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

Des Moines, Iowa MSA

Des Moines is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Iowa.

Occupational divisions in Des Moines:

  • 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 1,230 $24.58 $27.29 $56,770 3.4%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 540 $21.28 $22.80 $47,430 4.5%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 280 $19.13 $19.79 $41,170 1.7%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 1,140 $24.98 $25.94 $53,950 2.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 1,460 $16.57 $18.82 $39,150 1.9%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 1,010 $33.56 $30.88 $64,230 6.2%
      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)
    15002 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $22.93 $23.42 $48,710 4.4%
    15005 Education Administrators 680 $29.66 $27.36 $56,900 2.6%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 550 $21.73 $22.60 $47,010 3.1%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 470 $18.84 $20.47 $42,570 6.1%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 250 $26.50 $26.30 $54,700 1.9%
    15017 Construction Managers 360 $19.98 $20.58 $42,810 6.5%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 430 $21.88 $22.27 $46,310 2.0%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 860 $9.99 $11.43 $23,770 4.8%
    15032 Lawn Service Managers (*) $17.59 $17.50 $36,410 2.5%
      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 9,520 $26.57 $29.69 $61,740 2.5%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 2,660 $20.60 $21.95 $45,660 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)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters 940 $18.91 $19.59 $40,750 1.9%
    21105 Credit Analysts 290 $20.95 $21.58 $44,880 4.4%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 950 $16.64 $21.76 $45,250 5.8%
    21111 Tax Preparers 160 $13.57 $13.73 $28,560 8.4%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 2,370 $17.39 $18.34 $38,150 2.1%
    21117 Budget Analysts 160 $20.08 $20.64 $42,940 1.8%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 550 $18.12 $20.23 $42,070 4.9%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 190 $16.08 $17.11 $35,580 1.9%
    21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 50 $15.81 $17.09 $35,540 3.5%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 260 $16.46 $17.16 $35,690 2.6%
    21505 Special Agents, Insurance 110 $14.31 $18.30 $38,060 12.3%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 860 $18.87 $20.75 $43,160 1.8%
    21902 Cost Estimators 190 $19.53 $19.58 $40,730 3.9%
    21905 Management Analysts 690 $20.94 $21.37 $44,460 3.6%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $18.84 $18.26 $37,990 2.1%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 380 $19.58 $19.78 $41,140 2.2%
    21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance 560 $14.57 $17.26 $35,900 3.1%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 3,230 $18.15 $19.61 $40,800 3.2%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 240 $24.36 $25.06 $52,120 3.2%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 320 $23.74 $28.73 $59,770 3.1%
    22127 Computer Engineers 1,340 $25.64 $26.34 $54,780 3.7%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 110 $18.86 $20.70 $43,050 2.4%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 390 $22.37 $22.90 $47,640 3.5%
    22199 All Other Engineers 270 $20.90 $21.69 $45,110 2.1%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 120 $20.91 $21.77 $45,270 6.7%
    22308 Landscape Architects 40 $17.92 $20.04 $41,690 9.6%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 80 $14.53 $15.81 $32,880 5.5%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 130 $16.17 $16.00 $33,290 6.3%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 560 $14.70 $15.87 $33,010 6.0%
    22514 Drafters 660 $13.18 $14.06 $29,250 2.0%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 200 $14.32 $15.38 $31,980 1.9%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 400 $17.36 $18.63 $38,750 1.9%
      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 90 $17.32 $17.87 $37,170 6.3%
    24308 Biological Scientists 30 $20.60 $20.85 $43,360 2.8%
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 80 $14.87 $14.93 $31,050 1.1%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 150 $13.46 $13.54 $28,170 3.1%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 190 $15.29 $16.12 $33,540 1.2%
      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 1,710 $23.41 $24.18 $50,290 1.7%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 310 $23.00 $23.33 $48,540 2.9%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 1,790 $15.45 $16.98 $35,320 2.6%
    25105 Computer Programmers 1,360 $20.26 $21.18 $44,060 1.0%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 120 $15.10 $15.22 $31,660 1.9%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 490 $21.56 $21.74 $45,220 5.9%
    25302 Operations and Systems Researchers and Analysts, Except Computer 260 $22.22 $23.56 $49,000 3.5%
    25313 Actuaries 220 $35.81 $33.82 $70,340 7.3%
    25315 Financial Analysts, Statistical 150 $18.67 $19.87 $41,320 2.2%
      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 160 $18.67 $20.51 $42,660 2.0%
    27108 Psychologists 160 $20.05 $21.55 $44,830 4.9%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 1,040 $16.36 $17.18 $35,740 4.9%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 400 $13.40 $14.33 $29,800 3.0%
    27307 Residential Counselors 320 $7.99 $9.55 $19,870 7.5%
    27308 Human Services Workers 500 $12.68 $13.49 $28,070 4.9%
    27311 Recreation Workers 260 $7.32 $8.10 $16,840 3.2%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 1,190 $33.42 $33.30 $69,260 9.6%
    28302 Law Clerks 110 $13.90 $14.72 $30,620 3.9%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 490 $13.07 $14.32 $29,790 4.4%
    28308 Title Searchers 40 $11.63 $12.41 $25,810 1.2%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31114 Nursing Instructors, Postsecondary 60 * * $40,930 1.9%
    31202 Life Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $43,740 2.4%
    31212 Health Assessment and Treatment Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $49,410 6.2%
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 * * $46,630 2.6%
    31218 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $45,670 2.8%
    31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 50 * * $46,080 2.3%
    31226 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $43,390 2.8%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 100 * * $59,170 3.1%
    31299 All Other Postsecondary Teachers 170 * * $50,070 3.8%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 570 $8.10 $8.74 $18,180 7.4%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,800 * * $31,430 5.0%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 3,470 * * $34,030 3.0%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 660 * * $33,830 4.1%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 500 $18.33 $17.60 $36,600 10.1%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 330 $11.27 $11.49 $23,900 5.4%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 820 $8.05 $10.64 $22,130 9.1%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 600 * * $24,230 4.5%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 230 $14.03 $14.14 $29,420 6.9%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 80 $11.56 $11.45 $23,810 1.9%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 260 $12.75 $14.21 $29,560 10.6%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 90 $18.89 $19.76 $41,090 6.4%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 760 $7.99 $8.10 $16,850 3.6%
      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 980 # $47.51** $98,820** 9.6%
    32105 Dentists 130 # $46.83** $97,420** 22.9%
    32108 Optometrists 30 $25.77 $34.60 $71,970 29.8%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 80 $17.52 $21.41 $44,540 10.5%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 80 $22.31 $25.68 $53,410 8.1%
    32308 Physical Therapists 160 $23.92 $25.15 $52,320 2.9%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 120 $20.90 $20.89 $43,460 4.0%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 60 $13.69 $13.98 $29,070 1.6%
    32399 All Other Therapists 70 $17.48 $17.65 $36,720 1.5%
    32502 Registered Nurses 4,070 $16.71 $17.29 $35,960 1.4%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 280 $9.63 $10.74 $22,330 4.5%
    32511 Physician Assistants 150 $23.33 $22.23 $46,240 11.0%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 130 $9.68 $10.08 $20,970 5.8%
    32517 Pharmacists 430 $24.75 $25.33 $52,690 4.1%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 230 $8.45 $9.26 $19,250 4.0%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 100 $17.23 $17.50 $36,400 1.4%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians 60 $7.76 $8.68 $18,060 6.1%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 290 $17.11 $17.02 $35,400 2.0%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 240 $13.01 $14.50 $30,150 2.5%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 190 $22.69 $22.11 $45,980 3.1%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 140 $8.94 $9.52 $19,810 3.2%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 300 $14.10 $14.61 $30,400 2.6%
    32925 Cardiology Technologists 60 $15.82 $16.20 $33,690 1.9%
    32931 Psychiatric Technicians 120 $9.45 $9.84 $20,470 2.5%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 1,030 $10.29 $12.82 $26,660 2.1%
      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 (*) $16.34 $20.55 $42,750 9.0%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 240 $14.03 $15.32 $31,860 2.5%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 190 $15.57 $18.12 $37,690 3.5%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 150 $13.61 $16.46 $34,230 12.1%
    34023 Photographers 180 $12.37 $12.30 $25,570 6.6%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 370 $14.36 $15.07 $31,350 2.0%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 350 $9.28 $10.85 $22,580 2.8%
    34041 Interior Designers 100 $13.87 $12.91 $26,850 2.5%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (*) $8.19 $8.51 $17,710 2.3%
    34053 Dancers and Choreographers 30 $9.18 $11.77 $24,480 4.7%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 50 * * $33,130 2.7%
      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 40 $14.89 $16.22 $33,730 7.5%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 1,890 $16.15 $17.52 $36,450 1.4%
    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 4,500 $14.46 $16.93 $35,220 1.5%
      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 1,300 $15.18 $19.08 $39,680 10.9%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $9.37 $11.05 $22,990 6.5%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 500 $34.60 $34.04** $70,790** 11.9%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 560 $19.32 $20.83 $43,330 5.3%
    43021 Travel Agents 170 $8.89 $9.08 $18,890 3.2%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 340 $15.96 $18.97 $39,460 5.6%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 320 $16.41 $20.63 $42,900 10.7%
      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 80 $32.65 $31.90 $66,340 14.0%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 1,340 $18.09 $22.06 $45,870 5.1%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 4,020 $17.03 $19.78 $41,130 4.0%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 8,080 $7.84 $9.62 $20,010 2.4%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 720 $11.88 $12.74 $26,510 2.1%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 900 $6.36 $6.98 $14,510 2.6%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 2,590 $6.99 $7.54 $15,690 2.0%
    49023 Cashiers 5,550 $7.02 $7.27 $15,130 1.0%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 890 $8.42 $9.23 $19,200 2.6%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 400 $10.60 $10.97 $22,810 1.9%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 1,030 $11.59 $13.15 $27,350 3.6%
    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 4,930 $15.87 $17.47 $36,340 2.4%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 1,680 $7.89 $7.98 $16,590 2.0%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 190 $9.97 $10.43 $21,700 6.4%
    53111 Loan Interviewers 90 $10.55 $10.53 $21,910 3.0%
    53117 Credit Checkers 510 $9.98 $10.09 $20,990 3.7%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 3,170 $9.98 $10.29 $21,400 2.5%
    53128 Brokerage Clerks 80 $11.56 $12.06 $25,090 1.8%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 1,560 $16.99 $17.62 $36,650 3.8%
    53305 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage (*) $19.23 $19.22 $39,980 1.9%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 1,290 $10.93 $11.53 $23,980 2.2%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 1,620 $11.45 $11.72 $24,370 2.1%
    53505 Investigators, Clerical 40 $11.24 $11.30 $23,510 2.5%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 1,420 $9.76 $10.32 $21,470 1.3%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 440 $15.68 $14.57 $30,300 7.3%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 430 $7.57 $7.54 $15,670 1.1%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 290 $6.73 $7.88 $16,390 2.5%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 1,210 $8.88 $8.45 $17,570 6.5%
    53911 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 50 $8.32 $9.02 $18,770 1.4%
      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 550 $13.28 $13.08 $27,200 4.7%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 420 $10.58 $10.66 $22,170 2.7%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 5,700 $10.99 $11.31 $23,520 1.3%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 480 $13.35 $14.26 $29,650 1.1%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 3,420 $9.00 $9.05 $18,820 1.0%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 870 $10.49 $11.05 $22,980 1.4%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 270 $11.31 $11.77 $24,480 1.1%
    55317 Correspondence Clerks 100 $9.21 $9.54 $19,840 8.6%
    55321 File Clerks 600 $8.18 $8.43 $17,540 1.5%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 780 $9.99 $10.17 $21,160 1.0%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 100 $10.62 $10.88 $22,630 3.8%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 120 $11.61 $11.64 $24,200 1.8%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 350 $8.85 $8.96 $18,650 1.0%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 5,090 $10.74 $11.05 $22,980 1.6%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 250 $11.50 $11.57 $24,070 0.8%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 750 $10.61 $10.73 $22,320 1.0%
    55347 General Office Clerks 7,540 $9.61 $9.88 $20,540 0.8%
      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 120 $9.68 $9.60 $19,960 1.1%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 80 $9.89 $9.63 $20,020 1.0%
    56008 Mail Machine Operators, Preparation and Handling 210 $8.46 $9.55 $19,870 4.0%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 550 $12.34 $12.77 $26,560 2.0%
    56014 Peripheral EDP Equipment Operators 50 $10.10 $10.69 $22,240 1.9%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 1,510 $8.30 $8.65 $17,990 1.4%
    56099 All Other Office Machine Operators 1,140 $10.17 $9.93 $20,650 1.0%
      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 240 $8.96 $8.89 $18,490 1.0%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 520 $8.08 $8.61 $17,910 1.7%
    57311 Messengers 390 $7.93 $8.28 $17,210 2.2%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance 120 $14.13 $14.05 $29,220 2.1%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 260 $13.62 $14.12 $29,370 1.9%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 780 $15.90 $14.61 $30,380 2.6%
    58011 Transportation Agents 120 $17.29 $17.02 $35,400 16.5%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $16.82 $15.17 $31,550 3.5%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $10.55 $10.26 $21,340 2.6%
    58021 Marking Clerks (*) $9.72 $9.44 $19,640 2.2%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 1,570 $9.71 $10.46 $21,750 2.3%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 370 $9.63 $10.32 $21,460 2.0%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,900 $13.32 $13.07 $27,200 2.1%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 290 $12.66 $12.85 $26,730 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 1,260 $11.14 $12.07 $25,100 1.6%
    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 130 $8.77 $9.39 $19,530 3.3%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,380 $12.59 $13.07 $27,180 4.2%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 430 $11.44 $10.94 $22,760 3.1%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 780 $18.72 $18.67 $38,840 1.9%
    63017 Correction Officers and Jailers 460 $16.13 $16.89 $35,130 2.3%
    63044 Crossing Guards 90 $9.06 $8.69 $18,080 2.5%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 2,280 $7.84 $8.54 $17,770 3.1%
      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 560 $6.39 $6.51 $13,550 2.4%
    65005 Bartenders 1,380 $7.47 $7.31 $15,200 2.7%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 4,000 $5.84 $5.96 $12,390 1.5%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside 100 $6.30 $6.54 $13,600 2.3%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 700 $5.88 $6.08 $12,640 1.7%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 1,200 $6.28 $6.58 $13,690 2.5%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 260 $8.31 $8.54 $17,760 2.2%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 190 $12.22 $11.78 $24,490 3.6%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 1,650 $7.70 $7.88 $16,390 1.6%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 1,150 $8.21 $8.34 $17,360 2.1%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 1,110 $6.55 $6.62 $13,780 3.1%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 460 $7.92 $8.42 $17,520 3.9%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,850 $7.39 $7.40 $15,380 1.0%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 4,050 $7.02 $7.09 $14,750 2.4%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 630 $6.91 $7.48 $15,560 1.9%
      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 360 $10.87 $10.35 $21,520 4.4%
    66005 Medical Assistants 870 $10.40 $10.77 $22,400 1.8%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,370 $9.02 $8.96 $18,640 2.4%
    66011 Home Health Aides 630 $9.02 $9.02 $18,760 1.4%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 180 $14.08 $14.60 $30,380 6.0%
    66021 Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides (*) $9.50 $10.44 $21,710 1.6%
      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 1,960 $7.31 $7.32 $15,230 2.3%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,410 $8.04 $8.57 $17,830 1.7%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants (*) $11.35 $11.72 $24,380 5.7%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 280 $9.69 $9.56 $19,880 1.4%
      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 760 $9.33 $11.50 $23,930 7.8%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 50 $6.07 $6.10 $12,680 3.7%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 340 $7.59 $7.54 $15,690 2.3%
    68038 Child Care Workers 1,460 $6.83 $7.00 $14,550 2.0%
    68041 Funeral Attendants 60 $8.73 $8.43 $17,540 7.6%
      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 530 $7.58 $8.38 $17,420 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 50 $13.78 $16.09 $33,470 2.8%
      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 240 $6.81 $7.86 $16,340 3.7%
    79036 Sprayers/Applicators 70 $9.59 $9.65 $20,060 5.7%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 2,010 $8.16 $9.11 $18,950 2.3%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 90 $7.45 $7.38 $15,350 4.1%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 200 $9.65 $10.95 $22,770 4.9%
    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 790 $17.04 $18.10 $37,650 2.4%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 810 $18.09 $19.08 $39,680 2.1%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 1,040 $16.84 $18.08 $37,610 1.6%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 260 $16.68 $17.45 $36,290 2.2%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 340 $13.84 $14.69 $30,560 1.6%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 320 $13.82 $15.21 $31,640 1.4%
      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 350 $9.67 $11.09 $23,060 2.8%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 80 $12.34 $12.42 $25,840 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 440 $14.82 $15.65 $32,550 1.5%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 30 $16.61 $16.35 $34,010 2.2%
    85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 70 $12.36 $12.95 $26,940 1.3%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,920 $10.68 $11.09 $23,070 1.7%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 1,240 $12.73 $13.39 $27,850 4.2%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 600 $9.53 $11.28 $23,450 12.3%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 780 $13.37 $13.66 $28,400 1.4%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 200 $17.30 $17.49 $36,390 4.4%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 220 $13.19 $13.33 $27,730 2.4%
    85323 Aircraft Mechanics 190 $15.78 $15.40 $32,030 1.6%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 40 $13.52 $14.67 $30,510 3.0%
    85502 Central Office and PBX Installers and Repairers 110 $20.44 $19.11 $39,740 4.6%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 490 $14.90 $14.58 $30,330 2.2%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 250 $11.51 $13.39 $27,840 7.2%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers 40 $11.66 $12.09 $25,140 1.2%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 120 $9.25 $10.41 $21,660 12.6%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 50 $12.93 $15.00 $31,210 3.1%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (*) $13.24 $14.00 $29,120 4.2%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 190 $11.79 $12.97 $26,980 4.2%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers (*) $6.24 $6.86 $14,270 8.9%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 480 $11.16 $11.97 $24,900 1.8%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 1,770 $14.75 $14.64 $30,460 2.8%
    87111 Tapers 90 $15.30 $15.88 $33,030 13.6%
    87202 Electricians 1,110 $18.42 $17.38 $36,160 3.0%
    87302 Brickmasons 130 $17.62 $16.99 $35,330 2.0%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 710 $10.39 $10.94 $22,760 2.9%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 210 $16.21 $16.99 $35,350 2.5%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 580 $12.34 $13.71 $28,510 3.8%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1,140 $14.85 $15.92 $33,110 3.1%
    87508 Pipelayers 100 $14.92 $15.46 $32,160 1.9%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 120 $14.36 $14.47 $30,100 1.5%
    87803 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (*) $14.22 $13.95 $29,010 3.6%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers (*) $12.11 $11.94 $24,840 1.3%
    87808 Roofers 240 $11.71 $12.22 $25,410 2.3%
    87811 Glaziers 70 $14.30 $13.98 $29,080 3.0%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 190 $16.96 $15.86 $32,990 6.1%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 330 $10.30 $10.81 $22,490 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 100 $17.13 $17.53 $36,460 2.4%
    89108 Machinists 530 $14.14 $13.75 $28,600 3.0%
    89111 Tool Grinders, Filers, Sharpeners, and Other Precision Grinders 30 $9.03 $9.56 $19,880 2.0%
    89123 Jewelers and Silversmiths 40 $9.85 $11.33 $23,580 1.6%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 340 $11.03 $11.85 $24,640 1.0%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 170 $12.72 $12.64 $26,300 3.1%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 90 $7.91 $8.16 $16,970 3.8%
    89508 Upholsterers (*) $7.70 $7.87 $16,370 3.5%
    89705 Job Printers 160 $9.17 $11.39 $23,700 23.9%
    89808 Food Batchmakers 40 $10.60 $10.39 $21,620 1.2%
    89917 Precision Optical Goods Workers 40 $8.32 $8.72 $18,140 1.7%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 210 $8.51 $9.37 $19,490 2.4%
      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)
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 90 $12.98 $13.00 $27,050 2.5%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (*) $12.98 $13.45 $27,970 2.8%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $11.07 $11.38 $23,680 1.2%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 110 $13.01 $12.85 $26,720 2.0%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 360 $8.67 $8.60 $17,880 2.1%
    92524 Screen Printing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 120 $8.93 $9.66 $20,100 1.4%
    92525 Bindery Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 100 $12.06 $11.93 $24,820 10.7%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 310 $12.09 $13.19 $27,440 4.2%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 100 $7.82 $7.84 $16,300 1.6%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 80 $6.69 $6.72 $13,990 2.1%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 540 $6.65 $6.95 $14,460 5.8%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 120 $7.96 $8.17 $17,000 1.5%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $6.51 $8.06 $16,770 7.1%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $8.88 $9.07 $18,860 1.4%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $14.17 $14.19 $29,520 2.0%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 490 $10.64 $10.89 $22,650 1.4%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $11.18 $11.31 $23,520 1.4%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,070 $9.54 $10.06 $20,920 1.8%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $12.57 $13.09 $27,230 15.1%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $12.94 $13.45 $27,970 1.8%
      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 410 $14.61 $14.06 $29,240 3.8%
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 40 $8.95 $9.59 $19,950 1.7%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 610 $12.70 $13.56 $28,200 1.6%
    93917 Solderers and Brazers 30 $11.94 $11.44 $23,800 2.1%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 1,660 $8.91 $9.51 $19,780 1.6%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 1,450 $7.63 $7.83 $16,290 1.5%
      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 160 $14.36 $14.61 $30,380 2.1%
    95032 Stationary Engineers (*) $16.82 $15.89 $33,050 3.0%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 150 $12.54 $13.23 $27,530 3.0%
      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 3,990 $14.12 $14.49 $30,140 4.7%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 3,960 $10.14 $11.31 $23,520 7.5%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 790 $12.41 $11.45 $23,810 7.9%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $6.22 $6.23 $12,950 3.7%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 620 $7.50 $9.71 $20,200 10.6%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 70 * * $42,890 3.2%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 80 $7.72 $7.79 $16,210 5.2%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 120 $6.13 $6.50 $13,520 2.7%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers (*) $14.55 $14.76 $30,710 2.3%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 200 $16.28 $14.91 $31,020 5.7%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,110 $11.72 $12.67 $26,360 2.3%
    97951 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (*) $13.13 $13.30 $27,660 3.0%
    97956 Operating Engineers 450 $15.68 $15.70 $32,650 1.4%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 200 $12.08 $13.29 $27,630 4.1%
      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 420 $10.35 $10.79 $22,440 2.7%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 70 $9.76 $11.19 $23,260 13.6%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 340 $10.83 $10.68 $22,220 8.4%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (*) $10.11 $9.52 $19,800 1.8%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 80 $11.07 $11.33 $23,560 1.6%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 980 $12.81 $13.00 $27,040 5.4%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 160 $14.71 $14.43 $30,010 3.5%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,130 $9.75 $10.03 $20,860 3.0%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 2,320 $6.97 $7.18 $14,920 1.9%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 470 $8.01 $8.43 $17,530 3.0%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 4,510 $8.85 $9.84 $20,460 8.7%

    (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 Iowa

    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