May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Grand Junction, 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 Grand Junction, 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 Grand Junction, 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 62,910 $15.47 $19.05 $39,630 1.9 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,450 $34.91 $39.30 $81,750 2.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,300 $34.05 $40.58 $84,400 3.4 %
11-1031 Legislators (8) (4) (4) $27,870 20.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 80 $35.08 $42.31 $88,000 9.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 70 $40.02 $43.01 $89,470 6.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $41.04 $40.71 $84,680 3.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 170 $31.55 $33.56 $69,800 6.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 $20.79 $21.88 $45,510 7.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 $44.40 $45.99 $95,660 4.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 40 $31.41 $30.48 $63,400 2.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 120 $41.02 $41.29 $85,880 3.6 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,120 $24.74 $28.12 $58,490 3.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $23.33 $25.06 $52,120 2.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $21.32 $26.22 $54,540 14.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $20.21 $22.46 $46,710 3.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $24.20 $26.92 $55,980 10.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $25.53 $23.97 $49,850 6.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $21.84 $22.40 $46,590 2.1 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 50 $20.45 $22.86 $47,550 2.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $21.31 $22.65 $47,110 2.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts (8) $29.30 $35.13 $73,060 10.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 520 $28.52 $30.93 $64,340 8.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 550 $24.41 $27.39 $56,970 3.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $22.00 $24.01 $49,940 8.8 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-2072 Loan Officers 100 $28.08 $30.49 $63,410 3.9 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 570 $29.54 $31.79 $66,130 4.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 80 $39.61 $43.39 $90,240 11.2 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $54.15 $48.22 $100,300 7.1 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 160 $22.39 $22.74 $47,310 2.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 $35.08 $35.66 $74,180 5.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70 $28.55 $28.90 $60,120 2.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 70 $26.47 $26.42 $54,950 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 810 $28.12 $30.57 $63,580 4.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $26.63 $38.06 $79,150 29.2 %
17-1022 Surveyors 60 $24.91 $26.02 $54,120 3.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 220 $35.02 $35.29 $73,390 3.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 $29.56 $39.88 $82,940 22.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 70 $21.96 $22.12 $46,000 7.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 130 $17.88 $18.11 $37,670 3.0 %
 
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 580 $27.67 $27.45 $57,100 2.4 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 40 $28.01 $28.33 $58,920 2.6 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists (8) $25.98 $25.23 $52,470 4.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 $33.78 $32.61 $67,830 7.9 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 50 $29.63 $29.86 $62,100 2.1 %
 
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 900 $16.95 $18.53 $38,530 3.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 80 $16.42 $16.88 $35,120 9.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 40 $14.28 $17.04 $35,440 12.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 300 $15.39 $16.38 $34,070 5.3 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $17.36 $18.77 $39,030 5.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 60 $14.96 $16.84 $35,020 7.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators 30 $23.13 $23.91 $49,730 2.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 120 $10.33 $11.98 $24,910 5.3 %
 
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 400 $30.23 $36.22 $75,340 11.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 250 $35.61 $44.36 $92,270 13.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $18.31 $18.35 $38,180 6.7 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 40 $14.25 $16.21 $33,710 7.3 %
 
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 3,460 $19.22 $19.86 $41,300 2.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $19.89 $19.70 $40,990 13.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $9.15 $11.82 $24,580 11.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 90 (4) (4) $52,880 2.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $16.85 $16.79 $34,930 4.7 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 70 (4) (4) $45,450 6.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 50 $28.87 $27.90 $58,040 5.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $13.72 $14.04 $29,210 2.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 700 (4) (4) $24,360 3.4 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
 
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 990 $18.03 $20.72 $43,100 4.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 40 $11.97 $12.01 $24,980 4.0 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $20.08 $19.85 $41,290 7.5 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 40 $20.98 $21.97 $45,700 11.9 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 $14.60 $20.62 $42,900 24.6 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $32,890 6.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 130 $18.15 $20.66 $42,970 5.5 %
27-3041 Editors (8) $32.28 $31.79 $66,120 2.7 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 30 $11.37 $13.78 $28,660 14.9 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 3,540 $29.50 $35.15 $73,120 5.6 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (8) $26.09 $27.22 $56,610 24.3 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 $52.93 $49.62 $103,200 10.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $25.57 $25.71 $53,470 3.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 110 $54.24 $53.26 $110,770 1.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 220 (5) $98.04 $203,930 19.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $40.12 $37.71 $78,440 7.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,300 $30.65 $30.83 $64,120 1.8 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 30 $31.04 $30.42 $63,270 2.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 100 $32.16 $30.29 $63,010 2.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $33.86 $36.15 $75,190 8.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $32.73 $35.14 $73,080 19.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $19.37 $19.58 $40,730 4.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 80 $35.14 $34.16 $71,050 4.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 60 $19.26 $19.50 $40,560 2.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $14.77 $14.72 $30,610 2.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $22.96 $23.77 $49,430 6.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $11.33 $12.22 $25,420 9.0 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 210 $20.27 $20.89 $43,450 3.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $15.18 $15.90 $33,080 5.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 100 $45.42 $35.19 $73,200 17.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (8) $38.61 $37.10 $77,180 3.1 %
 
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 2,200 $11.55 $12.23 $25,440 3.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 570 $7.67 $8.89 $18,490 4.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 790 $11.38 $11.68 $24,280 2.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $18.64 $21.41 $44,530 11.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 190 $14.24 $14.09 $29,310 5.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 280 $14.84 $14.87 $30,920 3.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $15.45 $14.85 $30,900 12.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 170 $14.17 $14.38 $29,900 3.1 %
 
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 1,030 $20.60 $21.58 $44,890 6.9 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 40 $25.89 $26.86 $55,860 4.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 130 $19.93 $20.14 $41,890 3.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 290 $27.45 $26.52 $55,150 2.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 180 $11.17 $11.75 $24,450 7.8 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 80 $12.08 $12.49 $25,990 2.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
 
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 5,950 $9.32 $11.82 $24,590 12.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 30 $19.70 $19.40 $40,350 6.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 430 $14.51 $15.66 $32,580 4.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $8.69 $9.35 $19,440 4.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 180 $12.38 $12.67 $26,350 3.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 570 $12.24 $11.96 $24,870 7.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 420 $9.51 $9.92 $20,630 3.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders 230 (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,450 $8.94 $9.12 $18,960 3.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 70 $8.55 $9.10 $18,930 4.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,330 (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 170 $8.75 $9.86 $20,500 6.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 290 $7.92 $10.05 $20,890 16.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 310 $9.72 $9.65 $20,070 4.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 180 (8) (8) (8) (8)
 
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 1,710 $11.59 $12.59 $26,180 3.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 130 $16.81 $16.57 $34,460 5.1 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $20.58 $22.02 $45,800 5.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 700 $11.49 $11.59 $24,100 2.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 420 $8.95 $9.31 $19,360 2.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 40 $14.72 $15.33 $31,880 4.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 370 $14.69 $15.18 $31,570 4.4 %
 
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 1,500 $9.71 $11.00 $22,880 2.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $14.90 $16.77 $34,880 4.0 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $9.62 $10.67 $22,190 7.5 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 70 $7.65 $8.41 $17,490 4.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 260 $10.61 $10.60 $22,040 8.3 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops (8) $8.76 $9.39 $19,530 3.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 310 $8.71 $9.20 $19,130 4.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 220 $9.23 $9.73 $20,230 4.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $15.78 $15.59 $32,440 3.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 140 $12.02 $13.20 $27,460 5.6 %
 
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 7,910 $11.36 $15.10 $31,400 2.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 570 $15.72 $19.69 $40,960 4.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 100 $28.17 $29.31 $60,960 7.4 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,800 $9.04 $9.73 $20,240 2.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 380 $10.00 $10.84 $22,560 3.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 300 $16.46 $17.46 $36,310 4.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,710 $10.80 $13.51 $28,100 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 50 $25.76 $28.90 $60,110 18.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 120 $15.45 $19.45 $40,450 18.7 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 90 $19.15 $26.07 $54,230 14.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 230 $21.62 $25.81 $53,690 11.0 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 70 $26.18 $28.96 $60,240 6.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 770 $20.76 $22.85 $47,520 3.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 160 $20.75 $22.35 $46,500 18.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $9.64 $9.91 $20,610 2.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 60 $15.90 $17.21 $35,790 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 9,540 $13.95 $14.87 $30,920 1.4 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 400 $20.93 $21.72 $45,170 2.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $11.90 $13.05 $27,150 4.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 150 $20.75 $20.31 $42,240 3.3 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 230 $14.87 $14.97 $31,140 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 820 $14.16 $14.71 $30,590 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 $16.76 $16.11 $33,520 3.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 330 $11.16 $11.35 $23,610 1.8 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 90 $18.65 $19.80 $41,190 2.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 570 $13.48 $13.60 $28,290 2.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 80 $11.95 $11.99 $24,930 3.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $8.97 $9.05 $18,820 2.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 130 $14.54 $15.01 $31,230 1.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 $16.36 $16.80 $34,940 3.2 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $14.64 $14.95 $31,100 3.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $16.31 $15.96 $33,190 3.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 490 $11.81 $11.80 $24,530 2.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 $17.15 $17.86 $37,150 1.9 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 $11.60 $11.44 $23,790 2.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $19.26 $21.52 $44,760 8.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 140 $24.69 $22.94 $47,710 (8)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 80 $24.47 $21.41 $44,530 (8)
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 150 $12.78 $13.19 $27,440 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 660 $11.07 $11.70 $24,340 1.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 660 $19.62 $21.09 $43,870 2.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 60 $16.87 $17.15 $35,660 3.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 290 $15.86 $16.42 $34,150 5.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,890 $14.04 $14.12 $29,380 1.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 40 $13.04 $13.02 $27,090 4.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 810 $11.58 $12.08 $25,130 2.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 70 $11.22 $12.96 $26,960 7.1 %
 
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 50 $13.63 $14.04 $29,200 5.6 %
 
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 7,260 $18.87 $20.81 $43,290 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 880 $28.61 $32.35 $67,280 5.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 440 $18.91 $20.05 $41,700 4.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 190 $17.09 $17.39 $36,170 3.4 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 750 $13.81 $13.51 $28,100 2.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 100 $18.59 $18.85 $39,220 3.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 360 $21.09 $22.08 $45,920 3.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 80 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2111 Electricians 500 $22.85 $22.36 $46,500 5.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 $17.77 $17.20 $35,780 5.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 50 $17.73 $19.93 $41,440 9.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 410 $18.48 $19.38 $40,300 5.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 70 $12.93 $13.48 $28,030 3.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 210 $20.70 $20.12 $41,850 2.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 120 $20.43 $20.44 $42,510 3.2 %
47-5012 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 760 $25.92 $26.66 $55,450 6.7 %
47-5013 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 390 $15.79 $17.30 $35,980 5.1 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (8) $14.69 $14.46 $30,080 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 2,910 $18.32 $19.70 $40,970 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $30.59 $30.39 $63,200 2.6 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 30 $16.16 $16.22 $33,740 6.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 90 $26.63 $25.59 $53,230 5.4 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $14.39 $16.19 $33,670 7.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $21.71 $19.98 $41,570 10.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 480 $16.82 $19.17 $39,870 5.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $23.03 $24.97 $51,940 9.6 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 330 $22.02 $21.82 $45,380 3.0 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 50 $15.98 $16.21 $33,730 4.2 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 40 $17.24 $17.09 $35,550 5.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $14.65 $14.90 $30,990 7.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $23.10 $21.00 $43,680 4.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 110 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 540 $15.25 $16.06 $33,400 2.3 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 70 $20.53 $22.48 $46,760 8.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $12.58 $12.51 $26,020 5.3 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 90 $20.76 $20.29 $42,210 2.7 %
 
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 2,830 $13.73 $15.55 $32,350 3.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 160 $24.90 $26.95 $56,050 2.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 220 $12.52 $12.29 $25,560 4.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 130 $11.96 $13.06 $27,160 5.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 50 $12.01 $12.90 $26,840 5.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $14.76 $14.82 $30,830 6.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 140 $11.93 $13.31 $27,680 7.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.83 $12.18 $25,330 4.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 140 $18.39 $19.60 $40,770 4.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 280 $18.31 $21.24 $44,190 4.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 230 $7.65 $8.30 $17,260 4.5 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $10.68 $10.77 $22,400 2.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 60 $15.14 $16.11 $33,510 6.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $21.78 $20.27 $42,160 5.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 100 $15.49 $16.47 $34,260 4.2 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 30 $20.47 $19.59 $40,750 5.5 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $19.79 $20.30 $42,220 2.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 130 $11.51 $12.36 $25,700 5.2 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4,210 $14.48 $16.22 $33,740 3.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $23.29 $23.77 $49,450 5.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 $35.31 $37.55 $78,110 7.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 210 $11.18 $11.12 $23,140 5.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 340 $8.93 $11.55 $24,020 11.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,450 $19.51 $20.47 $42,580 5.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 530 $12.82 $13.82 $28,750 5.6 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 80 $28.31 $27.68 $57,570 4.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $20.16 $19.49 $40,530 6.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 100 $14.49 $14.43 $30,020 3.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 200 $10.45 $10.96 $22,810 6.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 680 $11.52 $12.52 $26,040 3.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 130 $7.81 $8.50 $17,680 3.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $17.43 $17.11 $35,600 6.0 %

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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List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010