May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Western Nebraska 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 Western Nebraska 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 79,340 $11.98 $14.77 $30,720 1.4 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,580 $26.50 $30.40 $63,240 3.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 90 $60.57 $66.39 $138,090 9.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 590 $33.76 $36.72 $76,380 2.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 480 (4) (4) $20,740 9.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $41.43 $47.91 $99,650 9.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 80 $19.30 $21.76 $45,260 5.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $33.68 $33.61 $69,910 2.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 140 $36.51 $40.85 $84,970 5.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $31.79 $32.75 $68,130 3.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $36.13 $40.99 $85,260 6.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 $23.60 $34.39 $71,540 16.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 210 (4) (4) $76,570 3.0 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 70 $25.99 $29.06 $60,450 1.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 $18.31 $19.10 $39,720 4.6 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 40 $16.97 $17.25 $35,880 7.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $28.16 $29.37 $61,090 2.6 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 100 $26.12 $25.08 $52,160 0.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 50 $20.28 $22.36 $46,500 6.3 %
 
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 2,130 $23.08 $24.46 $50,870 1.9 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 70 $25.59 $27.67 $57,560 7.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $24.63 $27.06 $56,280 8.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 50 $20.46 $22.19 $46,160 3.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 80 $30.74 $29.59 $61,550 3.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 $20.77 $22.32 $46,430 1.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 $21.45 $21.00 $43,690 5.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 80 $16.61 $19.12 $39,770 6.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $28.95 $29.22 $60,780 1.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 120 $15.27 $17.80 $37,030 3.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 40 $18.51 $20.57 $42,790 5.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 60 $29.76 $29.59 $61,540 6.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 170 $20.12 $21.40 $44,510 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 490 $22.79 $24.58 $51,120 2.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 90 $17.13 $20.27 $42,170 10.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 $23.72 $28.48 $59,240 2.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 370 $28.41 $28.94 $60,200 3.7 %
 
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 450 $21.47 $23.31 $48,490 2.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 70 $17.03 $19.44 $40,430 4.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 120 $16.83 $18.07 $37,580 4.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 30 $22.57 $25.26 $52,540 4.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $22.33 $24.26 $50,450 3.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $26.18 $29.70 $61,780 6.7 %
 
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 360 $21.63 $23.80 $49,500 2.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 50 $31.52 $30.93 $64,340 2.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $17.15 $17.26 $35,910 2.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $25.51 $23.66 $49,210 3.5 %
 
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 540 $21.33 $25.40 $52,830 5.6 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 70 $28.02 $26.66 $55,440 4.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 100 $28.83 $29.87 $62,130 4.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $23.46 $26.18 $54,440 7.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 30 $17.03 $17.55 $36,500 4.2 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 90 $11.78 $14.81 $30,810 2.0 %
 
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 980 $15.53 $16.54 $34,410 3.6 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 140 $24.29 $22.84 $47,510 6.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 90 $18.99 $21.61 $44,950 18.4 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 80 $11.39 $12.39 $25,770 5.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 140 $15.76 $15.89 $33,050 3.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $17.08 $17.97 $37,380 7.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $13.66 $15.20 $31,610 13.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 280 $12.06 $13.09 $27,230 3.2 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $14.34 $14.18 $29,500 3.7 %
 
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 370 $22.74 $34.40 $71,550 13.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 230 $37.66 $47.00 $97,770 14.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 120 $14.24 $14.39 $29,930 4.5 %
 
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 6,250 $17.38 $17.61 $36,630 2.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $52,530 6.0 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $36,750 2.5 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $45,820 2.0 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $43,590 2.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 30 $22.78 $22.21 $46,190 2.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 120 $14.98 $15.53 $32,300 4.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 300 (4) (4) $40,340 3.2 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,590 (4) (4) $41,920 3.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 280 (4) (4) $46,400 4.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 780 (4) (4) $45,230 2.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $45,270 2.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 220 (4) (4) $41,390 3.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $41,950 7.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $44,470 5.0 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 70 $15.36 $15.81 $32,890 9.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $18.65 $21.05 $43,790 7.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 350 (4) (4) $32,480 9.7 %
25-4021 Librarians 190 $18.36 $18.87 $39,260 3.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 220 $8.86 $9.55 $19,870 4.1 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 60 $26.16 $26.81 $55,760 8.7 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (8) $26.33 $26.04 $54,160 4.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,300 (4) (4) $20,190 3.9 %
 
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 710 $12.20 $14.31 $29,770 4.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 30 $9.73 $10.10 $21,000 3.7 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 50 $13.15 $13.79 $28,680 4.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 130 (4) (4) $23,560 11.4 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 90 $14.09 $15.43 $32,090 12.0 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) $11.24 $12.22 $25,430 9.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 110 $14.36 $16.89 $35,130 5.6 %
27-3041 Editors 50 $12.55 $14.36 $29,870 8.2 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 30 $13.82 $13.46 $27,990 5.3 %
 
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 4,670 $21.93 $26.04 $54,170 2.5 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 $57.20 $45.37 $94,360 20.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 $66.35 $67.55 $140,510 21.2 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $20.28 $21.37 $44,450 3.6 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $32.56 $36.77 $76,480 11.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $48.68 $44.51 $92,590 4.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 120 $66.49 $78.60 $163,480 10.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 100 $37.97 $38.35 $79,760 2.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,520 $24.98 $25.87 $53,820 3.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $28.97 $31.07 $64,630 3.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 80 $34.48 $34.20 $71,130 2.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 80 $21.48 $22.05 $45,860 1.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (8) $20.40 $22.11 $45,990 4.1 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 110 $24.91 $26.54 $55,210 4.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 160 $22.08 $22.55 $46,900 3.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $13.34 $14.76 $30,700 8.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 100 $29.55 $29.30 $60,940 2.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 130 $21.84 $22.28 $46,330 1.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 140 $11.53 $12.86 $26,740 4.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $11.84 $12.33 $25,660 1.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $14.75 $15.35 $31,930 3.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $13.24 $13.50 $28,080 14.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 780 $16.84 $16.70 $34,730 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $14.25 $14.86 $30,910 4.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 100 $12.34 $12.40 $25,800 5.3 %
 
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 2,700 $10.64 $10.92 $22,720 1.7 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 270 $8.92 $9.11 $18,950 3.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,600 $10.47 $10.59 $22,030 1.5 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 $11.12 $11.19 $23,280 2.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 200 $13.42 $12.99 $27,020 4.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 270 $11.33 $11.46 $23,830 2.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 30 $12.19 $12.41 $25,820 2.8 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 130 $12.82 $12.63 $26,270 2.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $9.99 $9.92 $20,620 8.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 $9.70 $10.68 $22,220 4.9 %
 
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 1,060 $16.39 $17.22 $35,820 2.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 70 $24.72 $26.48 $55,080 2.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 80 $12.15 $13.14 $27,330 4.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 120 $12.56 $12.82 $26,670 3.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $24.85 $26.19 $54,490 2.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 500 $17.96 $18.24 $37,940 1.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 40 $12.84 $12.21 $25,400 4.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 60 $9.77 $9.37 $19,490 4.9 %
 
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 7,590 $7.84 $8.49 $17,660 1.3 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 470 $12.50 $13.48 $28,040 4.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 480 $7.88 $8.06 $16,750 3.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 560 $9.49 $9.71 $20,190 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 340 $8.19 $8.66 $18,020 3.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 180 $10.00 $9.87 $20,530 3.5 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 490 $7.98 $8.28 $17,220 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 540 $7.50 $7.88 $16,400 4.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,420 $7.59 $7.78 $16,190 2.8 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 260 $8.04 $8.15 $16,950 4.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,040 $7.42 $7.69 $16,000 3.0 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 260 $7.89 $8.22 $17,090 3.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 $8.23 $8.86 $18,430 6.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 280 $7.58 $7.72 $16,060 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 70 $7.58 $7.68 $15,970 4.5 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,340 $9.21 $10.07 $20,950 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 160 $13.26 $13.39 $27,860 3.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $18.32 $19.11 $39,750 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,510 $9.28 $10.02 $20,840 2.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 910 $7.99 $8.30 $17,260 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 650 $10.64 $10.72 $22,290 3.6 %
 
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 1,310 $8.44 $9.20 $19,130 2.8 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $8.15 $9.07 $18,860 13.6 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $8.20 $8.05 $16,740 6.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $8.00 $9.39 $19,530 13.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 250 $7.71 $8.02 $16,690 2.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 230 $8.84 $8.80 $18,310 5.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 150 $10.26 $10.58 $22,000 3.2 %
 
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 9,580 $9.08 $11.92 $24,790 3.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 980 $14.94 $16.13 $33,550 3.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $27.32 $28.35 $58,960 8.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,050 $7.69 $7.93 $16,490 1.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 280 $9.34 $10.72 $22,290 7.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 310 $13.55 $13.75 $28,610 4.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,020 $8.93 $10.05 $20,890 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $14.60 $15.70 $32,660 9.7 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 270 $16.66 $24.15 $50,240 24.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $13.27 $16.34 $33,990 19.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $16.48 $17.11 $35,600 5.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 60 $21.82 $24.80 $51,590 13.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 740 $18.12 $21.52 $44,770 6.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $13.79 $14.75 $30,680 22.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $8.66 $8.86 $18,420 3.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 40 $7.29 $8.54 $17,760 11.3 %
 
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 13,070 $11.62 $12.45 $25,900 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 520 $18.03 $18.37 $38,200 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $9.89 $9.99 $20,780 3.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 250 $14.00 $14.55 $30,260 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 330 $13.21 $13.17 $27,390 2.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,480 $12.86 $13.02 $27,080 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $14.85 $15.27 $31,760 2.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 $14.38 $14.64 $30,450 4.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 570 $9.77 $10.21 $21,230 3.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 50 $13.51 $14.31 $29,770 3.9 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 140 $12.63 $13.39 $27,850 4.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 650 $12.41 $13.08 $27,200 1.7 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $11.67 $12.39 $25,770 5.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 40 $9.16 $9.61 $19,990 2.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 450 $8.29 $8.27 $17,190 2.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 $9.03 $10.13 $21,080 5.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 160 $14.02 $14.63 $30,440 4.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $12.69 $12.45 $25,900 4.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $16.26 $15.91 $33,080 2.6 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 670 $10.45 $11.02 $22,920 3.3 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 $13.86 $15.15 $31,510 1.6 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $12.43 $13.06 $27,170 2.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $14.44 $16.07 $33,430 5.1 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $14.26 $14.35 $29,840 8.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $25.26 $24.87 $51,730 1.5 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 250 $22.43 $21.81 $45,370 1.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 110 $16.59 $17.69 $36,800 1.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 150 $16.70 $17.06 $35,490 3.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 150 $12.68 $13.14 $27,330 3.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 790 $9.72 $10.61 $22,080 3.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $16.81 $15.88 $33,030 8.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 570 $14.09 $14.48 $30,120 2.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 30 $12.42 $14.33 $29,800 11.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 270 $11.97 $13.15 $27,350 6.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,620 $11.43 $11.68 $24,300 2.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 40 $12.76 $13.29 $27,630 4.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 80 $10.66 $10.92 $22,720 5.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 120 $12.59 $13.31 $27,690 8.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 $9.66 $10.14 $21,090 5.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,730 $9.70 $10.18 $21,170 1.8 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 80 $11.19 $11.29 $23,480 2.7 %
 
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 630 $10.94 $12.06 $25,090 4.4 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 $20.93 $21.78 $45,300 5.5 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 40 $17.78 $18.51 $38,500 2.6 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 110 $9.47 $9.32 $19,390 5.5 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 190 $11.35 $12.12 $25,220 7.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 120 $12.12 $11.54 $24,010 8.9 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $9.43 $10.07 $20,940 7.1 %
 
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 3,500 $14.27 $15.23 $31,690 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 290 $23.72 $23.74 $49,370 2.7 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $15.90 $15.96 $33,190 7.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 500 $12.76 $13.53 $28,150 3.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 150 $12.45 $12.44 $25,860 5.9 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 220 $12.27 $12.11 $25,200 2.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (8) $13.67 $13.49 $28,070 5.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 240 $14.68 $15.35 $31,930 3.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 90 $15.32 $15.01 $31,220 7.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 300 $18.20 $18.76 $39,020 5.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $12.73 $17.66 $36,740 18.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 120 $16.16 $17.34 $36,060 5.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $13.25 $12.66 $26,330 8.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 50 $10.19 $12.01 $24,970 12.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 60 $9.59 $9.31 $19,370 8.7 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $12.19 $12.71 $26,450 9.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 580 $14.21 $14.15 $29,430 1.6 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 200 $13.23 $14.44 $30,040 16.3 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 50 $15.64 $16.00 $33,280 6.6 %
 
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 4,020 $15.47 $16.83 $35,010 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 290 $24.27 $24.41 $50,780 4.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $11.69 $12.34 $25,680 4.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 110 $17.32 $19.92 $41,420 11.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $18.77 $19.21 $39,960 9.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 570 $12.92 $14.05 $29,220 5.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 $15.31 $15.93 $33,140 2.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 300 $14.66 $14.90 $30,990 6.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $18.10 $18.00 $37,440 3.7 %
49-3043 Rail Car Repairers 210 $14.34 $15.30 $31,810 7.1 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 230 $17.69 $17.66 $36,720 8.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 150 $17.32 $17.31 $36,000 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 860 $13.93 $14.99 $31,180 3.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 250 $23.73 $24.43 $50,820 6.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 70 $22.93 $23.23 $48,320 5.7 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $15.33 $15.02 $31,240 4.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $11.30 $11.58 $24,090 4.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $13.60 $14.01 $29,130 12.6 %
 
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 6,660 $11.33 $12.60 $26,220 3.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 430 $22.10 $22.35 $46,480 3.4 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 70 $9.05 $9.85 $20,480 2.9 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 30 $12.02 $12.35 $25,690 2.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 390 $9.89 $11.09 $23,070 9.0 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 110 $13.56 $13.22 $27,490 3.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $9.12 $11.03 $22,940 18.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $11.08 $10.86 $22,590 7.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic (8) $19.19 $18.74 $38,980 3.9 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $11.52 $13.47 $28,030 7.8 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.67 $11.51 $23,950 4.5 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $17.43 $16.48 $34,280 4.6 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $12.19 $13.44 $27,950 4.2 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.01 $11.04 $22,960 3.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 130 $13.18 $14.50 $30,170 4.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.33 $11.31 $23,530 4.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 370 $13.16 $13.47 $28,010 5.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 120 $10.48 $12.28 $25,550 11.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 270 $8.47 $8.89 $18,480 3.6 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 180 $14.35 $14.68 $30,540 2.9 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 50 $17.22 $17.13 $35,640 4.2 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $12.26 $14.09 $29,310 9.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $11.64 $12.30 $25,580 10.5 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 50 $10.27 $10.26 $21,340 3.0 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $12.74 $13.12 $27,280 4.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 $15.37 $15.33 $31,890 3.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $11.74 $12.05 $25,060 2.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $13.30 $13.15 $27,350 3.1 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 70 $13.08 $13.16 $27,370 2.9 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 40 $9.61 $10.09 $20,990 3.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 180 $11.95 $13.46 $27,990 5.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 90 $7.24 $8.07 $16,790 8.5 %
 
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 6,840 $12.12 $13.38 $27,820 2.6 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $20.97 $21.00 $43,680 3.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $25.65 $25.46 $52,960 7.9 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 50 (4) (4) $54,980 6.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 50 $10.87 $11.00 $22,880 3.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 270 $11.12 $11.09 $23,060 7.0 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 410 $12.82 $13.83 $28,760 6.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,400 $15.07 $15.90 $33,080 4.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 540 $11.79 $13.45 $27,970 6.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 180 $8.27 $8.27 $17,210 5.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 60 $8.06 $8.83 $18,360 4.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 160 $9.59 $10.53 $21,900 7.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 110 $13.78 $15.33 $31,880 11.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 130 $15.91 $15.24 $31,700 3.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 210 $8.53 $9.30 $19,340 5.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,020 $11.30 $11.72 $24,380 2.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 150 $11.58 $12.19 $25,350 3.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 680 $11.88 $12.62 $26,240 10.4 %
53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers (8) $13.85 $15.27 $31,760 13.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $13.93 $13.79 $28,680 4.0 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010