May 2009 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 Excel files (XLS).

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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 85,210 $12.95 $15.33 $31,890 1.0 %
 
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 2,660 $29.77 $34.61 $71,990 2.5 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 150 $52.74 $58.89 $122,500 11.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 540 $35.70 $40.98 $85,240 5.6 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (4) (4) $22,730 4.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 $28.83 $34.06 $70,840 7.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $24.11 $28.29 $58,850 8.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 240 $40.43 $39.21 $81,550 4.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 100 $28.17 $31.64 $65,810 5.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 70 $41.32 $39.00 $81,130 8.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 180 (4) (4) $77,440 4.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 60 $26.85 $28.79 $59,890 4.6 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other (8) $24.53 $29.81 $62,010 16.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 110 $17.53 $18.43 $38,330 9.2 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 60 $26.01 $25.36 $52,740 11.8 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $16.53 $17.84 $37,110 6.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 290 $29.58 $32.51 $67,610 3.6 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 130 $25.61 $24.60 $51,170 0.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $20.22 $25.29 $52,610 9.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 110 $30.23 $36.33 $75,570 8.5 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,930 $21.51 $23.58 $49,050 2.9 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 50 $19.47 $22.71 $47,240 8.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $21.19 $21.99 $45,740 8.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $17.02 $18.25 $37,960 6.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $26.62 $25.26 $52,550 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $21.99 $22.07 $45,900 3.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $20.24 $20.18 $41,970 5.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $17.76 $19.27 $40,090 3.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $17.54 $18.21 $37,880 3.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $20.41 $21.75 $45,230 6.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (8) $23.61 $26.19 $54,480 10.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 360 $17.73 $19.41 $40,370 5.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 360 $22.08 $26.26 $54,620 5.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $18.34 $18.18 $37,820 4.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 320 $30.67 $31.70 $65,930 4.4 %
 
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 310 $23.55 $25.44 $52,920 4.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 70 $19.30 $19.77 $41,130 2.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $22.59 $23.62 $49,140 4.9 %
 
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 470 $26.39 $27.36 $56,900 1.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (8) $39.09 $38.52 $80,110 3.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $29.26 $29.61 $61,580 2.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 90 $27.88 $27.65 $57,510 2.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 $20.17 $21.87 $45,490 6.1 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $22.41 $24.18 $50,290 6.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 $18.94 $21.48 $44,690 4.7 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 600 $20.39 $21.99 $45,740 4.6 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 80 $22.63 $26.64 $55,400 18.4 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 50 $29.83 $29.65 $61,670 3.4 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 60 $13.71 $16.86 $35,070 13.9 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 50 $24.37 $25.72 $53,490 5.3 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 70 $10.41 $11.65 $24,230 6.3 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $15.76 $16.65 $34,630 1.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 90 $20.36 $19.95 $41,500 0.9 %
 
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 2,290 $15.59 $15.92 $33,110 3.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $15.97 $16.49 $34,310 11.2 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 130 $20.14 $20.89 $43,450 6.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $22.18 $22.96 $47,750 4.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 190 $11.68 $12.57 $26,140 3.9 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 280 $20.37 $20.63 $42,910 2.9 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $16.43 $17.36 $36,100 6.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 160 $17.91 $18.23 $37,910 3.2 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 1,070 $12.60 $13.41 $27,880 3.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 80 $16.86 $16.44 $34,200 4.0 %
 
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 330 $18.69 $21.05 $43,780 8.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 100 $25.31 $28.52 $59,330 12.0 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 $16.36 $18.28 $38,010 1.4 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 70 $20.66 $21.75 $45,250 1.8 %
 
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 6,790 $16.13 $16.49 $34,300 2.2 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $39,700 7.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $24.31 $23.47 $48,820 3.7 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 190 $9.52 $10.84 $22,560 5.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 (4) (4) $42,170 3.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,010 (4) (4) $39,190 3.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (8) (4) (4) $45,520 2.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 670 (4) (4) $40,430 4.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $43,380 3.9 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School (8) (4) (4) $42,680 2.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School (8) (4) (4) $49,860 3.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $40,060 3.4 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 30 $17.65 $17.46 $36,310 7.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 40 $13.72 $15.89 $33,060 6.3 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 470 (4) (4) $27,110 4.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $24.47 $24.84 $51,670 4.4 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 200 $9.55 $10.37 $21,570 3.2 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $29.03 $29.03 $60,380 4.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,620 (4) (4) $20,500 3.0 %
 
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 840 $11.15 $13.23 $27,520 4.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 100 $9.00 $9.40 $19,550 4.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $13.99 $15.40 $32,030 10.5 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 240 (4) (4) $21,370 7.4 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 40 $18.39 $17.86 $37,150 22.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 $15.63 $16.95 $35,250 8.2 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $20.77 $19.27 $40,080 9.6 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $11.32 $14.43 $30,020 20.1 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 4,870 $20.64 $24.43 $50,810 2.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 $71.73 $72.36 $150,510 12.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $23.48 $23.78 $49,470 1.9 %
29-1041 Optometrists 40 $37.86 $40.93 $85,140 8.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $47.05 $45.74 $95,140 7.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 100 $73.91 $79.49 $165,330 8.4 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 40 $74.62 $78.55 $163,380 6.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,820 $23.00 $23.30 $48,460 1.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $29.36 $29.47 $61,300 2.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (8) $31.63 $34.17 $71,070 1.9 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $17.10 $18.87 $39,250 2.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 $21.96 $22.19 $46,150 1.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 50 $28.31 $28.76 $59,830 5.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $22.59 $22.85 $47,530 1.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $17.45 $16.94 $35,230 3.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 60 $34.23 $33.66 $70,010 4.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $26.93 $28.75 $59,800 2.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 120 $20.07 $20.53 $42,690 1.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 250 $13.52 $13.96 $29,030 1.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 410 $13.06 $13.23 $27,520 6.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $18.23 $18.25 $37,970 4.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 710 $17.37 $17.45 $36,300 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $13.41 $14.27 $29,680 2.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 60 $12.68 $12.75 $26,510 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 3,550 $10.99 $11.34 $23,600 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 690 $9.26 $9.73 $20,240 1.9 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,130 $11.20 $11.38 $23,660 2.1 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 $20.03 $19.54 $40,650 5.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $13.18 $13.29 $27,640 1.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 150 $11.07 $11.77 $24,490 7.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 190 $11.81 $12.46 $25,920 4.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 70 $13.68 $13.82 $28,750 2.2 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $9.94 $10.06 $20,920 3.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $12.00 $12.43 $25,850 4.2 %
 
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 1,120 $17.79 $17.53 $36,450 4.2 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $25.50 $25.48 $52,990 3.2 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 280 $20.07 $19.36 $40,260 6.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 330 $19.36 $19.47 $40,500 1.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 110 $10.99 $13.09 $27,230 13.7 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 40 $11.51 $11.90 $24,750 4.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 130 $7.83 $8.23 $17,120 3.3 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $10.06 $13.15 $27,360 4.7 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7,020 $8.25 $8.98 $18,670 1.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 540 $12.13 $12.82 $26,660 4.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.63 $7.84 $16,310 5.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 740 $10.08 $10.11 $21,030 2.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 420 $8.65 $8.79 $18,280 3.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.74 $8.92 $18,540 7.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 430 $9.41 $9.62 $20,010 2.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 260 $8.12 $8.80 $18,310 5.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,280 $7.78 $8.24 $17,150 2.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.89 $8.13 $16,910 4.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 920 $8.27 $8.45 $17,580 4.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $8.88 $8.97 $18,660 3.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 170 $7.60 $7.85 $16,330 5.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers (8) $7.77 $7.98 $16,590 4.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.85 $8.18 $17,010 4.3 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 90 $7.85 $9.11 $18,950 3.7 %
 
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 2,820 $10.23 $11.13 $23,140 1.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 110 $16.23 $16.33 $33,960 3.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $18.62 $17.20 $35,770 10.7 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,440 $11.46 $11.65 $24,240 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 780 $8.82 $9.24 $19,230 2.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 380 $9.24 $10.18 $21,180 3.3 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 60 $14.50 $14.65 $30,480 4.0 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,710 $9.28 $10.32 $21,460 2.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $13.36 $13.54 $28,160 3.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $7.86 $8.01 $16,650 5.2 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 110 $9.12 $9.24 $19,220 5.4 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $10.36 $11.33 $23,570 7.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 230 $8.71 $9.11 $18,940 6.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 580 $9.32 $9.57 $19,910 2.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $8.36 $9.13 $18,990 4.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 240 $9.19 $10.81 $22,490 3.8 %
 
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 8,850 $9.19 $13.03 $27,110 4.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 770 $13.14 $14.05 $29,220 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $24.38 $25.80 $53,650 6.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,080 $8.06 $8.28 $17,220 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 170 $7.93 $8.89 $18,480 5.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 320 $11.37 $12.35 $25,690 7.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,910 $8.80 $10.64 $22,140 4.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 160 $14.51 $15.21 $31,640 10.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 400 $15.13 $20.93 $43,540 19.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 90 $28.05 $30.77 $64,000 15.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 140 $14.39 $19.56 $40,690 7.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $25.61 $28.33 $58,940 7.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,000 $18.91 $25.51 $53,060 9.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 30 $8.07 $10.51 $21,870 17.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 490 $9.23 $10.18 $21,170 7.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 80 $11.27 $15.12 $31,440 15.7 %
 
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 12,910 $12.24 $13.10 $27,240 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 440 $18.36 $19.47 $40,490 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $11.33 $11.36 $23,620 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 50 $13.29 $13.12 $27,280 2.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 300 $12.43 $13.52 $28,130 2.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,790 $12.67 $13.06 $27,160 2.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $14.71 $15.10 $31,410 3.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $12.45 $13.43 $27,940 3.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 720 $11.83 $12.08 $25,120 3.7 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (8) $12.25 $12.02 $25,000 12.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 900 $11.19 $11.61 $24,150 3.4 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 60 $24.13 $22.60 $47,010 2.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 120 $7.80 $8.84 $18,380 5.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 180 $7.85 $8.30 $17,270 3.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 90 $10.43 $10.52 $21,880 3.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 100 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $14.08 $14.05 $29,230 2.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 100 $10.99 $11.54 $24,010 3.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $15.28 $16.37 $34,060 2.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 380 $10.63 $10.67 $22,190 2.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $14.55 $14.54 $30,250 2.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $14.92 $15.67 $32,580 4.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $9.71 $12.84 $26,700 19.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $25.80 $25.07 $52,150 1.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 390 $21.71 $21.96 $45,670 0.7 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 90 $11.70 $13.75 $28,600 0.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $16.05 $16.08 $33,450 3.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 290 $12.56 $13.47 $28,010 2.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,290 $11.17 $12.38 $25,750 6.1 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 470 $15.98 $16.60 $34,530 2.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 130 $15.55 $15.64 $32,540 6.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 200 $11.69 $11.88 $24,710 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,230 $11.35 $11.81 $24,570 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $14.70 $14.64 $30,450 3.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 90 $12.24 $12.08 $25,130 4.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 70 $13.34 $13.57 $28,220 13.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $10.85 $10.78 $22,420 2.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,870 $10.95 $11.37 $23,640 2.0 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 $14.91 $15.98 $33,240 3.5 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 660 $11.15 $13.75 $28,600 6.9 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 $25.79 $25.36 $52,740 5.5 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 50 $22.00 $22.44 $46,680 1.6 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 60 $15.02 $15.25 $31,720 6.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $18.25 $16.18 $33,660 17.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $9.79 $10.27 $21,370 5.7 %
 
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 3,770 $15.48 $16.49 $34,300 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 230 $21.61 $23.23 $48,320 4.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 110 $19.30 $19.64 $40,850 5.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 530 $15.46 $16.15 $33,590 5.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 270 $13.53 $13.78 $28,660 3.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 650 $13.51 $14.45 $30,060 3.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $14.56 $16.04 $33,360 3.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 290 $16.55 $16.05 $33,370 4.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 140 $17.76 $17.40 $36,200 6.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $10.09 $11.09 $23,070 5.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $14.50 $14.82 $30,820 9.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $14.83 $14.92 $31,040 3.7 %
47-2181 Roofers (8) $10.54 $13.19 $27,420 20.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $14.42 $16.10 $33,480 7.9 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 200 $27.36 $26.04 $54,160 9.2 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $14.61 $14.29 $29,710 3.8 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $10.46 $10.68 $22,220 7.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $9.43 $9.86 $20,510 7.9 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $11.95 $11.57 $24,070 10.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 420 $17.39 $17.27 $35,930 1.3 %
 
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 3,710 $16.63 $17.49 $36,370 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 220 $25.15 $26.60 $55,330 4.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 $22.99 $22.55 $46,910 4.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $14.94 $15.66 $32,570 5.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 540 $14.13 $15.18 $31,570 5.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (8) $16.48 $16.25 $33,800 2.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 230 $15.69 $15.35 $31,920 7.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $14.64 $15.68 $32,620 4.9 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $16.53 $15.92 $33,110 11.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.74 $12.06 $25,080 5.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 140 $19.46 $19.20 $39,930 12.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (8) $15.94 $16.28 $33,860 3.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 800 $16.21 $16.29 $33,890 1.9 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (8) $16.39 $16.62 $34,580 4.4 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $14.90 $15.34 $31,910 4.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 150 $25.66 $25.29 $52,600 4.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $23.09 $20.61 $42,880 16.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $12.34 $12.08 $25,120 6.6 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 60 $19.17 $18.70 $38,890 6.6 %
 
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 10,770 $13.28 $14.14 $29,410 2.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 630 $22.88 $24.39 $50,730 2.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 110 $13.14 $13.33 $27,720 4.4 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (8) $12.29 $13.80 $28,710 18.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,990 $13.70 $13.51 $28,100 2.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 130 $14.49 $15.29 $31,810 5.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $9.17 $9.61 $19,990 6.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 200 $10.96 $11.24 $23,380 4.1 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 950 $10.48 $10.56 $21,960 2.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $14.29 $17.16 $35,700 16.5 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $11.66 $11.75 $24,430 2.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 90 $16.05 $15.69 $32,630 3.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $12.48 $13.23 $27,520 3.7 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $17.09 $16.67 $34,670 3.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 540 $21.21 $19.62 $40,810 8.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $13.92 $14.02 $29,160 3.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 60 $19.51 $20.88 $43,430 4.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 280 $14.17 $14.29 $29,730 3.1 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $13.83 $13.85 $28,810 2.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 200 $10.01 $11.20 $23,290 5.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $8.95 $9.45 $19,670 3.1 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 110 $10.29 $10.25 $21,330 4.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 300 $13.95 $14.02 $29,170 9.9 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other 50 $17.11 $17.21 $35,800 5.5 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $14.32 $14.75 $30,690 7.5 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $11.72 $12.02 $25,010 2.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.55 $13.24 $27,550 6.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.29 $14.36 $29,870 4.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $17.73 $17.27 $35,920 6.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 490 $12.32 $13.43 $27,940 4.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 270 $12.97 $12.98 $26,990 2.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $16.46 $15.43 $32,090 3.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 390 $11.25 $12.05 $25,060 6.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $13.53 $13.24 $27,540 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 7,210 $13.06 $14.68 $30,530 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 80 $21.07 $20.22 $42,050 3.1 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 160 $17.75 $18.86 $39,230 7.5 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 270 $10.26 $10.10 $21,000 3.7 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 250 $13.00 $13.07 $27,180 5.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 330 $9.34 $11.42 $23,760 10.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,270 $16.35 $17.76 $36,940 5.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 690 $13.57 $14.91 $31,010 9.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $9.03 $9.35 $19,450 4.4 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 30 $15.76 $15.04 $31,270 5.8 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $9.54 $10.11 $21,030 6.2 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $11.91 $11.75 $24,440 7.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 $15.40 $15.80 $32,860 9.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 560 $17.19 $16.88 $35,110 2.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $9.37 $9.84 $20,470 3.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,470 $11.97 $12.46 $25,920 3.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $12.80 $12.68 $26,380 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 270 $10.53 $10.95 $22,770 4.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 200 $10.61 $10.67 $22,190 6.8 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010