May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

West Arkansas 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 West Arkansas 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 Excel files (XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 68,390 $11.37 $13.96 $29,050 1.1 %
 
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 2,220 $28.57 $31.89 $66,330 2.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 140 $42.33 $49.68 $103,340 6.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 640 $29.89 $36.84 $76,630 5.0 %
11-1031 Legislators 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 $41.88 $40.04 $83,280 5.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 110 $22.06 $25.54 $53,130 4.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 180 $27.66 $28.90 $60,110 2.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 120 $32.65 $37.12 $77,210 13.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $16.21 $15.60 $32,450 3.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $68,050 2.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 $19.18 $19.87 $41,330 5.1 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 30 $20.06 $20.99 $43,660 11.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $16.49 $16.98 $35,320 6.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $30.03 $31.47 $65,450 5.3 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 70 $26.13 $25.78 $53,630 1.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 50 $12.47 $14.13 $29,390 14.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $16.82 $17.61 $36,630 6.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 30 $34.74 $41.40 $86,110 15.0 %
 
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 1,150 $19.75 $21.75 $45,250 3.5 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $32.76 $29.26 $60,860 13.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 50 $18.83 $18.79 $39,090 3.3 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 80 $23.82 $23.01 $47,860 3.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $16.87 $17.15 $35,680 6.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 60 $13.96 $15.34 $31,900 3.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $17.78 $17.66 $36,730 2.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 30 $27.14 $39.05 $81,220 19.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 180 $20.93 $24.46 $50,870 9.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 120 $22.37 $22.96 $47,760 3.2 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 60 $12.45 $13.38 $27,840 3.9 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (8) $32.46 $26.24 $54,580 22.9 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 150 $23.14 $25.10 $52,200 5.0 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $13.40 $14.98 $31,160 3.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 70 $11.19 $11.32 $23,540 10.6 %
 
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 390 $19.35 $21.35 $44,420 3.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 30 $22.57 $28.54 $59,360 9.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 30 $23.46 $24.82 $51,630 2.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 170 $14.86 $15.89 $33,040 3.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 60 $24.57 $27.59 $57,380 9.0 %
 
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 390 $21.26 $24.14 $50,200 4.8 %
17-1022 Surveyors 30 $17.99 $21.52 $44,760 17.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $30.36 $27.12 $56,410 5.5 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 30 $33.79 $36.99 $76,950 6.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 40 $29.07 $28.80 $59,910 2.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $17.73 $23.75 $49,400 11.8 %
 
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 300 $22.00 $23.13 $48,110 1.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $23.25 $23.02 $47,890 6.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 90 $19.24 $19.60 $40,770 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 830 $14.26 $15.39 $32,020 2.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $23.82 $23.96 $49,840 2.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $12.63 $13.11 $27,270 3.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 70 $17.05 $17.55 $36,500 2.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 $16.74 $16.75 $34,840 6.1 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (8) $17.58 $19.02 $39,570 13.7 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 60 $15.44 $15.42 $32,070 1.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 300 $9.48 $10.20 $21,220 2.7 %
 
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 150 $15.92 $21.80 $45,340 12.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 50 $31.28 $31.60 $65,720 15.1 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 30 $14.73 $14.56 $30,290 9.7 %
 
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 4,580 $17.79 $17.28 $35,940 1.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 $15.28 $16.46 $34,240 7.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 290 $8.94 $10.48 $21,790 4.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 160 (4) (4) $40,470 1.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 930 (4) (4) $40,320 1.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 500 (4) (4) $40,500 1.3 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 870 (4) (4) $42,020 1.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $44,630 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 110 (4) (4) $39,870 2.3 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 40 (4) (4) $41,940 1.8 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $42,360 1.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $19.50 $19.02 $39,560 4.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $28,790 4.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 110 $22.51 $22.67 $47,150 2.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 60 $9.13 $9.86 $20,520 3.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $25.33 $23.06 $47,970 11.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 740 (4) (4) $17,790 3.1 %
 
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 500 $9.18 $12.08 $25,130 7.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $13.21 $13.99 $29,090 7.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 50 (4) (4) $40,290 6.2 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $12.28 $13.88 $28,870 7.4 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $11.38 $12.70 $26,410 15.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $9.13 $12.58 $26,180 11.4 %
 
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 4,080 $18.89 $23.95 $49,820 2.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 140 $48.57 $45.75 $95,160 3.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 60 (5) $91.38 $190,070 13.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 50 (5) $100.98 $210,040 12.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,350 $23.23 $24.51 $50,970 2.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $36.44 $39.58 $82,320 7.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $36.59 $36.64 $76,210 6.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $20.00 $20.53 $42,710 1.8 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $27.51 $33.22 $69,090 9.7 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $21.74 $21.27 $44,250 6.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $14.08 $14.28 $29,700 1.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 80 $31.39 $30.75 $63,950 11.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $18.80 $19.69 $40,960 2.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 240 $14.54 $15.38 $31,990 4.6 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $11.58 $12.00 $24,960 5.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 60 $14.60 $14.79 $30,760 2.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 960 $14.99 $15.11 $31,430 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $11.67 $12.14 $25,250 3.3 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 30 $12.49 $13.41 $27,900 2.2 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,270 $9.52 $10.40 $21,630 2.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 430 $8.92 $9.02 $18,760 3.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,200 $9.23 $9.33 $19,410 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $23.64 $23.53 $48,930 7.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (8) $9.56 $10.70 $22,250 12.8 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $23.62 $23.39 $48,650 4.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 220 $11.33 $11.72 $24,380 7.9 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 70 $10.19 $11.05 $22,980 4.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $11.90 $12.42 $25,830 2.0 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $10.96 $11.62 $24,170 9.9 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $10.93 $10.85 $22,570 5.6 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 $10.46 $10.92 $22,710 3.2 %
 
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 870 $13.28 $14.10 $29,340 2.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 80 $11.59 $11.44 $23,800 4.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 130 $10.47 $10.97 $22,810 2.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 330 $15.88 $16.50 $34,310 1.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 100 $8.88 $9.42 $19,600 3.2 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5,770 $7.68 $8.30 $17,260 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 590 $11.32 $11.77 $24,470 3.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 810 $7.58 $7.78 $16,170 3.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 490 $8.23 $8.68 $18,050 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 350 $7.56 $8.19 $17,040 5.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $10.09 $9.63 $20,030 4.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 380 $7.74 $7.92 $16,470 3.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 160 $7.36 $7.57 $15,750 4.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,070 $7.53 $7.74 $16,110 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 120 $8.01 $8.16 $16,970 4.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,030 $7.47 $7.65 $15,900 3.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 280 $7.50 $7.59 $15,790 6.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $7.63 $7.89 $16,410 4.2 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 110 $7.45 $7.72 $16,050 3.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 $7.37 $7.54 $15,680 6.3 %
 
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 1,930 $9.10 $9.88 $20,550 2.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 90 $12.23 $13.05 $27,140 6.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 30 $15.05 $14.73 $30,630 10.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 790 $9.26 $9.69 $20,150 1.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 690 $8.33 $8.39 $17,450 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 230 $10.22 $10.36 $21,550 2.4 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,430 $8.09 $8.87 $18,450 2.7 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 40 $11.32 $11.23 $23,360 4.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $8.37 $8.39 $17,450 3.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 50 $7.59 $8.13 $16,920 7.1 %
39-4011 Embalmers (8) $18.33 $17.19 $35,760 10.4 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 40 $11.33 $10.96 $22,790 8.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 70 $10.46 $10.89 $22,650 8.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $7.87 $8.92 $18,550 7.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 190 $7.81 $8.69 $18,070 4.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 620 $7.74 $7.96 $16,570 3.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $7.58 $8.14 $16,940 6.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 100 $8.50 $9.10 $18,930 3.6 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 6,750 $9.38 $12.57 $26,140 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 940 $14.08 $15.55 $32,330 3.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $26.78 $28.29 $58,850 6.9 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,150 $7.82 $8.23 $17,130 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 80 $7.34 $7.69 $16,000 4.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (8) $10.49 $10.93 $22,730 6.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,160 $9.02 $10.77 $22,410 4.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $12.08 $14.38 $29,910 9.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (8) $11.39 $11.59 $24,110 3.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 $27.16 $35.15 $73,100 19.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 160 $15.79 $15.94 $33,160 6.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 530 $19.63 $25.94 $53,950 6.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10,330 $11.04 $12.06 $25,080 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 710 $15.93 $17.02 $35,410 2.6 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 140 $9.59 $9.72 $20,210 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 90 $11.16 $11.59 $24,120 3.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 290 $11.48 $11.88 $24,700 3.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,000 $12.04 $12.63 $26,280 1.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $14.01 $14.11 $29,350 1.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $12.65 $12.78 $26,580 2.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 540 $9.82 $9.94 $20,670 2.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $10.99 $11.30 $23,510 3.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 610 $11.84 $14.25 $29,650 11.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 100 $13.66 $14.43 $30,010 1.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 150 $8.95 $9.21 $19,150 1.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 260 $8.72 $8.65 $17,990 2.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 80 $10.73 $10.66 $22,170 3.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $12.92 $12.56 $26,130 3.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 70 $11.90 $12.08 $25,130 3.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 40 $10.83 $11.22 $23,330 3.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $13.02 $14.06 $29,250 2.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 540 $9.37 $9.71 $20,200 2.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 90 $11.32 $11.42 $23,760 1.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $12.20 $13.51 $28,100 6.2 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $11.26 $11.66 $24,250 6.2 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $25.25 $24.49 $50,940 1.6 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 240 $21.48 $21.73 $45,200 1.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 70 $14.06 $16.36 $34,020 2.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $16.10 $16.78 $34,910 4.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 280 $11.14 $11.52 $23,960 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 990 $8.75 $9.42 $19,600 3.0 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 170 $10.74 $10.89 $22,660 3.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 300 $13.66 $14.43 $30,010 1.8 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $11.51 $11.89 $24,730 5.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 130 $11.05 $11.73 $24,410 4.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 940 $11.00 $11.14 $23,170 1.2 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 60 $10.27 $10.41 $21,650 2.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $12.13 $12.44 $25,880 14.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,350 $9.69 $9.99 $20,790 1.5 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 40 $9.60 $10.45 $21,740 2.4 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 30 $12.17 $12.88 $26,790 25.8 %
 
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 460 $10.76 $11.83 $24,600 4.0 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 40 $21.38 $20.88 $43,440 2.1 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 50 $7.76 $8.29 $17,250 8.8 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 60 $13.33 $13.33 $27,730 9.3 %
 
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 2,240 $13.50 $14.26 $29,660 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 210 $18.72 $19.30 $40,140 2.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 240 $12.83 $12.54 $26,090 6.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 150 $11.12 $11.59 $24,110 4.1 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $13.59 $14.14 $29,410 1.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 270 $13.26 $13.49 $28,060 3.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 100 $19.48 $19.55 $40,660 5.1 %
47-2121 Glaziers 140 $10.29 $11.53 $23,980 14.3 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall (8) $9.37 $11.75 $24,440 19.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 50 $11.60 $11.21 $23,320 11.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $14.63 $15.87 $33,000 10.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $12.59 $12.86 $26,740 8.5 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $11.69 $11.35 $23,610 4.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $22.41 $21.98 $45,710 1.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 140 $14.74 $15.15 $31,510 2.3 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 40 $12.54 $12.52 $26,040 6.0 %
 
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 3,190 $14.67 $15.68 $32,620 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 $20.21 $20.94 $43,550 3.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $18.76 $21.22 $44,140 19.0 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 100 $16.46 $16.18 $33,660 9.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $14.47 $14.71 $30,600 8.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 350 $12.44 $14.03 $29,180 7.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (8) $13.36 $13.97 $29,050 2.1 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 60 $12.11 $12.96 $26,950 8.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $17.20 $17.57 $36,550 3.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $9.93 $9.80 $20,390 8.8 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 200 $15.05 $14.68 $30,530 5.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $8.88 $11.31 $23,530 12.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 320 $16.65 $17.03 $35,420 2.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 760 $13.09 $13.09 $27,230 1.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 50 $13.50 $14.06 $29,240 4.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 140 $25.29 $24.85 $51,680 2.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 160 $22.76 $22.52 $46,830 12.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 120 $9.54 $9.73 $20,240 2.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $11.15 $11.76 $24,470 13.1 %
 
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 10,700 $11.12 $12.20 $25,380 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 640 $20.10 $19.73 $41,040 1.8 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 60 $12.50 $13.56 $28,210 8.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 50 $13.42 $13.29 $27,650 9.5 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 170 $11.10 $11.16 $23,220 5.2 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 720 $9.43 $9.87 $20,530 3.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 220 $10.09 $10.03 $20,870 2.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (8) $12.40 $12.75 $26,520 4.7 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $10.31 $10.73 $22,320 1.8 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 240 $14.79 $14.74 $30,650 6.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $12.11 $12.25 $25,480 5.8 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $17.02 $16.05 $33,370 5.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $10.13 $10.85 $22,570 5.7 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $13.98 $13.98 $29,080 4.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 170 $15.68 $16.55 $34,420 8.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 300 $10.88 $11.61 $24,140 12.4 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $13.26 $14.11 $29,340 12.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 60 $14.81 $15.24 $31,710 2.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 270 $12.74 $14.76 $30,710 8.2 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $10.47 $11.30 $23,510 9.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 130 $15.51 $14.82 $30,830 7.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $7.69 $8.12 $16,880 2.9 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $8.47 $8.42 $17,510 3.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 240 $8.47 $8.58 $17,850 3.6 %
51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $11.15 $11.03 $22,950 3.6 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 50 $12.40 $12.59 $26,190 3.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 50 $9.99 $10.46 $21,750 4.1 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 80 $9.07 $10.03 $20,860 7.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $12.83 $12.12 $25,200 4.8 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 250 $12.25 $12.55 $26,110 7.3 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 50 $10.99 $11.13 $23,150 5.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $11.40 $13.94 $29,000 7.6 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $13.22 $14.04 $29,190 9.8 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 70 $12.80 $13.86 $28,820 12.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 550 $12.12 $12.56 $26,120 2.0 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $20.41 $18.76 $39,030 17.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $9.92 $9.57 $19,910 3.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $11.82 $12.43 $25,850 5.9 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $12.12 $13.47 $28,020 5.3 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 960 $10.11 $10.13 $21,070 2.7 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 360 $10.63 $10.76 $22,380 2.6 %
 
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 7,860 $11.12 $11.87 $24,700 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $15.65 $16.49 $34,300 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $16.00 $18.68 $38,840 4.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 510 $10.59 $10.65 $22,160 3.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 160 $12.86 $13.44 $27,950 10.8 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,880 $13.73 $14.28 $29,700 2.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 370 $10.30 $11.96 $24,870 5.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $7.62 $8.11 $16,870 7.0 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other (8) $7.63 $9.30 $19,340 10.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $11.77 $12.15 $25,270 9.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 30 $13.52 $14.04 $29,190 2.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 440 $10.55 $10.99 $22,860 2.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 520 $10.57 $10.30 $21,430 2.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,900 $9.54 $9.74 $20,260 1.8 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 810 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 600 $9.89 $9.83 $20,440 2.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 90 $10.75 $11.48 $23,890 5.9 %

About May 2009 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) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010