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

La Crosse (Wisconsin-Minnesota) MSA

The La Crosse metropolitan statistical area (MSA) includes parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Occupational divisions in La Crosse:

  • 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 260 $23.20 $25.12 $52,250 3.0%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 110 $20.79 $21.48 $44,670 4.1%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 100 $18.09 $19.39 $40,330 3.0%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 260 $23.08 $24.50 $50,970 3.0%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 90 $16.45 $17.57 $36,550 2.8%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 160 $31.04 $29.68 $61,730 3.1%
      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 150 $33.72 $31.05 $64,570 4.8%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 100 $24.30 $27.63 $57,470 9.4%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 30 $8.40 $11.33 $23,560 9.7%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 190 $19.03 $21.06 $43,810 3.1%
    15017 Construction Managers 80 $22.85 $23.74 $49,390 4.5%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 100 $22.46 $23.77 $49,440 6.1%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 230 $10.85 $11.83 $24,610 3.0%
      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 1,650 $20.71 $23.56 $49,010 2.2%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 420 $21.72 $22.32 $46,420 5.1%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations top
      Management Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters (*) $16.48 $16.48 $34,270 3.9%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 120 $17.20 $17.81 $37,040 3.4%
    21111 Tax Preparers (*) $11.25 $11.61 $24,160 4.7%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 440 $14.30 $15.49 $32,210 1.4%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 80 $16.49 $17.78 $36,970 2.0%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 120 $11.92 $13.65 $28,400 3.0%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $16.43 $17.97 $37,380 2.2%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 190 $14.22 $14.81 $30,810 7.2%
    21902 Cost Estimators 100 $17.96 $18.59 $38,670 2.7%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 30 $16.93 $17.04 $35,440 3.1%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 330 $15.80 $17.40 $36,190 2.3%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 40 $24.38 $24.66 $51,300 4.5%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety (*) $20.06 $21.11 $43,900 2.3%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 190 $21.62 $22.20 $46,170 3.8%
    22199 All Other Engineers 130 $20.42 $20.65 $42,950 3.0%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 40 $20.55 $22.92 $47,660 15.6%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 50 $16.29 $16.20 $33,710 3.5%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $16.73 $17.89 $37,210 2.9%
    22514 Drafters (*) $9.58 $10.48 $21,790 6.0%
      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 50 $16.54 $18.60 $38,700 3.3%
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 40 $10.87 $10.85 $22,560 2.1%
      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 150 $22.03 $22.72 $47,270 2.7%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 50 $19.31 $21.15 $43,990 2.6%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 160 $14.06 $14.64 $30,460 0.8%
    25105 Computer Programmers 140 $17.88 $18.13 $37,710 1.7%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 60 $13.28 $13.25 $27,560 2.2%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 180 $16.84 $16.57 $34,470 8.0%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 100 $13.98 $14.35 $29,840 1.4%
    27307 Residential Counselors 200 $7.89 $8.51 $17,710 4.6%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 90 $23.06 $29.51 $61,370 21.7%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 40 $11.51 $12.61 $26,230 8.0%
      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 100 $7.58 $8.40 $17,460 6.8%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 50 * * $39,690 5.7%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 600 * * $36,320 3.5%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 760 * * $36,140 1.3%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 280 * * $37,550 2.4%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 70 $14.07 $14.31 $29,760 1.3%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 210 $8.55 $10.16 $21,130 6.1%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 70 * * $30,250 11.9%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 60 $17.95 $17.83 $37,080 2.6%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 50 $16.00 $16.51 $34,340 1.7%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 60 $10.80 $13.56 $28,200 1.6%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 350 $8.11 $8.29 $17,250 2.5%
      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 110 $18.37 $26.24 $54,580 19.6%
    32105 Dentists 40 # $47.73** $99,280** 24.6%
    32113 Chiropractors 30 $21.16 $30.46 $63,350 28.6%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $28.79 $28.48 $59,230 9.8%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 60 $22.82 $22.73 $47,280 2.5%
    32308 Physical Therapists 110 $23.64 $24.37 $50,700 2.8%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 50 $21.03 $20.78 $43,220 2.6%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 30 $9.77 $11.63 $24,190 12.7%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,950 $17.78 $18.33 $38,120 4.5%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 310 $12.61 $12.75 $26,520 1.5%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 150 $10.82 $11.46 $23,840 2.6%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 60 $9.24 $9.31 $19,360 1.9%
    32517 Pharmacists 90 $34.00 $30.54 $63,530 4.1%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 80 $8.19 $8.43 $17,540 1.8%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $18.69 $19.66 $40,890 6.4%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 180 $11.30 $10.72 $22,300 6.3%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 120 $21.98 $21.55 $44,830 2.2%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 340 $11.73 $15.76 $32,790 5.6%
      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 40 $12.61 $13.14 $27,330 2.1%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 50 $17.39 $20.29 $42,190 2.5%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $12.84 $14.97 $31,130 15.5%
    34023 Photographers 50 $9.99 $11.55 $24,020 4.1%
    34026 Camera Operators, Television and Motion Picture 30 $5.93 $7.00 $14,560 8.0%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 60 $11.70 $11.72 $24,370 1.1%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 100 $13.05 $14.05 $29,230 1.9%
      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 400 $16.01 $17.00 $35,360 1.9%
    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 790 $12.15 $14.79 $30,760 3.2%
      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 $14.06 $17.95 $37,340 10.5%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 50 $18.01 $21.89 $45,530 10.1%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 140 $18.26 $19.54 $40,640 3.2%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 80 $13.83 $16.52 $34,360 5.6%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 40 $15.36 $17.80 $37,020 3.9%
      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 120 $17.56 $19.01 $39,530 4.1%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 620 $17.42 $19.21 $39,960 4.2%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,660 $7.24 $8.94 $18,600 4.8%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 130 $10.31 $10.96 $22,790 3.7%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 170 $6.23 $6.91 $14,360 2.1%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 850 $6.64 $7.37 $15,330 2.4%
    49023 Cashiers 2,330 $6.44 $6.86 $14,280 1.7%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 110 $7.99 $9.17 $19,080 2.6%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 230 $9.25 $10.82 $22,510 2.1%
    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 530 $14.85 $15.77 $32,800 1.8%
      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 280 $7.56 $7.62 $15,840 2.3%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 50 $10.22 $10.15 $21,100 2.0%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks (*) $8.98 $8.92 $18,560 1.5%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 160 $11.59 $11.48 $23,870 1.2%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 30 $18.73 $19.31 $40,160 8.3%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 30 $9.89 $9.69 $20,160 2.7%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $9.83 $10.19 $21,200 1.1%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 50 $10.76 $10.89 $22,660 3.0%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 60 $6.59 $6.68 $13,890 2.9%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 30 $8.06 $8.25 $17,160 5.2%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 180 $8.29 $8.25 $17,150 2.1%
      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 110 $9.83 $10.08 $20,970 3.7%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 530 $10.32 $10.01 $20,820 4.1%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,050 $10.44 $10.73 $22,320 2.1%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 720 $8.31 $8.62 $17,930 1.5%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 110 $10.02 $10.05 $20,900 2.5%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $11.45 $11.65 $24,230 2.0%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 190 $10.37 $10.50 $21,830 0.7%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 50 $13.03 $12.82 $26,670 2.9%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 910 $9.31 $9.70 $20,170 2.0%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $10.34 $10.67 $22,200 1.6%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 200 $9.74 $9.68 $20,130 0.9%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,410 $8.78 $9.03 $18,770 0.9%
      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 70 $9.53 $9.76 $20,310 1.4%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 90 $9.60 $9.79 $20,350 1.0%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 120 $8.32 $8.41 $17,490 2.2%
      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 50 $7.96 $8.22 $17,090 1.8%
    57311 Messengers 50 $7.10 $7.76 $16,150 4.2%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $12.57 $13.12 $27,290 1.6%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 220 $13.05 $13.33 $27,720 1.9%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $11.81 $11.50 $23,920 2.0%
    58021 Marking Clerks (*) $7.93 $8.16 $16,970 2.6%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 400 $8.34 $9.34 $19,420 2.5%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 160 $7.37 $7.95 $16,530 5.0%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 560 $10.35 $11.20 $23,290 2.2%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 120 $9.84 $10.04 $20,880 1.4%
      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 260 $10.78 $11.28 $23,470 1.8%
    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)
    61002 Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors (*) $22.26 $20.41 $42,450 14.5%
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors (*) $23.43 $25.06 $52,130 5.7%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 80 $8.13 $8.81 $18,330 2.5%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 360 $11.45 $12.35 $25,680 4.1%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 170 $8.33 $11.67 $24,270 8.9%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers (*) $18.68 $18.67 $38,840 3.7%
    63044 Crossing Guards (*) $8.04 $8.18 $17,020 3.6%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 490 $8.11 $8.46 $17,610 1.9%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers (*) $11.63 $12.61 $26,230 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 110 $6.37 $6.64 $13,810 2.2%
    65005 Bartenders 600 $5.93 $6.13 $12,750 2.2%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,170 $5.78 $5.82 $12,110 1.7%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 460 $6.53 $6.94 $14,430 2.5%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 220 $6.19 $6.43 $13,380 2.5%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 120 $7.96 $7.98 $16,600 2.8%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $11.70 $11.06 $23,010 3.1%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 300 $7.70 $7.81 $16,240 1.5%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 220 $8.97 $8.84 $18,380 2.2%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 290 $6.04 $6.25 $12,990 4.7%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 120 $7.18 $7.23 $15,040 3.6%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 770 $6.14 $6.37 $13,250 2.0%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,080 $5.97 $6.60 $13,720 6.1%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 170 $5.85 $6.05 $12,590 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 170 $9.73 $9.74 $20,260 2.9%
    66005 Medical Assistants 130 $9.46 $9.70 $20,170 4.6%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 830 $8.51 $8.60 $17,900 2.6%
    66011 Home Health Aides 270 $8.12 $8.14 $16,940 1.5%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 110 $11.15 $11.06 $23,010 2.8%
      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 540 $7.44 $7.58 $15,760 2.4%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,110 $7.99 $8.25 $17,160 1.3%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 180 $5.91 $7.55 $15,700 8.3%
      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 210 $8.20 $8.74 $18,170 6.6%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 390 $5.84 $6.35 $13,210 3.0%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 250 $5.98 $6.19 $12,880 4.7%
    68038 Child Care Workers 220 $6.17 $6.41 $13,340 1.8%
      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 100 $7.39 $8.05 $16,750 1.6%
    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 30 $6.49 $8.14 $16,930 3.1%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 320 $8.80 $9.44 $19,630 1.3%
    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 250 $21.35 $22.40 $46,590 2.4%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 100 $15.61 $18.16 $37,780 5.9%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 350 $15.31 $15.77 $32,810 1.3%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $20.00 $20.65 $42,960 7.0%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $14.32 $14.92 $31,020 3.0%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 60 $15.49 $15.36 $31,940 1.4%
      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 40 $9.54 $10.98 $22,830 7.4%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 630 $10.61 $10.69 $22,230 1.1%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 40 $7.63 $9.02 $18,750 3.1%
      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 190 $16.09 $16.31 $33,920 1.7%
    85119 All Other Machinery Maintenance Mechanics (*) $18.38 $19.96 $41,520 3.3%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 600 $11.83 $11.77 $24,480 1.5%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 610 $8.43 $9.87 $20,540 2.7%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 120 $13.99 $13.55 $28,190 2.9%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $14.55 $14.57 $30,310 2.3%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 170 $17.50 $17.46 $36,310 3.1%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics (*) $9.50 $9.84 $20,460 5.4%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 60 $14.72 $14.44 $30,040 7.7%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 30 $14.14 $13.02 $27,090 7.8%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 250 $15.29 $16.06 $33,400 2.1%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 30 $11.81 $11.88 $24,700 2.5%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 80 $14.23 $14.43 $30,010 2.2%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 500 $12.66 $13.62 $28,330 2.6%
    87108 Drywall Installers 60 $14.36 $13.94 $29,000 18.6%
    87111 Tapers 40 $13.87 $13.31 $27,680 15.1%
    87202 Electricians 290 $19.90 $18.42 $38,310 4.3%
    87302 Brickmasons 60 $20.64 $19.06 $39,640 2.9%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 100 $14.49 $14.31 $29,770 3.9%
    87317 Plasterers and Stucco Masons 40 $18.09 $17.75 $36,920 7.0%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 70 $11.77 $12.43 $25,850 4.2%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 140 $19.36 $18.80 $39,100 5.9%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 60 $13.00 $12.84 $26,700 4.9%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 40 $11.00 $11.99 $24,940 7.0%
    87808 Roofers 100 $11.00 $11.84 $24,620 3.7%
      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 $17.12 $18.10 $37,640 5.7%
    89108 Machinists 260 $11.83 $11.74 $24,430 1.2%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 110 $12.76 $13.58 $28,250 4.8%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 80 $10.81 $10.74 $22,340 6.6%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 40 $14.37 $15.37 $31,960 7.1%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 100 $9.69 $10.45 $21,740 4.6%
    91311 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic (*) $11.08 $12.46 $25,920 8.9%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders 110 $8.69 $8.59 $17,870 2.6%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 50 $9.34 $9.65 $20,070 2.1%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 110 $11.97 $13.88 $28,870 5.5%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $15.32 $16.06 $33,400 3.7%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $9.62 $9.81 $20,410 1.6%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment (*) $8.56 $8.53 $17,740 1.9%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 170 $9.10 $8.95 $18,610 1.6%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $7.58 $7.72 $16,050 2.7%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $16.80 $14.64 $30,450 2.7%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $12.49 $12.27 $25,520 5.4%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $11.55 $11.14 $23,180 1.6%
      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 230 $13.65 $13.57 $28,230 2.1%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand (*) $13.03 $13.42 $27,900 5.5%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 340 $7.75 $8.11 $16,860 1.8%
      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 (*) $15.51 $15.97 $33,210 3.1%
      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 1,250 $12.82 $13.72 $28,540 4.6%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 790 $9.16 $9.17 $19,070 2.7%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 710 $11.36 $10.34 $21,510 3.4%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 $5.71 $5.91 $12,300 3.2%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 180 $5.86 $9.31 $19,370 14.0%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 40 $6.89 $8.43 $17,540 10.6%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators (*) $12.41 $13.10 $27,240 2.7%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 280 $10.26 $10.60 $22,050 2.0%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 100 $11.19 $11.69 $24,320 6.0%
      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 $8.13 $8.83 $18,370 2.4%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 70 $8.00 $9.49 $19,740 4.3%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 40 $18.16 $16.10 $33,480 7.4%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 110 $7.62 $7.96 $16,560 2.6%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50 $13.59 $12.30 $25,570 10.2%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 770 $9.88 $10.90 $22,680 5.2%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 790 $7.80 $8.10 $16,850 3.0%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 180 $6.31 $6.72 $13,980 2.0%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 400 $10.62 $11.18 $23,260 3.3%

    (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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