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

Joplin, Missouri MSA

Joplin is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Missouri.

Occupational divisions in Joplin:

  • 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 280 $21.06 $23.82 $49,550 3.5%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 130 $18.22 $19.77 $41,120 3.5%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 100 $16.14 $16.82 $34,990 3.8%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 150 $17.36 $19.41 $40,380 3.8%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 110 $11.96 $14.78 $30,740 5.8%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 100 $25.75 $28.19 $58,630 5.9%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 170 $23.04 $23.01 $47,850 3.4%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 140 $18.71 $20.24 $42,090 2.6%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 70 $13.97 $13.31 $27,690 4.7%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 230 $21.01 $22.94 $47,720 2.2%
    15017 Construction Managers 60 $22.34 $26.14 $54,370 7.6%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers (*) $32.95 $29.72 $61,830 6.6%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 270 $9.73 $10.36 $21,550 9.4%
      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 1,170 $22.42 $24.95 $51,890 2.8%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 250 $17.07 $19.48 $40,510 5.5%
    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 110 $11.75 $14.02 $29,170 5.1%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 320 $15.73 $17.60 $36,600 2.1%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 90 $17.19 $18.53 $38,550 7.6%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $9.46 $9.41 $19,570 2.6%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 110 $13.73 $15.03 $31,260 2.0%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 60 $9.02 $9.47 $19,700 5.3%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 120 $14.62 $14.91 $31,010 5.8%
    21902 Cost Estimators 60 $10.90 $12.19 $25,350 4.9%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $14.75 $14.79 $30,760 7.6%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 90 $16.25 $16.97 $35,290 11.3%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 250 $14.63 $15.81 $32,880 3.5%
      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 30 $20.91 $24.62 $51,210 4.6%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 50 $20.64 $20.02 $41,650 1.9%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 40 $22.79 $23.70 $49,300 2.8%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 30 $11.40 $14.73 $30,650 8.3%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 30 $14.16 $15.91 $33,090 2.3%
    22514 Drafters 140 $11.37 $12.34 $25,670 3.4%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 30 $12.02 $13.92 $28,950 4.2%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 80 $18.47 $19.16 $39,860 15.4%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 30 $23.15 $23.94 $49,790 7.3%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 120 $14.80 $16.19 $33,680 2.0%
    25105 Computer Programmers 90 $17.15 $18.17 $37,790 3.9%
      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 40 $18.40 $18.80 $39,110 10.9%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 170 $17.62 $19.60 $40,770 3.8%
    27308 Human Services Workers 60 $8.95 $9.03 $18,780 2.1%
    27311 Recreation Workers 60 $6.71 $7.40 $15,390 2.3%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 100 $26.76 $30.70 $63,860 21.3%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 120 $6.53 $7.47 $15,530 5.7%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 70 * * $25,310 5.9%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,120 * * $26,470 1.9%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 600 * * $28,000 1.6%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 190 * * $24,640 2.7%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 120 $15.37 $15.70 $32,650 3.2%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 70 $10.35 $10.92 $22,700 1.7%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 160 $14.07 $12.99 $27,010 7.1%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 70 * * $20,060 2.3%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 80 $13.54 $13.49 $28,060 4.1%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 60 $7.75 $8.43 $17,540 7.1%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 80 $14.76 $15.24 $31,690 3.8%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 260 $6.10 $6.38 $13,270 4.3%
      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)
    32302 Respiratory Therapists (*) $14.47 $14.66 $30,490 2.2%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 40 $20.85 $22.51 $46,820 3.0%
    32308 Physical Therapists 60 $25.95 $26.22 $54,530 4.7%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 50 $17.38 $17.87 $37,180 7.3%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,600 $15.71 $16.73 $34,790 1.4%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 500 $10.48 $10.51 $21,860 1.2%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 80 $8.16 $8.12 $16,880 2.0%
    32511 Physician Assistants (*) $11.76 $14.33 $29,810 5.6%
    32517 Pharmacists 100 $33.42 $31.60 $65,720 9.9%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 120 $8.38 $9.24 $19,220 7.5%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $7.77 $10.26 $21,330 15.5%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (*) $17.50 $17.49 $36,380 2.4%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 $13.86 $14.30 $29,740 5.9%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 50 $18.13 $17.84 $37,100 3.8%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 70 $7.89 $8.05 $16,750 3.7%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 110 $15.47 $15.55 $32,340 1.7%
    32925 Cardiology Technologists 30 $16.96 $16.39 $34,090 3.5%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 150 $10.38 $11.30 $23,510 3.2%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $7.73 $8.36 $17,400 3.2%
    34023 Photographers (*) $7.94 $8.74 $18,180 4.6%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 80 $8.32 $8.96 $18,630 3.8%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39011 Funeral Directors and Morticians 40 $16.37 $18.50 $38,490 15.3%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 120 $16.66 $17.45 $36,290 3.1%
    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 1,490 $11.16 $13.41 $27,890 2.0%
      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 (*) $13.77 $14.36 $29,870 6.1%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services (*) $36.43 $34.45 $71,660 17.6%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services (*) $15.08 $15.78 $32,820 3.9%
    43021 Travel Agents 40 $10.83 $10.87 $22,610 4.2%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 90 $11.89 $15.20 $31,610 10.2%
      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)
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 100 $14.87 $17.88 $37,190 7.4%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 550 $13.17 $15.61 $32,470 2.8%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,380 $6.47 $8.27 $17,210 3.8%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 150 $8.59 $8.91 $18,520 2.8%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 $6.15 $6.66 $13,850 1.9%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 980 $6.59 $7.06 $14,690 3.0%
    49023 Cashiers 1,760 $6.33 $6.69 $13,920 1.3%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers (*) $6.24 $6.62 $13,770 3.0%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 60 $9.24 $9.03 $18,790 3.6%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 260 $7.83 $8.74 $18,190 3.0%
    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 730 $10.55 $12.42 $25,840 3.6%
      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 330 $6.97 $7.10 $14,770 2.4%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 30 $9.62 $9.55 $19,860 3.8%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 80 $9.54 $9.53 $19,820 1.8%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 350 $10.04 $10.15 $21,110 2.0%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 50 $11.45 $18.09 $37,620 12.3%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 40 $9.20 $9.48 $19,720 7.5%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $7.61 $8.14 $16,930 1.5%
    53702 Court Clerks (*) $7.80 $7.77 $16,160 4.7%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 90 $6.21 $6.46 $13,440 2.7%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 50 $6.43 $6.82 $14,180 5.3%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 250 $7.38 $7.44 $15,480 3.6%
      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 (*) $8.81 $9.76 $20,310 3.3%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 130 $7.83 $8.04 $16,730 3.3%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,250 $8.12 $8.57 $17,830 1.8%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 60 $9.45 $9.54 $19,830 1.9%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 570 $7.63 $7.74 $16,110 1.4%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 40 $9.04 $8.85 $18,410 2.0%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 $10.28 $10.72 $22,290 5.3%
    55321 File Clerks 120 $7.10 $7.45 $15,490 3.7%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 210 $7.66 $8.39 $17,460 1.7%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 40 $7.84 $8.59 $17,860 4.4%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 30 $7.79 $8.06 $16,760 5.0%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare (*) $8.67 $8.74 $18,170 3.4%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 60 $10.50 $10.93 $22,730 1.1%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 850 $8.90 $9.32 $19,380 1.6%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 120 $9.55 $10.04 $20,890 1.4%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 240 $9.52 $10.92 $22,700 9.5%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,190 $7.77 $8.36 $17,390 4.9%
      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)
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 70 $10.03 $10.25 $21,330 1.1%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 150 $7.45 $7.83 $16,290 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 130 $7.87 $8.16 $16,980 1.8%
      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 70 $8.91 $8.52 $17,710 3.6%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 160 $11.77 $12.08 $25,130 2.7%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $12.67 $13.25 $27,550 2.5%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $13.63 $12.87 $26,770 8.0%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 530 $7.95 $8.58 $17,840 1.7%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 100 $7.54 $7.51 $15,620 2.7%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 480 $9.22 $10.04 $20,880 1.9%
    Service Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors (*) $8.56 $9.88 $20,550 9.7%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $7.52 $7.78 $16,180 4.0%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 350 $9.06 $9.91 $20,620 3.1%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 90 $10.75 $11.20 $23,300 3.1%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 30 $7.73 $8.33 $17,320 2.1%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 420 $5.93 $6.78 $14,100 4.9%
      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 120 $5.87 $6.21 $12,920 4.0%
    65005 Bartenders 120 $6.28 $6.39 $13,280 2.7%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,270 $5.76 $5.67 $11,800 1.4%
    65011 Food Servers, Outside 90 $6.48 $6.51 $13,540 3.9%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 160 $5.92 $6.17 $12,830 1.8%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 330 $6.03 $6.15 $12,800 4.8%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 60 $6.32 $6.71 $13,960 3.1%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $10.12 $10.53 $21,900 4.7%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 430 $7.10 $7.25 $15,070 2.5%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 420 $6.67 $6.84 $14,240 2.2%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 350 $5.89 $5.86 $12,200 2.2%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 90 $5.94 $6.14 $12,770 2.9%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 550 $5.79 $5.83 $12,130 2.4%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,570 $5.89 $6.01 $12,510 1.9%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 130 $6.82 $7.39 $15,380 2.0%
      Health Service and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 90 $8.33 $8.78 $18,260 4.2%
    66005 Medical Assistants 160 $8.21 $8.39 $17,450 5.7%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,140 $7.10 $7.06 $14,680 2.2%
    66011 Home Health Aides 190 $5.82 $5.92 $12,310 2.2%
    66014 Psychiatric Aides 30 $7.54 $7.52 $15,640 2.6%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 50 $10.33 $12.03 $25,020 4.3%
      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 640 $6.02 $6.13 $12,750 1.8%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,010 $6.84 $7.16 $14,890 1.6%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 80 $7.26 $8.15 $16,950 1.9%
      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 160 $5.83 $6.16 $12,810 5.5%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 100 $5.90 $6.17 $12,830 2.2%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 140 $7.12 $7.31 $15,210 3.8%
    68038 Child Care Workers 90 $6.02 $6.77 $14,070 5.9%
      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 $6.17 $7.00 $14,560 2.1%
    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 $6.12 $6.81 $14,170 2.5%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 320 $9.16 $9.91 $20,610 2.4%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 40 $6.74 $6.97 $14,500 4.7%
    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 310 $16.06 $17.46 $36,310 4.3%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 200 $16.44 $16.43 $34,170 2.8%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 650 $14.74 $15.21 $31,640 0.9%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 280 $19.39 $18.12 $37,680 13.0%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $13.05 $13.73 $28,560 1.0%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 130 $14.24 $13.81 $28,720 1.3%
      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 110 $11.17 $13.22 $27,500 1.9%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 550 $9.70 $10.06 $20,930 1.7%
      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 350 $13.37 $13.25 $27,560 1.9%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 90 $12.49 $12.18 $25,330 2.0%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 670 $9.46 $9.76 $20,310 1.8%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 450 $10.92 $11.46 $23,840 3.5%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 270 $11.98 $12.08 $25,120 2.5%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 280 $11.11 $12.74 $26,490 10.5%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 130 $12.64 $14.02 $29,170 4.6%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 60 $20.14 $19.62 $40,820 2.9%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 260 $11.48 $12.23 $25,450 3.9%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 50 $11.12 $12.41 $25,810 6.6%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 70 $8.90 $9.40 $19,550 1.6%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $7.80 $8.98 $18,670 5.0%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 170 $12.09 $12.22 $25,420 1.2%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 380 $11.83 $12.04 $25,050 4.4%
    87202 Electricians 330 $13.49 $13.69 $28,480 2.8%
    87302 Brickmasons 60 $16.26 $16.58 $34,490 2.3%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 50 $11.65 $12.77 $26,570 8.7%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 120 $11.77 $11.29 $23,480 4.4%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $16.04 $15.84 $32,950 2.4%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $12.80 $12.43 $25,860 3.7%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 90 $9.01 $9.13 $19,000 5.5%
    87802 Insulation Workers (*) $8.27 $10.02 $20,840 4.9%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 30 $10.49 $10.14 $21,090 4.0%
    87808 Roofers 50 $10.36 $10.54 $21,930 5.5%
      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 120 $12.57 $12.35 $25,690 2.1%
    89108 Machinists 430 $11.73 $11.39 $23,690 1.1%
    89111 Tool Grinders, Filers, Sharpeners, and Other Precision Grinders 50 $11.26 $11.22 $23,330 5.8%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 120 $10.04 $10.73 $22,320 7.4%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 130 $7.82 $8.05 $16,740 2.6%
    89808 Food Batchmakers (*) $10.06 $10.05 $20,910 1.3%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 50 $6.85 $7.29 $15,160 2.0%
      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)
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (*) $7.50 $7.85 $16,340 6.4%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $11.00 $10.78 $22,430 1.2%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 40 $12.00 $10.66 $22,170 3.2%
    92198 All Other Metal and Plastic (Cutting, Forming, Fabricating, or Processing) Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $10.60 $11.89 $24,730 2.8%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $7.79 $7.97 $16,570 1.9%
    92311 Woodworking Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Except Sawing 50 $7.60 $7.65 $15,910 2.8%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 210 $7.76 $7.92 $16,470 2.3%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $10.72 $11.04 $22,950 2.0%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 640 $7.65 $7.84 $16,310 3.0%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 100 $5.96 $5.97 $12,420 2.0%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 320 $10.52 $11.10 $23,080 1.8%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 250 $10.52 $10.90 $22,680 1.1%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 490 $9.50 $9.99 $20,780 4.8%
      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 (*) $7.65 $7.64 $15,890 4.4%
    93905 Electrical and Electronic Assemblers 110 $8.03 $8.23 $17,110 8.3%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 200 $10.10 $10.35 $21,530 2.4%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 1,410 $7.83 $8.07 $16,780 1.1%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 500 $8.23 $8.01 $16,670 3.4%
      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 50 $10.96 $10.78 $22,410 2.1%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 220 $6.35 $8.83 $18,360 6.8%
      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 4,240 $15.07 $15.40 $32,020 5.0%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 840 $7.16 $8.85 $18,420 2.6%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 140 $6.14 $7.89 $16,410 8.1%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 170 $10.06 $10.39 $21,620 5.3%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 90 $6.34 $7.15 $14,860 2.8%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 90 $10.85 $15.19 $31,600 5.1%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 70 $11.70 $11.76 $24,450 1.3%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (*) $16.17 $14.15 $29,430 3.3%
    97956 Operating Engineers 50 $17.14 $17.23 $35,840 10.8%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators (*) $12.13 $11.31 $23,520 2.5%
      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 $7.38 $8.77 $18,250 3.3%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 140 $7.64 $8.93 $18,560 12.0%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 540 $9.12 $8.79 $18,280 1.4%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 510 $8.87 $8.25 $17,160 1.8%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 150 $7.06 $7.22 $15,020 1.6%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 410 $9.00 $10.58 $22,020 4.4%

    (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.

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    Statewide estimates for Missouri

    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