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

Grand Junction, Colorado MSA

Grand Junction is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Colorado.

Occupational divisions in Grand Junction:

  • 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 240 $20.82 $22.77 $47,360 3.7%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 40 $20.69 $22.76 $47,350 5.2%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 80 $19.18 $20.27 $42,150 2.1%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 80 $22.28 $23.03 $47,900 2.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 130 $16.60 $19.85 $41,290 4.5%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 70 $35.70 $33.47 $69,610 3.0%
      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 (*) $25.42 $24.81 $51,610 8.4%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 180 $17.84 $20.08 $41,770 9.5%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 60 $23.76 $25.62 $53,290 4.2%
    15017 Construction Managers 130 $20.81 $24.00 $49,930 5.6%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 50 $24.54 $24.95 $51,900 2.6%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 230 $7.26 $9.70 $20,170 14.6%
      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 980 $24.16 $27.31 $56,800 2.3%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 230 $20.20 $21.29 $44,270 2.7%
    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 100 $18.00 $18.92 $39,350 6.0%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 210 $16.29 $17.28 $35,940 2.3%
    21117 Budget Analysts 30 $18.90 $20.04 $41,680 4.0%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $15.76 $15.24 $31,690 1.4%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $15.25 $17.25 $35,880 2.7%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 80 $13.02 $14.41 $29,970 2.6%
    21902 Cost Estimators 70 $19.92 $21.44 $44,590 3.1%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 60 $18.17 $19.48 $40,520 1.9%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 320 $14.83 $17.68 $36,780 2.9%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 110 $24.50 $25.18 $52,370 3.8%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 30 $24.03 $24.40 $50,740 2.9%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 50 $21.05 $21.80 $45,340 1.8%
    22199 All Other Engineers 80 $24.44 $25.42 $52,860 3.6%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 30 $18.15 $18.88 $39,260 2.4%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 30 $16.42 $16.06 $33,400 19.9%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 90 $10.82 $12.30 $25,580 2.5%
    22514 Drafters 90 $13.57 $13.64 $28,380 6.0%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 80 $19.37 $18.57 $38,620 1.8%
      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 30 $19.73 $19.83 $41,240 5.1%
    24111 Geologists, Geophysicists, and Oceanographers 70 $25.64 $26.40 $54,910 5.2%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 40 $24.13 $24.10 $50,130 3.6%
    24599 All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 60 $14.42 $15.41 $32,060 1.5%
      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 60 $20.20 $21.20 $44,100 1.7%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 70 $14.83 $14.77 $30,720 3.7%
    25105 Computer Programmers 80 $21.86 $23.13 $48,120 8.4%
      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 80 $20.62 $22.68 $47,170 17.7%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 140 $12.48 $13.88 $28,870 2.3%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 250 $13.36 $14.02 $29,150 1.6%
    27308 Human Services Workers (*) $10.19 $9.70 $20,170 4.8%
    27311 Recreation Workers 40 $8.63 $9.06 $18,830 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 170 $24.31 $28.07 $58,390 9.1%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 70 $12.17 $12.85 $26,730 6.1%
      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 70 $8.14 $9.20 $19,140 12.8%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten (*) * * $31,810 1.9%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School (*) * * $34,560 1.9%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School (*) * * $35,690 2.4%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education (*) * * $35,640 2.0%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 30 $10.55 $10.43 $21,690 1.8%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 110 $6.74 $8.66 $18,020 5.1%
    31502 Librarians, Professional (*) $11.35 $13.71 $28,520 3.0%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 70 $13.24 $16.72 $34,780 4.3%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional (*) $7.62 $9.11 $18,950 3.0%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 210 $58.38 $49.28** $102,510** 9.9%
    32105 Dentists 30 $49.47 $44.46** $92,480** 14.2%
    32308 Physical Therapists 70 $22.74 $23.97 $49,870 5.7%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 90 $18.00 $18.43 $38,340 1.7%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 330 $11.19 $10.79 $22,450 3.3%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 60 $11.22 $12.71 $26,440 11.2%
    32517 Pharmacists 90 $33.38 $29.56 $61,480 3.7%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 60 $9.44 $10.28 $21,380 5.7%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 50 $14.92 $14.30 $29,740 4.4%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 60 $20.78 $20.33 $42,280 4.1%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 50 $8.32 $9.04 $18,810 3.5%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 100 $14.71 $15.81 $32,880 3.9%
      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 (*) $26.22 $23.55 $48,980 6.6%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 50 $8.97 $9.74 $20,250 5.3%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 40 $13.18 $15.25 $31,720 5.0%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 40 $9.38 $9.88 $20,540 2.3%
    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 820 $13.76 $16.56 $34,440 2.5%
      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 150 $13.11 $13.96 $29,030 4.3%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate (*) $20.64 $17.97 $37,370 2.5%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 40 $15.62 $24.48 $50,910 23.5%
    43021 Travel Agents 40 $10.07 $9.96 $20,720 3.2%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 80 $11.93 $12.77 $26,560 2.7%
      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)
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 70 $21.09 $23.93 $49,760 7.8%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 470 $17.03 $18.46 $38,400 4.8%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,170 $6.99 $8.28 $17,230 1.9%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 170 $10.06 $10.67 $22,190 2.5%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 170 $6.42 $7.15 $14,870 2.3%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 400 $8.04 $8.70 $18,090 2.9%
    49023 Cashiers 1,410 $7.01 $7.88 $16,380 2.1%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 30 $8.61 $9.32 $19,390 2.7%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 70 $11.60 $13.37 $27,810 1.7%
    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 560 $13.36 $13.95 $29,010 2.0%
      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 250 $8.23 $8.32 $17,310 2.0%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 40 $9.61 $9.46 $19,670 1.3%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 60 $10.46 $10.16 $21,130 4.2%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 190 $7.92 $8.50 $17,670 5.4%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 40 $9.85 $9.94 $20,670 7.2%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 80 $11.13 $11.08 $23,040 1.1%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 160 $7.02 $7.17 $14,910 3.8%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical (*) $7.95 $8.33 $17,340 2.4%
      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 80 $11.20 $11.61 $24,160 4.0%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 60 $8.60 $9.01 $18,750 5.1%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 680 $9.58 $9.96 $20,720 1.7%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 50 $12.46 $13.19 $27,430 3.3%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 550 $8.22 $8.36 $17,400 1.4%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 70 $10.06 $10.37 $21,570 2.0%
    55321 File Clerks 100 $6.02 $6.73 $14,000 3.6%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 120 $8.41 $8.86 $18,440 1.5%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 40 $9.46 $10.30 $21,420 1.8%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 80 $9.77 $9.76 $20,300 2.8%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 730 $9.95 $10.24 $21,290 1.4%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $11.23 $11.08 $23,050 2.0%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 140 $9.98 $10.71 $22,280 5.1%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,110 $8.52 $9.02 $18,750 1.9%
      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 50 $7.88 $8.15 $16,960 3.5%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 80 $7.81 $8.17 $16,980 3.7%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 30 $8.61 $8.53 $17,740 1.6%
    57311 Messengers 30 $6.04 $7.10 $14,770 5.5%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $10.10 $11.27 $23,440 2.7%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $13.48 $14.48 $30,110 3.1%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 320 $9.33 $10.32 $21,470 1.5%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 360 $9.19 $10.68 $22,200 2.3%
      Other Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    59999 All Other Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 180 $12.23 $12.08 $25,120 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 40 $7.67 $8.01 $16,660 2.8%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 390 $9.59 $10.73 $22,320 2.1%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers (*) $6.05 $7.21 $15,000 3.0%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    65002 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop 130 $6.33 $6.51 $13,540 2.4%
    65005 Bartenders 160 $6.50 $6.57 $13,660 3.5%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 990 $5.85 $5.99 $12,460 3.4%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $5.81 $6.18 $12,850 4.3%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria (*) $6.28 $6.37 $13,240 2.5%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 70 $9.16 $9.89 $20,580 3.4%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 30 $12.87 $12.55 $26,100 1.6%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 370 $7.62 $7.76 $16,140 3.3%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 170 $8.45 $8.30 $17,270 1.4%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food (*) $5.88 $6.29 $13,080 2.7%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 420 $6.42 $6.72 $13,970 2.0%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 830 $5.91 $6.51 $13,550 2.7%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 100 $5.92 $5.97 $12,420 5.6%
      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 100 $9.93 $10.67 $22,200 5.1%
    66005 Medical Assistants 100 $10.83 $10.97 $22,810 5.1%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 370 $7.57 $7.52 $15,650 2.9%
    66011 Home Health Aides (*) $7.74 $7.82 $16,260 2.9%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 50 $11.13 $12.23 $25,430 3.8%
      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 410 $6.31 $6.83 $14,210 3.4%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 700 $7.24 $7.51 $15,630 1.7%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 30 $6.07 $6.78 $14,090 2.1%
      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 130 $6.52 $7.27 $15,110 2.7%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 130 $6.01 $6.55 $13,630 3.3%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 240 $6.41 $6.42 $13,360 3.9%
    68038 Child Care Workers 390 $6.42 $6.64 $13,810 4.1%
      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 70 $6.04 $7.69 $15,990 2.5%
    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 50 $5.72 $5.71 $11,890 3.9%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 360 $7.97 $8.65 $17,990 2.6%
    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 240 $15.14 $17.16 $35,690 2.9%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 210 $20.03 $22.26 $46,300 4.5%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 190 $12.60 $13.81 $28,730 1.0%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $18.16 $17.01 $35,390 1.6%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $10.12 $11.75 $24,450 1.5%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 80 $15.18 $16.86 $35,070 1.9%
      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 120 $8.09 $9.00 $18,710 1.3%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 450 $9.44 $10.28 $21,390 2.4%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 300 $13.46 $13.51 $28,100 4.0%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 80 $10.30 $11.77 $24,480 6.2%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 190 $14.99 $14.72 $30,610 3.3%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 80 $15.27 $15.13 $31,460 1.4%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 70 $11.04 $12.13 $25,230 3.2%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 60 $7.84 $8.54 $17,760 4.2%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 220 $14.23 $14.34 $29,820 3.2%
    87108 Drywall Installers 50 $16.77 $15.48 $32,200 8.7%
    87202 Electricians 260 $17.42 $16.61 $34,550 4.1%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 130 $12.19 $12.41 $25,800 1.8%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 100 $10.94 $10.92 $22,720 6.9%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $12.88 $14.03 $29,180 7.7%
    87508 Pipelayers 90 $12.29 $11.82 $24,580 1.3%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $15.23 $14.64 $30,450 1.6%
    87808 Roofers 40 $11.80 $11.62 $24,160 9.1%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 90 $11.88 $12.22 $25,420 0.8%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 60 $13.30 $13.71 $28,520 3.8%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 70 $8.48 $9.23 $19,200 6.2%
      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)
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 40 $12.81 $13.48 $28,040 1.6%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $12.38 $11.80 $24,550 2.1%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 30 $7.26 $7.44 $15,470 5.4%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 50 $7.53 $7.70 $16,020 3.9%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 60 $7.37 $7.37 $15,330 2.2%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $11.56 $11.69 $24,320 4.0%
      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 70 $12.77 $13.45 $27,970 1.6%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 150 $9.17 $9.24 $19,220 1.1%
      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 610 $11.45 $12.98 $26,990 2.1%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 600 $6.52 $8.06 $16,760 6.8%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 30 $6.73 $6.95 $14,460 2.5%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 530 $5.60 $6.06 $12,600 7.1%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 40 $7.19 $7.16 $14,900 2.4%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 140 $13.52 $14.24 $29,620 2.2%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 80 $13.84 $13.16 $27,370 3.9%
      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 70 $8.42 $9.55 $19,870 6.1%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 70 $8.66 $8.97 $18,650 3.9%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers (*) $8.24 $8.98 $18,690 7.0%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $7.87 $8.51 $17,700 1.6%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 280 $5.87 $6.14 $12,760 1.6%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 120 $6.89 $7.07 $14,710 2.8%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,000 $8.17 $8.47 $17,620 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.

    ** = 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