May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Eastern Washington 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 Eastern Washington 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 Eastern Washington 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 58,420 $15.90 $19.81 $41,190 2.7 %
 
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 1,990 $37.40 $40.55 $84,350 3.2 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 70 $49.41 $56.55 $117,630 11.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 280 $39.97 $44.90 $93,390 4.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $36.64 $38.81 $80,720 5.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 50 $38.38 $41.26 $85,820 6.5 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 60 $40.07 $43.19 $89,830 6.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $33.53 $34.86 $72,500 2.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $39.60 $43.47 $90,410 6.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 $31.04 $33.04 $68,720 5.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 50 $49.34 $52.24 $108,660 7.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $88,130 2.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $49.27 $52.39 $108,980 5.9 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 $18.99 $22.76 $47,330 8.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $39.27 $45.44 $94,520 7.1 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $43.22 $46.53 $96,780 3.0 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 60 $26.12 $24.89 $51,770 1.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $21.47 $26.80 $55,740 21.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 50 $25.26 $26.11 $54,310 6.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 120 $35.25 $36.19 $75,280 2.4 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,880 $27.92 $30.00 $62,400 4.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $24.41 $25.50 $53,040 4.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 100 $28.92 $26.96 $56,080 2.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 $25.52 $26.18 $54,460 3.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 50 $27.86 $27.98 $58,200 3.9 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 $40.10 $37.91 $78,860 2.5 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 80 $36.62 $40.92 $85,120 8.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 560 $29.84 $33.11 $68,870 6.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 370 $27.46 $30.68 $63,820 4.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 $32.34 $31.25 $65,000 10.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 70 $29.34 $30.11 $62,630 13.0 %
 
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 830 $28.40 $29.90 $62,190 3.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 150 $21.88 $21.45 $44,620 3.6 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 140 $29.87 $31.30 $65,100 5.3 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 160 $26.59 $27.35 $56,880 3.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $25.23 $27.90 $58,040 8.2 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 60 $35.58 $35.02 $72,840 4.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts (8) $46.80 $44.23 $92,000 9.6 %
 
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 1,380 $32.88 $34.86 $72,520 3.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 270 $42.26 $42.79 $88,990 2.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $36.67 $37.38 $77,750 2.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $35.51 $36.95 $76,850 3.2 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 60 $42.25 $36.58 $76,090 7.9 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 30 $19.62 $21.25 $44,190 2.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 110 $21.52 $23.03 $47,910 3.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 180 $27.73 $27.65 $57,500 1.9 %
 
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 2,090 $21.28 $23.95 $49,810 2.6 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 60 $29.88 $30.13 $62,670 1.4 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 130 $33.63 $32.91 $68,450 4.9 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 90 $31.92 $31.76 $66,050 2.3 %
19-2031 Chemists (8) $22.63 $28.06 $58,360 3.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 $23.47 $25.70 $53,450 6.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 30 $30.63 $30.47 $63,380 3.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 310 $13.23 $15.97 $33,210 1.4 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 110 $17.47 $17.87 $37,170 4.6 %
 
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 1,100 $19.94 $20.60 $42,840 3.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 200 $24.13 $24.48 $50,920 3.2 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 60 $23.15 $23.28 $48,420 2.8 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $15.83 $16.67 $34,680 6.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 50 $15.26 $17.38 $36,140 3.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 60 $21.58 $21.70 $45,140 4.7 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 110 $24.20 $23.72 $49,330 2.7 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 170 $23.18 $21.97 $45,700 5.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $13.96 $14.54 $30,240 3.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 30 $22.54 $22.95 $47,730 2.8 %
 
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 300 $24.87 $31.48 $65,480 9.6 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $38.56 $48.02 $99,870 11.8 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 $19.04 $19.54 $40,630 3.7 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 40 $15.15 $17.63 $36,680 10.6 %
 
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 6,260 $20.25 $23.59 $49,070 4.0 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $54,420 7.5 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $54,850 9.1 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $61,650 5.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 120 $13.60 $14.17 $29,480 4.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 40 (4) (4) $50,840 3.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 690 (4) (4) $55,580 1.9 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 260 (4) (4) $58,910 2.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 560 (4) (4) $57,220 2.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $59,130 2.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 40 (4) (4) $54,230 2.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 (4) (4) $54,340 4.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 60 $14.19 $15.81 $32,880 11.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 600 (4) (4) $35,670 5.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 $23.49 $23.10 $48,040 11.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 160 $15.27 $15.81 $32,890 5.9 %
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors 70 $27.82 $31.15 $64,790 13.0 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $22.92 $24.22 $50,380 5.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 930 (4) (4) $26,780 1.6 %
 
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 960 $18.08 $20.46 $42,550 7.2 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 50 $10.26 $10.71 $22,270 3.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $19.21 $19.81 $41,210 5.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 420 (4) (4) $40,410 13.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 150 $23.88 $26.14 $54,380 5.0 %
27-3041 Editors 40 $24.88 $25.84 $53,740 3.3 %
 
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 3,350 $29.41 $34.38 $71,510 4.1 %
29-1021 Dentists, General (8) (5) $86.25 $179,400 11.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 140 $48.70 $45.88 $95,430 3.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $73.98 $78.03 $162,300 8.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $100.84 $209,750 16.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $42.02 $40.85 $84,970 2.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,440 $29.76 $29.58 $61,530 1.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $36.43 $36.25 $75,400 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 130 $37.52 $37.08 $77,130 2.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 50 $24.80 $24.58 $51,130 3.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $31.94 $31.47 $65,470 5.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $27.58 $27.14 $56,460 2.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $16.62 $17.59 $36,580 3.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 90 $38.76 $37.76 $78,530 8.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 110 $27.82 $27.13 $56,430 3.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 50 $12.00 $15.72 $32,700 19.2 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (8) $11.82 $13.41 $27,880 4.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 120 $17.74 $17.27 $35,920 2.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $20.89 $21.19 $44,070 3.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 200 $18.68 $18.99 $39,500 2.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 100 $13.91 $15.43 $32,100 2.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 60 $34.36 $34.82 $72,420 5.8 %
 
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 1,750 $11.67 $12.55 $26,110 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 440 $9.95 $10.42 $21,680 4.2 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 660 $11.28 $11.68 $24,300 2.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $11.47 $11.94 $24,840 3.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 130 $16.29 $16.71 $34,760 6.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 160 $13.63 $14.07 $29,260 2.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $15.76 $15.43 $32,100 2.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 70 $10.61 $11.00 $22,870 5.9 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 90 $14.72 $14.89 $30,980 2.5 %
 
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 1,900 $22.45 $22.60 $47,010 2.3 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 30 $25.43 $26.64 $55,410 6.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $33.07 $31.61 $65,740 1.8 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 50 $31.37 $31.84 $66,230 9.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (8) $12.73 $16.39 $34,090 10.8 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,060 $22.46 $22.60 $47,000 3.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $30.73 $29.88 $62,150 2.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 200 $24.32 $24.72 $51,420 3.1 %
33-9032 Security Guards 110 $14.36 $14.95 $31,090 5.8 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 60 $10.61 $11.13 $23,150 2.6 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 110 $20.76 $22.32 $46,410 4.3 %
 
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 5,150 $9.73 $11.13 $23,150 2.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $21.64 $23.01 $47,860 7.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 290 $14.41 $15.01 $31,220 2.9 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $9.30 $9.51 $19,780 3.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 320 $13.13 $14.03 $29,180 2.7 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 400 $10.62 $10.83 $22,520 2.6 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other (8) $9.97 $11.80 $24,550 18.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 290 $9.48 $10.04 $20,890 2.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 240 $13.52 $13.12 $27,290 6.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,340 $9.30 $9.87 $20,540 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 590 $9.32 $9.65 $20,080 2.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 650 $11.91 $12.58 $26,160 6.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $9.22 $11.08 $23,050 6.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 100 $9.48 $9.92 $20,630 2.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 200 $9.22 $9.55 $19,860 2.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 120 $9.59 $9.99 $20,770 5.0 %
 
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 1,850 $11.34 $12.46 $25,920 2.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 $16.35 $16.73 $34,800 3.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,030 $11.59 $12.23 $25,430 2.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 420 $10.09 $10.30 $21,420 3.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $12.40 $14.46 $30,080 9.8 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 40 $14.93 $15.62 $32,500 7.5 %
 
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 1,520 $10.58 $12.16 $25,290 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $17.26 $19.98 $41,550 11.6 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 60 $9.13 $9.75 $20,290 4.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 110 $9.41 $10.17 $21,160 3.1 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 240 $9.33 $10.02 $20,840 3.2 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 480 $10.61 $10.74 $22,340 2.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $9.88 $12.02 $25,000 4.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 80 $12.99 $15.24 $31,710 5.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $14.14 $14.47 $30,090 5.5 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other (8) $9.11 $9.59 $19,950 4.1 %
 
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 4,600 $10.77 $14.44 $30,040 4.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 380 $16.98 $19.04 $39,600 4.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $23.09 $24.21 $50,360 3.6 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,620 $9.21 $9.98 $20,750 2.0 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 $11.83 $13.08 $27,210 5.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 90 $13.88 $14.46 $30,080 5.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,520 $10.32 $12.13 $25,240 4.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $12.17 $13.66 $28,410 5.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 60 $23.36 $26.34 $54,790 18.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 80 $15.06 $17.99 $37,410 9.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 340 $20.35 $27.98 $58,190 16.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $40.10 $40.18 $83,580 2.5 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 40 $16.20 $16.91 $35,170 6.4 %
 
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 8,440 $14.51 $15.21 $31,650 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 510 $21.26 $21.28 $44,260 2.1 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $13.75 $13.89 $28,900 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 50 $15.11 $15.80 $32,860 4.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 220 $13.69 $13.96 $29,040 2.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 900 $15.96 $16.52 $34,370 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $15.66 $16.15 $33,600 3.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 400 $11.48 $11.98 $24,930 3.1 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 190 $17.43 $18.55 $38,590 6.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 300 $15.54 $15.34 $31,900 3.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 50 $12.37 $12.62 $26,250 5.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (8) $9.66 $10.73 $22,320 9.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 100 $14.64 $15.01 $31,220 6.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 70 $14.42 $14.22 $29,580 3.9 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (8) $14.47 $14.70 $30,570 4.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 $11.95 $12.83 $26,680 5.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $18.76 $18.42 $38,320 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 440 $11.61 $11.75 $24,440 1.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 120 $17.76 $17.93 $37,280 3.4 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $16.49 $16.67 $34,680 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $18.18 $19.00 $39,520 4.7 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $16.51 $16.79 $34,930 3.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 $25.25 $22.87 $47,570 3.8 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 $20.95 $21.44 $44,600 1.5 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 60 $9.74 $12.36 $25,710 1.6 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $20.32 $20.88 $43,420 2.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 160 $13.57 $14.05 $29,220 3.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 600 $10.07 $11.41 $23,730 2.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 310 $20.71 $20.64 $42,940 1.9 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 40 $16.05 $16.21 $33,710 6.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 300 $14.64 $14.84 $30,870 3.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 750 $15.21 $15.29 $31,800 1.5 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 30 $13.23 $13.60 $28,280 2.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 110 $13.46 $13.73 $28,550 6.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,170 $12.31 $12.62 $26,250 1.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 430 $16.76 $16.14 $33,570 4.2 %
 
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 550 $18.15 $17.69 $36,800 4.0 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 40 $20.17 $21.10 $43,880 8.5 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors (8) $20.31 $20.24 $42,090 4.0 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (8) $10.50 $11.25 $23,390 8.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 90 $10.39 $12.03 $25,030 16.4 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 190 $20.56 $20.14 $41,880 4.0 %
 
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 2,580 $17.53 $18.87 $39,250 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 140 $26.92 $27.92 $58,080 3.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 640 $16.81 $16.40 $34,100 4.0 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 70 $17.46 $19.22 $39,980 5.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 330 $12.88 $12.98 $27,000 4.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 200 $22.13 $21.61 $44,940 6.0 %
47-2111 Electricians (8) $24.97 $24.39 $50,720 5.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 140 $15.71 $17.32 $36,030 7.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $22.15 $22.00 $45,760 14.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $14.99 $15.93 $33,130 11.2 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 100 $33.69 $32.29 $67,160 3.0 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 250 $19.25 $19.36 $40,260 2.5 %
 
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 2,480 $18.84 $20.49 $42,610 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $30.19 $29.85 $62,080 4.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $27.59 $27.42 $57,040 4.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 40 $16.55 $18.46 $38,390 10.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 230 $17.52 $18.76 $39,020 6.6 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $16.84 $16.73 $34,800 7.4 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $16.41 $16.21 $33,720 7.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $19.94 $20.89 $43,440 2.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $12.79 $12.52 $26,050 5.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 70 $17.15 $19.65 $40,880 6.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $19.17 $19.34 $40,220 6.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 140 $17.84 $21.89 $45,540 4.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 780 $17.80 $18.29 $38,040 3.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights 50 $20.62 $22.23 $46,240 3.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (8) $35.31 $34.58 $71,930 3.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 $15.78 $15.29 $31,810 8.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 70 $12.11 $15.24 $31,700 8.9 %
 
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 3,850 $13.60 $16.14 $33,570 5.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 270 $29.86 $31.32 $65,140 6.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 280 $15.98 $16.33 $33,970 4.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 170 $11.84 $13.38 $27,830 2.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $10.77 $12.34 $25,660 5.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $16.76 $16.66 $34,640 5.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $14.87 $15.39 $32,020 2.6 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $15.54 $14.91 $31,010 4.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 60 $17.62 $19.36 $40,270 6.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 160 $16.85 $17.80 $37,030 4.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 40 $10.19 $11.27 $23,450 3.5 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $12.42 $13.01 $27,050 4.6 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 90 $17.54 $17.78 $36,980 3.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 110 $19.80 $18.47 $38,430 3.9 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 40 $19.05 $19.59 $40,740 4.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 70 $21.30 $20.84 $43,340 3.8 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $11.62 $12.53 $26,060 4.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 140 $13.34 $14.39 $29,940 3.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $11.58 $12.32 $25,620 5.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 30 $13.03 $13.20 $27,460 3.6 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3,590 $14.25 $15.06 $31,330 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $23.71 $22.99 $47,830 6.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $24.90 $25.46 $52,950 5.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 450 $16.14 $16.32 $33,940 2.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (8) $14.08 $14.68 $30,530 4.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 670 $15.35 $16.10 $33,480 2.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 300 $13.41 $14.64 $30,460 7.6 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $10.44 $10.82 $22,490 4.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $14.44 $15.15 $31,510 6.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 120 $15.96 $16.10 $33,490 4.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 140 $12.42 $12.25 $25,480 3.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 740 $11.39 $12.08 $25,120 2.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 230 $9.15 $9.84 $20,460 5.2 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $16.77 $16.77 $34,880 3.2 %

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