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

Lafayette, Indiana MSA

Lafayette is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Indiana.

Occupational divisions in Lafayette:

  • 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 360 $25.38 $27.13 $56,430 3.0%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 140 $22.14 $23.09 $48,020 2.9%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 110 $23.34 $23.58 $49,040 2.2%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 210 $23.48 $26.17 $54,440 3.2%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 230 $17.45 $19.61 $40,780 2.7%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 220 $32.44 $29.89 $62,170 5.1%
      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 580 $34.98 $31.71 $65,950 6.3%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 100 $17.09 $18.69 $38,870 8.1%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 80 $10.81 $11.58 $24,090 7.5%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 200 $33.16 $29.44 $61,230 2.9%
    15017 Construction Managers 130 $22.89 $24.88 $51,750 6.1%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 50 $18.17 $19.03 $39,580 10.7%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 270 $12.70 $13.17 $27,400 2.1%
      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 1,410 $27.05 $29.74 $61,850 3.3%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 570 $23.15 $24.35 $50,640 3.6%
    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 100 $21.41 $22.22 $46,220 2.4%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 580 $14.77 $16.94 $35,240 2.8%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 50 $17.95 $19.55 $40,660 8.3%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $12.95 $17.61 $36,630 14.8%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 190 $16.51 $18.14 $37,730 6.5%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 280 $17.22 $18.33 $38,120 4.9%
    21902 Cost Estimators 80 $19.71 $22.48 $46,750 4.1%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 60 $13.50 $14.37 $29,880 2.2%
    21917 Assessors 30 $10.41 $11.56 $24,040 12.9%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 600 $13.77 $14.89 $30,960 1.5%
      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 100 $22.82 $23.82 $49,550 3.4%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 150 $30.11 $28.32 $58,900 5.3%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 240 $23.33 $28.05 $58,350 5.5%
    22199 All Other Engineers 150 $26.89 $26.40 $54,910 4.1%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 30 $33.21 $29.81 $62,000 8.3%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 140 $14.38 $14.73 $30,640 3.5%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 90 $11.56 $13.86 $28,830 1.5%
    22514 Drafters 110 $14.42 $15.45 $32,140 3.0%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $12.36 $13.81 $28,720 7.5%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 170 $11.87 $13.83 $28,760 3.1%
      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 190 $17.90 $16.64 $34,610 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 330 $25.24 $25.37 $52,780 7.8%
    25103 Data Base Administrators (*) $16.62 $18.75 $38,990 2.8%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 140 $15.09 $16.96 $35,270 2.0%
    25105 Computer Programmers 140 $16.78 $17.96 $37,350 4.2%
      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 100 $11.39 $12.99 $27,020 5.1%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 280 $9.56 $9.96 $20,720 1.5%
    27307 Residential Counselors 60 $9.02 $9.28 $19,310 3.9%
    27308 Human Services Workers 140 $7.85 $8.28 $17,230 4.0%
    27311 Recreation Workers 130 $7.38 $8.11 $16,870 7.7%
      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 160 $8.55 $8.68 $18,060 4.5%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 70 * * $34,090 4.9%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 640 * * $42,290 2.8%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 960 * * $41,940 2.2%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education (*) * * $37,740 2.7%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training (*) $10.37 $12.52 $26,040 10.7%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 60 $9.04 $13.71 $28,520 15.1%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 170 $7.10 $7.67 $15,960 2.5%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 110 $19.27 $20.20 $42,010 4.0%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 110 $8.75 $9.03 $18,790 6.2%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors (*) $21.54 $20.74 $43,130 5.8%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators (*) $13.01 $15.34 $31,910 3.7%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 300 $8.85 $8.48 $17,640 4.7%
      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 140 # $53.38** $111,020** 18.8%
    32108 Optometrists (*) $32.59 $29.51 $61,390 10.0%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $26.42 $26.14 $54,380 6.2%
    32305 Occupational Therapists (*) $20.39 $20.67 $42,990 7.6%
    32308 Physical Therapists 60 $19.29 $19.20 $39,950 8.2%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (*) $20.69 $21.07 $43,830 2.8%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,330 $17.06 $17.88 $37,190 4.5%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 730 $12.81 $13.01 $27,060 1.6%
    32511 Physician Assistants (*) $13.84 $18.50 $38,470 18.5%
    32517 Pharmacists 120 $34.35 $31.26 $65,010 4.5%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 140 $8.95 $8.75 $18,190 2.4%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $14.39 $14.55 $30,270 4.3%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians 40 $10.37 $12.09 $25,140 1.7%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $9.07 $9.91 $20,620 4.6%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 100 $18.52 $17.63 $36,670 9.4%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 80 $9.97 $10.07 $20,940 3.0%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians (*) $13.98 $15.77 $32,790 2.2%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 60 $14.24 $14.59 $30,340 5.5%
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors (*) $15.38 $15.81 $32,880 3.9%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 50 $8.99 $10.59 $22,030 4.7%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $10.20 $11.52 $23,950 1.4%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 50 $8.94 $10.91 $22,690 5.6%
    34023 Photographers 30 $8.72 $11.11 $23,110 12.5%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 30 $9.82 $12.00 $24,960 5.1%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 130 $8.89 $12.46 $25,920 5.0%
      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 1,020 $10.35 $12.73 $26,480 8.9%
    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 990 $13.30 $15.89 $33,040 6.0%
      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 100 $29.22 $27.55 $57,300 18.9%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 50 $10.75 $11.53 $23,990 5.1%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services (*) $32.42 $30.70 $63,850 11.1%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 140 $13.82 $17.01 $35,380 4.4%
    43021 Travel Agents 30 $9.56 $9.64 $20,040 2.2%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 80 $14.98 $16.67 $34,680 8.9%
      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)
    49002 Sales Engineers 110 $17.05 $19.76 $41,100 8.8%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 120 $24.36 $25.23 $52,470 2.6%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 460 $14.94 $18.08 $37,600 4.2%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,510 $7.28 $8.95 $18,610 6.0%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 220 $10.46 $11.12 $23,140 7.5%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 380 $6.37 $7.01 $14,570 3.1%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,260 $6.75 $7.40 $15,400 3.8%
    49023 Cashiers 2,150 $6.48 $6.79 $14,110 1.7%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 270 $6.65 $8.39 $17,460 2.2%
    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 690 $12.00 $13.88 $28,870 2.7%
      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 320 $7.58 $7.63 $15,860 2.5%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 70 $8.97 $8.66 $18,010 5.2%
    53111 Loan Interviewers 30 $9.57 $10.10 $21,020 1.5%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 80 $10.08 $10.37 $21,570 1.6%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 130 $10.28 $10.76 $22,390 1.5%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 160 $10.30 $11.07 $23,040 3.7%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $9.64 $9.70 $20,180 1.5%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 130 $6.38 $6.52 $13,570 2.7%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 210 $6.91 $6.79 $14,120 2.7%
      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 $10.51 $11.16 $23,210 3.2%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 100 $10.41 $11.22 $23,330 6.2%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical (*) $10.21 $10.53 $21,890 1.1%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 50 $11.57 $12.01 $24,990 2.1%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 660 $7.84 $8.05 $16,750 1.8%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 110 $8.61 $9.03 $18,790 3.4%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $10.81 $11.13 $23,150 1.4%
    55321 File Clerks 190 $7.47 $7.53 $15,670 2.1%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 140 $10.09 $9.70 $20,170 2.0%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 40 $10.67 $10.73 $22,310 0.9%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 50 $11.65 $11.33 $23,570 1.4%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,000 $10.23 $10.19 $21,200 1.2%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $11.03 $11.38 $23,680 1.7%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 260 $9.41 $9.54 $19,850 2.4%
    55347 General Office Clerks 2,730 $8.15 $8.46 $17,590 2.0%
      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)
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 50 $8.14 $8.29 $17,240 4.4%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 100 $11.31 $11.97 $24,900 1.5%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 240 $7.94 $8.24 $17,150 1.3%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 110 $7.99 $8.11 $16,860 1.5%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 60 $7.11 $7.46 $15,530 5.5%
    57311 Messengers 30 $6.17 $6.63 $13,790 3.0%
      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 50 $10.63 $10.38 $21,580 3.0%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $11.85 $11.87 $24,700 1.3%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 210 $14.24 $14.74 $30,660 0.9%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 510 $8.84 $9.22 $19,170 2.1%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales (*) $5.93 $6.41 $13,340 3.9%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 560 $11.34 $11.78 $24,500 1.9%
      Other Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    59999 All Other Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 450 $9.08 $10.44 $21,720 4.0%
    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 50 $18.19 $17.27 $35,910 3.7%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 70 $9.94 $10.37 $21,580 4.6%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 310 $10.42 $11.67 $24,280 2.1%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 140 $15.28 $14.48 $30,110 2.6%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 30 $8.65 $9.38 $19,510 4.7%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 170 $6.98 $7.90 $16,430 3.4%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 130 $9.73 $10.39 $21,620 9.1%
      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 210 $6.17 $6.48 $13,470 3.2%
    65005 Bartenders 290 $6.23 $6.54 $13,600 3.0%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,900 $5.79 $5.79 $12,040 1.4%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 320 $5.83 $6.01 $12,510 2.1%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 60 $6.62 $6.77 $14,080 1.7%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 90 $7.61 $7.73 $16,090 2.4%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 50 $11.04 $10.93 $22,740 1.7%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 610 $7.99 $8.24 $17,150 3.1%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 410 $7.80 $8.00 $16,630 2.0%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 600 $6.17 $6.28 $13,050 2.7%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 100 $7.51 $7.43 $15,450 3.3%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 940 $6.70 $6.89 $14,330 1.5%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,390 $6.16 $6.28 $13,060 2.3%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 120 $7.38 $7.49 $15,570 1.5%
      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 130 $9.56 $9.02 $18,760 9.7%
    66005 Medical Assistants 240 $9.64 $9.64 $20,060 1.7%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 620 $7.75 $7.78 $16,180 1.5%
    66011 Home Health Aides (*) $8.60 $8.51 $17,710 3.4%
      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 570 $6.55 $6.72 $13,970 1.8%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,410 $7.84 $8.37 $17,410 1.7%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 180 $8.33 $8.90 $18,520 3.9%
      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 280 $9.52 $10.03 $20,870 5.4%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $5.76 $5.61 $11,680 2.8%
    68038 Child Care Workers 290 $6.16 $6.92 $14,390 3.2%
    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 70 $6.14 $6.51 $13,540 3.0%
    79036 Sprayers/Applicators 50 $10.66 $10.61 $22,060 3.2%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 310 $7.43 $8.23 $17,120 2.7%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 30 $7.96 $7.91 $16,450 5.5%
    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 320 $17.56 $17.73 $36,870 3.6%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 250 $17.04 $17.55 $36,510 2.9%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 600 $19.69 $20.01 $41,620 3.3%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $16.57 $17.11 $35,600 1.8%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 100 $13.42 $16.14 $33,570 2.2%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 130 $16.36 $17.47 $36,330 3.5%
      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 170 $11.76 $13.14 $27,330 2.6%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 520 $10.81 $11.62 $24,170 0.9%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers (*) $10.59 $10.63 $22,110 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 580 $19.20 $18.81 $39,120 1.7%
    85123 Millwrights 200 $21.30 $20.07 $41,740 1.9%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 30 $10.60 $12.09 $25,140 1.3%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 640 $10.73 $11.21 $23,310 1.8%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 400 $11.68 $12.66 $26,330 6.1%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 $13.06 $13.84 $28,780 5.6%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 100 $14.73 $15.19 $31,600 1.1%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $12.97 $14.45 $30,050 10.8%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 100 $11.23 $11.49 $23,890 7.9%
    85726 Station Installers and Repairers, Telephone 30 $18.52 $18.02 $37,490 2.9%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 120 $13.56 $14.15 $29,440 2.1%
    85905 Precision Instrument Repairers 80 $20.13 $19.52 $40,600 3.4%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $8.01 $8.32 $17,290 4.0%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $10.89 $12.89 $26,800 10.1%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 560 $12.00 $13.58 $28,250 5.1%
    87202 Electricians 340 $16.55 $17.44 $36,270 3.9%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 120 $12.19 $12.69 $26,400 5.3%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 180 $11.16 $12.77 $26,570 9.5%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $18.17 $17.58 $36,560 2.5%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $9.47 $9.33 $19,400 1.2%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 80 $10.17 $14.67 $30,520 23.6%
    87808 Roofers 90 $11.40 $12.54 $26,080 4.5%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers (*) $12.16 $12.12 $25,210 2.0%
      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 80 $15.25 $17.57 $36,550 3.2%
    89108 Machinists (*) $13.14 $12.31 $25,610 1.5%
    89123 Jewelers and Silversmiths (*) $11.29 $10.56 $21,970 2.3%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $11.09 $11.08 $23,050 3.9%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 70 $9.48 $10.28 $21,390 5.8%
      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 100 $10.36 $10.30 $21,420 2.3%
    91505 Combination Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 $11.05 $11.23 $23,370 1.2%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $10.51 $10.29 $21,390 1.9%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 30 $14.69 $14.42 $29,990 1.5%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $11.49 $11.59 $24,110 1.6%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 130 $7.21 $7.35 $15,290 5.5%
    92926 Boiler Operators and Tenders, Low Pressure 30 $17.02 $15.63 $32,500 3.2%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 230 $13.58 $13.03 $27,090 2.7%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 280 $13.29 $12.18 $25,340 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)
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 5,210 $12.70 $12.69 $26,400 3.7%
      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 90 $15.13 $15.17 $31,550 3.2%
      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 1,090 $13.88 $13.85 $28,800 1.8%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 700 $10.29 $11.05 $22,980 3.8%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 210 $11.93 $11.40 $23,720 6.0%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 $6.32 $6.44 $13,400 2.8%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 110 $11.27 $11.53 $23,970 3.3%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 60 $18.97 $19.74 $41,060 10.4%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators (*) $11.32 $12.63 $26,280 2.6%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 320 $12.08 $11.92 $24,800 1.4%
    97951 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 30 $8.61 $10.01 $20,830 7.7%
    97956 Operating Engineers 40 $13.43 $13.76 $28,630 1.5%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 70 $11.49 $13.28 $27,630 5.9%
      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 140 $13.45 $12.89 $26,810 1.6%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers (*) $10.00 $10.68 $22,210 4.2%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers (*) $9.03 $8.92 $18,550 2.7%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (*) $7.75 $7.85 $16,330 4.9%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 60 $10.28 $9.90 $20,600 1.3%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 790 $10.02 $10.35 $21,530 1.9%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,150 $7.43 $7.59 $15,780 1.7%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 240 $8.33 $8.14 $16,930 2.3%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 690 $9.18 $10.09 $20,980 4.8%

    (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 Indiana

    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