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

Decatur, Illinois MSA

Decatur is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Illinois.

Occupational divisions in Decatur:

  • 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 230 $26.63 $27.88 $57,990 2.8%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 110 $18.80 $20.82 $43,300 2.6%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 100 $17.92 $19.58 $40,730 2.5%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 180 $19.80 $22.20 $46,170 4.4%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 110 $19.86 $24.27 $50,490 9.4%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 150 $31.19 $28.18 $58,620 4.1%
      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 170 $22.04 $23.56 $49,000 9.2%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 80 $19.67 $19.35 $40,250 3.8%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 30 $14.88 $15.12 $31,440 5.5%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 90 $22.92 $24.03 $49,990 3.0%
    15017 Construction Managers 90 $25.50 $26.77 $55,690 3.5%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 160 $12.51 $14.34 $29,840 11.4%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 170 $10.77 $11.44 $23,800 3.1%
      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 (*) $5.84 $7.95 $16,530 5.4%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,310 $23.21 $26.61 $55,350 2.5%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 340 $17.83 $19.39 $40,320 1.8%
    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 40 $17.27 $20.50 $42,630 5.0%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 340 $14.93 $17.21 $35,800 3.9%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists (*) $16.94 $21.96 $45,690 5.7%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $12.43 $14.27 $29,690 9.2%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 50 $22.24 $23.90 $49,710 5.9%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 200 $13.05 $15.08 $31,360 9.3%
    21902 Cost Estimators 60 $23.56 $24.21 $50,370 2.9%
      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 60 $23.58 $24.29 $50,530 4.0%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 50 $16.40 $17.03 $35,410 4.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 80 $14.43 $16.00 $33,280 4.9%
    22514 Drafters 70 $13.64 $15.30 $31,830 3.1%
      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 (*) $30.56 $28.61 $59,510 7.2%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 40 $15.58 $17.11 $35,580 2.1%
      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 60 $10.82 $11.53 $23,990 9.9%
    27308 Human Services Workers 130 $9.96 $10.34 $21,500 1.5%
    27311 Recreation Workers 50 $6.84 $8.46 $17,600 2.5%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 130 $21.41 $31.35 $65,210 14.3%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 110 $6.44 $7.19 $14,950 4.2%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 60 * * $32,470 10.7%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 550 * * $32,700 10.3%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 570 * * $33,530 13.4%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 160 $14.91 $15.20 $31,610 7.1%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 80 $8.79 $9.96 $20,720 2.6%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 330 * * $21,780 2.4%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 70 $13.71 $13.48 $28,030 3.7%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 60 $22.77 $22.06 $45,880 7.3%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 140 $7.50 $7.83 $16,280 3.0%
      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 170 # $57.62** $119,840** 23.1%
    32105 Dentists 30 $41.65 $43.01** $89,470** 26.0%
    32308 Physical Therapists 30 $35.24 $33.79 $70,270 11.4%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (*) $21.08 $18.45 $38,380 2.4%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,010 $15.12 $15.95 $33,180 5.7%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 430 $10.93 $10.92 $22,710 2.6%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 110 $10.14 $10.79 $22,440 3.0%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring (*) $9.46 $9.33 $19,400 2.6%
    32517 Pharmacists 80 $34.05 $29.87 $62,130 4.4%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 170 $7.59 $7.97 $16,580 3.0%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists (*) $13.48 $13.65 $28,380 2.4%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $16.08 $16.25 $33,790 1.3%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 60 $14.79 $14.27 $29,680 8.3%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians (*) $7.89 $8.30 $17,260 7.6%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 80 $14.03 $14.32 $29,790 1.8%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 180 $15.02 $15.16 $31,540 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)
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 30 $13.54 $15.36 $31,950 2.7%
    34023 Photographers 30 $8.92 $11.59 $24,100 6.7%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 40 $11.15 $11.20 $23,300 1.7%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 30 $16.75 $16.94 $35,240 4.4%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39011 Funeral Directors and Morticians 30 $12.77 $11.84 $24,620 1.5%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 150 $15.75 $17.78 $36,980 2.5%
    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 600 $12.59 $15.18 $31,580 4.9%
      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 (*) $20.19 $24.00 $49,910 18.9%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 30 $14.29 $13.91 $28,940 3.6%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 50 $15.95 $16.18 $33,660 7.7%
      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 (*) $24.45 $24.93 $51,860 4.0%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 130 $27.43 $25.55 $53,140 5.5%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 300 $18.69 $21.03 $43,740 3.2%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,380 $7.31 $9.15 $19,040 2.2%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 120 $10.66 $10.69 $22,230 2.3%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 $6.08 $6.15 $12,800 3.1%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 610 $7.31 $7.61 $15,840 2.0%
    49023 Cashiers 970 $6.65 $7.28 $15,130 1.6%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 240 $6.99 $11.13 $23,150 4.3%
    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 540 $12.48 $13.96 $29,030 2.2%
      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 320 $8.15 $8.21 $17,070 2.2%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 40 $9.44 $9.41 $19,580 4.2%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 80 $9.62 $10.05 $20,900 3.2%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks (*) $10.13 $10.59 $22,040 1.3%
    53126 Statement Clerks (*) $7.40 $7.45 $15,500 2.7%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 40 $19.20 $20.54 $42,720 4.9%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 80 $10.53 $10.97 $22,820 2.8%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $7.53 $7.66 $15,940 8.8%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 60 $10.69 $10.66 $22,180 1.4%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks (*) $7.26 $7.69 $16,000 8.1%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 70 $8.22 $8.44 $17,560 2.0%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 120 $6.43 $6.79 $14,120 4.2%
      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 $9.96 $9.98 $20,760 5.3%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 80 $9.25 $8.94 $18,600 3.2%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 800 $9.55 $10.02 $20,840 0.9%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 490 $8.47 $8.65 $18,000 1.5%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 90 $9.41 $9.00 $18,730 1.0%
    55321 File Clerks 90 $6.57 $6.74 $14,010 2.5%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 290 $8.15 $9.01 $18,740 2.3%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 580 $10.17 $10.31 $21,440 1.2%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $10.72 $11.35 $23,600 4.8%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks (*) $10.02 $9.96 $20,710 2.2%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,140 $7.55 $8.02 $16,680 1.4%
      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 70 $10.99 $12.48 $25,960 10.1%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 100 $7.32 $7.69 $15,990 1.7%
      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 70 $7.41 $7.48 $15,570 3.1%
    57311 Messengers 40 $6.19 $7.41 $15,400 2.1%
      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 70 $16.21 $15.03 $31,270 3.9%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $12.87 $13.58 $28,240 6.4%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 380 $8.75 $9.96 $20,710 1.4%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 60 $7.93 $8.69 $18,080 4.8%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 280 $9.97 $10.83 $22,530 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 170 $10.22 $11.52 $23,960 0.9%
    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 40 $9.72 $12.44 $25,880 19.6%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 200 $11.71 $12.27 $25,520 2.9%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 230 $8.43 $9.17 $19,070 2.5%
      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 80 $6.36 $6.57 $13,660 2.3%
    65005 Bartenders 260 $7.38 $7.32 $15,220 5.9%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 760 $6.06 $6.27 $13,050 2.0%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 80 $5.79 $6.00 $12,490 3.3%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 90 $7.30 $7.52 $15,640 2.5%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 50 $7.57 $7.79 $16,210 1.6%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $10.32 $11.66 $24,240 2.1%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 270 $7.27 $7.39 $15,370 3.3%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 250 $7.09 $7.43 $15,450 1.8%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 270 $5.92 $6.06 $12,600 4.5%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order (*) $6.18 $6.25 $13,010 3.2%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 680 $7.57 $7.48 $15,560 3.7%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 720 $5.86 $6.08 $12,650 2.0%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 270 $6.48 $7.22 $15,020 1.2%
      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 90 $9.14 $8.95 $18,620 7.4%
    66005 Medical Assistants (*) $9.38 $9.19 $19,120 2.7%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 700 $7.69 $7.66 $15,940 1.6%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 30 $15.08 $13.17 $27,400 5.4%
      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 320 $6.39 $6.56 $13,640 3.0%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 780 $6.83 $7.43 $15,450 4.8%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 60 $11.90 $12.26 $25,500 1.9%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 290 $7.97 $8.37 $17,410 2.4%
      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 (*) $6.03 $6.76 $14,060 11.4%
    68038 Child Care Workers 100 $7.24 $7.27 $15,120 1.9%
    68041 Funeral Attendants 30 $5.91 $6.14 $12,770 3.3%
      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 110 $9.54 $11.03 $22,940 9.4%
    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)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 30 $6.36 $7.03 $14,620 6.6%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 350 $7.77 $8.78 $18,260 3.5%
    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 190 $18.30 $19.58 $40,730 2.1%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 160 $20.65 $23.69 $49,280 4.6%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 230 $19.35 $19.77 $41,130 1.5%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $18.21 $19.83 $41,240 2.0%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 260 $16.19 $17.93 $37,300 3.4%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 450 $12.51 $13.61 $28,310 1.4%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 40 $10.23 $11.80 $24,540 3.2%
      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 280 $17.02 $17.69 $36,800 2.4%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 50 $19.04 $18.02 $37,470 3.9%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 850 $13.48 $14.08 $29,280 2.6%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 400 $12.42 $12.59 $26,190 2.6%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $17.76 $16.91 $35,180 8.6%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $12.12 $12.95 $26,930 8.7%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (*) $15.67 $18.35 $38,160 4.1%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 60 $14.76 $15.52 $32,280 1.3%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 360 $20.23 $18.52 $38,510 3.1%
    87302 Brickmasons 50 $21.06 $19.91 $41,410 5.8%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 70 $20.02 $18.77 $39,030 7.3%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 150 $12.38 $14.47 $30,090 6.3%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 370 $25.98 $26.03 $54,140 5.6%
    87808 Roofers 80 $16.80 $16.88 $35,110 7.6%
      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 50 $19.94 $18.59 $38,660 3.3%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 170 $13.01 $15.15 $31,510 1.9%
      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)
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 40 $20.82 $18.78 $39,050 8.5%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 80 $6.60 $6.83 $14,200 3.0%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 40 $9.30 $10.34 $21,510 12.5%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision (*) $12.11 $11.34 $23,590 1.9%
      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 (*) $13.45 $14.25 $29,630 1.5%
      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 750 $15.89 $15.42 $32,080 5.3%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 770 $12.69 $13.09 $27,220 2.6%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 140 $6.46 $8.56 $17,810 13.7%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 200 $6.57 $8.33 $17,340 3.3%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 50 $6.08 $7.14 $14,860 18.5%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 460 $10.17 $11.44 $23,790 1.5%
    97956 Operating Engineers 120 $29.54 $26.78 $55,700 5.4%
      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 $11.35 $11.44 $23,800 4.2%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 30 $8.87 $9.81 $20,410 16.5%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 30 $12.87 $13.04 $27,110 2.3%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 690 $12.89 $13.99 $29,100 2.7%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 250 $5.97 $6.64 $13,820 1.8%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 120 $7.28 $7.63 $15,870 2.7%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 780 $8.88 $10.34 $21,510 2.0%

    (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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