Ersys Logo
Home About | Survey | Search
Topics  

Communications Demographics Education Environment Housing Labor Quality of Life Transportation Weather
 
Labor Market Distribution and Pay Scale

Labor Stats as of 2000

The labor market distribution is based on the National Compensation Survey produced annually by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey results are recorded at the MSA level for all MSA's in the US.

The chart and report that follow compare the MSA with the National average, in terms of the expected number of workers for a particular job classification and their annual rate of pay compared to all others for that same job as a national average. Twenty-two major categories are shown, in addition there are 709 sub-categories that are documented, however, they are only shown in the report if the sub-category is out of the ordinary when compared to the national average. The 'Pool' indicates the number of people who fall within a job classification in this MSA. The 'Rank' is an expectation ranking of how this pool ranks with the national average. Another way to interpret this number is by way of an example. If the rank is 3 then you can say that this MSA has 3 times the number of people you would expect for an MSA of this size and for that job classification. Finally the income column is the average annual income for people in this category in this MSA. The column has been color-coded to reflect how this income level compares to the national average (red below, blue below, black expected)

The chart graphically illustrates the major categories and how they relate to the national average. An explanation of how to interpret the chart follows the chart itself. Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics and Synergos Technologies, Inc.

Job rolePoolRankIncome
1.
2.


3.

4.
5.


6.

7.
8.

9.
10.

11.
12.
13.
14.
15.


16.
17.



18.
19.
20.

21.


22.


Management Occupations
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
---Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation
---Budget Analysts
Computer and Mathematical Occupations

Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
---Chemists
---Chemical Technicians
Community and Social Services Occupations

Legal Occupations
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
---Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

Healthcare Support Occupations
Protective Service Occupations
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Personal Care and Service Occupations
---Child Care Workers

Sales and Related Occupations
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
---Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
---Cargo and Freight Agents

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
---Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
Production Occupations
---Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
---Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
---Service Station Attendants
53
51
2
1
25

13
11
3
2
11

10
56
3
9
48

23
30
46
34
26
6

93
195
7
1


32
39
3
73
2

72
2
2
1.0
1.5
2.2
2.2
1.2

.7
1.5
5.1
3.8
1.0

1.6
1.1
2.0
.8
1.1

1.1
1.4
.6
1.1
1.3
2.1

1.0
1.2
4.9
2.2

.0
.7
1.0
2.2
.8
4.6

1.0
2.1
2.6
90,530
57,290
51,260
57,580
66,730

58,460
54,480
63,830
41,280
38,530

84,810
43,320
46,310
43,710
56,360

23,460
34,280
19,770
22,410
23,370
16,420

34,050
30,200
22,970
30,730

22,550
46,430
39,250
49,550
28,430
34,650

29,160
21,610
16,180


Major Job Classification Distribution
QuandrantDescription
1Categories falling into the first quadrant show there are fewer people with that job classification then you would expect for this MSA as compared to the National average and that those people are making above average incomes. Implications for the employer: the employer may find he must pay more or offer better benefits to attract the the people that fall within this category due to a limited job pool. Furthermore, the choices for talented people may be poor since the job pool is smaller then you would expect.

2Categories falling into the second quadrant show there are more people with that job classification then you would expect for this MSA as compared to the National average and that those people are making above average incomes. Implications for the employer: the employer may find he must pay more or offer better benefits to attract the the people that fall within this category due to market conditions. However, this may be offset by a greater range of talent to choose from.

3Categories falling into the third quadrant show there are fewer people with that job classification then you would expect for this MSA as compared to the National average and that those people are making below average incomes. Implications for the employer: the employer may find he will be able to pay under the national average for human resources, although this is offset by a smaller pool of people to choose from.

4Categories falling into the fourth quadrant show there are more people with that job classification then you would expect for this MSA as compared to the National average yet those people are making below average incomes. Implications for the employer: the employer may find he will be able to pay under the national average for human resources, and benefit from a larger than normal pool of people to choose from.



Disclaimer: This page contains information from sources which ERsys.com does not control. If this page contains materials that are copyrighted or otherwise protected, please contact ERsys.com immediately. Copyright © 2000-2001 ERsys.com, All  Rights Reserved.
Related Items  
Hotel Reservations
Last modified on: Saturday, 26-Oct-2002 06:52:18 CDT