Occupational Employment and Wages in North Carolina (OES)

Program Overview          



The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program is a federal-state cooperative effort between the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Labor and Economic Analysis Division (LEAD) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The OES program provides annual estimates of occupational employment and wages for the Nation, State, and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA). Information is derived from semiannual surveys of employers conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in collaboration with LEAD. The OES program produces occupational data series for the Nation, State of North Carolina, 17 MSAs and 4 Nonmetropolitan geographic areas within North Carolina. Estimates for all occupations are not available for all geographies. Some estimates are suppressed to protect the confidentiality of employer respondents and other estimates are suppressed due to data quality issues. Blank cells in the selected data series indicate that estimates are not available for the selected series, while cells with asterisks indicate data suppression. OES data are released on an annual basis and the corresponding data reflect an employment and wage reference period from the prior year. For example, the OES data that were released in 2020 reflect a reference period of May of 2019. 


  • 00-0000 - Total All occupations
  • 11-0000 - Management Occupations
  • 13-0000 - Business and Financial Operations Occupations
  • 15-0000 - Computer and Mathematical Occupations
  • 17-0000 - Architecture and Engineering Occupations
  • 19-0000 - Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
  • 21-0000 - Community and Social Services Occupations
  • 23-0000 - Legal Occupations
  • 25-0000 - Education, Training, and Library Occupations
  • 27-0000 - Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occ
  • 29-0000 - Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
  • 31-0000 - Healthcare Support Occupations
  • 33-0000 - Protective Service Occupations
  • 35-0000 - Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
  • 37-0000 - Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occup.
  • 39-0000 - Personal Care and Service Occupations
  • 41-0000 - Sales and Related Occupations
  • 43-0000 - Office and Administrative Support Occupations
  • 45-0000 - Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
  • 47-0000 - Construction and Extraction Occupations
  • 49-0000 - Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
  • 51-0000 - Production Occupations
  • 53-0000 - Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
   Data:
  • Employment
  • Employment Relative Standard Error
  • Response Rate(%)
  • Hourly wage; mean
  • Annual wage; mean
  • Wage Relative Standard Error
  • Hourly wage; 10th percentile
  • Hourly wage; 25th percentile
  • Hourly wage; median
  • Hourly wage; 75th percentile
  • Hourly wage; 90th percentile
  • Annual wage; 10th percentile
  • Annual wage; 25th percentile
  • Annual wage; median
  • Annual wage; 75th percentile
  • Annual wage; 90th percentile
   
Year:
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • June 2006
  • January 2006
  • June 2005
  • January 2005
  • June 2004
  • January 2004

           


The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program is a federal-state cooperative effort between the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Labor and Economic Analysis Division (LEAD) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The OES program produces occupational data series for the Nation, State of North Carolina, 17 MSAs and 4 Nonmetropolitan geographic areas. Estimates for all occupations are not available for all geographies. OES data are released on an annual basis and the corresponding data reflect an employment and wage reference period from the prior year. For example, the OES data that were released in 2020 reflect a reference period of May of 2019. Additional information regarding the OES program including data for the Nation and other states can be accessed on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website at https://www.bls.gov/oes/home.htm
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