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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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1998 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bismarck, North Dakota MSA

Bismarck is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in North Dakota.

Occupational divisions in Bismarck:

  • Managerial and Administrative Occupations
  • Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
  • Sales and Related Occupations
  • Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
  • Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
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    Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
      Staff and Administrative Specialty Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    13002 Financial Managers 180 $23.12 $23.88 $49,670 3.4%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 90 $19.04 $21.34 $44,400 4.1%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 70 $15.78 $19.19 $39,910 4.3%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 90 $18.40 $20.81 $43,280 2.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 100 $18.27 $21.09 $43,870 2.7%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 90 $32.27 $30.61 $63,680 3.4%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 190 $21.97 $23.34 $48,550 3.4%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 110 $15.83 $18.18 $37,810 16.9%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 30 $21.84 $25.54 $53,130 4.8%
    15017 Construction Managers 50 $20.92 $22.39 $46,560 3.7%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 90 $23.54 $24.73 $51,440 4.7%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 160 $12.28 $12.81 $26,650 5.1%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19002 Public Administration Chief Executives, Legislators, and General Administrators (*) $12.91 $17.39 $36,160 12.3%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,080 $20.38 $24.24 $50,420 2.0%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
      Management Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 120 $17.76 $21.04 $43,770 4.7%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 550 $15.76 $17.29 $35,950 1.5%
    21117 Budget Analysts 30 $18.49 $18.85 $39,210 2.9%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 80 $15.95 $18.85 $39,200 6.6%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 $13.67 $13.66 $28,420 2.4%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $16.78 $17.82 $37,070 2.9%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 130 $15.75 $16.88 $35,120 2.8%
    21902 Cost Estimators 50 $15.66 $17.76 $36,950 6.3%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 60 $14.73 $16.06 $33,400 3.3%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $17.59 $19.67 $40,910 5.2%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 240 $19.71 $21.45 $44,610 3.3%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 60 $30.91 $28.17 $58,590 4.7%
    22199 All Other Engineers 100 $23.74 $23.82 $49,540 3.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $17.80 $17.18 $35,740 3.7%
    22514 Drafters 110 $12.23 $12.49 $25,980 3.9%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 50 $17.15 $16.75 $34,840 1.3%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 110 $22.46 $22.67 $47,160 2.7%
    25105 Computer Programmers 190 $17.67 $18.31 $38,090 1.4%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 90 $13.92 $14.46 $30,080 1.4%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 340 $12.68 $13.37 $27,800 2.6%
    27308 Human Services Workers 340 $7.58 $8.13 $16,910 2.9%
    27311 Recreation Workers 40 $8.00 $8.25 $17,170 1.9%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 180 $25.23 $31.29 $65,080 24.6%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 50 $11.93 $12.51 $26,030 3.8%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31114 Nursing Instructors, Postsecondary 60 * * $36,570 1.9%
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $42,050 7.7%
    31218 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $28,310 9.1%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $32,220 12.6%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 60 $7.19 $7.44 $15,480 4.1%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 140 * * $32,500 1.2%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 140 $16.03 $15.67 $32,600 1.1%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 80 $7.92 $9.38 $19,510 7.0%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 50 $14.17 $14.67 $30,510 1.2%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 60 $14.86 $14.60 $30,370 1.4%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 70 # $59.71** $124,200** 25.4%
    32113 Chiropractors 40 $21.36 $27.01 $56,180 26.1%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $30.86 $29.27 $60,890 11.5%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists (*) $14.55 $14.57 $30,310 1.8%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 40 $14.26 $15.57 $32,390 6.3%
    32308 Physical Therapists 80 $21.93 $21.55 $44,830 2.7%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 60 $15.94 $16.12 $33,530 1.8%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 30 $9.65 $9.89 $20,580 6.4%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,090 $16.03 $16.38 $34,060 2.8%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 310 $11.88 $12.10 $25,160 1.7%
    32511 Physician Assistants 40 $24.57 $25.47 $52,990 12.0%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring (*) $8.12 $8.22 $17,110 3.2%
    32517 Pharmacists 100 $22.69 $23.57 $49,020 4.2%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 40 $8.00 $8.84 $18,400 8.9%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 120 $15.55 $16.36 $34,030 1.3%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 130 $11.25 $11.21 $23,310 0.8%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 90 $18.50 $18.88 $39,260 2.6%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 40 $9.26 $9.64 $20,050 3.4%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 110 $14.15 $14.34 $29,820 2.0%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 50 $11.26 $11.68 $24,290 3.7%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 100 $12.47 $13.71 $28,520 6.2%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 50 $14.80 $16.46 $34,230 2.7%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 100 $17.71 $18.67 $38,840 2.4%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $10.31 $12.07 $25,110 4.0%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television (*) $10.45 $11.64 $24,200 2.3%
    34023 Photographers 40 $9.45 $11.49 $23,900 13.1%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 40 $8.69 $11.07 $23,030 15.3%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 70 $11.04 $12.25 $25,470 2.0%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 40 $8.42 $10.42 $21,660 3.5%
    34041 Interior Designers 30 $9.23 $9.56 $19,880 7.4%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers (*) * * $34,540 4.5%
    Sales and Related Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    41002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Sales and Related Workers 720 $12.24 $15.25 $31,720 3.4%
      Sales Occupations, Services top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43002 Sales Agents and Placers, Insurance 270 $14.05 $18.85 $39,220 16.5%
    43005 Brokers, Real Estate 30 $16.84 $16.94 $35,240 5.2%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 30 $18.41 $17.91 $37,250 14.1%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 60 $24.35 $27.09 $56,350 10.7%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 130 $12.80 $16.67 $34,680 17.0%
    43021 Travel Agents 30 $10.90 $10.52 $21,890 5.9%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 70 $14.28 $16.22 $33,750 5.3%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 370 $13.65 $14.23 $29,600 2.3%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,030 $6.80 $8.70 $18,090 2.2%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 220 $10.61 $11.16 $23,220 4.6%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $6.08 $6.11 $12,720 2.0%
    49023 Cashiers 1,050 $6.20 $6.49 $13,500 1.2%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 120 $7.52 $9.73 $20,250 2.4%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    51002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 500 $13.98 $15.51 $32,250 2.4%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 160 $7.54 $7.53 $15,660 2.1%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 30 $8.82 $8.64 $17,980 2.8%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 50 $9.56 $9.54 $19,850 3.5%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $19.12 $20.73 $43,110 5.1%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 70 $10.29 $9.87 $20,520 4.1%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers 90 $12.66 $14.07 $29,270 2.2%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 70 $10.88 $11.10 $23,090 2.1%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 120 $6.28 $6.42 $13,360 2.1%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 70 $10.19 $10.34 $21,510 5.7%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 60 $9.56 $9.81 $20,390 2.2%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,270 $9.55 $9.76 $20,310 1.0%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 120 $9.83 $9.68 $20,130 1.2%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 470 $7.49 $7.78 $16,180 1.2%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 70 $9.04 $9.17 $19,070 0.9%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $10.57 $11.33 $23,570 1.4%
    55321 File Clerks 140 $6.16 $6.87 $14,290 1.8%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 90 $8.67 $9.29 $19,320 2.3%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 820 $9.32 $9.39 $19,530 1.0%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 $10.91 $10.96 $22,800 2.3%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 190 $10.10 $9.98 $20,760 0.9%
    55347 General Office Clerks 920 $8.23 $8.75 $18,210 1.3%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 120 $10.67 $10.93 $22,720 1.5%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 470 $9.16 $8.85 $18,410 1.1%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 80 $7.61 $7.86 $16,350 1.6%
    57311 Messengers (*) $7.11 $8.11 $16,880 3.7%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 60 $12.03 $13.21 $27,480 1.7%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 40 $10.06 $12.53 $26,070 3.5%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 330 $9.20 $10.57 $21,980 7.4%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 120 $9.55 $10.76 $22,380 9.1%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 210 $9.41 $11.08 $23,040 3.0%
      Other Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    59999 All Other Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 140 $10.12 $10.60 $22,050 1.3%
    Service Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors (*) $9.34 $8.59 $17,870 1.9%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 290 $8.61 $9.98 $20,750 3.1%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 60 $6.27 $7.11 $14,790 7.4%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    65002 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop 210 $5.89 $5.87 $12,220 2.5%
    65005 Bartenders 560 $5.89 $5.89 $12,260 3.1%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,060 $5.79 $5.72 $11,900 1.7%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 140 $5.81 $5.74 $11,940 2.0%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 280 $5.90 $5.81 $12,090 2.4%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 70 $7.56 $8.38 $17,430 5.1%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 380 $6.79 $6.99 $14,530 2.0%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 160 $8.22 $8.32 $17,300 1.6%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 150 $5.94 $5.96 $12,410 3.6%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 60 $7.11 $7.06 $14,690 3.3%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 560 $6.30 $6.64 $13,810 2.0%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 260 $5.96 $5.98 $12,450 2.5%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 80 $7.00 $7.12 $14,810 2.0%
      Health Service and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 80 $11.46 $11.66 $24,250 3.4%
    66005 Medical Assistants 40 $9.61 $10.19 $21,190 3.8%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 880 $7.45 $7.43 $15,450 1.4%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 60 $7.60 $8.07 $16,780 2.7%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 90 $7.92 $8.10 $16,840 1.3%
      Cleaning and Building Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    67002 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 470 $5.84 $5.90 $12,270 1.4%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 800 $7.15 $7.45 $15,490 1.7%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 100 $6.77 $7.43 $15,450 2.2%
      Personal Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 280 $6.42 $7.77 $16,160 3.5%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 400 $5.97 $6.25 $13,010 2.8%
    68038 Child Care Workers 210 $5.82 $5.64 $11,730 2.3%
      Other Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 130 $6.07 $7.23 $15,030 1.8%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79002 Forest and Conservation Workers (*) $7.91 $8.32 $17,310 3.1%
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 60 $6.03 $6.68 $13,900 2.9%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 260 $7.75 $7.77 $16,160 1.1%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 30 $9.49 $9.86 $20,520 1.4%
    Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    81002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $17.47 $18.32 $38,100 2.4%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 120 $15.35 $16.16 $33,620 2.0%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 130 $18.06 $19.02 $39,560 2.7%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $17.10 $17.66 $36,730 3.9%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 70 $21.31 $21.01 $43,700 1.9%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 320 $9.03 $9.80 $20,380 1.7%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 320 $13.63 $13.35 $27,760 3.0%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $13.48 $13.55 $28,190 4.8%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 90 $13.13 $13.40 $27,880 1.1%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 30 $11.11 $13.48 $28,050 22.4%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers 40 $9.60 $9.87 $20,530 6.8%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 40 $20.03 $21.62 $44,980 2.9%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 50 $14.45 $15.37 $31,980 6.4%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 40 $13.84 $14.33 $29,810 8.9%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $8.23 $8.78 $18,250 4.9%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 140 $13.04 $16.92 $35,190 4.5%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 310 $11.22 $11.35 $23,610 3.0%
    87111 Tapers (*) $12.34 $12.53 $26,060 6.0%
    87202 Electricians 190 $13.75 $13.90 $28,900 7.1%
    87302 Brickmasons 40 $16.78 $15.52 $32,280 6.0%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 60 $9.09 $8.99 $18,700 7.3%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 80 $11.41 $11.68 $24,290 1.4%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $18.08 $20.03 $41,670 6.2%
    87808 Roofers 60 $8.59 $9.59 $19,940 15.9%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 40 $10.45 $11.34 $23,590 1.3%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 40 $10.73 $10.57 $21,980 6.8%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers (*) $12.71 $12.74 $26,510 3.7%
    89308 Wood Machinists (*) $9.54 $9.55 $19,860 2.5%
    92515 Letterpress Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $12.21 $11.77 $24,490 5.3%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 150 $6.70 $6.90 $14,360 3.0%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $8.45 $8.73 $18,160 1.4%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 400 $11.96 $11.08 $23,050 2.5%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 720 $13.82 $13.82 $28,750 2.8%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 390 $8.41 $8.56 $17,800 1.3%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 140 $10.00 $10.77 $22,400 3.2%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 170 $10.90 $12.16 $25,300 4.7%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 80 $7.23 $7.64 $15,880 2.1%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 70 $12.15 $12.37 $25,720 5.0%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 50 $12.80 $13.35 $27,770 4.2%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 70 $14.45 $13.99 $29,090 2.2%
    97956 Operating Engineers 60 $11.90 $12.16 $25,300 2.3%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 100 $7.76 $8.11 $16,860 1.9%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 130 $7.71 $7.82 $16,260 1.6%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (*) $9.71 $10.23 $21,280 3.0%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 140 $7.84 $8.32 $17,310 1.3%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 150 $7.09 $7.88 $16,390 1.7%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 110 $5.91 $6.25 $12,990 2.2%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 310 $7.45 $7.65 $15,920 1.4%

    (1) = Relative standard error (RSE) of the mean wage. 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.

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    # = Median hourly wage is over $60.01.

    ** = This mean wage estimate may be understated because 25% or more of the employment was estimated as earning more than $60.01 per hour. The larger the share of employment estimated in the upper open-ended interval ($60.01 and over), the more likely it is that the mean wage is underestimated.

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    Statewide estimates for North Dakota

    1998 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    Technical Notes and Survey Method and Reliability Statement for 1998 OES Estimates

    Last modified: October 16, 2001