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Metabolic Equivalent (MET) Values for Activities in the 2002 Census Occupational Classification System (OCS)

Table 3: Activity codes & MET values assigned to management occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Chief executives001011.5
General and operations managers002011.5
Legislator003011.5
Advertising and promotions managers004011.5
Marketing and sales managers005011.5
Public relations managers006011.5
Administrative services managers010011.5
Computer and information systems managers011011.5
Financial managers012011.5
Human resources managers013011.5
Industrial production managers014011.5
Purchasing managers015011.5
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers016011.5
Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers020053.0
Farmers and ranchers021053.0
Construction managers022042.5
Education administrators023011.5
Engineering managers030011.5
Food service managers031032.0
Funeral directors032032.0
Gaming managers033011.5
Lodging managers034011.5
Medical and health service managers035011.5
Natural sciences managers036011.5
Postmasters and mail040032.0
Property, real estate, and community association managers041032.0
Social and community services managers042032.0
Managers, all others043011.5
Table 4: Activity codes & MET values assigned to business and financial operations occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes050011.5
Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products051011.5
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products052011.5
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products053011.5
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators054092.5
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation056032.0
Cost estimators060011.5
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists062011.5
Logisticians070011.5
Management analysts071011.5
Meeting and convention planners0720112.5
Other business operations specialists073032.0
Accountants and auditors080011.5
Appraisers and assessors of real estate081092.5
Budget analysts082011.5
Credit analysts083011.5
Financial analysts084011.5
Personal financial advisors085011.5
Loan counselors and officers091011.5
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents093011.5
Tax preparers094011.5
Financial specialists, all other095011.5
Table 5: Activity codes & MET values assigned to computer and mathematical occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Computer scientists and systems analysts100011.5
Computer programmers101011.5
Computer software engineers102011.5
Computer support specialists104011.5
Database administrators106011.5
Network and computer systems administrators110092.5
Network systems and data communications analysts111011.5
Actuaries120011.5
Mathematicians121011.5
Operations research analysts122011.5
Statisticians123011.5
Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations124011.5
Table 6: Activity codes & MET values assigned to architecture and engineering occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Architects, except naval130011.5
Surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists131092.5
Aerospace engineers132011.5
Agricultural engineers133011.5
Biomedical engineers134011.5
Chemical engineers135011.5
Civil engineers136011.5
Computer hardware engineers140011.5
Electrical and electronics engineers141011.5
Environmental engineers142011.5
Industrial engineers, including health and safety143011.5
Marine engineers and naval architects144011.5
Materials engineers145011.5
Mechanical engineers146011.5
Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety150011.5
Nuclear engineers151011.5
Petroleum engineers152011.5
Engineers, all other153011.5
Drafters155011.5
Engineering technicians156092.5
Surveying and mapping technicians156092.5
Table 7: Activity codes & MET values assigned to life, physical, and social science occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Agricultural and food scientists161032.0
Conservation scientists and foresters164092.5
Medical scientists165032.0
Astronomers and physicists170011.5
Atmospheric and space scientists171011.5
Chemists and materials scientists172032.0
Environmental scientists and geoscientists174032.0
Physical scientists, all other176032.0
Economists180011.5
Market and survey researchers181011.5
Psychologists182011.5
Sociologists183011.5
Urban and regional planners184032.0
Miscellaneous social scientists and related workers185032.0
Agricultural and food science technicians190092.5
Biological technicians191092.5
Chemical technicians192092.5
Geological and petroleum technicians193092.5
Nuclear technicians194092.5
Other life, physical, and social science technicians196092.5
Table 8: Activity codes & MET values assigned to community and social services occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Counselors200011.5
Social workers201092.5
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists202092.5
Clergy204032.0
Directors, religious activities and education205032.0
Religious workers, all other206032.0
Table 9: Activity codes & MET values assigned to legal occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Lawyers210011.5
Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers211011.5
Paralegals and legal assistants214011.5
Miscellaneous legal support workers215011.5
Table 10: Activity codes & MET values assigned to education, training, and library occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Postsecondary teachers220092.5
Preschool and kindergarten teachers230092.5
Elementary and middle school teachers231092.5
Secondary school teachers232092.5
Special education teachers233092.5
Other teachers and instructors234092.5
Archivists, curators, and museum technicians240092.5
Librarians243012.5
Library technicians244092.5
Teacher assistants254092.5
Other education, training, and library workers255092.5
Table 11: Activity codes & MET values assigned to arts, design, entertainment, sports, media occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Artists and related workers260063.5
Designers263063.5
Actors270042.5
Producers and directors271032.0
Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers272092.5
Dancers and choreographers274092.5
Musicians, singers, and related workers275032.0
Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers, all other276092.5
Announcers280011.5
News analysts, reporters and correspondents281011.5
TV, video, and motion picture camera operators, and editors292022.5
Media and communication equipment workers, all other296092.5
Table 12: Activity codes & MET values assigned to healthcare practitioner and technical occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Chiropractors300053.0
Dentists301032.0
Dietitians and nutritionists303011.5
Optometrists304011.5
Pharmacists305042.5
Physicians and surgeons306092.5
Physician assistants311092.5
Podiatrists312032.0
Registered nurses313092.5
Audiologists314011.5
Occupational therapists315032.0
Physical therapists316053.0
Radiation therapists320092.5
Recreational therapists3210113.0
Respiratory therapists322092.5
Speech-language pathologists323011.5
Therapists, all other324011.5
Veterinarians325042.5
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other326092.5
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians330011.5
Dental hygienists331042.5
Diagnostic related technologists and technicians332011.5
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics3400113.0
Health diagnosing and treating practitioner support technicians341092.5
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses3500113.0
Medical records and health information technicians351011.5
Opticians, dispensing352011.5
Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians353092.5
Other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations354092.5
Table 13: Activity codes & MET values assigned to healthcare support occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides3600113.0
Occupational therapist assistants and aides361032.0
Physical therapist assistants and aides362053.0
Massage therapists363074.0
Dental assistants364032.0
Medical assistants and other healthcare support occupations3650113.0
Table 14: Activity codes & MET values assigned to protective service occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers370092.5
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives371092.5
First line supervisors/managers of fire fighting/prevention workers372092.5
Supervisors, protective service workers, all other373092.5
Fire fighters3740125.0
Fire inspectors3750113.0
Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers380092.5
Detectives and criminal investigators382092.5
Fish and game wardens383032.0
Parking enforcement workers384092.5
Police and sheriff's patrol officers385032.0
Transit and railroad police386032.0
Animal control workers3900113.0
Private detectives and investigators391092.5
Security guards and gaming surveillance officers392092.5
Crossing guards394032.0
Lifeguards and other protective service workers395032.0
Table 15: Activity codes & MET values assigned to food preparation and serving related occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Chefs and head cooks400042.5
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers401032.0
Cooks402042.5
Food preparation workers403042.5
Bartenders404042.5
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food405042.5
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop406092.5
Waiters and waitresses411083.5
Food servers, nonrestaurant412083.5
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers413032.0
Dishwashers414042.5
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop415042.5
Food preparation and serving related workers, all others416042.5
Table 16: Activity codes & MET values assigned to building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers420092.5
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and grounds keeping421092.5
Janitors and building cleaners4220104.5
Maids and housekeeping cleaners4230104.5
Pest control workers4240113.0
Grounds maintenance workers4250104.5
Table 17: Activity codes & MET values assigned to personal care and service occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of gaming workers430092.5
First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers432092.5
Animal trainers4340113.0
Non-farm animal caretakers4350113.0
Gaming services workers440092.5
Motion picture projectionists441011.5
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers442092.5
Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and related workers443032.0
Funeral service workers4460113.0
Barbers450042.5
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists451042.5
Miscellaneous personal appearance workers452092.5
Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges4530123.5
Tour and travel guides454092.5
Transportation attendants455032.0
Child care workers460092.5
Personal and home care aides4610113.0
Recreation and fitness workers4620113.0
Residental advisors464011.5
Personal care and service workers, all other465092.5
Table 18: Activity codes & MET values assigned to sales and related occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers470092.5
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers471092.5
Cashiers472032.0
Counter and rental clerks474032.0
Parts salespersons475042.5
Retail salespersons476042.5
Advertising sales agents480011.5
Insurance sales agents481011.5
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents482011.5
Travel agents483011.5
Sales representatives, services, all other484011.5
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing485011.5
Models, demonstrators, and product promoters490092.5
Real estate brokers and sales agents492092.5
Sales engineers493011.5
Telemarketers494011.5
Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers495092.5
Sales and related workers, all others496092.5
Table 19: Activity codes & MET values assigned to office and administrative support occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers500032.0
Switchboard operators, including answer service501011.5
Telephone operators502011.5
Communications equipment operators, all other5030113.0
Bill and account collectors510011.5
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators511032.0
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks512011.5
Gaming cage workers513011.5
Payroll and timekeeping clerks514011.5
Procurement clerks515011.5
Tellers516032.0
Brokerage clerks520011.5
Correspondence clerks521011.5
Court, municipal, and license clerks522011.5
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks523011.5
Customer service representatives524011.5
Eligibility interviewers, government programs525032.0
File clerks526032.0
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks530032.0
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan531011.5
Library assistants, clerical532092.5
Loan interviewers and clerks533011.5
New accounts clerks534011.5
Order clerks535032.0
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping536011.5
Receptionists and information clerks540032.0
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks541011.5
Information and record clerks, all other542011.5
Cargo and freight agents550011.5
Couriers and messengers5510104.5
Dispatchers552011.5
Meter readers, utilities5530113.0
Postal service clerks554042.5
Postal service mail carriers5550113.0
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators556042.5
Production, planning, and expediting clerks560011.5
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks561011.5
Stock clerks and order fillers562032.0
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, record keeping563092.5
Secretaries and administrative assistants570011.5
Computer operators580011.5
Data entry keyers581011.5
Word processors and typists582011.5
Desktop publishers583011.5
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks584011.5
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service585032.0
Office clerks, general586011.5
Office machine operators, except computer590032.0
Proof readers and copy markers591011.5
Statistical assistants592011.5
Office and administrative support workers, all other593011.5
Table 20: Activity codes & MET values assigned to farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers600092.5
Agricultural inspectors6010104.5
Animal breeders6020113.0
Graders and sorters, agricultural products604053.0
Miscellaneous agricultural workers6050113.0
Fishers and related fishing workers6100113.0
Hunters and trappers6110113.0
Forest and conservation workers6120113.0
Logging workers6130168.0
Table 21: Activity codes & MET values assigned to construction and extraction occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers620092.5
Boilermakers621074.0
Brick masons, block masons, and stone masons6220135.0
Carpenters6230156.0
Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers6240123.5
Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers6250135.0
Construction laborers6260156.0
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators6300135.0
Pile-driver operators631074.0
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators632022.5
Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers633075.0
Electricians635053.0
Glaziers636063.5
Insulation workers640074.0
Painters, construction and maintenance642074.0
Paperhangers643063.5
Pipe layers, plumbers, pipe fitters, and steam fitters644074.0
Plasterers and stucco masons646074.0
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers650074.0
Roofers6510123.5
Sheet metal workers6520135.0
Structural iron and steel workers6530147.5
Helpers, construction trades6600135.0
Construction and building inspectors666092.5
Elevator installers and repairers670074.0
Fence erectors671074.0
Hazardous materials removal workers6720123.5
Highway maintenance workers673063.5
Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators674074.0
Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners6750123.5
Miscellaneous construction and related workers6760135.0
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining680074.0
Earth drillers, except oil and gas6820135.0
Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters683053.0
Mining machine operators684053.0
Roof bolters, mining6910168.0
Roustabouts, oil, and gas6920178.0
Helpers - extraction workers6930123.5
Other extraction workers6940123.5
Table 22: Activity codes & MET values assigned to installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers700092.5
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers701032.0
Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers702032.0
Avionics technicians703053.0
Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers704032.0
Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment705053.0
Electrical and electronics repairers, and industrial and utility710053.0
Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles711053.0
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers712042.5
Security and fire alarm systems installers713053.0
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians714074.0
Automotive body and related repairers715063.5
Automotive glass installers and repairers716053.0
Automotive service technicians and mechanics720053.0
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists7210135.0
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics722074.0
Small engine mechanics724053.0
Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers726063.5
Control and valve installers and repairers730053.0
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers731074.0
Home appliance repairers732053.0
Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics733074.0
Maintenance and repair workers, general7340113.0
Maintenance workers, machinery7350113.0
Millwrights736074.0
Electrical power-line installers and repairers7410113.0
Telecommunications line installers and repairers7420113.0
Precision instrument and equipment repairers743011.5
Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers7510113.0
Commercial divers752032.0
Locksmiths and safe repairers754011.5
Manufactured building and mobile home installers755074.0
Riggers7560168.0
Signal and track switch repairers760074.0
Helpers - installation, maintenance, and repair workers7610113.0
Other installation, maintenance, and repair workers762053.0
Table 23: Activity codes & MET values assigned to production occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers770092.5
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers771074.0
Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers772053.0
Engine and other machine assemblers773053.0
Structural metal fabricators and fitters774074.0
Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators775063.5
Bakers780042.5
Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers781063.5
Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders783053.0
Food batch makers784042.5
Food cooking machine operators and tenders785053.0
Computer control programmers and operators790011.5
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic792032.0
Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic793032.0
Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic794032.0
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders795032.0
Drilling and boring machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic796032.0
Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic801032.0
Milling and planning machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic802032.0
Machinists803063.5
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic820032.0
Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners821063.5
Metal workers and plastic workers, all other822074.0
Book binders and bindery workers823032.0
Job printers824032.0
Prepress technicians and workers825032.0
Printing machine operators826032.0
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers830092.5
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials831053.0
Sewing machine operators832011.5
Shoe and leather workers and repairers833022.5
Shoe machine operators and tenders834022.5
Tailors, dress makers, and sewers835032.0
Textile bleaching and dying machine operators and tenders836032.0
Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders840053.0
Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders841053.0
Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders842053.0
Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass843053.0
Fabric and apparel pattern makers844032.0
Upholsterers845053.0
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other846053.0
Cabinet makers and bench carpenters850053.0
Furniture finishers851053.0
Model makers and pattern makers, wood852053.0
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood853053.0
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing854053.0
Woodworkers, all other855053.0
Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers860053.0
Stationary engineers and boiler operators861053.0
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators862053.0
Miscellaneous plant and system operators863053.0
Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders864053.0
Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers865053.0
Cutting workers871053.0
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders872032.0
Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders873032.0
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers874022.5
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers875011.5
Medical, dental, and ophthalmic laboratory technicians876011.5
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders880032.0
Painting workers881032.0
Photographic process workers and processing machine operators883032.0
Semiconductor processors884011.5
Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders885053.0
Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders886053.0
Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders890053.0
Etchers and engravers891011.5
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic892053.0
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders893053.0
Tire builders894063.5
Helpers - production workers895053.0
Production workers, all others896053.0
Table 24: Activity codes & MET values assigned to transportation and material moving occupations
Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers90002.52.5
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers90301.51.5
Air traffic controllers and airfield operations specialists90402.02.0
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians91102.02.0
Bus drivers91201.51.5
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers91302.02.0
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs91401.51.5
Motor vehicle operators, all other91501.51.5
Locomotive engineers and operators92002.02.0
Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators92302.02.0
Railroad conductors and yardmasters92403.03.0
Subway, streetcar, and other rail transportation workers92603.03.0
Sailors and marine oilers93003.03.0
Ship and boat captains and operators93102.52.5
Ship engineers93303.03.0
Bridge and lock tenders93402.02.0
Parking lot attendants93502.52.5
Service station attendants93602.52.5
Transportation inspectors94102.02.0
Other transportation workers94202.02.0
Conveyor operators and tenders95001.51.5
Crane and tower operators95101.51.5
Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators95201.51.5
Hoist and winch operators95601.51.5
Industrial truck and tractor operators96002.52.5
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand96207.57.5
Machine feeders and off bearers96303.03.0
Packers and packagers, hand96403.03.0
Pumping station operators96503.03.0
Refuse and recyclable material collectors97204.04.0
Shuttle car operators97302.52.5
Tank car, truck, and ship loaders97407.57.5
Material moving workers, all other97505.05.0

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