May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Owensboro, KY



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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Owensboro, KY, a metropolitan statistical area in Kentucky.

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 Owensboro, KY (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 48,380 2.3% 1000.000 1.00 $14.35 $18.03 $37,490 2.0%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 1,850 5.4% 38.212 0.76 $37.48 $42.19 $87,750 2.4%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 50 18.3% 1.044 0.60 $61.38 $73.53 $152,950 10.3%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 630 7.7% 12.974 0.83 $37.72 $45.17 $93,950 4.7%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 50 17.8% 1.019 0.39 $34.73 $35.76 $74,380 4.6%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 40 19.8% 0.918 0.47 $32.10 $33.75 $70,210 5.2%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 120 13.4% 2.435 0.63 $40.09 $43.40 $90,280 4.5%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 140 9.1% 2.970 2.42 $43.40 $46.05 $95,780 5.1%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 100 15.7% 1.980 1.14 $36.93 $42.37 $88,120 7.4%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 100 3.1% 2.044 1.20 (4) (4) $85,930 2.9%
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $35.80 $41.89 $87,120 8.0%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 90 12.3% 1.811 1.24 $21.92 $23.24 $48,350 4.5%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 120 14.2% 2.435 1.07 $38.00 $41.33 $85,960 7.1%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 80 11.7% 1.625 1.87 $24.26 $30.46 $63,350 7.9%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 50 27.6% 0.965 0.35 $43.96 $43.15 $89,750 4.9%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,370 5.3% 28.264 0.55 $22.87 $25.67 $53,390 4.0%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 80 14.7% 1.569 0.74 $25.72 $26.80 $55,730 3.5%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators detail 40 17.5% 0.868 0.44 $24.83 $26.85 $55,850 7.3%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 30 47.6% 0.682 0.37 $26.41 $24.94 $51,880 2.9%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 60 15.3% 1.284 0.82 $17.52 $19.92 $41,430 14.8%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 100 12.8% 2.007 0.56 $25.15 $24.91 $51,820 3.2%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail 110 10.5% 2.271 3.95 $9.56 $17.12 $35,610 29.6%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 40 9.3% 0.808 0.44 $22.03 $21.43 $44,580 9.1%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 70 18.9% 1.436 0.39 $22.82 $30.33 $63,080 11.6%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 90 15.8% 1.790 0.27 $22.76 $29.45 $61,250 8.7%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 190 11.7% 3.993 0.45 $29.81 $31.01 $64,500 3.0%
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors detail 40 35.3% 0.816 0.57 $24.02 $40.71 $84,680 26.1%
13-2071 Credit Counselors detail 120 14.8% 2.548 11.52 $15.93 $18.00 $37,440 7.4%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 160 22.4% 3.330 1.51 $27.87 $28.57 $59,430 6.8%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other detail 60 15.9% 1.147 1.24 $17.15 $18.10 $37,640 7.5%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 360 5.2% 7.404 0.25 $25.84 $28.09 $58,420 3.9%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 50 15.4% 1.089 0.27 $34.44 $34.53 $71,820 3.7%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 50 42.6% 1.120 0.21 $36.87 $35.62 $74,080 5.2%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 80 15.8% 1.567 0.58 $26.15 $27.19 $56,550 3.3%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 60 13.7% 1.337 0.32 $20.83 $21.43 $44,570 3.5%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 460 11.4% 9.485 0.53 $31.28 $32.60 $67,810 4.7%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 50 22.0% 1.079 0.54 $35.88 $39.47 $82,100 7.4%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 90 25.3% 1.831 1.02 $39.37 $40.28 $83,770 4.0%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 70 20.8% 1.447 0.72 $40.20 $39.87 $82,940 6.7%
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians detail 30 30.9% 0.655 1.68 $19.57 $20.48 $42,600 17.6%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 160 9.3% 3.295 0.40 $22.51 $25.61 $53,270 8.6%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 700 10.7% 14.365 1.00 $18.80 $20.74 $43,150 3.9%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 80 21.9% 1.713 0.93 $28.07 $26.95 $56,050 5.4%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail 90 25.6% 1.804 1.94 $22.47 $26.50 $55,130 21.7%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 270 17.3% 5.614 2.63 $18.75 $19.16 $39,840 2.9%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 50 27.8% 1.124 1.00 $17.88 $18.88 $39,280 7.5%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 60 23.4% 1.188 0.46 $13.81 $14.41 $29,980 2.8%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 150 16.1% 3.142 0.41 $26.10 $28.58 $59,440 8.9%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 70 30.3% 1.507 0.34 $29.87 $32.04 $66,640 6.1%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 60 12.4% 1.195 0.61 $20.37 $21.88 $45,520 9.8%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 2,800 3.4% 57.932 0.94 $22.80 $22.97 $47,770 2.2%
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary detail 30 28.6% 0.713 2.56 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary detail 40 21.9% 0.779 1.42 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary detail 110 27.8% 2.193 2.52 $21.72 $21.91 $45,570 3.7%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 40 0.0% 0.847 0.32 $24.81 $24.24 $50,420 2.1%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 80 0.0% 1.672 1.46 (4) (4) $49,780 2.0%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 500 3.1% 10.314 1.03 (4) (4) $50,560 2.5%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 270 0.0% 5.527 1.20 (4) (4) $52,310 1.8%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 310 0.0% 6.496 0.93 (4) (4) $55,640 1.8%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail 100 0.0% 2.036 1.43 (4) (4) $51,360 2.1%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School detail 60 0.0% 1.261 1.91 (4) (4) $52,630 2.1%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 70 0.0% 1.503 1.60 (4) (4) $52,750 2.1%
25-4021 Librarians detail 100 28.5% 2.083 2.18 $26.71 $25.64 $53,340 4.9%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail 70 36.2% 1.408 2.06 $16.02 $15.80 $32,850 3.5%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail 60 5.7% 1.203 1.19 $28.57 $30.99 $64,460 4.3%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 500 0.6% 10.233 1.15 (4) (4) $26,190 3.3%
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other detail 140 0.7% 2.807 3.57 $31.35 $26.29 $54,680 3.6%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 240 17.2% 5.000 0.37 $15.72 $17.24 $35,860 5.5%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 30 22.9% 0.661 0.45 $16.79 $17.33 $36,050 7.5%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers detail 40 41.9% 0.883 1.21 $13.94 $14.01 $29,140 6.0%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 40 23.8% 0.734 0.46 $20.25 $21.23 $44,150 7.4%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 2,760 4.7% 57.019 0.98 $24.39 $32.88 $68,390 5.8%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 80 18.8% 1.554 0.73 $63.20 $62.35 $129,700 2.6%
29-1067 Surgeons detail 30 17.9% 0.709 2.35 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 80 20.3% 1.718 0.73 (5) $114.27 $237,680 10.6%
29-1071 Physician Assistants detail 40 34.4% 0.771 1.08 $45.85 $47.54 $98,890 4.0%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists detail 30 21.7% 0.624 0.75 $34.37 $37.69 $78,380 11.3%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 50 17.0% 1.015 0.67 $37.81 $37.61 $78,230 2.8%
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists detail 30 6.4% 0.699 0.80 $22.17 $23.92 $49,760 3.3%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 50 6.3% 0.982 1.03 $29.21 $30.47 $63,390 2.7%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 890 4.4% 18.472 0.93 $25.58 $26.50 $55,110 2.4%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 60 16.1% 1.244 1.26 $43.97 $43.12 $89,680 2.9%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists detail 40 9.2% 0.754 0.64 $28.18 $27.79 $57,800 3.7%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.41 $19.24 $40,010 3.5%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 100 21.1% 2.147 1.48 $26.38 $26.09 $54,270 5.5%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 80 7.1% 1.740 1.23 $24.96 $25.33 $52,700 3.5%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 160 24.6% 3.274 1.19 $11.90 $12.23 $25,440 1.6%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail 70 0.0% 1.519 2.09 $18.09 $18.52 $38,510 2.4%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 290 14.4% 5.938 1.17 $19.98 $20.29 $42,190 2.2%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 130 13.4% 2.621 1.90 $14.70 $16.88 $35,100 9.5%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 40 33.3% 0.837 1.64 $28.86 $30.91 $64,290 7.4%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,350 7.3% 27.806 0.96 $11.73 $12.80 $26,630 3.6%
31-1011 Home Health Aides detail 50 31.6% 1.098 0.18 $11.42 $12.37 $25,730 15.0%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 570 12.8% 11.696 1.14 $10.68 $10.75 $22,370 3.2%
31-2011 Occupational Therapy Assistants detail 30 23.0% 0.641 2.49 $22.12 $22.27 $46,320 3.0%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants detail 80 30.6% 1.554 2.64 $23.44 $23.52 $48,930 3.1%
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.91 $10.17 $21,160 12.9%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 100 21.4% 1.964 0.84 $14.09 $14.28 $29,710 5.2%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 220 11.9% 4.578 1.05 $13.07 $13.36 $27,790 3.2%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists detail 40 19.1% 0.841 2.01 $16.55 $16.14 $33,570 6.9%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 60 37.3% 1.246 1.45 $12.65 $13.05 $27,150 2.7%
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other detail 60 0.0% 1.151 1.67 $12.01 $12.33 $25,660 2.1%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 980 5.0% 20.245 0.83 $11.00 $12.81 $26,640 3.7%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 50 17.2% 1.027 1.41 $21.22 $22.49 $46,770 9.6%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 110 18.3% 2.354 0.50 $20.10 $19.42 $40,380 4.6%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 590 3.3% 12.168 1.53 $9.90 $9.93 $20,650 3.1%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,600 3.5% 95.129 1.04 $8.93 $9.68 $20,140 2.0%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail 60 31.5% 1.143 1.22 $16.82 $17.00 $35,370 6.9%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 390 9.2% 8.094 1.26 $13.28 $14.37 $29,890 3.1%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.66 $8.75 $18,190 4.9%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 350 9.1% 7.178 2.44 $11.46 $11.49 $23,890 3.2%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 400 13.9% 8.363 1.00 $10.04 $10.32 $21,470 2.3%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 120 30.9% 2.548 0.41 $9.27 $9.72 $20,230 3.3%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 140 31.8% 2.902 0.68 $8.71 $9.71 $20,190 11.3%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 1,570 5.1% 32.396 1.39 $8.56 $8.44 $17,550 2.1%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail 70 48.1% 1.492 0.42 $8.79 $9.28 $19,310 5.7%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 890 6.1% 18.354 1.01 $8.60 $8.90 $18,510 4.1%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail 50 45.5% 1.118 0.37 $8.49 $8.20 $17,060 4.4%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 160 22.3% 3.400 0.93 $8.80 $9.03 $18,790 3.3%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 190 28.2% 4.024 1.42 $8.55 $8.42 $17,520 2.4%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,660 13.6% 34.339 1.07 $9.57 $10.80 $22,460 2.7%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 50 19.4% 1.087 0.90 $13.81 $14.23 $29,600 5.1%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 770 21.6% 16.016 1.03 $9.79 $11.22 $23,330 3.7%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 500 28.8% 10.351 1.54 $8.81 $9.11 $18,950 4.3%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 240 36.8% 5.008 0.77 $10.27 $10.45 $21,740 4.0%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,820 9.3% 37.605 1.20 $9.07 $9.91 $20,610 2.2%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 110 10.7% 2.315 1.80 $14.71 $14.87 $30,930 4.6%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 120 7.5% 2.517 1.27 $8.52 $8.32 $17,300 3.4%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 410 7.4% 8.489 2.04 $9.21 $9.52 $19,810 2.6%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 530 28.6% 10.923 1.10 $8.72 $8.86 $18,440 3.5%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 120 9.3% 2.548 1.05 $8.91 $9.93 $20,660 4.1%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 320 9.9% 6.587 8.86 $9.32 $9.61 $19,990 3.6%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 5,280 5.2% 109.203 1.04 $10.63 $14.28 $29,700 3.3%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 490 7.5% 10.128 1.17 $16.31 $16.69 $34,710 3.7%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 40 25.9% 0.806 0.45 $28.01 $38.62 $80,320 12.9%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 1,110 9.7% 22.901 0.91 $9.22 $9.89 $20,580 3.7%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 210 11.2% 4.287 1.32 $9.38 $11.67 $24,280 10.7%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 130 23.5% 2.631 1.52 $15.62 $15.44 $32,120 5.1%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 2,050 12.7% 42.387 1.27 $9.27 $10.89 $22,640 3.3%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 70 41.3% 1.501 0.54 $14.29 $14.70 $30,570 5.3%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 330 7.8% 6.870 2.97 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 140 23.1% 2.825 0.44 $18.13 $24.21 $50,350 13.9%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail 40 21.1% 0.734 0.30 $27.61 $45.47 $94,570 29.6%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 470 9.8% 9.735 0.95 $24.50 $27.94 $58,110 6.8%
41-9041 Telemarketers detail 150 2.9% 3.001 1.83 $8.45 $8.44 $17,550 4.0%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 7,930 2.8% 163.855 1.03 $13.55 $14.51 $30,180 1.4%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 560 5.2% 11.498 1.11 $19.93 $21.18 $44,060 2.4%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 160 10.9% 3.388 1.46 $13.70 $13.92 $28,950 3.3%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 220 13.3% 4.510 1.27 $16.77 $16.63 $34,590 2.5%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 630 5.5% 13.058 1.14 $15.45 $16.31 $33,920 2.4%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 50 12.6% 1.069 0.88 $18.22 $18.97 $39,450 2.2%
43-3071 Tellers detail 330 11.3% 6.835 1.89 $11.66 $11.85 $24,640 4.5%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 680 8.7% 14.119 0.75 $13.16 $13.56 $28,200 3.8%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 70 46.3% 1.354 0.77 $8.62 $8.47 $17,630 4.5%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 150 22.3% 3.011 2.26 $13.45 $13.99 $29,100 3.7%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 120 46.6% 2.517 3.47 $12.84 $11.96 $24,870 4.3%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks detail 490 5.6% 10.072 6.42 $13.61 $13.93 $28,970 2.3%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 40 14.0% 0.794 0.59 $15.60 $15.97 $33,230 7.3%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 40 27.1% 0.914 0.91 $17.42 $16.54 $34,410 3.9%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 500 12.4% 10.326 1.46 $12.06 $12.30 $25,590 1.6%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.43 $10.13 $21,080 3.2%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 150 0.0% 3.018 1.32 $26.08 $23.65 $49,180 3.4%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 80 15.3% 1.749 0.78 $21.36 $21.95 $45,660 2.8%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 200 14.3% 4.150 0.85 $13.32 $14.48 $30,110 4.6%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 700 12.1% 14.373 1.02 $9.65 $10.79 $22,440 3.5%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping detail 110 7.0% 2.243 4.46 $10.61 $12.01 $24,980 9.4%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 110 12.9% 2.360 0.49 $19.91 $21.55 $44,820 6.4%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 170 22.5% 3.598 2.45 $14.30 $14.24 $29,610 5.4%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 120 17.7% 2.561 0.67 $15.72 $16.49 $34,310 5.9%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 880 7.2% 18.238 1.10 $13.30 $13.56 $28,210 1.8%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks detail 30 32.3% 0.670 0.35 $14.77 $15.55 $32,350 6.8%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 540 11.1% 11.101 0.52 $12.48 $12.96 $26,960 1.8%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 370 0.0% 7.556 4.35 $11.37 $11.68 $24,300 2.3%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,580 6.1% 53.408 1.34 $19.37 $20.46 $42,560 4.3%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 150 14.7% 3.100 0.83 $24.60 $26.40 $54,920 3.7%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail 40 18.0% 0.777 1.75 $20.68 $20.62 $42,900 6.9%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 280 10.6% 5.781 1.25 $21.53 $25.34 $52,700 22.0%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 100 22.6% 2.050 1.73 $13.87 $14.21 $29,560 9.3%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 560 13.2% 11.471 1.78 $17.11 $17.24 $35,850 5.8%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 270 11.5% 5.558 2.16 $25.05 $23.53 $48,950 7.4%
47-2111 Electricians detail 310 18.6% 6.391 1.49 $22.35 $23.67 $49,240 2.6%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 80 14.5% 1.614 1.04 $16.33 $16.83 $35,010 9.2%
47-2151 Pipelayers detail 50 40.9% 1.050 3.56 $10.05 $12.97 $26,990 18.6%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 220 11.5% 4.510 1.59 $19.83 $19.70 $40,970 4.8%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail 100 35.2% 1.980 2.01 $20.31 $25.26 $52,540 20.3%
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters detail 30 4.9% 0.713 4.28 $13.13 $13.01 $27,050 6.2%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians detail 60 48.1% 1.197 2.30 $16.71 $16.55 $34,430 3.4%
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 80 37.6% 1.639 4.07 $11.96 $12.69 $26,390 5.7%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 2,000 6.7% 41.271 1.06 $20.09 $20.89 $43,450 3.2%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 190 13.5% 3.956 1.22 $28.93 $30.15 $62,720 3.3%
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers detail 40 44.4% 0.730 0.95 $15.77 $14.14 $29,410 12.4%
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment detail 50 6.9% 0.961 1.91 $32.58 $31.55 $65,620 5.7%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 40 26.6% 0.856 0.82 $14.57 $14.41 $29,970 5.0%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 240 11.4% 4.991 1.08 $15.14 $15.75 $32,760 4.5%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 60 14.5% 1.306 0.72 $16.99 $17.34 $36,080 3.4%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 50 14.2% 0.949 3.53 $16.07 $16.67 $34,680 3.4%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 60 24.0% 1.197 1.35 $22.63 $22.32 $46,420 5.9%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 70 17.1% 1.350 0.68 $21.41 $21.33 $44,360 3.0%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 460 22.3% 9.415 4.02 $23.56 $24.67 $51,310 5.4%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery detail 40 17.9% 0.773 1.15 $21.92 $21.63 $45,000 4.9%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 480 13.1% 9.824 1.03 $16.62 $17.12 $35,600 2.9%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 5,650 10.1% 116.854 1.78 $16.33 $17.41 $36,200 3.8%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 460 10.8% 9.547 2.18 $27.84 $27.66 $57,530 3.3%
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters detail 50 27.6% 0.967 1.68 $18.93 $19.33 $40,210 3.3%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 780 13.2% 16.115 1.99 $13.58 $14.08 $29,280 8.5%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail 70 29.2% 1.478 0.89 $10.10 $11.96 $24,880 3.1%
51-3011 Bakers detail 70 8.1% 1.490 1.16 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 50 26.1% 1.002 1.01 $13.38 $14.16 $29,440 5.1%
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders detail 40 49.2% 0.901 6.12 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-3092 Food Batchmakers detail 40 34.1% 0.885 0.91 $20.24 $18.93 $39,380 6.9%
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 130 41.0% 2.786 12.10 $20.79 $19.89 $41,380 5.8%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.04 $15.54 $32,330 11.9%
51-4041 Machinists detail 110 7.2% 2.203 0.76 $15.72 $15.55 $32,350 11.5%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 170 26.1% 3.491 3.55 $17.75 $17.06 $35,480 10.1%
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.30 $18.63 $38,750 4.6%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 350 10.1% 7.315 2.61 $17.22 $19.35 $40,250 13.2%
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 50 35.6% 1.091 4.22 $15.56 $16.28 $33,860 6.0%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 40 43.9% 0.792 0.54 $9.32 $9.57 $19,890 3.6%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 50 41.9% 1.133 1.36 $22.47 $22.48 $46,760 4.9%
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 70 40.9% 1.488 4.30 $23.04 $21.95 $45,650 8.4%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 50 35.8% 1.098 1.17 $18.09 $20.28 $42,180 15.3%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 350 17.4% 7.290 1.98 $19.34 $19.34 $40,220 4.3%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.50 $12.48 $25,950 12.2%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 70 36.3% 1.401 2.18 $20.46 $19.39 $40,330 7.0%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 770 32.6% 15.878 4.99 $12.96 $13.70 $28,490 6.4%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $20.28 $18.97 $39,460 9.7%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 3,680 9.1% 76.149 1.10 $14.16 $15.74 $32,740 3.3%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 90 13.9% 1.802 1.41 $35.08 $34.06 $70,850 10.4%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 120 21.6% 2.395 1.62 $26.95 $27.63 $57,480 6.5%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 220 0.0% 4.611 1.26 $14.30 $14.54 $30,240 2.5%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 110 30.3% 2.336 0.77 $10.70 $12.12 $25,200 11.1%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 620 10.9% 12.837 1.05 $16.91 $17.44 $36,280 3.6%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 390 18.0% 8.139 1.36 $12.51 $14.80 $30,790 8.5%
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders detail 100 30.8% 2.162 9.07 $11.84 $12.69 $26,400 7.2%
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators detail 100 17.6% 2.160 6.41 $22.24 $22.51 $46,820 6.2%
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.53 $16.05 $33,390 17.8%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 440 20.9% 9.154 2.34 $14.30 $14.92 $31,030 3.2%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 110 25.0% 2.189 0.90 $9.38 $10.03 $20,860 2.5%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 770 14.3% 15.816 0.88 $13.36 $14.51 $30,180 5.0%
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers detail 60 39.6% 1.195 1.65 $11.03 $12.95 $26,930 18.1%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.60 $9.89 $20,570 3.5%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 40 44.6% 0.808 0.98 $10.01 $10.81 $22,490 4.6%

About May 2015 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 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,200 per year.

(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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Kentucky's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016