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TABLE 2. Earnings by Detailed Occupation: 1999: California: Both Sexes

(Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)


                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates

21 to 74 years                                          15,777,250   $27,138      29.9   9,195,070   $37,267      34.3

  MANAGEMENT OCCUPATIONS
Chief executives                                           156,345   $97,680      63.9     127,845  $102,923      64.8
General and Operations Managers                            118,400   $56,196      46.1      97,920   $60,901      46.3
Legislators                                                  1,335   $41,974      65.4         840   $60,288      72.9
Advertising and Promotions Managers                         11,050   $41,344      65.4       8,070   $46,135      65.3
Marketing and Sales Managers                               159,885   $56,264      64.1     121,220   $65,482      65.2
Public Relations Managers                                    8,490   $52,041      64.3       6,710   $57,745      64.3
Administrative Services Managers                            13,505   $47,747      39.4      10,880   $51,166      38.9
Computer and Information Systems Managers                   42,760   $71,192      65.6      35,665   $75,148      65.9
Financial Managers                                         118,770   $52,796      55.7      93,740   $59,800      57.5
Human Resources Managers                                    59,815   $43,287      42.9      43,210   $50,522      46.6
Industrial Production Managers                              37,965   $52,566      39.7      31,250   $56,017      39.8
Purchasing Managers                                         27,995   $51,114      48.0      23,205   $53,814      49.0
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers          28,150   $38,313      22.4      22,230   $41,753      23.1
Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers                18,965   $26,541      20.6      10,695   $39,411      27.5
Farmers and Ranchers                                        26,720   $21,339      22.8      14,200   $30,348      26.7
Construction Managers                                       83,910   $51,958      28.6      62,390   $60,452      29.9
Education Administrators                                    83,385   $46,430      69.8      50,625   $53,640      72.9
Engineering Managers                                        27,840   $92,353      80.3      24,595   $95,333      80.4
Food Service Managers                                       80,410   $27,484      21.7      52,420   $32,032      23.0
Funeral Directors                                            2,715   $36,813      23.7       1,905   $41,612      26.3
Gaming Managers                                              3,245   $34,333      32.4       2,260   $40,723      35.1
Lodging Managers                                            18,390   $28,580      32.7      12,305   $32,482      33.8
Medical and Health Services Managers                        44,265   $46,366      53.0      33,355   $52,002      54.9
Natural Sciences Managers                                    2,605   $78,363      91.3       2,140   $82,500      91.6
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents                         2,175   $48,824      22.1       1,740   $52,917      21.6
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association
  Managers                                                  77,505   $29,745      33.5      47,555   $38,024      35.1
Social and Community Service Managers                       26,665   $37,143      61.6      18,400   $44,928      64.7
Managers, All Other                                        280,575   $52,128      51.2     218,985   $59,802      52.6

  BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL OPERATIONS OCCUPATIONS
Agents and Business Managers of Artists,Performers,
  and Athletes                                               9,200   $36,246      56.4       5,880   $46,223      58.0
Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products                  1,075   $35,054      26.4         775   $42,781      30.7
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products           31,195   $29,095      26.9      19,040   $36,730      30.6
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and
  Farm Products                                             34,635   $38,026      31.0      27,105   $41,079      30.6
Claims Adusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and
  Investigators                                             33,615   $37,527      43.1      26,245   $40,566      44.2
Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction,
  Health and Safety, and Transportation                     12,595   $43,063      46.9       9,565   $48,959      48.6
Cost Estimators                                             13,660   $46,556      27.8      10,570   $51,022      29.3

TABLE2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                        
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          CALIFORNIA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations
  Specialists                                              115,505   $37,911      45.5      81,460   $42,275      45.7
Logisticians                                                 4,840   $44,193      36.5       3,830   $46,744      39.5
Management Analysts                                         77,885   $53,015      75.1      49,160   $62,749      76.0
Meeting and Convention Planners                              3,995   $34,809      51.5       2,470   $41,766      53.9
Other Business Operations Specialists                       32,230   $32,883      37.3      21,150   $39,806      38.6
Accountants and Auditors                                   226,470   $40,074      70.3     160,675   $45,108      72.3
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate                     11,175   $44,913      59.9       8,275   $50,102      62.0
Budget Analysts                                              5,680   $48,308      60.2       4,675   $50,461      59.2
Credit Analysts                                              3,110   $36,901      45.1       2,230   $40,050      43.2
Financial Analysts                                           8,075   $55,166      81.0       5,190   $65,714      82.8
Personal Financial Advisors                                 32,405   $52,216      73.8      22,500   $61,983      75.6
Insurance Underwriters                                       9,375   $39,593      42.9       7,480   $41,612      43.6
Financial Examiners                                            960   $60,114      72.2         800   $62,363      73.3
Loan Counselors and Officers                                44,365   $40,266      37.0      32,775   $43,996      38.7
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents                9,630   $39,394      45.7       7,440   $43,025      50.5
Tax Preparers                                               14,900   $20,074      46.5       5,805   $40,687      55.6
Financial Specialists, All Other                             5,785   $36,113      40.9       4,065   $40,358      42.3

  COMPUTER AND MATHEMATICAL OCCUPATIONS
Computer Scientists and System Analyts                      84,265   $51,241      59.0      60,725   $56,340      59.4
Computer Programmers                                        82,985   $56,161      65.3      60,585   $61,740      66.1
Computer Software Engineers                                135,020   $70,293      81.7     104,415   $74,900      82.2
Computer Support Specialists                                47,840   $40,056      37.9      33,565   $45,600      39.0
Database Administrators                                      9,820   $51,085      65.7       7,240   $56,444      64.5
Network and Computer Systems Administrators                 26,745   $50,389      45.9      20,945   $52,615      46.2
Network Systems and Data Communication Analysts             48,865   $45,103      53.1      32,635   $52,542      53.4
Actuaries                                                    1,485   $77,983      94.7       1,260   $85,528      93.8
Mathematicians                                                 375   $75,380     100.0         300   $85,508     100.0
Operations Research Analysts                                15,500   $47,707      57.9      11,740   $50,636      56.3
Statisticians                                                2,275   $48,589      87.5       1,515   $60,759      90.2
Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations                 475   $36,944      85.4         260   $45,417      80.3

ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING OCCUPATIONS
Architects, Except Naval                                    29,415   $49,223      84.6      21,250   $55,371      85.6
Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists              3,035   $44,415      72.6       2,150   $51,569      71.7
Aerospace Engineers                                         30,110   $67,225      80.0      25,750   $70,321      81.0
Agricultural Engineers                                         265   $44,926      65.5         235   $46,974      69.9
Biomedical Engineers                                         1,715   $63,321      73.7       1,525   $64,375      74.8
Chemical Engineers                                           4,205   $67,386      87.0       3,415   $71,488      88.1
Civil Engineers                                             42,660   $60,501      84.4      34,530   $62,257      85.4
Computer Hardware Engineers                                 15,175   $63,989      71.2      11,610   $70,933      74.0
Electrical and Electronic Engineers                         56,655   $70,260      79.9      46,565   $72,497      80.1
Environmental Engineers                                      4,425   $57,500      84.9       3,550   $61,314      83.7
Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety           22,515   $52,325      61.3      17,670   $56,776      60.0
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects                          865   $57,863      73.9         595   $61,410      75.5

TABLE2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                        
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          CALIFORNIA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Materials Engineers                                          4,505   $60,656      70.3       3,750   $62,511      71.3
Mechanical Engineers                                        26,700   $60,098      69.9      21,965   $62,138      70.4
Mining and Geological Engineers,Including Mining
  Safety Engineers                                             295   $60,573      71.3         210   $65,357      81.3
Nuclear Engineers                                              475   $77,644      87.7         420   $80,125      90.0
Petroleum Engineers                                          1,290   $71,951      84.7         965   $75,857      88.0
Engineers, All Others                                       54,255   $64,809      78.3      43,485   $68,865      78.3
Drafters                                                    25,950   $35,809      28.9      16,765   $41,179      27.0
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters                    61,205   $39,314      18.1      44,730   $42,003      17.4
Surveying and Mapping Technicians                            5,595   $42,114       5.8       3,750   $50,012       5.3

  LIFE, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS
Agricultural and Food Scientists                             2,775   $39,948      74.0       1,795   $46,250      76.7
Biological Scientists                                       14,220   $38,464      94.6       9,725   $45,691      95.8
Conservation Scientists and Foresters                        2,040   $42,850      75.5       1,655   $47,909      80.7
Medical Scientists                                          11,175   $46,299      99.8       8,150   $51,441      99.9
Astronomers and Physicists                                   3,695   $70,212      96.9       2,965   $78,079      96.8
Atmospheric and Space Scientists                               810   $56,598      75.5         640   $64,500      84.4
Chemists and Materials Scientists                           11,985   $46,426      92.2       9,045   $51,351      92.5
Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists                   9,950   $50,497      91.6       7,460   $54,468      91.9
Physical Scientists, All Other                              30,660   $43,654      97.9      21,615   $54,238      98.4
Economists                                                   2,015   $60,388     100.0       1,500   $69,397     100.0
Market/Survey Researchers                                   13,790   $47,391      77.2       8,690   $58,844      78.6
Psychologists                                               27,540   $44,354      99.4      11,320   $56,448      99.3
Sociologists                                                   630   $51,786      97.6         420   $60,972      97.6
Urban and Regional Planners                                  3,765   $55,005      94.8       3,040   $58,231      95.4
Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers          3,765   $29,851      85.0       2,125   $41,027      87.4
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians                    2,800   $25,718      24.1       1,515   $32,750      27.0
Biological Technicians                                       4,085   $31,586      65.4       2,330   $40,407      70.9
Chemical Technicians                                         6,755   $32,185      40.6       4,475   $38,986      41.1
Geological and Petroleum Technicians                         1,050   $42,431      33.3         755   $46,786      29.8
Nuclear Technicians                                            215   $50,602      34.9         200   $50,833      32.5
Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians        17,370   $25,619      40.9       8,920   $36,646      41.9

  COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONS
Counselors                                                  69,745   $27,191      62.6      34,340   $33,848      60.6
Social Workers                                              67,980   $31,899      68.1      44,820   $36,787      68.8
Misc. Community and Social Service Specialists              35,040   $31,538      53.9      22,090   $39,066      58.4
Clergy                                                      33,675   $28,721      72.9      23,640   $34,696      73.4
Directors, Religious Activities and Education                5,665   $21,435      56.5       2,805   $29,738      57.9
Religious Workers, All Other                                 9,080   $16,869      50.9       4,015   $26,528      53.9

  LEGAL OCCUPATIONS
Lawyers                                                    119,320   $82,636      99.9      91,155   $93,608      99.9
Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Workers              6,630   $78,133      84.2       4,995   $91,138      85.7
Paralegals and Legal Assistants                             38,190   $33,883      43.2      24,395   $39,845      40.3
Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers                         34,630   $33,808      34.3      20,955   $41,450      28.0

TABLE2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                        
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          CALIFORNIA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates

  EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND LIBRARY OCCUPATIONS
Postsecondary Teachers                                     131,270   $36,084      88.7      75,570   $53,492      90.3
Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers                         51,625   $15,938      34.2      28,825   $20,634      34.4
Elementary and Middle School Teachers                      353,140   $36,572      93.1     244,385   $41,593      95.1
Secondary School Teachers                                   83,960   $40,374      93.8      60,390   $45,905      96.5
Special Education Teachers                                  18,265   $34,444      75.3      11,565   $42,220      86.9
Other Teachers and Instructors                              71,855   $13,025      48.3      20,755   $32,134      51.6
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians                 3,440   $30,337      75.8       1,830   $40,202      76.0
Librarians                                                  17,500   $30,759      71.8       8,580   $43,390      81.2
Library Technicians                                          5,240   $11,649      23.9       1,150   $27,861      33.0
Teacher Assistants                                         119,715   $10,412      14.6      14,435   $18,253      13.3
Other Education, Training, and Library Workers               6,605   $31,262      66.7       3,030   $48,107      68.6

  ARTS, DESIGN, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, AND MEDIA
       OCCUPATIONS
Artists and Related Workers                                 44,465   $29,831      49.8      21,310   $42,390      51.0
Designers                                                  119,885   $31,492      48.1      67,710   $40,611      49.4
Actors                                                      19,270   $20,408      46.4       2,665   $36,242      48.9
Producers and Directors                                     35,815   $48,109      67.1      20,490   $57,108      67.7
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires and Related Workers              20,750   $19,474      40.8       7,345   $35,200      46.1
Dancers and Choreographers                                   3,280   $18,834      18.3         680   $26,518      21.9
Musicians, Singers and Related Workers                      27,625   $17,813      40.8       8,220   $33,407      43.9
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related
  Workers, All Other                                         6,595   $23,501      29.5       2,085   $32,685      33.3
Announcers                                                   5,030   $25,938      28.4       2,240   $36,096      28.1
News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents                10,535   $36,150      77.7       6,790   $44,820      79.4
Public Relations Specialists                                19,110   $36,458      66.1      11,485   $46,715      71.3
Editors                                                     26,930   $35,740      73.1      16,185   $42,155      74.8
Technical Writers                                           13,090   $48,995      68.8       8,765   $53,620      66.3
Writers and Authors                                         31,730   $31,961      77.9      14,780   $45,136      78.3
Miscellaneous Media and Communication Workers               12,060   $20,997      39.3       4,235   $33,524      39.9
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and
  Radio Operators                                           16,180   $39,026      32.1       9,385   $44,846      31.3
Photographers                                               19,685   $24,144      44.1       8,695   $36,403      47.9
Television, Video and Motion Picture Camera
  Operators and Editors                                      9,125   $41,614      52.4       3,755   $43,438      49.5
Media and Communication Equipment Workers,
  All Other                                                    205   $60,455      39.2         105   $50,000      32.7

  HEALTHCARE PRACTIONERS AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS
Chiropractors                                                8,770   $45,151      96.3       5,105   $57,679      96.7
Dentists                                                    23,590   $91,414      99.7      11,990  $100,414      99.7
Dieticians and Nutritionists                                 8,040   $30,657      71.4       4,435   $38,836      69.0
Optometrists                                                 4,530   $66,008      99.7       2,855   $73,708     100.0
Pharmacists                                                 19,640   $71,732      96.3      12,905   $80,987      96.8
Physicians and Surgeons                                     80,830  $110,867      99.9      54,890  $124,337      99.9
Physician Assistants                                         5,565   $35,099      57.1       3,535   $40,694      53.9

TABLE2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                        
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          CALIFORNIA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Podiatrists                                                  1,115   $70,134     100.0         705   $75,670     100.0
Registered Nurses                                          218,340   $45,225      57.4     118,170   $51,492      57.7
Audiologists                                                 1,425   $44,929      96.1         710   $55,708      93.7
Occupational Therapists                                      4,765   $40,974      91.6       1,965   $51,157      90.0
Physical Therapists                                         14,830   $45,541      88.9       7,990   $55,032      88.9
Radiation Therapists                                         1,085   $52,144      37.0         830   $54,773      34.7
Recreational Therapists                                      1,170   $32,338      81.6         640   $37,633      81.6
Respiratory Therapists                                      10,055   $39,737      25.3       6,135   $42,210      23.4
Speech-Language Pathologists                                 8,450   $42,338      96.3       2,460   $51,021      98.6
Therapists, All Others                                       8,585   $30,471      81.8       3,850   $39,382      83.6
Veterinarians                                                6,055   $62,004     100.0       4,125   $70,068     100.0
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners,
  All Other                                                  3,040   $20,745      81.5       1,245   $32,933      83.6
Clinical Lab Technologists and Technicians                  30,100   $33,010      64.4      18,465   $41,075      65.4
Dental Hygienists                                           10,650   $41,823      51.1       2,700   $55,630      50.1
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians            22,085   $39,090      23.5      13,695   $43,694      23.9
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics                10,225   $29,318      15.5       6,705   $33,870      13.7
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners Support
  Technicians                                               33,230   $25,644      18.1      19,075   $30,190      17.8
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses           50,295   $26,847      10.8      26,450   $31,070      10.6
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians          10,585   $20,863      15.1       6,000   $25,087      15.5
Opticians, Dispensing                                        5,355   $25,154      18.3       3,175   $29,832      16.5
Miscellaneous Health Technologists and Technicians           8,200   $29,299      32.4       4,810   $34,887      30.8
Other Healthcare Practioners and Technical
  Occupations                                                7,060   $42,922      63.2       4,935   $48,613      68.7

HEALTHCARE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides                153,555   $15,002      11.6      62,240   $21,061      12.4
Occupational Therapist Assistants and Aides                    550   $27,304      24.3         230   $34,559      21.3
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides                      5,235   $20,926      37.3       2,475   $30,559      34.1
Massage Therapists                                          12,835   $15,583      30.3       2,925   $22,829      23.9
Dental Assistants                                           34,320   $20,791      11.6      14,650   $25,610      11.6
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support
 Occupations                                                72,820   $19,929      13.0      35,150   $24,536      12.6

  PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional
  Officers                                                   5,240   $55,081      22.2       4,295   $57,603      21.4
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and
  Detectives                                                11,755   $70,411      42.1      10,510   $70,950      42.3
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and
  Prevention Workers                                         7,925   $76,137      24.4       6,830   $77,638      25.3
Supervisors, Protective Service Workers, All Other          11,640   $31,888      24.5       8,605   $37,354      25.3
Fire Fighters                                               28,665   $60,210      16.1      22,220   $62,212      17.0
Fire Inspectors                                              1,955   $48,227      29.1       1,475   $53,199      31.3
Baliffs, Correctional Officers and Jailers                  34,785   $47,723      12.3      28,565   $49,508      12.1
Detectives and Criminal Investigators                       14,340   $60,510      48.4      12,550   $61,475      48.9
Fish and Game Wardens                                          350   $42,463      45.3         310   $44,044      46.6

TABLE2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                        
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          CALIFORNIA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Parking Enforcement Workers                                  1,105   $26,636       6.7         640   $35,011       7.6
Police and Sheriff Patrol Officers                          67,980   $57,185      27.3      57,565   $59,673      27.8
Transit and Railroad Police                                    155   $45,278       4.5          85   $49,792       8.0
Animal Control Workers                                       1,115   $31,413      14.6         865   $33,672      14.8
Private Detectives and Investigators                         9,280   $37,323      41.8       6,500   $44,407      43.9
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers           100,705   $16,993      11.4      51,905   $22,346      12.6
Crossing Guards                                              4,690    $6,457       3.5         355   $23,556       0.0
Lifeguards and Other Protective Service Workers              4,685   $12,578      27.4       1,470   $35,944      37.8

  FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVING RELATED OCCUPATIONS
Chefs and Head Cooks                                        32,875   $21,845      10.3      19,290   $26,677      10.9
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation
  and Serving Workers                                       54,240   $18,983      11.3      28,630   $24,337      12.3
Cooks                                                      179,665   $12,803       3.8      77,700   $16,523       3.6
Food Preparation Workers                                    44,315   $10,937       5.0      15,335   $15,259       4.0
Bartenders                                                  34,375   $15,150      13.6      11,960   $21,326      13.2
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers,
  Including Fast Food                                       19,945   $11,482       4.7       6,610   $17,078       5.6
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession and
  Coffee Shop                                                8,490    $8,684       5.7       1,740   $15,723       6.5
Waiters and Waitresses                                     161,775   $12,399      11.3      44,695   $18,973      11.1
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant                                 14,905   $13,972       6.4       5,450   $20,868       5.9
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender
  Helpers                                                   30,810   $10,719       4.6       8,850   $15,371       4.1
Dishwashers                                                 19,225   $10,522       1.9       6,480   $12,987       1.4
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee
  Shop                                                      10,390    $8,602      12.4       2,195   $16,310      15.5
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers,
  All Other                                                    520   $11,821       5.2         195   $15,417       2.6

  BUILDING AND GROUNDS CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
    OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and
  Janitorial Workers                                        19,985   $25,275       8.5      12,705   $28,972       9.0
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn
  Service, and Groundskeeping Workers                       17,305   $29,495      13.8      11,730   $33,564      14.8
Janitors and Building Cleaners                             218,430   $15,516       3.8     103,520   $22,153       4.0
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners                            170,815   $10,332       3.1      55,865   $14,119       3.4
Pest Control Workers                                         9,115   $28,422       9.9       6,230   $31,594      11.3
Grounds Maintenance Workers                                165,060   $15,088       4.5      81,395   $19,459       4.4

  PERSONAL CARE AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Gaming Workers            4,110   $27,986      26.8       2,655   $32,400      29.4
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service
  Workers                                                   11,920   $25,555      24.6       7,610   $31,333      26.6
Animal Trainers                                              4,865   $19,977      20.2       2,685   $24,961      20.4
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers                                   11,965   $15,350      13.7       5,735   $22,623      15.6

TABLE2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                       
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          CALIFORNIA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Gaming Workers                                               8,540   $20,683      13.6       3,865   $23,504      12.1
Motion Picture Projectionists                                1,165   $17,708      19.7         570   $25,132      22.5
Ushers,Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers                   3,420    $6,765      18.0         625   $25,039      20.6
Miscellaneous Entertainment Attendants and Related
  Workers                                                   14,640   $11,890      19.1       4,240   $22,045      19.7
Funeral Service Workers                                        990   $23,409      12.8         620   $30,982      15.8
Barbers                                                      8,275   $16,018       5.3       4,095   $21,303       4.5
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists              78,720   $15,140       5.7      33,360   $20,784       6.5
Miscellaneous Personal Appearance Workers                   25,985   $11,627       6.7       9,340   $18,196       7.1
Baggage Porters, Bellhops, and Concierges                    5,575   $17,653      14.4       2,875   $22,221      17.0
Tour and Travel Guides                                       4,600   $15,617      38.7       1,360   $26,153      32.2
Transportation Attendants                                   16,210   $31,126      32.4       5,660   $35,785      33.7
Child Care Workers                                         156,425    $8,714       9.2      55,040   $15,010       9.4
Personal and Home Care Aides                                65,640    $9,297       9.9      20,465   $14,963      10.7
Recreation and Fitness Workers                              32,000   $17,255      35.4      12,750   $29,355      40.1
Residential Advisors                                         2,630   $11,558      32.2         765   $21,662      38.8
Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other                 4,920   $13,564      18.2       1,835   $22,487      18.6

  SALES AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales
  Workers                                                  318,745   $31,268      23.4     228,700   $36,086      23.9
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales
  Workers                                                  130,760   $40,256      35.1      96,535   $46,035      37.1
Cashiers                                                   249,565   $11,905       8.1      87,660   $19,368       9.9
Counter and Rental Clerks                                   12,625   $14,550      13.6       5,715   $22,795      15.8
Parts Salespersons                                          12,510   $27,411       5.7       8,845   $31,293       6.0
Retail Salespersons                                        365,635   $16,910      18.8     170,475   $28,699      22.0
Advertising Sales Agents                                    26,260   $37,553      48.4      17,740   $45,533      50.5
Insurance Sales Agents                                      55,155   $40,198      40.0      38,790   $46,324      42.2
Securities, Commodities, and Finanancial Services
  Sales Agents                                              45,510   $50,001      62.9      32,530   $60,400      64.2
Travel Agents                                               22,020   $22,908      32.3      12,110   $30,273      31.8
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other                  77,040   $40,880      41.0      53,005   $50,131      43.8
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing         179,425   $41,038      37.8     131,625   $48,591      39.6
Models, Demonstrators, and Product Promoters                 9,310    $8,001      17.6       1,610   $29,750      29.6
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents                       104,250   $39,152      42.7      61,130   $50,911      45.1
Sales Engineers                                              3,780   $63,167      69.6       3,185   $68,899      70.1
Telemarketers                                               18,300   $11,856      17.3       5,710   $25,516      20.7
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors
  and Related Workers                                       20,670   $11,314      14.2       6,665   $22,367      15.2
Sales and Related Workers, All Other                        26,440   $31,340      45.4      15,095   $44,201      52.8

OFFICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and
Administrative Support Workers                             222,550   $32,517      24.5     159,170   $36,908      24.9
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service           7,295   $19,302       7.5       3,860   $23,689       6.1

TABLE2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                       
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          CALIFORNIA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Telephone Operators                                          9,370   $22,437       9.1       5,095   $28,195       8.8
Communication Equipment Operators, All Other                 1,465   $31,241      19.6       1,015   $36,907      22.1
Bill and Account Collectors                                 23,920   $25,415      11.7      14,955   $28,702      12.7
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators            46,455   $23,506      14.9      28,045   $27,111      14.6
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks               214,410   $24,041      16.1     122,110   $29,262      14.9
Gaming Cage Workers                                            655   $15,882      16.2         255   $21,229      12.9
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks                              26,130   $28,319      15.1      17,335   $31,701      14.2
Procurement Clerks                                           4,925   $30,412      18.5       3,640   $32,711      18.4
Tellers                                                     30,755   $13,343      10.5       9,945   $21,089      10.6
Brokerage Clerks                                               920   $26,929      29.9         585   $32,358      29.6
Correspondence Clerks                                          635   $23,958      24.4         385   $30,517      13.6
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks                         9,315   $30,125      20.5       6,755   $31,861      21.0
Credit Authorizers, Checkers and Clerks                      5,605   $25,812      22.6       3,675   $30,003      23.8
Customer Service Representatives                           237,900   $23,793      17.8     138,685   $30,006      19.2
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs               17,235   $29,645      25.5      13,340   $30,906      25.2
File Clerks                                                 38,160   $17,552      15.7      16,700   $26,025      15.3
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks                        12,285   $14,535      15.0       5,510   $20,035      15.1
Interviewers Except Eligibility and Loan                    19,505   $17,335      21.6       7,650   $26,869      18.7
Library Assistants, Clerical                                13,220   $13,814      36.1       4,145   $29,237      41.5
Loan Interviewers and Clerks                                16,010   $29,839      15.9      10,975   $32,247      16.1
New Account Clerks                                           3,080   $24,002      17.9       1,890   $26,677      15.4
Order Clerks                                                21,930   $19,880       9.4      11,245   $26,406      11.6
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and
  Timekeeping                                                7,365   $26,523      22.4       4,490   $31,302      22.2
Receptionists and Information Clerks                       130,805   $16,091      10.8      54,815   $22,695      10.1
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and
  Travel Clerks                                             22,700   $22,558      21.2      12,725   $30,119      21.5
Information and Record Clerks, All Other                    10,605   $22,484      19.6       4,940   $28,344      19.2
Cargo and Freight Agents                                     3,490   $30,461      19.2       2,335   $34,081      20.4
Couriers and Messengers                                     25,045   $20,375      12.1      12,985   $26,709      13.1
Dispatchers                                                 29,640   $28,852       8.6      20,660   $33,525       8.6
Meter Readers, Utilities                                     3,670   $32,869      10.0       2,510   $38,078      11.5
Postal Service Clerks                                       20,300   $38,761      16.5      14,975   $39,850      17.3
Postal Service Mail Carriers                                41,870   $38,840      12.5      32,030   $39,954      13.0
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and
  Processing Machine Operators                              15,140   $38,143      17.6      10,595   $39,807      19.7
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks                 46,785   $32,673      33.6      31,255   $39,738      32.5
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks                     88,270   $19,918       4.8      50,590   $23,932       5.2
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers                             122,615   $18,713       6.6      62,175   $25,924       7.3
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers,
  Recordkeeping                                              9,355   $19,005      10.2       4,770   $27,572      11.9
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants                  392,655   $26,439      17.7     234,890   $31,560      16.3
Computer Operators                                          27,160   $28,941      22.0      17,620   $34,221      21.7
Data Entry Keyers                                           74,310   $19,846      14.9      36,020   $25,891      13.4
Word Processors and Typists                                 25,535   $23,114      16.6      13,410   $28,597      15.5
Desktop Publishers                                           1,900   $30,210      36.6       1,040   $37,019      30.5
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks               19,880   $26,806      21.6      13,100   $30,335      22.1

TABLE2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                       
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          CALIFORNIA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except
  Postal Service                                            15,130   $18,145      10.9       7,695   $22,841      10.4
Office Clerks, General                                     186,655   $20,576      15.5      93,115   $27,094      14.6
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer                    7,295   $20,421      12.4       3,885   $25,713      10.5
Proofreaders and Copy Markers                                2,430   $19,935      47.3         990   $28,529      47.7
Statistical Assistants                                       3,635   $30,483      29.0       2,530   $34,161      27.1
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other        61,450   $27,859      32.8      37,500   $32,382      32.5

FARMING, FISHING, AND FORESTRY OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing
  and Forestry Workers                                      16,760   $23,707       8.6       8,675   $30,391      11.3
Agricultural Inspectors                                      1,725   $28,589      27.7         955   $39,542      39.7
Animal Breeders                                                510   $20,000      13.3         330   $27,386      16.4
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products                  18,225    $7,216       1.9       2,840   $13,728       2.0
Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers                         208,415   $10,843       1.5      52,985   $16,603       2.3
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers                          3,255   $21,728       9.5       1,140   $25,476      10.5
Hunters and Trappers                                            75   $25,089      21.3          35   $27,321      44.4
Forest and Conservation Workers                              1,620   $16,463      10.8         750   $23,192      14.6
Logging Workers                                              5,935   $20,999       4.2       1,870   $25,854       4.9

CONSTRUCTION AND EXTRACTION WORKERS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction
  Trades and Extraction Workers                            103,760   $43,659      10.2      73,000   $50,163      10.1
Boilermakers                                                   960   $35,981       1.2         480   $44,766       2.5
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons                   10,060   $24,478       3.2       5,020   $31,322       4.5
Carpenters                                                 138,530   $25,264       6.0      68,365   $32,202       5.7
Carpet, Floor and Tile Installers and Finishers             30,075   $22,904       2.9      15,155   $29,874       2.5
Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, and Terrazzo
  Workers                                                   10,700   $26,578       2.1       5,190   $31,807       3.3
Contruction Laborers                                       159,200   $20,089       4.0      67,985   $27,361       4.5
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators           1,310   $26,857       2.4         610   $31,703       3.5
Pile-Driver Operators                                          500   $43,235       5.2         220   $58,500       2.7
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment
  Operators                                                 26,900   $40,020       2.7      15,000   $42,422       2.9
Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and
  Tapers                                                    20,515   $25,607       1.5       9,330   $31,454       1.9
Electricians                                                66,030   $35,740       7.6      41,280   $41,058       7.0
Glaziers                                                     6,765   $31,130       4.8       4,400   $35,173       4.8
Insulation Workers                                           2,460   $29,130       1.9       1,280   $32,161       1.9
Painters, Construction and Maintenance                      78,425   $19,045       5.9      34,195   $25,719       5.9
Paperhangers                                                 1,200   $28,516       6.6         460   $36,414       7.2
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters         56,045   $31,388       4.2      33,405   $37,456       4.4
Plasterers and Stucco Masons                                 8,895   $23,567       1.8       4,160   $28,995       2.3
Reinforcing Iron Workers                                       720   $36,000       0.0         390   $41,795       0.0
Roofers                                                     23,260   $20,249       2.8       9,440   $27,224       2.8
Sheet Metal Workers                                         14,925   $32,239       4.3       9,795   $37,188       4.1
Structural Iron and Steel Workers                            7,415   $36,245       2.7       4,370   $40,347       2.6
Helpers, Construction Trades                                 5,245   $15,014       1.6       1,830   $24,792       1.9
Construction and Building Inspectors                        10,745   $47,531      26.3       7,735   $51,288      26.1
Elevator Installers and Repairers                            2,335   $61,074       7.4       1,885   $65,798       8.1

TABLE2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                       
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          CALIFORNIA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Fence Erectors                                               2,995   $20,005       1.6       1,525   $27,382       1.3
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers                          2,615   $27,534      15.0       1,370   $38,024      23.1
Highway Maintenance Workers                                  6,825   $31,986       6.0       4,785   $34,857       7.3
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment
  Operators                                                    725   $36,426       6.2         475   $40,093       2.3
Septic Tank Services and Sewer Pipe Cleaners                   635   $29,435       1.3         405   $34,808       2.0
Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers               4,255   $27,736       3.9       2,605   $31,927       4.0
Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operators,
  Oil, Gas, and Mining                                         980   $30,650       2.6         510   $37,121       2.2
Earth Drillers Except Oil and Gas                            1,755   $35,470       3.8       1,065   $40,812       3.4
Explosives Workers, Ordnance handling Experts, and
  Blasters                                                     835   $26,620       3.2         515   $31,788       3.5
Mining Machine Operators                                     1,855   $39,332       3.4       1,285   $45,116       2.8
Roof Bolters, Mining                                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas                                        85   $15,580       0.0          55   $16,563       0.0
Helpers - Extraction Workers                                    90   $14,028      26.4          40   $30,234       0.0
Other Extraction Workers                                     1,295   $31,563       4.9         760   $35,456       6.2

INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics,
  Installers and Repairers                                  39,390   $43,907      12.6      31,415   $47,696      12.6
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine
  Repairers                                                 36,370   $30,999      18.5      24,150   $36,929      18.8
Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installers
  and Repairers                                             30,200   $42,046      10.8      22,950   $47,557      11.0
Avionics Technicians                                         1,830   $43,530      10.8       1,495   $46,929      11.3
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related  Repairers           4,080   $30,254       6.8       2,930   $34,748       6.9
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Transportation
  Equipment                                                    450   $26,364       2.7         290   $34,261       4.2
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Industrial and
  Utility                                                    1,090   $42,056      11.9         865   $45,903      12.4
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor
  Vehicles                                                   1,775   $22,209       5.5       1,050   $29,366       5.6
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers
  and Repairers                                              6,535   $23,013      10.0       3,745   $29,888      11.8
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers                   5,800   $30,021       6.1       3,955   $33,539       5.2
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians                  24,725   $46,079       7.9      19,110   $49,331       8.0
Automotive Body and Related Repairers                       19,485   $24,425       2.9      11,585   $30,681       2.9
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers                    1,625   $25,735       3.0       1,025   $30,602       3.3
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics               134,250   $25,341       4.0      85,115   $30,942       4.1
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine
  Specialists                                               28,200   $35,079       2.7      20,550   $38,200       2.8
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service
  Technicians and Mechanics                                 17,630   $36,172       3.0      12,345   $40,232       3.2
Small Engine Mechanics                                       3,780   $22,361       4.5       2,360   $25,870       4.6
Miscellaneous Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics,
  Installers, and Repairers                                  7,355   $20,125       3.1       4,065   $23,513       2.0
  
TABLE2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                       
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          CALIFORNIA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers                   2,015   $40,805       4.3       1,535   $42,995       5.0
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  Mechanics and Installers                                  24,975   $34,633       5.0      17,165   $39,195       5.5
Home Appliance Repairers                                     7,010   $27,717       7.2       4,665   $32,175       8.4
Industrial and Refractory Machinery Mechanics               39,825   $36,313       5.7      28,315   $40,554       5.6
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General                     50,060   $27,340       6.5      32,265   $32,643       7.0
Maintenance Workers, Machinery                               2,185   $27,595       4.0       1,465   $33,386       4.7
Millwrights                                                  2,935   $41,914       3.4       1,955   $46,572       4.2
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers               6,815   $55,301       5.6       5,125   $61,214       6.0
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers            19,900   $36,236       6.8      14,300   $41,550       6.7
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers                 8,230   $33,761      16.9       5,600   $40,181      15.9
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and
  Repairers                                                  4,590   $23,801       8.7       2,835   $30,171       8.8
Commercial Divers                                              560   $34,881      11.6         295   $36,979      12.2
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers                                4,530   $30,436       7.4       3,210   $35,103       6.9
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers             1,050   $18,654       2.7         470   $26,908       4.2
Riggers                                                        855   $39,938       5.3         545   $41,158       5.5
Signal and Track Switch Repairers                              300   $51,636       1.0         270   $51,667       1.1
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers       2,065   $14,971       3.3         850   $21,860       1.1
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers         33,290   $24,708       9.5      19,275   $30,505       9.2

PRODUCTION OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and
  Operating Workers                                        143,770   $36,419      14.2     104,790   $40,854      15.4
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems
  Assemblers                                                 2,350   $26,762       5.2       1,690   $32,019       5.3
Electrical, Electronics, and Electromechanical
  Assemblers                                                51,605   $18,315       6.4      29,350   $21,933       5.4
Engine and Other Machines Assemblers                         1,000   $24,513       6.0         665   $30,132       6.5
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters                     1,495   $26,278       3.3         995   $30,943       2.7
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators                   125,205   $16,487       4.7      64,505   $21,140       4.7
Bakers                                                      22,810   $17,052       4.9      11,730   $22,280       5.2
Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing
  Workers                                                   25,245   $21,905       2.6      15,360   $29,675       2.6
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine
  Operators and Tenders                                      1,005   $19,554       7.4         595   $23,413       9.1
Food Batchmakers                                             8,765   $17,720       4.5       4,275   $22,816       3.6
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders                     935   $15,634       3.8         390   $21,744       5.1
Computer Control Programmers and Operators                   3,440   $32,309       6.2       2,580   $35,861       6.4
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                               775   $26,881       4.1         505   $33,304       1.2
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                            485   $35,893       0.0         345   $35,996       0.0
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                            665   $22,361       3.3         440   $24,531       3.9
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters,
  Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                   6,435   $20,647       1.8       3,685   $24,569       1.8
  
TABLE2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                       
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          CALIFORNIA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                               520   $18,839      11.1         305   $22,500       2.0
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine
  Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal
   and Plastic                                               7,930   $18,075       2.2       4,340   $22,771       1.4
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                             1,310   $20,712       1.4         770   $26,071       1.8
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                   125   $34,286       0.0          75   $45,694       0.0
Machinists                                                  48,780   $32,043       4.5      34,545   $36,718       4.5
Metal Furnace and Kiln Operators and Tenders                 1,140   $25,804       2.2         850   $26,732       2.9
Model Makers and Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic            1,600   $31,445      15.1         870   $40,870      10.9
Molders and Molding Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                 7,165   $22,097       2.8       4,315   $26,757       2.5
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                            250   $24,079       6.5          85   $45,565      18.6
Tool and Die Makers                                          5,045   $40,984       4.8       3,710   $45,248       4.5
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers                     57,840   $24,716       2.1      34,110   $28,940       2.1
Heat Treating Equipment Equipment Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                               665   $26,923       6.8         395   $35,357       2.3
Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic                             995   $33,938      11.8         670   $37,240      14.6
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                 3,650   $21,934       2.2       2,180   $25,168       2.2
Tool Grinders, Filers and Sharpeners                         1,225   $35,655       4.7         885   $37,177       3.2
Metalworkers and Plastic Workers, All Others                60,430   $20,641       4.3      35,715   $23,092       4.4
Bookbinders and Bindery Workers                              3,960   $21,564       5.6       2,345   $25,780       4.3
Job Printers                                                11,375   $24,993       9.5       7,235   $30,752       9.5
Prepress Technicians and Workers                             8,355   $26,836      14.2       5,170   $31,639      14.8
Printing Machine Operators                                  20,295   $27,578       4.8      13,430   $32,355       4.3
Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers                            24,575   $14,521       5.5      12,095   $17,473       7.3
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials           11,230   $11,655       1.7       4,670   $14,291       1.4
Sewing Machine Operators                                    95,955   $11,445       2.0      41,200   $13,613       2.1
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers                       2,330   $15,539       9.3       1,210   $19,852       9.0
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders                             590   $13,794       4.1         285   $14,614       4.6
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Sewers                            19,680   $14,618       8.8       9,255   $19,584      10.2
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and
  Tenders                                                      790   $13,828      10.0         445   $15,647       6.1
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders                                                    3,130   $13,558       2.4       1,365   $16,313       0.9
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters,
  Operators, and Tenders                                     1,210   $14,354       7.5         525   $15,739       0.0
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine
  Setters, Operators, and Tenders                              155   $11,786       1.9          60   $13,947       0.0
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers                           60   $27,841       0.0          55   $28,011       0.0
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers                             2,185   $36,106      25.1       1,325   $45,927      25.8
Upholsterers                                                 9,155   $18,821       3.3       5,375   $22,122       3.5
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other         2,295   $13,658       7.4       1,055   $17,705       5.8

TABLE2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                       
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          CALIFORNIA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters                           9,630   $23,860       8.0       5,575   $29,056       7.2
Furniture Finishers                                          3,175   $16,707       5.7       1,520   $20,685       6.6
Model Makers and Patternmakers, Wood                           100   $15,926      11.8          60   $16,250       3.2
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood         4,725   $18,263       2.6       2,665   $22,059       1.5
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Except Sawing                                              3,130   $17,095       3.3       1,720   $22,227       3.5
Woodworkers, All Other                                       3,220   $15,492      18.4       1,705   $21,854      13.5
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers         3,040   $62,050       9.9       2,580   $66,238      10.2
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators                    9,395   $46,422      12.5       7,535   $49,383      11.9
Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System
  Workers                                                    6,305   $42,402      12.9       5,265   $45,088      13.3
Miscellaneous Plant and System Operators                     3,955   $49,016      10.4       3,035   $51,712      11.2
Chemical Processing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders                                                6,640   $31,761      24.3       4,580   $37,177      24.7
Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending
  Workers                                                    9,325   $21,238       2.5       5,505   $25,784       2.5
Cutting Workers                                             13,920   $15,091       1.8       6,610   $20,108       1.6
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine
  Setters, Operators, and Tenders                            2,110   $22,113       3.0       1,295   $29,577       4.0
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and
  Tenders                                                    1,420   $21,081      10.9         855   $24,416       8.2
Inspectors, Testers, Sorter, Samplers, and Weighers        117,875   $24,359      14.2      71,015   $31,215      15.7
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers                8,900   $16,228      14.5       3,965   $23,209      14.5
Medical, Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians       13,190   $27,460      15.6       8,520   $32,473      14.9
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders         40,610   $13,003       2.0      16,500   $18,118       1.7
Painting Workers                                            23,545   $19,955       2.8      13,670   $24,630       2.5
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine
  Workers                                                   11,750   $21,621      18.1       6,755   $26,708      18.4
Semiconductor Processors                                     1,505   $32,712      20.8       1,085   $37,950      17.9
Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders           1,235   $15,739       3.6         670   $20,345       3.6
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment
  Operators and Tenders                                      1,320   $15,571       4.1         570   $22,981       0.9
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders           240   $15,139       2.1         100   $26,667       5.1
Etchers and Engravers                                        1,825   $20,744      12.8       1,030   $25,929      17.3
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, except Metal and
  Plastic                                                    4,885   $21,191      13.8       2,735   $27,078      11.0
Paper Goods Machines Setters, Operators, and Tenders         2,740   $19,040       3.4       1,405   $29,063       4.8
Tire Builders                                                  530   $22,679       0.9         315   $32,813       1.6
Helpers-Production Workers                                   6,460   $12,737       4.8       2,260   $18,485       5.2
Production Workers, All Other                              133,385   $18,108       4.5      69,070   $23,853       5.0

TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIAL MOVING OCCUPATIONS
Supervisors, Transportation and Material Moving
  Workers                                                   28,905   $36,203      14.7      21,280   $40,152      14.9
Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers                        12,225   $62,245      66.7       7,410   $65,333      66.0
Air Traffic Controllers and Airfield Operations
  Specialists                                                3,955   $62,944      29.9       3,390   $65,524      31.8
  
TABLE2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                       
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          CALIFORNIA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency
  Medical Technicians                                          460   $21,111       3.5         300   $23,234       5.3
Bus Drivers                                                 47,845   $22,910       6.2      23,655   $30,919       6.9
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers                     357,840   $27,069       4.4     208,870   $32,979       4.1
Taxi Drivers and Chauffers                                  25,485   $17,042      15.9      11,650   $22,229      15.1
Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other                           3,010   $14,748       6.2       1,325   $23,346       6.4
Locomotive Engineers and Operators                           3,505   $55,291      12.9       2,645   $58,817      14.4
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators                   495   $49,107      10.7         370   $52,011       9.5
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters                          3,105   $56,738      16.5       2,395   $61,106      19.0
Subway, Streetcar, and Other Rail Transportation
  Workers                                                      895   $36,445       7.1         555   $44,056       4.3
Sailors and Marine Oilers                                    1,855   $29,427      18.4         805   $42,115      16.6
Ship and Boat Captains and Operators                         2,895   $37,471      25.6       1,535   $50,310      26.3
Ship Engineers                                                 530   $51,118      16.6         305   $45,000      18.1
Bridge and Lock Tenders                                        135   $37,000      28.7         110   $36,000      34.8
Parking Lot Attendants                                      10,940   $12,842       8.1       4,390   $16,755       6.5
Service Station Attendants                                   7,335   $13,526       6.1       3,325   $18,657       7.4
Transportation Inspectors                                    3,965   $41,968      14.9       3,115   $47,476      16.3
Other Transportation Workers                                 1,670   $27,361      12.9       1,115   $38,263      11.0
Conveyor Operators and Tenders                                 450   $20,610       0.0         215   $22,480       0.0
Crane and Tower Operators                                    4,710   $42,244       3.9       3,265   $49,482       3.7
Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators            3,925   $36,030       3.6       2,250   $40,987       3.5
Hoist and Winch Operators                                      770   $30,846       1.6         385   $31,519       0.0
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators                      60,755   $21,380       1.7      33,235   $26,286       1.8
Cleaners of  Vehicles and Equipment                         39,635   $13,053       2.8      17,505   $17,918       2.9
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Materials Movers,
  Hand                                                     179,980   $17,385       4.0      83,635   $26,251       4.2
Machine Feeders and Offbearers                               4,285   $17,271       4.4       2,060   $23,797       5.1
Packers and Packagers, Hand                                 60,515   $11,488       2.7      21,555   $16,028       2.7
Pumping Station Operators                                    1,270   $38,307       3.7         910   $41,875       4.8
Refuse and Recyclable Materials Collectors                   8,860   $17,434       3.7       4,605   $27,743       4.8
Shuttle Car Operators                                          210   $12,813       3.3          85   $16,736       8.2
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders                              335   $33,359       1.5         190   $35,982       0.0
Material Moving Workers, All Other                           4,440   $26,067       3.6       2,550   $31,846       3.6

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: June 03, 2010