May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Ames, IA



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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Ames, IA, a metropolitan statistical area in Iowa.

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 XLS file.

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Major Occupational Groups in Ames, IA (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

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Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view its profile) Level Employment Employment RSE Employment per 1,000 jobs Location quotient Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 40,270 2.6% 1000.000 1.00 $16.87 $20.83 $43,330 5.8%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 2,130 3.4% 52.855 1.08 $40.35 $44.33 $92,200 3.9%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 100 14.1% 2.533 1.29 $63.11 $70.33 $146,280 12.4%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 380 8.9% 9.416 0.65 $41.53 $46.40 $96,520 3.6%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 30 24.9% 0.867 0.33 $58.84 $53.96 $112,240 10.1%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 80 7.3% 1.979 0.98 $34.79 $35.94 $74,750 4.7%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 100 8.0% 2.414 1.02 $45.96 $47.56 $98,930 2.1%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 170 7.7% 4.279 1.15 $47.02 $48.45 $100,780 4.2%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 110 21.1% 2.672 2.17 $39.24 $43.05 $89,540 4.0%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 30 9.0% 0.780 1.03 $31.34 $38.70 $80,500 6.8%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 110 22.9% 2.717 1.71 $26.78 $26.89 $55,930 6.7%
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program detail 40 25.1% 0.901 2.43 $22.88 $27.97 $58,190 13.7%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 30 16.1% 0.747 0.43 (4) (4) $84,770 2.2%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 30 3.3% 0.775 0.54 $53.43 $52.08 $108,320 3.0%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 90 17.0% 2.309 1.59 $18.60 $20.46 $42,560 8.7%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 170 2.0% 4.127 1.83 $43.27 $42.38 $88,150 7.0%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers detail 40 15.2% 0.996 2.67 $52.69 $53.86 $112,040 3.8%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 40 41.2% 0.929 0.76 $17.40 $21.67 $45,080 14.6%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 80 25.7% 1.987 2.24 $18.68 $20.12 $41,840 4.7%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 60 8.4% 1.468 0.56 $45.79 $46.96 $97,690 6.7%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major (8) (8) (8) (8) $26.34 $27.49 $57,170 2.3%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 70 8.2% 1.833 0.85 $27.77 $27.19 $56,560 3.3%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 30 9.0% 0.762 0.44 $29.50 $33.54 $69,760 6.5%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 50 20.8% 1.167 0.78 $26.73 $27.09 $56,340 9.0%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 90 10.3% 2.165 0.72 $23.86 $25.45 $52,930 3.9%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 50 14.1% 1.189 0.29 $30.45 $34.41 $71,570 5.1%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 80 25.1% 1.949 1.17 $29.77 $27.13 $56,430 6.3%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 80 10.6% 2.093 0.69 $26.69 $29.76 $61,900 6.4%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $25.90 $26.04 $54,170 2.5%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 310 9.0% 7.683 0.89 $25.68 $30.50 $63,440 5.6%
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate detail 30 49.9% 0.817 1.79 $25.35 $24.89 $51,780 11.9%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 60 17.1% 1.599 0.73 $27.57 $29.25 $60,830 9.7%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other detail 40 4.2% 0.896 0.79 $31.44 $31.43 $65,370 3.3%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 1,110 7.7% 27.663 1.01 $28.59 $30.08 $62,560 2.9%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 290 12.3% 7.114 1.92 $34.90 $36.30 $75,510 5.2%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 90 32.3% 2.262 0.93 $25.56 $27.28 $56,730 7.7%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 160 12.6% 3.941 0.88 $34.49 $34.58 $71,920 5.4%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software detail 40 4.1% 0.941 0.31 $13.81 $17.07 $35,510 8.1%
15-1134 Web Developers detail 40 31.7% 0.988 1.25 $23.71 $23.48 $48,840 5.8%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 90 21.1% 2.262 0.84 $27.43 $27.69 $57,590 4.5%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 120 14.5% 3.002 0.74 $25.06 $24.39 $50,720 4.3%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 90 19.0% 2.285 1.60 $29.48 $28.46 $59,190 10.1%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 930 6.4% 23.094 1.28 $30.52 $31.51 $65,540 1.9%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 270 3.0% 6.685 3.37 $38.63 $36.89 $76,740 2.2%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 90 44.2% 2.235 1.32 $32.50 $33.41 $69,490 5.7%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 30 21.1% 0.792 0.41 $32.60 $34.11 $70,960 7.4%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other detail 50 0.0% 1.254 1.33 $34.65 $36.49 $75,910 1.6%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters detail 40 6.3% 1.088 1.70 $19.20 $19.66 $40,890 5.5%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $30.02 $28.49 $59,260 3.0%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians detail 50 25.6% 1.132 1.02 $25.30 $24.48 $50,910 4.7%
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other detail 30 34.9% 0.765 1.53 $29.78 $28.72 $59,740 3.0%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 1,420 6.1% 35.226 4.16 $24.47 $26.49 $55,100 1.5%
19-1022 Microbiologists detail 150 20.5% 3.663 25.73 $37.50 $39.80 $82,790 3.4%
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists detail 50 28.5% 1.145 1.56 $21.96 $28.91 $60,120 11.0%
19-2031 Chemists detail 50 15.2% 1.207 1.85 $35.17 $37.66 $78,340 1.9%
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health detail 30 6.3% 0.857 1.32 $29.96 $30.65 $63,760 2.6%
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians detail 210 7.5% 5.200 37.07 $17.59 $17.96 $37,350 4.0%
19-4021 Biological Technicians detail 320 0.8% 8.048 14.42 $19.28 $18.70 $38,900 2.5%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians detail 40 41.3% 1.048 2.23 $15.56 $17.43 $36,260 4.4%
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $27.37 $27.07 $56,300 3.1%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 710 16.0% 17.713 1.23 $14.79 $16.67 $34,660 8.5%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 160 2.0% 3.951 2.17 $21.72 $22.08 $45,940 2.5%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail 40 31.3% 1.031 1.17 $17.95 $18.85 $39,200 7.2%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 350 31.0% 8.753 4.16 $11.14 $12.67 $26,350 7.3%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 30 12.4% 0.745 0.28 $14.27 $14.78 $30,750 3.3%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 120 8.5% 2.982 0.38 $25.68 $36.28 $75,460 7.5%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 60 4.1% 1.438 0.32 $37.17 $47.76 $99,350 16.2%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 40 33.0% 1.035 0.51 $20.36 $19.62 $40,820 5.3%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 3,520 1.8% 87.413 1.36 $26.13 $30.63 $63,710 14.9%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 130 22.3% 3.156 1.21 $11.33 $12.21 $25,390 2.1%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $48,740 3.5%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 330 24.1% 8.289 1.13 (4) (4) $45,800 5.6%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $39,830 10.1%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $50,600 4.7%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers detail 40 37.3% 0.966 0.70 $13.96 $15.16 $31,530 11.7%
25-3098 Substitute Teachers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.43 $12.28 $25,550 6.4%
25-4021 Librarians detail 40 10.1% 0.946 0.88 $24.42 $24.18 $50,300 3.9%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 330 29.7% 8.157 0.90 (4) (4) $19,770 4.6%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 630 19.9% 15.704 1.17 $19.93 $20.78 $43,220 3.8%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 90 11.0% 2.302 1.57 $18.79 $19.15 $39,830 2.6%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $21,620 3.3%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 150 3.8% 3.655 2.37 $23.77 $26.25 $54,590 5.2%
27-3041 Editors detail 40 47.1% 0.993 1.31 $21.47 $23.68 $49,260 5.3%
27-4021 Photographers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.38 $17.26 $35,900 13.9%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 2,120 4.8% 52.723 0.90 $25.28 $32.60 $67,810 5.0%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 60 20.6% 1.485 0.69 $52.32 $50.65 $105,340 3.3%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists detail 40 17.8% 0.896 1.11 $30.11 $29.97 $62,340 2.2%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 30 12.4% 0.780 0.53 $33.33 $34.60 $71,970 4.4%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 40 21.8% 1.021 1.09 $26.74 $27.03 $56,230 2.6%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 80 0.8% 2.011 4.68 $39.26 $41.14 $85,580 2.8%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 710 6.3% 17.673 0.87 $25.25 $26.30 $54,700 4.9%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists detail 60 1.9% 1.413 1.15 $26.18 $26.16 $54,420 3.0%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 40 19.6% 1.115 0.92 $19.88 $20.00 $41,590 2.2%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 60 29.9% 1.373 0.94 $34.44 $34.62 $72,000 4.1%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 110 25.6% 2.679 0.99 $13.19 $13.53 $28,130 4.3%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians detail 90 6.9% 2.116 3.31 $18.47 $17.99 $37,420 3.1%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 120 3.5% 2.945 0.53 $17.54 $17.55 $36,500 2.2%
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.59 $10.87 $22,600 6.9%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 30 2.4% 0.782 1.71 $27.91 $28.89 $60,100 2.8%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 930 6.4% 23.086 0.77 $13.24 $13.81 $28,720 2.7%
31-1011 Home Health Aides detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.55 $13.66 $28,420 2.1%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 470 5.6% 11.765 1.08 $12.26 $12.36 $25,700 2.3%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 120 30.5% 2.910 1.26 $18.10 $18.20 $37,870 6.4%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 110 18.3% 2.709 0.64 $14.50 $14.80 $30,780 3.9%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists detail 50 15.9% 1.127 1.96 $15.31 $14.27 $29,680 9.0%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.12 $11.82 $24,580 6.5%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 350 5.0% 8.756 0.36 $21.87 $21.80 $45,340 3.3%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 120 8.3% 3.099 0.64 $24.73 $24.69 $51,360 2.3%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 60 20.5% 1.594 0.20 $18.57 $15.22 $31,650 15.5%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,080 4.5% 101.254 1.14 $8.91 $9.80 $20,390 2.9%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail 90 28.3% 2.322 3.11 $18.56 $19.01 $39,550 3.6%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 280 19.7% 7.008 1.12 $12.62 $13.10 $27,250 5.7%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail 200 43.5% 5.076 1.31 $9.71 $10.73 $22,310 13.0%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 220 8.0% 5.567 1.84 $12.31 $12.39 $25,770 6.7%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 320 24.5% 7.842 1.02 $9.53 $9.89 $20,580 4.3%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 240 26.0% 5.957 0.99 $9.28 $9.60 $19,970 3.8%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 150 25.4% 3.846 0.93 $8.64 $8.76 $18,230 3.2%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 1,170 16.6% 28.994 1.28 $8.50 $8.55 $17,790 2.6%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail 170 20.8% 4.105 1.23 $8.96 $9.26 $19,260 4.6%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 810 12.2% 20.176 1.13 $8.66 $9.24 $19,210 5.8%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 120 44.7% 3.044 1.67 $9.93 $9.78 $20,350 4.2%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail 80 22.3% 1.867 0.61 $8.89 $8.88 $18,470 3.1%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 110 16.6% 2.632 0.68 $8.61 $8.48 $17,640 2.7%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 80 21.6% 2.006 0.77 $8.52 $8.32 $17,320 3.6%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,510 5.8% 37.541 1.15 $11.93 $12.65 $26,300 4.4%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 90 26.2% 2.302 1.76 $13.10 $14.50 $30,160 6.8%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 810 4.6% 20.221 1.26 $13.23 $13.14 $27,330 4.7%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 260 8.9% 6.536 0.95 $8.67 $9.05 $18,830 4.6%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 250 20.6% 6.161 0.97 $11.41 $13.06 $27,160 6.2%
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.96 $11.75 $24,450 3.5%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,060 8.0% 26.443 0.90 $9.66 $11.35 $23,610 3.9%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail 110 8.1% 2.813 2.44 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 110 46.0% 2.714 0.99 $10.49 $11.23 $23,350 10.4%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 220 21.5% 5.398 1.13 $8.49 $8.28 $17,230 3.3%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors detail 70 25.3% 1.798 1.00 $8.63 $9.51 $19,780 4.4%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 40 24.9% 0.941 1.46 $12.71 $12.37 $25,720 15.5%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 4,280 7.9% 106.377 1.00 $10.52 $14.90 $31,000 3.7%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 430 16.2% 10.782 1.16 $16.30 $17.47 $36,350 3.8%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 50 23.2% 1.165 0.62 $27.07 $30.92 $64,320 8.5%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 1,070 11.7% 26.650 1.05 $8.91 $9.16 $19,060 1.5%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 100 30.6% 2.590 0.78 $13.40 $14.80 $30,780 8.4%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 60 22.6% 1.420 0.85 $16.51 $18.94 $39,390 12.0%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 1,400 9.6% 34.792 1.04 $9.49 $12.63 $26,280 4.1%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 70 8.2% 1.703 0.66 $20.21 $20.41 $42,460 8.6%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 50 40.7% 1.266 0.50 $21.93 $30.97 $64,420 18.7%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 160 35.5% 3.968 0.77 $25.55 $25.10 $52,200 6.1%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 390 10.3% 9.781 0.90 $23.26 $28.61 $59,510 9.0%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 30 28.8% 0.834 0.67 $14.90 $18.39 $38,260 12.0%
41-9041 Telemarketers detail 360 49.4% 8.848 4.69 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 5,110 3.0% 126.898 0.77 $15.20 $15.85 $32,970 4.1%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 180 7.7% 4.487 0.43 $21.23 $22.17 $46,110 6.1%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 70 22.5% 1.681 0.45 $16.42 $16.49 $34,300 2.9%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 380 7.5% 9.511 0.77 $17.36 $17.74 $36,900 3.2%
43-3071 Tellers detail 200 29.9% 4.845 1.17 $10.64 $10.69 $22,230 3.3%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 270 12.2% 6.826 0.39 $11.86 $13.23 $27,530 3.9%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 50 12.2% 1.242 1.02 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 140 15.0% 3.561 2.03 $8.66 $8.82 $18,350 5.3%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 110 3.3% 2.759 3.46 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 40 8.1% 1.103 1.03 $19.55 $18.93 $39,360 3.4%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 260 7.1% 6.379 0.86 $12.72 $12.70 $26,410 3.1%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 90 0.0% 2.136 0.91 $27.16 $25.08 $52,160 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 80 14.9% 2.029 0.95 $20.46 $20.50 $42,630 1.8%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 210 18.4% 5.217 0.98 $12.95 $13.20 $27,460 4.2%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 510 10.7% 12.667 0.91 $10.37 $11.54 $24,010 3.6%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 380 4.7% 9.486 1.54 $19.35 $19.43 $40,400 1.7%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 100 25.9% 2.535 0.65 $15.56 $15.01 $31,210 7.1%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 680 6.5% 16.799 1.05 $18.57 $17.30 $35,970 7.5%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 790 9.9% 19.617 0.91 $14.77 $15.01 $31,220 5.3%
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer detail 30 18.9% 0.864 1.69 $14.68 $14.96 $31,110 2.8%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 90 17.1% 2.113 0.64 $18.34 $17.76 $36,940 4.1%
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse detail 40 24.4% 0.966 0.50 $19.63 $18.52 $38,530 6.2%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 1,420 7.3% 35.306 0.92 $18.31 $19.56 $40,690 3.4%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 90 14.9% 2.292 0.65 $28.49 $29.38 $61,100 5.1%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 160 33.6% 3.889 0.89 $18.70 $21.34 $44,380 13.0%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 150 31.4% 3.616 3.48 $12.57 $13.07 $27,180 11.4%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 180 20.4% 4.428 0.71 $14.33 $14.79 $30,760 3.7%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 90 16.1% 2.203 0.86 $20.83 $20.17 $41,950 2.7%
47-2111 Electricians detail 330 17.4% 8.294 2.08 $20.53 $21.02 $43,720 6.7%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 40 10.3% 0.889 0.63 $17.31 $17.44 $36,270 5.1%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 60 11.2% 1.567 0.60 $22.94 $23.70 $49,290 2.5%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 40 5.6% 1.026 1.50 $29.23 $25.81 $53,690 4.7%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 60 1.6% 1.607 1.48 $21.89 $21.08 $43,850 2.1%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 1,480 5.8% 36.644 0.94 $20.95 $21.53 $44,780 2.4%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 90 12.1% 2.217 0.69 $30.30 $30.12 $62,640 2.9%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 60 11.4% 1.373 1.32 $16.01 $18.25 $37,960 10.9%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 180 15.1% 4.470 0.98 $20.21 $20.68 $43,010 6.5%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.57 $19.49 $40,540 6.2%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 70 33.8% 1.845 7.04 $19.21 $18.76 $39,030 10.6%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 130 18.4% 3.327 1.80 $24.57 $23.33 $48,520 5.7%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 90 13.8% 2.329 1.01 $25.49 $27.53 $57,270 10.1%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 400 5.7% 10.000 1.06 $20.10 $19.76 $41,110 3.6%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 2,800 18.5% 69.589 1.05 $16.22 $16.86 $35,070 2.3%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 150 23.8% 3.827 0.88 $24.98 $24.95 $51,900 2.9%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 540 35.5% 13.374 1.73 $13.30 $14.06 $29,240 4.4%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail 70 20.0% 1.646 0.79 $15.89 $15.81 $32,880 4.2%
51-3011 Bakers detail 60 7.7% 1.468 1.22 $11.76 $11.85 $24,650 4.5%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 90 32.3% 2.275 2.21 $11.57 $12.36 $25,720 3.6%
51-3092 Food Batchmakers detail 30 42.6% 0.767 0.99 $9.42 $11.68 $24,290 16.6%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 40 49.8% 0.926 0.66 $14.57 $14.83 $30,850 5.9%
51-4041 Machinists detail 60 40.4% 1.408 0.47 $17.16 $18.83 $39,170 8.9%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 110 23.4% 2.620 1.04 $16.15 $17.96 $37,350 8.0%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 160 16.8% 3.931 2.96 $17.02 $17.11 $35,590 7.2%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 40 9.7% 0.988 1.19 $22.58 $24.15 $50,240 4.0%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 190 18.7% 4.671 1.34 $13.43 $14.57 $30,300 6.2%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 60 15.5% 1.386 0.83 $18.45 $17.86 $37,150 5.4%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 2,220 10.9% 55.159 0.82 $12.41 $14.08 $29,300 3.8%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 40 33.6% 0.941 0.73 $21.60 $22.38 $46,550 5.1%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 40 27.8% 1.068 0.71 $22.91 $23.86 $49,630 9.8%
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity detail 230 34.2% 5.627 4.50 $14.46 $14.53 $30,220 5.9%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 120 25.6% 2.893 0.77 $16.95 $16.85 $35,050 13.2%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.29 $9.28 $19,300 6.0%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 250 12.8% 6.265 0.52 $17.86 $21.22 $44,140 9.2%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 230 25.2% 5.811 0.98 $14.95 $15.21 $31,630 8.9%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs detail 40 13.5% 0.939 0.73 $10.13 $10.10 $21,010 4.3%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 120 25.6% 3.005 0.79 $15.93 $16.09 $33,460 6.5%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 140 13.3% 3.432 1.48 $9.13 $10.64 $22,130 4.8%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 440 13.0% 10.941 0.66 $10.24 $11.55 $24,030 5.1%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 180 47.5% 4.385 0.86 $9.24 $10.27 $21,360 4.3%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 50 22.2% 1.341 1.48 $15.12 $14.30 $29,750 3.4%

About May 2012 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.




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Iowa's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: December 24, 2013