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TABLE 2. Earnings by Detailed Occupation: 1999: North Carolina: 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                                           3,985,325   $24,428      25.4   2,681,480   $29,810      27.3

  MANAGEMENT OCCUPATIONS
Chief executives                                            30,910   $78,607      58.7      26,745   $82,840      58.8
General and Operations Managers                             26,605   $47,370      44.7      23,080   $50,010      45.4
Legislators                                                    265   $30,469      55.9         150   $41,136      66.0
Advertising and Promotions Managers                          2,010   $33,825      64.8       1,510   $39,803      62.8
Marketing and Sales Managers                                29,220   $50,596      60.5      23,900   $56,490      61.2
Public Relations Managers                                    1,880   $42,357      59.7       1,575   $46,468      58.1
Administrative Services Managers                             2,270   $40,903      37.9       1,920   $42,305      36.9
Computer and Information Systems Managers                    9,115   $63,655      65.7       7,825   $66,657      65.9
Financial Managers                                          27,615   $43,101      58.2      23,590   $46,215      58.9
Human Resources Managers                                    14,225   $39,722      48.9      11,690   $42,202      49.8
Industrial Production Managers                              11,825   $51,452      38.6      10,540   $52,205      38.4
Purchasing Managers                                          5,225   $43,878      52.6       4,575   $45,996      53.3
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers           8,010   $33,401      20.7       6,965   $35,772      20.5
Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers                 6,890   $26,919      19.8       5,150   $30,225      21.2
Farmers and Ranchers                                        14,115   $17,264      12.7       8,985   $22,000      13.3
Construction Managers                                       21,915   $42,231      26.5      18,450   $45,825      27.8
Education Administrators                                    22,080   $40,342      72.9      16,195   $45,224      75.2
Engineering Managers                                         3,530   $72,114      72.3       3,200   $74,107      73.7
Food Service Managers                                       20,690   $26,280      19.8      15,245   $30,086      21.3
Funeral Directors                                            1,685   $34,554      27.9       1,210   $40,645      30.6
Gaming Managers                                                620   $21,912      23.0         405   $37,611      25.0
Lodging Managers                                             3,605   $26,080      36.9       2,455   $28,879      33.1
Medical and Health Services Managers                        12,220   $39,867      54.1      10,035   $42,784      55.3
Natural Sciences Managers                                      760   $70,526      86.6         680   $72,045      85.4
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents                         1,030   $47,331      19.2         770   $50,033      21.3
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association
  Managers                                                  11,285   $30,326      34.1       8,195   $33,879      34.1
Social and Community Service Managers                        6,295   $28,383      62.4       4,340   $32,025      62.8
Managers, All Other                                         53,540   $44,829      48.3      44,195   $49,676      49.2

  BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL OPERATIONS OCCUPATIONS
Agents and Business Managers of Artists,Performers,
  and Athletes                                                 620   $29,295      42.9         435   $40,854      46.8
Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products                    395   $25,919      11.7         245   $27,243      18.9
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products            6,630   $25,306      29.8       4,540   $31,143      32.3
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and
  Farm Products                                              7,895   $32,321      30.1       6,425   $35,484      29.7
Claims Adusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and
  Investigators                                              7,055   $31,453      43.3       5,780   $33,074      43.6
Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction,
  Health and Safety, and Transportation                      2,445   $33,375      43.3       2,085   $35,050      42.9
Cost Estimators                                              2,790   $37,171      26.6       2,245   $39,945      24.4



TABLE 2.  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.)

          NORTH CAROLINA; 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                                               26,775   $31,324      49.0      20,575   $34,138      48.5
Logisticians                                                 1,060   $30,747      33.5         795   $35,658      32.9
Management Analysts                                         13,470   $46,832      71.7       9,065   $52,320      70.5
Meeting and Convention Planners                                745   $24,670      64.6         505   $27,444      59.5
Other Business Operations Specialists                        6,925   $31,087      35.2       5,355   $32,670      34.5
Accountants and Auditors                                    46,915   $32,454      65.2      35,410   $36,938      66.9
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate                      2,775   $32,194      53.0       2,105   $36,702      53.4
Budget Analysts                                                990   $36,215      55.3         705   $40,767      58.3
Credit Analysts                                                995   $28,158      57.3         790   $31,120      60.0
Financial Analysts                                           1,270   $42,450      74.4         935   $49,028      75.6
Personal Financial Advisors                                  5,445   $46,769      74.8       4,230   $53,860      75.0
Insurance Underwriters                                       2,270   $35,514      44.6       1,865   $37,021      45.8
Financial Examiners                                            275   $52,337      74.7         225   $51,765      75.7
Loan Counselors and Officers                                10,795   $33,936      46.8       8,870   $36,482      47.2
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents                1,495   $35,169      46.9       1,265   $36,014      47.7
Tax Preparers                                                3,570   $11,393      38.1         930   $31,845      41.9
Financial Specialists, All Other                             1,360   $32,214      44.2       1,125   $34,135      46.0

  COMPUTER AND MATHEMATICAL OCCUPATIONS
Computer Scientists and System Analyts                      18,960   $46,545      61.1      15,445   $50,355      60.8
Computer Programmers                                        18,865   $50,713      64.3      14,900   $53,552      63.8
Computer Software Engineers                                 18,730   $60,184      74.9      15,440   $62,220      75.3
Computer Support Specialists                                10,795   $36,399      45.0       8,365   $40,265      44.5
Database Administrators                                      2,280   $48,712      61.9       1,850   $55,893      59.8
Network and Computer Systems Administrators                  5,490   $41,800      45.0       4,535   $44,660      45.1
Network Systems and Data Communication Analysts              8,805   $43,303      52.9       6,685   $48,122      53.7
Actuaries                                                      245   $46,157      95.1         170   $51,806      96.5
Mathematicians                                                  30   $52,188     100.0          25   $77,188     100.0
Operations Research Analysts                                 1,925   $44,960      62.4       1,490   $48,585      61.7
Statisticians                                                  905   $54,155      91.8         730   $59,083      92.3
Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations                 140   $26,731      84.1          95   $30,069      77.3

ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING OCCUPATIONS
Architects, Except Naval                                     3,940   $42,229      83.3       3,055   $47,257      85.4
Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists              1,470   $31,821      73.0       1,095   $36,127      77.6
Aerospace Engineers                                            720   $53,073      56.7         565   $55,403      62.6
Agricultural Engineers                                         120   $45,882      93.4          85   $46,563     100.0
Biomedical Engineers                                           170   $38,947      72.9         145   $39,671      74.8
Chemical Engineers                                           1,735   $64,399      83.4       1,385   $67,009      85.7
Civil Engineers                                              5,780   $49,824      77.0       5,145   $51,042      77.8
Computer Hardware Engineers                                  1,805   $53,322      64.5       1,460   $59,636      65.2
Electrical and Electronic Engineers                          7,865   $56,055      65.5       6,825   $58,223      65.4
Environmental Engineers                                      1,015   $47,850      87.6         800   $52,643      91.8
Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety            7,290   $46,857      57.7       6,345   $48,606      57.8
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects                          125   $39,148      47.2         100   $38,264      41.4



TABLE 2.  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.)

          NORTH CAROLINA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Materials Engineers                                            805   $50,010      57.7         665   $50,786      58.7
Mechanical Engineers                                         6,300   $51,794      61.6       5,410   $53,268      61.7
Mining and Geological Engineers,Including Mining
  Safety Engineers                                             100   $41,917      57.0          80   $41,792      72.2
Nuclear Engineers                                              345   $66,143      87.3         305   $66,107      85.6
Petroleum Engineers                                             15   $27,361      47.1          15   $27,361      47.1
Engineers, All Others                                        7,380   $51,674      70.8       6,255   $55,042      70.3
Drafters                                                     5,495   $30,949      20.5       4,220   $33,561      19.3
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters                    14,805   $35,546      13.1      12,110   $37,302      12.3
Surveying and Mapping Technicians                            3,970   $27,153       4.5       3,185   $30,454       3.8

  LIFE, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS
Agricultural and Food Scientists                               830   $34,179      78.4         635   $36,747      81.1
Biological Scientists                                        2,450   $35,170      92.3       1,830   $40,365      94.1
Conservation Scientists and Foresters                          855   $45,766      80.5         715   $46,856      80.4
Medical Scientists                                           3,020   $44,142      99.0       2,475   $50,531      99.1
Astronomers and Physicists                                     270   $44,808      77.8         200   $52,344      79.2
Atmospheric and Space Scientists                               305   $45,208      86.0         275   $52,596      85.3
Chemists and Materials Scientists                            4,135   $41,853      93.0       3,280   $45,882      93.2
Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists                   1,545   $39,918      86.7       1,210   $42,959      85.6
Physical Scientists, All Other                               4,670   $37,924      96.7       3,275   $49,801      97.6
Economists                                                     390   $52,885     100.0         295   $54,038     100.0
Market/Survey Researchers                                    2,025   $37,894      72.2       1,430   $45,318      72.2
Psychologists                                                4,045   $40,944      98.9       2,325   $48,177      98.8
Sociologists                                                     4   $51,875     100.0           4   $51,875     100.0
Urban and Regional Planners                                    710   $42,679      92.5         630   $45,250      91.9
Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers            905   $25,874      80.3         525   $33,864      81.3
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians                    1,060   $28,438      21.8         815   $30,612      22.7
Biological Technicians                                         360   $29,120      56.8         205   $34,141      57.0
Chemical Technicians                                         4,830   $31,031      22.9       3,810   $32,755      20.9
Geological and Petroleum Technicians                           220   $31,467      21.9         160   $35,598      11.2
Nuclear Technicians                                            195   $47,083      28.1         140   $52,174      23.2
Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians         4,305   $23,694      40.1       2,560   $31,140      38.8

  COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONS
Counselors                                                  15,375   $28,331      75.0       8,725   $30,541      74.3
Social Workers                                              20,420   $27,700      71.2      15,355   $29,377      70.9
Misc. Community and Social Service Specialists               7,815   $26,733      58.4       5,655   $28,897      61.4
Clergy                                                      16,530   $28,554      72.0      12,440   $31,627      72.9
Directors, Religious Activities and Education                1,625   $23,240      69.3         910   $30,294      76.4
Religious Workers, All Other                                 2,890   $16,193      51.7       1,325   $27,171      59.7

  LEGAL OCCUPATIONS
Lawyers                                                     15,020   $74,510      99.9      12,200   $80,269      99.9
Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Workers              1,610   $42,070      76.6       1,370   $44,167      77.4
Paralegals and Legal Assistants                              9,030   $25,943      35.0       6,395   $28,320      31.8
Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers                          3,950   $22,075      40.4       2,170   $27,690      34.6



TABLE 2.  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.)

          NORTH CAROLINA; 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                                      38,185   $32,370      89.5      23,885   $42,469      91.1
Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers                         19,985   $11,363      29.9      10,375   $16,048      25.9
Elementary and Middle School Teachers                       93,260   $30,190      90.4      71,690   $32,097      94.0
Secondary School Teachers                                   21,205   $31,473      93.2      17,250   $33,428      94.6
Special Education Teachers                                   3,040   $30,045      89.9       2,550   $31,250      91.1
Other Teachers and Instructors                              14,525   $14,955      51.2       5,620   $28,719      47.9
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians                   895   $23,880      71.1         525   $32,500      83.3
Librarians                                                   5,035   $30,436      84.5       2,600   $32,241      83.7
Library Technicians                                            750   $13,720      13.9         295   $20,708      15.6
Teacher Assistants                                          31,890   $13,620      14.3       9,250   $15,928      11.2
Other Education, Training, and Library Workers               1,855   $32,988      82.0       1,075   $38,250      85.8

  ARTS, DESIGN, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, AND MEDIA
       OCCUPATIONS
Artists and Related Workers                                  5,035   $19,459      44.7       2,725   $29,841      45.7
Designers                                                   19,425   $25,502      40.8      12,120   $31,070      40.4
Actors                                                         405    $8,176      51.2          45   $33,676      50.0
Producers and Directors                                      2,595   $33,236      70.7       1,975   $35,979      70.8
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires and Related Workers               4,560   $22,759      56.3       2,340   $31,488      64.5
Dancers and Choreographers                                     660   $16,250       8.8         165   $24,851      18.4
Musicians, Singers and Related Workers                       3,680   $13,376      54.0       1,255   $31,947      56.4
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related
  Workers, All Other                                           640   $14,567      22.8         165   $27,656      25.8
Announcers                                                   1,350   $21,031      28.4         735   $25,980      36.2
News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents                 2,125   $26,964      79.1       1,505   $31,689      83.9
Public Relations Specialists                                 2,970   $32,088      64.8       2,030   $41,495      69.1
Editors                                                      3,425   $30,128      73.9       2,460   $33,210      75.0
Technical Writers                                            2,035   $40,994      71.7       1,435   $45,625      66.7
Writers and Authors                                          3,115   $27,656      79.5       1,595   $35,250      75.6
Miscellaneous Media and Communication Workers                1,390   $17,338      34.4         550   $24,830      24.1
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and
  Radio Operators                                            1,810   $26,805      30.6       1,245   $30,222      28.7
Photographers                                                2,705   $22,336      37.6       1,560   $31,159      41.2
Television, Video and Motion Picture Camera
  Operators and Editors                                        475   $27,772      41.3         265   $38,024      56.3
Media and Communication Equipment Workers,
  All Other                                                     15   $28,750     100.0           0         .        .

  HEALTHCARE PRACTIONERS AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS
Chiropractors                                                  890   $50,660      92.4         570   $60,000      92.3
Dentists                                                     3,230  $104,000      99.7       1,885  $112,095     100.0
Dieticians and Nutritionists                                 2,630   $22,281      52.0       1,415   $30,540      53.7
Optometrists                                                   745   $76,250      98.9         540   $80,281      98.5
Pharmacists                                                  5,630   $61,359      97.3       4,055   $66,595      97.2
Physicians and Surgeons                                     18,665  $113,636      99.8      14,085  $124,644      99.9
Physician Assistants                                         2,290   $42,418      68.6       1,615   $52,917      65.9



TABLE 2.  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.)

          NORTH CAROLINA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Podiatrists                                                    180   $81,000     100.0         140   $81,250     100.0
Registered Nurses                                           73,255   $36,898      48.0      48,535   $40,815      47.2
Audiologists                                                   335   $42,419      94.9         225   $48,177      95.2
Occupational Therapists                                      1,600   $42,984      90.0         925   $46,606      91.7
Physical Therapists                                          3,420   $42,430      88.5       2,015   $48,526      89.4
Radiation Therapists                                           285   $38,368      26.7         235   $37,593      24.2
Recreational Therapists                                        490   $26,719      77.9         355   $28,972      79.7
Respiratory Therapists                                       2,200   $36,504      18.6       1,615   $38,175      19.0
Speech-Language Pathologists                                 2,765   $35,878      97.5       1,215   $40,943      97.8
Therapists, All Others                                       1,800   $28,241      74.4       1,065   $31,980      72.3
Veterinarians                                                1,920   $55,369      99.9       1,520   $60,224     100.0
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners,
  All Other                                                    180   $20,625      74.7          75   $30,962      59.5
Clinical Lab Technologists and Technicians                  10,720   $29,264      53.6       7,490   $32,108      53.1
Dental Hygienists                                            3,800   $32,080      26.4       1,230   $38,446      26.5
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians             7,200   $31,855      19.0       5,335   $34,295      19.9
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics                 4,130   $29,900      11.3       3,340   $31,212       9.6
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners Support
  Technicians                                                9,800   $18,885      14.7       5,700   $22,397      11.4
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses           16,965   $24,666       6.5      10,745   $27,437       6.0
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians           3,660   $18,642       9.3       2,400   $21,219       8.4
Opticians, Dispensing                                        1,090   $27,816      11.9         840   $29,841      12.0
Miscellaneous Health Technologists and Technicians           4,280   $20,684      16.6       2,900   $22,753      15.5
Other Healthcare Practioners and Technical
  Occupations                                                2,045   $33,750      61.9       1,555   $36,679      62.4

HEALTHCARE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides                 61,810   $14,827       4.9      32,795   $18,501       4.9
Occupational Therapist Assistants and Aides                    265   $26,535      11.0         155   $31,125      10.3
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides                      1,560   $25,273      20.3         900   $30,021      18.8
Massage Therapists                                           1,550   $15,453      41.9         425   $21,849      38.5
Dental Assistants                                            5,400   $20,642       5.4       2,690   $23,109       3.7
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support
 Occupations                                                15,720   $18,826      11.4       9,105   $21,832      10.0

  PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional
  Officers                                                   1,880   $29,329      18.6       1,610   $29,435      19.7
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and
  Detectives                                                 3,165   $37,236      31.8       2,860   $37,491      32.6
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and
  Prevention Workers                                         1,400   $41,467       9.4       1,210   $41,829      10.3
Supervisors, Protective Service Workers, All Other           2,040   $30,596      30.6       1,690   $31,544      33.0
Fire Fighters                                                5,930   $31,268      11.4       5,375   $31,620      10.9
Fire Inspectors                                                840   $32,490      10.5         765   $33,125      10.5
Baliffs, Correctional Officers and Jailers                  12,420   $24,775      10.3      10,110   $25,431       9.7
Detectives and Criminal Investigators                        2,450   $35,891      45.2       2,240   $36,344      45.9
Fish and Game Wardens                                           90   $27,500      31.8          55   $29,183      35.8



TABLE 2.  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.)

          NORTH CAROLINA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Parking Enforcement Workers                                    130   $11,406      19.1          85   $18,693      17.6
Police and Sheriff Patrol Officers                          16,805   $29,982      25.9      14,475   $30,744      26.6
Transit and Railroad Police                                     15   $30,625       0.0          15   $30,313       0.0
Animal Control Workers                                         585   $22,445       7.0         445   $23,502       8.8
Private Detectives and Investigators                         1,180   $30,459      43.5         890   $32,469      45.9
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers            16,835   $17,541      12.7       9,730   $22,369      14.1
Crossing Guards                                                715    $6,477       3.1         200   $25,833       3.5
Lifeguards and Other Protective Service Workers              1,390    $7,713      14.8         350   $23,833      23.6

  FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVING RELATED OCCUPATIONS
Chefs and Head Cooks                                         5,555   $21,075      11.2       3,675   $24,506      12.7
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation
  and Serving Workers                                       15,495   $17,657      11.0       9,395   $21,330      12.7
Cooks                                                       45,000   $11,739       3.2      20,490   $15,978       3.2
Food Preparation Workers                                    10,085   $10,484       4.2       4,080   $14,483       2.3
Bartenders                                                   5,680   $13,408      17.5       2,200   $18,831      15.0
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers,
  Including Fast Food                                        6,850   $10,362       2.4       2,775   $15,276       2.3
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession and
  Coffee Shop                                                2,030    $7,141       4.9         495   $13,652       5.4
Waiters and Waitresses                                      36,020   $10,103      10.1      11,700   $14,862       9.5
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant                                  3,430   $12,491       3.4       1,535   $16,743       2.3
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender
  Helpers                                                    4,985    $9,237       2.9       1,005   $14,368       0.7
Dishwashers                                                  4,655    $8,789       1.8       1,665   $13,989       3.7
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee
  Shop                                                       2,925    $7,514       9.9         775   $15,270      12.3
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers,
  All Other                                                    155   $11,094       5.1          65   $16,563      12.3

  BUILDING AND GROUNDS CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
    OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and
  Janitorial Workers                                         5,620   $21,385       8.0       3,900   $23,711       7.2
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn
  Service, and Groundskeeping Workers                        5,130   $27,428      13.9       4,030   $30,235      14.7
Janitors and Building Cleaners                              46,585   $15,200       3.2      25,125   $20,277       3.0
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners                             34,750   $10,677       1.8      13,580   $15,354       1.8
Pest Control Workers                                         2,285   $23,155       5.2       1,825   $24,981       4.7
Grounds Maintenance Workers                                 29,510   $15,920       7.2      16,390   $20,567       6.8

  PERSONAL CARE AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Gaming Workers              800   $25,833      38.5         560   $30,625      38.6
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service
  Workers                                                    2,900   $23,592      23.8       2,000   $27,207      25.0
Animal Trainers                                                770   $18,795      27.8         505   $22,228      18.9
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers                                    2,560   $12,176      14.3       1,230   $18,188      15.1



TABLE 2.  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.)

          NORTH CAROLINA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Gaming Workers                                                 400   $10,553      12.5         150   $15,250      25.7
Motion Picture Projectionists                                  135    $8,558      47.1          40   $15,694      47.4
Ushers,Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers                     485    $6,392      11.7         140   $16,100       2.9
Miscellaneous Entertainment Attendants and Related
  Workers                                                    2,680    $9,239      17.9         770   $20,593      15.3
Funeral Service Workers                                        490   $17,274      26.2         225   $29,323      24.9
Barbers                                                      3,615   $18,780       6.6       2,185   $24,311       6.8
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists              21,005   $14,978       6.2      10,790   $20,195       6.4
Miscellaneous Personal Appearance Workers                    2,585   $12,801       6.5       1,195   $15,490       4.2
Baggage Porters, Bellhops, and Concierges                      760   $18,661      20.1         425   $25,078      20.1
Tour and Travel Guides                                         955    $5,957      35.0         155   $22,050      36.3
Transportation Attendants                                    3,065   $30,634      44.1       1,410   $31,742      45.4
Child Care Workers                                          30,600   $10,082      12.3      12,960   $15,333      11.1
Personal and Home Care Aides                                 5,230   $10,899       6.6       2,235   $15,215       5.1
Recreation and Fitness Workers                               6,355   $16,483      42.0       3,085   $25,508      42.8
Residential Advisors                                         1,825   $14,126      26.9         695   $21,167      37.8
Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other                   765   $11,186      11.9         370   $16,431      11.1

  SALES AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales
  Workers                                                   88,665   $26,660      21.3      69,585   $29,930      21.5
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales
  Workers                                                   25,990   $36,056      31.5      21,225   $39,423      32.2
Cashiers                                                    59,095   $10,513       6.1      22,480   $16,432       6.8
Counter and Rental Clerks                                    3,355   $13,272      13.1       1,580   $23,583      14.2
Parts Salespersons                                           4,130   $25,978       5.9       3,375   $28,194       4.9
Retail Salespersons                                         92,220   $17,039      20.0      49,595   $26,727      20.7
Advertising Sales Agents                                     5,680   $31,957      48.1       4,095   $37,477      49.9
Insurance Sales Agents                                      16,975   $31,315      38.8      12,875   $36,012      39.9
Securities, Commodities, and Finanancial Services
  Sales Agents                                               8,470   $39,012      63.0       6,590   $46,557      64.1
Travel Agents                                                2,725   $22,297      30.5       1,670   $27,036      29.1
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other                  16,725   $37,468      46.3      12,555   $43,050      48.8
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing          44,215   $41,214      42.1      36,130   $45,653      43.3
Models, Demonstrators, and Product Promoters                 1,325    $9,295      26.1         500   $31,923      42.2
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents                        20,105   $30,424      45.8      12,775   $38,739      47.4
Sales Engineers                                              1,130   $60,181      65.5       1,005   $60,587      66.5
Telemarketers                                                4,080   $10,497      14.7       1,195   $23,787      18.8
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors
  and Related Workers                                        4,160   $11,042      17.0       1,345   $22,724      15.8
Sales and Related Workers, All Other                         5,865   $28,410      43.6       3,710   $37,572      53.7

OFFICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and
Administrative Support Workers                              47,255   $28,352      24.6      37,235   $30,687      24.4
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service           2,435   $17,852       6.2       1,530   $20,109       5.1



TABLE 2.  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.)

          NORTH CAROLINA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Telephone Operators                                          1,810   $21,069      10.6       1,115   $25,531       8.4
Communication Equipment Operators, All Other                   415   $25,069      21.6         300   $26,756      18.3
Bill and Account Collectors                                  6,200   $22,341      16.6       4,235   $25,174      17.7
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators             9,680   $21,037      12.8       6,815   $22,962      12.9
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks                47,215   $21,089      12.2      30,185   $24,238      10.2
Gaming Cage Workers                                            110   $12,500       1.9          35   $17,321       0.0
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks                               6,370   $22,393      11.9       4,610   $25,166       9.4
Procurement Clerks                                           1,080   $27,353      18.2         840   $28,507      17.8
Tellers                                                     11,820   $16,586      10.0       6,290   $19,537       7.1
Brokerage Clerks                                               215   $26,739      41.1         140   $30,300      20.4
Correspondence Clerks                                          160   $23,333      36.4         140   $23,056      41.5
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks                         1,595   $22,839      17.2       1,260   $24,122      15.5
Credit Authorizers, Checkers and Clerks                      1,905   $22,305      21.0       1,380   $24,141      22.7
Customer Service Representatives                            56,690   $22,577      20.9      38,185   $25,935      21.2
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs                1,350   $26,560      44.6       1,095   $28,656      44.6
File Clerks                                                  6,805   $17,144      15.1       3,620   $22,518      12.2
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks                         3,185   $13,180      11.0       1,430   $16,446      10.5
Interviewers Except Eligibility and Loan                     5,330   $14,181      25.6       2,135   $21,877      20.9
Library Assistants, Clerical                                 3,130   $14,268      41.0       1,120   $21,388      43.4
Loan Interviewers and Clerks                                 3,900   $25,820      25.5       3,045   $27,174      25.1
New Account Clerks                                             280   $23,617      29.7         205   $24,602      25.6
Order Clerks                                                 4,815   $19,917      11.0       3,030   $22,343       9.5
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and
  Timekeeping                                                1,750   $21,970      13.3       1,235   $23,477      12.8
Receptionists and Information Clerks                        26,085   $15,870      13.3      12,760   $20,413      10.9
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and
  Travel Clerks                                              4,950   $24,680      24.8       2,930   $32,031      24.5
Information and Record Clerks, All Other                     1,725   $21,319      21.5       1,085   $23,595      17.4
Cargo and Freight Agents                                       400   $26,364      14.3         300   $31,250      10.1
Couriers and Messengers                                      5,440   $20,275      14.0       3,185   $26,581      13.6
Dispatchers                                                  5,840   $24,943       7.3       4,430   $27,683       8.3
Meter Readers, Utilities                                     1,565   $21,750       4.2       1,200   $23,798       4.1
Postal Service Clerks                                        4,185   $37,810      12.8       3,235   $39,361      12.9
Postal Service Mail Carriers                                 9,780   $36,775      13.0       7,700   $38,822      14.0
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and
  Processing Machine Operators                               3,170   $37,297      16.4       2,460   $39,011      16.1
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks                 11,400   $28,249      22.5       9,150   $30,815      21.1
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks                     24,355   $21,374       4.4      17,920   $22,941       4.7
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers                              36,165   $17,861       6.4      21,935   $21,748       6.7
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers,
  Recordkeeping                                              3,275   $20,285       7.0       2,105   $22,837       4.8
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants                  102,885   $21,211      14.0      67,220   $24,209      11.7
Computer Operators                                           7,890   $25,849      19.2       5,855   $29,316      19.0
Data Entry Keyers                                           13,620   $19,543      13.8       8,265   $22,474      10.9
Word Processors and Typists                                  3,605   $19,038      13.2       1,895   $22,870       7.1
Desktop Publishers                                             420   $27,616      45.5         245   $31,776      35.2
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks                6,265   $23,020      16.8       4,615   $25,105      15.2



TABLE 2.  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.)

          NORTH CAROLINA; 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                                             3,515   $18,065       7.5       2,085   $20,737       7.8
Office Clerks, General                                      38,485   $18,987      13.6      21,970   $22,844      10.5
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer                    1,555   $16,699      10.9         895   $20,256       9.6
Proofreaders and Copy Markers                                  405   $19,010      36.3         235   $26,281      33.5
Statistical Assistants                                         890   $25,827      28.8         630   $29,095      31.0
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other        15,115   $24,369      31.2      10,440   $27,283      29.2

FARMING, FISHING, AND FORESTRY OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing
  and Forestry Workers                                       2,175   $25,415      11.9       1,690   $26,616      14.0
Agricultural Inspectors                                        490   $26,129      13.3         320   $29,583      11.3
Animal Breeders                                                420   $12,684      16.9         280   $14,423      25.2
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products                     890   $13,030       6.1         485   $16,314       3.5
Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers                          17,545   $12,084       3.8       9,055   $16,786       3.8
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers                          2,835   $16,524       4.9       1,150   $21,406       6.5
Hunters and Trappers                                            15   $23,194      69.2          10   $23,750     100.0
Forest and Conservation Workers                                625   $16,097       9.3         240   $23,269      19.4
Logging Workers                                              4,650   $19,255       2.0       2,670   $21,445       2.4

CONSTRUCTION AND EXTRACTION WORKERS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction
  Trades and Extraction Workers                             34,870   $33,214       9.0      27,795   $36,047       8.9
Boilermakers                                                   505   $30,875       0.0         375   $32,833       0.0
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons                   11,590   $20,332       2.0       6,020   $26,050       1.5
Carpenters                                                  49,415   $21,098       5.2      29,595   $25,067       5.1
Carpet, Floor and Tile Installers and Finishers              6,810   $23,721       2.5       4,420   $27,783       1.9
Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, and Terrazzo
  Workers                                                    2,595   $18,932       0.2       1,360   $22,740       0.4
Contruction Laborers                                        36,980   $17,890       3.8      20,945   $22,088       4.1
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators           1,145   $18,889       1.1         600   $24,694       1.2
Pile-Driver Operators                                           55   $30,139       0.0          35   $77,632       0.0
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment
  Operators                                                 11,055   $25,711       1.8       7,730   $27,541       2.0
Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and
  Tapers                                                     8,150   $21,032       1.7       4,735   $25,100       1.7
Electricians                                                22,750   $27,568       3.1      17,230   $30,294       2.9
Glaziers                                                     1,175   $23,762       1.5         925   $25,393       0.4
Insulation Workers                                           1,655   $21,504       4.4       1,120   $24,886       5.9
Painters, Construction and Maintenance                      21,335   $17,807       5.0      11,440   $21,624       3.8
Paperhangers                                                   795   $19,688       7.9         380   $25,050       9.2
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters         16,450   $25,424       2.6      12,005   $27,411       3.0
Plasterers and Stucco Masons                                   755   $19,048       4.0         500   $22,056       6.0
Reinforcing Iron Workers                                       145   $22,188       0.0         125   $20,938       0.0
Roofers                                                      6,910   $18,355       1.7       3,955   $22,008       1.5
Sheet Metal Workers                                          4,330   $24,677       3.0       3,105   $28,203       3.1
Structural Iron and Steel Workers                            1,475   $22,299       2.2         985   $24,375       1.0
Helpers, Construction Trades                                 3,225   $15,481       3.6       1,605   $18,860       3.6
Construction and Building Inspectors                         2,925   $31,665      20.6       2,395   $32,768      19.5
Elevator Installers and Repairers                              585   $38,906       1.5         525   $40,071       1.7



TABLE 2.  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.)

          NORTH CAROLINA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Fence Erectors                                                 835   $19,529       3.4         535   $23,441       3.8
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers                            535   $22,311       8.2         415   $23,909      10.6
Highway Maintenance Workers                                  2,375   $20,904       2.7       1,895   $22,033       2.7
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment
  Operators                                                    100   $30,600       0.0         100   $30,600       0.0
Septic Tank Services and Sewer Pipe Cleaners                   270   $28,148       4.8         235   $29,766       3.9
Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers               1,330   $24,055       2.9         820   $26,651       2.6
Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operators,
  Oil, Gas, and Mining                                           4   $11,250       0.0           0         .        .
Earth Drillers Except Oil and Gas                            1,005   $26,465       0.0         775   $27,971       0.0
Explosives Workers, Ordnance handling Experts, and
  Blasters                                                     210   $30,203      10.8         115   $41,359      20.4
Mining Machine Operators                                       440   $27,067       4.8         300   $33,403       7.0
Roof Bolters, Mining                                             0         .        .            0         .        .
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas                                         0         .        .            0         .        .
Helpers - Extraction Workers                                    20   $13,250      11.1          10   $14,000      16.7
Other Extraction Workers                                       210   $19,375       5.2         165   $21,250       0.0

INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics,
  Installers and Repairers                                  12,865   $37,098       8.7      11,010   $39,242       9.0
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine
  Repairers                                                  7,580   $29,321      18.0       5,675   $31,959      16.9
Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installers
  and Repairers                                              6,575   $38,448      10.4       5,500   $40,670       9.7
Avionics Technicians                                           470   $38,370       4.3         385   $37,772       5.2
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related  Repairers           1,555   $27,283       5.5       1,215   $30,122       5.8
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Transportation
  Equipment                                                     90   $25,662       6.7          70   $26,324       0.0
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Industrial and
  Utility                                                      570   $46,707       3.2         460   $49,583       0.0
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor
  Vehicles                                                     535   $32,153       3.7         460   $34,886       2.6
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers
  and Repairers                                              1,630   $23,859       7.0       1,135   $26,316       7.3
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers                   1,440   $26,757       8.8       1,260   $27,956       8.5
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians                   5,805   $40,547       5.5       4,935   $42,284       5.8
Automotive Body and Related Repairers                        6,140   $27,351       2.2       4,770   $30,052       2.6
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers                      445   $25,809       1.8         375   $26,195       0.0
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics                32,510   $25,788       2.6      24,995   $28,292       2.9
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine
  Specialists                                                9,985   $30,015       1.7       8,380   $30,924       1.4
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service
  Technicians and Mechanics                                  4,700   $29,901       1.6       3,800   $31,509       1.4
Small Engine Mechanics                                       1,855   $20,433       2.6       1,340   $24,304       2.6
Miscellaneous Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics,
  Installers, and Repairers                                  2,225   $23,339       4.0       1,595   $26,344       2.6



TABLE 2.  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.)

          NORTH CAROLINA; 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                     665   $25,990       3.6         535   $27,575       1.9
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  Mechanics and Installers                                  12,000   $26,993       2.6       9,585   $29,121       2.6
Home Appliance Repairers                                     1,615   $25,638       4.8       1,215   $28,575       4.9
Industrial and Refractory Machinery Mechanics               29,370   $30,883       2.1      23,785   $32,347       2.0
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General                     15,040   $27,722       4.2      11,860   $29,673       4.0
Maintenance Workers, Machinery                                 950   $25,814       5.9         665   $29,375       8.4
Millwrights                                                  1,640   $35,080       2.7       1,255   $37,695       3.5
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers               4,265   $36,848       2.3       3,645   $39,265       2.1
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers             5,550   $31,855       5.8       4,355   $35,740       4.7
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers                 1,960   $31,687      12.1       1,475   $37,535       8.5
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and
  Repairers                                                  1,685   $21,653       6.6       1,185   $24,099       5.7
Commercial Divers                                               45   $28,036       0.0          30   $30,833       0.0
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers                                  750   $22,632       7.6         530   $26,452       7.0
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers             2,055   $19,444       0.5       1,210   $22,452       0.3
Riggers                                                        230   $32,326       3.1         160   $37,188       4.4
Signal and Track Switch Repairers                               45   $40,859       9.3          20   $42,500      18.2
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers         690   $21,439       4.8         425   $26,098       7.8
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers          9,050   $25,677       5.0       6,590   $28,134       4.9

PRODUCTION OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and
  Operating Workers                                         58,335   $32,468      11.4      49,430   $34,540      11.4
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems
  Assemblers                                                   145   $21,620       5.6          65   $26,597      12.3
Electrical, Electronics, and Electromechanical
  Assemblers                                                10,850   $20,250       4.6       7,465   $22,197       5.2
Engine and Other Machines Assemblers                         1,185   $25,364       1.6         905   $28,983       2.1
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters                       585   $26,729       5.6         470   $30,315       5.5
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators                    49,045   $20,197       3.1      33,100   $22,427       2.9
Bakers                                                       3,650   $14,488       6.6       1,855   $19,347       6.0
Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing
  Workers                                                   10,050   $16,876       1.9       6,595   $20,959       1.5
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine
  Operators and Tenders                                        235   $23,036       0.0         160   $23,618       0.0
Food Batchmakers                                             1,810   $17,442       4.5       1,260   $19,439       5.2
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders                     215   $16,515       0.0         155   $17,240       0.0
Computer Control Programmers and Operators                   1,370   $29,660       7.9       1,215   $30,280       7.3
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                               940   $27,354       3.6         730   $29,477       1.9
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                            240   $29,125       0.8         200   $30,333       1.0
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                            290   $20,959       3.1         200   $23,846       4.5
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters,
  Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                   3,730   $22,197       2.2       2,665   $24,228       2.9



TABLE 2.  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.)

          NORTH CAROLINA; 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                               230   $24,583       7.8         175   $25,080      10.4
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine
  Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal
   and Plastic                                               2,240   $23,270       0.4       1,695   $25,386       0.5
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                               820   $23,259       0.5         675   $25,306       0.6
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                   110   $27,750      15.5         110   $27,750      15.5
Machinists                                                  15,285   $29,640       2.0      12,665   $30,853       2.1
Metal Furnace and Kiln Operators and Tenders                   635   $30,146       3.5         475   $32,649       4.6
Model Makers and Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic              205   $23,472      21.3         135   $30,792      16.8
Molders and Molding Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                 3,775   $22,337       2.2       2,800   $24,657       2.3
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                            565   $25,651       0.0         475   $26,354       0.0
Tool and Die Makers                                          3,195   $37,078       6.1       2,675   $39,489       4.9
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers                     18,165   $26,478       2.1      13,530   $28,899       2.1
Heat Treating Equipment Equipment Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                               445   $28,472       3.6         380   $28,696       4.2
Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic                             185   $32,574       0.0         170   $30,000       0.0
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                   535   $29,948       6.7         430   $31,087       6.9
Tool Grinders, Filers and Sharpeners                           385   $31,703       3.9         305   $35,179       1.6
Metalworkers and Plastic Workers, All Others                23,640   $24,208       2.4      18,120   $26,261       2.1
Bookbinders and Bindery Workers                                910   $19,154       4.1         635   $24,727       3.0
Job Printers                                                 2,460   $25,183       6.6       1,865   $26,615       6.0
Prepress Technicians and Workers                             2,035   $21,017      11.8       1,375   $24,574      13.2
Printing Machine Operators                                   5,675   $25,592       4.9       4,460   $27,404       5.0
Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers                             5,725   $13,127       3.2       2,955   $17,012       4.3
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials            4,195   $13,227       2.1       2,130   $17,157       2.9
Sewing Machine Operators                                    44,440   $16,615       1.3      28,655   $18,986       1.0
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers                         570   $20,144       9.3         385   $21,694      10.6
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders                             450   $16,573       1.1         250   $20,434       2.0
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Sewers                             3,150   $11,766      11.5       1,475   $19,667       9.5
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and
  Tenders                                                    2,795   $20,698       1.5       2,055   $21,998       1.9
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders                                                    3,145   $20,874       0.8       2,300   $22,390       1.0
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters,
  Operators, and Tenders                                    10,615   $20,657       0.9       7,170   $21,917       0.9
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine
  Setters, Operators, and Tenders                           12,090   $19,629       1.1       8,315   $20,858       1.2
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers                          295   $31,755       5.5         265   $31,903       6.0
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers                               185   $26,950      23.0         120   $37,917      15.8
Upholsterers                                                 7,450   $25,504       1.1       5,730   $27,589       1.1
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other        11,665   $17,877       1.0       7,815   $20,074       0.9



TABLE 2.  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.)

          NORTH CAROLINA; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters                           2,985   $21,532       7.6       2,070   $25,173       6.7
Furniture Finishers                                          2,960   $20,381       4.3       2,110   $21,754       4.6
Model Makers and Patternmakers, Wood                           150   $24,813       6.6         130   $24,625       7.8
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood         5,685   $19,498       1.2       3,875   $21,199       1.0
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Except Sawing                                              5,720   $19,304       1.2       4,045   $21,015       1.3
Woodworkers, All Other                                       1,710   $17,013       7.7       1,130   $21,661       9.0
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers         1,250   $50,648      12.5       1,085   $50,978      14.4
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators                    2,690   $34,641       7.3       2,195   $36,065       7.3
Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System
  Workers                                                    2,805   $27,800       7.4       2,400   $29,033       7.4
Miscellaneous Plant and System Operators                       975   $34,435       9.9         865   $35,396       9.1
Chemical Processing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders                                                2,880   $32,364      10.0       2,275   $36,228       8.4
Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending
  Workers                                                    5,290   $23,561       2.7       3,925   $26,639       2.2
Cutting Workers                                              5,485   $21,376       1.6       3,935   $23,768       2.1
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine
  Setters, Operators, and Tenders                            2,400   $26,859       1.3       1,735   $29,310       1.0
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and
  Tenders                                                      925   $23,441       1.0         735   $25,512       0.3
Inspectors, Testers, Sorter, Samplers, and Weighers         43,430   $21,735       7.9      30,715   $25,051       8.2
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers                  920   $23,929      21.0         565   $27,358      20.5
Medical, Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians        2,420   $25,447      12.6       1,750   $27,235       9.7
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders         14,470   $16,901       1.4       8,820   $20,478       1.2
Painting Workers                                             7,260   $22,421       3.2       5,200   $25,588       2.7
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine
  Workers                                                    2,260   $17,117      13.8       1,350   $21,093      12.8
Semiconductor Processors                                        90   $32,109      34.1          50   $30,833      43.8
Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders           1,765   $16,539       2.0       1,030   $20,292       1.3
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment
  Operators and Tenders                                        480   $21,993       1.9         335   $27,935       0.0
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders           165   $31,607       0.0         120   $36,313       0.0
Etchers and Engravers                                          525   $25,426       5.5         375   $31,897       4.0
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, except Metal and
  Plastic                                                    1,340   $19,938      20.7         795   $24,552      17.3
Paper Goods Machines Setters, Operators, and Tenders         2,195   $26,746       2.6       1,595   $31,565       2.4
Tire Builders                                                2,615   $41,054       3.4       2,125   $42,259       3.0
Helpers-Production Workers                                   2,230   $18,090       4.2       1,205   $22,174       3.2
Production Workers, All Other                               62,410   $21,334       3.1      43,095   $24,322       3.3

TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIAL MOVING OCCUPATIONS
Supervisors, Transportation and Material Moving
  Workers                                                    7,050   $31,459      12.9       5,635   $33,346      13.1
Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers                         3,480   $60,122      67.3       2,205   $55,625      66.4
Air Traffic Controllers and Airfield Operations
  Specialists                                                  660   $47,963      16.4         560   $50,156      19.0



TABLE 2.  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.)

          NORTH CAROLINA; 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                                          115   $23,906       0.0          85   $26,250       0.0
Bus Drivers                                                 10,785   $12,894       4.4       3,360   $21,158       4.9
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers                     110,360   $27,106       3.6      78,690   $30,625       3.4
Taxi Drivers and Chauffers                                   4,080   $14,885      11.7       1,865   $21,374      12.0
Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other                             510   $10,507       6.3         175   $24,309       0.0
Locomotive Engineers and Operators                             625   $46,747      10.9         570   $47,020      11.1
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators                   110   $35,250       5.4          95   $36,000       6.3
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters                            760   $39,762       7.5         600   $46,100       3.5
Subway, Streetcar, and Other Rail Transportation
  Workers                                                      125   $30,313       0.0         100   $32,109       0.0
Sailors and Marine Oilers                                      345   $29,191       5.5         205   $32,450       3.9
Ship and Boat Captains and Operators                           790   $32,361      13.9         365   $41,607      15.5
Ship Engineers                                                 110   $37,083       8.1          70   $35,667      12.5
Bridge and Lock Tenders                                        200   $12,237      20.5         150   $30,313      27.2
Parking Lot Attendants                                         630   $12,000       7.9         190   $19,375       0.0
Service Station Attendants                                   1,870   $13,176       3.8       1,020   $19,440       3.4
Transportation Inspectors                                    1,025   $36,426      20.6         905   $37,404      21.0
Other Transportation Workers                                   380   $23,611      13.5         285   $23,144      15.2
Conveyor Operators and Tenders                                 105   $20,972       0.0          70   $26,250       0.0
Crane and Tower Operators                                    1,680   $31,667       3.8       1,250   $35,118       4.4
Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators            2,560   $25,351       2.6       1,910   $27,210       2.9
Hoist and Winch Operators                                      270   $22,593       0.0         175   $26,979       0.0
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators                      20,950   $21,744       1.9      14,970   $24,276       1.7
Cleaners of  Vehicles and Equipment                          9,085   $15,749       3.3       5,120   $20,725       4.2
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Materials Movers,
  Hand                                                      51,475   $18,561       3.6      31,450   $22,456       3.2
Machine Feeders and Offbearers                               3,535   $18,892       2.8       2,160   $21,980       2.9
Packers and Packagers, Hand                                 15,640   $14,501       2.7       8,210   $18,767       2.3
Pumping Station Operators                                      150   $24,000       0.0         135   $24,125       0.0
Refuse and Recyclable Materials Collectors                   2,770   $16,889       2.2       1,630   $21,551       1.8
Shuttle Car Operators                                           45   $42,679       0.0          30   $44,821       0.0
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders                              140   $25,444       4.3         105   $26,815       5.6
Material Moving Workers, All Other                           2,515   $21,155       2.4       1,705   $25,386       2.2

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