May 2018 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 43,710 2.9% 1000.000 1.00 $19.49 $23.87 $49,660 6.4%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 2,740 5.0% 62.591 1.19 $44.01 $49.17 $102,280 4.8%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 50 22.8% 1.039 0.77 $76.76 $89.84 $186,870 17.3%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 620 8.1% 14.110 0.89 $41.16 $48.99 $101,900 5.2%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 40 15.9% 0.851 0.51 $44.08 $47.39 $98,570 14.0%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $67.98 $63.91 $132,940 5.6%
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers detail 120 4.4% 2.834 5.66 $38.66 $42.53 $88,460 3.5%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 60 10.9% 1.338 0.68 $41.22 $42.51 $88,420 3.3%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 160 25.1% 3.559 1.32 $45.38 $46.82 $97,380 5.3%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 160 11.3% 3.640 0.87 $43.68 $47.09 $97,950 4.5%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 80 19.7% 1.748 1.40 $48.54 $55.45 $115,350 8.2%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 40 21.7% 1.002 1.16 $45.86 $48.64 $101,180 2.9%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 30 16.5% 0.705 0.71 $44.35 $46.63 $96,990 4.1%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 90 11.9% 2.015 1.05 $36.84 $39.77 $82,720 5.2%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 40 12.7% 0.986 0.54 (4) (4) $99,250 2.7%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 60 21.9% 1.377 1.06 $49.78 $49.12 $102,160 7.8%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 100 12.7% 2.226 1.47 $23.22 $24.85 $51,680 8.0%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 240 7.8% 5.454 2.12 $41.13 $43.01 $89,470 6.7%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers detail 50 38.7% 1.144 2.75 $57.84 $54.48 $113,310 6.5%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 40 22.6% 0.835 0.60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 60 19.8% 1.272 1.23 $23.69 $23.43 $48,730 4.6%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 70 15.8% 1.530 0.48 $44.20 $46.40 $96,510 3.4%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 2,530 3.2% 57.892 1.09 $28.01 $29.62 $61,610 2.5%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 120 6.9% 2.754 0.98 $26.02 $27.00 $56,160 2.8%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 50 18.9% 1.125 0.54 $31.06 $31.35 $65,210 3.0%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 30 42.1% 0.762 0.52 $26.02 $26.30 $54,710 5.6%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 120 7.2% 2.665 0.65 $24.40 $25.79 $53,650 3.5%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 40 30.9% 0.874 0.74 $33.95 $34.70 $72,170 4.2%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 120 12.8% 2.633 0.56 $33.59 $35.44 $73,720 6.1%
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners detail 30 24.7% 0.755 0.99 $16.75 $17.49 $36,370 6.0%
13-1131 Fundraisers detail 50 10.8% 1.034 1.98 $22.35 $23.37 $48,600 2.4%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 50 27.8% 1.059 0.53 $28.53 $28.12 $58,490 6.9%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 130 16.5% 2.910 0.66 $21.01 $23.90 $49,710 5.9%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 1,220 2.1% 27.952 3.81 $27.49 $28.45 $59,170 2.5%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 310 7.7% 6.982 0.80 $29.71 $35.30 $73,420 6.2%
13-2051 Financial Analysts detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $34.30 $35.03 $72,860 5.8%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 70 43.2% 1.631 0.77 $28.09 $32.72 $68,060 14.3%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other detail 50 5.1% 1.112 1.25 $33.04 $32.43 $67,460 2.7%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 1,590 24.9% 36.379 1.20 $34.00 $36.52 $75,960 3.7%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 450 20.0% 10.274 2.53 $37.01 $38.02 $79,090 5.2%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $38.18 $38.37 $79,810 3.2%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 240 12.3% 5.593 0.90 $38.01 $38.18 $79,420 6.7%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 120 35.3% 2.805 1.11 $33.46 $33.23 $69,110 3.3%
15-1143 Computer Network Architects detail 60 48.8% 1.462 1.39 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $24.31 $26.34 $54,780 6.4%
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists detail 170 20.1% 3.857 3.08 $25.27 $25.14 $52,300 3.3%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 120 32.5% 2.738 1.04 $41.44 $45.83 $95,330 8.4%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 870 9.9% 19.989 1.13 $34.69 $35.06 $72,920 2.8%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval detail 30 35.3% 0.743 1.03 $34.55 $34.09 $70,910 4.9%
17-1022 Surveyors detail 40 47.0% 0.821 2.62 $32.15 $32.60 $67,800 4.6%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 230 7.5% 5.259 2.49 $41.60 $40.10 $83,410 4.0%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 50 43.6% 1.059 0.51 $32.83 $31.84 $66,230 12.7%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other detail 30 9.7% 0.785 0.80 $39.20 $42.34 $88,080 3.7%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians detail 130 18.1% 2.866 5.83 $33.97 $32.17 $66,920 2.7%
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $27.68 $27.34 $56,860 12.5%
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other detail 60 16.7% 1.455 2.53 $27.54 $28.72 $59,740 2.9%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 1,200 4.2% 27.369 3.38 $28.04 $30.46 $63,360 3.3%
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists detail 160 15.6% 3.754 36.20 $29.08 $32.90 $68,440 10.8%
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other detail 80 1.6% 1.777 6.03 $35.27 $36.46 $75,830 1.8%
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists detail 50 29.5% 1.183 1.55 $35.24 $35.18 $73,180 2.8%
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians detail 210 8.8% 4.820 32.77 $19.95 $19.72 $41,030 3.0%
19-4021 Biological Technicians detail 210 4.1% 4.834 9.03 $24.97 $23.47 $48,810 2.9%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 550 6.5% 12.504 0.83 $20.88 $22.08 $45,930 5.5%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 170 5.7% 3.971 2.01 $23.01 $23.77 $49,450 4.0%
21-1018 Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors detail 60 26.3% 1.299 0.70 $28.40 $28.16 $58,570 8.2%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 140 15.2% 3.200 1.18 $14.55 $15.92 $33,120 3.7%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 210 8.7% 4.756 0.61 $25.18 $35.16 $73,120 14.5%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 80 27.6% 1.917 0.43 $42.74 $54.54 $113,450 17.4%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 60 31.5% 1.375 0.64 $20.20 $19.00 $39,530 10.2%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 4,230 4.4% 96.751 1.59 $30.49 $34.19 $71,120 13.7%
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other detail 90 9.8% 2.063 1.63 (4) (4) $67,160 12.5%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 270 36.5% 6.231 2.12 $11.14 $11.63 $24,190 3.0%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 430 25.7% 9.930 1.02 (4) (4) $52,880 6.3%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 240 49.3% 5.444 0.75 (4) (4) $64,060 3.7%
25-3097 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers detail 40 24.5% 0.878 0.40 (4) (4) $40,780 15.4%
25-3098 Substitute Teachers detail 100 31.5% 2.208 0.54 $15.71 $15.54 $32,320 4.6%
25-4021 Librarians detail 60 18.5% 1.453 1.67 $27.11 $26.11 $54,310 4.2%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail 30 8.6% 0.741 1.21 $19.14 $18.06 $37,560 13.0%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail 30 27.6% 0.748 0.66 $32.09 $32.53 $67,670 3.1%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 450 14.2% 10.193 1.11 (4) (4) $23,160 3.5%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 590 10.1% 13.586 1.01 $21.75 $21.60 $44,920 5.5%
27-1023 Floral Designers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.43 $12.43 $25,850 6.4%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 100 15.3% 2.283 1.52 $23.41 $24.24 $50,420 2.7%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 120 40.5% 2.743 1.68 (4) (4) $35,900 14.4%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 200 7.2% 4.541 2.75 $24.36 $25.69 $53,430 2.4%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 2,270 3.7% 52.011 0.87 $27.89 $36.03 $74,950 9.1%
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $25.96 $24.77 $51,530 1.7%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 60 24.5% 1.466 0.69 $60.72 $60.28 $125,380 3.0%
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners detail 90 1.0% 2.073 2.63 (5) (5) (5) 20.8%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (5) $115.63 $240,510 14.5%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 40 6.9% 1.016 0.64 $48.42 $57.15 $118,870 10.5%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $41.69 $39.55 $82,260 5.8%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 50 17.6% 1.206 2.46 $38.81 $43.64 $90,770 7.6%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 770 4.7% 17.539 0.86 $28.05 $28.52 $59,320 2.0%
29-2010 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians broad 80 5.7% 1.734 0.78 $23.47 $23.64 $49,180 2.5%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 80 18.6% 1.716 1.15 $32.20 $30.94 $64,360 7.8%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 70 5.1% 1.542 1.09 $24.36 $24.54 $51,050 1.7%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail 40 13.7% 0.897 0.50 $20.63 $20.82 $43,300 2.6%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians detail 90 13.4% 1.979 2.68 $19.30 $19.84 $41,280 3.0%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 100 21.7% 2.224 0.46 $20.89 $20.83 $43,330 2.2%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 110 24.3% 2.628 1.82 $18.49 $19.63 $40,840 6.3%
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing detail 60 37.9% 1.274 2.55 $15.53 $15.55 $32,340 2.6%
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other detail 40 14.8% 0.915 1.06 $18.03 $19.82 $41,220 3.7%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 50 10.6% 1.201 1.97 $34.07 $34.89 $72,560 2.2%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,100 14.5% 25.115 0.88 $14.94 $15.74 $32,740 2.7%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 540 29.4% 12.261 1.22 $13.96 $14.06 $29,250 2.3%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 120 16.2% 2.647 1.12 $22.00 $21.95 $45,650 4.3%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 120 18.3% 2.665 0.57 $17.31 $17.59 $36,600 1.9%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $18.92 $19.23 $40,000 3.7%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers detail 50 37.9% 1.089 1.76 $10.07 $11.55 $24,030 6.6%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.27 $14.27 $29,680 2.9%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 520 45.6% 11.836 0.50 $26.24 $24.77 $51,520 6.0%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 50 39.9% 1.077 1.34 $40.05 $39.56 $82,290 4.6%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $30.90 $30.30 $63,030 3.5%
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.54 $10.39 $21,610 3.8%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,650 5.6% 106.361 1.15 $9.95 $10.90 $22,670 3.1%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 390 15.6% 8.983 1.35 $13.47 $14.73 $30,650 4.1%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.56 $10.31 $21,450 4.0%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 230 8.6% 5.342 1.93 $13.66 $14.26 $29,650 5.8%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 340 14.1% 7.812 0.84 $11.27 $11.31 $23,520 3.4%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 110 30.2% 2.585 0.46 $11.21 $12.01 $24,990 6.8%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 230 23.2% 5.300 1.21 $8.66 $9.10 $18,940 7.0%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 1,770 16.1% 40.415 1.59 $10.02 $10.37 $21,570 2.7%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 720 19.9% 16.379 0.92 $8.89 $10.24 $21,300 7.6%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 130 30.3% 2.956 1.61 $9.52 $10.02 $20,830 5.5%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail 100 38.5% 2.285 0.73 $9.40 $9.57 $19,900 5.5%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 150 46.2% 3.473 1.00 $8.61 $8.70 $18,110 3.1%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 250 16.0% 5.605 1.95 $9.07 $9.46 $19,680 3.2%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,740 3.7% 39.749 1.30 $12.29 $13.66 $28,410 5.0%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 70 21.0% 1.677 1.57 $15.23 $17.34 $36,060 5.9%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 870 4.6% 19.998 1.34 $12.55 $13.60 $28,290 6.9%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 350 11.1% 7.963 1.25 $11.21 $11.27 $23,440 3.1%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 370 17.0% 8.519 1.35 $13.01 $13.86 $28,840 7.2%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,340 6.8% 30.553 0.81 $11.78 $13.48 $28,030 4.6%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 90 17.9% 2.102 1.33 $14.45 $15.94 $33,150 6.4%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail 120 13.2% 2.681 1.94 $18.76 $17.88 $37,190 3.2%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.43 $10.98 $22,840 6.9%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 130 17.3% 2.937 1.13 $14.52 $15.71 $32,680 9.8%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 250 14.0% 5.650 1.45 $8.75 $8.97 $18,650 4.0%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 250 13.3% 5.710 0.37 $11.69 $12.18 $25,340 2.5%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors detail 120 13.0% 2.734 1.28 $17.79 $18.32 $38,100 11.0%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 150 34.3% 3.537 1.45 $10.83 $11.75 $24,450 4.8%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 40 5.3% 0.979 1.31 $19.99 $21.84 $45,430 8.5%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 3,840 7.7% 87.903 0.87 $11.55 $16.06 $33,400 4.9%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 380 13.9% 8.755 1.07 $16.19 $18.60 $38,690 5.2%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 40 16.5% 0.819 0.48 $32.19 $32.02 $66,610 4.9%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 1,080 9.5% 24.754 0.99 $10.27 $10.47 $21,770 1.6%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 160 17.7% 3.706 1.26 $10.08 $12.12 $25,210 7.8%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 120 33.4% 2.670 1.52 $17.37 $18.03 $37,500 8.9%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 1,240 21.9% 28.307 0.92 $9.84 $11.90 $24,740 8.0%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents detail 40 20.9% 0.810 0.88 $11.03 $17.13 $35,630 12.5%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 80 38.3% 1.885 0.69 $25.45 $29.17 $60,670 4.5%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 60 18.4% 1.405 0.49 $20.73 $35.55 $73,940 21.3%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 160 13.2% 3.580 0.50 $25.30 $29.08 $60,480 9.0%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 300 14.6% 6.927 0.74 $27.16 $28.61 $59,510 7.9%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 70 9.9% 1.663 1.54 $23.86 $26.11 $54,300 2.9%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 5,100 3.8% 116.742 0.77 $16.69 $17.66 $36,730 3.4%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 250 8.0% 5.616 0.55 $22.58 $24.69 $51,360 3.6%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 50 29.2% 1.208 0.37 $19.78 $20.25 $42,120 5.2%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 460 11.2% 10.608 1.00 $18.50 $19.45 $40,460 3.1%
43-3071 Tellers detail 170 8.9% 3.829 1.18 $12.93 $13.18 $27,410 3.2%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 30 24.8% 0.711 0.72 $19.95 $20.95 $43,580 2.8%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 420 11.7% 9.539 0.48 $14.54 $16.05 $33,390 4.5%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 50 15.4% 1.071 1.41 $25.06 $22.27 $46,330 4.0%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 170 12.3% 3.832 2.13 $11.07 $11.20 $23,300 3.1%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks detail 40 41.3% 0.853 0.55 $20.22 $20.26 $42,130 4.4%
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks detail 30 38.8% 0.780 2.72 $14.81 $17.04 $35,450 14.0%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 340 9.8% 7.842 1.09 $13.78 $13.93 $28,960 3.4%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 70 2.6% 1.601 1.49 $20.88 $18.12 $37,680 15.1%
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers detail 40 44.4% 1.016 1.55 $24.22 $23.61 $49,100 3.3%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 100 0.0% 2.379 1.01 $23.13 $24.46 $50,880 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 50 16.1% 1.187 0.49 $24.79 $24.10 $50,130 8.4%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 70 14.4% 1.681 0.37 $15.35 $15.94 $33,160 5.2%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 520 20.9% 11.795 0.83 $11.91 $12.97 $26,980 4.8%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 310 6.5% 7.153 1.81 $22.91 $23.84 $49,590 4.9%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 90 25.0% 1.979 0.49 $16.19 $16.04 $33,360 6.7%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 590 7.6% 13.540 0.91 $18.92 $18.55 $38,580 5.0%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 740 7.5% 16.960 0.83 $16.24 $17.05 $35,460 4.7%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 160 30.8% 3.724 1.12 $13.95 $15.84 $32,940 10.7%
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.98 $14.56 $30,290 26.3%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 1,720 9.9% 39.349 0.96 $20.93 $22.29 $46,360 2.1%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 250 10.5% 5.623 1.36 $28.30 $30.01 $62,430 4.1%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 110 26.8% 2.530 0.51 $20.14 $20.47 $42,570 4.8%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 40 18.8% 1.000 0.78 $21.14 $20.22 $42,050 4.9%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 400 13.6% 9.260 1.34 $17.08 $17.36 $36,120 3.3%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 160 20.8% 3.635 1.37 $22.98 $23.11 $48,080 3.5%
47-2111 Electricians detail 160 39.2% 3.759 0.83 $26.33 $26.18 $54,460 4.4%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 50 6.0% 1.109 0.70 $16.07 $17.99 $37,430 4.2%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 140 31.4% 3.285 1.09 $21.20 $21.59 $44,910 11.6%
47-2181 Roofers detail 40 13.1% 0.849 0.95 $17.60 $18.31 $38,090 3.0%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 40 34.9% 0.938 1.30 $34.52 $33.17 $68,990 2.7%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 100 20.2% 2.304 2.23 $21.89 $21.20 $44,090 5.5%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 1,760 8.2% 40.184 1.03 $22.19 $22.44 $46,680 2.6%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 110 16.0% 2.411 0.74 $32.42 $31.43 $65,370 3.2%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail 60 29.8% 1.411 0.89 $32.31 $29.34 $61,040 4.7%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $18.19 $19.58 $40,730 5.3%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 250 23.1% 5.643 1.26 $18.73 $19.82 $41,230 7.0%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 50 31.9% 1.167 0.64 $23.64 $24.23 $50,390 4.9%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $22.57 $22.58 $46,960 3.8%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 60 24.1% 1.272 1.31 $23.94 $24.00 $49,920 4.0%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 170 25.7% 3.937 1.76 $25.40 $24.33 $50,610 2.2%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 190 32.5% 4.298 1.72 $28.86 $28.83 $59,970 2.9%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 530 9.1% 12.019 1.26 $19.38 $19.84 $41,270 4.4%
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.20 $15.94 $33,150 3.4%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 40 49.1% 0.975 0.90 $18.35 $20.85 $43,360 7.8%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 3,090 13.0% 70.728 1.12 $19.52 $20.11 $41,840 5.0%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 240 23.1% 5.570 1.29 $27.66 $28.05 $58,350 4.4%
51-2028 Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.41 $20.79 $43,240 4.2%
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters detail 40 16.2% 0.878 1.67 $16.67 $16.55 $34,430 5.4%
51-2098 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers detail 370 31.6% 8.457 0.90 $15.50 $16.17 $33,630 5.2%
51-3011 Bakers detail 60 16.8% 1.366 1.10 $13.34 $14.09 $29,320 4.9%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 90 10.1% 2.100 2.27 $11.93 $13.97 $29,050 8.0%
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic detail 70 16.6% 1.665 1.63 $17.75 $18.15 $37,740 3.4%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 50 0.0% 1.089 0.84 $21.82 $21.07 $43,830 3.7%
51-4041 Machinists detail 40 13.5% 0.917 0.35 $21.29 $22.04 $45,840 6.2%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 40 0.0% 1.007 0.89 $20.76 $19.65 $40,860 8.2%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 60 16.6% 1.290 0.48 $19.73 $19.55 $40,650 4.2%
51-5111 Prepress Technicians and Workers detail 80 22.4% 1.908 9.21 $20.24 $16.75 $34,830 15.8%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 140 20.4% 3.164 2.64 $21.14 $20.54 $42,730 2.3%
51-5113 Print Binding and Finishing Workers detail 30 21.5% 0.782 2.48 $16.63 $17.07 $35,500 2.5%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 60 44.9% 1.373 0.93 $11.22 $11.54 $24,000 5.6%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 40 37.5% 0.917 1.07 $21.94 $23.40 $48,680 5.0%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 190 12.5% 4.452 5.01 $22.36 $22.07 $45,910 4.1%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 130 8.7% 2.967 0.77 $23.34 $22.80 $47,430 8.0%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.22 $12.93 $26,900 8.8%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 50 15.0% 1.210 0.76 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 1,920 8.9% 43.926 0.62 $15.87 $16.99 $35,340 4.1%
53-1048 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 90 29.4% 1.986 0.70 $28.14 $28.26 $58,780 4.6%
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity detail 130 45.0% 2.953 2.45 $16.67 $18.18 $37,810 7.8%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 50 7.9% 1.139 0.33 $25.21 $20.01 $41,620 18.4%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.02 $10.47 $21,770 6.7%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 310 17.6% 7.156 0.58 $21.09 $21.74 $45,220 3.8%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 290 26.6% 6.565 1.04 $12.00 $15.98 $33,230 13.7%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs detail 50 32.3% 1.249 0.87 $10.54 $10.69 $22,220 3.9%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 70 25.7% 1.675 0.40 $21.50 $20.77 $43,210 4.7%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.18 $11.77 $24,480 4.2%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 550 11.2% 12.611 0.63 $13.88 $14.85 $30,900 5.1%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 60 38.2% 1.288 0.28 $12.95 $12.76 $26,540 4.4%


About May 2018 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 $100.00 per hour or $208,000 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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Iowa's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019