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Labor Market Distribution and Pay Scale

Labor Stats as of 2000

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

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

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

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Management Occupations
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
---Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Community and Social Services Occupations
Legal Occupations
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Healthcare Support Occupations
Protective Service Occupations
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
---Pest Control Workers

Personal Care and Service Occupations
Sales and Related Occupations
---Telemarketers
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
---Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
---Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
---Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
---Data Entry Keyers

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations

Construction and Extraction Occupations
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Production Occupations
---Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
---Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
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65,650
45,510
55,950
47,680
26,170

43,120
30,760
57,440
37,640
32,600

46,400
20,620
28,460
15,480
17,970
20,890

19,010
29,090
27,340
23,680
20,060
17,280
24,520
20,000

15,570

26,260
32,120
22,350
22,980
21,100
13,860


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

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

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

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



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