May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Western Montana 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 Western Montana 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 Western Montana 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 72,530 $12.88 $15.65 $32,550 1.4 %
 
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 2,250 $27.15 $30.88 $64,240 3.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 140 $24.01 $30.98 $64,450 8.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 870 $29.38 $35.34 $73,500 5.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $33.44 $37.92 $78,870 8.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $19.67 $23.92 $49,760 9.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers (8) $26.48 $36.65 $76,240 19.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 30 $28.46 $31.47 $65,470 4.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) $22.93 $26.72 $55,580 3.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (8) $15.62 $19.75 $41,080 10.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $69,080 3.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $21.57 $21.81 $45,370 5.5 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $32.34 $33.48 $69,650 5.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $38.27 $38.16 $79,370 2.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $26.88 $26.60 $55,330 1.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $11.07 $11.66 $24,250 5.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $23.23 $24.73 $51,430 4.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $28.07 $31.55 $65,630 7.8 %
 
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 1,870 $21.93 $24.59 $51,160 3.6 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $15.93 $19.32 $40,180 14.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $20.96 $21.60 $44,930 4.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $25.69 $29.96 $62,320 2.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $19.89 $21.25 $44,200 2.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $24.46 $25.84 $53,750 7.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $16.73 $20.55 $42,740 21.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $31.67 $34.23 $71,200 10.2 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 190 $26.02 $27.32 $56,830 2.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 400 $23.14 $26.95 $56,060 9.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 $17.31 $25.41 $52,850 29.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2072 Loan Officers 260 $19.65 $22.95 $47,730 8.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 80 $9.13 $10.25 $21,310 12.3 %
 
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 470 $22.16 $25.91 $53,890 11.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 80 $15.16 $22.16 $46,090 28.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 40 $29.32 $36.01 $74,910 18.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 110 $15.25 $15.20 $31,620 6.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $24.71 $28.11 $58,460 6.2 %
 
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 1,080 $22.25 $23.58 $49,050 2.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 80 $25.44 $24.99 $51,980 2.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 130 $18.32 $19.25 $40,040 13.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 160 $26.11 $28.37 $59,000 4.6 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $32.88 $32.87 $68,360 8.8 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 $26.53 $27.84 $57,910 1.8 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 30 $30.11 $28.02 $58,290 7.3 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $18.96 $21.17 $44,040 10.2 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters (8) $24.51 $24.77 $51,520 6.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $19.99 $19.39 $40,330 3.2 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (8) $19.77 $20.62 $42,900 4.9 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 $24.07 $21.88 $45,510 2.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 110 $16.76 $18.17 $37,800 3.4 %
 
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 1,640 $17.66 $20.35 $42,340 2.7 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 60 $26.62 $27.02 $56,210 1.5 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 100 $28.56 $28.54 $59,350 1.5 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 40 $28.40 $28.15 $58,560 2.7 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $23.33 $24.47 $50,910 4.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $12.53 $21.16 $44,010 19.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $24.92 $24.04 $50,010 3.9 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $19.66 $20.20 $42,010 1.5 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 120 $14.53 $16.25 $33,810 1.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $15.89 $15.74 $32,740 5.7 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 780 $14.04 $15.43 $32,090 1.2 %
 
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 1,020 $15.83 $16.18 $33,650 3.7 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $12.09 $14.33 $29,800 11.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 110 $15.12 $16.10 $33,500 4.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 190 $18.27 $18.57 $38,620 3.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $15.42 $16.23 $33,760 7.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $15.45 $17.30 $35,980 3.6 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $9.63 $12.35 $25,700 12.0 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 50 $18.83 $19.87 $41,330 2.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 $12.54 $12.85 $26,740 5.4 %
21-2011 Clergy 130 $16.08 $15.79 $32,850 6.8 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education (8) $17.53 $16.83 $35,000 14.2 %
 
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 560 $18.82 $26.25 $54,610 16.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 210 $30.89 $43.66 $90,810 17.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 220 $13.06 $13.70 $28,500 7.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $18.38 $19.66 $40,900 4.1 %
 
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 4,920 $13.20 $15.13 $31,470 3.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 180 $9.83 $10.12 $21,060 6.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 120 (4) (4) $35,700 2.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,020 (4) (4) $37,100 3.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 310 (4) (4) $37,490 4.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 690 (4) (4) $39,180 2.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $35,900 4.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 90 (4) (4) $42,170 6.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 60 (4) (4) $37,050 6.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $30,080 4.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 40 $15.24 $15.84 $32,940 3.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $7.93 $9.89 $20,570 21.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 330 (4) (4) $27,190 5.1 %
25-4021 Librarians 90 $19.60 $20.27 $42,170 3.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 90 $10.69 $11.26 $23,430 5.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 50 $18.31 $20.84 $43,360 3.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 970 (4) (4) $19,380 6.6 %
 
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 670 $14.40 $18.88 $39,260 9.3 %
27-1012 Craft Artists 50 $12.68 $15.39 $32,010 13.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $8.23 $8.84 $18,390 11.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $19.45 $19.37 $40,300 9.6 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 40 $12.66 $12.94 $26,900 10.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $27,120 7.9 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 30 $13.86 $14.36 $29,860 3.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $23.84 $26.43 $54,970 9.2 %
27-3041 Editors 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians (8) $14.72 $14.99 $31,180 2.6 %
 
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 3,790 $23.93 $27.34 $56,860 3.4 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (8) $16.91 $15.32 $31,870 22.4 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 $62.30 $62.22 $129,420 5.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 250 $43.56 $42.60 $88,600 3.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $64.85 $64.15 $133,440 3.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) $69.54 $76.84 $159,840 17.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 790 $25.44 $25.92 $53,920 2.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $29.22 $29.03 $60,380 3.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 110 $28.71 $27.73 $57,670 3.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 $21.85 $21.91 $45,580 1.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $25.81 $24.44 $50,840 3.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $29.52 $31.05 $64,580 15.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (8) $27.04 $27.57 $57,360 2.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 160 $36.08 $35.30 $73,420 3.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 50 $29.39 $32.86 $68,350 20.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 110 $22.37 $22.15 $46,060 1.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 220 $10.41 $10.66 $22,160 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 220 $13.75 $14.17 $29,480 6.0 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $12.03 $11.75 $24,450 4.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 380 $15.98 $16.11 $33,520 2.7 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $12.64 $13.48 $28,040 3.9 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 50 (4) (4) $34,960 6.7 %
 
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 1,560 $10.81 $11.35 $23,610 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 220 $8.99 $9.18 $19,090 1.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 700 $10.31 $10.33 $21,490 2.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $11.19 $11.34 $23,580 4.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 150 $14.30 $14.84 $30,860 7.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 220 $12.58 $12.63 $26,270 5.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $13.58 $13.51 $28,090 2.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 30 $9.80 $9.65 $20,080 9.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 60 $11.54 $11.49 $23,900 2.7 %
 
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 1,040 $17.11 $18.07 $37,590 3.1 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 30 $29.10 $29.00 $60,320 2.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 60 $22.33 $22.57 $46,940 8.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 90 $14.18 $14.31 $29,770 2.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $27.70 $28.01 $58,260 2.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 340 $18.97 $18.63 $38,750 1.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 230 $12.32 $13.56 $28,200 7.7 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 40 $11.00 $11.49 $23,890 4.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $13.28 $15.09 $31,380 2.1 %
 
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 7,390 $7.79 $8.98 $18,670 2.2 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $17.26 $22.02 $45,800 9.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 260 $14.19 $14.42 $29,990 5.0 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.38 $7.56 $15,720 3.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 440 $9.23 $9.84 $20,460 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 660 $9.75 $10.45 $21,740 7.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 170 $10.35 $10.88 $22,640 7.3 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 330 $9.07 $9.52 $19,810 2.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 890 $8.36 $8.83 $18,380 3.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,020 $7.52 $8.41 $17,490 5.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 90 $7.73 $8.23 $17,110 4.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,570 $7.25 $7.94 $16,510 5.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $7.69 $8.02 $16,680 3.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.88 $8.46 $17,590 8.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 210 $7.36 $7.54 $15,680 2.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 120 $7.46 $7.70 $16,010 3.9 %
 
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 3,140 $10.56 $11.09 $23,070 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 $14.46 $14.71 $30,600 6.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,270 $10.63 $10.77 $22,410 3.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 740 $8.76 $9.01 $18,740 3.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 930 $11.71 $12.33 $25,640 3.7 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 40 $8.10 $9.60 $19,970 11.9 %
 
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 2,840 $8.87 $9.60 $19,960 2.3 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 50 $9.49 $9.64 $20,050 11.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $15.70 $16.93 $35,210 9.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $9.33 $9.44 $19,630 4.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $7.08 $7.84 $16,300 4.4 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $10.37 $9.85 $20,480 16.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 390 $8.57 $8.82 $18,340 4.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 610 $9.28 $9.46 $19,690 2.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 170 $13.67 $14.43 $30,020 7.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 240 $8.99 $10.33 $21,490 4.1 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (8) $9.46 $10.79 $22,450 8.3 %
 
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 7,810 $9.62 $12.68 $26,370 3.9 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 550 $13.01 $14.74 $30,650 6.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 50 $20.97 $21.70 $45,130 3.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,020 $8.45 $9.00 $18,720 2.8 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 200 $7.62 $8.12 $16,900 3.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 230 $8.13 $9.51 $19,770 7.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 100 $15.77 $14.90 $30,990 5.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,300 $9.38 $11.29 $23,480 3.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $16.27 $18.34 $38,140 9.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 220 $25.36 $28.20 $58,650 24.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 110 $15.36 $19.80 $41,190 12.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 400 $18.45 $22.71 $47,230 8.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 170 $13.55 $14.39 $29,930 19.2 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 70 $9.09 $10.05 $20,900 9.3 %
 
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 11,680 $12.43 $13.64 $28,360 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 470 $18.54 $22.31 $46,400 7.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 70 $10.37 $10.80 $22,470 6.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 160 $13.85 $16.96 $35,280 15.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 270 $12.59 $12.91 $26,860 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,130 $13.69 $14.65 $30,460 2.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $14.87 $15.31 $31,830 3.0 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $16.08 $16.47 $34,250 2.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 500 $10.76 $10.73 $22,320 4.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $12.07 $13.27 $27,610 2.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 510 $13.79 $15.02 $31,250 4.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 60 $8.33 $9.00 $18,720 5.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $9.37 $9.62 $20,010 5.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 150 $14.58 $15.26 $31,740 3.1 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $14.16 $14.98 $31,170 5.0 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 210 $13.81 $13.52 $28,120 4.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $10.17 $11.28 $23,470 8.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $15.41 $15.73 $32,730 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 440 $11.38 $11.44 $23,800 1.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (8) $9.48 $9.89 $20,580 5.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other (8) $15.61 $16.13 $33,560 1.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $10.63 $11.43 $23,770 7.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $13.68 $14.27 $29,680 2.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $15.94 $19.07 $39,670 6.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.82 (c) $49,550 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 (c) $22.37 (c) $21.47 (c) $44,660 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 80 (c) $20.28 (c) $18.68 (c) $38,850 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 30 $17.34 $17.99 $37,420 5.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 220 $11.26 $11.76 $24,460 3.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 670 $9.39 $9.81 $20,410 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 660 $14.06 $14.95 $31,090 4.4 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $14.10 $14.22 $29,570 3.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 370 $13.01 $13.12 $27,300 5.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,880 $11.33 $11.72 $24,370 2.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 90 $10.07 $11.51 $23,940 6.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $13.31 $13.23 $27,520 2.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $14.05 $14.24 $29,620 6.1 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 840 $11.93 $12.13 $25,240 2.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $11.26 $11.65 $24,230 6.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 $27.39 $22.68 $47,160 11.4 %
 
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 790 $15.94 $15.83 $32,920 6.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 70 $11.39 $11.65 $24,230 2.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 70 $8.24 $10.69 $22,240 16.6 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 30 $16.75 $16.38 $34,070 2.7 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $11.40 $12.69 $26,400 13.3 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 270 $18.58 $19.57 $40,710 5.7 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 80 $17.68 $17.25 $35,880 8.4 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other (8) $11.90 $13.47 $28,030 15.3 %
 
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 6,140 $15.64 $17.08 $35,530 2.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 270 $20.92 $25.69 $53,440 11.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 80 $24.95 $24.01 $49,930 8.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,670 $14.68 $15.16 $31,540 4.0 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $12.67 $14.79 $30,750 11.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (8) $14.55 $15.51 $32,270 5.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 550 $15.86 $17.77 $36,960 5.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $16.36 $16.97 $35,300 7.7 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 640 $18.88 $19.55 $40,650 3.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 550 $21.45 $21.89 $45,530 9.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 240 $14.81 $15.33 $31,880 8.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 180 $25.80 $23.35 $48,570 5.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $14.18 $14.36 $29,870 3.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $15.95 $15.05 $31,300 7.4 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60 $16.36 $16.24 $33,780 5.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $12.16 $12.67 $26,360 4.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $17.52 $18.23 $37,910 2.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (8) $13.15 $14.11 $29,340 7.4 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 90 $11.25 $11.28 $23,460 5.0 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 40 $23.92 $22.60 $47,000 18.2 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 140 $11.47 $11.59 $24,100 4.5 %
 
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 3,120 $17.50 $18.98 $39,480 3.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $25.15 $25.54 $53,130 4.5 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 70 $16.10 $17.22 $35,820 8.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $23.63 $22.49 $46,770 8.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 40 $21.07 $20.68 $43,010 8.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $15.18 $14.65 $30,470 6.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 370 $17.00 $17.38 $36,160 6.0 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $17.32 $17.28 $35,940 3.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $18.53 $18.74 $38,980 4.7 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 40 $13.68 $14.96 $31,120 6.9 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $12.21 $11.71 $24,370 11.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 200 $11.67 $12.26 $25,500 6.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $14.20 $15.31 $31,850 8.0 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 60 $24.40 $27.40 $56,990 4.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 680 $16.22 $15.93 $33,130 2.5 %
49-9044 Millwrights 140 $20.38 $20.04 $41,680 2.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 230 $34.20 $32.74 $68,100 3.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 90 $25.40 $22.71 $47,240 11.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 60 $12.55 $13.48 $28,050 4.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 30 $13.89 $14.34 $29,840 7.1 %
 
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 4,500 $13.64 $15.40 $32,030 7.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 240 $19.61 $21.47 $44,660 2.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 250 $11.63 $12.64 $26,290 3.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 210 $11.60 $12.50 $25,990 4.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $11.50 $12.02 $25,010 6.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 130 $12.86 $13.02 $27,080 4.4 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 60 $12.22 $12.43 $25,850 12.1 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $9.39 $10.16 $21,140 11.3 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $12.03 $12.59 $26,190 6.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.69 $13.47 $28,020 12.3 %
51-4041 Machinists 170 $18.05 $18.15 $37,750 3.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 210 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 30 $9.68 $11.12 $23,140 15.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 90 $11.76 $12.90 $26,820 6.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 $8.73 $8.84 $18,380 2.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 160 $14.91 $15.13 $31,470 5.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 240 $15.48 $15.47 $32,170 5.9 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 410 $15.39 $14.47 $30,100 7.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 50 $18.36 $17.25 $35,880 9.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $17.36 $17.14 $35,640 3.8 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 60 $17.05 $16.52 $34,350 3.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 80 $10.99 $11.83 $24,610 5.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $11.92 $12.72 $26,460 5.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $12.78 $12.74 $26,500 5.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) $10.41 $10.92 $22,710 3.8 %
 
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 4,240 $12.70 $13.84 $28,790 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $20.65 $19.11 $39,760 5.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $15.95 $17.14 $35,650 4.9 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (4) (4) $65,580 3.4 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $9.10 $9.82 $20,430 10.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 300 $12.21 $12.44 $25,870 5.6 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $11.43 $11.68 $24,290 4.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,130 $15.55 $16.67 $34,670 4.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 520 $9.39 $11.86 $24,660 10.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $9.15 $10.37 $21,580 10.7 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $7.23 $8.23 $17,120 12.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $7.62 $8.45 $17,570 4.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 110 $18.39 $18.57 $38,630 3.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 240 $15.47 $15.35 $31,920 3.3 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $10.70 $10.74 $22,340 4.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 550 $10.70 $11.31 $23,530 3.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 220 $7.90 $9.09 $18,920 4.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (8) $12.07 $12.57 $26,140 4.9 %

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