OCCUPATIONAL WAGES

The wage estimates in the table below are a sample of El Paso metropolitan-area occupations from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data was collected from employers in all industry sectors in the El Paso metropolitan area. Wages are annual, straight-time gross pay and exclusive of premium pay.  Included from the wage data are base rate, cost-of-living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and production bonuses), on-call pay and tips. Excluded from the wage data are back pay, jury-duty pay, overtime pay, severance pay, shift differentials, nonproduction bonuses and tuition reimbursements.

 

El Paso, MSA May 2012 Annual Wage Estimates

Occ. Code

Occupation

Average

Median

Starting*

(10th percentile)

Experienced**

(90th percentile)

17-000

Architecture & Engineering Occupations

$63,420

$57,420

$29,370

$107,100

17-2051

Civil Engineer

$74,390

$68,640

$42,230

$112,150

17-2071

Electrical Engineer

$84,370

$74,610

$47,470

$117,800

17-2072

Electronics Engineer, except Computer

$79,470

$73,800

$51,170

$120,220

17-2112

Industrial Engineer

$71,590

$71,730

$45,310

$96,790

17-2141

Mechanical Engineer

$79,540

$78,090

$55,840

$109,350

17-2199

Engineers, all other

$89,770

$89,460

$50,620

$132,690

17-3022

Civil Engineering Technicians

$40,380

$38,460

$26,850

$56,990

17-3023

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technicians

$52,120

$52,470

$26,130

$74,970

17-3026

Industrial Engineering Technicians

$45,170

$44,050

$35,190

$56,330

17-3029

Engineering Technicians, except Drafters, all other

$49,480

$47,040

$27,990

$70,920

 

 

 

 

 

 

51-000

Production Occupations

$26,120

$21,750

$16,430

$43,150

51-1011

Firs-line Supervisors / Managers of Production & Operating Workers

$44,200

$42,300

$22,770

$69,780

51-2099

Assemblers & Fabricators, all other

$20,150

$19,580

$16,180

$25,320

51-4041

Machinists

$31,050

$28,830

$19,550

$46,140

51-4121

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

$27,900

$26,150

$18,140

$41,280

51-9111

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

$24,220

$21,740

$16,310

$36,980

51-9198

Helpers - Production Workers

$20,420

$18,800

$16,040

$28,570

           

11-000

Management Occupations

$92,060

$79,900

$39,320

$156,830

11-1021

General & Operations Managers

$98,320

$80,470

$37,570

n/a

11-2022

Sales Managers

$117,400

$105,640

$55,510

n/a

11-3011

Administrative Services Managers

$78,340

$75,080

$46,570

$114,050

11-3021

Computer & Info. Systems Managers

$105,450

$97,460

$49,920

$170,580

11-3031

Financial Managers

$102,300

$89,390

$55,370

$165,470

11-3051

Industrial Production Managers

$86,860

$74,100

$45,570

$126,530

11-3121

Human Resources Managers

$82,040

$80,820

$50,960

$123,390

11-9041

Architectural and Engineering Managers

$110,660

$101,850

$67,070

$170,880

           

19-000

Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations

$60,700

$53,790

$28,660

$98,190

19-2031

Chemists

$62,610

$54,030

$40,670

$99,330

19-2041

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, including health

$55,900

$54,930

$23,570

$87,540

19-4099

Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, all other

$42,900

$45,560

$28,000

$53,770

           

15-000

Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations

$58,080

$55,850

$31,770

$89,710

15-1121

Computer Systems Analyst

$74,970

$70,060

$49,080

$110,270

15-1131

Computer Programmer

$57,170

$54,970

$32,670

$87,670

15-1141 Database Administrator

$67,090

$60,970

$39,110

$104,570

15-1142 Network and Computer System Administrator

$62,680

$63,550

$43,090

$77,950

15-1151

Computer User Support Specialist

$45,600

$42,450

$28,240

$71,130

           

43-0000

Office and Administrative Support Occupations

$27,700

$24,870

$16,890

$43,790

43-2011

Switchboard Operators, including Answering Service

$21,370

$19,570

$16,060

$31,120

43-3011

Bill & Account Collectors

$29,610

$29,190

$19,320

$40,270

43-3031

Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerks

$30,080

$29,140

$18,350

$41,820

43-3051

Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks

$29,900

$29,010

$17,550

$44,360

43-4041

Credit Authorizers, Checkers & Clerks

$31,480

$31,770

$25,320

$38,240

43-4051

Customer Service Representatives

$25,310

$23,200

$16,750

$38,130

43-4161

Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

$31,980

$32,350

$19,740

$44,660

43-4171

Receptionists & Information Clerks

$21,360

$20,330

$16,330

$29,030

43-5071

Shipping, Receiving & Traffic Clerks

$23,790

$22,240

$16,560

$35,000

43-6011

Executive Secretaries & Administrative Assistants

$42,950

$41,310

$26,590

$60,780

43-9061

Office Clerks, General

$24,600

$22,020

$16,570

$37,090

 

         

 

Other Occupations

 

 

 

 

13-1081

Logisticians

$69,110

$68,890

$42,180

$95,460

13-2011

Accountants & Auditors

$51,060

$47,020

$30,360

$79,930

13-2051

Financial Analysts

$54,290

$46,480

$33,770

$84,420

37-2011

Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners

$20,110

$18,860

$16,030

$27,270

41-4011

Sales Representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, technical & scientific products

$71,640

$62,410

$28,980

$122,870

41-4012

Sales Representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, except technical & scientific products

$46,180

$31,540

$17,560

$90,310

47-2111

Electricians

$37,850

$36,900

$22,870

$47,980

49-2022

Telecommunications Equipment Installers & Repairers, except Line Installers

$45,390

$47,590

$26,310

$61,760

53-3032

Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer

$33,330

$28,410

$20,180

$54,380

53-3033

Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services

$30,140

$25,170

$16,850

$55,660

53-7062

Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers, Hand

$20,380

$18,760

$15,990

$28,180

* The Starting Wage represents what an entry-level worker might expect to make.  Ten percent (10%) of the people with this occupation earn less than this 10th percentile.

**The Experienced Wage represents what an experienced worker might expect to make. Ten percent of the people with this occupation earn more than this 90th percentile.

Source: May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: El Paso, Tx. www.BLS.gov.

Updated: Feburary 2014.

 

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