May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 68,310 $12.93 $15.58 $32,410 1.6 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,710 $29.02 $30.50 $63,430 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 190 $39.26 $38.95 $81,010 3.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 970 $31.24 $34.83 $72,450 3.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 170 (4) (4) $25,710 17.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 40 $26.54 $31.29 $65,090 21.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 60 $28.81 $29.71 $61,790 3.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 70 $37.62 $37.69 $78,400 5.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers (8) $29.14 $29.82 $62,030 6.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 160 $21.94 $22.72 $47,270 9.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 220 (4) (4) $61,450 1.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 50 $26.75 $31.87 $66,280 7.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 $14.99 $16.63 $34,580 12.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $32.34 $32.61 $67,820 3.0 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 120 $23.61 $24.36 $50,670 0.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $24.70 $26.51 $55,150 7.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 160 $20.55 $24.32 $50,580 4.5 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,800 $20.50 $22.44 $46,680 3.5 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products (8) $10.32 $14.83 $30,850 18.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (8) $24.88 $24.47 $50,900 5.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $18.18 $19.75 $41,070 7.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 130 $23.78 $23.98 $49,890 1.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $21.99 $22.39 $46,570 6.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 30 $25.72 $24.59 $51,140 8.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 40 $18.13 $19.95 $41,490 6.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $20.15 $21.68 $45,090 3.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 390 $16.46 $19.90 $41,400 6.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 360 $22.39 $24.77 $51,520 7.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 100 $17.74 $19.90 $41,380 16.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 280 $25.17 $25.53 $53,110 6.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 30 $18.68 $19.17 $39,880 4.7 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 550 $27.60 $30.96 $64,390 8.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications (8) $41.83 $52.05 $108,260 18.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 120 $18.50 $18.03 $37,510 5.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (8) $33.71 $33.54 $69,760 2.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $25.59 $25.35 $52,730 3.4 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 360 $28.03 $29.61 $61,590 5.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $33.00 $32.65 $67,900 7.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $37.68 $38.67 $80,420 3.5 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 30 $26.96 $26.69 $55,510 2.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $16.54 $17.41 $36,220 6.7 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 480 $19.67 $21.45 $44,610 2.7 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 30 $28.40 $26.69 $55,510 1.5 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 80 $28.45 $28.33 $58,920 1.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 80 $18.31 $18.22 $37,900 1.8 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 110 $14.17 $15.64 $32,540 1.0 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,670 $15.98 $17.12 $35,620 4.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 80 $14.01 $14.50 $30,160 13.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 210 $19.45 $20.27 $42,150 2.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 190 $13.81 $14.53 $30,230 7.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 210 $14.52 $15.49 $32,230 14.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 250 $15.32 $16.07 $33,420 4.2 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $16.97 $18.35 $38,170 3.1 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 100 $18.20 $20.48 $42,600 8.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 100 $13.08 $14.45 $30,060 1.9 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 180 $12.79 $13.21 $27,490 3.6 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 70 $11.72 $13.51 $28,100 8.1 %
 
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 270 $25.57 $29.76 $61,910 8.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 60 $29.73 $31.96 $66,470 12.7 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 60 $54.86 $51.99 $108,150 12.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 40 $14.99 $16.22 $33,730 3.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 50 $17.77 $21.94 $45,630 18.0 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 30 $17.91 $18.45 $38,370 9.9 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6,090 $16.71 $17.01 $35,390 1.4 %
25-1041 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $37,610 2.2 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $45,700 3.6 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $40,570 5.2 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 $16.73 $16.99 $35,330 2.7 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 240 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 220 $11.83 $12.88 $26,780 8.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 150 (4) (4) $36,620 1.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,100 (4) (4) $37,890 1.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 600 (4) (4) $37,550 1.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 820 (4) (4) $38,530 1.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $37,690 1.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 160 (4) (4) $37,600 3.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $38,430 1.4 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $37,300 2.7 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 70 $18.94 $20.39 $42,420 6.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 680 (4) (4) $36,960 2.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 $22.54 $22.06 $45,880 2.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 260 $11.95 $12.18 $25,330 2.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 $26.46 $27.72 $57,650 4.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 890 (4) (4) $21,950 2.0 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 50 $23.74 $24.85 $51,690 3.3 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 540 $11.13 $13.75 $28,600 4.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $8.80 $9.31 $19,360 5.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts (8) (4) (4) $25,280 7.6 %
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 50 (4) (4) $28,590 13.8 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $9.35 $12.79 $26,590 26.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 $19.10 $20.27 $42,150 4.4 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $10.21 $12.76 $26,540 22.7 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 3,810 $21.37 $25.72 $53,500 3.8 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 $54.69 $68.89 $143,290 15.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $16.13 $16.64 $34,610 4.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 70 $51.02 $54.31 $112,970 5.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 $78.20 $79.59 $165,560 17.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 50 $64.55 $71.30 $148,310 7.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 30 $38.71 $37.05 $77,070 4.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,240 $25.11 $25.39 $52,810 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $31.60 $30.68 $63,810 3.0 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $31.80 $31.54 $65,610 3.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 $20.36 $21.32 $44,340 3.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $17.77 $21.30 $44,300 17.4 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $23.47 $23.64 $49,170 1.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $15.75 $16.45 $34,210 4.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 60 $36.92 $39.05 $81,220 10.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 120 $22.69 $23.03 $47,900 2.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 190 $13.17 $14.06 $29,230 5.1 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 70 $8.55 $10.02 $20,840 5.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 150 $11.73 $12.73 $26,480 5.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 590 $16.91 $16.88 $35,120 1.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $12.70 $14.01 $29,140 2.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $12.21 $12.60 $26,220 8.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 $21.02 $22.54 $46,880 14.5 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,290 $10.05 $10.68 $22,210 1.9 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 490 $8.41 $8.92 $18,550 3.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,120 $9.97 $10.27 $21,360 2.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $19.34 $19.75 $41,090 2.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 210 $13.00 $13.25 $27,560 5.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 150 $11.95 $12.00 $24,950 2.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $12.99 $13.51 $28,100 2.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 100 $7.64 $8.57 $17,820 7.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 50 $9.24 $10.32 $21,470 2.4 %
 
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 3,070 $16.77 $18.07 $37,590 5.2 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 160 $29.33 $29.41 $61,170 3.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $27.19 $29.15 $60,640 7.4 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $26.88 $28.45 $59,180 5.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 110 $18.66 $16.78 $34,910 10.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,700 $16.72 $17.24 $35,870 4.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 460 $16.83 $18.88 $39,270 7.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 50 $11.00 $11.45 $23,820 2.8 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $8.64 $8.74 $18,180 3.3 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 100 $11.84 $13.07 $27,190 1.7 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5,630 $7.99 $8.96 $18,630 1.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 430 $10.88 $12.41 $25,820 4.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $9.08 $9.21 $19,160 5.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 320 $9.05 $9.44 $19,630 2.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 590 $9.24 $9.58 $19,920 4.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $9.41 $9.40 $19,560 5.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 620 $9.31 $9.85 $20,490 1.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 280 $7.40 $7.89 $16,410 3.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,390 $7.60 $7.86 $16,350 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 100 $7.64 $7.95 $16,530 2.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,040 $7.80 $8.72 $18,150 5.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 $7.85 $8.22 $17,090 2.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 100 $7.58 $7.95 $16,530 4.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 240 $7.54 $7.72 $16,060 2.2 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.81 $7.97 $16,580 3.4 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2,310 $9.30 $10.34 $21,510 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $14.15 $14.68 $30,530 3.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,160 $10.01 $10.65 $22,150 1.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 710 $7.91 $8.47 $17,630 2.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $9.73 $10.90 $22,680 3.0 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,520 $9.72 $10.24 $21,290 2.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $14.91 $15.18 $31,570 3.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 100 $8.93 $10.03 $20,860 6.6 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 80 $9.16 $9.82 $20,430 3.1 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (8) $14.18 $14.35 $29,850 8.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 80 $8.23 $9.75 $20,280 15.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 200 $9.01 $10.07 $20,950 5.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 700 $9.82 $9.63 $20,020 4.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 180 $9.37 $10.33 $21,480 2.4 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 6,640 $9.48 $12.69 $26,390 4.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 710 $14.04 $15.50 $32,240 4.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,600 $7.89 $8.50 $17,680 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 410 $10.76 $11.20 $23,300 5.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 130 $12.95 $12.57 $26,140 7.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,700 $9.51 $11.23 $23,360 3.1 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 60 $12.67 $12.38 $25,750 6.3 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 240 $16.50 $17.72 $36,860 7.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 40 $17.17 $16.41 $34,130 6.5 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 90 $17.25 $18.66 $38,810 15.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 90 $25.98 $30.70 $63,850 11.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 450 $20.67 $28.77 $59,850 13.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $11.82 $13.66 $28,410 12.0 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10,880 $11.66 $13.01 $27,060 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 410 $19.42 $21.52 $44,770 4.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $13.28 $13.92 $28,940 4.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 180 $12.43 $12.92 $26,870 3.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,290 $11.75 $12.68 $26,370 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 50 $16.99 $16.60 $34,520 3.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 590 $10.63 $10.70 $22,260 2.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 250 $14.62 $15.77 $32,810 4.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 310 $11.40 $11.99 $24,950 3.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 130 $16.95 $17.96 $37,360 5.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 100 $10.46 $11.09 $23,060 4.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 430 $7.80 $8.52 $17,730 5.1 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 60 $11.10 $12.13 $25,230 3.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 40 $9.64 $10.77 $22,390 3.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 $12.64 $12.68 $26,380 3.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $12.53 $15.16 $31,540 19.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $12.22 $12.67 $26,350 7.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $14.35 $15.46 $32,150 2.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 460 $9.58 $10.00 $20,790 2.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 90 $14.25 $15.18 $31,570 2.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 70 $14.27 $14.84 $30,870 4.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $11.71 $13.58 $28,240 8.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $15.33 $16.08 $33,460 5.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 100 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.49 (c) $48,860 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 250 (c) $21.62 (c) $21.15 (c) $43,990 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 110 (c) $11.81 (c) $13.90 (c) $28,910 (9)
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 130 $13.18 $13.39 $27,840 4.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 660 $10.07 $10.84 $22,540 3.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 760 $16.68 $16.96 $35,270 3.1 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 130 $15.95 $14.65 $30,480 14.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 300 $11.79 $12.59 $26,190 3.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,820 $11.62 $12.14 $25,260 1.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $9.78 $10.88 $22,620 5.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $9.28 $9.62 $20,010 10.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,360 $8.69 $10.29 $21,400 4.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 $13.51 $13.88 $28,860 3.7 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 970 $7.95 $10.56 $21,970 5.2 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (8) $18.43 $18.67 $38,840 5.2 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 90 $19.57 $19.12 $39,780 2.4 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 420 $7.67 $8.08 $16,800 5.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 260 $9.04 $10.51 $21,870 6.4 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $8.17 $9.92 $20,640 11.8 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4,550 $15.22 $16.55 $34,430 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 430 $24.93 $25.92 $53,920 3.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 370 $14.13 $13.93 $28,980 3.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $12.79 $13.57 $28,230 8.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 660 $13.13 $13.30 $27,660 2.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 130 $14.84 $15.13 $31,470 3.3 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 570 $16.55 $16.53 $34,380 2.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 270 $17.52 $18.16 $37,770 5.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $15.07 $15.31 $31,850 3.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 300 $14.71 $15.37 $31,980 3.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 80 $14.91 $16.02 $33,320 10.2 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $10.11 $9.46 $19,670 12.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 430 $17.08 $17.23 $35,830 3.5 %
47-5011 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (8) $21.82 $20.79 $43,250 10.4 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 160 $22.91 $23.55 $48,990 2.7 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 400 $11.97 $13.09 $27,230 5.2 %
47-5081 Helpers--Extraction Workers 170 $18.65 $18.41 $38,300 8.5 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,570 $15.73 $17.20 $35,790 3.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 390 $23.17 $23.43 $48,740 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $15.94 $16.97 $35,310 10.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $26.97 $24.37 $50,680 7.7 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $15.58 $15.82 $32,900 3.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $12.21 $14.19 $29,510 15.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 460 $12.11 $14.02 $29,150 4.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $15.33 $16.13 $33,550 2.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $20.32 $19.81 $41,210 9.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $19.10 $18.99 $39,490 7.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $16.52 $15.93 $33,140 5.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 330 $15.40 $16.06 $33,400 3.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 850 $11.93 $13.00 $27,050 2.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 400 $27.04 $26.10 $54,280 2.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $17.24 $17.14 $35,650 10.7 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (8) $13.61 $14.89 $30,970 10.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 80 $10.50 $10.59 $22,040 7.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 80 $15.15 $15.64 $32,530 11.4 %
 
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 4,040 $12.01 $13.28 $27,610 2.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 300 $22.24 $21.37 $44,460 6.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 80 $10.10 $12.02 $25,000 8.6 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $10.82 $11.02 $22,920 2.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (8) $9.75 $11.57 $24,070 6.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $12.36 $13.14 $27,330 12.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 70 $15.20 $15.59 $32,430 4.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 280 $13.98 $14.94 $31,070 7.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $7.61 $8.33 $17,320 3.3 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $14.68 $14.14 $29,410 6.6 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 30 $8.94 $9.80 $20,390 7.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 $15.28 $16.84 $35,030 4.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 190 $13.16 $13.63 $28,360 4.3 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators 30 $19.78 $21.28 $44,260 8.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 50 $14.32 $15.64 $32,540 5.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $11.10 $11.34 $23,580 4.6 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $9.63 $10.35 $21,520 4.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) $9.81 $10.21 $21,240 6.6 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $13.60 $13.88 $28,870 4.4 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4,550 $12.06 $13.78 $28,670 3.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $17.39 $17.44 $36,270 5.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $23.86 $23.57 $49,030 7.0 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 50 $10.58 $10.10 $21,000 5.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 430 $13.10 $14.02 $29,150 3.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 380 $11.49 $12.48 $25,960 5.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,050 $17.56 $18.29 $38,040 5.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 400 $14.62 $16.85 $35,040 6.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $9.85 $10.24 $21,300 5.9 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $7.74 $12.52 $26,050 29.1 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 $13.89 $14.13 $29,390 4.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 180 $11.04 $11.37 $23,660 4.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $8.83 $9.63 $20,020 8.1 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 640 $9.84 $10.54 $21,910 3.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 520 $7.73 $8.15 $16,950 2.3 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (8) $15.88 $16.97 $35,300 12.0 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $13.14 $12.86 $26,740 2.3 %

About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009