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

Colorado Springs, Colorado MSA

Colorado Springs is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Colorado.

Occupational divisions in Colorado Springs:

  • 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 1,010 $27.06 $28.26 $58,780 3.0%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 330 $24.92 $25.84 $53,740 2.5%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 200 $24.27 $25.42 $52,870 3.0%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 800 $23.85 $26.75 $55,640 3.7%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 360 $20.48 $22.43 $46,660 2.7%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 810 $37.71 $35.96 $74,790 2.2%
      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 660 $27.92 $26.70 $55,540 4.0%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 380 $24.50 $25.26 $52,530 3.4%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 290 $20.88 $19.53 $40,630 4.3%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 280 $33.36 $31.76 $66,060 3.3%
    15017 Construction Managers 550 $22.27 $23.18 $48,210 2.3%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 230 $25.52 $26.96 $56,080 4.6%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 490 $14.09 $14.69 $30,550 4.2%
    15032 Lawn Service Managers 40 $11.43 $12.79 $26,590 9.8%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 3,650 $31.69 $32.20 $66,980 1.5%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 1,710 $22.65 $24.79 $51,560 2.4%
    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 110 $16.90 $17.17 $35,710 6.7%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 690 $20.43 $23.90 $49,700 7.2%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 1,210 $17.36 $19.14 $39,800 2.3%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 360 $19.47 $20.60 $42,850 2.4%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 $13.66 $13.92 $28,940 2.0%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 670 $19.08 $19.84 $41,270 2.1%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 70 $15.98 $16.95 $35,250 5.6%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 780 $17.07 $18.27 $38,010 1.8%
    21902 Cost Estimators 320 $18.62 $20.00 $41,600 2.6%
    21905 Management Analysts 320 $27.83 $34.14** $71,020** 23.0%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 130 $19.10 $19.05 $39,610 3.4%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 160 $19.88 $19.75 $41,070 2.6%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 90 $17.02 $19.30 $40,140 2.8%
    21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance 50 $20.02 $21.86 $45,470 3.8%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 1,960 $17.85 $19.51 $40,580 3.9%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22102 Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineers 50 $29.51 $27.35 $56,880 4.1%
    22114 Chemical Engineers 70 $25.22 $26.91 $55,970 3.9%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 570 $22.98 $24.72 $51,410 7.0%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 1,360 $31.30 $29.61 $61,580 2.1%
    22127 Computer Engineers 3,010 $31.25 $29.40 $61,150 2.0%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 440 $26.45 $26.33 $54,760 4.0%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 460 $21.29 $24.02 $49,960 4.8%
    22199 All Other Engineers 630 $28.84 $27.92 $58,070 2.8%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 210 $23.79 $24.68 $51,330 6.9%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 100 $19.42 $20.47 $42,580 4.5%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 80 $16.81 $16.61 $34,560 3.8%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 1,160 $15.82 $17.11 $35,590 3.2%
    22508 Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists 100 $17.91 $18.50 $38,480 1.5%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 200 $18.03 $18.35 $38,160 3.1%
    22514 Drafters 600 $13.05 $14.12 $29,370 2.0%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 160 $13.79 $14.24 $29,610 1.2%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 460 $18.42 $18.57 $38,630 2.2%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24111 Geologists, Geophysicists, and Oceanographers (*) $23.55 $26.94 $56,040 4.4%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 80 $18.79 $21.95 $45,660 3.3%
    24308 Biological Scientists 60 $22.78 $23.41 $48,700 3.3%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 50 $13.64 $13.79 $28,680 3.7%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 140 $12.69 $14.49 $30,140 1.9%
      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 2,150 $26.17 $26.34 $54,780 2.5%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 320 $25.44 $25.05 $52,110 5.5%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 1,880 $19.30 $20.62 $42,880 2.9%
    25105 Computer Programmers 2,130 $23.98 $25.50 $53,040 3.0%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 420 $9.82 $11.59 $24,110 4.7%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 590 $30.74 $29.37 $61,090 4.7%
    25302 Operations and Systems Researchers and Analysts, Except Computer 90 $25.48 $25.86 $53,790 4.5%
      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)
    27105 Urban and Regional Planners 40 $20.69 $21.64 $45,010 2.7%
    27108 Psychologists 110 $20.40 $21.12 $43,930 2.0%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 460 $13.78 $14.08 $29,300 2.5%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 490 $14.14 $15.87 $33,020 2.4%
    27307 Residential Counselors 290 $8.50 $10.96 $22,810 3.7%
    27308 Human Services Workers 380 $9.98 $10.40 $21,640 4.9%
    27311 Recreation Workers 200 $9.84 $11.09 $23,060 2.4%
    27502 Clergy 40 $18.66 $21.26 $44,220 5.4%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 770 $27.63 $30.51 $63,470 13.1%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 310 $9.80 $12.42 $25,830 13.8%
    28308 Title Searchers (*) $10.56 $11.89 $24,720 7.4%
    28311 Title Examiners and Abstractors 50 $13.53 $14.13 $29,390 4.5%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 110 $15.89 $15.69 $32,640 1.6%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31209 All Other Physical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $43,620 7.2%
    31212 Health Assessment and Treatment Teachers, Postsecondary 60 * * $46,860 9.2%
    31213 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $46,620 4.3%
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $42,390 6.8%
    31218 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 60 * * $50,750 9.0%
    31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 110 * * $53,570 5.7%
    31226 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 110 * * $41,600 8.6%
    31232 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $42,720 8.6%
    31237 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $41,970 4.2%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 * * $38,140 2.9%
    31252 Education Teachers, Postsecondary (*) * * $41,590 5.2%
    31299 All Other Postsecondary Teachers 460 * * $23,670 14.3%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 820 $8.06 $8.52 $17,730 2.8%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 220 * * $31,660 3.2%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 2,260 * * $35,880 3.0%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 2,730 * * $36,660 4.5%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 750 * * $38,050 3.4%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 380 $18.11 $17.74 $36,900 3.5%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 230 $14.08 $13.08 $27,200 2.7%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 690 $8.99 $11.60 $24,130 10.3%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 550 * * $27,770 3.7%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 220 $16.43 $18.38 $38,230 2.2%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 190 $11.27 $11.95 $24,850 1.5%
    31508 Audio-Visual Specialists 30 $10.56 $12.27 $25,530 3.8%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 270 $15.83 $16.69 $34,710 3.9%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 560 $9.41 $8.84 $18,380 3.2%
      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 750 # $55.84** $116,150** 17.5%
    32105 Dentists 90 # $50.17** $104,360** 18.6%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 100 $20.41 $22.48 $46,750 5.8%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 120 $16.29 $16.55 $34,420 1.2%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 160 $19.71 $21.04 $43,770 3.2%
    32308 Physical Therapists 260 $22.33 $22.76 $47,350 2.8%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 460 $21.23 $22.03 $45,820 2.7%
    32399 All Other Therapists 70 $11.16 $13.16 $27,380 7.6%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,930 $18.63 $19.23 $40,010 1.0%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 620 $13.31 $13.48 $28,030 1.0%
    32511 Physician Assistants 90 $21.18 $20.70 $43,050 6.6%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 90 $10.10 $11.77 $24,490 12.2%
    32517 Pharmacists 220 $33.18 $29.77 $61,920 2.4%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 250 $9.26 $9.37 $19,480 2.4%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $17.41 $17.48 $36,350 1.5%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 220 $18.26 $18.01 $37,460 2.8%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $13.34 $13.01 $27,070 2.0%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 580 $32.69 $29.71 $61,790 5.7%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 110 $11.06 $11.11 $23,110 2.4%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 190 $15.38 $15.37 $31,970 2.4%
    32925 Cardiology Technologists 30 $18.42 $19.77 $41,120 3.0%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 70 $12.81 $12.75 $26,530 1.4%
    32931 Psychiatric Technicians 150 $15.08 $14.44 $30,030 14.2%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 80 $8.18 $8.26 $17,190 3.1%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 370 $12.44 $14.14 $29,410 1.3%
      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 330 $14.97 $15.82 $32,900 7.1%
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors 240 $18.74 $20.01 $41,620 3.0%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 250 $13.23 $15.26 $31,750 2.6%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents (*) $10.35 $11.12 $23,120 5.3%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 130 $10.13 $11.54 $24,000 6.5%
    34023 Photographers 40 $10.27 $10.66 $22,180 3.9%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 150 $8.90 $9.57 $19,910 6.3%
    34032 Film Editors 40 $12.75 $14.04 $29,200 16.1%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 370 $12.51 $13.03 $27,100 1.7%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 360 $10.54 $12.95 $26,940 2.0%
    34041 Interior Designers (*) $12.74 $13.36 $27,790 5.5%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 70 $7.93 $9.05 $18,820 1.9%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers (*) * * $17,590 4.8%
    34058 Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers 180 * * $25,690 2.4%
      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 1,350 $15.62 $17.16 $35,690 1.7%
    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 3,620 $14.31 $16.78 $34,910 2.8%
      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 670 $12.90 $15.87 $33,020 4.9%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $16.68 $16.28 $33,860 8.5%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 310 $34.18 $33.45 $69,570 11.4%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 510 $16.32 $18.01 $37,460 5.7%
    43021 Travel Agents 530 $9.03 $9.60 $19,970 3.2%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 360 $17.76 $22.67 $47,150 11.0%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 420 $12.40 $12.54 $26,080 2.5%
      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 70 $36.84 $34.47 $71,690 7.7%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 380 $28.70 $29.40 $61,150 6.4%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 1,630 $14.13 $16.54 $34,410 2.7%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 7,960 $7.81 $9.43 $19,600 2.3%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 520 $10.59 $11.10 $23,090 2.9%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 930 $7.49 $8.19 $17,030 3.2%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,800 $8.35 $9.78 $20,330 3.2%
    49023 Cashiers 4,730 $7.46 $8.47 $17,620 1.8%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 2,540 $10.71 $11.28 $23,460 7.6%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 30 $7.13 $7.75 $16,120 2.1%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 800 $8.14 $10.06 $20,920 3.1%
    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 3,710 $15.46 $15.93 $33,130 1.4%
      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 740 $8.22 $8.41 $17,500 2.4%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 120 $9.00 $8.76 $18,230 2.5%
    53114 Credit Authorizers (*) $10.83 $10.64 $22,130 1.5%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 230 $13.86 $13.62 $28,330 4.3%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 1,500 $9.82 $10.66 $22,180 0.9%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks 50 $10.83 $11.33 $23,560 1.2%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 270 $19.23 $20.97 $43,610 4.1%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 270 $12.20 $12.52 $26,030 2.2%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 540 $10.82 $10.99 $22,860 1.9%
    53802 Travel Clerks 30 $7.63 $7.73 $16,090 2.4%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 450 $9.15 $11.17 $23,230 1.3%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 300 $7.30 $7.21 $14,990 1.8%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 660 $7.76 $7.88 $16,400 3.4%
    53914 Real Estate Clerks (*) $10.57 $10.33 $21,480 3.5%
      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 240 $13.60 $13.81 $28,710 3.7%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 160 $10.75 $10.59 $22,020 2.4%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 3,960 $10.37 $10.62 $22,080 1.1%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 260 $13.63 $14.29 $29,730 1.1%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,860 $8.68 $8.77 $18,250 1.0%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 550 $9.79 $10.22 $21,260 2.8%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 290 $10.99 $11.25 $23,390 1.6%
    55321 File Clerks 400 $6.73 $7.26 $15,100 1.8%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 1,090 $8.99 $9.30 $19,350 1.1%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 140 $11.82 $13.04 $27,130 0.9%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 130 $8.58 $9.12 $18,970 2.1%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 1,380 $10.52 $11.32 $23,540 2.2%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,190 $10.52 $10.86 $22,590 1.1%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 200 $11.00 $11.06 $23,000 1.1%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 610 $10.54 $10.83 $22,530 2.1%
    55347 General Office Clerks 5,190 $9.49 $9.85 $20,500 1.0%
      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 100 $10.56 $11.02 $22,910 2.6%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 100 $8.65 $9.22 $19,170 6.7%
    56008 Mail Machine Operators, Preparation and Handling 110 $8.50 $8.94 $18,600 2.2%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 400 $12.45 $12.93 $26,900 1.4%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 520 $9.31 $9.47 $19,700 0.7%
    56099 All Other Office Machine Operators 40 $9.73 $10.15 $21,100 2.5%
      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 250 $8.42 $8.77 $18,230 1.0%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 140 $8.52 $8.71 $18,110 0.9%
    57311 Messengers 80 $7.43 $7.79 $16,200 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 350 $11.10 $12.36 $25,710 4.0%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 730 $12.25 $13.13 $27,310 0.8%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 1,330 $8.91 $9.45 $19,650 1.0%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 270 $7.86 $8.25 $17,150 1.1%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,740 $9.87 $11.04 $22,970 1.7%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 240 $12.57 $13.20 $27,460 0.9%
      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 1,690 $9.59 $10.09 $20,990 3.6%
    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 180 $10.04 $10.26 $21,340 2.1%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,740 $9.64 $10.76 $22,370 1.9%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 30 $9.74 $11.85 $24,650 7.9%
    63044 Crossing Guards 140 $6.16 $7.05 $14,670 7.3%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 1,550 $7.80 $8.22 $17,110 1.5%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 150 $6.44 $8.26 $17,190 2.0%
      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 600 $6.10 $6.76 $14,060 6.2%
    65005 Bartenders 780 $5.88 $6.26 $13,010 2.5%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 4,680 $5.78 $5.82 $12,110 1.6%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside 310 $6.31 $6.67 $13,880 1.9%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1,080 $6.11 $6.49 $13,510 3.0%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 280 $7.20 $7.10 $14,770 2.4%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 180 $9.82 $10.12 $21,050 2.1%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 200 $12.35 $12.37 $25,740 1.2%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 1,720 $7.67 $7.90 $16,440 1.7%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 430 $8.90 $9.14 $19,020 1.4%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 1,870 $5.80 $5.91 $12,290 2.7%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order (*) $7.57 $7.42 $15,430 2.8%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,950 $6.66 $7.14 $14,850 4.3%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 3,970 $6.01 $6.42 $13,350 1.9%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 380 $9.18 $8.68 $18,050 3.3%
      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 560 $11.78 $11.88 $24,720 2.2%
    66005 Medical Assistants 440 $9.68 $9.89 $20,560 3.4%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,690 $8.01 $8.21 $17,090 1.4%
    66011 Home Health Aides 510 $8.01 $8.27 $17,210 1.3%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 110 $12.98 $12.65 $26,310 9.7%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 300 $8.44 $8.96 $18,630 1.1%
      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 1,490 $6.34 $6.60 $13,730 2.2%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,170 $7.39 $7.72 $16,060 1.7%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 140 $9.65 $9.01 $18,740 1.9%
      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 640 $7.94 $9.64 $20,050 12.5%
    68008 Manicurists 30 $6.36 $6.91 $14,380 9.3%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 380 $6.00 $6.33 $13,170 2.6%
    68017 Guides (*) $5.98 $6.51 $13,530 5.2%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 100 $5.85 $5.75 $11,960 2.9%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 160 $7.58 $8.10 $16,840 2.3%
    68038 Child Care Workers 780 $6.86 $6.87 $14,290 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 660 $9.73 $9.62 $20,010 0.9%
    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 80 $12.59 $14.04 $29,200 3.1%
      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 110 $7.94 $8.38 $17,420 4.1%
    79036 Sprayers/Applicators (*) $7.70 $7.70 $16,010 3.9%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1,110 $8.50 $9.17 $19,080 2.0%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 80 $6.93 $6.74 $14,030 5.8%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 100 $8.01 $8.46 $17,590 2.1%
    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 910 $18.50 $19.59 $40,750 2.1%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 620 $18.73 $19.73 $41,030 2.1%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 910 $17.21 $18.63 $38,760 2.1%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 290 $16.45 $16.74 $34,830 1.3%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 230 $14.33 $14.57 $30,310 3.8%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 440 $17.05 $17.30 $35,990 1.5%
      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 630 $9.55 $10.38 $21,580 2.8%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 430 $10.15 $11.17 $23,220 1.9%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 60 $11.26 $11.62 $24,180 3.4%
      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 440 $14.94 $16.66 $34,650 1.9%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 140 $16.90 $16.52 $34,360 4.9%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,280 $11.05 $11.22 $23,340 1.4%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 1,180 $16.34 $16.42 $34,150 3.4%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 270 $13.61 $14.94 $31,080 4.5%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 250 $14.65 $14.61 $30,390 1.9%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 210 $15.25 $15.07 $31,340 1.8%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 30 $10.71 $10.82 $22,500 1.5%
    85502 Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers 90 $19.82 $20.18 $41,970 3.8%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 660 $17.22 $16.27 $33,840 5.3%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 150 $12.28 $13.84 $28,790 3.5%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 50 $10.76 $11.25 $23,410 4.5%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 280 $17.72 $19.40 $40,360 1.4%
    85726 Station Installers and Repairers, Telephone (*) $19.26 $18.60 $38,700 2.9%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 90 $10.78 $12.43 $25,860 4.4%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 510 $14.25 $15.40 $32,030 9.5%
    85923 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 30 $9.93 $10.49 $21,820 6.3%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 60 $12.90 $12.71 $26,430 4.9%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 60 $10.36 $10.81 $22,480 2.9%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 380 $7.92 $8.92 $18,550 6.6%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 320 $11.57 $12.28 $25,540 1.5%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 1,150 $12.36 $14.00 $29,130 3.5%
    87108 Drywall Installers 260 $15.00 $14.63 $30,420 3.0%
    87111 Tapers 70 $13.97 $13.24 $27,550 3.9%
    87202 Electricians 1,300 $18.10 $16.98 $35,310 4.3%
    87302 Brickmasons 200 $17.69 $17.46 $36,310 3.1%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 280 $13.89 $13.93 $28,960 4.4%
    87314 Reinforcing Metal Workers 90 $12.93 $12.69 $26,390 4.1%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 80 $13.73 $13.49 $28,060 3.0%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 540 $12.06 $12.10 $25,160 2.1%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 670 $15.16 $15.74 $32,740 2.5%
    87508 Pipelayers 150 $12.99 $13.57 $28,230 3.9%
    87602 Carpet Installers 70 $15.48 $14.77 $30,710 8.9%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 240 $10.45 $10.87 $22,620 5.6%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 280 $13.31 $14.04 $29,210 2.8%
    87802 Insulation Workers 200 $13.25 $13.03 $27,100 8.7%
    87803 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (*) $14.50 $14.42 $30,000 2.9%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers (*) $16.22 $15.02 $31,230 6.8%
    87808 Roofers 280 $11.98 $12.06 $25,090 1.3%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 110 $12.58 $12.63 $26,280 1.0%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 260 $10.54 $10.30 $21,430 2.7%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 110 $13.06 $14.00 $29,120 1.2%
      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 160 $16.70 $16.73 $34,790 6.2%
    89108 Machinists 350 $11.36 $12.08 $25,120 1.2%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 400 $13.93 $14.75 $30,680 4.4%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 160 $11.60 $11.73 $24,400 3.7%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers (*) $10.82 $10.16 $21,130 3.2%
    89705 Job Printers (*) $15.81 $14.00 $29,110 6.9%
    89713 Camera Operators 30 $12.36 $12.96 $26,970 8.9%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians 90 $11.82 $12.67 $26,350 7.7%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 200 $10.55 $11.33 $23,570 1.0%
      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)
    91114 Grinding, Lapping, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $8.18 $8.83 $18,360 1.8%
    91117 Machine Tool Cutting Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 420 $8.35 $9.62 $20,010 10.9%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 170 $8.03 $9.72 $20,210 2.5%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 330 $6.61 $6.91 $14,380 2.4%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $11.22 $11.55 $24,030 2.4%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $10.42 $9.84 $20,460 9.0%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 120 $10.89 $11.15 $23,190 2.3%
    91921 Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $8.15 $8.50 $17,690 3.0%
    91926 Nonelectrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $8.72 $9.05 $18,830 1.9%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 110 $9.74 $9.67 $20,120 1.4%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $14.80 $14.95 $31,090 2.0%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $10.37 $11.56 $24,050 1.9%
    92545 Photoengraving and Lithographing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $11.13 $11.14 $23,160 5.3%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $9.57 $10.00 $20,790 7.0%
    92549 All Other Printing, Binding, and Related Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $7.67 $8.35 $17,360 3.4%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 140 $8.43 $8.73 $18,150 12.0%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 50 $7.66 $7.85 $16,330 1.8%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 340 $6.96 $7.09 $14,750 1.7%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 110 $6.10 $6.43 $13,380 4.0%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $8.99 $10.61 $22,070 3.2%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $9.71 $10.56 $21,960 2.3%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 60 $15.96 $21.40 $44,520 21.2%
    92951 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 40 $10.27 $10.05 $20,900 1.1%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $8.42 $8.90 $18,520 2.0%
    92958 Cleaning, Washing, and Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 60 $7.38 $7.42 $15,440 3.0%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $9.62 $10.54 $21,930 3.5%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 340 $7.68 $7.88 $16,380 2.4%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $10.74 $10.66 $22,180 0.8%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision 1,500 $7.57 $7.85 $16,320 2.7%
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 560 $7.88 $8.08 $16,810 4.3%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 340 $11.52 $12.30 $25,580 1.2%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 80 $8.54 $8.84 $18,380 1.3%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 990 $8.84 $9.47 $19,690 0.7%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 1,080 $8.33 $8.52 $17,730 2.1%
      Plant and System Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    95032 Stationary Engineers 50 $16.75 $18.56 $38,610 2.9%
      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 1,330 $11.58 $12.79 $26,600 1.8%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 2,040 $8.72 $9.60 $19,970 6.0%
    97108 Bus Drivers 260 $9.48 $9.49 $19,730 6.8%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 590 $8.93 $9.03 $18,790 4.6%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 240 $5.77 $6.51 $13,550 3.3%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 1,720 $6.22 $7.80 $16,230 6.5%
    97199 All Other Motor Vehicle Operators 180 $8.22 $9.27 $19,280 1.6%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 170 $8.14 $8.43 $17,540 5.3%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 400 $14.57 $14.49 $30,140 3.0%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 150 $14.98 $14.94 $31,080 2.2%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 230 $10.18 $10.20 $21,220 1.6%
    97956 Operating Engineers 130 $15.74 $15.86 $32,990 1.5%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 360 $9.83 $10.33 $21,500 2.8%
      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 380 $8.62 $9.19 $19,110 1.4%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 100 $11.55 $11.39 $23,700 4.1%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 210 $10.25 $10.61 $22,060 3.2%
    98314 Helpers, Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons (*) $9.47 $9.53 $19,820 3.0%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $10.43 $10.57 $21,990 5.6%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 30 $7.95 $7.97 $16,590 6.2%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 180 $9.57 $9.74 $20,250 4.4%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,460 $8.35 $8.54 $17,750 1.2%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,400 $6.74 $7.02 $14,600 1.3%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 390 $7.77 $7.81 $16,240 2.5%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 3,020 $8.51 $8.73 $18,160 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 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