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

Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado MSA

Fort Collins-Loveland is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Colorado.

Occupational divisions in Fort Collins-Loveland:

  • 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 550 $26.34 $28.10 $58,440 4.1%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 130 $23.51 $24.89 $51,760 2.3%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 190 $18.82 $19.60 $40,760 2.3%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 500 $31.27 $30.36 $63,140 6.4%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 400 $18.50 $21.28 $44,270 8.8%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 740 $42.19 $39.45 $82,060 7.0%
      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 (*) $29.94 $26.18 $54,440 5.4%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 180 $25.95 $26.30 $54,700 4.4%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 200 $14.79 $15.35 $31,920 6.3%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 250 $27.69 $27.37 $56,930 3.5%
    15017 Construction Managers 450 $20.39 $22.15 $46,060 2.2%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 140 $28.24 $27.32 $56,820 2.8%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 490 $10.94 $12.79 $26,600 8.2%
      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 30 $19.46 $24.57 $51,100 7.8%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 2,230 $25.23 $29.44 $61,240 2.0%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 530 $27.53 $27.24 $56,660 2.6%
    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 240 $15.67 $18.55 $38,580 4.9%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 600 $16.51 $17.74 $36,900 3.3%
    21117 Budget Analysts 50 $21.12 $22.38 $46,550 2.6%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 200 $20.60 $21.47 $44,650 17.7%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $12.92 $15.04 $31,290 1.8%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 250 $21.89 $22.18 $46,140 7.8%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 230 $19.99 $21.04 $43,760 4.4%
    21902 Cost Estimators 140 $20.05 $20.56 $42,770 2.3%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $19.23 $19.32 $40,180 1.6%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 90 $19.65 $20.71 $43,080 1.8%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 620 $17.69 $19.28 $40,110 2.7%
      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 370 $21.54 $22.96 $47,760 1.9%
    22123 Agricultural Engineers 30 $30.83 $28.47 $59,220 4.7%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 1,460 $35.10 $32.20 $66,980 6.8%
    22127 Computer Engineers 1,480 $34.93 $31.79 $66,120 7.1%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 170 $30.49 $27.80 $57,820 5.9%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 230 $18.84 $21.24 $44,180 3.4%
    22199 All Other Engineers 630 $30.20 $28.89 $60,090 3.6%
    22308 Landscape Architects 30 $17.03 $17.15 $35,670 10.2%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 90 $17.22 $16.82 $34,990 3.6%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 120 $11.40 $13.19 $27,440 2.6%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 500 $17.30 $17.85 $37,130 2.8%
    22514 Drafters 220 $15.07 $15.42 $32,070 1.4%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $14.57 $14.27 $29,690 3.0%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 360 $17.01 $17.90 $37,240 2.3%
      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 $19.14 $20.40 $42,420 2.9%
    24111 Geologists, Geophysicists, and Oceanographers 70 $24.83 $25.55 $53,140 4.2%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 30 $24.60 $25.33 $52,690 4.5%
    24399 All Other Life Scientists 60 $20.28 $22.43 $46,650 3.5%
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 230 $12.54 $13.37 $27,820 0.9%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 180 $12.08 $13.38 $27,830 0.9%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 70 $13.70 $15.17 $31,550 1.4%
      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 $29.05 $27.43 $57,050 3.8%
    25103 Data Base Administrators (*) $23.18 $23.86 $49,630 4.7%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 370 $17.16 $18.41 $38,300 5.8%
    25105 Computer Programmers 410 $20.82 $23.34 $48,540 6.5%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 110 $11.61 $12.36 $25,700 1.3%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 160 $23.96 $24.18 $50,300 9.1%
      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)
    27105 Urban and Regional Planners 50 $19.80 $22.29 $46,360 2.9%
    27108 Psychologists 110 $14.85 $17.22 $35,810 6.8%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 80 $15.38 $15.91 $33,090 12.2%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 190 $15.66 $16.45 $34,220 1.2%
    27307 Residential Counselors 160 $7.97 $8.51 $17,690 3.0%
    27308 Human Services Workers 210 $7.98 $8.63 $17,950 3.0%
    27311 Recreation Workers 280 $7.23 $8.58 $17,840 1.6%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 160 $26.46 $29.63 $61,630 10.7%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 60 $12.99 $13.50 $28,090 6.4%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 60 $14.81 $15.32 $31,870 1.8%
      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 250 $7.80 $8.35 $17,370 4.8%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 90 * * $28,300 17.5%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training (*) $9.22 $10.40 $21,640 10.2%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 130 $11.88 $14.21 $29,550 6.7%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 370 $6.08 $8.37 $17,400 10.0%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 280 * * $21,670 1.5%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators (*) $17.48 $17.48 $36,360 1.7%
      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 330 # $52.34** $108,860** 14.2%
    32105 Dentists 60 # $54.61** $113,580** 17.8%
    32113 Chiropractors (*) $34.67 $32.56 $67,720 12.3%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 90 $15.28 $17.70 $36,810 12.7%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 100 $19.30 $19.99 $41,570 2.2%
    32308 Physical Therapists 180 $22.00 $22.86 $47,540 3.9%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 110 $18.08 $18.21 $37,880 3.4%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,410 $19.18 $19.41 $40,380 1.1%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 440 $12.79 $13.32 $27,710 1.9%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 100 $11.90 $12.97 $26,970 1.7%
    32511 Physician Assistants 40 $29.51 $27.67 $57,560 6.8%
    32517 Pharmacists 140 $30.43 $28.71 $59,730 3.0%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 110 $9.35 $9.29 $19,310 4.9%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 60 $16.11 $15.20 $31,620 1.7%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 150 $21.58 $19.84 $41,270 6.8%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 50 $9.88 $10.12 $21,050 5.5%
    32913 Radiation Therapists 40 $17.56 $17.94 $37,310 2.5%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 120 $15.55 $15.70 $32,650 1.2%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 70 $8.88 $8.61 $17,910 5.0%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 200 $11.93 $13.89 $28,890 2.4%
      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 260 $28.57 $30.21 $62,830 20.9%
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors 150 $21.69 $22.80 $47,430 16.6%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 50 $18.09 $18.46 $38,390 4.2%
    34023 Photographers 40 $6.53 $8.67 $18,020 10.0%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 230 $13.98 $13.43 $27,940 3.8%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 220 $10.85 $14.70 $30,580 2.9%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 580 $15.30 $16.48 $34,290 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 1,900 $12.50 $14.81 $30,810 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 60 $18.64 $22.81 $47,440 11.7%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 60 $9.99 $13.27 $27,600 12.6%
    43011 Appraisers, Real Estate (*) $32.63 $26.92 $55,990 6.3%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 70 $24.69 $31.52 $65,550 19.6%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 160 $15.07 $16.78 $34,890 18.6%
    43021 Travel Agents 80 $8.91 $8.95 $18,610 4.1%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 210 $16.21 $18.25 $37,970 3.1%
      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 200 $36.96 $33.76 $70,220 3.9%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 340 $31.61 $29.18 $60,690 3.2%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 810 $14.42 $17.05 $35,470 3.3%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,800 $7.79 $9.00 $18,720 3.0%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 300 $13.67 $13.75 $28,610 3.9%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 620 $6.73 $7.16 $14,900 2.1%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 800 $9.89 $10.67 $22,190 3.5%
    49023 Cashiers 2,250 $7.57 $8.50 $17,680 2.8%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters (*) $8.11 $8.44 $17,560 3.0%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 550 $9.36 $10.72 $22,290 1.5%
    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 1,320 $13.72 $14.55 $30,260 1.5%
      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 430 $7.89 $7.97 $16,570 1.8%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 100 $10.64 $10.23 $21,270 4.5%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 170 $11.29 $11.71 $24,360 5.3%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 330 $10.78 $11.72 $24,370 1.5%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 40 $13.65 $13.29 $27,640 1.6%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $9.05 $9.64 $20,050 2.9%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 110 $6.64 $6.71 $13,960 3.0%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 190 $8.52 $8.72 $18,140 1.3%
      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 120 $10.69 $10.84 $22,540 8.7%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 110 $10.25 $10.34 $21,510 3.6%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,590 $11.16 $11.22 $23,330 1.1%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 100 $14.05 $16.02 $33,330 1.4%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,370 $8.63 $8.82 $18,350 1.2%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 190 $10.59 $10.56 $21,960 2.7%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $11.96 $12.79 $26,590 0.9%
    55321 File Clerks 180 $6.73 $7.38 $15,350 3.1%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 230 $10.42 $10.91 $22,700 2.8%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 100 $13.48 $13.14 $27,340 1.4%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 50 $8.41 $9.33 $19,410 1.9%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 120 $10.74 $11.32 $23,540 1.7%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,920 $11.05 $11.11 $23,110 1.7%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (*) $11.69 $11.78 $24,510 1.0%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 300 $10.86 $11.21 $23,330 1.3%
    55347 General Office Clerks 2,660 $9.86 $10.11 $21,020 3.9%
      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 30 $11.04 $10.77 $22,400 1.3%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 50 $8.14 $8.58 $17,840 1.8%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 170 $12.55 $12.56 $26,130 1.6%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 300 $9.11 $9.10 $18,930 2.5%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 120 $8.78 $8.91 $18,530 1.2%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 90 $7.15 $7.52 $15,640 1.3%
    57311 Messengers 30 $7.52 $8.01 $16,650 1.9%
      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 60 $15.69 $15.99 $33,260 1.5%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 160 $9.82 $12.26 $25,490 3.5%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 240 $12.40 $13.21 $27,470 1.3%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 460 $9.41 $9.70 $20,180 1.8%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 130 $7.40 $7.62 $15,840 2.1%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 130 $11.12 $11.35 $23,620 1.1%
      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 540 $10.73 $12.22 $25,420 1.0%
    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 80 $33.32 $30.04 $62,470 6.7%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 70 $8.06 $8.50 $17,690 2.8%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 860 $10.17 $11.20 $23,290 2.1%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 390 $22.00 $20.38 $42,380 4.9%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 300 $21.72 $21.89 $45,530 2.2%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 300 $7.99 $8.34 $17,340 3.0%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 80 $9.33 $9.59 $19,950 1.2%
      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 400 $6.14 $6.36 $13,220 2.3%
    65005 Bartenders 530 $6.23 $6.47 $13,460 2.9%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,430 $5.89 $6.30 $13,100 3.6%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 470 $5.80 $5.85 $12,160 2.0%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 200 $6.11 $6.28 $13,060 2.6%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 190 $8.68 $9.24 $19,220 2.3%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 80 $13.75 $13.94 $29,000 4.9%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 1,210 $7.97 $8.14 $16,940 3.5%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 610 $6.25 $6.42 $13,350 2.9%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 80 $6.70 $6.81 $14,160 4.8%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,550 $6.50 $6.75 $14,040 1.7%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,520 $6.44 $6.62 $13,770 3.0%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 170 $6.27 $6.53 $13,580 2.1%
      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 260 $9.79 $9.82 $20,430 4.1%
    66005 Medical Assistants 320 $9.77 $10.12 $21,050 5.5%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 840 $8.06 $7.96 $16,550 2.6%
    66011 Home Health Aides 210 $8.08 $8.25 $17,160 1.6%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides (*) $7.60 $9.40 $19,560 14.4%
      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 720 $6.80 $6.91 $14,380 2.3%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,400 $7.19 $7.36 $15,310 2.5%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 90 $7.32 $7.87 $16,370 1.4%
      Personal Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68002 Barbers (*) $19.82 $19.68 $40,930 2.6%
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 360 $6.57 $7.15 $14,860 6.7%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 240 $6.15 $6.84 $14,230 3.0%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 110 $5.83 $5.79 $12,040 3.7%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 80 $7.53 $7.44 $15,470 2.1%
    68038 Child Care Workers 460 $6.50 $6.59 $13,700 3.5%
      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 $7.10 $7.98 $16,600 3.4%
    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 70 $12.09 $13.79 $28,680 4.6%
      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 90 $7.32 $7.77 $16,170 3.9%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 880 $7.99 $8.55 $17,790 1.6%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants (*) $7.12 $7.21 $15,000 2.6%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 50 $9.05 $11.40 $23,710 2.4%
    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 360 $18.37 $20.78 $43,220 4.5%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 480 $20.79 $20.16 $41,940 2.1%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 500 $18.55 $19.85 $41,290 5.5%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 100 $15.67 $18.17 $37,790 2.6%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $13.54 $14.09 $29,310 2.3%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 230 $16.26 $17.37 $36,130 1.9%
      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 200 $13.48 $13.64 $28,370 2.4%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 150 $10.53 $11.73 $24,390 2.6%
      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 $18.79 $18.95 $39,410 2.3%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 50 $14.90 $15.12 $31,450 1.6%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 910 $8.79 $10.40 $21,630 2.3%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 670 $12.83 $13.84 $28,780 7.3%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $15.60 $17.39 $36,170 7.0%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 80 $14.98 $14.81 $30,800 2.2%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $13.11 $13.78 $28,670 1.8%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 190 $11.29 $12.72 $26,460 4.4%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 50 $14.79 $16.05 $33,390 3.5%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers (*) $12.65 $13.08 $27,210 8.4%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 470 $15.51 $16.61 $34,540 3.8%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $8.74 $8.84 $18,380 7.2%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $13.81 $15.05 $31,300 2.0%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 750 $10.89 $11.17 $23,240 6.2%
    87105 Ceiling Tile Installers and Acoustical Carpenters (*) $17.86 $17.65 $36,720 3.7%
    87108 Drywall Installers 370 $15.27 $15.30 $31,820 1.3%
    87111 Tapers 100 $14.77 $15.33 $31,890 1.3%
    87202 Electricians 500 $12.94 $13.92 $28,960 4.9%
    87302 Brickmasons 180 $19.27 $18.11 $37,670 3.5%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 200 $11.29 $11.45 $23,820 3.9%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 310 $10.71 $10.97 $22,810 4.4%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 730 $16.20 $17.04 $35,440 3.7%
    87508 Pipelayers 30 $11.04 $11.55 $24,010 1.3%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 150 $14.27 $14.36 $29,870 1.5%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 140 $13.04 $13.63 $28,340 7.5%
    87808 Roofers (*) $11.23 $11.28 $23,470 3.2%
    87811 Glaziers (*) $10.48 $11.46 $23,850 9.4%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 290 $11.21 $11.71 $24,360 2.2%
      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 110 $21.33 $21.04 $43,760 2.7%
    89108 Machinists 180 $13.57 $14.23 $29,600 1.6%
    89123 Jewelers and Silversmiths (*) $10.24 $10.41 $21,660 3.8%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $13.01 $14.19 $29,510 5.2%
    89308 Wood Machinists 60 $11.24 $11.27 $23,450 8.7%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 220 $9.81 $10.59 $22,030 6.8%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 60 $10.30 $11.83 $24,610 1.2%
      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)
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $11.31 $11.87 $24,680 1.5%
    91508 Combination Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $10.37 $10.94 $22,760 3.1%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 30 $12.00 $11.75 $24,440 1.8%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $9.08 $9.23 $19,190 2.6%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $8.71 $11.09 $23,060 3.1%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $9.56 $10.92 $22,720 6.7%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment (*) $6.70 $7.48 $15,560 4.6%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 200 $8.94 $8.49 $17,650 4.4%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $8.05 $8.58 $17,850 7.5%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $8.32 $9.17 $19,080 1.7%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $8.25 $8.67 $18,040 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)
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision 170 $8.95 $9.57 $19,900 3.2%
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 310 $9.66 $13.87 $28,850 3.8%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 180 $11.08 $11.18 $23,250 1.1%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 120 $9.45 $9.40 $19,560 0.9%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 1,590 $8.55 $8.86 $18,440 1.2%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 1,070 $8.71 $9.44 $19,630 10.1%
      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 170 $17.73 $17.69 $36,790 1.8%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 110 $9.93 $12.13 $25,220 6.5%
      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 1,150 $14.19 $16.77 $34,870 3.0%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 960 $7.90 $8.67 $18,040 5.0%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $7.47 $7.67 $15,960 1.8%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 350 $6.24 $7.78 $16,190 5.8%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 50 $8.38 $8.75 $18,200 2.2%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 310 $8.78 $9.37 $19,490 11.4%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators (*) $14.07 $14.37 $29,890 2.8%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 150 $10.49 $11.22 $23,340 4.6%
    97956 Operating Engineers 60 $14.79 $14.87 $30,930 1.5%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 220 $9.82 $9.82 $20,430 2.1%
      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 150 $8.68 $9.50 $19,770 3.2%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 230 $9.34 $9.31 $19,370 6.2%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 30 $10.50 $10.16 $21,140 2.2%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,060 $8.55 $8.83 $18,360 2.9%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 990 $6.70 $6.91 $14,370 2.0%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 290 $6.03 $6.48 $13,490 4.9%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 910 $8.72 $9.79 $20,360 2.2%

    (1) = Relative standard error (RSE) of the mean wage. The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

    (*) = Employment estimate is not available.

    * = Hourly wage estimate is not available.

    # = Median hourly wage is over $60.01.

    ** = This mean wage estimate may be understated because 25% or more of the employment was estimated as earning more than $60.01 per hour. The larger the share of employment estimated in the upper open-ended interval ($60.01 and over), the more likely it is that the mean wage is underestimated.

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    Statewide estimates for Colorado

    1998 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    1998 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

    Technical Notes and Survey Method and Reliability Statement for 1998 OES Estimates

    Last modified: October 16, 2001