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

Lincoln, Nebraska MSA

Lincoln is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Nebraska.

Occupational divisions in Lincoln:

  • 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
  • Due to confidentiality and quality criteria, the BLS cannot produce estimates for every occupation in every area. However, States may be able to release additional OES occupational estimates after obtaining release authorizations from establishments. To check if additional information is available from the OES program in a State, call the appropriate office on the State Contact List.

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    Managerial and Administrative Occupations
      Staff and Administrative Specialty Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    13002 Financial Managers 690 $24.87 $26.12 $54,340 2.5%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 270 $21.61 $23.09 $48,030 1.9%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 190 $17.82 $19.60 $40,760 4.0%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 620 $21.78 $24.42 $50,790 2.3%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 330 $19.30 $20.86 $43,390 3.0%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 450 $32.90 $31.30 $65,110 2.1%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 280 $28.01 $28.02 $58,270 3.2%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 90 $20.51 $21.94 $45,630 4.2%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 200 $27.58 $27.17 $56,520 2.3%
    15017 Construction Managers 200 $19.28 $22.33 $46,440 2.7%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 240 $27.02 $26.77 $55,680 2.5%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 330 $13.14 $15.07 $31,350 7.3%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19002 Public Administration Chief Executives, Legislators, and General Administrators 30 $11.81 $12.67 $26,350 3.6%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 4,120 $19.73 $24.28 $50,490 3.1%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 1,310 $23.77 $24.21 $50,360 4.4%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
      Management Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters 310 $18.42 $20.09 $41,780 3.0%
    21105 Credit Analysts 50 $14.21 $14.99 $31,170 3.2%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 240 $15.33 $18.01 $37,450 4.9%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 860 $16.50 $18.04 $37,530 3.4%
    21117 Budget Analysts 80 $20.82 $21.77 $45,270 2.3%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 420 $16.92 $18.55 $38,590 2.7%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 170 $13.64 $14.63 $30,430 4.3%
    21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 40 $18.02 $19.74 $41,060 3.6%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 $16.89 $17.93 $37,300 1.9%
    21505 Special Agents, Insurance 30 $20.28 $22.89 $47,610 2.5%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 490 $16.05 $17.56 $36,520 2.6%
    21902 Cost Estimators 180 $14.67 $15.42 $32,080 2.1%
    21905 Management Analysts 70 $19.04 $20.78 $43,230 2.4%
    21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance 90 $15.13 $18.69 $38,880 3.3%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 1,610 $16.16 $17.98 $37,390 4.1%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 380 $24.92 $26.66 $55,460 6.1%
    22127 Computer Engineers (*) $27.18 $25.97 $54,030 5.0%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 80 $20.49 $21.09 $43,880 2.7%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 150 $23.42 $24.30 $50,550 1.7%
    22199 All Other Engineers 120 $21.78 $24.03 $49,990 2.3%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 100 $18.87 $20.59 $42,830 4.4%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 40 $19.05 $19.83 $41,250 2.4%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 220 $12.05 $13.25 $27,560 5.3%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 290 $13.81 $14.92 $31,040 1.7%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 60 $14.80 $15.79 $32,840 2.1%
    22514 Drafters 340 $10.83 $11.33 $23,580 2.3%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $12.18 $13.08 $27,210 1.8%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24105 Chemists, Except Biochemists 130 $16.20 $17.52 $36,450 6.3%
    24111 Geologists, Geophysicists, and Oceanographers 40 $21.34 $21.58 $44,880 6.5%
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 160 $22.51 $26.07 $54,220 5.8%
    24308 Biological Scientists 250 $18.79 $21.58 $44,890 2.3%
      Computer, Mathematical, Operations Research, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    25102 Systems Analysts, Electronic Data Processing 600 $21.42 $23.04 $47,930 1.3%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 130 $16.84 $20.05 $41,700 5.1%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 970 $14.04 $15.14 $31,490 4.0%
    25105 Computer Programmers 670 $18.64 $19.16 $39,860 2.7%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 100 $10.11 $10.56 $21,960 6.5%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 110 $18.97 $20.61 $42,870 3.0%
    25313 Actuaries 50 $25.60 $27.51 $57,230 7.1%
    25315 Financial Analysts, Statistical (*) $7.75 $9.47 $19,690 2.4%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27102 Economists, Including Market Research Analysts 170 $22.73 $24.73 $51,430 4.7%
    27108 Psychologists 90 $23.14 $23.92 $49,750 2.9%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 220 $14.08 $14.44 $30,030 2.3%
    27307 Residential Counselors 190 $8.41 $9.96 $20,720 7.7%
    27308 Human Services Workers 680 $8.10 $8.42 $17,520 1.9%
    27311 Recreation Workers 350 $6.61 $8.36 $17,390 4.1%
    27502 Clergy 30 $18.40 $18.62 $38,720 3.5%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 410 $23.00 $26.76 $55,670 14.0%
    28302 Law Clerks 70 $10.36 $9.73 $20,240 6.7%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 90 $10.76 $11.25 $23,390 6.9%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31114 Nursing Instructors, Postsecondary 80 * * $53,740 4.5%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 370 $6.75 $6.95 $14,460 3.3%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 430 $16.51 $17.29 $35,960 2.8%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 580 $6.55 $11.50 $23,910 16.1%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 220 * * $15,000 2.3%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 160 $16.05 $16.43 $34,180 3.9%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 50 $9.46 $9.81 $20,400 3.1%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 170 $20.43 $20.79 $43,240 4.7%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 460 # $55.42** $115,270** 15.3%
    32105 Dentists 90 $51.11 $44.85** $93,280** 16.2%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 40 $21.54 $22.29 $46,360 6.0%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 40 $24.58 $25.04 $52,080 4.2%
    32308 Physical Therapists 90 $27.82 $27.49 $57,170 4.8%
    32399 All Other Therapists 50 $15.19 $15.65 $32,560 7.2%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,710 $17.76 $17.82 $37,070 1.3%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 960 $11.56 $12.00 $24,960 1.1%
    32511 Physician Assistants 120 $33.24 $30.45 $63,340 8.7%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 40 $8.57 $8.73 $18,150 1.6%
    32517 Pharmacists 220 $30.26 $27.61 $57,430 3.6%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 150 $8.37 $8.53 $17,730 2.1%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $16.47 $16.23 $33,750 1.7%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians 60 $7.38 $8.36 $17,400 5.5%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 190 $11.71 $12.28 $25,550 1.9%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 190 $19.39 $19.16 $39,850 4.6%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 120 $8.97 $9.65 $20,070 2.8%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 270 $12.79 $13.72 $28,530 4.9%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 30 $9.05 $9.49 $19,740 4.9%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 790 $11.71 $13.62 $28,320 2.8%
      Writers, Artists, Entertainers, Athletes, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    34002 Writers and Editors 170 $8.18 $12.08 $25,120 5.4%
    34005 Technical Writers and Editors 30 $14.49 $14.24 $29,610 3.6%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 180 $15.66 $17.17 $35,700 2.0%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 150 $13.17 $12.59 $26,190 2.8%
    34023 Photographers 50 $7.65 $9.21 $19,160 11.8%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 130 $11.38 $12.80 $26,620 3.1%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 160 $10.76 $12.88 $26,780 3.3%
    34041 Interior Designers 40 $11.07 $12.24 $25,460 2.6%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 820 $13.57 $14.94 $31,080 2.5%
    Sales and Related Occupations
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers
    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 1,460 $13.49 $15.41 $32,060 1.5%
      Sales Occupations, Services
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43005 Brokers, Real Estate (*) $9.10 $12.90 $26,830 15.0%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 40 $13.32 $14.78 $30,740 2.7%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 190 $12.96 $22.36 $46,500 19.6%
    43021 Travel Agents 140 $9.32 $9.88 $20,560 4.0%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 180 $14.69 $16.13 $33,550 4.0%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 240 $12.53 $15.33 $31,890 2.6%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    49002 Sales Engineers 50 $21.54 $23.36 $48,580 4.0%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 390 $20.10 $21.66 $45,060 4.9%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 990 $17.03 $19.02 $39,560 3.1%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 3,970 $7.10 $8.20 $17,050 1.6%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 390 $11.66 $11.38 $23,680 6.6%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 400 $7.29 $7.91 $16,460 2.5%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,040 $7.39 $7.48 $15,560 1.4%
    49023 Cashiers 3,370 $6.69 $7.07 $14,710 1.4%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 50 $7.43 $7.50 $15,600 3.9%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 410 $8.82 $10.45 $21,730 1.2%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    51002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 1,400 $13.47 $14.83 $30,840 2.8%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 550 $9.33 $9.46 $19,690 2.7%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks (*) $9.61 $9.58 $19,930 1.7%
    53111 Loan Interviewers (*) $9.33 $9.14 $19,010 1.3%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 150 $10.13 $9.85 $20,490 1.2%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 800 $8.88 $9.38 $19,510 2.4%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 460 $17.05 $16.91 $35,170 4.8%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 300 $10.78 $11.44 $23,790 3.2%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 650 $10.57 $11.17 $23,240 3.3%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $9.06 $9.37 $19,490 1.9%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 190 $7.32 $7.12 $14,820 2.2%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 150 $6.91 $6.84 $14,230 1.9%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 200 $8.50 $8.99 $18,700 10.8%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 180 $10.46 $10.64 $22,130 4.1%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,790 $9.74 $10.01 $20,810 1.1%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 140 $10.17 $9.89 $20,580 5.0%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,140 $8.45 $8.55 $17,780 1.0%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 370 $9.35 $9.46 $19,690 1.0%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $10.68 $11.50 $23,920 0.7%
    55317 Correspondence Clerks 60 $11.06 $10.96 $22,800 0.9%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 310 $8.97 $9.18 $19,100 1.1%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 60 $8.86 $9.75 $20,270 1.1%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 160 $8.82 $9.47 $19,690 2.1%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,930 $9.94 $10.17 $21,150 0.8%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $10.47 $10.72 $22,300 1.1%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 340 $9.63 $9.83 $20,450 2.0%
    55347 General Office Clerks 3,250 $8.71 $9.07 $18,870 1.0%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 130 $9.24 $9.74 $20,260 2.7%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 90 $9.10 $9.24 $19,220 3.2%
    56008 Mail Machine Operators, Preparation and Handling 60 $7.62 $8.10 $16,840 1.8%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 320 $10.87 $11.87 $24,680 2.5%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 780 $8.33 $8.58 $17,840 3.0%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57102 Switchboard Operators 210 $8.31 $8.64 $17,980 1.4%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 330 $7.89 $8.55 $17,790 1.7%
    57311 Messengers 120 $7.17 $7.26 $15,100 2.5%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $9.75 $10.44 $21,720 2.6%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 260 $13.83 $13.43 $27,940 1.1%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 1,080 $8.30 $8.85 $18,410 0.8%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 170 $7.77 $8.04 $16,720 1.9%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 960 $10.58 $11.62 $24,160 2.3%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 330 $10.99 $11.50 $23,930 0.8%
      Other Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    59999 All Other Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 1,450 $10.29 $10.95 $22,780 1.2%
    Service Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 90 $8.63 $9.10 $18,930 2.3%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 1,340 $11.53 $12.15 $25,260 1.9%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 490 $7.64 $8.03 $16,700 2.6%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 70 $6.08 $9.72 $20,220 3.5%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations
    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 430 $6.18 $6.52 $13,560 2.2%
    65005 Bartenders 730 $5.99 $6.40 $13,310 3.8%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,580 $5.75 $5.77 $11,990 1.8%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 440 $6.06 $6.30 $13,110 2.3%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria (*) $6.07 $6.34 $13,190 7.5%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 290 $8.97 $8.89 $18,480 4.4%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $10.21 $10.26 $21,350 1.5%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 1,210 $7.14 $7.55 $15,710 4.7%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 410 $7.70 $7.87 $16,380 1.8%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 310 $6.89 $6.79 $14,130 5.1%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 200 $7.02 $7.41 $15,400 3.9%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,290 $6.83 $7.08 $14,720 2.3%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 2,650 $6.15 $6.49 $13,500 2.5%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 410 $6.31 $6.83 $14,210 1.5%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 210 $9.66 $9.74 $20,260 2.7%
    66005 Medical Assistants 220 $9.46 $9.51 $19,780 2.9%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,120 $8.30 $8.36 $17,380 1.5%
    66011 Home Health Aides 400 $7.90 $7.93 $16,490 2.3%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 130 $8.31 $8.95 $18,620 2.3%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 380 $9.93 $10.05 $20,900 1.2%
      Cleaning and Building Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    67002 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,030 $7.16 $7.09 $14,760 1.5%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,340 $7.11 $7.48 $15,560 2.7%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 180 $8.40 $8.72 $18,140 2.5%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 500 $7.73 $8.38 $17,420 4.2%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 170 $6.51 $7.01 $14,580 2.5%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 120 $7.39 $7.13 $14,840 3.7%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 40 $6.68 $6.82 $14,180 4.2%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides (*) $6.96 $6.79 $14,130 2.8%
    68038 Child Care Workers 610 $6.52 $6.97 $14,500 2.7%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 390 $8.33 $9.26 $19,250 1.7%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    72002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 60 $16.94 $18.59 $38,660 4.4%
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 80 $7.04 $7.61 $15,820 2.1%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 540 $8.12 $8.53 $17,750 1.4%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants 60 $6.58 $6.74 $14,020 2.7%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 100 $12.93 $16.19 $33,680 3.4%
    Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers
    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 440 $16.36 $17.48 $36,360 3.2%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 370 $15.85 $16.44 $34,190 1.9%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 550 $17.06 $17.81 $37,040 1.4%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $18.15 $18.07 $37,590 4.1%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $15.69 $14.95 $31,090 5.8%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 190 $16.44 $16.77 $34,870 1.3%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations
    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 400 $9.90 $10.46 $21,760 2.3%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 250 $14.90 $14.62 $30,420 1.5%
    85118 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics, Water or Power Generation Plant 140 $16.98 $18.11 $37,670 4.7%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 60 $14.11 $13.85 $28,810 1.2%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 940 $11.65 $11.97 $24,900 0.9%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 730 $12.10 $12.11 $25,200 5.6%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $13.55 $15.04 $31,280 9.5%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 190 $13.36 $13.57 $28,220 2.8%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $14.89 $14.69 $30,560 1.1%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 40 $14.92 $20.36 $42,350 19.7%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 290 $11.91 $12.71 $26,430 2.6%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers 40 $8.85 $8.74 $18,190 1.2%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $8.57 $9.21 $19,160 8.8%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $8.48 $9.71 $20,190 5.7%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 $12.51 $13.48 $28,030 1.7%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 830 $10.98 $11.22 $23,340 2.9%
    87108 Drywall Installers 160 $12.73 $13.48 $28,040 2.8%
    87111 Tapers 60 $14.32 $13.53 $28,150 2.8%
    87202 Electricians 700 $13.13 $13.47 $28,010 2.7%
    87302 Brickmasons 70 $12.91 $13.41 $27,890 5.2%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 240 $9.92 $10.46 $21,760 6.5%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 420 $11.44 $11.48 $23,870 2.4%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 430 $16.21 $16.15 $33,590 2.7%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 40 $14.41 $13.18 $27,410 3.0%
    87808 Roofers 160 $10.40 $10.76 $22,390 5.4%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 350 $9.79 $10.61 $22,070 0.8%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 190 $10.12 $10.84 $22,540 1.0%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89102 Tool and Die Makers 130 $18.26 $18.18 $37,820 2.4%
    89108 Machinists 380 $11.66 $12.19 $25,350 1.0%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 100 $13.54 $13.97 $29,070 4.3%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 110 $9.88 $10.39 $21,600 4.0%
    89508 Upholsterers 40 $9.95 $10.74 $22,340 7.7%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators 70 $9.54 $9.75 $20,280 1.4%
    89911 Precision Detail Design Decorators and Painters 30 $8.59 $9.74 $20,260 3.4%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians (*) $11.48 $14.88 $30,940 2.6%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91108 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $8.01 $8.67 $18,040 3.0%
    91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 $11.44 $12.16 $25,300 1.6%
    91508 Combination Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (*) $13.85 $12.23 $25,430 2.8%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products (*) $11.44 $14.25 $29,630 4.8%
    91902 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 130 $15.06 $14.62 $30,400 2.0%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 350 $17.00 $14.99 $31,180 2.9%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 270 $9.67 $9.77 $20,330 1.9%
    92717 Sewing Machine Operators, Garment 40 $8.39 $8.50 $17,680 1.9%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 120 $7.41 $7.47 $15,530 1.9%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 90 $6.73 $6.73 $14,010 3.4%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $14.60 $14.19 $29,520 1.6%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $11.71 $12.13 $25,220 2.0%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,070 $11.81 $11.65 $24,220 5.1%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 1,220 $8.09 $9.19 $19,110 2.8%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 280 $10.44 $10.88 $22,630 1.8%
    93917 Solderers and Brazers 40 $9.06 $8.60 $17,900 5.6%
    93926 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 50 $16.99 $14.53 $30,230 3.5%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 1,100 $9.93 $11.03 $22,930 1.1%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 510 $8.42 $9.07 $18,860 2.4%
      Plant and System Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    95021 Power-Generating Plant Operators, Except Auxiliary Equipment Operators (*) $19.84 $20.69 $43,040 4.7%
    95032 Stationary Engineers 40 $13.41 $13.94 $28,990 1.1%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 120 $9.71 $10.25 $21,320 1.5%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 1,710 $12.77 $13.82 $28,750 6.4%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,320 $8.36 $9.69 $20,150 3.6%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 $7.15 $7.12 $14,820 2.3%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 290 $10.52 $10.05 $20,900 2.7%
    97199 All Other Motor Vehicle Operators 50 $7.95 $10.10 $21,010 18.2%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 30 * * $40,940 4.0%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 180 $7.07 $7.37 $15,320 2.1%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 160 $11.28 $11.72 $24,390 1.4%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators (*) $12.25 $13.17 $27,390 2.7%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 30 $14.12 $13.74 $28,580 4.2%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,010 $14.92 $15.22 $31,650 2.0%
    97956 Operating Engineers (*) $14.34 $14.64 $30,460 1.8%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 180 $12.64 $12.52 $26,040 1.1%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 130 $8.53 $9.57 $19,910 1.5%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 280 $9.05 $8.72 $18,140 3.6%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 140 $9.70 $9.85 $20,490 2.3%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 140 $8.97 $9.05 $18,810 1.4%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 110 $9.07 $8.95 $18,620 3.1%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 480 $8.27 $9.05 $18,830 1.1%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 730 $6.56 $6.91 $14,370 1.4%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 230 $7.59 $7.65 $15,900 1.5%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,390 $8.38 $8.90 $18,510 1.7%

    (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.

    Statewide estimates for Nebraska

    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