May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest 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 Southwest 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 Southwest 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 87,110 $12.87 $14.98 $31,150 0.9 %
 
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 2,730 $28.16 $32.51 $67,620 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 160 $54.98 $59.37 $123,500 9.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 470 $34.76 $39.52 $82,210 5.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 130 (4) (4) $21,170 15.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $30.20 $34.25 $71,240 8.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 $28.26 $34.00 $70,720 8.0 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $24.32 $28.45 $59,180 6.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 230 $40.98 $40.36 $83,940 3.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 90 $30.64 $32.37 $67,340 8.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) $23.54 $24.91 $51,820 8.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $75,000 4.7 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 60 $26.15 $27.74 $57,690 3.6 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 30 $23.25 $26.56 $55,240 11.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 80 $17.60 $19.41 $40,370 8.3 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $19.03 $27.53 $57,260 23.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $15.31 $16.13 $33,560 13.3 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 350 $29.19 $31.78 $66,110 3.5 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 140 $24.89 $24.20 $50,330 0.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 110 $18.76 $22.69 $47,190 7.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 130 $20.87 $26.35 $54,810 7.2 %
 
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 2,010 $20.66 $23.69 $49,270 3.6 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 50 $19.21 $20.41 $42,450 4.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $17.84 $18.38 $38,220 5.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 50 $25.34 $23.97 $49,860 9.2 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $21.00 $20.94 $43,560 3.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $21.92 $29.04 $60,400 11.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 120 $18.28 $19.57 $40,700 4.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 90 $16.36 $17.26 $35,890 3.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $18.72 $22.17 $46,120 12.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (8) $23.53 $28.24 $58,750 16.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 300 $16.48 $18.25 $37,970 5.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 370 $21.11 $27.89 $58,010 10.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $17.49 $17.42 $36,240 4.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 350 $28.79 $30.08 $62,570 4.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $8.73 $9.05 $18,830 6.9 %
 
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 330 $22.29 $23.23 $48,320 4.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 $21.61 $22.08 $45,930 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 90 $18.07 $18.27 $38,000 4.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $21.72 $22.33 $46,450 3.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $23.76 $23.24 $48,330 4.4 %
 
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 440 $25.84 $26.55 $55,220 1.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $37.48 $36.48 $75,870 2.7 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $28.44 $28.89 $60,090 1.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $27.70 $27.39 $56,960 4.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $23.37 $25.11 $52,240 5.1 %
 
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 700 $20.06 $20.83 $43,320 4.1 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 30 $13.08 $16.71 $34,750 13.2 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 70 $20.24 $20.87 $43,410 10.0 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 40 $27.11 $27.77 $57,750 2.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $23.29 $24.22 $50,380 6.5 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 60 $11.59 $13.50 $28,080 11.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $15.65 $16.97 $35,290 2.3 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 100 $19.44 $18.41 $38,290 2.3 %
 
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 1,550 $14.24 $15.28 $31,780 3.8 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 70 $13.16 $15.04 $31,280 7.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 170 $16.83 $17.92 $37,270 6.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 180 $11.21 $12.00 $24,960 4.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 220 $18.60 $20.38 $42,390 3.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $15.86 $16.39 $34,100 1.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 200 $17.41 $17.73 $36,870 2.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 440 $10.02 $11.12 $23,130 3.8 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 110 $11.93 $13.00 $27,050 6.3 %
 
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 320 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-1011 Lawyers 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 $17.39 $19.51 $40,590 1.5 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 60 $20.06 $21.43 $44,570 1.6 %
 
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 6,830 $15.82 $16.43 $34,170 2.6 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $47,760 3.9 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 50 $24.72 $24.29 $50,520 6.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 170 $9.28 $10.68 $22,210 4.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 70 (4) (4) $40,130 3.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,060 (4) (4) $37,930 3.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 430 (4) (4) $39,260 4.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 950 (4) (4) $37,550 2.8 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $39,350 3.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 160 (4) (4) $38,940 2.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $44,300 5.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 100 (4) (4) $37,310 2.2 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 40 $19.00 $18.41 $38,290 2.4 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $12.30 $15.44 $32,120 9.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 400 (4) (4) $29,000 5.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $20.24 $21.01 $43,690 3.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 160 $9.61 $10.44 $21,710 3.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $25.52 $25.63 $53,310 7.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,490 (4) (4) $20,250 2.1 %
 
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 850 $10.74 $12.83 $26,680 3.8 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $8.38 $9.17 $19,070 6.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $14.27 $15.67 $32,600 9.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 230 (4) (4) $21,280 4.9 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 30 $13.15 $16.24 $33,770 17.7 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $9.69 $10.43 $21,700 8.1 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 30 $13.88 $16.71 $34,750 11.7 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $21.06 $18.71 $38,910 12.3 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors (8) $10.37 $14.58 $30,320 23.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 30 $13.99 $13.37 $27,810 6.0 %
 
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 4,910 $20.48 $24.40 $50,760 2.2 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 $66.91 $67.31 $140,010 11.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $23.66 $23.80 $49,500 2.0 %
29-1041 Optometrists 40 $37.62 $40.01 $83,210 6.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $47.54 $47.41 $98,610 4.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 $74.16 $77.18 $160,520 8.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $20.52 $26.27 $54,650 13.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,850 $22.78 $23.17 $48,190 1.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $32.51 $34.98 $72,750 4.4 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 30 $14.33 $15.89 $33,040 2.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 $21.21 $21.48 $44,680 1.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $26.01 $26.20 $54,490 5.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 60 $28.71 $28.68 $59,660 25.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $22.22 $22.31 $46,410 1.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $18.29 $17.36 $36,120 1.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 70 $32.69 $32.42 $67,440 4.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 110 $19.94 $20.31 $42,250 1.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 230 $13.25 $13.74 $28,590 0.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 420 $13.61 $14.13 $29,390 5.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $17.76 $17.72 $36,860 4.3 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 740 $16.72 $16.76 $34,870 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $13.18 $13.81 $28,730 2.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $12.16 $11.84 $24,640 6.3 %
 
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 3,420 $10.86 $11.13 $23,150 1.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 540 $9.17 $9.53 $19,830 2.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,200 $11.01 $11.09 $23,060 1.7 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 80 $11.33 $13.42 $27,900 3.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $12.18 $11.97 $24,900 2.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 130 $11.91 $12.36 $25,710 9.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 190 $12.00 $12.51 $26,020 4.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $9.72 $9.84 $20,480 3.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 60 $11.21 $11.47 $23,860 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 1,270 $15.60 $16.07 $33,420 4.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 50 $22.96 $23.00 $47,830 2.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 30 $21.44 $18.83 $39,170 9.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 270 $19.53 $18.69 $38,880 4.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 300 $18.51 $19.08 $39,680 1.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 230 $10.62 $12.73 $26,480 9.6 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 $11.33 $11.73 $24,400 3.7 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 190 $7.63 $7.95 $16,540 2.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $9.94 $13.20 $27,460 4.6 %
 
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 7,340 $7.85 $8.77 $18,240 1.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 530 $12.27 $13.00 $27,040 4.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 300 $7.50 $7.69 $16,000 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 780 $9.88 $9.92 $20,630 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 380 $8.49 $8.78 $18,260 2.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 450 $8.62 $8.96 $18,640 1.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 210 $7.92 $8.89 $18,500 4.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,670 $7.61 $8.15 $16,960 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 260 $7.63 $7.77 $16,170 2.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 760 $7.80 $8.12 $16,890 2.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 180 $8.88 $8.94 $18,590 2.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.43 $7.64 $15,890 3.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 340 $7.67 $7.79 $16,200 2.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 100 $7.69 $8.01 $16,660 2.7 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 160 $7.61 $8.47 $17,620 5.5 %
 
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 2,780 $9.69 $10.61 $22,060 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $16.09 $15.91 $33,090 3.9 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $18.41 $18.91 $39,340 3.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,280 $10.43 $10.89 $22,660 1.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 790 $8.24 $8.85 $18,410 1.8 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 460 $9.25 $9.97 $20,730 3.1 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 80 $14.48 $14.93 $31,060 3.7 %
 
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 2,060 $9.15 $9.97 $20,730 2.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $13.47 $13.61 $28,320 3.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (8) $9.70 $9.63 $20,040 9.5 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $7.58 $7.65 $15,910 3.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 70 $7.71 $8.07 $16,790 3.5 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 130 $9.46 $9.63 $20,020 5.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 120 $8.69 $10.29 $21,410 10.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 380 $8.11 $8.94 $18,590 4.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 670 $9.25 $9.46 $19,670 1.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 80 $7.96 $8.92 $18,550 3.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $9.43 $10.81 $22,480 3.1 %
 
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 9,000 $9.16 $12.72 $26,460 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 790 $14.28 $14.64 $30,450 2.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 100 $24.14 $28.42 $59,110 6.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,930 $7.81 $8.22 $17,090 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 260 $7.70 $8.45 $17,580 3.6 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 410 $11.98 $12.75 $26,510 6.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,970 $8.43 $10.54 $21,930 5.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 180 $13.34 $14.27 $29,690 6.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 370 $17.79 $23.58 $49,050 16.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 70 $31.18 $35.13 $73,080 13.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 160 $16.32 $24.52 $51,000 22.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 100 $23.96 $25.95 $53,980 8.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 980 $17.46 $20.80 $43,270 5.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 520 $8.67 $9.55 $19,870 4.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 80 $11.92 $14.07 $29,260 9.5 %
 
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 13,810 $11.97 $12.82 $26,670 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 420 $18.56 $19.57 $40,710 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $10.90 $11.01 $22,910 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 50 $12.94 $13.12 $27,280 2.8 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 340 $12.68 $13.37 $27,800 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,840 $12.53 $12.61 $26,220 2.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $14.41 $14.71 $30,600 2.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 610 $11.40 $11.58 $24,080 3.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,100 $11.74 $12.20 $25,370 2.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $20.86 $19.73 $41,040 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks (8) $7.72 $8.59 $17,860 2.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $7.62 $8.00 $16,640 2.4 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 110 $10.42 $10.39 $21,600 3.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 140 $8.04 $8.49 $17,650 2.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $13.75 $13.58 $28,250 2.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $10.86 $11.37 $23,660 2.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $15.03 $16.39 $34,100 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 360 $10.57 $10.64 $22,120 2.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $13.69 $13.78 $28,650 2.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $14.63 $14.79 $30,770 7.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 90 $9.26 $12.65 $26,310 15.5 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.10 (c) $50,130 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 400 (c) $21.40 (c) $21.41 (c) $44,530 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 100 (c) $12.00 (c) $14.14 (c) $29,410 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 200 $16.16 $16.21 $33,710 3.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 450 $11.34 $11.86 $24,670 4.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,440 $10.78 $12.01 $24,980 4.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 510 $15.31 $15.85 $32,970 2.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 90 $15.34 $15.56 $32,360 7.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 200 $10.93 $11.09 $23,060 2.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,290 $12.00 $12.17 $25,300 2.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 $13.28 $13.86 $28,830 10.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 190 $11.38 $11.46 $23,850 2.6 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 60 $12.58 $12.76 $26,540 3.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 70 $14.35 $14.20 $29,530 4.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 190 $11.32 $11.16 $23,210 2.5 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,870 $10.58 $10.91 $22,690 1.9 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 $14.19 $14.81 $30,800 3.4 %
 
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 520 $12.02 $14.06 $29,240 6.6 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 $25.70 $25.11 $52,240 5.1 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 50 $21.89 $22.07 $45,890 2.3 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 60 $16.42 $16.06 $33,410 6.8 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $12.64 $12.85 $26,730 9.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $10.42 $13.09 $27,230 19.0 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 150 $8.95 $10.52 $21,880 10.9 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 30 $9.69 $10.20 $21,230 1.9 %
 
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 3,600 $14.80 $15.56 $32,360 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 170 $22.37 $23.57 $49,020 4.3 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 130 $17.17 $17.68 $36,760 4.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 660 $14.36 $15.01 $31,220 6.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 320 $13.32 $13.43 $27,930 3.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 450 $13.10 $14.72 $30,610 4.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $14.36 $16.05 $33,380 2.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 230 $17.88 $17.69 $36,800 5.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 40 $13.82 $13.94 $29,000 4.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 170 $14.66 $15.07 $31,350 5.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 $10.33 $11.33 $23,560 11.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $15.08 $15.56 $32,370 4.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 220 $13.53 $14.10 $29,330 5.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $11.47 $12.88 $26,800 11.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 460 $16.70 $16.63 $34,580 2.5 %
 
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 3,680 $16.05 $16.77 $34,890 2.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 170 $25.60 $27.83 $57,880 5.7 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers (8) $24.04 $24.48 $50,930 7.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $14.72 $15.09 $31,380 5.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 620 $12.95 $14.11 $29,360 3.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 240 $16.61 $16.36 $34,020 4.4 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 180 $15.41 $15.07 $31,350 7.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $14.32 $14.81 $30,800 5.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $12.89 $11.72 $24,390 4.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $18.33 $17.45 $36,310 15.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 300 $17.24 $17.14 $35,650 5.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 840 $16.14 $15.98 $33,230 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) $16.18 $16.18 $33,650 4.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $14.47 $14.82 $30,820 4.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 170 $23.35 $22.99 $47,830 6.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $17.07 $17.75 $36,920 15.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $9.00 $9.09 $18,910 5.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 40 $19.67 $19.18 $39,890 5.4 %
 
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 11,720 $13.78 $14.16 $29,440 2.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 610 $22.45 $23.35 $48,560 2.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $11.16 $11.08 $23,040 2.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 120 $13.05 $13.17 $27,400 6.4 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (8) $9.87 $10.27 $21,360 4.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,400 $13.37 $13.22 $27,490 2.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 150 $14.00 $14.53 $30,220 4.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $8.95 $9.81 $20,410 7.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $10.84 $10.98 $22,840 2.5 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 60 $11.18 $11.29 $23,480 11.9 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $11.45 $11.83 $24,610 3.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 $16.40 $15.78 $32,830 3.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 290 $13.80 $13.54 $28,170 3.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $15.63 $14.61 $30,390 2.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 760 $20.84 $19.31 $40,160 6.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $14.04 $13.97 $29,060 4.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 $14.10 $13.91 $28,930 4.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 70 $18.89 $19.94 $41,480 3.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 320 $13.79 $13.78 $28,660 3.0 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $13.11 $13.12 $27,290 2.6 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $15.24 $15.58 $32,400 5.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $9.39 $9.79 $20,360 9.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 300 $9.77 $10.85 $22,570 5.2 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $8.18 $8.96 $18,640 2.9 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 160 $8.37 $8.75 $18,190 6.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 280 $11.36 $12.52 $26,040 7.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $13.65 $13.53 $28,130 10.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $11.89 $12.53 $26,060 4.2 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.33 $14.38 $29,910 4.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $17.16 $16.23 $33,750 7.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 500 $12.89 $13.70 $28,500 4.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 280 $13.62 $13.19 $27,420 4.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $16.36 $15.25 $31,710 3.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 340 $13.76 $13.52 $28,130 4.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $12.93 $12.35 $25,680 4.2 %
 
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 7,270 $13.23 $14.47 $30,100 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $21.46 $20.94 $43,550 3.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 140 $19.43 $20.26 $42,130 8.1 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians (8) $7.40 $7.78 $16,190 6.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 140 $9.64 $9.52 $19,800 5.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 350 $13.70 $13.63 $28,340 3.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 230 $9.05 $10.66 $22,180 11.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,350 $15.94 $17.18 $35,720 4.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 750 $12.27 $13.92 $28,950 11.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $9.05 $9.25 $19,230 3.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $9.46 $9.97 $20,730 5.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $12.77 $12.29 $25,550 5.4 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $22.71 $22.30 $46,370 5.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 $15.11 $15.72 $32,710 8.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 490 $16.03 $16.01 $33,310 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 210 $8.94 $9.61 $20,000 3.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,450 $12.55 $12.80 $26,620 2.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $12.46 $12.46 $25,920 3.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 310 $7.97 $9.87 $20,540 5.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 190 $9.71 $10.34 $21,500 7.0 %

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