5

16,085
13,404

13,898
13,195

1,565
1,452

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

13-6

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Food preparation and serving
related occupations
–Continued
Fast food and counter
workers ............................
Combined food preparation
and serving workers,
including fast food .......
Building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance
occupations .........................
First-line
supervisors/managers,
building and grounds
cleaning and maintenance
workers ............................
First-line
supervisors/managers
of housekeeping and
janitorial workers .........
First-line
supervisors/managers
of landscaping, lawn
service, and
groundskeeping
workers ........................
Building cleaning workers .....
Janitors and cleaners,
except maids and
housekeeping cleaners
Grounds maintenance
workers ............................
Landscaping and
groundskeeping
workers ........................
Personal care and service
occupations .........................
Child care workers .................
Recreation and fitness
workers ............................
Recreation workers ............

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$10.33

$9.96

$338

$339

32.7

$12,645

$12,857

1,224

10.33

9.96

338

339

32.7

12,635

12,857

1,223

11.32

10.28

451

410

39.9

22,991

21,091

2,031

18.29

17.45

731

698

40.0

38,035

36,296

2,080

17.93

17.55

717

702

40.0

37,302

36,498

2,080

19.15
10.12

14.85
9.84

766
403

594
393

40.0
39.8

39,823
20,402

30,888
19,919

2,080
2,016

10.14

9.82

404

393

39.8

20,413

19,919

2,013

12.34

11.97

493

479

40.0

25,504

24,436

2,067

12.40

11.91

496

476

40.0

25,733

24,669

2,075

12.25
12.34

12.17
13.22

454
488

424
529

37.1
39.5

22,254
22,233

22,046
23,171

1,817
1,802

14.37
14.37

15.00
15.00

549
549

600
600

38.2
38.2

28,553
28,553

31,200
31,200

1,988
1,988

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

13-7

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Sales and related occupations
Retail sales workers ...............
Cashiers, all workers .........
Cashiers .........................
Office and administrative
support occupations ...........
First-line
supervisors/managers of
office and administrative
support workers ...............
Financial clerks ......................
Bookkeeping, accounting,
and auditing clerks .......
Court, municipal, and license
clerks ................................
Customer service
representatives .................
Eligibility interviewers,
government programs ......
Library assistants, clerical .....
Receptionists and information
clerks ................................
Dispatchers ............................
Police, fire, and ambulance
dispatchers ...................
Shipping, receiving, and
traffic clerks .....................
Secretaries and administrative
assistants ..........................
Executive secretaries and
administrative
assistants ......................
Legal secretaries ................
Medical secretaries ............
Secretaries, except legal,
medical, and executive
Office clerks, general .............
Construction and extraction
occupations .........................

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$13.81
11.83
11.74
12.30

$12.97
11.22
11.22
11.22

$529
445
440
479

$499
449
449
449

38.3
37.6
37.5
39.0

$27,404
23,027
22,788
24,767

$25,280
23,338
23,338
23,338

1,985
1,946
1,941
2,014

15.00

14.37

594

570

39.6

29,653

28,209

1,976

18.95
15.90

17.63
15.42

758
636

705
617

40.0
40.0

39,440
32,874

36,670
32,074

2,082
2,067

15.99

15.98

640

639

40.0

32,999

33,141

2,063

14.20

13.10

555

519

39.1

28,884

26,986

2,034

14.81

14.57

592

583

40.0

30,806

30,306

2,080

14.38
12.66

13.56
11.64

549
491

536
463

38.2
38.8

26,705
24,812

26,744
24,086

1,857
1,959

12.64
15.96

10.50
15.40

456
648

420
616

36.1
40.6

23,088
33,684

18,986
32,032

1,827
2,110

15.85

15.40

644

616

40.6

33,495

32,032

2,114

13.72

13.36

549

534

40.0

28,530

27,789

2,080

16.30

15.53

644

613

39.5

31,524

30,202

1,934

18.79
16.24
13.28

18.08
15.87
13.21

744
650
531

719
635
528

39.6
40.0
40.0

37,867
33,783
27,629

37,274
33,001
27,477

2,016
2,080
2,080

14.50
13.78

14.56
13.28

569
546

581
526

39.2
39.6

26,591
26,614

26,804
25,126

1,833
1,931

15.30

14.93

612

597

40.0

31,674

31,059

2,070

See footnotes at end of table.

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Construction and extraction
occupations –Continued
First-line
supervisors/managers of
construction trades and
extraction workers ...........
Carpenters ..............................
Construction laborers .............
Construction equipment
operators ..........................
Operating engineers and
other construction
equipment operators ....
Pipelayers, plumbers,
pipefitters, and
steamfitters ......................
Pipelayers ..........................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..................
Construction and building
inspectors .........................
Highway maintenance
workers ............................
Installation, maintenance, and
repair occupations .............
First-line
supervisors/managers of
mechanics, installers, and
repairers ...........................
Industrial machinery
installation, repair, and
maintenance workers .......
Industrial machinery
mechanics ....................
Maintenance and repair
workers, general ..........
Miscellaneous installation,
maintenance, and repair
workers ............................
Production occupations ...........

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$18.51
14.70
11.81

$16.34
12.03
10.93

$740
588
472

$654
481
437

40.0
40.0
40.0

$38,503
30,402
23,327

$33,996
25,022
22,277

2,080
2,068
1,975

13.79

13.84

552

554

40.0

28,680

28,787

2,080

13.95

13.84

558

554

40.0

29,010

28,787

2,080

15.14
12.66

16.02
12.38

605
506

641
495

40.0
40.0

31,481
26,335

33,322
25,750

2,080
2,080

16.21

16.02

648

641

40.0

33,717

33,322

2,080

18.11

17.17

724

687

40.0

37,662

35,709

2,080

16.27

13.66

651

546

40.0

33,847

28,413

2,080

17.05

16.27

682

651

40.0

35,139

33,790

2,061

22.29

23.36

892

934

40.0

44,284

43,900

1,987

15.88

14.67

635

587

40.0

32,764

30,391

2,063

22.82

22.67

913

907

40.0

47,468

47,154

2,080

14.55

14.21

582

568

40.0

29,970

28,226

2,060

15.38

14.44

615

577

40.0

31,802

30,025

2,067

17.66

14.53

703

580

39.8

36,059

29,973

2,042

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Hourly3

Weekly4

Annual5

Occupation2
Mean
Median
Mean
Median
earnings earnings earnings earnings

Production occupations
–Continued
Water and liquid waste
treatment plant and
system operators ..............
Transportation and material
moving occupations ...........
Bus drivers .............................
Bus drivers, school ............
Laborers and material
movers, hand ....................
Refuse and recyclable
material collectors ...........

Mean
hours

Mean
Median
earnings earnings

Mean
hours

$13.82

$13.12

$553

$525

40.0

$28,754

$27,290

2,080

14.22
15.52
15.05

13.24
14.23
12.84

518
513
472

503
486
444

36.4
33.0
31.4

23,068
19,993
17,381

23,941
17,276
16,543

1,622
1,288
1,155

12.43

12.26

490

490

39.4

24,859

24,535

1,999

12.61

12.57

504

503

40.0

26,224

26,146

2,080

1 Employees are classified as working either a full-time or a part-time schedule
based on the definition used by each establishment. Therefore, a worker with a
35-hour-per-week schedule might be considered a full-time employee in one
establishment, but classified as part-time in another firm, where a 40-hour week is the
minimum full-time schedule.
2 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
3 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.
4 Mean weekly earnings are the straight-time weekly wages or salaries paid to

employees. Median weekly earnings designate position in the earnings distribution at
which one-half of the earnings are paid the same as or more than the rate shown and
half are paid the same as or less than the rate shown. Mean weekly hours are the hours
an employee is scheduled to work in a week, exclusive of overtime.
5 Mean annual earnings are the straight-time annual wages or salaries paid to
employees. Median annual earnings designate position in the earnings distribution at
which one-half of the earnings are paid the same as or more than the rate shown and
half are paid the same as or less than the rate shown. Mean annual hours are the hours
an employee is scheduled to work in a year, exclusive of overtime.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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December 2008 - January 2010

Size of establishment: Mean hourly earnings1 of workers in private
industry establishments for major occupational groups

Table 14

Private
1-49
industry
workers
workers

Occupational group2

50-99
workers

100-499
workers

500
workers
or more

All workers .........................................................................................

$18.56

$16.43

$16.36

$18.48

$24.80

Management, professional, and related ...........................................
Management, business, and financial ..........................................
Professional and related ...............................................................
Service .............................................................................................
Sales and office ................................................................................
Sales and related ..........................................................................
Office and administrative support ...............................................
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance ..........................
Construction and extraction ........................................................
Installation, maintenance, and repair ...........................................
Production, transportation, and material moving ............................
Production ....................................................................................
Transportation and material moving ...........................................

33.61
39.03
30.57
9.00
15.45
16.78
14.56
17.98
16.90
19.39
14.70
14.67
14.72

29.86
33.61
27.74
8.91
15.17
16.39
14.08
17.05
–
18.44
13.35
13.19
13.49

28.64
35.70
24.25
8.08
16.23
18.61
14.81
18.43
–
20.98
13.63
13.87
13.22

35.43
39.98
32.46
8.98
15.12
15.96
14.48
18.33
–
18.74
14.26
14.34
14.19

37.53
45.27
33.85
10.92
16.28
21.27
15.39
20.02
–
24.29
18.70
18.15
19.39

2.3%

Relative error3
All workers .........................................................................................
Management, professional, and related ...........................................
Management, business, and financial ..........................................
Professional and related ...............................................................
Service .............................................................................................
Sales and office ................................................................................
Sales and related ..........................................................................
Office and administrative support ...............................................
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance ..........................
Construction and extraction ........................................................
Installation, maintenance, and repair ...........................................
Production, transportation, and material moving ............................
Production ....................................................................................
Transportation and material moving ...........................................
1 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.
2 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.

1.1%

2.4%

2.2%

2.6%

3.1
3.4
3.6
1.7
1.1
2.1
1.2
2.2
3.8
2.1
2.8
3.4
5.2

6.8
4.1
9.4
2.2
2.9
5.6
2.7
3.1
–
3.3
3.7
4.2
8.3

2.4
5.8
3.9
3.1
3.2
6.8
2.6
4.9
–
5.4
3.7
4.7
7.3

6.0
5.1
8.1
2.3
4.8
9.1
2.0
5.4
–
4.1
3.2
4.7
3.9

3.2
5.3
2.4
6.9
3.3
14.5
1.7
6.0
–
5.2
5.0
8.3
8.6

3 The relative standard error (RSE) is the standard error expressed as a percent of
the estimate. It can be used to calculate a "confidence interval" around a sample
estimate. For more information about RSEs, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook of
Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1
Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

All workers ...................................

$17.65

$14.00

$704

$560

39.9

$36,503

$29,120

2,068

Management occupations .......
General and operations
managers ..........................
Marketing and sales managers
Marketing managers ..........
Sales managers ..................
Financial managers ................
Human resources managers ...
Industrial production
managers ..........................
Transportation, storage, and
distribution managers ......
Construction managers ..........
Education administrators .......
Education administrators,
preschool and child
care center/program .....
Food service managers ..........
Medical and health services
managers ..........................
Property, real estate, and
community association
managers ..........................

37.15

32.34

1,535

1,333

41.3

79,765

69,306

2,147

36.54
53.67
43.34
60.01
46.33
33.65

32.34
44.61
44.61
48.99
46.11
33.70

1,585
2,223
1,734
2,540
1,875
1,346

1,535
1,960
1,784
2,631
1,844
1,348

43.4
41.4
40.0
42.3
40.5
40.0

82,438
115,583
90,142
132,076
97,505
69,990

79,839
101,901
92,778
136,824
95,905
70,094

2,256
2,153
2,080
2,201
2,104
2,080

34.06

35.83

1,382

1,433

40.6

71,852

74,531

2,109

27.90
33.87
18.82

23.00
33.60
17.69

1,136
1,367
750

920
1,344
708

40.7
40.4
39.8

59,056
71,109
38,442

47,840
69,890
37,440

2,117
2,099
2,043

18.69
25.56

17.69
26.05

745
1,169

708
1,172

39.9
45.7

38,322
60,781

36,795
60,950

2,051
2,378

36.13

30.96

1,522

1,238

42.1

79,137

64,399

2,190

23.97

23.08

960

923

40.0

49,896

48,004

2,081

29.61
29.90

27.88
27.89

1,199
1,196

1,115
1,115

40.5
40.0

60,915
62,191

57,584
58,001

2,058
2,080

32.62

28.59

1,300

1,144

39.8

67,589

59,467

2,072

30.41
31.95

28.59
32.83

1,211
1,278

1,144
1,313

39.8
40.0

62,952
66,452

59,467
68,291

2,070
2,080

25.00

22.98

1,004

919

40.2

52,228

47,798

2,089

26.01
27.50

22.98
27.88

977
1,120

790
1,107

37.6
40.7

50,804
58,235

41,080
57,584

1,953
2,117

Business and financial
operations occupations ......
Buyers and purchasing agents
Claims adjusters, appraisers,
examiners, and
investigators .....................
Claims adjusters,
examiners, and
investigators .................
Cost estimators ......................
Human resources, training,
and labor relations
specialists .........................
Employment, recruitment,
and placement
specialists .....................
Accountants and auditors ......
See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Business and financial
operations occupations
–Continued
Financial analysts and
advisors ............................
Loan counselors and officers
Loan officers ......................
Computer and mathematical
science occupations ............
Computer programmers .........
Computer software engineers
Computer software
engineers, systems
software .......................
Computer support specialists
Computer systems analysts ....
Network and computer
systems administrators .....
Architecture and engineering
occupations .........................
Engineers ...............................
Civil engineers ...................
Electrical and electronics
engineers ......................
Mechanical engineers ........
Drafters ..................................
Architectural and civil
drafters .........................
Electrical and electronic
engineering technicians
Life, physical, and social
science occupations ............
Community and social
services occupations ...........
Counselors .............................
Social workers .......................
Child, family, and school
social workers ..............

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$27.18
31.12
31.12

$25.03
28.85
28.85

$1,087
1,245
1,245

$1,001
1,154
1,154

40.0
40.0
40.0

$56,527
64,726
64,726

$52,069
60,000
60,000

2,080
2,080
2,080

37.73
34.01
43.85

31.73
25.00
40.67

1,519
1,360
1,760

1,313
1,000
1,627

40.3
40.0
40.1

78,996
70,745
91,507

68,301
52,000
84,592

2,094
2,080
2,087

44.91
28.97
70.58

41.07
26.00
54.81

1,796
1,157
2,898

1,643
1,040
2,242

40.0
39.9
41.1

93,410
60,150
150,704

85,421
54,080
116,588

2,080
2,076
2,135

26.69

26.44

1,067

1,058

40.0

55,509

54,999

2,080

28.71
40.07
32.87

23.46
35.57
32.11

1,169
1,645
1,390

996
1,423
1,223

40.7
41.1
42.3

60,795
85,553
72,303

51,792
73,981
63,598

2,117
2,135
2,200

31.88
42.69
20.28

31.00
35.99
18.50

1,318
1,708
811

1,269
1,440
740

41.4
40.0
40.0

68,549
88,804
42,177

66,000
74,859
38,488

2,151
2,080
2,080

20.21

18.50

808

740

40.0

42,029

38,488

2,080

25.53

25.06

1,021

1,002

40.0

53,101

52,125

2,080

25.74

25.47

1,025

1,010

39.8

53,287

52,520

2,070

16.79
22.81
20.18

15.85
20.19
21.00

669
912
807

634
808
840

39.9
40.0
40.0

34,476
44,128
41,976

32,970
41,999
43,680

2,054
1,935
2,080

18.28

19.71

731

788

40.0

38,026

40,997

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Community and social
services occupations
–Continued
Miscellaneous community
and social service
specialists .........................
Social and human service
assistants ......................
Legal occupations ....................
Lawyers .................................
Education, training, and
library occupations ............
Postsecondary teachers ..........
Primary, secondary, and
special education school
teachers ............................
Teacher assistants ..................
Arts, design, entertainment,
sports, and media
occupations .........................
Designers ...............................
Graphic designers ..............
Writers and editors ................
Healthcare practitioner and
technical occupations .........
Pharmacists ............................
Registered nurses ...................
Therapists ..............................
Physical therapists .............
Diagnostic related
technologists and
technicians .......................
Emergency medical
technicians and
paramedics .......................
Health diagnosing and
treating practitioner
support technicians ..........

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$11.35

$11.44

$450

$458

39.7

$23,425

$23,795

2,064

11.22

11.44

445

458

39.7

23,139

23,795

2,063

21.75
36.11

17.50
32.56

900
1,661

700
1,615

41.4
46.0

46,794
86,364

36,400
84,001

2,152
2,392

16.59
25.41

12.50
25.22

643
1,010

478
1,009

38.8
39.8

28,922
49,297

23,422
45,155

1,744
1,940

20.09
9.84

16.00
8.73

792
383

625
349

39.4
39.0

33,581
18,046

30,000
15,600

1,671
1,835

19.61
21.13
22.24
19.76

17.00
17.79
17.79
17.31

781
851
889
790

680
712
712
692

39.8
40.3
40.0
40.0

40,593
44,234
46,251
41,100

35,360
36,999
36,999
36,001

2,070
2,093
2,080
2,080

32.29
53.78
29.93
42.79
44.16

25.81
55.00
30.00
45.67
47.25

1,290
2,145
1,189
1,712
1,767

1,032
2,200
1,200
1,827
1,890

39.9
39.9
39.7
40.0
40.0

67,064
111,565
61,828
89,010
91,863

53,689
114,400
62,400
95,000
98,280

2,077
2,074
2,066
2,080
2,080

25.97

29.81

1,039

1,192

40.0

54,016

62,001

2,080

12.69

12.05

498

451

39.3

25,899

23,462

2,041

16.55

17.00

647

680

39.1

33,656

35,360

2,034

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

15-3

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Healthcare practitioner and
technical occupations
–Continued
Licensed practical and
licensed vocational nurses
Healthcare support
occupations .........................
Nursing, psychiatric, and
home health aides ............
Home health aides .............
Nursing aides, orderlies,
and attendants ..............
Psychiatric aides ................
Miscellaneous healthcare
support occupations .........
Dental assistants ................
Medical assistants ..............
Protective service occupations
Security guards and gaming
surveillance officers .........
Security guards ..................
Food preparation and serving
related occupations ............
First-line
supervisors/managers,
food preparation and
serving workers ...............
First-line
supervisors/managers
of food preparation and
serving workers ...........
Cooks .....................................
Cooks, fast food .................
Cooks, institution and
cafeteria .......................
Cooks, restaurant ...............
Cooks, short order .............
Food preparation workers ......
Food service, tipped ...............

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$20.25

$19.83

$788

$793

38.9

$40,992

$41,253

2,024

12.55

11.14

471

438

37.6

24,511

22,799

1,953

9.97
10.12

9.60
8.25

376
382

361
320

37.7
37.7

19,574
19,850

18,795
16,640

1,962
1,962

10.01
9.55

9.80
9.60

381
346

382
384

38.1
36.3

19,816
18,012

19,852
19,968

1,980
1,887

13.65
17.39
12.12

13.00
17.00
12.50

509
581
484

520
556
500

37.3
33.4
39.9

26,448
30,228
25,176

27,040
28,930
26,000

1,937
1,739
2,077

11.55

11.00

457

440

39.6

23,782

22,880

2,060

12.84
12.84

12.93
12.93

505
505

476
476

39.3
39.3

26,257
26,257

24,752
24,752

2,044
2,044

7.79

8.00

296

299

38.0

15,383

15,502

1,974

14.27

14.42

620

581

43.4

32,225

30,212

2,259

14.15
9.61
8.65

14.42
9.25
9.00

616
367
315

581
360
330

43.6
38.2
36.4

32,042
18,953
16,369

30,212
18,720
17,160

2,265
1,971
1,893

10.32
10.18
8.88
8.01
3.95

10.36
9.64
9.00
7.50
2.50

388
394
353
309
144

389
386
360
291
99

37.6
38.7
39.8
38.6
36.4

18,708
20,487
18,382
16,058
7,477

17,472
20,047
18,720
15,106
5,138

1,813
2,012
2,071
2,005
1,893

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

15-4

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Food preparation and serving
related occupations
–Continued
Bartenders ..........................
Waiters and waitresses ......
Dining room and cafeteria
attendants and
bartender helpers .........
Fast food and counter
workers ............................
Combined food preparation
and serving workers,
including fast food .......
Counter attendants,
cafeteria, food
concession, and coffee
shop ..............................
Dishwashers ...........................
Hosts and hostesses,
restaurant, lounge, and
coffee shop .......................
Building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance
occupations .........................
First-line
supervisors/managers,
building and grounds
cleaning and maintenance
workers ............................
Building cleaning workers .....
Janitors and cleaners,
except maids and
housekeeping cleaners
Maids and housekeeping
cleaners ........................
Grounds maintenance
workers ............................
Landscaping and
groundskeeping
workers ........................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$6.45
3.08

$6.50
2.35

$221
112

$180
86

34.2
36.5

$11,467
5,841

$9,338
4,472

1,778
1,898

7.23

7.25

271

290

37.5

14,114

15,080

1,952

8.22

8.00

313

298

38.1

16,264

15,502

1,979

8.25

8.00

315

300

38.2

16,391

15,600

1,987

8.07
8.22

7.75
8.00

302
319

296
300

37.5
38.7

15,720
16,562

15,392
15,600

1,949
2,014

8.04

8.00

302

290

37.5

15,703

15,080

1,952

10.03

9.00

392

360

39.1

20,373

18,720

2,031

12.34
9.07

12.00
8.50

483
353

480
340

39.2
39.0

25,129
18,364

24,960
17,680

2,036
2,026

9.07

8.50

355

342

39.2

18,474

17,809

2,037

8.66

8.50

334

340

38.5

17,359

17,680

2,004

9.77

8.89

383

356

39.2

19,849

18,500

2,031

9.60

8.89

376

356

39.1

19,483

18,500

2,029

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

15-5

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Personal care and service
occupations .........................
First-line
supervisors/managers of
personal service workers
Miscellaneous entertainment
attendants and related
workers ............................
Child care workers .................
Personal and home care aides
Recreation and fitness
workers ............................
Sales and related occupations
First-line
supervisors/managers,
sales workers ...................
First-line
supervisors/managers
of retail sales workers ..
Retail sales workers ...............
Cashiers, all workers .........
Cashiers .........................
Counter and rental clerks
and parts salespersons ..
Counter and rental clerks
Parts salespersons ..........
Retail salespersons .............
Insurance sales agents ............
Securities, commodities, and
financial services sales
agents ...............................
Sales representatives,
wholesale and
manufacturing ..................
Sales representatives,
wholesale and
manufacturing,
technical and scientific
products .......................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$10.81

$8.93

$417

$340

38.6

$21,672

$17,680

2,005

14.47

14.44

554

578

38.3

28,811

30,031

1,992

9.92
8.55
9.11

11.10
8.00
8.29

392
338
353

444
320
331

39.5
39.5
38.8

20,371
17,570
18,377

23,088
16,640
17,237

2,054
2,055
2,017

16.04

19.23

538

577

33.5

27,966

30,000

1,743

19.16

14.13

773

560

40.4

40,206

29,120

2,099

19.20

16.40

799

656

41.6

41,574

34,112

2,165

18.01
11.21
8.56
8.56

16.40
9.45
8.50
8.50

740
446
331
331

656
370
320
320

41.1
39.8
38.6
38.6

38,474
23,218
17,202
17,202

34,112
19,240
16,640
16,640

2,136
2,072
2,009
2,009

11.62
9.67
12.90
12.58
26.96

11.00
8.75
12.00
10.00
24.12

465
377
526
510
1,120

440
350
480
400
1,043

40.0
39.0
40.8
40.5
41.5

24,199
19,590
27,364
26,503
58,215

22,880
18,200
24,960
20,800
54,240

2,082
2,027
2,121
2,106
2,159

44.67

30.68

1,787

1,227

40.0

92,920

63,810

2,080

27.38

26.25

1,104

997

40.3

57,404

51,861

2,097

34.06

26.77

1,386

1,071

40.7

72,081

55,673

2,116

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

15-6

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Sales and related occupations
–Continued
Sales representatives,
wholesale and
manufacturing, except
technical and scientific
products .......................
Real estate brokers and sales
agents ...............................
Real estate sales agents ......
Miscellaneous sales and
related workers ................
Office and administrative
support occupations ...........
First-line
supervisors/managers of
office and administrative
support workers ...............
Financial clerks ......................
Bill and account collectors
Billing and posting clerks
and machine operators
Bookkeeping, accounting,
and auditing clerks .......
Procurement clerks ............
Tellers ................................
Credit authorizers, checkers,
and clerks .........................
Customer service
representatives .................
Hotel, motel, and resort desk
clerks ................................
Loan interviewers and clerks
New accounts clerks ..............
Order clerks ...........................
Receptionists and information
clerks ................................
Dispatchers ............................
Dispatchers, except police,
fire, and ambulance .....

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$25.28

$24.04

$1,016

$961

40.2

$52,852

$49,957

2,091

16.61
16.61

13.00
13.00

676
676

520
520

40.7
40.7

35,158
35,158

27,040
27,040

2,117
2,117

16.79

13.78

672

551

40.0

34,931

28,662

2,080

14.65

13.75

581

542

39.6

30,199

28,178

2,061

22.76
14.20
13.53

21.58
13.56
13.04

904
563
541

863
542
522

39.7
39.6
40.0

46,994
29,248
28,145

44,886
28,080
27,127

2,065
2,060
2,080

13.75

14.00

538

548

39.1

27,981

28,481

2,035

15.83
19.14
11.68

15.00
17.66
11.30

626
766
466

600
706
444

39.6
40.0
39.9

32,533
39,810
24,228

31,200
36,722
23,067

2,055
2,080
2,074

14.02

13.46

561

538

40.0

29,153

27,997

2,080

15.22

15.00

605

600

39.8

31,395

31,200

2,063

9.05
15.82
11.96
12.31

8.50
13.72
11.05
12.60

353
633
478
493

326
549
442
504

39.0
40.0
39.9
40.0

18,382
32,900
24,836
25,610

16,952
28,531
22,980
26,208

2,030
2,080
2,076
2,080

11.68
16.81

11.22
14.93

464
686

446
597

39.7
40.8

24,092
35,690

23,184
31,054

2,063
2,124

17.56

19.10

720

764

41.0

37,425

39,728

2,131

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

15-7

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Office and administrative
support occupations
–Continued
Production, planning, and
expediting clerks ..............
Shipping, receiving, and
traffic clerks .....................
Stock clerks and order fillers
Secretaries and administrative
assistants ..........................
Executive secretaries and
administrative
assistants ......................
Legal secretaries ................
Medical secretaries ............
Secretaries, except legal,
medical, and executive
Data entry and information
processing workers ..........
Data entry keyers ...............
Insurance claims and policy
processing clerks .............
Office clerks, general .............
Construction and extraction
occupations .........................
First-line
supervisors/managers of
construction trades and
extraction workers ...........
Carpenters ..............................
Carpet, floor, and tile
installers and finishers .....
Construction laborers .............
Construction equipment
operators ..........................
Operating engineers and
other construction
equipment operators ....
Electricians ............................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$15.84

$16.09

$634

$644

40.0

$32,956

$33,476

2,080

13.49
10.90

12.85
10.50

532
433

514
420

39.4
39.7

27,674
22,525

26,728
21,840

2,051
2,066

16.08

15.69

636

621

39.5

33,058

32,281

2,056

18.64
16.53
14.24

18.06
16.00
12.00

738
661
557

723
640
480

39.6
40.0
39.1

38,378
34,391
28,949

37,573
33,280
24,960

2,059
2,080
2,033

14.47

14.98

574

580

39.6

29,804

29,120

2,059

12.25
11.77

11.50
10.63

490
471

460
425

40.0
40.0

25,487
24,486

23,920
22,100

2,080
2,080

17.19
13.08

14.70
13.11

669
516

560
520

38.9
39.5

34,775
26,841

29,120
27,040

2,022
2,053

16.07

14.25

644

570

40.1

33,386

29,368

2,077

26.20
16.32

22.50
16.00

1,074
653

880
640

41.0
40.0

55,856
33,475

45,760
33,280

2,132
2,051

17.00
11.30

17.25
10.00

659
452

690
400

38.8
40.0

34,281
23,453

35,886
20,800

2,017
2,076

15.05

15.00

602

600

40.0

31,312

31,200

2,080

16.10
16.60

15.10
16.00

644
664

604
640

40.0
40.0

33,494
34,526

31,408
33,280

2,080
2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

15-8

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Construction and extraction
occupations –Continued
Pipelayers, plumbers,
pipefitters, and
steamfitters ......................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..................
Roofers ..................................
Helpers, construction trades ..
Miscellaneous construction
and related workers ..........
Installation, maintenance, and
repair occupations .............
First-line
supervisors/managers of
mechanics, installers, and
repairers ...........................
Computer, automated teller,
and office machine
repairers ...........................
Radio and
telecommunications
equipment installers and
repairers ...........................
Telecommunications
equipment installers
and repairers, except
line installers ................
Miscellaneous electrical and
electronic equipment
mechanics, installers, and
repairers ...........................
Electrical and electronics
repairers, commercial
and industrial
equipment ....................
Automotive technicians and
repairers ...........................
Automotive body and
related repairers ...........

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$17.98

$16.00

$718

$640

39.9

$37,350

$33,280

2,077

18.45
16.78
11.42

17.50
17.00
11.29

737
671
456

700
680
452

39.9
40.0
39.9

38,312
34,905
23,608

36,400
35,360
23,483

2,077
2,080
2,066

14.21

12.95

569

518

40.0

29,564

26,936

2,080

18.90

18.00

761

720

40.3

39,458

37,440

2,087

26.08

25.00

1,099

1,114

42.1

57,137

57,933

2,191

16.78

15.64

671

626

40.0

34,902

32,527

2,080

22.54

23.10

902

924

40.0

46,894

48,046

2,080

22.54

23.10

902

924

40.0

46,894

48,046

2,080

19.49

18.04

788

722

40.4

40,992

37,521

2,103

19.17

20.35

767

814

40.0

39,875

42,324

2,080

17.61

15.75

720

630

40.9

37,460

32,760

2,128

16.04

13.50

672

530

41.9

34,934

27,560

2,177

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

15-9

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Installation, maintenance, and
repair occupations
–Continued
Automotive service
technicians and
mechanics ....................
Bus and truck mechanics and
diesel engine specialists ...
Heavy vehicle and mobile
equipment service
technicians and
mechanics ........................
Mobile heavy equipment
mechanics, except
engines .........................
Small engine mechanics ........
Miscellaneous vehicle and
mobile equipment
mechanic, installers, and
repairers ...........................
Heating, air conditioning, and
refrigeration mechanics
and installers ....................
Industrial machinery
installation, repair, and
maintenance workers .......
Industrial machinery
mechanics ....................
Maintenance and repair
workers, general ..........
Maintenance workers,
machinery ....................
Line installers and repairers ...
Electrical power-line
installers and repairers
Telecommunications line
installers and repairers
Miscellaneous installation,
maintenance, and repair
workers ............................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$17.89

$17.00

$729

$680

40.7

$37,901

$35,360

2,119

16.70

16.00

668

640

40.0

34,744

33,280

2,080

18.48

18.02

739

721

40.0

38,429

37,490

2,080

18.56
17.84

18.15
14.00

742
709

726
560

40.0
39.7

38,609
36,875

37,752
29,120

2,080
2,067

10.84

10.00

433

400

40.0

22,538

20,800

2,080

17.35

16.50

694

660

40.0

36,085

34,320

2,080

16.34

16.00

652

640

39.9

33,860

33,280

2,073

21.96

20.96

878

839

40.0

45,672

43,603

2,080

13.15

11.00

526

440

40.0

27,362

22,880

2,080

15.53
26.61

14.76
28.16

610
1,065

590
1,127

39.3
40.0

31,527
55,356

30,701
58,579

2,030
2,080

30.83

30.27

1,233

1,211

40.0

64,129

62,957

2,080

25.30

27.43

1,012

1,097

40.0

52,620

57,044

2,080

16.92

16.00

676

640

39.9

34,430

32,240

2,035

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

15-10

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Installation, maintenance, and
repair occupations
–Continued
Helpers--installation,
maintenance, and repair
workers ........................
Production occupations ...........
First-line
supervisors/managers of
production and operating
workers ............................
Electrical, electronics, and
electromechanical
assemblers ........................
Electrical and electronic
equipment assemblers ..
Miscellaneous assemblers and
fabricators ........................
Butchers and other meat,
poultry, and fish
processing workers ..........
Butchers and meat cutters ..
Computer control
programmers and
operators ..........................
Computer-controlled
machine tool operators,
metal and plastic ..........
Machine tool cutting setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..............
Cutting, punching, and
press machine setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..........
Machinists ..............................
Welding, soldering, and
brazing workers ...............
Welders, cutters, solderers,
and brazers ...................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$11.45

$11.25

$458

$450

40.0

$22,628

$23,400

1,975

13.71

12.62

546

506

39.8

28,395

26,312

2,071

22.05

20.78

885

831

40.1

46,011

43,218

2,086

10.79

11.00

431

440

40.0

22,433

22,880

2,080

10.80

11.00

432

440

40.0

22,464

22,880

2,080

11.14

9.68

437

387

39.2

22,699

20,130

2,037

13.48
14.90

12.60
17.21

533
583

462
688

39.5
39.1

27,723
30,312

24,024
35,791

2,056
2,034

16.27

14.55

651

582

40.0

33,852

30,264

2,080

15.76

14.00

630

560

40.0

32,786

29,120

2,080

13.14

13.00

522

520

39.8

27,170

27,040

2,067

12.16
17.08

12.50
17.75

487
687

500
710

40.0
40.2

25,299
35,742

26,000
36,920

2,080
2,092

15.16

15.00

606

600

40.0

31,530

31,200

2,080

15.14

15.00

606

600

40.0

31,494

31,200

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

15-11

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Production occupations
–Continued
Miscellaneous metalworkers
and plastic workers ..........
Printers ...................................
Printing machine operators
Laundry and dry-cleaning
workers ............................
Woodworking machine
setters, operators, and
tenders ..............................
Miscellaneous plant and
system operators ..............
Crushing, grinding, polishing,
mixing, and blending
workers ............................
Inspectors, testers, sorters,
samplers, and weighers ....
Packaging and filling
machine operators and
tenders ..............................
Miscellaneous production
workers ............................
Helpers--production
workers ........................
Transportation and material
moving occupations ...........
First-line
supervisors/managers of
helpers, laborers, and
material movers, hand .....
Driver/sales workers and
truck drivers .....................
Driver/sales workers ..........
Truck drivers, heavy and
tractor-trailer ................
Truck drivers, light or
delivery services ..........
Industrial truck and tractor
operators ..........................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$10.37
16.71
15.67

$9.00
15.00
14.25

$415
665
627

$360
600
570

40.0
39.8
40.0

$21,580
34,561
32,591

$18,720
31,200
29,640

2,080
2,068
2,080

9.54

9.45

371

378

38.9

19,294

19,656

2,022

12.23

11.00

489

440

40.0

25,435

22,880

2,080

27.56

28.68

1,102

1,147

40.0

57,318

59,654

2,080

12.96

14.32

519

573

40.0

26,967

29,786

2,080

16.94

16.00

676

640

39.9

35,143

33,280

2,075

11.50

10.50

460

420

40.0

23,923

21,840

2,080

12.23

11.49

489

460

39.9

25,407

23,899

2,077

10.10

9.14

403

365

39.9

20,982

19,001

2,077

14.03

12.50

579

500

41.3

30,048

26,021

2,142

16.46

15.13

658

605

40.0

34,238

31,470

2,080

15.55
13.84

14.30
14.14

666
562

600
540

42.8
40.6

34,633
29,223

31,200
28,092

2,228
2,112

16.61

15.24

733

646

44.1

38,131

33,592

2,296

13.59

12.00

554

500

40.8

28,831

25,999

2,122

11.67

10.50

467

420

40.0

24,282

21,840

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

15-12

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Transportation and material
moving occupations
–Continued
Laborers and material
movers, hand ....................
Cleaners of vehicles and
equipment ....................
Laborers and freight, stock,
and material movers,
hand .............................
Packers and packagers,
hand .............................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$10.18

$9.75

$402

$377

39.5

$20,754

$19,581

2,039

9.91

10.05

396

402

40.0

20,614

20,904

2,080

10.77

10.00

425

396

39.4

21,818

20,592

2,026

8.46

8.04

327

320

38.7

17,012

16,640

2,010

1 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
2 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.
3 Mean weekly earnings are the straight-time weekly wages or salaries paid to
employees. Median weekly earnings designate position in the earnings distribution at
which one-half of the earnings are paid the same as or more than the rate shown and
half are paid the same as or less than the rate shown. Mean weekly hours are the hours

an employee is scheduled to work in a week, exclusive of overtime.
4 Mean annual earnings are the straight-time annual wages or salaries paid to
employees. Median annual earnings designate position in the earnings distribution at
which one-half of the earnings are paid the same as or more than the rate shown and
half are paid the same as or less than the rate shown. Mean annual hours are the hours
an employee is scheduled to work in a year, exclusive of overtime.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

15-13

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1
Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

All workers ...................................

$22.32

$16.35

$889

$650

39.8

$46,023

$33,675

2,062

Management occupations .......
General and operations
managers ..........................
Advertising and promotions
managers ..........................
Marketing and sales managers
Marketing managers ..........
Sales managers ..................
Administrative services
managers ..........................
Computer and information
systems managers ............
Financial managers ................
Human resources managers ...
Compensation and benefits
managers ......................
Industrial production
managers ..........................
Purchasing managers .............
Transportation, storage, and
distribution managers ......
Construction managers ..........
Education administrators .......
Education administrators,
postsecondary ..............
Engineering managers ...........
Medical and health services
managers ..........................
Social and community service
managers ..........................

51.21

46.05

2,080

1,913

40.6

108,142

99,501

2,112

67.22

57.69

2,708

2,308

40.3

140,829

119,999

2,095

48.19
50.76
55.53
45.00

41.35
49.88
53.88
42.52

2,027
2,053
2,219
1,847

1,806
2,040
2,155
1,815

42.1
40.4
40.0
41.0

105,418
106,741
115,365
96,051

93,934
106,090
112,077
94,386

2,188
2,103
2,078
2,135

39.14

38.21

1,635

1,548

41.8

84,997

80,519

2,171

61.27
60.03
48.38

55.29
50.93
49.13

2,482
2,425
1,961

2,212
2,037
1,990

40.5
40.4
40.5

129,079
126,076
101,967

115,003
105,936
103,478

2,107
2,100
2,108

40.61

40.33

1,653

1,613

40.7

85,981

83,888

2,117

47.37
54.59

42.97
51.28

1,895
2,184

1,719
2,051

40.0
40.0

98,524
113,553

89,386
106,671

2,080
2,080

39.96
39.05
42.59

39.28
39.08
40.73

1,598
1,612
1,658

1,571
1,575
1,527

40.0
41.3
38.9

83,113
83,850
85,803

81,702
81,900
79,416

2,080
2,147
2,015

36.19
58.31

40.73
56.45

1,388
2,336

1,527
2,258

38.3
40.1

71,611
121,449

79,416
117,406

1,979
2,083

37.40

40.20

1,566

1,653

41.9

81,437

85,946

2,178

19.01

15.66

751

595

39.5

39,047

30,947

2,054

31.70
30.39

29.34
30.27

1,268
1,223

1,160
1,211

40.0
40.3

65,958
63,621

60,322
62,960

2,081
2,094

29.66

30.27

1,195

1,211

40.3

62,155

62,960

2,096

27.10

26.17

1,056

1,047

39.0

54,932

54,425

2,027

Business and financial
operations occupations ......
Buyers and purchasing agents
Purchasing agents, except
wholesale, retail, and
farm products ...............
Claims adjusters, appraisers,
examiners, and
investigators .....................
See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

16-1

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Business and financial
operations occupations
–Continued
Claims adjusters,
examiners, and
investigators .................
Cost estimators ......................
Human resources, training,
and labor relations
specialists .........................
Employment, recruitment,
and placement
specialists .....................
Compensation, benefits,
and job analysis
specialists .....................
Training and development
specialists .....................
Logisticians ............................
Management analysts ............
Accountants and auditors ......
Financial analysts and
advisors ............................
Financial analysts ..............
Loan counselors and officers
Loan officers ......................
Computer and mathematical
science occupations ............
Computer programmers .........
Computer software engineers
Computer software
engineers, applications
Computer software
engineers, systems
software .......................
Computer support specialists
Computer systems analysts ....
Network and computer
systems administrators .....
Network systems and data
communications analysts

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$26.89
35.91

$26.17
31.25

$1,047
1,485

$1,047
1,360

38.9
41.4

$54,430
77,221

$54,425
70,719

2,024
2,151

28.65

27.32

1,141

1,093

39.8

59,315

56,826

2,070

21.43

20.89

857

836

40.0

44,584

43,453

2,080

26.09

27.28

1,044

1,091

40.0

54,270

56,742

2,080

32.74
36.15
33.18
31.97

28.05
38.23
28.85
30.12

1,287
1,446
1,327
1,278

1,018
1,529
1,154
1,205

39.3
40.0
40.0
40.0

66,912
75,182
69,019
66,450

52,915
79,510
60,008
62,641

2,044
2,080
2,080
2,078

32.33
32.31
30.83
30.83

27.92
27.91
21.91
21.91

1,293
1,293
1,233
1,233

1,117
1,116
877
877

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0

67,246
67,213
64,127
64,127

58,074
58,044
45,581
45,581

2,080
2,080
2,080
2,080

36.98
40.26
45.30

36.06
42.43
44.02

1,481
1,615
1,815

1,442
1,697
1,769

40.1
40.1
40.1

77,018
83,969
94,386

75,001
88,254
92,000

2,083
2,086
2,084

44.06

43.82

1,768

1,780

40.1

91,948

92,539

2,087

46.61
24.62
39.38

44.02
22.59
39.98

1,864
987
1,574

1,761
904
1,599

40.0
40.1
40.0

96,953
51,336
81,835

91,568
46,987
83,152

2,080
2,085
2,078

29.32

27.21

1,191

1,058

40.6

61,930

55,016

2,112

31.57

31.95

1,263

1,278

40.0

65,668

66,456

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

16-2

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Architecture and engineering
occupations .........................
Architects, except naval .........
Architects, except
landscape and naval .....
Engineers ...............................
Aerospace engineers ..........
Chemical engineers ...........
Civil engineers ...................
Computer hardware
engineers ......................
Electrical and electronics
engineers ......................
Electrical engineers .......
Electronics engineers,
except computer .......
Environmental engineers ...
Industrial engineers,
including health and
safety ............................
Industrial engineers .......
Mechanical engineers ........
Petroleum engineers ..........
Drafters ..................................
Architectural and civil
drafters .........................
Engineering technicians,
except drafters .................
Electrical and electronic
engineering technicians
Life, physical, and social
science occupations ............
Physical scientists ..................
Market and survey
researchers .......................
Market research analysts ...
Chemical technicians .............
Community and social
services occupations ...........
Social workers .......................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$40.59
35.82

$37.96
34.86

$1,626
1,433

$1,518
1,394

40.0
40.0

$84,532
74,505

$78,951
72,500

2,082
2,080

35.82
46.61
39.33
52.82
46.27

34.86
42.71
37.74
50.39
37.44

1,433
1,867
1,573
2,113
1,851

1,394
1,714
1,510
2,015
1,498

40.0
40.1
40.0
40.0
40.0

74,505
97,103
81,809
109,873
96,243

72,500
89,128
78,499
104,801
77,873

2,080
2,083
2,080
2,080
2,080

43.64

42.96

1,784

1,740

40.9

92,790

90,492

2,126

48.11
50.94

44.63
43.99

1,924
2,038

1,785
1,760

40.0
40.0

100,069
105,950

92,830
91,499

2,080
2,080

44.42
31.59

45.72
29.81

1,777
1,264

1,829
1,192

40.0
40.0

92,400
65,714

95,087
62,001

2,080
2,080

40.21
39.78
36.53
52.97
33.62

37.96
37.09
36.41
43.00
27.81

1,608
1,591
1,461
2,119
1,347

1,518
1,483
1,456
1,720
1,112

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
40.1

83,637
82,747
75,973
110,187
70,068

78,951
77,139
75,733
89,440
57,845

2,080
2,080
2,080
2,080
2,084

40.70

46.15

1,628

1,846

40.0

84,646

96,000

2,080

28.79

24.69

1,152

988

40.0

59,890

51,355

2,080

24.75

21.48

990

859

40.0

51,470

44,680

2,080

36.93
46.90

31.98
32.24

1,484
1,876

1,310
1,290

40.2
40.0

77,185
97,554

68,097
67,059

2,090
2,080

42.72
42.72
28.32

42.16
42.16
29.38

1,709
1,709
1,161

1,687
1,687
1,183

40.0
40.0
41.0

88,866
88,866
60,382

87,699
87,699
61,501

2,080
2,080
2,132

15.23
23.18

13.70
23.28

608
927

548
931

40.0
40.0

31,606
48,221

28,496
48,416

2,076
2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

16-3

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Community and social
services occupations
–Continued
Medical and public health
social workers ..............
Miscellaneous community
and social service
specialists .........................
Social and human service
assistants ......................
Legal occupations ....................
Lawyers .................................
Paralegals and legal assistants
Miscellaneous legal support
workers ............................
Education, training, and
library occupations ............
Postsecondary teachers ..........
Health teachers,
postsecondary ..............
Arts, communications, and
humanities teachers,
postsecondary ..............
Art, drama, and music
teachers,
postsecondary ..........
Primary, secondary, and
special education school
teachers ............................
Elementary and middle
school teachers .............
Middle school teachers,
except special and
vocational education
Secondary school teachers
Secondary school
teachers, except
special and
vocational education

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$23.70

$23.28

$948

$931

40.0

$49,298

$48,416

2,080

12.68

13.46

507

538

40.0

26,355

27,997

2,078

11.28

10.00

451

400

40.0

23,461

20,800

2,080

50.85
83.69
29.90

33.75
89.42
31.35

2,069
3,488
1,196

1,350
3,615
1,254

40.7
41.7
40.0

107,586
181,354
62,193

70,192
188,001
65,208

2,116
2,167
2,080

21.82

21.86

873

874

40.0

45,378

45,467

2,080

40.39
70.37

27.41
44.04

1,571
2,733

1,065
1,762

38.9
38.8

69,858
116,864

43,707
81,999

1,730
1,661

94.49

85.55

3,678

3,208

38.9

168,941

125,118

1,788

35.76

34.83

1,355

1,265

37.9

52,569

48,900

1,470

39.55

37.17

1,584

1,464

40.0

59,419

55,060

1,502

23.36

22.28

896

884

38.3

37,245

35,000

1,594

27.81

27.58

1,044

1,008

37.5

38,584

37,485

1,388

28.41
26.63

28.65
25.86

1,113
1,014

1,100
1,006

39.2
38.1

41,008
42,296

40,106
40,648

1,443
1,588

33.42

34.34

1,234

1,228

36.9

46,034

46,000

1,377

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

16-4

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Arts, design, entertainment,
sports, and media
occupations .........................
Designers ...............................
Graphic designers ..............
Writers and editors ................
Healthcare practitioner and
technical occupations .........
Pharmacists ............................
Registered nurses ...................
Therapists ..............................
Occupational therapists .....
Physical therapists .............
Respiratory therapists ........
Clinical laboratory
technologists and
technicians .......................
Medical and clinical
laboratory technologists
Medical and clinical
laboratory technicians ..
Diagnostic related
technologists and
technicians .......................
Cardiovascular
technologists and
technicians ...................
Radiologic technologists
and technicians ............
Health diagnosing and
treating practitioner
support technicians ..........
Pharmacy technicians ........
Respiratory therapy
technicians ...................
Surgical technologists ........
Licensed practical and
licensed vocational nurses
Medical records and health
information technicians ...

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$29.39
23.60
23.16
23.96

$24.50
19.86
19.86
22.96

$1,179
943
926
953

$975
794
794
861

40.1
40.0
40.0
39.8

$61,327
49,059
48,135
49,568

$50,675
41,305
41,305
44,768

2,086
2,079
2,078
2,068

26.58
55.08
29.65
32.02
37.73
35.23
24.81

23.90
55.77
29.10
33.28
37.89
35.82
23.55

1,047
2,234
1,159
1,257
1,434
1,385
978

942
2,231
1,142
1,331
1,386
1,343
942

39.4
40.6
39.1
39.2
38.0
39.3
39.4

54,465
116,182
60,277
65,344
74,569
72,036
50,878

48,992
116,000
59,384
69,222
72,053
69,849
48,992

2,049
2,109
2,033
2,041
1,976
2,045
2,051

18.67

16.11

738

648

39.6

38,398

33,696

2,057

24.89

25.16

978

980

39.3

50,861

50,960

2,043

13.48

13.07

536

508

39.8

27,887

26,416

2,069

22.53

23.01

900

920

39.9

46,800

47,861

2,077

19.00

16.46

760

658

40.0

39,521

34,237

2,080

22.86

22.79

912

912

39.9

47,449

47,403

2,076

17.01
15.08

16.56
15.25

671
594

656
601

39.4
39.4

34,895
30,895

34,133
31,241

2,051
2,049

20.71
19.10

21.17
20.00

828
745

847
800

40.0
39.0

43,076
38,739

44,034
41,600

2,080
2,028

18.74

18.56

740

731

39.5

38,464

37,986

2,053

18.87

16.50

747

660

39.6

38,845

34,320

2,058

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

16-5

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Healthcare practitioner and
technical occupations
–Continued
Miscellaneous health
technologists and
technicians .......................
Occupational health and
safety specialists and
technicians .......................
Occupational health and
safety specialists ..........
Healthcare support
occupations .........................
Nursing, psychiatric, and
home health aides ............
Nursing aides, orderlies,
and attendants ..............
Psychiatric aides ................
Physical therapist assistants
and aides ..........................
Miscellaneous healthcare
support occupations .........
Medical assistants ..............
Protective service occupations
Security guards and gaming
surveillance officers .........
Security guards ..................
Food preparation and serving
related occupations ............
First-line
supervisors/managers,
food preparation and
serving workers ...............
First-line
supervisors/managers
of food preparation and
serving workers ...........
Cooks .....................................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$16.36

$14.00

$654

$560

40.0

$34,032

$29,120

2,080

28.79

15.92

1,152

637

40.0

59,885

33,114

2,080

28.79

15.92

1,152

637

40.0

59,885

33,114

2,080

10.71

9.95

411

390

38.3

21,359

20,280

1,994

9.87

9.50

375

370

38.0

19,510

19,240

1,976

10.27
10.22

9.77
9.25

405
409

386
370

39.5
40.0

21,072
21,248

20,072
19,240

2,053
2,080

14.19

11.41

563

456

39.6

29,252

23,733

2,061

13.36
11.79

12.90
11.63

531
472

516
465

39.7
40.0

27,590
24,527

26,832
24,190

2,066
2,080

11.57

11.16

458

441

39.6

23,159

22,880

2,002

11.54
11.54

11.18
11.18

455
455

440
440

39.5
39.5

23,671
23,671

22,880
22,880

2,051
2,051

8.47

9.00

327

340

38.6

16,863

17,680

1,990

16.45

14.90

658

596

40.0

34,218

30,998

2,080

16.45
10.52

14.90
10.25

658
415

596
400

40.0
39.5

34,218
21,599

30,998
20,800

2,080
2,052

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

16-6

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Food preparation and serving
related occupations
–Continued
Cooks, institution and
cafeteria .......................
Cooks, restaurant ...............
Food preparation workers ......
Food service, tipped ...............
Waiters and waitresses ......
Dining room and cafeteria
attendants and
bartender helpers .........
Fast food and counter
workers ............................
Combined food preparation
and serving workers,
including fast food .......
Food servers, nonrestaurant ...
Dishwashers ...........................
Building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance
occupations .........................
First-line
supervisors/managers,
building and grounds
cleaning and maintenance
workers ............................
Building cleaning workers .....
Janitors and cleaners,
except maids and
housekeeping cleaners
Maids and housekeeping
cleaners ........................
Grounds maintenance
workers ............................
Personal care and service
occupations .........................
Baggage porters, bellhops,
and concierges .................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$10.29
10.79
10.24
5.00
3.71

$10.25
10.25
11.13
3.75
2.25

$411
406
408
189
137

$404
400
445
144
86

39.9
37.6
39.8
37.7
36.8

$21,363
21,105
21,214
9,574
7,105

$20,987
20,800
23,150
7,280
4,472

2,075
1,957
2,071
1,916
1,916

7.21

8.60

285

344

39.6

14,533

16,640

2,016

10.31

10.25

404

395

39.2

20,995

20,530

2,037

10.77
7.21
8.03

11.00
7.29
7.88

419
275
319

400
280
315

38.9
38.1
39.7

21,775
14,290
16,581

20,800
14,547
16,384

2,021
1,983
2,064

9.68

9.00

376

351

38.8

19,273

18,200

1,990

16.23
9.25

16.80
8.77

674
357

673
348

41.5
38.6

35,030
18,291

35,000
17,994

2,158
1,977

9.70

9.22

382

360

39.4

19,856

18,735

2,047

8.58

8.25

322

320

37.6

16,209

16,195

1,889

8.79

8.09

345

324

39.3

17,954

16,827

2,044

14.82

9.76

499

414

33.7

25,969

21,507

1,752

7.51

6.70

301

268

40.0

15,629

13,940

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

16-7

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Personal care and service
occupations –Continued
Baggage porters and
bellhops ........................
Transportation attendants ......
Sales and related occupations
First-line
supervisors/managers,
sales workers ...................
First-line
supervisors/managers
of retail sales workers ..
First-line
supervisors/managers
of non-retail sales
workers ........................
Retail sales workers ...............
Cashiers, all workers .........
Cashiers .........................
Counter and rental clerks
and parts salespersons ..
Retail salespersons .............
Advertising sales agents ........
Securities, commodities, and
financial services sales
agents ...............................
Sales representatives,
wholesale and
manufacturing ..................
Sales representatives,
wholesale and
manufacturing,
technical and scientific
products .......................
Sales representatives,
wholesale and
manufacturing, except
technical and scientific
products .......................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$6.75
37.13

$6.65
44.88

$270
752

$266
725

40.0
20.3

$14,047
39,120

$13,832
37,690

2,080
1,054

19.37

12.90

771

509

39.8

39,869

26,291

2,058

25.17

19.95

1,007

798

40.0

52,359

41,496

2,080

18.78

16.98

751

679

40.0

39,054

35,318

2,080

47.96
12.38
10.79
10.79

40.81
10.75
10.42
10.42

1,918
489
426
426

1,632
418
414
414

40.0
39.5
39.5
39.5

99,758
25,171
21,559
21,559

84,885
21,674
21,299
21,299

2,080
2,034
1,998
1,998

19.73
12.74
28.52

18.60
10.80
21.90

781
503
1,151

744
416
876

39.6
39.4
40.4

40,594
26,131
59,838

38,694
21,653
45,550

2,057
2,051
2,098

25.85

23.41

–

–

–

–

–

–

45.48

41.51

1,834

1,678

40.3

95,357

87,231

2,097

43.70

40.43

1,748

1,617

40.0

90,900

84,096

2,080

47.14

50.00

1,915

2,000

40.6

99,595

104,008

2,113

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

16-8

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Office and administrative
support occupations ...........
First-line
supervisors/managers of
office and administrative
support workers ...............
Switchboard operators,
including answering
service ..............................
Financial clerks ......................
Bill and account collectors
Billing and posting clerks
and machine operators
Bookkeeping, accounting,
and auditing clerks .......
Procurement clerks ............
Tellers ................................
Credit authorizers, checkers,
and clerks .........................
Customer service
representatives .................
File clerks ..............................
Interviewers, except
eligibility and loan ...........
Order clerks ...........................
Human resources assistants,
except payroll and
timekeeping .....................
Receptionists and information
clerks ................................
Reservation and
transportation ticket
agents and travel clerks ...
Couriers and messengers .......
Dispatchers ............................
Dispatchers, except police,
fire, and ambulance .....
Production, planning, and
expediting clerks ..............
Stock clerks and order fillers
Secretaries and administrative
assistants ..........................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$15.17

$13.94

$604

$555

39.8

$31,386

$28,868

2,069

22.79

21.69

911

866

40.0

47,387

45,011

2,079

10.31
14.98
14.25

9.42
14.63
14.59

403
597
569

360
585
583

39.1
39.9
39.9

20,948
31,060
29,589

18,720
30,420
30,306

2,032
2,073
2,076

15.36

14.04

614

562

40.0

31,944

29,203

2,080

15.57
17.15
12.14

15.50
18.27
11.63

619
686
486

620
731
465

39.7
40.0
40.0

32,166
35,671
25,247

32,240
38,000
24,190

2,066
2,080
2,080

16.15

17.14

646

686

40.0

33,593

35,660

2,080

14.28
12.53

13.00
12.07

568
496

520
481

39.8
39.6

29,548
25,795

27,040
25,002

2,068
2,059

13.03
12.48

11.92
10.00

521
494

477
399

40.0
39.6

27,111
25,674

24,794
20,766

2,080
2,057

18.15

17.85

722

714

39.8

37,560

37,124

2,069

12.28

12.00

484

480

39.4

25,159

24,960

2,049

16.77
12.41
17.45

18.20
12.00
13.75

671
496
692

728
480
550

40.0
40.0
39.7

34,884
25,812
35,991

37,856
24,960
28,600

2,080
2,080
2,063

17.45

13.75

692

550

39.7

35,991

28,600

2,063

21.04
12.39

18.27
12.19

839
492

731
488

39.9
39.7

43,646
25,590

38,000
25,361

2,074
2,065

18.62

17.39

740

694

39.8

38,485

36,071

2,067

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

16-9

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Office and administrative
support occupations
–Continued
Executive secretaries and
administrative
assistants ......................
Medical secretaries ............
Secretaries, except legal,
medical, and executive
Data entry and information
processing workers ..........
Data entry keyers ...............
Insurance claims and policy
processing clerks .............
Office clerks, general .............
Construction and extraction
occupations .........................
First-line
supervisors/managers of
construction trades and
extraction workers ...........
Carpenters ..............................
Construction laborers .............
Construction equipment
operators ..........................
Operating engineers and
other construction
equipment operators ....
Electricians ............................
Pipelayers, plumbers,
pipefitters, and
steamfitters ......................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..................
Sheet metal workers ..............
Helpers, construction trades ..
Derrick, rotary drill, and
service unit operators, oil,
gas, and mining ................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$21.93
13.28

$21.27
12.72

$875
531

$851
509

39.9
40.0

$45,474
27,622

$44,242
26,458

2,074
2,080

17.58

17.44

691

692

39.3

35,918

36,005

2,044

12.45
12.27

12.30
12.28

497
490

492
491

39.9
39.9

25,840
25,454

25,584
25,532

2,075
2,075

15.58
13.40

16.28
12.17

619
532

652
483

39.7
39.7

32,182
27,688

33,900
25,141

2,066
2,067

18.08

15.50

737

610

40.8

38,316

31,720

2,119

26.78
16.47
12.36

26.04
15.21
11.50

1,150
659
494

1,226
608
460

43.0
40.0
40.0

59,815
34,256
25,705

63,773
31,637
23,920

2,233
2,080
2,080

17.14

14.50

685

580

40.0

35,641

30,160

2,080

17.19
19.29

14.25
19.00

688
772

570
760

40.0
40.0

35,755
40,126

29,640
39,520

2,080
2,080

20.64

22.00

826

880

40.0

42,931

45,760

2,080

20.75
15.84
11.86

22.15
14.93
11.50

830
633
474

886
597
460

40.0
40.0
40.0

43,158
32,937
24,672

46,062
31,061
23,920

2,080
2,080
2,080

21.87

19.75

875

790

40.0

45,491

41,080

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

16-10

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Installation, maintenance, and
repair occupations .............
First-line
supervisors/managers of
mechanics, installers, and
repairers ...........................
Miscellaneous electrical and
electronic equipment
mechanics, installers, and
repairers ...........................
Electrical and electronics
repairers, commercial
and industrial
equipment ....................
Aircraft mechanics and
service technicians ...........
Automotive technicians and
repairers ...........................
Automotive service
technicians and
mechanics ....................
Bus and truck mechanics and
diesel engine specialists ...
Heavy vehicle and mobile
equipment service
technicians and
mechanics ........................
Mobile heavy equipment
mechanics, except
engines .........................
Industrial machinery
installation, repair, and
maintenance workers .......
Industrial machinery
mechanics ....................
Maintenance and repair
workers, general ..........
Maintenance workers,
machinery ....................
Miscellaneous installation,
maintenance, and repair
workers ............................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$20.74

$20.00

$831

$800

40.1

$43,222

$41,600

2,084

29.53

26.65

1,196

1,140

40.5

62,197

59,263

2,106

19.87

19.00

792

760

39.9

41,184

39,520

2,073

23.28

23.51

931

940

40.0

48,418

48,897

2,080

27.95

27.47

1,118

1,099

40.0

58,143

57,138

2,080

17.45

15.42

708

617

40.6

36,838

32,074

2,111

18.11

17.26

736

690

40.6

38,251

35,897

2,112

19.31

18.44

772

738

40.0

40,155

38,355

2,080

22.01

21.67

880

867

40.0

45,784

45,074

2,080

20.52

20.24

821

810

40.0

42,690

42,099

2,080

18.69

17.85

747

714

40.0

38,870

37,128

2,080

21.74

21.41

870

856

40.0

45,224

44,533

2,080

15.81

13.55

632

542

40.0

32,882

28,178

2,080

16.19

17.00

648

680

40.0

33,683

35,360

2,080

15.64

14.75

626

590

40.0

32,533

30,680

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

16-11

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Production occupations ...........
First-line
supervisors/managers of
production and operating
workers ............................
Aircraft structure, surfaces,
rigging, and systems
assemblers ........................
Electrical, electronics, and
electromechanical
assemblers ........................
Electrical and electronic
equipment assemblers ..
Miscellaneous assemblers and
fabricators ........................
Butchers and other meat,
poultry, and fish
processing workers ..........
Meat, poultry, and fish
cutters and trimmers ....
Miscellaneous food
processing workers ..........
Machine tool cutting setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..............
Cutting, punching, and
press machine setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..........
Lathe and turning machine
tool setters, operators,
and tenders, metal and
plastic ...........................
Machinists ..............................
Molders and molding
machine setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..............
Molding, coremaking, and
casting machine setters,
operators, and tenders,
metal and plastic ..........

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$16.08

$13.50

$642

$540

39.9

$33,255

$27,920

2,068

29.14

26.23

1,169

1,049

40.1

60,092

54,558

2,062

23.59

23.53

944

941

40.0

49,070

48,942

2,080

13.14

12.24

522

490

39.7

27,142

25,459

2,066

13.39

12.24

532

490

39.7

27,651

25,459

2,065

14.17

11.92

567

477

40.0

29,483

24,794

2,080

11.57

11.19

463

448

40.0

24,072

23,277

2,080

9.70

10.10

388

404

40.0

20,172

21,008

2,080

11.43

13.25

453

530

39.6

23,543

27,560

2,060

14.51

13.25

580

530

40.0

30,171

27,560

2,080

11.58

10.25

463

410

40.0

24,077

21,320

2,080

19.65
21.93

20.55
20.08

786
877

822
803

40.0
40.0

40,878
45,611

42,744
41,766

2,080
2,080

9.87

9.98

391

399

39.6

20,328

20,750

2,060

9.82

8.70

388

346

39.5

20,155

17,992

2,052

See footnotes at end of table.

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Production occupations
–Continued
Welding, soldering, and
brazing workers ...............
Welders, cutters, solderers,
and brazers ...................
Miscellaneous metalworkers
and plastic workers ..........
Lay-out workers, metal and
plastic ...........................
Printers ...................................
Printing machine operators
Laundry and dry-cleaning
workers ............................
Miscellaneous textile,
apparel, and furnishings
workers ............................
Miscellaneous plant and
system operators ..............
Petroleum pump system
operators, refinery
operators, and gaugers
Crushing, grinding, polishing,
mixing, and blending
workers ............................
Inspectors, testers, sorters,
samplers, and weighers ....
Packaging and filling
machine operators and
tenders ..............................
Painting workers ....................
Coating, painting, and
spraying machine
setters, operators, and
tenders ..........................
Painters, transportation
equipment ....................
Miscellaneous production
workers ............................
Helpers--production
workers ........................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$16.76

$16.32

$670

$653

40.0

$34,862

$33,946

2,080

17.47

17.05

699

682

40.0

36,328

35,464

2,080

14.70

15.38

588

615

40.0

30,584

31,999

2,080

14.74
19.58
18.46

16.00
20.18
16.01

590
782
737

640
807
640

40.0
39.9
39.9

30,665
40,658
38,304

33,280
41,974
33,301

2,080
2,077
2,075

9.51

9.29

378

369

39.8

19,654

19,198

2,067

13.01

13.90

512

574

39.4

26,633

29,848

2,048

28.03

30.10

1,117

1,193

39.9

55,003

61,653

1,963

30.28

30.99

1,214

1,240

40.1

58,444

62,908

1,930

17.05

16.60

682

664

40.0

35,473

34,528

2,080

16.21

13.62

649

545

40.0

33,725

28,321

2,080

13.54
15.68

13.98
15.02

542
627

559
601

40.0
40.0

28,159
32,619

29,085
31,240

2,080
2,080

14.38

15.00

575

600

40.0

29,903

31,200

2,080

17.71

19.19

709

768

40.0

36,846

39,915

2,080

11.82

11.00

469

440

39.7

24,407

22,880

2,066

11.41

11.50

452

460

39.6

23,511

23,920

2,061

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Mean and
median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual
hours by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly2

Weekly3

Annual4

Occupation1

Transportation and material
moving occupations ...........
First-line
supervisors/managers of
transportation and
material-moving machine
and vehicle operators .......
Driver/sales workers and
truck drivers .....................
Truck drivers, heavy and
tractor-trailer ................
Truck drivers, light or
delivery services ..........
Crane and tower operators .....
Industrial truck and tractor
operators ..........................
Laborers and material
movers, hand ....................
Cleaners of vehicles and
equipment ....................
Laborers and freight, stock,
and material movers,
hand .............................
Machine feeders and
offbearers .....................
Packers and packagers,
hand .............................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$16.60

$13.50

$669

$540

40.3

$34,473

$27,955

2,077

27.37

25.67

1,152

1,092

42.1

59,884

56,763

2,188

19.40

18.45

847

818

43.6

44,024

42,547

2,269

19.17

18.45

864

818

45.1

44,923

42,547

2,343

20.29
18.82

18.00
19.25

812
753

720
770

40.0
40.0

42,205
39,140

37,440
40,040

2,080
2,080

12.50

11.50

500

460

40.0

25,985

23,920

2,079

11.58

10.50

456

415

39.4

23,084

21,424

1,993

12.21

11.93

488

477

40.0

25,401

24,821

2,080

11.83

10.59

464

419

39.2

23,148

21,050

1,957

10.84

10.30

433

412

40.0

22,537

21,424

2,080

10.57

10.00

415

400

39.3

21,577

20,800

2,041

1 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
2 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.
3 Mean weekly earnings are the straight-time weekly wages or salaries paid to
employees. Median weekly earnings designate position in the earnings distribution at
which one-half of the earnings are paid the same as or more than the rate shown and
half are paid the same as or less than the rate shown. Mean weekly hours are the hours

an employee is scheduled to work in a week, exclusive of overtime.
4 Mean annual earnings are the straight-time annual wages or salaries paid to
employees. Median annual earnings designate position in the earnings distribution at
which one-half of the earnings are paid the same as or more than the rate shown and
half are paid the same as or less than the rate shown. Mean annual hours are the hours
an employee is scheduled to work in a year, exclusive of overtime.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Union and nonunion workers1: Mean hourly earnings2 by
ownership and major occupational group

Table 17

Union

Occupational group3

All workers .......................
Management,
professional, and
related ......................
Management,
business, and
financial ...............
Professional and
related ..................
Service ...........................
Sales and office ..............
Sales and related ........
Office and
administrative
support .................
Natural resources,
construction, and
maintenance .............
Construction and
extraction .............
Installation,
maintenance, and
repair ....................
Production,
transportation, and
material moving .......
Production ..................
Transportation and
material moving ...

Nonunion

Civilian
workers

Private
industry
workers

State and
local
government
workers

Civilian
workers

Private
industry
workers

State and
local
government
workers

$21.08

$20.73

$22.41

$19.01

$18.45

$22.09

29.46

29.20

29.50

32.00

33.62

28.15

–

–

–

37.57

39.03

30.49

28.40
19.46
17.13
17.29

29.20
17.24
17.75
17.68

28.26
20.84
13.71
–

29.55
9.74
15.34
16.74

30.58
8.83
15.40
16.78

27.65
14.34
14.72
13.80

17.10

17.76

13.97

14.52

14.48

14.77

24.09

24.77

15.84

17.07

17.17

16.11

20.86

21.41

–

16.47

16.59

15.21

25.87

26.57

15.98

17.92

18.04

16.99

19.62
16.36

19.75
16.39

15.54
–

13.85
14.43

13.83
14.39

14.63
18.41

22.87

23.21

15.92

13.24

13.22

13.73

1 Union workers are those whose earnings are determined through collective
bargaining.
2 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.

3 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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Time and incentive workers1: Mean hourly earnings2
for major occupational groups

Table 18

Time

Occupational group3

Incentive

Civilian
workers

Private
industry
workers

Civilian
workers

Private
industry
workers

All workers ...........................................................................

$18.78

$18.12

$25.55

$25.55

Management, professional, and related .............................
Management, business, and financial ............................
Professional and related .................................................
Service ...............................................................................
Sales and office ..................................................................
Sales and related ............................................................
Office and administrative support .................................
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance ............
Construction and extraction ..........................................
Installation, maintenance, and repair .............................
Production, transportation, and material moving ..............
Production ......................................................................
Transportation and material moving .............................

31.70
37.31
29.36
10.09
14.10
13.02
14.60
17.66
–
18.99
14.51
14.72
14.27

33.27
38.75
30.32
8.90
14.04
13.00
14.58
17.83
16.82
19.27
14.50
14.68
14.29

45.29
44.32
47.10
13.42
26.67
28.99
14.18
20.62
–
20.51
17.86
13.87
18.31

45.29
44.32
47.10
13.42
26.67
28.99
14.18
20.62
22.65
20.51
17.86
13.87
18.31

Relative error4
All workers ...........................................................................
Management, professional, and related .............................
Management, business, and financial ............................
Professional and related .................................................
Service ...............................................................................
Sales and office ..................................................................
Sales and related ............................................................
Office and administrative support .................................
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance ............
Construction and extraction ..........................................
Installation, maintenance, and repair .............................
Production, transportation, and material moving ..............
Production ......................................................................
Transportation and material moving .............................
1 Earnings of time workers are based solely on hourly rate or salary. Incentive
workers are those whose earnings are at least partially based on productivity payments
such as piece rates, commissions, and production bonuses.
2 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.
3 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the

1.0%

1.2%

2.0
2.8
2.1
1.8
1.2
2.8
1.0
2.1
–
2.1
2.7
3.4
5.0

2.9
3.4
3.2
1.8
1.4
3.0
1.2
2.4
3.9
2.5
2.8
3.4
5.2

3.2%
11.1
10.5
21.2
13.4
4.8
4.7
6.0
5.2
–
4.4
9.0
19.6
9.5

3.2%
11.1
10.5
21.2
13.4
4.8
4.7
6.0
5.2
19.3
4.4
9.0
19.6
9.5

survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
4 The relative standard error (RSE) is the standard error expressed as a percent of
the estimate. It can be used to calculate a "confidence interval" around a sample
estimate. For more information about RSEs, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook of
Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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West South Central

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Industry sector1: Mean hourly earnings2
for private industry workers by major occupational group

Table 19

Goods producing

Occupational group3

All workers ...................................
Management, professional, and
related ..................................
Management, business, and
financial ...........................
Professional and related .........
Service .......................................
Sales and office ..........................
Sales and related ....................
Office and administrative
support .............................
Natural resources, construction,
and maintenance ..................
Installation, maintenance, and
repair ................................
Production, transportation, and
material moving ...................
Production ..............................
Transportation and material
moving .............................

Service providing

Construction

Manufacturing

Trade,
transportation,
and utilities

Information

Financial
activities

Professional and
business
services

Education
and
health
services

Leisure
and
hospitality

Other
services

$19.51

$19.83

$17.28

$25.98

$21.74

–

$17.61

$8.86

$14.25

41.69

39.02

36.88

33.40

34.61

–

26.41

26.24

22.56

39.28
46.47
–
20.25
39.59

42.31
36.79
12.70
19.72
29.83

38.65
34.78
12.18
14.23
14.47

38.47
31.12
–
19.22
26.20

35.15
32.15
12.00
17.26
26.00

–
–
–
–
–

30.86
25.85
9.90
13.37
16.53

27.48
20.10
7.44
13.30
–

23.89
20.99
12.48
13.98
–

16.18

17.05

13.66

16.80

15.23

–

13.27

11.64

13.69

16.28

18.50

19.69

26.91

13.86

–

13.49

16.24

17.35

19.22

20.58

19.79

26.91

13.90

–

13.43

16.35

17.75

15.93
17.53

14.76
15.22

16.13
14.96

14.81
17.50

16.78
–

–
–

10.01
9.97

8.64
10.03

9.62
9.90

14.71

12.63

16.39

12.64

14.94

–

10.04

7.99

8.91

1 Industry sectors are classified according to the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
2 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees. They include incentive pay,
cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays;
nonproduction bonuses; and tips. The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.
3 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure, which defines more than 800

unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 20

Civilian full-time workers in hospitals: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours
by work levels1
Hourly3

Occupation2 and work
level

Weekly4

Annual5

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

All workers ...................................
Level 1 ..................
Level 2 ..................
Level 3 ..................
Level 4 ..................
Level 5 ..................
Level 6 ..................
Level 7 ..................
Level 8 ..................
Level 9 ..................
Level 10 .................
Level 11 .................
Not able to be
leveled ..............

$20.85
9.31
10.19
11.20
13.79
15.54
19.35
25.47
28.13
29.45
35.72
41.45

$17.25
9.13
10.05
11.16
13.49
15.45
18.51
24.67
28.28
28.59
32.72
40.36

$825
371
402
446
548
614
769
1,007
1,114
1,128
1,408
1,698

$687
364
398
444
529
618
740
969
1,117
1,110
1,277
1,623

39.6
39.9
39.4
39.8
39.8
39.5
39.7
39.5
39.6
38.3
39.4
41.0

$42,882
19,304
20,900
23,199
28,516
31,915
39,963
52,367
57,929
58,678
73,238
88,301

$35,714
18,907
20,690
23,107
27,498
32,128
38,501
50,378
58,074
57,720
66,414
84,396

2,057
2,074
2,051
2,072
2,067
2,054
2,065
2,056
2,059
1,992
2,050
2,130

20.05

15.06

801

602

40.0

41,664

31,325

2,078

Management occupations .......
Level 11 .................
Medical and health services
managers ..........................

35.09
44.82

31.74
44.91

1,454
1,981

1,269
1,996

41.4
44.2

75,627
103,034

66,011
103,766

2,155
2,299

34.92

30.29

1,464

1,212

41.9

76,104

63,003

2,180

Business and financial
operations occupations ......

24.36

22.23

970

889

39.8

50,452

46,232

2,071

Community and social
services occupations ...........
Level 8 ..................
Social workers .......................

19.11
18.99
20.27

17.50
18.22
18.82

765
760
811

700
729
753

40.0
40.0
40.0

39,755
39,505
42,157

36,400
37,887
39,144

2,080
2,080
2,080

26.46
16.12
16.05
19.91
25.84
29.23
30.07
36.52
40.68

25.50
15.52
15.45
19.54
25.00
29.28
29.06
34.21
33.67

1,036
634
629
787
1,019
1,156
1,145
1,437
1,621

992
604
618
775
980
1,156
1,120
1,307
1,347

39.1
39.3
39.2
39.5
39.4
39.5
38.1
39.4
39.8

53,850
32,943
32,693
40,909
52,992
60,108
59,538
74,750
84,290

51,588
31,429
32,128
40,310
50,960
60,091
58,240
67,954
70,054

2,035
2,043
2,037
2,055
2,051
2,056
1,980
2,047
2,072

24.62
53.48
30.36
28.50

28.08
51.73
29.58
28.46

985
2,122
1,180
1,121

1,123
2,069
1,151
1,121

40.0
39.7
38.9
39.3

51,199
110,368
61,349
58,284

58,406
107,592
59,867
58,302

2,080
2,064
2,021
2,045

Healthcare practitioner and
technical occupations .........
Level 4 ..................
Level 5 ..................
Level 6 ..................
Level 7 ..................
Level 8 ..................
Level 9 ..................
Level 10 .................
Level 11 .................
Not able to be
leveled ..............
Pharmacists ............................
Registered nurses ...................
Level 7 ..................
See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 20

Civilian full-time workers in hospitals: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours
by work levels1 — Continued
Hourly3

Occupation2 and work
level

Healthcare practitioner and
technical occupations
–Continued
Registered nurses –Continued
Level 8 ..................
Level 9 ..................
Level 10 .................
Level 11 .................
Therapists ..............................
Level 7 ..................
Level 9 ..................
Occupational therapists .....
Respiratory therapists ........
Level 7 ..................
Clinical laboratory
technologists and
technicians .......................
Level 4 ..................
Level 7 ..................
Medical and clinical
laboratory technologists
Level 7 ..................
Medical and clinical
laboratory technicians ..
Level 4 ..................
Diagnostic related
technologists and
technicians .......................
Level 6 ..................
Level 7 ..................
Cardiovascular
technologists and
technicians ...................
Radiologic technologists
and technicians ............
Level 7 ..................
Health diagnosing and
treating practitioner
support technicians ..........
Level 4 ..................
Level 5 ..................
Level 6 ..................

Weekly4

Annual5

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$29.57
28.48
35.01
40.86
29.64
24.72
34.30
35.13
24.81
24.72

$29.94
28.35
33.16
33.65
30.13
23.55
34.50
35.00
23.55
23.55

$1,168
1,075
1,378
1,632
1,168
974
1,355
1,364
978
974

$1,179
1,084
1,286
1,346
1,205
942
1,364
1,364
942
942

39.5
37.7
39.4
39.9
39.4
39.4
39.5
38.8
39.4
39.4

$60,718
55,896
71,661
84,869
60,724
50,644
70,453
70,937
50,878
50,644

$61,298
56,389
66,893
69,992
62,666
48,992
70,932
70,932
48,992
48,992

2,054
1,963
2,047
2,077
2,049
2,049
2,054
2,019
2,051
2,049

19.70
13.58
22.46

20.60
13.58
23.69

779
531
881

810
522
923

39.5
39.1
39.2

40,497
27,631
45,837

42,099
27,131
47,993

2,056
2,034
2,041

22.91
22.68

23.03
22.52

901
884

901
889

39.3
39.0

46,865
45,983

46,865
46,238

2,046
2,027

16.23
13.58

13.58
13.58

645
531

539
522

39.7
39.1

33,543
27,631

28,038
27,131

2,066
2,034

23.07
23.22
23.70

24.05
24.87
24.52

921
929
944

962
995
967

39.9
40.0
39.8

47,918
48,292
49,064

50,003
51,730
50,274

2,077
2,080
2,070

20.67

17.04

827

682

40.0

43,003

35,443

2,080

23.78
23.70

24.45
24.52

949
944

972
967

39.9
39.8

49,361
49,064

50,565
50,274

2,076
2,070

16.97
17.39
14.44
18.67

16.15
17.36
13.39
18.00

667
677
566
747

635
628
534
720

39.3
38.9
39.2
40.0

34,710
35,180
29,457
38,824

33,010
32,656
27,763
37,440

2,045
2,023
2,039
2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 20

Civilian full-time workers in hospitals: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours
by work levels1 — Continued
Hourly3

Occupation2 and work
level

Healthcare practitioner and
technical occupations
–Continued
Pharmacy technicians ........
Surgical technologists ........
Licensed practical and
licensed vocational nurses
Level 4 ..................
Level 5 ..................
Level 6 ..................
Medical records and health
information technicians ...
Miscellaneous health
technologists and
technicians .......................
Healthcare support
occupations .........................
Level 2 ..................
Level 3 ..................
Level 4 ..................
Nursing, psychiatric, and
home health aides ............
Level 2 ..................
Level 3 ..................
Level 4 ..................
Nursing aides, orderlies,
and attendants ..............
Level 2 ..................
Level 3 ..................
Level 4 ..................
Psychiatric aides ................
Miscellaneous healthcare
support occupations .........
Level 4 ..................
Food preparation and serving
related occupations ............
Level 2 ..................
Level 3 ..................
Level 4 ..................
Cooks .....................................

Weekly4

Annual5

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$13.83
19.12

$14.05
20.00

$543
746

$516
800

39.3
39.0

$28,262
38,802

$26,811
41,600

2,044
2,029

17.06
16.56
16.68
19.10

17.27
16.77
16.66
19.16

662
651
646
731

670
654
658
766

38.8
39.3
38.7
38.3

34,429
33,829
33,601
38,021

34,840
34,008
34,226
39,855

2,019
2,042
2,015
1,990

19.60

17.17

770

687

39.3

40,048

35,714

2,043

15.58

13.15

623

526

40.0

32,397

27,352

2,080

11.17
10.15
11.22
12.46

10.92
9.95
11.10
12.22

444
401
446
496

436
398
444
489

39.7
39.5
39.8
39.8

23,088
20,828
23,193
25,808

22,651
20,690
23,088
25,418

2,066
2,052
2,068
2,071

10.84
10.15
11.18
11.82

10.39
9.95
11.10
10.87

431
401
446
471

416
398
444
431

39.7
39.5
39.9
39.8

22,396
20,828
23,169
24,469

21,613
20,690
23,088
22,408

2,066
2,052
2,073
2,070

10.87
10.12
11.12
12.96
10.87

10.46
10.00
11.10
12.82
10.01

431
398
442
513
435

418
396
444
509
400

39.6
39.3
39.8
39.6
40.0

22,387
20,679
23,006
26,695
22,609

21,736
20,613
23,088
26,458
20,821

2,060
2,044
2,069
2,059
2,080

12.64
13.35

12.22
12.79

503
532

485
513

39.8
39.9

26,144
27,676

25,210
26,686

2,068
2,073

10.81
10.46
10.02
11.39
10.69

10.26
10.35
10.03
11.18
10.09

429
410
401
456
427

410
414
401
447
404

39.7
39.2
40.0
40.0
40.0

22,307
21,322
20,835
23,696
22,228

21,339
21,528
20,862
23,254
20,987

2,064
2,039
2,080
2,080
2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

20-3

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 20

Civilian full-time workers in hospitals: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours
by work levels1 — Continued
Hourly3

Occupation2 and work
level

Food preparation and serving
related occupations
–Continued
Cooks –Continued
Level 3 ..................
Cooks, institution and
cafeteria .......................
Level 3 ..................
Food servers, nonrestaurant ...
Building and grounds cleaning
and maintenance
occupations .........................
Level 1 ..................
Level 2 ..................
Building cleaning workers .....
Level 1 ..................
Level 2 ..................
Janitors and cleaners,
except maids and
housekeeping cleaners
Level 2 ..................
Maids and housekeeping
cleaners ........................
Office and administrative
support occupations ...........
Level 2 ..................
Level 3 ..................
Level 4 ..................
Level 5 ..................
Level 6 ..................
Not able to be
leveled ..............
Financial clerks ......................
Level 4 ..................
Bookkeeping, accounting,
and auditing clerks .......
Level 4 ..................
Interviewers, except
eligibility and loan ...........

Weekly4

Annual5

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$10.08

$10.13

$403

$405

40.0

$20,964

$21,070

2,080

10.69
10.08
10.55

10.03
10.13
10.35

428
403
419

401
405
414

40.0
40.0
39.7

22,243
20,964
21,767

20,862
21,070
21,528

2,080
2,080
2,063

9.89
8.90
9.83
9.74
8.90
9.83

9.33
9.00
9.42
9.27
9.00
9.42

394
356
390
388
356
390

372
360
375
370
360
375

39.8
40.0
39.7
39.8
40.0
39.7

20,481
18,508
20,269
20,168
18,508
20,269

19,365
18,722
19,490
19,261
18,722
19,490

2,070
2,080
2,062
2,070
2,080
2,062

9.59
9.60

9.22
9.22

381
379

369
367

39.7
39.5

19,791
19,724

19,178
19,074

2,064
2,055

9.93

9.73

397

387

40.0

20,644

20,134

2,079

13.39
10.57
11.32
13.22
15.90
19.47

12.41
10.68
11.71
13.12
16.65
17.68

534
417
451
529
636
779

497
423
460
525
666
707

39.9
39.5
39.8
40.0
40.0
40.0

27,770
21,705
23,443
27,506
33,069
40,490

25,821
21,986
23,941
27,290
34,638
36,774

2,074
2,054
2,071
2,080
2,080
2,080

14.54
12.65
12.67

13.46
12.76
13.11

582
506
507

538
510
524

40.0
40.0
40.0

30,241
26,308
26,353

27,997
26,541
27,269

2,080
2,080
2,080

13.90
14.62

14.63
14.63

556
585

585
585

40.0
40.0

28,918
30,417

30,420
30,420

2,080
2,080

11.90

12.11

476

484

40.0

24,749

25,178

2,080

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

20-4

December 2008 - January 2010

Table 20

Civilian full-time workers in hospitals: Mean and median hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings and mean weekly and annual hours
by work levels1 — Continued
Hourly3

Occupation2 and work
level

Office and administrative
support occupations
–Continued
Secretaries and administrative
assistants ..........................
Level 3 ..................
Level 4 ..................
Executive secretaries and
administrative
assistants ......................
Medical secretaries ............
Level 3 ..................
Level 4 ..................
Office clerks, general .............

Weekly4

Annual5

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$14.30
11.31
14.09

$13.77
11.19
14.38

$572
452
564

$551
448
575

40.0
40.0
40.0

$29,742
23,518
29,308

$28,642
23,275
29,910

2,080
2,080
2,080

20.54
13.07
11.31
14.09
13.47

17.83
13.14
11.19
14.38
12.41

822
523
452
564
537

713
526
448
575
497

40.0
40.0
40.0
40.0
39.9

42,727
27,194
23,518
29,308
27,931

37,086
27,331
23,275
29,910
25,821

2,080
2,080
2,080
2,080
2,074

1 Each occupation for which data are collected in an establishment is evaluated
based on four factors, including knowledge, job controls and complexity, contacts,
and physical environment. For more information, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook
of Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
2 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
3 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.
4 Mean weekly earnings are the straight-time weekly wages or salaries paid to
employees. Median weekly earnings designate position in the earnings distribution at

which one-half of the earnings are paid the same as or more than the rate shown and
half are paid the same as or less than the rate shown. Mean weekly hours are the hours
an employee is scheduled to work in a week, exclusive of overtime.
5 Mean annual earnings are the straight-time annual wages or salaries paid to
employees. Median annual earnings designate position in the earnings distribution at
which one-half of the earnings are paid the same as or more than the rate shown and
half are paid the same as or less than the rate shown. Mean annual hours are the hours
an employee is scheduled to work in a year, exclusive of overtime.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 21

Civilian supervisory workers: Mean and median weekly and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours
Weekly2

Annual3

Occupation1

Management occupations
Team leader ...............................................
First line .....................................................
Second line ................................................
Third line ...................................................
Chief executives
Second line ................................................
General and operations managers
First line .....................................................
Second line ................................................
Marketing managers
First line .....................................................
Sales managers
First line .....................................................
Administrative services managers
First line .....................................................
Computer and information systems managers
Team leader ...............................................
Financial managers
Team leader ...............................................
First line .....................................................
Second line ................................................
Compensation and benefits managers
First line .....................................................
Industrial production managers
First line .....................................................
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers
First line .....................................................
Construction managers
Team leader ...............................................
First line .....................................................
Education administrators, elementary and
secondary school
Team leader ...............................................
First line .....................................................
Education administrators, postsecondary
First line .....................................................
Engineering managers
First line .....................................................
Food service managers
First line .....................................................
Medical and health services managers
First line .....................................................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$1,287
1,666
2,299
4,538

$1,111
1,527
2,028
3,153

39.3
41.3
40.8
38.7

$65,533
85,833
119,380
235,959

$58,074
78,252
105,435
163,971

2,004
2,130
2,118
2,014

3,146

3,125

42.4

163,597

162,499

2,203

1,781
1,957

1,686
1,582

43.1
40.0

92,637
101,761

87,678
82,285

2,239
2,080

2,326

2,356

39.9

120,970

122,495

2,073

2,392

2,631

42.5

124,386

136,824

2,210

1,065

981

42.4

55,374

51,001

2,204

1,801

1,702

40.0

93,645

88,504

2,080

1,329
1,894
2,660

1,237
1,907
2,550

40.0
40.7
40.2

69,122
98,202
138,338

64,299
99,150
132,575

2,080
2,110
2,091

1,543

1,500

40.7

80,232

78,002

2,118

1,552

1,650

40.5

80,688

85,800

2,106

1,343

1,423

40.0

69,517

74,002

2,071

1,398
1,430

1,300
1,505

40.6
41.2

72,717
74,342

67,600
78,252

2,113
2,144

1,693
1,636

1,613
1,557

39.8
40.3

73,072
73,126

67,230
69,451

1,717
1,801

1,197

1,208

39.1

62,243

62,831

2,033

2,283

2,242

40.6

118,741

116,563

2,112

1,091

1,066

44.4

56,749

55,432

2,310

1,533

1,371

41.6

79,723

71,267

2,163

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Table 21

Civilian supervisory workers: Mean and median weekly and annual
earnings and mean weekly and annual hours — Continued
Weekly2

Annual3

Occupation1

Management occupations –Continued
Property, real estate, and community association
managers
First line .....................................................
Social and community service managers
First line .....................................................

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

Mean
earnings

Median
earnings

Mean
hours

$1,057

$1,058

40.0

$54,988

$54,997

2,082

983

846

40.0

51,096

43,992

2,080

1 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
2 Mean weekly earnings are the straight-time weekly wages or salaries paid to
employees. Median weekly earnings designate position in the earnings distribution at
which one-half of the earnings are paid the same as or more than the rate shown and
half are paid the same as or less than the rate shown. Mean weekly hours are the hours
an employee is scheduled to work in a week, exclusive of overtime.
3 Mean annual earnings are the straight-time annual wages or salaries paid to

employees. Median annual earnings designate position in the earnings distribution at
which one-half of the earnings are paid the same as or more than the rate shown and
half are paid the same as or less than the rate shown. Mean annual hours are the hours
an employee is scheduled to work in a year, exclusive of overtime.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

Relative standard error (RSE) tables (numbered to
accompany mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings
tables)


RSE Table 11. Full-time civilian workers: Relative standard errors of mean hourly,
weekly, and annual earnings.



RSE Table 12. Full-time private industry workers: Relative standard errors of mean
hourly, weekly, and annual earnings.



RSE Table 13. Full-time State and local government workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings.



RSE Table 15. Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings by occupation for fulltime workers.



RSE Table 16. Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings by occupation for fulltime workers.



RSE Table 17. Union and nonunion workers: Relative standard errors of mean hourly
earnings by ownership and major occupational group.



RSE Table 19. Industry sector: Relative standard errors of mean hourly earnings for
private industry workers by major occupational group.



RSE Table 20. Civilian full-time workers in hospitals: Relative standard errors of mean
hourly, weekly, and annual earnings, by work levels.



RSE Table 21. Civilian supervisory workers: Relative standard errors of mean weekly
and annual earnings for selected management occupations.

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Mean

Relative
error4

All workers ...........................................................

$20.28

1.0%

Management occupations ...............................
General and operations managers ..................
Advertising and promotions managers ..........
Marketing and sales managers .......................
Marketing managers ..................................
Sales managers ..........................................
Public relations managers ..............................
Administrative services managers .................
Computer and information systems
managers ..................................................
Financial managers ........................................
Human resources managers ...........................
Compensation and benefits managers .......
Industrial production managers .....................
Purchasing managers .....................................
Transportation, storage, and distribution
managers ..................................................
Construction managers ..................................
Education administrators ...............................
Education administrators, preschool and
child care center/program ....................
Education administrators, elementary and
secondary school .................................
Education administrators, postsecondary ..
Engineering managers ...................................
Food service managers ..................................
Medical and health services managers ..........
Property, real estate, and community
association managers ...............................
Social and community service managers ......

43.68
47.27
42.75
51.88
51.83
51.93
32.57
29.40

3.1
10.5
18.7
10.0
9.3
16.6
14.5
9.6

1,779
1,974
1,759
2,117
2,071
2,162
1,259
1,206

3.1
10.4
18.4
9.8
9.3
15.8
16.3
10.0

91,628
102,553
91,446
110,101
107,713
112,419
64,842
62,178

3.1
10.4
18.4
9.8
9.3
15.8
16.3
10.0

49.63
51.85
42.96
36.57
42.69
40.35

14.6
6.7
6.9
6.7
8.0
14.6

1,999
2,100
1,733
1,480
1,716
1,614

14.3
6.4
6.8
7.3
7.9
14.6

103,949
109,037
90,122
76,972
89,225
83,918

14.3
6.4
6.8
7.3
7.9
14.6

33.71
36.56
39.51

7.7
6.6
9.5

1,360
1,489
1,561

7.7
6.3
9.8

70,562
77,431
74,593

7.7
6.3
9.8

21.55

10.4

860

10.4

44,377

10.4

41.89
53.20
58.31
24.04
35.90

3.7
25.3
4.8
7.4
5.8

1,650
2,093
2,359
1,068
1,502

4.7
25.3
5.4
8.5
6.7

74,000
108,602
122,680
55,554
78,083

4.7
25.3
5.4
8.5
6.7

23.22
23.53

9.9
19.0

929
934

9.9
19.2

48,321
48,557

9.9
19.2

29.25
29.92

1.9
5.3

1,175
1,201

1.8
5.2

60,593
62,443

1.8
5.2

28.17

5.0

1,132

4.7

58,886

4.7

28.97

5.3

1,134

5.4

58,948

5.4

28.03

5.9

1,095

5.9

56,933

5.9

27.47

12.3

1,100

12.2

57,176

12.2

Business and financial operations
occupations .................................................
Buyers and purchasing agents .......................
Purchasing agents, except wholesale,
retail, and farm products ......................
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and
investigators .............................................
Claims adjusters, examiners, and
investigators .........................................
Compliance officers, except agriculture,
construction, health and safety, and
transportation ...........................................

Mean

$807

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

1.1%

$40,906

1.1%

See footnotes at end of table.

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West South Central

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December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Business and financial operations
occupations –Continued
Cost estimators ..............................................
Human resources, training, and labor
relations specialists ..................................
Employment, recruitment, and placement
specialists .............................................
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis
specialists .............................................
Training and development specialists .......
Logisticians ....................................................
Management analysts ....................................
Accountants and auditors ..............................
Appraisers and assessors of real estate ..........
Credit analysts ...............................................
Financial analysts and advisors .....................
Financial analysts ......................................
Personal financial advisors ........................
Loan counselors and officers .........................
Loan officers ..............................................
Computer and mathematical science
occupations .................................................
Computer programmers .................................
Computer software engineers ........................
Computer software engineers, applications
Computer software engineers, systems
software ...............................................
Computer support specialists .........................
Computer systems analysts ............................
Database administrators .................................
Network and computer systems
administrators ..........................................
Network systems and data communications
analysts ....................................................
Architecture and engineering occupations ....
Architects, except naval .................................
Engineers .......................................................
Aerospace engineers ..................................
Chemical engineers ...................................
Civil engineers ...........................................
Computer hardware engineers ...................
Electrical and electronics engineers ..........

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Mean

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$33.94

2.9%

$1,380

3.1%

$71,785

3.1%

25.46

4.0

1,018

3.3

52,926

3.3

21.49

6.6

838

7.2

43,583

7.2

24.39
28.28
36.15
30.38
29.07
24.18
25.51
30.40
32.24
26.44
31.07
31.07

6.8
12.3
7.8
8.8
4.3
28.4
7.8
9.9
11.3
8.2
11.9
11.9

1,024
1,121
1,446
1,225
1,169
959
1,020
1,216
1,290
1,058
1,243
1,243

6.4
12.4
7.8
9.5
4.4
28.7
7.8
9.9
11.3
8.2
11.9
11.9

53,249
58,300
75,182
63,679
60,796
49,880
53,059
63,224
67,064
54,991
64,626
64,626

6.4
12.4
7.8
9.5
4.4
28.7
7.8
9.9
11.3
8.2
11.9
11.9

36.10
36.84
44.85
43.41

4.2
10.4
3.9
5.7

1,447
1,476
1,798
1,744

4.3
10.4
3.9
5.7

75,012
76,755
93,471
90,662

4.3
10.4
3.9
5.7

46.19
25.29
42.34
33.35

5.0
8.5
8.4
13.7

1,848
1,012
1,698
1,334

5.0
8.5
8.5
13.7

96,071
52,436
88,299
69,367

5.0
8.5
8.5
13.7

27.75

5.3

1,112

5.5

57,386

5.5

33.32

5.8

1,333

5.8

69,041

5.8

35.05
25.95
44.36
39.33
60.71
35.89
45.61
42.00

5.9
10.2
3.5
9.4
10.2
7.1
6.5
6.8

1,411
1,087
1,790
1,573
2,429
1,495
1,859
1,700

5.8
11.4
3.4
9.4
10.2
6.9
6.2
6.3

73,372
56,527
93,080
81,809
126,285
77,746
96,660
88,390

5.8
11.4
3.4
9.4
10.2
6.9
6.2
6.3

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S11-2

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Architecture and engineering occupations
–Continued
Electrical engineers ...............................
Electronics engineers, except computer
Environmental engineers ...........................
Industrial engineers, including health and
safety ....................................................
Industrial engineers ...............................
Mechanical engineers ................................
Petroleum engineers ..................................
Drafters ..........................................................
Architectural and civil drafters ..................
Electrical and electronics drafters .............
Mechanical drafters ...................................
Engineering technicians, except drafters .......
Electrical and electronic engineering
technicians ...........................................
Surveying and mapping technicians ..............

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Mean

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$44.21
39.87
33.65

12.2%
6.1
17.2

$1,811
1,595
1,346

11.5%
6.1
17.2

$94,176
82,932
69,991

11.5%
6.1
17.2

40.28
39.89
39.46
56.83
25.08
27.27
20.30
19.11
22.27

4.3
4.9
12.3
14.0
6.0
10.3
15.9
7.3
11.9

1,611
1,595
1,579
2,273
1,004
1,091
812
764
887

4.3
4.9
12.3
14.0
6.0
10.3
15.9
7.3
11.8

83,785
82,964
82,087
118,213
52,197
56,720
42,221
39,739
46,126

4.3
4.9
12.3
14.0
6.0
10.3
15.9
7.3
11.8

24.97
20.21

4.5
26.9

999
808

4.5
26.9

51,947
42,041

4.5
26.9

Life, physical, and social science occupations
Life scientists .................................................
Biological scientists ...................................
Medical scientists ......................................
Physical scientists ..........................................
Environmental scientists and geoscientists
Environmental scientists and
specialists, including health .............
Market and survey researchers ......................
Market research analysts ...........................
Psychologists .................................................
Clinical, counseling, and school
psychologists .......................................
Chemical technicians .....................................
Miscellaneous life, physical, and social
science technicians ..................................
Environmental science and protection
technicians, including health ...............

30.15
29.83
30.58
28.99
38.50
42.16

5.9
8.4
11.5
14.1
14.6
19.7

1,205
1,199
1,227
1,160
1,540
1,686

5.9
8.5
11.5
14.1
14.6
19.7

61,434
62,368
63,829
60,307
76,991
87,695

5.9
8.5
11.5
14.1
14.6
19.7

38.49
39.55
39.55
34.59

17.1
17.7
17.7
6.2

1,540
1,582
1,582
1,351

17.1
17.7
17.7
7.1

80,059
82,261
82,261
59,519

17.1
17.7
17.7
7.1

38.89
24.97

4.6
10.0

1,541
1,015

4.0
11.1

64,395
52,799

4.0
11.1

20.28

16.5

801

17.2

41,633

17.2

21.13

27.5

845

27.5

43,957

27.5

Community and social services occupations
Counselors .....................................................
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder
counselors ............................................
Educational, vocational, and school
counselors ............................................

19.39
22.93

5.6
16.4

772
909

5.5
16.0

38,488
42,577

5.5
16.0

17.59

11.1

696

10.2

36,173

10.2

30.10

4.5

1,184

4.2

51,255

4.2

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S11-3

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Community and social services occupations
–Continued
Social workers ...............................................
Child, family, and school social workers ..
Medical and public health social workers
Mental health and substance abuse social
workers ................................................
Miscellaneous community and social service
specialists .................................................
Probation officers and correctional
treatment specialists .............................
Social and human service assistants ..........

Mean

Relative
error4

$18.68
17.85
18.94

2.6%
4.7
3.2

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$747
713
758

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

2.6%
4.6
3.2

$38,698
36,822
39,396

2.6%
4.6
3.2

19.69

12.4

788

12.4

40,955

12.4

14.47

7.4

577

7.6

29,981

7.6

20.11
12.15

3.4
7.5

804
483

3.4
7.6

41,829
25,124

3.4
7.6

Legal occupations ............................................
Lawyers .........................................................
Paralegals and legal assistants .......................
Miscellaneous legal support workers ............
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers

30.34
51.50
20.19
21.30
21.22

21.6
12.7
12.9
10.4
11.4

1,246
2,219
807
878
894

22.9
13.8
12.9
10.8
12.1

64,801
115,392
41,986
45,653
46,509

22.9
13.8
12.9
10.8
12.1

Education, training, and library occupations
Postsecondary teachers ..................................
Business teachers, postsecondary ..............
Math and computer teachers,
postsecondary ......................................
Life sciences teachers, postsecondary .......
Biological science teachers,
postsecondary ..................................
Physical sciences teachers, postsecondary
Social sciences teachers, postsecondary ....
Health teachers, postsecondary .................
Health specialties teachers,
postsecondary ..................................
Nursing instructors and teachers,
postsecondary ..................................
Arts, communications, and humanities
teachers, postsecondary .......................
Art, drama, and music teachers,
postsecondary ..................................
Miscellaneous postsecondary teachers ......
Vocational education teachers,
postsecondary ..................................
Primary, secondary, and special education
school teachers .........................................
Preschool and kindergarten teachers .........

29.49
46.64
35.80

2.5
5.5
25.3

1,147
1,836
1,372

2.4
5.8
27.0

44,262
77,227
55,062

2.4
5.8
27.0

25.36
41.60

10.8
16.8

985
1,664

6.8
16.8

46,287
73,848

6.8
16.8

41.60
56.36
49.35
53.95

16.8
12.2
11.4
15.2

1,664
2,214
1,958
2,120

16.8
13.8
11.8
15.5

73,848
79,533
75,495
100,585

16.8
13.8
11.8
15.5

63.88

17.2

2,536

17.2

121,467

17.2

31.15

6.1

1,197

7.8

55,588

7.8

32.51

9.0

1,261

8.6

49,864

8.6

37.29
48.39

8.9
7.0

1,475
1,924

9.1
7.0

59,792
78,285

9.1
7.0

29.59

3.6

1,160

2.8

57,431

2.8

31.44
24.87

.9
7.9

1,215
958

.9
7.6

45,191
39,087

.9
7.6

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S11-4

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Education, training, and library occupations
–Continued
Preschool teachers, except special
education ..........................................
Kindergarten teachers, except special
education ..........................................
Elementary and middle school teachers ....
Elementary school teachers, except
special education .............................
Middle school teachers, except special
and vocational education .................
Secondary school teachers .........................
Secondary school teachers, except
special and vocational education .....
Vocational education teachers,
secondary school .............................
Special education teachers .........................
Special education teachers, preschool,
kindergarten, and elementary school
Special education teachers, middle
school ...............................................
Special education teachers, secondary
school ...............................................
Other teachers and instructors .......................
Adult literacy, remedial education, and
GED teachers and instructors ..............
Librarians .......................................................
Library technicians ........................................
Instructional coordinators ..............................
Teacher assistants ..........................................
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and
media occupations .....................................
Artists and related workers ............................
Designers .......................................................
Graphic designers ......................................
Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related
workers ....................................................
Coaches and scouts ....................................
News analysts, reporters and correspondents
Public relations specialists .............................
Writers and editors ........................................
Editors ........................................................

Mean

Relative
error4

$19.46

10.5%

33.04
31.63

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$752

9.7%

$32,790

9.7%

3.0
.5

1,265
1,224

3.1
.6

47,143
44,968

3.1
.6

31.81

.9

1,231

.9

45,063

.9

31.03
32.51

2.4
1.2

1,199
1,256

2.7
1.4

44,602
46,354

2.7
1.4

32.55

1.2

1,257

1.4

46,157

1.4

31.88
33.19

8.5
1.8

1,239
1,284

7.8
1.5

49,239
47,902

7.8
1.5

32.50

1.8

1,267

1.9

47,258

1.9

34.26

3.8

1,312

2.2

48,934

2.2

33.95
26.39

4.8
8.6

1,299
984

5.2
8.9

48,516
38,089

5.2
8.9

25.99
30.08
13.53
33.31
11.94

18.0
5.4
6.2
5.3
2.1

976
1,173
537
1,322
462

15.1
4.6
6.4
5.4
1.9

40,374
50,188
25,314
56,172
18,087

15.1
4.6
6.4
5.4
1.9

23.54
35.40
22.45
22.85

8.6
17.0
6.5
8.6

941
1,456
901
914

9.0
16.5
6.5
8.6

48,641
75,693
46,831
47,515

9.0
16.5
6.5
8.6

32.77
32.77
25.30
20.15
21.33
21.77

18.0
18.0
17.7
15.8
6.4
4.9

1,305
1,305
1,022
805
852
871

18.9
18.9
18.0
15.7
6.5
4.7

63,653
63,653
53,140
41,851
44,294
45,296

18.9
18.9
18.0
15.7
6.5
4.7

Mean

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S11-5

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and
media occupations –Continued
Miscellaneous media and communication
workers ....................................................
Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations .................................................
Pharmacists ....................................................
Physicians and surgeons ................................
Registered nurses ...........................................
Therapists ......................................................
Occupational therapists .............................
Physical therapists .....................................
Respiratory therapists ................................
Speech-language pathologists ...................
Clinical laboratory technologists and
technicians ...............................................
Medical and clinical laboratory
technologists ........................................
Medical and clinical laboratory
technicians ...........................................
Diagnostic related technologists and
technicians ...............................................
Cardiovascular technologists and
technicians ...........................................
Radiologic technologists and technicians ..
Emergency medical technicians and
paramedics ...............................................
Health diagnosing and treating practitioner
support technicians ..................................
Pharmacy technicians ................................
Respiratory therapy technicians ................
Surgical technologists ................................
Licensed practical and licensed vocational
nurses .......................................................
Medical records and health information
technicians ...............................................
Miscellaneous health technologists and
technicians ...............................................
Occupational health and safety specialists
and technicians ........................................
Occupational health and safety specialists
Healthcare support occupations .....................

Mean

Relative
error4

$17.13

8.7%

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$682

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

8.5%

$34,988

8.5%

28.16
54.10
80.18
30.12
35.90
36.94
41.33
24.81
34.10

5.6
1.4
14.2
3.0
4.1
2.9
6.5
2.6
3.8

1,114
2,171
3,550
1,180
1,413
1,425
1,644
978
1,312

5.8
1.0
20.8
3.0
4.3
3.2
6.7
3.7
4.5

57,516
112,885
184,578
60,983
69,395
71,231
85,182
50,878
51,234

5.8
1.0
20.8
3.0
4.3
3.2
6.7
3.7
4.5

18.27

8.7

725

8.5

37,705

8.5

23.38

4.9

921

4.8

47,884

4.8

15.06

8.6

601

8.5

31,234

8.5

24.18

6.1

966

6.1

50,249

6.1

20.67
23.40

13.0
5.0

827
935

13.0
5.0

43,003
48,619

13.0
5.0

13.17

9.7

522

8.5

27,144

8.5

16.52
14.64
20.71
18.86

4.4
5.9
4.3
5.1

651
581
828
744

4.5
5.9
4.3
5.3

33,876
30,234
43,076
38,665

4.5
5.9
4.3
5.3

18.78

2.6

736

2.9

37,962

2.9

17.25

13.1

685

13.3

35,601

13.3

21.20

22.3

847

22.3

44,028

22.3

24.99
25.42

14.6
15.6

999
1,017

14.6
15.6

51,970
52,865

14.6
15.6

11.55

2.8

440

3.2

22,844

3.2

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S11-6

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Healthcare support occupations –Continued
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides
Home health aides .....................................
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants ....
Psychiatric aides ........................................
Physical therapist assistants and aides ...........
Physical therapist aides ..............................
Miscellaneous healthcare support
occupations ..............................................
Dental assistants ........................................
Medical assistants ......................................
Medical equipment preparers ....................
Protective service occupations ........................
First-line supervisors/managers, law
enforcement workers ...............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
correctional officers .............................
First-line supervisors/managers of police
and detectives ......................................
First-line supervisors/managers of fire
fighting and prevention workers ..............
Fire fighters ...................................................
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers ......
Correctional officers and jailers ................
Detectives and criminal investigators ............
Police officers ................................................
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers ............
Security guards and gaming surveillance
officers .....................................................
Security guards ..........................................
Miscellaneous protective service workers .....
Food preparation and serving related
occupations .................................................
First-line supervisors/managers, food
preparation and serving workers .............
First-line supervisors/managers of food
preparation and serving workers .........
Cooks .............................................................
Cooks, fast food .........................................
Cooks, institution and cafeteria .................
Cooks, restaurant .......................................
Cooks, short order .....................................

Mean

Relative
error4

$9.99
8.95
10.22
10.13
19.60
10.83

2.5%
10.8
1.9
3.8
24.0
5.2

13.51
17.29
12.10
14.34

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$381
308
399
394
780
429

3.9%
17.5
2.2
5.0
24.2
6.1

$19,756
16,011
20,694
20,471
40,571
22,311

3.9%
17.5
2.2
5.0
24.2
6.1

4.0
6.6
2.4
6.4

512
581
483
568

3.4
7.2
2.5
5.8

26,634
30,230
25,110
29,520

3.4
7.2
2.5
5.8

17.79

4.3

738

4.5

37,920

4.5

26.36

8.9

1,062

9.1

55,249

9.1

18.80

11.8

755

11.7

39,253

11.7

29.96

7.5

1,210

7.6

62,899

7.6

25.69
19.57
13.92
13.85
22.34
22.50
22.50

5.7
5.2
7.1
6.8
6.1
4.2
4.2

1,204
1,010
560
557
897
901
901

9.1
5.6
7.1
6.8
6.0
4.1
4.1

62,604
52,500
29,112
28,957
46,650
46,589
46,589

9.1
5.6
7.1
6.8
6.0
4.1
4.1

12.05
11.95
11.09

3.8
3.9
10.0

473
469
422

4.2
4.4
10.4

24,411
24,208
14,127

4.2
4.4
10.4

8.20

2.8

311

3.0

15,691

3.0

14.86

3.8

626

3.9

31,065

3.9

14.79
9.83
8.62
10.29
10.23
8.90

3.8
1.6
3.8
2.5
2.9
4.3

623
375
315
391
395
355

4.0
2.3
7.2
2.8
2.6
4.4

30,926
18,836
16,388
17,989
20,541
18,439

4.0
2.3
7.2
2.8
2.6
4.4

Mean

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S11-7

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Food preparation and serving related
occupations –Continued
Food preparation workers ..............................
Food service, tipped .......................................
Bartenders ..................................................
Waiters and waitresses ..............................
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and
bartender helpers .................................
Fast food and counter workers ......................
Combined food preparation and serving
workers, including fast food ................
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food
concession, and coffee shop ................
Food servers, nonrestaurant ...........................
Dishwashers ...................................................
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and
coffee shop ...............................................
Building and grounds cleaning and
maintenance occupations ..........................
First-line supervisors/managers, building and
grounds cleaning and maintenance
workers ....................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
housekeeping and janitorial workers ...
First-line supervisors/managers of
landscaping, lawn service, and
groundskeeping workers ......................
Building cleaning workers .............................
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and
housekeeping cleaners .........................
Maids and housekeeping cleaners .............
Grounds maintenance workers ......................
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
Personal care and service occupations ..........
First-line supervisors/managers of personal
service workers ........................................
Nonfarm animal caretakers ............................
Gaming services workers ..............................
Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and
related workers ........................................
Amusement and recreation attendants .......
Barbers and cosmetologists ...........................

Mean

Relative
error4

$8.58
4.23
6.21
3.22

5.4%
5.7
10.3
5.8

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$329
155
213
118

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

6.0%
6.2
13.2
5.8

$16,460
8,016
10,636
6,122

6.0%
6.2
13.2
5.8

7.23
8.80

10.8
1.7

278
330

11.3
1.9

14,289
16,296

11.3
1.9

8.87

2.0

332

2.2

16,215

2.2

8.51
8.07
8.12

4.4
7.5
2.1

324
313
313

3.7
7.2
2.4

16,654
16,257
16,274

3.7
7.2
2.4

7.84

10.8

291

11.7

15,124

11.7

10.31

2.3

404

2.5

20,806

2.5

15.21

6.0

608

5.9

31,597

5.9

14.66

7.5

579

7.2

30,111

7.2

16.78
9.46

9.3
1.7

692
370

10.2
1.7

36,008
18,952

10.2
1.7

9.70
8.67
10.44
10.41

2.4
2.5
6.1
6.5

383
330
412
410

2.1
4.3
5.8
6.2

19,697
16,812
21,333
21,279

2.1
4.3
5.8
6.2

12.04

6.5

445

5.8

22,991

5.8

14.68
11.46
8.66

4.4
12.8
4.8

579
458
287

8.2
12.8
7.3

30,088
23,830
14,900

8.2
12.8
7.3

9.45
9.31
14.53

8.9
9.8
28.3

369
363
–

9.8
10.8
–

19,205
18,883
–

9.8
10.8
–

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S11-8

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Personal care and service occupations
–Continued
Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges ....
Baggage porters and bellhops ....................
Transportation attendants ..............................
Child care workers .........................................
Personal and home care aides ........................
Recreation and fitness workers ......................
Recreation workers ....................................
Sales and related occupations .........................
First-line supervisors/managers, sales
workers ....................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of retail
sales workers .......................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
non-retail sales workers .......................
Retail sales workers .......................................
Cashiers, all workers .................................
Cashiers .................................................
Counter and rental clerks and parts
salespersons .........................................
Counter and rental clerks .......................
Parts salespersons ..................................
Retail salespersons .....................................
Advertising sales agents ................................
Insurance sales agents ....................................
Securities, commodities, and financial
services sales agents ................................
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing ..........................................
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing, technical and scientific
products ...............................................
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing, except technical and
scientific products ................................
Real estate brokers and sales agents ..............
Real estate sales agents ..............................
Telemarketers ................................................
Miscellaneous sales and related workers .......
Office and administrative support
occupations .................................................

Mean

Relative
error4

$7.56
6.85
35.13
8.91
9.02
14.49
13.59

9.9%
4.8
14.1
5.5
9.0
8.5
7.1

19.14

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$287
259
737
353
351
526
514

10.6%
7.1
2.8
5.3
9.4
6.3
7.2

$14,945
13,454
38,111
18,085
18,227
27,364
26,717

10.6%
7.1
2.8
5.3
9.4
6.3
7.2

2.5

768

2.6

39,861

2.6

20.82

5.8

856

5.9

44,521

5.9

18.21

3.1

742

3.3

38,566

3.3

29.80
11.68
9.65
9.67

20.2
3.7
1.9
1.9

1,266
463
375
377

19.3
3.7
2.4
2.3

65,852
23,989
19,303
19,381

19.3
3.7
2.4
2.3

12.86
9.96
14.58
12.65
25.64
27.49

8.3
10.4
8.7
5.1
16.2
13.0

514
386
594
507
1,032
1,129

9.4
12.3
9.1
5.3
16.4
13.4

26,722
20,063
30,879
26,343
53,665
58,714

9.4
12.3
9.1
5.3
16.4
13.4

41.22

23.4

1,664

24.0

86,510

24.0

32.71

7.7

1,319

7.2

68,584

7.2

38.48

6.7

1,554

6.5

80,783

6.5

30.11
20.10
20.10
12.74
14.70

11.1
16.6
16.6
22.0
17.6

1,213
814
814
510
588

10.7
16.8
16.8
22.0
17.6

63,089
42,346
42,346
26,500
30,584

10.7
16.8
16.8
22.0
17.6

14.92

1.0

592

1.0

30,627

1.0

Mean

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S11-9

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
First-line supervisors/managers of office and
administrative support workers ...............
Switchboard operators, including answering
service ......................................................
Financial clerks ..............................................
Bill and account collectors ........................
Billing and posting clerks and machine
operators ..............................................
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing
clerks ....................................................
Payroll and timekeeping clerks .................
Procurement clerks ....................................
Tellers ........................................................
Brokerage clerks ............................................
Court, municipal, and license clerks ..............
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks ........
Customer service representatives ..................
Eligibility interviewers, government
programs ..................................................
File clerks ......................................................
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks ..............
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan .......
Library assistants, clerical .............................
Loan interviewers and clerks .........................
New accounts clerks ......................................
Order clerks ...................................................
Human resources assistants, except payroll
and timekeeping .......................................
Receptionists and information clerks ............
Reservation and transportation ticket agents
and travel clerks .......................................
Cargo and freight agents ................................
Couriers and messengers ...............................
Dispatchers ....................................................
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers ....
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and
ambulance ............................................
Meter readers, utilities ...................................
Production, planning, and expediting clerks
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks ...........
Stock clerks and order fillers .........................
Secretaries and administrative assistants .......

Mean

Relative
error4

$22.54

4.8%

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$898

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

5.0%

$46,711

5.0%

10.31
14.67
14.07

6.2
2.6
7.8

403
583
562

6.9
2.6
7.8

20,948
30,310
29,230

6.9
2.6
7.8

14.52

6.4

574

6.6

29,849

6.6

15.75
17.01
17.63
11.77
18.50
14.20
15.28
14.62

2.1
5.6
10.0
2.9
7.2
9.0
7.1
1.9

625
674
705
470
740
555
611
582

2.0
5.7
10.0
2.9
7.2
9.2
7.1
2.0

32,439
35,049
36,661
24,422
38,483
28,884
31,788
30,231

2.0
5.7
10.0
2.9
7.2
9.2
7.1
2.0

13.17
13.00
9.17
12.52
12.89
16.02
12.37
12.40

14.9
8.2
6.1
5.0
5.8
7.6
6.8
10.9

507
518
359
501
498
641
494
493

14.7
8.3
6.1
5.0
5.9
7.6
6.8
10.9

24,971
26,937
18,684
26,043
24,913
33,322
25,694
25,645

14.7
8.3
6.1
5.0
5.9
7.6
6.8
10.9

17.58
11.84

5.7
2.2

701
468

5.9
2.3

36,385
24,288

5.9
2.3

16.46
19.50
10.95
16.84
15.41

9.7
6.5
7.4
5.5
6.0

659
810
432
678
625

9.7
5.9
6.6
5.4
6.7

34,246
42,140
22,446
35,239
32,517

9.7
5.9
6.6
5.4
6.7

17.46
12.08
18.04
12.58
11.76
17.03

6.9
13.7
5.7
3.1
2.7
2.8

700
483
721
500
467
674

6.7
13.7
5.7
2.9
2.8
2.8

36,393
25,123
37,476
26,025
24,266
34,429

6.7
13.7
5.7
2.9
2.8
2.8

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S11-10

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Relative
error4

$20.06
16.48
13.69

2.4%
7.6
10.8

15.33
17.03

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$797
659
542

2.4%
7.6
10.7

$41,140
34,275
28,201

2.4%
7.6
10.7

2.9
5.5

604
678

3.0
5.3

29,968
35,249

3.0
5.3

12.66
12.46

4.5
4.4

505
498

4.5
4.4

26,230
25,825

4.5
4.4

16.44

11.4

646

11.4

33,583

11.4

12.94
13.33

9.3
2.5

506
528

8.6
2.4

26,330
27,029

8.6
2.4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations ..

14.74

18.2

590

18.2

26,983

18.2

Construction and extraction occupations ......
First-line supervisors/managers of
construction trades and extraction
workers ....................................................
Carpenters ......................................................
Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers
Tile and marble setters ...............................
Cement masons, concrete finishers, and
terrazzo workers ......................................
Cement masons and concrete finishers ......
Construction laborers .....................................
Construction equipment operators .................
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment
operators ..............................................
Operating engineers and other
construction equipment operators ........
Electricians ....................................................
Painters and paperhangers .............................
Painters, construction and maintenance ....
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..............................................
Pipelayers ..................................................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ......
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers ...............

16.78

3.5

677

3.9

35,115

3.9

25.74
16.28
17.17
17.25

7.0
4.0
4.8
5.1

1,068
651
667
676

8.6
4.0
6.5
6.1

55,529
33,732
34,690
35,148

8.6
4.0
6.5
6.1

13.70
13.70
11.70
15.22

11.1
11.1
4.2
3.2

548
548
468
609

11.1
11.1
4.2
3.2

28,159
28,159
24,259
31,659

11.1
11.1
4.2
3.2

12.65

8.7

506

8.7

26,310

8.7

15.81
18.08
14.76
14.76

2.8
4.4
9.6
9.6

633
723
591
591

2.8
4.4
9.6
9.6

32,890
37,606
30,706
30,706

2.8
4.4
9.6
9.6

18.57
14.04
19.17
15.99

3.8
11.2
4.3
9.1

742
562
766
640

3.8
11.2
4.3
9.1

38,609
29,206
39,847
32,303

3.8
11.2
4.3
9.1

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Executive secretaries and administrative
assistants ..............................................
Legal secretaries ........................................
Medical secretaries ....................................
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and
executive ..............................................
Computer operators .......................................
Data entry and information processing
workers ....................................................
Data entry keyers .......................................
Insurance claims and policy processing
clerks ........................................................
Mail clerks and mail machine operators,
except postal service ................................
Office clerks, general .....................................

Mean

Weekly earnings5
Mean

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S11-11

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Construction and extraction occupations
–Continued
Roofers ..........................................................
Sheet metal workers ......................................
Helpers, construction trades ..........................
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons,
stonemasons, and tile and marble
setters ...................................................
Helpers--carpenters ....................................
Helpers--electricians ..................................
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters,
and steamfitters ....................................
Construction and building inspectors ............
Hazardous materials removal workers ..........
Highway maintenance workers .....................
Miscellaneous construction and related
workers ....................................................
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit
operators, oil, gas, and mining .................
Roustabouts, oil and gas ................................
Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations .................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
mechanics, installers, and repairers .........
Computer, automated teller, and office
machine repairers .....................................
Radio and telecommunications equipment
installers and repairers .............................
Telecommunications equipment installers
and repairers, except line installers .....
Miscellaneous electrical and electronic
equipment mechanics, installers, and
repairers ...................................................
Electrical and electronics repairers,
commercial and industrial equipment
Electrical and electronics repairers,
powerhouse, substation, and relay .......
Security and fire alarm systems installers
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians ..
Automotive technicians and repairers ...........
Automotive body and related repairers .....
Automotive service technicians and
mechanics ............................................

Mean

Relative
error4

$17.04
17.17
11.66

5.4%
7.6
2.7

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$681
687
466

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

5.4%
7.6
2.7

$35,239
35,718
24,172

5.4%
7.6
2.7

10.29
11.34
12.94

3.3
9.4
11.9

409
454
518

2.8
9.4
11.9

20,962
23,595
26,915

2.8
9.4
11.9

12.47
27.90
12.36
15.42

4.6
21.5
11.3
20.2

499
1,116
494
617

4.6
21.5
11.3
20.2

25,939
58,034
24,968
32,079

4.6
21.5
11.3
20.2

13.79

4.9

551

4.9

28,677

4.9

22.77
18.69

20.0
3.0

911
748

20.0
3.0

47,372
38,879

20.0
3.0

19.22

1.9

772

1.9

40,045

1.9

26.39

3.1

1,094

3.4

56,530

3.4

16.50

8.9

660

8.9

34,328

8.9

23.57

9.0

943

9.0

49,021

9.0

23.59

9.1

944

9.1

49,073

9.1

19.68

7.3

791

7.5

41,157

7.5

20.54

6.6

822

6.6

42,725

6.6

27.52
15.53
27.95
17.51
15.80

2.4
7.2
3.4
4.6
16.8

1,101
618
1,118
714
655

2.4
7.3
3.4
4.7
21.2

57,241
32,119
58,143
37,142
34,075

2.4
7.3
3.4
4.7
21.2

17.83

5.3

725

5.7

37,706

5.7

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S11-12

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations –Continued
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine
specialists .................................................
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service
technicians and mechanics ......................
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics,
except engines .....................................
Rail car repairers ........................................
Small engine mechanics ................................
Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment
mechanic, installers, and repairers ...........
Tire repairers and changers .......................
Control and valve installers and repairers .....
Control and valve installers and repairers,
except mechanical door .......................
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration
mechanics and installers ..........................
Industrial machinery installation, repair, and
maintenance workers ...............................
Industrial machinery mechanics ................
Maintenance and repair workers, general ..
Maintenance workers, machinery ..............
Line installers and repairers ...........................
Electrical power-line installers and
repairers ...............................................
Telecommunications line installers and
repairers ...............................................
Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, and
repair workers ..........................................
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and
repair workers ......................................
Production occupations ...................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
production and operating workers ...........
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and
systems assemblers ..................................
Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical
assemblers ................................................
Electrical and electronic equipment
assemblers ............................................
Engine and other machine assemblers ...........
Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators .....

Mean

Relative
error4

$17.64

4.4%

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$706

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

4.4%

$36,687

4.4%

19.14

7.9

766

7.9

39,819

7.9

18.84
22.30
17.22

9.1
13.4
15.5

754
892
685

9.1
13.4
14.9

39,184
46,388
35,619

9.1
13.4
14.9

10.78
10.63
19.45

6.9
7.6
9.7

431
425
778

6.9
7.6
9.7

22,422
22,119
40,453

6.9
7.6
9.7

19.45

9.7

778

9.7

40,453

9.7

18.38

10.0

735

10.0

38,201

10.0

17.23
21.92
14.36
15.91
26.38

3.7
4.5
2.9
5.1
4.3

689
877
574
632
1,055

3.8
4.5
2.9
5.4
4.3

35,739
45,584
29,773
32,759
54,880

3.8
4.5
2.9
5.4
4.3

28.18

5.3

1,127

5.3

58,618

5.3

25.30

6.6

1,012

6.6

52,633

6.6

16.50

6.4

659

6.3

33,781

6.3

11.82

5.8

473

5.8

23,653

5.8

14.91

3.3

594

3.3

30,852

3.3

25.74

8.3

1,033

8.1

53,385

8.1

20.86

9.0

835

9.0

43,397

9.0

11.56

5.0

461

5.0

23,995

5.0

11.72
14.56
12.86

5.7
14.2
6.5

468
582
510

5.7
14.2
6.6

24,321
30,286
26,500

5.7
14.2
6.6

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S11-13

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Production occupations –Continued
Team assemblers .......................................
Bakers ............................................................
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish
processing workers ..................................
Butchers and meat cutters ..........................
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and
trimmers ...............................................
Slaughterers and meat packers ..................
Miscellaneous food processing workers ........
Computer control programmers and
operators ..................................................
Computer-controlled machine tool
operators, metal and plastic .................
Forming machine setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ........................
Machine tool cutting setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ........................
Cutting, punching, and press machine
setters, operators, and tenders, metal
and plastic ............................................
Lathe and turning machine tool setters,
operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic ...................................................
Machinists ......................................................
Molders and molding machine setters,
operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
Molding, coremaking, and casting
machine setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ....................
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ........................
Welding, soldering, and brazing workers ......
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers ....
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine
setters, operators, and tenders ..............
Miscellaneous metalworkers and plastic
workers ....................................................
Lay-out workers, metal and plastic ...........
Plating and coating machine setters,
operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic ...................................................
Printers ...........................................................
Prepress technicians and workers ..............

Mean

Relative
error4

$13.80
11.70

19.5%
17.2

12.01
14.93

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$552
458

19.5%
17.3

$28,700
23,466

19.5%
17.3

5.9
5.5

479
590

5.9
6.0

24,922
30,663

5.9
6.0

9.70
12.48
12.21

3.4
4.3
10.9

388
499
485

3.4
4.3
11.2

20,172
25,968
25,201

3.4
4.3
11.2

16.26

14.2

651

14.2

33,828

14.2

15.84

14.7

633

14.7

32,938

14.7

12.85

15.6

510

15.9

26,498

15.9

13.73

6.3

547

6.5

28,457

6.5

11.83

6.3

473

6.3

24,616

6.3

16.99
18.91

15.1
5.1

679
759

15.1
4.9

35,330
39,483

15.1
4.9

10.47

9.7

416

9.8

21,612

9.8

10.62

12.2

421

12.6

21,874

12.6

11.73
15.81
16.00

3.5
4.6
4.9

469
632
640

3.5
4.6
4.9

24,401
32,883
33,270

3.5
4.6
4.9

13.35

8.7

534

8.7

27,768

8.7

13.31
14.74

14.0
5.1

532
590

14.0
5.1

27,677
30,665

14.0
5.1

14.45
18.26
20.93

24.7
7.6
10.5

578
728
830

24.7
7.7
11.0

30,061
37,859
43,177

24.7
7.7
11.0

Mean

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S11-14

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Production occupations –Continued
Printing machine operators ........................
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers ................
Sewing machine operators .............................
Miscellaneous textile, apparel, and
furnishings workers .................................
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters ............
Woodworking machine setters, operators,
and tenders ...............................................
Power plant operators, distributors, and
dispatchers ...............................................
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and
system operators ......................................
Miscellaneous plant and system operators ....
Chemical plant and system operators ........
Petroleum pump system operators,
refinery operators, and gaugers ...........
Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and
blending workers .....................................
Grinding and polishing workers, hand ......
Mixing and blending machine setters,
operators, and tenders ..........................
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and
weighers ...................................................
Packaging and filling machine operators and
tenders ......................................................
Painting workers ............................................
Coating, painting, and spraying machine
setters, operators, and tenders ..............
Painters, transportation equipment ............
Miscellaneous production workers ................
Molders, shapers, and casters, except
metal and plastic ..................................
Helpers--production workers .....................
Transportation and material moving
occupations .................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers,
laborers, and material movers, hand ........
First-line supervisors/managers of
transportation and material-moving
machine and vehicle operators ................
Bus drivers .....................................................
Bus drivers, transit and intercity ................

Mean

Relative
error4

$17.05
9.53
9.61

6.4%
4.6
10.6

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$681
373
377

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

6.5%
5.0
10.8

$35,413
19,384
19,491

6.5%
5.0
10.8

10.59
15.69

18.9
6.0

415
628

17.9
6.0

21,570
32,642

17.9
6.0

11.92

11.4

477

11.4

24,790

11.4

30.66

14.8

1,226

14.8

63,775

14.8

17.66
27.92
31.15

12.2
9.3
2.4

707
1,114
1,215

12.2
9.3
3.5

36,739
55,494
63,203

12.2
9.3
3.5

29.11

6.8

1,167

6.8

56,407

6.8

14.96
11.08

10.5
7.2

598
443

10.5
7.2

31,119
23,053

10.5
7.2

16.32

17.0

653

17.0

33,949

17.0

16.55

6.0

661

6.0

34,384

6.0

12.66
15.16

7.5
5.8

507
606

7.5
5.8

26,342
31,529

7.5
5.8

14.06
17.41
12.02

6.2
12.0
5.9

562
696
479

6.2
12.0
5.9

29,237
36,209
24,891

6.2
12.0
5.9

10.62
11.07

12.6
5.1

425
440

12.6
5.4

22,082
22,873

12.6
5.4

15.27

5.3

619

5.4

31,767

5.4

17.89

7.1

729

6.9

37,900

6.9

26.36
14.64
14.24

9.7
7.3
13.0

1,127
516
570

10.0
6.9
13.0

58,628
21,810
29,621

10.0
6.9
13.0

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S11-15

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 11

Full-time1 civilian workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Transportation and material moving
occupations –Continued
Bus drivers, school ....................................
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers ..........
Driver/sales workers ..................................
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer .....
Truck drivers, light or delivery services ....
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs ...........................
Crane and tower operators .............................
Dredge, excavating, and loading machine
operators ..................................................
Excavating and loading machine and
dragline operators ................................
Industrial truck and tractor operators ............
Laborers and material movers, hand .............
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment ..........
Laborers and freight, stock, and material
movers, hand ........................................
Machine feeders and offbearers .................
Packers and packagers, hand .....................
Refuse and recyclable material collectors .....

Mean

Relative
error4

$15.05
16.86
14.37
17.55
15.85
9.13
19.56

5.9%
3.5
12.5
6.9
9.8
8.2
10.7

13.44

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$472
726
583
780
642
358
782

7.7%
3.8
12.8
7.1
8.6
7.1
10.7

$17,381
37,768
30,291
40,563
33,391
18,619
40,685

7.7%
3.8
12.8
7.1
8.6
7.1
10.7

3.9

538

3.9

27,951

3.9

13.44
12.22
11.02
10.82

3.9
7.8
2.0
4.5

538
488
434
433

3.9
7.8
2.1
4.5

27,951
25,402
22,169
22,500

3.9
7.8
2.1
4.5

11.46
10.95
9.70
12.53

2.8
8.1
5.0
4.7

450
438
378
501

2.9
8.1
5.5
4.7

22,717
22,766
19,679
26,062

2.9
8.1
5.5
4.7

1 Employees are classified as working either a full-time or a part-time schedule
based on the definition used by each establishment. Therefore, a worker with a
35-hour-per-week schedule might be considered a full-time employee in one
establishment, but classified as part-time in another firm, where a 40-hour week is the
minimum full-time schedule.
2 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
3 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.

Mean

4 The relative standard error (RSE) is the standard error expressed as a percent of
the estimate. It can be used to calculate a "confidence interval" around a sample
estimate. For more information about RSEs, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook of
Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
5 Mean weekly earnings are the straight-time weekly wages or salaries paid to
employees, exclusive of overtime.
6 Mean annual earnings are the straight-time annual wages or salaries paid to
employees, exclusive of overtime.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S11-16

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Mean

Relative
error4

All workers ...........................................................

$19.84

1.2%

Management occupations ...............................
General and operations managers ..................
Advertising and promotions managers ..........
Marketing and sales managers .......................
Marketing managers ..................................
Sales managers ..........................................
Administrative services managers .................
Computer and information systems
managers ..................................................
Financial managers ........................................
Human resources managers ...........................
Compensation and benefits managers .......
Industrial production managers .....................
Purchasing managers .....................................
Transportation, storage, and distribution
managers ..................................................
Construction managers ..................................
Education administrators ...............................
Education administrators, preschool and
child care center/program ....................
Education administrators, postsecondary ..
Engineering managers ...................................
Food service managers ..................................
Medical and health services managers ..........
Property, real estate, and community
association managers ...............................
Social and community service managers ......

44.83
49.86
42.75
51.88
51.83
51.93
28.27

3.9
11.8
18.7
10.0
9.3
16.6
13.4

1,835
2,094
1,759
2,117
2,071
2,162
1,171

3.8
11.8
18.4
9.8
9.3
15.8
14.1

95,371
108,865
91,446
110,101
107,713
112,419
60,870

3.8
11.8
18.4
9.8
9.3
15.8
14.1

56.82
53.22
43.76
37.17
42.69
40.35

14.6
7.0
7.1
7.1
8.0
14.6

2,295
2,151
1,766
1,505
1,716
1,614

14.0
6.8
6.9
7.6
7.9
14.6

119,358
111,871
91,839
78,275
89,225
83,918

14.0
6.8
6.9
7.6
7.9
14.6

33.59
36.34
27.20

7.9
7.0
11.5

1,356
1,483
1,075

7.9
6.7
11.2

70,503
77,110
55,280

7.9
6.7
11.2

18.69
36.09
58.31
24.04
36.73

7.9
7.5
4.8
7.4
5.7

745
1,384
2,359
1,068
1,543

7.8
7.3
5.4
8.5
6.6

38,322
71,410
122,679
55,554
80,225

7.8
7.3
5.4
8.5
6.6

22.94
22.14

10.5
23.6

918
877

10.5
23.9

47,737
45,604

10.5
23.9

30.85
30.17

1.9
5.3

1,241
1,211

1.8
5.1

63,898
62,983

1.8
5.1

28.30

5.2

1,138

4.9

59,196

4.9

29.12

6.0

1,144

6.2

59,510

6.2

28.06

6.8

1,101

6.8

57,237

6.8

35.10
33.94

16.3
2.9

1,406
1,380

16.3
3.1

73,105
71,785

16.3
3.1

27.10

5.4

1,083

4.4

56,307

4.4

Business and financial operations
occupations .................................................
Buyers and purchasing agents .......................
Purchasing agents, except wholesale,
retail, and farm products ......................
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and
investigators .............................................
Claims adjusters, examiners, and
investigators .........................................
Compliance officers, except agriculture,
construction, health and safety, and
transportation ...........................................
Cost estimators ..............................................
Human resources, training, and labor
relations specialists ..................................

Mean

$791

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

1.2%

$40,969

1.2%

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S12-1

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Business and financial operations
occupations –Continued
Employment, recruitment, and placement
specialists .............................................
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis
specialists .............................................
Training and development specialists .......
Logisticians ....................................................
Management analysts ....................................
Accountants and auditors ..............................
Credit analysts ...............................................
Financial analysts and advisors .....................
Financial analysts ......................................
Personal financial advisors ........................
Loan counselors and officers .........................
Loan officers ..............................................
Computer and mathematical science
occupations .................................................
Computer programmers .................................
Computer software engineers ........................
Computer software engineers, applications
Computer software engineers, systems
software ...............................................
Computer support specialists .........................
Computer systems analysts ............................
Database administrators .................................
Network and computer systems
administrators ..........................................
Network systems and data communications
analysts ....................................................
Architecture and engineering occupations ....
Architects, except naval .................................
Engineers .......................................................
Aerospace engineers ..................................
Chemical engineers ...................................
Civil engineers ...........................................
Computer hardware engineers ...................
Electrical and electronics engineers ..........
Electrical engineers ...............................
Electronics engineers, except computer
Environmental engineers ...........................

Mean

Relative
error4

$23.96

6.8%

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$925

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

7.9%

$48,116

7.9%

23.35
32.53
36.15
35.27
30.05
25.51
30.85
32.24
26.44
31.07
31.07

6.3
21.9
7.8
10.2
5.2
7.8
10.1
11.3
8.2
11.9
11.9

992
1,279
1,446
1,429
1,211
1,020
1,234
1,290
1,058
1,243
1,243

6.5
21.8
7.8
11.3
5.3
7.8
10.1
11.3
8.2
11.9
11.9

51,568
66,517
75,182
74,312
62,959
53,059
64,163
67,064
54,991
64,626
64,626

6.5
21.8
7.8
11.3
5.3
7.8
10.1
11.3
8.2
11.9
11.9

37.18
37.77
45.05
43.74

4.7
10.6
3.9
5.4

1,492
1,513
1,806
1,757

4.8
10.6
3.9
5.4

77,561
78,695
93,887
91,363

4.8
10.6
3.9
5.4

46.19
25.98
43.78
33.18

5.0
9.0
9.6
14.5

1,848
1,040
1,756
1,327

5.0
9.1
9.6
14.5

96,071
54,095
91,327
69,010

5.0
9.1
9.6
14.5

27.77

6.2

1,118

6.5

58,117

6.5

33.65

6.8

1,346

6.8

69,999

6.8

35.92
25.95
44.62
39.33
60.71
36.09
45.61
41.87
44.22
39.36
33.65

6.4
10.2
3.5
9.4
10.2
7.4
6.5
7.4
12.6
7.1
17.2

1,448
1,087
1,801
1,573
2,429
1,506
1,859
1,696
1,813
1,574
1,346

6.3
11.4
3.5
9.4
10.2
7.2
6.2
6.9
11.9
7.1
17.2

75,288
56,527
93,641
81,809
126,285
78,309
96,660
88,201
94,278
81,869
69,991

6.3
11.4
3.5
9.4
10.2
7.2
6.2
6.9
11.9
7.1
17.2

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S12-2

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Mean

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

Architecture and engineering occupations
–Continued
Industrial engineers, including health and
safety ....................................................
Industrial engineers ...............................
Mechanical engineers ................................
Petroleum engineers ..................................
Drafters ..........................................................
Architectural and civil drafters ..................
Electrical and electronics drafters .............
Mechanical drafters ...................................
Engineering technicians, except drafters .......
Electrical and electronic engineering
technicians ...........................................
Surveying and mapping technicians ..............

$40.21
39.78
39.46
56.94
25.34
27.63
20.64
19.11
23.38

4.6%
5.2
12.3
14.1
6.2
10.9
20.5
7.3
16.9

$1,608
1,591
1,579
2,278
1,014
1,105
826
764
935

4.6%
5.2
12.3
14.1
6.2
10.9
20.5
7.3
16.9

$83,637
82,747
82,087
118,430
52,744
57,465
42,932
39,739
48,629

4.6%
5.2
12.3
14.1
6.2
10.9
20.5
7.3
16.9

24.97
20.48

4.5
28.9

999
819

4.5
28.9

51,947
42,602

4.5
28.9

Life, physical, and social science occupations
Physical scientists ..........................................
Environmental scientists and geoscientists
Market and survey researchers ......................
Market research analysts ...........................
Chemical technicians .....................................

32.50
47.17
58.96
39.55
39.55
25.16

8.5
22.3
29.0
17.7
17.7
10.1

1,301
1,887
2,358
1,582
1,582
1,024

8.5
22.3
29.0
17.7
17.7
11.2

67,657
98,116
122,628
82,261
82,261
53,224

8.5
22.3
29.0
17.7
17.7
11.2

Community and social services occupations
Educational, vocational, and school
counselors ............................................
Social workers ...............................................
Child, family, and school social workers ..
Medical and public health social workers
Miscellaneous community and social service
specialists .................................................
Social and human service assistants ..........

15.93

8.0

636

7.9

32,899

7.9

24.25
20.98
18.19
22.44

12.7
5.1
8.4
5.3

962
839
728
898

12.8
5.1
8.4
5.3

45,830
43,638
37,835
46,674

12.8
5.1
8.4
5.3

11.89
11.24

6.6
8.0

473
447

6.8
8.1

24,620
23,263

6.8
8.1

Legal occupations ............................................
Lawyers .........................................................
Paralegals and legal assistants .......................
Miscellaneous legal support workers ............
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers

29.92
57.51
20.16
20.11
21.26

23.6
12.8
12.9
10.9
11.9

1,232
2,527
806
836
898

25.0
13.3
12.9
12.1
12.6

64,063
131,414
41,922
43,463
46,690

25.0
13.3
12.9
12.1
12.6

Education, training, and library occupations
Postsecondary teachers ..................................
Health teachers, postsecondary .................
Arts, communications, and humanities
teachers, postsecondary .......................

26.43
53.97
75.67

15.6
17.9
27.8

1,026
2,114
2,965

15.5
17.8
27.8

45,938
94,601
140,177

15.5
17.8
27.8

32.65

5.6

1,244

4.8

48,359

4.8

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S12-3

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Education, training, and library occupations
–Continued
Art, drama, and music teachers,
postsecondary ..................................
Miscellaneous postsecondary teachers ......
Primary, secondary, and special education
school teachers .........................................
Preschool and kindergarten teachers .........
Preschool teachers, except special
education ..........................................
Elementary and middle school teachers ....
Middle school teachers, except special
and vocational education .................
Secondary school teachers .........................
Secondary school teachers, except
special and vocational education .....
Other teachers and instructors .......................
Teacher assistants ..........................................
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and
media occupations .....................................
Artists and related workers ............................
Designers .......................................................
Graphic designers ......................................
News analysts, reporters and correspondents
Writers and editors ........................................
Editors ........................................................
Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations .................................................
Pharmacists ....................................................
Physicians and surgeons ................................
Registered nurses ...........................................
Therapists ......................................................
Occupational therapists .............................
Physical therapists .....................................
Respiratory therapists ................................
Clinical laboratory technologists and
technicians ...............................................
Medical and clinical laboratory
technologists ........................................
Medical and clinical laboratory
technicians ...........................................

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Mean

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$36.46
36.88

8.5%
17.3

$1,460
1,458

8.8%
16.5

$55,203
69,524

8.8%
16.5

21.45
11.47

12.1
7.7

835
449

11.7
6.7

35,142
22,267

11.7
6.7

11.47
26.42

7.7
8.0

449
1,004

6.7
6.5

22,267
36,983

6.7
6.5

27.01
26.41

10.6
9.2

1,063
1,022

7.4
7.1

39,023
41,177

7.4
7.1

30.00
19.57
9.72

7.3
9.5
7.8

1,148
714
379

5.1
5.9
7.6

43,009
29,983
18,152

5.1
5.9
7.6

23.75
35.40
22.37
22.76
25.30
21.07
21.34

9.9
17.0
7.1
9.4
17.7
7.5
6.3

949
1,456
897
910
1,022
841
854

10.4
16.5
7.0
9.4
18.0
7.5
6.1

49,327
75,693
46,649
47,317
53,140
43,753
44,417

10.4
16.5
7.0
9.4
18.0
7.5
6.1

28.65
54.24
93.68
29.71
37.19
38.30
41.34
24.81

6.8
1.4
8.1
3.4
4.6
2.5
6.5
2.6

1,134
2,177
4,390
1,165
1,473
1,479
1,645
978

7.2
1.0
17.9
3.4
4.9
4.1
6.8
3.7

58,987
113,194
228,266
60,594
76,593
76,922
85,514
50,878

7.2
1.0
17.9
3.4
4.9
4.1
6.8
3.7

17.71

10.2

702

9.9

36,497

9.9

24.89

4.2

978

4.1

50,861

4.1

13.44

4.4

535

4.3

27,837

4.3

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S12-4

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations –Continued
Diagnostic related technologists and
technicians ...............................................
Cardiovascular technologists and
technicians ...........................................
Radiologic technologists and technicians ..
Emergency medical technicians and
paramedics ...............................................
Health diagnosing and treating practitioner
support technicians ..................................
Pharmacy technicians ................................
Respiratory therapy technicians ................
Surgical technologists ................................
Licensed practical and licensed vocational
nurses .......................................................
Medical records and health information
technicians ...............................................
Miscellaneous health technologists and
technicians ...............................................
Occupational health and safety specialists
and technicians ........................................
Occupational health and safety specialists

Mean

Relative
error4

$23.78

7.7%

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$950

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

7.7%

$49,419

7.7%

19.00
22.74

13.1
7.0

760
908

13.1
7.0

39,521
47,230

13.1
7.0

12.83

14.6

504

11.7

26,209

11.7

16.88
14.76
20.71
18.84

5.3
8.8
4.3
5.1

664
584
828
743

5.5
8.7
4.3
5.4

34,525
30,372
43,076
38,629

5.5
8.7
4.3
5.4

19.37

2.9

760

3.2

39,527

3.2

17.71

13.4

704

13.7

36,600

13.7

21.89

22.7

874

22.8

45,466

22.8

28.79
28.79

22.9
22.9

1,152
1,152

22.9
22.9

59,885
59,885

22.9
22.9

Healthcare support occupations .....................
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides
Home health aides .....................................
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants ....
Psychiatric aides ........................................
Physical therapist assistants and aides ...........
Physical therapist aides ..............................
Miscellaneous healthcare support
occupations ..............................................
Dental assistants ........................................
Medical assistants ......................................

11.62
9.91
8.91
10.19
9.95
19.60
10.83

3.1
2.8
11.2
2.1
4.9
24.0
5.2

441
376
305
398
382
780
429

3.6
4.5
18.0
2.3
6.3
24.2
6.1

22,932
19,532
15,855
20,673
19,872
40,571
22,311

3.6
4.5
18.0
2.3
6.3
24.2
6.1

13.58
17.39
12.09

4.3
7.0
2.4

513
581
483

3.7
7.4
2.5

26,695
30,228
25,107

3.7
7.4
2.5

Protective service occupations ........................
Security guards and gaming surveillance
officers .....................................................
Security guards ..........................................

11.56

4.0

458

4.2

23,370

4.2

11.91
11.91

4.2
4.2

470
470

4.7
4.7

24,415
24,415

4.7
4.7

7.94

2.8

303

3.2

15,704

3.2

Food preparation and serving related
occupations .................................................
See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S12-5

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Food preparation and serving related
occupations –Continued
First-line supervisors/managers, food
preparation and serving workers .............
First-line supervisors/managers of food
preparation and serving workers .........
Cooks .............................................................
Cooks, fast food .........................................
Cooks, institution and cafeteria .................
Cooks, restaurant .......................................
Cooks, short order .....................................
Food preparation workers ..............................
Food service, tipped .......................................
Bartenders ..................................................
Waiters and waitresses ..............................
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and
bartender helpers .................................
Fast food and counter workers ......................
Combined food preparation and serving
workers, including fast food ................
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food
concession, and coffee shop ................
Food servers, nonrestaurant ...........................
Dishwashers ...................................................
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and
coffee shop ...............................................
Building and grounds cleaning and
maintenance occupations ..........................
First-line supervisors/managers, building and
grounds cleaning and maintenance
workers ....................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
housekeeping and janitorial workers ...
Building cleaning workers .............................
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and
housekeeping cleaners .........................
Maids and housekeeping cleaners .............
Grounds maintenance workers ......................
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
Personal care and service occupations ..........
First-line supervisors/managers of personal
service workers ........................................

Mean

Relative
error4

$14.70

4.0%

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$628

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

4.4%

$32,645

4.4%

14.61
9.76
8.62
10.30
10.23
8.88
8.48
4.21
6.15
3.20

4.0
1.8
3.8
4.1
2.9
4.5
6.0
5.8
11.1
5.7

625
374
315
401
395
353
329
154
213
117

4.5
2.5
7.2
3.7
2.6
4.5
6.7
6.4
14.2
5.7

32,514
19,359
16,388
20,121
20,541
18,382
17,117
7,985
10,581
6,089

4.5
2.5
7.2
3.7
2.6
4.5
6.7
6.4
14.2
5.7

7.22
8.59

10.8
1.8

277
329

11.4
2.1

14,301
17,093

11.4
2.1

8.63

2.1

330

2.5

17,178

2.5

8.47
7.61
8.18

4.6
9.0
2.1

323
293
319

3.9
8.1
1.8

16,784
15,247
16,567

3.9
8.1
1.8

7.84

10.8

291

11.7

15,124

11.7

9.88

3.6

385

3.7

19,890

3.7

13.65

8.0

545

8.1

28,322

8.1

13.10
9.17

10.4
2.5

514
355

10.0
2.6

26,733
18,323

10.0
2.6

9.40
8.61
9.68
9.61

4.1
2.6
7.4
8.1

369
327
379
376

3.6
4.5
6.7
7.2

19,195
16,648
19,680
19,520

3.6
4.5
6.7
7.2

12.01

7.1

444

6.2

23,088

6.2

14.68

4.4

579

8.2

30,088

8.2

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S12-6

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Personal care and service occupations
–Continued
Nonfarm animal caretakers ............................
Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and
related workers ........................................
Amusement and recreation attendants .......
Barbers and cosmetologists ...........................
Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges ....
Baggage porters and bellhops ....................
Transportation attendants ..............................
Child care workers .........................................
Personal and home care aides ........................
Recreation and fitness workers ......................
Recreation workers ....................................
Sales and related occupations .........................
First-line supervisors/managers, sales
workers ....................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of retail
sales workers .......................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
non-retail sales workers .......................
Retail sales workers .......................................
Cashiers, all workers .................................
Cashiers .................................................
Counter and rental clerks and parts
salespersons .........................................
Counter and rental clerks .......................
Parts salespersons ..................................
Retail salespersons .....................................
Advertising sales agents ................................
Insurance sales agents ....................................
Securities, commodities, and financial
services sales agents ................................
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing ..........................................
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing, technical and scientific
products ...............................................
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing, except technical and
scientific products ................................
Real estate brokers and sales agents ..............
Real estate sales agents ..............................

Mean

Relative
error4

$11.48

12.9%

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$459

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

12.9%

$23,870

12.9%

9.45
9.31
14.53
7.56
6.85
37.13
8.56
9.00
14.56
12.94

8.9
9.8
28.3
9.9
4.8
14.0
5.5
9.1
10.9
10.2

369
363
–
287
259
752
339
350
514
485

9.8
10.8
–
10.6
7.1
2.6
5.2
9.5
7.4
10.2

19,205
18,883
–
14,945
13,454
39,120
17,600
18,183
26,739
25,199

9.8
10.8
–
10.6
7.1
2.6
5.2
9.5
7.4
10.2

19.23

2.5

772

2.6

40,084

2.6

20.91

5.8

861

5.9

44,752

5.9

18.23

3.2

743

3.4

38,646

3.4

29.80
11.68
9.50
9.50

20.2
3.8
1.6
1.6

1,266
464
370
370

19.3
3.8
2.0
2.0

65,852
24,013
19,041
19,041

19.3
3.8
2.0
2.0

12.86
9.96
14.58
12.65
25.64
27.49

8.3
10.4
8.7
5.1
16.2
13.0

514
386
594
506
1,032
1,129

9.4
12.3
9.1
5.3
16.4
13.4

26,722
20,063
30,879
26,337
53,665
58,714

9.4
12.3
9.1
5.3
16.4
13.4

41.22

23.4

1,664

24.0

86,510

24.0

32.71

7.7

1,319

7.2

68,584

7.2

38.48

6.7

1,554

6.5

80,783

6.5

30.11
19.82
19.82

11.1
17.2
17.2

1,213
804
804

10.7
17.5
17.5

63,089
41,785
41,785

10.7
17.5
17.5

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S12-7

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Sales and related occupations –Continued
Telemarketers ................................................
Miscellaneous sales and related workers .......
Office and administrative support
occupations .................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of office and
administrative support workers ...............
Switchboard operators, including answering
service ......................................................
Financial clerks ..............................................
Bill and account collectors ........................
Billing and posting clerks and machine
operators ..............................................
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing
clerks ....................................................
Payroll and timekeeping clerks .................
Procurement clerks ....................................
Tellers ........................................................
Brokerage clerks ............................................
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks ........
Customer service representatives ..................
File clerks ......................................................
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks ..............
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan .......
Loan interviewers and clerks .........................
New accounts clerks ......................................
Order clerks ...................................................
Human resources assistants, except payroll
and timekeeping .......................................
Receptionists and information clerks ............
Reservation and transportation ticket agents
and travel clerks .......................................
Cargo and freight agents ................................
Couriers and messengers ...............................
Dispatchers ....................................................
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and
ambulance ............................................
Production, planning, and expediting clerks
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks ...........
Stock clerks and order fillers .........................
Secretaries and administrative assistants .......
Executive secretaries and administrative
assistants ..............................................

Mean

Relative
error4

$12.74
14.70

22.0%
17.6

14.91

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$510
588

22.0%
17.6

$26,500
30,584

22.0%
17.6

1.2

592

1.2

30,790

1.2

22.78

5.2

907

5.3

47,184

5.3

10.31
14.58
14.09

6.2
2.8
8.0

403
579
563

6.9
2.7
8.0

20,948
30,124
29,268

6.9
2.7
8.0

14.52

6.4

574

6.6

29,849

6.6

15.71
17.09
17.78
11.77
18.50
15.28
14.61
12.92
9.17
12.77
15.85
12.37
12.40

2.1
8.0
10.8
2.9
7.2
7.1
2.1
9.8
6.1
6.2
7.8
6.8
10.9

623
674
711
470
740
611
581
514
359
511
634
494
493

2.0
8.4
10.8
2.9
7.2
7.1
2.2
9.9
6.1
6.2
7.8
6.8
10.9

32,367
35,031
36,991
24,422
38,483
31,788
30,198
26,733
18,684
26,558
32,977
25,694
25,645

2.0
8.4
10.8
2.9
7.2
7.1
2.2
9.9
6.1
6.2
7.8
6.8
10.9

18.59
11.81

5.3
2.2

740
468

5.4
2.2

38,498
24,336

5.4
2.2

16.46
19.50
10.98
17.21

9.7
6.5
7.8
7.2

659
810
432
690

9.7
5.9
6.9
7.0

34,246
42,140
22,486
35,884

9.7
5.9
6.9
7.0

17.48
18.20
12.54
11.68
17.34

7.1
6.3
3.3
2.6
4.0

701
727
499
464
688

6.8
6.3
3.1
2.8
4.0

36,451
37,819
25,924
24,122
35,742

6.8
6.3
3.1
2.8
4.0

20.62

3.3

820

3.2

42,630

3.2

Mean

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S12-8

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Relative
error4

$16.53
13.74

9.1%
12.5

15.93

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$661
544

9.1%
12.5

$34,391
28,271

9.1%
12.5

4.8

629

4.9

32,678

4.9

12.38
12.10

4.3
4.0

495
483

4.3
4.0

25,719
25,130

4.3
4.0

16.44

11.6

646

11.6

33,578

11.6

12.53
13.20

9.7
3.2

492
522

9.2
3.0

25,599
27,155

9.2
3.0

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations ..

14.74

18.2

590

18.2

26,983

18.2

Construction and extraction occupations ......
First-line supervisors/managers of
construction trades and extraction
workers ....................................................
Carpenters ......................................................
Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers
Tile and marble setters ...............................
Cement masons, concrete finishers, and
terrazzo workers ......................................
Cement masons and concrete finishers ......
Construction laborers .....................................
Construction equipment operators .................
Operating engineers and other
construction equipment operators ........
Electricians ....................................................
Painters and paperhangers .............................
Painters, construction and maintenance ....
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..............................................
Pipelayers ..................................................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ......
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers ...............
Roofers ..........................................................
Sheet metal workers ......................................
Helpers, construction trades ..........................

16.92

3.8

683

4.3

35,436

4.3

26.39
16.43
17.17
17.25

7.3
4.2
4.8
5.1

1,099
657
667
676

9.0
4.2
6.5
6.1

57,130
34,054
34,690
35,148

9.0
4.2
6.5
6.1

13.20
13.20
11.70
15.79

10.9
10.9
4.4
4.4

528
528
468
632

10.9
10.9
4.4
4.4

27,086
27,086
24,299
32,852

10.9
10.9
4.4
4.4

16.57
18.13
14.18
14.18

4.9
4.5
8.9
8.9

663
725
567
567

4.9
4.5
8.9
8.9

34,468
37,700
29,484
29,484

4.9
4.5
8.9
8.9

19.18
14.92
19.57
15.99
16.78
17.17
11.64

4.5
16.6
4.7
9.1
5.7
7.6
2.7

767
597
782
640
671
687
465

4.5
16.6
4.7
9.1
5.7
7.6
2.7

39,865
31,042
40,669
32,303
34,905
35,718
24,132

4.5
16.6
4.7
9.1
5.7
7.6
2.7

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Legal secretaries ........................................
Medical secretaries ....................................
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and
executive ..............................................
Data entry and information processing
workers ....................................................
Data entry keyers .......................................
Insurance claims and policy processing
clerks ........................................................
Mail clerks and mail machine operators,
except postal service ................................
Office clerks, general .....................................

Mean

Weekly earnings5
Mean

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S12-9

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Construction and extraction occupations
–Continued
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons,
stonemasons, and tile and marble
setters ...................................................
Helpers--carpenters ....................................
Helpers--electricians ..................................
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters,
and steamfitters ....................................
Hazardous materials removal workers ..........
Miscellaneous construction and related
workers ....................................................
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit
operators, oil, gas, and mining .................
Roustabouts, oil and gas ................................
Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations .................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
mechanics, installers, and repairers .........
Computer, automated teller, and office
machine repairers .....................................
Radio and telecommunications equipment
installers and repairers .............................
Telecommunications equipment installers
and repairers, except line installers .....
Miscellaneous electrical and electronic
equipment mechanics, installers, and
repairers ...................................................
Electrical and electronics repairers,
commercial and industrial equipment
Electrical and electronics repairers,
powerhouse, substation, and relay .......
Security and fire alarm systems installers
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians ..
Automotive technicians and repairers ...........
Automotive body and related repairers .....
Automotive service technicians and
mechanics ............................................
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine
specialists .................................................
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service
technicians and mechanics ......................

Mean

Relative
error4

$10.29
11.34
12.92

3.3%
9.4
12.4

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$409
454
517

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

2.8%
9.4
12.4

$20,962
23,595
26,882

2.8%
9.4
12.4

12.55
12.36

4.7
11.3

502
494

4.7
11.3

26,111
24,968

4.7
11.3

13.79

4.9

551

4.9

28,677

4.9

22.77
18.69

20.0
3.0

911
748

20.0
3.0

47,372
38,879

20.0
3.0

19.48

2.1

783

2.1

40,635

2.1

27.00

3.8

1,125

4.0

58,519

4.0

16.78

8.4

671

8.4

34,902

8.4

23.57

9.0

943

9.0

49,021

9.0

23.59

9.1

944

9.1

49,073

9.1

19.64

7.5

790

7.7

41,070

7.7

20.47

6.9

819

6.9

42,575

6.9

27.52
15.53
27.95
17.57
15.80

2.4
7.2
3.4
4.8
16.8

1,101
618
1,118
718
655

2.4
7.3
3.4
4.9
21.2

57,241
32,119
58,143
37,327
34,075

2.4
7.3
3.4
4.9
21.2

17.93

5.6

730

6.0

37,971

6.0

17.57

4.8

703

4.8

36,537

4.8

19.40

7.7

776

7.7

40,347

7.7

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S12-10

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations –Continued
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics,
except engines .....................................
Rail car repairers ........................................
Small engine mechanics ................................
Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment
mechanic, installers, and repairers ...........
Tire repairers and changers .......................
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration
mechanics and installers ..........................
Industrial machinery installation, repair, and
maintenance workers ...............................
Industrial machinery mechanics ................
Maintenance and repair workers, general ..
Maintenance workers, machinery ..............
Line installers and repairers ...........................
Electrical power-line installers and
repairers ...............................................
Telecommunications line installers and
repairers ...............................................
Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, and
repair workers ..........................................
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and
repair workers ......................................
Production occupations ...................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
production and operating workers ...........
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and
systems assemblers ..................................
Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical
assemblers ................................................
Electrical and electronic equipment
assemblers ............................................
Engine and other machine assemblers ...........
Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators .....
Team assemblers .......................................
Bakers ............................................................
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish
processing workers ..................................
Butchers and meat cutters ..........................
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and
trimmers ...............................................

Mean

Relative
error4

$19.16
22.30
17.59

9.1%
13.4
16.2

10.78
10.63

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$767
892
700

9.1%
13.4
15.5

$39,859
46,388
36,378

9.1%
13.4
15.5

6.9
7.6

431
425

6.9
7.6

22,422
22,119

6.9
7.6

17.97

12.2

719

12.2

37,387

12.2

17.57
21.81
14.27
15.91
26.61

4.5
5.0
4.5
5.1
4.3

702
872
571
632
1,064

4.5
5.0
4.5
5.4
4.3

36,475
45,362
29,679
32,759
55,344

4.5
5.0
4.5
5.4
4.3

29.07

6.0

1,163

6.0

60,462

6.0

25.30

6.6

1,012

6.6

52,633

6.6

16.65

7.0

665

7.0

34,035

7.0

11.72

6.2

469

6.2

23,377

6.2

14.88

3.4

593

3.4

30,788

3.4

25.68

8.5

1,030

8.3

53,252

8.3

20.86

9.0

835

9.0

43,397

9.0

11.56

5.0

461

5.0

23,995

5.0

11.72
14.56
12.86
13.80
11.65

5.7
14.2
6.5
19.5
17.7

468
582
510
552
459

5.7
14.2
6.6
19.5
18.0

24,321
30,286
26,500
28,700
23,885

5.7
14.2
6.6
19.5
18.0

12.01
14.93

5.9
5.5

479
590

5.9
6.0

24,922
30,663

5.9
6.0

9.70

3.4

388

3.4

20,172

3.4

Mean

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S12-11

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Production occupations –Continued
Slaughterers and meat packers ..................
Miscellaneous food processing workers ........
Computer control programmers and
operators ..................................................
Computer-controlled machine tool
operators, metal and plastic .................
Forming machine setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ........................
Machine tool cutting setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ........................
Cutting, punching, and press machine
setters, operators, and tenders, metal
and plastic ............................................
Lathe and turning machine tool setters,
operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic ...................................................
Machinists ......................................................
Molders and molding machine setters,
operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
Molding, coremaking, and casting
machine setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ....................
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ........................
Welding, soldering, and brazing workers ......
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers ....
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine
setters, operators, and tenders ..............
Miscellaneous metalworkers and plastic
workers ....................................................
Lay-out workers, metal and plastic ...........
Plating and coating machine setters,
operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic ...................................................
Printers ...........................................................
Prepress technicians and workers ..............
Printing machine operators ........................
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers ................
Sewing machine operators .............................
Miscellaneous textile, apparel, and
furnishings workers .................................
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters ............

Mean

Relative
error4

$12.48
12.21

4.3%
10.9

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$499
485

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

4.3%
11.2

$25,968
25,201

4.3%
11.2

16.26

14.2

651

14.2

33,828

14.2

15.84

14.7

633

14.7

32,938

14.7

12.85

15.6

510

15.9

26,498

15.9

13.73

6.3

547

6.5

28,457

6.5

11.83

6.3

473

6.3

24,616

6.3

16.99
18.91

15.1
5.1

679
759

15.1
4.9

35,330
39,483

15.1
4.9

10.47

9.7

416

9.8

21,612

9.8

10.62

12.2

421

12.6

21,874

12.6

11.73
15.79
15.97

3.5
4.6
5.0

469
631
639

3.5
4.6
5.0

24,401
32,834
33,221

3.5
4.6
5.0

13.35

8.7

534

8.7

27,768

8.7

13.31
14.74

14.0
5.1

532
590

14.0
5.1

27,677
30,665

14.0
5.1

14.45
18.34
20.93
17.13
9.53
9.61

24.7
7.7
10.5
6.6
4.6
10.6

578
731
830
684
373
377

24.7
7.8
11.0
6.6
5.0
10.8

30,061
38,030
43,177
35,594
19,384
19,491

24.7
7.8
11.0
6.6
5.0
10.8

10.59
15.69

18.9
6.0

415
628

17.9
6.0

21,570
32,642

17.9
6.0

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S12-12

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Production occupations –Continued
Woodworking machine setters, operators,
and tenders ...............................................
Power plant operators, distributors, and
dispatchers ...............................................
Miscellaneous plant and system operators ....
Chemical plant and system operators ........
Petroleum pump system operators,
refinery operators, and gaugers ...........
Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and
blending workers .....................................
Grinding and polishing workers, hand ......
Mixing and blending machine setters,
operators, and tenders ..........................
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and
weighers ...................................................
Packaging and filling machine operators and
tenders ......................................................
Painting workers ............................................
Coating, painting, and spraying machine
setters, operators, and tenders ..............
Painters, transportation equipment ............
Miscellaneous production workers ................
Molders, shapers, and casters, except
metal and plastic ..................................
Helpers--production workers .....................
Transportation and material moving
occupations .................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers,
laborers, and material movers, hand ........
First-line supervisors/managers of
transportation and material-moving
machine and vehicle operators ................
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers ..........
Driver/sales workers ..................................
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer .....
Truck drivers, light or delivery services ....
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs ...........................
Crane and tower operators .............................
Dredge, excavating, and loading machine
operators ..................................................
Excavating and loading machine and
dragline operators ................................

Mean

Relative
error4

$11.92

11.4%

33.56
27.92
31.15

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$477

11.4%

$24,790

11.4%

16.7
9.3
2.4

1,342
1,114
1,215

16.7
9.3
3.5

69,796
55,494
63,203

16.7
9.3
3.5

29.11

6.8

1,167

6.8

56,407

6.8

14.96
11.08

10.5
7.2

598
443

10.5
7.2

31,119
23,053

10.5
7.2

16.32

17.0

653

17.0

33,949

17.0

16.55

6.0

661

6.0

34,384

6.0

12.66
14.92

7.5
5.6

507
597

7.5
5.6

26,342
31,031

7.5
5.6

14.06
16.94
12.02

6.2
12.5
5.9

562
677
479

6.2
12.5
5.9

29,237
35,226
24,907

6.2
12.5
5.9

10.62
11.08

12.6
5.2

425
440

12.6
5.5

22,082
22,884

12.6
5.5

15.32

5.5

625

5.6

32,308

5.6

17.79

7.2

725

7.0

37,690

7.0

26.36
16.91
14.37
17.61
15.91
8.93
19.56

9.7
3.6
12.5
7.0
9.9
8.2
10.7

1,127
729
583
783
644
350
782

10.0
3.8
12.8
7.2
8.6
7.0
10.7

58,628
37,912
30,291
40,736
33,514
18,179
40,685

10.0
3.8
12.8
7.2
8.6
7.0
10.7

13.53

4.3

541

4.3

28,136

4.3

13.53

4.3

541

4.3

28,136

4.3

Mean

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S12-13

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 12

Full-time1 private industry workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Transportation and material moving
occupations –Continued
Industrial truck and tractor operators ............
Laborers and material movers, hand .............
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment ..........
Laborers and freight, stock, and material
movers, hand ........................................
Machine feeders and offbearers .................
Packers and packagers, hand .....................

Mean

Relative
error4

$12.22
10.99
10.80

7.8%
1.9
4.5

11.43
10.95
9.70

1 Employees are classified as working either a full-time or a part-time schedule
based on the definition used by each establishment. Therefore, a worker with a
35-hour-per-week schedule might be considered a full-time employee in one
establishment, but classified as part-time in another firm, where a 40-hour week is the
minimum full-time schedule.
2 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
3 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.

2.7
8.1
5.0

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$488
433
432
449
438
378

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

7.8%
2.1
4.5

$25,402
22,118
22,464

7.8%
2.1
4.5

2.9
8.1
5.5

22,660
22,766
19,679

2.9
8.1
5.5

4 The relative standard error (RSE) is the standard error expressed as a percent of
the estimate. It can be used to calculate a "confidence interval" around a sample
estimate. For more information about RSEs, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook of
Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
5 Mean weekly earnings are the straight-time weekly wages or salaries paid to
employees, exclusive of overtime.
6 Mean annual earnings are the straight-time annual wages or salaries paid to
employees, exclusive of overtime.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S12-14

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Mean

Relative
error4

All workers ...........................................................

$22.44

1.5%

Management occupations ...............................
General and operations managers ..................
Public relations managers ..............................
Administrative services managers .................
Financial managers ........................................
Education administrators ...............................
Education administrators, elementary and
secondary school .................................
Education administrators, postsecondary ..

37.77
30.49
36.74
32.28
38.99
43.54

5.9
7.7
16.9
6.7
5.5
10.6

1,498
1,229
1,467
1,291
1,606
1,721

6.2
8.2
17.1
6.7
5.2
11.1

73,844
63,593
75,924
65,293
82,295
80,329

6.2
8.2
17.1
6.7
5.2
11.1

41.90
60.33

3.7
29.9

1,650
2,400

4.7
29.6

74,057
124,795

4.7
29.6

22.40

5.2

893

5.2

46,391

5.2

20.41

6.7

816

6.7

42,451

6.7

21.38
23.89
22.84
24.96

5.9
10.0
5.4
4.7

855
955
914
999

5.9
10.0
5.4
4.7

44,472
49,683
47,503
51,860

5.9
10.0
5.4
4.7

27.32
17.84
31.73

8.1
5.9
10.1

1,089
709
1,269

8.2
6.2
10.1

55,009
35,313
65,996

8.2
6.2
10.1

27.70

10.9

1,096

11.2

55,483

11.2

Architecture and engineering occupations ....
Engineers .......................................................
Engineering technicians, except drafters .......
Civil engineering technicians ....................

22.66
36.41
17.63
17.33

10.1
9.9
7.5
8.9

895
1,457
690
693

10.4
9.9
8.1
8.9

46,538
75,741
35,866
36,036

10.4
9.9
8.1
8.9

Life, physical, and social science occupations
Life scientists .................................................
Biological scientists ...................................
Medical scientists ......................................
Physical scientists ..........................................
Environmental scientists and geoscientists
Environmental scientists and
specialists, including health .............
Psychologists .................................................

26.12
25.62
26.60
24.23
30.41
29.98

5.6
8.6
7.2
13.2
3.5
3.9

1,042
1,033
1,069
969
1,217
1,199

5.8
8.7
6.9
13.2
3.5
3.9

51,354
53,698
55,611
50,400
58,721
62,354

5.8
8.7
6.9
13.2
3.5
3.9

28.71
38.89

3.1
4.6

1,148
1,541

3.1
4.0

59,720
64,395

3.1
4.0

Business and financial operations
occupations .................................................
Compliance officers, except agriculture,
construction, health and safety, and
transportation ...........................................
Human resources, training, and labor
relations specialists ..................................
Training and development specialists .......
Management analysts ....................................
Accountants and auditors ..............................
Computer and mathematical science
occupations .................................................
Computer support specialists .........................
Computer systems analysts ............................
Network and computer systems
administrators ..........................................

Mean

$886

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

1.8%

$40,634

1.8%

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S13-1

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Life, physical, and social science occupations
–Continued
Clinical, counseling, and school
psychologists .......................................
Miscellaneous life, physical, and social
science technicians ..................................

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Mean

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$38.89

4.6%

$1,541

4.0%

$64,395

4.0%

15.53

14.5

605

16.0

31,465

16.0

22.10
29.14

3.7
4.4

878
1,147

3.6
4.0

42,568
50,211

3.6
4.0

30.85
17.67
17.70
17.61

4.6
3.4
5.4
3.4

1,213
706
707
704

4.1
3.3
5.2
3.4

51,873
36,552
36,363
36,630

4.1
3.3
5.2
3.4

16.69

6.0

667

6.0

34,707

6.0

Community and social services occupations
Counselors .....................................................
Educational, vocational, and school
counselors ............................................
Social workers ...............................................
Child, family, and school social workers ..
Medical and public health social workers
Mental health and substance abuse social
workers ................................................
Miscellaneous community and social service
specialists .................................................
Probation officers and correctional
treatment specialists .............................
Social and human service assistants ..........

18.76

4.4

748

4.4

38,914

4.4

20.11
16.03

3.4
11.7

804
636

3.4
11.6

41,829
33,067

3.4
11.6

Legal occupations ............................................
Lawyers .........................................................
Miscellaneous legal support workers ............

33.69
34.26
28.13

7.0
7.6
24.3

1,357
1,398
1,105

6.3
7.3
24.3

70,568
72,699
57,448

6.3
7.3
24.3

Education, training, and library occupations
Postsecondary teachers ..................................
Physical sciences teachers, postsecondary
Health teachers, postsecondary .................
Health specialties teachers,
postsecondary ..................................
Nursing instructors and teachers,
postsecondary ..................................
Arts, communications, and humanities
teachers, postsecondary .......................
Miscellaneous postsecondary teachers ......
Vocational education teachers,
postsecondary ..................................
Primary, secondary, and special education
school teachers .........................................
Preschool and kindergarten teachers .........
Preschool teachers, except special
education ..........................................

29.87
44.44
58.60
41.81

2.3
4.9
12.4
8.7

1,162
1,752
2,289
1,646

2.3
5.4
14.1
9.8

44,084
72,378
81,787
78,228

2.3
5.4
14.1
9.8

47.84

4.2

1,922

4.1

93,752

4.1

28.40

6.6

1,070

8.1

48,287

8.1

32.46
50.90

13.3
7.3

1,268
2,026

12.7
7.4

50,528
79,874

12.7
7.4

29.94

3.7

1,174

2.9

57,820

2.9

32.00
29.12

.9
7.6

1,237
1,116

.8
7.1

45,682
43,171

.8
7.1

24.80

13.3

951

12.0

38,408

12.0

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S13-2

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Education, training, and library occupations
–Continued
Kindergarten teachers, except special
education ..........................................
Elementary and middle school teachers ....
Elementary school teachers, except
special education .............................
Middle school teachers, except special
and vocational education .................
Secondary school teachers .........................
Secondary school teachers, except
special and vocational education .....
Vocational education teachers,
secondary school .............................
Special education teachers .........................
Special education teachers, preschool,
kindergarten, and elementary school
Special education teachers, middle
school ...............................................
Special education teachers, secondary
school ...............................................
Other teachers and instructors .......................
Adult literacy, remedial education, and
GED teachers and instructors ..............
Librarians .......................................................
Library technicians ........................................
Instructional coordinators ..............................
Teacher assistants ..........................................
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and
media occupations .....................................
Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related
workers ....................................................
Coaches and scouts ....................................
Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations .................................................
Physicians and surgeons ................................
Registered nurses ...........................................
Therapists ......................................................
Speech-language pathologists ...................
Clinical laboratory technologists and
technicians ...............................................

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Mean

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$33.04
31.73

3.0%
.5

$1,265
1,228

3.1%
.5

$47,143
45,129

3.1%
.5

31.88

.9

1,235

.8

45,184

.8

31.23
32.77

2.4
1.2

1,206
1,266

2.7
1.4

44,879
46,557

2.7
1.4

32.64

1.2

1,261

1.4

46,263

1.4

34.77
33.16

2.8
2.0

1,344
1,278

2.3
1.6

51,274
47,800

2.3
1.6

32.31

2.0

1,253

2.0

46,936

2.0

34.26

3.8

1,312

2.2

48,934

2.2

33.95
32.02

4.8
4.8

1,299
1,217

5.2
5.6

48,516
44,106

5.2
5.6

31.94
31.02
13.55
33.31
12.54

6.3
5.0
6.6
5.3
2.5

1,156
1,206
537
1,322
484

7.9
4.1
6.7
5.4
2.2

44,171
50,708
25,222
56,172
18,073

7.9
4.1
6.7
5.4
2.2

22.63

14.0

908

14.0

45,668

14.0

34.82
34.82

24.1
24.1

1,431
1,431

23.9
23.9

65,557
65,557

23.9
23.9

26.23
54.14
31.92
32.10
33.32

4.8
17.8
3.9
6.2
3.3

1,033
2,166
1,246
1,241
1,276

4.8
17.8
3.8
5.8
4.0

51,897
112,610
62,643
52,569
48,263

4.8
17.8
3.8
5.8
4.0

19.93

4.5

794

4.4

41,284

4.4

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S13-3

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations –Continued
Diagnostic related technologists and
technicians ...............................................
Radiologic technologists and technicians ..
Emergency medical technicians and
paramedics ...............................................
Health diagnosing and treating practitioner
support technicians ..................................
Pharmacy technicians ................................
Licensed practical and licensed vocational
nurses .......................................................
Occupational health and safety specialists
and technicians ........................................
Occupational health and safety specialists

Weekly earnings5

Annual earnings6

Mean

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

$25.40
24.86

2.8%
2.7

$1,016
994

2.8%
2.7

$52,840
51,704

2.8%
2.7

13.70

7.3

551

9.6

28,654

9.6

14.51
14.40

3.4
3.1

580
576

3.4
3.1

30,178
29,949

3.4
3.1

16.29

1.8

632

2.8

31,611

2.8

19.08
19.60

3.8
5.7

763
784

3.8
5.7

39,693
40,768

3.8
5.7

Healthcare support occupations .....................
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants ....
Psychiatric aides ........................................
Miscellaneous healthcare support
occupations ..............................................

10.95
10.45
10.44
10.56

3.0
2.9
4.2
2.7

431
411
407
423

4.0
4.2
6.0
2.7

22,131
21,130
20,821
21,971

4.0
4.2
6.0
2.7

12.42

4.5

493

4.3

25,660

4.3

Protective service occupations ........................
First-line supervisors/managers, law
enforcement workers ...............................
First-line supervisors/managers of
correctional officers .............................
First-line supervisors/managers of police
and detectives ......................................
First-line supervisors/managers of fire
fighting and prevention workers ..............
Fire fighters ...................................................
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers ......
Correctional officers and jailers ................
Detectives and criminal investigators ............
Police officers ................................................
Police and sheriff’s patrol officers ............
Security guards and gaming surveillance
officers .....................................................
Security guards ..........................................

20.34

2.8

861

3.0

44,364

3.0

27.22

7.4

1,097

7.5

57,064

7.5

20.22

9.7

812

9.6

42,246

9.6

29.96

7.5

1,210

7.6

62,899

7.6

25.69
19.57
15.61
15.53
22.34
22.53
22.53

5.7
5.2
4.6
4.0
6.1
4.2
4.2

1,204
1,010
629
626
897
902
902

9.1
5.6
4.5
3.9
6.0
4.1
4.1

62,604
52,500
32,717
32,554
46,650
46,653
46,653

9.1
5.6
4.5
3.9
6.0
4.1
4.1

13.27
12.37

2.2
5.7

505
467

2.9
9.9

24,376
22,328

2.9
9.9

10.79

4.5

382

5.1

15,596

5.1

Food preparation and serving related
occupations .................................................
See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S13-4

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Food preparation and serving related
occupations –Continued
First-line supervisors/managers, food
preparation and serving workers .............
First-line supervisors/managers of food
preparation and serving workers .........
Cooks .............................................................
Cooks, institution and cafeteria .................
Food preparation workers ..............................
Fast food and counter workers ......................
Combined food preparation and serving
workers, including fast food ................

Mean

Relative
error4

$15.70

6.5%

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$614

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

6.9%

$25,063

6.9%

15.70
10.28
10.28
9.23
10.33

6.5
3.1
3.1
7.1
1.7

614
381
381
328
338

6.9
4.5
4.5
7.9
4.2

25,063
16,147
16,085
13,404
12,645

6.9
4.5
4.5
7.9
4.2

10.33

1.7

338

4.5

12,635

4.5

11.32

1.6

451

1.5

22,991

1.5

18.29

6.6

731

6.6

38,035

6.6

17.93

7.1

717

7.1

37,302

7.1

19.15
10.12

17.3
1.3

766
403

17.3
1.5

39,823
20,402

17.3
1.5

10.14
12.34
12.40

1.2
7.6
8.3

404
493
496

1.4
7.6
8.3

20,413
25,504
25,733

1.4
7.6
8.3

Personal care and service occupations ..........
Child care workers .........................................
Recreation and fitness workers ......................
Recreation workers ....................................

12.25
12.34
14.37
14.37

5.6
5.8
12.2
12.2

454
488
549
549

8.2
5.9
13.5
13.5

22,254
22,233
28,553
28,553

8.2
5.9
13.5
13.5

Sales and related occupations .........................
Retail sales workers .......................................
Cashiers, all workers .................................
Cashiers .................................................

13.81
11.83
11.74
12.30

6.3
10.2
10.9
9.8

529
445
440
479

5.3
15.1
16.0
10.8

27,404
23,027
22,788
24,767

5.3
15.1
16.0
10.8

15.00

1.6

594

1.7

29,653

1.7

18.95
15.90

6.9
3.6

758
636

6.9
3.6

39,440
32,874

6.9
3.6

Building and grounds cleaning and
maintenance occupations ..........................
First-line supervisors/managers, building and
grounds cleaning and maintenance
workers ....................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
housekeeping and janitorial workers ...
First-line supervisors/managers of
landscaping, lawn service, and
groundskeeping workers ......................
Building cleaning workers .............................
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and
housekeeping cleaners .........................
Grounds maintenance workers ......................
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

Office and administrative support
occupations .................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of office and
administrative support workers ...............
Financial clerks ..............................................
See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S13-5

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing
clerks ....................................................
Court, municipal, and license clerks ..............
Customer service representatives ..................
Eligibility interviewers, government
programs ..................................................
Library assistants, clerical .............................
Receptionists and information clerks ............
Dispatchers ....................................................
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers ....
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks ...........
Secretaries and administrative assistants .......
Executive secretaries and administrative
assistants ..............................................
Legal secretaries ........................................
Medical secretaries ....................................
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and
executive ..............................................
Office clerks, general .....................................
Construction and extraction occupations ......
First-line supervisors/managers of
construction trades and extraction
workers ....................................................
Carpenters ......................................................
Construction laborers .....................................
Construction equipment operators .................
Operating engineers and other
construction equipment operators ........
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..............................................
Pipelayers ..................................................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ......
Construction and building inspectors ............
Highway maintenance workers .....................
Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations .................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
mechanics, installers, and repairers .........
Industrial machinery installation, repair, and
maintenance workers ...............................

Mean

Relative
error4

$15.99
14.20
14.81

5.3%
9.0
10.0

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$640
555
592

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

5.3%
9.2
10.0

$32,999
28,884
30,806

5.3%
9.2
10.0

14.38
12.66
12.64
15.96
15.85
13.72
16.30

12.1
6.2
11.4
6.3
6.0
7.6
3.0

549
491
456
648
644
549
644

12.5
6.5
15.7
6.6
6.7
7.6
3.1

26,705
24,812
23,088
33,684
33,495
28,530
31,524

12.5
6.5
15.7
6.6
6.7
7.6
3.1

18.79
16.24
13.28

4.2
5.1
7.1

744
650
531

4.4
5.1
7.1

37,867
33,783
27,629

4.4
5.1
7.1

14.50
13.78

3.4
2.7

569
546

3.5
2.9

26,591
26,614

3.5
2.9

15.30

3.6

612

3.6

31,674

3.6

18.51
14.70
11.81
13.79

7.3
13.7
8.7
2.3

740
588
472
552

7.3
13.7
8.7
2.3

38,503
30,402
23,327
28,680

7.3
13.7
8.7
2.3

13.95

1.4

558

1.4

29,010

1.4

15.14
12.66
16.21
18.11
16.27

3.9
3.4
3.7
7.6
21.8

605
506
648
724
651

3.9
3.4
3.7
7.6
21.8

31,481
26,335
33,717
37,662
33,847

3.9
3.4
3.7
7.6
21.8

17.05

2.5

682

2.5

35,139

2.5

22.29

6.1

892

6.1

44,284

6.1

15.88

3.1

635

3.1

32,764

3.1

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S13-6

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 13

Full-time1 State and local government workers: Relative standard errors
of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings — Continued
Hourly earnings3

Occupation2

Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations –Continued
Industrial machinery mechanics ................
Maintenance and repair workers, general ..
Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, and
repair workers ..........................................
Production occupations ...................................
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and
system operators ......................................
Transportation and material moving
occupations .................................................
Bus drivers .....................................................
Bus drivers, school ....................................
Laborers and material movers, hand .............
Refuse and recyclable material collectors .....

Mean

Relative
error4

$22.82
14.55

6.0%
3.7

Weekly earnings5
Mean

$913
582

Annual earnings6

Relative
error4

Mean

Relative
error4

6.0%
3.7

$47,468
29,970

6.0%
3.7

15.38

8.0

615

8.0

31,802

8.0

17.66

10.1

703

10.2

36,059

10.2

13.82

5.6

553

5.6

28,754

5.6

14.22
15.52
15.05
12.43
12.61

2.5
4.8
5.9
7.7
4.8

518
513
472
490
504

3.0
6.1
7.7
9.4
4.8

23,068
19,993
17,381
24,859
26,224

3.0
6.1
7.7
9.4
4.8

1 Employees are classified as working either a full-time or a part-time schedule
based on the definition used by each establishment. Therefore, a worker with a
35-hour-per-week schedule might be considered a full-time employee in one
establishment, but classified as part-time in another firm, where a 40-hour week is the
minimum full-time schedule.
2 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
3 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.

4 The relative standard error (RSE) is the standard error expressed as a percent of
the estimate. It can be used to calculate a "confidence interval" around a sample
estimate. For more information about RSEs, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook of
Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
5 Mean weekly earnings are the straight-time weekly wages or salaries paid to
employees, exclusive of overtime.
6 Mean annual earnings are the straight-time annual wages or salaries paid to
employees, exclusive of overtime.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S13-7

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings by
occupation for full-time workers
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Weekly earnings4

Annual earnings5

Mean

Relative
error3

All workers ...........................................................

$17.65

1.9%

Management occupations ...............................
General and operations managers ..................
Marketing and sales managers .......................
Marketing managers ..................................
Sales managers ..........................................
Financial managers ........................................
Human resources managers ...........................
Industrial production managers .....................
Transportation, storage, and distribution
managers ..................................................
Construction managers ..................................
Education administrators ...............................
Education administrators, preschool and
child care center/program ....................
Food service managers ..................................
Medical and health services managers ..........
Property, real estate, and community
association managers ...............................

37.15
36.54
53.67
43.34
60.01
46.33
33.65
34.06

4.4
11.6
16.3
18.9
21.3
10.5
11.7
10.0

1,535
1,585
2,223
1,734
2,540
1,875
1,346
1,382

5.0
13.3
16.9
18.9
21.6
10.6
11.7
9.8

79,765
82,438
115,583
90,142
132,076
97,505
69,990
71,852

5.0
13.3
16.9
18.9
21.6
10.6
11.7
9.8

27.90
33.87
18.82

14.2
11.7
7.7

1,136
1,367
750

14.2
11.2
7.6

59,056
71,109
38,442

14.2
11.2
7.6

18.69
25.56
36.13

7.9
7.0
8.7

745
1,169
1,522

7.8
10.3
10.4

38,322
60,781
79,137

7.8
10.3
10.4

23.97

14.1

960

14.0

49,896

14.0

29.61
29.90

2.1
12.9

1,199
1,196

1.9
12.9

60,915
62,191

1.9
12.9

32.62

6.1

1,300

6.5

67,589

6.5

30.41
31.95

2.6
4.9

1,211
1,278

3.1
4.9

62,952
66,452

3.1
4.9

25.00

5.7

1,004

7.9

52,228

7.9

26.01
27.50
27.18
31.12
31.12

8.9
10.2
12.3
13.3
13.3

977
1,120
1,087
1,245
1,245

13.1
10.7
12.3
13.3
13.3

50,804
58,235
56,527
64,726
64,726

13.1
10.7
12.3
13.3
13.3

37.73
34.01
43.85

11.1
27.3
8.3

1,519
1,360
1,760

11.1
27.3
8.4

78,996
70,745
91,507

11.1
27.3
8.4

44.91

9.0

1,796

9.0

93,410

9.0

Business and financial operations
occupations .................................................
Buyers and purchasing agents .......................
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and
investigators .............................................
Claims adjusters, examiners, and
investigators .........................................
Cost estimators ..............................................
Human resources, training, and labor
relations specialists ..................................
Employment, recruitment, and placement
specialists .............................................
Accountants and auditors ..............................
Financial analysts and advisors .....................
Loan counselors and officers .........................
Loan officers ..............................................
Computer and mathematical science
occupations .................................................
Computer programmers .................................
Computer software engineers ........................
Computer software engineers, systems
software ...............................................

Mean

$704

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

2.0%

$36,503

2.0%

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S15-1

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings by
occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Computer and mathematical science
occupations –Continued
Computer support specialists .........................
Computer systems analysts ............................
Network and computer systems
administrators ..........................................

Weekly earnings4

Annual earnings5

Mean

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

$28.97
70.58

12.2%
19.0

$1,157
2,898

12.3%
17.1

$60,150
150,704

12.3%
17.1

26.69

10.6

1,067

10.6

55,509

10.6

Architecture and engineering occupations ....
Engineers .......................................................
Civil engineers ...........................................
Electrical and electronics engineers ..........
Mechanical engineers ................................
Drafters ..........................................................
Architectural and civil drafters ..................
Electrical and electronic engineering
technicians ...........................................

28.71
40.07
32.87
31.88
42.69
20.28
20.21

14.8
14.1
5.3
12.0
25.3
7.9
8.1

1,169
1,645
1,390
1,318
1,708
811
808

14.7
13.8
6.1
10.6
25.3
7.9
8.1

60,795
85,553
72,303
68,549
88,804
42,177
42,029

14.7
13.8
6.1
10.6
25.3
7.9
8.1

25.53

21.0

1,021

21.0

53,101

21.0

Life, physical, and social science occupations

25.74

6.7

1,025

6.6

53,287

6.6

Community and social services occupations
Counselors .....................................................
Social workers ...............................................
Child, family, and school social workers ..
Miscellaneous community and social service
specialists .................................................
Social and human service assistants ..........

16.79
22.81
20.18
18.28

7.5
11.7
6.3
8.5

669
912
807
731

7.6
11.7
6.3
8.5

34,476
44,128
41,976
38,026

7.6
11.7
6.3
8.5

11.35
11.22

6.8
8.0

450
445

7.0
8.2

23,425
23,139

7.0
8.2

Legal occupations ............................................
Lawyers .........................................................

21.75
36.11

15.6
13.8

900
1,661

17.6
15.8

46,794
86,364

17.6
15.8

Education, training, and library occupations
Postsecondary teachers ..................................
Primary, secondary, and special education
school teachers .........................................
Teacher assistants ..........................................

16.59
25.41

13.4
9.9

643
1,010

13.4
9.5

28,922
49,297

13.4
9.5

20.09
9.84

17.9
9.3

792
383

18.3
8.9

33,581
18,046

18.3
8.9

19.61
21.13
22.24
19.76

11.4
6.9
13.8
9.7

781
851
889
790

11.5
6.7
13.8
9.7

40,593
44,234
46,251
41,100

11.5
6.7
13.8
9.7

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and
media occupations .....................................
Designers .......................................................
Graphic designers ......................................
Writers and editors ........................................
See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S15-2

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings by
occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations .................................................
Pharmacists ....................................................
Registered nurses ...........................................
Therapists ......................................................
Physical therapists .....................................
Diagnostic related technologists and
technicians ...............................................
Emergency medical technicians and
paramedics ...............................................
Health diagnosing and treating practitioner
support technicians ..................................
Licensed practical and licensed vocational
nurses .......................................................
Healthcare support occupations .....................
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides
Home health aides .....................................
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants ....
Psychiatric aides ........................................
Miscellaneous healthcare support
occupations ..............................................
Dental assistants ........................................
Medical assistants ......................................
Protective service occupations ........................
Security guards and gaming surveillance
officers .....................................................
Security guards ..........................................
Food preparation and serving related
occupations .................................................
First-line supervisors/managers, food
preparation and serving workers .............
First-line supervisors/managers of food
preparation and serving workers .........
Cooks .............................................................
Cooks, fast food .........................................
Cooks, institution and cafeteria .................
Cooks, restaurant .......................................
Cooks, short order .....................................
Food preparation workers ..............................
Food service, tipped .......................................

Weekly earnings4

Annual earnings5

Mean

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

$32.29
53.78
29.93
42.79
44.16

13.7%
1.9
10.9
6.8
7.1

$1,290
2,145
1,189
1,712
1,767

14.8%
2.1
10.0
6.8
7.1

$67,064
111,565
61,828
89,010
91,863

14.8%
2.1
10.0
6.8
7.1

25.97

11.4

1,039

11.4

54,016

11.4

12.69

15.5

498

12.5

25,899

12.5

16.55

9.4

647

10.2

33,656

10.2

20.25

5.6

788

6.1

40,992

6.1

12.55
9.97
10.12
10.01
9.55

3.7
3.9
13.2
3.6
.5

471
376
382
381
346

3.7
3.8
12.6
4.5
5.2

24,511
19,574
19,850
19,816
18,012

3.7
3.8
12.6
4.5
5.2

13.65
17.39
12.12

5.2
7.0
2.7

509
581
484

4.4
7.4
2.8

26,448
30,228
25,176

4.4
7.4
2.8

11.55

9.5

457

9.3

23,782

9.3

12.84
12.84

8.4
8.4

505
505

8.6
8.6

26,257
26,257

8.6
8.6

7.79

4.1

296

4.6

15,383

4.6

14.27

4.2

620

5.7

32,225

5.7

14.15
9.61
8.65
10.32
10.18
8.88
8.01
3.95

4.3
1.9
4.0
8.3
3.4
4.5
6.3
6.8

616
367
315
388
394
353
309
144

5.9
2.9
7.6
8.1
3.3
4.5
7.1
6.9

32,042
18,953
16,369
18,708
20,487
18,382
16,058
7,477

5.9
2.9
7.6
8.1
3.3
4.5
7.1
6.9

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S15-3

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings by
occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Mean

Relative
error3

$221
112

15.1%
7.5

$11,467
5,841

15.1%
7.5

7.3
1.7

271
313

8.1
1.8

14,114
16,264

8.1
1.8

8.25

2.1

315

2.1

16,391

2.1

8.07
8.22

4.4
2.5

302
319

3.1
2.0

15,720
16,562

3.1
2.0

8.04

8.3

302

7.7

15,703

7.7

10.03

4.8

392

4.9

20,373

4.9

12.34
9.07

8.5
3.5

483
353

7.4
3.5

25,129
18,364

7.4
3.5

9.07
8.66
9.77
9.60

6.1
2.9
8.2
8.3

355
334
383
376

5.0
4.8
7.4
7.4

18,474
17,359
19,849
19,483

5.0
4.8
7.4
7.4

Personal care and service occupations ..........
First-line supervisors/managers of personal
service workers ........................................
Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and
related workers ........................................
Child care workers .........................................
Personal and home care aides ........................
Recreation and fitness workers ......................

10.81

10.1

417

9.5

21,672

9.5

14.47

4.9

554

6.5

28,811

6.5

9.92
8.55
9.11
16.04

9.1
5.5
10.8
10.9

392
338
353
538

9.6
5.2
11.2
9.0

20,371
17,570
18,377
27,966

9.6
5.2
11.2
9.0

Sales and related occupations .........................
First-line supervisors/managers, sales
workers ....................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of retail
sales workers .......................................
Retail sales workers .......................................
Cashiers, all workers .................................

19.16

4.4

773

4.6

40,206

4.6

19.20

8.4

799

8.5

41,574

8.5

18.01
11.21
8.56

4.8
5.2
2.0

740
446
331

5.1
5.3
2.9

38,474
23,218
17,202

5.1
5.3
2.9

Building and grounds cleaning and
maintenance occupations ..........................
First-line supervisors/managers, building and
grounds cleaning and maintenance
workers ....................................................
Building cleaning workers .............................
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and
housekeeping cleaners .........................
Maids and housekeeping cleaners .............
Grounds maintenance workers ......................
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

Relative
error3

$6.45
3.08

10.7%
7.0

7.23
8.22

Annual earnings5

Relative
error3

Food preparation and serving related
occupations –Continued
Bartenders ..................................................
Waiters and waitresses ..............................
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and
bartender helpers .................................
Fast food and counter workers ......................
Combined food preparation and serving
workers, including fast food ................
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food
concession, and coffee shop ................
Dishwashers ...................................................
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and
coffee shop ...............................................

Mean

Weekly earnings4
Mean

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S15-4

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings by
occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Sales and related occupations –Continued
Cashiers .................................................
Counter and rental clerks and parts
salespersons .........................................
Counter and rental clerks .......................
Parts salespersons ..................................
Retail salespersons .....................................
Insurance sales agents ....................................
Securities, commodities, and financial
services sales agents ................................
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing ..........................................
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing, technical and scientific
products ...............................................
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing, except technical and
scientific products ................................
Real estate brokers and sales agents ..............
Real estate sales agents ..............................
Miscellaneous sales and related workers .......
Office and administrative support
occupations .................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of office and
administrative support workers ...............
Financial clerks ..............................................
Bill and account collectors ........................
Billing and posting clerks and machine
operators ..............................................
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing
clerks ....................................................
Procurement clerks ....................................
Tellers ........................................................
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks ........
Customer service representatives ..................
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks ..............
Loan interviewers and clerks .........................
New accounts clerks ......................................
Order clerks ...................................................
Receptionists and information clerks ............
Dispatchers ....................................................

Mean

Relative
error3

$8.56

2.0%

Weekly earnings4
Mean

$331

Annual earnings5

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

2.9%

$17,202

2.9%

11.62
9.67
12.90
12.58
26.96

7.9
13.0
6.5
7.3
13.0

465
377
526
510
1,120

9.5
15.1
7.6
7.5
15.4

24,199
19,590
27,364
26,503
58,215

9.5
15.1
7.6
7.5
15.4

44.67

22.0

1,787

22.0

92,920

22.0

27.38

8.6

1,104

8.4

57,404

8.4

34.06

12.1

1,386

12.1

72,081

12.1

25.28
16.61
16.61
16.79

13.8
21.1
21.1
14.1

1,016
676
676
672

13.5
21.7
21.7
14.1

52,852
35,158
35,158
34,931

13.5
21.7
21.7
14.1

14.65

2.6

581

2.6

30,199

2.6

22.76
14.20
13.53

7.5
3.3
11.4

904
563
541

7.8
3.2
11.4

46,994
29,248
28,145

7.8
3.2
11.4

13.75

5.5

538

5.7

27,981

5.7

15.83
19.14
11.68
14.02
15.22
9.05
15.82
11.96
12.31
11.68
16.81

2.7
11.9
3.6
13.2
4.1
7.4
9.4
8.8
9.7
2.5
12.9

626
766
466
561
605
353
633
478
493
464
686

2.7
11.9
3.5
13.2
4.1
7.5
9.4
8.8
9.7
2.4
14.5

32,533
39,810
24,228
29,153
31,395
18,382
32,900
24,836
25,610
24,092
35,690

2.7
11.9
3.5
13.2
4.1
7.5
9.4
8.8
9.7
2.4
14.5

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S15-5

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings by
occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and
ambulance ............................................
Production, planning, and expediting clerks
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks ...........
Stock clerks and order fillers .........................
Secretaries and administrative assistants .......
Executive secretaries and administrative
assistants ..............................................
Legal secretaries ........................................
Medical secretaries ....................................
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and
executive ..............................................
Data entry and information processing
workers ....................................................
Data entry keyers .......................................
Insurance claims and policy processing
clerks ........................................................
Office clerks, general .....................................
Construction and extraction occupations ......
First-line supervisors/managers of
construction trades and extraction
workers ....................................................
Carpenters ......................................................
Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers
Construction laborers .....................................
Construction equipment operators .................
Operating engineers and other
construction equipment operators ........
Electricians ....................................................
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..............................................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ......
Roofers ..........................................................
Helpers, construction trades ..........................
Miscellaneous construction and related
workers ....................................................
Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations .................................................

Mean

Relative
error3

$17.56
15.84
13.49
10.90
16.08

13.6%
11.0
7.2
4.6
5.1

Weekly earnings4
Mean

$720
634
532
433
636

Annual earnings5

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

15.4%
11.0
7.0
4.8
4.9

$37,425
32,956
27,674
22,525
33,058

15.4%
11.0
7.0
4.8
4.9

18.64
16.53
14.24

5.0
9.1
15.0

738
661
557

4.2
9.1
14.6

38,378
34,391
28,949

4.2
9.1
14.6

14.47

5.5

574

5.5

29,804

5.5

12.25
11.77

8.3
7.9

490
471

8.3
7.9

25,487
24,486

8.3
7.9

17.19
13.08

17.4
3.2

669
516

17.1
3.5

34,775
26,841

17.1
3.5

16.07

4.7

644

4.7

33,386

4.7

26.20
16.32
17.00
11.30
15.05

11.7
6.4
5.0
5.7
6.9

1,074
653
659
452
602

12.5
6.4
6.5
5.7
6.9

55,856
33,475
34,281
23,453
31,312

12.5
6.4
6.5
5.7
6.9

16.10
16.60

6.7
9.1

644
664

6.7
9.1

33,494
34,526

6.7
9.1

17.98
18.45
16.78
11.42

6.8
7.4
5.7
4.9

718
737
671
456

6.7
7.3
5.7
5.0

37,350
38,312
34,905
23,608

6.7
7.3
5.7
5.0

14.21

6.6

569

6.6

29,564

6.6

18.90

2.5

761

2.4

39,458

2.4

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S15-6

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings by
occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations –Continued
First-line supervisors/managers of
mechanics, installers, and repairers .........
Computer, automated teller, and office
machine repairers .....................................
Radio and telecommunications equipment
installers and repairers .............................
Telecommunications equipment installers
and repairers, except line installers .....
Miscellaneous electrical and electronic
equipment mechanics, installers, and
repairers ...................................................
Electrical and electronics repairers,
commercial and industrial equipment
Automotive technicians and repairers ...........
Automotive body and related repairers .....
Automotive service technicians and
mechanics ............................................
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine
specialists .................................................
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service
technicians and mechanics ......................
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics,
except engines .....................................
Small engine mechanics ................................
Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment
mechanic, installers, and repairers ...........
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration
mechanics and installers ..........................
Industrial machinery installation, repair, and
maintenance workers ...............................
Industrial machinery mechanics ................
Maintenance and repair workers, general ..
Maintenance workers, machinery ..............
Line installers and repairers ...........................
Electrical power-line installers and
repairers ...............................................
Telecommunications line installers and
repairers ...............................................
Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, and
repair workers ..........................................

Weekly earnings4

Annual earnings5

Mean

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

$26.08

4.8%

$1,099

4.7%

$57,137

4.7%

16.78

8.4

671

8.4

34,902

8.4

22.54

10.1

902

10.1

46,894

10.1

22.54

10.1

902

10.1

46,894

10.1

19.49

7.1

788

7.8

40,992

7.8

19.17
17.61
16.04

8.7
5.6
22.6

767
720
672

8.7
5.6
28.7

39,875
37,460
34,934

8.7
5.6
28.7

17.89

6.6

729

6.8

37,901

6.8

16.70

5.6

668

5.6

34,744

5.6

18.48

9.2

739

9.2

38,429

9.2

18.56
17.84

12.9
16.4

742
709

12.9
15.7

38,609
36,875

12.9
15.7

10.84

7.8

433

7.8

22,538

7.8

17.35

13.5

694

13.5

36,085

13.5

16.34
21.96
13.15
15.53
26.61

6.5
11.6
5.0
10.1
5.1

652
878
526
610
1,065

6.5
11.6
5.0
10.7
5.1

33,860
45,672
27,362
31,527
55,356

6.5
11.6
5.0
10.7
5.1

30.83

4.8

1,233

4.8

64,129

4.8

25.30

6.7

1,012

6.7

52,620

6.7

16.92

8.0

676

7.9

34,430

7.9

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S15-7

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings by
occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations –Continued
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and
repair workers ......................................
Production occupations ...................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
production and operating workers ...........
Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical
assemblers ................................................
Electrical and electronic equipment
assemblers ............................................
Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators .....
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish
processing workers ..................................
Butchers and meat cutters ..........................
Computer control programmers and
operators ..................................................
Computer-controlled machine tool
operators, metal and plastic .................
Machine tool cutting setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ........................
Cutting, punching, and press machine
setters, operators, and tenders, metal
and plastic ............................................
Machinists ......................................................
Welding, soldering, and brazing workers ......
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers ....
Miscellaneous metalworkers and plastic
workers ....................................................
Printers ...........................................................
Printing machine operators ........................
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers ................
Woodworking machine setters, operators,
and tenders ...............................................
Miscellaneous plant and system operators ....
Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and
blending workers .....................................
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and
weighers ...................................................
Packaging and filling machine operators and
tenders ......................................................
Miscellaneous production workers ................

Mean

Relative
error3

$11.45

7.1%

Weekly earnings4
Mean

$458

Annual earnings5

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

7.1%

$22,628

7.1%

13.71

3.7

546

3.7

28,395

3.7

22.05

8.9

885

8.8

46,011

8.8

10.79

7.5

431

7.5

22,433

7.5

10.80
11.14

8.8
8.9

432
437

8.8
9.1

22,464
22,699

8.8
9.1

13.48
14.90

6.7
9.1

533
583

6.6
9.9

27,723
30,312

6.6
9.9

16.27

16.3

651

16.3

33,852

16.3

15.76

17.1

630

17.1

32,786

17.1

13.14

5.7

522

6.0

27,170

6.0

12.16
17.08
15.16
15.14

4.9
5.9
5.0
5.2

487
687
606
606

4.9
5.7
5.0
5.2

25,299
35,742
31,530
31,494

4.9
5.7
5.0
5.2

10.37
16.71
15.67
9.54

9.5
10.3
11.4
5.9

415
665
627
371

9.5
10.4
11.4
6.9

21,580
34,561
32,591
19,294

9.5
10.4
11.4
6.9

12.23
27.56

13.4
13.4

489
1,102

13.4
13.4

25,435
57,318

13.4
13.4

12.96

8.2

519

8.2

26,967

8.2

16.94

10.2

676

10.2

35,143

10.2

11.50
12.23

14.0
11.3

460
489

14.0
11.3

23,923
25,407

14.0
11.3

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S15-8

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 15

Private industry establishments with fewer than 100 workers: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings by
occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Production occupations –Continued
Helpers--production workers .....................
Transportation and material moving
occupations .................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers,
laborers, and material movers, hand ........
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers ..........
Driver/sales workers ..................................
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer .....
Truck drivers, light or delivery services ....
Industrial truck and tractor operators ............
Laborers and material movers, hand .............
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment ..........
Laborers and freight, stock, and material
movers, hand ........................................
Packers and packagers, hand .....................

Mean

Relative
error3

$10.10

7.0%

Weekly earnings4
Mean

$403

Annual earnings5

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

7.0%

$20,982

7.0%

14.03

6.3

579

6.9

30,048

6.9

16.46
15.55
13.84
16.61
13.59
11.67
10.18
9.91

9.9
6.4
14.1
12.4
11.0
18.1
3.9
8.1

658
666
562
733
554
467
402
396

9.9
7.0
14.5
12.5
9.5
18.1
4.1
8.1

34,238
34,633
29,223
38,131
28,831
24,282
20,754
20,614

9.9
7.0
14.5
12.5
9.5
18.1
4.1
8.1

10.77
8.46

4.7
6.2

425
327

4.8
7.3

21,818
17,012

4.8
7.3

1 The NCS uses the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification coding structure,
which defines more than 800 unique occupations, to match jobs sampled by the
survey. Military occupations are excluded from the survey.
2 Earnings are the straight-time hourly wages or salaries paid to employees.
They include incentive pay, cost-of-living adjustments, and hazard pay. Excluded are
premium pay for overtime, vacations, and holidays; nonproduction bonuses; and tips.
The mean is computed by totaling the pay of all workers and dividing by the number
of workers, weighed by hours.
3 The relative standard error (RSE) is the standard error expressed as a percent of
the estimate. It can be used to calculate a "confidence interval" around a sample
estimate. For more information about RSEs, see chapter 8 of the BLS Handbook of

Methods, at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch8_a.htm.
4 Mean weekly earnings are the straight-time weekly wages or salaries paid to
employees, exclusive of overtime.
5 Mean annual earnings are the straight-time annual wages or salaries paid to
employees, exclusive of overtime.
NOTE: Dashes indicate that data did not meet publication criteria. Broad occupational
groups may include data for subordinate occupational groups not shown separately.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S15-9

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings
by occupation for full-time workers
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Weekly earnings4

Annual earnings5

Mean

Relative
error3

All workers ...........................................................

$22.32

1.7%

Management occupations ...............................
General and operations managers ..................
Advertising and promotions managers ..........
Marketing and sales managers .......................
Marketing managers ..................................
Sales managers ..........................................
Administrative services managers .................
Computer and information systems
managers ..................................................
Financial managers ........................................
Human resources managers ...........................
Compensation and benefits managers .......
Industrial production managers .....................
Purchasing managers .....................................
Transportation, storage, and distribution
managers ..................................................
Construction managers ..................................
Education administrators ...............................
Education administrators, postsecondary ..
Engineering managers ...................................
Medical and health services managers ..........
Social and community service managers ......

51.21
67.22
48.19
50.76
55.53
45.00
39.14

4.4
11.4
18.7
8.6
9.2
11.6
6.5

2,080
2,708
2,027
2,053
2,219
1,847
1,635

4.2
11.3
17.0
8.3
9.3
10.8
8.7

108,142
140,829
105,418
106,741
115,365
96,051
84,997

4.2
11.3
17.0
8.3
9.3
10.8
8.7

61.27
60.03
48.38
40.61
47.37
54.59

12.6
11.2
8.0
4.7
9.6
2.8

2,482
2,425
1,961
1,653
1,895
2,184

12.2
10.8
7.9
5.9
9.6
2.8

129,079
126,076
101,967
85,981
98,524
113,553

12.2
10.8
7.9
5.9
9.6
2.8

39.96
39.05
42.59
36.19
58.31
37.40
19.01

10.5
11.7
9.6
7.5
5.4
9.4
17.6

1,598
1,612
1,658
1,388
2,336
1,566
751

10.5
12.4
9.9
7.4
5.4
11.3
17.8

83,113
83,850
85,803
71,611
121,449
81,437
39,047

10.5
12.4
9.9
7.4
5.4
11.3
17.8

31.70
30.39

3.0
7.2

1,268
1,223

2.9
6.8

65,958
63,621

2.9
6.8

29.66

7.5

1,195

6.9

62,155

6.9

27.10

10.3

1,056

10.1

54,932

10.1

26.89
35.91

11.2
7.2

1,047
1,485

11.0
5.7

54,430
77,221

11.0
5.7

28.65

9.7

1,141

9.6

59,315

9.6

21.43

10.4

857

10.4

44,584

10.4

26.09
32.74
36.15
33.18

10.2
22.1
7.8
7.9

1,044
1,287
1,446
1,327

10.2
21.9
7.8
7.9

54,270
66,912
75,182
69,019

10.2
21.9
7.8
7.9

Business and financial operations
occupations .................................................
Buyers and purchasing agents .......................
Purchasing agents, except wholesale,
retail, and farm products ......................
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and
investigators .............................................
Claims adjusters, examiners, and
investigators .........................................
Cost estimators ..............................................
Human resources, training, and labor
relations specialists ..................................
Employment, recruitment, and placement
specialists .............................................
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis
specialists .............................................
Training and development specialists .......
Logisticians ....................................................
Management analysts ....................................

Mean

$889

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

1.7%

$46,023

1.7%

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S16-1

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings
by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Business and financial operations
occupations –Continued
Accountants and auditors ..............................
Financial analysts and advisors .....................
Financial analysts ......................................
Loan counselors and officers .........................
Loan officers ..............................................
Computer and mathematical science
occupations .................................................
Computer programmers .................................
Computer software engineers ........................
Computer software engineers, applications
Computer software engineers, systems
software ...............................................
Computer support specialists .........................
Computer systems analysts ............................
Network and computer systems
administrators ..........................................
Network systems and data communications
analysts ....................................................
Architecture and engineering occupations ....
Architects, except naval .................................
Architects, except landscape and naval .....
Engineers .......................................................
Aerospace engineers ..................................
Chemical engineers ...................................
Civil engineers ...........................................
Computer hardware engineers ...................
Electrical and electronics engineers ..........
Electrical engineers ...............................
Electronics engineers, except computer
Environmental engineers ...........................
Industrial engineers, including health and
safety ....................................................
Industrial engineers ...............................
Mechanical engineers ................................
Petroleum engineers ..................................
Drafters ..........................................................
Architectural and civil drafters ..................
Engineering technicians, except drafters .......

Weekly earnings4

Annual earnings5

Mean

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

$31.97
32.33
32.31
30.83
30.83

6.6%
11.1
12.3
24.1
24.1

$1,278
1,293
1,293
1,233
1,233

6.6%
11.1
12.3
24.1
24.1

$66,450
67,246
67,213
64,127
64,127

6.6%
11.1
12.3
24.1
24.1

36.98
40.26
45.30
44.06

4.6
7.5
3.9
5.1

1,481
1,615
1,815
1,768

4.7
7.5
3.8
5.1

77,018
83,969
94,386
91,948

4.7
7.5
3.8
5.1

46.61
24.62
39.38

4.6
8.7
4.3

1,864
987
1,574

4.6
8.8
4.3

96,953
51,336
81,835

4.6
8.8
4.3

29.32

6.4

1,191

7.6

61,930

7.6

31.57

3.4

1,263

3.4

65,668

3.4

40.59
35.82
35.82
46.61
39.33
52.82
46.27
43.64
48.11
50.94
44.42
31.59

6.0
1.3
1.3
2.5
9.4
9.3
12.9
4.2
5.8
14.7
6.0
14.7

1,626
1,433
1,433
1,867
1,573
2,113
1,851
1,784
1,924
2,038
1,777
1,264

6.0
1.3
1.3
2.5
9.4
9.3
12.9
4.7
5.8
14.7
6.0
14.7

84,532
74,505
74,505
97,103
81,809
109,873
96,243
92,790
100,069
105,950
92,400
65,714

6.0
1.3
1.3
2.5
9.4
9.3
12.9
4.7
5.8
14.7
6.0
14.7

40.21
39.78
36.53
52.97
33.62
40.70
28.79

4.6
5.2
4.6
14.2
7.5
9.2
8.0

1,608
1,591
1,461
2,119
1,347
1,628
1,152

4.6
5.2
4.6
14.2
7.4
9.2
8.0

83,637
82,747
75,973
110,187
70,068
84,646
59,890

4.6
5.2
4.6
14.2
7.4
9.2
8.0

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S16-2

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings
by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Weekly earnings4

Annual earnings5

Mean

Relative
error3

Architecture and engineering occupations
–Continued
Electrical and electronic engineering
technicians ...........................................

$24.75

8.8%

Life, physical, and social science occupations
Physical scientists ..........................................
Market and survey researchers ......................
Market research analysts ...........................
Chemical technicians .....................................

36.93
46.90
42.72
42.72
28.32

10.9
22.9
20.3
20.3
6.1

1,484
1,876
1,709
1,709
1,161

10.9
22.9
20.3
20.3
7.4

77,185
97,554
88,866
88,866
60,382

10.9
22.9
20.3
20.3
7.4

Community and social services occupations
Social workers ...............................................
Medical and public health social workers
Miscellaneous community and social service
specialists .................................................
Social and human service assistants ..........

15.23
23.18
23.70

12.1
4.3
4.4

608
927
948

12.0
4.3
4.4

31,606
48,221
49,298

12.0
4.3
4.4

12.68
11.28

14.3
16.7

507
451

14.4
16.7

26,355
23,461

14.4
16.7

Legal occupations ............................................
Lawyers .........................................................
Paralegals and legal assistants .......................
Miscellaneous legal support workers ............

50.85
83.69
29.90
21.82

16.1
1.6
8.3
22.1

2,069
3,488
1,196
873

17.1
3.1
8.3
22.1

107,586
181,354
62,193
45,378

17.1
3.1
8.3
22.1

Education, training, and library occupations
Postsecondary teachers ..................................
Health teachers, postsecondary .................
Arts, communications, and humanities
teachers, postsecondary .......................
Art, drama, and music teachers,
postsecondary ..................................
Primary, secondary, and special education
school teachers .........................................
Elementary and middle school teachers ....
Middle school teachers, except special
and vocational education .................
Secondary school teachers .........................
Secondary school teachers, except
special and vocational education .....

40.39
70.37
94.49

19.0
15.5
18.9

1,571
2,733
3,678

19.3
16.0
19.6

69,858
116,864
168,941

19.3
16.0
19.6

35.76

4.4

1,355

5.8

52,569

5.8

39.55

5.6

1,584

7.1

59,419

7.1

23.36
27.81

16.1
6.5

896
1,044

13.6
5.7

37,245
38,584

13.6
5.7

28.41
26.63

11.0
13.6

1,113
1,014

6.7
10.4

41,008
42,296

6.7
10.4

33.42

6.0

1,234

5.8

46,034

5.8

29.39
23.60
23.16

12.7
10.9
12.3

1,179
943
926

13.1
10.9
12.3

61,327
49,059
48,135

13.1
10.9
12.3

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and
media occupations .....................................
Designers .......................................................
Graphic designers ......................................

Mean

$990

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

8.8%

$51,470

8.8%

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S16-3

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings
by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and
media occupations –Continued
Writers and editors ........................................
Healthcare practitioner and technical
occupations .................................................
Pharmacists ....................................................
Registered nurses ...........................................
Therapists ......................................................
Occupational therapists .............................
Physical therapists .....................................
Respiratory therapists ................................
Clinical laboratory technologists and
technicians ...............................................
Medical and clinical laboratory
technologists ........................................
Medical and clinical laboratory
technicians ...........................................
Diagnostic related technologists and
technicians ...............................................
Cardiovascular technologists and
technicians ...........................................
Radiologic technologists and technicians ..
Health diagnosing and treating practitioner
support technicians ..................................
Pharmacy technicians ................................
Respiratory therapy technicians ................
Surgical technologists ................................
Licensed practical and licensed vocational
nurses .......................................................
Medical records and health information
technicians ...............................................
Miscellaneous health technologists and
technicians ...............................................
Occupational health and safety specialists
and technicians ........................................
Occupational health and safety specialists
Healthcare support occupations .....................
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants ....
Psychiatric aides ........................................
Physical therapist assistants and aides ...........

Mean

Relative
error3

$23.96

11.9%

26.58
55.08
29.65
32.02
37.73
35.23
24.81

Weekly earnings4

Annual earnings5

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

$953

14.1%

$49,568

14.1%

3.2
2.2
2.3
2.2
3.2
5.3
2.6

1,047
2,234
1,159
1,257
1,434
1,385
978

3.3
1.1
2.4
2.5
4.7
6.5
3.7

54,465
116,182
60,277
65,344
74,569
72,036
50,878

3.3
1.1
2.4
2.5
4.7
6.5
3.7

18.67

9.1

738

8.9

38,398

8.9

24.89

4.2

978

4.1

50,861

4.1

13.48

5.4

536

5.3

27,887

5.3

22.53

6.6

900

6.5

46,800

6.5

19.00
22.86

13.1
8.0

760
912

13.1
7.9

39,521
47,449

13.1
7.9

17.01
15.08
20.71
19.10

4.4
7.1
4.3
4.9

671
594
828
745

4.4
7.4
4.3
6.0

34,895
30,895
43,076
38,739

4.4
7.4
4.3
6.0

18.74

1.9

740

2.0

38,464

2.0

18.87

22.8

747

22.8

38,845

22.8

16.36

12.0

654

12.0

34,032

12.0

28.79
28.79

22.9
22.9

1,152
1,152

22.9
22.9

59,885
59,885

22.9
22.9

10.71
9.87
10.27
10.22
14.19

4.2
3.4
2.6
8.6
15.4

411
375
405
409
563

6.2
5.9
2.6
8.6
16.0

21,359
19,510
21,072
21,248
29,252

6.2
5.9
2.6
8.6
16.0

Mean

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S16-4

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings
by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Healthcare support occupations –Continued
Miscellaneous healthcare support
occupations ..............................................
Medical assistants ......................................
Protective service occupations ........................
Security guards and gaming surveillance
officers .....................................................
Security guards ..........................................
Food preparation and serving related
occupations .................................................
First-line supervisors/managers, food
preparation and serving workers .............
First-line supervisors/managers of food
preparation and serving workers .........
Cooks .............................................................
Cooks, institution and cafeteria .................
Cooks, restaurant .......................................
Food preparation workers ..............................
Food service, tipped .......................................
Waiters and waitresses ..............................
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and
bartender helpers .................................
Fast food and counter workers ......................
Combined food preparation and serving
workers, including fast food ................
Food servers, nonrestaurant ...........................
Dishwashers ...................................................

Mean

Relative
error3

$13.36
11.79

3.4%
4.8

Weekly earnings4
Mean

$531
472

Annual earnings5

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

3.6%
4.8

$27,590
24,527

3.6%
4.8

11.57

3.4

458

3.9

23,159

3.9

11.54
11.54

4.2
4.2

455
455

4.9
4.9

23,671
23,671

4.9
4.9

8.47

6.1

327

6.0

16,863

6.0

16.45

11.2

658

11.2

34,218

11.2

16.45
10.52
10.29
10.79
10.24
5.00
3.71

11.2
3.6
2.7
4.4
4.8
16.7
15.7

658
415
411
406
408
189
137

11.2
4.4
2.6
8.6
4.9
16.6
14.5

34,218
21,599
21,363
21,105
21,214
9,574
7,105

11.2
4.4
2.6
8.6
4.9
16.6
14.5

7.21
10.31

22.4
4.3

285
404

23.6
4.4

14,533
20,995

23.6
4.4

10.77
7.21
8.03

4.6
11.4
3.0

419
275
319

5.1
9.9
2.9

21,775
14,290
16,581

5.1
9.9
2.9

Building and grounds cleaning and
maintenance occupations ..........................
First-line supervisors/managers, building and
grounds cleaning and maintenance
workers ....................................................
Building cleaning workers .............................
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and
housekeeping cleaners .........................
Maids and housekeeping cleaners .............
Grounds maintenance workers ......................

9.68

4.2

376

5.3

19,273

5.3

16.23
9.25

5.6
3.4

674
357

5.3
4.6

35,030
18,291

5.3
4.6

9.70
8.58
8.79

4.5
4.2
6.0

382
322
345

4.4
8.0
6.3

19,856
16,209
17,954

4.4
8.0
6.3

Personal care and service occupations ..........
Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges ....

14.82
7.51

7.0
10.4

499
301

4.3
10.4

25,969
15,629

4.3
10.4

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S16-5

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings
by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Personal care and service occupations
–Continued
Baggage porters and bellhops ....................
Transportation attendants ..............................
Sales and related occupations .........................
First-line supervisors/managers, sales
workers ....................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of retail
sales workers .......................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
non-retail sales workers .......................
Retail sales workers .......................................
Cashiers, all workers .................................
Cashiers .................................................
Counter and rental clerks and parts
salespersons .........................................
Retail salespersons .....................................
Advertising sales agents ................................
Securities, commodities, and financial
services sales agents ................................
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing ..........................................
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing, technical and scientific
products ...............................................
Sales representatives, wholesale and
manufacturing, except technical and
scientific products ................................
Office and administrative support
occupations .................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of office and
administrative support workers ...............
Switchboard operators, including answering
service ......................................................
Financial clerks ..............................................
Bill and account collectors ........................
Billing and posting clerks and machine
operators ..............................................
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing
clerks ....................................................
Procurement clerks ....................................

Weekly earnings4

Annual earnings5

Mean

Relative
error3

$6.75
37.13

5.2%
14.0

$270
752

19.37

7.1

771

7.2

39,869

7.2

25.17

7.1

1,007

7.1

52,359

7.1

18.78

5.2

751

5.2

39,054

5.2

47.96
12.38
10.79
10.79

10.2
5.7
2.2
2.2

1,918
489
426
426

10.2
6.0
2.4
2.4

99,758
25,171
21,559
21,559

10.2
6.0
2.4
2.4

19.73
12.74
28.52

9.0
8.3
18.7

781
503
1,151

11.2
8.7
19.0

40,594
26,131
59,838

11.2
8.7
19.0

25.85

29.6

–

–

–

–

45.48

9.0

1,834

8.7

95,357

8.7

43.70

11.4

1,748

11.4

90,900

11.4

47.14

13.6

1,915

13.1

99,595

13.1

15.17

1.4

604

1.5

31,386

1.5

22.79

7.5

911

7.4

47,387

7.4

10.31
14.98
14.25

6.2
4.0
8.4

403
597
569

6.9
4.0
8.4

20,948
31,060
29,589

6.9
4.0
8.4

15.36

8.0

614

8.0

31,944

8.0

15.57
17.15

3.9
14.5

619
686

4.0
14.5

32,166
35,671

4.0
14.5

Mean

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

5.2%
2.6

$14,047
39,120

5.2%
2.6

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S16-6

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings
by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Office and administrative support
occupations –Continued
Tellers ........................................................
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks ........
Customer service representatives ..................
File clerks ......................................................
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan .......
Order clerks ...................................................
Human resources assistants, except payroll
and timekeeping .......................................
Receptionists and information clerks ............
Reservation and transportation ticket agents
and travel clerks .......................................
Couriers and messengers ...............................
Dispatchers ....................................................
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and
ambulance ............................................
Production, planning, and expediting clerks
Stock clerks and order fillers .........................
Secretaries and administrative assistants .......
Executive secretaries and administrative
assistants ..............................................
Medical secretaries ....................................
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and
executive ..............................................
Data entry and information processing
workers ....................................................
Data entry keyers .......................................
Insurance claims and policy processing
clerks ........................................................
Office clerks, general .....................................
Construction and extraction occupations ......
First-line supervisors/managers of
construction trades and extraction
workers ....................................................
Carpenters ......................................................
Construction laborers .....................................
Construction equipment operators .................
Operating engineers and other
construction equipment operators ........
Electricians ....................................................

Mean

Relative
error3

$12.14
16.15
14.28
12.53
13.03
12.48

4.7%
7.0
3.9
12.7
9.4
14.4

18.15
12.28

Weekly earnings4

Annual earnings5

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

$486
646
568
496
521
494

4.7%
7.0
4.0
13.1
9.4
14.3

$25,247
33,593
29,548
25,795
27,111
25,674

4.7%
7.0
4.0
13.1
9.4
14.3

5.7
4.2

722
484

5.9
4.5

37,560
25,159

5.9
4.5

16.77
12.41
17.45

9.8
5.1
9.4

671
496
692

9.8
5.1
9.0

34,884
25,812
35,991

9.8
5.1
9.0

17.45
21.04
12.39
18.62

9.4
7.8
3.6
5.0

692
839
492
740

9.0
7.8
3.6
5.1

35,991
43,646
25,590
38,485

9.0
7.8
3.6
5.1

21.93
13.28

3.7
12.7

875
531

3.7
12.7

45,474
27,622

3.7
12.7

17.58

6.1

691

6.6

35,918

6.6

12.45
12.27

3.6
3.4

497
490

3.5
3.3

25,840
25,454

3.5
3.3

15.58
13.40

11.2
5.9

619
532

11.2
5.9

32,182
27,688

11.2
5.9

18.08

7.5

737

8.8

38,316

8.8

26.78
16.47
12.36
17.14

5.7
5.1
5.2
11.2

1,150
659
494
685

6.8
5.1
5.2
11.2

59,815
34,256
25,705
35,641

6.8
5.1
5.2
11.2

17.19
19.29

11.6
4.5

688
772

11.6
4.5

35,755
40,126

11.6
4.5

Mean

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S16-7

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings
by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Construction and extraction occupations
–Continued
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and
steamfitters ..............................................
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters ......
Sheet metal workers ......................................
Helpers, construction trades ..........................
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit
operators, oil, gas, and mining .................
Installation, maintenance, and repair
occupations .................................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
mechanics, installers, and repairers .........
Miscellaneous electrical and electronic
equipment mechanics, installers, and
repairers ...................................................
Electrical and electronics repairers,
commercial and industrial equipment
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians ..
Automotive technicians and repairers ...........
Automotive service technicians and
mechanics ............................................
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine
specialists .................................................
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service
technicians and mechanics ......................
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics,
except engines .....................................
Industrial machinery installation, repair, and
maintenance workers ...............................
Industrial machinery mechanics ................
Maintenance and repair workers, general ..
Maintenance workers, machinery ..............
Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, and
repair workers ..........................................
Production occupations ...................................
First-line supervisors/managers of
production and operating workers ...........
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and
systems assemblers ..................................

Mean

Relative
error3

$20.64
20.75
15.84
11.86

8.2%
8.3
3.3
4.7

Weekly earnings4
Mean

$826
830
633
474

Annual earnings5

Relative
error3

Mean

Relative
error3

8.2%
8.3
3.3
4.7

$42,931
43,158
32,937
24,672

8.2%
8.3
3.3
4.7

21.87

22.7

875

22.7

45,491

22.7

20.74

3.5

831

3.6

43,222

3.6

29.53

8.9

1,196

9.2

62,197

9.2

19.87

11.1

792

11.1

41,184

11.1

23.28
27.95
17.45

6.1
3.4
10.2

931
1,118
708

6.1
3.4
10.6

48,418
58,143
36,838

6.1
3.4
10.6

18.11

11.7

736

12.2

38,251

12.2

19.31

5.5

772

5.5

40,155

5.5

22.01

12.3

880

12.3

45,784

12.3

20.52

1.6

821

1.6

42,690

1.6

18.69
21.74
15.81
16.19

4.8
4.3
7.1
4.9

747
870
632
648

4.8
4.3
7.1
4.9

38,870
45,224
32,882
33,683

4.8
4.3
7.1
4.9

15.64

9.1

626

9.1

32,533

9.1

16.08

3.8

642

3.8

33,255

3.8

29.14

8.9

1,169

8.9

60,092

8.9

23.59

5.5

944

5.5

49,070

5.5

See footnotes at end of table.

NATIONAL COMPENSATION SURVEY
West South Central

S16-8

December 2008 - January 2010

RSE Table 16

Private industry establishments with 100 workers or more: Relative
standard errors of mean hourly, weekly, and annual earnings
by occupation for full-time workers — Continued
Hourly earnings2

Occupation1

Production occupations –Continued
Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical
assemblers ................................................
Electrical and electronic equipment
assemblers ............................................
Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators .....
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish
processing workers ..................................
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and
trimmers ...............................................
Miscellaneous food processing workers ........
Machine tool cutting setters, operators, and
tenders, metal and plastic ........................
Cutting, punching, and press machine
setters, operators, and tenders, metal
and plastic ............................................
Lathe and turning machine tool setters,
operators, and tenders, metal and
plastic ...................................................
Machinists ......................................................
Molders and mo