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

Evansville-Henderson (Indiana-Kentucky) MSA

The Evansville-Henderson metropolitan statistical area (MSA) includes parts of Indiana and Kentucky.

Occupational divisions in Evansville-Henderson:

  • 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 680 $23.10 $25.67 $53,400 3.4%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 230 $22.04 $23.75 $49,390 2.0%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 200 $18.86 $21.50 $44,710 1.8%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 380 $23.00 $25.17 $52,360 1.9%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 370 $18.64 $20.13 $41,880 1.4%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 320 $33.08 $31.00 $64,490 2.0%
      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 280 $30.95 $27.90 $58,030 4.7%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 300 $20.34 $20.31 $42,250 4.9%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 110 $12.50 $13.09 $27,220 4.1%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 290 $22.63 $23.35 $48,570 2.2%
    15017 Construction Managers 270 $22.70 $23.67 $49,230 2.9%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 390 $21.45 $22.37 $46,530 7.1%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 450 $13.13 $14.30 $29,740 3.4%
      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 3,050 $25.92 $29.89 $62,170 1.9%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 590 $21.01 $22.44 $46,680 1.4%
    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)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 260 $14.92 $16.84 $35,030 2.9%
    21111 Tax Preparers 70 $12.60 $13.46 $28,000 4.3%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 960 $15.78 $17.28 $35,940 1.4%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 260 $15.38 $17.49 $36,370 1.9%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 110 $13.55 $13.82 $28,740 2.5%
    21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 30 $16.07 $16.22 $33,730 2.6%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $16.07 $18.05 $37,540 2.3%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 30 $11.95 $12.27 $25,520 2.5%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 390 $16.85 $18.56 $38,610 6.1%
    21902 Cost Estimators 250 $19.17 $19.02 $39,560 2.6%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 80 $13.24 $14.39 $29,940 1.9%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 750 $13.92 $15.58 $32,400 1.3%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22105 Metallurgists and Metallurgical, Ceramic, and Materials Engineers (*) $19.26 $23.00 $47,850 5.7%
    22114 Chemical Engineers (*) $33.08 $31.57 $65,660 5.0%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 100 $21.26 $22.36 $46,500 3.1%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 230 $21.72 $22.93 $47,690 2.3%
    22127 Computer Engineers 210 $24.01 $25.16 $52,340 3.8%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 160 $22.24 $22.97 $47,770 3.2%
    22132 Safety Engineers, Except Mining 40 $21.39 $21.54 $44,800 4.8%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 350 $23.96 $24.79 $51,560 2.0%
    22199 All Other Engineers 490 $25.01 $25.92 $53,920 3.2%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine (*) $26.54 $25.51 $53,070 4.4%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists (*) $14.88 $22.31 $46,410 6.8%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists (*) $10.19 $11.86 $24,670 2.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 310 $16.28 $16.22 $33,730 1.3%
    22508 Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $17.44 $16.72 $34,780 3.0%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 70 $14.61 $14.33 $29,810 1.1%
    22514 Drafters 730 $13.10 $13.36 $27,800 2.5%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (*) $11.44 $11.49 $23,910 2.2%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 260 $19.26 $18.38 $38,240 2.8%
      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 160 $20.77 $20.77 $43,210 1.7%
    24308 Biological Scientists (*) $18.43 $20.45 $42,530 3.1%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 150 $13.97 $14.91 $31,000 2.5%
      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 450 $22.37 $22.85 $47,520 2.8%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 90 $19.71 $20.06 $41,730 2.6%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 360 $15.62 $16.51 $34,340 2.6%
    25105 Computer Programmers 240 $18.89 $19.55 $40,660 2.1%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 90 $19.51 $20.02 $41,630 3.4%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27108 Psychologists 60 $25.78 $25.93 $53,930 4.2%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 270 $14.43 $14.67 $30,520 1.3%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 410 $13.13 $13.54 $28,160 1.3%
    27307 Residential Counselors 80 $9.07 $9.16 $19,060 2.6%
    27308 Human Services Workers 150 $6.61 $7.80 $16,230 6.2%
    27311 Recreation Workers 210 $6.29 $6.93 $14,410 2.5%
    27502 Clergy 30 $11.14 $12.59 $26,180 6.7%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 220 $27.15 $29.89 $62,170 18.8%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 70 $13.11 $13.91 $28,940 5.1%
      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 30 * * $39,050 5.5%
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $42,200 4.4%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 240 $7.55 $8.54 $17,770 7.8%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 70 * * $34,260 2.8%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,860 * * $39,160 4.0%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,180 * * $38,560 4.5%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 200 $18.28 $17.46 $36,310 4.0%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 50 $8.03 $9.24 $19,230 2.8%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 160 $6.13 $9.62 $20,020 11.4%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 80 $18.90 $19.72 $41,030 4.0%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 40 $8.47 $9.10 $18,930 3.9%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 180 $15.44 $16.74 $34,810 7.0%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 80 $14.18 $15.18 $31,570 4.2%
      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 650 # $54.11** $112,540** 16.1%
    32105 Dentists 40 $54.47 $45.81** $95,290** 19.9%
    32108 Optometrists (*) $34.90 $32.64 $67,890 9.5%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $21.31 $26.11 $54,310 13.7%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 170 $14.42 $14.47 $30,100 1.6%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 90 $21.91 $22.40 $46,590 2.1%
    32308 Physical Therapists 140 $25.07 $25.29 $52,590 2.7%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 130 $21.79 $22.35 $46,490 4.2%
    32317 Recreational Therapists (*) $8.73 $11.02 $22,930 2.6%
    32502 Registered Nurses 3,240 $16.38 $16.51 $34,350 1.3%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 1,190 $11.89 $12.22 $25,410 1.5%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 100 $10.07 $10.21 $21,240 2.0%
    32511 Physician Assistants 70 $21.13 $19.65 $40,870 7.3%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 130 $10.50 $10.93 $22,730 5.8%
    32517 Pharmacists 310 $31.12 $28.10 $58,450 4.3%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 300 $7.93 $8.08 $16,820 3.0%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $16.04 $15.92 $33,110 2.3%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians (*) $7.91 $8.33 $17,330 4.2%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 210 $16.85 $16.67 $34,660 1.6%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 220 $9.82 $10.38 $21,600 5.7%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 200 $18.07 $17.44 $36,270 5.7%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 210 $8.93 $8.91 $18,530 1.8%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 350 $13.09 $12.91 $26,850 2.3%
    32925 Cardiology Technologists 30 $15.26 $16.67 $34,670 4.1%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 120 $11.68 $11.83 $24,610 2.4%
    32931 Psychiatric Technicians 80 $9.29 $9.82 $20,420 2.5%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 630 $9.04 $10.48 $21,790 2.2%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 90 $14.37 $14.44 $30,030 1.7%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 80 $15.37 $15.61 $32,470 1.4%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $9.58 $10.10 $21,010 2.9%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 130 $8.60 $11.55 $24,030 12.0%
    34023 Photographers 80 $10.51 $11.68 $24,300 5.2%
    34026 Camera Operators, Television and Motion Picture 50 $8.61 $9.37 $19,490 2.3%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 50 $6.43 $7.36 $15,310 4.7%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 120 $14.41 $14.17 $29,460 4.4%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 210 $8.62 $12.72 $26,450 6.7%
    34041 Interior Designers (*) $12.86 $15.85 $32,960 12.7%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 80 * * $23,730 3.3%
      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 50 $18.35 $20.20 $42,020 13.1%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 180 $17.11 $18.99 $39,500 2.4%
    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 2,020 $14.12 $16.23 $33,760 2.1%
      Sales Occupations, Services top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43002 Sales Agents and Placers, Insurance 250 $13.95 $16.73 $34,800 8.1%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 70 $8.07 $10.22 $21,250 4.3%
    43011 Appraisers, Real Estate 50 $20.52 $18.95 $39,420 11.2%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 210 $18.37 $22.45 $46,700 6.3%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 290 $14.07 $15.02 $31,240 2.7%
    43021 Travel Agents 80 $10.90 $10.73 $22,320 1.2%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 150 $14.44 $16.93 $35,220 5.2%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    49002 Sales Engineers 70 $30.07 $27.72 $57,660 3.1%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 380 $21.05 $23.10 $48,050 5.4%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 1,120 $15.22 $17.28 $35,930 2.4%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,740 $7.32 $8.84 $18,390 2.3%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 580 $10.51 $11.48 $23,870 3.5%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 620 $6.32 $6.90 $14,350 2.8%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,740 $6.30 $7.42 $15,440 3.5%
    49023 Cashiers 3,540 $6.15 $6.42 $13,350 0.9%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 300 $7.15 $8.49 $17,650 1.5%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 40 $9.97 $12.64 $26,280 4.3%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 430 $10.87 $12.05 $25,060 4.6%
    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 1,420 $12.57 $14.01 $29,140 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 1,010 $8.02 $8.14 $16,920 1.5%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 130 $10.51 $10.60 $22,050 4.6%
    53111 Loan Interviewers (*) $8.53 $8.72 $18,130 1.6%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 160 $8.74 $8.87 $18,460 2.4%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 1,310 $9.99 $9.86 $20,510 1.7%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 70 $21.65 $21.56 $44,840 4.6%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 100 $9.89 $10.30 $21,420 3.7%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 70 $8.63 $9.76 $20,290 8.1%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers 50 $14.04 $15.72 $32,690 2.4%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 580 $8.76 $9.02 $18,760 1.0%
    53805 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents 60 $8.00 $9.40 $19,550 1.7%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 220 $6.42 $6.64 $13,820 2.8%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 160 $6.56 $6.98 $14,530 2.5%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 460 $7.41 $7.60 $15,810 4.4%
    53914 Real Estate Clerks 50 $9.05 $9.38 $19,500 2.9%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries (*) $10.67 $11.25 $23,400 2.0%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 200 $10.22 $10.81 $22,480 6.4%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,960 $9.61 $9.76 $20,300 1.3%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 70 $10.84 $11.91 $24,770 3.6%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,320 $7.74 $7.93 $16,480 1.0%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 280 $8.33 $8.46 $17,590 3.4%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $10.16 $11.14 $23,180 1.3%
    55321 File Clerks 250 $7.47 $7.62 $15,860 1.5%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 300 $10.33 $10.70 $22,260 3.3%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 60 $10.39 $10.41 $21,650 1.5%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 80 $10.09 $10.57 $21,980 4.4%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 150 $9.60 $9.62 $20,020 2.7%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 280 $12.85 $13.20 $27,450 9.0%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,320 $10.37 $10.88 $22,630 4.4%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 200 $10.81 $10.95 $22,770 1.1%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 480 $9.65 $9.78 $20,350 1.1%
    55347 General Office Clerks 2,930 $8.19 $8.80 $18,300 1.7%
      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 70 $10.04 $9.89 $20,580 1.7%
    56008 Mail Machine Operators, Preparation and Handling (*) $7.41 $8.28 $17,220 1.8%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 190 $11.21 $11.81 $24,560 1.3%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 290 $7.80 $8.04 $16,710 1.3%
      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 220 $7.58 $7.74 $16,090 1.8%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 90 $8.35 $8.29 $17,240 1.3%
    57311 Messengers 90 $6.12 $6.75 $14,050 3.5%
      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 40 $10.29 $10.47 $21,780 1.1%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 260 $10.01 $11.33 $23,570 2.7%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 310 $12.43 $13.21 $27,480 3.3%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 80 $10.21 $10.16 $21,130 10.8%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 $10.29 $10.52 $21,880 1.4%
    58021 Marking Clerks 40 $8.00 $8.09 $16,820 4.5%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 860 $8.55 $9.34 $19,420 1.3%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 90 $8.96 $9.55 $19,870 3.3%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 910 $10.78 $11.23 $23,370 1.9%
      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 430 $10.87 $11.00 $22,880 1.2%
    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)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 90 $18.74 $18.57 $38,610 2.4%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 170 $8.42 $9.03 $18,770 2.2%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,110 $10.12 $11.21 $23,310 3.9%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 160 $11.88 $11.99 $24,930 3.6%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 250 $14.46 $14.35 $29,840 3.2%
    63017 Correction Officers and Jailers 150 $10.92 $10.66 $22,170 1.3%
    63023 Bailiffs 30 $10.58 $10.84 $22,540 1.7%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 60 $9.14 $10.36 $21,540 6.6%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 1,000 $7.50 $8.70 $18,090 2.0%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 210 $7.48 $7.48 $15,550 2.8%
      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 320 $6.05 $6.48 $13,470 2.4%
    65005 Bartenders 330 $6.40 $6.71 $13,950 1.9%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,040 $5.78 $5.87 $12,210 1.5%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside (*) $6.41 $7.14 $14,850 3.1%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 590 $5.89 $6.12 $12,730 1.9%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 700 $5.89 $5.86 $12,200 2.0%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 210 $7.75 $7.95 $16,540 2.3%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $10.29 $9.89 $20,580 4.2%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 820 $7.01 $7.25 $15,090 2.0%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 500 $8.13 $8.00 $16,630 2.2%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 760 $5.97 $6.18 $12,860 2.4%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 310 $5.82 $6.06 $12,610 4.7%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,960 $5.81 $6.08 $12,640 2.1%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 2,720 $5.87 $5.90 $12,270 1.4%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 230 $7.22 $7.95 $16,530 2.6%
      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 270 $10.12 $9.84 $20,470 2.8%
    66005 Medical Assistants 330 $8.73 $8.60 $17,900 2.8%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,640 $7.68 $7.75 $16,130 1.5%
    66011 Home Health Aides 420 $7.53 $7.62 $15,840 3.2%
    66014 Psychiatric Aides 560 $8.97 $8.82 $18,340 1.4%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 110 $13.75 $13.30 $27,660 4.3%
    66023 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 40 $11.30 $10.72 $22,310 1.3%
      Cleaning and Building Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    67002 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,130 $6.39 $6.81 $14,160 1.5%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,530 $7.39 $8.15 $16,950 4.2%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants (*) $11.87 $14.09 $29,310 6.0%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 250 $8.56 $9.28 $19,300 1.8%
      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 300 $6.40 $7.46 $15,510 5.1%
    68008 Manicurists (*) $6.61 $7.89 $16,420 3.4%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 550 $5.85 $6.24 $12,990 2.6%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 90 $5.84 $6.04 $12,570 3.2%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 100 $7.43 $7.42 $15,430 2.4%
    68038 Child Care Workers 640 $6.09 $6.44 $13,400 1.3%
    68041 Funeral Attendants 50 $7.26 $8.86 $18,430 8.1%
      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 270 $6.26 $6.80 $14,140 2.7%
    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 110 $6.34 $7.25 $15,070 2.7%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 770 $8.40 $9.59 $19,940 2.0%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 70 $7.25 $7.43 $15,450 6.3%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 30 $11.93 $11.63 $24,190 2.7%
    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 890 $18.68 $19.58 $40,730 3.8%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 420 $17.96 $19.46 $40,480 3.1%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 1,130 $16.81 $17.03 $35,420 1.3%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $15.13 $16.61 $34,550 1.8%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 210 $14.18 $14.46 $30,080 2.3%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 320 $18.41 $18.90 $39,320 2.7%
      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 300 $11.40 $11.98 $24,920 2.9%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1,460 $10.64 $11.87 $24,700 6.3%
      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 460 $14.00 $14.42 $29,990 0.8%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant (*) $15.02 $15.88 $33,030 3.0%
    85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 260 $19.30 $19.88 $41,360 2.8%
    85123 Millwrights 570 $16.07 $16.90 $35,150 4.2%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 150 $13.42 $13.96 $29,040 1.7%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,450 $10.87 $11.52 $23,960 1.8%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 860 $12.34 $12.90 $26,840 1.7%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 $15.62 $16.67 $34,680 7.6%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 390 $12.73 $13.38 $27,820 1.4%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 300 $16.35 $16.37 $34,040 1.9%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 80 $11.64 $11.06 $23,010 7.9%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 90 $12.34 $14.05 $29,230 6.7%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 70 $13.94 $13.84 $28,790 1.4%
    85714 Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers (*) $14.13 $14.15 $29,430 2.8%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $13.38 $13.76 $28,620 1.5%
    85721 Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay Electricians 30 $22.77 $23.84 $49,580 5.9%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 70 $17.76 $17.03 $35,410 2.6%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 320 $14.22 $15.10 $31,410 5.8%
    85908 Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers 30 $15.62 $15.19 $31,600 1.6%
    85911 Electric Meter Installers and Repairers (*) $17.27 $17.12 $35,600 2.8%
    85923 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers (*) $14.30 $13.69 $28,470 9.1%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 50 $11.96 $12.30 $25,580 1.7%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 30 $9.44 $9.81 $20,410 3.2%
    85951 Bicycle Repairers 30 $8.07 $8.43 $17,530 1.4%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 90 $7.24 $7.47 $15,540 3.9%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 240 $11.01 $11.46 $23,840 1.0%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 840 $13.02 $13.33 $27,730 4.0%
    87108 Drywall Installers 170 $12.65 $13.85 $28,800 10.3%
    87111 Tapers 50 $15.18 $16.14 $33,570 4.8%
    87202 Electricians 1,540 $20.35 $19.23 $39,990 4.8%
    87302 Brickmasons 320 $14.13 $14.87 $30,930 5.1%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 330 $12.55 $13.03 $27,110 7.7%
    87314 Reinforcing Metal Workers 180 $18.54 $18.42 $38,310 10.2%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 30 $20.75 $19.16 $39,840 3.4%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 350 $17.20 $15.65 $32,550 3.6%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 850 $22.12 $21.39 $44,500 3.6%
    87508 Pipelayers 80 $14.42 $13.94 $28,990 1.7%
    87602 Carpet Installers 90 $10.98 $11.42 $23,760 7.4%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 180 $10.82 $10.92 $22,720 2.1%
    87802 Insulation Workers 180 $13.09 $14.94 $31,070 5.8%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 120 $13.66 $15.05 $31,300 6.7%
    87808 Roofers 170 $16.10 $14.67 $30,500 4.0%
    87811 Glaziers 110 $10.69 $11.34 $23,580 7.6%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 170 $21.55 $19.46 $40,480 5.1%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 150 $17.95 $17.22 $35,810 5.5%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers (*) $8.36 $8.68 $18,050 2.9%
      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 640 $15.45 $15.89 $33,060 5.7%
    89108 Machinists 630 $12.92 $12.92 $26,880 1.1%
    89123 Jewelers and Silversmiths 80 $13.23 $12.76 $26,540 9.5%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 470 $15.99 $17.14 $35,650 1.6%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 120 $8.84 $8.73 $18,160 1.4%
    89314 Furniture Finishers 50 $8.99 $9.22 $19,190 7.3%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 60 $7.99 $8.15 $16,960 3.0%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 30 $10.31 $10.95 $22,780 2.6%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers (*) $11.62 $11.35 $23,610 1.5%
      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)
    91117 Machine Tool Cutting Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (*) $10.29 $10.58 $22,000 1.4%
    91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $13.61 $13.62 $28,330 6.4%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 120 $11.59 $11.92 $24,790 2.7%
    91311 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 130 $10.57 $10.18 $21,180 20.2%
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 410 $11.14 $10.72 $22,300 4.2%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $12.12 $13.21 $27,480 2.0%
    91505 Combination Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 200 $14.28 $13.70 $28,490 2.8%
    91508 Combination Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $12.24 $11.60 $24,130 2.1%
    91902 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 120 $9.67 $10.70 $22,260 5.9%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 650 $7.13 $7.96 $16,550 8.5%
    91921 Electrolytic Plating and Coating Machine Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $10.07 $10.23 $21,270 3.5%
    91935 Furnace Operators and Tenders 80 $10.07 $11.10 $23,080 5.7%
    91938 Heaters, Metal and Plastic 30 $10.60 $11.41 $23,720 2.6%
    92197 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 90 $14.47 $13.65 $28,390 2.1%
    92198 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Operators and Tenders 390 $12.02 $12.17 $25,320 4.3%
    92311 Woodworking Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Except Sawing 90 $8.13 $8.12 $16,890 1.7%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 40 $10.19 $9.92 $20,620 1.6%
    92510 Printing Press Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 70 $12.31 $12.18 $25,330 1.8%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $16.72 $16.64 $34,600 6.5%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $11.80 $12.28 $25,530 5.0%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 330 $6.81 $6.92 $14,390 1.7%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 100 $7.15 $6.98 $14,510 2.4%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $11.43 $11.23 $23,360 1.5%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $11.80 $12.11 $25,180 1.7%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $9.86 $10.89 $22,640 2.2%
    92956 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $8.71 $8.82 $18,350 1.5%
    92958 Cleaning, Washing, and Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders (*) $11.38 $11.76 $24,460 1.7%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 350 $12.64 $12.99 $27,030 1.4%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 470 $10.17 $10.35 $21,520 1.2%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators (*) $9.35 $9.98 $20,760 1.5%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 960 $13.46 $13.26 $27,570 4.4%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 510 $10.98 $11.18 $23,250 2.8%
    93941 Metal Pourers and Casters, Basic Shapes 50 $14.69 $13.82 $28,740 12.3%
    93947 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers, Hand 70 $11.12 $10.82 $22,500 1.4%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 90 $11.67 $10.50 $21,840 2.8%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 1,440 $7.90 $8.07 $16,790 3.0%
      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 70 $10.98 $12.36 $25,720 2.4%
    95005 Gas Plant Operators (*) $17.07 $16.50 $34,320 3.2%
    95028 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 50 $18.10 $20.08 $41,770 2.5%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 130 $8.14 $9.93 $20,650 2.3%
      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 2,280 $13.06 $15.22 $31,650 3.5%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,570 $9.27 $10.44 $21,720 2.9%
    97108 Bus Drivers 130 $6.72 $7.20 $14,970 4.7%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 340 $7.80 $8.86 $18,430 8.2%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 $6.98 $7.17 $14,920 2.1%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 330 $10.62 $10.55 $21,940 1.7%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 170 $6.95 $6.83 $14,200 3.7%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 200 $5.97 $7.95 $16,530 3.0%
    97911 Wellhead Pumpers (*) $6.33 $7.00 $14,560 17.4%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 110 $17.43 $16.56 $34,450 2.6%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 170 $17.48 $17.03 $35,420 6.7%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 110 $14.94 $14.78 $30,750 1.4%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 950 $12.64 $12.50 $25,990 1.0%
    97951 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (*) $11.77 $12.03 $25,020 2.5%
    97956 Operating Engineers 260 $19.37 $18.76 $39,010 3.2%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 260 $8.73 $10.03 $20,850 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 250 $10.86 $10.99 $22,860 2.1%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 140 $8.68 $9.32 $19,390 5.4%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 480 $10.25 $10.21 $21,230 3.9%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 80 $10.13 $11.79 $24,520 4.1%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers 40 $9.41 $9.80 $20,380 4.7%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 190 $15.77 $13.66 $28,410 3.6%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 520 $9.36 $10.04 $20,890 3.7%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 90 $11.42 $13.17 $27,400 3.1%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 850 $8.88 $9.38 $19,500 1.4%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,160 $7.45 $7.85 $16,330 4.9%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 360 $7.70 $8.66 $18,000 3.2%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,900 $8.77 $9.77 $20,330 1.9%

    (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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