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

Boulder-Longmont, Colorado PMSA

Boulder-Longmont is a primary metropolitan statistical area (PMSA) in Colorado.

Occupational divisions in Boulder-Longmont:

  • 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
  • Due to confidentiality and quality criteria, the BLS cannot produce estimates for every occupation in every area. However, States may be able to release additional OES occupational estimates after obtaining release authorizations from establishments. To check if additional information is available from the OES program in a State, call the appropriate office on the State Contact List.

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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 1,230 $25.12 $27.41 $57,020 1.9%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 400 $25.68 $26.32 $54,740 3.3%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 280 $22.60 $23.67 $49,230 2.4%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 1,420 $26.54 $29.29 $60,930 2.3%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 610 $24.07 $26.26 $54,610 3.5%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 1,590 $39.66 $37.06 $77,070 2.3%
      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 410 $23.33 $26.31 $54,730 7.3%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 190 $22.83 $24.17 $50,270 3.0%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 270 $15.88 $15.89 $33,060 6.7%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 410 $31.12 $30.16 $62,730 2.9%
    15017 Construction Managers 450 $21.43 $22.45 $46,690 3.9%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 220 $29.91 $28.25 $58,760 4.7%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 570 $13.70 $15.25 $31,720 6.1%
      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 90 $23.69 $23.74 $49,380 10.0%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 3,920 $36.76 $36.12 $75,130 5.6%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 1,330 $26.21 $27.74 $57,690 5.9%
    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)
    21105 Credit Analysts (*) $17.20 $17.12 $35,610 5.9%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 470 $17.87 $22.70 $47,220 13.8%
    21111 Tax Preparers 30 $15.52 $15.76 $32,780 6.3%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 1,230 $18.75 $19.71 $41,000 2.2%
    21117 Budget Analysts 70 $18.52 $21.25 $44,200 4.3%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 350 $21.78 $23.51 $48,890 5.9%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 220 $14.50 $16.25 $33,810 4.8%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 840 $18.63 $20.87 $43,400 7.7%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 60 $10.93 $13.09 $27,230 5.8%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 400 $17.84 $18.95 $39,420 3.4%
    21902 Cost Estimators 180 $18.15 $19.21 $39,950 3.3%
    21905 Management Analysts 210 $26.79 $26.01 $54,110 4.0%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 130 $16.66 $16.32 $33,940 10.1%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 130 $20.54 $21.08 $43,840 1.8%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 1,510 $18.85 $20.37 $42,370 4.3%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22105 Metallurgists and Metallurgical, Ceramic, and Materials Engineers 120 $26.36 $26.97 $56,100 3.5%
    22114 Chemical Engineers 70 $25.29 $27.14 $56,460 7.4%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 240 $21.73 $23.23 $48,310 6.3%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 2,280 $33.48 $31.66 $65,860 2.5%
    22127 Computer Engineers 3,100 $36.06 $35.26 $73,350 10.7%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 300 $28.61 $27.39 $56,970 4.1%
    22132 Safety Engineers, Except Mining 40 $23.38 $22.68 $47,180 3.7%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 580 $28.26 $28.01 $58,250 4.3%
    22199 All Other Engineers 1,250 $25.23 $25.92 $53,920 3.1%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 210 $23.79 $26.37 $54,850 7.8%
    22308 Landscape Architects 110 $15.11 $15.93 $33,130 5.2%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 70 $16.85 $17.97 $37,370 6.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 850 $16.49 $17.21 $35,800 1.7%
    22508 Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists 60 $18.60 $19.43 $40,410 6.8%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 300 $14.71 $15.76 $32,770 1.7%
    22514 Drafters 430 $14.73 $15.34 $31,910 2.3%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 80 $13.25 $13.92 $28,950 3.4%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 620 $18.68 $19.29 $40,120 1.7%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24105 Chemists, Except Biochemists 280 $20.92 $23.23 $48,310 3.8%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 290 $13.17 $14.41 $29,970 2.9%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 160 $12.88 $15.63 $32,500 2.1%
      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 1,420 $28.34 $26.86 $55,880 3.4%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 380 $20.22 $21.69 $45,110 3.9%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 2,320 $17.69 $19.55 $40,670 3.7%
    25105 Computer Programmers 1,850 $24.40 $25.77 $53,600 2.7%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 100 $12.96 $17.16 $35,700 15.8%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 410 $25.05 $25.85 $53,770 3.9%
    25302 Operations and Systems Researchers and Analysts, Except Computer 140 $22.95 $23.84 $49,580 3.7%
      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)
    27102 Economists, Including Market Research Analysts 80 $26.50 $29.88 $62,150 10.0%
    27105 Urban and Regional Planners 70 $21.80 $22.36 $46,510 3.5%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 600 $15.15 $15.08 $31,370 2.5%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 390 $18.05 $17.31 $36,010 8.8%
    27307 Residential Counselors 170 $8.13 $8.83 $18,370 2.7%
    27308 Human Services Workers 360 $11.94 $12.10 $25,160 7.8%
    27311 Recreation Workers 370 $8.28 $9.46 $19,680 4.3%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 510 $31.37 $33.95 $70,620 16.7%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 190 $11.85 $13.48 $28,040 4.3%
    28311 Title Examiners and Abstractors 30 $15.54 $16.13 $33,540 4.8%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 80 $13.87 $13.88 $28,860 3.5%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31252 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 140 * * $71,310 5.1%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 370 $8.32 $9.08 $18,890 4.5%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 210 * * $28,960 8.7%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,390 * * $32,560 7.4%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 240 $13.87 $18.22 $37,900 8.9%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 250 $13.14 $13.47 $28,010 6.7%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 410 $13.23 $15.23 $31,680 9.9%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 1,030 * * $24,140 3.0%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 150 $19.42 $19.88 $41,340 1.7%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 60 $16.77 $17.26 $35,900 5.5%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional (*) $8.31 $8.66 $18,020 2.5%
      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 370 # $52.50** $109,200** 16.0%
    32105 Dentists 90 $51.72 $45.10** $93,810** 21.9%
    32108 Optometrists (*) $32.54 $29.41 $61,180 5.2%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 100 $19.62 $22.70 $47,210 8.5%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists (*) $17.12 $16.68 $34,700 2.6%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 80 $22.74 $23.59 $49,080 2.8%
    32308 Physical Therapists 150 $23.59 $24.94 $51,880 3.4%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (*) $18.74 $19.34 $40,230 1.7%
    32399 All Other Therapists (*) $8.64 $9.15 $19,020 10.9%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,620 $18.87 $19.19 $39,920 1.5%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 390 $12.80 $13.80 $28,690 4.0%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 30 $11.08 $10.69 $22,240 2.6%
    32511 Physician Assistants 70 $24.10 $23.80 $49,510 11.1%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 90 $11.98 $12.14 $25,250 5.9%
    32517 Pharmacists 150 $32.15 $28.39 $59,060 2.8%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 120 $11.38 $10.73 $22,320 2.4%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 90 $14.25 $16.11 $33,500 13.8%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $17.03 $17.23 $35,830 2.8%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $13.02 $13.21 $27,490 5.4%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 270 $24.70 $25.41 $52,840 7.5%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 60 $10.99 $10.63 $22,100 7.3%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 130 $11.41 $13.69 $28,480 9.2%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 40 $12.06 $12.57 $26,140 3.3%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 60 $9.44 $9.63 $20,030 5.3%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 380 $13.26 $15.87 $33,000 2.0%
      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 350 $20.33 $27.27 $56,720 16.9%
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors 290 $19.52 $21.94 $45,640 5.0%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 140 $18.29 $18.71 $38,910 3.4%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 80 $13.08 $14.64 $30,450 9.1%
    34023 Photographers 70 $8.72 $12.17 $25,310 25.1%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 400 $15.02 $15.96 $33,200 7.9%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 350 $15.96 $16.72 $34,770 8.1%
    34041 Interior Designers 50 $15.20 $16.55 $34,420 6.5%
    34051 Musicians, Instrumental (*) * * $59,670 10.7%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 990 $20.68 $21.84 $45,420 5.1%
    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 2,570 $14.87 $17.77 $36,970 2.1%
      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 (*) $13.80 $18.44 $38,360 9.7%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 40 $30.35 $28.04 $58,320 9.8%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 260 $21.71 $27.15 $56,480 17.6%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 420 $15.79 $16.99 $35,350 6.5%
    43021 Travel Agents 420 $9.84 $10.93 $22,740 6.7%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 150 $15.93 $16.95 $35,260 4.6%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 90 $14.32 $15.86 $32,980 9.2%
      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)
    49002 Sales Engineers 130 $30.23 $30.42 $63,270 6.0%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 690 $23.14 $25.25 $52,510 3.8%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 1,200 $20.75 $25.84 $53,750 16.6%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 5,270 $8.14 $9.54 $19,840 1.8%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 270 $12.48 $13.10 $27,260 4.0%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 560 $7.30 $8.27 $17,200 4.2%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,350 $9.06 $10.07 $20,940 4.4%
    49023 Cashiers 2,980 $7.93 $8.72 $18,130 2.3%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 480 $10.22 $10.95 $22,780 8.1%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 40 $12.20 $12.00 $24,950 1.2%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 580 $11.67 $14.29 $29,720 5.7%
    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 2,270 $14.99 $15.79 $32,850 1.7%
      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 640 $9.01 $8.83 $18,360 1.2%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 110 $10.58 $10.89 $22,640 2.2%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 160 $11.75 $12.02 $25,000 2.2%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 1,080 $10.48 $10.68 $22,210 2.8%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks 30 $12.83 $13.04 $27,110 2.6%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $10.61 $11.15 $23,200 4.2%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers (*) $14.06 $14.25 $29,640 1.6%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 240 $9.77 $10.23 $21,270 3.3%
    53708 License Clerks (*) $11.28 $11.96 $24,880 3.1%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 210 $7.57 $7.56 $15,730 1.6%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 110 $9.12 $9.22 $19,190 1.3%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical (*) $5.81 $6.31 $13,110 6.6%
    53908 Advertising Clerks 40 $15.33 $15.25 $31,730 12.9%
      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 140 $13.45 $13.56 $28,210 5.1%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 180 $11.17 $11.51 $23,940 2.0%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,750 $12.62 $13.06 $27,160 1.3%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 60 $13.56 $15.70 $32,660 3.0%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,110 $9.71 $9.84 $20,470 1.2%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 120 $11.13 $10.86 $22,600 1.5%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $14.31 $13.81 $28,730 1.6%
    55321 File Clerks 340 $8.21 $8.52 $17,720 1.9%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 880 $9.95 $10.35 $21,540 2.1%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 80 $10.84 $10.51 $21,860 2.0%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 30 $8.45 $9.73 $20,250 4.7%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 240 $7.54 $7.79 $16,200 2.4%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 110 $12.33 $13.22 $27,490 1.5%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,420 $12.30 $12.75 $26,520 1.2%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 170 $12.61 $12.71 $26,430 0.7%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 480 $10.08 $10.53 $21,900 4.1%
    55347 General Office Clerks 3,740 $10.11 $10.49 $21,820 2.0%
      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)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 50 $10.21 $10.94 $22,750 1.7%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 150 $7.92 $8.26 $17,180 1.9%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 280 $13.75 $13.86 $28,830 1.5%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 650 $8.08 $8.37 $17,410 1.4%
      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 210 $10.33 $9.96 $20,720 1.8%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 90 $10.87 $10.83 $22,530 1.1%
    57311 Messengers 80 $7.64 $7.83 $16,280 2.3%
      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 100 $12.76 $13.46 $28,000 1.3%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 680 $11.81 $12.44 $25,880 1.3%
    58021 Marking Clerks (*) $7.16 $7.71 $16,030 2.3%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 600 $9.79 $9.92 $20,630 2.2%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,160 $10.51 $11.22 $23,340 1.6%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 150 $12.20 $12.17 $25,320 1.3%
      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 640 $10.84 $11.64 $24,210 3.1%
    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)
    61002 Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 50 $19.96 $23.27 $48,390 11.7%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 100 $31.80 $28.65 $59,580 5.7%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 50 $9.45 $10.13 $21,070 3.4%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 910 $11.36 $12.54 $26,080 2.9%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 130 $17.34 $17.22 $35,810 4.7%
    63011 Police Detectives 40 $22.82 $22.32 $46,420 3.5%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 270 $20.73 $20.05 $41,700 2.0%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 180 $8.40 $8.74 $18,180 1.9%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 260 $9.30 $11.12 $23,120 11.4%
      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 420 $6.27 $6.53 $13,580 3.0%
    65005 Bartenders 590 $6.02 $6.38 $13,270 3.0%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,860 $5.78 $6.12 $12,730 2.9%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 650 $5.94 $6.61 $13,760 5.7%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 250 $7.17 $7.19 $14,960 3.1%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 150 $8.59 $9.39 $19,540 1.9%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 140 $11.32 $12.22 $25,410 3.7%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 1,480 $8.01 $8.15 $16,950 2.1%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 320 $8.38 $8.65 $17,990 2.0%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 930 $5.93 $6.23 $12,950 2.9%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 30 $6.11 $6.42 $13,360 2.5%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,390 $6.83 $7.12 $14,800 3.0%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,950 $6.19 $6.40 $13,300 3.1%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 520 $6.15 $7.11 $14,790 2.2%
      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 380 $11.49 $11.52 $23,950 6.3%
    66005 Medical Assistants 240 $10.24 $10.19 $21,190 1.7%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 600 $8.71 $8.57 $17,820 1.9%
    66011 Home Health Aides 530 $9.07 $8.98 $18,680 1.2%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 140 $8.99 $9.41 $19,570 4.3%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 200 $7.67 $7.89 $16,410 7.5%
      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 870 $7.06 $7.06 $14,680 2.2%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,930 $7.95 $8.15 $16,960 2.3%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 140 $8.99 $9.44 $19,630 2.3%
      Personal Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68002 Barbers (*) $14.34 $13.62 $28,320 3.7%
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 510 $9.39 $9.82 $20,430 4.8%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 260 $6.55 $6.81 $14,170 2.8%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 180 $7.60 $7.60 $15,810 2.2%
    68038 Child Care Workers 500 $6.87 $7.06 $14,690 1.8%
      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 280 $7.03 $7.31 $15,210 2.1%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    72002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 60 $13.53 $14.27 $29,680 3.2%
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 190 $7.86 $8.30 $17,260 3.2%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 920 $8.86 $9.28 $19,310 2.9%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 40 $8.51 $8.17 $17,000 1.9%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers (*) $13.46 $13.51 $28,110 4.0%
    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 550 $20.02 $21.25 $44,190 2.0%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 440 $19.58 $21.13 $43,940 4.9%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 800 $18.02 $19.17 $39,880 1.4%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 $17.29 $17.82 $37,070 2.2%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $13.42 $13.95 $29,020 2.1%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 210 $15.86 $17.08 $35,520 1.4%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83002 Precision Inspectors, Testers, and Graders 280 $12.20 $13.08 $27,200 3.2%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 920 $11.19 $11.56 $24,040 2.4%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 30 $12.74 $13.18 $27,420 4.8%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 260 $15.97 $16.78 $34,890 1.5%
    85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics (*) $16.58 $17.95 $37,330 2.3%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 40 $16.77 $18.69 $38,880 2.3%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,130 $11.40 $11.91 $24,760 2.3%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 800 $15.81 $16.09 $33,470 2.8%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 $13.15 $15.17 $31,560 6.3%
    85308 Motorcycle Repairers 30 $12.75 $13.81 $28,720 5.4%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 140 $14.78 $15.01 $31,230 1.5%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $14.56 $14.91 $31,010 1.5%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 30 $12.41 $11.91 $24,780 1.7%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 170 $11.10 $12.60 $26,220 6.5%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 60 $12.94 $14.27 $29,690 1.7%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers (*) $12.18 $12.04 $25,050 4.6%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 30 $10.81 $11.19 $23,280 4.5%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 290 $16.21 $17.67 $36,750 4.1%
    85905 Precision Instrument Repairers 140 $15.12 $16.60 $34,530 4.6%
    85923 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 70 $13.38 $15.45 $32,130 20.3%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 120 $8.05 $8.34 $17,360 5.2%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 410 $10.77 $12.03 $25,030 1.2%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 820 $12.55 $14.05 $29,220 3.7%
    87202 Electricians 750 $14.85 $14.98 $31,160 5.0%
    87302 Brickmasons 50 $18.07 $17.86 $37,150 3.2%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 120 $13.82 $14.00 $29,120 2.8%
    87314 Reinforcing Metal Workers (*) $9.91 $10.62 $22,090 8.0%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 80 $11.58 $11.99 $24,930 11.7%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 270 $13.63 $13.16 $27,370 3.8%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 370 $17.19 $17.06 $35,490 3.5%
    87508 Pipelayers 70 $11.77 $12.26 $25,500 4.2%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 120 $12.41 $13.28 $27,630 1.1%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers (*) $12.26 $13.40 $27,880 4.3%
    87808 Roofers 400 $12.00 $12.42 $25,830 1.2%
    87811 Glaziers 30 $14.55 $13.72 $28,540 1.7%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 170 $10.45 $10.81 $22,480 3.1%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89102 Tool and Die Makers 120 $20.02 $19.15 $39,840 2.7%
    89108 Machinists 340 $15.63 $16.19 $33,680 1.6%
    89123 Jewelers and Silversmiths (*) $10.63 $10.56 $21,960 3.6%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 180 $11.64 $11.92 $24,800 1.7%
    89308 Wood Machinists 60 $14.22 $14.16 $29,450 1.2%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 250 $12.00 $11.96 $24,870 1.6%
    89314 Furniture Finishers 30 $10.76 $10.78 $22,430 3.0%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 40 $10.15 $11.34 $23,580 9.4%
    89717 Strippers 30 $14.07 $14.49 $30,140 4.3%
    89802 Slaughterers and Butchers 30 $7.94 $8.11 $16,870 2.7%
    89917 Precision Optical Goods Workers (*) $10.01 $10.44 $21,720 4.1%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 90 $13.74 $14.18 $29,490 1.3%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91105 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 60 $13.44 $14.52 $30,210 2.9%
    91111 Milling and Planing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $10.07 $12.11 $25,190 2.5%
    91117 Machine Tool Cutting Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 $12.60 $13.08 $27,200 5.0%
    91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.67 $11.79 $24,520 1.2%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $12.78 $12.95 $26,940 2.4%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $13.41 $13.88 $28,870 5.4%
    91505 Combination Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic (*) $10.18 $11.23 $23,350 1.5%
    91508 Combination Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $8.93 $9.41 $19,580 8.3%
    91902 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $13.57 $13.17 $27,400 4.4%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $7.93 $8.14 $16,930 8.5%
    91921 Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $11.30 $11.34 $23,580 7.6%
    92197 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $14.52 $14.39 $29,930 1.8%
    92198 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $8.51 $8.72 $18,150 4.1%
    92524 Screen Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 110 $7.99 $8.43 $17,540 5.9%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $12.66 $12.60 $26,210 2.2%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $10.07 $10.86 $22,590 4.1%
    92705 Textile Machine Operators and Tenders, Winding, Twisting, Knitting, Weaving, and Cutting 40 $9.18 $9.09 $18,910 1.7%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 180 $7.22 $7.11 $14,780 3.1%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment (*) $6.09 $6.85 $14,250 3.1%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 130 $7.41 $7.35 $15,280 2.3%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (*) $8.72 $8.45 $17,580 3.8%
    92902 Electronic Semiconductor Processors 540 $11.37 $11.89 $24,740 2.5%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $8.45 $9.40 $19,550 1.4%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $26.44 $24.62 $51,210 13.0%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $9.64 $9.75 $20,270 2.2%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $9.72 $9.97 $20,730 1.4%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $10.21 $10.80 $22,470 1.9%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 250 $9.25 $9.57 $19,900 1.0%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 650 $9.62 $9.92 $20,640 1.3%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93105 Machine Builders and Other Precision Machine Assemblers 50 $11.85 $12.08 $25,120 2.1%
    93111 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers, Precision 600 $11.03 $11.41 $23,740 0.8%
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision 580 $10.97 $11.84 $24,630 2.8%
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 140 $9.68 $11.02 $22,910 8.8%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 240 $14.64 $14.19 $29,510 1.3%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 70 $9.34 $9.91 $20,620 1.4%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 2,620 $9.08 $9.09 $18,910 1.1%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 340 $8.77 $8.96 $18,650 3.9%
      Plant and System Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    95002 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 80 $15.66 $16.16 $33,600 4.1%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 70 $13.60 $14.90 $30,980 1.0%
      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 770 $13.13 $13.34 $27,750 1.8%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,190 $9.07 $9.43 $19,620 4.2%
    97108 Bus Drivers 250 $7.81 $9.08 $18,890 10.2%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School (*) $7.11 $7.54 $15,690 8.4%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 730 $5.84 $7.02 $14,610 5.3%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 30 * * $65,380 19.4%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 50 $7.73 $7.70 $16,020 3.7%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 90 $15.08 $15.18 $31,570 2.7%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators (*) $14.37 $14.72 $30,620 2.3%
    97956 Operating Engineers 40 $16.29 $16.48 $34,270 2.4%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 190 $11.02 $11.71 $24,350 2.2%
      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 190 $8.55 $8.90 $18,510 2.7%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 160 $9.69 $10.05 $20,910 5.6%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $10.28 $10.69 $22,240 3.5%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers (*) $9.71 $9.45 $19,650 2.8%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,030 $9.22 $9.10 $18,940 1.1%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,470 $7.19 $7.37 $15,330 1.6%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 140 $7.73 $7.96 $16,550 2.7%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,210 $7.86 $8.30 $17,260 1.7%

    (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 Colorado

    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