May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Fort Collins-Loveland, CO



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 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO, a metropolitan statistical area in Colorado.

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 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO (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 128,650 $16.22 $20.78 $43,210 2.4 %
 
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 5,310 $40.08 $45.03 $93,650 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 60 $57.66 $71.08 $147,850 9.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,310 $35.23 $43.88 $91,280 4.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 $56.40 $59.73 $124,230 6.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 120 $39.18 $48.18 $100,210 6.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 70 $44.19 $43.44 $90,360 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 120 $56.58 $59.06 $122,850 6.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 180 $49.06 $53.77 $111,840 4.5 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $49.70 $51.88 $107,900 9.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $36.92 $40.91 $85,090 6.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 $51.20 $58.55 $121,790 10.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $47.89 $49.37 $102,690 4.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 280 $20.17 $24.72 $51,420 9.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 190 (4) (4) $90,080 10.8 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 30 $31.30 $35.13 $73,070 16.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 280 $62.53 $64.08 $133,280 4.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 120 $21.75 $23.81 $49,530 3.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $28.91 $34.56 $71,880 11.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 240 $49.43 $52.00 $108,170 4.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 170 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 $22.48 $36.45 $75,810 15.2 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $25.22 $28.41 $59,090 5.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 310 $46.10 $46.41 $96,530 4.0 %
 
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 5,330 $27.90 $30.98 $64,450 2.7 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 100 $26.94 $34.49 $71,730 15.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 260 $25.66 $30.18 $62,780 4.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $31.98 $31.06 $64,600 7.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 150 $23.35 $25.72 $53,500 2.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 260 $27.62 $27.79 $57,810 3.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 250 $20.98 $20.28 $42,190 16.8 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 80 $26.76 $27.28 $56,750 2.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 130 $28.61 $28.42 $59,120 3.1 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 100 $30.46 $31.04 $64,570 2.3 %
13-1081 Logisticians (8) $32.71 $32.73 $68,070 4.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (8) $34.06 $41.00 $85,270 13.7 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $16.95 $18.62 $38,740 5.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,600 $28.93 $31.22 $64,930 2.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,140 $28.02 $32.49 $67,580 6.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 40 $36.00 $35.25 $73,320 2.2 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts (8) $24.64 $25.84 $53,750 5.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 160 $28.22 $33.51 $69,710 8.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 $27.28 $38.35 $79,760 26.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 130 $26.52 $27.79 $57,790 6.6 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 30 $31.98 $32.07 $66,700 3.1 %
 
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 3,810 $35.59 $37.53 $78,060 4.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 200 $31.06 $31.11 $64,710 6.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 570 $38.50 $38.77 $80,650 3.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 890 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 730 $21.92 $23.88 $49,670 3.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 190 $39.00 $38.19 $79,440 5.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 110 $25.95 $30.60 $63,640 6.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 290 $33.42 $35.36 $73,550 3.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 190 $23.42 $26.19 $54,480 5.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 560 $39.81 $39.26 $81,650 5.7 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 4,320 $37.43 $39.36 $81,860 3.6 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 110 $30.98 $36.23 $75,350 9.7 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (8) $30.94 $33.66 $70,010 4.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 80 $25.08 $25.25 $52,510 5.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 540 $36.65 $35.54 $73,910 4.9 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 750 $52.55 $53.33 $110,920 1.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 240 $35.41 $38.56 $80,200 6.8 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 640 $51.00 $50.56 $105,170 3.1 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers (8) $28.07 $33.59 $69,870 2.3 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 180 $41.83 $41.45 $86,210 5.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 350 $39.12 $41.02 $85,320 5.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 190 $42.67 $42.66 $88,730 2.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 250 $18.98 $20.52 $42,670 5.5 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 80 $21.27 $22.62 $47,050 2.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $23.57 $24.47 $50,900 4.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 130 $23.37 $23.34 $48,550 11.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 150 $30.59 $31.91 $66,380 5.5 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $23.30 $23.93 $49,770 4.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (8) $23.99 $23.88 $49,660 8.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 $17.14 $17.51 $36,430 5.9 %
 
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 2,950 $25.36 $28.30 $58,860 2.9 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists (8) $27.11 $25.98 $54,030 5.0 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 60 $28.93 $33.69 $70,080 10.7 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 100 $31.77 $34.12 $70,980 4.2 %
19-2031 Chemists 130 $22.92 $25.93 $53,940 3.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 60 $33.04 $40.54 $84,320 15.5 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 40 $32.79 $35.60 $74,050 9.9 %
19-2043 Hydrologists 40 $42.97 $41.19 $85,680 5.7 %
19-3011 Economists 30 $30.03 $35.83 $74,530 21.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 130 $37.50 $36.91 $76,760 3.1 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 80 $30.66 $31.97 $66,500 1.7 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians (8) $14.09 $14.46 $30,080 5.6 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 260 $15.86 $17.63 $36,670 1.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 60 $21.79 $23.34 $48,540 5.0 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $20.94 $22.03 $45,810 8.5 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 140 $15.85 $17.90 $37,220 3.7 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 70 $21.56 $22.99 $47,810 3.0 %
 
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 1,640 $17.78 $19.16 $39,860 3.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $20.02 $20.07 $41,740 3.1 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 240 $21.26 $21.98 $45,710 3.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 260 $11.47 $15.52 $32,280 3.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 360 $18.50 $19.86 $41,310 6.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $17.30 $18.93 $39,380 4.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 230 $13.07 $13.56 $28,210 3.3 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 60 $18.24 $19.99 $41,590 2.0 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $19.81 $22.09 $45,960 1.8 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 80 $26.06 $28.54 $59,360 4.1 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 70 $14.56 $14.84 $30,880 2.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 70 $20.23 $20.79 $43,240 4.3 %
21-2011 Clergy 30 $20.48 $21.10 $43,880 3.6 %
 
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 600 $24.89 $37.51 $78,010 14.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $57.04 $58.91 $122,530 18.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $21.03 $21.64 $45,000 6.5 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 60 $22.17 $22.15 $46,070 3.5 %
 
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 9,340 $20.84 $23.70 $49,300 6.3 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 140 $17.71 $20.90 $43,470 9.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 400 $13.19 $13.66 $28,400 12.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,320 (4) (4) $47,250 1.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 280 (4) (4) $46,260 1.6 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $18.25 $19.66 $40,900 2.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 390 $14.23 $15.30 $31,830 8.1 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 110 (4) (4) $46,190 1.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 160 $26.17 $28.36 $58,980 3.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 220 $15.85 $16.17 $33,630 1.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $28.40 $29.55 $61,460 2.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 980 (4) (4) $24,690 2.1 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2,040 $18.56 $20.83 $43,320 3.7 %
27-1011 Art Directors 40 $26.34 $28.47 $59,220 11.1 %
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 40 $20.19 $23.41 $48,700 16.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $9.54 $10.78 $22,420 6.4 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 170 $20.01 $20.73 $43,130 1.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 50 $20.31 $22.15 $46,080 7.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 $10.15 $13.99 $29,110 14.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 260 (4) (4) $34,740 14.7 %
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials (8) (4) (4) $24,510 5.1 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) $16.66 $22.32 $46,420 10.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 440 $20.42 $25.51 $53,070 4.1 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $20.91 $23.39 $48,640 5.6 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 60 $32.95 $34.66 $72,080 4.8 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 30 $19.21 $18.65 $38,800 1.8 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $19.23 $21.28 $44,270 10.8 %
 
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 7,810 $28.53 $32.84 $68,310 5.1 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 50 $25.35 $22.97 $47,780 21.5 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 70 (5) $95.82 $199,300 23.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $22.46 $19.69 $40,950 10.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 250 $52.96 $51.52 $107,150 1.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 130 $45.93 $50.37 $104,770 7.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 300 (5) $104.95 $218,300 12.6 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 60 $42.34 $40.26 $83,750 4.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,930 $30.95 $31.07 $64,620 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 170 $28.88 $30.05 $62,500 2.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 200 $29.18 $30.48 $63,400 3.1 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 90 $26.52 $26.80 $55,730 1.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 160 $30.56 $31.37 $65,240 3.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 160 $30.62 $32.98 $68,600 6.4 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 40 $33.04 $34.67 $72,110 4.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 200 $28.44 $28.73 $59,760 2.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 200 $15.26 $16.58 $34,490 3.8 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 220 $34.86 $33.85 $70,400 2.8 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 90 $15.90 $18.63 $38,750 3.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $36.01 $36.69 $76,300 3.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $25.43 $26.15 $54,390 1.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 250 $14.02 $14.31 $29,770 2.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 80 $19.66 $20.30 $42,230 1.9 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 360 $13.61 $14.43 $30,010 2.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 630 $16.30 $16.90 $35,160 5.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 160 $19.19 $19.74 $41,050 3.8 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 90 $14.84 $15.34 $31,910 8.1 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 90 $16.65 $17.11 $35,600 2.4 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $37.17 $34.99 $72,780 5.1 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 40 $25.42 $24.75 $51,480 1.9 %
 
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 2,930 $12.90 $13.45 $27,980 2.3 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 310 $10.01 $10.79 $22,440 5.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,040 $11.26 $11.54 $24,000 1.9 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (8) $9.93 $10.42 $21,680 12.4 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $17.07 $19.45 $40,470 9.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 380 $16.79 $16.89 $35,130 4.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 540 $15.16 $15.83 $32,920 2.9 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 70 $13.19 $13.63 $28,350 5.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $16.80 $17.03 $35,410 2.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 160 $10.23 $10.26 $21,340 5.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 200 $14.12 $14.22 $29,580 2.6 %
 
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 2,540 $18.11 $20.24 $42,100 5.5 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $40.19 $41.15 $85,600 3.4 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers (8) $29.15 $31.10 $64,690 4.6 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 280 $24.10 $23.09 $48,020 3.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (8) $38.59 $36.57 $76,060 3.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 430 $31.83 $30.81 $64,080 2.8 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (8) $19.79 $21.70 $45,130 3.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 700 $9.93 $10.76 $22,380 5.6 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $9.12 $9.45 $19,650 2.8 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 310 $13.28 $15.34 $31,900 7.7 %
 
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 12,920 $9.03 $10.34 $21,510 2.1 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 100 $16.69 $17.64 $36,680 3.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 800 $14.78 $15.46 $32,150 3.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $9.18 $9.33 $19,410 6.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 290 $12.55 $12.93 $26,900 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,420 $10.75 $11.14 $23,160 2.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.81 $9.01 $18,740 3.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 830 $8.97 $9.47 $19,710 3.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 590 $7.71 $9.23 $19,200 5.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,140 $8.51 $8.83 $18,370 2.1 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.52 $8.63 $17,950 5.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,730 $9.03 $11.68 $24,300 6.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 270 $8.90 $9.37 $19,490 3.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 620 $8.75 $9.06 $18,840 3.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 580 $8.29 $8.56 $17,800 2.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 610 $8.63 $8.97 $18,660 2.3 %
 
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 4,410 $10.87 $11.81 $24,570 2.4 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 170 $16.18 $18.17 $37,790 6.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 90 $21.94 $22.21 $46,200 4.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,980 $10.98 $11.39 $23,700 2.3 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 970 $9.00 $9.80 $20,380 4.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 980 $10.83 $11.98 $24,930 4.8 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $15.21 $16.00 $33,280 3.3 %
 
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 2,920 $10.83 $13.24 $27,530 4.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 130 $16.72 $18.94 $39,400 3.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 190 $9.11 $11.01 $22,900 10.4 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 170 $8.08 $8.34 $17,350 3.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 190 $8.11 $9.61 $19,990 5.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 560 $10.29 $11.79 $24,530 9.1 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists (8) $16.33 $14.22 $29,570 20.0 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts (8) $12.54 $11.65 $24,230 7.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 300 $9.42 $9.75 $20,270 3.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 370 $9.56 $9.63 $20,020 2.5 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 390 $21.91 $21.78 $45,310 2.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 260 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $11.16 $14.04 $29,210 15.9 %
 
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 15,020 $11.27 $16.17 $33,640 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,280 $16.95 $18.09 $37,620 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 230 $24.06 $28.19 $58,630 4.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,320 $8.77 $9.46 $19,670 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $10.70 $11.87 $24,700 4.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 190 $15.24 $16.00 $33,280 3.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 6,060 $9.42 $11.10 $23,090 2.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 130 $21.16 $23.50 $48,880 9.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 360 $16.70 $19.34 $40,220 10.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 400 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3041 Travel Agents 80 $13.81 $15.20 $31,610 12.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 440 $23.38 $26.46 $55,030 11.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 210 $37.16 $40.20 $83,620 12.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,040 $30.23 $35.08 $72,970 6.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 30 $13.53 $14.68 $30,540 7.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 160 $20.62 $22.08 $45,920 14.4 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 330 $36.78 $38.10 $79,240 3.4 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 110 $13.52 $15.06 $31,320 10.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 110 $15.60 $16.07 $33,430 6.3 %
 
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 18,970 $14.79 $15.68 $32,610 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 850 $22.52 $23.96 $49,830 2.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $8.99 $10.30 $21,420 5.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 170 $16.00 $17.18 $35,740 6.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 360 $15.43 $15.45 $32,130 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,660 $16.39 $16.40 $34,110 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $16.19 $16.30 $33,900 3.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $18.42 $18.34 $38,140 2.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 480 $12.32 $12.73 $26,470 2.4 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $15.12 $16.73 $34,800 9.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 440 $17.09 $17.97 $37,370 2.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,120 $13.76 $15.21 $31,640 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 180 $12.19 $12.70 $26,410 2.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (8) $8.93 $10.67 $22,190 10.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 200 $15.83 $16.14 $33,570 3.2 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (8) $9.02 $10.53 $21,900 10.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $15.64 $16.05 $33,390 4.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $13.98 $13.93 $28,970 5.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 $13.84 $14.26 $29,650 3.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $18.04 $17.81 $37,040 3.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,320 $12.21 $12.32 $25,630 2.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 360 $17.32 $20.27 $42,150 4.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 $12.86 $12.14 $25,240 6.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $21.09 $21.18 $44,060 2.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $16.21 $16.41 $34,130 3.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 50 $22.17 $22.77 $47,350 6.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 50 $25.26 $25.19 $52,390 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 280 $25.10 $23.68 $49,250 (8)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 $25.25 $23.14 $48,140 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 150 $18.64 $20.41 $42,450 3.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 580 $13.35 $13.65 $28,400 3.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,610 $10.76 $11.80 $24,550 2.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,600 $19.39 $20.56 $42,770 2.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 90 $17.46 $17.31 $36,010 6.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 400 $16.16 $16.15 $33,590 7.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,450 $14.88 $14.96 $31,120 1.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (8) $14.84 $15.22 $31,670 2.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 160 $12.64 $12.76 $26,540 6.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 60 $10.85 $11.70 $24,330 3.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,110 $11.14 $12.07 $25,110 2.2 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 70 $14.15 $15.11 $31,420 9.0 %
 
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 210 $11.12 $11.85 $24,640 3.2 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 80 $10.89 $11.37 $23,650 5.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 100 $10.54 $10.66 $22,170 5.0 %
 
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 7,370 $18.67 $19.39 $40,340 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 530 $27.99 $28.26 $58,790 3.1 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 260 $22.68 $21.73 $45,190 3.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 770 $18.63 $18.83 $39,170 4.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 340 $15.32 $16.02 $33,320 5.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 760 $13.48 $14.16 $29,460 3.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 100 $19.86 $21.01 $43,700 6.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 410 $20.17 $20.43 $42,500 2.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 280 $17.73 $17.99 $37,410 2.7 %
47-2082 Tapers 80 $18.09 $18.49 $38,460 2.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 660 $20.40 $20.98 $43,640 1.9 %
47-2121 Glaziers (8) $16.50 $16.71 $34,750 4.5 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall (8) $14.53 $15.76 $32,790 7.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 310 $16.01 $18.91 $39,330 25.2 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $16.80 $16.79 $34,920 2.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 830 $20.57 $20.24 $42,100 3.3 %
47-2161 Plasterers and Stucco Masons (8) $14.07 $14.48 $30,120 4.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 70 $16.49 $16.51 $34,350 5.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 260 $18.54 $19.83 $41,250 9.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 410 $21.58 $20.95 $43,590 3.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 150 $21.64 $23.07 $47,990 4.8 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 30 $18.39 $19.02 $39,550 3.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 80 $20.20 $20.23 $42,070 2.9 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 40 $13.57 $13.71 $28,520 2.2 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4,700 $18.87 $20.60 $42,840 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 340 $29.65 $28.76 $59,820 3.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $17.52 $17.91 $37,260 5.5 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 $28.71 $32.34 $67,260 12.2 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $17.99 $17.35 $36,080 6.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 110 $29.27 $29.11 $60,540 6.8 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay 50 $37.82 $32.32 $67,230 18.0 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 80 $14.03 $14.34 $29,840 2.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 50 $19.55 $20.36 $42,340 3.9 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $19.35 $21.32 $44,350 9.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 650 $16.64 $17.92 $37,270 4.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 130 $24.04 $23.33 $48,520 3.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (8) $21.46 $21.39 $44,480 3.3 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 50 $15.57 $18.29 $38,050 18.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.41 $11.91 $24,770 10.6 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 60 $28.71 $28.06 $58,360 2.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 260 $20.67 $22.50 $46,800 7.2 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 30 $22.51 $23.06 $47,960 6.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics (8) $27.77 $26.88 $55,910 6.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,460 $16.95 $17.18 $35,730 2.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 90 $28.95 $28.35 $58,960 4.1 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 170 $17.89 $18.57 $38,630 8.0 %
 
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 7,390 $14.49 $16.08 $33,450 1.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 590 $25.76 $25.92 $53,920 2.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 430 $13.98 $15.07 $31,350 3.0 %
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 60 $15.27 $15.40 $32,030 5.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 80 $20.41 $23.91 $49,730 10.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 650 $13.72 $13.98 $29,080 2.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $12.06 $12.84 $26,700 2.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $10.15 $11.18 $23,260 3.7 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (8) $17.10 $16.44 $34,190 3.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 40 $13.77 $14.68 $30,530 7.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $16.23 $15.85 $32,960 7.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $13.65 $13.73 $28,570 2.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $11.58 $11.46 $23,840 5.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 190 $18.55 $18.48 $38,430 6.6 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers (8) $11.15 $12.51 $26,030 14.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $12.54 $13.82 $28,740 6.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 270 $17.48 $17.40 $36,190 7.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 220 $16.67 $17.81 $37,040 4.4 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 60 $14.06 $15.14 $31,480 6.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers 60 $12.02 $14.08 $29,280 3.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 40 $22.42 $22.16 $46,080 6.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 130 $12.54 $14.27 $29,680 11.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $9.11 $9.36 $19,470 2.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $11.00 $11.26 $23,430 6.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 250 $14.67 $15.23 $31,680 2.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $12.27 $12.30 $25,590 7.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 150 $25.60 $25.05 $52,110 3.1 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $16.37 $16.85 $35,040 3.2 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $12.24 $13.90 $28,910 8.5 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (8) $16.77 $17.62 $36,650 3.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $12.85 $14.27 $29,670 5.5 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $12.84 $13.37 $27,810 3.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $23.97 $24.80 $51,590 11.2 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 $11.73 $12.56 $26,130 3.4 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 30 $10.69 $10.77 $22,400 2.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 300 $11.97 $12.19 $25,360 2.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other (8) $10.90 $11.47 $23,860 6.9 %
 
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 6,130 $12.73 $13.78 $28,660 3.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $20.92 $20.99 $43,650 3.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $19.38 $22.24 $46,260 4.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 740 $8.09 $9.64 $20,060 11.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 840 $16.69 $17.10 $35,570 4.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 670 $13.15 $14.32 $29,790 5.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 $12.14 $11.84 $24,620 3.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (8) $17.50 $18.98 $39,490 8.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 400 $15.81 $16.48 $34,270 5.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 240 $9.88 $10.06 $20,930 2.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,610 $11.34 $12.05 $25,050 2.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 340 $8.93 $10.85 $22,570 6.9 %

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