May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northeast Iowa 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 Northeast Iowa 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 Northeast Iowa 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 105,350 $12.95 $15.51 $32,250 1.2 %
 
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 3,420 $29.74 $34.55 $71,860 3.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 180 $54.33 $59.75 $124,280 9.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 560 $37.34 $48.90 $101,720 6.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 210 (4) (4) $21,920 4.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $23.10 $29.33 $61,010 8.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $39.32 $45.43 $94,500 11.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 110 $20.57 $23.36 $48,590 4.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $39.61 $41.93 $87,210 5.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 310 $30.73 $33.33 $69,320 6.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 150 $33.59 $37.09 $77,150 4.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 30 $27.05 $32.61 $67,830 18.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 $33.03 $33.74 $70,170 5.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $74,030 2.3 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 190 $35.26 $36.74 $76,410 5.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $42.00 $43.05 $89,550 4.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 140 $23.60 $25.12 $52,240 7.7 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 70 $29.04 $33.52 $69,720 13.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 60 $14.43 $15.22 $31,660 9.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 290 $28.91 $32.85 $68,340 5.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 130 $26.99 $26.03 $54,150 1.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $20.20 $22.78 $47,380 3.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 180 $23.10 $25.71 $53,470 5.3 %
 
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 2,530 $22.15 $23.91 $49,730 3.2 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 30 $20.95 $19.67 $40,920 18.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $21.20 $19.38 $40,300 7.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 $23.60 $22.51 $46,820 3.2 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $29.36 $28.68 $59,650 5.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $22.01 $21.65 $45,040 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 170 $22.35 $24.41 $50,780 6.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (8) $23.23 $20.76 $43,170 8.7 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $22.55 $23.16 $48,170 3.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 90 $17.80 $18.23 $37,920 4.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 80 $22.12 $24.44 $50,840 5.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 120 $23.20 $23.49 $48,870 3.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 390 $19.67 $20.53 $42,710 3.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 550 $22.68 $27.31 $56,810 10.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 90 $26.21 $25.87 $53,810 22.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 340 $25.34 $25.36 $52,750 3.9 %
 
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 740 $24.23 $26.42 $54,960 3.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 190 $23.53 $25.63 $53,300 6.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $44.25 $44.33 $92,200 4.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $35.58 $34.65 $72,070 3.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 170 $19.07 $19.84 $41,270 4.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $29.41 $29.95 $62,300 3.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 40 $16.90 $19.60 $40,770 7.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $25.25 $26.18 $54,450 2.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $25.06 $26.71 $55,550 7.7 %
 
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 800 $25.30 $26.14 $54,370 1.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $25.69 $25.06 $52,130 5.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 80 $34.31 $33.84 $70,380 3.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $27.28 $28.86 $60,020 5.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 180 $28.06 $28.19 $58,630 1.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $28.79 $28.30 $58,860 4.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 80 $21.49 $21.82 $45,390 3.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $21.80 $23.13 $48,110 5.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $22.91 $22.50 $46,800 5.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 80 $19.48 $21.54 $44,810 3.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 30 $18.48 $21.12 $43,940 9.7 %
 
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 830 $23.45 $24.14 $50,220 3.1 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists (8) $25.37 $26.95 $56,060 10.1 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 60 $21.95 $23.69 $49,280 2.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (8) $30.98 $30.89 $64,250 3.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $20.11 $20.85 $43,360 4.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $23.51 $26.59 $55,300 6.5 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 50 $20.54 $20.20 $42,020 9.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $19.96 $18.93 $39,380 6.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $22.69 $22.02 $45,800 6.5 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 60 $20.07 $18.77 $39,040 1.3 %
 
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 1,600 $16.60 $16.73 $34,800 3.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $16.50 $17.42 $36,240 19.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 150 $18.98 $19.81 $41,210 3.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $14.62 $15.72 $32,700 7.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 200 $14.01 $14.97 $31,130 7.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers (8) $18.74 $19.28 $40,090 5.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $18.20 $18.08 $37,600 5.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 100 $16.19 $17.22 $35,810 10.4 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other (8) $18.35 $19.64 $40,860 8.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 400 $17.12 $15.89 $33,060 3.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 180 $10.15 $11.55 $24,020 6.1 %
 
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 260 $21.86 $29.72 $61,810 20.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 50 $20.29 $22.35 $46,500 2.0 %
 
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 7,240 $17.22 $17.47 $36,350 2.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $53,410 5.7 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $45,990 8.6 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $45,650 5.5 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $39,810 6.2 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $52,500 2.3 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $49,800 6.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 80 $16.37 $18.99 $39,490 5.6 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 230 (4) (4) $53,340 13.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $12.70 $12.37 $25,730 10.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 80 (4) (4) $37,380 2.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,470 (4) (4) $39,270 2.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 760 (4) (4) $36,130 2.4 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,050 (4) (4) $39,820 3.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $39,970 2.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $36,940 3.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $36,010 4.2 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $42,460 3.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $37,820 8.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $19.28 $18.72 $38,950 2.7 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 210 $9.39 $9.95 $20,700 4.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $26.00 $26.14 $54,370 8.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,210 (4) (4) $19,970 1.7 %
 
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 1,230 $10.79 $12.70 $26,410 3.4 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $8.74 $9.02 $18,760 2.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 110 $12.41 $13.64 $28,380 6.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 60 $9.85 $10.92 $22,720 6.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 480 (4) (4) $23,380 4.9 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 80 $9.36 $10.68 $22,220 5.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) $10.43 $10.57 $21,980 3.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $22.60 $24.89 $51,780 7.3 %
27-3041 Editors 90 $12.66 $15.17 $31,560 13.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 70 $11.07 $13.66 $28,400 17.1 %
 
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 5,180 $21.04 $26.03 $54,150 4.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $18.36 $20.04 $41,690 7.1 %
29-1041 Optometrists 40 $40.19 $45.63 $94,900 16.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 200 $45.42 $43.55 $90,580 4.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 120 $67.75 $73.81 $153,520 10.4 %
29-1067 Surgeons 70 (5) $97.89 $203,610 19.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 50 (5) $93.23 $193,930 17.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $37.43 $36.73 $76,390 4.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,910 $23.08 $23.72 $49,350 3.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $29.07 $28.27 $58,800 2.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 100 $35.13 $35.53 $73,910 3.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $20.82 $20.50 $42,630 4.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $34.66 $33.64 $69,970 5.8 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $22.61 $23.09 $48,030 2.7 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $17.73 $18.40 $38,270 3.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 200 $31.44 $31.48 $65,480 2.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $22.15 $22.19 $46,160 2.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 330 $12.88 $12.82 $26,670 3.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 250 $12.86 $13.11 $27,280 4.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 30 $17.07 $17.04 $35,440 2.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 750 $16.42 $16.51 $34,350 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 180 $13.20 $13.79 $28,680 4.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $13.93 $13.93 $28,980 2.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 40 $12.45 $12.99 $27,010 2.1 %
 
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 4,420 $11.08 $11.33 $23,570 1.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 800 $10.53 $10.57 $21,980 2.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,420 $10.65 $10.59 $22,020 1.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 $16.68 $16.34 $33,980 5.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $10.92 $12.21 $25,390 7.3 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 270 $14.52 $14.50 $30,160 8.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 250 $12.58 $12.76 $26,550 3.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 190 $14.11 $14.29 $29,730 2.4 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $11.54 $11.38 $23,670 4.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $7.74 $9.51 $19,780 5.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 110 $12.12 $12.68 $26,370 4.7 %
 
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 1,190 $14.72 $15.58 $32,420 3.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 150 $13.56 $14.18 $29,480 4.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 420 $18.66 $18.91 $39,330 2.0 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 50 $13.17 $14.17 $29,470 2.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 210 $8.36 $9.97 $20,740 4.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 130 $7.55 $7.70 $16,010 2.6 %
 
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 9,520 $7.76 $8.60 $17,890 1.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 510 $11.43 $12.63 $26,270 2.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,020 $7.46 $7.73 $16,070 2.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 830 $9.72 $10.04 $20,880 1.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (8) $8.03 $8.65 $17,980 2.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 190 $8.88 $9.11 $18,950 5.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 540 $8.93 $9.23 $19,200 1.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 580 $7.67 $8.32 $17,310 3.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,760 $7.59 $8.04 $16,720 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 300 $7.68 $8.05 $16,750 2.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,570 $7.54 $7.84 $16,300 2.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 $9.13 $9.44 $19,630 4.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 260 $8.13 $8.76 $18,220 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 250 $7.64 $8.11 $16,870 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 110 $7.72 $8.91 $18,530 7.2 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 50 $7.91 $9.09 $18,920 5.2 %
 
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 3,510 $10.11 $11.08 $23,060 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $15.01 $16.14 $33,570 3.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $15.59 $16.90 $35,140 5.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,710 $10.48 $10.99 $22,860 1.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 930 $8.75 $9.26 $19,260 2.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 480 $10.70 $12.43 $25,840 6.2 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $13.08 $11.70 $24,340 4.9 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other (8) $8.83 $8.72 $18,130 5.8 %
 
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 2,670 $8.50 $9.70 $20,170 2.1 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 30 $18.52 $20.58 $42,800 7.9 %
39-1012 Slot Key Persons 40 $14.18 $14.71 $30,600 4.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $15.23 $16.51 $34,350 7.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $8.52 $8.82 $18,340 5.0 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 190 $7.58 $9.09 $18,900 11.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 30 $7.66 $7.91 $16,440 3.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $7.71 $8.51 $17,710 9.2 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (8) $7.43 $8.06 $16,760 9.0 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $9.73 $11.23 $23,360 8.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 770 $7.79 $8.20 $17,060 3.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 450 $9.50 $9.95 $20,700 2.3 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $8.42 $9.37 $19,480 6.6 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 330 $9.57 $10.55 $21,950 4.4 %
 
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 10,720 $9.98 $14.70 $30,570 4.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 690 $15.76 $20.21 $42,040 12.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 100 $25.78 $29.21 $60,770 6.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,420 $7.63 $8.15 $16,950 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 240 $11.39 $12.45 $25,900 9.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 440 $12.15 $12.50 $26,000 3.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,530 $9.29 $11.68 $24,290 3.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 150 $13.88 $15.44 $32,110 7.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 460 $17.99 $19.49 $40,530 10.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $19.29 $25.01 $52,030 11.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $19.11 $22.56 $46,930 10.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 230 $29.67 $31.57 $65,660 5.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,610 $20.38 $25.59 $53,240 8.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 $9.70 $12.85 $26,730 26.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 380 $11.49 $12.19 $25,350 13.9 %
 
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 15,020 $12.01 $13.04 $27,120 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 460 $21.44 $21.82 $45,380 2.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 120 $10.98 $11.01 $22,890 1.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 120 $13.01 $13.56 $28,200 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 270 $13.18 $13.77 $28,630 2.5 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,840 $12.44 $12.88 $26,800 1.9 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 60 $10.14 $10.61 $22,060 6.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $14.63 $14.96 $31,120 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $12.12 $12.25 $25,470 4.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 840 $11.04 $11.24 $23,390 3.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 140 $12.73 $14.72 $30,610 3.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $12.99 $13.85 $28,800 3.1 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,040 $12.75 $13.24 $27,540 5.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 120 $18.17 $17.08 $35,530 5.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $8.17 $8.99 $18,700 3.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 180 $7.87 $8.24 $17,130 2.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 180 $11.11 $11.15 $23,190 10.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 190 $8.05 $9.02 $18,770 2.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks (8) $11.97 $12.88 $26,790 7.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 60 $12.71 $12.95 $26,940 5.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 $11.96 $12.93 $26,900 4.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $15.27 $16.16 $33,600 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 560 $11.17 $11.20 $23,290 2.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 $12.92 $13.97 $29,050 5.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $14.16 $14.22 $29,580 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 50 $16.25 $17.79 $37,010 4.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $16.56 $15.33 $31,890 10.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.98 (c) $49,880 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 410 (c) $22.31 (c) $21.94 (c) $45,640 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 80 (c) $16.10 (c) $15.96 (c) $33,200 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (8) $14.44 $16.28 $33,860 6.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 390 $13.35 $13.84 $28,790 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,180 $8.98 $9.81 $20,400 2.5 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $11.67 $12.11 $25,180 3.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 720 $15.61 $15.74 $32,750 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 160 $12.96 $12.52 $26,040 7.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 340 $11.16 $11.50 $23,910 5.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,540 $11.37 $11.90 $24,750 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (8) $14.10 $14.51 $30,170 4.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 140 $11.95 $11.83 $24,600 3.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) $14.99 $13.62 $28,340 3.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 110 $11.57 $12.30 $25,590 6.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 80 $9.36 $9.64 $20,060 6.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,200 $11.60 $12.22 $25,410 2.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 $12.01 $12.46 $25,920 3.5 %
 
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 760 $12.17 $14.38 $29,920 5.3 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 50 $30.59 $30.54 $63,520 7.4 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors (8) $21.86 $21.81 $45,370 2.8 %
45-2021 Animal Breeders 60 $13.56 $15.91 $33,100 11.2 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 150 $12.86 $14.24 $29,610 10.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 60 $8.85 $9.54 $19,850 8.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $9.35 $10.26 $21,340 4.3 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 250 $10.21 $10.84 $22,560 10.2 %
 
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 5,690 $15.84 $17.18 $35,740 2.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 380 $25.53 $25.28 $52,570 4.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 180 $25.43 $24.60 $51,160 4.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 790 $13.38 $14.25 $29,650 5.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 500 $11.76 $12.05 $25,060 2.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 720 $13.48 $14.66 $30,490 3.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $14.92 $17.10 $35,570 8.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 820 $16.67 $17.81 $37,050 3.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 30 $16.60 $17.08 $35,520 5.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 420 $17.09 $17.29 $35,970 6.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) $14.32 $13.95 $29,010 6.3 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 380 $28.29 $26.15 $54,390 5.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 160 $13.32 $13.61 $28,310 6.4 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 30 $15.42 $15.25 $31,720 9.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 490 $18.37 $18.39 $38,250 1.2 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (8) $16.41 $16.49 $34,290 3.5 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry (8) $12.33 $12.45 $25,910 9.2 %
47-5099 Extraction Workers, All Other 70 $13.26 $14.08 $29,280 10.5 %
 
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 4,610 $14.99 $15.80 $32,870 1.8 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 230 $24.36 $25.28 $52,580 2.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $12.42 $13.23 $27,510 9.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $18.05 $18.64 $38,770 5.0 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $9.01 $10.52 $21,890 19.3 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 40 $11.63 $12.34 $25,660 7.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 $12.63 $11.82 $24,580 9.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 550 $14.16 $14.71 $30,600 2.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 $15.55 $16.04 $33,370 2.6 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 260 $14.20 $14.49 $30,150 5.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $18.09 $17.72 $36,850 11.0 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 30 $13.78 $14.34 $29,830 14.1 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 110 $11.91 $12.42 $25,840 6.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 320 $17.52 $17.87 $37,180 4.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 340 $16.36 $16.86 $35,080 3.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,180 $14.05 $14.55 $30,260 3.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $16.65 $15.83 $32,930 6.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (8) $26.35 $25.20 $52,410 5.3 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $14.58 $13.67 $28,430 11.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (8) $10.97 $10.59 $22,020 5.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $18.40 $18.80 $39,110 5.1 %
 
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 14,780 $13.71 $14.32 $29,780 1.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 860 $19.66 $20.79 $43,250 2.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $11.80 $13.00 $27,040 4.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 130 $13.80 $13.41 $27,880 9.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,620 $12.82 $14.25 $29,640 5.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 130 $13.44 $12.86 $26,740 3.0 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $9.24 $9.53 $19,830 3.8 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 220 $9.58 $10.06 $20,920 3.5 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 360 $10.89 $10.67 $22,200 3.0 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $13.09 $13.03 $27,110 5.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 180 $12.42 $12.53 $26,060 5.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 240 $14.48 $14.40 $29,960 3.3 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $10.53 $10.82 $22,510 8.4 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $17.43 $17.08 $35,540 4.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 860 $14.93 $14.95 $31,110 5.6 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $15.40 $15.41 $32,050 2.9 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $15.45 $15.17 $31,550 4.0 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $15.86 $15.48 $32,210 3.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 410 $15.65 $15.98 $33,250 2.4 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 330 $12.77 $12.77 $26,560 5.9 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $11.85 $12.25 $25,490 5.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 200 $16.70 $17.69 $36,800 4.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,400 $15.35 $15.89 $33,040 3.1 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.12 $13.92 $28,950 3.1 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $13.39 $14.27 $29,680 9.6 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 270 $13.59 $13.88 $28,880 4.4 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $10.60 $10.63 $22,100 2.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 80 $7.92 $8.41 $17,500 3.0 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 180 $13.17 $12.87 $26,770 3.8 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (8) $14.36 $14.16 $29,440 9.8 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 80 $11.71 $12.56 $26,120 5.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 230 $16.61 $15.89 $33,040 5.0 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) $17.91 $18.54 $38,570 7.9 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $9.37 $10.72 $22,290 12.2 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $13.28 $13.52 $28,120 5.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $13.24 $13.08 $27,200 5.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $11.99 $12.20 $25,370 3.8 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 80 $13.60 $14.09 $29,300 7.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 380 $14.00 $14.39 $29,940 2.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $11.39 $11.55 $24,020 2.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 $12.63 $12.19 $25,360 4.0 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $13.71 $13.46 $27,990 3.6 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 50 $10.35 $10.35 $21,540 3.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 660 $11.26 $11.59 $24,110 3.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 710 $14.61 $15.50 $32,230 8.7 %
 
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 8,640 $13.19 $14.06 $29,250 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $20.03 $20.39 $42,410 5.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 290 $20.89 $25.21 $52,430 15.9 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 50 $9.78 $9.77 $20,320 6.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 50 $9.20 $9.30 $19,350 3.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 540 $14.22 $14.72 $30,620 4.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 130 $16.35 $15.86 $32,980 6.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,980 $14.60 $15.44 $32,120 2.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 570 $11.65 $12.75 $26,520 6.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 220 $9.06 $9.31 $19,370 4.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 410 $11.75 $12.15 $25,270 3.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 320 $14.90 $15.33 $31,880 3.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 710 $13.90 $14.02 $29,170 2.0 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 240 $8.94 $9.19 $19,110 3.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,390 $11.17 $11.98 $24,910 4.0 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 80 $11.51 $11.59 $24,100 4.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 340 $7.98 $9.16 $19,060 3.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 100 $13.89 $13.73 $28,560 3.5 %

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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009